Are you ready to begin your Rangi journey?

As we enter a new era of philanthropy in New Zealand women’s schools, we want Rangi to be at the forefront, leading the way.

In 1889, the Gibson sisters established Rangi Ruru with the vision to provide the very best education for girls. The School is constantly striving to build on that vision, providing scholarship opportunities, delivering personalised learning programmes and providing the quality of buildings and facilities that match and support the exceptional education the girls receive.

With the majority of the school’s tuition fees directed towards staff and operational costs, Rangi Ruru relies on the support of its community to help prepare for future generations and to ensure the Gibson Sisters’ vision continues to soar.

Please give generously today. Please contact us to discuss ways in which you can support Rangi Ruru. All support is gratefully received.

Why give?

Rangi Ruru is a non-profit organisation. In order to offer the best education possible, the school is reliant on the support of others.

The Government is slowly reducing its funding of independent schools (down to less than 30% of what it funds students in the state sector). This means we are reliant on school fees and the generous support of our community for maintaining our position as one of the highest achieving schools in New Zealand.

Rangi Ruru view of new building during the day

Project Blue Sky

After the February 2011 earthquake, the Board of Governors decided not to replace buildings in an ad hoc manner, but to take the opportunity to redesign the whole school campus and to build a school designed around the needs of tomorrow’s female leaders. Project Blue Sky was born.

The decision to redesign and rebuild the school was a bold one but one that is already paying off. Our current students are reaping the benefits of an education with leading facilities. To date projects completed include the Gibson Centre, the Science Centre, Mana Wahine, the Art and Technology Building and the Performing Arts Building. A dedicated space for physical activity, sports, wellbeing and community will be the next project to be completed. It is time to continue unlocking the masterplan.


Gibson Circle – Legacy Society

Leaving a Gift in Your Will
Leaving a gift in your Will is a powerful and lasting way to help us provide an education that supports the academic, sports, cultural and creative endeavours of all Rangi girls. It is a way to continue to support the school after you are gone or to suport the school as you have always wanted to but have perhaps been unable to in your life time.

Rangi Ruru recognises that many people have already thought of and are intending on leaving a gift to the school. We celebrate this generosity through a special group known as the Gibson Circle. We are incredible grateful to all who recognise this and pledge their support in this manner.

Download our Legacy Brochure for more information
Download and print a copy of our Planned Giving Form

Gifts in Time, Kind & Expertise

The school welcomes all gifts monetary or in kind. If you wish to gift assets, services, goods, time or expertise, then please email our Head of Development Bridget Woodham.


Celebrating Giving

We can’t thank our community enough for their support, we really do rely on it to strengthen the opportunities and programmes on offer at Rangi Ruru. Behind every gift there is so often a story, and we love hearing these. We asked some of our Rangi Ruru family to share their stories and reasons for giving. Read them here.

Our annual Philanthropy Report celebrates giving at Rangi Ruru.



Rangi Ruru welcomes the opportunity to create long lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with New Zealand businesses. There are many opportunities for sponsorship across the school in many areas, including the arts and sports. Should you be interested in becoming a Rangi Ruru sponsor please contact us.

To get to know our current school sponsors a little better by viewing our sponsors here.

Advertising opportunities in the school’s publications are available. To learn more contact us.