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Rangitoto College Events

Stay up to date with everything happening at the school here by viewing the events in our calendar.

2024 Term Dates                            

Term 1: 30 Jan to 12 Apr

Term 2: 29 Apr to 5 Jul

Term 3: 22 Jul to 27 Sept

Term 4: 14 Oct to 11 Dec


2024 Ministry of Education Accord Teacher Only Days

Fri 16 Aug, Teacher Only Day, School Closed to students

Term 2 School Closure Dates

Mon 3 Jun, King’s Birthday, School Closed

Fri 28 Jun, Matariki, School Closed

Term 3 School Closure Dates

Fri 6 Sept, Rangi Day, School Closed

Term 4 School Closure Dates

Mon 28 Oct, Labour Day, School Closed

Term 4 — International Students Special Programme
The Term 4 programme for senior international short-term students will run from Monday 4 November to Friday 29 November.

2025 Term Dates

Term 1: 29 Jan to 11 Apr

Term 2: 28 Apr to 27 Jun

Term 3: 14 Jul to 19 Sept

Term 4: 6 Oct to 5 Dec

School Calendar

May 2024

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Unitec |Te Pūkenga Tertiary Education Overview Presentation – Year 12 and Year 13 students
1Unitec |Te Pūkenga Tertiary…
22 Events
33 Events
4Choir Camp
5Choir Camp
6The University of Waikato…
72 Events
8The University of Auckland…
92 Events
10Japan Day
14Lincoln University Te Whare…
155 Events
163 Events
174 Events
20Te Wānanga Aronui o…
21Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa…
232 Events
242 Events
25Model United Nations Assembly…
262 Events
29Parent Teacher Interviews
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Wednesday

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Unitec is part of Te Pūkenga, New Zealand’s national network of polytechnics, industry training organisations and institutes of skills and technology, and New Zealand's largest tertiary education provider. The presentation is taking place for our Year 12 and Year 13 students in Period 4 in the Staff Room.    
Thursday

02

North Harbour Zones for Swimming is taking place today at the Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre.
Studying at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury prepares you to find your path, live your dreams, and change the world.  Education goes far beyond the classroom, giving you a truly holistic learning experience enriched by our unique place on earth.  UC has a diverse range of study options with over 100 qualifications in more than 80 different subject areas.  It has vibrant and active student community.  Year 13 students, come along and hear about what opportunities this prestigious educational destination has to offer in Period 4 in the Auditorium.    
Friday

03

The University of Otago, Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou, is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.  Employers love Otago graduates. 95% of their graduates go directly into work or further study.  Otago graduates are recognised for their interpersonal and negotiating skills, conceptual and analytical skills, and independent judgement.  The University of Otago is presenting their unique opportunities to our  Year 13 students in Period 4 in the Auditorium.    
Year 13 photograph is taking place today.  
Saturday

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Sunday

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Monday

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The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, is committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio.  Their vibrant campuses and world-class teaching provide the ideal environment for learning.  The University of Waikato provides you with the foundational knowledge and experience to achieve your career and life goals.  With their focus on academic excellence and innovation, you will become part of a group known for making a big difference in the world around them.  The University of Waikato are presenting their opportunities to our Year 13 students in Period 4 in the Staff Room.    
Tuesday

07

If you are considering a rewarding career in Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa, New Zealand Defence Force, and would like to know more about their wide range of career options, professions and trades — then come along to this presentation. From combat trades to highly specialised STEM-related fields, their career opportunities are incredibly diverse. NZ Defence Force support nurturing the potential and skills of each individual. Careers staff and service personnel will be present to discuss their options and interests with our Year 12 and Year 13 students in Period 4 in the Auditorium.
Parents and Caregivers are invited to attend a presentation hosted by Brett Harvey from Tāima Kōrero presenting from 7 – 8pm in Rangitoto Auditorium. Brett will speak on the impact of pornography on our young people and how parents can equip themselves for conversations with their children in this area. By having the right conversations in a timely way, we can reduce the impact of pornography and support our children. The prevalence of pornography is spreading rapidly throughout our society, and its long-term effects are yet to be fully understood. However, by equipping parents and young people with effective strategies to work together, we can look to reduce the harmful impact of pornography on young people. Brett will deliver engaging, honest and sensible information on how to talk about pornography with your teenager, and why these conversations need to happen. Backed by the latest statistics and research, this parent presentation draws on Brett’s first-hand knowledge of the negative effects of pornography and provides attendees with an eye-opening insight into the multi-billion dollar industry that is targeting our children. Brett aims to have parents leave feeling well-informed and equipped to have these difficult yet essential conversations with their children. We encourage all parents to attend this session to support their teenager in safely navigating the digital landscape of online pornography. If you would like to attend this presentation, please click here to register your attendance.            
Wednesday

08

The University of Auckland | Waipapa Taumata Rau is a world ranking university with a strong reputation for quality teaching. Their bachelor degree programmes give students focused skills and knowledge in their area of study. They also gain transferable skills that help them adapt well and manage the different roles they may take on over their careers.  Come along and hear more about the opportunities in an engaging presentation for our Year 13 students in Period 4 in the Auditorium.    
Thursday

09

Japan Day is a 2 day event in 2024! This fantastic annual event encourages students to embrace Japanese culture through music, games, and learning calligraphy.  Activities are organised by our Year 13 Culture and Globalisation team leaders.
Our annual Cross Country event is being hosted today by our Sports Department today.
Friday

10

Japan Day is a 2 day event in 2024! This fantastic annual event encourages students to embrace Japanese culture through music, games, and learning calligraphy.  Activities are organised by our Year 13 Culture and Globalisation team leaders.
Saturday

11

No Events
Sunday

12

No Events
Monday

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No Events
Tuesday

14

Lincoln University Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki has been a leading land and primary industry-based education and research establishment for more than 140 years.  Lincoln University is a diverse, collaborative and friendly community. We enjoy studying, learning and growing together in an environment of safety, inclusion and respect.  Lincoln University is in the top 1.5 per cent of all universities globally and rated 15th for small universities in the world.  Year 13 students — come along and hear more about growing your skills and life at Lincoln University in Period 4 in the Staff Room.    
Wednesday

15

Year 11 students are attending a presentation hosted by Jake Bailey on Positive Psychology in Period 1.          
Year 12 students are attending a presentation hosted by Jake Bailey on Positive Psychology in Period 2.          
Year 13 students are attending a presentation hosted by Jake Bailey on Positive Psychology in Period 3.          
Student Leaders are attending a presentation hosted by Jake Bailey on Positive Psychology in Period 5.          
Parents and Caregivers are invited to attend a presentation hosted by Jake Bailey on Positive Psychology this evening.   Jake’s presentation will focus on positive psychology and overcoming adversity in which he refers to his own experiences as well as research which has helped shape his positive, uplifting and inspiring presentations.  Jake is an internationally acclaimed speaker on resilience, the youngest #1 bestselling author in New Zealand history, and as a Commonwealth Study Conference alumnus, has been recognised as one of the most promising emerging leaders across the Commonwealth. Click here to reserve your place to attend this presentation.      
Thursday

16

Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington is your place to connect, learn and grow. With a reputation for academic excellence and strong industry connections, you'll have ample opportunity to learn from the national decision makers, top creative talents, technology trailblazers and leading researchers who call Wellington home. It is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence. Year 13 students — join us to hear more about the opportunities available in Period 4 in the Auditorium.    
There is a Paid Union Meeting in Period 5.  
Mana Wahine is taking place today in the Rangi Centre.
Friday

17

The Swimming Champion of Champions is taking place today at the West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre.
The International Students Assembly is taking place during Period 4, 12:55pm to 1:35pm.
   
 
Saturday

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No Events
Sunday

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No Events
Monday

20

Year 13 students — come along and learn more about the learning opportunities at Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau | Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in Period 4 in the Auditorium.AUT is in the top 1% of world's universities. AUT is one of the largest universities in Aotearoa New Zealand and the fastest growing postgraduate study destination, with 250 programmes and more than 150,000 alumni all over the world. AUT is where talent meets opportunity, and they are proud of the success of their students, in Aotearoa and around the world.    
Tuesday

21

Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa | University of Massey offers flexible study options that give you the freedom to pursue your dreams without sacrificing other important commitments.  When you become a Massey student you join a diverse, supportive and active community. Massey has a long, proud tradition of breaking new ground in all their areas of expertise - business, creative art, health, humanities and social science.  Year 13 students, come along and hear about what opportunities this educational destination has to offer in Period 4 in the Auditorium.    
Wednesday

22

No Events
Thursday

23

Parent Teacher interviews will be taking place on the following dates:
  • Thursday 23 May 2:15pm to 7pm
  • Wednesday 29 May 2:15pm to 7pm
Information will be sent directly to parents nearer the time about booking appointments.  Read more on the parent teacher interview website page.
Join us for an evening of awesome rock music and relishing Rocky Road!
The audience will be seated at small tables downstairs and will be treated to delicious Rocky Road as well as amazing performances from our bands and solo/duo artists.
Tickets are $5 (Rocky Road is included in the ticket price). Tickets can only be purchased from the Rangitoto College Finance Office during school hours.
We request that tickets are pre-purchased by 3.30pm Wednesday 22nd May so we can ensure there is enough Rocky Road to go around.
We will sell tickets for the downstairs seating area initially and, only if required, will release tickets for upstairs.
Foyer doors open at 6.15pm. Auditorium doors open at 6.45pm. Event starts at 7pm (approx. finish time 9.00pm)
Friday

24

MODEL UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY (MUNA)
2 student teams from Rangitoto College are participating in the MUNA event being hosted at Rosmini College on Friday 24 May and Saturday 25 May.
Purpose:
MUNA simulates the working of the United Nations Assembly by having schools in teams of two or three Year 12 and 13 students represent a participating UN country in debates on matters of world politics and social concern. Debates are held over a weekend from Friday morning to mid-afternoon Saturday.
MUNA Goals:
1.  To develop in students an awareness of the United Nations and the international situation of the countries of the world.
2.  To enable students to improve their public speaking and debating skills.
3.  To encourage students to make informed comments on world problems.
4.  To encourage students to share their opinions and friendship with students from other schools.
 
Saturday

25

MODEL UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY (MUNA)
2 student teams from Rangitoto College are participating in the MUNA event being hosted at Rosmini College on Friday 24 May and Saturday 25 May.
Purpose:
MUNA simulates the working of the United Nations Assembly by having schools in teams of two or three Year 12 and 13 students represent a participating UN country in debates on matters of world politics and social concern. Debates are held over a weekend from Friday morning to mid-afternoon Saturday.
MUNA Goals:
1.  To develop in students an awareness of the United Nations and the international situation of the countries of the world.
2.  To enable students to improve their public speaking and debating skills.
3.  To encourage students to make informed comments on world problems.
4.  To encourage students to share their opinions and friendship with students from other schools.
 
Sunday

26

Kick back, relax, and enjoy some awesome jazz from Rangitoto Jazz Bands and Combos - Jazz Band, Jazz Orchestra, Big Band, North Sea Combo, Montreux Combo, and Stockholm Combo.  What great way to spend a Sunday evening with our funky pop-up jazz club and your family and friends!
Tickets are $5 per person.
Tickets can only be purchased from the Rangitoto College Finance Office during school hours.
Audience members are welcome to bring their own cheese/crackers/other COLD & TIDY finger food. Chocolate bars, chips, nuts, soft drinks and hot drinks will be available to purchase at the event.
The Auditorium will be set up with small tables arranged in cabaret-style downstairs.  We will sell tickets for the downstairs seating area initially and, only if required, will release tickets for upstairs.
Foyer doors open at 4.15pm. Auditorium doors open at 4.45pm Event starts at 5pm (approx. finish time 7pm)
Monday

27

No Events
Tuesday

28

No Events
Wednesday

29

Parent Teacher interviews will be taking place on the following dates:
  • Thursday 23 May 2:15pm to 7pm
  • Wednesday 29 May 2:15pm to 7pm
Information will be sent directly to parents nearer the time about booking appointments.  Read more on the parent teacher interview website page.
Thursday

30

No Events
Friday

31

No Events