Sandra Hastie Principal
Welcome, I’m Sandra Hastie the Principal of Rangi Ruru Girls’ School.
Thank you for taking the time to discover who we are and what we stand for. We Know Girls.
I have been involved in education for over 30 years with 20 of those years being in Independent Education and I am a strong advocate not only for Independent Education but also single sex education. Having worked in both boys and girls only schools I have seen first-hand the very real differences that each need in their approach to learning. It is essential that we deliver our curriculum in the way that girls learn best which is through collaboration, discussion, and providing them with a wide range of opportunities especially in innovation. We need to encourage girls to take risks in their learning, to be innovative and entrepreneurial in their thinking, to question, challenge and to ensure that we have a learning environment that supports having a go, that it is ok to fail and, that above all, effort is also recognised and valued not just success.