Whanau House Captains


7 Hour Relay


Festival on the Field


+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”

Netball Draw 15/05/2021 Please be at the court 30minutes before game. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Basketball Draw: ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Hine Kaha today at the Rotorua Careers Expo. Great morning looking at all the different career options and courses they have to offer. Great to see the girls looking and finding out more about the different universities. The forces was another area of interest. Arts, graphic designs were also a favourite. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Kapa Haka Sausage Sizzle Tomorrow (Tuesday)Sausage Sizzle $2Drinks $2 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Hockey games Friday 14th of MayRIS Grey Game time 4.15 pmTurf 1Be there at 3.45 pmRIS Black Game time 5.30 pm Turf 1 Be there at 4.55 pm Thanks Whaea Jo ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
MINI MARATHON:Pre-race excitement for some Hurungaterangi, Pukaki, and Tūnohopu students on Friday. 2021 Rotorua Mini Marathon here we come. Such a fabulous event with over 2,000 students taking part from all around Rotorua. To all of our students who took part, you showed courage, commitment and determination to get to finish the last 2km of your Marathon. Watch out 2022, we're coming back. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Morena Netballers, Yes we do still play in the RAIN 👍🏽 See you all down at the courts! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
View on Facebook
Reminder NO early morning training tomorrow for RIS Taonga Netball team. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

Upcoming Events

Support Our Local Businesses



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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more...