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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Great first day back for term 4! Check out these smiling faces for ICAS science and the winning groups (most profit and best customer service) for Market Day. Well done everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

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Not a bad way to end the third term. Here are a couple of snaps from planting day and the Science Roadshow.
We wish all our students and their families a great holiday break. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing everyone for term 4.
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Bit of an odd collection of photos, but some cool things going on! Ngake and Whataetae were on show at Art Splash; Sophia, Tama and Frances with their distinction and high distinction certificates for ICAS Spelling/Writing; the inter-Intermediate rugby team with their certificates; and the kapa haka group performing at Little Wonders Child Care Centre. ... See MoreSee Less

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Market Day was not only a celebration of community, but a wonderful learning experience for the students of SWIS. Our students developed their budgeting, customer service, food production, teamwork and communication skills as part of this unit. As a school we are so proud of the efforts of all our students.
These photos show some of the work that went into creating this amazing event.
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