The Pasadena curriculum is built around all students having a range of opportunities to learn with an emphasis on the basics and a strong focus on high levels of achievement to nurture personal excellence.

Importance is placed on developing the whole child considering their social, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic achievement. Our curriculum provides a comprehensive inquiry based approach that personalises learning for the individual student by ensuring they see relevance, significance and connection in their learning.

Modern Learning Environment equipment and resources are utilised to give students a choice in where and how they work related to the task they are completing. Students are also given the option of bringing their own device which enables them to research, communicate and share their learning anytime, anywhere within in the school day.

Class programmes – What do we teach?

At Pasadena we teach through a conceptual approach. The concepts run through all subjects in the school and change every term. On the first Wednesday of each term a class newsletter is sent home which has an overview of what is being taught for the term and the key dates. 

Class newsletters for Term 1 2018

Team Kahurangi , Term 2

Room 2 ,  Room 2

Room 3,                                     Room 3

Room 4,                                     Room 4

Room 5,                                     Room 5

Room 8,    Room 8

Room 6 – Māori Medium ,   Room 6 Rumaki

Team Whero

Room 9 Room 9

Room 10 Room 10

Room 11 Room 11

Room 12 Room 12

Specialist Subjects

Art, Dance & Drama, Music and Technology,   Art, Dance & Drama, Music and Technology

Learning Support

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.

Read the full report


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.

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