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Tohea – to strive for personal excellence

Welcome to Rutherford College.

Rutherford College is a community where striving for personal excellence is the focus. Student needs are put at the centre of a personalised learning system in which learning is made meaningful for them. A high expectations culture exists and high standards of  academic, sporting, cultural and social achievement are attained.


Term Dates for 2019

Term 4 | 14 October – 11 December

Start dates for 2020

Thursday, 23 January | School Office Opens
Wednesday, 29 January | Course Confirmation 9:30am to 12:30pm
Thursday, 30 January | Course Confirmation 9:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, 31 January | Teacher Only Day
Monday, 3 February | Year 9 and new to Rutherford Powhiri
Tuesday, 4 February | All students 8:40 start | ID photos, Assemblies and Classes.
Thursday, 6 February | Waitangi Day
Friday, 7 February | School Closed
Monday, 10 February | Full Timetable Commences

Key Dates for Term 4 2019

Friday, 18 October | Sport Award Dinner
Tuesday, 22 October | Cultural Prizegiving
Thursday, 24 October | Mufti Day
Monday, 28 October | Labour Day | School Closed
Tuesday, 29 October | Board of Trustees Meeting | 5:30pm
Friday, 1 November | Senior Prizegiving
Wednesday, 6 November | Year 8 Testing
Thursday, 7 to Friday, 29 November | NCEA Exams
Friday, 15 to Monday, 18 November | Junior Exams
Tuesday, 26 November | Board of Trustees Meeting | 5:30pm
Tuesday, 3 to Friday, 6 December | Wider Living Week
Wednesday, 11 December | Junior Prizegiving

Administration Building – the New Face of the School


Exciting News …..

A new Administration Building is proposed, at the main entrance of the school on the empty grass area in front the existing Adminstration & Hall building. This presents us, as a community, with a unique opportunity to change the face of the school.

It is important that this building embodies the Past, Present & Future of Rutherford College.

How can you contribute?

As part of the Rutherford community we would love to hear what the school means to you and any design ideas that could reflect the Past, Present & Future of Rutherford College.

We will be having a Consultation Night on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 6pm in the Staffroom, Finger food will be provided.




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This might make your school take violent assaults on students more seriously.... and maybe provide better support for the victims rather than for the bullies... my daughter could have been seriously injured or killed after receiving several blows to the head and being thrown to the concrete by one of your students. You continued to allow the attacker to stay at the school, saying you felt she wasn't a risk to other students.. after I told you that she was... and she then went on to assault 2 other students before it was taken seriously. You've failed to let me know that the bully has left the school, so that we could see if my daughter felt safe enough to look at returning to school to get the education that she deserves.... and have not been replying to my emails or asking me how my daughter is doing.... it makes me sick to my stomach that you've tried to twist this around to make my child feel like she is the one that has done wrong in this situation! Saying I'm appalled at how your school has handled my daughters assault would be a complete understatement. Your lack of empathy, support and communication has not only opened my eyes to the lack of safety you provide for your students, but also to many other people in the community.

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Post: PO Box 45 327, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland 0651
Phone: 834 9790
Physical Address: Kotuku Street, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland 0610

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