Takapuna Normal Intermediate is a leading New Zealand school providing quality learning outcomes for the emerging adolescent aged 11-13. Its link to Auckland University as a provider for teacher education programmes ensures that the school continually seeks wise practice in all fields of teaching and learning based on sound research. Takapuna Normal Intermediate School not only celebrates great success in the academic curriculum but offers dynamic programmes in Dance, Art and Music. The many sport options cater for beginners as well as those seeking challenging competition.The school is located in Takapuna on Auckland's North shore, surrounded by beautiful beaches and only 10 minutes from Auckland city.
The school curriculum is based on an inquiry learning model. This model incorporates the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and is strongly aligned with The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC). The holistic, inquiry-based curriculum model promotes effective integration of learning areas, including specialist technologies, literacy and mathematics. This enables students to make coherent, conceptual links in their learning. Key competencies, thinking skills and reflection strategies are developed to equip students with transferable skills for future learning. Significant commitment to information and communication technologies (ICT) helps develop students as capable and responsible digital learners.