Special Olympics is an ongoing event throughout the year whereby special Olympians from Rangitoto College participate in a range of ribbon day sports. The events are held across the year at various locations on the North Shore.
This is a global event but is different to the Paralympics. Special Olympics is an opportunity for students with medical or learning difficulties to participate in sports that would be otherwise outside their capability in a mainstream setting.
Senior students help in a number of event areas such as setting up, staging activities and supporting Olympians on the day. These sporting events include athletics, football, basketball, tenpin bowling and swimming. Through this event students also build awareness around the needs of others. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to support our Special Olympians as they represent Rangitoto College, to engage in sport and make new friends along the way.
Participating in this counts towards the service element of the Rangitoto Summit Diploma.