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Riccarton High School

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 north-western suburbs of Christchurch, Riccarton High School is well known in the local community for its positive, friendly environment.

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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 excited about the opening of our brand new outdoor education facility situated at Orohaki in North Canterbury at the beginning of 2020. This wonderful asset for the Riccarton High community will serve 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.




Important dates and events

    • National Dance Competition03 Aug 2021
    • Attitude – Senior Assembly10 Aug 2021
    • NCEA Staff Only Day12 Aug 2021
    • Kapa Haka Regionals14 Aug 2021
    • 2022 Enrolments Confirmed16 Aug 2021
    • PTA Meeting17 Aug 2021
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