Waiuku College is an outstanding co-educational school in Waiuku, Franklin, New Zealand. Our school offers a complete learning experience focused on academic achievement complemented by numerous cultural, leadership, arts, service, & sports opportunities.
Our roll of 900 students reflects the ability of the school to cater to the diverse needs of our community. The students come from Waiuku township and the wider rural community. Students also come from the communities of Pukeoware, Aka Aka, Otaua, Glenbrook, Waipipi, Awhitu and Waiau Pa. About 40% of our students come to our school from these surrounding rural communities. A strong partnership exists with our school’s parents and the wider community. Waiuku College acknowledges Ngaati Te Ata as manu whenua in the district. Our kura (school) incorporates the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi working in partnership with local iwi to advocate for Maaori students and the wider community. Maaori make up around 30% of the current student body.
Our college’s motto: Titiro Teitei (Look High)
The school motto means to look high and can be interpreted as exhorting the school community, staff and students to aim high in all they do. It encourages them to aim for excellence in achieving their personal best. It implies that effort in application can produce excellence in achievement. We have the highest expectations for all our students and in doing so, enable them to focus their effort on their own excellence.
Expectations, effort, excellence!
Waiuku College is an inclusive teaching and learning community where staff and students aim high and together achieve to the best of their ability.
We do this by:
• Providing opportunities
• Encouraging participation
• Expecting effort
• Promoting success
• Celebrating excellence