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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Come along this Thursday at 5.30pm to RIS Has Got Talent and enjoy our talented students. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hockey Games this week
28th of June

RIS Black Game time 6.45 pm be there at 6.15 pm.

Black team training Wednesday 3.15-4.15 pm.

RIS Grey Game time 4.15 pm be there at 3.30 pm.

Grey team training Thursday 3.15-4.15 pm
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The RIS girls soccer team played in the Bay-wide tournament today. They gained a lot of experience and had a load of fun. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today our boys soccer team were undefeated, they came first in a Bay of Plenty soccer tournament. Their final game against Tauranga Intermediate was very close and came down to a penalty shout out. Well done boys and Matua Phil!
Some amazing skill and teamwork was displayed.
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Amazing weather, awesome students, great fun and lots of learning. Tunohopu whanau had a very productive day at Paratehoata-Te Kohea Marae. Nga mihi to our hosts - the hapu of Ngati Tunohopu, in particular Whaea Norma, Whaea Josie and Matua Bryce for welcoming us on.
There was a lot of self-management and collaboration used to successfully complete today's activities. Ka Mau te Wehi!
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No early morning training tomorrow!
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Whanau Days in Te Roro o te Rangi this week focus on practising our learning habits in the context of games. We are adapting, innovating and collaborating as we design and make our own board games: Twister, Monopoly, Skittles, Snakes and Ladders...and more. The games will then be used in our classrooms for wet day breaks in winter. We are also having fun, and collaborating, to play non-digital games such as elastics, treasure hunt, cards and sports. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hockey Games this week
RIS Black team Game time 4.15 pm. Be there at 3.30 pm.

Black team training Wednesday 3.15 - 4.15 pm.

RIS Grey team Game time 4.15 pm Be there at 3.30 pm.

Grey team training. Thursday 3.15-4.15 pm.
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Pukaki had a great day at the marae. Thank you to all our parent helpers! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hurungaterangi Marae Trip... The sun is shining down at Ngapuna. ... 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

Performance Media is the art of performing with technology.


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.


What is the difference between Noise and Music, Guitar and Keyboard?


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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