The School Day
Each School Day has five hour long teaching periods. Period 3, lasting 20 minutes, is for Tutor Class meetings and Assemblies.
The School Week
Rutherford College runs a 5-day schedule with assemblies on Mondays for Years 12 and 13, Y11 on Thursday and assemblies on Tuesdays for Years 9 and 10.
Term Dates 2021
|Term 1||Tuesday, 2 February||Friday, 16 April|
|Term 2||Monday, 3 May||Friday, 9 July|
|Term 3||Monday, 26 July||Friday, 1 October|
|Term 4||Monday, 18 October||Friday, 10 December|
Students should be in the school grounds by 8:30 a.m. each school day and ready in their classroom when the bell goes for Period 1 at 8:40am.
Students who arrive late or enter their Period 1 class after 8:40 a.m. must obtain a Late Pass from the Attendance Officer. Persistent lateness will be notified as a concern to parents/caregivers.
Students are not allowed to leave the school grounds during the school day.
ID Cards are issued by the school at the beginning of the year and are essential for each student.
They are used for borrowing library books, photocopying and can be presented for public transport concessions and other student discounts.
The cost is $7.50 and we ask that this is paid by the end of the first week.
Student Diaries are essential for recording students’ goals and homework on a daily basis.
They include a map of the school and Rutherford College’s expecations for each student.
They are used during tutor time.
The cost of the Student Diary is $7.50. This will be charged to each student account and we ask this be paid early in Term 1. Replacement diaries also cost $7.50.
Rutherford College has 200 lockers available.
We charge $40 for the use of a locker for the year. Report to Reception to find out more.
Getting to School
Rutherford College has two entrances. The main entrance is 18-20 Kotuku Street. The rear entrance (pedestrian only for parents and students) is 33 Toru St – near the end of the cul de sac.
Catching the Bus
The College operates two Ritchies school buses that follow these routes. These buses cost $23.10 for 10 rides or $2.60 cash for single bus rides.
Departing from Westgate at 07:05am: Hobsonville Rd, Wisely Rd, Marina View Rd, Luckens Rd, Widmore Rd, Royal Rd, Spargo Rd, Colwill Rd, Royal Rd, Don Buck Rd, Waimumu Rd, Triangle Rd, NW Motorway, Te Atatu Rd, Kotuku St.
Departing from Swanson Depot at 07:10am: Swanson Rd, Metcalfe Rd, Munro Rd, Summerland Dr, Harvest Rd, Sturges Rd, Border Rd, Palamino Dr, Bruce McLaren Dr, Parrs Cross Rd, Seymour Rd, Sunnyside Rd, Awaroa Rd, Wattle Rd, View Rd, Vitsovich Rd, Edsel Rd, Edmonton Rd, Vodanovich Rd, Flanshaw Rd, Te Atatu Rd, Kotuku St.
Auckland Transport – Public Buses
Two main bus routes from New Lynn and Henderson drop off at Rutherford College:
Walking to School
Traffic is difficult around the motor way on ramps during the peak hour traffic in the morning. We recommend that where possible, students walk to school.
- Walking from the Edmonton Roundabout to the back entrance of Rutherford College on Toru St is approximately 2km and should take less than half an hour (often quicker than the traffic). Anywhere north of the roundabout is the same distance, or even closer.
- Walking from the main roundabout on Te Atatu Peninsula (where Te Atatu Rd crosses Taikata Rd & Harbour View Rd) is approximately 1.5km and should take less than 20 minutes.
Drop Offs and Pick Ups
Please avoid dropping off or picking up your student within or near the school grounds.
The car park at the top of the driveway is allocated for Management Staff and formal visitors only. Please keep this area free.
Bringing Your Own Car
Students who must drive themselves to school must obtain a permit from Mr Wills, Deputy Principal. Any passengers must also have parent / caregivers written permission to ride in a student’s vehicle.
Students must not park on the school grounds.
Stationery Requirements for 2021
Deejays has worked with the Heart Foundation, Dieticians Association and the Food & Beverages Classification System (FBCS) to develop menus that are enjoyed by students as well as offering healthy and nutritious options.
Deejays works with an extensive range of major food and beverage brands in New Zealand, ensuring schools benefit from sharp pricing and the latest in menu options.
Deejays offers a large range of canteen options – from sandwiches to sushi, pies to popcorn, muffins to muesli bars. We develop menus to suit, that are easy to manage and meet the needs of students.