Since 1889, Rangi Ruru has been a place where students’ education has been grounded in Christian values and traditions, in keeping with our motto ‘Whaia to te Rangi – Seek the Heavenly Things’. This motto reminds us that hauora (holistic wellbeing) involves a commitment to nurturing our spiritual dimension alongside fostering our social, intellectual, emotional and physical capabilities. Our founding, whilst sourced out of a Christian commitment, welcomes, respects, and appreciates the richness and diversity brought to us by people of all faiths, beliefs and those of no faith. Religious Education is a component of our Te Ara Programme where students are empowered to explore Christianity, worldviews, other religions and ethics. Through open discussion, students can appreciate a range of perspectives, grow in empathy and increase their self-awareness.
Rangi Ruru’s Core Values
Respect – Whakaute
ENthusiasm & Endeavour – Nanaiore/Kipakipa
Generosity of Spirit – Manaakitanga
Integrity – Mana
We are fortunate to have onsite the historic St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church where students attend weekly Chapel Services and special Services with their families throughout the year. Underpinned by Christianity, our school’s core values are Respect, Aroha, Endeavour and Enthusiasm, Generosity and Integrity. Students are encouraged to care for, and serve others, within and beyond our school community, and in so doing, to enact aroha and hospitality. The name Rangi Ruru is translated to “wide sky shelter” and we exhibit and experience the refuge and manaakitanga this name implies as we live out our values together as school whanau.