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Riccarton High School

2020 Parents' Information

Tena koutou katoa

Welcome to the beginning of what we hope will be an exciting, fulfilling and successful year at Riccarton High School for all students and their families. 

This publication sets out some very important information/reminders regarding processes and points of contact at the school. Please spend some time reading it, and don’t hesitate to make contact if you require any further information.

Neil Haywood

Principal

Contents

A warm welcome to our Year 9 families

by RHS

Our Year 9 parents are invited to attend an information evening on Thursday 27 February at 6:30pm - 8:00pm in the school hall.

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The Whāre (House) structure

by RHS

This year we introduce a Whāre (House) structure which will see all students placed in one of four whāre where they will be supported by a Kaiarataki (Head of House) who will work alongside the Kaitiaki (Dean of House) and a group of whānau teachers.

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Save the Date - Learner Hui - 10 March

by Carole Lake

With the introduction of our new vertical whanau groups (years 9-13), it is important for a partnership to be formed between the Whanau Teacher and Parents/Caregivers to assist our students to achieve to their full potential.

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CULTURE FEST 2020

by Sally Blake

FRIDAY 6th MARCH, 4.30 - 8.00 PM AT RICCARTON HIGH SCHOOL in the Hall.

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Whare ako

2020 Contact List

by RHS

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2020 Timetable

by RHS

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Attendance and Punctuality

by RHS

Coming to school and arriving at school on time are the first steps in succeeding.

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Fortnightly Reports

by RHS

The first of our regular fortnightly reports will be emailed home at the end of week 3, Friday 14 February. Students at all levels will receive a grade for each subject, which is not based on academic performance, but on a student’s attitude and application to their studies.

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Device Advice

by RHS

At Riccarton High School, we firmly believe the best approach is blended learning, where the primary focus is on the learning rather than the tools used to deliver it.

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Orohaki Birch Hill Outdoor Education Centre

by RHS

All Year 9s go to the lodge in the second term.

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Marae Haerenga

by Anne Jacques

At the end of term 2, our Year 9 students and the students from the Kohanga Ako will visit Rāpaki marae, and have the opportunity to experience a pōwhiri in the whare nui.

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Co-curricular Activity Involvement

by RHS

It is fun and rewarding to improve in things, whether they be sports or musical instruments.

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The School Library

by Sally Blake

The Riccarton High School Library is very different from any other in New Zealand. We have partnered with Christchurch City Libraries to offer a joint-use library for our school and the community of Upper Riccarton to share together.

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Student Leaders 2020

by RHS

Introducing the 2020 Executive Committee...

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Riccarton High School PTA

by PTA Committee

The purpose of the PTA is to create a close association between parents and the school.

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Winter uniform

SECONDHAND UNIFORM SALES

by PTA Committee

The PTA sells second-hand uniforms on behalf of families.

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What to do if you have a concern

by RHS

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Emergency Procedures

by RHS

The school has a clear set of evacuation procedures to follow in the event of an emergency e.g. fire or earthquake. These are practised at least once a term.

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School Invoices

by RHS

The first invoice will be emailed to every family in the school community shortly.

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Dropping off in the school grounds is not permitted

by RHS

We are quite concerned that a number of parents are driving through the school grounds to drop-off and pick-up their young people.

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Check out the RHS Careers webpage

by Vanessa Kidd

Click on the link below to see what Careerwise offers, including all the up-to-date career news and events, job vacancies, and links to useful tools such as occupation outlooks, CV templates, popular tertiary organisations and career exploration.

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