Teaching and Learning

Our Vision 

“Together, building tomorrow”

Classes at Kamo Intermediate are a mix of Year 7 and Year 8. Most of the Year 8 students stay in the same class for the two years, and support the new Year 7 students.

In 2019, these classes also include character classes such as bilingual, boys only and ThinkersPlus.

Syndicates

There are plenty of opportunities to compete against other syndicates. These include: lunchtime sport, speech and reading competitions, tabloids, school wide sport events, mathematics competitions and cultural events.

Nikau – Orange

Kowhai – Yellow

Tawa – Blue 

Matai – Red

Rimu – Green 

Kauri – Silver 

Values

Capabilities/Values

At Kamo Intermediate School we have seven capabilities/values that we build on in all areas of learning, inside and outside of the classroom:

Respect, Communicate Effectively, Self Belief, Problem Solvers, Resilience, High Expectations, and being Globally Connected.

Every class has high expectations for each individual to reach their potential in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social sciences, health and physical education.  Students will also go to other rooms with different teachers to learn about other areas which may include: visual art, music, technology (food, robotics and textiles), design, performance and environmental studies/bio tech.

Homework is, at times, set.  We encourage families to support their children to read often and widely.  On-line tasks are regularly used to support in class learning.

There are a range of extension classes available and traditionally have included: mathematics, science, creative arts, food, photography, film making, textiles, and art.  On Fridays there are opportunities to learn aspects like singing, guitar, drums, keyboard, drama, vocals and kapahaka.

The E-Team operates out of room 12.  The qualified staff provide extra support for students with specific learning needs.  Lunchtime activities are also available in these rooms.  Outside agencies are frequently supporting our students in these rooms.

Kamo Intermediate offers students the opportunities to take part in various academic challenges.  These include: debating, speech, mathex, ICAS assessments, science fair, litquiz, and Otago problem solving challenge.

School begins at 8:45am and ends at 3.00pm.

Bell times 

School starts 8:45am (morning roll and  admin 8:45 – 8:55)

Block 1 8:55  – 9:50

Block 2 9:50 – 10:45

Interval 10:45 – 11:05

Block 3 11:05 – 12:00

Block 4 12:00 – 12:55

Lunch 12:55 – 1:45

1:45 – 1:55 (afternoon roll and admin)

Block 5 1:55 – 2:50 (for specialists)

School finishes 3:00pm