Welcome to Waicol
Wairarapa College is the largest secondary school in the Wairarapa. Located in Masterton, Wairarapa College provides a dynamic learning environment blending tradition with innovation to assist each student in realising their full potential.
Set in spacious and beautiful grounds, the College contains a mixture of old and new buildings, presenting an attractive learning environment for students.
We invite you to explore the site and discover the many unique benefits of Waicol life, and we hope you will want to visit us in person. We look forward to hearing from you...
Wellington Entertainment™ Memberships
The new 2014 | 2015 Wellington Entertainment™ Memberships are available now and packed with thousands of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers.
From every Entertainment™ Membership we sell, $12 goes towards our fund-raising for Wairarapa College! The more Entertainment™ Memberships we sell, the more we raise – so please share this with your family and friends!
Order directly online here or through the school office.
Those of us with young people in our lives know it can be difficult to help them when they're going through challenging times.
That's where Common Ground comes in. This website features advice, conversation starters, warning signs and sources of support for a range of issues and challenges that many of our young people face. It aims to help worried loved ones to guide their young people in managing challenging times in their lives, to they can enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing.
Behaviour Management Initiative (PB4L)
After a great deal of consultation with students and staff, we have decided on our 3-5 expectations word that will become the branding for PB4L and the ‘way it is done around here.'
This word was presented to students last week by Harriet O’Hara, Gus Wakeling and Marcus Ale. The students will now look at each word in more detail and determine what it means to them.
This will eventually be displayed in each classroom and in their school log book.
Over time, it will be part of our documentation, signage and part of our communication with students.
We are looking for creative and innovative students who can portray this word in a range of different ways, to put around the school.
Currently we are calling for nominations from students to form a forum group to help and support our current PB4L student leaders. These students will be part of the team to help implement the expected behaviours around school.
The staff PB4L team and Harriet and Gus attended our final training session with the Ministry of Education on Tuesday 21 September. As a 3-5 year project, we are excited about how this will have an impact on the atmosphere at Wairarapa College.
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Message from the Board Chair
As we approach the end of term 3, our senior students should have a clear path as to what they have to do to succeed in the NCEA programme. There are some very positive distractions from this in the form of tournament week and the major Production, Grease, but nobody should be using these as an excuse for taking your eyes off the main goal which is academic success. Naturally, this focus on achievement also applies to the junior school, just in a different way.
From a Board perspective, we are also focussed on our goals for the school as outlined in our strategic plan. Foremost in this is obviously student achievement but we do also need to focus on managing our resources to support the learning and teaching that occurs.
To this end, we are starting the budget process for 2015 already, as well as making some progress on the master planning process. This ongoing planning and monitoring process does drive change and it is clear that these changes will continue but they are all made with the interests of our students at heart.
As always, please let us know if you have any comments, concerns or even praise via our BOT email: email@example.com
Our latest ERO report can be found here
Keep in Touch!
Register with the Old Students Association and stay informed of up coming events. [read more]
Year 9 2015 Enrolment Packs will be posted out to students at local contributing schools in June.
Cricket Coaches Required
Wairarapa College require cricket coaches for the Junior, 2nd XI and 1st XI teams.
Contact the office for more infomation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Uniform Shop Hours
Open Tuesday /Wednesday / Friday only until end of term. (except Friday 19 September - CLOSED)
from Tuesday 26 August the shop will be
CLOSED Monday & Thursday until end of term
For urgent matters phone Kirsty on 3700 404. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Jacket $89 Pants $57.50
If you want either of these items you can order them from the Uniform Shop. We can only carry limited stock so don't wait and be disappointed if you can't get these at the last minute.
Westbush Challenge walk
The Westbush Challenge date has been changed to Friday 19th September.