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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Taeotu whanau have just left Ngaruawahia....we will be back at kura just before 3pm....please pick up from back gate... ... See MoreSee Less

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9’s Rugby League Tournament:
A great day for our Year 7/8 boys and girls teams at the 9’s Tournament yesterday. Our boys made it into the finals and our girls were crowned Year 7/8 Champions. Well done to everyone involved, a massive effort by all. Special thanks to Matua Pou & Whaea Amanda and all the whãnau support. A big shout out to Jason Sayers for giving our teams some solid advice and guiding the teams around the park, we appreciate your time. Photo credit to Roselyn Sayers
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Taeotu Camp #Day2 🤩

The weather this morning ⛈ didn’t stop us from having fun 😊 now the SUN ☀️ is shinning and the fun continues.....
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Taeotu Whānau at Camp 😍🤩 #day1 ... See MoreSee Less

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Robotics is the future! My Parry’s futures students have been programming objects using coding in order to move them in specific directions. Kaleb and Ryan have their sphere following a parking track- clever! ... See MoreSee Less

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Te Roro o te Rangi whanau are on our way home. Students should be ready for pickup just before 3:00. ... See MoreSee Less

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Taeotu Whānau have arrived at camp. Getting ready to start our day 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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RGHS OPEN DAY - 20th November
Only the girls enrolled for 2020 will be able to attend.
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Day 2 at camp with Te Roro o te Rangi whanau. What a neat bunch of kids...having an awesome time. We are looking forward to tonight's talent quest and giant game of spotlight. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Zombie Apocalypse..... Brylee and Melly created a very impressive looking game as part of a team-building exercise. The classroom focus was self management and resilience. Part of the criteria was to include a 3D element. Today they challenged Mr de Thierry to a game. ... 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.

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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