Whanau House Captains


7 Hour Relay


Festival on the Field


+64 7 348 9888


83 – 95 Malfroy Road, Rotorua

Welcome to RIS Orientation Tour 2021

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”

TOUGH GUY AND GAL: Change of date Our team at Event Promotions have been continuously assessing the situation and working through multiple scenarios since the recent Covid-19 developments in New Zealand. With our Rotorua Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge event date nearing, we wanted to provide an update to all our competitors and reassure you of our plan. Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 alert levels and the uncertainty around future alert level changes, we have made the decision to further POSTPONE the event scheduled to take place on Tuesday 26th October 2021 at Lake Ranch in Rotorua. New event date Friday 3rd December 2021 Due to still not being in alert level 1, hosting this event in two weeks time is not realistic and still holds potential risks for both our competitors and our volunteers, contractors and staff. We are extremely pleased that we have been able to secure another available date at the venue and hope that the 1-day Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge will be a great end of year event for our youngest Tough Guy and Gal competitors!! We hope that majority of you can attend the new event date of Friday 3rd December 2021 and use it as an end of year hoorah to celebrate the closing of 2021 and hopefully farewell Covid-19 set backs for good! Due to the event being postponed, what will happen with your entry?Everyone currently entered into the above event will automatically be transferred to the new event date of Friday 3rd December 2021. What happens if the new date of Friday 3rd December 2021 does not suit you?If you do not want to have your entry transferred to our new December date, the below option which falls within our Covid-19 Event Policy under the circumstance of an event being postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic are:1. Receive a 50% refund of your entry fee e.g. if you entered for $25.00 you will receive a refund of $12.50 Please note that if you choose our alternative action of a 50% Refund you will need to communicate this to us via info@eventpromotions.co.nz by Sunday 31st October 2021. If we have not heard from you by this date, your entry will automatically be transferred into the event on Friday 3rd December 2021.*All 50% refunds will be processed on Wednesday 10th November 2021 after we have closed off the above options (if you have not received a refund by this date, please contact us). I pre-ordered merchandise, what happens with this?All pre-ordered merchandise will be automatically fully refunded on Wednesday 10th November 2021 alongside our entry refunds.If you pre-ordered merchandise and would still like to receive your order, please contact us by Sunday 31st October 2021. If we have not heard from you, your order will be fully refunded as stated above. If you have any questions regarding the above information, please contact us at info@eventpromotions.co.nz, georgia@eventpromotions.co.nz or 07 348 3301. We expect to have a higher-than-normal volume of enquiries and therefore ask for your patience in receiving a response from our team. We are extremely disheartened and apologise that we have had to make the decision to postpone this event further. However, our competitor safety is our top priority, as is doing our part to help the nation move down alert levels and return to normality as soon as possible. We look forward to celebrating the end of 2021 with you all at our final Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge and final event of the year on Friday 3rd December 2021 at Lake Ranch. Thanks for the support - Murray, Georgia, Khushali and Aimee ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to RIS- Orientation Tour 2021Last term the Covid-19 lockdown interrupted our year 6 transition visits and open evening, which allows you and your child to become familiar with the many opportunities available at Rotorua Intermediate. These visits are part of a series of events designed to assist our 2022 cohort of year 7s, and yourself, to make an informed decision. As we couldn’t bring our upcoming new Year 7 students to our school, we are instead bringing our school to you via an online video presentation. We hope you enjoy this 2021 Orientation Tour, which will give you an insight into the wide variety of learning experiences your child will engage in. We look forward to your child becoming part of our learning team in 2022.youtu.be/LyZ5oEsyplY ... See MoreSee Less
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Kaianga Ora Housing Development for the Glenholme AreaDear Parents / CaregiversPlease find attached a fact sheet which is being circulated to neighbours today. If you would like to register for this online engagement please contact bayofplenty@kaingaora.govt.nz alternatively call Troy Brown, Stakeholder Relationship Manager on 021 579 965. ... See MoreSee Less
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TOUCH GRADING TOURNAMENT POSTPONED TO SATURDAY 30th OCTOBERDue to Covid Level Restrictions, the Touch Grading tournament originally organized for Saturday 16th October has now been moved to Saturday 30th October which will be the first round of competition. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you Matua Ryan for organising our fun Olympics day, also thanks to our cultural ambasadors who refereed each of the games. A fun day was had by all, it was a great way to end the term. ... See MoreSee Less
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AFTERSCHOOL PICK UP: Pretoria st is being tar sealed today, therefore students who go out the back gate will need to be picked up at Elizabeth st. ... See MoreSee Less
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A very proud achievement for our Rotorua Intermediate School whanau as we witnessed Hinei Taute, our former Deputy Principal being welcomed onto the Lynmore School's campus where she will start in her role as Principal next term. Her passion, vision and energy will definitely be a positive for the Lynmore School and community. ... See MoreSee Less
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COOK ISLAND U13 LEAGUE TEAM:Congratulations to past student Tyson Hansen, Silas Teao, Iona Piua, Tama Roimata, Izzy Roimata and Bayden Turuta who have been selected for the Cook Island U13 league team to play at the Pacific Youth Cup. ... 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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