Papatoetoe Intermediate School

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Papatoetoe Intermediate
Motatau Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland
Coordinates 36°57′42″S 174°51′19″E / 36.9617°S 174.8554°E / -36.9617; 174.8554Coordinates: 36°57′42″S 174°51′19″E / 36.9617°S 174.8554°E / -36.9617; 174.8554
Type State co-ed intermediate (Year 7–8)
Motto Whaka pokai tara (Lead, as Tara led)
Established 1953
Ministry of Education Institution no. 1428
Principal Ms Pauline Cornwell
School roll 720[1] (February 2017)
Socio-economic decile 3

Papatoetoe Intermediate School is an intermediate school (years 7–8) in Papatoetoe, a suburb of Manukau Ward, Auckland Region, New Zealand.

The school opened in 1953 on a site adjacent to Dominion Breweries on Great South Road in Papatoetoe. . The school was called Otara Intermediate School, the name used then for that part of the district. The 650 pupils enrolled at that time came from both Papatoetoe and the surrounding district. The school comprised a double storey block of 16 classrooms and several specialist rooms, including a library. The headmaster was Mr R.A. Robbie. A school committee and a home and school association were formed.

The school was renamed Papatoetoe Intermediate in 1968 to avoid confusion with the suburb of Otara taking shape a kilometre or so to the east. The school now known as Kedgley Intermediate was originally called Papatoetoe Intermediate but when the principal, Maurice Kedgley, died in office the school was renamed in his memory. The name Papatoetoe now becoming available was used for the renaming of Otara Intermediate. The planning name of the school was "Middlemore Intermediate" but this name was never adopted.[2] Papatoetoe intermediate students are from schools including wymondley road school (otara), papatoetoe central;,north,south,west and east. Puhinui School


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "School history". Papatoetoe Intermediate School.