Rangi ruru girls’ school

PRIN­CI­PAL – DR SAN­DRA K HASTIE

Latitude Magazine - - A Lifetime Of Learning Special -

Reach­ing 130 years old is a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone and 2019 sees Rangi Ruru Girls’ School cel­e­brate that very achievemen­t. As one of New Zealand’s old­est and most suc­cess­ful schools, Rangi Ruru has es­tab­lished a very proud tra­di­tion and her­itage.

Cre­ated by the for­ward-look­ing Gib­son sis­ters in 1889, Rangi Ruru is now home to 660 girls, from Year 7 to Year 13, in­clud­ing 138 board­ers and 30 in­ter­na­tional stu­dents.

As Prin­ci­pal, this is my fourth year at Rangi Ruru and I con­tinue to be in­spired by the en­ergy, fo­cus, and pos­i­tiv­ity of our stu­dents, teach­ing staff and wider team.

Our girls are en­cour­aged, chal­lenged and em­pow­ered within a com­mu­nity that knows and cares for them. Ad­di­tion­ally, we sup­port the girls to achieve the very best they can as young women and aca­dem­i­cally.

We con­tinue to be one of New Zealand’s lead­ing girls’ schools and we have fur­ther strength­ened our po­si­tion as a top achiever when it comes to NCEA and Schol­ar­ship re­sults. NCEA Level 1 at 99.1%, NCEA Level 2 at 100%, NCEA Level 3 at 97.3% and Univer­sity En­trance at 97.3%. We are thrilled with the out­come of our NZQA Schol­ar­ship Ex­am­i­na­tion re­sults. The ex­am­i­na­tions test high­level crit­i­cal think­ing in ad­di­tion to spe­cific sub­ject knowl­edge, and we ad­mire the com­bi­na­tion of at­tributes ac­knowl­edged in these awards.

Along­side re­sults is the im­por­tance of find­ing a place in the world with pos­i­tiv­ity and hap­pi­ness. Our school grounds are green and open; the com­mon spa­ces are bright and re­lax­ing; the class sizes are small, fun and chal­leng­ing; and the choices are many and var­ied.

We unashamedl­y put the well­be­ing of our girls on an equal foot­ing with their aca­demic achieve­ments and we are proud to de­velop in­tel­lec­tu­ally cu­ri­ous, self-mo­ti­vated and en­thu­si­as­tic young women.

Rangi Ruru has sus­tained an out­stand­ing rep­u­ta­tion for lead­ing the way with girls’ ed­u­ca­tion and ex­cel­lence for over a cen­tury, which we cher­ish, evolv­ing and in­no­vat­ing to meet the chal­lenges of each new gen­er­a­tion.

We are proud to de­velop in­tel­lec­tu­ally cu­ri­ous, self­mo­ti­vated and en­thu­si­as­tic young women.

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