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International Learners

As a school Rotorua Primary takes an innovative, localised curriculum focus to learning and we welcome International Learners to experience this unique way of learning alongside us.

With our strongly Te Ao Māori (Māori worldview) lens on the New Zealand Curriculum, we offer a wide range of ways to engage and interact with our unique culture in an authentic and and meaningful way.

We also see opening our school up to visitors as a way to engage in ako (reciprocal learning) and widen the global view of our own tāonga (students)


The school offers a learning programme for Year 0-8 students. We have specialist teachers who will assist with tutoring English to non-English speaking students, who enter an ESOL (English as a Second Language) programme. 


Outdoor Education and Sport

The school believes in the value of outdoor education to assist in personal and social development and has a number of sports academies as well as cultural activities (waka ama) to support this.

All students participate in Physical Education, sport and fitness programmes. Predominantly Years 5 and 6 students represent the school in Interschool sport, including netball, soccer, rugby and hockey. Sportsmanship is seen as an important part of sport participation.

Cultural Activities

Students have many opportunities to become involved in a wide range of activities. Some are included in class programmes and Year 5-8 students are often

invited to participate in extension and specialised groups. All student participate in kapa haka (singing and dance performance), in class waiata(singing) and karakia (cultural acknowledgements)

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