About our school

Welcome – Nau Mai, Haere Mai. Greetings and welcome to Waimea College

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, encouragement and intimacy of a small school.

We strive to develop well-rounded, confident young adults who are equipped for our modern and changing world.

Our school has a culture where we do not rest until every student in our care is engaged and achieving. We believe that every student, every day, in every class deserves our very best effort and we strive to make sure that we live up to this expectation.

At Waimea College we are proud of our students, our staff and our facilities. We are also proud of our modern student-centred curriculum that is technology rich and responsive to the needs of our students.

Waimea College is a vibrant, and lively school. We know that student success can take many forms and all of these are valuable. Some will shine in the classroom, some on the sports field and some in the arts. An emphasis on holistic education ensures that students at Waimea College can discover and follow their passion to experience success in any field.

While providing outstanding academic education is our core business, our focus is also on developing strong citizens that will flourish in both the local community and on the world stage. Our graduates have a sense of community, and service and the ability to relate to and work with others, including those socially and culturally diverse.

We are proud that parents both locally and from around the world entrust us with the care and education of 1600 teens every day. Our school works hard to meet the expectations and deliver upon the aspirations of our community. We aspire to be the school of choice for every family in our community.

We very much look forward to meeting each of you, to developing a successful partnership with you, and to working together in the common pursuit of success for every student.

Semper Contendite

Scott Haines


Waimea College News & Events

Upcoming Events

  • Head Student Assembly: 23 September 2020 – Cancelled23 Sep 2020
  • Arts Week: 21 – 25 September – Cancelled25 Sep 2020
  • House Song: 25 September 2020 – Cancelled25 Sep 2020
  • End of Term 3: 25 September 202025 Sep 2020
  • Start of Term 4: 12 October 202012 Oct 2020
  • Year 12 Semi Formal: 15 October 202015 Oct 2020
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