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STUDENTS GIVEN ROYAL PARDON FOR EXAMS
Prince Charles gave students permission to blame him for poor exam performance during his tour of the Spirit of Adventure vessel at Princes Wharf, Auckland on Tuesday.
Forty Year 10 students from four schools crowded the deck of the vessel to shake hands and chat with Prince Charles. They had just returned to dock after 4 days sailing.
Pictured above, seated, are students from Waitakere College.
Pictured, chatting with Prince Charles, on our banner, is Tyla Stone (Year 10).
Waitakere College student Laura Garner gets a mention in the NZ Herald.
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CONGRATULATIONS to OUR SENIOR PRIZEWINNERS
For a complete list of prizewinners see our Information Sidebar
CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS (Joint) of
TE TAUMATA TOI
Our Supreme Award for Artistic and Cultural Endeavour.
Chris Moore Molly Fausett
CONGRATULATIONS to ELEKANA KENI
Our New STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE for the BOARD of TRUSTEES 2015/2016
YEAR 9 2016 ENROLMENTS
For important enrolment dates and information click here
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
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