Welcome to Tauranga Intermediate School
Welcome students and families to Tauranga Intermediate School. We are a large intermediate school which prides itself on the quality educational opportunities that we provide for our students.
Please come and visit our school as we would love to share with you the outstanding teachers, exciting opportunities and our many achievements that make us a great school.
LOCK DOWN PRACTICE UPDATE
We have completed our lock down exercise and all students, staff and persons on-site are safely accounted for. Everyone did extremely well and responded to instructions. A notice will be going out to parents/caregivers tonight to provide some more information about our emergency lock down procedures. I would like to personally thank you for your support while we conduct these practices. Kind regards – Mr. Cameron Mitchell, Principal
LOCK DOWN PRACTICE
Tauranga Intermediate School is conducting a lock down exercise. All updates are provided on our website. Please do not come to the school or phone the school as you will not be attended to. We will update this website when the exercise has been completed. Thank you.
Emergency Procedure Training
Kia Ora Parents and Whanau
Recently, Tauranga Intermediate School engaged the services of an independent company, Harrison Tew,® who specialise in emergency management planning for schools. The procedures developed by Harrison Tew® allow us to respond safely and quickly to a range of circumstances.
As a component of the implementation of the emergency procedures into our school, specialised training is being conducted with senior leadership and our staff. Today the students will also receive training directed at their respective age groups from Harrison Tew®.
The training consists of a low key but detailed approach to potential threats and has been successfully implemented in hundred of schools throughout New Zealand.
After the training, we will be conducting a lock down exercise under the guidance and support of Harrison Tew®.
The exercise will be as real-life as possible, which will mean that parents/families will receive notification by way of text and/or email. The information passed on will emphasise that this is an exercise/practice and will explain that all updated information will then be posted on the school website.
Can I please remind all parents and caregivers to ensure your contact details (mobile phone numbers and email addresses) are current as this will be our communication with you, should an emergency occur at the school.
In a genuine incident, should you hear of a lock down or evacuation at the school, can I please ask that you do not attend the school or phone, as we will not be able to respond. Your presence at, or contact with, the school may make it more difficult for us to manage the situation and could potentially place your children and, in fact, yourselves at risk.
In the event of a legitimate lock down, we will communicate with our school community initially via email, Facebook, School APP and our school website. All updates will be only posted on our school website.
Ngā mihi nui,
Cameron Mitchell (Principal/Tumuaki)