Waimea College



The curriculum at Waimea College is extensive enabling our students to formulate their own unique learning opportunities in order to provide opportunities for them to expand their vision and enjoy success. This will help them to develop positive attitudes that will encourage further study, training and life-long learning.

At the junior level the curriculum has a number of compulsory subjects from the eight learning areas of the National Curriculum. In addition, students have the opportunity to select from a range of option and enrichment subjects to complete their programme.

In the senior school, students select more specialised subjects in preparation for a career, further training or tertiary study.  We aim to have our students leave school with a nationally recognised qualification. We also cater for different individual abilities and needs through our extension, support and special education programmes.

The College offers all students:

  • a comprehensive range of subjects from Year 9 to Year 13 leading to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Levels 1, 2 and 3.
  • a 21st century curriculum that is engaging & responsive to students’ needs
  • Trades Academy & Vocational Pathway options
  • technology rich curriculum delivery including BYOD
  • additional opportunities to accelerate and extend any special abilities through our Gifted and Talented programme
  • in need of additional assistance with their learning, specialised support through our student support network.


Waimea College News & Events

Upcoming Events

  • Marine Reserve Snorkeling Day 7 November07 Nov 2018
  • Tonga Trip 7 November07 Nov 2018
  • TSS Junior Touch 8 November08 Nov 2018
  • TSS Junior Tennis 13 November13 Nov 2018
  • Outdoor Education with Special Education: 14 November – 15 November15 Nov 2018
  • PPTA Union Meeting – 16 November 2018 16 Nov 2018This is to notify you that the Waimea College Branch of the Post Primary Te... [Read more]
  • Rotoiti Camp – 9R, 9S & 9Y: 12 November – 16 November19 Nov 2018
  • TSS Junior Ki o Rahi 20 November20 Nov 2018
  • Marine Reserve Snorkeling Day 21 November21 Nov 2018
  • International Week 19 November – 23 November23 Nov 2018
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