Rangiora High School

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Rangiora High School
Rangiora High School crest.jpg
Rangiora High School Crest
Latin: Lux cum Amore
Enlightenment with Friendship
Location
  • East Belt
  • Rangiora 7400
  • New Zealand
Coordinates 43°17′50″S 172°35′56″E / 43.29725°S 172.59876°E / -43.29725; 172.59876Coordinates: 43°17′50″S 172°35′56″E / 43.29725°S 172.59876°E / -43.29725; 172.59876
Information
Funding type State
Established 1881 (Rangiora High School Act)
Opened 28 January 1884 (1884-january-28)[1]
Ministry of Education Institution no. 312
Principal Peggy Burrows
Teaching staff 112[2]
Years offered 9–13
Gender Co-educational
Hours in school day 8:40 am–3:20 pm
Houses
Colour(s) Dark teal and gold ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    
Slogan Proud of our past, focused on our future.
School roll 1814[3] (March 2015)
Socio-economic decile 9Q[4]
Intranet Moodle-based moodle.rangiorahigh.school.nz
Apps platform Google Apps for Education
Website

Rangiora High School is a state co-educational secondary school located in Rangiora, New Zealand. Established in 1881 by an act of parliament[5] and opened in 1884, the school has a roll of 1814 students from years 9 to 13 (approx. ages 12 to 18) as of March 2015.[3]

Enrolment[edit]

Rangiora High School operates an enrolment scheme to help curb roll numbers and prevent overcrowding. The school's home zone, in which students residing are automatically entitled to be enrolled, covers much of the coastal half of the Waimakariri District and southern Hurunui District, extending north to Waipara, east to the Pacific Ocean, west to Cust, and south to the Waimakariri River. However, the zone excludes the towns of Kaiapoi, Woodend, Pegasus and Waikuku, which are instead served by Kaiapoi High School.[6] Students residing outside the zone are sometimes accepted, as roll places allow in accordance with the enrolment scheme order of preference and secret ballot.

At the March 2012 Education Review Office (ERO) review of the school, the school had 1789 students enrolled, including 44 international students. The school roll's gender composition was 49% male and 51% female, and its ethnic composition was 85% New Zealand European (Pākehā), 10% Māori, 3% Asian and 2% other.[7]

The school has a socio-economic decile rating of 9 (step Q), meaning it draws its school community from areas of low to moderately-low socio-economic disadvantage when compared to other New Zealand schools. The current decile came into force in January 2015, after a nationwide review of deciles following the 2013 Census. Previously, the school had a decile of 8 (step P).[4]

Curriculum[edit]

As a state school, Rangiora High School follows The New Zealand Curriculum. In Years 9 and 10, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Health and Physical Education are compulsory core subjects. Year 9 students select four half-year elective subjects, which must include one Arts subject, one Technology subject and one Language subject (out of Chinese, French, Japanese, and Te Reo Māori). Year 10 students select either two full-year electives, one full-year elective and two half-year electives, or four half-year electives.[8]

In Years 11 to 13, students complete the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), the main secondary school qualification in New Zealand. Levels 1, 2 and 3 of NCEA are usually completed in Years 11, 12 and 13 respectively, although students can choose subjects from different levels depending on their progress through the NCEA level system. In Year 11, students study English, Mathematics, Science, and three full-year elective subjects. Students in Year 12 study six full-year elective subjects, with English required if a student wants to gain University Entrance. Students in Year 13 study five full-year elective subjects, with study for an additional four periods per week. Because the 25-period-per-week school timetable is not evenly divisible into six subject lines, students in Years 11 to 13 spend the last period on Wednesdays either in supervised study or sport practice.[9]

In 2013, 89.0 percent of students leaving Rangiora High held at least NCEA Level 1, 81.4 percent held at least NCEA Level 2, and 49.9 percent held at least University Entrance. This is compared to 85.2%, 74.2%, and 49.0% respectively for all students nationally.[10]

Co-curricular[edit]

School houses[edit]

In 2005, Rangiora High School's house system was re-established. Under this system, the school is divided into six houses, each containing approximately 300 students and 30 staff. Houses also provide a basis for inter-house competition in sport and cultural activities. The houses are named for New Zealanders who have achieved distinction in their respective areas.[11]

In alphabetical order, the six houses are:

Staff[edit]

Rangiora High School has over 120 teachers and more than 80 support staff.[12]

Principals[edit]

Since its establishment, Rangiora High School has had ten principals. In chronological order, they are:

Notable alumni[edit]

Category:People educated at Rangiora High School

Notable former students of Rangiora High School include:[28]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
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