Our School Vision

Empowering learners today
​​​​​​​to discover their tomorrow.

Ko te pae tawhiti whāia kia tata.

Ko te pae tata, whakamaua kia tīna.

At Taradale Intermediate School our aim is to have every learner reach their full potential in all areas of school life - ACADEMIC, CULTURAL, SPORT and CITIZENSHIP.  This means providing a range of learning experiences and opportunities to ignite passions creating a love of lifelong learning and curiosity.  Learning at our school enables all learners to experience an enriching journey which empowers learners to discover something new!

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 Ko mātou tenei section of our website  will give you an informative insight into our world - students, parents and staff; our local curriculum.