The Essential Learning Areas:
- English, the arts, health and physical education, learning languages, mathematics and statistics, science, social sciences, and technology
The Key Competencies
Capabilities for Living and Lifelong Learning
- Thinking; Using Language, Symbols, and Texts; Managing Self; Relating to Others; Participating and Contributing.
Enhanced Curriculum Programme
- Camps; Outdoor Education; Environment Care; Waterwise; Sustainability Programmes
- Annual Production; Concerts; Talent Quest; Choir; Instrumental and Vocal Groups; Instrument Tuition; Music and Performing Arts Festivals; Cultural Festivals; Visual Art Exhibitions; Television & Film Productions
- Speech; Languages; Literature; Writing; Mathematics; Science; Visual Art; Technology; Environmental; International Competitions
- Inter Class & School Sports; Zone & All Auckland Sports Competitions; Out of School Hours Sports Competitions
- New Zealand School Exchanges; Annual Nagisa, Hiroshima, Junior High School (Japan) Home and Away Exchanges; Sister School Relationships (Japan. Korea, China)
- Socials; Community Service; Student Government
- Literacy; ESOL; Numeracy; Physical Skills; Social Skills
Gifted and Talented Classes
- English; Languages; Publishing; Mathematics; Science; The Performing Arts; Visual Arts; Technology; Leadership, ICT – Computer Programming, 3D Printing and Design
All classes at Pasadena are composite Year 7 and Year 8 homeroom classes and are of mixed abilities.
- provides the emotional and social stability and security so vital for the maturing pre-adolescent child
- enables the incoming Year 7 students to integrate more naturally and easily into the school system
- provides the student, where appropriate, with the same homeroom Class Teacher and Syndicate Manager for their two years of intermediate schooling
- best suits the seamless design and structure of the New Zealand Curriculum
- enables teachers to make available to students, programmes geared to their specific needs and abilities
- enables the school to maximise staff expertise and knowledge and to make the best use of the facilities
The organization of Pasadena Intermediate School is structured into 2 Teams.
Students receive Written Reports against National Standards twice a year,at the end of Term 2 and at the end of Term 4. Student led Conferences are undertaken in Terms 1 and 3.
To read a presentation on how Pasadena Intermediate determines the National Standards please click here.