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Auckland is at COVID-19 Alert Level 3, Step 2

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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 – 8 December

Term Dates for 2022

1 February – Year 9 and new to Rutherford Powhiri and Orientation

2 February – Full School First Day

Term 1 | 2 February – 14 April
Term 2 | 2 May – 8 July
Term 3 | 25 July – 30 September
Term 4 | 17 October – December

Important Dates for Term 4

22 November – 14 December | NCEA Exams
8 December | Juniors last day
13 December | Year 13 Farewell Lunch

Public Holidays 2022

Waitangi Day – Monday 7 February

Good Friday – 15 April

Queen’s Birthday – Monday 7 June

Labour Day – Monday 25 October


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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The Shot Bro Vax Bus will be outside the Et Tu Bar & Café on Thursday, 23 September from 9:30am to 3pm.

No appointment is necessary. No ID is required.

Keep up to date with the Wai-Vaximus movements by visiting the Waipareira Facebook page, they have regular posts to keep our community up to date with their whereabouts.

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Kia ora! If anybody's looking for 2nd-hand uniform please check out my listings... Thanks!

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku,
Once again the Prime Minister has announced we are back to alert level 4, this time for the next 7 days. As of 11:59pm this evening we are to resume the restrictions required to keep us safe once more.  This means that no students or staff are allowed at school during alert level 4.
We are well prepared for this outcome, and staff and students are ready to shift straight over to our Distance Learning Programme from tomorrow, Wednesday, 18 August.
Student’s priorities on this programme are to check their email, complete the daily attendance check and attend their Tutor and subject Google Classrooms using the distance learning timetable. All information and instructions for the Distance Learning Programme has been emailed to all students and parents.
Your child’s Tutor Teacher is their and your first point of contact. Tutor Teachers will connect with you via email. If you do not receive an email, please contact so we can make sure your contact info is correct in the system. Unfortunately, as we go direct to alert level 4, we are unable to distribute devices. 
Keep safe and look after those that are most important to you. If you or members of your whanau have any symptoms or have been at any of the locations of interest, please get a COVID test and follow any instructions you are given to keep you and others safe.
Kia kaha
Gary Moore

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Can someone remind me what the lesson times are again? I know they start at 10am and are for 25mins but what are the breaks in between etc? Thanks

Father & Daughter Breakfast
Thursday 2 September 2021
7.15am - 8.45am
Rutherford School Hall
Join us to celebrate Fathers Day at our very first Father & Daughter breakfast. 
This is a chance for daughters to spend quality time with their father or another significant male in their life.  
Guest speaker - April Ieremia
Tickets available via
Tickets $35 per person
A reminder that we have an NCEA Accord Day on Monday, 16 August. School is closed to students on this day.
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Last Day of Term 4

NCEA exams finish


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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