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Author Gareth Ward visits

Author Gareth Ward visits

During the week of 24 May, Gareth Ward, an author, magician and steampunk enthusiast, paid…

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Great Show, Charlie Brown

Great Show, Charlie Brown

Congratulations to the hugely talented cast and crew of Rutherford´s school production ¨You´re a Good Man,…

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Charlie Brown Production

Charlie Brown Production

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Polynesian Panther Party 50th Anniversary

Polynesian Panther Party 50th Anniversary

Malo e lelei, Kia Orana, Ni sa Bula, Talofa Lava, Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Kia Ora,…

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Rutherford at Manu Kōrero

Rutherford at Manu Kōrero

On Friday, 11 June, Year 13 reo student Pare Kira went to rep Rutherford at…

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Haere Tahi Launch

Haere Tahi Launch

Rutherford College Community of Learning team have been developing a student championing programme, Haere Tahi,…

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Senior Reo Māori trip

Senior Reo Māori trip

In early May the Year 11, 12, and 13 Reo Māori classes went up north…

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Year 9 Buddhist Temple Visit – 3G4G cultural sharing

Year 9 Buddhist Temple Visit – 3G4G cultural sharing

Imagine a peaceful, elegant temple. One which had beauty in and around it. This was…

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Auckland Writers’ Festival 2021

Auckland Writers’ Festival 2021

The Auckland Writers’ Festival was a welcome return to the yearly queue of events Rutherford…

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Gareth Ward visit

Gareth Ward visit

On Monday, 24 May we had the privilege of welcoming author Gareth Ward to Rutherofrd…

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Tula’i 2021

Tula’i 2021

Talofa lava and Warm Pasifika greetings, On Friday, 7 May, Liva Alaifetu-Tafola, Leisa Falealili, Kolokita…

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Wave Action

Wave Action

On Tuesday, 11 May the year 13 Geography students got close to nature whilst studying…

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Tuvaluan group

Tuvaluan group

On the Jubilee weekend, 9-10 April, we saw the first performance by our Tuvaluan group.…

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Junior Cultural Committee 2021

Junior Cultural Committee 2021

"A big congratulations to these following students on being selected for the Junior Cultural committee…

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Samoan group

Samoan group

“O le tama’ita’i Samoa, e tumau, e fa’avavau” Friday, 9 April, and Saturday, 10 April…

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African group – Polyfest 2021 results

African group – Polyfest 2021 results

A huge congratulations to our African group for winning the overall Diversity stage award. The…

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Polyfest Diversity Stage 2021: African Dance Group

Polyfest Diversity Stage 2021: African Dance Group

On 14 April, a group of Rutherford College students banded together to perform a medley…

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FiaFia Reunion Celebration

FiaFia Reunion Celebration

Rutherford college has an impressive range of cultural groups. Amongst them are the five groups…

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Indian Dance – Polyfest

Indian Dance – Polyfest

The theme at Polyfest’s diversity stage this year was; “healing the mind, body, soul and…

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Lily Carter – Solo Exhibition

Lily Carter – Solo Exhibition

Normally, the Art Exhibitions in the reception foyer of the school involve several students' work,…

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Rutherford College Concert Band

Our awesome Concert Band usually competes in the KBB Music Festival however because of COVID…

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Finalists in Wallace Secondary Schools Art Award

Finalists in Wallace Secondary Schools Art Award

The Art Department is very proud to announce that we have not one, but two…

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Studio Show 2020

Studio Show 2020

On Wednesday, 9 September our Dance students from Year 10-13 performed work that was originally…

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Trojan Legs Recording – Play It Strange

Trojan Legs Recording – Play It Strange

Where to start… Hey, everyone! Kingston from the Sad Italians here. So, earlier in the…

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Studio show

Studio show

Upcoming Studio show at Tapac on 27 and 28 August 2020. Get your tickets online from…

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Y13 Photography Student’s Work on Display in Auckland!

Y13 Photography Student’s Work on Display in Auckland!

Budding Year 13 photography student - Faith Tan, entered the 'Nikon Photo Day' competition last…

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Fun in Drama

Fun in Drama

Year 10 Drama have been exploring different roles to perform from Bradley Hayward's play Note…

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Rutherford hosts the Polynesian Panthers

Talofa lava, Malo E lelei, Fakalofa lahi atu and Kia Ora, In light of the…

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Samoan Language Week ‘Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga’ – ‘Prepare yourself a gift for your travels’

Samoan Language Week ‘Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga’ – ‘Prepare yourself a gift for your travels’

Manuia le vaiaso o gagana Samoa” 'Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga' which in English…

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Fia Fia Night 2020

Fia Fia Night 2020

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 saw the return of the annual Fia Fia Night at Rutherford…

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Rutherford College Fia Fia Night

Rutherford College Fia Fia Night

On Wednesday, 11 March our Cultural Groups participated in our annual Fia Fia Night. The…

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Te Kapa Haka o te Kōtuku

Te Kapa Haka o te Kōtuku

I te mutunga wiki, i parakatihi au mō te whakataetae a Polyfest i te Marae…

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9MAO Haerenga Ki Unitec

9MAO Haerenga Ki Unitec

My day started off with bottled up excitement, before even arriving at our destination I…

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Attending A Fun Japanese Event.

Attending A Fun Japanese Event.

On Saturday, 23 November, a group of year 9 and 10 Rutherford Students from the Japanese…

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Inaugural Pasifika Law Conference 2019 (AUT – South Campus)

Inaugural Pasifika Law Conference 2019 (AUT – South Campus)

Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Fa’akalofa lahi atu, Kia Orana, Kia Ora and…

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Cultural Dinner

Cultural Dinner

On Tuesday, 22 October, we held our annual Cultural Awards that took place in our…

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2019 Pasifika Prizegiving

2019 Pasifika Prizegiving

Talofa Lava, on the evening of Tuesday, 16 October Rutherford College held our 3rd Annual…

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Year 11 Māori Leadership Day at AUT

Year 11 Māori Leadership Day at AUT

The Year 11 Māori students attended a Māori Leadership Day at AUT with other secondary…

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Maori Language Week

Maori Language Week

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. Kia Kaha te reo Māori is the theme…

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Year 12 Chinese Class Trip

Year 12 Chinese Class Trip

On Thursday, 6 September the Year 12 Chinese class went to Yum Cha to experience…

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KBB Music Festival 2019

KBB Music Festival 2019

On Wednesday, 14 August, the Rutherford College Concert Band competed in the annual KBB Music…

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MASSIVE EFFORT

MASSIVE EFFORT

Year 11 Drama got to work with Sam Scott, Artistic director of Massive Company who…

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Commedia Dell’arte at Rutherford Primary

Commedia Dell’arte at Rutherford Primary

The Year 11 Drama students have been working hard for just over a term to get…

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Turangawaewae

Turangawaewae

Year 11 Drama had the privilege to perform their Production of Commedia Dell'arte to the…

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COL Cultural day

COL Cultural day

On Wednesday, 31 July, the Cultural Committee went to Rutherford Primary to help with their…

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Drama Production – Bare

Drama Production – Bare

Over the past 2 months, the year 12 and 13 drama students have been working…

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Rutherford College Language Week

Rutherford College Language Week

Knowledge of languages is a doorway to wisdom. From Monday, 27 June to Friday, 28…

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Black Grace Dance Show Trip

Black Grace Dance Show Trip

On Wednesday, 8 May 2019 a group of Year 12 and 13 students attended the…

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Studio Show

Studio Show

Over three nights from 3-5 April, Rutherford’s dance department kicked off the year with their…

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African Group

African Group

The African group of 2019 celebrated the culture of 54 African nations through traditional song…

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Indian Group

Indian Group

On Friday, 22 March, the school gathered together on the field to view the Indian…

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Art and Design Trip to the Zoo

Art and Design Trip to the Zoo

On Monday, 25 February, the Art Department took the Year 10 and Year 11 Design…

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Voices from Alice In Wonderland Junior Production

Voices from Alice In Wonderland Junior Production

With only a short time we did the MAGICAL thing of performing Alice in wonderland JNR to family, friends and the wider Te Atatu community. The cast and crew have worked hard and should be so proud of their efforts. Here is some of the voices of the casts experiences………..
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Alice in Wonderland Junior School Production

Alice in Wonderland Junior School Production

6th December – 8th December 2018 at 7:30pm $7 Students | $10 Adults Rutherford College…

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Cultural Committee 2019

Cultural Committee 2019

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Cultural Committee Leaders! Our Leaders are Nikisha Sharma…

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Matipo Festival

Matipo Festival

On the Friday, 28 September Rutherford College Kapa Haka rōpū, Te Kōtuku under the leadership of…

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6th NZ National Mosaic Art Exhibition and Competition

6th NZ National Mosaic Art Exhibition and Competition

Congratulations to Emily Thorn who won the 1st place Youth Award in the mosaic competition…

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Year 13 Dance show

Year 13 Dance show

The Year 13 choreographic showcase titled ‘Turbulence’, was a massive deal for the year 13’s…

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Te wiki o te reo Māori

Te wiki o te reo Māori

I tū te wiki o te reo Māori i terā wiki. Nō reira, I haere…

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Gold for James Marriott

Gold for James Marriott

As well as playing with the West City Concert Band, James competed in the solo…

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Collegiality 2018

Collegiality 2018

Every two years Mrs Taula and teachers of her cluster group "8ve" bring their music…

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Studio Show 2 – Revive

Studio Show 2 – Revive

Revive - Rutherford's second and last studio show of the year was held in the…

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Bronze Award winners at the KBB Music Festival 2018

Bronze Award winners at the KBB Music Festival 2018

On Thursday, 9 August the Concert Band competed in the KBB Music Festival. This festival…

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Rutherford Concert Band Workshop

Rutherford Concert Band Workshop

On Friday, 22 June, Rutherford’s Concert Band had been given the advantageous experience of having…

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Chinese Classes Cultural Excursion

Chinese Classes Cultural Excursion

Last Friday the Chinese language classes took a trip to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple…

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The Northern Dance Networks Festival

The Northern Dance Networks Festival

This week Rutherford’s year 12 and 13 dance students performed at The Northern Dance Networks…

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Writers’ Festival Experiences

Writers’ Festival Experiences

It was a crisp Thursday morning, and excitement was in the air. The reason? That…

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REVERE

REVERE

Some of our Music classes were fortunate to have REVERE come in to speak about…

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APO’s Discovery Concert – A Journey Through Time

APO’s Discovery Concert – A Journey Through Time

The two Year 9 Music classes attended the APO’s Discovery Concert – A Journey Through…

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Recording Session Experience

Recording Session Experience

Over the Christmas holidays I was part of something very special! My dad (who is…

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National Top Scholar Awards Ceremony

National Top Scholar Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday, 2 May, I once again had the pleasure to attend the New Zealand…

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Samoan Group Polyfest

Samoan Group Polyfest

5 weeks of learning, 5 weeks of late practices, 5 weeks of hard work for…

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Kapa Haka Polyfest

Kapa Haka Polyfest

This year’s Kapa Haka campaign went by very quickly, six weeks felt like three.  We…

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LUV Music

LUV Music

For music transcends any limits on ability, nationality, religion, or language.  Is is the most…

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Indian Group Polyfest

Indian Group Polyfest

This year Rutherford’s Indian Dance Group formed as soon as school settled in, and we…

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FiaFia Night

FiaFia Night

On the 13th of March 2018 Rutherford College held a FiaFia Night in the school…

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