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Boys Team wins Super Sport Hockey

Every year Whanganui Intermediate enters teams in the Supersport Hockey competition in Palmerston North. Our top boys and girls teams represent the school and face five games each during the day. Our students are up against schools from across the lower North Island including; Palmerston North, Horowhenua, Masterton and Whanganui districts. This year both teams played really well against some tough teams and... Continue reading

Pink Shirt Day - Stand Up Against Bullying

On Friday 26th March Matai Cluster organised a school-wide pink shirt day to raise money and awareness for Stand up Against Bullying. Students and staff paid money to come to school in their best pink outfits and take part in lots of fun activities including a special pink themed assembly, pink hotrods in the car park and a pink morning tea... Continue reading

NATIONAL YOUNG LEADERS DAY

"I am a seed born of greatness" On Monday 15th May, forty of our students travelled to Palmerston North for the National Young Leaders Day. The group included House Captains, Class Councillors and other students who have a leadership role within the school. Along with 2000 students from schools throughout Manawatu, Hawkes Bay and Taranaki our students listened to a variety... Continue reading

Student shaves head to raise awareness and money for CanTeen Cancer Charity

Story Taken from Wanganui Chronicle It had been two years between haircuts for Whanganui schoolboy Angus Pitkethley. The one he got yesterday was a doozy. The Wanganui Intermediate School 12-year-old took it upon himself to grow his locks as long as he could, and then to chop them off to raise money and awareness for CanTeen, an organisation that supports young people aged... Continue reading

Inter-Intermediate Speech Competition

In week one of this term some of our budding orators competed in the Inter-Intermediate Speech Competitions which were held at Collegiate School. They were great representatives for our school. We congratulate Sophia ‘Unga-Cribb who came first in the competition and Mia Perkins who placed third. Sophia 'Unga-Cribb... Continue reading

WIS Band 2K16 win online section of Rockshop Bandquest

Whanganui Intermediate's school band 2K16 have won the online section of Rockshop Bandquest, earning themselves $400 of credit with Rockshop. As well as winning the online section, individual members were also recognised with Jonathan Stolk winning the Musicianship Award, AJ Malili-Malo-Lauano and Mia Maraku wining the Best Keyboardist Award.  Miss Armstrong is extremely proud of our talented musicians who have been... Continue reading

Welcome to our new staff

Left to right:  Sharon Kaua, Louise Wright, Stacey Hildreth, Mike Wallace Since the end of term 2 we've had five new teachers start at Whanganui Intermediate School.  Matua Mike has replaced Mrs Moana in room 1, Ms Kaua has taken over from Mrs Deighton in room 3, Mrs Hildreth has come from High School to teach in our Art room, Ms... Continue reading

WIS Rugby Academy team played at Huntley School

Last Wednesday (1st June) Whanganui Intermediate School 1st XV rugby team went to Huntley School to face their 1st XV. It was a tough game but unfortunately WIS went down 29-26 at the final buzzer.  Although the WIS team was disappointed at the loss, they felt they played well and performed considerably better than last year.  The team looks forward to... Continue reading

Tuesday Winter Sport has started

Today we had our first winter sport session with all students taking part in a sport for the afternoon.  We had students participating in 14 different sports and activities including rugby, netball, jujitsu, mountain biking, bowls, tennis and strategic games.  We are looking forward to seeing the students develop their skills in their chosen sport. Please remind your child to bring... Continue reading

Congratulations to students who have been awarded their Bronze Badge

So far over 20 students have gained their bronze badge for being awarded 50 green cards.  Green cards are given to students demonstrating our school values; respect, resilience and responsibility.  Students who have their bronze badge are given some extra privileges around school or in their class in recognition of their achievement. We're looking forward to seeing who is first to... Continue reading