Principals Message

Tēnā Koutou

It’s hard to believe we are at the end of term three. It’s been a busy term with a lot happening. The winter sports season has ended, we have competed in annuals, had more sports exchanges, restaurant evenings, parent teacher interviews, school trips and more. Much of what has been happening is included in this newsletter. A huge thankyou to all the staff who have been involved in organising and supporting all that has happened this term.

A few reminders of upcoming events, we have both our Sports and Performing Arts and Senior  prizegiving in the first half of next term, we look forward to welcoming you all to these events.

We also are looking forward to our Jubilee celebrations over Labour Weekend. 

Aside from extra curricular activities the senior students have also just completed their Derived Grade Exams, by the time you receive this you will have received via email a Senior results update report. These are also available through the school portal. If you have any queries about any information in the reports please contact your child’s teacher.  I encourage the students sitting NCEA exams next term to start preparing for these exams over the holiday break. 

Hopefully early next term the beautification of the area outside the café will be complete. This will provide a fantastic area for the school to use both as an everyday eating area and as a venue for more significant occasions.

Today I have also had official notification that McKenzie Highman have been appointed as master planning architects for the refurbishment and rebuilding of the school.  I look forward to sharing with you progress as we start this new chapter of the school’s history.

As we approach warmer weather, I need to remind you all of our uniform requirements.  The school website has details about what the students are required to wear.  Sports hoodies are not part of school uniform and should not be worn to school.  We do allow sandals, however we do not allow slides to be worn to school.

I wish you all a great holiday break and look forward to seeing you all next term.

Ngā mihi

Guy Reichenbach.

Year 10 Literacy Exams Term 4

On Monday 30th and Tuesday 32st October our Year 10 students will be sitting their NCEA Literacy exams.  The exam times are from 9.00am-11.00am.  These exams now form part of the wider NCEA achievement programme and offer students an opportunity to begin their Level one programme with 10 absolutely essential credits.

The exams are digital therefore, students must have access to a chromebook for the days of the examination.  If there is a chance this will be problematic for your student it is important we know as soon as possible.

Term 4 Dates to Note:  

Wednesday 18th October : Sports and Performing Arts Awards, 7pm School Auditorium

Labour Weekend: Golden Jubilee Reunion

Monday 23rd October:  Public Holiday

Wednesday 25th October: Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday 30th & 31st October:   Literacy and Numeracy Exams

Thursday 14th September:  Student BOT Rep Election

Thursday 2nd November:  Senior Prizegiving, 7pm School Auditorium

Monday 13th November : Teacher Only day

Monday 6th November - 5th December: NZQA Exams

Wednesday 22nd November: Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday 8th December: Junior Prizegiving, End of Term 4

For more detailed information on school trips and events for Term 4 check the calendar on the Waiopehu College website

School Docs Policy Term 4, 2023

Term 4 review topic:

Curriculum and Student Achievement Policy

  • Student Assessment and Achievement
  • Home Learning
  • Distance Learning

Waiopehu College welcomes your input on the policies up for review this term.

If you would like to look at the SchoolDocs site, or would like to review the policies you can access the link via our homepage on our website. which also provides log in information.

To review a policy, please go to the current review tab and you will see the documents to review and instructions for how to give feedback, which needs to be in by the end of this term. SchoolDocs considers all of the feedback they receive and will let us know if there are any changes proposed to the policies.

Labour Weekend Reunion