School Day Structure for 2013
Rangiora High School operates 25 one hour timetable periods each week. Each day school starts with form time (or assembly) at 8.40am - except for Thursday when there is no form time as staff are involved in Professional Learning meetings. Lessons begin at 9.00am each day. The first break (interval) is from 11.00am to 11.25am. The second break (lunch) is from 1.25pm to 2.20pm. The school day ends at 3.20pm.
| Form Time/Assembly, 8.40am||Hillary / Sheppard||Lydiard / Ngata||Mansfield / Rutherford|| || |
| Period 1, 9.00am|| || || || || |
| Period 2, 10.00am|| || || || || |
| Interval, 11.00am|| || || || || |
| Period 3, 11.25am|| || || || || |
| Period 4, 12.25pm|| || || || || |
| Lunch, 1.25pm|| || || || || |
| Period 5, 2.20pm|| || || || || |
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 +64 3 3135453. Good behaviour is expected on the bus at all times.
Student attendance is monitored electronically every period. Absence can be notified using School-links, our attendance notification software, or by a telephone call to the school office on +64 3 3118888. A telephone call to the office must be followed with an appropriate note from a parent or caregiver. Our Truancy Officer is Ian Thurlow. He can be contacted on 027 6829701 if you would like some help regarding a student's attendance.
Reports and Interviews
Parents and caregivers will receive reports on student progress and attainment at least twice a year. 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 +64 3 3118888.
School Fees and Donations: A minimum amount of $110 for each student has been set by the Board of Trustees. This is made up of $45 for subject material costs and a $65 donation to support sport and cultural activities and to purchase extra resources such as library books. The $110 will be reduced to $100 if paid within a pre-announced time. In addition, the Board has established a $20 donation per family for Information Technology Development and our PTA has established a $10 donation for each student. These amounts are subject to change.
Some assistance is available for families in difficult circumstances. The school has access to Trust 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 +64 3 3118888.