Rongotai College Big Band

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The Big Band participated in the NZ Youth Jazz Competition at the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga over Easter. You may recall that their participation last year was cancelled due to Cyclone Cook making it too dangerous to travel.  This year well and truly made up for it! With 18 months of rehearsals / gigs,… Read more »

Sports Wrap-Up – May 2018

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May saw the start of our winter sports in earnest with our football, basketball, rugby, badminton, table tennis, hockey and shooting teams getting underway while we also sent teams to one day swimming and cross country events. It is great to see so many of our students playing both a winter and summer code in… Read more »

Prefects Added – 13 April

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A further six prefects to our Student Leadership Team. Congratulations to Abdirazak Jama, Shannon Lucas, Diarn Maurirere, Taine Murphy, Tuaru Nathan and Steven Va’a on their appointment.

Summer Tournament Week – 19-23 March

Summer Tournament week has just finished and there were some seriously impressive performances from our summer codes on the national stage, especially our Junior Floorballers who won the NZ Secondary School Championship!. Summary of all final positions are below; Junior Floorball – 1st in NZ Senior Futsal – 2nd in NZ Softball – 3rd in… Read more »

Relay for Life – 17-18 March

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A group of 180 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… Read more »

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 2018. Rongotai College athletes participated well.  

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Prefects Announced – 2018

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) Charles Lave (Cultural Captain) Saajan Patel (Sports Captain) Eric London (Academic Captain) Prefects Jake Brownlie Seamus Durkin Andrew Eng Ollie Galvin Henry Hollis… Read more »