Sports, Music and Activities

Rangitoto College offers students an incredible range of sports, music and arts programmes in addition to their school study, including 30 different cultural and creative activities, 40 different sports, 50 different performing arts activities. We encourage all our students to participate in some additional activities ot help them make friends and enjoy their time in New Zealand. 

Cultural Activities and Participation

Taking part in a range of activities helps students learn leadership skills, teamwork and creative thinking. 

  • Amnesty International (raising awareness on human rights issues and empowering students)
  • Art Competitions/Exhibitions
  • Brain Bee
  • Book Club
  • Cambodia House Building
  • Chess Club
  • Chinese Day and Concert 
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Diversity Week
  • Debating (building confidence in debating and preparing students for competitions)
  • Diabolo club (performing art activity)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards (outdoor survival)
  • Film Club
  • Foreign Language Trips
  • Future Problem Solving
  • Ignite
  • Indian Cultural Group
  • Kapahaka (Maori traditional song and dance performing arts group)
  • Korean Day and Concert
  • Lion Dance
  • Model United Nations
  • Multicultural Committee
  • Planet People / Environmental Club (planting native trees and protecting the environment)
  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • RFM Radio (radio station providing students with the chance to learn to DJ and broadcast)
  • Robotics Club
  • Science Club
  • Shakespeare Day
  • “Simply Smiles” (Mexican Service project with US school)
  • Students Against Driving Drunk
  • Student Librarians
  • “Tears for Gallipoli” Trip
  • Tramping Club

 

Music and Performing Arts

Rangitoto College is a top performing arts school with a strong performing arts department. Whether you are a singer, musician, dancer, actor or want to become involved in sound and lighting, Rangitoto College can help you develop your talents and follow your passion. Musicians can get private music tuition in the instrument they want to learn. Practice rooms are available to book so students can practice before or after school or during lunchtime. Musicians may also be interested in joining the orchestra, choir, concert band, jazz band or participating in the school show. Dancers and actors have the chance to participate in the school show, plays, theatresports, dance troups and the dance showcase. 

Vocal Music Groups

  • Singlets (Junior Girls Choir)
  • Mainly Men (all levels - Boys Choir)
  • SOS (Senior Girls Choir)
  • The Fundamentals (Mixed Senior Chamber Choir)

Instrumental Music Groups

  • Big Band - Year 9
  • Big Band - Year 10
  • Stage Band - Senior
  • Big Band - Senior
  • Symphonic Band - Year 9
  • Concert Band - Senior
  • Jazz Combos (4)
  • Rock Bands - all levels
  • Rock Class - Year 9
  • Sinfonia Orchestra - Junior
  • Orchestra - Senior
  • Chamber/String
  • Orchestra - Senior
  • Chamber/String Class - Year 9
  • Chamber Music Groups (13)
  • Flute Choir (2)
  • Saxophone Quartet
  • Annual Piano Competition
  • Annual Strings Competition
  • Big Lunch Out - Rock Bands

Dance and Drama

  • Class Comedians
  • Dance Troupes (Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Funk)
  • Dance sport
  • House Idols
  • Junior Shakespeare
  • Major Musical Production
  • Senior Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare Day
  • Stage Lighting & Sound
  • Stage Challenge
  • Theatresports

 

Sports

At Rangitoto College we challenge students to push their boundaries and discover what they are capable of. Through competition, young people learn teamwork, leadership and resilience – important life skills. Our school facilities include an Olympic standard all-weather hockey turf, three gymnasiums and a weights room, an all-weather athletics track, five sports fields, a dance studio with sprung floor, and a large modern swimming pool and sports institute on the school boundary. 

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Canoe Polo
  • Cheerleading
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country Running
  • Curling, Cycling (Road)
  • Dragon Boating
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics & Aerobics
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Mountain Biking
  • Netball
  • Orienteering
  • Petanque
  • Road Running
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Rugby 7s
  • Snow boarding
  • Skiing
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Surfing
  • Surf Lifesaving
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch
  • Tramping
  • Triathlon/Multisport
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Water polo
  • Windsurfing
  • Yachting

Some sports are only available during specific times of year or have an extra cost. Learn more about specific sports here >