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 values are:
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
The Pepeha of Ngāti Pārau
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