Philosophy and Vision


The school motto means to look high and can be interpreted as exhorting the school community, both staff and students to aim high in all they do. It encourages them to aim for excellence in achieving personal best. It implies that effort in application can produce excellence in achievement.

“Effort and Excellence”

Vision – What we want for our school

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