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Welcome to Waihi College

Students who attend Waihi College are given many opportunities to participate in a wide array of educational programmes, activities, events and experiences. Management, staff and students are devoted to the educational needs of our unique rural community and are committed to maintaining a caring, supportive and friendly atmosphere. We are the Waihi College whānau because when you are a part of Waihi College, you are part of our family. Come in, take a look around and strive to achieve your goals.

Important Notice

Posted: 12 August 2020 at 11:18pm

Wednesday 12th August 2020

Kia ora Parent and Caregivers

These certainly are extra ordinary times!!!!

Last night’s announcement for the Government that Auckland was returning to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand is returning to Alert Level 2 has comes as a bit of a shock however we are well prepared for what that means for us as a school.

Schools are designated safe places and we are open for instruction at Alert level 2 for all staff and students. Should this change, I will contact you as soon as I am aware of the changes.

We have developed an Alert Level 2 Managing Healthy and Safety plan and a range of protocols and priorities to help to make our environment as safe as possible.

The priorities follow Ministry of Health recommendations;

  • High standards of hygiene (Wash hands with soap and water, Cough or sneeze into your elbow).
  • High levels of Contact Tracing (Use the Covid 19 APP, record where you have been and who you have been with).
  • Stay home if you are unwell (We will be monitoring students and staff and send them home if they are unwell).
  • Social Distancing is classrooms is encouraged where possible. (Using the Arms-Length rule)
  • Masks are recommended but not compulsory in schools.

It is important to maintain normal routines for the health and wellbeing of your children, and being around their peers and teachers will help them feel in control and reassured. 

Regularly attending school really matters when it comes to your child’s learning and their future. Please encourage your students to attend school as regularly as possible. 

Stay safe and continue being kind.

Nga mihi nui

Alistair Cochrane
Waihi College Principal



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