Rangitoto College recognises the important role sport plays in the health and wellbeing of our students. As such, we encourage students to participate in the extensive range of sports on offer throughout their educational journey at Rangitoto College. Our goal is to create a lifelong passion for sport and physical activity that enables students to also thrive and excel in all areas of their lives.
Rangitoto College is at a significant advantage with its large student population and is able to provide a multitude of teams in over thirty different sports. As part of this impressive portfolio of sports are our premier sports of basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rugby, volleyball and water polo.
Rangitoto College is deeply committed to a wide variety of other sports which are also highly valued in our Sport programme. These sports include but are not limited to athletics, badminton, beach volleyball, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, orienteering, table tennis, squash, tennis, fencing, triathlon, weightlifting, softball, golf, snow sports, cheer leading, tag and touch, sailing and surfing. This impressive variety of sports reflects the changing and more diverse sporting landscape in New Zealand.
Rangitoto prides itself on the people who comprise our sport community. Our Sport Department consists of a highly qualified and dedicated team of sport professionals committed to the provision of a world class sport programme. We are blessed by amazing and talented teachers who unselfishly give their time to sport at Rangitoto College in roles such as teachers in charge of codes, coaches and managers. This group is supported by dedicated student coaches, passionate parents and community coaches, plus a number of exceptional professional coaches that combine to make the Rangitoto College sport community something special.
Rangitoto College seeks to maximise participation and enjoyment in sport by its students, as well as foster elite performance. At the participation level our goal is for students to be involved in at least one organised sport annually and we work hard to create opportunities that fit in with student study and wider life commitments. At the elite performance level, Rangitoto College enjoys a proud sporting history featuring numerous students who have achieved national honours while at our school. Many have also gone on as proud alumni to represent New Zealand and compete at pinnacle events such as World Championships, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.
The school, with its excellent guidance and support pathways programme, has enabled numerous students to secure USA University sports scholarships on leaving school. The efforts of our dedicated team of coaches and teaching staff cannot be under stated in this scholarship process.