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6 Rotokawa Road, Rotorua

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Students engage in learning knowing that at Rotokawa School they will progressively develop agency in their learning and leadership, with high achievement expectations, doing the best they can do.

Regan Williams (Principal)Rotorua

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A great morning was had down at the Hockey turf this morning.

Both the Fun Sticks and Mini team (pictured) played.

The Mini team played Ruamata. The team is really coming together and they all played well.

Kilarhn and Rihari were players of the day for showing both skill and determination.

Thanks to all coaches and whänau who support our tamariki each weekend.
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Come on down to Smallbone Park and support our hockey teams who are on duty today.

Thanks to all who are supporting the day
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Week 3, Term 3
Kōrero from the Staff
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Term 3, Week 3 Assembly

Our assembly leaders: Jethro, Jax, Kai and Manawa - Kähui Manu Täiko/Kähui Tü Rae

Tidy Kiwi Award: Room 11 (As chosen by Room 8 - the last winners)

Attendance Award: Room 4

Grubby Fingers, Golden Gumboot: Nadz

Amazing race celebrations: Jack, Riana, Lydia, Ocean-Breeze, Kai, Cordell
These tamariki were also awarded Best encouraging team! Big thanks to Epiphany and Sapphire for supporting our tamariki with this experience

FIRST Awards
Room 1, 4 & 5: Ozias-Reign & Dyamond
Room 2, 8 & 9: Azaya & Paige
Room 10 & 11: Connor & Elijah

Principal Award: Rafe (arohamai, you blinked I the photo)

Special performances: Room 9 - using our values when we cross the road

Hailey-Cruz and Riana
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Netball DRAW FOR 10/08/20
Year 1&2 3:45pm
Ct 01A ME Sect 2 Y1&2 Glenholme Pukehangi v Rotokawa Diamonds
Ct 12 ME Sect 1 Y3-4 Rotokawa Steel v Lynmore Gems
Ct 13 ME Sect 2 Y3-4 Rotokawa Blue v Rot Primary Rua

DRAW FOR 11/08/20 Year 5&6
3:45pm Ct 01 Sect 1 Ngongotaha Super Shooters v Rotokawa Ferns
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Our School

Rotokawa School is a contributing primary school with nine classes. Our students come from both rural and urban settings.

We are a friendly whanau focused school, all parents and caregivers are welcome within the school and are encouraged to share in their child’s education. We believe that each child’s education will be most effective when home and school work together.

We have a happy, focused and caring environment. All our students are supported to achieve personal success, and to develop the skills to be contributing members of our school and active participants in their own learning and future successes.

Our children experience regular excursions out into our community to support their learning. We are lucky with our parent and whanau support which makes our adventures together possible.

Vision and Values

The following vision statement and values were created with consultation of students, staff and the community.

Our Vision

Whakaarohia etahi atu; he pai ki te kura, he pai ki te ako, ki te whakapai ake i to wawata.
Consider others; enjoy school, enjoy learning, to improve your future.

Our Values

Have fun – Include others – Be respectful – Be safe and responsible – Be truthful

These values guide our curriculum and learning across the school year.

Our Mission

Creating exciting learning through stimulating, challenging, supportive, inclusive and relevant experiences.

School Crest And Motto

The crest shows the warrior chief on the prow of a canoe. It represents an old motto “Kia Hiwa Ra” which means “Look Ahead” – the current school motto “Whakaaro Nui Ki Etahi” means “Great Thoughts for Others” or “Consider others”.

Teachers use these terms with the children in class to support their learning along with our school vision and values.

Our Principals

High Expectations

Students engage in learning knowing that at Rotokawa School they will progressively develop agency in their learning and leadership, with high achievement expectations, doing the best they can do .

Learning to Learn

Students engage in learning to learn; and reflecting on learning; through the development of thinking skills: creative thinking, critical thinking and caring thinking.

Treaty of Waitangi

Students engage in learning Te Reo Maori me ona tikanga Maori based on the bicultural partnership of the Treaty of Waitangi informed by our local whanau, hapu, and iwi connections.

Cultural Diversity

Students engage in learning that reflects our local cultural diversity of our local community, and from this strong sense of self-identity, broaden their knowledge of how other communities may be different.


Students engage in learning with deep understanding of others and their well-being, using our school values to underpin how we think,feel and interact successfully with others.


Students engage in learning and identifying personal strengths, then understand how the school values link across the curriculum areas.

Future focused

Students engage in learning to consider how their citizenship and creativity may impact on a sustainable future for the world..

Community Engagement

Students engage in learning with foundations based on our school values and turangawaewae of Rotokawa School, locally, nationally and globally.