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Setting Your Daughter up for Life

What makes us different and why do we excel?

Through our Student Care and Development Network we deliver services and programmes that ensure every girl is given the guidance, support and tools she needs to understand her place in the world and to succeed. Working closely with the Student Development and Leadership, Pastoral Care and Global Living they deliver a tailored and flexible programme to suit the needs of our girls.


At the heart of Rangi Ruru is the commitment to supporting and promoting the wellbeing of our girls. Our approach to wellbeing is unique. The Wellbeing Development Team delivers a dynamic and comprehensive programme to all year levels starting at Year 7.


Drawing from the established practices of positive psychology and growth mindset, the Rangi Ruru Wellbeing Programme has been developed to equip each girl with the resources she needs to ensure she is feeling good and functioning well.

Rangi Values

Our values underpin everything we do. They are central to our wellbeing focus, fostering a strong, caring and connected culture.


Putting the girl at the centre of learning. Our collaborative approach to wellbeing ensures that we know and understand the individual needs interests, goals and abilities of every girl to deliver a personalised approach specific to her learning needs.


Personalisation detail

What makes Rangi Ruru stand out is that we put the person at the centre of a ‘personalised’ approach to learning. We do this by knowing and understanding each girl and focussing her learning needs to her individual interests, goals and abilities. We do this across all aspects of her learning, not just the academic focus but through her co-curricular activities as well.

student leadership team with Principal

Student Leadership

The Student Development and Leadership team supports all girls to collaborate and lead, developing essential skills of teamwork, confidence, resilience and servant leadership. Opportunities exist at all year levels and play an important part in creating a culture of wellbeing, fostering the Rangi Values and supporting younger to ensure a sense of belonging.

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Team play a special role in the care and guidance of our girls. Working together, they develop strong relationships with girls and families to ensure the health and wellbeing of girls.
Working alongside the Year Level Deans to support girls are the Guidance Counsellor, Chaplain, Health Coordinator and GATE Coordinator.

Global Living

Providing practical, social and life skills, the Rangi Ruru Global Living Programme helps girls develop the skills required to actively contribute to their own wellbeing and cope with change. This unique and flexible programme is delivered to all girls from Years 7-13 and covers topics from financial literacy and flatting to defensive driving and first aid.

Community Service

Rangi Ruru girls foster and demonstrate a strong sense of community spirit, taking part in community service and fundraising activities throughout the year. Through strong relationships with the community girls at all year levels are encouraged to understand their role in the wider community and the difference they can make to others. The girls raise money through events and church collections for their selected charities.

Outdoor Education

Learning is made relevant and engaging through a wide range of experiences outside the classroom. Our rewarding and sometimes challenging Outdoor Education Programme begins at Year 7 offering experiences including rock climbing, abseiling, camping, river crossing, orienteering and kayaking.


Each year girls are given the opportunity to challenge themselves and learn about a different culture in a way that is not possible in the classroom. Rangi Ruru has several very popular reciprocal exchanges available to senior students including: Yokohama Jogakuin, Japan, King Edward VI School for Girls, England, UK, Annie Wright School, Seattle, USA, Pestalozzi School, Argentina, Unison World School, India, and Tahiti.

Meet the Student Care and Development Team

Stephanie Barnett

Deputy Principal – Student Care and Development

B.A., (French/Sociology), Dip Tchg., Diplôme Formateur de Formateurs
P: 03 983 3706

Jon Kimber

Head of French; Year 10 Dean

BA Hons; PG Cert Educ
P: 03 983 3742

Leigh Allan

Head of Health Education, PE teacher

BPhEd, Dip Tchg

Michelle Enright

Learning Centre Literacy Teacher; Administrator ‘Special Exam Conditions’

BEd; Dip Special Teaching Needs

Jude Morgan

Head of Global Living, Head of Media Studies, Digital Technology Teacher

B.A. (Hons), G. Dip Arts, Dip.Tchg., Cert. TESOL

Tania Morgan

Leader of Languages Faculty, Director of Community Service, Te Kura and Telford STAR Coordinator, Exchange Coordinator, Teacher of Japanese and Spanish

BA, Dip.Tchg.

Hannah Clarkson

Dance teacher

B.Ed., Dip.Tchg

Janette Frier

Head of Accounting; Year 13 Dean

BCom; Dip Tchg
P: 03 983 3700

Erin Fitzpatrick

Leader of Faculty - English; Year 12 Dean

B.A., Dip.Tchg.
P: 03 983 3770

Kirsty Bell

Drama; Dance; Year 11 Dean

BA; PGDipSecTchg
P: 03 983 3750

Sally Fail

Year 7 & 8 Dean

P: 03 983 3720

Louise Stanton

International Dean; Head of ESOL

BFA; PGDipTchg
P: 03 983 3722

Rebecca Meachen

Head of Learning Centre

P: 03 983 3711

Nadja Zeitheim

Mathematics Teacher; Year 9 Dean


Charissa Nicol - Chaplain
Charissa Nicol

Chaplain; Teacher of Mathematics

BTheol (Hons), BA(Hons), BSc, PGDip Ministry, PGDip Teaching, GradDip Biblical Studies
P: 03 983 3707