1. Grandparents’ Day 2017

    Friday 15 September, 1.45pm – 3.30pm St Andrew’s Church at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, Merivale Lane Entrance We wish to welcome our Grandparent community to Rangi Ruru by warmly inviting them to celebrate Grandparents’ Day. This is a special opportunity for Grandparent’s to spend time at school with their Granddaughter/s.  We would like to invite MORE

  2. Jane Boyle – Brother Design Stars winner!

    Jane Boyle received her Brother Supreme Winner Award this week. Jane has won her section and is the supreme winner of the Brother Design Stars competition. This was announced on the Adam & Eve Show, TVNZ2 at 3.30pm this week. Jane’s design will be showcased on the runway at NZ Fashion Week. Jane receives brother MORE

  3. Jayne Barclay at NZ Business Hall of Fame Induction

    Every year, eight prominent New Zealanders are selected by the Young Enterprise Trust to be inducted into the NZ Business Hall of Fame – 4 living and 4 posthumous. This year, Thomas J Edmonds, the well known Christchurch businessman who began the famous Edmonds “Sure to Rise” baking powder company was one of the chosen MORE

  4. Rangi vs Christs College netball

    WOW what a start to Sports Week at Rangi Ruru, with a friendly netball match Rangi Ruru vs Christs College. Thanks boys for joining us, it was a tough competition out there today – in the end the win went to Rangi though! Look forward to a re-match in 2018.

  5. Cultural Concert – get your tickets!

    Our annual Cultural Concert is a showcase of all that is best about the Performing Arts at Rangi Ruru. With award-winning musical groups and talented dance companies, the Cultural Concert always demonstrates the highest level of performance. This year we have the pleasure of presenting the joint Rangi Ruru Girls’ School and Christ’s College Canterbury MORE

  6. Senior Scholarships 2018

    Now taking applications for: Year 10 – 13 General Excellence Scholarship Rangi Ruru Girls’ School is pleased to offer General Excellence Scholarships for girls at Years 10-13.  Scholarships are awarded to girls who show strength and potential in two or more of the following areas: academic, cultural, sporting, citizenship or leadership. The General Excellence Scholarship MORE

  7. Chamber Music Finals -Results

    Warmest congratulations to the three Chamber Music groups who had the amazing opportunity to compete in the NZCT Chamber Nationals during the weekend in Wellington. Buda and the Pests- Isabella Gregory, Jessie Anderson (pianos), and Valerie Xiang, Holly Evans (percussion) were one of six Gold Award winners, and won a cash prize of $800. This MORE

  8. Dr Michael Kimmel Evening

    You are warmly invited to attend an evening at Christs College to hear Dr Michael Kimmel. Dr Kimmell is a widely published sociologist based at Stony Brook University in New York where he heads the Centre for the Study of Men and Masculinities. A regular contributor to Ted Talks and the international conference circuit, he will MORE

  9. We need a bouncy castle!

    The Year 13 P.E. class is doing a carnival for Ferndale school on the 16th of August. They’re hoping to get a bouncy castle for the event as last year it was a big hit. Do you know anyone that might be able to help them out with supplying this? Get in touch with Hanna MORE

  10. Chamber Music Finals

    This weekend we have 3 Rangi chamber music groups attending the National semifinals and finals of the NZCT Chamber Music contest, in Wellington.  Only 12 groups get to the semifinals from throughout NZ, so to have 3 from Rangi is extraordinary.  We are the only school with 3 groups in this event. The 12 semifinalists MORE

  11. Founders Day 2017

    Every year at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School we join to celebrate those who founded our school. Founded in 1889 by Miss Helen Gibson and the Gibson sisters our schools name Rangi Ruru was suggested in 1891 by a Maori Chief of Rapaki Pa, Paora Taki translated means “wide sky shelter”. Founders Day was established by MORE

  12. Rangi.Life App Has Arrived!

    Introducing the new Rangi.Life app. We wanted to keep you fully informed of life at school and all our news & events.  To download simply click on the link available for both Android and iOS. The new Rangi.Life app gives parents quick access to: school contacts calendars notices newsletters information There is a directory of MORE

  13. Well done Brooke!

    Well done to Brooke Kingsbury for her supreme highland dancing ranking 4th in the Under 16 NZ Highland Dance Championships held in Christchurch.  At only 14 she was the youngest Christchurch competitor to rank at this level.  Pictured with Julie Hawke who received a NZ Order of Merit last year for her work with dance.  Brooke MORE

  14. New Physiotherapist

    Welcome to Yvonne Christensen, who will be taking over from Cath next term to offer our on site phsiotherapy service here at Rangi Ruru. Yvonne is excited to be providing physiotherapy and Pilates at Rangi Ruru.  Yvonne has extensive experience working with general and sports physiotherapy and clinical Pilates. She has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, is a MORE

  15. Welcome to Term 3

    Can you spot our gorgeous daffodils making an appearance in the garden? Enjoy the rest of your week, keep warm and get plenty of rest. We look forward to seeing you at school on Monday.

  16. Christchurch Speech & Drama Competitions

    Congratulations to our students who recently competed in the Christchurch Speech & Drama Competitions. Anna Bruce came first in the English Speaking Union Canterbury Scholarship and Georgia Dunn came second. Missing is Georgia Dunn who was absent at the time of the prize giving. Their work was of such a high standard that both have MORE

  17. The Sock Supply is LIVE!

    Kia Ora from The Sock Supply!  We are a year 12 young enterprise team selling a range of cotton fashion socks in collaboration and support of Child Cancer Foundation NZ. It would be great to have your support so please check out our website down below and pre-order some of our socks! The Sock Supply is MORE

  18. Sister City Exchange

    Mayor Lianne Dalziel recently met with us ahead of her visit to our sister city, Seattle later this year. She will be visiting Annie Wright school where 2 of our year 12 students, Mari-Clare McLaughlin and Stefani Herber, went on exchange last term. Their buddies from Annie Wright school, Holly Shadko and Tana Anulacion, are MORE

  19. #Girlboss Alumnae Event

    On Thursday night we had our #Girlboss event in the Boardroom of Te Koraha.  The classes of 2003 and 2010 were invited to come along for a get together and to hear from our careers advisor Wen Qiu and guidance counsellor Jane Dickie. Both Ms Qiu and Ms Dickie reiterated the importance of staying connected, MORE

  20. Project Paradigm – Get Voting

    The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that inspires youth to use STEM skills plus kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference.  The 2016-17 Challenge aims to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world. Unfortunately, our team did not make the top three spots this year. However, MORE

  21. eBooks for the holidays

    If you’re travelling or find yourself with nothing to read, remember you can borrow books from our eBook platform by downloading them to your iPhone, Android phone or device. https://rangiruru.wheelers.co/ To access the platform you will need to check your user number with us if you haven’t already set this up. Access is available 24/7 MORE

  22. What’s new in cancer research?

    The Cancer Society invites you to attend an information evening: What’s New in Cancer Research? Genes & Lifestyle 7pm Thursday 20th July 2017 St Andrew’s College Centennial Chapel 347 Papanui Road, Christchurch Information Evening Chair and Introduction: Dr Margaret Currie Decoding our Genes to Prevent Cancer: Dr Logan Walker The New Zealand Familial Breast Cancer Study: Dr Vanessa MORE

  23. Walking the tightrope – Netsafe event

    Walking the tightrope: The balancing act between social media, online safety, engagement and illusion NetSafe is a national organisation that is keeping it real with their positive approach to technology and today’s opportunities and challenges. Their purpose is to enable NZ parents, caregivers, educators and young people to be confident user of technology and make MORE

  24. Equestrian fundraising event for Leah Zydenbos

    Please join us for our Mid-Winter Meet and Greet & Fundraising Evening for Leah Zydenbos Wednesday 5th July 2017 5.30pm – 7.30pm The Saddlery Barn – Cnr Halswell Junction Road & Columbia Ave, Hornby Leah has been selected for the NZ Mounted Games team, where NZ will be competing against the rest of the world at Equitana in MORE

  25. Year 8 engineers

    Magnetic Minds, the Y8 team of girls from Rangi Ruru, have got through to the Canterbury finals of EPro8 Challenge. EPro8 is an engineering and problem solving race. The students build large scale structures that involve, electronics, motors, pulleys, gears and axels to invent machines that preform simple tasks. The Rangi Ruru Magnetic Minds group MORE

  26. Partial phone fix

    Our phones are being fixed. In the mean time the following two numbers are connected to cell phones if you need to contact us: Main office 03 9833 700 Boarding house 03 9833 732

  27. Sir Peter Blake Leadership Week

    As part of the Sir Peter Blake Leadership week 3 – 7 July Andrea Brewster is coming to speak with our Year 13 students. A finalist in the top 10 Women of influence 2016, Andrea is going to share her leadership experiences On Thursday 6th July. Andrea is Acting Chief Executive at Girl Guiding New Zealand, Chair MORE

  28. Festival of music

    Well done Pippa Anderson – Senior Choir Skye Atkins and Holly White – Orchestra Cindy Xiong – Concert Band These girls successfully auditioned for places in the Representative Groups in the Christchurch Schools’ Music Festival, to be held at the Horncastle Arena at the end of October over three nights. All year 7s will be MORE

  29. Pottery classical studies

    Year 13 Classical Studies visited the Canterbury Potters Association this week as part of their Greek Art Vase study. The students discovered how challengeing it is to create beautiful pottery, even with the help of the Potter’s Association expert Jane.

  30. Musical Nationals !

    All three of our senior chamber music groups, and the Resolutions choir, have made it through to Nationals to be held in August. Chamber: Congratulations to the following groups going to National Semi Finals, to be held in Wellington on Saturday August 4th: Buda and the Pests (Isabella Gregory, Jessie Anderson, Valerie Xiang and Holly MORE

  31. Pre-School Matariki breakfast

    Loads of fun this morning with many Rangi Ruru Girls’ School staff attending the Rangi Ruru Pre-School Matariki breakfast. Matariki Breakfast    

  32. NCEA for the uninitiated

    NCEA can seem like a foreign language to the uninitiated. This event is for parents of Year 10 and Year 11 students. Join us for an evening that will provide you with an understanding of: What NCEA is How the NCEA qualifications work, including the blend of internal and external assessments How the credits work MORE

  33. Wind back the clock

    Rangi Ruru Girls’ School cultural concert presents their “Wind back the clock” event: Concert to be held at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street. Tickets $20 (adult) and $15 (student) Tuesday 15th August 7:10pm doors open 7:30pm performance begins VENUE: The Piano, 156 Armagh Street An eclectic mix of Jazz, Kapa Haka, Dance, Orchestra, Choir, Percussion,Drama MORE

  34. Disney extravaganza

    Some of our performing arts students are off to London and Paris to perform. As part of the fundraising for their trip they’re previewing their performance for us here at our very own Merivale Lane Theatre, Monday 3 July at 6:30pm Buy Tickets Online

  35. Resolutions + Voices wins

    Both Resolutions and Rangi Voices, along with their director Helen Charlton, are to be congratulated on some outstanding performances at the Canterbury/West Coast NZCF 2017 Big Sing Regional Festival held in Christchurch on June 19th. Between the choirs they won four awards Resolutions – Outstanding Performance of a Modern Art Composition Resolutions – Outstanding Performance MORE

  36. Chamber music win

    Congratulations to three of Rangi’s 10 chamber music groups who have made it to the South Island Finals in the NZCT Chamber Music Contest, which will take place in Christchurch this Saturday June 24th.  At the District Finals on Friday night these three groups won the following awards: Amadeus (Emily Davey, Lucy Costelloe, Victoria Park, MORE

  37. Rangi GirlBoss

    Our first #GirlBoss event is coming. This year we will be inviting the class of 2010 (graduated in 2014) and the class of 2003  (graduated 2007) to join forces and celebrate at Rangi Ruru. Join us to hear guest speakers, swap stories on careers, finance, entrepreneurship and more. Thursday July 6th The Gibson Centre at MORE

  38. Mud run

    Last weekend saw three Rangi Ruru teams competing in the Motukarara UC Education Secondary Schools Mud Run.  

  39. New York Science

    Sam Summerfield and Amber Spurway are going to the The New York Academy of Sciences’ Annual Global STEM Alliance (GSA) Summit in New York in the July holidays, something they’ve been working towards for a number of months. It means that they will be a part of the New York Science Academy for as long MORE

  40. Yr7 Yr8 Sustainability

    During this week our Yr 7 and Yr 8 are doing their sustainability challenge based learning. Learning focused on the big idea of Sustainability. This opportunity to focus on a challenge of global significance, yet apply themselves to developing local solutions, creates a space where students can direct their own inquiry into real-world problems and MORE

  41. Young Enterprise success

    Three Young Enterprise teams completed another stage in their year of work this week, Dragons Den. All three groups from Rangi Ruru presented polished and accomplished pitches and received many congratulatory comments from judges and other schools alike. ‘The Sock Supply’ presented as one of 8 finalists from 70 teams in Canterbury. The Sock Supply are Gabby Dodd, Maddie MORE

  42. Trike a thon

    The Rangi Ruru Preschool had a fantastic morning with amazing support from family, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School students and faculty members. We couldn’t have done it without all the cheers and words of encouragement. The total combined lap count currently stands at … 946 What a truly spectacular effort shown by the children of Rangi MORE

  43. Yr7/8 Sustainability challenge learning

    Good luck to the year 7/8 girls who will be spending the next week involved in a Sustainability Challenge based learning experience. The focus is global challenge / local focus and will involve the girls working on their own solutions as well as visits to EcoSort , EcoDrop, and EcoShop. Have fun starting tomorrow, and MORE

  44. Rangi Rugs for sale

    The year 13 students are doing their cultural/service trip to Samoa. To help raise funds they’re selling Rangi Rugs. 1m X 1.5m and made from 100 weight polar fleece they’ll keep you nice and snug through the winter. Bug your rug now

  45. 40 Hours of movement

    The 40 hours of movement are over but you can still donate. All the girls and teachers involved worked super hard without sleep exercising for the weekend. Please give a little to support their wonderful efforts. The money raised will got to Syrian Refugees.  

  46. Drama for Future Problem Solving

    Our team at the Wisconsin Future Problem Solving (FPS) event used Drama to outline their solution to the problem. Here they are competing for top honours. While at the event our team was befriended by a lovely group of students from Madison County. Here they all are on the banks of the Mississippi.

  47. 40 hours of movement on TV

    The WorldVision 40 hours of movement organised by senior girls is on all weekend. Sunday they’re on TV2’s What Now programme. Donate via the 40 Hour famine Rangi Ruru page – all funds go to Syrian Refugees

  48. Maths Craft June 18

    Discover the maths behind craft and the craft behind maths at Christchurch’s first Maths Craft Day, Sunday June 18 in The Great Hall at The Arts Centre. 10:00am 5:00pm A free event organised by mathmaticians for anyone, to do and learn about maths in the real world.

  49. Breakfast – essential!

    9JN at Rangi Ruru Girls’ school have been feeding their breakfast brain with these great yoghurt nut and fruit starters.

  50. Debating at Parliament

    At the end of May, Head of Debating, Year 12 student Maddi Halliday was in Wellington as part of the Canterbury Red team. She competed with the Red Team for the Russell McVeigh National Debating Championships.

  51. 40 hours of movement!

    As part of the 40 hour famine we’re moving for all 40 hours. Sponsor our active 40 hours and all the money we raise will go to Syrian Refugees.

  52. July University open days

    The Canterbury University and Lincoln University open days are coming up in July 21 June 6:30pm – University of Otago at Addington Events centre 13 July Thursday – University Canterbury Open Day 14 July Friday – Lincoln University Open Day  

  53. 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

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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

  57. 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

  58. 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

  59. 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

  60. 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

  61. 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

  62. 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

  63. 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

  64. 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

  65. 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

  66. 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

  67. 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

  68. 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

  69. 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

  70. 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

  71. 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

  72. 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

  73. 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

  74. 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

  75. 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

  76. 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

  77. 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

  78. 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)

  79. 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

  80. 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

  81. 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

  82. 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

  83. 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

  84. 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

  85. 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

  86. 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

  87. 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

  88. 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

  89. 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

  90. 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

  91. 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.

  92. 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

  93. 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

  94. 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

  95. 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

  96. 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

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