Ko Otawa me Rangiuru nga Maunga
Ko Te Raparapaahoe me Kaituna nga Awa
Ko Waitaha me Tapuika te Iwi
Hei raua ko Tia te tangata
Ko Te Arawa te Waka.
Te Puke Intermediate School resides on Whenua that whakapapa’s to Waitaha and Tapuika. Waitaha and Tapuika are two of the 7 local Iwi from the Te Arawa Waka.
From the Te Arawa Waka we are descendants of Tapuika, Tuhourangi, Waitaha, Ngati Rangiwewehi, Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Makino and Ngati Whakahemo. Our students and staff affiliate to 7 Iwi and 12 Marae here across the Bay of Plenty.
The school represents ‘Ngapu Manawa e Waru o Te Arawa’- The 8 beating hearts of Te Arawa.
Te Puke Intermediate is a specialist middle school which strives to foster and encourage our students through middle schooling, recognising the aspirations and beliefs of our bi-cultural heritage and multi-cultural community.
Is to create confident, connected, active, life long learners through a varied, focused and exciting curriculum.
OUR CORE VALUES
Be Active – Toi Hakinakina
Be Excellent – He Tino Pai Rawa Atu
Be Respectful – Manaakitanga
Be Yourself – Whakawhānaungatanga
Te Puke Intermediate School serves a mixture of urban and rural families. The school is a U5, decile 3 school with our contributing schools ranging from decile 1 – 3 which include Maketu Primary, Paengaroa Primary, Fairhaven School and Te Puke Primary School.
Te Puke Intermediate is a member of the Te Puke Kahui Ako which includes all 11 Te Puke schools: they are Te Puke Intermediate, Te Puke High School, Fairhaven, Te Puke Primary, Paengaroa, Pongakawa, Pukehina, Otamarakau, Te Ranga, Te Kura a Iwi – Tapuika and Rangiuru School.
Our school has eight Learning Centres that deliver the New Zealand Curriculum or Te Marautanga o Aōtearoa through eight different learning contexts.
Students have ‘agency’ over which Centre is the right one for them. Every student selects the Centre for them based on their passion and strengths thus giving them much greater engagement, connection and relevancy to the learning.