Voting for the election of 5 parent representatives to the Board of Trustees CLOSES 12 NOON FRIDAY 3 June 2016 







    Reece Skelley - English




    Natalya Vo Van - Biology





    Molly O'Connor Fausett - Dance




    Chris Moore - Drama


    Theresa Seve - Samoan



    Iven Wu - History







Merit/Excellence Endorsements:

Up at ALL Levels (Levels 1, 2 and 3)

NCEA Level 1, 2, 3 and University Entrance

All above 2014 Results

All above National Averages


Waitakere College in Auckland has about 1300 students from 55 nationalities. Meet some of them Photo / Dean Purcell



Here at Waitakere College we have students of 55 different nationalities. The NZ Herald came to visit us to find out what this milestone means for us as a school. 

Read the article here - Super - Diversity at our School




    Waitakere College is a successful co-educational

New Zealand Secondary School located in Henderson

in the heart of West Auckland.

The three key elements of the Waitakere Way - Learning, Caring and Respect  - guide our planning to ensure that each student is able to 'be the best they can be'.

As a college, we are ahead of the national averages for Merit and Excellence awards in Level 1, 2 and 3 NCEA and the Scholarships examination.

Courses on offer cater for the variety of student needs, from local students' learning an international language to international students learning English for pathways to university.

Download our 2015 Prospectus from this web-site to read about what we stand for and the programmes on offer. 

The Education Review Office has given Waitakere College a very positive report following their most recent visit in March 2014:


“The school is well placed to sustain and improve its performance because:

  • The board has a clear focus on raising student achievement, and ongoing improvement

  • Ongoing analyses of student achievement data are well used to inform interventions and initiatives to address any identified issues

  • Experienced school leadership, led by a skilled principal, has a cohesive focus on improving

    Student achievement for all students, with a focus on learners needing additional support to be successful

  • Teachers support the school’s direction for improvement and benefit from responsive professional learning opportunities

  • The performance management system, especially for teachers, is focused on developing consistency across the school so that teachers implement the school’s agreed teaching and learning practices

  • There are increasing levels of community support and involvement

  • The school demonstrates its commitment to success for all students in an inclusive

  • Environment that celebrates its diversity.”                     

                                                      Waitakere College Education Review Report 2014

The full report can be read at www.ero.govt.nz

Initiatives for Year 9/10 Students

    • Weekly report cards to update academic progress

    • Gifted and Talented programme 'Shine" for very able students

    • Performing Arts programme

    • Targeted literacy classes to assist students

    • Accelerated programmes to do NCEA

    • Sports Academies

    • Opportunity to compete in many sporting and cultural activities 

      Initiatives for Year 11/12/13 students

  • Achievers' Assemblies acknowledging seniors who achieve in their year group

  • After school homework centre with tutors

  • Academic Monitoring and Mentoring of NCEA progress throughout each year to ensure success

  • Vocational Pathways programme including Academies leading to apprenticeships and tertiary institutions

  • Leadership opportunities via sports, mentoring and cultural activities


 "Achievement for All".   

Congratulations to Reece Skelley – Dux Litterarum 2015