Update: Sunday 21 August

Aug 20, 2022

Waimea College open Monday 22 August

Kia ora koutou,

Our thoughts are with those in our school and wider community personally impacted by the recent flooding. Please continue to reach out to us if you need help and we will support you in any way we can.

The Waimea College campus has managed the heavy volume of rain well. A big thank you to our caretaker, Richard Powley, who was out in the weather keeping our drains clear and to the roading contractors, emergency services and others in our community who worked hard to keep us all safe. 

Waimea College reopens Monday 22 August

Weather warnings for our region are no longer in place and the worst of the weather event looks to be behind us.

We have have completed an assessment of our school property/grounds, Civil Defence information, Ministry of Education advice, bus transport availability and staff availability. Following this risk assessment we have determined that it is safe for Waimea College to re-open tomorrow, Monday 22 August.

Nelson-Tasman Civil Defence have requested that, where possible, students walk or cycle to school, or car-pool to reduce additional traffic on the roads. 

Bus Update

Our school bus provider have advised that they expect to be able to operate normally tomorrow, however we will let you know if anything changes. 

We understand that it may still be difficult for a small number of students to physically attend school tomorrow. If your teen is unable to attend we will do our best to support them via Online Learning. Please remember to advise the attendance office if your teen can’t get to school. 

Mayoral Relief Fund & Daffodil Day Casual Clothing Fundraiser: Friday 26 August

We’re holding a casual clothing day this Friday 26 August to raise funds for the Nelson-Tasman Mayoral Relief Fund and the Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Day appeal. We would be very grateful of your support for these two great causes. 

We look forward to reconnecting with students again tomorrow. 

Ngā mihi nui,

Scott Haines


By Scott Haines