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)

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
Phone: (07) 3476717
Fax no: (07) 3476714
Email: office@rss.ac.nz

News from Owhata

At Owhata in Room 15 we have seven beautiful tamariki, who are full of life and have wonderful and very interesting personalities.  There are two girls age 5 and 8 and five boys from 6-10 years young.

The girls are Ivy Cooper (5) and Kendyll Stewart (8).  The boys are Ben Kingi (10); Cylis Clarke (8); Pedro Kingi (7); Rex Moke-Evetts (10); Te Wiroa Himona-Eparaima (10).

I am the Kaiako of Room 15, m name is Tina Rewi-McRoy and work alongside an amazing Team of Support Staff and Specialists.  Dhayna Walden, Karen McIntosh and Marilyn Campos are the incredible Support Staff who are highly skilled.  Learning for all staff is ongoing and a daily occurrence.  We also enjoy Professional Development throughout the year.

The Specialist Staff are Ann Dooley (Physiotherapist); Michelle Bunce (Orientation & Mobility); Pearl Timoti (Occupational Therapist); Chenelle Austin (Speech & Language Therapist); Aiden Taipeti (Cultural Leader) and Phil Oxenham (Music Teacher).

We also have opportunities to meet with whanau through Whanau Morning Teas and Grandparent Day.  These are held in class.

Along with applying all the students needs e.g., standing and walking frames and IEP Goals,  (Individual Education Plans), Yoga, Music, Waiata/Kapa Haka, Cooking, Walks into our Daily Routine, we have opportunities for horse-riding at AquiSucceed NZ formally known as RDA.  Outings in the community such as the Redwoods, annual picnic at Lake Okareka, Junior Sports Days at Base School, Discos and Cross Country to name a few.





We should work together for the wellbeing of everyone