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All students will be receiving their Mid-Year Reports on the 20th June. These will be followed on the 25th June with Parents/Teachers Interviews where you can discuss the progress of your student/s.
School will be closed for the day (June 25th) to allow for the interviews and parents/caregivers are encouraged make an appointment for you and your child to meet with the teachers.
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Our school community were treated to some fabulous performances by singers and musicians at our annual school Talent Quest in the last week of term one.
Welcome back everyone.
There is a lot on this term with winter sports, many field trips including Mountain biking and Te Reo Maori trips to Rotorua and the Year 13 Geography trip to Fiji.
Always be Prepared: Keep an eye on the Website calendar and be aware of what's coming up and what you need to be prepared. Use a diary to enter due dates for assignments.
Step it Up: Make the most of the opportunities offered for extra tutoring before and after school. Set yourself an academic goal.
Manaakitanga: We have three new staff members at our school. Find out who they are; introduce yourselves and introduce them to Waihi College.
This is only a nine week term. Keep busy. Strive for excellence. Have fun.
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...
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.