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Art Display this evening 5.7pm BBQ sausage included with your visit.

Thu Sep 29 12:56pm

We would love to see you all this evening. Starting at 5pm and running until 7pm. Come and see the wonderful Art work and enjoy time together at school. 


Term Dates 2022

Term 1

Jan 31 Start
Feb 7 Waitangi Day

Apr 14 (Thursday) Last Day

Term 2

May 2 Start

May 31 Kahui 2pm (Teacher Only)
Jun 6 Queens Birthday
Jun 24 Matariki

Jul 8 Last Day


Jul 25 Start

Jun 23 2pm (Teacher Only)

Sept 30 Last Day

Term 4

Oct 17  Start

Oct 21 Jubilee Celebrations

Oct 24 Labour Day

Nov 10 Kahui (Teacher Only Day)

Nov 11 Christchurch Show Day

Dec 16 Last Half Day


Our school selected HERO as our New Zealand Ministry of Education approved student management and reporting system. HERO shares our school’s vision to put student learning at the centre of all that we do.

Parents and caregivers can log in to their Hero account (even if they have students at multiple schools) and see all their learning stories; assessments; progress data; pay their school account online etc

You can continue to log in to LINC-ED in the same way as before, your email address and password have not changed. If you would like to download the Hero App for Android or IOS you can do so from your chosen App Store, again your username and password remain the same.

Download the School App

Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Rakaia School in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.