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College Facilities

Waimea College is a multi-course, co-educational secondary school with a roll of 1500+ students. Our College has a proud tradition of success in academic, cultural and sporting endeavours. 

Our College occupies attractive park-like grounds that provide a relaxed and spacious environment for our students. We are well equipped with specialist facilities, advanced technology and equipment. There is a spacious assembly hall, performing arts suite, well-resourced International Students Centre, computer pods and specialist rooms for Materials Technology, Graphics and Art. Our spacious grounds include an area for raising plants in the Biotechnology Department. Our school kiosk is centrally located and has won Heartbeat Awards for its selection of modestly-priced, healthy, wholesome food.




80 Classrooms 

8 Science Laboratories 

ESOL Classroom 

5 Computer Suites 

Specialist Art and Graphics Equipment 

Music and Performing Arts Suite 

Assembly Hall 



Very Large Grounds 

Swimming Pool 

2 Gymnasiums

2 Soccer Fields

2 Rugby Fields

Weight Training Room

3 Tennis Courts

3 Outdoor Basketball Courts


Current News

Leaver's Day

4 December

All Senior's must collect Reports, return any library books and complete the sign out process. 



Congratulations to our students awarded prizes at our annual prizegivings.  


The Senior Academic Prizegiving was another wonderful showcase of talented students.  


Congratulations to our 2014 Dux Florence Wilson and Proxime Accessit Anton Jelinek.

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We were entertained by the College Orchestra, Camerata Choir and Jazz Band and thank our guest speaker Dr Susie Wood for her interesting and motivational presentation.


Mr Ching was given a standing ovation of thanks for his service to the College over the past 12 years by parents, students and staff.  At the closing of the ceremony the student body performed a passionate Haka in his honour.


Term 4 Examinations


Junior Examinations commence Tuesday 21 October to Friday 24 October.


NCEA Examinations will commence on Friday 7 November 2014  to Tuesday 2 December.   Refer to the NZQA website for the up to date timetable




Prizegiving Ceremonies - Waimea College Hall


Parents and Caregivers are welcome to attend:


Sports Awards evening  Wednesday 15 October at 7.00pm (Please be seated by 6.50pm)


Arts Awards evening Thursday 16 October at 7.00pm (Please be seated by 6.50pm)


Principal's Prizegiving Wednesday 29 October at 11.30am (Please be seated by 11.20am) 


Senior Academic Prizegiving Wednesday 5 November 1pm (Please be seated by 12.50pm)

Note Parents of major prize winners at the Senior Academic Prizegiving will receive a personal invite.

If you are unable to attend and would like to watch it we will be live streaming via this link:



Junior Prizegiving Tuesday 9 December 11.00am (Please be seated by 10.50am)

Selling your home?

The ASB bank will give $500 as a donation to participating schools if you take out a new home loan over $150 000 before December 31st. Click here to find out more.

The School Day


Form Time                  8.45am - 8.55am


Period 1                      8.55am - 9.55am

Period 2                      9.55am - 10.55am


Break 1                     10.55am - 11.20am


Period 3                    11.20am - 12.20pm

Period 4                    12.20pm - 1.20pm


Break 2                       1.20pm - 2.10pm


Period 5                      2.10pm - 3.10pm



Parent Portal

Parent Portal is ready to use, the link is just above this on the top right hand side under the quick links & e-links tab!

Ever wonder how Waimea College looked 40 years ago? With the Nelson Photo News you can search past editions and catch a glimpse of how things were... and maybe even a photo of you in your prime.