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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Everytime you go to the movies if you hand in one of the sections of the flier for each person who pays... they will collect them in and for every 10 they collect we will receive a free movie ticket to use as prizes for our school competitions and rewards.

Your child would have brought one home with them today. Thanks and enjoy the holidays as a family.
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Congratulations to Desmond & Upuia, our Pasifika Leaders for 2020.

“Don't teach me about my culture, let my culture teach me”.
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Thank you to our guest speaker today Anaru Grant who spoke to our students about having the courage to try new things and go after the life you want. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Courage and Commitment award is given to a Year 7 and Year 8 student who best represents the 3Rs values for each whanau.

These students present themselves to the highest levels of excellence and are strong role models who show commitment and courage in everything that they do.
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No plans for the School Holidays yet? Register the kids for our Term 2 Holiday Programme in Rotorua and Whakatane!

We have days for all kids aged 6-12 and we also have two rugby sevens workshop days specifically for primary and intermediate aged girls!

Thanks to Patchell Group and SI Lodec for proudly sponsoring the Central Bay of Plenty Rugby Holiday Programme!

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Game times this week, Friday 3rd of July

Game time 5.45 pm Turf 1
Be at the turf @ 5.00 pm

Game time 5.30 pm Turf 2
Be at the turf @ 4.45 pm

See you all at training this week.

There is NO games over the holidays.
Games will start back up Term 3 Week 1

Whaea Jo
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Great start to the season tonight.

RIS BLACK Great start
Win 8-0

RIS GREY Good strong game. Never giving up.
Loss 5-0

See you all next week at training.
Have a great weekend

Whaea Jo and Miss Kang
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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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