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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

PSST Conferences | 11 May | School finishes at 1:25pm
Teacher Only Day | 13 May | School Closed
Queen’s Birthday | 7 June | School Closed
Teacher Only Day | 10 August | School Closed
PSST Conferences | 19 August | School finishes at 1:25pm
Mid-term Break | 3 September | School Closed
Labour Day | 25 October | School Closed
Teacher Only Day | 20 November | School Closed

Important Dates for Term 2

Day 1, Term 2 | 3 May
Cross Country | 7 May
P!nk Shirt Day | 21 May
Year 9 STARS Camp | 31 May – 2 June and 2-4 June
Class Photos | 8 June
Sports and Cultural Photos | 9-10 June
Whole School Production | 30 June to 3 July
School Ball 
9 July
Last day of Term | 9 July

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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We hope to see you over the reunion weekend, for more information head to and scroll down the home page!
Rutherford College is currently working to our distance learning timetable from Monday, 1 March. Please check your email for more information or contact if you did not receive an email on Sunday. Please let us know of any change in contact details as soon as possible.
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All our Year 9 whanau should have received an email today about providing consent for the Year 9 Hearing Tests.
If you have not, firstly check your junk mail, then please contact [email protected] so we can check your email address is up to date.
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Mufti Day on Friday, 26 February.
Please bring a gold coin to support one of our families that has lost everything in a house fire.
A good standard of dress is expected, please. Remember to dress up, not down.
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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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