Waimea College

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Waimea College
Waimea College campus.jpg
Semper Contendite (Always Strive)
Salisbury Road,
New Zealand
Coordinates 41°20′18″S 173°11′48″E / 41.3383°S 173.1967°E / -41.3383; 173.1967Coordinates: 41°20′18″S 173°11′48″E / 41.3383°S 173.1967°E / -41.3383; 173.1967
Type State Co-educational Secondary, years 9-13
Established 1957
Ministry of Education Institution no. 296
Principal Larry Ching[1]
School roll 1450
Socio-economic decile 8

Waimea College is a co-educational secondary school in Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand. With a growing roll of 1500+ students from year groups 9-13, Waimea College is equipped with a park-like campus and numerous facilities.[2]


Waimea College was established in 1957.[3]

House system[edit]

Students of Waimea College are split into four houses named after four famous New Zealanders; they are Rutherford (Green), named after Ernest Rutherford; Sheppard (Blue), named after Kate Sheppard; Hillary (Yellow), named after Edmund Hillary; and Cooper (Red), named after Whina Cooper. Students are involved in various 'House competitions' throughout the year including the annual 'House Sports Day' event, in which students take part in a range of activities throughout the day in order to win points for their House as well as 'House Song', a competition involving each House performing a vocal presentation which is judged and awarded points. At the end of the school year, House points are tallied and the winning House gains the prize of 'House shield'.

Notable staff[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Senior Management Team
  2. ^ Waimea College Facilities
  3. ^ "Waimea celebrates half-century". Nelson Mail. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Flame still burns bright". Nelson Mail. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Paul Beresford MP. Westminster Parliamentary Record. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  6. ^ Martin, Wayne (16 September 2013). "Tasman five named in national schoolboy rep sides". Nelson Mail. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Ogilvie, David (8 February 2002). "Brother paves way for switch". Evening Post. p. 29. 
  8. ^ NZ Sporting Representatives, Waimea College. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Business leader Roger Kerr dies". The New Zealand Herald. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Rongotai: Annette King wins easily". The Dominion Post. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Interview with: Sharon O'Neill". Wild Tomato. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  12. ^ Martin, Wayne (21 July 2012). "Going for gold: Local athletes' quest for Olympic glory". Nelson Mail (via Stuff.co.nz). Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Friends and colleagues pay tribute to 'exceptional guy'". Nelson Mail. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  14. ^ Bloomberg, Simon (22 May 2002). "Black Sticks get a taste for victory". Nelson Mail. p. 30. 
  15. ^ "Time to spend, time to save". Nelson Mail. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Photo to raise cancer funds". Nelson Mail. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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