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Kahui Rangatahi


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+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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FOTs Mufti Day: Tomorrow (Friday 4th Dec)
Gold coin Koha

There will also be a sausage sizzle available for $2 at morning tea
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Pop Up Social Shop...
Open now until 6.30pm
Rotorua Intermediate office foyer
Gold coin donation to borrow
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There will be a pop up social shop with dresses and suits available to borrow. This will be held on Thursday from 5-6.30pm in the Rotorua Intermediate office foyer.

You can borrow an item to wear to the social for a gold coin donation and return it after the social.
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Tomorrow will be the last day we are collecting cans for the Salvation Army's appeal. Any canned food goods donated will be handed over tomorrow. Thanks to all those students who have brought cans in already, especially Pukaki Whanau who have brought in more cans than any other whanau group. ... See MoreSee Less

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Please note there is a change in time for the game tomorrow... it is now at 3.30pm.
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Instructions on how to get our Rotorua Intermediate app. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kia ora koutou. If you're stuck inside on this rainy Sunday it could be the perfect time to clean out the kitchen pantry. If you have any unwanted canned goods lurking at the back of the cupboard please send them into school and we will make sure they go to a good cause. ... See MoreSee Less

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Khushi Patel also celebrating her culture, performing at the Diwali Festival in Rotorua today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful to see Dhrutika Patel (RIS Prefect) celebrating her culture, performing at the Diwali Festival in Rotorua today. ... 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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