Brandon Intermediate - Dare to be True

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Kia ora,

Brandon Intermediate is well into term four with only two weeks to go.


Student attendance has been encouraging and many days we have 

over 85% attendance.  We do want all students to finish the year, 

enjoy the planned events and leave with great memories.


Some of the best memories are of the friendships formed which is so

important for our students’ well-being.


It is with regret that Jude Pointon has not been able to complete the

year with us, but we are very pleased with how Room 1 students are

managing the changes. We look forward to Jude being back with us

in 2023.


Our school has been really affected by another Covid wave as well 

as other ailments. I want to thank all staff for their strength in these 

times, and how the team rallies to keep the school going.


Brandon Variety Show 2022.


Tickets for both the Dress Rehearsal and Matinee performances are on sale now, pricing for tickets is:

  1. $2 per Adult
  2. $1 per child.

Event calendar through to the Christmas break:





Dress Rehearsal – Variety Show




Tickets on sale now ($2 per Adult & $1 per Child)

Matinee Performance – Variety Show




Tickets on sale now ($2 per Adult & $1 per Child)

Kapa Haka Celebration



4:30pm – 7:30pm

Kapa Haka group members, more information to come.

Prize Giving Assembly 




All invited

Totara Syndicate

– Cannons Creek Pool



11:00am - 2.45pm

Depart school @10.30am return at 2.45pm

ELL trip

Leavers dinner



All day – selected students

5:30pm – 8:00pm, for Year 8 students only

Tickets - $5

Theme: Cultural

More information coming

Last day of 2022




1:00pm - Poroporoaki

Students will be released at around 2:00pm


Brandon Intermediate is very proud of our students and their support for the Special Children’s Christmas party held on Sunday, at Te Rauparaha Arena.

We know the audience loved the items and I am very proud of our school showing service to our community.

I want to acknowledge the organisers and the terrific work they do to make this event happen. I know that there were unexpected changes at the last moment to the event organisation and this left the event without key support.  However, it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.


We look forward to being a part of this event next year.


Congratulations to all students who have been involved in EPRO8 this year.

EPRO8 gives students the opportunity to “think like an engineer”.

Students need to work co-operatively to solve problems and make a solution using the equipment.


On Tuesday night Tyler Abbot, Qu’pid Paul, Xcylaus Johnson, and Kaylani Moeau represented our school in the semi-finals.

Designing a drum machine with syncopated beats was a big challenge, well done to you all.

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!!!


There is a lot going on at our school. Please contact me, if you have any questions.


We look forward to a positive and fun end of the year.



Paul McKendry


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.