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

Students' Vision Statement

See us, hear us, know us, empower us.

Titiro mai, whakarongo mai, korero mai, whaka kaha i a matou.


Child Protection Policy

Restraint Policy

Te Kura Pukenga o Rotorua - Strategic Plan 2023

Strategic Plan 2023-2025

Health Education


Rotorua Specialist School Board of Trustees - Members

 Terena Wara - Presiding Member

Lorraine Northey - Principal

Karalyn McRoy - Staff Representative

Aiden Taipeti - Minute Taker

Rebekah Wong - Parent Representative

Thien Truong - Parent Representative

Ashwini Ram - Parent Representative

Marcus Gouveia - Parent Representative


RSS has opted into the Ministry of Education Donations Scheme.

Complying with the MoE's requirement; that the only donation that can be asked of parents/caregivers; is for CAMP expenses.


Board meetings are held each month (excl. holidays). 

Meetings start at 5.00 pm at Base School and all are welcome.

Copies of Minutes, Annual Report and Charter are available to peruse via the school office.



2021 Financial Statement

Photo credit: PJ, RSS

2021 Analysis of Variance Report

Photo credit: Chiana, RSS

2022 End of Year Annual Report

Photo credit: Chiana, RSS

2020 Analysis of Variance Report

Photo credit: Caleb, RSS