Principal’s Welcome

It is a privilege and an honour to be Principal at Rathkeale College.  Rathkeale is a unique school set in one of the most beautiful school campuses you could ever hope to learn in.

Our students set high and challenging goals and are supported in every way to achieve them.  Their achievements are a constant source of pride and motivation for our staff.

For a small school, we compete and achieve consistently well on the regional and national stage in Academia, Sport and the Performing Arts.  This is largely due to the 100% commitment of all boys to all aspects of school life.

There are many exciting developments occurring at Rathkeale College.  The recent development of the Land Lab, our 6Ha production, research and teaching facility for the Primary Industries, is one example.  The close link with the Pukaha Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre is another, in regard to our Environmental Science courses.

To balance these types of experiences, we are one of only six secondary schools in New Zealand to be named as a Microsoft lead school.  This clearly demonstrates our commitment to the modern teaching and learning that occurs through ICT.

At Rathkeale we believe in Open Minds, Open Spaces and Open Futures.  This sums up where our school is heading.

If this sounds like you, then come and join us.

Martin O’Grady JP
B.Agr, PGDipEdAdminLead, Dip. Tchg