Beginning of the Year
This page provides helpful information for 2019. The School Office is closed from 21 December 2018 and will re-open again on 14 January 2019.
Parent Portal – An email will be sent out to all new families for 2019 early in January. This will provide you with log on details to access the Parent Portal. For those families who may have lost or forgotten their log ons, please contact email@example.com to have these reset.
Personal Details – At the start of the new term you will be emailed a link where you can update your details if there have been any changes. It is important that we have the most up to date contact details for you in case of emergencies. To notify us of any changes during the year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can purchase stationery online at Office Max. It is best to place orders before 15 January to ensure delivery before school starts. Some items will be supplied by subject teachers and charged to the Goldsheet. Term one you will see two charges – Publications – $50, which covers Student Handbook/diary, School Year Book and Digital Licences – $30, which covers software licences for students.
Year level specific stationery lists are available below:
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School operates a compulsory ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) policy. This means that every student will be expected to bring a digital device and charger, that is capable of connecting to a wireless network and browsing the internet. Visit BYOD to learn more and find out what support options are available through our IT Services team.
Getting Connected Sessions – Monday 21 January – Friday 25 January
In order to allow new students to get off to a seamless start we are running ‘Getting Connected’ sessions to set up their devices during the week before Term 1 starts for those new to Rangi Ruru in 2019. There will be two sessions a day at 10.30am and 2.30pm running for approximately 2 hours. The sessions will be in the Gibson Centre and there will be signs out giving directions.
During these sessions girls will have their devices joined to the Rangi Ruru student wireless network, set up their school Office 365/email accounts, download and install the Microsoft Office suite and be shown how to use the OneDrive online storage to backup their files. They will also run through a simple Digital Citizenship exercise, a precursor to a more complete course they will take part in during Term 1.
The sessions are for the girls and, while parents are welcome, they are not required to stay and can collect their daughters at the end of the session.
Please click here to book into one of the sessions
Dates for camps for 2019 are:
- Year 7 – Wainui Park Camp, 14-16 February. Year 7 Camp letter and gear list can be downloaded here.
- Year 8 – Orton Bradley Park, 14-16 Febraury. Year 8 Camp Letter and gear list can be downloaded here.
- Year 9 – Glenroy Lodge Camp, 12-13 and 14-15 February. Year 9 Camp Letter and gear list can be downloaded here.
- Year 10 – TBC, Term 2, weeks 4-6
- Year 12 -TBC, 13-15 October
An email with the Consent and Risk Acknowledgement and Health Profile will be emailed to the Year 7, 8 and 9 families early next year for completition and submission, prior to the girls going on camp. If you have any questions regarding upcoming camps, please contact the Year Level Dean in the first instance.
Accounts and Terms of Trade
Fees and disbursements are invoiced monthly. Our terms of trade require direct debit as the mandatory method of payment and you should have received a direct debit form from us. If not, please contact the Business Office on email@example.com. Only one direct debit authority is required per family. For your reference the Terms of Trade can be located by clicking the following links:
Itinerant Music/Speech and Drama Lessons 2019
Lessons in a wide range of instruments, voice and speech and drama are available to all girls who attend Rangi Ruru. These lessons are held during the school day and are charged to the parent/caregiver account (Gold Sheet) once per term. Lessons are mostly individual, although there are small group lessons available in speech and drama. Further information can be found by going to the 2019 ITM Information page on RangiLife.
2019 Sporting Options
See Sporting Options 2019 for information on the sports available at Rangi Ruru in 2019. For further information contact Director of Sport, Mandy Anderson, on firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Director of Sport, Melissa Brooks, on email@example.com
Physio – Balance Physiotherapy
In conjunction with Balance Physiotherapy, Rangi Ruru provides a physiotherapy service on Mondays and Thursdays in the Fitness Centre. For further information click here.
InTouch – Our In Touch newsletter will be sent by email on the first Tuesday of every month. The first In Touch for 2019 will be emailed on Friday 25 January.
Out & About – This event and engagement newsletter provides a snapshot of all the exciting events and occasions at Rangi Ruru to help join the community.
Social Media – Facebook and Instagram – Please follow us on social media for current updates on a regular basis of all the exciting events and success stories at school.
Rangi Ruru has a number of handbooks that are helpful to families and students. These can all be found here.
Family Handbook – Students new to Rangi Ruru will be given a copy to take home to parents at the beginning of Term 1. An electronic copy is available here.
Boarders Handbook – The Director of Boarding has or will give new families a copy of the Boarders Handbook. An electronic copy is available here.
Co-Curricular Handbook – Students new to Rangi Ruru will be given a copy at the beginning of Term 1. An electronic copy is available here.