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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

    • Year 9 2018 enrolments close28 Jul 2017
    • Senior formal29 Jul 20177:30pm- 11:30pm. Sixty6 on Peterborough.
    • Takefu Higashi High School exchange02 Aug 2017to Thursday 10 August.
    • Year 9 enrolment letters sent03 Aug 2017
    • Westland High School exchange03 Aug 2017to Friday 4 August. Westland High School.
    • NZ Blood Service visit03 Aug 20178:30am-3:00pm.
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