Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School opened in 1941. It is the oldest of three intermediate schools in the city. A decile 9 school, Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School is located near the central business district. The school provides a socially integrative period of schooling in an environment mid way between that of the primary and secondary systems.
At Palmerston Noth Intermediate Normal School there are four dimensions of learning:
Academic Citizenship Performing Arts Sports
Students at Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School are challenged with opportunities to participate and achieve, at and beyond their level in a range of academic, cultural, and sporting programmes. The school continues the development begun at primary school but adds a new range of learning opportunities to meet the broadening interests and developmental requirements of pre-adolescents.
As a ‘Normal’ School (from l’ecole Normale) the school has a close association with the Massey University College of Education. Throughout the year our school works closely with the Massey University College of Education, to facilitate programmes which benefit our students and prepare trainees for teaching.
The vision of Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School is to help students:
- Grow into confident, connected, life long learners, who are actively involved in the global community
- Develop competencies, values and knowledge for now and in the future