About Cobham

Cobham Intermediate has just under 700 students and provides specialised programmes for Year 7&8 students. Cobham intermediate has a reputation as a leading school that maximises the benefits of our large size to provide specialised opportunities for all students. Cobham has a proud history of academic, cultural and sporting success at local, national and international levels.

What makes Cobham unique?

Emerging adolescence is a time of significant physical, social and intellectual development. High expectations of students, an integrated curriculum, authentic learning experiences, exposing students to a range of opportunities and a supportive environment ensure that here at Cobham we meet the specific needs of this age group.

The essence of Cobham is that it puts great teachers, together with great students. It gives each the resources, facilities and freedom to get on with learning. We can guarantee three things when your child comes to Cobham:

1. We are connected to every student’s personal journey.
2. Our culture of excellence will promote academic and personal growth for your child.
3. Every student is presented with a wealth of exceptional opportunities that encourages them to find their passions and chase their dreams.

Houses at Cobham

All students are placed in Houses at the start of their time at Cobham, with the house names representing local rivers. House points are collated weekly, are linked to our positive behaviour system and at each weekly assembly the positions of each house are announced. Each term the winning House has a mufti day.

In term 1 House leaders are elected and there is also a school wide House chant-off. House festivities are heightened around school wide events like the school cross country and on athletics day.

Like all schools, the House system is based on building a team and having fun.


Do you remember your school camps from your childhood?

Here at Cobham all students have two camps. In Year 7 all students head to Glen Tui for three days early in term 1. 12 classes are rotated through the same camp programme over a three week period completing team building activities, a bush walk a waterfall jump and many others. These camps normally start in March and the main aim of these is to help students solidify friendships.

In Year 8 teachers decide their own venues and in recent times classes have visited destinations as close as Akaroa and Hanmer and as far away as Waitangi and Stewart Island. All Year 8 classes head away in November over a two week period, normally a week either side of Show Weekend.

Parental assistance is needed for all school camps.

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