Minister of Education Nikki Kay has just announced that Waitakeintro imagere College is a finalist in the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards in two categories:

  • Excellence in Leading – Atakura
  • Excellence in Teaching and learning – Atatū
These Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling. “ We have been on a journey to accelerate student achievement over the past five years,” said Acting Principal Shona Smith.  We felt that the time was right to highlight the rising tide of success over the past four years not only in NCEA but also in terms of creating a culture where teachers have the will and the capacity to make a difference for their students.”

This has also been recognised also by the Education Review Office, whose final report on their February 2017 visit will shortly be published.

To read more about the selected finalists, click here

For more recent news stories about Waitakere College, click here


Waitakere College is a successful mid-sized secondary school located in the heart of West Auckland.