COVID-19 Update 14 April

It’s been almost three weeks since we entered the COVID-19 lockdown, and we have experienced both School Holidays and Easter in lockdown. I hope things have gone well over this period in your ‘bubble’, and that you have found ways to collectively care for the wellbeing of yourself and your loved ones.  As we move into… Read more »

COVID-19 Update 24 March

Rongotai College is now physically closed to students, although a skeleton staff will be present to supervise sons of those people who work in essential services on Wednesday 25 March, if they choose to send them to school. Monday night, the Ministry of Education ordered that school holidays will be brought forward, and will now… Read more »

COVID-19 Update 23 March

The Prime Minister has announced that schools across New Zealand will close from tomorrow for everyone except for the children of essential staff such as doctors. A solution will be worked out for them and then schools will be closed entirely from Wednesday. We will continue our Learning@Home trial tomorrow, but it is no longer… Read more »

COVID-19 – Latest Update

There has been significant media coverage regarding the COVID-19 (Novel Coronovirus).  We are monitoring the situation closely, getting advice from both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. In line with advice received, any member of our school community who has passed through mainland China, northern Italy (specifically the provinces of Lombardy, Veneto… Read more »

McEvedy Shield Athletics

Tuesday 3 March was the annual McEvedy Shield here in Wellington. There were some notable performances from the Rongotai team. Our 63 points, represents a 66% increase from last year where we achieved 38 points. This was our highest points total since 2015. We closed the gap between 4th and 3rd to under 30 points… Read more »

2020 Prefects Announced

At a special assembly on Thursday 30 January, we acknowledged our student leaders for 2020.  Prefects give leadership and provide support to other students in the school.  Our prefects have an important role and may well instruct your son to follow proper rules and do the right thing when this is not happening.  However, their… Read more »

Social Action Day

Well done to the more than 130 Year 9 students who participated in this year’s Social Action Day. We have received many positive messages from the organisations we worked alongside, praising the way students conducted themselves during the day and how hard they worked. ‘Social Action Day’, which has all Year 9 students working in… Read more »

RC Big Band

The Rongotai College Big Band is an outstanding group. This year they have again performed a number of ‘gigs’ across Wellington and at festivals in Tauranga, Wellington and Palmerston North, winning both gold and silver awards at the NZ Youth Jazz Competition at Tauranga.  Band leader and bassist Thomas J. Moore (Student Arts Prefect) and… Read more »

2019 Dux

Congratulations to Dean Banks who was named the 2019 Dux. Dean is an outstanding all-round academic, who was first in Classical Studies, Chemistry and Physics, and first equal in Calculus. Congratulations to Dean and all students who gained received at the ceremony. Other Academic prize winners for the evening were: Seatoun Arts & Crafts Prize… Read more »

Head Prefect for 2020 Announced

Jamal Fiso was announced as  Rongotai College Head Prefect for 2020 at Prizegiving on Thursday 5 December. Jamal is a fine young man. He is an outstanding academic, having gained NCEA Level 1 with Excellence in 2018 and going into external exams this year had already gained Excellence at Level 2. At Prizegiving, he received… Read more »