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Experience Cobham

Christine Lambie —

Click on our link to book a space for your Year 6 child to spend a fun filled morning at Cobham Intermediate

In order to navigate your options and make your decision regarding your child’s education for the next two years, we provide Experience Cobham. This enables your child to experience Cobham with our current students, participating in normal activities on a regular day. This will give them a taste of life at Cobham and help either alleviate any concerns and provide further insight about what is on offer at Cobham.

Our aim is to make this transition as easy as possible for you and your child. The children will mix with current students and staff, and also meet other children who may attend Cobham next year.

We have two mornings available for Year 6 students from non-contributing schools to visit Cobham Intermediate - Wednesday 19th June or Friday 21st June 2019.

We provide transport for our contributing schools (Burnside, Fendalton, Ilam, Roydvale, Waimairi, Wairakei) to attend Experience Cobham. Each individual school will notify their students of their dates for this opportunity. Once these dates have been confirmed you will receive a letter from your school with all the details.

We will provide morning tea and water for students.

This year we have added a component of Experience Cobham just for our prospective parents. We strongly encourage parents to attend for all or part of the morning. In past years parents who have attended have enjoyed the tours of the classrooms, observing current Cobham students and teachers and having a chance to ask specific questions of myself and our Deputy Principals.

The schedule for the morning is:


9:20 am - Welcome from Mr Norgate and Head Students

9:40 am - Classroom Sessions - each child will participate in one of the following:

  • Music

  • Sports Challenge

  • Creative Problem Solving

  • Classroom Science

  • Classroom Digi Tech

10:30 am - Morning Tea (water and a snack are provided)

10:50 am - Tour of our school

11:15 am - Technology Sessions - each child will participate in one of the following

  • Dance

  • Lab Science

  • Food Technology

  • Fabric Technology

  • Hard Materials

12.45 pm - Return to school.


9:20 am - Welcome from Mr Norgate and Head Students

9:40 am - Tour of the school in action led by Principal and DPs

10:50 am - Morning Tea in the Staffroom

  • Principal’s address

  • Question and answer session

  • Annie Bowker - Special Entrance Testing

Please register your child for Experience Cobham

  • Visit the following link

Please note that our Open Night will be held on Tuesday 23rd July 2019 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. My address will be delivered at two set times, 4.30pm and 5.45pm, with the rest of the time available for you to look at what we have on offer.

If you choose Cobham for your child’s intermediate years, we look forward to working with you and your contributing school to make the transition to Cobham a smooth and enjoyable one for your child. The online enrolment form can be found on our website or through this link.

Eddie Norgate