What's Going On
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.
BEWARE: Spirit days are coming. Are you prepared? This year the theme is TU MEKE! Plan your outfits to earn points for your house and get ready for Waihi College to show the world we are tu meke! And remember, to get the most out of these days, get involved, sign up and STEP IT UP!
For more pictures from last year's Spirit Days click here
Click above to view full poster. For more information contact our school office.
Thirty seven Year 12 Biology students recently went to Goat Island Marine reserve for three days to develop their understanding of marine ecology and biology. Bobbing in the water in front of Goat Island is Holly Long-Cuff, Alice Madsen and Nicole Kerr.
Over two weeks, all the Year 8 students have been away at Maratoto Valley Camp. The camp combined competitive and co-perative activities with learning around the term's focus of "change" where students compared water and forest ecosystems as they develop over time.
Congratulations to Elliot Thompson (11R) who placed second in the Traditional Archery Competition at the recent Harcourt Park World Invitational Jousting Tournament in Wellington.