Kia Ora e te whanau!

Welcome back to Term 4!!!  We hope you are in good spirits and high energy after the school holidays, and ready to get back into the swing of things!

We hope you’ve had an enjoyable school holidays and are ready to get back into another month of exciting activities and learning opportunities. We are thrilled to bring you the latest updates on our weekly activities, registration requirements, upcoming courses, and professional development opportunities for teachers.  Get ready to engage in a world of fun, growth, and exploration! 

Keep an eye out for the Media Design School Virtual Open Day details!


Esports Update:

Still a few kinks to finalise – register now to lock in your spot!


Spaces are limited!!!!  

To register your interest, head to our website, spaces are limited.  These events are open to Intermediate and High School students only.

Follow our Facebook page for any updates on Esports News.


MDS Creativity Foundation Skills Level 4

Interested in graphics? What about media?  Enrol with MDS and combine the two!

Immerse yourself in the creative arts community while discovering your passion for game development, post-production and visual effects for film, animation, or graphic, motion, web or mobile design. With background knowledge in each discipline, this course will prepare you to apply to any of our exciting degree programmes.

Get in quick and enrol now for 2024!!

Register here for the Media Design School Virtual Open Day in November.



Native Industries

Native Industries is a Māori led Tech, Innovation & Creative Design studio, providing indigenous centered kaupapa driven solutions to hapū, iwi, marae and Māori organisations as well other entities wanting to work with Māori creatives. 

Do you have an artistic idea for your business you want to bring to life? From graphic design to animations – we’ve got you covered!  Head to our website and check out our portfolio.

Fill out a Project Form and our talented artists can make some magic happen.


Native Tech Course (20 weeks):

Our new students are here and they’re awesome! We’re blown away by their energy and potential. In just a short time, they’ve shown so much growth and passion. We can’t wait to see all they’ll achieve. Here’s to an amazing year ahead!

Gain a deep understanding of the latest technologies and develop proficiency in this rapidly evolving field. Secure your spot by registering early, as availability is limited.

Intake for 2023 is now closed. Get in ahead of the game for 2024 and enrol now!!



Professional Learning and Development (PLD) 

Opportunities for teachers in conjunction with our Te Papatipu Matahiko organisation. If you’re an educator looking to expand your skills and explore new teaching methodologies, we invite you to contact us to discuss the available options, click here for more information.


Art Club:

Calling all artists and creative souls! Our Art Club meets every Thursday during the school term from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Unleash your imagination, explore various art forms, and discover new techniques. To be part of this inspiring community, registration is required.

Please sign up via our Native Tech website to secure your spot.


Embark on a captivating journey filled with mythical creatures and epic adventures! Our “Learn to Play Dungeons and Dragons” sessions are held every Saturday starting at 12:00 PM. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced player, our Dungeon Masters will guide you through this immersive tabletop role-playing game. To reserve your place, please register via email or send a message to our Facebook page.  These are held during the school term.


Unleash your strategic prowess and join us every second and fourth Sunday of the month for our “Learn to Play Warhammer” sessions from 10:00am – 4:00pm and first and third Monday nights from 7:00pm. Immerse yourself in the rich world of Warhammer and engage in intense battles. No registration is required for this event, so mark your calendars and come prepared for an action-packed day.  For any queries, head over to the Wargaming Rotorua Facebook page Membership fee applies.


To register for any of the part-time or full-time courses, inquire about further details, or explore our teacher PLD opportunities, please contact us via email or visit our website for more information or our Facebook Page

We hope you find these activities, courses, and teacher PLD options enticing and engaging. Join us in exploring new realms, nurturing talents, and creating lasting connections. Should you have any questions or require additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


Please note:  Due to the nature of our establishment evolving, we can no longer offer the public to use our  computers.  All people on-site must be registered with one of the programmes or community clubs.


Ngā mihi


1251 Fenton Street.

021 089 47828

For clubs, PLD and general enquiries: [email protected]

Native Tech 20 week course: [email protected]