Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in Christchurch continues to be an “NCEA results” standout in decile 8-10 schools across New Zealand.
Assistant Principal-Curriculum at Rangi Ruru, Juliet Collins, says the results are very pleasing and not unexpected.
“We know our students well and so working alongside them closely means there are no surprises for us or them in these outstanding results,” she says.
“We have a wide range of academic ability at Rangi Ruru; we do not take girls based on academic results,” she says. “To see our girls setting goals, being supported to reach and even exceed them is very satisfying.”
Ms Collins also cites ongoing professional learning for teaching staff as being crucial to the NCEA and overall achievements of students.
“Our teachers are outstanding and are constantly involved in professional learning and development,” she says. “When you consider that the jobs many of these girls will have at the end of their education don’t even exist yet you can appreciate how important it is for us as educators to keep ahead of those changes.”