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Haere Mai

Greetings and welcome to Riccarton High School.
With just over 950 students representing over 70 different nationalities, we enjoy a high degree of multi-cultural diversity.

Set on 10 hectares of park-like grounds in the western suburbs of Christchurch, Riccarton High School is well known in the local community for its positive, friendly environment.


Principal's welcome

Ngā Kōrero o te Tumuaki

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.

Our innovative style of teaching and learning extends outside the classroom. We are very fortunate to have our own outdoor education facility situated at Orohaki in North Canterbury. This wonderful asset for the Riccarton High community serves us well as we work to develop well rounded individuals who will contribute positively to society. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Neil Haywood, Principal.



View the flythrough here:

Our wonderful architects at WSP have provided us with this computer generated flythrough of RHS, giving you an idea of how RHS will look after the rebuild has been completed. We hope you enjoy.

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