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Latest Waihi College News
Will White (left) (Year8 - Dom) has just been awarded Anzac of the Year 2013 along with his cousin Sergio Schuler. The Anzac of the Year award is given to only one person or collective each year and this year the Govenor General and RSA national president Don McIver presented this prestigious award to Will and Sergio after their courageous efforts during the Summer holidays when they saved a man who had been caught in a rip at Boventown heads.Read more...
Waihi College picked up 'Best Costume Award' at the Bay of Plenty Regional Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival with a spectacular performance at Mt Maunganui college this week.
Bring along the whole family for a night of spectacular entertainment from Waihi College students!
The Wearable Arts theme this year is 'Change', with the aim of using recycled materials.
Thirty seven Year 12 Biology students recently went to Goat Island Marine reserve for three days to develop their understanding of marine ecology and biology. Bobbing in the water in front of Goat Island is Holly Long-Cuff, Alice Madsen and Nicole Kerr.
Over two weeks, all the Year 8 students have been away at Maratoto Valley Camp. The camp combined competitive and co-perative activities with learning around the term's focus of "change" where students compared water and forest ecosystems as they develop over time.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.