Pasadena Intermediate School offers one Rumaki (Level 1 total immersion Māori) unit of 24 where students learn through Māori philosophy and a Māori context.

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 have put a criteria for enrolment in place.

Waitītko Rumaki operates 1 classroom 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 maximum number of students should not exceed 26 students.
All applicants will be interviewed by the Rumaki teacher to assess their Māori proficiency.

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following priority:

First Priority   – The level of proficiency in Te Reo Maori 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 students

Third Priority -Students who have received at least 2 years of Māori Medium Education at Westmere School, Richmond Road, Freemans Bay and Newton Central as part of the Te Kāhui Ako o Waitemata

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
Approved by the BOT on 16 May 2018.