Waitākere College
Meat and Greet at the Year 9 BBQ
Meat and Greet at the Year 9 BBQ

February 23, 2024

Amidst the excitement of a new school year, families gathered at school for a fun and informative evening. Read More
Classical Studies Scholarship Win
Classical Studies Scholarship Win

February 22, 2024

Immense pride as another student, Wonjun Cho receives a Classical Studies Scholarship! Read More
Waitākere College 2024 Prefects
Waitākere College 2024 Prefects

February 21, 2024

Kudos to the 18 prefects selected for 2024! Read More
Visual Arts Scholarship Success
Visual Arts Scholarship Success

February 20, 2024

The Visual Art department is very proud to announce that three students received scholarships in the Visual Arts Painting,… Read More
Students Step Up to Assist a Stranger in Need
Students Step Up to Assist a Stranger in Need

February 16, 2024

A little kindness goes a long way Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

February 16, 2024

Each week we have new words and phrases, practise these with your child for the week ahead Read More
Healthy School Lunches Programme Ka Ora, Ka Ako
Healthy School Lunches Programme Ka Ora, Ka Ako

February 15, 2024

Waitākere College is pleased to continue with the Healthy School Lunches Programme to provide lunches to every student,… Read More
My Journey at the Rotary Science and Technology Forum
My Journey at the Rotary Science and Technology Forum

February 15, 2024

Written by Anu Bayarsaikhan, Year 13 Read More
New Staff - Mandarin Language Assistant (MLA)
New Staff - Mandarin Language Assistant (MLA)

February 14, 2024

We welcome Miss Cher Song who joins us from Hebei Read More
WALSH Trust Community Support
WALSH Trust Community Support

February 14, 2024

Were you impacted by the 2023 floods? If so, are you in need of support? Read More
Picking Students Up From School
Picking Students Up From School

February 8, 2024

Important information Read More
Last Years Big Day In
Last Years Big Day In

February 8, 2024

Celebrated on the last day of school in 2023, the Big Day In was a huge success! Read More
Counselling Support at Waitākere College
Counselling Support at Waitākere College

February 8, 2024

At Waitākere College we have three counsellors available to meet with students. Read More
Book of the Week - Impossible Creatures by Katherine Rundell
Book of the Week - Impossible Creatures by Katherine Rundell

February 8, 2024

Get your weekend reading in with next week's book of the week! Read More
We Welcome 22 New International Students to Waitākere College!
We Welcome 22 New International Students to Waitākere College!

February 7, 2024

Hailing from Japan, Cambodia, China, and Sri Lanka, we warmly welcome our newest additions. Read More
Book Of The Week - Small Steps By Louis Sachar
Book Of The Week - Small Steps By Louis Sachar

December 7, 2023

Your summer reading sorted with our last book of the week for 2023! Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

December 1, 2023

Learn these words and phrases for week 9 Read More
Welcome to Our New International Director
Welcome to Our New International Director

December 1, 2023

Arifah Wright joins the team Read More
Book of the Week - PATU by Gavin Bishop
Book of the Week - PATU by Gavin Bishop

November 23, 2023

A large-format, stunning visual history of the New Zealand Wars of the 1800s, suitable for children and adults, by the multiple-award-winning… Read More
Mr Shanahan’s CLASS Of The Week 20th - 24th Nov 2023
Mr Shanahan’s CLASS Of The Week 20th - 24th Nov 2023

November 23, 2023

Year 11 Drama are this week's winners! Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

November 17, 2023

Learn these words and phrases for week 7 Read More
Book Of The Week - ASSAULT by Brian Falkner
Book Of The Week - ASSAULT by Brian Falkner

November 14, 2023

Book one of the series Recon Team Angel Read More
Game, Set, Success!
Game, Set, Success!

November 9, 2023

Tennis at Waitākere College Read More
Book of the Week - Matilda by Roald Dahl
Book of the Week - Matilda by Roald Dahl

November 8, 2023

The much-loved Roald Dahl story, updated for a whole new generation of readers with an exciting new interior design and… Read More
Upcoming ISC Celebration
Upcoming ISC Celebration

November 2, 2023

The ISC looks forward to inviting past and present students, parents, teachers, support staff and work experience providers… Read More
Book of the Week - The Chalice of the Gods by Rick Riordan
Book of the Week - The Chalice of the Gods by Rick Riordan

November 1, 2023

A brand new Percy Jackson adventure! Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

October 31, 2023

Learn these words and phrases in preparation for week 6 Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

October 27, 2023

Learn these words and phrases for week 4 Read More
Senior Guide to End of Year
Senior Guide to End of Year

October 26, 2023

Important information for all Years 11, 12 & 13 students Read More
Give Athletics a Go this Summer!
Give Athletics a Go this Summer!

October 25, 2023

Want to learn new skills, get outdoors, and have fun? The skills you learn in athletics are the perfect foundation for almost… Read More
Waitākere West Basketball Trials
Waitākere West Basketball Trials

October 25, 2023

Waitākere West Auckland Basketball are excited to announce the 2024 Trials for U16, U18, and U20 age groups. Read More
Book Of The Week - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Book Of The Week - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

October 25, 2023

One of the bestselling books of the 21st century with over 6 million copies sold. Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

October 20, 2023

Click here to also see the words of the week Read More
Book of the Week - Brainjack by Brian Falkner
Book of the Week - Brainjack by Brian Falkner

October 18, 2023

Another terrifying sci-fi page-turner from Brian Falkner. Read More
Sports Awards Winners
Sports Awards Winners

October 18, 2023

At the end of term 3 we held the annual sports awards dinner to recognise and celebrate the talented individuals and teams… Read More
23rd Annual Waitākere Diwali Mela
23rd Annual Waitākere Diwali Mela

October 17, 2023

Get ready for a day filled with Diwali festivities at this free community event Read More
Play Volleyball This Summer
Play Volleyball This Summer

October 17, 2023

With Auckland Central Volleyball Club Read More
Students Explore the Ancient Wonders
Students Explore the Ancient Wonders

October 17, 2023

A Journey Through Greece and Italy. Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

October 13, 2023

Learn these words and phrases in preparation for week 2 Read More
A Reminder On Reporting an Absence
A Reminder On Reporting an Absence

October 12, 2023

To report an absence please phone the main line 09 836 7890 and select ‘1’ to leave a message. Clearly state the name of… Read More
Book Of The Week - The Light We Carry By Michelle Obama
Book Of The Week - The Light We Carry By Michelle Obama

October 11, 2023

The powerful, insightful follow-up to the critically acclaimed, multi-million #1 bestselling memoir Becoming. Read More
3 Waitākere College Teams Make it to the YES Regional Finals!
3 Waitākere College Teams Make it to the YES Regional Finals!

October 9, 2023

These finalists are the teams that have achieved the highest marks across all four YES challenges in their respective regions. Read More
Bus Update
Bus Update

September 21, 2023

The S050 service connects West Harbour, Royal Heights, and Massey with the Waitākere schools around Henderson. Read More
Term 4 English Workshops
Term 4 English Workshops

September 20, 2023

Every Wednesday morning during term 4 Read More
Holiday NCEA Workshops Year 11-13
Holiday NCEA Workshops Year 11-13

September 19, 2023

Some subject areas are planning on running workshops or tutorials in the holidays. Most workshops will be on the first MONDAY… Read More
Kickin It Football Program
Kickin It Football Program

September 18, 2023

Are you a 13-19 year old female, wanting to try football or futsal in a non-competitive, fun and social environment? Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

September 15, 2023

Click here to see the Te Reo Māori and Whakataukī Read More
Free Websites For Student Learning
Free Websites For Student Learning

September 15, 2023

Another great resource for students sitting Maths externals. Every year the Infinity Plus One YouTube channel teacher, Subash… Read More
Staff Vacancy
Staff Vacancy

September 14, 2023

Waitākere College is seeking to employ a Student Records Assistant to join our busy team. This is a full-time, term time… Read More
Book of the Week - Catch Me When You Fall by Eileen Merriman
Book of the Week - Catch Me When You Fall by Eileen Merriman

September 14, 2023

Weeks 10's book of the week is by NZ writer Eileen Merriman, who also works as a Haematologist at North Shore Hospital. Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

September 8, 2023

Learn these over the weekend in preparation for week 9 Read More
Tongan Language Week
Tongan Language Week

September 8, 2023

Last week, we had a fantastic time celebrating the Tongan language and so much of our culture! Read More
Malama Tila Makes Her Professional Debut in Moe Miti
Malama Tila Makes Her Professional Debut in Moe Miti

September 5, 2023

Staff and students headed to the packed-out Q Theatre last week to watch her incredible performance. Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

September 1, 2023

These are the words and phrases for week 8 Read More
Book of the Week - A Wrinkle in Time  by Madeleine L’Engle
Book of the Week - A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

August 31, 2023

A Wrinkle in Time was chosen as part of Rebel Voices; Disruptive Stories from Trailblazing Women - a new Puffin Classics… Read More
New Student Rep on Board of Trustees
New Student Rep on Board of Trustees

August 30, 2023

Congratulations to Anna Pham Read More
Upcoming Sports Awards Dinner
Upcoming Sports Awards Dinner

August 30, 2023

Caregivers of sports awards students were emailed earlier in the week, here is the info for students winning awards. Read More
Book of the Week - Andromeda Bond in Trouble Deep by Brian Falkner
Book of the Week - Andromeda Bond in Trouble Deep by Brian Falkner

August 23, 2023

Be the first to get your hands on this brand new, award-winning book written by Auckland-born novelist Brian Falkner. Brian… Read More
Junior Prizegiving
Junior Prizegiving

August 23, 2023

Celebrating success for our Years 9 & 10 students Read More
Exploring Coastal Dynamics
Exploring Coastal Dynamics

August 21, 2023

Year 13 Geography field trip and data collection Read More
Waitākere and Liston College Collaboration with Bellyful
Waitākere and Liston College Collaboration with Bellyful

August 18, 2023

Twenty Student Leaders + 120 minutes = 120 Meals!! Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

August 18, 2023

Learn these words and phrases with your child in preparation for week 6 Read More
Book Of The Week - The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Book Of The Week - The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

August 18, 2023

Our Book of the week for week 6 Read More
Nominations for Student Board of Trustees are Now Open
Nominations for Student Board of Trustees are Now Open

August 11, 2023

Want a say on how things are run at school? Have your say and nominate yourself, or a preferred candidate now! Read More
Feed It Forward
Feed It Forward

August 10, 2023

The Level 1 Social Studies class is conducting a food drive for the Auckland City Mission to support the increasing demand… Read More
Expanding Horizons
Expanding Horizons

August 10, 2023

Empowering ISC Students through FAM's Adaptive Movement Program Read More
‘Epetoma o Te Reo Māori Kūki Āirani’ Celebrating Cook Island Language Week
‘Epetoma o Te Reo Māori Kūki Āirani’ Celebrating Cook Island Language Week

August 10, 2023

'Ātuitui’ia au ki te au peu o tōku kāinga Ipukarea' - Connect me to the traditions & culture of my homeland Read More
Author Visit Brian Falkner
Author Visit Brian Falkner

August 8, 2023

To celebrate Book Week at Waitākere College, Brain Falkner hosted a writing workshop for 40 keen Year 10 students. Read More
Design The Next School Planner Cover
Design The Next School Planner Cover

August 4, 2023

This competition is open to all Waitākere College Students Read More
Year 11 Boys Mentoring Trip
Year 11 Boys Mentoring Trip

August 3, 2023

Last week our Year 11 boys mentoring group went into the Auckland CBD for a tour of Spark Arena. Read More
Book of the Week - Did I Ever Tell You This? By Sam Neill
Book of the Week - Did I Ever Tell You This? By Sam Neill

August 2, 2023

Next week's book of the week comes highly recommended by students who have recently read it. Read More
Book Week at Waitākere College Was Once Again a Huge Success.
Book Week at Waitākere College Was Once Again a Huge Success.

August 2, 2023

Here’s a snapshot of all the fun activities that took place last week. Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

July 28, 2023

Learn these words and phrases with your child in preparation for week 3 Read More
Open Evening
Open Evening

July 26, 2023

Last week we welcomed Year 8 students and their families to our annual Open Evening. Read More
Book of the Week - Katipo Joe by Brian Falkner
Book of the Week - Katipo Joe by Brian Falkner

July 26, 2023

Next week's book of the week is by well-known NZ author Brian Faulkner Read More
Talanoa Ako Waitākere
Talanoa Ako Waitākere

July 24, 2023

Are you a Pacific parent or family looking to play an active role in your child's educational journey? We invite 25-30 families… Read More
Sensory Chair for Neurodiverse Students
Sensory Chair for Neurodiverse Students

July 21, 2023

The ISC has started a Give a Little page to raise funds to purchase this Read More
Upcoming GREASE Young@part Production
Upcoming GREASE Young@part Production

July 21, 2023

Featuring two Waitākere College ISC Students, Harmony and Jarita, this is sure to be a fantastic production! Friday 28th… Read More
Book Of The Week - We Were Liars By E. Lockhart
Book Of The Week - We Were Liars By E. Lockhart

July 20, 2023

Next week's book of the week was recommended by our Readers Cup team. Read More
Ritches Bus Ticket Update
Ritches Bus Ticket Update

July 19, 2023

Ritches are replacing the old yellow $28 tickets with new tickets. Read More
2024 Enrolments
2024 Enrolments

July 18, 2023

Home zone and out of zone important information Read More
Representative Netball Nationals Results
Representative Netball Nationals Results

July 18, 2023

Congratulations to all our students that competed. Read More
Futures Expo
Futures Expo

July 17, 2023

Wednesday, 2nd August 3:05 - 4:00 pm in the School Hall Read More
Book of The Week - Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes
Book of The Week - Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes

June 30, 2023

A perfect read over the school holidays Read More
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Message for all Schools
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Message for all Schools

June 29, 2023

This winter, between Monday 12 June and Saturday 30 September, participating community pharmacies in Auckland will provide… Read More
Mānawatia-a-Matariki Waitākere College
Mānawatia-a-Matariki Waitākere College

June 29, 2023

Celebrating Matariki early this year due to the holidays. Read More
Bring It On!
Bring It On!

June 29, 2023

Our School production was a huge success with sold-out shows. Read More
Business Market Day Success
Business Market Day Success

June 27, 2023

Our Years 11, 12 and 13 Business students held a Market day last Saturday at School. Read More
The Book Battle Winners
The Book Battle Winners

June 27, 2023

The top class was NMB who read 106 books, what a great result! Read More
Project Twin Steams Free Holiday Workshop
Project Twin Steams Free Holiday Workshop

June 27, 2023

Tuesday 4th July 10 am - 3 pm Morning tea and lunch provided Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

June 23, 2023

Learn next week's Words, Whakaraukī and Te Reo Māori along with your child Read More
State Of Origin Game
State Of Origin Game

June 22, 2023

The staff had some fun showing their allegiance and supporting their favourite team Read More
Open Evening
Open Evening

June 22, 2023

Our Open Evening is on 20th July 6 pm – 8 pm. We welcome all Year 8 students and their whānau to attend. Read More
Ranui 135 Mentoring
Ranui 135 Mentoring

June 20, 2023

Ranui 135 aspires to help young people to achieve their goals and supports them to participate and contribute positively… Read More
Uniform Price Increase
Uniform Price Increase

June 19, 2023

Effective from 1 July 2023 there is a slight price increase on uniform items. Read More
1st XV's Impressive Win Over Macleans College
1st XV's Impressive Win Over Macleans College

June 19, 2023

Come and support the team this Saturday when they play against Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Read More
Water Safety Holiday Programme
Water Safety Holiday Programme

June 16, 2023

Drowning Prevention Auckland has just released a series of water safety programmes for the July school holidays that will… Read More
Library News
Library News

June 16, 2023

The Big Book Battle and The Upcoming Big Book Giveaway Read More
We are Hiring
We are Hiring

June 15, 2023

Tutor/Teacher Mechanical Engineering Academy Read More
We Are Hiring
We Are Hiring

June 13, 2023

A part time Caretaker, 20 hours per week Read More
The Writer's Festival
The Writer's Festival

June 9, 2023

Personal experience of the Festival by Lola Porter and Analiese Marygold, Year 9 Read More
School Production, Tickets on Sale Now!
School Production, Tickets on Sale Now!

June 7, 2023

Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th June, 6.30pm Read More
Project Twin Streams
Project Twin Streams

June 6, 2023

Our Former Head Of Chemistry Teacher Mrs Natasha Wade is now the Community Coordinator for the Project Twin Streams (Opanuku… Read More
Congratulations to Anna Pham
Congratulations to Anna Pham

June 6, 2023

Anna has been chosen by Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) as one of only 60 students out of 4800 participants across New Zealand Read More
Gateway Programme At Farmers
Gateway Programme At Farmers

June 6, 2023

Retail is an exciting career choice with loads of possibilities – from helping customers, stock management, and marketing,… Read More
Geography Trip To Tongariro National Park
Geography Trip To Tongariro National Park

June 6, 2023

During Week 5, from the 22nd to the 24th of May the Year 12 Geography class of 19 students travelled to Tongariro National… Read More
NumberWorks'nWords Tuition
NumberWorks'nWords Tuition

June 2, 2023

Based in Henderson and offering expert tuition in Maths and English Read More
Sāmoan Language Week 2023
Sāmoan Language Week 2023

June 2, 2023

Theme: Mitamita i lau gagana, maua’u lou fa’asinomaga Be proud of your language and grounded in your identity Read More
Book Of The Week -  A Long Walk To Water By Linda Sue Park.
Book Of The Week - A Long Walk To Water By Linda Sue Park.

June 2, 2023

Check out next week's book of the week, a New York Times bestseller. Read More
If Your Child Is Sick
If Your Child Is Sick

June 1, 2023

With winter illnesses more prevalent, a reminder to keep your child home if they are unwell. To collect your child from… Read More
Education Perfect ANZ Maths Championship
Education Perfect ANZ Maths Championship

May 31, 2023

2023 Waitākere College Results Read More
Georjah Strikes Again
Georjah Strikes Again

May 31, 2023

Thank you to PINS Lincoln Road for facilitating this fantastic tournament. Read More
Readers Cup Competition
Readers Cup Competition

May 31, 2023

This year we are very excited to be participating in the Reader's Cup Competition! Read More
A Happy Ending For The E Block Cat
A Happy Ending For The E Block Cat

May 30, 2023

Many of you may have noticed the presence of a young, small, skinny stray cat over the last few weeks, begging for scraps… Read More
Sports Captains Receive Their Badges
Sports Captains Receive Their Badges

May 26, 2023

Congratulations to these students! Read More
Careers Out West Expo
Careers Out West Expo

May 26, 2023

We had the opportunity to take 50 students to the Careers Out West Expo held at the Trusts Area in Henderson. Read More
The McDonald's Oasis Programme
The McDonald's Oasis Programme

May 25, 2023

The programme started this week at local West Auckland McDonald's stores, Railside Ave Henderson, Lincoln Rd, and Westgate. Read More
Career Navigator Mentoring
Career Navigator Mentoring

May 25, 2023

Career Navigator is a course run by the Graeme Dingle Foundation. This year we have a group of Year 11 boys participating… Read More
Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Students Exceled at Firstcuts Icehouse Ventures Evening
Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Students Exceled at Firstcuts Icehouse Ventures Evening

May 25, 2023

Leah McGrath and Taiyang Tipene participated in the Firstcuts Icehouse Ventures Evening as YES guests and had a valuable… Read More
School Librarian Represents New Zealand in Free Flight World Championships
School Librarian Represents New Zealand in Free Flight World Championships

May 24, 2023

Mr Ackery is soaring to new heights as he prepares to represent New Zealand in the Free Flight World Championships held… Read More
Book Of The Week - Patu By Tim Tipene
Book Of The Week - Patu By Tim Tipene

May 23, 2023

Check out Next week's book written by a New Zealand author Read More
A Busy Week For Year 12 Services Academy Junior Leaders
A Busy Week For Year 12 Services Academy Junior Leaders

May 18, 2023

Five members of the Year 12 Services Academy went to RNZAF Base Auckland over the 8th – 12th of May to participate in the… Read More
Business Students At YES Pitch Day
Business Students At YES Pitch Day

May 18, 2023

99 business students from Years 12 and 13 attended a pitch event for the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). Read More
Book Of The Week - Tiger Daughter By Rebecca Lim
Book Of The Week - Tiger Daughter By Rebecca Lim

May 17, 2023

Week 5s book of the week is equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, Tiger Daughter is an award-winning novel about finding… Read More
Measles Vaccination
Measles Vaccination

May 16, 2023

Measles is a very contagious disease, as we have had a recent case in Auckland, it is important to check your immunisation… Read More
DAN301 and DRA301 Camp
DAN301 and DRA301 Camp

May 16, 2023

On the 1st of May, 39 Year 13 Dance and Drama students left Tamaki Makaurau and travelled down to Whaingaroa (Raglan) for… Read More
International Students Embrace our Kiwi Culture
International Students Embrace our Kiwi Culture

May 15, 2023

Term 2 has been an exciting term for the International Department as we have had students from China, Laos and Thailand… Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

May 12, 2023

Practise these words and phrases with your child in preparation for next week Read More
Year 8 Taster Day
Year 8 Taster Day

May 11, 2023

We had the pleasure of hosting Year 8 students from Waitākere Primary School for a taste of High School life. Read More
2023 Prefects
2023 Prefects

May 11, 2023

Our 2023 Prefects have so far done a fantastic job contributing to the life of college. They have worked well as a team… Read More
Road Patrol Volunteers
Road Patrol Volunteers

May 10, 2023

A big thank you to these students Read More
Race Unity Speech Awards
Race Unity Speech Awards

May 10, 2023

We had three fantastic Year 11 students take up the challenge of promoting the importance of racial unity at this year’s… Read More
Book Of The Week - One Of Us is Lying By Karen McManus
Book Of The Week - One Of Us is Lying By Karen McManus

May 10, 2023

Next week's book of the week is a best selling, young adult thriller Read More
Free Counselling Services Through CARE Waitākere
Free Counselling Services Through CARE Waitākere

May 9, 2023

Waitākere College has been offered free counselling sessions for our students or their whānau through CARE Waitākere, in… Read More
Student Photographers Showcase Their Work
Student Photographers Showcase Their Work

May 8, 2023

Running from the 13th of May to the 16th of July in Titirangi, come and view the exhibition which includes work from 3 of… Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

May 4, 2023

These are the upcoming words for week 3 Read More
1st XV Players At The Blues v Waratahs Match
1st XV Players At The Blues v Waratahs Match

May 4, 2023

Flying the Blues championship banners was a huge honour for these students during the pre-game ANZAC ceremony. Read More
Winter Sports
Winter Sports

May 4, 2023

Winter sports have begun! Here is a one-stop shop of info for students and caregivers. Read More
Powerlifting Gold Medal For Charlie Betti
Powerlifting Gold Medal For Charlie Betti

May 3, 2023

Powerlifting is a strength sport consisting of three attempts on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. Charlie… Read More
Book Of The Week - Chinatown Girl By Eva Wong Ng
Book Of The Week - Chinatown Girl By Eva Wong Ng

May 3, 2023

Next Weeks book of the week is one of the series “My New Zealand Story”, a collection of vividly imagined accounts of life… Read More
A Great Start To The Healthy Lunch Programme
A Great Start To The Healthy Lunch Programme

May 1, 2023

Check out the menu for Term 2s free, healthy lunches for every student Read More
The Book Battle
The Book Battle

May 1, 2023

Read books and win prizes. The more books the kids read the more points they get! Read More
Healthy Lunch Initiative Starts Monday
Healthy Lunch Initiative Starts Monday

April 28, 2023

Free & Nutritious Hot Meals are provided to all students each day! Read More
1st XV Rugby Training Camp
1st XV Rugby Training Camp

April 28, 2023

The 1st XV rugby team had a fun and productive training camp from Wednesday - Saturday of the second week of the holidays. Read More
Former Waitākere College Student, Christopher Alan Moore Performs his show 'Nepal'
Former Waitākere College Student, Christopher Alan Moore Performs his show 'Nepal'

April 27, 2023

Last term, Year 9 Performing Arts, Year 13 Drama and Year 9 & 10 Shine students were thrilled to see the show, both written… Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

April 27, 2023

As this week was a short week, we will continue on the same words for next week, week 2. Read More
School Immunisation Catch Up
School Immunisation Catch Up

April 27, 2023

As part of the services offered by the health centre at Waitākere College, we are providing an immunisation catch-up to… Read More
Book Of The Week - The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones By Cassanadra Clare
Book Of The Week - The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones By Cassanadra Clare

April 27, 2023

If you like a book that’s a mix of The Hunger Games, Divergent and Twilight, but with way more action, then you’ll love… Read More
Introduction of new Acting Principal and Acting Deputy Principal
Introduction of new Acting Principal and Acting Deputy Principal

April 6, 2023

Congratulations to Ms Olivia Fugmann and Ms Jacqui Passi Read More
Congratulations to Waitākere College Alumni Daniel Harvey
Congratulations to Waitākere College Alumni Daniel Harvey

April 6, 2023

Daniel Harvey became a Physiotherapy Specialist this week - one of only 15 in the country. Read More
Anzac Remembrance Parade
Anzac Remembrance Parade

April 6, 2023

Near the end of the first term, the Year 12 and 13 Service Academies held an ANZAC Remembrance Parade. ANZAC comes from… Read More
Long Jump Champion
Long Jump Champion

April 6, 2023

Maia Masters attended the Auckland Secondary School Athletics Championships at Trusts Stadium on Wednesday 5th April after… Read More
Kapa Haka at Polyfest 2023
Kapa Haka at Polyfest 2023

April 5, 2023

Tēna koutou e ngā whānau maha e o Te Kura Auraki o Waitākerekere. Anei Ngā Pae Maunga o Waitākere i tū i te Polyfest 2023. Read More
A Gold Birthday For Mrs O'Gorman
A Gold Birthday For Mrs O'Gorman

April 5, 2023

Happy Birthday to Mrs Linda O'Gorman who runs the Student Centre! Read More
Book Of The Week - Pacifica Navigators, by the Pasifika Student Poetry Collective
Book Of The Week - Pacifica Navigators, by the Pasifika Student Poetry Collective

April 5, 2023

The first book of the week for Term 2 is a collection of Poetry Pasifika students across Aotearoa. The perfect read for… Read More
Engineering Success For Former and Current Waitākere College Students
Engineering Success For Former and Current Waitākere College Students

April 5, 2023

Siobhan Stanisich is in her 3rd year of engineering at Waitākere College and is now being mentored by Jadzia Pyne Ambassador… Read More
International Farewells
International Farewells

April 5, 2023

We farewell our new friends from Japan and Germany Read More
Now Hiring Part Time Lunch Coordinators
Now Hiring Part Time Lunch Coordinators

April 4, 2023

Our new school lunch suppliers need three part time coordinators to assist in the distribution of meals. Read More
Sports Council
Sports Council

April 3, 2023

After an application process, 14 students have been selected to be part of this year's Sports Council. Read More
Sports Captains
Sports Captains

April 3, 2023

The following students were named Captains of our senior summer sports teams in Term 1. Congratulations and thank you for… Read More
Waitemata Football Club Is Calling For Girls To Join Their Team
Waitemata Football Club Is Calling For Girls To Join Their Team

April 3, 2023

Whether you are new to Football or an experienced player join a team today! Read More
Photo Of The Week
Photo Of The Week

March 31, 2023

This is a photograph taken by Sydnee Atchison in Year 12 Science. It is a 100x magnification of paramecium on a microscope… Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

March 31, 2023

These are next week's Words Of The Week, click through to see the Te Reo Māori & Whakataukī the students will be learning… Read More
Pre Season Win
Pre Season Win

March 31, 2023

First XV rugby Waitākere College Vs Northcote College Read More
Book Of The Week - The Program for the 2023 Auckland Writers Festival
Book Of The Week - The Program for the 2023 Auckland Writers Festival

March 30, 2023

Next week's book of the week is all about the upcoming Writers Festival, read on to find out how you can get free tickets! Read More
The Laptop Drop
The Laptop Drop

March 28, 2023

The Laptop drop is an organisation with the goal to build a marketplace where teachers can place requests for technology… Read More
Epic For Schools
Epic For Schools

March 27, 2023

Use EPIC Discovery to search across multiple EPIC resources or filter by year and subject to see the EPIC resources available… Read More
Year 9 Outdoor Education Beach Day
Year 9 Outdoor Education Beach Day

March 27, 2023

After a couple of years of not having Year 9 Outdoor Education, it was great to finally get the Year 9 classes out to Cornwallis… Read More
Level 3 Services Academy Camp
Level 3 Services Academy Camp

March 27, 2023

In week 5 of Term 1, the Level 3 Services Academy attended a military style, one week camp at Action Matakana, Auckland. Read More
Free, Healthy Lunch Initiative
Free, Healthy Lunch Initiative

March 24, 2023

Waitākere College Is excited to inform you that our school will be joining the Government healthy lunch programme, Ka Ora,… Read More
Education Perfect Global Languages Championship
Education Perfect Global Languages Championship

March 24, 2023

Students competed against the rest of the world in languages from all over the world, and Waitākere College did exceptionally… Read More
English Workshops
English Workshops

March 23, 2023

Catch up and stay ahead on Thursday afternoons in B3 Read More
Community Workshops For The Changes To Planning And Reporting
Community Workshops For The Changes To Planning And Reporting

March 23, 2023

The Ministry of Education are holding face-to-face ākonga, parent, whānau and community workshops, where they will be talking… Read More
Community Garden Open Day
Community Garden Open Day

March 23, 2023

Join Triangle Park Community Teaching Garden for their open day. Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun day with mini-workshops,… Read More
Book Of The Week - You Don't Know What War Is: The Diary of a Young Girl From Ukraine By Yeva Skalietska
Book Of The Week - You Don't Know What War Is: The Diary of a Young Girl From Ukraine By Yeva Skalietska

March 23, 2023

Next week's book of the week is a powerful insight into what conflict is like through the eyes of a child and an essential… Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

March 20, 2023

These were the words and phrases we learned this week Read More
Gateway Placement Success
Gateway Placement Success

March 20, 2023

Our Gateway students are almost through a term of work experience placements, this gives them hands-on experience in their… Read More
Book Of The Week - Educated, by Tara Westover
Book Of The Week - Educated, by Tara Westover

March 17, 2023

Next weeks book of the week is an absolutely riveting read following the journey of an amazing young woman who overcame… Read More
Hosting of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori at Waitākere College
Hosting of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori at Waitākere College

March 17, 2023

The group comprised 33 students along with 6 staff and parents Read More
Waitākere College At Polyfest 2023
Waitākere College At Polyfest 2023

March 16, 2023

We are back... After a long hiatus, the Samoan Group came back strong, loud and proud. Read More
Shinagawa International Students
Shinagawa International Students

March 16, 2023

Two weeks ago we welcomed 28 students from Shinagawa School in Japan. Read More
Oratia United Football Muster
Oratia United Football Muster

March 16, 2023

TIA Girls Football Muster Read More
School Show 2023 Auditions
School Show 2023 Auditions

March 14, 2023

This year Waitākere College will be staging the musical "Bring It On" for our 2023 school show. If you would like to audition… Read More
Staff Vacancy
Staff Vacancy

March 14, 2023

A part-time Hospitality Academy Tutor position has become available Read More
Level 2 Service Academy Camp
Level 2 Service Academy Camp

March 14, 2023

The Year 12 Service Academy showed what manawanui means at the Service Academy Induction Course held at RNZAF Base Auckland… Read More
Winter Sports Coaches/Managers Needed
Winter Sports Coaches/Managers Needed

March 14, 2023

With the growth of the school roll over the last few years the school is now in need of coaches/managers/transporters to… Read More
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week
Te Reo Māori, Whakataukī And Words Of The Week

March 13, 2023

These were the phrases and words we learned over week 7 Read More
The Waitākere College Foundation is Looking for New Volunteer Trustees
The Waitākere College Foundation is Looking for New Volunteer Trustees

March 13, 2023

The Waitākere College Foundation is a charitable trust formed by community leaders and past pupils of the College. Our sole… Read More
PPTA/NZEI Teacher Strike Thursday 16/3/23 - School CLOSED for instruction/teaching
PPTA/NZEI Teacher Strike Thursday 16/3/23 - School CLOSED for instruction/teaching

March 10, 2023

We have been informed by the Ministry of Education, the PPTA and NZEI unions that teachers will be on strike on Thursday… Read More
Fiafia Night
Fiafia Night

March 9, 2023

An incredible evening of entertainment from our talented cultural groups Read More
Head Prefects
Head Prefects

March 8, 2023

Congratulations to our 6 Head Prefects Read More
YES Kickstart
YES Kickstart

March 8, 2023

90 Year 12 and 13 Business Studies students attended the Young Enterprise Scheme Kickstart at the Victory Convention Centre. Read More
Basketball
Basketball

March 8, 2023

Registrations are open with the Waitākere Vikings basketball club Read More
Central/West Zone Swimming Champs
Central/West Zone Swimming Champs

March 8, 2023

Eight of our students, including 6 international students competed at West Wave Read More
Free Tennis Lessons
Free Tennis Lessons

March 8, 2023

The Glen Eden Tennis Club are offering free Tennis lessons for youth aged 14 years and over who have never played tennis… Read More
Book Of The Week - Ajay and the Mumbai Sun, by Varsha Shah
Book Of The Week - Ajay and the Mumbai Sun, by Varsha Shah

March 6, 2023

Next week's book of the week is a high-stakes adventure story full of heart from debut author Varsha Shah – winner of the… Read More
Achievers  Celebration
Achievers Celebration

March 3, 2023

A joyous occasion last night to celebrate our student's hard work and determination to succeed Read More
New Speed Limit On Rathgar Road
New Speed Limit On Rathgar Road

March 2, 2023

There is a new speed zone of 30km outside the schools on Rathgar Rd as of 2nd March. Read More
Auckland (junior) Track & Field Championships
Auckland (junior) Track & Field Championships

March 1, 2023

Congratulations Maia Masters who took home 3 Gold medals! Read More
FREE Dental Care for Under 18’s
FREE Dental Care for Under 18’s

March 1, 2023

We currently have the West Auckland dental caravan onsite for students dental care over the next 4 weeks. Read More
Saint
Saint

February 28, 2023

Waitākere College business students Sarah Opetaia and Wesley Paongo are empowering young Samoans to live to the Samoan foundational… Read More
Free Community Event Holi Mela
Free Community Event Holi Mela

February 28, 2023

Head over to the Corban Arts Centre for this fun and colourful family friendly event! Read More
Waitamatā Football Club Open Day
Waitamatā Football Club Open Day

February 27, 2023

A vibrant and ambitious club at the heart of our community which allows people to develop in a safe and positive environment… Read More
Year 9 BBQ 'Meat & Great'
Year 9 BBQ 'Meat & Great'

February 24, 2023

The Year 9 BBQ last night was a fantastic evening where parents and Whānau met their child's tutor class Teachers, Deans… Read More
Cancer Society Relay For Life
Cancer Society Relay For Life

February 24, 2023

Get a team together for a great cause and fun day out! Read More
Support Package For Floods & Cyclone Gabrielle
Support Package For Floods & Cyclone Gabrielle

February 21, 2023

The Ministry of Social Development are here to support those in need as well as ASB who are offering personal customers… Read More
Using The Student Planners For A Successful 2023!
Using The Student Planners For A Successful 2023!

February 21, 2023

The planner has been designed especially for & by Waitākere students for all year levels to help develop organisational… Read More
We Welcome Ritsumeikan Moriyama School From Japan
We Welcome Ritsumeikan Moriyama School From Japan

February 17, 2023

Nau mai ki te kaareti o Waitākere! Read More
Our Amazing Property Team
Our Amazing Property Team

February 17, 2023

A special thank you this week goes to the unsung heroes of the school, our Property Team! Read More
Vocational Pathways and Academies Info Evenings
Vocational Pathways and Academies Info Evenings

February 16, 2023

For students in Years 12 & 13 Interested in Academies & Vocational Pathways, come along to find out more. Read More
Book Of The Week
Book Of The Week

February 15, 2023

Journey to Tangiwai by David Hill Read More
New Staff Welcome
New Staff Welcome

February 15, 2023

We are lucky to have 3 incredible new staff join our team! Read More
Upcoming Year 9 BBQ
Upcoming Year 9 BBQ

February 9, 2023

A great chance to meet your child's tutor class teacher Read More
Our Student Centre
Our Student Centre

February 8, 2023

Need to collect your child during school hours? If students need a timetable, to see a nurse or to purchase uniform please… Read More
The Sad Passing of Stuart Anderson
The Sad Passing of Stuart Anderson

January 30, 2023

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Matua Stuart Anderson passed away peacefully in Auckland Hospital on… Read More
Junior Services Academy Parade and Welcome
Junior Services Academy Parade and Welcome

December 8, 2022

We welcome in the new Director of the Service Academy Damein Morgan. Read More
Book Of The Week - Everything, Everything  By Nicola Yoon.
Book Of The Week - Everything, Everything By Nicola Yoon.

November 29, 2022

Check out next week's book of the week Read More
Seeking Homestay Families For International Students!
Seeking Homestay Families For International Students!

November 17, 2022

You will receive fortnightly reimbursement as well as ongoing support and training regarding compliance with the National… Read More
Upcoming Vector Electrical Works Near School
Upcoming Vector Electrical Works Near School

November 10, 2022

Important information to read as this will impact parking and travel times to get to school Read More
Ms Tai Tin Wins Waitākere College Staff Scholarship
Ms Tai Tin Wins Waitākere College Staff Scholarship

November 3, 2022

June has been here for almost 20 years! The Board recognises her as an acknowledged leader and innovator amongst the staff,… Read More
Saint. Wins Multiple Awards
Saint. Wins Multiple Awards

November 2, 2022

Young Enterprise West Auckland Awards was a huge success for Student business Saint. Read More
Lego Brickshow
Lego Brickshow

October 28, 2022

A massive LEGO® Playbrick area where kids, teenagers, and adults alike can put their creativity to the test. Contestants… Read More
Sports Awards
Sports Awards

October 27, 2022

After two years of disruptions, we were finally back at the Trusts Stadium for our two-course sit-down dinner and to celebrate… Read More
Tokelau Language Week
Tokelau Language Week

October 26, 2022

Celebrate Sunday 23 October – Saturday 29 October. Read More
Book Of The Week - Ready Player One By
Book Of The Week - Ready Player One By

October 26, 2022

Next week's Book of the week, Ready Player One is a 2011 science fiction novel and the debut novel of American author Ernest… Read More
Arts And Culture Awards 2022
Arts And Culture Awards 2022

October 21, 2022

Lasts nights awards were an amazing display of the talent here at Waitākere College Read More
NZ Police Join Us In Kilikiti Games
NZ Police Join Us In Kilikiti Games

October 20, 2022

Organised by the Police team, a day of fun, laughter and of course Kilikiti games in our lavalavas. Read More
The Re-Opening of Jackson Auditorium
The Re-Opening of Jackson Auditorium

October 20, 2022

A morning of celebration as we officially opened the newly renovated hall, Jackson Auditorium - Te Tiakihana Whare Tāpere Read More
SAINT. in YES Regional Finals
SAINT. in YES Regional Finals

October 20, 2022

A business created by students is going from strength to strength Read More
My Spirit Of Adventure Trip
My Spirit Of Adventure Trip

October 20, 2022

Year 13 student Sydney Klontrong's epic 10-day sea voyage Read More
Book Of The Week - The King’s Nightingale By Sherryl Jordan
Book Of The Week - The King’s Nightingale By Sherryl Jordan

October 20, 2022

Next week's book of the week is an epic fantasy set in a land of sultans and kings, sumptuous palaces... and slave markets. Read More
Niuean Language Week
Niuean Language Week

October 17, 2022

Niue has a humble population of around 1,600 residents, while a whopping 22,200 Niueans live in New Zealand. Niueans have… Read More
Subway To Success
Subway To Success

October 17, 2022

Taking the Subway to Success Read More
Former Student A Champion Bowler
Former Student A Champion Bowler

September 29, 2022

Former student Pete Richardson has gone on to achieve great success in Bowling. Read More
Year 13 Production - The Boy Who Caused 9/11
Year 13 Production - The Boy Who Caused 9/11

September 29, 2022

Enjoy the photos from this amazing production performed by DRA301 Read More
Former ISC Student Now An Advocate Of Te Reo  Māori for nonverbal people
Former ISC Student Now An Advocate Of Te Reo Māori for nonverbal people

September 28, 2022

Geneva Hakaraia-Tino has a vision that all tāngata whaikaha Māori will be able to communicate in te reo – including those… Read More
Book Of The Week Week 1 of Term 4  - The War that Saved My Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Book Of The Week Week 1 of Term 4 - The War that Saved My Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

September 28, 2022

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson's… Read More
 Tuvalu Language Week
Tuvalu Language Week

September 27, 2022

The theme this year is 'Fakamautu ke mautakitaki te gagana Tuvalu mo te atafai, fakaaloalo mo te amanaiagina' - Nurture… Read More
Celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
Celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

September 27, 2022

Kia whakanuia e 50 ngā tau o te kaupapa nei! This year it is the 50th anniversary of Te Wiki o Te reo Māori here in Aotearoa.… Read More
Students Selected For Flash Fiction Mentoring
Students Selected For Flash Fiction Mentoring

September 15, 2022

Four students from Waitākere College have been selected for a flash fiction coaching programme. Read More
Pat Hanly Creativity Awards Win For Waitākere College Students
Pat Hanly Creativity Awards Win For Waitākere College Students

September 15, 2022

Congratulations to our Year 13 students Amy White and Lotte Corrigan for this wonderful achievement! Read More
Book Of The Week - Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Book Of The Week - Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

September 15, 2022

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini, following the huge success of his bestselling… Read More
Mathex
Mathex

September 13, 2022

Mathex is a challenging and fast-paced mathematics contest where schools from across Auckland compete against each other… Read More
From The School Orchestra To The National Stage
From The School Orchestra To The National Stage

September 13, 2022

Year 9 flutist Junnie Hwang and Year 11 clarinetist Aria Faavae have taken their musical skills to the next level and joined… Read More
Basketball At Tournament Week
Basketball At Tournament Week

September 9, 2022

A fantastic Tournament week for the Junior Boys, Open Girls and Open Boys! Read More
Tongan Language Week
Tongan Language Week

September 8, 2022

Starting on the 4th of September until the 10th of September, Tongan language week is always a beautiful display of Tongan… Read More
International Students Seeking Homestay Families
International Students Seeking Homestay Families

September 8, 2022

You will receive fortnightly reimbursement as well as ongoing support and training regarding compliance with the National… Read More
School Holiday Activities
School Holiday Activities

September 8, 2022

A selection of free, youth activities over the holidays Read More
Rock climbing Win For Indy Brown
Rock climbing Win For Indy Brown

September 8, 2022

Placing 7th in the senior girl's category in the National Secondary School's Sport Climbing Competition. Read More
Netball & Football At Tournament Week
Netball & Football At Tournament Week

September 7, 2022

Premier 1 Netball, & 1st XI Boys Football Team Read More
Market Day
Market Day

September 7, 2022

Another successful lunchtime market Read More
Green Week
Green Week

September 6, 2022

The Environmental Council ran a Green Week to introduce some sustainable initiatives around the school. Read More
Our International Students Meet The Prime Minister
Our International Students Meet The Prime Minister

September 2, 2022

A fantastic day at Auckland University Campus as well as the Museum and Domain. Read More
New Staff Brandee and Paul
New Staff Brandee and Paul

September 2, 2022

Welcome to the Waitākere College team! Read More
My Poland Trip Representing NZ
My Poland Trip Representing NZ

September 1, 2022

Ashleigh Donaldson & team competed in the Unders 20s Ultimate Frisbee World Championships. Read More
Book Of The Week - Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Book Of The Week - Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

September 1, 2022

A New York Times bestseller, Twilight is a young adult vampire-romance novel. It is the first book in the Twilight series. Read More
Dawn Raid Show
Dawn Raid Show

September 1, 2022

Written by Oscar Kightley, Dawn Raids production was a history lesson in the best way. Read More
Upcoming Year 10 Camp In Whitianga
Upcoming Year 10 Camp In Whitianga

August 31, 2022

Open to all year 10 students, don't miss out on this awesome week away. Read More
Football Final
Football Final

August 26, 2022

A fantastic season for all players. Read More
Dance Film Huihui
Dance Film Huihui

August 25, 2022

Waitākere College's Year 12 Dance class presents Huihui. A dance film made in collaboration with Sierra Diprose and funded… Read More
Selecting Course Subjects
Selecting Course Subjects

August 25, 2022

Year 10 students are now able to make their selection of subjects for Year 11 2023 with their parents and caregivers. Read More
Geography Trip To Muriwai
Geography Trip To Muriwai

August 25, 2022

Collecting data and a surprise viewing of baby seals made this a fantastic day trip. Read More
Classics Quiz
Classics Quiz

August 25, 2022

Two students represented Waitākere College in the Inter schools classics quiz Read More
ISC students Work Experience
ISC students Work Experience

August 25, 2022

Learning valuable skills and giving back to the community makes this a fantastic work experience. Read More
Stars Peer Mentoring Give Back
Stars Peer Mentoring Give Back

August 25, 2022

Giving back to the community. Read More
The Graeme Dingle Career Navigator Group Perks
The Graeme Dingle Career Navigator Group Perks

August 25, 2022

Business, marketing, and pies.... Our guest speakers certainly had the student's attention! Read More
Western Zone Primary School Rugby Tournament
Western Zone Primary School Rugby Tournament

August 25, 2022

The sun was shining for our local primary school students and whānau on Tuesday to enjoy all things rugby. Read More
Student Representative Election  For The Board Of Trustees 2022/23
Student Representative Election For The Board Of Trustees 2022/23

August 24, 2022

As well as having a voice on how your school is governed, being a school board member will provide valuable knowledge and… Read More
Book Of The Week - Becoming by Michelle Obama
Book Of The Week - Becoming by Michelle Obama

August 23, 2022

Michelle Obama, the inspirational First Lady of the United States of America. Now adapted for younger readers, with new… Read More
Badminton Teams On Fire
Badminton Teams On Fire

August 19, 2022

Waitākere vs Waitākere in the final. Read More
Team Building for Medical Science
Team Building for Medical Science

August 18, 2022

Our Medical Science Academy leadership day last Friday. Read More
Footy Girls Champions
Footy Girls Champions

August 18, 2022

Congratulations to the Waitākere 1st XI Girls Football Team Read More
What's Happening In The Community?
What's Happening In The Community?

August 18, 2022

Opportunities and events happening locally. Read More
1st XI Hockey Minor Premiership Win
1st XI Hockey Minor Premiership Win

August 18, 2022

In a very tough game last night Waitākere College 1st XI won 1-0 over Auckland Grammar. Read More
Book Of The Week - The Hobbit,  By J.R.R. Tolkien
Book Of The Week - The Hobbit, By J.R.R. Tolkien

August 18, 2022

The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing… Read More
Student Business Taking Off
Student Business Taking Off

August 17, 2022

Navera is an affordable eco-friendly shampoo, conditioner and soap bar business run by year 12 students of Waitākere College. Read More
Mangere Mountain Geography Trip
Mangere Mountain Geography Trip

August 17, 2022

We were guided around the maunga by two informative guides who taught us about the volcano and the connection to Māori after… Read More
Reading Week
Reading Week

August 17, 2022

The College celebrated books and reading with our first ever Reading Week from 8-12th August. What a week it was!! Read More
Former Student Now a Published Author
Former Student Now a Published Author

August 17, 2022

The Kids will be alright Co-authored by Molly Fausett and Robyn Fausett Read More
Sports Captains
Sports Captains

August 17, 2022

Congratulations to the Senior Sports Captains Read More
Flash Fiction - The final Winner
Flash Fiction - The final Winner

August 16, 2022

Date number 42 By Angelica Sabili is our third place winner Read More
Parent Election Results Declaration
Parent Election Results Declaration

August 16, 2022

Congratulations to the following people elected to the School Board Read More
Engineering Apprenticeship Success
Engineering Apprenticeship Success

August 15, 2022

Former Waitākere College student Jadzia Pyne in this week's Western Leader Read More
Book Of The Week - Porangi Boy
Book Of The Week - Porangi Boy

August 12, 2022

WINNER, Young Adult Fiction Award, New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adult, 2021 Read More
School Ball
School Ball

August 11, 2022

The venue was beautifully transformed into the ethereal theme "Into The Woods" and students glammed up for the most anticipated… Read More
1st XI Girl’s Football Team
1st XI Girl’s Football Team

August 11, 2022

The 2022 season for our 1st XI Girl’s Football team has proven to be very successful. Not only have we won every single… Read More
Course Selection Interviews
Course Selection Interviews

August 10, 2022

Year 11 Course Selection Interviews (CSI) - Wednesday, 17th or Thursday 18th August - Book your preferred time. Read More
Need Help With Maths?
Need Help With Maths?

August 10, 2022

Every Wednesday from 3.15 until 4 pm in B13 Read More
Blueprint Dance Competition Win
Blueprint Dance Competition Win

August 10, 2022

This year there were 5 schools competing, because of this we had 5 categories, not including the overall winner. We ended… Read More
Medical Sciences Trip
Medical Sciences Trip

August 9, 2022

Our behind-the-scenes tour of Middlemore Hospital Read More
Tough Guy Tough Gal Challenge
Tough Guy Tough Gal Challenge

August 9, 2022

Swamp crossings, a spider’s web net climb, crawl under barb wire, beautiful native bush trails, tunnels, hurdles, a climbing… Read More
Services Academy Leadership Camp
Services Academy Leadership Camp

August 9, 2022

Daniel Kohunui has just completed an Advanced Leadership Camp run by the New Zealand Defence Force. Read More
Flash Fiction
Flash Fiction

August 8, 2022

Carnival Poppies By Jaedyne Mayion, our second place winner Read More
Tula’i Pacific Youth Leadership Programme Graduates
Tula’i Pacific Youth Leadership Programme Graduates

August 9, 2022

7 of our students recently graduated from the Tula’i Pacific Youth Leadership Programme 2022. Read More
New Staff
New Staff

August 9, 2022

Another 2 fabulous staff have joined our team. Read More
Flash Fiction Writing Competition Winner
Flash Fiction Writing Competition Winner

August 5, 2022

Ava Porter won top honours at the inaugural Flash Fiction Writing Competition for Year 10 students. Ava was one of 20 students… Read More
Waitākere College moves to 4 Period Days Mondays and Fridays for Year 9 & 10 Students ONLY.
Waitākere College moves to 4 Period Days Mondays and Fridays for Year 9 & 10 Students ONLY.

August 5, 2022

This is for 2 weeks only starting Monday 8/8/22 until Friday 19/8/22. Read More
Swanson School Caretaker Position
Swanson School Caretaker Position

August 4, 2022

Swanson School requires a Caretaker for 20 hours per week. Read More
International Students Homestay Vacancies

August 3, 2022

We have new international students arriving in January and looking for homestay families Read More
Rathgar Shield Win
Rathgar Shield Win

August 3, 2022

Waitākere College vs St Dominic's College Read More
Cook Islands Language Week
Cook Islands Language Week

August 3, 2022

This week, we come together to celebrate the Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki Āirani, Cook Island Language Week 31st July - 06th… Read More
Book Of The Week - Little Lion By Saroo Brierley & Illustrated by Bruce Whatley
Book Of The Week - Little Lion By Saroo Brierley & Illustrated by Bruce Whatley

August 3, 2022

The extraordinary true story of survival that became an international bestseller and was made into the award-winning film,… Read More
Welcome To Our New Staff
Welcome To Our New Staff

August 3, 2022

Two fantastic staff members join the Waitākere College team Read More
New Zealand Call ups for Waitākere College Duo
New Zealand Call ups for Waitākere College Duo

August 3, 2022

Congratulations to Stella Tia and Leah McGrath Read More
Opening Evening
Opening Evening

July 29, 2022

Our open evening on Thursday night was a huge success Read More
Thank you from The NZ Cat Foundation
Thank you from The NZ Cat Foundation

July 28, 2022

Thank you to all those who contributed to our ISC Cat Food Drive during term 2. Read More
Get Reading With Student Book Review Videos
Get Reading With Student Book Review Videos

July 28, 2022

Here are our first two book reviews by performing arts students to promote interest in reading to our students across the… Read More
Waitākere Students Selected For The Auckland Under 16 Hockey Squad
Waitākere Students Selected For The Auckland Under 16 Hockey Squad

July 28, 2022

Congratulations to Cheshna Naiker and Kaiden Van Kam who have been selected for the Auckland Under 16 hockey squad. Read More
Book Of The Week - My life My Fight by Steven Adams
Book Of The Week - My life My Fight by Steven Adams

July 27, 2022

For the first time Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams shares the story behind his meteoric rise to become one of… Read More
Free Sanitary Products
Free Sanitary Products

July 27, 2022

The Ministry of Education launched an initiative in June 2021 Providing access to free period products to those who need… Read More
International Student Welcome
International Student Welcome

July 27, 2022

After more than 2 years with the borders closed due to Covid, we were absolutely thrilled to welcome our International students… Read More
Ashleigh Donaldson Heads To U20 Ultimate Frisbee World Championships
Ashleigh Donaldson Heads To U20 Ultimate Frisbee World Championships

July 26, 2022

Held in Wrocław Poland, the Competition runs from the 6th - 13th August. Read More
A Huge Win For The Environmental Council And Gardening Club
A Huge Win For The Environmental Council And Gardening Club

July 7, 2022

Waitākere College has been awarded a significant grant from Countdown's Growing for Good campaign. Read More
Waitākere College Alumni coaching in the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific Competition.
Waitākere College Alumni coaching in the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific Competition.

July 6, 2022

Congratulations to former students Craig McGrath and Mark Ozich for successfully making the transition to coaching at the… Read More
Rugby Luncheon With  Acting All Black Coach, Joe Schmidt
Rugby Luncheon With Acting All Black Coach, Joe Schmidt

July 6, 2022

Some of our 1st XV players were lucky to attend this inspiring event. Read More
Universal Drive & Rathgar Road Intersection
Universal Drive & Rathgar Road Intersection

July 5, 2022

During the work, traffic will not be able to turn into or out of Rathgar Road onto Universal Drive. However, you can still… Read More
Medical Science Year 13 Kuata
Medical Science Year 13 Kuata

July 5, 2022

Every term the Year 13 Medical Science Academy students attend a Kuata (conference) with the other schools involved in the… Read More
Final Cultural Market Day
Final Cultural Market Day

July 4, 2022

Another successful Cultural Market day was held on Wednesday 6th July. Read More
The winners Of Our Year 10 Flash Fiction Writing Competition
The winners Of Our Year 10 Flash Fiction Writing Competition

July 4, 2022

Three promising authors have won top honours at the first Waitākere College Flash Fiction writing competition. Read More
Matariki Block Challenge
Matariki Block Challenge

July 4, 2022

Every year Whaea Pearl and the Te Reo Māori Department set a challenge to students and teachers of researching their assigned… Read More
Book Of The Week -  Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Maori Who Changed the World,  By Stacey Morrison and Jeremy Sherlock
Book Of The Week - Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Maori Who Changed the World, By Stacey Morrison and Jeremy Sherlock

July 4, 2022

A powerfully illustrated storybook for the tamariki and rangatahi of Aotearoa New Zealand celebrating Māoritanga! KIA KAHA… Read More
Isabella Gasu at the FIBA Oceania U16 Basketball championship in Amman, Jordan.
Isabella Gasu at the FIBA Oceania U16 Basketball championship in Amman, Jordan.

June 30, 2022

Waitākere College Year 11 student Isabella Gasu and team representing Sāmoa, were crowned winners of the FIBA U16 Women’s… Read More
Picking Your Child Up During School Hours?
Picking Your Child Up During School Hours?

June 29, 2022

Please read on for instructions on where you can meet and sign your child out at the Student Centre. Read More
Updated Eat Smart Menu for Term 3 Tuck Shop
Updated Eat Smart Menu for Term 3 Tuck Shop

June 28, 2022

View the Tuckshop menu updates and winter special for term 3 and a customer feedback form, have your say on the menu. Read More
Book Of the Week -  The Kite Runner,  by Khaled Hosseini
Book Of the Week - The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

June 28, 2022

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER! Independent Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting… Read More
Waitākere College Dancers To Compete At Blueprint 2022
Waitākere College Dancers To Compete At Blueprint 2022

June 28, 2022

"Our work is created to show the beauty in our individuality and uniqueness. It is the strength of the individual that amplifies… Read More
Dawn Blessing For New Classrooms
Dawn Blessing For New Classrooms

June 28, 2022

Our new D Block Maths Classrooms are here! Read More
2022 McIntosh and Fraser Dental Orthodontic Scholarship.
2022 McIntosh and Fraser Dental Orthodontic Scholarship.

June 28, 2022

Two deserving students from selected West Auckland and West Harbour schools will be selected to receive a full scholarship… Read More
First XI Mixed Hockey Team
First XI Mixed Hockey Team

June 28, 2022

These students are boxing above their weight in a highly-competitive grade. Each week they represent the school with pride… Read More
Waitākere College on the cover of Metro magazine
Waitākere College on the cover of Metro magazine

June 23, 2022

Cover girl Emra Anson repping the school beautifully in her Waitākere Blazer wearing a mask created by Jessy Bethel Read More
Success at Cultural Market Day
Success at Cultural Market Day

June 23, 2022

Year 11 commerce students ran their first Cultural Market Day Read More
Welcome Kaitlyn our new International Homestay Coordinator
Welcome Kaitlyn our new International Homestay Coordinator

June 23, 2022

Kaitlyn arranges homes for our international students while they are studying in New Zealand Read More
Reimagining Rugby 2025 Launch.
Reimagining Rugby 2025 Launch.

June 23, 2022

An amazing opportunity for our Waitākere Reps to spend the day with All Blacks at the "Reimagining Rugby 2025" Launch. Read More
Matariki Celebrations
Matariki Celebrations

June 22, 2022

Traditionally, Matariki festivities included lighting ritual fires, making offerings and various celebrations to farewell… Read More
ISC Eco matters
ISC Eco matters

June 22, 2022

During term 2 Gabe, Ray and Brody have started work experience at EcoMatters. Read More
We warmly invite you to the Dawn blessing of our new D block classrooms this Wednesday 22nd July
We warmly invite you to the Dawn blessing of our new D block classrooms this Wednesday 22nd July

June 20, 2022

Our new D block Maths classrooms have been proudly named as Te Whare Ararau Many ways to solve maths problems, many relationships/connections.… Read More
Book of the week - Cuz by Lin Van Der Laarse
Book of the week - Cuz by Lin Van Der Laarse

June 17, 2022

River is offered the chance to crew on his uncle's trawler - a coastal trip to get a new engine. He finds his cousin Huia… Read More
Career Navigator course at Mai FM
Career Navigator course at Mai FM

June 17, 2022

On Wednesday morning our Year 11 boys mentoring group went to the MediaWorks offices in Auckland City. Read More
Healthy Homes gas heater swap
Healthy Homes gas heater swap

June 16, 2022

The Warehouse has launched a first-of-its-kind ‘Healthy Heater Swap’ – and is inviting anyone using a portable indoor LPG… Read More
Free Holiday Programs
Free Holiday Programs

June 16, 2022

Youtowns Free holiday programs, from outdoor activities to crafty creations and basketball coaching, are something everyone… Read More
Cat food drive
Cat food drive

June 16, 2022

This is a friendly reminder that the ISC is still collecting cat food for the New Zealand Cat Foundation. We are collecting… Read More
Classics Trip to Italy & Greece in 2023 - Parent Meeting
Classics Trip to Italy & Greece in 2023 - Parent Meeting

June 16, 2022

The next parents/caregivers meeting is Tuesday 2nd August at 6 pm in the staffroom. Read More
Early School finish on Fridays and Mondays until the end of term 2
Early School finish on Fridays and Mondays until the end of term 2

June 15, 2022

Starting this Friday 17th June school will finish at 1.35 pm for all students on Mondays and Fridays for the remainder of… Read More
Market Days
Market Days

June 13, 2022

Our first market day is Thursday 23rd June - Bring cash for tasty treats! Read More
Our Netball teams going strong
Our Netball teams going strong

June 13, 2022

Premier 1, Premier 2, 10A and 9A netball teams have all been very dominant in their respective age groups with all teams… Read More
Vicky Tristram on Master Chef
Vicky Tristram on Master Chef

June 10, 2022

Waitākere College English teacher Mrs Tristram has made it to MasterChef NZ! Read More
EP AMP Maths Championship
EP AMP Maths Championship

June 10, 2022

Will Australia or New Zealand take out the title this year? The competition is heating up and every entry counts, there… Read More
Guerilla Poetry Competitions
Guerilla Poetry Competitions

June 9, 2022

The Guerrilla Collection is EXCITED to announce the return of its Poetry + Spoken Word competition for 2022. Get in quick… Read More
Subject Report Interview
Subject Report Interview

June 28, 2022

If you missed out on booking the last subject report interview we have another one this Tuesday 5th July, Book now to confirm… Read More
Year 10 Upcoming Camp
Year 10 Upcoming Camp

June 9, 2022

Our annual Year 10 Camp is scheduled for the week beginning November 28th at ‘Hideaway at Flaxmill Bay’ located in Whitianga. Read More
Book Of The Week
Book Of The Week

June 9, 2022

“Reading is as important as feeling the sun on your face,” says award-winning singer Che Fu. In The Reading Tribe, Prime… Read More
Acting 2 Advocate
Acting 2 Advocate

June 9, 2022

The ISC welcomed Acting 2 Advocate to Waitakere College last Friday. Read More
We welcome our new Science Teacher
We welcome our new Science Teacher

June 9, 2022

Charl has joined us as our new Science teacher. Read More
Sensory swing in ISC
Sensory swing in ISC

June 3, 2022

The ISC had its sensory swing installed last week and our students are already enjoying its therapeutic benefits. Read More
Waitākere College at the Commonwealth Games
Waitākere College at the Commonwealth Games

June 3, 2022

Former student Nathan Brown has just been selected to be part of the New Zealand squad to attend the Commonwealth Games… Read More
Samoa's 60th Independence Day Celebrations
Samoa's 60th Independence Day Celebrations

June 2, 2022

Our Kolisi o Waitakere celebrated our Sāmoan Language week and Independence Day with a march from our school library, down… Read More
Book Of The Week - Nor' East Swell, by Aaron Topp
Book Of The Week - Nor' East Swell, by Aaron Topp

June 1, 2022

Set on New Zealand's East Coast, this is a fantastic read, Highly recommended for readers of about 14 years and up. Read More
We Welcome Malcolm Cole as our new Property Maintenance Person.
We Welcome Malcolm Cole as our new Property Maintenance Person.

May 31, 2022

Malcolm has come from another Maintenance/Gardening position at a retirement village and prior to that, was a residential… Read More
Success in Reading Plus
Success in Reading Plus

May 31, 2022

10I has crossed ONE MILLION words in Reading Plus. Read More
Workshop-Assessment Week  June 2 - 10 - Info for parents
Workshop-Assessment Week June 2 - 10 - Info for parents

May 26, 2022

Workshop-Assessment Week. Over the six school days, June 2nd to June 10th the school day is changing slightly to accommodate… Read More
Sports Taster Day
Sports Taster Day

May 26, 2022

Our sports areas were full of excitement on Wednesday for our first Year 8 Sports Taster day. We welcomed students from… Read More
Sculptureum discount offer
Sculptureum discount offer

May 26, 2022

Sculptureum has a special offer for school staff, students and whānau Read More
ISC volunteering at Fair Food
ISC volunteering at Fair Food

May 26, 2022

It was great that our ISC students Milly and Ariele could start back at Fair Food this week. They feel so privileged they… Read More
Sāmoa Language Week
Sāmoa Language Week

May 25, 2022

Tālofa lava! Sāmoa language week runs from Sunday 29 May – Saturday 04 June. Read More
Book of the week - Tama Samoa, by Dahlia & Mani Malaeulu
Book of the week - Tama Samoa, by Dahlia & Mani Malaeulu

May 25, 2022

Sione, Lima, Tavita and Filipo are high school friends, uso or brothers. They are part of a special letter-writing project… Read More
Staff Vacancy - Science Laboratory Technician
Staff Vacancy - Science Laboratory Technician

May 25, 2022

We are seeking an experienced qualified Science Laboratory Technician to join our dynamic Science team. This is a permanent… Read More
Young Enterprise Scheme
Young Enterprise Scheme

May 24, 2022

On Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th of May, 83 business students from years 12 and 13 attended a pitch event at Zeal Henderson.… Read More
Pink Shirt Day
Pink Shirt Day

May 20, 2022

Pink Shirt Day is an antibullying campaign that celebrates diversity and creates environments where all people can feel… Read More
Junior Netball teams in full force
Junior Netball teams in full force

May 19, 2022

Our junior netballers started on a perfect winter morning at Te Pai courts. We have 12 netball teams in total with 7 junior… Read More
Year 11 Graeme Dingle Foundation mentoring group 
Year 11 Graeme Dingle Foundation mentoring group 

May 19, 2022

A group of Year 11 students have been selected to join a mentoring group facilitated by the Graeme Dingle Foundation. We… Read More
First Aid for Vocational Pathway students
First Aid for Vocational Pathway students

May 19, 2022

Our students had the opportunity to learn how to save lives in a fun and interactive environment. The experienced and qualified… Read More
Cat Food Drive
Cat Food Drive

May 18, 2022

We need your help to collect as much cat food as possible. Cat food donations can be dropped off to Michael, Olivia or Danika… Read More
Rock climbing Rainbow Youth Group
Rock climbing Rainbow Youth Group

May 18, 2022

Every Friday 5pm - 6:30pm At Boulder Co (next to Mitre 10 at North West)  It is completely free!! Read More
Medical Science academy badge ceremony
Medical Science academy badge ceremony

May 18, 2022

On Tuesday, 17th of May, the Medical Science academy had its badge ceremony. Read More
Calming our minds and reducing stress
Calming our minds and reducing stress

May 17, 2022

On Monday's teacher only day, we were lucky to have Lance Burdett from WARN International speak to the staff about mental… Read More
We Welcome Liza Dittmar to our team
We Welcome Liza Dittmar to our team

May 17, 2022

Parents and students will recognise Liza as the outgoing new staff member at our front desk reception; Liza started with… Read More
Staff Vacancy-Homestay Accommodation and Groups Co-ordinator
Staff Vacancy-Homestay Accommodation and Groups Co-ordinator

May 13, 2022

We are seeking a person to develop this important role within our growing International Student Department. This is a 30… Read More
Art Taster Day
Art Taster Day

May 12, 2022

This week, we welcomed year 8 students from Waitakere Primary, Swanson School, Henderson Intermediate, and Rangeview Intermediate.… Read More
Rānui Community Garden Work Experience
Rānui Community Garden Work Experience

May 11, 2022

Melissa and Thomas, two of our amazing ISC students, have started their work experience at the Rānui Community Gardens. Read More
RYDA Road Safety Programme for Year 12s
RYDA Road Safety Programme for Year 12s

May 11, 2022

On June 14, all Year 12 students will be participating in the award-winning RYDA Road Safety Education Workshop. Read More
Classics trip to Italy and Greece in 2023 - Parents information evening
Classics trip to Italy and Greece in 2023 - Parents information evening

May 27, 2022

There is a parents' information evening on Tuesday 31st May. Time: 6pm Location: Staff room Read More
Welcome pōwhiri at Avondale College
Welcome pōwhiri at Avondale College

May 5, 2022

Two of our staff, Whaea Frances Campbell and Bruno Zarins, were welcomed into the teaching and school community of Avondale… Read More
Open mens basketball team
Open mens basketball team

May 5, 2022

Over the Holidays the Open men’s basketball team conducted a full-day training session Read More
Nathan Brown Competing In The Commonwealth Games
Nathan Brown Competing In The Commonwealth Games

May 5, 2022

After winning first place in the North Island champs and competing in the world champs in Budapest, Nathan is now aiming… Read More
We welcome Andrew Cesan to the teaching team as our new Dance Teacher.
We welcome Andrew Cesan to the teaching team as our new Dance Teacher.

May 5, 2022

Andrew is an expert in Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Tap dance. He was part of the choreography team for the World of Wearable… Read More
ISC Students on work experience
ISC Students on work experience

May 4, 2022

This week our ISC senior students in rooms 1 and 5 have recommenced work experience after 8 months due to covid restrictions. Read More
Outward Bound leadership course
Outward Bound leadership course

May 4, 2022

Dayton Tier was selected by the college to attend an Outward Bound 3 week resilience and leadership course over the school… Read More
Join the girls u15 football team at Oratia United
Join the girls u15 football team at Oratia United

May 4, 2022

Oratia Football United are putting together a local Girls U15 football team. Read More
1st XV Boys Rugby training camp
1st XV Boys Rugby training camp

May 3, 2022

During the 2nd week of the school holidays the 1st XV Boys Rugby training camp attended camp which was a great cause before… Read More
Farewell to Frances, Lisa and Bruno
Farewell to Frances, Lisa and Bruno

April 14, 2022

We say farewell to three of our much-loved staff this week, see the gallery of images of the powerful Haka performed for… Read More
Isabella Gasu selected to represent Samoa at the FIBA Oceania championship qualifiers in Amman, Jordan
Isabella Gasu selected to represent Samoa at the FIBA Oceania championship qualifiers in Amman, Jordan

April 14, 2022

This has been no small feat given she is the only Athlete selected in New Zealand to join this team. Read More
Designing & Creating in Technology
Designing & Creating in Technology

April 13, 2022

The Technology Department has had a busy Term 1, we are enjoying being back in the classroom designing and creating again. Read More
Max Wymer Parafed Auckland Rookie of the Year 2021
Max Wymer Parafed Auckland Rookie of the Year 2021

April 12, 2022

Congratulations Max Wymer who has achieved this title Read More
Celebrating NCEA Achievement
Celebrating NCEA Achievement

April 6, 2022

It was wonderful to have the opportunity to celebrate the success of Year 12 students who attained NCEA Achieved, Merit… Read More
Year 13 Dance Special Guest Tutor
Year 13 Dance Special Guest Tutor

April 6, 2022

We were fortunate to have a special guest tutor this week, Tupua Tigafua Read More
New Bones to the School
New Bones to the School

March 30, 2022

As our roll grows and consolidates, the College, in partnership with the Ministry of Education continues to make improvements… Read More
Celebrating Success
Celebrating Success

March 30, 2022

School-wide writing strength has improved by 5% in just 4 weeks and we continue to see progress in all areas of writing. Read More
NCEA Online Seminar
NCEA Online Seminar

March 30, 2022

The purpose of the seminar is to help parents understand the NCEA requirements at each level and to see how they can support… Read More
Education Perfect Language Championships Awards
Education Perfect Language Championships Awards

March 30, 2022

The Languages Department is so proud of our students and their achievements so far this year. It's only Term 1 and our students… Read More
Student Teachers are here for placement
Student Teachers are here for placement

March 30, 2022

We welcome our new student teachers to Waitakere College Read More
AAC technology giving a voice to our students
AAC technology giving a voice to our students

March 30, 2022

You may have seen some of our ISC students using an ipad device during their classes. This is a type of Augmentative and… Read More
Follow the prefect Instagram page
Follow the prefect Instagram page

March 23, 2022

@42prefects are on Instagram Read More
Class of the week - 9T Science
Class of the week - 9T Science

March 23, 2022

9T Science were one of 4 winners this week Read More
Class of the week - BT's 9HMT
Class of the week - BT's 9HMT

March 23, 2022

BT's 9HMT was one of 4 winning classes this week Read More
Class of the week - 10FRE 83A
Class of the week - 10FRE 83A

March 23, 2022

10FRE 83A were one of 4 winners this week Read More
Class of the week - DRA101
Class of the week - DRA101

March 23, 2022

DRA101 was one of 4 class winners this week Read More
Level 3 Service Academy Camp 2022
Level 3 Service Academy Camp 2022

March 23, 2022

Held at Action Matakana, Camp Baker was an epic experience for all Read More
Meet your new Student Board Rep
Meet your new Student Board Rep

March 23, 2022

Talofa lava, my name is Sarah Opetaia and I am your new student board of trustees representative for 2022. Read More
Music therapy in ISC
Music therapy in ISC

March 22, 2022

Our students are really enjoying their music therapy sessions on Fridays with Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre. Read More
Tamaki Makaurau Poatrawhiti - U17 - Nga Rangatahi representative netball team.
Tamaki Makaurau Poatrawhiti - U17 - Nga Rangatahi representative netball team.

March 21, 2022

Congratulations to the following students for making the team Read More
Our new Communications Administrator
Our new Communications Administrator

March 17, 2022

Hi I'm Lisa Zidich, I joined the support staff team on Monday the 14th March. Read More
Congratulations Jessica Brooker
Congratulations Jessica Brooker

March 18, 2022

Congratulations to Jessica Brooker (In 9C ABY) who has read 102,634 words on Reading Plus in the last five weeks! Read More
We've had our best year EVER the International Education Perfect Languages Competition
We've had our best year EVER the International Education Perfect Languages Competition

March 18, 2022

Students participated in 15 languages and achieved AMAZING RESULTS both within New Zealand and internationally. Read More
Year 9 DIGITAL Welcome Google Meet
Year 9 DIGITAL Welcome Google Meet

March 18, 2022

Where your parents and caregivers can meet your teacher Read More
Overdue Library Books
Overdue Library Books

March 17, 2022

Overdue library books from 2021 Read More
Welcome to our new DP
Welcome to our new DP

March 21, 2022

Welcome to our new Deputy Principal. Congratulations to Jane Coup who now joins our Senior Leadership Team here at Waitakere… Read More
Condolences on the passing of Suliveta Nathan Siaosi
Condolences on the passing of Suliveta Nathan Siaosi

March 15, 2022

It is with sadness that we announce that one of our students, Suliveta Nathan Siaosi, who has been with us since 2020, has… Read More
Circability? Certainly!
Circability? Certainly!

March 10, 2022

Our students and staff love their Circability classes. Everyone always has a lot of fun. Read More
This Year’s Head Prefects
This Year’s Head Prefects

March 10, 2022

Congratulations to our newly appointed Head Prefects! Read More
Peer Mentors in Action
Peer Mentors in Action

March 10, 2022

Our college is richer and stronger because of our dedicated year 12 & 13 Peer Mentors. These leaders meet with a year 9… Read More
Introducing Our Senior Dance Leaders
Introducing Our Senior Dance Leaders

March 10, 2022

The Dance department is introducing four fantastic senior dance leaders for 2022. Read More
Junior Rugby Academy
Junior Rugby Academy

March 8, 2022

Junior Rugby Academy is well underway with a strong turnout to start the year. Read More
Winter Sports: Preseason & Development
Winter Sports: Preseason & Development

March 4, 2022

Many of our winter sports teams have begun their programmes, preparing our students for Term 2. We want as many students… Read More
Pasifika Fono
Pasifika Fono

March 3, 2022

“A tatou pulupulu lima fa’atasi, e māmā ai se avega” - Many hands, make light work Read More
The ISC's Fantastic Art
The ISC's Fantastic Art

March 2, 2022

This term, some in the ISC have sought to imitate the style and flair of famous Kiwi artist Reuben Paterson. Read More
Next Chapter Parenting Course
Next Chapter Parenting Course

March 2, 2022

Next Chapter Parenting is offering individual and group parenting sessions via Zoom. Read More
eBooks - How to Get Connected
eBooks - How to Get Connected

March 2, 2022

The school has an excellent library with around 10,000 normal books, however if you are working remotely then the school… Read More
After School Hip Hop Sessions
After School Hip Hop Sessions

March 2, 2022

Every Thursday after school, our students are hard at work perfecting their moves. Read More
If you have the dream, we have the pathway
If you have the dream, we have the pathway

February 28, 2022

Vocational Pathways provides students with fantastic opportunities to explore their career aspirations. Read More
Students Celebrate Chinese New Year
Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

February 25, 2022

Students at Waitākere College took the opportunity to recreate the Auckland Lantern Festival in the classroom. Read More
Good Times for Our ISC Students
Good Times for Our ISC Students

February 24, 2022

While our ISC kids were out on their nature walk for topic studies they made a delicious discovery. Read More
Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Kickstart
Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Kickstart

February 24, 2022

On Monday and Tuesday, our year 12 and 13 Business students attended the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Kickstart event via… Read More
Education Perfect Languages Championships
Education Perfect Languages Championships

February 24, 2022

Calling all students who want to participate in this year's Education Perfect Languages Championships. Read More
2022 Pasifika Fono
2022 Pasifika Fono

February 24, 2022

Next Wednesday at 6:30 pm (2nd March), we have our first Pasifika Fono of the year. Read More
Digital ID Cards Are Here (almost)!
Digital ID Cards Are Here (almost)!

February 24, 2022

Due to technical difficulties, getting a digital ID will be a couple of weeks away. Read More
Board of Trustees Student Representative Nominations
Board of Trustees Student Representative Nominations

February 22, 2022

Want to make a difference at school? Nominate your preferred Student Representative for the Board of Trustees! Read More
Student Leadership: Our 2022 Prefects
Student Leadership: Our 2022 Prefects

February 17, 2022

Our Prefects are an integral part of our school's culture of success. They are the voice of our students, offering their… Read More
Making a Positive Difference
Making a Positive Difference

February 17, 2022

The story behind the story: thanks to all who helped our scholarship winners achieve success. Read More
Success at Secondary School Aquathon
Success at Secondary School Aquathon

February 17, 2022

Congratulations to Charlotte Brown, who placed 3rd at the Secondary School Aquathon (senior girls). Read More
Our Services
Our Services

February 17, 2022

Here at Waitakere College, we offer a range of services to promote the health and wellbeing (Hauora) of our students. Read More
A Reminder of Protocols for Students at Red Light
A Reminder of Protocols for Students at Red Light

February 16, 2022

We encourage all our students to follow these protocols to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Read More
New Staff, Same Purpose
New Staff, Same Purpose

February 11, 2022

On Friday 4th of February, we welcomed a new generation of teachers and staff into the College at our Whare. Read More
Congratulations to Our Scholarship Recipients!
Congratulations to Our Scholarship Recipients!

February 10, 2022

What does it take to be the best? Ask these students who rank among the top 3% in their respective subjects. Read More
Year 9 Pōwhiri
Year 9 Pōwhiri

February 10, 2022

This week, we welcomed our year 9 students and new teachers with a pōwhiri on the turf. Read More