Welcome to South Wellington Intermediate School.

We are a specialist year 7 & 8 school focussing on the very specific needs of early adolescents. We retain a homeroom atmosphere with a strong link to one teacher. The homeroom teacher is responsible for Integrated Studies (English and Social Studies curriculums) and for maths. For other subjects students may move around the school, being taught by several teachers during the week. In this way teachers are able to teach to their special  strengths, and this increased specialisation is 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 South Wellington Intermediate 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, and the apron strings of Primary school are loosened to allow greater autonomy, exploration, inspiration and self management. 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)

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Start of School 2017
Wednesday 1 Feb all returning students to the hall at 8.45am
Thursday 2 Feb all new students assemble on the driveway entrance on Rintoul St by 9.15am. You will be welcomed to SWIS with a powhiri. All and any whanau support is welcome. Please be appropriately and respectfully attired.
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We are fortunate to have three students from China who will be attending SWIS for the first three weeks of term 1 (arriving on 31 January). We do need host families for these students while they are here, preferably with SWIS students and we are offering $40 per night while they are here. If you would like further information regarding this please contact Howard Young, at howard.young@swis.school.nz

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We were so grateful to have former student, Eva McGauley, as a guest speaker at our end of year prize-giving. Eva's story is not what you would call an 'easy listen'. She is, in her own words, dying of cancer, so with the time she has left she's making it her mission to do everything she can to end sexual violence. She's an incredible young woman so I encourage you to listen to her speech, and if you feel inclined, you can donate to her cause here givealittle.co.nz/cause/evaswish.

Hopefully day one of the holidays is going well for everyone despite the average weather!
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The school office will be closed from 3pm tomorrow Friday 16th and will reopen on Tuesday 24th January at 9am. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to everyone who attended the prize giving this evening. It was a fantastic celebration of all that is great about SWIS. To all the prize winners, congratulations you are deserving recipients. To all our wonderful students thank you, tonight was also about celebrating 2016 and everyone of you has played a big part in making it a year to remember. ... See MoreSee Less

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