Welcome!

WELCOME BACK 2016

Friday 5 February    All Year 9   8.40am  Full Day  Powhiri Year 9 and Year 13
Tuesday 9 February  All Levels  Full Timetable


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OUTSTANDING NCEA RESULTS!!

Merit/Excellence Endorsements:

Up at ALL Levels (Levels 1, 2 and 3)

NCEA Level 1, 2, 3 and University Entrance

All above 2015 Results

All above National Averages

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2015 JUNIOR PRIZEWINNERS

Junior Dux

Nishan Shrestha

 

Highest Achiever Year 9

Jake Starrs

 

Most Outstanding Pupil Year 9

Geena Rawson

 

Most Outstanding Pupil Year 10

Dajah Heeni-McIver

For full prizelist please see sidebar of this webpage.

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UNESCO LIVING HERITAGE AWARD

Representatives from Waitakere College receive their UNESCO Living Heritage Award at Te Papa in Wellington in October for the creation of our website
"A College of Many Cultures".
Pictured from left, Barbara Craig (2020 Trustee), Waitakere College students Bronte Watkin, Aswinan Vimalathas, Deputy Principal Shona Smith and Ian McKinnon (UNESCO NZ).

Click here to view "A College of Many Cultures"

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    Waitakere College is a successful co-educational

New Zealand Secondary School located in Henderson

in the heart of West Auckland.

The three key elements of the Waitakere Way - Learning, Caring and Respect  - guide our planning to ensure that each student is able to 'be the best they can be'.

As a college, we are ahead of the national averages for Merit and Excellence awards in Level 1, 2 and 3 NCEA and the Scholarships examination.

Courses on offer cater for the variety of student needs, from local students' learning an international language to international students learning English for pathways to university.

Download our 2015 Prospectus from this web-site to read about what we stand for and the programmes on offer. 

The Education Review Office has given Waitakere College a very positive report following their most

recent visit in March 2014:

 

The school is well placed to sustain and improve its performance because:

  • The board has a clear focus on raising student achievement, and ongoing improvement

  • Ongoing analyses of student achievement data are well used to inform interventions and initiatives to address any identified issues

  • Experienced school leadership, led by a skilled principal, has a cohesive focus on improving

    Student achievement for all students, with a focus on learners needing additional support to be successful

  • Teachers support the school’s direction for improvement and benefit from responsive professional learning opportunities

  • The performance management system, especially for teachers, is focused on developing consistency across the school so that teachers implement the school’s agreed teaching and learning practices

  • There are increasing levels of community support and involvement

  • The school demonstrates its commitment to success for all students in an inclusive

  • Environment that celebrates its diversity.”                     

                                                                                                 Waitakere College Education Review Report 2104

The full report can be read at www.ero.govt.nz

Initiatives for Year 9/10 Students

    • Weekly report cards to update academic progress

    • Gifted and Talented programme 'Shine" for very able students

    • Performing Arts programme

    • Targeted literacy classes to assist students

    • Accelerated programmes to do NCEA

    • Sports Academies

    • Opportunity to compete in many sporting and cultural activities 

      Initiatives for Year 11/12/13 students

  • Achievers' Assemblies acknowledging seniors who achieve in their year group

  • After school homework centre with tutors

  • Academic Monitoring and Mentoring of NCEA progress throughout each year to ensure success

  • Vocational Pathways programme including Academies leading to apprenticeships and tertiary institutions

  • Leadership opportunities via sports, mentoring and cultural activities

     

 

 "Achievement for All".   

Congratulations to Reece Skelley – Dux Litterarum 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitakere College now has a blog in commemoration of our 40 year reunion, visit the blog at waitakerecollegereunion.co.nz and view our 40 year reunion event on Facebook