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Waitakere College is a large public coeducational multicultural New Zealand secondary school located in Waitakere City in the heart of West Auckland.

Why Waitakere

A sense of belonging
A safe environment with strong support systems.
A respect for all cultures.

A commitment to learning
A commitment to the importance and excitement of learning.
Every student is encouraged to aim for their personal best.
Support for speakers of other languages and students with learning or physical difficulties.

Accepting challenges

Enrichment programmes for able students.
Stimulating curriculum choices.
A new performing arts programme.
Strong discipline with a positive focus.

International students
• 65 different cultures in our school - Waitakere College celebrates diversity.
• an International Department to provide students with a safe, friendly family homestay
  environment and a high quality education.
• own staff to meet students  at the airport, take students to meet their host family and help 
  make their stay in New Zealand a happy time.
• Waitakere College is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International
   Students, as required by the NZ Ministry of Education.

Homestay Accommodation for International Students
Waitakere College offers a unique homestay accommodation service to international students.

Waitakere College arranges all homestays for all international students. The College will personally check and arrange police vetting of all homestay families before students are placed with them, so that students can be assured of a safe and happy learning environment.
The host parents escort students to and from College on the first day. They provide a separate bedroom, fully furnished with bed, wardrobe, desk, chair and reading light. All meals are provided including a cut lunch on school days, and laundry is done. Toiletries such as toothpaste, soap, shampoo, fresh linen and towels are provided but this does not include perfume or after shave lotion. Homestay families also take the student to see a doctor if they are ill.

Students are expected to observe some simple guidelines established by the College and the homestay parents
. These concern the wishes and rules of the host family about matters such as the use of the telephone, helping with minor chores ( doing the dishes), keeping your room tidy and late night restrictions.

Waitakere
College also oversees the financial management of the student’s accounts. This can include payment of a weekly allowance if required by parents.

Waitakere College maintains close links with students and their parents
, sending reports about the student’s academic progress to natural parents and homestay parents, seeing that the student has the necessary items for school, including uniform and checking regularly with host families. The College has ready access to translators to help with communication in a range of languages.

Assistance
is given with visas, student permits, airport transfers and arranging flights, medical insurance and doctor visits. Extra tuition and activities can be arranged along with other programmes, music lessons and English language tutoring.

Houses & Home groups at Waitakere College

Every student belongs to one of three 'houses'; three administrative and pastoral care units named Aroha, Matauranga and Manawanui. Home group teachers, Deans and House Leaders provide management and care for each group of students. House and Year level assemblies are formal occasions to recognise achievement, promote group membership and the values of the College. Senior students in each house help run their school as student leaders and sports councillors.



Courses for International Students
Subjects International Students may study:

Year 9 & 10

Reception
(Year 9, 10,
11, 12)

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

ESOL classes or Mainstream English classes if English level is satisfactory.

All Year 9 and 10
students study:

English
Mathematics
Science
Social Sciences
Technology
with other subjects they choose.

English (3 classes)
Mathematics
Science
Plus:
Art
Sports
Social Sciences
and other suitable subjects

ESOL English L1
English Level 1
Mathematics
Science
Art
Sports
Accounting
Drama
Information
Management
Music
Japanese
French
Economics

ESOL English L2
English Level 1
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Business
Studies
Art
Art Design
Art Painting
Art Sculpture
Photography
Music
Sports
Information
Management
Japanese
Drama
French
Accounting
Economics

ESOL English L2
English Level 2
Mathematics
with Calculus
Mathematics
with Statistics
Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Art Design
Art Painting
Art Sculpture
Photography
Music
Information
Management
Japanese
French
Accounting
Drama
Economics

Admission Procedure
For further details on the admission procedure, please contact:
WisDen EduPark sdn bhd Email:  enquiry@wisden.com.my