• At Howick Intermediate we thrive on 'PRAISE’

    At Howick Intermediate we thrive on 'PRAISE’

    Perseverance, Respect, Attitude, Integrity, Service and Excellence are the hallmarks of success and we make these key features of our school
  • 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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P.R.A.I.S.E.

We recognise many of the hallmarks of successful people can be embodied in six virtues which we seek to instill into all our students:

Perseverance
Respect
Attitude
Integrity
Service
Excellence

H.I.S Local Curriculum

Creating clarity on a Local Curriculum at Howick Intermediate has been a process over several years.  It has involved consultation with many stakeholders; including students, teachers, local marae, whanau and families.

Through different consultation processes and workshops we have:

  • identified ‘what’s important’ for learning at Howick
  • the development of a Language of Learning for Howick and ensuring that we have a shared understanding of this language
  • used the Language of Learning to create a summary paragraphs of what Local Curriculum is at Howick – see below

 

Howick Intermediate School’s Local Curriculum

The Why (Vision)

Howick Intermediate is a school of excellence where everyone feels welcome and where hauora is paramount.  Our students display the values of PRAISE which is underpinned by our graduate profile, which includes the attributes we plan to ensure our students leave our school with after their 2 years. 

Community:

At Howick Intermediate we value connections with whānau and want to hear the story, goals, and successes for their children. We will actively develop relationships with iwi and our local schools through the Kahui Ako to ensure smooth transitions for our students, valuing the local history of Howick and of wider New Zealand.

Curriculum

Underpinned by the Te Tiriti O Waitangi our school is future-focused through the use of our local curriculum which is supported by the strategic and annual plan.

We are a school that focuses on the bi-cultural nature of Aotearoa, where the curriculum is culturally responsive to reflect our globalised world. We offer a strong focus on the core areas of Literacy and numeracy and a diverse programme that includes EOTC, Specialist, Tikanga and Te Reo Maori, P.E, Health, The Arts Enviro, and Digital Technologies.  Curriculum coverage is enabled through an integrated approach as well as the use of Key Competencies and Capabilities.  Combining these ensures our students are prepared for the wider world. 

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning are underpinned by Learner Agency, where learners move from being passive recipients to being more active in the learning process. We personalise learning, through UDL(Universal Design for Learning), to ensure that we meet the needs of all of our students.  Rigorous data analysis enables us to be responsive and adaptive in informing our next teaching steps. We have high expectations for all our students and offer additional support and extension for diverse learners.

We provide our students with the necessary tools to become lifelong learners through using a variety of tools such as the inquiry model, specialist subjects, depth, and complexity and using the Howick Intermediate School values, vision, and graduate profile allowing for student agency. 

Professional Growth

The teaching profession is ever-evolving and our dedicated staff is committed to improving the quality of their teaching.  This is done through collaborative inquiry, coaching sessions, and professional development opportunities. 

Our School

Our School

Our vision is to create a school culture that is focused on excellence. Read More
Principal's Message

Principal's Message

My goal is to ensure Howick Intermediate is the school of choice. Read More
Enrolment

Enrolment

For more information on enrolling at Howick Intermediate. Read More
Preparing for School

Preparing for School

Everything you need to know regarding uniform and stationery. Read More
Key Dates

Key Dates

Keep up to date with everything you need to know. Read More
Contact Us

Contact Us

We welcome your questions and feedback. Feel free to contact us. Read More
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