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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The Reso group are on the ferry, haven't departed yet, so we'll keep you informed. ... See MoreSee Less

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The situation with the Picton Ferry is now likely to improve. The group will be moving from Reso to Picton with the hope of getting on the ferry. There will be emails sent out to families of students on this trip later this morning when we can confirm the situation.

Thank you all for your patience
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An engineer has been through the school and said everything is fine for re-entry so school will be open as usual tomorrow. Hopefully nerves aren't too frayed with all the aftershocks going on. We'll be talking with all the kids about what to do should another earthquake hit while we're at school. See you tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

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Update from the Ministry. http://www.education.govt.nz/
As we are a multi-story building we will need to be checked by an engineer before reopening. Please continue to check this Facebook page, your emails and the school website page (www.swis.school.nz) for updates.
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