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“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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Waihi College Year 13 Camp 2015
Year 13 camp was an awesome experience! We learnt many valuable leadership and team based skills that we can apply throughout our school year. Some fun aspects of our time away were our swims in the water hole and the skits on the final night, they were hilarious! Whilst we were away the teachers accompanying us were on the lookout for our 2015 house leaders and I would like to say congratulations to the 8 that were given the roles!
To all the current year 12 students, I highly recommend going to year 13 camp! You'll be surprised how confident you have become in all the years you have spent in Waihi College, and you'll get to express your opinion to adults that genuinely value and appreciate it! You also become closer as a year group and I personally am very excited to be spending my final year with such an amazing group of people! Thank you Mr. Wells, Mr. Oudes, Mr. Hunt, and Ruth Parsons for visiting us and sharing your knowledge. Finally I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Mr Hennessy, Mr Tait, Mr Smith, Mr McNeil and Mrs Hill, because of you this camp was such a success! By Amy Fry.
Here are the key dates for the start of the year:
22 January 4:00pm - 6:30pm
27 January 9:00am - 12:00noon and 4:00pm - 6:00pm
28 January 9:00am - 12noon
Start of year:
29 January All year 7 students 8:45am - 12:00 noon (Assemble in hall)
(Buses will run in the morning and at 12:15pm and students must come in Uniform and bring their togs)
30 January All year 7 students Normal school day
All year 8 - 10 students 8:45am in Hall (Full school uniform)
2nd February All year 7-10 students Normal School Day
All year 11 - 13 studentst 8:45 in school hall
Year 13 will be completed at School camp January 28 - January 30
Year 12 with JHA January 29 9:00am - 12:00noon
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.
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.