All our students are important to us. We strive to develop well-rounded, confident young adults who are equipped for our modern and changing world. This is an important focus of Waimea College. Our co-educational setting provides vibrant academic and co-curricular opportunities and supports to ensure our young people are nurtured so they can reach their full potential.
While providing a world class academic education is our core business, our focus is also on developing strong citizens – young people with a sense of community, and service. This includes fostering an ability to relate to and work with others, including those socially and ethnically different. Our students are skilled and able to live and work in the real world to craft their own futures, as global citizens.
We are committed to supporting our Māori students along their journey for Māori to enjoy and achieve education success as Māori.
Leadership & Opportunities
Creating Future Leaders and providing leadership opportunities is a recognised strength at Waimea College. In the junior school leadership positions exist at Year 10 and in the senior school the variety of leadership positions include academic, sport, performing arts, culture, environment, international student support, visual arts, house captains, community services, student welfare and diversity captains.
Our senior student leaders have a significant part to play in leading school assemblies, representing the College in the community and as role models to the wider school. Students also elect a representative to the Board of Trustees.
Students have the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh programme, and to represent their year level on the Student Council.
So be inspired ……..
- Board of Trustees Student Representative: Clare Leyland
- Head Students: Isaac Worsley, Georgia Bueno, Ian Cadwallader, Kalyssa Rasmussen
- House Captains:
- Hillary House – Casey Ogilvie, Mardi McBride
- Sheppard House – McKenzee Botica, Josh Smolenski
- Cooper House – Ellie MacIntyre, Jeremy Lordan
- Rutherford House – Courtney Hawke, Brodie Bosecke
- Academic Captains: Alden Adair, Anna Batty, Remus Courtenay, Elsie Brownlie, Henry Deacon, Michelle Fridman, Quinn Burrell
- Mathematic Mentors: Alex Scott, Olivia Flanagan
- Performing Arts Captains: Tegen Fisher, Lucy Vanner, Louise Davis, Josh Radcliffe
- Music Mentors: Team Detdecho, Brandon Hart
- Sports Committee: Holly Madden, Megan Stack, Gavin Peattie, Holly Chandler, Andi butler, Logan Lawson
- Visual Arts Captains: Jasmin Papworth, Zoe Pascoe, Katie Grimshaw, Connie Parkes
- Senior Ambassadors: Georgia Dunn, Thomas Tse
- Language Captains: Rachel Browning, Michael Johnsen, Abigail Marshall, Georgia Dunn
- International Peer Support: Safari Muir, Elsie Brownlie, Quinn Burrell, Clare Leyland, Georgia Dunn, Abigail Marshall
- Special Education Captains: Tayla Harvey, Holly Chandler, Kelly Prosser
- Media Captains: Georgia Roden, Ben Thomas, Rose McLeod, Callum Whitten, Izzie Taikato
- Year 13 Administrators: Jordan Holmes, Caitlin Clementson, Brittany Illingworth
- Social Convenors: Brittany Illingworth, Shikylah Dearnley, Brianna Taplin
- Tutor Assistants: Sian Leef, Thomas Aspray, Maleina Grey, Kaleb Webster
- Student Welfare Convenors: Emma Clements, Tyler Walbran, Laura Bingham, Kaleb Webster, Emily Ewers, Thomas Aspray, Abigain Marshall
- ICT Captains: Natasha de Kriek, Tiger Jefford
- Culture Captains: Izzie Harper, Nicole Hodgkinson
- International Student Leader: Luca von Wahlert
Waimea College has established an excellent reputation for its commitment to student support provided by teachers, tutors, guidance and non-teaching staff. Our aim is to create students who are resilient and who are able to cope well with the demands of the modern world, but at the same time retaining their natural curiosity and creativity. Every student has the opportunity to receive guidance to plan their course of study, set short and long-term goals and receive assistance in achieving them. The College adopts a firm, fair and consistent approach to managing students’ behaviour within a framework of Restorative Practice and respect for others.
The following are key features of our support network:
- each student belongs to one of four Houses: Cooper, Hillary, Rutherford and Sheppard
- the Houses are divided into a number of Form Groups
- the Form teacher and Tutor are responsible for each student’s pastoral care
- the Tutor follows the year group for all of their five years at Waimea College to provide consistent support throughout this time
- a well-resourced Guidance and Learning Centre where fully trained counsellors, social workers and where access to some health services is available for those students requiring additional support
- the support from 24/7 Youth Workers.