All students at Wairarapa College are placed in a Vertical Whānau Class. This Whānau class is made up of a mixture of students from all year levels. Students will remain with this class for their time at the college. The aim of the Whānau Class is to:
Each Vertical Whānau class is attached to a house: Rangitumau, Maungarake, Tararua, Remutaka, Puketoi or Aorangi. Throughout the year, there are a range of inter-house competitions including Athletic / Swimming Sports, Cross Country, House Singing, Tug of War, General Knowledge. These events are organised by the House teacher leader and student house leaders.
The school has a Careers Advisor available to give advice to students. This encourages all students and families to utilise the facilities and personnel in the college to make informed decisions about future subject choices, further training or tertiary educational opportunities.
If your child becomes ill during the school day, they can see our Youth Health Provider who is a registered nurse. If your child is ill and needs to go home, they will contact you so that they can be collected. Please make sure that your contact details are accurate. It is important that all medical details are disclosed to the school, so that we can manage your child’s condition appropriately.
For Parents and Whānau, the first point of contact about any general concerns or questions to do with your child’s progress should be the Whānau teacher.
LEARN WITH PURPOSE
ENGAGE WITH PRIDE
ACT WITH RESPECT
DARE TO SUCCEED