Creating Future Leaders
Waimea College is committed to providing a high-quality education for its students and emphasises the importance of achieving personal standards of excellence in academic, sporting, cultural and recreational activities.
The College combines excellent facilities and a progressive curriculum with values such as house spirit, pride in the school and high expectations of performance and behaviour. These values are reflected in the school motto Semper Contendite (Always Strive). Waimea College is a vibrant and lively school. We know that student success can take many forms and all of these are valuable. Some will shine in the classroom, some on the sports field and some in the arts. An emphasis on holistic educationensures that students at Waimea College can discover and follow their passion to experience success in any field.
Our College occupies attractive park-like grounds that provide a relaxed and spacious environment for our students. We are well equipped with specialist facilities, advanced technology and equipment. There is a spacious assembly hall, performing arts suite, well-resourced International Students Centre, computer pods and specialist rooms for Materials Technology, Graphics and Art. Our spacious grounds include an area for raising plants in the Biotechnology Department.
Students at Waimea College consistently demonstrate excellent results at all levels of NCEA. Our pass rates are above the national average and our international graduates have attended universities from all over the world. Waimea places a high value on academic achievement. Our International Tutor and Academic Advisor will support you in achieving your academic goals, and additional support can be provided if needed.
- be ASPIRING
- be CHALLENGED
- be UNIQUE
- be OUTSTANDING
At Waimea College, we encourage you to say ‘YES’. We provide a wide range of extra-curricular sporting, cultural and recreational opportunities that will help you make New Zealand friends, support you in embracing New Zealand life and empower you to make the most out of your time at Waimea.
In addition to the array of extra-curricular opportunities that are on offer, international students also have access to a variety of other events throughout the year. From our adventurous 3-day ski trip, to our weekend away in vibrant Wellington city, to our two-week end of year programme – there is always something to look forward to coming up soon.