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 1A News

Kia ora Koutou.

Class 1a Rotorua Specialist School 

Te Kura Pukenga o Rotorua 

Kia Ora koutou kotoa 

My name is Zac Markham , I am the kaiako of room 1a at Rotorua Specialist School . I teach alongside two amazing teacher aides /support staff Jodi Hohneck and Greg Rerehau . 

There are five amazing tamariki in our class - Casey -John Whare , Ishayat Zaman ,Robert Scott , Taiporotu Te Naera and Souljah Jenkins-Hutana .

All students have written individual education goals that are implemented through the educational programme as part of each school day . The individual education plans ( IEP’s) have regular input from whanau , the classroom teacher and our wonderful specialists Mandana ( speech -language therapist ) ,Cian Harte ( occupational therapist ) and Suzie Nyika ( physiotherapist ) . Each week we are visited by Phil Oxenham ( our music teacher ) and Aiden Taipeti , our Kapa Haka and Te Reo Maori teacher . 

As a class we have been going swimming at the Aquatics centre and MIGS ( the GYM ) once a week as well as visiting the community during our regular van outings .Places we have visited as a class include the tree trust , the redwoods , government gardens and local playgrounds . 

Class 1a has also been working on a Managing Self module which is part of the SPEC ( Supported Preparation for Employment and Citizenship) course . Students in room 1a are working within the entry course level . This includes activities from a variety of subject areas within level 1 of the New Zealand curriculum . All the young people in the class are supported positively to complete these activities using praise and encouragement by the fantastic staff on a daily basis. 

Nga Mihi 

Zac Markham ( room 1a classroom teacher ) , Jodi Hohneck and Greg Rerehau ( support staff )