Departments

The Visual Arts is a fascinating and innovative area of study, which encompasses five fields of creative endeavour: design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.  Students may choose to specialise in a maximum of two fields at Levels 2 and 3 NCEA; including Scholarship, which is the equivalent of Level 4 NCEA.  Tertiary study allows for an even greater selection of study options and opportunities.

The Careers Centre is located alongside the Guidance Department in A block, near the main office.  A range of services, resources, and programmes are offered to support young people in preparing for their future.

The Commerce Department at Rangitoto College teaches a wide range of business-related subjects to students interested in business, people and the economy.

English is an exciting subject which gives us not only a better understanding of our own society, but also connects us to a world of ideas – to the past, to an imagined future, and to other places and cultures. At every moment of every day, new films and television programmes are being made, new novels, poems and articles are being written, and new plays constructed. The subject of English enables students to interpret the world around them from academic and critical points of view.

English for Speaks of Other Languages is a subject that provides students with pathways to English literacy for NCEA and university entrance.

To support and encourage young people to attain their potential in education, and to develop into socially aware, contributing, and fulfilled adults who are able to manage their life, whatever their circumstances, to make wise decisions, enjoy healthy relationships, to follow their dream, keep focused, manage change, and never stop learning.

The Rangitoto College Health and Physical Education Department are committed to providing you with a positive learning experience in this learning area.

The Health Centre is staffed by qualified Registered Comprehensive Nurses with current Nursing Council of NZ practising certificates.

Hours:  8.45am – 3.15pm Monday to Friday
 

Languages are used for business and for pleasure.  They open up an avenue for communication and exploration.  The study of Languages promotes, encourages and instills a broader cultural understanding.

At Rangitoto College we offer a choice of Te Reo Māori, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.  All languages are available for study from Year 9 through to Year 13.  Mandarin was introduced at the beginning of 2014 so currently is only available in Year 9 but we expect it to continue through to Year 13. 

Rangitoto College Library supports the school’s vision of “every student maximising their potential” through the provision of a dynamic environment, excellent services, outstanding collections and relevant programmes that will empower students’ learning and encourage their enjoyment of reading for pleasure.

The Mathematics department at Rangitoto College has the objective of ensuring that all our students leave school with at least the required qualifications needed for entrance to University. We employ highly qualified teaching staff that includes specialists in both Statistics and Calculus.

Performing Arts is about Expressing Humanity in its most direct form. It does so through artistic performances which both stimulate very personal emotions, as well as reflecting on what makes us human in a whole range of contexts.

At the core of Science is its ability to help us understand the world we live in and to make it better.  We want students to develop the skills with hands on activities and experiments to understand that process. 

The Social Sciences prepare you for the world! – in all its aspects.  You will get the most out of our wonderful world if you understand its diversity, its development, its issues and its humanity.

Student handbooks are an important document during Term 3 when students are picking their subject choices for the coming new school year.

Targeted programmes are extra subject options that the students can make to suit their learning requirements.

“Technology is intervention by design”:  the use of practical and intellectual resources to develop products and systems”.

The Learning Centre has two teachers and five student support workers.