“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.”

Latest Waihi College News

  • Mid year Reports

    All students will be receiving their Mid-Year Reports on the 20th June. These will be followed on the 25th June with Parents/Teachers Interviews where you can discuss the progress of your student/s.

    School will be closed for the day (June 25th) to allow for the interviews and parents/caregivers are encouraged make an appointment for you and your child to meet with the teachers.

    To make your booking click on the following link:




    or click below for the full 'special newsletter' from the Principal about School Reports and Measles update from Health Waikato


    Full special newsletter


    Our school community were treated to some fabulous performances by singers and musicians at our annual school Talent Quest in the last week of term one. 


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  • Term 2 has begun! Welcome back

    Welcome back everyone.

    There is a lot on this term with winter sports, many field trips including Mountain biking and Te Reo Maori trips to Rotorua and the Year 13 Geography trip to Fiji.


    Always be Prepared: Keep an eye on the Website calendar and be aware of what's coming up and what you need to be prepared. Use a diary to enter due dates for assignments.


    Step it Up:  Make the most of the opportunities offered for extra tutoring before and after school. Set yourself an academic goal.


    Manaakitanga: We have three new staff members at our school. Find out who they are; introduce yourselves and introduce them to Waihi College.


    This is only a nine week term. Keep busy. Strive for excellence. Have fun.


  • Year 9-13 Athletics

    What a fantastic day of participation and competition.  There were a lot of students getting involved which was great to see.  In the end Royal again came from behind with wins in the sprints and the relays giving them a good lead at the end of the day. 

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  • Hendy breaks 5 Records at Senior Swimming Champs

    Huge congratulations must be given to Jack Hendy (D) who left five school records in his wake, including a 34 year old backstroke record and three other 23 year old records. Despite this, it was not enough to lift Dominion's overall placing of third.

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SADD Report

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. 

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