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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

    • PTA second-hand uniform sales and new uniform fittings20 Jan 20189:00am-11:00am, in the school hall.
    • International students’ orientation programme22 Jan 2018To Friday 26 January. For new fee-paying and new overseas permanent resident arrivals.
    • The main office and international office opens.22 Jan 2018
    • Year 13 leadership training camp24 Jan 2018To Thursday 25 January. Blue Skies, Kaiapoi.
    • Year 12 course change day25 Jan 20189:00am-12:00pm. Only those students needing to make changes attend.
    • Year 9 international students’ English testing25 Jan 2018
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