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Rangitoto College
Image:Rangitotocollege.gif
Motto motto: Circumspice (Latin: "Look around")
Type State co-ed Secondary (Year 9-13)
Year established 1956
Address 564 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
Principal David Hodge
School roll 3,097 (2004 TKI data)
Socio-economic decile (10 is high) 10
Ministry of Education Institution no. 28
Website www.rangitoto.school.nz

Rangitoto College (Rangi) is the largest secondary school in New Zealand with over 3,000 students as of 2004. The Correspondence School has more enrolled secondary students, but fewer full-time equivalent secondary students. Image File history File links Rangitotocollege. ... This is a list of mottos of organisations, institutions, municipalities and authorities. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Correspondence School (Te Kura-a-Tuhi) is New Zealands largest school, with over 20,000 students from early childhood to secondary level. ...

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Location

Rangitoto College is located in Mairangi Bay, one of the East Coast Bays on Auckland's North Shore. The easternmost field as well as many of the classrooms on the eastern side of the school have a view of the Rangitoto Channel as well as Rangitoto Island. East Coast Bays is the collective name for a series of small suburbs of North Shore, in the Auckland metropolitan area of New Zealand which line the northeast coast of the city along the shore of the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Channel. ... The Auckland Metropolitan Area, or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... North Shore City (orange). ... The Rangitoto Channel is one of several passes between the islands of the inner Hauraki Gulf, close to the mouth of the Waitemata Harbour to the east of Auckland city in New Zealand. ... Location of Rangitoto island (marked in red) Rangitoto Island (, ) is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand. ...


Recent principals

In mid-2005, Mr. Allan Peachey stood down as Principal of the College in order to stand as a National Party candidate for election to parliament; Mrs. Alison Cleland took over his duties in the interim. As a result of Peachey's election as the Member of Parliament for the Tamaki electorate, Mr. David Hodge has been appointed as Principal and has taken up his new position in the 2006 school year. Allan Peachey is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament for Tamaki. ... The New Zealand National Party (National or the Nats) currently forms the second-largest (in terms of seats) political party represented in the New Zealand Parliament, and thus functions as the core of the parliamentary Opposition. ... The New Zealand Parliament is the legislative body of the New Zealand government. ... The 48th New Zealand Parliament will, when final results are confirmed and MPs are sworn in, be the next term of the Parliament of New Zealand. ... Tamaki is a suburb of the city of Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand. ...


Zoning and admission

Rangitoto currently operates an enrolment scheme. Being in the 'Rangi zone' is seen as a selling point for property, and real estate agencies have set up websites, such as Rangi Zone, specifically to exploit this. As the Rangi Zone website states 'Rangitoto College Zone, is however, just one small area in the East Coast Bays on the North shore of Auckland'. Education in New Zealand is nominally free for all primary, intermediate and secondary schooling. ...


Academic performance

The Rangitoto College Library.
The Rangitoto College Library.

The National Qualifications Framework statistics 2004 for Rangitoto College show that, compared to the national average for all schools, Rangitoto College performs well. Such data must be treated carefully, and meaningful comparion has to take account of factors such as socio-economic background of students, school policy on which students are encouraged or allowed to take exams, and which subjects that students take exams in. Image File history File links Rangi_Library. ... Image File history File links Rangi_Library. ...


Rangitoto College is a decile 10 school, meaning that, as the ERO puts it, Rangitoto draws its students from an area of 'least socio-economic disadvantage'. The data show that it performs at, or slightly above, the average level for decile 10 schools nationally. Like other decile 10 schools Rangitoto performs better than schools from areas of greater socio-economic disadvantage.


Compared to the national average, Rangitoto students achieved very good results in the 2004 New Zealand Scholarship exams. 2. From 2004, the New Zealand Scholarship is New Zealands highest secondary school leaving qualification gained at the end of Year 13, and is an undergraduate award for study at any New Zealand university. ...


Prior to Bursary being replaced by the National Certificate of Educational Achievement Rangitoto had at least one student recognised as New Zealand's top-scholar in a subject between 2001 to 2003; in 2003 Rangitoto had three four top-scholars including Top all-round Female Māori Scholar. 5 The New Zealand University Bursary or Bursary was New Zealands standard secondary school leaving qualification gained by Year 13 (Form 7) high school students. ... The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is New Zealands main secondary school qualification offered to senior high school students—Year 11 through to Year 13. ... The word Māori refers to the indigenous people of New Zealand and to their language. ...


Notable former students

Current headmaster David Hodge is a past student of Rangitoto College. The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Corney Swanepoel (born March 17, 1986 in Potchefstroom) is a butterfly swimmer from New Zealand, who was born in South Africa. ... Sean Marks Sean Andrew Marks (born August 23, 1975 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a professional basketball player with the NBAs San Antonio Spurs. ... Nándor Tánczos talking with a student at the University of Auckland Nándor Steven Tánczos (born 1966), a member of the New Zealand Parliament since 1999, represents the Green Party as a list MP. He briefly lost his seat in the 2005 General Election, but ranked next...


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