Ōtātara Pa te maunga
Ōtātara Pa is the mountain

Ko Tūtaekurī te awa
Tūtaekurī is the river

Ko Tākitimu te waka
Tākitimu is the canoe

Ko Tāreha Te Moananui te tangata
Tāreha is the chief

Ko te kura takawaenga o Ōtātara te kura
Taradale Intermediate is the school

Taradale Intermediate is a specialist school for the emerging adolescent, the 11 - 13 year olds of this world. This fact makes our school a special place as our programes, our activities and events are geared specifically for this age group. 

To quote Professor James Beane   "... adolescence is an absolutely critical stage of development. It is a time of increased social awareness, dramatic physical change, a deepening sense of values, growing independence, and increasingly complex cognitive capacity". Our website will give you an informative insight into our world - students, parents and staff.

Our school learner dispositions are:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​





Our PB4L values are centred around Manaakitanga

Respect for Self

Respect for Others

Respect for the Environment

We welcome all visitors to our school - parents, relatives, locals and visitors to Te Matau ā Maui Hawke's Bay. Please feel free to contact us with any queries or requests for further information.

With TIS being a busy place with lots on offer, please check in with your child to ensure that you are receiving all the information that you need. We know you will discover something new at Taradale Intermediate.

Te Pepeha o Ngāti Pārau

Ko Ōtātara Pā te maunga       
Ko Tūtaekurī te awa
Ko Te Whanganui a Orotū te moana
Ko Tākitimu te waka
Ko Waiohiki te marae
Ko Hau Te Ana Nui te wharenui
Ko Ngāti Pārau te hapū
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi
Ko Tāreha Te Moananui te tangata

Ōtātara Pā is the mountain 
Tūtaekurī is the river
Te Whanganui a Ōrotu is the significant body of water
Tākitimu is the waka
Waiohiki is the meeting place 
Hau te Ana Nui is the meeting house 
Ngāti Pārau is the subtribe
Ngāti Kahungunu is the tribe
Tāreha Te Moananui is the eponymous ancestor