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Welcome to Rangi Ruru Girls' school

New Families

Rangi Ruru is a place where girls can be girls; where they learn, have fun, be themselves.  We know girls better than most.  We understand girls at every level, as our wellbeing and personalised learning programmes show.

We support our girls in a holistic way; working with the whole girl, not just the bit that relates to her academic goals, not just her emotional wellbeing or only the part that engagtes in extra-curricular interests.  She’s a complex, treasured human being and at Rangi Ruru we totally understand this.

Most families begin the process of considering Rangi Ruru by looking at our fees and the finding out more about the culture of our school.  We encourage you to book a tour  to view for yourself our gorgeous grounds and campus, to meet some of our friendly staff and to talk with our current students.  Another opportunity for you to see the school is during our annual Open Day. Parent’s tell us this is a key element in their decision making process.

Enrolment initiates the next step in the process, an opportunity to personally meet our Principal ask more questions and for us to meet your daughter. We do this to answer any questions you may have, and for you to gain a sense of how we can best support your daughter. It also gives us an opportunity to welcome you to the Rangi Ruru family.

Prospectus download

Rangi Ruru new student flow chart

The Process

  1. Discovery
    Where you find out about us by talking to your friends and investigating all your options.
  2. Visit
    Visit us online and download the Rangi Ruru prospectus.
  3. Open Day
    We hold this once a year. Visit us on Open Day as this provides an excellent opportunity to meet our teachers, students and see the entire school.
  4. Enrolment
    Fill in the Rangi Ruru online enrolment form and begin the formal part of joining our community
  5. Take a tour
    Book in to view our school and chat with some of our friendly staff and students. Tours take approximately 30 minutes. Book a Rangi Ruru Schooltour .
  6. Interview with the Principal
    Dr Hastie would love to meet with you. We can help arrange  suitable time so you have a chance to ask any questions and Dr Hastie can meet your daughter with you.
  7. After the interview with the principal a place at the school may be offered.
  8. Formal enrolment underway
    This is the step where we ensure all our details match those for your daughter, setup fees payment and make sure everything is in order for a great first day.
  9. Optional Experience Rangi day
    At this point it is possible for your daughter to come and experience classes for part of a day.
  10. Welcome to the Rangi Ruru family
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Crimson Education

Rangi Ruru has secured the services of Crimson Education with Ms Wen Qui based at school to assist our students.

Crimson Education is a transformative education and mentoring company that connects students to the brightest minds around the world. Its network of consultants and mentors support students to discover pathways and secure offers to the best-fit universities for them. Support spans academic tutoring, standardised test preparation, extracurricular and leadership advising and career mentoring, so that students can discover their interests, strengths and seize the world’s best education and career opportunities.

This service includes:

  • University Admissions – Gain admission to your preferred university
  • Med School Consulting – Get into your preferred medical school
  • MBA/Postgrad Consulting – Get accepted into your MBA / post grad program of choice
  • Sport Scholarship Support – Compete and learn in the best US athletics programs
  • Extracurricular Advising – Help you select and excel in the right activities
  • Leadership Mentoring – Get help creating and leading your own projects
  • Career Mentoring – Receive hands-on mentoring from experts in your field
  • Internship Programs – Land yourself a competitive internship
  • For further information on what Crimson can offer your daughter please check out their website or contact Wen Qui

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Personal development plans

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.

Personalised development

Parent comments

“We work hard to pay the school fees – it is an investment in her future” – 72% of our familes have both parents working.

“Small class sizes means she will get noticed” – no more than 20 in a class in Years 7 & 8, and 24 from Years 9 – 13 – often less than this, especially in the senior years.

“A modern learning environment does not suit our daughter, we like that you have the best of both worlds at Rangi” – we have flexible learning spaces that encourage collaboration, but it is not forced on our students or teachers.

“Our daughter’s difference is respected, she doesn’t have to be the same as everyone else.” – through the learning centre, GATE, personalized learning, and personal development plans we acknowledge every girls individuality. We work to her strengths and through her challenges.

Selwyn Bus Service

Rangi Ruru Subsidises a bus to and from Burnham each day

This service is to help students in the new housing areas to the west of the city get the best education they possibly can. The Bus will go back to the depot from Rangi and is able to drop off at Cathedral Grammar and Christ’s College as well and collect from there on the way to Rangi Ruru in the afternoon. Students do need to register to use this service.

Bus route and full details

We look forward to welcoming you to the Rangi Ruru family