• Howick Intermediate

    Howick Intermediate

    De Bon Vouloir Servir
    "To serve with goodwill"
  • Howick Intermediate

    Howick Intermediate

    A school of excellence where every person is enabled to succeed in a safe, happy and stimulating environment.
  • Howick Intermediate

    Howick Intermediate

    A school of excellence where every person is enabled to succeed in a safe, happy and stimulating environment.
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Visual Art

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Having the appreciation of Visual Art challenges and stimulates students through an array of varying art processes and mixed media. Howick Intermediate school  is extremely fortunate with the outstanding resources available for the Visual Arts, allowing students to discover their artistic abilities using a diverse range of mediums and techniques. Student’s artwork is exhibited within the community, throughout the year and our school is greatly enhanced by the variety and beauty of student creations throughout our school. Students also have opportunities to design and create garments in several wearable arts competition throughout the year. Students also have the opportunity to showcase their artworks in the anual Auckland Intermediate art exhibition.

Both year 7 and 8 students enjoy a eight week art programme with two classes per week. A gifted and talented programme also runs every Friday afternoon  for both Year 7 and 8 students. This gives these students the opportunity to explore visual arts further and work collaboratively on school wide beautification projects.

 

Performing Arts

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Howick Intermediate School offers an exciting and stimulating performing arts programme.  The students get to experience a range of dance, music and drama activities. Over the course of the eight week programme the students have an opportunity to choreograph and perform an item in front of an authentic audience.

The extra curricular activities that the performing arts offer are many and varied.  These include rock band, school choir, dance festival and a cultural night extravaganza which is a school wide event.  Our students also have the chance to be part of a mass choir which includes schools Auckland wide. This is a great night for both students and the school community.  

Students with a strength and disposition for the performing arts have a variety of extension programmes to be involved in.  This is a great way for these students to have an authentic purpose to develop their skills and perform.

Howick Intermediate values the performing arts and we give the students opportunities to see music, dance and drama in real life situations by connecting with the local and wider community who specialise in this field.

Hard Materials & Design

 

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This programme offers students the opportunity to apply the technological process in making and designing a product.  The students via an authentic inquiry produce practical outcomes using a range of materials. Students develop their ability to effectively use these materials and their technological literacy through the integration of project planning, constructing and fulfilling an inquiry brief.  The programme allows students to be creative in their thinking and use the design making process and evaluate their outcomes. The students also get an opportunity to experience electronics and assemble robots in lunch time activities. These lunch time clubs are very popular and build on the skills students experience in the Hard Materials and Design Programme.

Food Technology & Design

 

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Food Technology involves engaging students in designing, creating and evaluating processes that involve food handling and designing food to fulfill an authentic inquiry.   This gives them an exposure to different foods and skills in preparing them. They are also introduced to and trained to use a range of different food technology equipment.  Students have the opportunity to learn about food safety and nutrition from a scientific point of view and then apply that knowledge in a practical application. The students thoroughly enjoy the practical nature of this programme and clear links are made to the food and hospitality industry to make the experience authentic.  We also build in the hospitality side of food technology and provide the students with opportunities to work independently and build on the skills and knowledge learnt in the Food Technology class while learning hospitality etiquette, special event and food production & service, menu planning & design and catering.

 

DigiSTEM

 

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DigiSTEM is a technology programme which offers students the opportunity to use the disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) in an authentic inquiry based collaborative approach.  

DigiSTEM is a mechatronics programme which is a combination of engineering and digital technology.  The students become engineers and using an authentic inquiry they plan, design and build a structure which can be used in conjunction with a robot.  Students have to code the robots which involves computational thinking, problem solving and collaborative group work. This gives students an opportunity to be digital creators and controlling digital outcomes that links to the authentic engineering inquiry task.  

A key component of DigiSTEM is to also make links to future career STEM pathways.  Howick Intermediate School values the links with local and wider STEM industries as a way to bring the concepts of DigiSTEM to real life for our students.