A unique aspect of Patoka School are the intermediate years (Years 7 to 8).

We offer a fantastic alternative to large intermediates.  Small class sizes and a dedication to two more years of learning set our students up for a seamless and well prepared transition to High School. 

Our students have the opportunity to learn specific skills such as; hard materials, cooking, art, sewing and electronics when they attend Tamatea Intermediate on a Monday.

Developing our emerging adolescents as leaders is a key area.

Our students receive many opportunities to develop these skills.  We are committed to providing wide and varied opportunities, real leadership development and practice. We offer a range of opportunities for all students whilst not compromising teaching and learning as our main goal.

We provide a balanced curriculum ensuring:

  • Commitment to literacy and numeracy
  • Exceptional teaching and learning
  • Personalised learning
  • Challenge and Extension
  • A safe environment where risk taking is encouraged
  • A high level of student accountability and responsibility
  • Students are prepared for high school transition
  • Diverse learning experiences matched with small class sizes
  • Utilising outside expertise to foster achievement
  • Opportunities to foster and develop leadership
  • Career Education
  • Learning a second language