WELCOME TO WAIHI COLLEGE
“All students who come to Waihi College will be given the opportunity to excel in the many programmes and activities provided by the school and to develop as well-rounded, productive citizens. We will ensure that the educational needs of this unique rural community are met in a caring, supportive and friendly atmosphere.”
Latest Waihi College News
What a fantastic day of participation and competition. There were a lot of students getting involved which was great to see. In the end Royal again came from behind with wins in the sprints and the relays giving them a good lead at the end of the day.Read more...
Huge congratulations must be given to Jack Hendy (D) who left five school records in his wake, including a 34 year old backstroke record and three other 23 year old records. Despite this, it was not enough to lift Dominion's overall placing of third.Read more...
Term dates for 2014 are as follows:
Term 1: January 30 to April 17 (11 weeks)
Term 2: May 5 to July 4 (9 weeks)
Term 3: July 21 to September 26 (10 weeks)
Term 4: October 13 to December 11 (9 weeks)
Have a great summer break!
Congratulations to YuHshien Wu; the Waihi College Dux of 2013. Also to Jessie Rogers, who was awarded Proxime Accessit.Read more...
The Samson Family
The Samsons have been an integral part of Waihi Life for many decades, and their contributions to College life beyond student existence started when Ian was a member of the College Board of Governors in the mid 1970’s, and his sons and later his daughter were students here.Read more...
LAURIE RUTTERSMITH - Cultural Leader
Report on Talent Quest
This year’s talent quest was a splendid show filled with singing, dancing, lip synching and music.
It isn’t easy getting up on stage in front of so many people, so congratulations to everybody who performed. Thanks must go to the audience, who showed massive respect for the performers throughout the show. The night kicked off with Laurie Ruttersmith hosting the Junior Section, which included the amazing Lachlan Burne rocking out on his guitar and the brilliant singing of Samara Dodunski. This was followed with a short song from Jakob Twidle, Iain Collings, Liam Donald and Laurie Ruttersmith. This was a truly ghastly version of a piece from the movie ‘Anchorman’, but hilarious none the less. Next up, Sequoia Erickson hosted the Intermediate Section. Cruize Murray-Faulkner bravely sang ‘the Way You Are’ unaccompanied and Keegan Brown played a catchy guitar piece with Georgia Tokona singing. The Senior Section, hosted by Jessica Twidle, featured an incredible duet by Rose and Jazz Lord and a powerful guitar piece from Monty Parata. Sequoia Erickson wowed the audience with her rendition of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ accompanied by ukulele. While the guest judges deliberated we were entertained with a song by Emma Philson and Friends, a rap from Jack Kingsford and Makaire Kopara and then members of the audience took to the stage to show off their best moves. With the verdict in hand, spokesperson for the judging panel, Brian Gentil, commended all the participants. It was a really tough decision, but huge congratulations to our winners: Lachlan Burne in the Junior Section, Tyler Tamati in the Intermediate Section and Sequoia Erickson who was the winner in the Senior Section and the Overall Winner.