1. Intouch – April Holidays, 2019

    To view the full publication click here>> IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES Thursday 4th April Classics/History trip (4th – 21st April) Friday 5 April 12:30pm End Term 1 1:00pm Boarder Learning Progress Interviews Friday 19 April Good Friday Monday 22 April Easter Monday Wednesday 24 April School closed Thursday 25 April Anzac Day Monday 29 April MORE

  2. We Are One

    ‘We Are One’ was a day to show our love and support for those affected by the Christchurch mosque attack on the 15th of March. Together as a Rangi community we created the word AROHA which is one of our School values. The girls dressed in bright colours to symbolise acceptance of all races, beliefs MORE

  3. Rangi Ruru Community Pool

    Just a friendly reminder to our wonderful Rangi Ruru community that the school swimming pool will be closed for weekend use beginning 6/7 April.

  4. Measles Outbreak Update from CDHB

    Canterbury Measles Outbreak – Information for schools and ECE Measles is spreading in Canterbury. It is a highly infectious virus that can be life threatening. Download the following advice from the Canterbury District Health Board. Canterbury Measles Outbreak Info for Schools

  5. Intouch – Week 10, Term 1 2019

    To view the full publication click here>> IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES Saturday 30 March NZ Schools Triathlon Champs Sunday 31 March 1:00pm Stellar Strings 1 Monday 1 April Summer Tournament Week (25th – 31st) SISS Touch Champs (24th – 31st) 8:30am Yr 8 HPV Vaccinations 6:30pm PTA Meeting Tuesday 2 April 4:00pm Learning Progress Interviews MORE

  6. Hagley Park Event Friday 29 March UPDATES

    PLEASE NOTE due to the event in Hagley Park tomorrow there are road closures in place. Red Bus have notified us that the Rolleston Bus and the Sumner bus will be significantly delayed. Park Terrace, Deans Ave and Riccarton Ave will be closed off early morning so please note for those travelling. The blockade is MORE

  7. 2019 Aon Maadi Cup Update

    The girls are going well at the 2019 Aon Maadi Cup. We have qualified for 10 ‘A’ finals in the events below. Tomorrow we have 4 crews set to race in the semi-finals and the finals will race on Friday and Saturday. Results so far: GU188+ (5th) A Final GU184+ (1st) A Final GU178+ (1st) MORE

  8. Thought Leader – Grant Fowlds

    INTERESTED in learning more about Conservationist for Project Rhino, Elephant and Gorilla? Tuesday 26th March Merivale Lane Theatre 1.00pm – 1.30pm FREE for all staff and students To find out more check out his amazing website www.grantfowlds.com.  

  9. Intouch – Week 9, Term 1 2019

    To view the full publication click here>> IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES Friday 22 March Maadi Cup (22nd – 29th) 11:00am-4:00pm Open Day Saturday 23 March 7:30pm National Concerto Competition Sunday 24 March SISS Touch Champs (24th – 31st PTA House and Garden Tour Monday 25 March Summer Tournament Week (25th – 31st) Wednesday 27 March MORE

  10. Helpful Advice Sheets and Cultural Awareness Information

    Please find helpful Advice Sheets and Cultural Awareness documents sent from the MoE to all schools for their communities.  Feel free to click the following links to view the documents. Farsi advice for caregivers Cultural Awareness for working with Muslim communities Tongan translation advice for caregivers Arabic translations advice for caregivers

  11. Intouch – Week 8, Term 1 2019

    To view the full publication click here>> IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES Friday 15 March Volleyball Tournament Pre Maadi Camp (15th – 17th) Monday 18 March Rowing U18 8 Camp Friday 22 March 11:00am-4:00pm Open Day Maadi Cup (22nd – 29th) Saturday 23 March National Concerto Competition Sunday 24 March SISS Touch Champs (24th – 31st) MORE

  12. Intouch – Week 7, Term 1 2019

    To view the full publication click here>> IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES Friday 8 March 3:30pm Rowing Camp (8th – 10th) International Women’s Day Sunday 10 March New Entrant PTA BBQ Monday 11 March Swimming Sports; PDP interviews 6:30pm Rangi Ruru/Crimson USA Discovery Tour Information Evening Tuesday 12 March 7:30pm PTA AGM Thursday 14 March 7:00pm MORE

  13. Intouch – Week 6, Term 1 2019

    To view the full publication click here>> IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES Friday 1 MarchSISS Mainland Volleyball, Tennis Championships (1st – 3rd)4:00pm Sinfonia Camp (1st – 3rd)8:30am Athletics Sports postponement day Sunday 3 MarchSISS Triathalon & Duathalon Champs Tuesday 5 March 1:30pm Years 7&8 Aquathon7:00pm Maree Crabbe – Parent Evening (Pornography) Thursday 7 March3:30pm Rowing Camp MORE

  14. Intouch – Week 5, Term 1 2019

    To view the full publication click here>> IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES Friday 22 February SISS Mounted Games Sunday 24 February 4:00pm New Entrant PTA BBQ Monday 25 February Love Week 1:45pm Academic Awards Assembly Tuesday 26 February Pink & Red Mufti Day 5:00pm France/Spain Trip Information evening Thursday 28 February 8:30am Athletics Sports Friday 1 MORE

  15. Intouch – Week 4, Term 1 2019

    To view the full publication click here>>  Important Dates & Times Sunday 17 FebruaryQuad Tournament (17th – 19th) Tuesday 19 February6:30pm Antipodeans Abroad 2019 – Parent Information Evening Wednesday 20 FebruaryInterschools Showjumping7:00pm Year 9 Parent Evening in Mana Wahine Thursday 21 February7:30am 400m and 3000m events held at Christs College Friday 22 FebruarySISS Mounted Games MORE

  16. Stellar Strings 2019

    Workshop and concert with Stephen Larsen, University of Auckland. Sponsored by Antonio Strings, Christchurch.

  17. Intouch – Week 3 , Term 1 2019

    To view the full publication click here>> Important Dates & Times Sunday, February 10 9:30am ResolutionsWorkshop Monday, February 11 7:00pm Year 12/13 Parents Evening Tuesday, February 12 8:30am Year 9Jb, 9Ka, 9Mh Camp 7:30pm PTA Meeting Wednesday, February 13 8:30am Years 7&8 Camps Thursday, February 14 8:30am Year 9Ma, 9Nn, 9Ny Camp 7:00pm Year 11 MORE

  18. Open Day 2019

      Please join us for our OPEN DAY on Friday 22nd March 2019, from 11.00am – 4.00pm. We invite you to book your 2019 Open Day Tour. Tours of our school are important as they provide a great opportunity to chat with our teachers, students and discuss opportunities for your daughter at Rangi Ruru. To MORE

  19. NZQA Scholarship Awards – From the Principal

    We are thrilled with the outcome of the 2018 NZQA Scholarship Examinations. These examinations test high-level critical thinking in addition to specific subject knowledge, and we admire the combination of attributes acknowledged in these awards. These results are achieved at two levels, ‘Scholarship’ and ‘Outstanding Performance Scholarship’.

  20. Intouch – Week 2 , Term 1 2019

    To view the full publication click here>>  Important Dates & Times Friday 1 February 3:30pm SI Rowing Champs (1st – 6th) Monday 4 February Uncovering the UCAT – Christchurch, 5:30pm arrival for 6pm start, Merivale Lane Theatre Wednesday 6 February Waitangi Day – School Closed Thursday 7 February SISS Tennis Qualifying Tournament 7:00pm Years 7&8 Parents Evening MORE

  21. Intouch – Week 1 , Term 1 2019

    View the full publication here Welcome back! Commencement Dates & Times Saturday 26 January 9am-1pm All existing Boarders and those new to Years 10,11,12 report in to Boarding House (lunch and orientation) 2pm – Sunday evening Boarders’ Retreat Monday 28 January 10am Clan Leaders Meeting 10.15am Senior Leaders Meeting 11am and after lunch Student Leadership MORE

  22. Welcome to 2019

    Welcome! Welcome to 2019, some information to kick start the school year. Commencement Dates & Times Monday 21 – Friday 25 January  10.30am or 2.30pm: “Getting Connected” sessions in the Gibson Centre. New students learn about our network and BYOD set-up. Girls need to bring their devices. Sessions are pre-booked (refer to your information letter) MORE

  23. 2019 Metro school routes and timetables now available

    Confirmation for the Metro school bus route information for 2019 with the operator Red Bus Ltd. Students can take the ‘72 Waimakariri to City schools’ services and the ‘74 Sumner to City & Merivale schools’ services .These services will begin again from Monday 28th January ( see individual timetables for specific dates). The route and timetables MORE

  24. New student leadership team for 2019

    Last week we announced our new student leadership team for 2019! Congratulations to the following girls: Head of School: Rachel McSweeny Head of Arts: Lucy Bryden Head of Boarding: Alice Graham Head of Community: Imogen Bell Head of Service: Mette van Pallandt Head of Sport: Isabella Inkson Head of Sustainability: Rosetta Brown Head of Wellbeing: Samantha Summerfield MORE

  25. Prize Giving & Awards 2018

    Scholarships top night of sisterhood celebration Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has enjoyed a fabulous night of academic, sporting and artistic celebration, capped by 50 university scholarships, including eight international placement offers. The full list of awards can be downloaded here. At a prizegiving on Wednesday evening Rangi Ruru principal Dr Sandra Hastie made special mention MORE

  26. Help Mya Cherry Regain her Quality of Life Back

    Mya is a 16 year old Rangi student who has a severely compressed spinal cord. When it was discovered this year she underwent urgent surgery. Unfortunately the corrective surgery has worsened her situation. After the surgery she woke with very limited movement and strength, and has basically had to learn to walk again. She requires intense rehab MORE

  27. National Spanish Speech Competition Success

    Congratulations to Year 13 Spanish student, Abby Croot, who won the National Speech Competition organised by STANZA (Spanish Teachers Association New Zealand Aotearoa). Fantastic result, Abby!

  28. Guidelines for Mobile Phone Use

    We are social creatures and we require connections with other humans in order to thrive. With this in mind, along with our desire to enable effective teaching and learning, we are adopting a firmer approach to the use of phones during class time. These new guidelines are designed to: Strengthen face to face communication, collaboration MORE

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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.    

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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!

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. ‘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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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.

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 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

  50. 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

  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. 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

  54. 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.

  55. 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

  56. 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.

  57. 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

  58. 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

  59. 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

  60. 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

  61. 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

  62. 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

  63. 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

  64. 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.

  65. 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

  66. 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

  67. 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.

  68. 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

  69. Tearfund Ethical Fashion Project

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

  70. International Week

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

  71. 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

  72. 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

  73. 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

  74. 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

  75. 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

  76. 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

  77. 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

  78. 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

  79. 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

  80. 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.

  81. 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

  82. 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

  83. 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

  84. 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

  85. 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

  86. 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

  87. 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

  88. 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

  89. 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

  90. 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

  91. 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.

  92. 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

  93. 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

  94. 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

  95. #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

  96. 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

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