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Education is a gift for life

When contemplating school options for your daughter, we understand there is a lot to consider. To help with your decision, below we have highlighted some of the philosophies that underpin everything we do and that make Rangi so special.

Belong and be herself

Personalised Education

Rangi is a place where every girl is known, and every girl belongs. 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. Our classes are limited to 25 girls, and most are smaller than 20 enabling individual attention and a more personalised learning experience, leading to stronger connections and stronger results. At the start of the year, each girl works with her teachers to develop her own Personal Development Plan, which includes setting and reflecting on their goals, strengths, development areas and achievements across the academic, cultural and creative, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of their lives. Parents are also encouraged to contribute as much as possible.

Lead, her way

At Rangi we understand your daughter will lead in her own way. Whether in the classroom, a special project, on the sports field, or working with others to create common goals, Rangi encourages leadership in every girl through Personal Development Plans. We offer a unique Year 7 – 13 schooling model, with formal leadership opportunities at every level.

Care and development

Achievement is only part of what we consider success. At the heart of Rangi is our Care and Development Network, focussing on providing your daughter with the guidance, support and tools she needs for overall wellbeing, and being comfortable with who she is. We are proud of our position as the ‘grounded and rounded’ private school in New Zealand, where every girl is welcomed and celebrated, and inclusiveness is part of who we are.

Be her best

In the classroom

Providing a NCEA only programme tailored for the way girls learn, ensures Rangi is the best performing NCEA school in Christchurch*. As a non-selective school (we don’t consider academic ability as a prerequisite for acceptance to the school) we develop each girl’s learning programme specifically to ensure her success, from the day she arrives at Rangi. In 2019, 100% of our Year 13 girls obtained NCEA Level 3 and University Entrance, and over 80% achieved at Merit or Excellence levels (national average for decile 8 – 10 schools is 53%). Committing your daughter to a Rangi education will ensure she can be her best academically, whatever her ability level.

*based on 2019 Level 3 Merit and Excellence endorsement %.

Outside the classroom

Our Sport, Music, Theatre Arts and extra-curricular programmes allow your daughter to perform at her very best. Our girls are consistently performing at the very top of New Zealand secondary schools, however it is the level of specialist coaching, tuition and guidance provided to girls at all levels of performance that make Rangi programmes unique. We focus on building each girl into the best version of herself, through investment in the best tutors, coaches and development plans.

Life after Rangi

Rangi is the only school in New Zealand which offers your daughter the opportunity to work with an In-house Crimson Education Careers and Pathways Strategist. Our Crimson Strategist works with each girl on her career pathway throughout her time at Rangi and guides her through the many choices our girls have after leaving school. Working with Crimson Education in 2019, our girls were offered 70 domestic and international university scholarships to further their studies.

Be the change


At Rangi, our students drive all our ambitious Sustainability initiatives as caring and active environmentalists. They undertake projects within and beyond the school and create meaningful change through environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability. Being part of the Rangi Community will enable your daughter to develop a strong sense of social responsibility and help lead change that is driving tomorrow’s world. We have been a finalist in the New Zealand Sustainable Business Awards in both 2018 and 2019 and in the KNZB Sustainable Schools Award in 2019. Rangi is an Enviroschool and Fairtrade School and has been carbon neutral since 2018.

Technology and innovation

Not only embedded in subjects such as ‘Digital and Business Technology’, technology and innovation form a wider part of the way we learn at Rangi. We explore the technologies and skills your daughter will need to lead the way in the future, such as 3D printing and Artificial Intelligence. Our ability to offer small, specialist classes, the flexibility of the NCEA programme, and our specialist technology facilities and staff combine to ensure your daughter will leave Rangi prepared for a future we can’t even yet see.

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