The Rhode Street Board of Trustees have passed the following resolution in response to the now confirmed strike action being undertaken by the NZEI Union:

  • It has been resolved that Rhode Street School will be closed for instruction on Wednesday the 15th of August 2018.
  • Parents and caregivers are asked to make alternative arrangements for the care and supervision of their children on this day as all teachers and our principal are members of the NZEI and will not be at work on the 15th of August 2018.
  • Limited support staff will be onsite on the 15th August and parents who work full-time and cannot find alternative supervision for their children from 8.30 am to 2.35 pm are urged to contact the school before the 12th August and book their child into our Holiday programme for $30 for the first child and $15 for each extra child in one family. Places will be limited and taken on a first in, first served basis.
  • Parents who work on that day can avail themselves of our After School Care Programme as usual from 2.35 pm to 5.30 pm if their children are already enrolled in this programme.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school directly either on 07 847 7245 or email:

Shane Ngatai

Principal and Proud of it.

Naumai Haere Mai and a very warm WELCOME to Rhode Street School, Hamilton's Whanau School.

We are located in the south western Hamilton suburb of Dinsdale.

Our school was established in 1959 and continues to deliver effective learning and teaching programmes for Year 0 to Year 8 students in the 21st Century.

Over the past 10 plus years, Rhode Street School has developed as a centre of learning for our local community, leading up to today, where it is recognized as a leader in authentic learning contexts, effective teaching practice and sustainable innovative learning environments.

We welcome you to our school and trust you will come and visit us soon to see how we "walk the talk" when it comes to learner agency, whanau engagement, and teacher efficacy.