About Us

Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate School is decile 8 middle years school specialising in the education of students in Years 7 and 8. We are located between the suburbs of Addington and Cashmere and our catchment is bounded by the Port Hills, the Heathcote River and the city. Currently we have a roll of approximately 530 with 24 teaching staff. Our main contributing schools are Addington, Somerfield, Thorrington, West Spreydon and Hoon Hay. After their 2 years with us most of our graduating students attend Cashmere High School although past students can be found at all of Christchurch’s secondary schools.

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Our Motto

Our Motto is “Aim High” and as an intermediate school targeting the needs of Year 7 and 8 students we have developed a vision that focuses on the very specific needs of this age group;
  • developing a passion for learning
    recognising that learning is a lifelong creative process
  • building independence
    helping our young people to take responsibility for themselves and their futures
  • celebrating diversity
    enjoying the wide and varied cultural and socio economic backgrounds we come from and the range of abilities we have to share
  • embracing challenge
    encouraging our students to move out of their comfort zones in order to grow in confidence as they begin to move through the significant and rewarding early adolescent years.


This vision guides all that we do as a school.

Our Values - The South Way

Our shared values are important qualities that we try to live by as we go about our work and relate to each other.  We refer to these shared values as “The South Way”.

Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate School is a friendly, helpful and caring school.

Our school should be at all times a safe place where every student has the right to good education.

Our school expects that students are: 
  • thoughtful, cooperative and tolerant,
  • well mannered, considerate and friendly to each other, staff and visitors,
  • well dressed and well behaved at all times,


Aim High @ CSKI

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To make our school an easier place in which to learn and live together and bring credit to us all, we all need to practise “The South Way” through living our school values.