“I like a teacher who gives you something to take
home to think about besides homework.”
~ Lily Tomlin
From the Principal
I am incredibly proud to be the Principal of Ross Intermediate. Over the years our school has grown from strength to strength, due to the wonderfully supportive community that has come along with us. We are also fortunate to have a strong and professional staff working extremely hard to ensure that our students have the best learning opportunities available.
We are a progressive school that is always looking for new ways to enhance student learning. Technology and the role of technology in education is a big focus for Ross Intermediate. We want all students to reach their potential and become active and enthusiastic contributors.
Our school vision (detailed in our Charter) reflects what we believe as a school and what we want for all our students.
Education has changed so much in the past 20 years since we were all at school. Not only are there obvious changes in environment and technology but also what we know about how students learn and the best ways to make a difference for all learners. Fundamentally though, our role has not changed and we are proud of what we do for our students as we prepare them for the fast-paced, modern world we live in.
Our success is in the partnership we have with you, the parents. We want to work with you for the two years that your child is with us and hope you feel welcome to call in and discuss their learning and any issues that may arise. The more we know, the better we can do our job.
We look forward to providing your child with the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that they require for the world they are living in.
Please email me if you have any questions about Ross Intermediate or even if you would like to just come and have a look around.
PRINCIPAL | TUMUAKI
About our School
Ross Intermediate School has a focused direction for our goals and vision. At the centre of this is the intention to provide the best possible education; academically, sporting and culturally to all students.
A positive partnership between home and school is essential to the achievement of the goals that you as parents, we as teachers, and your child as the learner, want to realise. We work together to enable your child to reach their potential. We have a strong Behaviour Management Plan which you can learn more about within our Parent Guide.
At Ross Intermediate School, every student has the opportunity to make a unique contribution, within an environment, which has high standards and expectations - both behaviourally and academically. Our size allows us to focus attention on each and every one of our students.
Ross Intermediate offers a high quality-learning environment with an array of extra-curricular opportunities in sports and music, catering for students at all levels.
All of our Teaching Rooms are Year 7 and 8 composite classes. Students usually stay with the same teacher for two years. We take a great deal of care to ensure that students are placed in a learning environment that is best suited to their needs. In 2015, we introduced a new policy on class sizes - No more than 24. We try to keep class numbers to 23.
Our classes are grouped into 4 teams. Each team is named after a famous New Zealander: