Welcome!


Waitakere College is a successful mid-sized secondary school, founded in 1975 and located in the heart of West Auckland.  We are proud of our strong technology infrastructure that enables innovative teaching using a full range of digital, physical and interactive learning methods, and connects our students to global thinking.

Our many choices of excellent courses, that can be taken right through to Senior levels, cater for a  wide range student needs.  We also have specialist Academies for Sport, Performing Arts, Health Sciences, Medical Sciences, Military Services, Building, Engineering, Hospitality, as well as academic pathways to universities and other tertiary study.  We are consistently ahead of the national averages for Merit and Excellence awards in Level 1, 2 and 3 NCEA and the Scholarships examination.

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

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Year 9 Enrolment Interviews:
Wednesdays to 21 September
3.30-6pm
 

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Bradley Robinson Represents High Tech Youth Network in Los Angeles!

 

My name is Bradley Robinson, and I am a year 12 student at Waitakere College. 

Recently I was selected by the High Tech Youth Network to travel to Los Angeles.  The trip was organised by Adobe, who wished to bring creative youth from all around the world together.  I was chosen to represent the High Tech Youth Network via Studio MPHS, my computer club.  Everything was provided and paid for by Adobe including flights, accommodation, meals and $200 USD worth of gift cards for us to spend on what we wished.

Most of the trip we were presented with confidential material, but we also met some amazing people who do amazing things.  I met people from Capetown, India, Germany and loads from all around the US.  The trip went on over a five day period.

We left New Zealand on the 10th of August and arrived back on the 16th.

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Acknowledging Mr Phillip Norcross, Director of Norcross Falls Heritage Trust for the NFH Trust Scholarship Awards at the Year 9 Assembly on Thursday, 4th August 2016.

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Silver Ferns' Anna Harrison inspires Year 8 students from our local contributing schools in our latest Sports Clinic.

 

 Pictured are Mr Shanahan, Silver Ferns Defender Anna Harrison and students from Henderson Intermediate whom successfully participated in our sports clinic.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AMAZING
STAGE CHALLENGE TEAM WHOM PLACED SECOND OUT OF 15 SCHOOLS AND WON 7 OTHER PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS!

Each year, 14 million people are forced to flee their war torn countries.
750 of them find refuge in New Zealand.
The theme for our team's very moving performance was to raise awareness of the struggles and challenges they face.

MINISTRY OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Student Lead Award - Faasu Afoa-Purcell

This award recognises students who have excelled in the leadership of their school's Stage Challenge production.

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FOUR WINDS FOUNDATION AWARD

Award of Excellence for a school that demonstrates the greatest sense
of 'community'

The two awards  above were only presented to our school.

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR CHOREOGRAPHY

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR PERFORMANCE SKILL

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR COSTUMING AND CHARACTER

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR DRAMA

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AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR VISUAL ENHANCEMENT


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 "Achievement for All"   

Innovation * Excellence* Choice