Rangi ruru girls’ school
PRINCIPAL – DR SANDRA K HASTIE
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.