- SHREK, The Musical02 Jul 2018 Come along to Waimea College's school production of SHREK, The Musical. There are over 150 students involved. This will be held from Wednesday 27 June until Sunday 1 July 2018. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.trybooking.co.nz/99 or purchased at Waimea College Finance Centre.
- USA Art Trip 2019 – Parent Information Evening – Tuesday 3 July 2018 at 5.30pm – Art Block03 Jul 2018
- Junior Prizegiving for Options & Enrichment, Māori & Pasifika Achievement Awards – 5 July 2018 (read more…)05 Jul 2018On Thursday 5 July we will be holding Special Assemblies to present awards for completed Year 9 & 10 Options, Enrichment and for Māori & Pasifika Achievement.
Year 9 Prizegiving is at 12.20pm.
Year 10 and Māori & Pasifika Prizegiving is at 2.10pm.Parents & Caregivers of Prizewinners will be invited to attend these Prizegivings via email.
- Last Day of Term 206 Jul 2018
- NCEA Review – you are invited to shape the future of NCEA (read more re workshops and review website…)24 Jul 2018You are invited to shape the future of NCEA
The government’s review of NCEA is now underway, and people all over the country have started talking about, and sharing their ideas and experiences of NCEA - the challenges, the successes and what we can do better in the future.
If you would like the opportunity to get involved, find out more about the 6 Big Opportunities, and have your say, come along to one of 20 public workshops across New Zealand.
Monday 23 July, 7:00pm, Nayland College, Nelson
Tuesday 24 July, 7:00pm, Marlborough Girls College, BlenheimBook now: conversation.education.govt.nz/events or TXT 5811 The interactive workshop is open to everyone. We want you to share with us your ideas and thoughts about NCEA and how we can strengthen the qualification – we are listening! We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to participate in this conversation and invite everyone to get involved - online or on paper, at workshops or hui, or through social media – you choose. You can participate in a short or long survey online, make your mark via the competitions (5 -20 years of age) and/or put in an online submission. The NCEA Review is part of our national conversation on the future of education in New Zealand. It’s about building not just a better education system, but the world’s best, for all our children and young people. More information about the NCEA review, the Big Opportunities and ways to participate can be found at conversation.education.govt.nz/ncea.
- Open School – Sessions 4.00pm-6.00pm & 7.00-9.00pm – 6 August 201806 Aug 2018Parents of current Year 8 students, we invite you to join us at our Open School on Monday 6 August 2018: There are 2 sessions - 4.00pm-6.00pm and 7.00pm-9.00pm. We look forward to seeing you here at Waimea College.
- Subject Selection Information Session – 3.45pm – 6.00pm – 8 August 201808 Aug 2018Subject Selection for 2019 Courses for Students in Years 11, 12 13 in 2019: Information Session for parents and students in the School Hall - 3.45pm-6.00pm - 8 August 2018
- NCEA Fees Due – Finance Centre due date Friday 10 August 2018 (read more…)11 Aug 2018NCEA fees are collected by Waimea College for our students and passed on to the government on the students’ behalf. NZQA is the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and they are the government department with responsibility for qualifications. The $76.70 is the annual fee for entry into qualifications in New Zealand Secondary Schools. This charge covers the students’ entry into NCEA. The school collects this on NZQA’s behalf and must forward payment to them by a set date next term.
* The fee for most students is $76.70 with additional costs of Scholarship entries at $30 per subject.
* Foreign fee-paying students entering NCEA are charged the higher rate of $383.30. Their Scholarship entry fee is $102.20 per subject.
Please pay this NZQA fee by Friday 10 August.
If you think you may struggle with this cost the government does provide Financial Assistance. Financial Assistance for NZQA fees is available for families based on the following criteria:
- Those receiving a Work and Income or Study Link benefit
- Those with a joint family income that would meet the entitlement for a Community Services card (see http://www.workandincome.govt.nz/individuals/brochures/community-services-card.html the NZQA website http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/entry-into-ncea/fees-for-ncea/financial-assistance/ or contact the school for more detail around this)
- Those with two or more children sitting NCEA (these do not have to be enrolled at the same school) where the total fees would be more than $200. If you meet this criterion but your children attend different schools, you only complete one application and submit it to the school of your first child. Financial Assistance based on the beneficiary or income thresholds caps the cost at $20.00 per student (including any Scholarship entries) and a maximum of $30.00 per family. Parents who qualify for assistance based on having multiple children enrolled in NCEA will have the total maximum cost per family capped at $200 (unless they qualify based on income or beneficiary criteria). Financial Assistance is not available for international fee payers.
- There is also the possibility of paying off the fee throughout the school year. Please contact the Finance Office for more information.
- Senior Assessment Week: Term 3 (24-31 August)31 Aug 2018This will be held during Week 6 of Term 3 (24-31 August). On 24 August all practice English assessments will take place and students will be on Study Leave. This year, the timetable will keep running during this week and the assessments will take place during the double period from 12.40pm onwards each day. Each subject and teacher will determine the best type of assessment, and there may not be a traditional 'exam type' assessment for every subject. There will be more information sent home closer to the time.