Most of our classes are composite Y7/8. Most students will remain with the same teacher for their two years at Kamo Intermediate although we do make a few changes, for a number of reasons, each year.
Our character classes include:
● Boys Only
● Thinkers Plus
● Sports Classes
Often demand outweighs the number of character classes offered, therefore expressions of interest are needed at the enrolment interview if you would like your child to be considered for one of the special character classes.
Preference will be given to those who enrol before the end of Term Three.
Bilingual Classes Students will learn through the context of Te Reo Maori me ona tikanga. Both classes are composite Year 7 and Year 8. Classes work collaboratively enhancing their learning of Te Ao Maori. The main focus for these classes will be high levels of oral fluency of Te Reo Maori via second language acquisition, and it is our expectation that this learning will be continued at home. We have expectations that our classes will feed into our Kapa Haka roopu, to consistently maintain the richness of literacy that comes from karakia, waiata, moteatea and haka. Each of our students will start or continue a Te Reo Maori journey of their own, and through a focussed approach to Te Reo Maori me ona tikanga, our overarching vision is that they will enjoy academic success as Maori.
Thinkers Plus Classes Students will need to be highly motivated and prepared to use their initiative, taking full responsibility for their learning. Students will aim to achieve “best” results in all areas of school life and the wider community. With a passion in at least one learning area, students will be encouraged to pursue their personal goals through Passion-Based Learning. They will be strategic learners who are also responsible risk-takers, trying different approaches to learning. Making mistakes is a key factor of learning; these students will exhibit resilience and have the ability to “bounce back”, demonstrating a growth mindset. Students will be able to work collaboratively with others, while also being an independent thinker and worker. Curiosity, and wanting to know more, is an extremely important quality as this guides students to being the “change leaders” of our world. Parents and Caregivers will need to express their interest at the enrolment interview if they would like their child to be considered for the Thinkers Plus class.
Boys’ Class We offer a Year 7 & 8 composite boys only class. Due to a disparity in 2018 between the number of girls and boys, we formed our first boys class. We continue to offer it as a choice due to the success of the learning environment.
Sports Class Like the majority of our classes, they are composite Year 7 & 8 classes. This class type suits students who have a passion for, and an interest in learning through the context of sport. Students don’t need to be top athletes to apply for this class. If interest exceeds the numbers we can accommodate in our character classes, we will have a selection process.
|August 10 & 11|| 2021 Enrolments|
Enrolment Interviews will take place at Kamo Intermediate School in Term 3. Bookings will not be made for these. Interviews will be approximately 10 minutes in duration. Please see the dates below. It would be helpful if before you come to the interview, you have completed the online enrolment and cyber-safety forms which can be located at: https://www.kamoint.school.nz/enrolment/
In addition, when you and your child come to the Enrolment Interview please bring:
- Your child’s most recent school report
- If you do not have NZ residency, we will need to sight passports, student visa and work permit documentation
Monday 10 August
Y6 students from Hurupaki, Kaurihohore, Whau Valley and St Francis Xavier come to Kamo Intermediate for a showcase and tour of our school. The presentations and activities will start at 9:30am and students will leave at 12:00 noon.
Tuesday 11 August
Y6 students from Kamo Primary, Totara Grove, Glenbervie and from all other schools come to Kamo Intermediate for a showcase and tour of our school. The presentations and activities will start at 9:30am and students will leave at 12:00 noon.
|Open Evening||13 August – 6pm|
At our Open Evening, there will be a tour of the school for parents and caregivers. Following this, there will be a meeting in the hall at 6:45pm where there will be presentations from staff and students, and a chance to ask questions.
|Enrolment Interviews||Enrolment Interviews at Kamo Intermediate|
Parents and their children will have an enrolment interview at Kamo Intermediate on either Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 or Thursday 20 August between either 8am and 10:00am, or between 2:30 to 6:00pm. This is a chance for parents and students to discuss their child’s individual needs with a Kamo Intermediate staff member. If your child has behaviour or learning needs that require special attention, you will need to make an appointment to see one of our SENCO team by emailing Julia Parry firstname.lastname@example.org or Brony Oakley-Browne email@example.com.
Catch up day for enrolment interviews will be Friday 18 September between 8:00am and 12:00 noon.
Please note: If your child wants to be considered for character classes (Thinkers Plus, bilingual, boys, sports), they must be enrolled no later than Friday 25 September to allow us time to hold days for our selection process.
|Term 4||Kamo Intermediate DP to talk with Year 6 teachers – Weeks 2 & 4, Term 4|
This helps us to be able to look further at making the best class placement for your child.
|Orientation Day 2021|| |
This will be the first day of Term 1 2021 – Year 7 and NEW Year 8 only.
- All returning students start school the following day.