Rangiora New Life School

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Rangiora New Life School
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Denchs Road
New Zealand
Coordinates 43°19′11″S172°36′01″E / 43.319738°S 172.600216°E / -43.319738; 172.600216 Coordinates: 43°19′11″S172°36′01″E / 43.319738°S 172.600216°E / -43.319738; 172.600216
Type State Integrated Composite (Years 1-13)
MottoSeek, serve, soar.
Ministry of Education Institution no. 418
PrincipalStephen Walters
Hours in school day8:50 am3:10 pm
School roll474 [1] (March 2019)
Socio-economic decile9 [2]
IntranetNew Life Connect connect.rnls.school.nz
Apps platform SharePoint & Office365

Rangiora New Life School is a state-integrated Christian area School situated in Southbrook, Rangiora, New Zealand. It was established in 1979 as a private school and integrated into the state education system in March 1994. [3] [4] The school has a roll of 474 students from years 1 to 13 (approx. ages 5 to 18) as of March 2019, [1] many of whom are not of religious conviction (the school having a policy of acceptance towards personal religion). The current principal is Stephen Walters.

Southbrook, New Zealand Place

Southbrook is a suburb of Rangiora, in North Canterbury, New Zealand. It is located at the south end of the town. The population in the 2013 Census was 801. As the term "town" has no official meaning in New Zealand, Southbrook is sometimes considered as a separate town.

Rangiora Secondary urban area

Rangiora is the largest town and seat of the Waimakariri District, in Canterbury, New Zealand. It is 29 kilometres (18 mi) north of Christchurch, and is considered a satellite town of the city. With a population of 18,300, Rangiora is the 25th largest urban area in New Zealand, and the fourth-largest in the Canterbury region.


It is notable for its high success rate of students passing their respective NCEA qualifications. In 2010, all Year 11 students at the school passed their NCEA Level 1 standards, the highest pass rate in New Zealand. [5]


Rangiora New Life has 59 staff, including management, teaching, support, administration and property staff as of 2 July 2017. [6]

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  2. "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. "About Us - Rangiora New Life School" . Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  4. "Integration Agreement -- Rangiora New Life School, Rangiora". New Zealand Gazette . 1994: 1277. 7 April 1994. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  5. "Rangiora New Life School". NZ Association for Christian Schools. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  6. "Staff List - Rangiora New Life School" . Retrieved 2 July 2017.