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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, Principal.

Our students creating a RW representing the Riccarton Way in May 2019.


Important dates and events

    • Kohanga Ako Special Olympics Basketball18 Sep 2019
    • Media Studies Field Trip18 Sep 201910.00am to 4.00pm at Ara
    • Junior Arts Awards Assembly18 Sep 201911.00am to 12.00pm.  Held in the hall.
    • Senior Arts Awards Assembly18 Sep 201912.00pm to 1.00pm.  Held in the hall.
    • Attitude Presentation for Parents19 Sep 20197.00pm to 8.30pm, now being held in the STAFF ROOM. Information evening for parents on how much teenagers are using screens and how to support both parents and teenagers with this.
    • Student Trustee Elections20 Sep 20199.30am to 9.50am
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