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”

Our very own talented Mr HayINTRODUCING Alasdair Hay Director of RMT's production of Spamalot.Alasdair grew up listening, watching and loving Monty Python. After his debut directorship of “Avenue Q” for Rotorua Musical Theatre, getting a chance to direct ”Spamalot” was something he gripped onto straight away, as an African swallow would the husk of a coconut. He has relished being both in front of the stage directing and part of the cast. He would like to thank his amazing cast and the awesome crew for their tireless efforts. He welcomes you to “Spamalot” and the world of Monty Python. Enjoy the show. SPAMALOTCasablanca Theatre, 20th August - 4th September#spamalot #rotoruamusicaltheatre #theatre #musical #montypython ... See MoreSee Less
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If you're doing nothing today and feel up for a quick drive then head on over to Te Puke to watch the Tai Mitchell tournament. Our Rotorua Boys Kōura are playing for 3rd or 4th and our first time ever Rotorua Girls Kōura are into the finals. See draws below for further details. Goodluck to both Kōura teams. #kōura #rotorua #rugby ... See MoreSee Less
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REVOLUTION TOUR:We were lucky enough to experience the revolution tour which is an interactive school program which entertains and inspires. Their aim is to inspire hope, build resilience and empower change. The key message was “a problem shared is a problem halved”. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we got to see a range of talented students perform, what an amazing way to end the term. Special thanks to Mr Powley for organising the event. Well done to all the students that participated and congratulations Adrian Hurihanganui today's winning act. ... See MoreSee Less
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PUKAKI WHANAU:Pukaki Whanau enjoying opt in activities for their Whanau Day. So many creative minds! ... See MoreSee Less
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Door to door sales from Te Rangiiwaho tomorrow. $2 choccies. 50c for the chips.They will be coming around just before breaks tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less
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Teacher Aide Opportunity!We are looking for a teacher aide for a fixed-term position for terms 3 and 4 of this year. The role requires working with individuals and groups of students in classrooms for 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.45am to 2.45pm.The successful applicant should be flexible, reliable, and able to work collaboratively with others. Performing assigned tasks with self-confidence is a must, as well as being able to communicate effectively.If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter, before Friday 9 July, to Stephanie Chand at:stephaniec@rotorua-intermediate.org.nz ... See MoreSee Less
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HockeyGames Friday 9th of July RIS Black - bye RIS Grey - game 4.30 pm turf 2Be at the turf by 4.00 pm. Training this week Wednesday - Black team 3-4 pm Thursday - Grey team 3-4 pm No early morning training Thursday. No training over the school holidays. 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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