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

Malfroy 18

Kia Ora Koutou Katoa


My name is Sylvia Lees and I am the teacher at the Malfroy Satellite Class.   Currently I have 3 amazing, experienced, full-time Support Staff, Raewyn, Stacy and Lester in my team.

We started the year with 4 students  from 2023 – Alizay, Tehihira, Charley and Haytham, however Anaru and Ariana joined Ruma 18 very soon after the school year began making our class complete! Each of the tamariki bring a light of sunshine to the kura.

This year we will be supported in class by Mandana (Speech Language Therapist), Katharina (Occupational Therapist), Ann (Physiotherapist) and Michelle (Orientation and Mobility Specialist).

Shortly, each child will have a new Individual Education Plan (IEP) with supporting goals, however, at the moment we are focussing on establishing routines and realistic, achievable expectations.   

We love being able to get outside to play at school and enjoy visiting local and surrounding parks. We also enjoy our daily hikoi in the community or through the Redwoods and Ngongotaha Walking Tracks. We have a goal to visit the Local Library this year and to experience the Sensory Room there.    

This term we have been going swimming and horse riding. This has been a huge success and has helped strengthen some core muscles.






We should work together for the wellbeing of everyone