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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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Term dates for 2014 are as follows:
Term 1: January 30 to April 17 (11 weeks)
Term 2: May 5 to July 4 (9 weeks)
Term 3: July 21 to September 26 (10 weeks)
Term 4: October 13 to December 11 (9 weeks)
Have a great summer break!
Congratulations to YuHshien Wu; the Waihi College Dux of 2013. Also to Jessie Rogers, who was awarded Proxime Accessit.Read more...
The Samson Family
The Samsons have been an integral part of Waihi Life for many decades, and their contributions to College life beyond student existence started when Ian was a member of the College Board of Governors in the mid 1970’s, and his sons and later his daughter were students here.Read more...
The Fuji Xerox Supreme Sports Award for 2013, chosen from all the finalists in all categories –Sportsman, sportswoman, team and coach of the year, is
Gold medal winning member of the New Zealand Girls In-Line Hockey team at the 2013 Youth Olympics
Congratulations to the winners of the Waihi College Elite Sports Awards for 2013.Read more...
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.