All classes will be made up of Year 7 and 8 pupils. There will be 6 mainstream classes and two bilingual classess. These classes will be arranged into two syndicates of four classes.
The Bilingual class is a composite Y7 and Y8 class. Instruction in Maori is between 31 – 50 % per week and is used in all subjects. Pupils entering this class must be able to speak and learn in Maori and be prepared to participate in the Kapa Haka Roopu. See entry criteria with enrolment pack below.
The Resource Teacher of Maori is based at Kaitaia Intermediate School. The room is used as a teaching space, a teacher development venue, and is a resource for all Far North schools, which may require access to information, ideas and activities. Phone/Fax: 09 408 1487
When new pupils enrol at K.I.S. we receive information from their previous school which helps us to understand their needs. We are able to provide programmes for pupils with special needs in Language, Maths, Spelling and Reading via our Impress Reading, Successmaker and Lexia Programmes. There is close monitoring, to ensure they improve their ability in these areas.