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Nau mai, haere mai ki te kura o Roto-o-Rangi

Maungatautari Mountain provides the perfect rural backdrop to our spacious park-like grounds, boasting fruit and native trees, vegetable gardens and of course an enormous field for our tamariki to enjoy. 


If you are looking for a kura / school that is a little bit different we welcome you to come for a visit!

Introducing Our School

We are a vibrant country primary school located in the heart of the Roto-o-Rangi district, just a short drive from Cambridge.

Roto-o-Rangi means Lake of the Sky due to the very large, shallow roto/lake that existed here pre-European settlement. The large, flat surface of the roto reflected te rangi/the sky.

Our school is a mix of rural and town students from Years 1 to 6.  As a school, we have a clear and strong Vision: Tuurangawaewae/Belonging, Mahi Tahi/Co-operation and Rerekeetanga/Innovation. A kura where tauira/students find a sense of belonging, work together and prepare for success in their future. We are a PB4L School, with a focus on positive behaviour centred around our three school values of Respect/Whakaute, Responsibility/Manawaroa and Resilience/Takohanga. 

A school bus runs daily from Leamington Rugby Sports Club and a rural bus collects students from around the Roto-o-Rangi and Kairangi areas. We have ample parking available for families who drop off and collect their children, with Before and After School Care programmes operating daily. 

At Roto-o-Rangi School, we combine country values with modern learning. We are committed to providing a positive, stimulating, enjoyable learning environment where your child is encouraged to 'Tuumanako Teitei Aim High' and reach their full potential. Our smaller size allows the relationships between students, teachers/ngaa kaiako, ngaa whaanau/families and peers to flourish. Kaiako can truly know the individual and get the best out of them.

Our high quality teaching staff provide stimulating, challenging and learner-centred teaching practices. They incorporate traditional, proven techniques with modern, innovative approaches to develop the strong foundations needed for our tamariki to thrive in an ever-changing future.

To find out more about us, please take your time to explore our site, visit our Facebook page or call in for a visit.  

I look forward to personally meeting you and having you and your child/ren join our school community. 

 Ngaa mihi, 

Wayne Donnellon - Principal

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What's happening at Roto o Rangi School?

Upcoming Events in July

Mon 22

Life Ed Van

22 Jul 2024

Mon 22

Term 3 Begins

22 Jul 2024

Wed 24

Hot Food Wednesday

24 Jul 2024

Thu 25

Ignite Music Lessons

25 Jul 2024

Wed 31

PTA Bakery Lunches

31 Jul 2024

Wed 31

Hot Food Wednesday

31 Jul 2024

Wed 31

PTA Meeting

31 Jul 2024

Latest Notices

No Crocs, jandals or droopy sleeves tomorrow!
4 Jul 2024

Kia ora koutou,

Just 15.5 hours until we meet again for our Matariki Breakfast/Parakuihi. 

Thank you to the people who have volunteered to help with various aspects of the breakfast, and on the trip to Sanctuary Mountain. 

Just a couple of quick notices about the breakfast and the trip:

  1. Karakia and viewing of the starts will happen at 6.30am. It is best to turn up a few minutes before that to be ready.
  2. Children will not be able to toast marshmallows over the braziers if they wear clothes with droopy sleeves (such as on goodies, etc). They become a fire risk.
  3. No-one is allowed to do the walks at Sanctuary Mountain if they are wearing Crocs, jandals or sandals. This is a requirement from the Mountain admin team. Gumboots are OK but we prefer children to wear shoes/trainers because they will be doing a lot of walking and standing over the day. The weather is perfect, tomorrow.

Looking forward to a brilliant way to conclude our term. 

Basketball and Volleyball in the Holidays
2 Jul 2024

Here is some information about basketball and volleyball events for your children in the holidays:

Cambridge Basketball are running clinics on Monday 8th and Monday 15th July during the school holidays. To enrol your year 3-6 child please click on the link below:

Basketball Clinic Enrolments

There are also Volleyball sessions for years 5 - 8 students. Check out the attached flyer for information!


Garden to Table
1 Jul 2024

Kia ora e te whaanau
We're reaching out to you for some whaanau support for our Garden-to-Table kitchen sessions, for our session this Wednesday and again next term. This will help our sessions to run smoothly and provide the best opportunity for the students to learn valuable skills such as cooking, measuring, following instructions, and problem-solving. Garden-to-Table sessions are held on Wednesdays, every two weeks, from 10:30 to 12:00. If you can help out please complete the form on the Skool Loop App, or if you don't have that you can contact the school office. Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles are welcome too!

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