This school has an incredibly depressing environment and the students are all assholes and I understand why, even I felt myself becoming a worse version of myself while I was at this school. This school does not care about you, they only care about the best of the best and if you’re not they’ll leave you in the dust.
as a student who suffers from a lot of learning difficulty im impressed with how much they care about my education, you just gotta make it known that your below and they go out of their way to fix your problem, most kids are incredibly racist and ableist so i advise sticking with the art / theater kids they are cool asf
I currently go the school and am not happy. I myself so pretty good in school gaining mostly excellences and have been in their extension courses. I must say that there is a lot of favouritism involved with the school(e.g. I requested to get into biology and chemistry extension along with a good friend who is Asian. We were both trying for the same course by my friend was trying for physics too. Although we both had the grades my grades for biology and chemistry were slightly better than hers. It turned out, when we went to speak to the Head of science Department, my friend was accepted into all of them and I got into none and was just waitlisted.) This emphasises how the school uses favouritism, race and “judging a book by its cover” to favour certain students. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL FOR PEOPLE WHO TRY TO DO THE BEST THEY CAN; YOU WILL ONLY BE PISHED HARDER DEPENDING ON HOW THE TEACHERS PERCEIVE YOU AS A PERSON AND NOT BY YOUR ACADEMIC SUCCESS/PURSUITS!!!
do NOT send your children here. A lot of students are depressed because of this school. The students in the school are full of homophobic and racist people. The teachers are too cruel, however some of them are good academic wise. The deans of this school couldn't be more wrong when they said we are lucky to be in this school.
Rangitoto College has a history they should not be proud of from corporal punishment on a mass scale with various implements, teachers intimidating pupils, no compassion or understanding around supporting pupils. Teachers had no idea of how to promote pupils qualities. Violent fights broke out regularly with no intervention from teachers. One teacher kicked a desk into a pupils stomach.
I am fairly fortunate and have had a pretty good experience with the school so far. Acedemically I think the school does really well in preparing us and giving us the resources needed. However, a complaint I have is that sometimes it seems they don't actually make sure some teachers are qualified for the role. Don't get me wrong most teachers are brilliant, however, some may want to go teach primary or intermediate students.
This school has been really good academic wise and sports wise! Bringing your child to such a big school like this sets them up for social activities they may face in the future! It also gives your children more of a chance of making new and the right friends, yes, there may be some pricks at the school. But there are a few at every school no matter which school you go to so don't worry there. This is a good school filled with passionate teachers and I highly recommend sending your children here. As I have had a great experience with this school in the 4 years I have been at the college.
Academic wise i would recommend, But social wise i would not recommend. This school is filled with racists and homophobics, Take my word now, if your kid gets involved in alot of social activities DO NOT send them to Rangitoto
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