Kia Ora Te Whanau,
We look forward to welcoming your student to Rangitoto College in 2021.
It is very important that you take the time to look through this Orientation information and this website where indicated for further information regarding all the main aspects of starting at the College and some of what Rangitoto College offers your child.
While it is hard to communicate all that makes up our school, I hope you will get a sense of the enormous range of opportunities available, and the positive and supportive community we have here at the College for your child and your whanau.
ORIENTATION DAY- THURSDAY 4th February 2021 - 10.00am to 3.20pm
The first day of College for Year 9 students is Thursday 4th February 2021. Students will be welcomed into the Auditorium at 10.00am in full school uniform, and should bring a pen, some lunch and a drink. They will meet their Tutor Group Teacher and Year 13 Peer Support Leaders, who will help them to find out about College life and take them through activities so they begin to know the other students in their Tutor Group. Students should not bring their personal computer device on this day.
PLEASE NOTE* The orientation part of the day finishes at 2.00pm. The bus services will run as normal for this day at 3.20pm.
Bus information and routes can be found here. This information is updated on a Term by Term basis from information from the bus companies.
FIRST FULL DAY OF SCHOOL & SPORTS EXPO- Y9 to Y13 Friday 5th February 2021.
On this day all Year levels will attend at the staggered times below.
Year 13: 10:00am – 11:00am
Year 12: 1:15pm – 2:15pm
Year 11: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Year 10: 11:45am – 12:45pm
Year 9: 10:00am – 1:00pm
This day will start with a Tutor Group meeting where they will receive instruction on the use of their personal computer device. Please ensure, prior to this day, that they can connect their device to a wireless network and know how to open the browser. Further information regarding Rangitoto College preferred device types can be found here.
SPORTS EXPO – Friday 5th February 2021 located in gyms 1, 2 and 3.
Rangitoto College offers a wide and varied range of sporting options for students, for full information please refer to our website, by clicking on Sports.
The students will all have staggered times to attend the sports expo and they will be informed of this in their Tutor time on Friday morning.
For all students who would like more time outside of their staggered time at the sports expo there will be free time available to attend after school has finished at 1pm and prior to the buses arriving for 3.20pm.
For further information regarding 2021 Term dates please refer here.
TIMETABLED OPTION SUBJECTS AND LANGUAGE SUBJECT:
All timetables have been emailed out to enrolled students in the last week of the term. If you have not received this we will be able to confirm the subjects prior to starting school in February of 2021. Students will be able to get their stationary at this time.
** All students that are enrolling over the Christmas break will be contacted upon my return to school at the end of January with a Dean’s appointment time to secure subjects.
2021 CLASS COURSE FEES / SCHOOL DONATION / STATIONERY / ID CARDS
The easiest way to pay the above for 2021 is on the Office Max Website Online with payment by internet banking, Credit card and Debit card.
Students can start the year with everything they need and will not need to stand in long queues at the Finance Window of the college.
In order to do so you will require your Students ID #. Which has been at the top of all correspondence from us. Once the order has been completed and paid for, a receipt will be emailed to you.
Please print this receipt and ensure that the student brings it to school as proof of payment. The receipt is to be taken to each class where upon sighting it, the teacher will issue the relevant textbooks. Orders for general stationery will be couriered to your home address. If, however, you wish to purchase your general stationery elsewhere, you can download the required list by subject from the OfficeMax website Online.
**Every student must have an A4 40 pocket clear file for 2021 Tutor Time**
All students will have their ID photos taken on 25 and 26 February for their ID cards, and prepaying for them will alleviate any delays in issuing them once they are printed.
Rangitoto College Board of Trustees and the school expect all students to take pride in their appearance and to dress neatly at all times. We ask for the full cooperation of all parents and students to ensure that these high expectations are consistently met.
Please take time to read the uniform requirements as these are strictly enforced, for full information please see here.
Please note the Second Hand Uniform Shop Drop off & Sale days are:
|Date||Type of Sale||Location of Sale||Sale Hours|
|Friday 4 December||Normal Sales||Portacom||1:35pm to 2.35pm|
|Saturday 5 December 2021||Normal Sales||Portacom||1:00pm to 3:00pm|
|Saturday 12 December 2021||Summer Sale||Rangi Centre||12:00pm to 3:00pm|
|Friday 15 January 2021||Summer Sale||Rangi Centre||12:00pm to 3:00pm|
|Saturday 16 January 2021||Summer Sale||Rangi Centre||12:00pm to 3:00pm|
|Friday 22 January 2021||Summer Sale||Rangi Centre||12:00pm to 3:00pm|
|Saturday 23 January 2021||Summer Sale||Rangi Centre||12:00pm to 3:00pm|
|Friday 5 February 2021||Normal Sales||Portacom||1:00pm to 3:00pm|
When purchasing a school skirt please ensure that the skirt length sits on top of the knee. We suggest that you buy a skirt that allows for growth from Year 9 through to the end of Year 10 so that the skirt still sits on the knee at the end of Year 10.
**Please note that if you purchase a second-hand skirt, check that the length has not been altered and that the finished skirt length sits on top of the knee. When we conduct uniform checks we would prefer not to contact the parents to go and purchase another skirt because the second-hand skirt does not meet the uniform regulations.
For full information regarding Bus Routes and Timetables please refer to our website by clicking on Bus Routes.
We have a wide variety of performing arts that you are able to get involved with at the college. Whether it is Music, Drama, Dance or one of our productions there is something for everyone who would like to get involved. For added information about what our performing arts team has to offer click here for the performing arts website and click here for the performing Arts Facebook page.
To keep up with Rangitoto College news, including celebrations of student achievements, important notices, and insights into daily life at the college, please follow us on Instagram @rangitoto_college and on Facebook @rangitotocolofficial.
I hope that 2021 will be a happy and successful year for our students. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with your whanau.
The enrolments office will be opening on the 27th January 2021, please do not hesitate to make contact with me at that time via email if you require any more information to help in the transition to Rangitoto College in 2021.