Waitakere College : Waitakere College Yearbook Sample 2018
WAITAKERECOLLEGE2017 22 News and Achievements ISC Football In Term 2 selected ISC students took part in the Northern Football Federation skills development programme over 6 weeks. Coach Christian came each Monday and helped train and develop our football skills. This programme proved valuable when we competed in the Special Olympics Skills day placing first and second. Thank you to Mel Giles and Christian for all your hard work. Also a big Thank-you to East Coast Bays Football club for donating some of their old football uniforms for our teams to use. ROTORUA EXPEDITION Year 13 Geography students study tourism and look at any patterns that might emerge, as well as examining the impacts the industry can have on the people and environment of Rotorua. In order to do that it is crucial that we get down there and examine tourism first- hand. So, in the name of science we hurled ourselves down hills on luges and OGOs, dropped ourselves from great heights, visited a geothermal park and bathed in hot mineral pools, all the while surveying tourists. At the end of three exhausting days we had gained a much clearer understanding of NZ’s tourism industry and how it has shaped the city and people of Rotorua. YEAR 10 MURAL PROJECT During Term 2, a unique opportunity arose for a group of our Year 10 students to work with our some time “fill-in” art teacher Mr Chris Blenkinsopp to create a collaborative work of public art for display in the school. Students worked in groups of 3 or 4 on a single panel that covered the letters of “Waitakere”. Each group had a colour scheme to work with on each panel and were tasked with designing the remaining aspects, particularly the theme for each board. This was the first time an art project of this scale had been tackled for a number of years and the students did an incredible job. Congratulations to all involved. MANGERE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE Year 11 Geographers had the opportunity to visit Mangere Mountain earlier this year. Here they learnt about one of the 52 hot spot volcanoes that make up the city of Auckland. Students got to research the formation of the mountain and handle the products that came out of the mountain when it erupted. Students also got to see how Maori lived and built their Pah on the maunga (mountain). The trip helped students understand geographical process and how Maori continue to see the maunga as Tapu today.
Waitakere College Prospectus 2018