Rongotai College

2017 News and Events

Athletics Participation Day - 9 February
The whole school turned out at Newtown Park for a fun-filled day of athletics. House points were given for participation, while a number of athletics took the opportunity to show their skills. Participation rates were high which is extremely pleasing. Students competed in the various modalities and a lot of fun was had.




Academic Awards Assembly - 3 February
At the first Friday assembly for 2017, Academic Awards were presented to those students who gained NCEA Excellence endorsements. Excellence endorsement students were presented with an a Merit endorsement students were presented with a certificate.

Those students who received Excellence endorsements were:
Level 3 - Sam Dellabarca, Kian Foulkes, Luke Honiss, Louis Joblin, Tariq Saiyad, Connor Smith, William Underhill, Karl van Dijk and Irving Young.
Level 2 – Daniel Gibbs, Milo Guthrie, Reuben Hill-Smith, Thomas Hughes, Rian Lee and Ryan Yee.
Level 1 - Jake Brownlie, Angad Chauhan, Kevin Cho, Ollie Galvin, Henry Hollis, Max Holmes, Eric London, Alex Lowcay, Ethan Mills, Sampson Mollan, Taine Murphy, Sajan Patel, Oliver Newman, Luke Purves, Jude Rogers-Rowe, Adam Rybinski and  Tom van Lierop.

Congratulations was also extended to the large group of boys who gained endorsements. Well done, boys! 

Prefects for 2017 Announced - 2 February
At a special assembly, the Principal, Mr Carter, announced the Prefects for 2017.

Karl Brownlie (Head Prefect)
Conrad Taafuli(Deputy Head Prefect)
Levi Siaosi (Arts Captain)
DJ Taoipu (Cultural Captain)
Sen Chut (Sports Captain)

Milo Guthrie
Arlo Herriot
Reuben Hill-Smith
Tom Hughes
Rian Lee
Sathvik Panda
Jared Solomon
Thomas Wong
Ryan Yee

Powhiri - 30 January
New students and staff members, along with some parents of the new students, were welcomed with a powhiri on the first morning of school.

The Principal, Mr Kevin Carter addressed the school, warmly welcoming them to Rongotai College and wishing them well for their time here. He also pointed out that to get the best out of their time at Rongotai College, our boys
• give their best effort and aim to be the best they can be at all times, whether in the classroom, on the sports field or in performance areas;
• fully embrace and involve themselves in all that the school has to offer;
• treat each other with respect at all times;
• show pride in themselves and the school at all times, in particular in how they wear their uniform;
• take advantage of the fresh start that moving to a new school can bring and look to become “the man they would like to be”.


Monday 6 March - Form class photos taken

Tuesday 7 March - McEvedy Shield at Newtown Park

Friday 10 March - Interim reports posted home


Rongotai College boasts a long history of providing excellence in education for students from a wide range of countries.