Rongotai College

2018 News and Events

Athletics Participation Day - 8 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.  Lock House gained the most points on the day.





Academic Awards Assembly - 2 February
At the first Friday assembly for 2018, 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 - Daniel Gibbs, Tom Hughes, Rian Lee and Sathvik Panda.
Level 2 – Jake Brownlie, Angad Chauhan, Andrew Eng, Ollie Galvin, Henry Hollis, Eric London, Ethan Mills, Sampson Mollan, Taine Murphy, Luke Purves and Adam Rybinski.
Level 1 - Dean Banks, Bede Brown, Jacob Chadwick, Devin Cho, Stefan Jenkins, Sean Lane-Turnbull, Lufi Lene Isara, Robbie Spooner, Thomas J Moore, Ruhan Saiyad, Charlie Symon and Cameron Young

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

Prefects for 2018 Announced - 1 February
At a special assembly, the Principal, Mr Carter, announced the Prefects for 2018.

Adam Rybinski (Head Prefect)
Luke Purves(Deputy Head Prefect)
Ethan Makisi (Arts Captain)
Saajan Patel (Sports Captain)
Eric London (Academic Captain)

Jake Brownlie
Seamus Durkin
Andrew Eng
Ollie Galvin
Henry Hollis
Charlies Lave
Alex Lowcay
Finn McClure
Tim McKibbin
Sam Mycock

Powhiri - 29 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”.


Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 March - Relay for Life

Monday 19 to Friday 23 March - Summer Tournament Week

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 March - Parent interviews


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