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 5 News

Kia ora koutou.

Room 5 has 7 great students this year – Ngawari M, Hekenuku S, Stacey H, Novel S, Waimarie C, Sifa N, and Kalais R. ranging in age from 14 to 20.

Our staffing team, led by Ron, includes Angela, Sharee and Lester, supported by the school Therapy team for Speech and Language, Orientation and Mobility, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

Room 5 follows a steady routine of activities focused on meeting the goals set in student Individual Education Plans in language, math, P.E. , life skills and other curriculum areas. Routine ensures that we all know what is happening and this helps us stay on task.

We are lucky to have access to a school van and this enables us to explore our community and what it has to offer, like the Library, swimming pools, lakes and forest. We enjoy getting out and about as much as our Covid restrictions have allowed. In term 1 we explored under the topic of “Our Local Area” or “Rohe”. In term 2 we will be working on another theme “Our World” or “to tatou ao”.