Rumaki  Teacher

My name is Donovan Farnham and I am the strategic leader of Bilingual Pathways here at Pasadena Intermediate School and I’m one of the teachers in the Rumaki (Māori-immersion unit). My teaching philosophy is largely based around building and continuously strengthening relationships with students. I have a light-hearted approach to teaching but am deeply passionate about education, Māori achievement, and te reo Māori. I believe that the opportunities for te reo Māori that we are collectively developing here at Pasadena are something of which we can be proud.


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.

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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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