Your Place to Excel

Welcome to your place

Nau mai ki tō kāinga ako

At Waimea College we work hard to place our students at the centre of everything we do. Our co-educational college has all the advantages that come with being one of the South Island’s largest secondary schools, yet we offer the warmth and encouragement of a small school.

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So many opportunities to learn

The huge range of opportunities available at Waimea College is what sets us apart.
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Become the best version of you

At Waimea College we recognise that you are a special and unique individual and believe you deserve nothing less than our very best efforts, every hour of every day.

Become the best version of you

At Waimea College we recognise that you are a special and unique individual and believe you deserve nothing less than our very best efforts, every hour of every day.
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Where you belong

Being part of Waimea College is being part of a wider school community. It is a community for you to belong and where you are welcomed and accepted for who you are and for your unique contribution.
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International

At Waimea College we are proud of our richly diverse student body and we warmly welcome international students from around the world.

Community Education

Waimea College Adult and Community Education aims to offer a wide range of interesting, educational, fun and affordable courses to members of our community.

The outdoor classroom

In close proximity to three National Parks, our region is an adventure-seekers’ paradise. It provides an incredible classroom for all students to experience exhilarating outdoor activities through our extensive Outdoor Education programme.

“There are many opportunities to get involved in a variety of sports and excel in your chosen sport. At Waimea College you can choose from a large range of sports, extra-curricular or other areas that interest you.”

Hayden, Year 10

“Waimea College has a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, where students have a sense of belonging. Help is always available and there is an unspoken code between us: We always look out for each other.”

Cassie, Year 11

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