Courage and Commitment






Kahui Rangatahi



+64 7 348 9888

83 – 95 Malfroy Road, Rotorua

Our Mission Statement

“Rotorua Intermediate enabling progress and achievement within a collaborative and innovative learning community targeting personalised and globally connected learning experiences to prepare our learners for an ever-changing world”

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2020 Start Date:

Kia ora to our Rotorua Intermediate Whanau. We wish you a happy new year and hope you are all having a restful holiday.

Our school term begins:
Monday 3rd February, 8.40am - Year 7 students, Taeotu Year 8 students & Nga Tamatoa

Tuesday 4th February, 8.40am - Year 8 students

There will be a Powhiri for our year 7 students on Monday 3rd February from 9.30-10.10 in our school gymnasium. Parents, whanau and new Year 8 students are welcome to attend the Powhiri. Please meet with the year 7 students under the canopy outside of our Performance Media room at 9am.

School office:
Our school office will be open Tuesday 28th - Thursday 30th January between 9am and 2pm.

RIS School Uniform:
A reminder that our RIS school uniform can be purchased from The Rugby Shop on Maisey place.

Please ensure all stationery is purchased and ready for the first day of school.

We look forward to seeing everyone and the exciting year ahead.
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Principal’s Christmas Message

I would like to wish all of our Rotorua Intermediate parents, students and friends a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. I sincerely hope you all have an opportunity to experience the real meaning of Christmas, enjoy the festivities of the New Year and spend quality time with loved ones.

I would like to acknowledge the contribution of staff, parents and students to Rotorua Intermediate in 2019. Thank you for making this year very special and for making Rotorua Intermediate such a great place to work and learn.

To our departing Year 8 students – make the most of your future opportunities. Whatever you strive for, whatever you do, whatever your lot in life give it your very best. Be positive, choose to be happy and be your best everyday and remember all you learnt at Rotorua Intermediate.

2020 promises to be quite a year with building projects and free lunches just two of the many exciting ventures on the horizon.

Merry Christmas to one and all,
Kind regards

Garry de Thierry
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Year 7 Prize-giving. Congratulations to those students who won prizes and to those who were selected as prefects for 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today was a day of celebration and sadness. We acknowledged our Year 8 students at prize-giving and then sadly bid them farewell. We are sure they all have bright futures ahead of them. All the best for next year. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to RIS NTT who won their “A grade” touch final today 3-2 against Te Koutu. Thank you Matua Pou & Dennis for all of your top coaching. ... See MoreSee Less

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Attention all year 8 students and year 7 students who will not be returning in 2020.

Please ensure that you bring your chromebook tomorrow to be decommissioned from the school management system. It will need to be charged and labeled with your name and class.

If this is not done before the end of the year, your chromebook will still be under the school system when you try to use it next year.

The following classes have already been done:

Te Roro o Te Rangi 1-5
Taeotu 2
Hurungaterangi 1-5
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Well done to all the winners at the RIS Sports Awards yesterday. It was a great opportunity to celebrate the amazing athletes we have at our school. ... See MoreSee Less

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Information for our Y8 students or Y7s leaving at the end of the term..

School google accounts will be deleted 13 January. Transfer/download/save to usb, folders or files before the 13 Jan

School licences on personally owned chromebooks will be removed today, Mon 9 and tomorrow, Tues 10. If removing licences are missed contact Heather Nahu
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Congratulations to all of those students recognised at the Term 4 Manaakitanga celebration.
All photos are available here:
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The wait is over! The photos from this year's Social Dance are now available from the following link:
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Upcoming Events



Manaakitanga means the process of showing kindness, respect, generosity and caring for others. At RIS we have developed a comprehensive School Wide Awards system to help promote and recognise students achievements in these areas. These awards motivate the students to demonstrate the 3Rs in all areas of their learning and help foster Manaakitanga throughout the school.


We encourage parents to invest in their child’s future learning by purchasing for them their own chromebook, thereby allowing for anytime, anywhere learning.

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01. Respect for Self

Developing a strong sense of self-respect can help you fulfill your potential, develop healthy relationships, and make everyone around you see you as a person who is worthy of respect.

02. Respect for Others

Develop an understanding of the importance of respectful behavior and become aware of the many ways in which we can show respect toward each other.

03. Responsibility for your Actions

Taking responsibility for your actions and accepting the role you play in shaping your life and relationships is a vital trait of healthy development.

Habits for learning


  • Adapting when disruption is caused through new possibilities
  • Open minded to suggested ideas and 'blue sky' thinking
  • Actively reflects and adapts current strategies to explore improvements


  • Learning together to achieve a common goal
  • Actively participates and contributes ideas and skills
  • Communicates effectively and respectfully with others
  • Inclusive of everyone to achieve positive outcomes


  • Seeks multiple solutions for problems
  • Inquisitive about understanding their world and enhancing it
  • Creative and uses their imagination to design possible solutions


  • Demonstrates perseverance to progress
  • Committed to using their potential to overcome difficulties
  • Considers new possibilities when unsuccessful

Self Managing

  • Plans and takes responsibility for their learning
  • Demonstrates innovative approaches to manage tasks and challenges
  • Sets actions and reviews their smart goals regularly


  • Is curious about ‘why’, so asks questions
  • Uses questioning as a power to motivate learning
  • Seeks knowledge, skills, relationships and experiences to make sense of their world

Graphic Design

Graphic design is a creative process using art & technology to communicate ideas.


Coding is what makes it possible for us to create software, apps, and websites.

Music Performance

What is the difference between Noise and Music, Guitar and Keyboard?


Adolescent Health is about researching and discovering our changing needs.

Design Engineering

Design Engineering is based on Hard Materials and Electronics.

Culinary Arts

Culinary Art refers to the process of cooking and arranging food.

Minecraft Design

In Minecraft Design students create, connect problem-solve and collaborate with peers.


The process of science starts with a question, but science is more than just being curious about how things happen.


Through the provision of engaging learning opportunities, within our collaborative learning environment, students will demonstrate self-management skills and be inspired to be creative.

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