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Listen to our Student Leaders and Tū Rangatira Students.

Enthusiastic staff members foster student leadership and development through a great variety of cultural activities, actively engaging students in expanding their social and personal cultural awareness.

The Te Reo Māori and Tikanga learning pathways at Rangitoto College focus on building our learners’ confidence, competence and connections. This is seen through our kapa haka – Te Kiko o Rangitoto, through community celebrations such as Matariki, and our ever growing academic pathways – Te Reo, Carving and Māori Performing Arts.

Groups celebrate international arts events, and charitable causes are fully supported by the wider school. Organisations such as Unicef and Red Cross also help cultivating the social responsibility of our students.

Personal and intellectual growth is encouraged with the demands of activities such as chess, debating, management consulting club and the creative writing club.

Students also serve as part of the Duke of Edinburgh or Piki Ake (Rise Up) programmes. Whether there is already an area of interest, or a student wants to try something new, they will have the opportunity to make friends, explore new skills and experience the many cultural activities on offer at Rangitoto College.

ASB Polyfest

We are extremely proud of our students’ contributions to the diversity of Rangitoto College.

Our students’ outstanding performances at the ASB Polyfest are truly memorable.  They sang a beautiful version of Te Kiko O Rangitoto in the Waita Tira.  They also shared inspiring contributions to Full Bracket, Haka, Mōteatea, Poi, Waiata-ā-ringa, Whakaeke and Whakawātea.

Student Testimonial

Cuba Rihari

Kia Ora, my name is Cuba Rihari and my experience so far at Rangitoto College as a Year 11 student of Māori and Pasifika descent has been extremely enjoyable. I have been able to connect with many other students and teachers throughout my time at this school and I have enjoyed every moment of it.

In Year 9 and 10 I had the opportunity of joining the Cultural Committee which was amazing because it helped me develop my leadership skills and also helped me step out of my comfort zone. This year, I was fortunate enough to be a part of the Māori and Pasifika Leadership Team and the Tū Rangatira Tutor class where we base our goals around Māori and Pasifika students to help strengthen our community. I am also in the school’s Kapa Haka group where we train hard for lots of performances and events which contributes to the school’s success.

These cultural groups have allowed me to deepen my connection with my peers and my teachers because they have taught me strong values such as pride, integrity and respect within the school. Also in Year 9 and 10, I was involved in a wide range of sporting activities such as the Sports Performance Academy, the junior premier volleyball team, and now this year I had the privilege to get accepted into the senior premier volleyball team and the 1st XV rugby team. I am extremely passionate about volleyball and I know that if I work hard enough I can achieve my dream scholarship to the States.

This is truly a special school because it works hard to ensure that each and every student gets great opportunities to allow them to also pursue their goals in life as well.

These have been extremely great opportunities for me because I believe that they have allowed me to realise the importance of my self-identity through the help and guidance of others.”

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564 East Coast Road
Mairangi Bay
Auckland 0630
New Zealand