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In summary, "Waitakere College provides high quality education. Students have opportunities to succeed through a responsive curriculum that prioritises wellbeing for learning. Students are confident and well equipped to transition into the world of tertiary study or employment. High quality leadership is a key factor in the school’s continued success."

Selected quotes:

  • "Results have been trending upwards since 2013 … achievement is above the national average and well above percentages for other similar schools."

  • "The curriculum design is highly responsive to students’ individualised learning needs and pathways."
  • "The college works hard to establish purposeful connections with tertiary institutions, industry providers and prospective employers."

  • "Within the curriculum students learn social responsibility and develop a meaningful sense of service to others."

  • "Waitakere College offers a wide range of co-curricular activities. There are many opportunities for students to experience success and build their leadership capability in a variety of sporting, cultural and academic events and competitions.  Student success is publicly acknowledged and celebrated."

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