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Where everyone can shine

Welcome to the Ranzau School website!

Ranzau School is a decile 9 state contributing school situated in a wonderful rural setting, just 3 km from Richmond and 18 km from Nelson.

Our school is well supported by the local community and we always strive to develop strong relationships. We currently have an enthusiastic Parent Community Liaison Group and Board of Trustees. We have a committed and hard working teaching and support staff who share the vision and values of the school and community. They participate actively and willingly in all aspects of school life.

Students achieve well at Ranzau School. We place strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy, producing results consistently above the national norms. We also place high emphasis in developing responsible community members – children who are balanced, self managing, self disciplined, confident, caring, inquiring and who display a love of learning. We have strong student leadership opportunities. Our students care for each other which is visible in our highly successful buddy system and the pride they show in their school.

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School Open

February 20th, 2018

Good morning all! The sun is shining and Ranzau is open today.

Weather Update

February 20th, 2018

Thank you for your support and co-operation today. We hope you are all safe.
Current predictions show that the worst of the weather impact from Cyclone Gita will be over by midnight tonight.
At this stage Ranzau is planning to open as normal Wednesday 21 February 2018. The situation will be monitored overnight and early tomorrow morning. Please continue to check email/facebook/school website for updates.

School Closure 12:30pm Tuesday 20 Febrauary

February 19th, 2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers


Earlier today we shared information with all families regarding our Emergency Procedures in preparation for ex-tropical Cyclone Gita which is expected to impact from tomorrow. A further important update is below:

Key Messages:
– Tasman District/ Nelson City – Emergency Management have informed schools that the wind is expected to be at a peak mid/late afternoon tomorrow (Tuesday).
– Following consultation with authorities, Ranzau School will close at 12.30pm tomorrow Tuesday 20 February 2018.
– The school will operate as normal during the morning.
– Please continue to monitor the school communication channels for updates: Ranzau School Facebook page (the best source for regular updates), Ranzau School website, Email, local radio stations or the Ranzau School phone 03 544 7083.
– The weather situation will be monitored overnight and a decision to close completely tomorrow may be made if conditions change and communicated via the channels above.
– The decision about whether the school will be open for instruction on Wednesday 21 February will be made tomorrow and communicated via the channels above.
– Ranzau School respects the right of parents to keep their child/ren home or to collect them early from school if you are concerned or live in remote areas. If you choose to do this, please let the office know via email or telephone 03 544 7083.
– Please share this news with friends and family to ensure that this message reaches everyone.

Information regarding the weather warning is constantly changing so we thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Yours sincerely


The Ranzau Team

Upcoming Events

April 14th, 2017


19 February – Aquatic Centre this week – R5, 6 & 7

26 February – Aquatic Centre this week – R1, 3, 4 & 8

26 February – Y6 Camp Week

5 March – Aquatic Centre this week – R5, 6 & 7


For more events please view our school calendar.