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

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Room 5 - Te Kura Pūkenga o Rotoua


Kia Ora

Our room is at base, 36 Kea Street and we are an amazing class of seven students, aged from twelve to twenty.

We have six young men, Hekenukumaingaiwi, Kalais, Novel, Stacey, Siosifa and Casey-John, who has just joined our class this year. Our sole young woman is Waimarie.

Class work is supported by our capable team of Teacher Aides, Sharee, Kylie and Dawn.

Our program is based around Individual Education Plans, (the I.E.P.) which is designed in consultation with whanau and teacher. Our I.E.P.s also have regular input from our awesome team of therapists - Mandana, Speech Language; Michelle, Orientation and Mobility,  Pearl, Occupational therapy and Anne, Physiotherapy. We do learning activities daily towards meeting the goals of our I.E.P.s.

The weekly program is also supported through visits by Phil for music and Matua Aiden for Te Reo Māori. We are fortunate to be able to get out into the community using our school vans and we visit places of interest to support our learning, e.g. shopping, fitness walks, forest and playgrounds.

This term we are focused on the school wide theme centred around the new national Social Sciences history curriculum.

We are looking forward to having an awesome year.

Nga mihi.

Ron Thornton, Kaiako.