Rangi Ruru is one of New Zealand’s highest achieving schools in sport and consistently has the highest rate of sport participation in New Zealand.

It is hardly surprising, with around 90% of students engaged in at least one sport each year, involved in 30 codes, under the guidance of around 75 coaches.

Some students choose to pursue their interests in sport through the curriculum, however for most girls sports are co-curricular activities. Sport at Rangi is as much about the team spirit and having fun as it is about the competition and challenge.

Each year a number of students become local, regional or national representatives in their sport. Some of these girls are supported through the SOAR Specialist Sports programme.

Rangi Ruru has a selection of excellent on-campus sports facilities for the girls’ enjoyment and to help them maintain their fitness. These include the school gymnasium, pool, hockey turf, hard courts and the specialist fitness centre.

Sports Codes

Rangi Ruru offers many sporting opportunities to cater for the varied interests of students. These are represented at most levels and include:

Aerobics  Athletics  Badminton
Basketball Cricket Cross Country
Cycling Equestrian* Fencing
Football Gymnastics Hockey
Indoor Netball Kickboxing Lawn Bowls
Lifesaving Multisport Netball
Rowing Rugby Snowsports
Surfing Swimming Tennis
Touch Trampolining Volleyball

* polo, dressage, eventing and showjumping.

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Congratulations to the following Rangi Hockey players. These girls have been named in one of the Canterbury U18 Girl's Hockey teams. Outstanding results for Rangi Ruru. Well done girls:
Annabelle Wilson
Abby Lennon
Amy Hayward
Phoebe Spiers
Lucy Simpson
Claudia Reid
Brittany Wang
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Congratulations to Abbey Heale (Year 12) on her recent Inspire Foundation Grant. Abbey is an incredibly talented young athlete and at 15, has already represented New Zealand in three sports - figure skating, speed skating and ice hockey. Abbey's goal is to one day make the Winter Olympics. At this rate we have no doubt she will! ... See MoreSee Less

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As end of Term 1 comes flying towards us we are hoping to fill the final spots on the Term 2 spaces.

Students can book directly online for these spaces –

Voyage 739 – 7th May – 17th May
Voyage 740 – 17th May – 27th May
Voyage 741 – 21st June – 1st July
Voyage 742 – 1st July – 11th July

All of these voyages are in and out of Auckland.
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A huge shoutout to all of our girls who travelled and competed in Dunedin at the SISS Athletics Championships last weekend. With no Canterbury Champs from which to select the team, it was a smaller than usual group who headed south, but the numbers did not deter several outstanding performances. All girls, irrespective of final placing performed well and in most cases exceeded their own expectations.
Congratulations in the first instance to our Top Three placesgetters:
Brittany Wang - 1st, U16 Triple Jump
Beth Hunter - 3rd, U14 400m and High Jump
Lydia Robinson - 3rd, U15 1500m
And congratulations also for strong performances by the following girls:
Lydia Robinson - 4th, U15 3000m
Meredith Seeto - 4th, U15 800m
Izzy Confait - 4th, U16 Triple Jump
Eugene In - 9th, Senior 100m and 200m. 8th, Senior Triple Jump
Marisol Hunter - 12th, Senior 1500m. 7th, Senior 800m
Ashleigh Leonard - 4th, Senior Discus. 8th, Senior Shotput. 4th, Senior Javelin
Tessa Reid - 11th. U14 Triple Jump. 7th, U14 Discus. 9th, U14 Shotput
Amelie Spinks - 4th, U14 Discus. 6th, U14 Shotput
Brooke Mitchelle - 13th, Senior 100m
U15 Relay - 9th
Senior Relay - 6th
Girls absent from the photo are : Ashleigh Leonard, Brooke Mitchell.
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