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Welcome to Vista Term 3!

In this issue, we celebrate success in the many areas of our school. From sports to service, academics to acting, Rangitoto College students have been showcasing their talents and drive. Term 3 has included a busy few months, with our senior cohorts, in particular, wrapping up co-curriculars and turning their attention to final examinations.

Principal's Report

Principal’s Report

Principal Patrick Gale acknowledges the dedication of the Performing Arts Department. Students are privileged to have so many opportunities for involvement within the college community. Patrick also commends all of the hard work from the different schools involved in our inaugural Pīpīwharauroa Festival.

Pīpīwharauroa Festival

Recently, the inaugural Pīpīwharauroa Festival took flight at Rangitoto College. In conjunction with the Mid-Bays Kāhui Ako, we celebrated Mātauranga Māori and Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. ...

Long Service Awards

Over 700 years of combined service were celebrated at our Long Service Awards event hosted at the picturesque Milford Cruising Club....

Dance NZ Made Competition

Our dancers are exhilarated to be going on their first-ever national trip to Palmerston North for the Dance NZ Made Nationals....

Guidance Report

Tests and exams can be a challenging part of school life for young people and their parents or carers. Jay Smith, our Head of Guidance, shares some tips to ease this stress. ...

Drama Company

The tragedy and spoils of Macbeth shone through this intimate performance of betrayal, death, madness, wrathful cunning, and ambition by our Drama Company....

Water Sports

We are thrilled to have numerous water sports successes, whether it is in or on water, this year has continued to be remarkable for athletes from Rangitoto College. ...

Netball

Our netball teams continue to impress us all in their commitment to our outstanding training and coaching programme, with several individuals gaining umpire accreditations. ...

Hockey

Our hockey teams have inspired us this term with their perseverance and dedication. Working on combative training, attack and defensive skills, and tactics have improved their general play no end....

Football

This has been a strong season for our 1st XI Boys Football team with exciting tournament wins along the way....

History Trip

Year 11 History students were enthralled at the opportunity to explore Auckland Museum to support their studies on New Zealand war campaigns with a particular focus on the causes and consequences of Hitler becoming Führer of Germany in 1934....

Geography Trip

Year 13 Geography and Geography Scholarship students prepare for their final exams with a field trip to Rotorua....

Tourism Trip

With great anticipation, as tourism emerges from our lockdowns, our Year 12 and 13 Tourism students enjoyed a trip across diverse industries, with an outstanding All Blacks technological and cultural experience being one of the highlights....

Pathways Evening

Over 1,000 individuals and whānau from our Year 10 and 11 cohorts attended our expo style Pathways Evening to gather information about future vocational and subject pathways within and beyond school....

National Spanish Debate

Immense learning in critical thinking and teamwork was gained as our teams competed successfully in the STANZA National Spanish Debate competition which was a vibrant and fun day for all....

Auckland Writers Workshop and Annual Literature Day

Fabulous opportunities were provided this term as we celebrated and enhanced our writing skills with academic and fictional writers to celebrate our participation in the Auckland Writers Festival....

Arts Week

Our Arts Committee was delighted to organise the phenomenal Arts Week with our first Book Day, Jazz Combos, Rangi's Got Talent, and other events during which we also raised over $2,000 for Variety, the children's charity....

Music Competitions and Showcases

Our Music Department share their outstanding competition successes and musical showcases....

Book Corner

We tracked down a few people from Rangitoto College and asked them to continue sharing their words of wisdom about books and life....

Past Staff Reunion

Former staff had a wonderful time at our inaugural Past Staff Reunion where we welcomed back teachers and staff from as early as 1956....

Wanted: Caring and supportive families in the Rangitoto College community!

Rangitoto College is looking for families to host our international students.
Host families must live locally, either walking distance or an easy bus ride to the school and they must speak English. International students come to Rangitoto College to learn English and immerse themselves in the New Zealand culture. If English isn’t the first language of the host, the host must agree to speak English in the home environment and share the NZ lifestyle with their student. For more information, please contact our Accommodation Manager, Vanesa Pearce, at accommodation@rangiworld.co.nz.

Alumni Committee

Calling All Alumni from the 1970s! We need your help!
We are on the lookout for a past pupil who would like to join our Alumni Committee where you will have the opportunity to share information and help us connect with Alumni and their ongoing achievements, and offer suggestions on how to give back to our current students. For more information, please contact Sally Thompson, Director of Community Relations communityrelations@rangitoto.school.nz by 31st October 2022.

We welcome enquiries about sponsorship in all areas of school life.
Contact sally.thompson@rangitoto.school.nz to find out more.

Our Sponsors

We welcome enquiries about sponsorship from businesses looking to connect with Rangitoto College.
Please contact sally.thompson@rangitoto.school.nz for more information