Rototuna High Schools


KORERO FROM MEL

Whanaungatanga (noun) relationship, kinship, sense of family connection - a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging. It develops as a result of kinship rights and obligations, which also serve to strengthen each member of the kin group. It also extends to others to whom one develops a close familial, friendship or reciprocal relationship.

Ko te whanaungatanga, he waka e whakakaha.

There is a strength and power that comes from whanaungatanga

This week, our assembly message has been about whanaungatanga. As a school, we are whānau. In Iwi, in Hapū, in Advisories and in classes…. we are whānau. In being part of a whānau, we gain strength and support and a sense of belonging. But we also have an obligation to the people and places we are connected to. We asked our students to take a moment to think to themselves….. what do they offer to our whānau? What energy and actions do they bring to our kura, our Iwi and Hapū, our advisories and our classes? How does our place become better with them in it? Everyone has something positive to bring, to offer, but are they doing that with their choices and actions? Our school is a collection of people, not a campus of buildings and we need to work together for it to be the amazing place we want it to be.

As parents and caregivers, we hope that you feel like a significant part of our whānau as well. We value what our community offers us, and what we can achieve together. Please remember to always get in contact with us, particularly your child/young person’s Learning Advisor, but also their Hapū Leader, Iwi Leader, Deputy Principal or myself if you have questions or concerns.

On Monday this week, I had the privilege of attending Fraser’s pōwhiri at Waimea College, with a small delegation of RHS staff, students and Board members. Fraser was a huge part of our whānau, and we have now supported him across the paepae to his new whānau at Waimea College, and I’m sure he will have just as positive an influence there as he did at Rototuna.



  1. Fraser's Pōwhiri

    Here are some photos from Fraser's pōwhiri at Waimea College on Monday. Read more…
  2. Term 3 Important Dates

    Please see below for all the important dates for Term 3. Please also note in advance a Staff Only Day in Term 4 - Monday 13 November Read more…
  3. Student Leaders Conference

    On Thursday, 27th July, a group of our Year 10 leaders attended the Mission Heights Junior College Student Leaders Conference. Read more…
  4. Sport Partnership with New World Rototuna

    Our partnership with New World Rototuna has just passed its first year! Read more…
  5. Year 10 to Year 11 Enrolment for 2024

    Enrolments for Rototuna Senior High School are open! Read more…
  6. Out of Zone Enrolments

    With more space and buildings being completed this year, in 2024 Rototuna Junior High School is in a position to accept some Out of ... Read more…
  7. Non Uniform Day

    This Friday we will be having a non uniform day with all proceeds going towards Kids In Need Waikato. Read more…
  8. A Knight of Musical Mayhem

    A KNIGHT OF MUSICAL MAYHEM - TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Read more…
  9. Waikato Sport & Active Recreation Awards

    Someone you know doing great things in our community and teams?! Read more…
  10. Term 3 Policy and Procedures Review

    As part of our triennial Policy and Procedure review process this term the Board would like you to engage with reviews of the ... Read more…
  11. Dental Van Onsite

    Community Oral Health provides FREE oral health services for eligible children residing in the Waikato District Health Board area. Read more…