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

Harakeke Cluster settling into their new home

The students and staff of the Harakeke cluster are excited to be settled into their new classrooms after working in the hall since the start of the year. The new block consists of four teaching areas and three breakout spaces as well as cloak bays and bathrooms for the students.  The classes have large sliding doors between them meaning that students... Continue reading

PB4L: Students earning Green Cards for showing our school values

As part of our Positive Behaviour For Learning (PB4L) programme students who demonstrate any of our school values (Responsibility, Respect, and Resilience) are able to earn green cards as a reward. Once they have received 10 green cards a postcard will be sent home to let their parents know of their success. Students will be able to continue to collect... Continue reading