Titahi Bay Intermediate School was built on reclaimed land and opened in 1970 with Ken Prankerd as Founding Principal. The official opening took place in 1971 with one of the elders of the Ngati Toa people - Mr Rene, as special guest, together with Education Board members, the Mayor of Porirua - Mr Whitford Brown, and Dr Wall - MP for Porirua.
The school is on the old pa site of 'Koangaumu' meaning spring oven or referring to a charm depriving one's enemies of strength, removing tapu and other purposes. Titahi Bay Old Pa site.
The Blue Heron on the school monogram was chosen because of the number of Blue Heron that come into Porirua Harbour. In earlier years they were also a very common sight on the field and today the occasional heron can be seen around our buildings.
The group of stars symbolise the cosmic rising of Rigel in Orion, which to Māori people is the north of New Zealand, the South Island and the Chatham Islands, signifies the beginning of the new Māori year. The star Rigel was called Puanga and the lunar year comprised the 12 or 13 moons between the appearance of the Puanga star of one year and that of another.
Prankerd's Rock in front of the hall came from the quarry at Hongoeaka Bay. It reminds us that while the school is new, the land it is on is very old.