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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.

School Closed until 7 February

Although the Secretary of Education has announced schools may open at their discretion this week, Rutherford College will remain closed until Tuesday 7th February, with Year 9’s only on this day.

Course Confirmation and Course Changes.  Thursday 2 February 10.00am – 12.00 noon

Course confirmation is only for senior students who have received an email asking them to do so. If they have not received an email they do not need to attend.

Course Changes: (Year 12-13 only).  If students want to make a change to their course they are also able to facilitate this on Thursday

For more information about the programme for starting next week CLICK HERE.

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Term Dates 2023

Term 1 | Tuesday, 7 February – Thursday, 6 April
Term 2 | Monday, 24 April – Friday, 30 June
Term 3 | Monday, 17 July – Friday, 22 September
Term 4 | Monday, 9 October – Friday, 8 December

Public Holidays 2023

Auckland Anniversary Day | Monday 30 January
Waitangi Day | Monday 6 February

ANZAC Day | Tuesday 25 April
King’s Birthday | Monday 5 June
Matariki | Friday 14 July
Labour Day | Monday 23 October

Important Dates

Term 1, 2023


Term One Start Dates

Thursday 2 February – Course confirmation and changes for Year 12 and 13 – 10am Information Commons

Tuesday 7 February – Year 9 and new to Rutherford 9am start for the Powhiri  (School Hall). Finish time: 3.10pm
Wednesday 8 February – Year 9 and 10 – 8.50am start – 3.10pm finish
Thursday 9 February – All year levels 8.50am – 3.10pm finish
Friday 10 February – All year levels 8.50am start – 3.10pm finish


COVID 19 Safety Plan

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2023 Enrolments

Step 1: Complete the Online Enrolment Form

Step 2: Complete the Student Profile Form 

Please contact the school office to arrange an interview appointment for Year 9 2023.

2023 Information

Find quick links to the information you most need during 2023

Tell us your story

We know there are some amazing ex-Rutherford students doing fabulous things out there and we’d like you to share your story with us. Drop us a line to tell us your story and don’t forget to include some great photos of you and what you are doing, wherever you are in the world. CLICK HERE

Leave Your Legacy

Have your own Kotuku flying in V formation on our legacy wall in the brand new Wellbeing Centre that is currently being built.




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Monday January 30th
Rutherford College

School Closed until 7 February
Although the school is ready to open for instruction tomorrow, we will follow the directive just received from the Secretary of Education to close the school until 7 February.
The Secretary of Education was asked to take this action to minimise traffic on Auckland roads over the next week. This will allow for assessment and remedial work to be started on areas that have encountered slips or flooding. Further bad weather is also expected which will exacerbate an already dire situation.
We are very sorry for any confusion caused by this late announcement and will remain in touch as soon as we have further updates.
Senior staff will be on site to handle any emergency situations. We look forward to welcoming all students back to school 7 February. In the interim, stay safe and dry and look after each other.

Rutherford College Administration
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Thanks you for the information

Thanks for the update team

Ann Ng

Phillip Williams

Monday January 30th
Rutherford College

Kia ora parents and caregivers

We hope you and your family are keeping safe in the heavy weather. We understand many of you may be impacted with flooding and road closures. Thankfully the school did not sustain any major damage over the weekend and will be open and running as normal for year 9 and peer support students tomorrow 9am to 3pm. Senior students needing to confirm or change courses attend at 10am.

The powhiri for year 9 and new to Rutherford students will be in the School Hall. Weather permitting students can congregate outside the school administration block. If we experience heavy rain tomorrow at 9am we will have another plan in place where students can stay dry. Senior staff will be out greeting students and will point them in the right direction.

There is NO need to phone in if you are expecting to be late. Under the circumstances we will just be happy that you can get your son or daughter to school tomorrow and fully expect some will not make the 9am deadline due to traffic delays, detours and road closures.. We would like to keep the phones free as much as possible in case of any urgent or emergency updates. If you cannot get to school tomorrow, let us know (if you are able to) via the school portal or email [email protected] The Year 9 dean can be contacted at [email protected]

We expect buses to be running to and from the school as normal. With further heavy rain expected, we will keep you updated if there are any changes to the school day via email. This is a good time to download the SchoolBridge App to make sure you get these notifications directly to your phone. You can head to the school portal and click on the SchoolBridge App to download. This is our main method of keeping you informed.

This is a difficult time for many people, and we understand some will have priorities other than getting to school but for students tomorrow may be a great way to switch focus to something positive while they connect with friends and meet their teachers.

Stay safe

Gary Moore
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apologies for the mixed messages. The directive from the Ministry came after we posted this announcement. Amended information has now been posted

Marie Danielle

Update on school website

Are you’s open tomorrow just saw all schools open 7th just confirming

Enrolment Week this week for year 9 2023
Monday 8 August to Thursday 11 August 3:15pm to 7pm
Saturday 13 August 9am to 11:30am
Please come to the information commons for your enrolment interview
Rutherford College is holding its first student art sale this Friday 6 - 8pm in the school hall. There will be finger food as well as a cash/eftpos bar serving wine, beer and orange juice. Come down for a nosey. Support these up and coming artists - and pick up a quality piece of artwork. Koha entry. 
Friday 1st July, 6 - 8pm. 
Rutherford College school hall.
Tuesday June 7th
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Post: PO Box 45 327, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland 0651
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 834 9790
Physical Address: Kotuku Street, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland 0610

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