Introduction to SWIS

A Message from our Principal

Traci Liddall - Principal SWISWelcome to South Wellington Intermediate School (SWIS).

We are a specialist year 7 & 8 school focusing on the very specific needs of early adolescents. Students develop strong relationships with their classroom teacher, who is responsible for integrating Social Studies, English and Maths, while also having an opportunity to learn from different teachers in other curriculum areas. Each class also has Science and Health and P.E. classes taught by teachers whose strengths and passions lie in these areas.

In addition to core subjects, students experience five Art and Technology subjects (Visual Arts, Music, Food Technology, Hard Materials & Textiles) as part of our tech cycle throughout the year. Finally, we offer our students elective subjects for Enrichment, Sports and Languages. Due to this, students work with a range of staff and build positive learning relationships across the school. This serves as an ideal preparation for the child’s secondary education.

All classes are arranged as mixed Year 7 and Year 8. Students will be challenged with opportunities to participate in a range of academic, cultural and arts programmes.

At SWIS we don’t see these two years as solely a time to prepare students for High School, but rather see it as a unique and special time where the journey into adolescence is valued. Students are supported to become independent learners, thinkers and actors. We can’t wait to share the next two years of your child’s learning journey with you.

Nga mihi nui koutou.

Traci Liddall
Dip Tchg, Dip TEFL, BA, PGDip Ed, M Ed (Hons)

The SWIS Charter

SWIS Charter

About the SWIS Logo

South Wellington Intermediate School adopted their current logo in 2015. The two Kōwhai flowers opening from a koru reflects the students flourishing with the two flowers reflecting the two year groups.

South Wellington Intermediate School