Rangiora New Life School

Rangiora New Life School

Principal: Brian Seatter
Address: Denchs Rd, Rangiora
Postal Address: Denchs Rd, Rangiora 7400
Ph: (03) 313 6332
Fax: (03) 313 6237
Email: admin@rnls.school.nz
Website: www.rnls.school.nz

Name of governing body  Rangiora New Life Board of Trustees

Year opened 1979

Official church affiliation (if any)Non denominational

Rangiora New Life Proprietors Trust

Relationship to government    Integrated



Full time staff      28

Part time staff       11

ITM’s                      6

Support Staff       13


Students –
Yr 0 to 2            30
Yr 3 to 6            66
Yr 7 and 8         62
Yr 9 and 10       113
Yr 11                 38
Yr 12                 36
Yr 13                   27
Total NE to F7    372
Post secondary    0

Thank you for your interest in our School. I appreciate very much the opportunity to share something of my passion for the kind of holistic Christian education we are able to offer to over 400 students at Rangiora New Life. It can best be summed up in two ways:

A Community which Cares

From the  first pre-school visits to the New Entrant Department (which we welcome at any time) up to the students in Year 13, visitors often notice our special sense of community. It grows naturally as our students develop lasting, positive relationships with others and with their teachers. This enables the whole person to develop – spiritually, academically, emotionally and physically. Such a school-wide commitment is based firmly on biblical virtues such as kindness, compassion, justice and, above all on the kind of love demonstrated to us in the life of Jesus Christ, a love that puts others before ourselves.

Students who Achieve

I am personally passionate about all students reaching their full academic potential while attending Rangiora New Life School. In 2010 this was reflected in the fact that we were one of a very small number of schools in NZ with a 100% pass rate for NCEA Level One (Year 11). In the primary school our commitment to student achievement is reflected in the significant extra resourcing of teachers to assist all of our younger students in meeting the new National Standards targets in reading, writing and mathematics. All these students experience the satisfaction of achieving these academic milestones as well enjoying a very wide range of learning experiences, including the most up-to-date forms of e-learning and an exciting co-curricular programme in outdoor education, sports and culture.

Find out more…

Do take time to explore this site checking out areas such as our 2011 ERO report and the newsletters which regularly report on outstanding achievements of our students in service, academic, sporting and cultural areas. Please also feel free to contact me personally to discuss the possibility of enrolling your children at our fine School.  We believe that Rangiora New Life School offers them the best possible environment to achieve their unique and special God-given potential.

Brian Seatter

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