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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 2021

Term 1 | 3 February – 16 April
Term 2 | 3 May – 9 July
Term 3 | 26 July – 1 October
Term 4 | 18 October – 10 December

School closure dates for 2021

Teacher Only Day | 16 August | School Closed
PSST Conferences | 19 August | School finishes at 1:15pm
Mid-term Break | 3 September | School Closed
Labour Day | 25 October | School Closed
Teacher Only Day | 25 November | School Closed

Important Dates for Term 3

Maori and Pasifika students Careers night  | 29 July
Open Night | 5 August 6-8pm
Open Day | 6 August 9:30am to 1:30pm
Enrolment Week 
9 -12 and 14 August
KBB Music Festival | 9-14 August
Teacher Only Day | 16 August (School closed)
Parent, Student, Subject Teacher Conferences/ Options Evening | 19 August 2-8pm – (School closed at 1:15pm)
Rutherford Day | 27 August
Winter Tournament Week | 30 August to 3 September
Mid Term Break | 3 September (School closed)
Derived Grade Exams | 22 – 28 September

Auckland is at COVID-19 Alert Level 1

For any queries please contact [email protected]


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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On Thursday, 29 July Rutherford College is hosting a Careers Evening for our senior Māori and Pasifika students. 
The evening will include short presentations from members of our Rutherford College community, parents, and whanau who have been through the tertiary process and can tell our students about their learning journeys, their current professions, and ‘what they wish they’d known as they left school. 
There will also be representatives from a range of tertiary institutions and vocational organisations to chat about courses and requirements.
Our parents and whanau will be sharing their knowledge in the form of two 20 minute presentations. The career areas have been chosen to match the needs of our students from the information they have given during their career interviews.
• Law
• Horticulture
• Nursing
• Medicine
• Building 
• Criminology
• Engineering ( civil and electrical )
• Architecture
• Animation or graphic design
• Social worker
• Hospitality
• Performing arts
• Sports science
• Education
Refreshments will be provided.
Join us for our Open Evening on Thursday, 5 August 2021 6pm - 8pm or our Open Day on Friday, 6 August 2021 9:30am - 1:30pmImage attachment
Rutherford College is now accepting enrolments for Year 9 students starting in 2022 via our brand new Online Enrolment process. 
Please head to the Enrolment Information page on our website for instructions on how to enrol your child for 2022.

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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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