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Photo by Kalina Harmer-Campbell

Outside the classroom


As Riccarton High School strives to create well-rounded individuals, there are numerous opportunities available in both the sporting and cultural arena.


With the school set on 10 hectares of park-like grounds including all-weather netball and tennis courts and two gymnasiums, students have excellent facilities for sport.

Our impressive participation rates as a state co-ed school is largely due to the significant commitment of staff, senior students, parents and ‘friends’ of Riccarton High School.School teams are involved in competitions on Wednesday afternoons, some evenings and weekends, in addition to annual summer and winter exchanges with other schools.

Riccarton High School is committed to the Fair Play charter and SPARC Sportsmark programme emphasising all the positive qualities sport can bring to our students.

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The Arts and Cultural area of Riccarton High School continues to experience significant growth.

Music thrives in a supportive and collaborative environment with opportunities provided at both the individual and group level by our highly experienced teaching staff and tutors.

Drama is both a curriculum subject and an opportunity to get involved in a range of extra-curricular activities, such as Theatresports, Shakespeare festivals and major school productions.

Dance is also offered as a subject at all year levels and students are given opportunities to perform at a number of school events.

A large number of performance groups, including Pasifika, Kapa Haka, Filipino and Chinese, perform at both school and community events.

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