Brandon Intermediate - Dare to be True

          Brandon Intermediate School         


Latest ERO report

Kia ora koutou,

Brandon Intermediate has a lot to be proud of. We have attendance figures of 85% many days and

are thankful that our students are healthy and enjoying school.

Students have been working hard with recent work on Geometry and Sustainability.

Look at the HERO posts for an update on this learning.

Sports has been big also. Teams have competed in Rugby, Futsal, and Table tennis. 


Brandon Show:

We are being cautious about how we hold a Brandon Show this year. It will not be similar to other years, however the students are preparing items at Friday practices. I visited all rooms on Friday and the students are having a lot of fun. I commend all the tutors for their dedication to these items.

Watch this space for how we will share these items during term four.



Coming up will be school-wide assessments on Maths and Reading.

These assessments will show progress made and what is next. Remember, students reports are in 

‘real time’ and can be seen on HERO.

Xcylaus Johnson competed in the Aims games in Tauranga. Xcylaus is a very talented runner

Community Mural:

Congratulations to Mrs. Jones and the students involved with the murals at the Cannons Creek shopping center. The murals represent all our culture and brighten up the space. This project is intended to reduce the litter on the fence line, and was the vision of Tapu Elia. 

Students involved in the mural were:

Terangimoana Ioane, Kingston Collins, Josiah Maora, Journey Mata, Kose Silva-Lefaoseu, Russia Ka, Baraa Baraka, Sally Shawaf, Shade McLean, Nada Ziwani, Sabiha Eidi, Pandora Marsters, Nikyah Heta, Arahia Rameka, Sahara Cubis and…….Kiana Hosking!!!

ERO Report – Please find the confirmed ERO report for our school – It’s on the Website and HERO.

Please contact me if you’d like to discuss any aspect of the report.


Malo e lelei fom Heta Tu'ivai and Iefata Lauaki

…as Brandon Intermediate celebrated Tongan Language Week.

Ke Tu'uloa 'a e lea faka-Tonga 'i Aotearoa, which means Sustaining the Tonga Language in Aotearoa.

Great workshop skills from 

Sabiha Eidi and Nada Ziwani.

Re-purposing timber to create a garden for their families

Thank you to our Workshop Teacher

Mr Heustice !!!

School Holidays:

Brandon Intermediate will close for the next school holidays on Friday September 30th at 3:00.

Term four will begin on Monday, October 17th.

Kia ora,


Paul McKendry



 Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Fakalofa Atu, Malo E Lelei,  Malo Ni,  Talofa, Bula, Hello and Warm Brandon Intermediate Greetings!


Brandon PRIDE 4 Learning 

The matrix of Brandon PRIDE 4 learning expectations is now published. All students have been taught the expectations and they are displayed around the school. Should students forget and find themselves in trouble the expectations will be used as the base for the conversations that are needed. Punishment is not part of what we believe in – but owning the behaviour and repairing any hurt is.