2024 – Start of Year Information

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This page provides helpful information for 2024.

School Calendar 
You can access our school calendar here. The calendar has a filter feature so you can select the category of events you would like to view, and you can also sync the whole calendar, or a filtered view to your own calendar, which automatically updates as events are added or modified.

Parent Portal
An email will be sent out to all new families for 2024 in late January, and will provide log on details to access the Parent Portal. For those current families who may have lost or forgotten their log on, please click the ‘forgot password’ on the login screen, or contact helpdesk@rangiruru.school.nz to have it reset.

Personal Details
An email will be sent to all families at the end of January, asking them to update their details. It is important that we have the most up to date contact details for you in case of emergencies. To notify us of any changes during the year, please contact office@rangiruru.school.nz.

Uniform
The Shop is located at 41 Hewitts Road, Merivale. There is a small carpark outside the shop. For The Shop hours or more information about the uniform, visit Uniform.

Shoe Clinic
School shoes can be purchased at Shoe Clinic, Riccarton. For every pair of school shoes sold, Shoe Clinic will give a $10 donation Rangi Ruru. Simply nominate Rangi Ruru when you are in store.

Stationery 
You can purchase stationery online at Office Max. It is best to place orders before Friday, 12 January to ensure delivery before school starts. Some items will be supplied by subject teachers and charged to the Goldsheet. In Term 1 you will see two charges – Publications ($55), which covers Student Handbook/diary, School Yearbook and Digital Licences ($50), which covers software licences for students.

Year level specific stationery lists are available below:

YEAR 7 Stationery 2024
YEAR 8 Stationery 2024
YEAR 9 Stationery 2024
YEAR 10 Stationery 2024
YEAR 11 Stationery 2024
YEAR 12 Stationery 2024
YEAR 13 Stationery 2024

Bring your own Device (BYOD)
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School operates a compulsory Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. This means that every student will be expected to bring a digital device and charger that is capable of connecting to a wireless network and browsing the internet. Visit BYOD to learn more and find out what support options are available through our IT Services team.

Getting Connected (for new students only)
At Rangi Ruru the students BYOD laptop is a critical tool in the learning process, therefore it is important that all BYOD devices are set up and ready for school in the new year. To ensure a smooth transition to school, if you haven’t already, can you please book a device setup session to ensure the laptop is setup ready for school on day one. These sessions are typically about 30 minutes and will involve connection to the Wi-Fi, install the Microsoft Office Suite and customizing for school use, installing Adobe Creative Cloud Software and printers.

You can book a session through the following link: Student Device Set Up

Camps
Dates for camps for 2024 are:

An email with the Consent and Risk Acknowledgement and Health Profile will be emailed to families next year for completion and submission, prior to the girls going on camp. If you have any questions regarding upcoming camps, please contact the year level Dean in the first instance.

Accounts and Terms of Trade
Fees and disbursements are invoiced monthly. Our terms of trade require direct debit as the mandatory method of payment, and you should have received a direct debit form from us. If not, please contact the Business Office on accounts@rangiruru.school.nz. Only one direct debit authority is required per family. For your reference the Terms of Trade can be located here.

Rangi Ruru Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Rangi Ruru has an active committee who meet monthly, normally on the second Tuesday of the month during the school term. For further information check it out here.

The first event for the year is Welcome to Rangi Ruru – Years 7 and 9 Families on Sunday, 11 February from 3pm – 5pm. Drinks and canapes, with activities for the students. This will be held at Rangi Ruru and further information will be sent closer to the time.

PTA Year Group Facebook Pages

Year 7 2024: Coming soon!
Year 8 2024: PTA Year 8 Rangi Ruru Parents Facebook
Year 9 2024: PTA Year 9 Rangi Ruru Parents Facebook
Year 10 2024: PTA Year 10 Rangi Ruru Parents Facebook
Year 11 2024: PTA Year 11 Rangi Ruru Parents Facebook
Year 12 2024: PTA Year 12 Rangi Ruru Parents Facebook
Year 13 2024: PTA Year 13 Rangi Ruru Parents Facebook

Itinerant Music/Speech & Drama Lessons
Lessons in a wide range of instruments, voice and speech and drama are available to all girls who attend Rangi Ruru. These lessons (ITM lessons) are held during the school day and are charged to the parent/caregiver account (Goldsheet) once per term. Lessons are mostly individual, although there are small group lessons available in speech and drama. Further information can be found by going to the New families ITM information for 2024.

If your daughter wishes to take music, or Speech and Drama lessons in 2024 you can register for lessons here. Tutors will be in touch with students/parents at the end of January/early February to arrange lessons times. Most lessons will start from Monday, 5 February.

If parents/caregivers require further information regarding lessons please contact Janet Kingsbury at j.kingsbury@rangiruru.school.nz from Monday 22 January.

Sport
As always, the sporting year at Rangi Ruru kicks off in busy fashion with sign-ups for summer sport, winter and summer sport trials, school swimming and athletics sports all happening within the first month.
Information on the opportunities to connect with sport and physical activity will be sent out prior to the school year starting. There will be lots to keep our ākonga active and engaged!


School Athletics– Thursday 22 February, 9am-2:45pm, Ngā Puna Wai
Our annual school athletics are held at Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub. Students will be asked to sign up for a minimum of three and maximum of five events via an online link which will be distributed at the start of Term 1. (Note the 800m and 3000m will be run on a different morning to the whole school event so do not count in the min/max number). For reasons of safety, ONLY those students who compete in club athletics will be able to enter the hurdles and/or javelin events. In addition to the traditional field and track events, students also take part in Clan activities on the day.
School Athletics is as much about celebrating athleticism as it is about celebrating clan and community spirit. It is colourful, loud and a day full of activity for all. Further information on School Athletics, including the programme will be made available in Term 1. Whānau are welcome to attend.

School Swimming Sports – Tuesday 12 March, 1pm – 3.20pm, School Pool
Held in the school pool, this is a competitor only event, with prelims determining who will swim in the finals on the day. Prelims will be held in the school pool on the following times/days:

Years 7 & 8: During sport period, Tues 13 Feb
Year 9: Thursday, 1 Feb – Periods 5 & 6
Year 10: Wednesday, 31 Jan – Period 4
Years 11 – 13: Thursday 1 Feb, Monday 5 Feb, Thursday 13 Feb – 3.30-4.30pm, Wednesday 7 Feb – 2.45-3.45pm

If for any reason, swimmers cannot make the scheduled prelim for their year level, they can attend on another day that prelims are being held.

Prelims are compulsory for Years 7 to 10 but optional for Seniors…. however, every prelim that is swum earns a clan point so we encourage all ākonga to get in behind their Clan and into the pool!

While school togs are not required, swimmers do need to wear a one-piece, swimming tee-shirt & shorts or similar. Clan caps are also required and will be available to purchase at prelims.

A programme of events for the finals will be posted once prelims have been completed. Whānau are welcome to attend but numbers may be limited due to capacity within the pool complex. The event may be live streamed should resources allow.

 Uniform Items
In addition to the playing strip or uniform required for different sports, students who represent Rangi Ruru at South Island or national tournaments/events and annual sports exchanges will require a school tracksuit (pants & jacket) and squad top. These items can be purchased from the Uniform Shop. Please note the tracksuit is available for purchase by all students regardless of whether they are in a travelling sports team or not.
The squad top is used as a travelling and warm up top across sporting codes for teams involved in tournaments/events. Students are able to have the name of the code(s) they are representing Rangi Ruru in printed on the back – this will be organised once a term.

 Sports Staff Overview
The sports staff are always ready to help so if you/your daughter is unsure about what to do to sign up for a sport, or need more information about the options on offer, we encourage you to reach out via TEAMS or email or find us at the top of the stairs in Atawhai.

  • Ms Mandy Anderson – Director of Sport
  • Mrs Melissa Brooks – Assistant Director of Sport
  • Mrs Nicole Sinclair – Sports Coordinator – Head of Yr 7/8 Sport
  • Miss Trisha Hopcroft – Sports Coordinator
  • Mrs Anna Kennedy – Sports Coordinator – Netball (Maternity Leave from February)
  • Mrs Sally Goldsmith – Equestrian Manager
  • Ms Olivia Ling – Rowing Manager
  • Mr Ross Kennedy -Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Ms Paula Rule – Mental Skills Coach
  • Mrs Lesley Joyce – Fitness Centre Manager

Physio – Balance Physiotherapy
In conjunction with Balance Physiotherapy, Rangi Ruru provides a physiotherapy service on Mondays and Thursdays in Atawhai. For further information click here.

InTouch
Our Intouch newsletter will be sent by email the Friday before each term begins, and every second Friday during term time. The first In Touch for 2023 will be emailed on Friday January 27.

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Please follow us on social media for current updates on a regular basis of all the exciting events and success stories at school.

Handbooks
Rangi Ruru has a number of handbooks that are helpful to families and students. These can all be found here.

Family Handbook – The Family Handbook is a quick reference guide on aspects of school life and daily operations. A copy can be downloaded here: Family Handbook (2024 version will be updated early 2024).

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