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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”

Congratulations to the RIS Black hockey 🏑 team. Who will be playing in the main final next Friday at 7 pm. ... See MoreSee Less
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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori! Anei te Whānau ō Te Roro o Te Rangi e tautoko ana i tēnei kaupapa!!! 😍👌🏽Kia kaha ki te kōrero Māori 💛 ... See MoreSee Less
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Te Roro o Te Rangi Whānau have a fundraiser āpopo 🤩 your support is much appreciated!We will be selling:Sausage Sizzle $2Drinks $2Baking $1-$2Tautoko mai whānau!!! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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ORANGE SWIM SCHOOL:Join our friendly and professional team for Water Safety and Learn to Swim sessions with Orange Swim School or sessions with UAS/Te Arawa Swimming for advanced swimming, fitness and more.Term 4 bookings are open now for lessons at All Seasons Holliday Park from Monday-Friday orat St Mary’s Primary School Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning. Advance sessions at the Rotorua Aquatic Ctr with UAS/Te Arawa SwimmingFor swim School contact orange.swimschool@gmail.comFor UAS/Te Arawa Swimming uas.swimming@gmail.comText 027-2203470 for further enquiries and info. ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out Noah Crabtree sharing his creation for the day… ... See MoreSee Less
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Gate opening is now back to usual times.Due to the high level of personal responsibility our students have been demonstrating when it comes to sanitising their hands on entering our campus, from Wednesday we will open the gates at the usual earlier time each morning. We trust students to continue to be responsible for their own safety by sanitising their hands as they enter the school grounds. Your encouragement is appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less
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Dear Parents / CaregiversPlease see the letter in regards to the official outcome of the 2021 National Kapa Haka Competition in Nelson.Thank you ... See MoreSee Less
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Hockey 🏑 Friday 17th of September Straight into semi finals 4.30 pm - RIS Black Turf 2Be at the turf by 4pm. 7.20 pm - RIS Grey Turf 1 Be at the turf by 6.50 pm Trainings Wednesday RIS Black 3-4 pm Thursday RIS Grey 3-4 pm Rules under level 2 apply to the turf. Only players, coaches, managers may enter the dug out. Warm up is to be done outside of turf. Enter turf in designated areas. Exit turf in designated area. Thanks Whaea Jo and Miss Kang. Thanks Whaea Jo ... 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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