Term Dates 2022:

Term 3: Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September

Term 4: Monday 17 October - Thursday 15th December (half day)


Term Dates 2023
Term 1 : Wednesday 1 February -Thursday 6 April
Term 2: Monday 24 April - Friday 30 June
Term 3: Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September
Term 4: Monday 9 October - Friday 15 December (half day)
2023 Public Holidays (during Term time):
Term 1:
Waitangi Day - 6 February
Good Friday - 7 April
Term 2:
Anzac Day - 25 April 
Queen's Birthday - 6 June
Matariki - 24 June
Term 3: Nil
Term 4: Labour Day 24 October

Contact Details:

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

News from Owhata

Owhata Primary Satellite Class - Room 15

Kia ora koutou, 

Ko Tina Rewi-McRoy toku ingoa.  I am the Kaiako at Owhata Satellite class based at Owhata Primary School.

There are three amazing Kaiawhina - Dhayna Walden, Karen McIntosh and Rebecca Herbert. 

We have 6 boys and 1 girl whose ages range from 5-9 years of age.  Students: Ben Kingi, Cylis Clarke, Pedro Kingi, Rex-Takiri Moke-Evetts, Te Wiroa Himona-Eparaima, Wiremu Devon and Kendyll Stewart.

All students have Individual Educational Plans that cater to their individual needs.  The Individual Educational Plans have input from Parents/Caregivers/Whanau, Specialists and the Class Teacher.

Our School Specialists include two Speech and Language Therapists – Laury Houghton and Mandana Rastgoo.  Two Occupational Therapists Cian Hart and Pearl Timoti.  A Physiotherapist Susie Nyika and Michelle Bunce is the Vision and Mobility Therapist.  Aiden Taipeti, Kapa Haka and Te Reo Maori Tutor.  Matua Phil Oxenham is our very talented Music Teacher.

Students also participate in Art, Walks, Cooking, Sensory Programs, Play Based Learning, and Maths – Priory Woods an Interactive Maths Program as well as Numicon. 

Students participate in riding for the Disabled (RDA).  There is a Sports Day every term as well as an Annual Cross-Country.

Other Community facilities are utilised such as the Aquatic Centres, the Redwoods and various Parks.

Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei

Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain