Rongotai College

2017 News and Events

Relay for Life - 18-19 March
A group of 195 boys supported by staff and parents, participated in the Cancer Society - Relay for Life at Frank Kitts Park, Wellington. While raising a substantial amount of money for the Cancer Society the boys had a great night, running lap after lap for a very worthy cause. A lot of fun was had at the event as the boys supported one another. The Rongotai College boys ran 453 laps, the fourth highest number of laps run on the night. Well done boys!








McEvedy Memorial Shield - 7 March
Newtown Park was once again the venue for the four colleges (Rongotai College, Wellington College, St Pat's Town and St Pat's Silverstream) to contest the annual athletics event between the colleges. Wellington College were again triumphant in 2017.  It was unfortunate that the rain arrived later in the day and made some events a little more difficult.

Rongotai College athletes participated well.



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.

Mitchell Gough (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 27 to Friday 31 March - Summer Tournament Week - 3x3 Baskerball. Futsal, Softball, Volleyball, Waka Ama

Tuesday 4 April - Big Band Concert 6.30pm in Drama Room

Friday 7 April - Shave for a Cure event


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