Support Us

Rangi Ruru is very grateful for the continued support of a large number of old girls, parents (both current and past), staff and friends of the school.

The success of our giving programme is not only measured by how much money is raised but also by the participation of our community.

‘Project Blue Sky’ is our plan for the future development of the school and encompasses the fundraising programmes we use to support the school’s strategic direction. Click here to learn more about the campus redevelopment.

Whatever the size of your gift, whether it’s a one-off donation or part of a regular giving scheme, it is your participation that is crucial and valued. Your gift does make a difference.

To discuss how you can give to Rangi Ruru, contact our Director of Development, Bridget Woodham on +64 3 983 3700 or

A History of Giving

  • 1900 – 1949

    1923 Parents held a fair to raise funds for new tennis courts

    1936 The original swimming pool was built with funds donated by the Old Girls’ Association

    1947 The new science block was opened

  • 1950 – 1989

    1955 Baird Wing (the Long Corridor) was built

    1963 Fergusson Wing was opened

    1966 Wilson Hall and the Gibson Memorial Library were built

    1976 The J L Kerr Gymnasium was developed

    1978 The new science block and the Dodds Common Room were built.

    1980 Fergusson Wing was redeveloped

    1986 The relocation of St Andrew’s Church to Rangi Ruru, funded by a generous benefactor

    1987 The new English Block, Drama Theatre and Music Suite were opened, with over $1 million contributed by the school community

  • 1990 – 2009

    1992 A Fitness Centre opened following a generous contribution from PTA

    1992 The new Gibson Library was opened on Founders’ Day

    1993 Computer technology suites completed with major funding from PTA

    1995 Rangi Ruru Foundation was established

    1998 The Arts and Technology Building opened

    1999 All weather sports surface completed with lighting funded by Hockey parents

    2002 New boarding facilities were opened

    2002 Rangi Ruru Foundation exceeds $1 million in capital funding

    2003 Te Koraha was renovated for administration

    2004 The science laboratories were redeveloped

    2004 The Learning Centre opened

    2006 New Old Girls’ Association swimming pool opened two courts for tennis, netball and physical education completed with significant contributions from the PTA and a major donor

  • 2010 – present

    2010 Theatre refurbished with contributions from school community ‘Buy a Seat’ campaign

    2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes destroy 60% of the school’s buildings. The kindness and generosity from the staff, girls, parents and community, which allowed the school to continue functioning, is immeasurable

    2011 Helen Kitson Function Centre opened

    2012 Overseas based old girls support the restoration of Te Koraha

    2013 ‘Project Blue Sky’ campus redevelopment begins following the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes

    2014 Gibson Centre, Science Centre, Mana Wahine buildings opened utilising insurance monies. Planting and seating generously provided by the PTA

    2014 The original 1947 Science building is refurbished and becomes the Museum & Gallery thanks to the Rangi Ruru Old Girls’ Association. Planting kindly provided by the Auckland branch of the Rangi Ruru Old Girls’ Association

    2014 A special 125th Anniversary Scholarship is established thanks to the generosity of donors at the 125 House Party auction

    2015 Project Blue Sky Stage 2 commences

    2015 Performing Arts Building and Merivale Lane Theatre opens thanks to generous support from the school community

    2016 Hockey turf and tennis courts opened with generous support from the PTA

Ways of Giving

We are enormously proud of our school, and we owe so much to the generous support of past and present students and their families. Every dollar donated to the school makes a genuine difference in continuing this legacy of excellence and opportunity for future girls. There are a number of ways that the community can invest in the future of our school.

  • Annual Giving

    Once a year, Rangi Ruru asks the whole school community to support one of a number of identified projects. This is a way to get the whole community involved in projects that impact on every girl at the school. Click here to learn more about our current Annual Appeal.

  • Bequests

    Bequests can be much larger than any cash gift you can make to the school in your lifetime and therefore of much greater influence in the difference it can make. Click here for further information on making a bequest.

  • Community Trusts and Corporate Donors

    Community Trusts and corporate donors are regularly approached to support school and student activities.

  • Gifts in Kind

    Gifts in Kind include livestock, wool, grains, goods, services or other assets that can be gifted to Rangi Ruru.

  • Major Capital Gifts

    Major Capital Gifts are significant donations from individuals or trusts. Capital gifts enable the school to invest funds to provide future scholarships, or toward a building, or other large capital item. To confidentially explore Capital Gifting options please contact Dr Sandra Hastie, Principal or Neil Templeton, Business Manager on +64 3 983 3700.

  • Sponsorship and Advertising

    Advertising in school publications or supporting school activities through sponsorship provide other ways to help. Provision can be made for a business to enter into an advertising or sponsorship agreement with the school. If you are interested, please contact the Marketing & Communications Manager.

  • Supporting Fundraising Events

    Supporting Fundraising events run by the PTA, Development Committee and school for specific projects.

  • Time, Expertise and Energy

    Time, expertise and energy is kindly given by members of our community. Many people invest their time to support, mentor, inspire and challenge our current students.

  • Wide Sky Vision with Fees (WSWF)

    Wide Sky Vision with Fees (WSWF). All Rangi Ruru current parents are asked to support the WSWF. This contribution funds immediate annual projects that a large proportion of students will benefit from immediately, for example shaded seating areas, theatre seating, air conditioning and the fitness circuit.

All gifts are tax deductible and will be managed by the Rangi Ruru Foundation until required by the school. Click here for more information about the Foundation.

Our students are the future and your giving makes a significant difference to that future.

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