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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

    • CPIT Open Day25 Aug 2016
    • Geraldine High School Sports Exchange25 Aug 20168:00am - 4:00pm, at Geraldine High School
    • Year 9 2017 enrolment acceptance due26 Aug 2016
    • Winter sports tournament week28 Aug 2016to Saturday 3 September
    • Board of Trustees meeting31 Aug 20165:30 - 8:00pm, in the Boardroom
    • School will close early so teachers can attend a PPTA union meeting07 Sep 2016As most of the teaching staff will be at the meeting, the school will not be able to provide tuition during that time for our students. Therefore, all students will be released from school at the end of period 4 at 1:00pm. Supervised study will be available at the library for those students who will need to remain at school until the normal finishing time of 2:30pm.
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