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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!
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.
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.
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!
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.