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The future is female, and as we enter a new era of philanthropy in New Zealand women’s schools, we want Rangi to be at the forefront, leading the way.

In 1889 the Gibson sisters established Rangi Ruru with the vision to provide the very best education for girls. The School is constantly striving to build on that vision, providing scholarship opportunities, delivering personalised learning programmes and providing the quality of buildings and facilities that match and support the exceptional education the girls receive.

With the majority of the school’s tuition fees directed towards staff and operational costs Rangi Ruru relies on the support of its community to help prepare for future generations and to ensure the Gibson Sisters’ vision continues to soar.

Please contact usto discuss ways in which you can support Rangi Ruru. All support is gratefully received.


Each year we ask our Rangi family to join in our Annual Giving programme, with a mission to grow our collective impact and seize every opportunity for Rangi’s continued advancement and most importantly for our Rangi girls to flourish.

This year we invite you to give to our Because of You Annual Giving programme in the following areas: The Mana Wahine Fund, Principal’s Koha Fund and the Rameau Piano.

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We are enormously proud of our school, and we owe so much to the generous support of past and present students and their families. Every dollar donated to the school makes a genuine difference in continuing this legacy of excellence and opportunity for future girls.

We need your support; together we can achieve great things for our girls. There are so many different ways you can lend your support and invest in the future of your school. A list of Rangi Ruru’s current fundraising priorities are:

Annual Giving 2019 – Because of You
– Gibson Circle – Legacy Society
– Sponsorship
– Gifts in Kind, Time and Expertise
Project Blue Sky


The Rangi Ruru Foundation was established in 1995 with the aim of providing long-term financial independence for the school and supporting school projects and activities that cannot be met from school fees.

The Rangi Ruru Foundation holds a pivotal role within the school ensuring all donations to the school are diligently managed, invested, and then distributed as intended.

Our Foundation is made up of a group of outstanding individuals who have been appointed by the Board. Each Foundation trustee brings a wealth of expertise from varying sectors and professions and we are grateful for their prudent investment and management of school funds.

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Gibson Circle – Legacy Society

Leaving a Gift in Your Will

Leaving a gift in your Will is a powerful and lasting was to help us provide an education that supports the academic, sports, cultural and creative endeavours of all Rangi girls. It is a way to continue to support the school after you are gone or to suport the school as you have always wanted to but have perhaps been unable to in your life time.

Rangi Ruru recognises that many people have already thought of and are intending on leaving a gift to the school. We celebrate this generosity through a special group known as the Gibson Circle. We are incredible grateful to all who recognise this and pledge their support in this manner.

Download our Legacy Brochure here for more information.

Click here to download and print a copy of our Planned Giving Form.

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Rangi Ruru welcomes the opportunity to create long lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with New Zealand businesses. There are  many opportunities for sponsorship across the school in many areas, including the arts and sports.

Should you be interested in becoming a Rangi Ruru sponsor please contact us.

To get to know our current school sponsors a little better, visit our Sponsors page here.

Advertising opportunities in the school’s publications are available. To learn more contact us.


Gifts in Kind, Time and Expertise

The school welcomes all gifts monetary or in kind. If you wish to gift assets, services, goods, time or expertise, then please contact our Director of Community Relations.

How to Give

Rangi Ruru welcomes all generous donations to the Rangi Ruru Foundation. There are many ways to give to the school. Please find the different options for payment below or contact the Head of Development, Bridget Woodham, to discuss this further –

Donate Online

Donate a gift via our secure online payment platform.

Direct Deposit

Gifts can be directly deposited to Rangi Ruru Girls’ School. For direct deposits:

RRGS account number: 06-0801-0008184-00
Reference: Donor’s name
Swift code (required for international transfer): ANZB NZ 22
Code: Annual Appeal


Please make cheques payable to Rangi Ruru Girls’ School and send directly to:
Director of Community Relations
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
59 Hewitts Road
Christchurch 8014.

For receipt purposes please remember to provide your name, address and email.

Celebrating Giving

We can’t thank our community enough for their support, we really do rely on it to strengthen the opportunities and programmes on offer at Rangi Ruru. Behind every gift there is so often a story, and we love hearing these. We asked some of our Rangi Ruru family to share their stories and reasons for giving. Click here to read more.

Our annual Philanthropy Report celebrates giving at Rangi Ruru. Please click here to read the report.

Meet the Development Team

Bridget Woodham - Head of Development
Bridget Woodham

Head of Development

P: 03 983 3745

Jude Connochie

Database Team


Victoria Tait
Victoria Tait

RROGA Administrator