Learn about Rangi Ruru from the people who know it best, in their own words.
Rangi Stories shares the experiences of past and present students, teachers, leaders and members of the school community.
Discover how time at Rangi Ruru has shaped students and their post-high school lives, and what inspires the teachers and people who shape Rangi Ruru.
Kendal is a tech entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Banqer, a financial literacy platform for school children in Australasia. She is a former New Zealander of the Year and attended Rangi Ruru from 2002 to 2008.
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“The 10-year-old Brooke with dyslexia and anxiety who started at Rangi would never have believed how far she could come. I was the Year 13 Student Leader of the Learning Centre, studying Calculus, Chemistry, Biology and English.”
Not only does Kyleigh know each of Rangi Ruru’s 130-plus boarders and their families personally, she is also a mother to Isaac, Noah and Lily. She has been Rangi Ruru’s Director of Boarding since 2017 and won the 2022 New Zealand Boarding School Association Award for Innovation in 21st Century New Zealand Boarding.
“At Rangi I received invaluable support from teachers who encouraged my passion for learning”.
Krissi is Rangi Ruru’s Careers and Pathways Strategist and international university admissions consultancy Crimson Education’s only in-school consultant. Hailing from the United States, Krissi relocated to Christchurch with her family in 2019.
Sally has a diverse background in sales, marketing, HR, recruitment, hospitality, events and veterinary nursing—but her true passion is all things equestrian. She has loved riding since she first started at just six-years-old, and has spent over 20 years volunteering behind the scenes at local and national competitions. Sally has been Rangi Ruru’s Equestrian Programme Manager since 2021.
Holly is a passionate scuba diver. She is currently studying Marine Science at the University of Otago, and hopes to become a marine biologist or ocean conservationist so she can protect the underwater ecosystems she loves.
Una (they/them) is a national athletics record holder who hopes to not only compete at the Paralympics one day, but also to help open up conversations around disability and inclusion. Una is involved in choir and performing arts, as well as LGBTQIA+ and sustainability initiatives.