The Cobham Intermediate School Prospectus for 2013 Prospectus has been redesigned and you can download it here in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Details on boys and girls uniform can be found in the Prospectus
More details on boys and girls uniforms can be found in the Prospectus
Our Board of Trustees and School Community strongly support the wearing of our attractive school uniform.
The uniform specifications are listed in the school prospectus.
The following retailers supply the Cobham uniform:
There will be second-hand uniform sales later in the year.
Please contact the Office if you wish to purchase a second-hand uniform.
Higher ability classes are offered at each Year level. Students suited by ability, disposition, information from contributing schools and standards of achievement may be offered places in these classes or the mentoring programme.
All other students, including many with higher ability but who are better suited to "broad banded" classes, will be in classes of mixed ability.
Much care is taken in placing students with homeroom teachers who might best meet the students’ learning styles, social needs and/or interests.
Generally students will remain with the same class group and homeroom teacher for both Years 7 and 8. Students, parents and teachers may, for a variety of reasons opt for a change in the second year – all are consulted prior to changes being made.
There is a compulsory materials cost for the Technology programmes. For both Year 7 and 8 students the fee is $80.
Voluntary donations for 2010 have been set by the Board of Trustees at $160. This figure has been set in response to parents’ clear requests not to have frequent fund raising events.
see also Uniforms
In the following, both sides of the road are included:
Pastoral care is imperative and we offer a range of supports for students. Counsellors, Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour, access to Psychologists, Public Health Nurse, CYF’s, Group Special Education, Police Youth Aid and Truancy Officers provide support for those in need.
Set in the North West Area of Christchurch, our co-educational Middle School focuses on the education of 10-13 year old students. We have a total of 750 students, from a diverse range of cultures, for whom we provide a rich and varied curriculum. For many years we have enjoyed much support from all international communities in Christchurch. We highly value relationships with all involved in our school.
Features of our school are our modern teaching and learning facilities. These include a well resourced Science Laboratory, Music Suite, School Assembly Hall, Library, Gymnasium and easy access to Information Technology equipment.
Most students choose to enrol at the highly sought after local secondary schools on completion of their middle years education at Cobham. Our own park like grounds contain excellent well kept gardens, courts and sportsfields.
Academically our students achieve outstanding results in both International and National Competitions.
Outstanding musical opportunities enable students to be members of performing groups of the highest standards, in both orchestral and choral music.
With a strong emphasis on studying, expectations on students to achieve across the curriculum at optimum levels are high. Our numbers advantage students through having specialist teachers in areas of strength and interest, enabling students to have the best opportunities. Many students participate in competitions, Science Fairs and research work and Outstanding musical opportunities enable students to be members of performing groups of the highest standards, in both orchestral and choral music.
With a strong emphasis on studying, expectations on students to achieve across the curriculum at optimum levels are high. Our numbers advantage students through having specialist teachers in areas of strength and interest, enabling students to have the best opportunities. Many students participate in competitions, Science Fairs and research work and Students for whom English is a second language are given a comprehensive teaching/learning programme in addition to the school’s curriculum. International students are supported 24 hours a day by our International Liaison Officer, Carolyn O’Byrne. Communications are effective with the assistance of interpreters.
Clearly student welfare is an important aspect in having international students in our school.
We welcome your interest in Cobham.
Cobham Intermediate is a signatory to and abides by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. (see http://www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international).
Teachers will announce and provide information for students for the following competitions:
Cobham has a strong history of high achievement and success across the curriculum, whether it be local, regional, national or international events. We value high performance and are very proud of the attainments of our students.
One of the benefits of a large school is the range of talents on offer from the staff due to this increased pool. We have talented, motivated and dedicated staff. These, along with targeted specialists from outside of our school, are used effectively to facilitate high achievement.
Future Problem Solving (FPS) thrives at Cobham. A highlight for us was gaining 5th place at the FPS World Finals in the United States of America in 2011 (1st place in the Drama Section). Cobham also receives a disproportionate number of awards at the Canterbury Science Fairs. In 2011 Cobham on its own secured over 1/3 of the prizes on offer, including second and third Best in Fair, which is open to secondary schools. Cantamaths, Literature Quiz, chess, sports, music and academic competitions are other areas that Cobham is renowned for success.