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

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 third 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 at large. Community places such as the Aquatic Centre (swimming skills), MIGs gym (body movement and dexterity), library (research) and the Redwoods all help to develop their overall hauora and well being.