Welcoming our new students and teachers to Rotorua Intermediate.


+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”

Hockey Please check student notices tomorrow for callback trial for the Black Team. Thank you to all those who trialed. If your name is not mentioned in the callback trial. Don’t worry you will be placed in a team. Teams will all be announced Week 7, Monday March the 15th. Thanks Whaea Jo and Whaea Helen. ... See MoreSee Less
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HockeyReminder.....Yr 8 trials tomorrow Wednesday 3rd of March. School turf - 3-4 pm Make sure you have the following to trial. Mouth guard Shin padsHockey StickTurf shoes/ running shoes. Thank you Whaea Jo and Whaea Helen. ... See MoreSee Less
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Dear Parents / CaregiversPlease see the attached notice.On Tuesday 23 March, the FOTS will be holding their annual general meeting (AGM) in the RI Staffroom at 6pm all welcome.Thank you ... See MoreSee Less
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We're counting down the days! Thursday is our term 1 opportunity to catch up with your child's classroom teacher. Please come along to our Festival on the Field, bring some food and a blanket. We have some really excited students ready to share their musical talent and our teachers are looking forward to strengthening home and school relationships.See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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Please attend RIS rugby training from 3.30-5.30pm before you attend the muster. Whakarewarewa JAB Rugby Muster: Tonight 5-7.30pm & Saturday 10am-1pm Under 6 - Under 13s ... See MoreSee Less
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ACTS OF KINDNESSWe received the following email about a lovely student named Mazz in Pukaki 2:I am making contact with you to acknowledge a young man from your kura. I am a person with a visual impairment and have only recently moved to Rotorua approximately 2 months ago. My office is in Haupapa St and i usually walk to the bus stop and catch my bus home. I was walking to catch my bus, when i felt a light tap on my shoulder and then a young man inform me that there were some obstacles and barriers in the middle of the footpath. He also offered to assist me to avoid these obstacles. Which i gratefully accepted.Once he assisted me to avoid these obstacles, he walked with me until I turned towards the bus stop. He chatted with me and informed me that he was a year 8 at Rotorua Intermediate. He told me his name and I believe he said it was Mazz.I am unsure of your processes of acknowledging our young people who actively participate and engage with our community. But I would like to recommend this young man to be acknowledged in what ever way the kura thinks is appropriate.It is these small random acts of kindness, that has reinforced our decision to move to this fabulous city. Thank you to this young man, his whānau and the kura for growing, nurturing and role modelling being a active participant in our community.MaurioraKahurangi ... See MoreSee Less
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There is a new Fluoride Programme coming through the schools this year. Please read the information below.Thank you ... See MoreSee Less
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NETBALL Trials tomorrow in the gym. Please bring PE gear, netball shoes, water bottle and a positive attitude. Year 7’s 1:45pm - 2:45pm Year 8’s 3pm - 4pm Call Backs will happen this week and teams will be named next week. A notice will go home with fees, team name, coach and training times. Please note intermediate netball is played on Saturdays and the season starts the term 2. Any questions please email Whaea Nora noraa@rotorua-intermediate.org.nz ... See MoreSee Less
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There is a new Fluoride Programme coming through the schools this year. Please read the information below.Thank you ... 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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