Rototuna Primary School

Important Messages



Extra Learning Opportunities
Te Ao Maori

Te Reo

Te reo Maori is an official language of New Zealand. At Rototuna Primary School it is  intended that it will become part of our everyday teaching and learning. This will ensure that it is a living language within our school environment.

Te reo Maori is an integral part of our classroom programmes.   An advanced te reo session is also offered to selected students from the senior school.


Kapa Haka

This is an opportunity for the participants to learn Maori songs, poi and haka. It is an extremely popular group with very large numbers. Kapa haka is offered to all Y4 – Y6 students from term 2 to term 4. We also have a Junior Kapahaka group as part of a lunchtime option group.


Musical Opportunities

Children participating in this tuition programme play together in a band situation, learning a variety of music and getting the valuable experience of performing both within and outside of the school. The band programme is offered through the Waikato Academy of Music, which employs the tutors. All lessons are privately funded. There are several music tutors working in the school providing weekly tuition in concert band instruments: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, drums.

Lunchtime music opportunities 

Within the school there are many opportunities for children to enjoy music by opting into various lunch time activities. These can include:

  • Choir
  • Dance group
  • Cheer leading or gymsports groups
  • Kapahaka

All of the above performing groups get an opportunity to showcase their achievements at a Cultural Celebration held annually in Term 4.


Rototuna Choir is an auditioned group of aspiring singers from Years 4-6. We endeavour to provide a range of popular and traditional music to develop our singers. Students have many opportunities to perform each year.  They sing at a range of events including for example, the Fairfield Cluster Festival, the Kids for Kids Concert, the Tamahere Christmas Festival and at local Resthomes.  We practice on a weekly basis throughout the year.

Sports at Rototuna
Students are encouraged to participate in physical activity at Rototuna. There is a wide range of sporting opportunities available to the students and they are encouraged to make the most of these opportunities.
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Flippa ball
  • Miniball
  • Gymnastics

Lunch Clubs 

Other clubs that are sometimes run during lunch times sessions include:

Drama, Hip-Hop Dance, Ukelele, BP Technology Challenge, Nature Cops, Book Clubs and Junior Choir.