About our School
School Day Structure
Rangiora High School operates 25 timetable periods each week. Each day school starts with form time (or assembly) at 8.40am - except for Tuesday when there is no form time as staff are involved in Professional Learning meetings (note, buses run approximately 20 minutes later on Tuesday mornings). Lessons begin at 9.05am each day. The first break (interval) is from 11.00am to 11.30am. The second break (lunch) is from 1.25pm to 2.20pm. The school day ends at 3.15pm.
Form Time or
Period 1, 9.05am
Period 2, 10.05am
Period 3, 11.30am
Period 4, 12.30pm
Period 5, 2.20pm
There are two types of assemblies. School Assemblies run on from 8.40am to 9.10am on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays approximately three times per term (morning lesson times are slightly shortened). School Assemblies involve two Houses (as listed on the timetable above). Individual Houses also met for House Assemblies from 8.40am to 9.00am (with no change to morning lesson times) approximately three times a term. Additionally, Year 13 Assemblies are held regularly, from 8.40am to 9.00am, on a Monday (usually in an assembly week).
Student attendance is monitored electronically every period. To report an absence from school for any reason (sickness, appointments, etc.):
or Telephone: 03 311 8888 and press 1
A telephone call to the school office must be followed with an appropriate note from a parent or caregiver. Parents and caregivers are welcome to contact the school's Attendance Officer, Janelle McKellow, on 03 3118888 for assistance with attendance and truancy issues.
In accordance with Ministry of Education regulations, a student living more than 4.8 km from the school is entitled to free bus travel. However, students may have to make their own way up to 1.6 km to a pick-up point. Information on bus routes and times may be viewed by clicking here. Specific information on pick-up times and stopping points should be obtained from the bus company, Torlesse Travel Limited, on 03 3135453. Good behaviour is expected on the bus at all times.
Reports and Interviews
Parents and caregivers receive regular reports on student progress and attainment. Student Achievement Interview Days (SAID) are held to discuss progress with parents and caregivers. However, we would encourage any parent or caregiver who has a concern to make an appointment at any time for an interview with your son or daughter’s Dean or class teacher, and not wait for the interviews. Please telephone the school on 03 3118888.
School Donation: The voluntary school donation (for the 2018 school year) is $140 for a one child family, $250 for two or more students in a family. There is no discount for early payment. This donation supports activities such as sport and cultural pursuits. Note, these amounts are subject to change.
PTA Donation: The voluntary PTA (Parent Teacher Association) donation is $10 per year.
The school welcomes online payment. The school's bank account number is 03 0855 0333898-00 (Westpac, Christchurch). Please quote your child's enrolment number and name when making payments.
Some assistance is available for families in difficult circumstances. The school has access to funds to which application can be made for help towards purchase of uniforms and school books. Grants are usually limited to $100.00 - $200.00. Further information and advice is available by telephoning the school office on 03 3118888.