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.”
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The official holiday hours for the school office are:
Open till Thursday 18th December 12:00pm and then reopen on 21st January from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Merry Christmas everyone and keep safe!
Stationery lists for 2015 are available here
We encourage you to shop locally or use www.theschoolstore.co.nz
Year 7 and 8 Prizegiving is held on Thursday 11th December at 9:30am in the school hall. Immediately after the prizegiving students will be released to go home with their parents. Buses will be running at Midday.
Year 9 and 10 Prizegiving is held on Wednesday 10th December at 1:45pm in the school hall. This is the final day for these students.
Senior Prizegiving is on Wednesday 5th November at 7:00pm in the School Hall. This event includes the awarding of Academic Prizes and Year 13 Graduation.
Students who will be in Year 11 - 13 next year and their parents are invited to Waihi College to discuss subject information with teachers.
This will be held on Tuesday 21st November in the School Hall from 7:00 - 8:30.
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.