Welcome to Vista Term 1 Issue 2!

In this issue, we highlight the range of opportunities and experiences Rangitoto College offers. From educating to fundraising, the library to the volleyball courts, our classrooms to the great outdoors, our campus and ākonga have experienced a busy Term 1.

Principal's Report

Principal’s Report

Principal Patrick Gale highlights some of the new opportunities available at Rangitoto College and provides insight into our vision for education in Aotearoa.

Te Kawerau ā Maki – Mana Kura Programme

Rangitoto College is excited to have signed a three-year School Engagement and Development Programme with one of our mana whenua, Te Kawerau ā Maki....

Relay for Life

Rangitoto College had amazing success raising over $37,000 for the Cancer Society through Relay for Life over the weekend....

Volleyball Championships

Our Volleyball teams have had incredible results in the last few months, with both Premier Teams earning gold national titles in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships....

Auckland University – Educate to Liberate

We were privileged to host the University of Auckland's Educate to Liberate team to share their knowledge and personal history of the Dawn Raids and the formation of the Polynesian Panthers with our ākonga....

Student Leadership Camp

Recently, our 38 amazing Student Leaders attended a Leadership Camp at Peter Snell Youth Village, strengthening their leadership and networking skills for the year ahead....

International Baccalaureate Festival of Hope

International Baccalaureate students attended the Festival of Hope which supports and empowers young people. This conference allows international connections to be built, engagement with a variety of global challenges, and the development of skills to help make positive change....

Book Corner

Our Head Students, and book lovers, share what novels have recently inspired them, a little about their lives, and what they love about our Library....


Our Chinese and Korean Teams performed and spoke exceptionally well in the 2023 ASB Polyfest on the Te Pūkenga Unitec Diversity Stage....

Guidance Report

Reflecting on the recent Race Relations Day, Jay Smith, our Head of Guidance reminds us about the importance of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a parent or caregiver, it is crucial to model the importance of respecting and celebrating different cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds....


We have two talented teams, sponsored by Z Energy and Invenco Group Limited, participating in the EVolocity competition where they have an awesome opportunity to learn about engineering innovation by designing, building, and racing electric vehicles....

Year 12 Geography: Tongariro Crossing

Our Year 12 Geography and Geography Extension students recently visited the Tongariro Volcanic Centre as part of their geographic research internal assessment....

Year 13 Health Cohort

Year 13 Health students took part in physical activity sessions focusing on the distinct connection between good physical health and the benefits it has on mental health....

Library Readers Cup Team

We are excited to announce that Year 9 students Alston Huang, George Xu, Jewel Zhang, Shuhan Zhang, and Yixuan Liu, will represent Rangitoto College against other Auckland schools next term in the Readers Cup....


Term 1 has been a busy but exciting term for tennis at Rangitoto College, with both tennis training and competitive tennis taking place. For the first time in several years, we had a team play in the College Sport Premier Boys competition....

1950's Rangi Reunion

Calling all Rangi students from the 1950’s….
Tuesday 16 May 10 am @ the Rangi Centre
Please join us for a lovely morning tea to reminisce, catch up, chat to our current Principal, and discover what’s still here and what’s new at Rangi. Cost: FREE – morning tea provided. Parking: In the main carpark (use main gate on East Coast Road). Please confirm your attendance by phoning Sally or Xenia on 09 477-0150 ext 613 or email

Save the Date: Summit Academy Awards

Our Community Relations Department are delighted to announce that we are hosting our prestigious Summit Academy Awards!
Friday 18 August @ the Auditorium
This event gives us the opportunity to honour former students who have reached the summit of their respective professions and therefore provide role models for our students of today. The Summit Academy is an alumni ‘Hall of Fame’. Every two years, past students are inducted into the Summit Academy based on their record of leadership, outstanding professional achievement, and contribution to society. Their photos and a profile of their achievements are permanently displayed in the main foyer of the auditorium. We encourage past students, current parents, staff, local community, and invited guests to come together to commemorate these honourees. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Rangi Golf Day Fundraiser

Our fifth annual Golf Day is now sold out!
Friday 28 April 2023 @ Pupuke Golf Club
We have had an enormous response from our community, alumni, and caregivers who are excited to play in the tournament. This year we are raising funds for our Hardship Fund for students who would like to participate in sports and our Māori community who are in need of piupiu for Kapa Haka. We are still seeking hole sponsors, donations, and any contributions towards prizes and auctions for this important day. Any support you’re able to give would be highly appreciated. Please contact

School Sponsorship

Academics, Sports, Performing Art, and Culture—have you thought about connecting your business with our school?
Your support can help us continue to provide the excellent opportunities that we proudly offer.
Partnering your business with Rangitoto College can support our students in their initiatives and positively position your business within our local community. To learn more, contact our Community Relations Team at

Our Sponsors

We welcome enquiries about sponsorship from businesses looking to connect with Rangitoto College.
Please contact for more information