Waitākere College

Junior Netball teams in full force

May 19, 2022

Our junior netballers started on a perfect winter morning at Te Pai courts. We have 12 netball teams in total with 7 junior…

Year 11 Graeme Dingle Foundation mentoring group 

May 19, 2022

A group of Year 11 students have been selected to join a mentoring group facilitated by the Graeme Dingle Foundation. We…

First Aid for Vocational Pathway students

May 19, 2022

Our students had the opportunity to learn how to save lives in a fun and interactive environment. The experienced and qualified…

Book of the week - Little Darling by Jacqueline Wilson

May 18, 2022

Sunset lives a life of luxury with her beautiful ex-model mum, her world-famous ex-rocker dad and two little celeb siblings.…

Cat Food Drive

May 18, 2022

We need your help to collect as much cat food as possible. Cat food donations can be dropped off to Michael, Olivia or Danika…

Rock climbing Rainbow Youth Group

May 18, 2022

This Friday 5pm - 6:30pm At Boulder Co (next to Mitre 10 at North West)  It is completely free!!

Medical Science academy badge ceremony

May 18, 2022

On Tuesday, 17th of May, the Medical Science academy had its badge ceremony.

Calming our minds and reducing stress

May 17, 2022

On Monday's teacher only day, we were lucky to have Lance Burdett from WARN International speak to the staff about mental…

We Welcome Liza Dittmar to our team

May 17, 2022

Parents and students will recognise Liza as the outgoing new staff member at our front desk reception; Liza started with us in February and already has a fantastic rapport with students with her easy-going, friendly vibe.

Staff Vacancy-Homestay Accommodation and Groups Co-ordinator

May 13, 2022

We are seeking an experienced person to develop this important role within our growing International Student Department.…

The Passing of Mike Anscombe

May 12, 2022

Mike Anscombe was a Foundation Staff member here at Waitakere College, starting as a beginning teacher in 1975. He retired…

Art Taster Day

May 12, 2022

This week, we welcomed year 8 students from Waitakere Primary, Swanson School, Henderson Intermediate, and Rangeview Intermediate.…

New Zealand Sign Language Week

May 11, 2022

NZ Sign Language Week runs from Monday 9th to Sunday 15th May.

Rotuman Language Week

May 11, 2022

Noa'ia 'e mạuri! Rotuman Language Week takes place this year on 8th - 14th May.

Rānui Community Garden Work Experience

May 11, 2022

Melissa and Thomas, two of our amazing ISC students, have started their work experience at the Rānui Community Gardens.

Book Of The Week

May 11, 2022

Reading is an essential skill for students to have, and the school library has an excellent collection of books that the…

RYDA Road Safety Programme for Year 12s

May 11, 2022

On June 14, all Year 12 students will be participating in the award-winning RYDA Road Safety Education Workshop.

Eid Mubarak!

May 10, 2022

Last week on Tuesday, 2nd May, Muslims across Aotearoa, New Zealand, celebrated Eid-ul-fitr. If you have Muslim friends…

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard

May 5, 2022

The lanyard allows wearers to make their Invisible challenges visible by discreetly indicating to others, including staff,…

Welcome pōwhiri at Avondale College

May 5, 2022

Two of our staff, Whaea Frances Campbell and Bruno Zarins, were welcomed into the teaching and school community of Avondale…

Open mens basketball team

May 5, 2022

Over the Holidays the Open men’s basketball team conducted a full-day training session

Nathan Brown has qualified for the World Diving Championships in Budapest this July.

May 5, 2022

At the North Island champs Nathan won first place, a huge PB and ALMOST a new NZ record (scoring 391) along with a qualifying…

We welcome Andrew Cesan to the teaching team as our new Dance Teacher.

May 5, 2022

Andrew is an expert in Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Tap dance. He was part of the choreography team for the World of Wearable…

ISC Students on work experience

May 4, 2022

This week our ISC senior students in rooms 1 and 5 have recommenced work experience after 8 months due to covid restrictions.

Outward Bound leadership course

May 4, 2022

Dayton Tier was selected by the college to attend an Outward Bound 3 week resilience and leadership course over the school…

Join the girls u15 football team at Oratia United

May 4, 2022

Oratia Football United are putting together a local Girls U15 football team.

1st XV Boys Rugby training camp

May 3, 2022

During the 2nd week of the school holidays the 1st XV Boys Rugby training camp attended camp which was a great cause before…

Farewell to Frances, Lisa and Bruno

April 14, 2022

We say farewell to three of our much-loved staff this week, see the gallery of images of the powerful Haka performed for…

Isabella Gasu selected to represent Samoa at the FIBA Oceania championship qualifiers in Amman, Jordan

April 14, 2022

This has been no small feat given she is the only Athlete selected in New Zealand to join this team.

Designing & Creating in Technology

April 13, 2022

The Technology Department has had a busy Term 1, we are enjoying being back in the classroom designing and creating again.

Max Wymer Parafed Auckland Rookie of the Year 2021

April 12, 2022

Congratulations Max Wymer who has achieved this title

Celebrating NCEA Achievement

April 6, 2022

It was wonderful to have the opportunity to celebrate the success of Year 12 students who attained NCEA Achieved, Merit…

Year 13 Dance Special Guest Tutor

April 6, 2022

We were fortunate to have a special guest tutor this week, Tupua Tigafua

ISC Students to learn boxing and fitness

April 6, 2022

Pro Boxer Andrei Mikhailovich will be in the ISC next term

Free Water Safety workshop this holidays

April 1, 2022

Splash Break-Away is a FREE 4 day holiday programme provided by Drowning Prevention Auckland where you will learn valuable…

New Bones to the School

March 30, 2022

As our roll grows and consolidates, the College, in partnership with the Ministry of Education continues to make improvements…

Celebrating Success

March 30, 2022

School-wide writing strength has improved by 5% in just 4 weeks and we continue to see progress in all areas of writing.

NCEA Online Seminar

March 30, 2022

The purpose of the seminar is to help parents understand the NCEA requirements at each level and to see how they can support…

Education Perfect Language Championships Awards

March 30, 2022

The Languages Department is so proud of our students and their achievements so far this year. It's only Term 1 and our students…

Student Teachers are here for placement

March 30, 2022

We welcome our new student teachers to Waitakere College

AAC technology giving a voice to our students

March 30, 2022

You may have seen some of our ISC students using an ipad device during their classes. This is a type of Augmentative and…

Solid Gold

March 29, 2022

Happy Birthday to Sue Borich

Follow the prefect Instagram page

March 23, 2022

@42prefects are on Instagram

Class of the week - 9T Science

March 23, 2022

9T Science were one of 4 winners this week

Class of the week - BT's 9HMT

March 23, 2022

BT's 9HMT was one of 4 winning classes this week

Class of the week - 10FRE 83A

March 23, 2022

10FRE 83A were one of 4 winners this week

Class of the week - DRA101

March 23, 2022

DRA101 was one of 4 class winners this week

Level 3 Service Academy Camp 2022

March 23, 2022

Held at Action Matakana, Camp Baker was an epic experience for all

Meet your new Student Board Rep

March 23, 2022

Talofa lava, my name is Sarah Opetaia and I am your new student board of trustees representative for 2022.

Music therapy in ISC

March 22, 2022

Our students are really enjoying their music therapy sessions on Fridays with Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre.

Tamaki Makaurau Poatrawhiti - U17 - Nga Rangatahi representative netball team.

March 21, 2022

Congratulations to the following students for making the team

Our new Communications Administrator

March 17, 2022

Hi I'm Lisa Zidich, I joined the support staff team on Monday the 14th March.

Congratulations Jessica Brooker

March 18, 2022

Congratulations to Jessica Brooker (In 9C ABY) who has read 102,634 words on Reading Plus in the last five weeks!

We've had our best year EVER the International Education Perfect Languages Competition

March 18, 2022

Students participated in 15 languages and achieved AMAZING RESULTS both within New Zealand and internationally.

Year 9 DIGITAL Welcome Google Meet

March 18, 2022

Where your parents and caregivers can meet your teacher

Overdue Library Books

March 17, 2022

Overdue library books from 2021

Welcome to our new DP

March 21, 2022

Welcome to our new Deputy Principal. Congratulations to Jane Coup who now joins our Senior Leadership Team here at Waitakere…

Condolences on the passing of Suliveta Nathan Siaosi

March 15, 2022

It is with sadness that we announce that one of our students, Suliveta Nathan Siaosi, who has been with us since 2020, has…

Circability? Certainly!

March 10, 2022

Our students and staff love their Circability classes. Everyone always has a lot of fun.

This Year’s Head Prefects

March 10, 2022

Congratulations to our newly appointed Head Prefects!

Peer Mentors in Action

March 10, 2022

Our college is richer and stronger because of our dedicated year 12 & 13 Peer Mentors. These leaders meet with a year 9…

Introducing Our Senior Dance Leaders

March 10, 2022

The Dance department is introducing four fantastic senior dance leaders for 2022.

Junior Rugby Academy

March 8, 2022

Junior Rugby Academy is well underway with a strong turnout to start the year.

Winter Sports: Preseason & Development

March 4, 2022

Many of our winter sports teams have begun their programmes, preparing our students for Term 2. We want as many students…

Pasifika Fono

March 3, 2022

“A tatou pulupulu lima fa’atasi, e māmā ai se avega” - Many hands, make light work

The ISC's Fantastic Art

March 2, 2022

This term, some in the ISC have sought to imitate the style and flair of famous Kiwi artist Reuben Paterson.

Next Chapter Parenting Course

March 2, 2022

Next Chapter Parenting is offering individual and group parenting sessions via Zoom.

eBooks - How to Get Connected

March 2, 2022

The school has an excellent library with around 10,000 normal books, however if you are working remotely then the school…

After School Hip Hop Sessions

March 2, 2022

Every Thursday after school, our students are hard at work perfecting their moves.

If you have the dream, we have the pathway

February 28, 2022

Vocational Pathways provides students with fantastic opportunities to explore their career aspirations.

Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

February 25, 2022

Students at Waitākere College took the opportunity to recreate the Auckland Lantern Festival in the classroom.

Good Times for Our ISC Students

February 24, 2022

While our ISC kids were out on their nature walk for topic studies they made a delicious discovery.

Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Kickstart

February 24, 2022

On Monday and Tuesday, our year 12 and 13 Business students attended the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Kickstart event via…

Education Perfect Languages Championships

February 24, 2022

Calling all students who want to participate in this year's Education Perfect Languages Championships.

2022 Pasifika Fono

February 24, 2022

Next Wednesday at 6:30 pm (2nd March), we have our first Pasifika Fono of the year.

Digital ID Cards Are Here (almost)!

February 24, 2022

Due to technical difficulties, getting a digital ID will be a couple of weeks away.

Board of Trustees Student Representative Nominations

February 22, 2022

Want to make a difference at school? Nominate your preferred Student Representative for the Board of Trustees!

Student Leadership: Our 2022 Prefects

February 17, 2022

Our Prefects are an integral part of our school's culture of success. They are the voice of our students, offering their…

Making a Positive Difference

February 17, 2022

The story behind the story: thanks to all who helped our scholarship winners achieve success.

Success at Secondary School Aquathon

February 17, 2022

Congratulations to Charlotte Brown, who placed 3rd at the Secondary School Aquathon (senior girls).

Our Services

February 17, 2022

Here at Waitakere College, we offer a range of services to promote the health and wellbeing (Hauora) of our students.

A Reminder of Protocols for Students at Red Light

February 16, 2022

We encourage all our students to follow these protocols to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

New Staff, Same Purpose

February 11, 2022

On Friday 4th of February, we welcomed a new generation of teachers and staff into the College at our Whare.

Congratulations to Our Scholarship Recipients!

February 10, 2022

What does it take to be the best? Ask these students who rank among the top 3% in their respective subjects.

Year 9 Pōwhiri

February 10, 2022

This week, we welcomed our year 9 students and new teachers with a pōwhiri on the turf.

Our Peer Mentors: Friendly Faces and Helpful Guides

February 10, 2022

Our Peer Mentors completed a two-day training course to help guide year 9 Students through their first year of high school.

Coming Up

February 4, 2022

See what's coming up over the next few weeks in the life of Waitakere College.

Japan Zoom

February 3, 2022

Do you like making friends in other countries? Do you want to get really good at zoom meeting technology and global communication…

Students Back Where They Belong

February 3, 2022

It’s been a long break, but students are finally back where they belong. We welcomed our first students into school on Wednesday,…

Congratulations to Our 2022 Prefects!

February 3, 2022

Waitakere College is proud to present our prefects for this year. These students have been selected for their leadership…

Global Competency Certificate

February 2, 2022

There is an opportunity for a few more students to participate in this 5-week Global Competency Certificate course in March,…

New Year, New Build

February 2, 2022

There have been significant developments around the school, with four new classrooms and ongoing upgrades to the school…

Sport Coaches Wanted

February 2, 2022

Please get in touch with our Director of Sport, Mr Liam Mulrooney, if you are interested in coaching a school sports team.…

Buddies Without Borders – Global Citizenship Project

February 2, 2022

Would you like to meet students overseas and brainstorm ideas for solving challenges that impact us all?

Homestay Hosts for future International Students

February 3, 2022

Are you interested in becoming a Homestay Host for future International Students?

Newsletter Issue 1 | Term 1 | 27 January 2022

February 2, 2022

2022 - Here We Go

YES Success!

November 28, 2021

Newsletter Issue 25 | Term 3 | 12 September, 2021

September 13, 2021

Bring Out The Best Of Us

Newsletter Issue 24 | Term 3 | 4 September, 2021

September 13, 2021

Aroha, Manawanui & Matauranga - You Got This!

Newsletter Issue 22 | Term 3 | 15 August, 2021

August 22, 2021

The 'Money Term' Continues

Newsletter Issue 21 | Term 3 | 08 August, 2021

August 11, 2021

Term 3 - The 'Money Term'

Open Evening 2021

August 1, 2021

Open Evening 2021

Year 11 International Cultural Market Days

July 16, 2021

Year 11 International Cultural Market Days

Matariki 2021

July 14, 2021

Matariki 2021

Changing Minds - 2021 Waitākere College School Show

June 23, 2021

Changing Minds - 2021 Waitākere College School Show

Newsletter Issue 15 | Term 2 | 13 June, 2021

June 13, 2021

Looking After Our Wider Whanau

Newsletter Issue 13 | Term 2 | 30 May, 2021

May 31, 2021

Time To Assess - Prepare Well

Newsletter Issue 12 | Term 2 | 23 May, 2021

May 25, 2021

Gratitude Determines Your Altitude

Newsletter Issue 10 | Term 2 | 9 May, 2021

May 14, 2021

Term 2 - Academic, Sporting, Social, And Arts Opportunities Are Our Norm

Newsletter Issue 09 | Term 1 | 25 April, 2021

May 14, 2021

A Solid Term Of Education, Events And Learning

Newsletter Issue 08 | Term 1 | 11 April, 2021

May 14, 2021

Last Week Before Break - Keep Striving

Newsletter Issue 07 | Term 1 | 04 April, 2021

May 14, 2021

Working Together To Achieve Success

Newsletter Issue 05 | Term 1 | 21 March, 2021

March 22, 2021

Celebrating Success

Newsletter Issue 04 | Term 1 | 13 March, 2021

March 13, 2021

Restart And Refocus

Newsletter Issue 03 | Term 1 | 27 February, 2021

March 13, 2021

Waitākere College Communications - For Success

SCHOOL OPEN at Level 2 - Monday 8 March 2021

March 5, 2021

SCHOOL OPEN at Level 2 - Monday 8 March 2021

Year 9 BBQ Cancelled

February 22, 2021

Year 9 BBQ Cancelled

Athletics Moved To 26th February

February 22, 2021

Athletics Moved To 26th February

Newsletter Issue 02 | Term 1 | 20 February, 2021

February 22, 2021

Newsletter Issue 02 | Term 1 | 20 February, 2021

Photo Booth For Mental Health Week

October 9, 2020

Photo Booth For Mental Health Week

Student Rep For Board Of Trustees

October 9, 2020

Student Rep For Board Of Trustees

Celebrating Tuvaluan Language Week

October 9, 2020

Celebrating Tuvaluan Language Week

Sign Language Week

October 9, 2020

Sign Language Week

Hauora/Wellbeing

October 9, 2020

Hauora/Wellbeing

Senior Student Workshops

October 9, 2020

Senior Student Workshops

International Department Farewell

October 9, 2020

International Department Farewell

Intra School Basketball 2020

October 9, 2020

Intra School Basketball 2020

Term 3 Book Battle - Results

October 9, 2020

Term 3 Book Battle - Results

Attendance Award

October 9, 2020

Attendance Award

Te Reo Māori Week

October 9, 2020

Te Reo Māori Week

Assessment Week October 14 - 21

October 9, 2020

Assessment Week October 14 - 21

Building Academy Talent

October 9, 2020

Building Academy Talent

Mental Health Week September 23rd - 27th

October 9, 2020

Mental Health Week September 23rd - 27th

Masks @ Waitakere

October 9, 2020

Masks @ Waitakere

Tongan Language Week

October 9, 2020

Tongan Language Week

Changes To NZQA Credits

October 9, 2020

Changes To NZQA Credits

Joshua Naylor - Librarian

October 9, 2020

Joshua Naylor - Librarian

Moana Masks

October 9, 2020

Moana Masks

Senior Student Tutorials, Workshops and Drop-ins

October 9, 2020

Senior Student Tutorials, Workshops and Drop-ins

ISC Rm 2 Made Their Own Masks

October 9, 2020

ISC Rm 2 Made Their Own Masks

ISC Have A New Van!

October 9, 2020

ISC Have A New Van!

"Welcome Back" A Message from your 2020 Prefects

September 1, 2020

"Welcome Back" A Message From Your 2020 Prefects

Covid19 Actions in L3 & L2

August 27, 2020

Covid19 Actions in L3 & L2

Waitakere College Sports Captains

August 27, 2020

Waitakere College Sports Captains

Futures Expo 2020

August 27, 2020

Futures Expo 2020

Engineering Student Work Success

August 27, 2020

Engineering Student Work Success

Learner Licence Testing Success

August 27, 2020

Learner Licence Testing Success

Cook Island Week

August 27, 2020

Cook Island Week

Mr Shanahan's Class Of The Week T2W3

August 27, 2020

Mr Shanahan's Class Of The Week T2W3

Polynesian Panthers

August 27, 2020

Polynesian Panthers

L2 Geo

August 27, 2020

L2 Geo

10HMT Wood Class

August 27, 2020

10HMT Wood Class

Environmental Project

August 27, 2020

Environmental Project

Mr Shanahan's Class Of The Week T3W2

August 27, 2020

Mr Shanahan's Class Of The Week T3W2

12SVA Leadership Camp

August 27, 2020

12SVA Leadership Camp

Whakapiki Ake

August 27, 2020

Whakapiki Ake

Under 18 Combine

August 27, 2020

Under 18 Combine

10 A Netball

August 27, 2020

10 A Netball

New Beginnings

August 27, 2020

New Beginnings

Mr Shanahan's Class Of The Week T3W1

August 27, 2020

Mr Shanahan's Class Of The Week T3W1

Front Of School Changes

August 27, 2020

Front Of School Changes

Mr Shanahan's Class Of The Week T2W12

August 27, 2020

Mr Shanahan's Class Of The Week T2W12

Food Drive

August 27, 2020

Food Drive

Unity At Waitakere College

August 27, 2020

Unity At Waitakere College

Reading Star!

August 11, 2020

Reading Star!

Miss Parbhoo's Social Studies Top Project

August 11, 2020

Miss Parbhoo's Social Studies Top Project

Food For Life

August 11, 2020

Food For Life

Waitakere College Annual Dance Showcare

July 23, 2020

Waitakere College Annual Dance Showcare

Whanau Hui 2020

June 19, 2020

You are invited to a fun and informal evening, celebrating Matariki and Māori student success.

Health News

June 19, 2020

REMINDER: Flu season is here! If your child is unwell, please keep them at home and let us know by phoning 09 836 7890 and…

Science In Action

June 19, 2020

Every Wednesday morning, the Science department open their doors and hold workshops for students. This was the first week…

Mr Shanahan's Class Of The Week

June 19, 2020

Mr Shanahan's Class Of The Week