Waimea College



The curriculum at Waimea College is extensive enabling our students to formulate their own unique learning opportunities in order to provide opportunities for them to expand their vision and enjoy success. This will help them to develop positive attitudes that will encourage further study, training and life-long learning.

At the junior level the curriculum has a number of compulsory subjects from the eight learning areas of the National Curriculum. In addition, students have the opportunity to select from a range of option and enrichment subjects to complete their programme.

In the senior school, students select more specialised subjects in preparation for a career, further training or tertiary study.  We aim to have our students leave school with a nationally recognised qualification. We also cater for different individual abilities and needs through our extension, support and special education programmes.

The College offers all students:

  • a comprehensive range of subjects from Year 9 to Year 13 leading to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Levels 1, 2 and 3.
  • a 21st century curriculum that is engaging & responsive to students’ needs
  • Trades Academy & Vocational Pathway options
  • technology rich curriculum delivery including BYOD
  • additional opportunities to accelerate and extend any special abilities through our Gifted and Talented programme
  • in need of additional assistance with their learning, specialised support through our student support network.


Waimea College News & Events

Upcoming Events

  • TSS Jnr Tennis: Tuesday 12 November 201912 Nov 2019
  • TSS T20 Cricket: Wednesday 13 November – Thursday 14 November 201914 Nov 2019
  • Rotoiti Camp (9C, 9N, 9Q): Monday 11 November – Friday 15 November15 Nov 2019
  • International Week (Outdoor Education): Monday 11 November – Friday 15 November 201915 Nov 2019
  • TSS Volleyball Div 2: Friday 15 November 201915 Nov 2019
  • Year 8 Orientation Day: Friday 15 November 201915 Nov 2019
  • TSS Jnr Ki O Rahi: Wednesday 20 November 201920 Nov 2019
  • Rotoiti Camp (9T, 9E): Monday 25 November – Friday 29 November 201922 Nov 2019
  • SISS Volleyball: Monday 25 November – Friday 29 November 201929 Nov 2019
  • Newsletter distributed: Friday 29 November 201929 Nov 2019
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