International students are able to enjoy many different activities as well as their studies.
There are opportunities for:

  • Leadership
  • Sport
  • Arts and Culture

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International Students’ trip

Each year, students have the opportunity to enjoy a trip organised by the international staff. This is often to a scenic part of New Zealand or areas of interest close to Auckland city.

Senior school ball

All Year 12 and 13 students have the opportunity to attend the Senior School Ball, a highlight of social life in the senior school.

Dress is formal. Students can bring evening wear with them to NZ, but local help is available with dress arrangements.


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