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

Sunset - Room 9 News

Tena Koutou,

Our Room 9 whanau is made up of 5 incredible tamariki aged between 5 and 8 years, 3 dedicated Kaiawhina and Kaiako.  Tauira also receive additional support from the school's highly experienced Specialists teams Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Therapist.

Our main focus this year in Room 9 is around Te Ao Marama and Mātauranga Māori. Learning to examine and understand the world around us using different perspectives about knowledge and knowing.   

Increasing self-awareness, connecting more intimately with the environment, and becoming more attuned to meaningful and shared activities.  Tamariki are encouraged to practise daily rangatiratanga, learning independence, making choices, challenging fears, practising resilience and reflecting on behaviours.

As a class we visit local areas, Marae, as well as participate in water therapy and Swim-Able.  The students are developing a greater sense of whanaungatanga and their sense of belonging through engagement and exposure to the world around them.

Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia ō tātou māhi 

Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work