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Welcome to Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Kia Ora New Families

Rangi Ruru offers a quality education for day and boarding girls in Years 7 to 13. As the smallest independent intermediate and secondary girls’ school in the South Island, our teachers know every student not only by name but by how they learn. Find out more about what makes us so special here.

Families generally apply for their daughter to attend Rangi Ruru at least two years prior to her intended start date. Most intake year groups are full well in advance of the year group starting, so with applications now open for 2022 we encourage you to have a look at the enrolment process below if you are considering Rangi Ruru for your daughter for 2022 or beyond.

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How to enrol your daughter at Rangi Ruru

Visit us

Get to know us

We would love for you to visit us, and meet our teachers, students and to view our fantastic campus and facilities.

Book a tour

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Submit application

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  • Include a copy of your daughter’s birth certificate/passport
  • An application fee of $100 is charged
  • Please include a recent school report
  • When submitting your application form you will be contacted and an interview will be arranged

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  • This interview is an opportunity for you to meet our Principal, Dr Sandra K Hastie

Acceptance of place

  • Once you have accepted your confirmation of enrolment, we require a $1,000 deposit to secure your place at Rangi Ruru

Helpful information

Open Day

  • Open Day: Friday 26 February, 2021
  • Open Week: Monday 3 May – Friday 7 May, 2021
  • Open Week: Monday 20 September – Friday 27 September, 2021

Pre entry testing

  • Establishes the best place to support your daughter
  • We work alongside your daughter to support her future learning. We use testing, school reports and talk to previous teachers to assist in this process.


  • Scholarship exams are conducted each year and we welcome all students to apply
  • For more information please contact our Enrolments Manager Anita Sawyers or 03 983 3726

We work closely with families to ensure their daughter and the entire family feels welcome and supported. We are happy to answer any of your questions along the way.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Rangi Family.

Parent comments

“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, HPL, personalized learning, and personal development plans we acknowledge every girls individuality. We work to her strengths and through her challenges.

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

Crimson Education

Kristen Fox assists our girls with all aspects of their pathways from school, identifying career and pathways choices, tertiary institutions, GAP years, Scholarship applications etc, both within NZ and overseas. Kristen also coordinates with Crimson Education, organises visiting speakers on UK/US admissions, MedView (NZ Medical Schools applications and requirements) and Sports Scholarships.

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

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