Rangitoto College is proud to be the top NZQA Scholarship school in New Zealand.

Rangitoto College offers the opportunity for students to take part in the NZQA Scholarship exams. These are New Zealand’s most challenging and prestigious secondary school examinations, designed to challenge the most capable of students.  We have a proud history in these exams, having topped the country in gaining the most Scholarship passes since 2018, with a record 215 Scholarships gained by our students in 2020. Students can sit the Scholarship exams in consultation with their teachers and are supported by a wide range of workshops and preparation sessions during the year.

The NZQA Scholarship exams take place at the end of the year. Preparation programmes begin in Terms 1 and 2 and involve extra sessions, often outside of timetabled class time, to prepare students for the exams. The college runs breakfast sessions with guest speakers during the year as a way of offering students some insight into what it takes to be academically successful and develop an academic mindset.

Congratulations to Friederike Voit and Cameron Senior for their outstanding achievements in receiving Premier Awards ($30,000 each for tertiary study), gaining eight and six Scholarship passes respectively. Friederike also gained the top mark in Art History for the second year. This places these two students in the top 12 in the nation, an exceptional feat.
- Grahame Cope, Deputy Principal