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Welcome to Waihi College

Students who attend Waihi College are given many opportunities to participate in a wide array of educational programmes, activities, events and experiences. Management, staff and students are devoted to the educational needs of our unique rural community and are committed to maintaining a caring, supportive and friendly atmosphere. We are the Waihi College whānau because when you are a part of Waihi College, you are part of our family. Come in, take a look around and strive to achieve your goals.

Important Notice

Posted: 11 June 2020 at1:51pm

Kia ora koutou

Like me, I am sure you have followed with interest the announcement made by the Prime Minister on Monday this week that New Zealand is safe to go to Level 1.

It is reassuring to hear how well our country has done at minimising the impacts of COVID-19. As we have descended through the Alert Levels 4, 3 2 and now 1, I have been extremely thankful for the support that both staff and community have shown for the care of our young people.

Effectively it has been made very clear that schools are safe environments for children, young people and staff thus Waihi College is open for all students and staff. Any families who have kept their students home during Alert level 2 need to get students back to school as soon as possible. It is important for the emotional wellbeing of all that life returns to the new normal as quickly as possible.

However whilst the public health control measures to prevent the spread of virus have been lessened it is important that we continue to practice good hygiene and contact tracing.

Under Alert Level 1, we are continuing to advise any students and staff to stay at home if they are sick, and we will continue to contact whanau and send anyone home if they are unwell. We also encourage everyone to continue to use good hygiene practices

  • cough into your elbows
  • regular handwashing and drying
  • regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces. 

Ngā mihi

Alistair Cochrane
Waihi College Principal



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