Riccarton High School

Why Riccarton?

Our Vision

Riccarton is a forward-thinking school aiming to prepare our diverse student community for a rapidly changing world by equipping them with the relevant skills, a global perspective, and the ability to embrace our core values associated with Te Wairua o Pūtaringamotu (the Riccarton Way). Students will experience success today and will be prepared for tomorrow.


Your involvement in our vibrant Riccarton community, the Riccarton family and the Riccarton Way values of commitment (manawanui), honesty (ngāhaupono), respect (manakitana), and excellence (kairangi) is vital to the success of our students.

Educational Success

Riccarton defines educational success in a variety of ways – from academic achievements above the national average, to students representing the school in a wide range of sporting, musical and cultural endeavours.

We are delighted to be jointly responsible with you for your young person’s learning – parents, caregivers and whānau are as important to their education as our teachers are.