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Year 13 Camp 2015

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.  

Information for beginning of school

Welcome back!

Here are the key dates for the start of the year:

Uniform Sales:

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

Course Confirmation

Year 13 will be completed at School camp         January 28 -  January 30

Year 12 with JHA                                           January 29 9:00am - 12:00noon

Holiday Office Hours

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 List 2015

Stationery lists for 2015 are available here

We encourage you to shop locally or use www.theschoolstore.co.nz

Junior Prizegiving

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

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.

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.


Term dates for 2014

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!

Significant Service to Sport Award 2013

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: Significant Service to Sport Award 2013

Senior Course Information 2014

For the Senior Course Information Booklet, go to the Academic page or click HERE

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