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Rangitoto College is committed to developing a strong set of values in students. These values will not only help them get through the emotional turbulence of their adolescence but will sustain them throughout life.

Rangitoto College knows the importance of providing every student with the support they need to engage in successful learning.

Our students flourish in the caring, safe environment of a wide range of services and resources to ensure that they make the most of their time at the college – both academically and personally.

From the very first day, we make the transition of beginning Year 9 students into the College smooth and welcoming with both our staff and trained Year 13 peer support leaders playing a vital role. Peer support leaders encourage and motivate Year 9 students to establish positive and lasting relationships.

Deans at each year level ensure that the needs of students, both individually and collectively, are met. A collaborative approach with home is vital to this success.

Tutor teachers support and encourage students through daily contact with their tutor groups. Our highly committed team of counsellors is available throughout the school day to engage with students privately and confidentially. Parents, too, may work in partnership with guidance staff if they have concerns about their children.

Rangitoto College has a careers education programme aimed at ensuring all students leave school with the information and the skills to choose a tertiary course or find employment. Trained careers staff provide individual consultation when students are making course and career decisions.

For students’ physical welfare, the school has a fully equipped Health Centre staffed by a registered nurse, as well as a full-time physiotherapy service.

Student leadership training is a significant focus within the school and students are encouraged to contribute to the life of the school and the wider community. Student leaders lead fellow students in a myriad of activities that make the school an engaging environment of cultural, social and recreational endeavours.

Our aim is for students to be happy, kind and respectful. We want our students to understand and live the values of the College: Respect, Integrity, Courage, Excellence and Pride.

Other Year 13 students are involved in numerous service activities like mentoring younger students and assisting in the Learning Support Department.

We seek to develop young people who:

  • Are loving, respectful, caring individuals
  • Want to do well and succeed
  • Are connected to reality and understand delayed gratification
  • Are positive and optimistic
  • Consider carefully the choices they have and make good decisions
  • Take responsibility for their learning and see it as ongoing
  • Are resilient and able to cope with pressure
  • Retain their natural curiosity and creativity

Our students’ share more about how the Learning Centre has supported them in achieving their individual learning capability goals to achieve their academic goals.