1. Paradigm Challenge experience

    This is a guest post by Year 11 Student Tulsi Lathia on the experience she had winning an innovation award with her brother and two collaborators from Rajkot India. In June last year, I found out that my team (Ignited We Unite) and I had won first place in our division in the first annual MORE

  2. Frontpage Amazons

    A video interview with Revenge of the Amazons cast and director has made the front page of the Kiwi Star news site. The three minute interview gives a look behind the scenes.

  3. Mini United Nations weekend

    Well done to those who participated in the Mini United Nations event over the weekend of the 6th and 7th. A group of students from Rangi Ruru and Christ’s College participated in a Model United Nations event.

  4. Tickets on sale now

    In the Rangi Ruru production of ‘Revenge of the Amazons‘ by Kiwi playwright Jean Betts, girls from Years 11 to 13 act, sing, dance, provide technical support and front of house. This will be an exceptional display of theatre in every aspect and a highlight of the 2017 calendar. Book your tickets now! >> NB. Contains adult MORE

  5. Winning Performance at Festival

    Congratulations to the Rangi Ruru drama students who performed in the Canterbury Te Raki Regional Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival on 1 April. Bella Pownall (Year 13) was awarded Best Actress for her five minute piece which was directed by fellow Year 13 student, Kate Donald. Special mention MORE

  6. Win at Inaugural Mounted Games

    Rangi Ruru riders have competed in the inaugural South Island Schools’ Mounted Games competition held in the Ellesmere Showgrounds at Leeston on 31 March. Riders from 16 teams, competed in pairs through 20 series of different games. Run in conjunction with the South Island Interschools’ Competition, the Rangi Ruru Gold pair of Leah Zydenbos and MORE

  7. PHOE Project Voting Now Open

    Voting is now open to select the winning video in the Picture Happiness on Earth Project, which will see a Rangi Ruru girl represent New Zealand at the Science Centre World Summit in Tokyo in November.  Working in collaboration with Science Alive and Miraikan (the Japanese National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation), Rangi Ruru’s MORE

  8. Tennis Team Shine at Nationals

    Rangi Ruru’s senior tennis team has capped off a fantastic season with a fifth place at the National Secondary School’s competition in Auckland. Pictured L-R: Jade Feneon, Tessa McCann, Luka Simmers, Kate Edwards, Kyla Otway The team that won the Christchurch girls’ qualifying tournament and placed second at the South Island Secondary School’s tournament fought MORE

  9. Top Girls’ School at Maadi 2017

    Rangi Ruru retained its position as the top girls’ school at the Maadi Cup over the weekend, finishing an overall 5th equal in the national secondary schools rowing regatta. Winning three gold and two silver and two bronze medals, Rangi Ruru was the top girls school in the competition of more than 2000 rowers at MORE

  10. Rangi Ruru Wins at Horse of the Year

    After winning several national titles including the Saddle Hunter Pony of the Year at the Horse of the Year competition in Hastings earlier this month, Rangi Ruru equestrian student Grace Tripe (Year 12) has continued to impress to win a place representing New Zealand in Australia this month. Grace will head across the ditch as MORE

  11. Welcome to New Director of Boarding

    “Teenagers are so much fun.”   There’s no questioning the dedication to teenage girls when talking to Rangi Ruru’s new Director of Boarding, Kyleigh Lyth, she simply loves her job. In fact it’s more than a job, it’s a career. “We are here to make a positive difference,” she says. “When these girls have long MORE

  12. Rangi Ruru Touch Team Wins Super Touch Competition

    It was a nail biting last two minutes that eventually saw Rangi Ruru win a hard-fought final 6-5 in the Secondary Schools Super Touch competition on 15 March.   Rangi Ruru’s Assistant Director of Sport and Touch Team Manager, Mandy Anderson says the game against current title holders St Margaret’s College, didn’t start well with MORE

  13. Top Girls’ School at South Island Rowing Champs

    Winners of the under 18 eight from L-R Amber Williams (cox), Alice Sproat, Izzie Evans, Millie Knight, Isabella Carter, Sophie McCartin, Jemima Bell, Alex Summerfield, Jayne Barclay Rangi Ruru has won eight gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the South Island Secondary Schools’ rowing championships at Lake Ruataniwha over the weekend (11/12 March). MORE

  14. Bryony Gibson-Cornish in Residence

    Rangi Ruru is delighted to welcome back viola player and alumna Bryony Gibson-Cornish for a residency in the Music Department from Monday 3 April – Thursday 6 April.  Bryony Gibson-Cornish is a sought after international soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. She has a Masters in Music from the Juilliard School in New York and MORE

  15. Good Habits Challenge

    Good Habits Challenge  :  Week 8:  REVIEWING MY WORK HABITS Work smarter – chat with friends and colleagues and share ideas Try getting all work done at work and make home a non-work zone. This may mean you need to come to work earlier if you are a morning person or staying a bit later if MORE

  16. Rangi Ruru Soprano Joins NZ Opera Ambassador Programme

    Talented Rangi Ruru singer Holly Evans (Year 12) has been accepted as a student ambassador with the NZ Opera. Commencing in early March, the Ambassadors Programme provides opportunities for students to participate in and engage with different aspects of opera and the performing arts. Holly will also have the exclusive opportunity to attend NZ Opera MORE

  17. Canterbury Volleyball Title

    Rangi Ruru’s Senior A Volleyball team has won Division 2 of the Mainland championship at Pioneer Stadium in Christchurch on Sunday 5 March. Competing against teams from across the South Island, Rangi Ruru bet Waimea College 3-0 in the final. The girls started the match with a close set (32-30) before drawing away in the MORE

  18. EnQ (Enterprise Quotient) Workshop

    In our quest to encourage our students to explore their enterprise potential, we are offering a workshop with Sandy Geyer, founder and presenter of EnQ (Enterprise Quotient). https://www.enqpractice.com/ In collaboration with St Andrew’s College and St Margaret’s College, we will host the two day Path of the Lion workshop on Sunday 2 and Monday 3 April MORE

  19. Learn How to Cultivate Grit

    **LAST CHANCE** Tickets on sale, book your seats today Award winning speaker, best-selling author and coach, Caroline Adams Miller will present to students from Rangi Ruru and their families in a combined event with St Margaret’s College on Wednesday 8 March. Adams Miller addresses audiences worldwide and will be a keynote speaker at the inaugural MORE

  20. Scholarships Bolster NCEA Successes

    Exceptional 2016 NCEA results strengthened with the announcement of 34 scholarships awarded 25 students across 17 subject areas. Scholarships include three ‘Outstanding Performance’ scholarships, to Amy Huang (Media Studies), Winnie Zhang (Statistics) and Isabella Gregory (English, in Year 12). Assistant Principal-Curriculum at Rangi Ruru, Juliet Collins, says this outstanding result is wonderful news on the back MORE

  21. Happiness on the Agenda at Rangi Ruru

    This month, Rangi Ruru has partnered with Christchurch’s Science Alive to participate in a Japanese-run project called Picture Happiness on Earth.   Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo launched the Picture Happiness on Earth project in September 2015. Science Alive is hosting the project in New Zealand on behalf of Miraikan MORE

  22. Tennis Success for Rangi Ruru

    Rangi Ruru’s premier tennis team yesterday (8 February) won the Christchurch qualifying tournament beating Christchurch Girls’ High 6-0 and St Margaret’s College 4-2. Christchurch qualifying champs: Ava Willimann, Kyla Otway, Jade Feneon, Tessa McCann and Luka Simmers Anne Bissland, Rangi Ruru’s Premier Tennis Convenor says, “The girls played very well and have a busy competition MORE

  23. Exceptional NCEA Results for Rangi Ruru

    A significant increase in the number of students achieving excellence in all NCEA levels is one of the new statistics making Rangi Ruru Girls’ School a standout in decile 8-10 schools across New Zealand.   Excellence endorsements by comparison to national decile 8-10 levels show Rangi Ruru students achieving at more than twice the national MORE

  24. Rangi Ruru Musician to Play with the CSO

    Year 13 student at Rangi Ruru, Isabella Gregory is one of two new Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Interns for 2017. Flautist Isabella Gregory, who is a student of CSO principal Flute and lecturer at the University of Canterbury Anthony Ferner, now has the opportunity to perform in the CSO and receive lessons with section principals. Isabella MORE

  25. Top Girls School at SI Rowing Champs

    An awesome outcome for Rangi Ruru Girls’ School at last weekend’s South Island Rowing Champs at Lake Ruataniwha. Rangi Ruru won five gold and three silver medals at the champs, and Director of Rowing, Mark Cotham says there is still plenty of work to do before the Maadi Cup in late March / early April. MORE

  26. Congratulations to our students!

    Congratulations to our students for their incredible NCEA success!   Level 1 99.1% achieved their certificates with 96.3% endorsed (at Merit or Excellence). Level 2 98.3% achieved their certificates with 97.8% endorsed. Level 3 96.5% achieved their certificates with 79.8% endorsed. (Results are provisional at this stage)

  27. Trees planted at Rangi Ruru

    Rangi Ruru recently had a planting session with trees given to the school as part of the Paper4Trees recycling scheme. Rangi Ruru gardener, Dan Dennehy with girls planting native trees outside Mana Wahine Paper4trees rewards schools and preschools nationwide for recycling their paper and cardboard by giving them native trees to plant. As a school with a MORE

  28. Rangi Ruru Students Selected for International STEM Project

    From more than 4000 applications, six students from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School are the only New Zealand participants selected for an international STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project.   The Junior Academy is a group of problem solvers made up of students, STEM experts, and companies around the world dedicated to designing innovative solutions MORE

  29. Two medals for Rangi Ruru at NZSSAA

    Rangi Ruru has picked up two medals at the New Zealand Secondary School’s Athletics Associations Track, Field and Road Race Championships in Auckland over the weekend. The Year 9 Road Race team of Sam Vance, Lydia Robinson and Alicia Yee placed 2nd and Brittany Wang, placed 3rd in the Triple Jump with a jump of MORE

  30. Rangi Ruru 2016 Gold Braid Awards

    Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has announced its 2016 Gold Braid Award winners at the end of year Prize Giving at Horncastle Arena on Monday 5 December. Congratulations to the girls who have received awards this year. The 2016 prize winners including subject prizes are: Maisie Nattrass The Faletoese Cup and PTA Prize for the Best MORE

  31. Rangi Ruru Announces 2017 Leaders

    Rangi Ruru has today announced their 2017 Student Leadership Team at an end of year celebration with the whole school. Meg Dutton has been named Head of School and will lead a group of 21 girls that includes the new role of Head of Clan Leaders. Senior Leaders: Head of School                                 Meg Dutton Head MORE

  32. Reflections of the Spirit Trophy Voyage

    GEORGINA: On 3 November we set off to Auckland, ready to take part in the five-day Spirit Trophy voyage run by Spirit of Adventure. We were all very excited for the plane ride and the voyage, but also nervous for what was to come. We spent our time on the plane braiding each other’s hair MORE

  33. Recognition for Exceptional Rangi Ruru Musicians

    It’s been another stunning year for Rangi Ruru’s musicians as they continue to achieve on the national stage, up against much older performers. Thirteen girls have successfully auditioned for the 2017 NZSSSO (New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Symphony Orchestra), which will meet during April next year in Christchurch for five days of intensive rehearsals and a MORE

  34. Junior Tennis Titles for Rangi Ruru

    Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has won three titles at the Canterbury Secondary Schools Junior Tennis Championships in Christchurch this week. Competing against teams from across the region on Wednesday, Tessa McCann won the Year 10 girls singles and together with Kate Edwards, the pair won the Year 10 girls’ doubles. Luka Simmers won the Year MORE

  35. Students to do ASB Summer Starter in jandals

    Our Rangi Ruru Jandalthon Team are taking part in the ASB Summer Starter this weekend. The girls came up with the idea of walking the 4km course IN JANDALS to raise funds for World Vision New Zealand to help the children of Vanuatu. This is a fantastic initiative girls. Good luck! If you would like to MORE

  36. New Director of Boarding Announced

    Kyleigh Lyth will join the school in January 2017, coming from Selwyn House School where she has been their Director of Boarding Rangi Ruru Principal, Dr Sandra Hastie says she is very pleased to be filling the important role with someone of Kyleigh Lyth’s calibre.  “It is incredibly important that our new Director of Boarding MORE

  37. Alice In Wonderland on Stage at Rangi Ruru

    ‘Beautiful costumes and a dreamlike interpretation.’ That’s how the Director of Theatre Arts at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School describes the upcoming junior school production. Peter Rutherford says this fresh adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s familiar classic incorporates dance, a mixture of live and recorded music and beautiful costumes. “With the Performing Arts building which includes specialist MORE

  38. Exams Going Ahead Tuesday 15 November

    NZQA has announced that NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams will proceed tomorrow, Tuesday 15 November 2016, as planned. The school has also received the following additional advice from NZQA today. NZQA has been advised by the Ministry of Education that based on the current situation we expect that most schools that are closed today MORE

  39. School Open Today

    All buildings have been checked this morning and school will be open as usual. We trust families are safe and well. Please contact the Office on 03 983 3700 if you have any concerns.

  40. Sustainability Inspires Rangi Wearable Art

    Rangi Ruru’s Year 10 and 12 Textile Technology students have presented the school’s first Wearable Art project. Year 10 students were given the issue of recycling for sustainability, the girls used readily available materials to design and create costumes. Year 12 students created their own brief, focusing on e-textiles and fabric manipulation. These two projects MORE

  41. Recognition of Rangi Ruru Future Problem Solvers

    One of Rangi Ruru’s senior Future Problem Solving teams has secured a place at the International Future Problem Solving competition with a win and overall second place at the national finals held in Auckland on 29 and 30 October. The team of Eugene In, Suzanna Davis, Ruby Blake-Manson and Abby Croot (all Year 11) won MORE

  42. Badges Embrace Clan Spirit

    The Rangi Ruru 2016 Clan Leaders surprised students yesterday with the arrival of brand new Clan badges. The badges are available for purchase from the school office for $8 and from next year will be available from the Uniform Shop for $10. Each badge has an individual pattern that represents a characteristic of the original Scottish castle and MORE

  43. Regional Young Enterprise Awards

    Rangi Ruru Year 13 student Danielle Ackland has been awarded one of two Young Enterprise scholarships at the Regional Young Enterprise Scheme Awards held at the University of Canterbury on 27 October. Danielle, who will study towards a Bachelor of Commerce and/or Bachelor of Law in 2017, applied for and was awarded the scholarship following MORE

  44. Congratulations to Year 13 Scholarships Winners (updated)

    We are thrilled to announce the long list of Rangi Ruru Year 13 girls who have been awarded University Entrance Scholarships for 2016. Our warmest congratulations to the following girls.   From over 1500 applications, Karen Hu, Hanna Malloch, Maisie Nattrass and Nicole Smith will receive University of Auckland Top Achievers Scholarships. Excellence Scholarship from MORE

  45. Junior Production – Alice in Wonderland

    Tickets on sale now! ‘Alice In Wonderland’ is a fresh adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s familiar classic. Incorporating dance, a mixture of live and recorded music and beautiful costumes Rangi Ruru’s production focuses on the dreamlike nature of the Alice story. Co-director and choreographer Kirsty Bell has created spell binding movement pieces and junior music students MORE

  46. World Vision Senior Scholarship Award

    More than a third of the entire student body at Rangi Ruru took part in this year’s World Vision 40 Hour Famine after a hugely successful participation campaign led by two of the senior students. The outstanding effort by Lily Lee and Willa Jones, both members of the school’s Service Council, resulted in Rangi Ruru MORE

  47. Student Magazine First for Rangi Ruru

    26 October 2016 Rangi Ruru will next week launch its first magazine written, edited and designed solely by its students. Inspired by the school name (translated to English Rangi Ruru means Wide Sky Shelter), the 144 page magazine is called SHELTER and takes the best of our student voice, reflecting the diverse thinking and content created by MORE

  48. Duke of Edinburgh Gold for Rangi Ruru Student

    Rangi Ruru Year 13 student Nicole Jackson has received the highest honour in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Awards. Nicole was presented with her Gold Award by the Governor General, the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy at a ceremony in Christchurch last weekend. Nicole says achieving her Gold Award was about more than receiving a MORE

  49. Talented Rangi Ruru Singer Hits the Right Note

    Talented Rangi Ruru singer and musician, Holly Evans (Year 11) has accepted a place in the New Zealand Secondary Student’s Choir (NZSSC) on a two-year tenure.   Rangi Ruru Director of Music, Janet Kingsbury says places in the choir are highly sought after with approximately 60 singers selected from an auditioning group of nearly 250 MORE

  50. Rangi Ruru Riders 2nd at NISS Mounted Games

    Rangi Ruru riders Leah Zydenbos (Year 10) and Mollie Carruthers (Year 13) have placed second in the North Island Secondary Schools Mounted Games competition at Kihikihi, near Te Awamutu. Competing in the three-day competition, on borrowed ponies, the girls were the only riders from the South Island, competing as a pair as well as members MORE

  51. Gold Medal For Rangi Ruru Writer

    Out of almost a million entries, Rangi Ruru student Mette van Pallandt has been awarded a gold medal in the Year 10 section of the ICAS Writing competition. New Zealand University of New South Wales International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) attracted 980,000 entries with 514 students from Australia and 100 students from New MORE

  52. Japanese Garden Unveiled

    A Japanese garden was officially dedicated this week in front of students from Yokohama Jogakuin and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School. Timed to coincide with the sister school’s visit, on 14 October Yokohama Jogakuin Principal, Mr Hirama and Rangi Ruru Principal, Dr Sandra Hastie cut a ribbon in front of the garden which recognises the close MORE

  53. The Amazing Things Our Girls Do!

    This week we celebrate four Rangi Ruru girls who have excelled in their cocurricular activities. Jess Tansey Congratulations to Jess Tansey (Year 12) who has won two National titles at the National Dog Show. She placed 1st in the open competition Advanced A Rally with ‘Arry’ AND 1st in the Young Kennel Club Advanced A competition. MORE

  54. Sustainability Update

    The Sustainability Executive, in consultation with representatives from the Sustainability and Health Council, Environment Club, Food Technology, Kitchen/Dining Room staff, Boarding, Health, PE, Wellbeing, our Gardener and Management, have developed the following KPI’s to implement in Term 4, 2016. These relate to the ‘Food and Drink’ and ‘Purchasing and Waste’ criteria of our Rangi Ruru MORE

  55. Clan Singing Brings Out the Rangi Spirit

    Ella Fitzgerald said “The only thing better than singing is more singing”. Our girls delivered this in spades with a healthy dose of fun at their annual Clan Singing competition held on Friday 23 September. Dressed in clan colours, the Rangi Ruru Clans compete to see which group performs the best song, which is choreographed to dance MORE

  56. Christchurch U20 Cycling Title for Rangi Ruru Riders

    Rangi Ruru cyclists have taken out the Scotty Brown Christchurch U20 team time trial series. Competing in a five-race series, the team of Sarah McLeod, Jaimee Miller (both Year 13), Chloe Jenkins (Year 12), Ava Morrow and Isabella Carter (both Year 11) won the title at the final event held at Old Tai Tapu Road MORE

  57. Art Inspires Cantamaths Entry

    Applying a mathematical approach to beautiful design might not always seem logical but this is precisely what hundreds of students did at the 2016 Cantamaths competition held at Horncastle Area on 24 August. Amongst the thousands of entries to the Canterbury regional competition were a number of individual and team entries from Rangi Ruru girls MORE

  58. Father Daughter Barn Dance

    The Father Daughter Barn Dance is a greatly anticipated night of fun and dancing for Years 7 to 13 girls and their fathers. Friday 14 October, 7:00pm Rangi Ruru Gym $40.00 per couple (includes photos)   If Dad or Step-Dad can’t attend, or if you have more than one Rangi girl in the family attending, ask MORE

  59. Rangi Ruru Supports Include A Charity Week

    Include A Charity Week (5-11 September) is a time to think about leaving a gift in your will, making a positive difference to a charity, community or organisation that you are passionate about – a charity such as the Rangi Ruru Foundation.   A bequest is an opportunity to continue to support Rangi Ruru after MORE

  60. Rangi Ruru Secures National Hockey Title

    Rangi Ruru’s second hockey team has taken out the national 2nd XI title winning the Chris Arthur Cup in Hamilton. Beating local rivals, St Margaret’s College 4-0 in an emphatic victory the young team convincingly bettered their 2015 place of ninth. Assistant Coach Amy McKerchar says the team’s sense of self belief was key to MORE

  61. Bronze for Resolutions at Big Sing

    Rangi Ruru’s senior choir, Resolutions received a bronze award at the Big Sing National Finale in Dunedin over the weekend (27/28 August). The pinnacle of choral singing competitions, Rangi Ruru competed against choirs from across the country and Director of Music, Janet Kingsbury says this is a significant achievement for a group of 24 young MORE

  62. Rangi Ruru Wins Horse Trial

    Rangi Ruru’s Gold team has won the Jane Sullivan Canterbury Interschools One Day Horse Trial (ODHT) Trophy in wet and windy conditions on Sunday 27 August at the National Equestrian Centre at McLeans Island. Competing against a field of 22 teams the schools’ Blue team also placed 4th – pipped for 3rd by 0.3 of MORE

  63. Crimson Consulting – US & UK Study Expo

    If you’re interested in learning more about attending university in the UK or US come along to this Expo on Sunday 4 September. Run by Crimson Consulting, you will hear from students who have experience studying at some of the world’s top universities. Rangi Ruru students can attend for free. (Years 11 – 13 students MORE

  64. Canterbury Basketball Premiership Win

    Rangi Ruru Girls’ School are the new Canterbury Secondary School Basketball Champions winning the Whelan trophy on Wednesday 24 August at Cowles Stadium, against Christchurch Girls’ High School.   Coming up against the undefeated CGHS, Rangi Ruru took out a hard-fought final winning 74-62. Director of Sport, Jo Fogarty says the final was extremely close MORE

  65. Rangi Ruru Launches Stellar Music Programme

    Dr Sandra Hastie, Dame Malvina Major and Janet Kingsbury at the launch of the Stellar Music Programme Stunning! A word heard many times at The Piano last night, Thursday 18 August as a new music programme that will foster musical talent was launched by Rangi Ruru Girls’ School.   The Stellar Music Programme will give MORE

  66. Rangi Ruru Athlete Only Canterbury Rep in Junior Tall Ferns

     Year 12 Rangi Ruru student, Esra McGoldrick, has been named in the Junior Tall Ferns, the only Canterbury representative in the team. Esra on court shooting for goal The school’s Director of Sport, Jo Fogarty says Esra has been at Rangi Ruru since the beginning of 2016, with one of the reasons she was attracted MORE

  67. Crimson Hub Now Live

    Crimson Consulting have launched their new look Crimson Hub which is available to all Rangi Ruru students and their families. Students access the premium content by logging in using their school email address – simply register your details to access a range of resources. We encourage girls and parents to browse the site to get MORE

  68. Selwyn District Bus Up and Running

    We are excited to be offering a Red Bus trial between Selwyn District and Rangi Ruru and hope that it will provide a viable service for our families. Fares: $7.50 return or $4.00 one way. Siblings may also use the service. The Bus will go back to the depot from Rangi and is able to MORE

  69. Rangi Ruru Art Teacher Receives ISNZ Award

    “Creative” would be one word to describe Kate but she is much more than that, she is humble, dedicated, insightful, collaborative and reflective. This from Melanie L’Eef as she reflects on talented and widely respected art teacher, Kate Rivers who has been recognised in the 2016 ISNZ Honours Awards for her service to art education. MORE

  70. Update from Nice, France

    The girls and staff are all happy and very positive about plans for ongoing travel in the South of France following the incident on Friday (New Zealand time) and will continue on with the previously agreed itinerary. The group have spent the weekend enjoying Cagnes sur mer and Cannes and will today (French time) return MORE

  71. Rangi Ruru Collects Books for Donation to Children

    A fantastic initiative from by Year 13 student, Livvy Pride has seen the school collect in excess of 2000 books which will be gifted to children in need.   Year 13 Book Committee – Karen Zhang, Megan Liddell, Kirstin Liddell, Livvy Pride and Bea Pallett With a goal of inspiring greater widespread generosity of spirit MORE

  72. Red Bus Trial

    Rangi Ruru is pleased to trial Red Bus to Selwyn District in Term 3.   We have had a number of requests from families to look at means of getting their daughters to Rangi Ruru from outside the city. In response to this we sought proposals from nine companies and as a result have selected MORE

  73. Welcome to Tech Fest 2016

    Check out some of NZ’s leading tech stars that are speaking at this event! All right here, in X Block and The Hub!   Katie Parish Katie Parish set up Little Sister Films in 2010. Her first job was to make an interactive movie for Hell Pizza – it went viral and is still one MORE

  74. Exceptional Success is Music to Their Ears

    It has been a hugely successful couple of weeks for Rangi Ruru music students. The school’s senior choir Resolutions has topped a stunning week of musical achievement by winning selection for the New Zealand Choral Federation Big Sing Finale; one of 24 schools that will attend this event in Dunedin in late August, and one MORE

  75. Rewarding Exchange with Saint Kentigern Girls’ School

    The Rangi Ruru Year 7 and 8 girls students have recently spent 3 days being warmly hosted by St Kentigern Girls’ School in Auckland. This sporting and cultural exchange had 47 nervous and excited girls leaving Christchurch on Monday morning and arriving at St Kentigern’s eager to finally meet their billets in person. After a MORE

  76. Partnership Between Rangi Ruru and Crimson Consulting

    Dr Sandra Hastie and Jamie Beaton Leading New Zealand Girls’ School, Rangi Ruru and innovative education and career pathway specialists, Crimson Consulting, have announced a milestone collaboration in Christchurch.   This will be the first time in New Zealand that a school has partnered with personalised learning platform, Crimson Consulting to deliver ongoing on-site career MORE

  77. Rangi Ruru Hosts Gifted Education Symposium

     On 10 June CAGE (Canterbury Association for Gifted Education) held a full day symposium at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School titled Personalised Learning: adding depth and complexity to the classroom programme. Brooke Trenwith’s presentation to Rangi Ruru staff Keynote speakers were Dr Kate Niederer – Fanning the Flames: Providing challenge for gifted students and Professor Angus MORE

  78. NCEA for the Uninitiated

    NCEA can seem like a foreign language to the uninitiated. Join our Assistant Principal – Curriculum, Juliet Collins for an evening that will provide parents with an understanding of: What NCEA is How the NCEA qualifications work, including the blend of internal and external assessments How the credits work How the flexibility of course construction MORE

  79. Gingerbread Surfboards Win Young Enterprise Dragons’ Den

    Rangi Ruru has taken out the top prize in the 2016 Canterbury Regional Dragons’ Den awards. The team of Year 13 students from Rangi Ruru were named winners of the competition on 9 June at Ara, (formerly CPIT). The girl’s company, named SURFSWELL, produced surfboards made of gingerbread and proposed to sell these through BP MORE

  80. Dedication to Boarding Recognised at Rangi Ruru

    One of Rangi Ruru’s much loved and longest-serving staff members has been recognised for her contribution and dedication at the Boarding School Association’s national conference in Queenstown. Frances Barnett was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Boarding Award for her 25 years’ service to the school and the girls who live in the boarding house. Beginning MORE

  81. Talented Musicians Win Jazz Title

    Rangi Ruru’s talented musicians have once again been recognised with a national title, this time in the traditionally male-dominated genre of jazz.   At the New Zealand School of Music Jazz Project in Wellington on 8-10 June, the Rangi Ruru Jazz Combo comprising Xiaoling Liu (Year 12, guitar), Xiling Liu (Year 12, bass), Karen Hu MORE

  82. Collaboration Delivers New Hockey Turf

    Lesley Murdoch and Dr Sandra Hastie open hockey turf at Rangi Ruru Rangi Ruru’s new artificial hockey turf was officially dedicated on 8 June providing a new home for our national champion hockey team.   Board of Governors Chair, Mr Stuart Nattrass says a collaboration with Canterbury Hockey has enabled the turf to be installed MORE

  83. International Awards for Problem Solver

    Rangi Ruru student, Sarah Lawrence, has been recognised for her problem solving skills at the Future Problem Solving Program International Conference at Michigan State University, in Michigan, USA. The Year 10 student competed in the week-long event (June 1-5) in both the individual and team scenario writing competitions and has just returned home. Participating in MORE

  84. Footballer to Trial for U20 Women’s World Cup

    Rangi Ruru’s Una Foyle is off to Auckland to trial for New Zealand’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup football team that will play in Papua New Guinea in November. Una, who plays in the goalkeeper position, is one of only two Christchurch members in the current U20 squad. “There’s one other young Christchurch woman in MORE

  85. Successful Equestrian Day

    We had more than 60 riders entered for a full – if somewhat windy – day at Waihora Pony Club grounds. It was super to see Year 7 through to Year 13 riders taking part in the day. We had great help from families and supporters and a dedicated group of officials; all of whom MORE

  86. Rangi Ruru Collaborates on Fair Trade In Art Exhibition

    An art exhibition with Fair Trade as its focus has opened in Christchurch. Rangi Ruru and Heaton Normal Intermediate are the only two Fair Trade Schools in the city and they are both aiming, through two exhibitions, to raise awareness around fair trade and ethical consumerism. Rangi Ruru’s Director of Sustainability, Kate Rivers says Fair MORE

  87. Rangi Ruru Performs in International Jazz and Blues Festival

    Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Jazz Band and Jazz Combo wowed audiences last Sunday when they gave their first performances of the year at the Cavell Leitch International Jazz and Blues Festival. Director of Music at Rangi Ruru, Janet Kingsbury, says a lot of hard work went into the performances which were extremely well received. “It MORE

  88. Our House – A Maelstrom of Music, Movement and Madness

      It was 1982. The Young Ones had just started on the telly, Rob Muldoon was Prime Minister, the first CD player had been sold in Japan and in the UK a pop group called Madness released the hit single Our House.   Then a musical of the same name premiered in 2002, featuring the MORE

  89. Physiotherapy at Rangi Ruru

    The physiotherapy service provided by the school is on Mondays and Thursdays in the Fitness Centre. Cath from Balance Physiotherapy will be available for appointments from 9am on Mondays and Thursdays.  ACC still subsidises your physiotherapy treatment so get treated early. You can make an appointment with Ms Joyce in the Fitness Centre or with MORE

  90. Three Rangi Ruru Girls Chosen for National Youth Orchestra

    Grace McKenzie, Isabella Gregory and Karen Hu Three of Rangi Ruru’s multi-talented music scholars have won positions in the 2016 NZSO National Youth Orchestra. For Year 12 violinist Grace McKenzie this is her second year running that she has gained selection, with Year 13 cellist Karen Hu and Year 12 flautist Isabella Gregory gaining selection MORE

  91. Two placings at Sheilah Winn Competition

      Congratulations to Cassie Henderson and Anna Bruce whose compositions for the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Composition Competition received placings. Cassie’s song ‘Stay with Me’, inspired by Act 2 Scene 2 from Julius Caesar, received Highly Commended, and Anna’s piece for solo cello, inspired by the dumbshow scene from Hamlet, has been selected as a national MORE

  92. Rangi Ruru Wins Top Girls’ School at Maadi Cup

    The Under 16 eight celebrate their gold medal at 2016 AON Maadi Cup Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has been named the Top Girls’ School at the Maadi Cup over the weekend, finishing an overall 4th in the national secondary schools rowing regatta.   Winning three gold and three silver medals, Rangi Ruru was also awarded MORE

  93. Maadi Cup Results!

    Monday 11 April Didn’t we do well!! Executive cup for top sweep school GOLD – girls u18 novice coxed eight GOLD – girls u16 coxed eight GOLD – girls u15 coxed eight SILVER – girls u16 coxed four SILVER – girls u15 coxed four SILVER – girls u17 coxed four Congratulations to all our rowing MORE

  94. Student Awarded Grade 8 Scholarship in Speech and Drama

    Rangi Ruru Girls’ School student Amy Huang has been awarded the Speech NZ National Scholarship in Speech and Drama, Grade 8 for 2015. This award comes on the back of Amy’s nomination as one of the two Christchurch representatives in the Young Performer of the Year Competition in 2015. Her nomination was as a result MORE

  95. Rangi Ruru Top Girls’ School in Weekend SI Rowing Champs

    Congratulations to our rowing crews who netted a total of 12 medals at the South Island Secondary School’s Rowing championships at Lake Ruataniwha over the weekend, making us the top achieving girls’ school. Well done girls! We’re so proud of you! ‪#‎gorangi‬ ‪#‎rangiforlife‬ Read more here: http://www.rangiruru.school.nz/rangi-in-the-news/top-girls-school-in-weekend-si-rowing-champs

  96. Dame Malvina Major Nurturing New Talent at Rangi Ruru

    Rangi Ruru musicians were treated to a special masterclass with internationally renowned soprano Dame Malvina Major on Wednesday 16 March. The senior choir, Resolutions, along with five soloists spent the morning with Dame Malvina where she worked with the girls on aspects such as breathing, vocal production, text interpretation, movement and presentation. “The school has MORE

  97. Cassie Henderson on The Breeze this morning

    Great start to a Friday when you have former X-Factor star Cassie Henderson Music from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School perform live for The Breeze Cafe. Listen to her soaring rendition of ‘Say Something’ by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera. Well done Cassie, you’re amazing!

  98. Congratulations to Sarita De Gouw

    Congratulations to Sarita De Gouw who has joined the New Zealand Under 15 Girls’ Touch team. The Under 15 Girls and Boys teams will attend the National Youth Touch Championships in Australia in September. Good luck Sarita!

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