Tēnā koutou e te whānau whānui o Rangitoto.
This edition of Vista celebrates the diverse achievements of our Rangitoto College community over the course of Term 3. The number of students involved in co-curricular activities is very pleasing, with the ever increasing range of opportunities the school offers allowing every student to join a club, group or team while strengthening pride in the college. Service activities are a growing feature of the school, with many students seeking service opportunities both in and out of school. Notable has been the significant increase in student involvement in environmental programmes such as the tree planting at Te Hōnonga a Iwi Restoring Rosedale Park project.
Our Performing Arts Department continues to excel, with students performing at exceptional levels in the Iluminate Dance Showcase at the Bruce Mason Theatre and our musicians gaining multiple awards at the KBB festival and Big Sing competition. The production of Macbeth in the Auditorium highlighted the talents of our senior and junior drama students. Many thanks to all students and staff who continue to flourish across a wide range of performing arts stages.
The inaugural Pīpīwharauroa festival was a wonderful celebration of Mātauranga Māori; with students and whānau from the kohanga, ECEs, primary schools, intermediate school, and the college enjoying the chance to grow our bicultural understanding. We are looking forward to this event continuing to grow next year as we strengthen our collaborative ties with our feeder schools.
With the conclusion of the winter sports season upon us, it is a chance to reflect on the benefits that a relatively uninterrupted season brings us. We had some fantastic performances across a range of sports codes in Tournament Week. This year, we have been extremely fortunate to benefit from the support of many parents, teachers, community coaches and sponsors. This assistance has been a significant benefit to all our players—thank you to all who have coached, managed, supported, and played in 2022.
Patrick Gale, Principal