Rotorua Intermediate 22 February


Reporting to Parents and Whanau 2023

The vision of the New Zealand Curriculum is for your child to be given the experiences to become a confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learner. Our purpose in reporting to you is to share information about your child’s learning, progress, and achievement during their learning journey at Rotorua Intermediate.

Term One- building a learning partnership

  • Progress discussions (a 15 minute parent/ teacher/ student interview) held across the day on Monday 20th March between 9am and 6pm. A notice will be sent home with instructions on how to book appointments with your child’s classroom teacher and with their Pathways teacher.

Mid year reporting

  • Mid year report will be sent home in Week 1 of Term 3. This report will give you information on your child’s progress and achievement in reading, writing, and maths as well as giving you an overall comment and indicating how your child displays our Rotorua Intermediate ‘Habits for Learning’.

EDUCA Portfolio of Learning: In addition to the written report, samples of your child’s learning will be shared at regular intervals each term through Educa. The benefit of this to you as parents and whanau is the opportunity to celebrate your child’s learning through real and relevant samples of learning across the curriculum.

These samples will include what your child was learning, how they know they were successful and what their next steps are. Our Pathways team will also share termly reports with you through Educa. You will have the opportunity to record your positive, supportive thoughts on Educa.

In addition to these planned events, we encourage you to make contact at any time with your child’s teacher. Building learning partnerships between parents, whānau, and teachers is vital for each child’s ongoing learning and success. We look forward to having this effective partnership with you over the year ahead.
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Girls Swimming Results 2023

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Boys Swimming Results 2023

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Overall Winners for Swimming 2023

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Important Notice

Kia ora koutou e te whānau

Last year we noticed a trend of students arriving at school late and being picked up early on a regular basis. This is concerning as the mornings and afternoons are often when important notices are given out. A student who arrives just 10 minutes late and is picked up 10 minutes early will miss almost 17 hours of school a term, 67 hours per year. This equates to 11 school days.

We ask that families support their children's learning by having strong morning routines and only picking students up early if there is an important reason. If you are having difficulties getting your child to school please contact the classroom teacher.

Ngā mihi,

Dean Henderson

Learning Support Coordinator


Tamati Fraser Hurungaterangi 2 - Week 1

Your kind, caring nature shines through, Tamati. You provided amazing support for our Year 7’s. Welcoming them into our kura and showing awhi by helping to set their chromebooks up. This is going to be a fantastic year for you, Tamati.

Kiara de Bruyn Pukaki 2

Kiara, you have been a ray of sunshine in our class this week. You care and kindness shown to our newcomer and to our returning student has been special to behold. Your support and friendly welcome has made a difference to two students in particular, and to the mana of our class in general. Here’s to a great year ahead!

Felix Fairbrother Tunohopu 1

Felix, you’ve started the year so well and you’re a great role model for your peers. You have a strong work ethic and get involved in all class activities. It’s great to see you settling into year 7 so effortlessly.

Himanshi Mudaliar Te Rangiiwaho 1

What a great start to the year Himanshi! You have already taken on responsibility in class - helping out as our lunch monitor. You share confidently when we have classroom discussion and you are respectful to those around you. Keep up the awesome attitude!

Troy Richardson Hurungaterangi 4

What a terrific start at kura, especially within our whānau, Troy. You are already showing some courageous leadership by leading all our Year 7 class with karakia. What a role model for your peers. This will encourage your peers to have a go as well. Awesome, Troy.

Hunter Te Kowhai Te Roro o Te Rangi 2

Hunter has made a positive impact on his short time here in Te Roro o Te Rangi. He is constantly prepared for learning, shows respect to his kaiako, and encourages his peers to do the same. Keep up the awesome mahi!

Leah Harding-Jenkins Pathways -Tunohopu 1

Wow Leah, it was great to see you begin Coding classes with such a positive attitude! I was particularly impressed with your willingness to help other students when they were experiencing difficulties with their devices - you have certainly been a positive role model for your peers! Well done!

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Thomas FIsher Pukaki 1

Thomas, you are consistently helpful, reliable and resilient. Pukaki is lucky to have you as one of our role models that shows kindness, eagerness to give things a go, and sincerity in everything you do.

Beylie Amohau Tunohopu 3

Ka Rawe Beylie. You are always striving to be your best and an example to others. You show respect in all aspects of the classroom, showing your leadership potential and self management skills. What a fabulous start to kura this year!

Ayush Kataria Te Rangiiwaho 2

Ayush you have started this year with an amazing attitude! You are an awesome role model for your peers, and you consistently demonstrate our school values. Keep up the great work Ayush, well done!

Raniera Ria-Taia Hurungaterangi5 - Nga Tama Toa

What an incredible start to your year, Raniera! Already you are taking on lead roles for our whole whanau, including teaching and leading our whanau chant. Such fabulous courage in front of 150 peers! You are embracing the kaupapa of Nga Tama Toa and becoming a strong role model for the other boys in your class. We can’t wait to see what the rest of 2023 will look like for you!

Jack Te Kiri Te Roro o te Rangi 3

Nau mai ki te kura takawaenga o Rotorua e tama! You are a great example of what we look for in an akonga of Te Roro o Te Rangi. You uphold the values of our kura - Respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for actions, and overall, you show a keen willingness to learn.Koia kei a koe Jack!

Sophie Porteous Pathways - Tunohopu 1

Sophie, you are such a good role model to others in the Science class. This is in regards to your positive work ethic, promoting the school values and essential skills with a great passion for learning. Keep up the awesome work in Science!

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Kiwiana Mufti Day

Kiwiana Mufti day this Friday, with all proceeds going to the Gabrielle relief appeal. Kura from all over Rotorua collaborating to show their support!
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Newsletter proudly sponsored by

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  • Thursday 2 March--------------------------------------Waka Ama
  • Friday 3 March------------------------------------------Super 11 Surfing
  • Thursday 9 March--------------------------------------Top School
  • Friday 10 March-----------------------------------------BOP Golf
  • Friday 10 March-----------------------------------------Super 11 Open Water Swim
  • Friday 10 March-----------------------------------------Super 11 Tennis
  • Tuesday 14 March--------------------------------------RATS Duathlon
  • Thursday 16 March-------------------------------------RATS Duathlon Postponement Date
  • Friday 17 March-----------------------------------------Super 11 Swimming Comp
  • Tuesday 21 March--------------------------------------Photolife Photos
  • Wednesday 22 March----------------------------------Vision Testing
  • Friday 24 March----------------------------------------Super 11 Touch
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Free bus fares for school students

Free fares return in 2023

Travel to school and after school to visit friends and whanau or get to your sports and other activities for free on Bayhopper and Cityride buses.

Free travel applies on weekdays during the school term for school students aged 5-18 years.

Get your Bee Card ready with a Child concession and you are good to go!

Check the services available in your area:

Rotorua on Cityride buses
Before 9.00am and 2.30pm to 6.00pm

Tauranga on Bayhopper buses
7.00am-9.00am, after school to 5.00pm
Please note, route 80 (Katikati Express) and 81 (Omokoroa) are not included in this promotion

Whakatane on the Bayhopper bus
Before 9.00am and 2.30pm to 6.00pm on route 122

Catching the bus is easy!

Check your local bus number and route using the journey planner or Transit app.

Take a practise run to school.

  • Arrive at your stop in plenty of time
  • When your bus is approaching, signal the driver with a raised arm or a wave
  • Have your Bee Card ready and tag on when you get on the bus
  • Relax, enjoy the ride
  • Press the stop button once to alert the driver before your bus stop
  • Tag off when leaving the bus and say thanks to the driver!

Remember to tag on and off the bus with your Bee Card so you don't get charged!

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WaiBOP Football

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RIS School APP

RIS School App has been updated, please use the link below to download the app again or for some it may be the first time.

Thank you

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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.

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