Brandon Intermediate - Dare to be True





Kia ora koutou, 

My name is Paul McKendry and I’m extremely proud to have just been appointed permanent
Principal for Brandon Intermediate.

I have been at Brandon for many years now and have taught in different parts of the school.
I have experience in classroom teaching, workshop technology, learning with digital
technologies and senior management.

I am passionate about students achieving success and Brandon Intermediate being able to give
all our students two years of fantastic education.

Raising student achievement with literacy and numeracy is my main goal.   Brandon Intermediate School Council - Simi, Anton, Kelihiano, Miracle, Tyler, Texas, Erana, 

  Ben and Lupe

2014 has been a very successful year for Brandon Intermediate.


Brandon Intermediate has been visited again this year by the ERO team.  We are satisfied with the review and the school has been put in the three year cycle.  Being put on the three year cycle is because ERO are confident that the school can sustain the quality education our students deserve.


Some quotes from the report are:

"the school can show that strategies to improve student achievement are having a positive impact

 "student achievement is appropriately a high priority for teachers and trustees

"staff demonstrate a commitment to raising achievement across the school

 "home school partnerships are genuine and responsive


"Brandon PRIDE values continue to provide a framework for everyone to support higher expectations for student achievement”


The full report can be found on the school website.


Brandon Intermediate is currently taking enrolments for 2015 and the school is making the commitment to your child and your family that we can provide a stimulating and successful two years of education for our students.


Please come down to the school and I will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.


Kia ora


Paul McKendry







Room Five - Lead by Mr Eugene Gibson had a BIG Day in Week 5.

They helped beautify the school as part of Arbor Day and as part of their Inquiry put down an umu.
Brandon students making their learning come ALIVE.

             Working with Digital Technology