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 3 News

Welcome to Room 3!


My name is Matua Olly and I will be the permanent teacher in Room 3 for 2023. I am looking forward to nurturing my students' curiosity with some fantastic art projects, where they will explore and experience their taha and Te Ao Māori in a safe and secure environment.


We have begun constructing our first big art project, a tukutuku panel that will be representative of the boys’ journey at Rotorua Specialist School throughout the year. We have many more meaningful learning opportunities lined up for Room 3 this year, and I along with my teacher aides and keen to get the class out into our rohi and enjoy some of the wonderful parks and places that are significant to our school and our students.