About Riccarton

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. We are 7km from Christchurch International Airport, 7 km from the city centre and short walk from Riccarton’s busy shopping district and the world class, University of Canterbury.

Our roll of approximately 1000 enables us to give all of our students the individual care and attention they deserve so that they have the opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring, people-centered, yet academically rigorous environment.

Riccarton High is a state co-educational school which caters very well for the academic and social needs of all its students. We place a strong emphasis on multiculturalism and we are proud of our reputation as a school that serves international students well.

Riccarton High School facilities are second to none. Our spacious park-like grounds (10 hectares) provide excellent recreational sporting and relaxation opportunities for all students. Tree-shaded buildings house excellent classroom facilities.

In recent years a lot of upgrading and renovation of specialist facilities has occurred (Science, Technology, Performing Arts and Gymnasium areas). In addition the Ministry of Education has funded 13 new general or specialist classrooms. Perhaps the most innovative development is the school’s partnership with the Christchurch City Council to build a large school/ community library at the school.

The school is very well equipped with information technology, and our students enjoy the benefits that this brings to their learning. Riccarton High School is recognised as a school that is at the forefront in enhancing learning through the use of information technology.

We invite you to take advantage of all that Riccarton High School has to offer.