Kia Ora, Talofa lava, Kia Orana, Malo ni Fakalofa lahi atu, Bula Vinaka, Alo elelei, Namaste, Arun Soursdey, Tagalog, Sawa de ka & Hello Welcome to Brandon Intermediate.
My name is Paul McKendry
I have been at Brandon Intermediate since 1985. When I thought about being a teacher it was place such as Brandon Intermediate that I envisaged myself being. I have been extremely lucky.
I have taught in the classroom from years 5 to 8. I have taught in specialist rooms of Workshop Technology and Information Technology.
In 2009 I was appointed to the senior team and took on the role of behaviour management and maths. I and the school undertook professional development with Restorative Justice, Peer Mediators, Positive Behaviour 4 Learning and engagement social skills.
These are now truly embedded in the school's culture and you will find the classrooms and playground calm and safe.
The classrooms are now truly learning focused and student agency is at the front. Our students enjoy their learning, know their next steps and know how to get there.
Brandon Intermediate has a proud history. We embrace the cultures and values our students bring to the school and the feedback from our community. Our Charter includes and reflects our community.
I am extremely proud to be the Principal of Brandon Intermediate.