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Riccarton High School

May 2016 Newsletter

Reports and Report Evenings.

It was great to see a large number of parents, caregivers and students attend our two Report Evenings recently. 

We were delighted at the turn out and pleased to have had good weather both nights. We are keen to review and improve our Report Evenings and invite you to give us your feedback through this brief survey.

This term full reports will be emailed for senior students on Friday 17th of June and for junior students on Friday 8th July.


Principal's message

by Neil Haywood

After an extremely busy and rewarding term 1 we enter an equally busy term 2 and it is hard to believe that we are already at the stage of the year where we begin to welcome prospective Year 9 students for 2017 starting with our annual Information Evening next week.

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The Riccarton Crest

NZQA exam fees 2017

by RHS

Exam fees, which are due to be paid by 18 August 2017, have been added to each Year 11, 12 and 13 students' account. 

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Winter coaches required

by David Biddick

There has been an increase in winter sports teams this year and help is desperately required to coach and/or transport students to and from their sporting events. 

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Inise Manu (right) directs Lisa Patmore (left) to
where the next sample should be taken at Bill’s Basin.

2BIO Temple Basin Fieldtrip

by Sharyn Varcoe

 Sixty Level 2 Biology students recently spent three days at Temple Basin studying alpine zonation patterns. 

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Mr Chris Nielsen and Moeri
Furukawa in the gym.

Riccarton International

by Frances Couling

Our fantastic international committee, led by Panmai Kernkhunthot and Hilal Talash have been doing an excellent job in making our new students feel welcomed and part of the Riccarton High whanau.

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Visual Art

by Amie Blackwell

For many Visual Arts students, term one began with trips to the city to see the Street Art exhibition Spectrum. 

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crossing on the Gold.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

by Chris Stoop

Good weather in Term 1 and the school holiday break offered an opportunity for students at all levels to don packs and head into the outdoors. With support from Andrew Smythe (Bushworks NZ), in a teaching and supervisory role, students completed both trainings and adventurous journeys.

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by Sharyn Varcoe

Joshua Daglish (11GN) has been selected to attend the Royal Astronomical Society of NZ (RASNZ) conference later in May. 

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2016 Boys Volleyball


by Chris Nielsen

Congratulations to Sam Nielson (13ME), Blake Derks-Wyatt (13HW), Jack Davies (13WI), AJ Salmon (13WI) and Jacob Mataiti who have been selected for NZ teams.

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Winter uniform

by RHS

With winter fast approaching students may want to consider purchasing some warmer uniform items.

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Swimming Sports

Canterbury Secondary School Swimming Champs

by David Biddick

Congratulations to the following students who recently competed in the Canterbury Secondary School Swimming Champs.

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Kohanga Ako students at Kokiri camp

by Cheyenne Sim, Hayley Butler and Amy Zhang

The following reports are written by some of our Kohanga Ako students about their time at the Kokiri  Lodge.

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Mr Saunders and Mr Grubb take part in Shave for a Cure

Riccarton High School in top 10 schools for Shave for a Cure

by the Culture Committee

On the 6th of April, Riccarton High School took part in the annual fundraising event 'Shave for a Cure' which raises funds for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. 

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Library News

by Sally Blake

Did you know the Library is free to join? Our wonderful School and Community Library is open to everyone. If you haven’t already, pop in and check it out, join if you haven’t, and maybe take a book out, use the computers, read the paper, stop at the café and have a cuppa and read a magazine.

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Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

by Summah Laugesen (12FT)

A few weeks ago Summah Laugeson (12FT) was given the amazing opportunity to go aboard the Spirit of Adventure. This is her account of the journey.

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Christchurch International Women’s day brunch 

by Fifita Tahaafe

Shannon Taua and Fifita Tahaafe, were selected to represent RHS and attend the Christchurch International Women’s day brunch organised by the UN Women Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Pictured at the Language and Linguistics seminar
are: Alicia Hotop, Sasha Komiyama-O'Keefe, Lyssa Regaldo.

Year 12 Discovery Day at University of Canterbury

by Jac Doogan

As part of Riccarton High School's career development programme, all Year 12 students participated in Discovery Day at UC. This included a campus tour, followed by two 1/2 hour seminars of their choice.

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Parents' Work Day

Parents' Work Day

by Rebecca Nicholson

A wonderful group of 35 parents and staff came together on the 2nd of April to do some projects for the school - from gardening and landscaping, to organising props for the drama department and equipment for the outdoor education programme, painting classrooms and corridors, and installing new shelving and cupboard doors.

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Jessie Rhiana Irving (True) and Fleur
Carter-Hodder (Azevino)

Canterbury Secondary Schools Dressage 2016

by Mary Russell

Jessie Rhiana Irving and Fleur Carter-Hodder's first equestrian event shows there is a great future for equestrian sport at RHS.

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2016 Year 9 Contextual Class

Year 9 Contextual Class

by RHS

Students from the Year 9 Contextual Class receive their completion certificates at the conclusion of a two week study into various aspects of Christchurch International Airport. A special thanks to Christchurch Airport staff who made this possible, particularly Mr Paul Drake.

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Entertainment book

PTA Fundraiser


This year the PTA is selling Entertainment Books as a fundraiser that we hope you will support.

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