Waitākere College

Clubs and Groups

Meet new friends, enjoy your passions or discover a new interest with our range of clubs and groups.

There are lots of new groups and opportunities that require sign-up at the start of the year so please keep an eye on the Daily Pānui 
Opportunities such as joining polyfest, cultural groups, kapa haka, sports teams, becoming a librarian, orchestra, auditions for school shows and more! 
Any changes to scheduled groups will also be posted to the Daily Pānui  

                    Chess ClubChessCome learn, play, practice, or compete in chess. All people, all levels welcome. Don’t know how to play? We’ll teach you!
Where: Library
When: Wednesdays and Thursdays at lunch.
Contact: Mr Thomas   [email protected]

            Need help with Maths?Greg Rosenke Djwvzy4pkgu UnsplashMaths teachers will be available to help you with your homework, any in-class work you didn't quite 'get', and assist with studying for upcoming assessments and exams.

Who: All students welcome, Just turn up.
Where: School, B12
When: Every Wednesday 3.15pm - 4pm 

Waitākere Book Club If you love reading books, talking about books, and learning about new books, come along to the library, bring a book you are reading, or an old favourite and think of three things you could say about it to the group.
Who: All students welcome
Where: School Library
When: Lunchtime on Thursdays

Waitak Board Gamers ClubPromo Poster

Who: All welcome
The Library
When: Every Tuesday at lunchtime
Mrs Turner
[email protected]


Enjoy playing instrumental music with other students. We play film music, classical music, and popular themes.
Who: Need to be playing an orchestral instrument. Need some experience.
Where: School, Music Department M1
When: Every Wednesday 3:10 - 4:30 P.M

                       Philosophy ClubIstockphoto 172202424 612x612Have you ever wondered how you can be certain you can know anything for sure? How to treat others in the right way? Why you think, therefore you are? If you're interested in discussing these and other questions and being introduced to some of the great names and ideas of philosophy. Who: Years 12 & 13
Where: School, A3
When: Every Friday at 3.15pm
Contact: Mr Marshall  

Waitak LGBTQI+ ClubLgbtq

Who: All staff and students are welcome! Come and create a safe place and supportive space for rainbow staff and students.
Where: C3
When: Tuesday Lunchtime
Contact: Mr Farquhar
[email protected]

Pasifika Study NestTapa Cloth Samoan

Who: Year 11-13 Pasifika Students to study, catch up on school work, get their credits up to date. Staff from most subjects are there to help each week. Students at Nu’utoa - Med Sci, TAPA, MATES
Where: School, C Block
When: Every Wednesday 3:15pm - 4:30pm 

Hip Hop DanceHip Hop

Free dance classes run by ZEAL.
Who: Anyone can join. Please bring comfy clothes you can move in/PE gear and a drink bottle.
Where: School, Dra 2
When: Every Monday 3.30pm - 4.30pm

       Film Photography Club
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Who: Open to all students
When: Friday's after school and Wednesday's at lunch
Contact: Mr Kearney in the Art department

                        Be A Kiwi BuddyInternational StudentsWe have new international students arriving throughout the year who may be feeling a bit lost and confused, who would love you to take them around the school and show them how to get involved in school life.
When & Where: Come to M3 at intervals and lunchtimes to meet them!
Contact Ms Taurere
[email protected]

Environmental Council Environment Club

Who: Keen on making it a clean and green world? Join the Environmental council to discuss the various ways in which we can do this.
When & Where: B6 on Thursdays at lunchtime.
Contact: For any questions please see Miss Knox-Coupe or Dr Ray. 

  Knitting & Crochet Club
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Who: All students & staff are welcome. If you are a beginner, advanced or just curious about learning a new hobby. Bring a project you are working on or just yourself and we'll have supplies for you to play around with.
When & Where: T6, Monday lunchtimes.
Contact: Miss Daffurn

                    Ball CommitteeBall Committee

The Ball Committee designs and creates the Year 12 & 13 School Ball each year. They decide on the theme, feel, music, food and decorations for the night.
Ball Committee is made up of year 13 students and a couple of year 12s.
Miss McFall will advertise through google form in term 1 so keep your eyes peeled on your school emails for the link.

PSSPPeer Support Contact Ms Jarbeau [email protected] 

There are lots of new groups and opportunities that require sign-up at the start of the year so please keep an eye on the Daily Pānui Here 
Opportunities such as joining Polyfest, pasifika groups, kapa haka, sports teams, becoming a librarian, orchestra, sports teams and so many more!