Brandon Intermediate - Dare to be True

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Happy New Year to our Year 8 students and Brandon Whanau.  Below is information regarding the re-opening of the school office for the year and start of year information.

The school office re-opens from Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th January and Mon 30th - Tues 31st January, 8:30am-3:00pm for uniform sales.

The students first day of school is Wednesday 1st February 8.55am.  Our school year will  begin with a Powhiri for our new students and staff.  All are welcome to attend.

Due to funding support from Pelorus Trust all Brandon Intermediate students will receive their stationery packs free of charge for 2023.  Your child's stationery pack will be delivered to their classroom on the first day of school and the classroom teacher will organise the distribution and naming of stationery items.

Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Fakafetai, e kia manuia.

Office Staff | Brandon Intermediate School



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.