Our Schools

Environment & Character

Having a future focus, our school strives to improve its sustainability practices and impart values of caring for the environment and for our students well-being and positive behaviour.

PB4L

Positive Behaviour for Learning 
A focus of our PB4L is punctuality and the wearing of correct school uniform this helps students to display a pride in themselves and their school.

Student Support Network

Whanganui Intermediate School has a comprehensive system in place to ensure the school’s expectations regarding behaviour are met and that early interventions take place.

Enviro School

Our school practices the values of caring for our environment that sustains us all for the future.

PB4L

Positive Behaviour for Learning

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) is a Ministry of Education initiative that aims to promote positive behaviour and create inclusive learning environments that foster well-being and achievement for all students.

At Whanganui Intermediate School PB4L is centred around our core values:

Whanaungatanga

Whanaungatanga

Respect

Respect

Responsibility

Responsibility

Resilience

Resilience

Manaakitanga

Manaakitanga

Rewards System

Students demonstrating these values are recognised through our rewards system, giving positive affirmations to students making the right choices.

Green Reward Cards.

Students are awarded points for showing our school values. Points are awarded by teachers completing a reward card. One reward card is worth one point each and is awarded per positive choice.

Badges

There will be three different levels within our Reward System shown by three different positive achievement badges.

50 points = Bronze level
150 points = Silver level
250 points = Gold level

Badges will be awarded for each level as it is reached. These will be presented at our weekly assembly. Students will be allowed to wear their badge on either their jersey or shirt.

Reward Events

Reward Events will be held at the end of each term to acknowledge those children who have earned an achievement badge or are currently already at that level.

Student

Support Network

We have a dedicated Pastoral Team available to assist students who are having problems at school or at home. This team provides support both in class and in the playground working to ensure the school’s expectations regarding behaviour are met and that early interventions take place.

Our pastoral team works closely with classroom teachers to afford all students the opportunity to engage with their learning. They also work alongside our Special Needs teacher and Special Education Needs Coordinator to remove barriers to learning to enable all students to be successful.

Each cluster has a Learning Assistant assigned to. These qualified and experienced educationalists deliver a variety of programmes to students who need extra learning support.

Other branches of support network include Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour, Public Health Nurse in Schools and an onsite Dental Clinic.

About

EnviroSchool

Students work on an Enviro-Pledge in term one, elect Enviro-Councillors annually and compete for the Enviro-Shield weekly. Our victories include Genesis Energy donating 2kW of solar panels supported by the SchoolGen education programme, WDC donating a large recycling station built from a shipping container and a Plant Conservation award for the student’s work in raising native trees for DoC reserves.

We welcome input from our school community in taking this work further.