Rumaki Enrolment

Rumaki Enrolments for 2024 are now open

Pasadena Intermediate School offers a Rumaki (Level 1 total immersion Māori) for students who learn through Māori philosophy and a Māori context.  To enrol, click here.

While offering a full immersion Māori programme, students also have access to English medium classes where they will learn Reading and Writing have access to our specialist teachers and are able to participate in our sporting, cultural and gifted and talented programmes.
Because this school operates the Rumaki as a special programme, the Board of Trustees has put criteria for enrolment in place.

Waitītko Rumaki operates 3 classrooms of Level 1 full immersion students.

The Principal in consultation with the Board of Trustees will decide on the number of students who can enrol each year. The number of available spaces for 2024 is 25 students.

All applicants will be interviewed by the Rumaki teacher to assess their Māori proficiency.

The timeframe for enrolments is:

  • Applications close on Friday 8 September at 3pm
  • Language proficiency interviews will then be organised after this date. These may be done via Zoom if needed.
  • Applicants will be told of the outcome by Monday 25 September
If you have any questions please email the School Office at .
Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following priorities:
First Priority – The level of proficiency in Te Reo Māori is consistent with the level of classroom i.e. full immersion – Level 1 which is assessed by the school. The proficiency of an applicant will be ranked on a scale of zero to five, zero being an applicant with no Te Reo and 5 being an applicant that has a high level of proficiency
Second Priority – Applicants who are siblings of current and ex-students
Third Priority – Students who have received at least 2 years of Māori-medium education at Westmere School, Richmond Road School, Freemans Bay School, Newton Central School as part of Te Kāhui Ako o Te Waitematā or have completed one year in the differentiated te reo Māori programme at Pasadena Intermediate
Fourth Priority – Any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the school or a child of a member of the board of trustees

Fifth Priority – Students who have received Māori immersion education at other schools than at the previously mentioned school

Education Review Office (ERO) Report

December 2017
The Education Review Office gave Pasadena Intermediate School an outstanding report following its most recent assessment visit. It noted that School data shows students achieving well in National Standards….

Jonathan Hughes

Students at Pasadena always come first. In our learning environment students will learn, grow and develop socially, intellectually and culturally over the two years they are with us. We pride ourselves on providing an innovative and holistic education where personal excellence is achieved.