1. Organ Recital

    On Sunday 2nd September Rangi Ruru is running an organ recital in St Andrew’s Chapel. Featuring Valerie Xiang, a St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Organ Scholar, and Max Toth, a Christ’s College Organ Student. Recital Details St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru, Merivale Lane Sunday September 2nd 2018, 2pm-2.45pm Free Admission More About Valerie Xiang Valerie is MORE

  2. Great Results for Jazz Band at Southern Jam

    Congratulations to the Jazz Band and director Lana Law on wonderful Southern Jam results. The band won two awards – a Silver Award, and the Most Promising Band Award. In addition a huge shout out and congratulations to Rebecca Harris (trombone) and Kaia Johnstone (trumpet) on selection for the All Stars Band at the Gala MORE

  3. Winning Notes Yet Again From Rangi Ruru Musicians

    Chamber music and jazz sparkled last weekend, winning cash prizes and silver awards for Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in two competitions, both held in Christchurch. On Friday two of the school’s senior chamber music groups competed in the national finals weekend of the NZCT Chamber Music contest while the Ara Jazz Quest saw Rangi swing MORE

  4. Three Rangi Hockey Players to Attend NZ U18 Development Camp

    A trio of hockey players from Christchurch’s Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has been selected to attend the NZ U18 Development Camp from the 15th – 21st of December. Brittany Wang, Anneke Calder and Abby Lennon were all named in the announcement this morning listing the top 32 players in the country who will attend the MORE

  5. Excellent Results at Dance NZ Made Regional Competition

    Some outstanding results for Rangi Ruru at the Dance NZ Made Regional Competition. All girl’s danced strongly and proudly with fantastic results across all individuals and groups who performed. Juliette Ward and the Elite Dance Company have also been nominated to attend the National Competition later in the year.    

  6. South Island School Road Championships Results

      We travelled to Timaru for the South Island School Road Championships with 13 Rangi girls on 7 and 8 July. Thanks to the team including Anton, Marc and Karen for looking after our girls at the event.  The race results really were fantastic to see, with some great improvements. Our team were 3rd overall in the MORE

  7. Rangi Ruru Supporters Scarves

    Keep toasty warm this winter and help support Rangi Ruru Girls’ School at the same time! Become a Rangi Ruru Supporter with a gorgeous 100% lamb’s wool scarf, made locally for us by Exquisite Wool. These fantastic scarves are $65 each, available from our online shop. $15 from each sale will go towards our Mana MORE

  8. Year 10 Student Competes in World Junior Golf Champs in San Diego

    Year 10 student Maddie May has left for the US where she will compete in the IMG World Junior Golf Championships in San Diego next week (9th-13th July). Maddie won the Pegasus Open in June, and Rangi Ruru Mental Performance Coach Paula Rule says it was a significant achievement for a Year 10 student in MORE

  9. Art House Night

    Come and experience Te Koraha by night at our fabulous event: Art House Night. View our wonderful art collection and have fun bidding at our Art Auction. Tickets are only $50 per person which includes two complimentary drinks on arrival and delicious canapés to enjoy! There will also be a cash bar and eftpos available. Funds raised MORE

  10. Rangi Dancer Takes Out NZ Highland Fling Title

    Year 11 student Brooke Kingsbury has won the Highland Fling under-16 title at the New Zealand championships in Invercargill. Take a look at the article below which made it into the Star: Well done Brooke – what an achievement!

  11. Rangi Ruru’s Holly Evans Heading To Asia on Tour

    After being a part of the hugely successful sell-out production of West Side Story earlier this year, Holly Evans (who played the lead, Maria) is heading to Asia with the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir tour. Holly who is in Year 13, will fly to Auckland next week where the choir will rehearse before flying on to MORE

  12. MUSIC SELECTIONS

    CONGRATULATIONS to the following students for their selection in these outstanding National Music Events.   National Chamber Music Semi-finals and Finals. From the Regional Finals of 36 groups nationwide (of which Rangi had three groups in the South Island Finals), only 12 groups are chosen for the National Semi Finals.  Of these 12, Rangi has MORE

  13. Out & About e-newsletter

    Dear Community  Welcome to our new monthly Out & About e-newsletter.   We hope that you can join us at these fabulous and fun events and activities and will have the opportunity to connect. Feel free to RSVP, purchase tickets and book your spot at any of our upcoming events at Rangi Ruru. We look MORE

  14. Rangi Ruru Holiday Programme

    The Rangi Ruru Holiday Programme is for young people aged between 8 and 12 years of age. Based at the school’s Merivale Campus, this Holiday Programme offers structured activities each day between 8.00am and 3.30pm. With plenty of options from arts to sports to keep the children busy, stimulated and happy. The Rangi Ruru Holiday MORE

  15. Chamber Music Contest 2018

    On Friday night three of our chamber music groups were recalled to the Canterbury District Finals of the Chamber Music Contest.  For the fourth year in a row, a Rangi group won!  A second group was highly commended, and all three groups have been selected to play in the South Island Regional Finals next Saturday MORE

  16. National Language Competition success

    Congratulations to Year 12 Spanish students Ella Lamont, Laura Chamberlain, Lucy Johnson, Amber Spurway, Kate Edwards and Year 12 French student Lucia Rapley, who won the national language competition organised by the New Zealand Language Teachers’ Association. The students had to create a video or a poster on Facebook to promote the message: “Why it’s important to learn a second language”.  Our MORE

  17. ‘Eugenius’ scores scholarship at top US university

    A huge congratulations to Eugene In (nicknamed ‘Engenius’) who has been accepted into the Stanford University medicine summer internship in the United States! A lot of hard work, and a team effort for fundraising have made this possible. Eugene is continuing to fundraise and will attend Stanford from July 9-20. Congratulations Eugene! This story made MORE

  18. The Future is Female: Annual Appeal 2018

    This year the Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Annual Appeal will further enable us to support areas that will see our girls grow, challenge and encourage one another to become confident learners keen to take on the world. To maintain our position as one of New Zealand’s leading girls’ schools, we must always be top of MORE

  19. Prime Minister pays tribute to former Rangi scholars

    Front page of the Nor-west News! Congratulations to Isabella Gregory who received 4 NZQA Scholarships, 3 at Outstanding Performance level. She was also the ‘Top Subject Scholar’ in two subjects – Art History and Music. Isabella received a “NZ Scholarship Premier Award” – the top accolade available and the only one in the South Island. MORE

  20. Westside Story On Stage With Rangi Ruru and Christ’s College

    As finger clicks resonate around the Christ’s College auditorium this week, the last couple of weeks of rehearsals for Westside Story herald a powerful opening on May 16th. The 2018 Senior Drama production sees a stellar Rangi Ruru and Christ’s College company bringing energy, vitality and chutzpah to this tale of vicious rivalry, passion, divided MORE

  21. Photos from the ANZAC Commemorations in London

    Rangi Ruru students Abby Lennon, Aimee Hayward, Claudia Reid and Lucy Simpson, alongside our Principal Dr Hastie had the privilege of laying a wreath at ANZAC commemorations in London yesterday. Sir Jerry Mateparae was in attendance, who Dr Hastie and the students had the pleasure of meeting.   Lest we forget.

  22. Rangi Ruru student interviewed on Spanish TV

    Elise a student at Rangi but is spending a year in Spain on an AFS exchange. She will return to Rangi year 11 in term 3. Elise has spent the year in Barcelona and so has been immersed in Spanish language (castellano) at home and with friends, and has learned Catalan ab initio as her MORE

  23. Congrats Sarah and Victoria on places in NZSO Youth Orchestra

    Congratulations to Year 12 music scholars Sarah Lawrence (violin) and Victoria Park (viola) who have both won places in the 2018 NZSO National Youth Orchestra.  Since its inception in 1959, the National Youth Orchestra has played a vital role in providing unique opportunities for the country’s most gifted young orchestral performers aged 25 years and MORE

  24. Rangi Athletes Take National Titles at School Tri Champs

    Two Year 8 Rangi Ruru students have taken out two national titles in the New Zealand Schools Triathlon Championships – the final national event for the school season. Lily Greenwood won the U12 girls age-group and then she and schoolmate Milly Gallagher combined with two boys from Medbury to win the 2018 NZS Tag Team Tri Under MORE

  25. Rangi Wins Top Girls’ School in NZ Rowing For 3rd Year Running

    Isabella Carter Selected To Trial for NZ Junior Squad Christchurch’s Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has retained their title as top girls’ school in rowing for the third time running at the Maadi Cup Regatta on Lake Ruataniwha. It was close though, with the blue and golds beating Waikato Diocesan Girls’ by just 1 point as MORE

  26. Love of sport propels student leader to Russia

    Lincoln University’s Kristy Havill will represent New Zealand at an international volunteering forum taking place in Russia later this year. A third-year Sport and Recreation Management student, Kristy will be the country’s only representative at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Volunteer Leader’s Academy in Kazan in June.  A successful clay-target shooter and cricketer, Kristy manages MORE

  27. Canterbury Model United Nations

    Returning once again for 2018, Canterbury’s biggest UN Youth event saw over 200 high school students come together for two days of debate and discussion. During the conference, delegates were able to explore a wide range of issues affecting our society, and during the process learnt both about the future of our world and the MORE

  28. Stellar Strings: Stephen Larsen @ Rangi Ruru

    Stephen Larsen is a well-known New Zealand violin teacher. His students, who include several Rangi current music scholars and alumni, have enjoyed success in numerous competitions on a national and international level, and have gone on to work and study all over the world. Stephen has a strong interest and expertise in violin pedagogy, and MORE

  29. South Island Secondary School Rowing Champs Lake Ruataniwha 3-4 March

    Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Top Girls School / 2nd Top School Overall   Rangi Ruru has once again taken out the title of top Girls’ School at the South Island Secondary School Rowing Regatta at Lake Ruataniwha this weekend, also winning the Kate Strachan Memorial Cup for the Girl’s Under-18 Eight, as they did in MORE

  30. Rangi Ruru’s Rider Excels at American Quarter Horse Nationals

    A very tired horse and rider, with support crew headed the 862 kilometres home on Monday after a successful outing at the 39th AQHA-NZ National Show in Hawera, north of Whanganui.   17-year-old Yr 13 Rangi Ruru student Sally McPherson, horse Maroan Ranger, aka Archie together with mum and dad Lindsey and Ian, were accompanied MORE

  31. Music Congratulations

    Congratulations to the following girls who have successfully auditioned as members of the 2018 NZ Secondary Schools’ Symphony Orchestra.  They will meet with other talented instrumentalists from all over New Zealand during the April term break for rehearsals and concerts.   1st violins         Yuna Chon, Sarah Lawrence, Emily Davey, Lucy Costelloe   2nd violins    MORE

  32. 8 Rowing medals at the South Island Club Champs

    Rangi Ruru Cleans Up With 6 Gold Medals at Weekend Rowing Champs The Rangi Ruru rowers had a successful weekend at the South Island Club Champs this weekend at Lake Ruataniwha. 6X Gold: Open eight: Izzy Inkson, Anneka Calder, Alice Sproat, Bella Carter, Millie Knight, Emma Stephens, Claire Watson, Samantha Vance and Amber Williams Under MORE

  33. Combined Old Girls Golf Tournament

    Harewood Golf Club – Friday 16 March 2018 8.30am for 9.00am Shotgun start – 18 holes – $40 10.00am for 10.30am – 9 holes – $35 (light lunch included) All Old Girls, Mothers (past & present), Grandmothers, Staff and Associates of Rangi Ruru, St Margaret’s, St Hilda’s, Craighead and Columba are welcome. DECORATIVE HAT COMPETITION – BE CREATIVE! MORE

  34. Te Reo Māori Classes 2018

    The Te Reo Māori class is starting on  Monday 12 Feb and will be held at Christ’s College for Term 1. Maaka Kahukuranui will be tutoring. This is a continuation of the successful Term 3 2017 programme. For bookings please contact Ms Collins.

  35. Congratulations to all our NCEA students

    Congratulations to all our NCEA students on another year of superb results. We are very proud of you all Level 1 99% Level 2 97.5% Level 3 94.8% UE 93.1% Endorsements: Level 1 Excellence 66%, Merit 32.1% total 98.1% Endorsed Certificates Level 2 Excellence 40.5%, Merit 45.6% total 86.1% Endorsed Certificates Level 3 Excellence 39.6%, MORE

  36. Rangi Ruru Rowing in the NorWest News

    Congratulations to our rowing team who won 6 golds at at the Canterbury champs this past weekend! Read the full story in the NorWest News.

  37. Our Promise

    Our Promise – “At Rangi Ruru we believe that a quality education is a gift for Life” Through the generosity of spirit from our entire community we continue to ensure that Rangi Ruru provides an opportunity for every girl. We believe that together we can achieve great things and continue to build on the outstanding MORE

  38. Future Problem Solving Results

    We have the following Year 11 and 12 teams who have made it through to the Future Problem Solving National Finals. We wish you all the very best for the next stage. Year 11: Sarah Lawrence Victoria Park Lucy Anderson Emily Davey Year 12: Eugene In Ruby Blake Manson Suzanna Davis Abby Croot

  39. Rangi Ruru Girls’ School European Hockey Tour FUNDRAISER

    The mind often limits us. Want to know how to stay in the moment, make decisions, adapt and stay on task, rather than getting diverted by the situation? Come and meet the psychiatrist behind the All Black’s battle for mental resilience. Ceri Evans and Whiskey Galore will be hosting a fantastic evening where you can hear MORE

  40. Alumnae News – Fiona Redfurn (1996-2000)

      Life on Muzzle Station Fiona has lived at Muzzle Station in South Marlborough for most of her life, first with her parents and sister and now with her husband and their children. She has written a book about life on an isolated station, the history of the area and how her family got through MORE

  41. Alumnae News – Harriet Bremner (2002-2006)

    Bob ‘n’ Pops – The true story of an unlikely friendship between a Southern Man and his Miniature Dachshund The instant bond between a South Canterbury farmer and his vertically-challenged sausage dog is the stuff legends are made of. An unlikely friendship formed the day miniature dachshund Poppy was handed to Hakataramea farmer James Hayman. MORE

  42. NZQA Scholarship Crash Classes

    Crimson Education is offering a crash-course in five of the most popular NZQA Scholarship subjects, which are Biology, Statistics, English, Geography and Calculus. These classes will cover all of the content you need to know to improve your end-of-year results, like exam techniques and nailing practice questions. They are a supplement to the great work MORE

  43. Find out the future of STEM

    Wanting to find out the future of STEM, skills needed in the STEM industry and what students can be doing now to further their passions for STEM? Crimson will be onsite at Rangi Ruru and are excited to be talking with some amazing young entrepreneurs and industry experts who’ll be there to share their stories MORE

  44. Senior Music Students Performance

    Come along and enjoy hearing some of Rangi’s top senior music students live in their final solo performances of the year. Little Neighbourhood on Wednesday October 25th will feature fantastic singers and guitarists, with the Merivale Lane Theatre on Thursday October 26th showcasing top level performances on the piano, flute, violin, cello and trombone.

  45. Former Rangi student heads to the US

    By Julia Evans, published in The Star, 29th September 2017 –see original “From actor James Franco to Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, the Rhode Island School of Design has produced some artistic greats. And one day Amy Huang, a former Rangi Ruru Girls’ School student, will be on the list of alumni. The 19-year-old has flown to MORE

  46. Show Debate – Gibson Centre 7.00-8.15pm

    We, the affirmative team, are happy to announce that we will be having a debating evening at Rangi Ruru in collaboration with Christ’s College! You’ll be able to try debating, learn about the infamous P.O.I. and you can just watch some great debates!   Date:     Tuesday 24th of October . Time:      5.30 pm to MORE

  47. Year 13 Art Competition

    A well done to two or our Year 13 student’s Abi Williams and Nina Van Pallandt for exhibiting their work recently at the Windsor Gallery Canterbury High School Year 13 Art Competition. This was a fantastic event with over 40 + entries from various Canterbury schools.  Keep up the great work girls.

  48. Fiji Village Project 2018: Amy Ga Hee Lee

    My name is Amy Ga Hee Lee and I am a third year medical student studying at the University of Auckland and a proud Rangi Ruru alumnae In December this year, I will be travelling on a volunteer trip to Fiji with other medical and nursing students from New Zealand, with a vision to help MORE

  49. Tearfund Ethical Fashion Project

    Come along and support our Rangi Ruru Textile Technology students at the Tearfund Ethical Fashion Project on Friday 29 September.

  50. International Week

    Just a reminder it is “INTERNATIONAL WEEK” this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday…. Check out all the activities and fun planned.

  51. Bonjour –French Activity Afternoon

    On Wednesday 30th August, our Yr10 French class recently enjoyed an outing to Riccarton House with the Yr10 French classes from Boys’ High.  All students participated in the many activities arranged including: boules, capture the beret, French Pictionary, Running Dictations and others. We lunched on some yummy French pastries and drank Orangina. Everyone had fun and MORE

  52. Coin Trail Success

    A huge thanks to all of you that donated to the coin trail! Every coin was counted and it made a huge difference. We made an astonishing $418.50!! A special thanks to Dan who was like an ATM machine to us giving us coin after coin! We look forward to doing more fun activities to MORE

  53. Year 9 Community Service Initiative

    Year 9 has just completed a fundraiser for the Women’s Night Shelter at the Christchurch City Mission. Camille Perelini of 9Sb coordinated and organized this community service initiative. Camille spoke to Year 9 about the women’s needs for warmth and shelter, especially during a very cold winter. She told Year 9 that, “The Women’s Night MORE

  54. A trip to Wellington

    I was fortunate enough to attend the Presbyterian Schools’ Conference a few weeks ago.Attending with me were Dr Hastie and two students Courtney Webb and Grace Titterton. While Dr Hastie and I listened to many speakers the girls were engaged at Te Kakano Marae in the Hutt looking at Social Justice issues. After sitting for MORE

  55. Rangi Ruru Wins Whelan Trophy to Retain Canterbury Title

    Rangi Ruru have retained the Canterbury Secondary School Basketball’s Whelan trophy after beating CGHS at Cowles stadium 51-37 last night.   The final score was very different to the 74-62 final last year when they wrestled the trophy and title from CGHS. Rangi Ruru Director of Sport Jo Fogarty says there was a huge crowd there supporting MORE

  56. Sporting success for Rangi Ruru this week and weekend

    Hockey Rangi Ruru Girls’ School won the Canterbury Secondary School Girls Premier hockey league final on Friday night. Rangi’s Director of Sport, Jo Fogarty described the stunning win as “A complete performance by the whole team; they worked together like a well-oiled machine.” The final saw Rangi go up against foes St Margaret’s with the MORE

  57. 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

  58. 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

  59. 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

  60. 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.

  61. 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

  62. 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

  63. 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

  64. 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

  65. 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

  66. 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

  67. 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

  68. 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

  69. 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

  70. 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

  71. 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.

  72. 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

  73. 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

  74. 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

  75. #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

  76. 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

  77. 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

  78. 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

  79. 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

  80. 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

  81. 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

  82. 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

  83. 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

  84. 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

  85. 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.

  86. 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

  87. 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    

  88. 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

  89. 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

  90. 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

  91. 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

  92. 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

  93. Mud run

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

  94. 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

  95. 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

  96. 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

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