News & Events

Keep in the loop!

We will communicate upcoming events via the Calendar below, Facebook, our Principal’s twitter account, our school app, school assembly and also daily notices at school.


Latest Notifications

Basketball Draw: Wednesday 10th August

Mon Aug 08 07:42pm

Please check for the next 2 days in case of changes.

RIS Pukaki on court 1 at 4pm
RIS NTT on court 3 at 4pm
RIS Teina vs RIS Tunohopu on court 2 at 6:20
RIS Kotiro on court 1 at 6:20
RIS TTT vs RIS Te Rangiiwaho on court 1 at 6:55
RIS Hurungaterangi on court 2 at 7:30
RIS Taeotu on court 1 at 7:30
RIS Tama on court 3 at 8:05
RIS Te Roro has a bye

AIMs Basketball Pop up canteen fundraiser.

Thu Aug 04 02:27pm

Tomorrow we will be selling a hot dog and drink combo for $5. This will be sold at mornig  tea/interval. There will be a limited amount available so please be in to support our basketball team get to their AIMs games tournament.

AIMs Basketball Pop up canteen fundraiser.

Thu Aug 04 02:24pm

Tomorrow we will be selling a hot dog and drink combo for $5. This will be sold at mornig  tea/interval. There will be a limited amount available so please be in to support our basketball team get to their AIMs games tournament.

American Hotdog and Drink Combo $5.00 Fundraiser tomorrow Friday 5 August at Morning Tea. Thanks

Thu Aug 04 01:25pm

American Hotdog and Drink Combo $5.00 for Fundraiser tomorrow Friday 5 August at Morning Tea.


Lunch Menu Week 3 Term 3

Thu Aug 04 07:48am



Basketball Draw: Wednesday 3rd August

Mon Aug 01 04:51pm

RIS Te Roro on court 3 at 4pm
RIS Teina vs RIS Pukaki on court 3 at 4:35
RIS Tama on court 2 at 5:45
RIS Tunohopu on court 1 at 6:20
RIS NTT on court 2 at 6:55
RIS Te Rangiiwaho on court 1 at 6:55
RIS Kotiro on court 3 at 6:55
RIS Hurungaterangi on court 2 at 7:30
RIS Taeotu on court 3 at 8:05
RIS TTT has a bye

Lunch Menu Week 2 Term 3

Sun Jul 31 01:55pm

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Thank you


Emergency & Lockdown Procedure Information

Fri Jul 29 09:50am

Every Term this will be sent out as a reminder of what our procedures are for Fire / Earthquake & Lockdowns.
Garry de Thierry


Newsletter 27 July 2022

Wed Jul 27 11:38am

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Mid-year reports are being sent home with students today.

Tue Jul 26 03:25pm

Basketball Draw 27 July

Mon Jul 25 04:56pm

RIS Taeotu bye
RIS TTT on court 3 at 4pm
RIS Tunohopu vs RIS Pukaki on court 3 at 4:35
RIS Kotiro on court 3 at 5:45
RIS Teina on court 2 at 6:20
RIS Te Roro on court 2 at 6:55
RIS NTT vs RIS Hurungaterangi on court 1 at 6:55
RIS Tama on court 3 at 6:55
RIS Te Rangiiwaho on court 2 at 7:30

Managing Winter Illness & Covid 19

Fri Jul 22 05:15pm



Week 1 Term 3

Thu Jul 21 01:48pm



TOUGH GUY/GAL – Thursday 25th August

Fri Jul 08 05:13pm

So you’re tough, but are you tough enough to take on the Junior Tough Guy & Gal Extreme Off Road Running Challenge?

Pick up a notice from the office (or download the attachment). First 100 students to return their permission slip and pay the $27.00 entry fee will be registered! Parents/caregivers will need to provide transport to and from the event.

Finishers medal, FREE Hells pizza voucher and energy snack for all participants! Plus spot prizes and best dressed prizes for the brightest outfit!

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RIS BOT Election Notice 2022

Fri Jul 08 09:05am

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Baskeball Draw 6th July

Mon Jul 04 09:59pm

RIS Te Rangiiwaho vs RIS NTT, 4pm, court 3
RIS Teina, 4pm, court 1
RIS Pukaki, 4pm, court 2
RIS Tunohopu, 6:20, court 3
RIS Te Roro vs RIS Hurungaterangi, 6:55, court 1
RIS TTT, 7:30, court 2
RIS Tama, 7:30, court 1
RIS Taeotu, 7:30, court 3
RIS Kotiro bye

Front of school renovations

Wed Jun 29 03:15pm

Dear Parents / Caregivers

Please see the attached notice in regards to accessing our school office during renovations.We will keep you updated as we go along with progress and possible date of completion.Regards


We apologise for short notice. Access is now closed through the front reception area. More information will be sent out soon.

Wed Jun 29 10:26am

Access to our school is through the side gate at the end by dental clinic. You will need to ring us to let you through. 073489888
Couriers could you please leave parcels for us at the Dental Clinic out the front.
Thank you, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Students you will need to come to student reception to sign in if late.
We hope to have access to our front office completed by Week 1 Term 3.

Newsletter 29 June 2022

Wed Jun 29 10:09am

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Wednesday Basketball Draw

Tue Jun 28 05:25pm

Wednesday Basketball Draw
RIS TTT v RIS NTT: 4pm, court 3
RIS Tunohopu: 4:35, court 3
RIS Taeotu: 5:45, court 3
RIS Pukaki: 6:20, court 3
RIS Teina: 6:20, court 2
RIS Te Roro v RIS Te Rangiiwaho: 6:55, court 2
RIS Hurungaterangi: 6:55, court 3
RIS Kotiro: 7:30, court 3
RIS Tama: 8:05, court 1.

Lunch Menu Week 9 Term 2

Thu Jun 23 12:06pm

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RIS Matariki festival – Thursday 23rd of June 10am – 12pm

Tue Jun 21 08:15pm

Open to all our whanau and friends of our community! Come and spend the morning with us at Kura to celebrate Matariki 2022! Lots of Kai and Art for SALE!!! Festival games, raffles and Entertainment.

Manawatia a Matariki!

Wed 22 June Basketball Draw

Tue Jun 21 03:14pm

No mouthguard no play & remember the $1 entry fee

Download Gameday App to see the draw for the rest of the season.

RIS Tama vs Ruamata 7.30pm

RIS TTT v RIS Te Roro o Te Rangi 4.00pm

RIS NTT vs JPC Red 6.55pm

RIS Hurungaterangi v Reporoa 6.55pm

RIS Te Rangiiwaho v  Mokoia Limitless 7.30pm

RIS Teina v Mokoia Whakiti 4.00pm

RIS Tunohopu v Kaitoa Kairangi 4.35pm

RIS Pukaki v JPC White 6.20pm

RIS Kotiro v MAS Kiwis 5.45pm

RIS Taeotu v Mokoia 5.45pm

No training after school today for RIS Tama & RIS NTT

Mon Jun 20 10:35am


Thu Jun 16 01:36pm

Dear Parents / Caregivers

This is a wee note from our Health Nurse Jenna with some great information in regards to gastroenteritis which is doing the rounds through schools and our community at the moment.

Please take the time to have a read if you can.

Many thanks

We have had an increase in gastrointestinal illness in our communities,
This has resulted in an increase of GP visits and a lot which can be managed at home.
I have attached a really good resource from (free website for all) to help guide parents and caregivers.
Feel free to share on your various platforms to parents and caregivers to enable them to manage illness and hopefully prevent it coming to the schools.


Pride in Schools Week – Friday 17 June – Mufti Day in Rainbow Colours to Support Pride Week – Gold Coin Donation

Thu Jun 16 08:45am

This week is Pride in Schools Week. It is a chance to celebrate not only the LGBT community but all of the diversity within our school. This Friday we will have a “Rainbow” muftiday and we encourage students to come to school dressed as brightly as possible. We ask all those in mufti to bring a gold coin donation, all money raised will go directly to supporting Rotorua Intermediate students by funding counselling sessions for students in need.

Our latest Newsletter June 15

Wed Jun 15 03:58pm

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Lunch Menu Week 8 Term 2

Wed Jun 15 03:42pm

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Basketball Draw

Mon Jun 13 05:02pm

If you download the gameday app and search for you team e.g. RIS Teina, then you can find your teams draw for the next 9 rounds. It would pay to check it regularly – as these may change – changes won’t be made less than 2 days prior. I will still put the draw up on here and the RIS app every Monday/Tuesday for those who do not download the app.

RIS Tunohopu at 4pm on court 1
RIS TTT at 4pm on court 3
RIS Teina at 4:35 on court 3
RIS Kotiro at 5:45 on court 3
RIS Pukaki at 6:20 on court 2
RIS NTT at 6:55 on court 1
RIS Te Rangiwaho at 6:55 on court 2
RIS Y8 Tama at 6:55 on court 3
RIS Taeotu at 7:30 on court 1
RIS Te Roro at 7:30 on court 2
RIS Hurungaterangi have a bye

Kahui Rangatahi Fundraiser!!! FRIDAY 10th of June @ Morning Tea.

Thu Jun 09 03:20pm


Lunch Menu Week 7 Term 2

Thu Jun 09 11:10am

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Access ro our school office

Wed Jun 08 12:52pm

Dear Parents / Caregivers

The access to the school office is still through the front door at this point.  However, you cannot pull into our driveway to drive through or park so you will need to find parking on the street.

Kind Regards

No Basketball this week due to a medical conference at the event

Tue Jun 07 02:37pm

Important Notice

Tue Jun 07 02:21pm

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Invitational Basketball Tournament Tomorrow

Thu Jun 02 11:48am

Kia ora,

The draw for tomorrows basketball tournament has been sent to coaches and managers of our 3 teams. Please can all players meet at the sportsdrome at 8:00 tomorrow morning as games start straight at 8:30 and will roll over quickly, so all teams will need to be ready for their game. Remember to bring your uniform, mouthguard, School jacket or jersey, lunch and any medication you may need. The canteen will be available at the event. See you all there bright and early tomorrow.

Our latest Newsletter is available

Wed Jun 01 12:58pm



Lunch Menu Week 6 Term 2

Wed Jun 01 12:56pm

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Basketball Draw for Wednesday

Tue May 31 05:06pm

5:10: RIS Kotiro, court 1

5:10: RIS Teina, court 2

6:20: RIS Taeotu, court 1

6:20: RIS Tama, court 3

6:55: RIS Te Roro, court 2

6:55: RIS Hurungaterangi vs RIS Te Rangiwaho, court 3

7:30: RIS Pukaki, court 1

7:30: RIS TTT, court 2

RIS NTT has a bye.

9:05: RIS Tunohopu, court 2


RIS Teina Basketball 5-6pm training tonight is cancelled. Whaea Dawn

Mon May 30 01:52pm

IMPORTANT AIMS GAMES INFO (individual sports)

Fri May 27 05:09pm

Tauranga 3-9th September 2022

Please see below for information regarding individual sports offered at the AIMS Games – NZ’s premier sporting competition for young sportspeople.

If your child is interested in competing in a discipline please fill out their details on the attached google form. Unfortunately RIS is unable to manage all athletes at the event so we require superstar parents to step forward and coach/transport/manage their athletes at the competition.

Any questions, please email Whaea Mianna ( Expressions of interest due Wednesday 1st June.




Same Gender Pairs


Canoe Sport




18 holes (Handicaps 1-36)
9 holes (Handicaps 37-54)


Individual codes (artistic, rhythmic, trampoline, tumbling, aerobics)
Aerobics Group

Hip Hop

Female 6-12 people
Male 6-12 people
Mixed 6-12 people

Indoor bowls


Indoor cricket

Girls 8-10 people 
Boys 8-10 people
Mixed 8-10 people

Mountain Biking

Cross country

Rock Climbing

Top rope
Speed climb




25m short course qualifying times

Table tennis

Boys (singles and doubles)
Girls (singles and doubles)
Mixed doubles


Girls (singles and doubles)
Boys (singles and doubles)


Open Skiff




Lunch Menu Week 5 Term 2

Thu May 26 09:02am

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Basketball Draw

Tue May 24 02:12pm

4pm: RIS Pukaki on court 3

5:10: RIS Kotiro vs RIS Taeotu, court 1

6:20: RIS TTT vs RIS NTT, court 1

6:55: RIS Hurungaterangi vs RIS Teina, court 3

7:30: RIS Tama, court 1

7:30: RIS Tunohopu court 2

8:05: RIS Te Roro vs RIS Te Rangiwaho, court 1


Lunch Menu Week 4 Term 2

Mon May 23 08:06am

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GIVE GOLF A GO! Contact Penny Smith (027 459 9633) for more information and to register now!

Fri May 20 09:43am



FOTs (friends of the school) Friday 20 May fundraiser

Thu May 19 10:42am

Sausage Sizzle @ interval outside the canopy

Sausage sizzle $2

Ice blocks $2

Newsletter 18 May

Wed May 18 05:55pm

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Rotorua Central Kāhui Ako – Teacher Only Day – Friday 3rd June

Wed May 18 05:52pm

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Weetbix Kids Tryathlon – Wednesday May

Wed May 18 11:36am

We are so excited that our kura will be part of the Weet-Bix challenge on Tuesday 31st May.  This will be a cross-country style event that includes an inflatable obstacle course, cargo nets etc.  Each student will be rewarded with some goodies and a breakfast at the completion of the event. The event will start at 9.00am and be finished by lunchtime.This is a free event for our whole school to take part in, we would like to see everyone attend. 


Pink Shirt Day – Friday 20 May – Gold Coin Donation

Wed May 18 11:28am

Pink Shirt Day is this Friday 20th May. So, be sure to wear your brightest, pinkest shirt/clothes to school on Friday 20th May to show your support! Along with a gold coin donation.

By wearing a pink t-shirt on Friday 20th May, you’re taking a stand against bullying, including homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Thanks to Pink Shirt Day donations, the Mental Health Foundation is able to fund InsideOUT to run Creating Rainbow Inclusive Schools workshops throughout Aotearoa.


New updated basketball draw for Wednesday 18th May. Team names have changed 2 teams so please read carefully.

Tue May 17 04:29pm

New updated Basketball draw for 18th May. All teams are playing now and check the change of names for some teams.
4pm: RIS Hurungaterangi court 1
4pm: RIS Teina, court 2
4:35: RIS Te Roro, court 2
4:35: RIS Te Rangiwaho, court 3
5:10: RIS Tunohopu, court 1
5:10 RIS Pukaki, court 2 (this is our year 7 boys team that use to be Taeotu)
6:20: RIS Taeotu, court 2 (This is our girls team that use to be Hine)
6:55: RIS Tama, court 3
7:30: RIS TTT, court 2
7:30: RIS NTT court 3
8:05: RIS Kotiro, court 1

Basketball Training Times – Please note there have been changes. The Monday after school skills and drills clinic is now Friday 8am – 8.30am

Fri May 13 03:10pm

Please note the Monday after school basketball skills clinic will now be run Fridays 8am (NO MONDAY SKILLS SESSION)

Training times – be on time – PE gear & correct court shoes 

Monday  lunch break Hurungaterangi Miss Nahu & Whaea Ange & Te Rangiiwaho  Matua Dennis  
Monday 2.45pm- 4pm  Y8 Kotiro Matua Pete
Monday 4-5pm Y8 Tama Matua Dennis & NTT Rico
Monday 5-6pm Y7 Teina Matua Memphis & Whaea Dawn

Tuesday lunch break  TTT  Matua Craig

Wednesday lunch break Taeotu (Hine) Mr de Thierry &  Whaea Ange        Pukaki (Taeotu)  Matua Dennis

Thursday lunch break Y8 Tama  Matua Dennis

Friday 8am Skills clinic for all basketball players Matua Dennis

Friday lunch break Te Roro o te Rangi (Whare coach)           Tunohopu Matua Dennis & Miss Nahu

Basketball Wednesday 11 May

Wed May 11 04:03pm

Reminder to be at your game 15-20mins befire start of game

Door charge $1

Basketball Tonight Wed 11 May
4pm RIS Te Rangiiwaho
5.10pm RIS Teina
5.45pm RIS Hine & RIS Te Roro o Te Rangi
6.20pm RIS Kotiro & RIS Tama
6.55pm RIS Hurungaterangi & RIS Tunohopu
7.30pm RIS TTT
8.05pm RIS NTT
Bye RIS Pukaki

Lunch Menu Week 3 Term 2

Wed May 11 12:18pm

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Our latest Neswletter

Wed May 11 11:51am

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