Rotorua Intermediate 21 September
Celebrating our AIMs athletes along with their coaches, managers and most importantly the parents who provide the support to enable their child the opportunity to compete at this national event.
The RIS school community is very proud to acknowledge every competitor who did their best, represented the school with pride and always demonstrated Courage and Commitment throughout the duration of their event.
To full list of placings please visit
Medal Placing Results
7s girls- Gold
7s boys - Silver
Kevin Bang Golf - Bronze
Madyson Richards-Te Whau
Boys Basketball 5 a side
Gymnastics - Holly Hurihanganui
Table Tennis - Jesse Smith
Alfie Cochrane Enduro & XC
Last Friday, Canaan from the Rotorua Museum visited Pukaki 1 and provided students with an opportunity to have their say as to what should be included in the museum when it reopens.
Students were able to share their ideas about what they'd like to see, hear, experience and learn about. It was such a neat opportunity for the students who absolutely made the most of it and covered the sheets with amazing ideas. Some of the ideas included:
New Zealand and Rotorua history, as well as utilising technology to share our stories with virtual reality etc
NZ species of native animals and plants
Dawn Raids and NZ Wars
Space area with facts about space and a scaled down solar system
Interactive technology - things you can touch or look through
Experiencing New Zealand's part in WW1 and WW2
There was also mention of a massive slide being incorporated into the museum for added "engagement".
Over the coming weeks our data will be collated and analysed as the museum team begin to put together plans for the future of our museum.
Maori Language Week
RIS Grey took out the B Grade 6 aside final on Friday night. Winning 2-0. They also won the FairPlay trophy.
Well done team.
MANAAKITANGA AWARD RECIPIENTS: WEEK 7, Term 3
Sophy Kang Pukaki 2
Sophy always has a positive attitude towards learning and is willing to help others. She consistently takes responsibility for her actions by being organised for learning and staying on task. She also takes her responsibilities very seriously and is always ready to ref games in SE. Sophy is respectful to her classmates and the teachers. You are a star Sophy!
Ava Linton Tunohopu 1 - Hine Kaha
Ava’s positive attitude towards her learning has really been evident over the last couple of weeks. She is attending all workshops, staying on task and really trying to add detail and depth to her learning. Her Project Runway design was incredible and really took Ava out of her comfort zone. So proud of you Ava!
Kaye Virganio Te Rangiiwaho 1
Kaye Virganio - You always maintain a high standard in your learning, and show creativity and imagination. It’s great to see you go above and beyond in setting yourself goals and working to achieve them. In the classroom, you are kind and courteous and you always help out those around you. You show a positive attitude at all times here at RIS!
Fletcher Kiner - Hurungaterangi 5 -Nga Tama Toa
What a terrific whanau member of Hurungaterangi you are, Fletcher. You always have a smile on your face and a welcoming ‘hello’ for people, including your kaiako. You show respect towards others and are more than willing to lend a helping hand. When a friend is needing help with their mahi, you will mentor them with what to do. Thank you, Fletcher.
Raukawa Rahurahu Te Roro o te Rangi 2
Raukawa Rahurahu - Tēnā koe Raukawa! You are a humble akonga who shows the values of manaakitanga in all that you do, upholding our kura values showing respect for your peers, kaiako, and yourself. You are always on task, displaying a positive work ethic, setting a great example for your peers in Te Roro o Te Rangi and making my job easier. Ngā mihi nui ki a koe e tama, kei runga noa!
Michael Magatosia Pukaki 1 - Pathways
Michael, you consistently have a positive attitude in class to your learning and other people. You show consideration for other students' thoughts, ideas and beliefs, and encourage everyone to contribute to group and class discussion and activities.
MANAAKITANGA AWARD RECIPIENTS: WEEK 8, Term 3
Emma-Lee Denholm Pukaki 3
Emma-Lee is a kind and conscientious student. She consistently displays our school values and is a role model to other students. She always has a positive attitude, is focused, and completes her work to a high standard. It is a pleasure to have her in our Pukaki whanau. Well done Emma-Lee, keep up the great work!
Danaye Olivares Tunohopu 3
Always on task, kind and conscientious student. Who works collaboratively alongside others. She showed true courage in her recent role within Hine Kaha’s Project Runway stepping in to fill in for an absent student. Keep up the good work Danaye!
Isobel Watton Te Rangiiwaho 1
She is a conscientious worker who always completes tasks to a high standard. She manages herself and her time and is always on task. Isobel is considerate of other students and often helps out around the classroom. It is awesome to have her in our whanau!
Jaedan Rika Hurungaterangi 1
Jaedan, the way you quietly go about each and every day is wonderful. You are always kind to your peers and kaiako. You enjoy working collaboratively with others and you are beginning to take on important roles such as leading orientation days with the Year 6 students.
Maia Walters Te Roro o te Rangi 3
Aku mihi Maia! He tamaiti Kura huna ia ra, ia ra! Maia is a quiet, confident student, she continuously demonstrates manaaki mai, manaaki atu, mau ano to Mana e tiaki.
Isla Osborne Te Rangiiwaho 1 - Pathways
Isla, it has been a pleasure having you in my afternoon programme. You have been independent, have had a positive attitude towards your learning and have always followed the 3 Rs. You were also amazing in the workshop during orientation days helping the year 6 students. Thank you Isla.
High School Orientation and Enrolment Programmes
FOTS - Friends of the School
School Camp 2022 - Camp Ngaruawahia
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- Thursday 22 September------------------------- Manaakitanga Assembly. 1pm
- Friday 23 September---------------------------- WHHS Leadership Day
- Monday 26 September--------------------------- Public Holiday /Queen Elizabeth II
- Tuesday 27 - 28 September -------------------- Pukaki Ngaruawahia Camp
- Wednesday 28 - 30 September ---------------- Te Roro o te Rangi Ngaruawahia Camp
- Friday 30 September ----------------------------- End of Term 3
- Monday 17 October ------------------------------ Term 4 Begins
- Tuesday 18 October ----------------------------- Year 6 Interviews
- Wednesday 19 October -------------------------- Year 6 Interviews
RIS School APP
EDUCA - Learning Platform for Sharing Work.
Educa is a learning platform that allows students to share their learning and progress with whanau as well as whanau being able to respond with comment.
Term 1 Pathway Reports will be sent via your child's Educa Profile. The Pathway team would like to celebrate with you, the learning and assessment over the previous term in their Pathway programme.
You would have previously received a few emails from Educa inviting you to activate your account. Please activate your account by clicking on the link provided.
If you have not received an email from Educa please contact the school office.
We encourage you to take this opportunity to be part of your child's day to day learning.
You can receive, learning stories, reports, updates and notices via email or download the app to your phone.