Our vision is Whaia te Aratika - follow the right pathway. We aim to equip the students with the relevant skills, attitude and values to enable them to follow their own dreams and aspirations.

Our learning aims to develop autonomous, skilled, inquiring and resilient students. Equipped with the 21 Century skill set, students will be able to find success in this rapidly changing world.

We have a powerful inquiry learning model that links to personalised learning content and context for students.

Collaborative teaching and learning and modern learning spaces are used to meet these aspirations.

There are numerous opportunities for students to be extended at Nelson Intermediate including: a Year 7 and Year 8 Extension Class for selected students who show academic aptitude; Talents programme which runs in Terms two and three where students select interest-based courses for short periods of study; students can select sports based on their interest with weekly coaching; school wide Kapa Haka; performing arts with drama, choir and performance groups.