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Welcome. Nau mai, haere mai.

Greetings and welcome to Riccarton High School.

At Riccarton we pride ourselves on the individual attention and support we give our students as they strive to become graduates who will be achieving, independent, lifelong learners as well as caring, responsible, involved, globally connected citizens.

The school also focuses on the importance of character building through Te Wairua o Pūtaringamotu – the Riccarton Way, and its associated values of commitment, honesty, respect and excellence, in addition to the meaning behind the school’s motto: Disce ut prosis – learn that you may be of service.

We are a vibrant and wonderfully diverse community of approximately 1,000 students that defines success in a number of different ways. 

Each year we celebrate our academic achievements, which remain above national averages. 

A large number of our students represent the school, our province and our country in a wide range of sporting, musical and cultural endeavours. 

We are proud of our modern student-centred curriculum that is technology rich and responsive to the needs of our students with a strong focus on a philosophy of blended learning.

Our school works hard to meet the expectations of our community. 

We aspire to be the school of choice for every family in our community.

We very much look forward to meeting you and forming an exciting and fulfilling partnership in the pursuit of success for every student. 

Nga mihi

Neil Haywood
Principal

Our Senior Leadership Team. — Image by: Asher Spragg