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Congratulations to the following people for their placings in the Squash Championships. The House points have been updated and the House Points Breakdown can be viewed in detail on the house competition page.Read more...
It was great to see a huge increase in numbers for this year's cross country event. Congratulations to all involved. Records were broken by Tristan Goodhue (8D) in the Year 8 Boys and Tate Van Duyvenbooden (12R) in the Senior Boys.Read more...
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.
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.