Mauria Te Pono

Keep steadfastly to the truth

Welcome to
Rotorua Lakes High School

As Principal of Rotorua Lakes High School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school website. We thank you for taking the time to visit and hope to provide you with some useful information.


The website showcases the wealth of experiences we offer our students and gives them a wider audience for their wonderful work. Rotorua Lakes High School is a school at the heart of our community. We provide strong academic outcomes, a sense of belonging, and positive growth and support for students, families, and the community.


We celebrate the diversity of backgrounds and ethnicities which our students bring to our school. In recognising this diversity we support all our ākonga to grow as valued, enthusiastic, and confident future leaders in our community.


We believe strongly in a constant process of growth and improvement. We look forward to all feedback and I invite you to talk with us about what we have to offer as a school.

Please feel free to contact me at or
  (07) 345 6124.
Ngā mihi
Jon Ward
Principal / Tumuaki

Why choose Rotorua Lakes High School?

What makes us special!

Prospective students should choose Rotorua Lakes High School because there are many opportunities and it is a friendly environment. Lakes High is special because it is very inclusive, offering a great involvement of Māori culture. I chose to come to Lakes because of the wide variety of subjects to choose from and the large amount of clubs and sports there is to offer. 

Madelin Maunder

Some of the reasons I love Lakes High are that we are a small school so we get to know everyone easily. We have lots of student-led events which give students the chance to be future leaders for example art exhibitions, Youth Week and lots of House activities. 

Keita Te Moni

Rotorua Lakes High School will provide excellent education to every student
Ka whakarato te Kura nei ki nga tauira katoa, ngā mātauranga pai rawa atu

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