Teaching and Learning at Rangi Ruru

Rangi Ruru follows the general framework of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC), which specifies eight learning areas: English, the Arts, Health and Physical Education, Languages, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Social Sciences and Technology. The learning associated with each area is part of a broad, general education and lays a foundation for later specialisation.

Academic Achievement

Rangi Ruru is consistently in the top 3% of New Zealand schools for academic achievement. In national and international competitions and examinations, a high proportion of students feature at the top of their chosen fields of endeavour. More than 90% of Rangi girls go on to further tertiary study in New Zealand and overseas.

Our Latest NCEA and Scholarship Results

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In this chart, Rangi Ruru results are compared nationally with all students and also with New Zealand Decile 10 schools. Decile 10 schools are the top socio-economic band and have traditionally been the best performing in examinations. Likewise, we compare Rangi Ruru to Decile 10 Girls’ schools as they are traditionally the highest performing in New Zealand.


We are committed to preparing our students for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), a globally recognised qualification.

NCEA is a standards-based qualification combining both internal and external assessments. Students have the opportunity of studying for Levels 1-3 of NCEA, as well as entering for Scholarship Examinations.

Our Curriculum Handbook contains detailed information on The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), University Entrance, Scholarship Examinations and Numeracy and Literacy requirements.

Subjects and Pathways

Our Curriculum Handbook contains detailed information on the many subjects and options available at each Year level.

ERO Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) reviews schools and early childhood education services, and publishes national reports on current education practice. Click here to read Rangi Ruru’s most recent report.