Programmes for International Students

Programmes
English Language

English is an important part of why many international students come to New Zealand. Waihi College offers various levels of English language instruction ranging from those learning English for the first time through to main stream courses for experienced users of English. In some cases, Waihi College can also provide one on one support for students who require extra assistance to gain English language skills. Students who are focussed on getting a recognised assessment have the opportunity to sit IELTS examinations while they are here.


Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education at Waihi College offers international students an exciting and practical introduction to a range of learning opportunities in the outdoors. They will learn alongside Kiwi students and participate in all aspects of the course including overnight trips, day excursions and assessment activities. Courses are made up of units that ensure participants not only get to experience the outdoors but also learn important safety and risk management strategies that will serve them well, long after they have returned to their home countries.

Both courses offered at Waihi College are combined level courses and this allows international students to join the course that best suits them. We also allow international students to enrol in these courses on a term by term basis. Some activities like surfing are also offered year round and are available to international students outside of our regular subject lines.

Click here to view the Outdoor Education Programme offered in 2017.

 

  Year 10   Year 11   Year 12   Year 13
               
Term 1

Adventure Based Learning Outdoor Safety CodeOutdoor Cooking
Native Plants
Environmental Care Code

 

Surfing
Kayaking

 

Adventure Based
Learning skills
Kayaking

  Sea Kayaking
Term 2

Mapping
Mountain Biking
Weather and its effects
Year 10 Camp

  Mountain Biking   Outdoor First Aid
Weather Navigation
  Year 10 Leadership
Camp
Term 3

Adventure Based 
Outdoor Safety Code
Outdoor Cooking
Native Plants
Environmental Care Code:

  Tramping
Camping
  Intermediate to Expert
Mountain Biking
High Ropes
 

Bush Craft
Responsive Learning

Term 4

Mapping
Mountain Biking
Weather and its effects
Year 10 Camp

  Rock Climbing
Abseiling
  Rock Climbing   Scuba Diving