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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What a terrific day one, of our Hurungaterangi whanau days. In teams working together learning to communicate clearly, negotiate, and create strategies to complete a variety of 'Top School' activities. These skills will come in handy for our Amazing Race tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

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We would like to welcome to our RI Whanau... a new fleet of paddle boards. Our Pukaki students were lucky enough to be the first to try them out today and they loved it. Great for team building, coordination, balance and gaining confidence on the water. ... See MoreSee Less

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Pukaki Whanau had a great day at the Blue Lake! Thank you to all our adult helpers which made our trip possible! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ko “Tōku Turangawaewae” te Kaupapa i te rāngi nei.........

#mahitoi #QRCodingPepeha #collaborativeart #wordart #TAEOTUWHANAU
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Tunohopu whanau are spending today’s whanau day at Tunohopu Marae. What a great day! Students have been learning about marae protocol, walking around the local area, practising our school waiata, developing their skills with tititorea stick games and rakau, as well as perfecting their whanau chant. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today during our assembly, Matua Pou shared information regarding the Te Ara Poutama Academy. For those wishing to apply, the application forms are available in the student centre and front office. If you are wanting to be a part of this high performance academy then please fill the forms in and hand them either into the front office or student centre. Reminder, this opportunity is for anyone! Please be aware that this is the first phase of the application process, but it is probably the most important one, so get your forms in as quickly as possible. If you would like more information then please contact Whaea Amanda.
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RIS Swimming Sports - Friday 21st February ... See MoreSee Less

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Rotorua Intermediate Warriors ticket fundraiser... final day is Wednesday 19th February. Tickets will be issued on the 20th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hockey meeting
For all students who are interested in playing hockey this year.
There is a meeting
Thursday 13th February at morning tea in Whaea Jo’s class
Pukaki 4
Important notice to go home with trial dates, trainings and aims games information
Thank you
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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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