Welcome to the Pasadena Intermediate School Website.

Whether you are a prospective New Zealand Resident or International enrolment, a prospective employee, former student or staff member or visitor, we trust you will find the information you seek.

We invite you to explore the site to learn about our curriculum, programmes, activities, facilities, resources, enrolment, international students and community education. Please also take the time to view our wonderful students’ webpages.

Pasadena Intermediate School offers a broad range of programmes and services to meet the needs of a diverse student population. A safe physical, emotional and intellectual environment is a school priority.

Challenging academic standards are maintained to ensure that students strive towards their potential. The school intends that graduates should have mastered the fundamental skills of accurate and deep reading, of writing and speaking with clarity and coherence; can use the tools of mathematical and logical reasoning to solve practical problems; be skilled researchers, highly competent with information and communications technologies and be able to embrace new areas of knowledge.

The school programmes increasingly emphasise a holistic approach, so students learn to appreciate the unity of knowledge and interdependence. Our curriculum is delivered through transdisciplinary authentic inquiry learning.

The use of a wide range of age and developmentally appropriate activities as the platform for delivery of numeracy, literacy, science, the humanities, technology, 21st Century Competencies and the essential skills is a recognized strength of the school.

Pasadena Intermediate School is a community school. It has a reputation for being innovative and a leader.

The school organization combines the best of homeroom teaching and the use of specialist teachers and facilities to prepare each student for the challenges of today, of secondary school and beyond.

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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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