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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 

Whānau/Student/Teacher Conferences – 19th and 24th May.

Thu May 12 12:33pm

Kia ora,

Whānau/Student/Teacher conferences will be held in the school hall on Thursday 19th and Tuesday 24th May from 2.30 – 6.00pm.

On these days school will finish at lunch time. School buses will run their normal schedule.

To make a booking please click the button below or go to and enter the event code: wcbgb

These five minute conferences will give you the opportunity to discuss your young person’s academic progress in each of their subjects. Students are encouraged to attend.

Ngā mihi,

Joseph Hurndell
Deputy Principal

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School cross country is tomorrow, 10 May. Please bring PE gear or running gear in the colour of your House.

Mon May 09 06:32pm

Welcome Term 2 2022

Fri Apr 29 02:50pm

Kia ora koutou 

I hope that you have all managed to have a break over the last two weeks.  

Monday is Day 6 on the timetable.  
Students are reminded to bring their charged devices. 

We are now under alert level orange. Our key messages for students and whānau are:  

– School is open with staff and students on site  
Face coverings   
– are strongly encouraged when inside at school  
– are required on school transport for students aged 12 and up  
– Maintain good hygiene  
– Stay at home and take a test if you are unwell  
– Physical distance when possible  
– Visitors, parents and contractors can be onsite but must sign in and are encouraged to wear a mask inside.  

I encourage our students, staff and visitors to continue to wear masks inside to keep us safe and learning at school. Masks will be available from the office.  

Further Term 2 information will follow in the start of term newsletter.  

Ngā mihi, 
Matt White 
Tumuaki Principal  

COVID-19 Protection Framework Update

Wed Apr 13 06:06pm

Kia ora koutou,

This term has been another term like no other. I would like to thank you all for your support throughout the disruptions to learning.  

To keep our staff and students as safe as possible and to allow us time to plan for the move to orange we will remain at CPF red tomorrow. Students will be expected to wear masks indoors and on buses.  

Have a safe and enjoyable break. 

Ngā mihi, 

Matt White 


Office hours this week

Sun Mar 27 04:22pm

Kia ora whānau,

Our office will be closed from 1pm this week. Please email or phone 3700400.

WaiCol Student On Site Learning Rotation week 28 March 2022

Thu Mar 24 01:21pm

Kia ora koutou

Unfortunately, staff absences remain high and our relief staff have also been affected by Covid-19. Therefore, next week learning will be: 

Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 March – Year 9 and 10 students attend on-site. Year 11, 12 and 13 and Whare Whakaruruhau are on-line learning at home. 
Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 March – Year 11, 12 and 13 students including Whare Whakaruruhau attend on-site. Year 9 and 10 are on-line learning at home. 
Friday April 1 – School is open for all students. 

The Supported Learning Centre SLC Whare Āwhina will currently remain open all week.   

USkills, Ag PITA and other courses will continue as usual. 
This plan will be reviewed at the end of next week. All students are expected to continue to use TEAMs when learning from home. 

Noho ora mai, 

Matt White


Important Announcement

Sun Mar 20 05:53pm

Kia ora whānau,

We have an increase over the weekend of staff who will be absent from school in the coming week due to the Covid regulations. As a result, we have made the decision to move to our hybrid learning model to provide continuity of learning for all students from Monday 21 March.

Tomorrow students will either have on-site face to face or remote learning from home on a rostered basis as follows:

Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 March – Year 9 and 10 students attend on-site. Year 11, 12 and 13 and Whare Whakaruruhau are on-line learning at home.

Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 March – Year 11, 12 and 13 students including Whare Whakaruruhau attend on-site. Year 9 and 10 are on-line learning at home.

The Supported Learning Centre SLC will currently remain open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  

USkills, Ag PITA and other courses will continue as usual. Please contact Mrs Eastwood for further details.

Friday 25 March – School is closed for Teacher Only Day.

This plan will be reviewed weekly.

Note: If a student needs to be on-site due to their age (under 14) or is a student of a critical worker and there is no supervision available at home, please email their whānau teacher or  There will be provision for on-site on-line learning in the library for these students.

All remote learning will be provided via our TEAMs learning platform. Students can expect that their learning activities for each subject will be outlined in their TEAMs Course. Please encourage your student to follow their timetable when they are learning at home and contact the subject teacher or whānau teacher if you have any questions.

Those students who do not have access to a device and/or the internet at home need to let their whānau teacher or  know urgently so arrangements can be made to support their learning.

Thank you, as always, for your support.

Ngā mihi nui,

Matt White

The school office will be closing at 3pm on Tuesday 15th March and Wednesday 16th March – thank you

Tue Mar 15 11:20am

KAMAR / ID Photos – Catch up Photos – Thursday 10th March

Tue Mar 08 09:38am

Catch up photos for KAMAR/ID’s is this Thursday 10th March in the Hall.

P1 – Year 12-13
Whānau Time – KA & Year 9
P2 – Year 10-11

If you have not yet had a photo taken please make sure you go the the hall.

Thank you

As it is a new year, please ensure your alert group subscriptions are up-to-date.

Mon Feb 28 02:01pm


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KAMAR ID Photos – this Wednesday

Mon Feb 21 12:43pm

Student KAMAR/ ID photos are being taken this Wednesday 23rd in the Hall – Students please check the timetable for when your Whānau class needs to meet in the hall. There is a timetable in the Office, Library and PAC.

School Open Tomorrow (Monday 21 Feb)

Sun Feb 20 03:22pm


Notice of Paid Union Meeting WaiCol will close early on Thursday 24 Feb.

Fri Feb 18 05:06pm

Notice of Paid Union Meeting 

This is to inform whānau and caregivers that a Paid Union Meeting by the PPTA will be held on Thursday 24 February. School will finish at 12.10pm and at 1pm for SLC students. Non-union members will supervise students who are required to remain at school including bus students in the Hall and Library.  Thank you for your understanding. 


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