We are so very pleased to welcome Onyu (Evelyn) Sa and Alek Atanasovski into our IB Family. Both Onyu and Alex join us from the northern hemisphere; Onyu is Korean, but has come from studying in Russia; whereas, Alek hails from Macedonia.
Rangitoto College students excel in crafting CAS Portfolios as part of their IB Core, encompassing a range of in-school and community activities. These experiences, often reliant on student volunteerism, not only boost university applications but also cultivate the IB Learner Profile traits, including risk-taking and skill development. Rangitoto College enhances this with Activity, Creative, and Service Days.
For their Creative Day, students chose to engage in a variety of activities, such as knitting, drawing, writing, and many more. Some of the cohort worked together as a team and built their own unique projects, while others focused on their individual creative pursuits. Some 12IB students have been exercising their musical talents in our school’s jazz bands and others practising their artistic skills in graphic design and creative writing. We were extremely excited to see their final creative products.
Service Day will collaborate with Te Hōnonga a Iwi at Rosedale Park, where students will participate in ecological conservation tasks like tree planting and site clean-ups.
IB Students’ Wider Achievements
- Yeonsu Na made his debut on the international stage and represented Korea in the ICF Junior World Champs Canoe Slalom which took place in Krakow, Poland. He is also in the ICF Talent Identification Programme (TIP) which is a development camp run by the ICF (International Canoe Federation). Yeonsu is fortunate that he was given this additional opportunity and we know he will make the most of it!
- Lucie Knight passed the International French Exam called C1 DALF which comprises listening, reading, writing and speaking. Students who pass this four-hour exam can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. It’s the standard required for entry to certain grandes écoles, such as l’Institut des sciences politiques de Paris or l’École Polytechnique.
- IB Students Dowoong (Peter) Yang and Minwoo Kim, along with two NCEA team members, (Haechan Noh and Joshua Hang), competed in the New Zealand Engineering Science Competition. They were assigned the question, ‘How much power does NZ need to adopt generative AI?’ The results of the competition will be released in November. We wish them luck!
We are pleased to announce that IB now offers the following new subjects:
- Visual Art
- ESS (Environmental Systems & Societies)
We are pleased to continue to offer Rangitoto’s IB-only subjects:
We also continue to be impressed with our students who choose to self-study Literature or Language and Literature in their mother tongue. Recently, we’ve had students undertake courses in Arabic, Dutch, German, Korean, Russian, Macedonian, Portuguese, Italian, and Malay. These alongside our already wide language offering of Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, and English B.