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Whānau Day tomorrow !

Mon Aug 08 04:26pm

We would like to remind and encourage you to attend our Whānau Day on Tuesday 9 August. This is an opportunity to meet you child’s whānau teacher and discuss their progress towards their goals. Students will learn from home on the day and should attend meetings in uniform. 

To book a meeting with your child’s whānau teacher please go to and use event code: phx6n Meetings can be held at school or online.  

Martinborough bus 366

Mon Aug 08 03:39pm

Go Bus have advised bus 366 to Martinborough will be taking an alternative route to Martinborough this afternoon as a bridge on their normal route is closed. Students will be late home today.

The lockdown drill has ended,

Wed Aug 03 10:49am

We are currently performing a lockdown drill. There is no emergency.

Wed Aug 03 10:41am

WaiCol Lockdown Drill 2022

Tue Aug 02 03:53pm

Kia ora whānau, 
Tomorrow, Wednesday 3 August, Wairarapa College will be performing a lockdown drill between 9.30 and 10.00am.  
A lockdown may be required when there is a threat on the safety of our students and staff, so it is important that we practise this procedure.  
A lockdown drill will require students to follow our emergency procedure instructions as given by teachers, sit on the floor in the middle of their classroom, remain quiet, and off their mobile phones. 
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. 
Ngā mihi nui, 
Joseph Hurndell 
Acting Deputy Principal 

WaiCol Term 3 2022 Welcome Back

Fri Jul 22 03:17pm

Kia ora koutou,  

I hope you have all had a relaxing and refreshing break. This term we will continue to focus on learning and will endeavour to provide the holistic education unique to our school.  

Monday is Day 6 on the timetable, and students are reminded to bring their charged devices. 

Wairarapa College students, staff and visitors will be required to wear masks for the first four weeks of Term 3.  

In previous years we have found there is an increase in winter illnesses in schools at the start of Term 3 as students bring back infections after travelling and socialising during the holidays. This year cases of COVID-19 are increasing in most parts of the country, and we are also seeing high numbers of other winter illnesses.   

For the start of Term 3, 2022, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health strongly recommend that all schools and kura amend their mask policy for the first four weeks of term to require mask wearing in all indoor settings (where it will not have a significant impact on teaching and learning) for students in Years 4 and above.  

Wearing masks works alongside other measures including vaccination, good ventilation, staying home when sick, and hand washing and other hygiene measures, to protect our students and staff.   

 We know that that some of our students are exempt from wearing a mask. If they have an exemption card or a letter from their health provider we will support them to not wear a mask.  

Please make sure that students come to school ready to wear masks. Students can bring masks from home and we can supply masks to those that do not. 

Thank you for your support in protecting our school community. 

 Noho ora mai, 


Matt White 

Principal Tumuaki 

Wairarapa College 

Juniors to the Hall for Hapori today

Fri Jun 10 09:00am

Kia ora koutou,

A reminder that all juniors (except those going to Aratoi and boxing) are to meet in the hall at Hapori time this morning.

The Wairarapa College old students’ association, the WaiCol Trust AGM is this Thursday at 5pm in the Wairarapa College staff room. All past

Tue May 24 02:00pm

Whānau/Student/Teacher Conferences are tomorrow and Tuesday. Bookings are still open and we look forward to meeting you.

Wed May 18 05:50pm

To book, please go to and enter event code: wcbgb.  

School will close at the start of lunch. The library will be open for any students who require supervision. Buses will operate as usual.   

Reminder of Upcoming events at Wairarapa College

Wed May 18 05:31pm

Kia ora koutou, 

Thursday 19 May – Whānau/Student/Teacher Conferences 
School finishes at 1.10pm on this day. The library will be open for any students who require supervision. Buses will operate as usual.   

These 5-minute conferences will be held in the school hall from 2.30-6.00pm. Their purpose is to discuss your young person’s academic progress in each of their subjects. Students are encouraged to attend. 

To protect our staff, please wear a mask during the conferences. Masks will be available in the hall. 
To book, please go to and enter event code: wcbgb.  

Friday 20 May – Pink Shirt Day 
Students are encouraged to wear a pink shirt to raise awareness for Bully Free Week. There will also be a photobooth and live music at break times. Teachers are also dressing up so check Instagram and Facebook for updates. 

Monday 23 May – Teacher Only Day 
The school is closed for instruction on this day as teachers use this day to prepare for the implementation of changes to NCEA. All schools are required to participate. Students are encouraged to complete schoolwork and revision at home.  

Tuesday 24 May – Whānau/Student/Teacher Conferences 
School finishes at 1.20pm on this day. Please see above to book. 

Ngā mihi,  
Mr Joe Hurndell  
Deputy Principal 

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