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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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Social dance practice is in full swing with our year 8 students learning line dances, the foxtrot, samba and more. ... See MoreSee Less

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If this year didn’t have enough disappointments, here comes another one!!!!
7 Hour Relay Postponed until Term 1 2021
After considering the financial pressures on parents and Whanau, over the last 6 months, we believe it is
unfair to put additional pressure on members of our school’s community, by seeking sponsorship money for
our school’s Environment Project. We hope this decision rests well with you. Those who have already
donated towards our project can contact Julie in our school office, if you would like a refund, if not be
assured all funds will roll over and be part of our 2021 project funding.
On behalf of our students and staff, we thank you for your understanding.
Garry de Thierry
We look forward to seeing you all supporting your child/ren at our
‘End of Year Prizegivings’ .
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PINK SHIRT DAY: Thank you to everyone who took part in our Pink Shirt day today; from dressing up, to entering the art competition and supporting this important kaupapa. ... See MoreSee Less

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Rotorua Intermediate School is promoting Pink Shirt Day. We will be having our school pink day tomorrow Thursday the 22nd of October. For a $2 donation students and staff can arrive at school wearing pink shirts and/or accessories. All proceeds will go towards the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation. He aroha whakatō, he aroha puta mai.
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Our students in Hurungaterangi 1 & 5 really enjoyed learning about the role of a police dog handler and their partners / best friend the police dog.

Police dogs are trained to bite dangerous suspects and hold them hostage. In many situations, they are the first ones to put their lives on the line and go in against an armed suspect to protect their human partners. We were lucky enough to witness some demonstrations and definitely don’t want to get on the wrong side of the police dog after seeing these.

We are looking forward to more visits throughout term 4.
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Reminder: Te Roro o Te Rangi Kai Stall Today
Sausage Sizzle $2
Drinks $1 Cakes from 50c
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RBHS accelerate catch up testing at Rotorua Intermediate tomorrow (Wednesday 21st October) from 9.30-11am in Tunohopu 1.

This is open to all year 8 boys who would like to sit this test. All you need is a pen or pencil.
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Y7 - 2021 OPTIONS
Year 7 students please return your options/intentions form to your teacher or Whaea Jodi as soon as you have had a discussion with your Whanau.

Year 8 students if you haven’t already, we encourage you to enrol at the high school of your choice as soon as possible. Our high schools are beginning to organise class placements and can only do this when students have officially enrolled. These can be handed into our RIS school office but preferably directly to the high school.
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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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