Cross Country

Congratulations to Desmond Reddy (Year 9) who recently won the New Zealand Under-14 Secondary Schools’ Cross Country in Nelson. Desmond then followed it up the next day with a win representing Wellington in the team  relays.

Shave for a Cure

Friday 8 July – the last day of term and what a day it was! We welcomed guest speaker Jake Bailey this morning, who talked about his experience with cancer and resilience.   Shave for a Cure was our focus at assembly with a number of boys, several staff and Jake shaving their heads to… Read more »

RC Big Band

Members of the Rongotai College Big Band attended the national youth jazz competition as part of NZ’s highest profile jazz festival at Tauranga.   Our band entries (The Rongotai College Big Band and DoL Combo) won gold in their categories. Congratulations! Two weeks before the Tauranga event, the big band and three of our combos (small… Read more »

Term 3, 2022

The Rongotai College Board has made the decision that wearing face masks is compulsory inside school buildings as a health and safety measure until further notice. A decision will be made later in Term 3 on how long this will continue. This decision was made due to the increased incidence of winter flu and other… Read more »

Returning to ‘Normal’

Rongotai College are closer to ‘normal’, with all students and staff expected to be at school unless isolating. It is great to see the large number of staff and students whose isolation has now ended back at school.   How learning happens in a pandemic – Level 2 Chemistry students being taught at school by… Read more »


7th – 11th March: we will roster one year group to stay at home for one day; work will be set by their teachers for boys to do at home.   This means students from the following year groups will remain at home on these days and then return to school on the next day:… Read more »

School Start Date 2022

On Monday 31 January, our Powhiri for all new students to Rongotai College (including all Year 9 students) will still occur at 9am but with COVID restrictions.  These restrictions include: The Powhiri will be held outside All those in attendance (students and staff) will wear masks NO Year 10, 11 or 12 students will attend… Read more »

NCEA Exams Begin

NCEA external exams began on Monday 22 November with Level 2 Physics.   Exams will continue through to 14 December.

Dux 2021

Due to COVID restrictions, Senior Prizegiving was held on 12 November as a live-streamed event from the Renner Hall.  Year 11, 12 and 13 students were in attendance, with Year 9 and 10 students watching the live-stream from their form rooms. Congratulations to James Sutton who was named the Dux of Rongotai College for 2021.

Māori Sportsman of the Year 2021

At the recent Sports Awards Assembly Harry Hall-Gray was named the Maori Sportsperson of the Year for 2021.   Harry has been very involved in a number of sports during his five years at Rongotai College but his main sport has been Water Polo. Congratulations Harry!