Our core values aim to develop attitudes in our students that equip them to:

Whaia te Aratika

We aim to have tamariki who follow the right pathway in life to become positive, contributing and worthy citizens.  We want them to be a positive member of their whanau and community, taking personal responsibility for their choices and actions.

  • Whanaungatanga

Is about interacting with other people on a personal and genuine level.  Authentic relationships respect - differences, cultures, learning and backgrounds.  Know who you are and where you come from.  Sense of belonging - Family and community connection.

  • Rangitiratanga

Leader of Learning

Using knowledge

  • Manaakitanga

Celebrating each other with care and respect.

  • Kaitiakitanga

Guardianship of learning and environment.


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Nelson Intermediate is a Positive Behaviour for Learning School.  We are passionate about ensuring students are successful, respectful, responsible people at NIS and this means knowing how to behave in ways that set them up for success.  We believe in the power of positive relationships and work hard to create strong links between home and school environments, this allows us to remove barriers to engagement and improve students chances to achieve at school and beyond.

Positive Behaviour for Learning School Wide (PB4LSW) is a national framework for behavioural success that the Ministry of Education support.  Nelson Intermediate has been part of this programme since the beginning of 2016.