Rangitoto College

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New Zealand’s largest secondary school. Rangitoto College is recognised locally and around the world for its academic excellence, sporting achievements, performing arts and for the quality of its young people.

Our success comes from good leadership
highly qualified teachers, a strong curriculum and outstanding facilities combining to create a supportive and inspiring learning environment. Students enjoy our safe and culturally diverse school, developing their intellectual, emotional and social potential.
We aim to develop creativity, social responsibility and leadership qualities in our students. Cultural activities in Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Drama are complemented by sporting excellence and overseas exchange visits.

Student Leadership
Rangitoto College, because of its size, has four Head Students. These students are elected by their peers and the College’s staff annually to be the top student leaders and ambassadors for the college. They are chosen because they embody the school values of pride, respect, integrity, courage and striving for excellence in everything that they do.

Guiding Principles
The Rangitoto College School Board will ensure that our students are given a great education that enhances their learning, respecting their needs and those of our community, while taking pride in their culture. This education shall challenge them to achieve personal standards of excellence to reach their full potential. School activities will be designed to grow pride, integrity and courage.

Every student will grow awareness and understanding of the bicultural heritage of New Zealand. The Board honours its obligations to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and acknowledges the unique place of Māori, while also recognising the multicultural nature of our community.

Annually the Board will review its own priorities set in the Strategic Plan to ensure that the planning still matches the Board’s objectives and to review the progress being made through the Annual Plan. The Principal will set the objectives of the Annual Plan in conjunction with the teaching and administrative leaders in the College. Progress against the Annual Plan will be reported to the Rangitoto College School Board on a termly basis. The governance policies of the Board will be aligned with each of the strategic planning areas identified and, during the three year period, the policies relevant to the Strategic Plan will be reviewed and checked to ensure that they are in line with the Annual Plan and Strategic Plan.

Strategic Plan
The Strategic Plan is the key guiding document for the Board and sets out the vision, ambition, objectives, and targets to achieve the objectives of the National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP) and the Board’s own priorities.

The Plan includes a Vision and Ambition Statement, alongside a Strategic Plan, that guides the College over the next three years. An operational Annual Plan will break the strategic plan into achievable initiatives.