Waimea College is committed to providing a high-quality education for its students and emphasises the importance of achieving personal standards of excellence in academic, sporting, cultural and recreational activities.
The college opened in 1957 and is very proud of the reputation it has established for providing opportunities for its students to experience success both in and beyond the classroom.
The college combines excellent facilities and a progressive curriculum with values such as house spirit, pride in the school and high expectations of performance and behaviour. These values are reflected in the school motto Semper Contendite (Always Strive).
A coeducational secondary school set in 12 hectares of attractive and spacious grounds with a backdrop of beautiful hills. Roll 1550 - a blend of students from the rural Waimea Plains and the town of Richmond (15,000), 12km from Nelson City. Our International Programme provides:
* personal pastoral care
* friendly, caring, co-operative relationships
* emphasis on individual needs
* focus on personal goals and high achievement
* a quality learning environment
* excellent new facilities
* well qualified staff
* small ESOL classes
* wide range of academic, sporting and cultural opportunities.
Years 9 - 13
Ages 13 - 18
Int. students 60
Specialist subjects Outdoor Education, Technology, ICT, performing arts, art
School features Wide range of modern facilities, including gymnasiums, music, art and performing arts suites, computer rooms and a international teaching centre. International students are offered an orientation programme, ongoing guidance, support and specialised ESOL classes
Special activities Special activities include NZ Buddy Programme, 2-3 student camps each year, and a 2-week end of year Programme (all included within our tuition fees).