Whanau House Captains


7 Hour Relay


Festival on the Field


+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”

There will be a trial for all boys interested in playing in a soccer tournament for the school during school time early next term. Trial is Wednesday 1.45 on the field please bring boots and shin pads. ... See MoreSee Less
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Leadership InitiativeRIS Head Prefects, Noah Crabtree and Ngahirata Haumaha, presenting a motivational speech focusing on developing a growth mindset to students at Mokoia Intermediate last Friday 18 June. ... See MoreSee Less
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Te Rangiiwaho has been busy in whanau days this week making soaps and bath salts for the upcoming Matariki festival.It would be fair to say that our classrooms smell like a Pot Pouri truck crashed into them.Make sure to come down next Friday and support our Kura at the Matariki festival being held between 2pm and 5pm. These marvellous creations (and more) will be up for sale. ... See MoreSee Less
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Awesome results today for Rotorua Intermediate at the Central Cluster Schools cross country at Whakarewarewa School. All of our runners represented the school really well 11 year old boys: 1st - Kingston Ryan2nd - Fletcher Kirner3rd - Leyton McKnight 11 year old girls:1st - Tyla Albrecht12+ year old girls:1st - Sahara Katene2nd - Renee Price ... See MoreSee Less
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Netball Draw for this weekend 🙂Please note although due to games being cancelled on 29/05. Those games have been moved to 19/06. ... See MoreSee Less
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Reminder: Clash of the Codes mufti day - celebrate your club and wear club clothes. Bring your gold coin - Thursday 17th JuneIf you haven’t got any club gears you can still wear mufti and pay a gold coin.There will also be a second hand RIS sports uniform sale for anyone interested. ... See MoreSee Less
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Paid Union Meeting at Mokoia Intermediate 1.30pm Thursday 24 June 2021Tena koe parents and caregivers,The NZEI are holding a series of Paid Union Meetings across New Zealand to address teacher workload and wellbeing and to find solutions to these challenges. This is ahead of the NZEI campaign to renew teachers’ collective agreements from 2022.We appreciate your adjustments to accommodate this Paid Union Meeting on Thursday 24 June at 1.30pm, and sincerely thank you for your consideration and support to either supervising your child at home, or arranging supervision. Students will be released from Rotorua Intermediate at 1pm. If arranging supervision for your child is proving difficult please let us know by email, text, or by ringing Julie or Paula in our school office on 348 9888. For these students we will arrange supervision through until 2.45pm.Again our sincere thanks for supporting teachers at your child’s school, to gain improved teaching and learning conditions for the benefit of all.Yours faithfully,Garry de ThierryPrincipal ... See MoreSee Less
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Hockey Games Friday 18th of June RIS Black - 4.15 pm game (Turf 1)Be at the turf by 3.45 pm RIS Grey - 7 pm game (Turf 2) Be at the turf by 6.30 pm No training for Black Team tomorrow Thursday training for Grey 3-4 pm school turf. Early morning training Thursday 7.15-8 am. Thanks Whaea Jo ... See MoreSee Less
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CBOP Cross Country scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed to Thursday 17th June ... 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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