Rototuna High Schools


Kia ora Rototuna e te Whānau,

Greetings to you all as we start Week 2 of a new school year.

A big welcome to all of our new families and welcome back to our returning families!

It has been great to connect with you already at whānau conferences to discuss your young person's goals. We are also grateful to have been able to start the school year getting straight into learning with your young person via face-to-face instruction.

While teaching and learning in-person is our ideal, the implications of having Omicron in our community is likely to impact our ongoing ability to operate as business as usual. The Omicron variant is reported to be far more contagious than previous variants, and thankfully in most cases less severe. Details of our school’s response - if and when we get a COVID case - is included later in this newsletter.

It is the contagious nature of the virus and impact on staff and students the Ministry of Education (MoE) is asking schools to plan for. The MoE recognises that Principals and Boards will need to make decisions that work for their own schools - each with their own unique circumstances. Our teaching and learning plan for the Senior school is also outlined so that you will know what to expect.

While we are at school it is important that we make the most of our time together. Please remind your student to be at the right place at the right time, ready to learn so we can continue to support each other's learning success. On that, I want to recognise Larissa Newport’s fantastic scholarship result in Painting. Congratulations to Larissa and to Judy Chiang (Larissa’s painting teacher).


Be kind.

Stay safe.

Stay home.

Wear a mask

Get vaccinated

We got this team!!

Ngā mihi,


  1. Scholarship - ART

    A big congratulations on behalf of RSHS to Larissa Newport, who achieved Scholarship in Visual Arts. Not only is this a significant ... Read more…
  2. Responding to COVID cases

    Currently, if there is a suspected case of COVID in our school here is what to expect. (Please note the requirements of isolation and ... Read more…
  3. Teaching and Learning Response to COVID

    At the Senior school we want to continue with face-to-face teaching and learning as long as possible. Teachers will also make lesson ... Read more…
  4. School Processes

    As we start a new school year, please have a read of our school processes regarding absentees/attendance, appointments during the day, ... Read more…
  5. Absences

    When emailing or leaving messages with our absences team, please provide as much information as possible if your child is sick as our ... Read more…
  6. Updating Your Contact Details

    Due to the current COVID situation it is vital that the school has the most up to date information on how to contact students. Read more…
  7. Info re Contact Tracing

    For more information re: MoH contact tracing, please click the link below Read more…
  8. Sports Day/Swimming Sports

    Please note that our Sports Day and Swimming Sports have been postponed indefinitely! Read more…
  9. PPTA Union Meeting

    Please note: Teachers will be attending a Union Meeting on the afternoon of Thursday 24 February - classes will finish at 1.00 pm. Read more…
  10. A message from our local Countdown

    Our local Countdown have asked that students waiting to be collected by parents/caregivers after school wait away from the front of ... Read more…
  11. Term 1 Policy Review

    As part of our triennial Policy and Procedure review process this term I would like you as parents and caregivers to engage with ... Read more…