Growing Future Leaders
We foster and develop the leadership capabilities that many students possess through mentoring and workshops. At every year level you are given opportunities that enable you to reach your leadership potential and develop into a future leader.
— Piper, Year 13
Senior Leadership Opportunities
The Student Leadership Team includes an elected representative to the Board of Trustees, six Head Students and eight House Captains.
A variety of senior leadership positions are available to you including but not limited to:
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
- International Student Support
- Student Ambassadors
- Special Education Captains
Our senior student leaders have a significant part to play in leading school assemblies, representing the College in the community and as role models to the wider school.
Junior Leadership Opportunities
In Year 10 there is a strong Junior Leadership programme which starts with a camp and culminates in an end-of-year trip to Wellington. Over the year students are encouraged to develop their leadership potential in their peer group and within Waimea College.
In our junior school you will also have the opportunity to be involved and participate in community activities such as ANZAC Day, Big Brothers Big Sisters at local primary and intermediate schools, wheelchair dancing, Tea & Tech with AgeConnect and Special Education events.
Activities such as Stage Challenge are run entirely by students and showcase their leadership skills as well as talent. In Year 10 Waimea College holds an Enterprise for Education (E4E) event over two days that is entirely run by students. It is based around a theme and is a wonderful opportunity for students to show what they are capable of when given support and the opportunity to shine.
Students have the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh programme, and to represent their year level on the Student Council.
So be inspired …
“School leaders collaboratively develop, pursue and enact the school’s vision and targets for equity and excellence. Their well considered strategic approach is consultative and inclusive.”
— ERO Report
Board of Trustees Student Representative
Hillary House – Matt Anderson, Alice Ingram, Brooklyn Logan
Sheppard House – Ella Ranson, Skye van Zyl, Keegan Williams
Cooper House – Haylee Gardiner, Greta Meikle, Marcus Peattie
Rutherford House – Ella Calder, Daniel Crimp, Jessie Black
Performing Arts Captains
Performing Arts Mentors
International Peer Support
International Student Leaders
Special Ed Captains
Special Ed Leaders
Ellie Taylor – Co-ordinator