MAIDSTONE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
A message from our chairperson:
As a parent of four children who have attended and all loved it, here are some of my thoughts on the strengths of Maidstone.
All our kids took part in all sorts of activities, from Leadership options (tuck shop, referees, assembly compere), to Cultural (Kapa Haka), to Performing Arts (Band, Dance Splash) to Sports, and the Options Programme.
The academic programme is based around the Maidstone Curriculum, which has been developed exclusively for Maidstone Intermediate, and is in turn based on the world renowned NZ National Curriculum. There are many facets to the programme which recognises individuals’ needs including extension programmes e.g. Otago Maths, ICAS competitions, Chefs Class, Maidstone Athletic Development Programme etc.
Learning takes place in the recently redeveloped 21st century learning areas – light and inviting classrooms designed with future technologies in mind. All levels of ability are catered for, with individual programmes being developed for each child, designed to extend their own learning capabilities.
At a syndicate level, all children take part in camps, and trips to a number of exciting venues around the region. The friendly rivalry between classes within a syndicate and between syndicates encourages the kids to get involved in lunchtime sports.
The ‘Leadership and Values’ camp at the start of their Year 8 encourages kids to take leading roles within the school, and teaches them life skills that they can take with them when they move on to college. At College my children have become captains of their respective sports team/s and are active members of their classes, due to the confidence they gained at Maidstone Intermediate.
Heather Clegg-BOT Chairperson
Our B.O.T members are:
Heather Clegg (Chairperson), Ara Te Pohe, Annie Bretheton, Vaughan Jones, Kathie McCarten, Holly Finnigan (Staff Rep), and Mary O'Regan (Principal).
BOT Meeting dates 2018 (please contact the school if you are intending to attend a meeting for further details):
26/2, 9/4, 28/5, 25/6, 13/8, 17/9, 5/11, 10/12