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.  

12 October

Term Four begins

26 October

Labour Day - Public Holiday

30 October

TIS Ultimate Relay

3 November

Year 7 Athletics Day

4 November

Year 8 Athletics Day

5 November

TIS Athletics Finals Day

24 November

TIS Orientation Day

26 November

TBC & TGC Orientation Day’s

3 December

TIS Sports Prizegiving

14 December

Y7 Final Assembly & Y8 Picnic Day

15 December

Y8 Final Assembly & Y7 Picnic Day

16 December

Term 4 Concludes at 12.00pm




What is a multimedia classroom?

A digital environment where learners work on their own laptop to access and complete learning. Both Rimu and Tanekaha are Innovative Learning Environments, with an open plan layout, containing four classes each. This allows students to work collaboratively. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively with their peers and have an immediate audience as they work online. 

What are the advantages of multimedia?

  • An interactive learning environment
  • Inquiry based learning using advanced digital tools and processes e.g. animation, basic programming, computer science, media art,, movie-making, music making, photography and entering digital competitions
  • Creating content rather than consuming content
  • Digital citizenship culture 
  • Flipped classroom approach to learning
  • Access to child’s learning through online tools
  • Cater to a wide range of learning needs

Will multimedia suit my child?

Does my child;

  • manage their own time effectively?
  • show initiative?
  • demonstrate a sense of inquiry?
  • think critically and creatively?
  • enjoy creating content on their computer?
  • Focus on their own learning?

How can my child get in to multimedia?

Entry to multimedia is through completing the online ballot application. This can be accessed on the front page of the school website. Ballot applications close on Friday 9 October at 3.00pm. Families will be notified by email by Monday 12 October. Out of zone students will be included in the ballot subject to approval to attend Tauranga Intermediate School for 2021. 

What device is required?

Following acceptance into the programme your child is required to have an Apple MacBook Pro or Apple MacBook Air, including;

  • Mojave Operating System (above 10.14.5) or macOS Catalina Operating System (10.15)
  • 5 to 6 hours of battery life
  • Cost is approximately $1,800 - $2,200. 

If you have any further queries regarding multimedia contact waynea@tauranga-int.school.nz or phone 07 5784401. 

Wayne Arthur

Deputy Principal 



12 OCTOBER           MONDAY                     TERM FOUR COMMENCES

12 October              Monday                        Multi media Ballot Drawn

Multi media successful students notified.

15 October              (Thursday)                    Out of Zone enrolment confirmation (all enrolment documentation 

to be returned to school)

24 November          (Tuesday)                      Orientation Day - For all incoming 2020 students 9.30 am - 12.00 pm

in the Tauranga Intermediate School Hall.

24 November           (Tuesday)                      Parent Support Group Meeting -

7.00 pm in the staff room at Tauranga Intermediate School, for parents of students coming to

Tauranga Intermediate School in 2021.

2 December                       (Wednesday)                Sports Prize giving 6.30 pm at Tauranga Intermediate School

10 December                     (Thursday)                    TIS Cabaret

14 December                     (Monday)                      Year 7 Assembly/Year 8 Picnic Day

15 December                     (Tuesday)                      Year 8 Assembly/Year 7 Picnic Day

16 December                     (Wednesday)                Whole school assembly

16 DECEMBER                   WEDNESDAY                TERM FOUR CONCLUDES AT 12.00 PM

17 December                    (Thursday)                     Tauranga Intermediate School Parent Support Group Secondhand

Uniform Sale - time and venue to be confirmed





Key dates reminder:
15 April Term 2 begins (through distance learning)
22 April Current date for ending of lockdown period
27 April ANZAC Day observed​


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