Our Principal

What Does Your Child Need to prepare for Continuous Learning in an Ever Changing World?

The most exciting breakthrough for preparing your child for their future, has not occurred because of digital technology.  It has occurred through educationalists accepting that we need to focus on an expanding concept of how learners need to develop an array of ‘Habits for Learning’.  Habits for Learning that will encourage their curiosity to seek understanding and knowledge, along with opportunities to establish skills that will give them the experiences needed to embed the skills required to become ‘Enabled Learners’.  Enabled Learners in a world which is becoming more and more saturated by digital connectivity.  Digital connectivity that is providing 24/7 access to a world of information and collaborative engagement. 

This is an exciting situation, which is providing both teachers and students as learners, the challenge of adapting to new learning strategies.

Staff, Rotorua Intermediate School
Garry de Thierry
PRINCIPAL

principal@rotorua-intermediate.org.nz

 Strategies designed to ensure learning experiences are building on the natural curiosity, connectedness, creativity and courage of students to find out about their world.

 Finding out through not only digital connectivity, but through collaborative and innovative processes to discover the new.   To use their natural curiosity as a driver to discover not only what the world is about, but to discover who they are as people within it. 

Discovering who they are as a person, will definitely assist them in discovering their potential capacity to learn, and  ‘Self Manage’ their growth in becoming ‘Lifelong Learners’.

Our intention at Rotorua Intermediate has always been to continue to ensure student’s progress in the required core curriculum areas.  Also crucial is for us to ensure our holistic approach is developing a mindful and morally conscious student.  One, who is confident in using our school’s ‘Habits for Learning’ as they discover their new potentials while preparing as young people, resilient enough to succeed in their ever changing world, and contribute in a constructive manner.

We are confident in the strong foundation we are providing at Rotorua Intermediate as we develop ‘Enabled Learners’.  You can trust our ‘Courage and Commitment’.

-Garry de Thierry and Staff

Assistant Principals

Heather Nahu

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

Stephanie Chand

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Jodi Le Comte-Hepburn

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Administration Team

Christine Browne

EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Julie Cartwright

OFFICE MANAGER

Paula Clayton

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Classroom Teachers

Hurungaterangi

Trish Kershaw

TEACHER
Hurungaterangi 1

Rachel Rowe

TEACHER
Hurungaterangi 2

Kelsi Woods

TEACHER
Hurungaterangi 3

Rebecca Steers

WHANAU LEADER / TEACHER
Hurungaterangi 4

Pomane Karauna

TEACHER – Te Ara Poutama
Hurungaterangi 5

Ritchell Gantalao

TEACHER
Hurungaterangi 

Pukaki

Raewyn Campbell

TEACHER
Pukaki 1

Julie Andersen

TEACHER
Pukaki 2

Ryan Porteous

TEACHER
Pukaki 3

Kathy Todd

WHANAU LEADER/TEACHER
Pukaki 4  Y7

Courtney Harper

TEACHER
Pukaki 5  Y8

Susan Bently

TEACHER
Pukaki 6 Y7

Te Roro o Te Rangi

Merekara Gardiner

WHANAU LEADER/TEACHER
Te Roro o Te Rangi 1

Wiremu Hapi

TEACHER
Te Roro o Te Rangi 2

Nora Allerby

TEACHER
Te Roro o Te Rangi 3

Tamihana Gardiner

TEACHER
Te Roro o Te Rangi 4

Rangiiwaho

Chloe Gallagher

TEACHER
Rangiiwaho 1

Natascha Williams

TEACHER
Rangiiwaho 2

Evan Harrison

TEACHER
Rangiiwaho 3

Adrian Firman

WHANAU/TEACHER
Rangiiwaho 4

Helen Kang

TEACHER
Rangiiwaho 5

Tunohopu

Joanna Mitchell

WHANAU LEADER/TEACHER
Tunohopu 1

Charyl McNicholas

TEACHER
Tunohopu 2

Nathalie MacFarlane

TEACHER
Tunohopu 3

Kirsten Richards

TEACHER
Tunohopu 4

Jayne Hendriske

TEACHER
Tunohopu 4

Jared Grace

TEACHER
Tunohopu 5

Specialists

Erika Locke

LITERACY SPECIALIST
Literacy Room

Wendy Staunton

NUMERACY SPECIALIST/MST
Numeracy Room

Dean Henderson

LEARNING SUPPORT COORDINATOR
Learning Support Room

Pathways Teachers

Shelley Eagle

GRAPHIC DESIGN TEACHER

Erin Freeman

CODING TEACHER/TEAM LEADER

Robert Powley

MUSIC PERFORMANCE TEACHER

Alasdair Hay

SCIENCE TEACHER

Dave Parry

DESIGN ENGINEERING TEACHER

Helene Walsh

MINECRAFT DESIGN TEACHER

Buffy Anaru

CULINARY ARTS TEACHER

Rachel Hitchens

HAUORA TEACHER

Support Staff

Angela Lee

ESOL & IN CLASS SUPPORT STAFF

Toni Hobbs

IN CLASS SUPPORT STAFF

Tanya Leef

IN CLASS SUPPORT STAFF

Corrine Hunter

IN CLASS SUPPORT STAFF

Dennis Iraia

IN CLASS SUPPORT STAFF

Bruce Berry

READING TUTOR

Raewyn Taylor

READING TUTOR

Blake Nahu

SPORTS CO-ORDINATOR

Property Managers

Terry Holsgrove

PROPERTY MANAGER

Sharon Alabaster

CARETAKER