Ōtūmoetai Intermediate School continues to teach all the curriculum subjects which are taught at primary school - oral and written language, reading, spelling, mathematics, health, physical education, art, music and science.
The class teacher teaches most subjects. Specialist staff give instruction in music, dance, drama, art, digital media arts, textiles, science, food technology and materials technology. Students are encouraged to be pro-active in their learning and chat to teachers about their learning, classes or opportunities they would like to pursue.
In the academic subjects emphasis is on developing independence and competency in study skills and time management. These attributes are necessary if children are to succeed at secondary school.