2024 Term Dates

Term 1: Wednesday 7 February - Friday 12 April

Term 2: Monday 29 April - Friday 5 Juiy

Term 3: Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September

Term 4: Monday 14 October - Friday 20 December (half day)

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2024 Public Holidays (during term time):
Term 1:
Waitangi Day - 6 February
Good Friday - 29 March
Easter Monday - 1 April
Term 2:
Anzac Day - 25 April 
King's Birthday - 3 June
Matariki - 28 June
Term 4:
Labour Day - 28 October

Contact Details:

Rotorua Specialist School
36 Kea Street
Selwyn Heights
ROTORUA 3015
Phone: (07) 3476717
Fax no: (07) 3476714
Email: office@rss.ac.nz

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Tumuaki - Principal’s Welcome


Nau mai, haere mai ki te Kura Pūkenga o Rotorua - Rotorua Specialist School

I am delighted to welcome you to our beautiful kura.  We are the leading provider of Specialist Education in Rotorua for students, aged 5-21 years, with intellectual and / or physical disabilities.  For over 60 years our commitment to fostering a safe, happy and caring environment has empowered our students to become valued members of our school and the wider community.  

We have eight satellite classes that provide our awesome students with unparalleled opportunities, fostering collaboration between our school and host schools to promote inclusion.  The backbone of our success lies in our incredible team – comprising of kaiako - teachers, teacher aides, various therapists and support staff who work together seamlessly to help our students reach their full potential.

We are fortunate to have an exceptional Board of Trustees dedicated to supporting our school.  Their commitment and expertise play a pivotal role in ensuring the continued success and growth of our educational community.

If you would like  to learn more about us or you would like to experience our nurturing environment first hand, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  We welcome you to reach out, visit our school, and discover the excellence that defines Te Kura  Pukenga o Rotorua– Rotorua Specialist School.

Kia tātou ka ako, ka awhi, ka piki ake!


Ngā mihi

Lorraine Northey
Tumuaki
M Ed.(Hons), PG.Dip S.E, B Ed. 


Together we Care, Learn and Excel

Kia tatou ka ako, ka awhi, ka piki ake

(School Mission Statement)

Photo: PJ, RSS

Room 2 doing the recycling

Photo: PJ, RSS

Our new playground

Photo: PJ, RSS

Enjoying the swing