Waimea College, Nelson New Zealand

WelcomeNau Mai, Haere Mai. Greetings and welcome to Waimea College

Waimea College is committed to providing a high-quality Secondary School education for its students in the Nelson/Tasman Region and emphasises the importance of achieving personal standards of excellence in academic, sporting, cultural and recreational activities.

Waimea College opened their Richmond School Campus in 1957 and is very proud of the reputation it has established for providing opportunities for its students to experience success both in and beyond the classroom.

Our High School offers Secondary School education opportunities for International Students studying in and wanting to experience New Zealand and the Nelson/Tasman Region.

The College combines excellent facilities and a progressive curriculum with values such as house spirit, pride in the school and high expectations of performance and behaviour. These values are reflected in the school motto Semper Contendite (Always Strive).


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Upcoming events

  • Subject Confirmation for all Year 12 & 13 Students: 27 & 28 January 202028 Jan 2020
  • Year 9, 13, Special Education, OnTrack and All New Students attend: 29 January 202029 Jan 2020
  • All Year 9 & Year 13 Students attend school: 30 January 202030 Jan 2020
  • School Starts for Year 10 & Year 11 Students: 31 January 202031 Jan 2020
  • Year 9 & Year 13 Students school as normal: 31 January 202031 Jan 2020
  • Nelson Anniversary Day (school closed): 3 February 202003 Feb 2020
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