Tēnā koutou e te whānau whānui o Rangitoto.

The college has come back to life with happy students from each year group returning to school over the course of this term. The importance of community and the benefits of face to face social interaction has been palpable as we have adjusted back into school routines. With the implementation of the Covid Protection Framework, we hope that lockdowns become a thing of the past and our students will be able to benefit from consistent, uninterrupted time in class in 2022.

Students have returned to school focused on achieving their potential in the range of NCEA, International Baccalaureate (IB), New Zealand Scholarship, and school assessments. As these grades come through to parents in reports, and in NZQA and IB information, please discuss these results with your child and celebrate the academic successes they have achieved this year.

When developing our Rangitoto ambition statement in 2018 to include the phrase “challenging academic experiences,” we didn’t anticipate that a global pandemic would be a significant force in creating such an environment. I would like to thank our students and staff for their resilience and perseverance, and our parents and whānau for their patience and support during a year of unexpected twists and turns. Special mention goes to those members of Rangitoto who are moving on to new pastures in 2022. I wish you all the very best in your futures and thank you for your contribution to the Rangitoto community.

I hope that you are all able to have a good break over the upcoming holiday. Meri Kihirmete! Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou ki a koutou katoa.