Wairarapa College Student and Whānau Handbook - Our Vision 'A thriving, student centred learning environment, educating students for their ...

 
Wairarapa College Student and Whānau Handbook - Our Vision 'A thriving, student centred learning environment, educating students for their ...
Wairarapa College

        Student and Whānau Handbook

                                      Our Vision
‘A thriving, student centred learning environment, educating students for their future.’

                ‘Te puāwaitanga o te manu e kai ana i te matāuranga.’
Wairarapa College Student and Whānau Handbook - Our Vision 'A thriving, student centred learning environment, educating students for their ...
Profile............................................................................................................................................................ 3
Visiting the School .................................................................................................................................................. 3
Daily Routine ......................................................................................................................................................... 4
Information for Parents ................................................................................................................................. 5
Absence from School.............................................................................................................................................. 5
Lateness ................................................................................................................................................................. 5
Safety Issues ........................................................................................................................................................... 5
School Expectations – ‘The way it is done around here’ ................................................................................. 6
Behaviour Standards .............................................................................................................................................. 6
Text / ICT – Appropriate Behaviour ........................................................................................................................ 8
Learning ........................................................................................................................................................ 9
Academic Mentoring .............................................................................................................................................. 9
Microsoft Office 365 .............................................................................................................................................. 9
Cell Phones/Digital Devices/BYOD ......................................................................................................................... 9
KAMAR Portal ....................................................................................................................................................... 10
Student Service Leadership .................................................................................................................................. 10
Pastoral Care ............................................................................................................................................... 11
Vertical Group Class ............................................................................................................................................. 11
School Houses ...................................................................................................................................................... 11
SSR – Sustained Silent Reading ............................................................................................................................ 11
Careers ................................................................................................................................................................. 11
Youth Health Provider .......................................................................................................................................... 11
Home Learning ............................................................................................................................................ 12
School Books, Subject Homework / Workbooks and Log Books .......................................................................... 12
Student Lockers .................................................................................................................................................... 12
Student ID Cards ................................................................................................................................................... 13
Signing In/Out ...................................................................................................................................................... 13
Payments to School ..................................................................................................................................... 13
Finance ................................................................................................................................................................. 13
Take-Home Components...................................................................................................................................... 13
EOTC trips ............................................................................................................................................................. 13
Sports/Cultural ..................................................................................................................................................... 14
KAMAR Portal Payments ...................................................................................................................................... 14
Transport..................................................................................................................................................... 14
Student Driving..................................................................................................................................................... 14
Parking.................................................................................................................................................................. 14
School Bus Information ........................................................................................................................................ 14
Newsletters ................................................................................................................................................. 15
Concerns/Complaints ........................................................................................................................................... 15
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) ................................................................................................................ 16
Wairarapa College Uniform ......................................................................................................................... 17
Grooming ............................................................................................................................................................. 18
Junior Girls’ Uniform ............................................................................................................................................ 19
Junior Boys’ Uniform ............................................................................................................................................ 20
Senior Girls’ Uniform ............................................................................................................................................ 21
Senior Boys’ Uniform............................................................................................................................................ 22
School Regulation Footwear ................................................................................................................................ 23
Timing of Uniform during the year. ...................................................................................................................... 23
Extra-Curricular Activities at Wairarapa College ........................................................................................... 24
Senior Leaders, Deans and Heads of Departments ....................................................................................... 27

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Profile
 Wairarapa College, a state, co-educational school, blends tradition with innovation as it seeks to
                            develop the full potential of each student.

Set in spacious and beautiful grounds, the college contains a mixture of old and new buildings. It
presents an attractive learning environment for over 1000 students.

The college has clearly defined expectations for student achievement on several levels including
academic excellence, social and physical development and personal development.

Special features of the college include: a passionate and highly qualified teaching staff, a multi–
purpose school hall, gymnasium, the college boarding hostel (Pōto College House), a purpose-built
technology centre, a school farm with a strong emphasis on Agriculture and Horticulture, Language
Resource Department and the Supported Learning Centre catering for students with intellectual
disabilities. The school is set in expansive grounds with the Tararua ranges as a backdrop.

The college community reflects urban and rural New Zealand in the truest sense. The hostel enables
students from the furthermost areas of rural Wairarapa and beyond to attend the college, while
other rural students attend by virtue of the “School Bus” system. The majority of students attending
the college do live in Masterton and its environs, thus providing the urban/rural mixture.

View the latest ERO report for the college at:

http://www.ero.govt.nz/review-reports/wairarapa-college-01-06-2017

Visiting the School
You are welcome to visit the school and, to ensure that we know you are on the college premises,
you will be asked to sign in as a visitor at reception, located in the main entrance to the college. You
will also need to visit reception to sign out when you leave.

You may visit the school for a range of purposes, including:
•      To meet with classroom teachers, Deans, HOD or SLT about your child – by appointment
•      For a tour of the school
•      For payments of school related costs
•      To collect your son/daughter for appointments or if he/she is unwell
•      To deliver items your son/daughter needs during the day

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Daily Routine

               Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday           Tuesday Assembly / Ako day

                            Period 1 8.40—9.35               Period 1 8.40—9.30

                         Group Time 9.35—9.55          Assembly / Ako 9.30—10.15

                            Period 2 9.55—10.50              Period 2 10.15—11.05

                            Interval 10.50—11.15             Interval 11.05—11.30

                            Period 3     11.15—12.10         Period 3 11.30—12.25

                            Period 4 12.10—1.05              Period 4 12.25—1.20

                              Lunch 1.05—1.55                  Lunch 1.20—2.10

                                   SSR 1.55—2.10             Period 5 2.10—3.05

                            Period 5 2.10—3.05

Artist: Mikayla Forster, Year 13

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Information for Parents
Absence from School
Phone – If your son or daughter is absent, please phone the school 06 370 0400 Line 1, before
8.30am and leave a message stating the reason for the absence. The school may contact you during
the day via a text message if your child is absent from school and you haven’t contacted us.

Email – If this option is easier for you, please email attendance@waicol.nz before 8.30am with the
details of your child and their absence.

                  A sustained period of absence may require a medical certificate.

Approved Absences
If you intend to remove your child from school during term time for overseas travel, bereavement or
surgery, prior approval must be sought from the Principal. This should be in the form of a letter or
email stating the reason. For senior students, a missed assessment form would be required. In some
cases, students will not be able to catch up on assessments during this absence.

Address Changes
Any change of address (including email) or telephone number should be notified to the College
Office as soon as possible. An address change can also be indicated via the KAMAR portal. In an
emergency, we need your contact number (home and/or work) and cell phone number, if applicable.

Appointments - dental, medical, driving lessons
Parents are asked to avoid appointments in school time, if at all possible, or try to confine them to
break times or end of the school day. Students will only be given leave on production of a note or a
medical or dental appointment card to the School Office. Students must sign out and sign in at the
School Office.

Lateness
As a school, Wairarapa College teaches students the importance of getting to Group and class time
on time. If students are late, they can expect consequences that will take place in their own time.

Safety Issues
The Education Act places the responsibility for your child in our hands from the time he/she leaves
your front gate in the morning until he/she returns after school. During this time, he/she is the
college’s legal responsibility.

We take this responsibility very seriously and wish to ensure your child’s safety at all times. To do
this, we need him/her to remain on the college grounds during interval and lunchtime.

If your child needs to leave the school grounds, please give a note explaining the reason and a note
will be given when he/she signs out at the School Office.

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School Expectations – ‘The way it is done around here’
Wairarapa College expects high standards to encourage and develop character, positive participation
and contribution within and beyond the school. We particularly value:

•       honesty, integrity, loyalty and trust
•       wisdom, courage, creativity and innovation
•       courtesy, consideration and co-operation
•       a commitment to learning
•       pride and respect for self, others, the school and its facilities.

                 Students value these personal qualities at Wairarapa College

Behaviour Standards
Wairarapa College sets and expects high standards of behaviour from students. These standards are
achieved by being proud of the school, demonstrating self-discipline, being positive student role
models with the support of parents, caregivers and whānau.

The Wairarapa College Behaviour Code is based on shared Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)
values demonstrated by our LEAD acronym. It provides guidelines for acceptable behaviour.

This concept is promoted around the school in a range of different ways, for example, posters in the
classroom, hallways, hall and on buildings. This clearly outlines the expected behaviours.

Positive rewards:
Students are able to gain rewards inside and outside the classroom for demonstrating the LEAD
values. The rewards include business cards which can be accumulated to cash in on Trade Day,
postcards sent home to parents, LEAD academic certificates for demonstrating a positive work ethic
and LEAD badges for year-long positive work. All students receive a bookmark in their house colours
at the beginning of the year.

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Kapa Haka Group

Wairarapa College students are encouraged to respect their school, its traditions and the
achievements of all of our past and present students. This means respecting others and their right to
learn and achieve to their potential, whether that is in or outside class. All have the right to enjoy
their years here. We do our best to ensure that all of our students have experiences which are
positive and rewarding.

High standards in personal presentation are important. We believe students should be presenting
themselves well, whether it be in relation to school books, logbooks, wearing of uniform,
representing the school on the sports field or in a cultural performance or their choice of language.
The standards we expect in these areas apply at school, on the way to and from school or any
situation when a person is identifiable as a Wairarapa College student.

These types of behaviour are not acceptable from Wairarapa College students:
•       Disrespectful behaviour
•       Rude or abusive language
•       Bullying, violent or threatening behaviour
•       Bullying is any type of deliberate behaviour that is harmful to others. It can be:
   − Physical (hitting, taking from, kicking)
   − Verbal (name calling, insults, racist or sexist remarks)
   − Indirect (spreading stories, excluding individuals from groups)
   − Damaging or stealing property, arson, possession or use of dangerous weapons, explosives
        or inflammables
•       Disobedience, dishonesty, disruptive behaviour, truancy
•       Possessing or using tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, or substances. This includes vaping.
•       Inappropriate use of ICT resources such as email, social media or the internet
•       Inappropriate use of cell phones and digital media devices

The consequences of student involvement in any misbehaviour may include:
•      Interviews (involving staff and students)
•      Short term withdrawal from class
•      Removal of non-uniform items or devices for a period of time.
•      Meeting with parents to discuss next steps for their learning plan at school

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•       Restorative conversations where there has been an impact on others
•       After school time outs (ASTO), where students take time with a Senior Leader to discuss
        their learning at school. This is from 3.10 to 4pm Wednesday and Thursday. Parents will be
        notified by email or letter.
•       Stand downs or suspensions for gross misconduct or continual disobedience
•       Conversations (involving students, staff and parents) which include police in regard to
        behaviour that is against the law related to driving offences, drugs or alcohol.

Text / ICT – Appropriate Behaviour
Text bullying happens when someone is mean to someone using ICT. These bullying messages might
be rude, scary, mean or just something weird that makes your child feel upset or uncomfortable.

What to do for Text Bullying:

    1. Don’t reply or make contact with the sender.
    2. Keep a record of the calls.
    3. Contact the mobile phone customer service once four have been received.

For more information and assistance contact www.netsafe.org.nz

Disagreements Between Individuals or Groups of Students
To resolve conflict, students are expected to communicate in a civilised manner to work through any
issue. If students find this difficult, they should seek help from their Group Teacher or Dean. Peer
Mediation is available to help resolve conflict. Peer Mediators are a group of students who have
been specially trained to work through conflict issues. The Guidance Counsellor can assist with more
complex issues.

In Summary
Students should model the highest standards and expectations in relation to the above issues.
Parents are encouraged to support actively and reinforce these expectations.

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Learning
Academic Mentoring
In 2018 Wairarapa College will be introducing an Academic Mentoring programme called ‘Kaiarahi
Akoranga’ (Kaiarahi = guide/mentor, Akoranga = academic, lesson, learning focus).

Kaiarahi Akoranga has evolved from a desire to improve our results and to get to know our students
better, in regard to their academic goals, interests, strengths and weaknesses. Kaiarahi Akoranga
invites and encourages whānau to be an integral part of the process, building connections between
the school and their families, with the student’s learning at the centre of all conversations.

Twice a year Whānau meetings will be held. Parents will be encouraged to book a time for them and
their child to meet with the Ako teacher on this day. Whānau meetings for 2018 will be on
February 20th and July 31st – so please note these dates. The Ako teacher is the first point of
contact regarding your student’s learning.

Each student will be put in a LEAD group and conversations will centre around our LEAD values.
Each LEAD group will have an Ako teacher who will meet with them to discuss their learning. Ako
time will occur every ten days for 45 minutes.

Academic Mentoring is a new, exciting programme that puts students at the centre of their learning.
It is a three-way connection between whānau, students and the school. For it to be the most
effective, we all need to invest in improving the learning of each and every student. As a staff, we
are working very hard to make this programme a valuable part of what we do at Wairarapa College
to support your son or daughter. We look forward to your support and to working with you.

Microsoft Office 365
All students have the ability to download Microsoft Office from www.waicol.nz, using their logon
and password. This gives students access to the entire office suite including Word, Excel and
PowerPoint plus more, which they will use in school. It can be downloaded on to five devices. We
are building a student learning system using Office 36 to allow 24/7 learning. Year Nine students will
have an induction period on how this and the KAMAR portal works in the first week of school.

Cell Phones/Digital Devices/BYOD
The college is encouraging the use of e-learning devices by students and access to the wireless
network is available. When and how often are at the discretion of the classroom teacher during
class time.

These are to be used appropriately at school and within the classroom. Please be aware that all
electronic equipment brought to school is at the owner’s risk. All students are required to accept
and adhere to the Digital Citizenship Agreement.

           Parents are asked not to contact students on cell phones during school hours.
                           Please contact your child through the office.

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KAMAR Portal
Parents and students will be issued with a password (sent out Term One), to access the web portal.
On this portal, various forms of information can be viewed, including:

   •    Academic Results
   •    Attendance Data
   •    Calendar
   •    Career Pathways
   •    Daily Notices
   •    Pastoral Information
   •    Student Details
   •    Student Notices
   •    Student Reports

Student Service Leadership
There are many service leadership opportunities available to all students and some more specific to
certain year levels. They include:

   •   Enviro Committee
   •   House Leaders (Year 10 – 13)
   •   PB4L Student Forum
   •   Peer Mediation
   •   Peer Support
   •   Prefects
   •   Ball Committee
   •   SADD (Students Against Dangerous
       Driving)
   •   SLAM (Student Leadership and
       Mentoring)
   •   Sports Council
   •   Student Council
   •   Year Level Leaders
   •   Rainbow Alliance

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Pastoral Care
The pastoral care network includes a Senior Leadership (SLT) member with responsibilities for a
particular year level, Deans, Group Teachers, Guidance Counsellor, Youth Health Provider and a
Youth Worker. All staff have a role in assisting students to have a positive experience while at
Wairarapa College by promoting citizenship, personal qualities and a socially effective and healthy
learning environment.

A full, confidential counselling service, accessible to all students, staff and parents, encourages
families sound decision-making, problem solving, mediation and student advocacy. Students are
encouraged to contact members of the pastoral team in person of through the school office or
phone (06) 370 3400 when required.

Vertical Group Class
All students entering Wairarapa College are placed in a Vertical Group Class of about 28 students.
This class is made up of a mixture of males and females from all year levels. Your child will remain
with this class for their time at the college. The aim of the Group Class is to:

    •   Enable the Group Teacher to provide ongoing pastoral care to a group of students
    •   Provide a forum for senior students to develop their leadership, peer support and peer
        tutoring roles by assisting younger students
    •   Provide a basis for extracurricular inter-house activities
    •   In 2018 a group class called Whātonga will be in place. More details from HOD Māori Huria
        Robens.
School Houses
Each Vertical Group class is attached to a house: Rangitumau, Maungarake, Tararua, Remutaka,
Puketoi or Aorangi. They will be placed in the same house, not the same Group Class, as siblings.
Throughout the year, there are a range of inter-house competitions including Athletic / Swimming
Sports, Cross Country, House Singing, Tug of War, General Knowledge, Spelling Bee and Maths Quiz.
These events are organised by the House teacher leader and student house leaders.

SSR – Sustained Silent Reading
Four days a week all students during the second Group Time, called SSR, will participate in Sustained
Silent Reading. This is when students read a book for 15 minutes in silence. All students are expected
to bring a book / ebook to read during this time.

Careers
The school has a Career Advisor available to give advice to students. This encourages all students
and families to utilise the facilities and personnel in the college to make informed decisions about
future subject choices, further training or tertiary educational opportunities.

Youth Health Provider
If your child becomes ill during the school day, he/she needs to go to the Youth Health Provider. If
your child is ill and needs to go home, they will contact you so that he or she is collected. Please
make sure that your contact details are accurate. It is important that all medical details are disclosed
to the school, so that we can manage your child’s condition appropriately.

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Home Learning
Regular learning at home is part of the education process. Your child needs to spend time in the
evenings and weekends going over work that has been covered in class to ensure he/she has a clear
understanding. Getting into the habit of regularly doing study/learning at home in the junior school
(Years 9 and 10) is an important step towards achieving success in the senior school. Learning is
going to be an important part of your child’s whole life – not just school years.

In Years 9 and 10, students should do one hour of study each night and approximately two hours
over the weekends.

In Years 11, 12 and 13, students should do a minimum of two hours of study each night and
approximately four hours over the weekend.

Boarders in Pōto College House have their own scheduled home learning time.

If specific learning at home has not been set, your child should be regularly revising the material that
was covered earlier in the day/year. Research shows that this constant repetition is a necessary part
of the learning process.

School Books, Subject Homework / Workbooks and Log Books
These are to be used for the purposes for which they were purchased, to consolidate learning,
record school notes and information. All students will be issued with a school log book. Please
encourage your son/daughter to use it. Help plan his/her life so that home learning becomes a
regular part of it. It is so important to establish these regular habits early.

All stationery and workbooks can be purchased from Warehouse Stationery. Lists are available from
the shop or from our website in late December.

Student Lockers
A school locker costs $10 and can be paid at the office. Students receive a key. At the end of the
year, the key is returned, and students get a refund of $5.

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Student ID Cards
Student ID cards can be purchased at the beginning of the year for a cost of $15.00 each. Having a
student ID card enables a student to access their printing from school printers and copiers without
having to manually enter a password.

These cards can also be used for discounts on Public Transport, Movie Tickets and other participating
businesses.

If a student loses their ID card they need to notify the school office as soon as possible. There will be
a charge for replacement cards.

Signing In/Out
If a student is late for school or needs to leave school during the day they must sign in/out at the
main office. Students will only be given leave on production of a note or a medical or dental
appointment card. Students must sign out and sign in at the School Office.

The office is equipped with a device for students to sign in/out on and will issue the student with a
late pass to give to their teacher. A note from home explaining why the student is late is to be left at
the main office.

Payments to School
All money brought to school by students should be in an envelope with the student’s name, group
class and details of what the payment is for on the outside. The envelope should be taken to the
college office. EFTPOS facilities are available for payment at the office or parents/caregivers can also
pay via the KAMAR portal.

Finance
Over time, schools have developed and are moving towards:

    •   Greater emphasis on learning by doing, rather than textbook centred learning
    •   An increased use of computers for administrative and teaching purposes
    •   Increased expectations on the part of students and parent/caregivers/whānau as to what a
        school should provide including major capital works, data projectors, textbooks and the like

We would welcome a general donation of $130 for one student, $210.00 for 2 students and $250.00
for three or more students attending college from one family to help us meet these costs.

Take-Home Components
There are also subjects that have a take-home component or use a large quantity of consumables,
for example:

    •   Food & Nutrition
    •   Visual Art
    •   Resistant Material Technology

We would appreciate parental support in the form of a contribution for subjects in which materials
are purchased by the school to enable students to experience real world learning. When students
choose to take an item home, a fee will be charged to recover the cost of materials.

EOTC trips
A contribution will be sought to assist in recovering the cost of EOTC (Education Outside the
Classroom) trips that are part of the curriculum delivery.

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Sports/Cultural
All sports and cultural costs are required to be paid prior to students going on any trip.

Please talk to Mrs Redpath, DP or Mr Adamson (Guidance Counsellor) if you have financial concerns.
Where there is any issue with payment, it is a good idea to talk to the school at an early stage.

KAMAR Portal Payments
Wairarapa College has set up access for parents/caregivers to view and pay Donations /
Contributions / NZQA fees and any take home components via the KAMAR Portal.

This access is displayed in the KAMAR Portal under Fees for viewing and Fees with DPS to make
payments online. This information is displayed in the Parent / Caregiver Portal to ensure privacy.

Any parent/caregiver who does not have internet access will have a statement sent out at the
beginning of each month.

To view/make payment just go to the KAMAR Portal, enter your parent User Name and Password.

On the right-hand side of the page there is a column with a list of options. To view what your child is
owing please click on the Fees option. To make a payment via the portal please click on Fees with
DPS option and follow the prompts.

Please note that a receipt for any payment made will not be automatically emailed.

If you require a receipt for your payment, you are given the option to download one after a payment
has been processed.

NB:     Donations are a voluntary payment and are tax deductible.

Any queries you may have in regards to fees can be emailed to accounts@waicol.nz.

Transport
Student Driving
When a student has a full licence, by law he/she is able to carry passengers. At Wairarapa College,
we require that each student being transported has written approval from each family, prior to
being able to carry passengers. Students are unable to drive to school trips or event. They are
expected to travel in the transport provided.

Parking
Students may park on the surrounding streets. Students cannot park in the Wairarapa College
parking areas.

School Bus Information
At Wairarapa College we are required to generate a list of the bus routes that students travel to and
from school. If your child takes a bus, please complete the form in the Approval Booklet.

For school bus queries Nigel McLean is the person to talk to at Tranzit. His email address is
nigelm@tranzit.co.nz

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                                                                                                        tters
                                                                                           The first
                                                                                           newsletter
                                                                                           of the year
                                                                                           is posted
                                                                                           home, and
                                                                                           the rest are
                                                                                           e-mailed
                                                                                           twice a
term. If your family does not have an e-mail address, newsletters are sent home with students or
posted. These newsletters provide up-to-date information on activities and achievements of our
students and staff, and will give forward advice on dates for special occasions, e.g. Parent Interviews,
Prize-Giving and Performances.

Please ensure that you update your e-mail and contact address details with the College Office.
Newsletters can also be viewed on our website: www.waicol.nz

Concerns/Complaints
We take seriously our commitment to maintain high standards and effectively resolve issues for all
parties whenever possible. We therefore encourage feedback from families, both positive and
negative, and recommend that if you feel concerned about anything in relation to the college, we
want to know. You can do this either informally with a phone call or note in your child’s logbook or
formally by written correspondence (letter or e-mail).

Please direct concerns to the most appropriate person. In general:
 Issue                                                     Refer to:
 Subjects, classroom programmes                            Teacher or relevant Head of Department
 Low level guidance/pastoral care, attendance, health,     Group teachers first, Year Level Dean, Guidance Counsellor,
 minor incidents, relationship issues, drugs, alcohol      Youth Health Provider, Outside Agencies
 Health and safety, bullying, abuse, assault, domestic     Guidance Counsellor, Deputy Principal, Assistant Principals,
 issues                                                    Dean
 Learning/behavioural difficulties. Need for assessment,   Year Level Dean
 special support, remedial, extension programmes           Language Resource Department
                                                           Head of Department
 Sport                                                     Mr A Sorrell
 Music                                                     Ms B Carey
 Drama                                                     Mr G McEwen
 Staff competence/ethics                                   Principal – Ms S Power
 Standards, expectations
 Major issues in school                                    Mrs P Redpath – Deputy Principal
 Advice and guidance about any issues
 Pupil misbehaviour in public (buses, in town)             Mr A Perkins – Assistant Principal
                                                           Mrs J Bisset – Assistant Principal
                                                           Mr M Williams – Assistant Principal
 Financial matters, accounts                               Finance Office

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You may also refer matters directly to the Commissioner. However, if it is a management issue, the
Commissioner will refer the matter back to the Principal. If the matter has not been resolved to your
satisfaction by the Principal, then refer the matter to the Commissioner. Many issues can best be
resolved by a telephone conversation or a personal meeting. On 5th April 2018, there will be a new
Board of Trustees appointed, therefore we will no longer have a Commissioner.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
A small, but active, group of parents meet regularly to give support to college activities e.g.
fundraising ventures and hospitality. We welcome all new members. Contact the school office, to be
put in touch with the Association.

                                  Pogonologists (Student led male choir)

                                              Sports Team

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Wairarapa College Uniform
Wairarapa College School Uniform is available exclusively from New Zealand Uniforms Masterton

Store Address:                      3 Albert Street, Masterton, 5810

Phone:                              06 929 8233

Email:                              masterton@nzuniforms.com

Store Hours:                        Weekdays 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm

Available online:                   www.nzuniforms.com

Payment Options: NZ Uniforms accepts Cash, EFTPOS, all major credit cards and WINZ payments. NZ
Uniforms also offer finance through Gilrose Finance and have a ‘Uniform Club’ which is a great way
to save for your School Uniform. To attain a WINZ quote please visit or contact the store.

Uniform Club: It’s easy to set up an account and make automatic payments in advance and watch
your balance grow. When you are ready to make your schoolwear purchases with NZU, your money
is already available and waiting to be spent. Call or visit the store today to get started or sign up
online http://www.nzuniforms.com/pages/uniform-club.htmx

New Zealand Uniforms Price List
School Uniform                      Price (including GST)   Sports Uniform               Price (including GST)

Junior Girls Summer Stripe Blouse   $55.00                  PE Polo                      $48.00

Junior Girls Winter Blue Blouse     $60.00                  PE/Soccer Short              $32.00

Senior Girls Summer White Blouse    $55.00                  PE/Rugby Short               $35.00

Senior Girls Winter White Blouse    $60.00                  Sport Track Jacket           $90.00

Junior Boys Summer Grey Shirt       $55.00                  Sport Track Pant             $65.00

Junior Boys Winter Grey Shirt       $60.00                  Sport Sock                   $18.00

Senior Boys Summer White Shirt      $55.00                  Waicol Soccer Tee            $70.00
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Senior Boys Winter White Shirt      $60.00                  Cricket 1 XI Polo            $45.00

Girls V-Neck Junior Blue Jersey     $100.00                 Cricket Pant                 $80.00

Boys V-Neck Grey Jersey             $100.00                 Cricket Cap                  $60.00
Girls Summer Pleat Skirt            $70.00                  Netball Dress                $85.00
Girls Winter Tartan Pleat Skirt     $85.00                  Jansport Bag                 From $39.00

Boys Summer Short                   $45.00
Boys Winter Trouser                 $65.00                  Shoes                        Price (including GST)

Tie                                 $30.00                  School Sandals               From $59.00
Boys School Sock                    $15.00                  Black Leather School Shoes   From $129.90
Black Tights - Winter               From $18.99
White Ankle Sock                    $10.00
Jacket                              $90 - $110
Scarf                               $40.00
School Blazer                       $250.00

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Uniform is to be worn correctly and well by all students all year. Items of clothing/footwear that
become too small or beyond repair need to be replaced.

All items of school uniform are to be well maintained. It is not acceptable for students to wear
ripped clothing, have tatty edges on jersey cuffs or write/draw on any part of the uniform.

The following is the official school uniform approved by the Board of Trustees of Wairarapa College.
All students are expected to wear the correct seasonal uniform. All articles of clothing must be
named with either name tags or embroidered names.

Grooming
•       Students are expected to have clean, well-pressed uniforms.
•       If hair is dyed, it must be of a natural hair colour.
•       No jewellery (except one small pair of gold, silver or pearl studs less than 5mm, watch) is to
        be worn with the school uniform. No facial jewellery, tongue studs or visible tattoos are
        permitted.
•       Coloured nail polish is not to be worn with the school uniform on fingernails OR toenails.
•       Minimal make-up is permitted; namely foundation and mascara. It must be natural looking.
•       Boys are required to be clean shaven

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Junior Girls’ Uniform
Junior Students are in Years 9 and 10.

Summer
Skirt:        Blue regulation, to be worn on the knee.
Blouse:       Blue and white striped, short-sleeved, regulation.
Jersey:       Blue V-necked with monogram.
Socks:        White ankle socks (no stripes or slouch socks) if worn with black, polishable shoes.
Footwear:     See separate footwear section for new regulations
Winter
Skirt:        'Blue Watch' tartan, length below the knee, to 15cm below the knee.
Blouse:       Long-sleeved, sky blue
Tie:          WaiCol Traditional Tie
Jersey:       Blue V-necked with monogram.
Hose:         Black 50 denier pantyhose, over knees or tights.
Footwear:     See separate footwear section for new regulations
Physical Education
Shirt:        WaiCol PE Polo Shirt
Shorts:       Monogramed “WaiCol” navy shorts
Swimwear:     One piece

Rainwear
    1. School jacket with
       monogram, available only
       from the New Zealand
       Uniform Shop.
    2. Plain black jacket (no brand
       name on jacket)
    3. School Sports team jacket.

Optional Extras
College scarves and blazers are also
available from the New Zealand
Uniform Shop, for all students to
purchase.

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Junior Boys’ Uniform
Junior Students are in Years 9 and 10.

Summer
Shorts:       Navy regulation with yellow braid on back pocket.
Shirt:        Grey, short sleeved with crest
Jersey:       School V-necked grey with monogram.
Socks:        Regulation black with blue and gold striped top.
Footwear:     See separate footwear section for new regulations
Winter
Trousers:     Long black with yellow braiding on the back pocket
Shirt:        Grey, long sleeved with crest
Tie:          WaiCol Traditional Tie
Belt:         Black - Optional
Jersey:       School V-necked grey with monogram.
Socks:        Regulation black with blue and gold striped top.
Footwear:     See separate footwear section for new regulations
Physical Education
Shirt:        WaiCol PE Polo Shirt
Shorts:       Monogramed “WaiCol” navy shorts
Swimwear:     Shorts of reasonable length
Rainwear
   1. School jacket with monogram,
      available only from the New
      Zealand Uniform Shop.
   2. Plain black jacket (no brand
      name on jacket)
   3. School Sports team jacket.

Optional Extras
College scarves and blazers are also
available from the New Zealand Uniform
Shop, for all students to purchase.

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Senior Girls’ Uniform
Senior Students are in Years 11, 12 and 13.

Summer
Skirt:        Blue regulation, to be worn on the knee.
Blouse:       White with blue trim, short-sleeved, regulation.
Jersey:       Blue V-necked with monogram.
Socks:        White ankle socks (no stripes or slouch socks) if worn with black, polishable shoes.
Footwear:     See separate footwear section for new regulations
Winter
Skirt:        'Blue Watch' tartan, length below the knee, to 15cm below the knee.
Blouse:       White long-sleeved regulation.
Tie:          WaiCol Traditional Tie
Jersey:       Blue V-necked with monogram.
Hose:         Black 50 denier pantyhose, over knees or tights.
Footwear:     See separate footwear section for new regulations
Physical Education
Shirt:        WaiCol PE Polo Shirt
Shorts:       Monogramed “WaiCol” navy shorts
Swimwear:     One piece
Rainwear
    1. School jacket with monogram,
       available only from the New
       Zealand Uniform Shop.
    2. Plain black jacket (no brand
       name on jacket)
    3. School Sports team jacket.

Optional Extras
College scarves and blazers are also
available from the New Zealand
Uniform Shop, for all students to
purchase.

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Senior Boys’ Uniform
Senior Students are in Years 11, 12 and 13

Summer
Shorts:       Navy regulation with yellow braid on back pocket.
Shirt:        White, short sleeved with crest that is worn out
Jersey:       School V-necked grey with monogram.
Socks:        Regulation black with blue and gold striped top.
Footwear:     See separate footwear section for new regulations
Winter
Trousers:     Long black with yellow braiding on the back pocket
Shirt:        White, long sleeved with crest which is tucked in
Tie:          WaiCol Traditional Tie
Belt:         Black - Optional
Jersey:       School V-necked grey with monogram.
Socks:        Regulation black with blue and gold striped top.
Footwear:     See separate footwear section for new regulations
Physical Education
Shirt:        WaiCol PE Polo Shirt
Shorts:       Monogramed “WaiCol” navy shorts
Swimwear:     Shorts of reasonable length

Rainwear
   1. School jacket with monogram, available only from the
      New Zealand Uniform Shop.
   2. Plain black jacket (no brand name on jacket)
   3. School Sports team jacket.

Optional Extras
College scarves and blazers are also available from the New
Zealand Uniform Shop, for all students to purchase.

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School Regulation Footwear
Sample photos of school regulation footwear are shown below. They are available from Hannahs,
Number One Shoes, The Warehouse and The Vault.

Please note that these will be the only style of footwear that is permitted for the whole school.

Please also note that Haviana sandals, gladiator-style sandals, along with ballet flat-style and boot-
style shoes are not permitted footwear, and Rugged Shark style sandals must have the back strap
attached to the shoe to comply with Wairarapa College uniform rules.

Timing of Uniform during the year.

Term 1 and 4 is Summer Uniform

Term 2 and 3 is Winter Uniform

NB At our formal senior prize giving in November each year, prize winners wear their full winter
uniform

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Extra-Curricular Activities at Wairarapa College
These include our Major Theatrical and Musical Production, Shakespeare, Stage Challenge, Kapa
  Haka, Choirs, Orchestra, Jazz band, Rock bands, Singers and learning instruments and more

                                           Cantate

                                        Shearing Sheds

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Sports Teams

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Senior Leaders, Deans and Heads of Departments
Senior Leadership Team
Principal                             Ms S Power
Deputy Principal                      Mrs P Redpath
Assistant Principal                   Mr M Williams
Assistant Principal                   Mrs J Bisset
Assistant Principal                   Mr A Perkins

Deans
Year 9                                Mrs K Murray
                                      Mr A Payne
Year 10                               Miss K Houliston
                                      Mr W Schaefer
Year 11                               Mr R Southey
Year 12                               Mr G McEwen
Year 13                               Mrs C Mabey
e Dean                                Mr R Wallis

Heads of Departments / Subject Leaders
Agriculture / Horticulture            Mr D Grace
Art                                   Mr N Kokx
Biology                               Miss K Houliston
Careers, Transition & Gateway         Mrs B Pottinger
Chemistry                             Dr L Baird
Classical Studies                     Mrs K Murray
Commerce                              Mr D Jones
Digital Technology                    Mr R Swallow
Drama                                 Mr G McEwen
English                               Mrs P Grant
Food and Nutrition & Hospitality      Mrs S Jones / Mrs Y Shields
French                                Mrs J Brunskill
Geography, Social Studies & Tourism   Mrs C Nelson
Health                                Ms E Lanser
Language Resource                     Mrs E Kokx
Library                               Mr E Hyde
Māori                                 Whaea H Robens
Mathematics                           Mr M van Woerkom
Media Studies                         Mr R Wallis
Music                                 Ms B Carey
Physical Education                    Mr W Schaefer
Science & Physics                     Mr H Wiramanaden
Supported Learning Centre             Mrs A Kawana
Technology & Graphics                 Mr L Moore

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Wairarapa College
83 Pownall Street, Masterton 5810
Phone: +64 6 370 0400
Email: office@waicol.nz
Web: www.waicol.nz
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