Principal’s Welcome

Kia Ora, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vanaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Halo olaketa, La orana, Mauri, Welcome and warm pacific greetings to you all.

My name is Craig Sharp I have over 20 years teaching experience, 15 of those as Principal. I came home to Wainuiomata excited about the positive changes I could help facilitate in my home town, with my community.  Leading a school is a privilege and a responsibility that I take very seriously.

Our school is large and well resourced, and caters for the middle school years (11-13 years).  We pride ourselves on providing a safe, stimulating and challenging learning environment. We offer all students a wide variety of academic, cultural and sporting opportunities that set them on a path to be productive, life-long learners.  We work hard to reflect our communities’ highest expectations. This leads to a secure, caring and supportive environment for our learners to grow within.  The pre-adolescent years are an exciting time – a time when students are beginning to view the world and their part in it with new awareness and understanding. At Wainuiomata Intermediate we recognise that these years are unique and require programmes that meet the specific needs of this age group.  Our programmes challenge students to develop their skills and talents through a broad range of learning experiences.  We offer a number of specialist curriculum areas, option programmes, leadership roles and sporting and cultural opportunities as well as sound academic-based classroom programmes.

I strongly believe that all learners should be connected to their own identity, talents and cultures and that diversity should be celebrated and supported within all learning environments and opportunities.

I welcome anyone who would like to learn more about our school and what we offer to contact me, and set up a time to meet and take a look around.  I also welcome any feedback, ideas, questions or suggestions you may have about Wainuiomata Intermediate.  I value the input of community and know that when we work together effectively we can achieve wonderful things for all of our students, our teachers, our whānau and our wider Wainuiomata community.

Craig Sharp