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Riccarton High School

Greetings and welcome to Riccarton High School. With 950 students representing over 30 different nationalities, we enjoy a high degree of multi-cultural diversity. Set on 10 hectares of park-like grounds in the north-western suburbs of Christchurch, Riccarton High School is well known in the local community for its positive, friendly environment.


Principal's message

Nau Mai, Haere Mai.

The size of our school allows us the opportunity to give individual attention and support to our students as we strive to create young men and women who are morally responsible, academically focused and globally connected. The school prides itself on the focus that it puts on character building through the Riccarton Way and its associated values: commitment, honesty, respect and excellence.

Our school celebrates a high number of successes each year with academic results above national averages and a large number of our students representing the school, our province and our country in a wide variety of sporting, musical and cultural endeavours.

Riccarton High School is also very fortunate to have its own superb outdoor education facility at Kokiri on the West Coast of the South Island. This serves us well in developing well rounded individuals who will contribute positively to society.

We look forward to welcoming you into our school.

Neil Haywood


Important dates and events

    • TERM 1 – YEAR 9 BEGINS30 Jan 2017Year 9 orientation begins, 8:30am-3:15pm.
    • YEAR 10 BEGINS31 Jan 201710:00am-2:15pm. Report to the hall to be welcomed by Mr Harlow.
    • YEARS 11-13 BEGIN01 Feb 2017All students at school today at 8:30am. Year 9 and 10 students report to whanau rooms. Year 11 students report to the gymnasium. Year 12 students report to the hall. Year 13 students report to LC2 and LC3. Timetable starts for all students at 9:30am with period 2.  
    • KOHANGA AKO BEGINS01 Feb 2017Kohanga Ako students report to E1 and E3.
    • Waitangi Day holiday06 Feb 2017
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