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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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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.
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.
SADD – students against drunk driving
At the start of this term, the SADD committee had launched a 2 weeks campaign regarding SADD.
Prior to the SADD weeks, a lot of planning have been done. At the start of this year including regular meetings, assembly and activities were held throughout the terms. These included special goggles exercise with Police to let students know how their vision would be after drinking, the extended effects of 'one drink and drive deceased person' to the family, friends, community and emergency services.
On the first day of this term, the front entrance of school displayed crosses which reminded us the people past away due to drink driver. Over the SADD weeks, we have police came in with the booze bus, Reenactment (replay of a crash scene with the help of Waihi Police, Fire brigade and St. John), Assembly with Waihi Police, fire brigade and funeral director coroner (share their experience and thoughts on drunk driving accidence). On the final day – we held a mufti-day to raise fund for our local emergency services. Also, we had a minute silence at the start of lunch time to remember all those who pass away due to drunk driving. We hope this will help you to make the right choice in future.
A cheque of $300 and a certificate of appreciation each was presented by Alistair Cochrane, our principal druing the Senior Principal Assembly on 7 September.