2024 Term Dates

Term 1: Wednesday 7 February - Friday 12 April

Term 2: Monday 29 April - Friday 5 Juiy

Term 3: Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September

Term 4: Monday 14 October - Friday 20 December (half day)

2024 Public Holidays (during term time):
Term 1:
Waitangi Day - 6 February
Good Friday - 29 March
Easter Monday - 1 April
Easter Tuesday - 2 April
Term 2:
Anzac Day - 25 April 
King's Birthday - 3 June
Matariki - 28 June
Term 4:
Labour Day - 28 October

Contact Details:

Rotorua Specialist School
36 Kea Street
Selwyn Heights
Phone: (07) 3476717
Fax no: (07) 3476714
Email: office@rss.ac.nz

Base 2

Kia Ora and welcome to Room 2

Hi, my name is Kim Graham and I am the teacher in Room 2 this year.

I feel very privileged to be working with our 3 wonderful young men; Eklay-Ray, Kruise and Taiporutu.

My amazing teacher aides are: Karalyn and Rebecca

This year we have chosen to work on SPEC (South Pacific Educational Courses) which is a learning programme that focuses on providing the students with adapted resources and support to attain the New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living, a NZQA approved program.

There is also a big focus on ensuring we are meeting the boy’s IEP’s (Individual Educational Plan) goals through teaching and learning programmes that focus on where they are currently at and where they would like to progress to, allowing opportunities to celebrate success.

The boys love being out in the community with daily walks within the community, visits to the tree trust and Redwoods along with visiting the Japanese garden. They are also taking part in the bike skills programme and enjoy heading into town on the bus. Every morning you will see the boys in the gym working on their fitness and throughout the week taking part in cooking sessions, attending sports days, yoga, kapa haka and dance.

We are also supported by our amazing specialists; Mandana (speech language therapist), Karen (physio) and Katharina (occupational therapist).

The boys are amazing and are always here with a smile ready to embrace the new day.