Term Dates 2023:

Term 1: Wednesday 2 February - Friday 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 
King'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

RSS - Room 2 News

Hi.  My name is Daryl Watene and I am the teacher in Room 2. My classroom is  lucky to have two awesome teacher aides Nicky and Trace who work with the students on a daily basis. 

I am now in my fourth year at Rotorua Specialist School. The class is made up of eight students varying in age from 16 - 20 years of age.

The students in Room 2 have a varied learning programme where literacy and numeracy are integrated with S.P.E.C (Supported Preparation for Employment and Citizenship which is a skills for living programme), LEGO, and music. We also have specialist involvement throughout each week that help our students to grow in their confidence, cognitive, and physical abilities.    

The students also spend time each week off site which allows them to integrate within the community. We visit places such as MIGs gym (flexibility, fitness and overall hauora), Aquatic Centre (for water safety and swimming), the library and the redwoods/tree trust for walking and exercise.The older students have started transition and have also started work experience.