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Rangiora High School




Rangiora High School was established in 1884 and has 130 years of excellence in both academic achievement and sporting success. A co-educational government school with 1,800 students. It is set in extensive grounds, which cover 49 hectares of land with a school farm, equestrian academy and excellent modern classrooms and sporting facilities. We are proud to be a caring, community-based environment inspiring life-long learning. Rangiora High School has good NCEA exam results and full English language support. Rangiora High School offers an Equine Academy and specialised Adventure Education Programmes

Rangiora is a safe town only 20 minutes north from Christchurch city. It is the heart of the Waimakariri and is the district's largest town, with a strong sense of community and offering a high quality lifestyle and offers a wide range of activities including thrilling jet boat rides through the Waimakariri Gorge or horse trekking in the foothills of the Southern Alps.

Accommodation: Homestay

Location: Rangiora, North Canterbury,  

International Students: 60. Students come from a variety of countries including Germany, Italy, France, Thailand, Japan, China, Vietnam, Korea  & South America.

Total Students: 1800

Subject Highlights: Equestrian Academy including Equine Studies, Outdoor Education, Art programme, Photography, Drama, Science, Digital Technologies, Agriculture Science, Animal Husbandry, Rural Studies, Hospitality, Media Studies and Business studies

Languages Offered: French, Japanese, Te Reo Māori

Sport Highlights: Horse Riding (including dressage, eventing and show jumping), Horse Polo, Kayaking, Skiing and Snowboarding, Canoe Polo, Rock Climbing, Surfing, Dragon Boating, Basketball, Rugby, Rowing, Volleyball, Soccer, Golf and specialised Outdoor Education Programmes

Cultural Highlights: Drama, Theatre Sports, Kapa Haka, Orchestra, Chorale and Professional Music TutorsOther

Unique Highlights: Adventure Education, School Farm, Equine Academy on campus, 3 gymnasiums, tennis courts, squash courts and extensive sports fields.

Special Features: Over 130 years old, has its own school farm with a variety ofAgricultural subjects, Equestrian Academy on campus, specialised Outdoor Education Programmes and Volunteer Programmes. Large ‘city style school’ in a safe rural environment.


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 SPECIAL FEATURES Rangiora High School is a place to study, learn, develop and experience New Zealand. We are proud to be a caring, community-based environment inspiring life-long learning.Rangiora High School is committed to providing the best possible teaching and learning opportunities in a caring and supportive environment. Students will be able to improve their English language, gain qualifications, experience new activities, make new friends and join in with local families.Rangiora High school offers students an experience to study in an excellent academic school, live in a safe and friendly town and live with a local New Zealand family.All students are encouraged to balance their academic education with extracurricular activities. There is a wide range of sporting, cultural, artistic and musical activities.The academic results are excellent and extra help and support are offered for students to gain their qualifications as well as improve in their English skills.Adventure Education ProgrammesStudents can experience a wide range of exciting and diverse outdoor activities and trips while at Rangiora High School. The programme combines the outdoor opportunitie


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Rangiora High School
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+64 3 311 8888
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