Waitākere College


Orientation information:

International Student Orientation Dates 2024:

  • 1 February 2024 - 9:00am - 12:30pm 
  • 2 February 2024 - 9:00am - 12:30pm

Our orientation will cover everything that you will need to know as an International Student studying here. 


  • If you are here for longer than one term, you will sit an English test and the Academic Adviser will help you arrange a suitable course of study if you are studying for one year or longer.
  • You will learn the system for using the school internet and facilities - you will need a personal laptop or Chromebook for daily classes. Please note NO ipads or tablets. 


  • School uniform and rules, rights and expectations, and personnel you need to know
  • Use of a school diary, schedules and timetable
  • Optional extra-curricular activities 

Living in New Zealand:

  • Homestay information
  • Safety & Wellbeing
  • Transport
  • Opening a bank account if you are studying for longer than one term
  • Please ensure you have an NZ mobile phone number, kept in credit

You will be matched with a "Kiwi Buddy" who will help you settle into life at Waitake College.

Term Dates 2024:
Term 1 Wed 7th Feb - Fri 12th Apr
Term 2 Mon 29th Apr - Fri 5th Jul
Term 3 Mon 22nd Jul - Fri 27th Sep
Term 4 Mon 14th Oct - Thurs 5th Dec