Rangiora High School is a large school. To provide a greater sense of belonging the school is divided into six Houses each of approximately 300 students and 30 staff. Houses also provide a basis for inter-house competition in sport and cultural activities. Our House system has been recognised as "a significant strength of the school" by the Education Review Office:
"The school’s House system remains a significant strength of the school. It is well led, promotes a positive school culture and makes an important contribution to a sense of belonging and enjoyment for students. Recent improvements to the way the House system operates include strengthening the links between pastoral and academic aspects of students’ learning and wellbeing.
Pastoral care systems are very well developed and led. Students and staff clearly recognise that pastoral care is a major school strength.
Student leadership and service to the community are promoted through a range of school opportunities and activities. Students are keen to see an increased focus on building the leadership skills of students in Years 9 and 10."
ERO Report 2016
Our six Houses are Hillary, Lydiard, Mansfield, Ngata, Rutherford and Sheppard. Our Houses are named for New Zealanders who have achieved distinction in their respective areas.
House Points Table
The House Points table for the current year can be viewed here.