Waitākere College

Picking Students Up From School

Important information

Parking at school

A friendly reminder that the school does not have parking onsite for after-school pick-ups.
We kindly ask you not to park within the school entrance after school as the car parks outside reception are designated for visitors and are not intended for student pickup after school.  Please do not park in or near the bus bay by the whare as this blocks the buses coming in or out.

Alternatively, we suggest that your children walk to the Waitemata Rugby Club or Sturges Rd Train Station to be picked up. This would alleviate congestion and ensure a smoother flow of traffic around the school premises.

Bus and Train information can be found here

Collecting your child during school hours

Our Student Centre is the main centre for all student matters such as uniform sales, student questions, onsite nurses, students needing a timetable and parents/caregivers collecting their child during school hours if they are sick or need to leave early. The student centre is open 8.30 am - 3 pm.

If your child is sick 

  • They must come to the student centre and the nurse will contact you. 
  • You can then collect and sign them out from the Student Centre (Not Reception)
     If your child texts you to tell you they feel sick please encourage them to follow the correct procedure and see the nurse.

If you are picking up your child early from school for an appointment or otherwise

  • Please write a note in your child's school diary so the teacher is aware and can arrange for the student to meet you at the correct time at the Student Centre.
  • Please do not go to Front Reception, The Student Centre is on the map pictured, You can park in the visitor car parks and walk to the Student Centre to meet and to sign your child out.

To report absences, please phone 09 836 7890 and select ‘1’ to leave a message. This info is also on the Contact Us page on the website To phone the Student Centre please phone 09 836 7890 then select '2'