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