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Kahui Rangatahi


e-Pro 8



+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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We are a Google Chrome school and the devices our students use are Chromebooks. Students are unable to use any other device, strictly a Chromebook.

It is advantageous for students to own their own device if possible. The affordability at under $400 makes them much more accessible for parents which is a real positive.
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No doubt you're all getting sorted for school this week, exciting!

A reminder that Office Products Depot are selling our stationery packs already all sorted to make life easy. Office Products Depot is the bright orange building between Resenes and Koutu Corner on Old Taupo Road. They also do online orders for extra busy people.

See you next week!
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If your child is not yet enrolled and you are in zone this needs to be done before school starts. Students will be unable to be enrolled as well as start school on the same day. ... See MoreSee Less

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There is uniform being sold on a number of local FB pages besides the uniform page- keep an eye out if you’re looking to buy secondhand. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our 2021 school year begins...
- Wednesday 3rd February (first day for all Year 7s and Year 8 Rumaki / Bilingual students).
- Thursday 4th February (first day for all year 8 students).

There will be a Powhiri for our year 7 students at 9.30am on Wednesday 3rd February in our gymnasium, Whanau are welcome to attend.

Our school office will be open during the holidays on the following days:
- 27th & 28th January 9am - 2pm
- 2nd February 9am - 2pm

A reminder that our school day has slightly changed for 2021:
- The RIS school day begins: 8.45am
- The RIS school day ends: 2.45pm.

School Uniform can be purchased at The Rugby Shop on Maisey Place. We do not sell second hand uniforms but these can often be sourced through the Facebook second hand uniform page. Your child will not need to wear a polar fleece when school commences as it will be too hot.

Stationery can be purchased from any stationers, it is required for the first day of school. For your convenience, Office Products do sell a Rotorua Intermediate pack which can be purchased in store or online.

Enjoy the remainder of your holiday, we look forward to seeing you all in Term One.
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In case you've misplaced it, here is the stationery list for all classes for 2021. All students require their stationery from the first day of school.

To make life easier, Office Products Depot is selling RI stationery packs and these can be purchased online or in-store (just down from Koutu Corner on Old Taupo Road, next to Resenes).
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Check out Teina Taare and his Jedi mind tricks, what a great motivator. Teina you are a natural! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Rapid Response clinic will be open over xmas at the Western Heights clinic (closed stats). Feel free to drop in and get your sore throats checked and/or consults on skin.

Have a very merry Christmas. See you in 2021!
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We celebrated the achievements of our Year 8 students today, however the event was tinged with sadness as it was our last day with this amazing lot. We know they are going to go on to garner many successes at high school and we wish them luck as they move on to the next phase in their lives. Mauria te pono, believe in yourselves and remember once an R.I.S kid, always and R.I.S kid. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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