Learning Programmes

    Our comprehensive teaching programmes are based on the New Zealand Curriculum as prescribed by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

    The New Zealand Curriculum Standards are highly regarded internationally.

    The school curriculum is made up of eight essential learning areas:

    • English
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Science
    • Technology
    • Social Science
    • Health & Physical Education
    • The Arts
    • Learning Languages


    Underpinning the curriculum areas are five key competencies:

    • Thinking
    • Understanding language, symbols and texts
    • Relating to others
    • Managing self
    • Participating & contributing
School Values
The values of Respect, Success and Whanaungatanga underpin what it means to be an Evans Bay Intermediate student.

    Extension and Enrichment Programmes 

    In addition to the core curriculum, Evans Bay Intermediate School provides a wide range of experiences and resources to foster student learning.

    For information about Enrichment and Extension Programmes click here 

    Second Language Programme

    Mandarin is offered to all students - dependent on the availability of a suitable teacher.

    A Mandarin Learning Assistant from the Confucius Institute is employed to assist with the delivery of the programme.

    Cultural Learning

    Aotearoa New Zealand has a proud bi-cultural history. At Evans Bay Intermediate School our students are exposed to a range of cultural experiences relating to Tikanga, Te Reo and Te Ao Māori.

    We aim to uphold all of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.


Sport and Physical Education
School based programmes
A wide range of sports activities and options are provided to all students throughout the year. All students participate in physical education (PE) lessons focusing on skill development, positive participation, fitness and teamwork. The school PE shirt and shorts are expected to be worn for all Sport and PE modules
EBIS has two main school-wide sporting events with plenty of practise leading up to the event – School Athletics (T1 at Newtown Stadium) and Cross Country (T2 a 3km course inside and around the school grounds).
Lunchtime inter-class competitions are held during the week where enjoyment and class participation are the key elements.
The whole school is involved in fitness and sporting programmes at classroom level.
Variety Sport
Another important feature of the PE programme is Variety Sport which happens in Term 1 and 4. This introduces students to a much broader range of sporting activities, e.g. rock climbing, mountain biking, table tennis, kayaking, gymnastics, using many of the city’s amenities.
Out of school options
During term time the school offers a range of sporting activities before and after school for the students which include badminton, floorball, netball and underwater hockey.
Inter Intermediate sporting opportunities
EBIS is involved in boys and girls Year 7 and 8 mixed sports for the Wellington Inter Intermediate competitions which include: basketball, softball, rugby 7’s, rugby, touch rugby, swimming, athletics, cross country, floorball, waterpolo, underwater hockey,hockey, football and netball.
Student’s trial for positions on these teams and once selected train with their coaches for the competitions.This offers our top sports students the opportunity to take part in a competitive environment with great camaraderie.
Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC)
Classroom students at EBIS are offered a wide variety of programmes, many of which require visits outside the classroom. Most of these trips will involve some cost but parents will always be informed. The main EOTC event is held at the end of the year where for one week students complete activities as a team in the Wellington Region. Some of the events can include Ferg's Kayak and Rock Climbing; Matiu-Somes Island; Adrenaline Forest and The Amazing Race in the Wellington CBD.
EOTC is intended to build student confidence and help establish strong friendships with peers.
Parents are welcome to assist teams on their day trips.