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”

Our Latest Posts

Thank you to everyone who sold Warriors tickets on behalf of the school. With the commission we made, we will be purchasing chess sets and starting an RIS Chess club.

Our top ticket sellers were:
1st Place - McKenzie Anderson-Tito (winning a double pass to the Warriors game and a Family pass to the redwood tree walk).

2nd Place - Caleb Martin (winning a $235 Hells Gate Voucher).

3rd Place - Annalise Drabble (winning a $135 Hells Gate Voucher).
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We would like to thank Polly Playle from BOP Rugby for coming to RIS and teaching us about Quick Rip rugby. Over the week Polly took every class for a session teaching them the rules and rugby skills, playing the game and focused on teamwork. This has really set us up for our RIS Rippa Rugby World Cup tournament.
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Te Roro o Te Rangi House Chant ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Tunohopu Whanau house chant... ... See MoreSee Less

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Pukaki Whanau House Chant (part 2). ... See MoreSee Less

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Pukaki Whanau... 3rd place in the House Chant (Part 1), sorry I thought it finished 😳. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Hurungaterangi Whanau, 2nd Place in our House chant competition. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Taeotu Whanau winning the House Chant competition 🏆. ... 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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