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|42 Rathgar Rd,
|Type||State, Co-educational, Secondary School (Year 9-13)|
|Motto||Achievement for All|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||44|
|School roll||1391 (March 2015)|
Waitakere College is a secondary school located in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand, established 1975. It caters for students from year 9 to year 13. On 14 & 15 August, 2015, the College will celebrate 40 years since founding. More information and Reunion celebration tickets can be found at http://www.waitakerecollege.school.nz
Students entering the college are allocated into one of three "Houses". The house names use Māori words: Aroha (Love), Manawanui (Perseverance), and Matauranga (Knowledge). Their respective mascots are; a Dragon, a Lion and a Dolphin. During the course of the year students can earn points for their house with good behaviour in class and good marks. These points are added up every week in a house assembly to determine the winner for that particular week. This also happens at the end of terms and a final one at the end of the year shows which house has won that year with the most points.
Waitakere College offers an extra 'Performing Arts' option run by Stephen Nightingale. Entry is based on an audition process and the course runs for years 9 and 10. It covers drama, dance, music and singing, theatre, film/television, editing, theatre lighting, make-up and costume. As part of the course, students are required to take part in the school's annual musical.
- "Directory of Schools - as at 7 April 2015". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
- "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
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