skip to Main Content

Peace Ambassadors

The Peace Ambassadors meet on Tuesdays at lunchtimes to plan events and practice the mediation process. The week of August 3rd - 9th was Youth Peace Week and the theme…

Read More

Pt Chevalier Tennis Club

Read More

BISC – Building in Service of Community

Read More

Guidance for Choosing Subjects for 2021 Yrs 10-12

You will soon make subject choices for next year.   Here are some helpful guidelines; What subjects do I enjoy?  Why do I enjoy them and would other subjects be comparable?…

Read More

Principal’s Notes:

Stop Press: Ex Springs student receives unconditional offer from Oxford University Eunsoo Chang who attended Springs in 2018 has contacted me to share in this good news.  He has been…

Read More

International Department News:

It has been great to welcome our international students back to school again.  In order for us to know how they were coping with the last lockdown, we conducted a…

Read More

Year 11 MCAT Exam

The Year 11 Maths MCAT is on Tuesday 15th September at 8.45 am in the Hall. The MCAT runs for 1 period only. Students return to their normal timetabled classes…

Read More

2021 Senior Course Selection

Senior Course Selections for current Year 10-12 students are due on Friday 18th September. Course selection will take place online through the school portal. Information on how to access and…

Read More
Arts

Arts

Students are back and the classrooms are abuzz with activity! In this edition of the ArtsNews take time to enjoy memories of the Y11 Drama production He Whakaaturanga o te…

Read More

Wave Warriors

Read More

Travelwise

Following the announcement that Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 on Monday, Auckland Transport (AT) school buses will return to normal operation from Monday 31 August with the following…

Read More
Green Jam

Green Jam

Green Jam 2020 On Monday the 10th of August our Waste Wise leaders hosted Green Jam at Auckland City Zoo. Almost one hundred tauira from secondary schools all across Auckland…

Read More
Food Technology

Food Technology

Year 13 Food Technology students are designing deconstructed desserts this term so we invited the Head Chef from Miann Dessert Bar, Sebastian, to teach us a few tips and tricks…

Read More
Youth Search and Rescue training programme

Youth Search and Rescue training programme

Youth Search and Rescue training programme - training to become a community volunteer in Search and Rescue and Disaster response organisations in NZ and abroad: Youth Search and Rescue is…

Read More

Swimming

SWIMMING Auckland College Sport, Intercollegiate Swimming – Individual Swimming Championships 2020 Sunday 9th August, Western Springs College entered a group of students to compete at the Secondary Schools' Individual Swimming…

Read More

Fundraising for a proposed trip

WSC Year 13 students in action fundraising for the proposed trip next holidays to the Central Plateau Camp.  These students were the most enthusiastic, smiley people around and it was…

Read More

Start Movement Snacking

Read More
EPro8 Challenge

EPro8 Challenge

In the first weeks of Term 3 (before the present interruption) seven teams of western springs college students competed in heats of the Epro8 engineering challenge. The four junior teams…

Read More

Debating

Detabing at Western Springs College Ngā Puna O Waiōrea is in good heart. This year we had a senior advanced, two senior open and four junior open teams in the…

Read More
Tree Planting – August 2020

Tree Planting – August 2020

Tuatahi ake me tuku aku mihi mahana ki ngā ringaringa maha i āwhinatia e mātou kia tiaki i ā Papatūānuku, i te Wao Nui a Tāne whānui, āno nei tō…

Read More

Danger at the school gate:

Whānau, please help us keep your children safe at the end of the day: Please don't park on the yellow lines, when dropping off or picking up your child; even…

Read More
We are selling Entertainment Digital Memberships

We are selling Entertainment Digital Memberships

Entertainment Digital Memberships are convenient, easy to use and packed full of valuable 2 for 1 and up to 50% off offers for you to use over 12 months from activation. Buy online to…

Read More

Principal’s Notes:

Stop Press - Springs/Waiorea wins Architectural Award Our architects at Jasmax have been acknowledged in the education category of the New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Awards for the WSCW…

Read More
The Cafeteria, a vibrant sustainable hub.

The Cafeteria, a vibrant sustainable hub.

Vincent Clark has been running the food centre since 2018.  He has seen some big changes in this short time, with the new build moving him out of the old…

Read More
TAPAC – The Auckland Performing Arts Centre

TAPAC – The Auckland Performing Arts Centre

Visit this website to see the latest information  

Read More
Arts

Arts

The Drama Department are getting ready to present scenes from classic kiwi plays in 11Drama’s A Showcase of New Zealand Theatre. Scenes include Astroman by Albert Belz, Woman Far Walking…

Read More
Wastewise Clothes Swap

Wastewise Clothes Swap

On Wednesday the 22nd and Thursday the 23rd of July Waste Wise ran a clothes swap in the hall where students were given the opportunity to combat fast fashion by…

Read More
School Ball 2020

School Ball 2020

First school ball since lockdown in Eden Park and we kicked the season off with a hiss and a roar! All the students looked stunning and in true Springs/Waiōrea (WSCW)…

Read More

World Vision Youth Leader

We understand the power in young people leading young people. In Aotearoa, our youth are at the forefront of social change and at World Vision we’re doing all we can to empower them. I’m excited to touch…

Read More

Bullock Track Bush

A group of Forest and Bird volunteers are beginning a community project to regenerate the area of bush known as Bullock Track Bush. This involves a major planting plan/weed clearing…

Read More
Business Community Supporting our Solar Power Legacy

Business Community Supporting our Solar Power Legacy

BISC, our local business networking group have made a $1,000 dollar donation towards the purchase of solar panels for Springs - Waiōrea.  Every year BISC supports our school, as well…

Read More

NZQA News

Checking external entries:  We encourage all students to check their external entries before the beginning of September using the school portal in the ‘results’ tab. If you have any questions…

Read More
Frisbee Tournament

Frisbee Tournament

For the first year Springs has produced 3 Ultimate Frisbee Teams and competed in the Auckland Indoor Frisbee Championships with the help of coaches Anthony Hoenie and Brodie Dye. We…

Read More
News from the International Department

News from the International Department

On the first weekend of Term 3, we had the school ball at Eden Park.  For most of our international students, they don’t have an event like this in their…

Read More

Health Education: Year 9 and 10

JUNIOR SEXUALITY EDUCATION  Year 9 and 10 Health classes will begin their sexuality education in the second half of this term.  Due to the disruption to the learning programme due…

Read More
Community Arts, Creative & Well-being Hub

Community Arts, Creative & Well-being Hub

CARRINGTON HOSPITAL AS A HUB FOR CREATIVITY, COMMUNITY AND WELLBEING OPEN DAY AUGUST 8TH Point Chevalier Social Enterprise Trust (PCSET), on behalf the Crown and Mana Whenua, is preparing a…

Read More
Peace Ambassadors

Peace Ambassadors

In term one we raised money for Shine with a cupcake sale, and this time we had a form class competition as well. Congratulations to CTA for being  the ‘best…

Read More

Ball Information

1. WSCW School Ball on the 25/07/2020 at Eden Park South Lounge. Ball form and payment due by Monday 20/7/20 please. If you are bringing a partner, they must sign the Ball…

Read More

Community Notices

Read More
Arts

Arts

The term is ending with Dance! Don’t miss the Junior Dance show ‘Semester I: Studio Showing’ an informal showing of dance from Semester I on Thursday at 3:30pm at TAPAC…

Read More
Western Springs Cup Project Newsletter

Western Springs Cup Project Newsletter

The 1st of July marks the start of Plastic Free July 2020 and hence the beginning of the much anticipated Grey Lynn 2030 Waste Away Cup Project! This awesome community…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

Closing the school for the day to maximise access to teachers for parents of senior students last Thursday was a great move.  I managed to ‘bump into’ happy and satisfied…

Read More

International News

As of the end of Term , we sadly have to say good-bye to five of our international students,who are going to return to their home countries.  We had a…

Read More
Principal’s Note

Principal’s Note

Have you visited your ‘old school’ yet, to see how it has changed? If you haven’t please accept this as an invitation to pop in and marvel at the change…

Read More

NZ Sailing Trust Student Challenge, Duke of Edinburgh and leadership opportunities

Environmental Leadership Programme with BLAKE This new programme has been designed to provide students with the inspiration of leadership and environmental action through Sir Peter Blake’s legacy of sailing and…

Read More

Open Week Tours 27 July – 31 July

Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July 2020 The above dates are now fully subscribed - here are some further times Tuesday 4 August - https://forms.gle/EHXcQXirKvbqtboc9 Thursday 6 August - https://forms.gle/61FHPos9AsTFjDys5 Friday…

Read More

Junior Reports

Junior reports will be issued early in Term 3 just before the scheduled Junior Report Evening in Week 3. These reports will reflect progress in subjects from both Term 1…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

Three key events that I am highlighting in this issue: Senior Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews: These are scheduled for Thursday June 25th in the Ken Havill Centre and Waioteao. We have closed…

Read More

News from the International Department

International Students' Stories Kazuhiro (Kazu) Okada from Japan I first got to know about Western Springs College through my agent from Japan.  They told me the school had a good…

Read More
Solar Project Update

Solar Project Update

Thanks to your generosity, so far we have funding for 136 photovoltaic solar panels. Your support has got us well on the way to achieving our goal of installing 200…

Read More

WSCW Ball (Y12 and 13 only)

Our Y12 and 13 School ball this year will be held on the 25th July 2020 at Eden Park, South lounge. The theme is 100 years (1920s). Doors will open from…

Read More

NCEA Changes for 2020

We know some of our students - and their whānau - are worried that they might not be able to attain NCEA or UE this year, because of the disruption…

Read More

Senior Student Whanau Report Interview Day

The Student/whānau/teacher interviews to discuss senior reports are on Thursday 25th June from 10am until 7pm. School will be closed on this day. Interviews can be booked at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and the school code for…

Read More
Supporting Success in your School – $500.00!

Supporting Success in your School – $500.00!

If you're a parent, staff member or a member of the school community and draw down a new ASB home loan of $250,000 or more, ASB will donate $500 to your chosen participating school. For more information…

Read More
Love local

Love local

Springs-Waiōrea are selling Entertainment Membership again this year.  This is the year to get an Entertainment membership, as it is all about New Zealand - supporting local.   They have gone…

Read More

From the Nurse’s Desk

 Hello Whanau Well done New Zealand, we made it to Covid 19 Level 1!  Thank you to our school family for supporting the school through these  difficult times and restrictions…

Read More
School Bus Information for Level 1 from Travelwise (AT)

School Bus Information for Level 1 from Travelwise (AT)

Under Alert Level 1 no physical distancing requirements on any public transport services, including school bus services, are deemed necessary by the Ministry of Education and Waka Kotahi NZTA who…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

This Newsletter provides me with the opportunity to thank you, our Springs/Waiōrea community of parents and caregivers for the truly outstanding messages of support you have sent us, both during…

Read More
A big welcome back from the Famous (and Fabulous) 5

A big welcome back from the Famous (and Fabulous) 5

During Level 3 a handful of our Year 9 students were on site supervised by some of our SLT.  It was an odd feeling for students sitting 2 meters apart with…

Read More

Supporting success in your school

Read More
Arts

Arts

Classes are back in action we have news and stories galore coming in! We are very excited to be back at school as we move into the second half of…

Read More
News from the International Department

News from the International Department

While the school was closed our international student leaders, Lilianne Cave, Hugo Kelliher and Adriana Feng, were having regular online meetings with the international student group.  The last meeting they…

Read More
Had a clean-out over lockdown?  Need to move some old IT gear?

Had a clean-out over lockdown?  Need to move some old IT gear?

You can donate your items by putting them in the Tidy Tech wheelie bin, located in the admin corridor foyer. We collect the following: Laptops, Ipads, Desktop Computers, LCD Monitors,…

Read More

Welcoming each other back

To try and make the first days back to school since quarantine a bit nicer, a couple of students from Healthwise and the Peace ambassadors set up a stall with…

Read More

Change making at Springs: News from our Sustainability Groups

The Cup Projet & Ecostore bottles It’s time to bring those jars & Ecostore in that you have found at the back of cupboards during lockdown.   Bring empty ecostore…

Read More
Our Solar Power Legacy

Our Solar Power Legacy

Be part of something positive, a good news story.  WSCW’s solar project is forging ahead!  We have had 126 panels donated by whanau, businesses, alumni and even sports teams. Our…

Read More

Ngā Hekaheka o Aotearoa – Manaaki Whenua

Last term some Year 9 students visited Manaaki Whenua (Landcare) to learn about Ngā Hekaheka o Aotearoa - our fungi. We got to view many amazing fungi, to see how…

Read More
Tips for learning from home

Tips for learning from home

Read More
SchoolDocs

SchoolDocs

Read More
Better Futures Report (Colmar Brunton & SBC)

Better Futures Report (Colmar Brunton & SBC)

Colmar Brunton recently hosted an event with the Sustainable Business Council to release the latest findings of their Better Futures Report. This year for the first time in the report…

Read More
Our staff wins the Love to Ride Competition

Our staff wins the Love to Ride Competition

Love to Ride is a nationwide promotion/competition that aims to get companies and institutions on their bikes during the month of February. Our staff recognises the importance of role modelling…

Read More

Waste Wise at the New Parents’ BBQ

This year the Waste Wise team set up a gorgeous green stall at the New Parents BBQ for the new year nines and their whanau. This was endeavouring to try…

Read More
Wises Camp

Wises Camp

The four wises panels at Springs / Waiōrea came together for the first time in a hui at the end of February. The panels are led by year 13 students…

Read More

The Cup Project

Some of us are finding we have extra time at home at the moment. While cleaning out cupboards, keep an eye out for the jars in the photo below. Clean…

Read More
Kaitiakitanga

Kaitiakitanga

Our Kaitiakitanga group is under the guidance of the Para Kore ki Tamaki group. Para kore is made up of two ex-Western Springs Ngā Puna o Waiōrea students, Waiata Rameka…

Read More

Change making at Springs: News from our sustainability groups – Travel Wise walk to school promotion

In term 1, the Travel Wise panel started their first promotion, about walking to school. The goal was to encourage more students to walk/bike etc. to school, we made an…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

When schools are closed...what matters and what does not: Does it matter that students are not in a physical place called school? Professor John Hattie (of Visible Learning and e-asTTle…

Read More
News from the International Department

News from the International Department

As New Zealand and the world headed into unprecedented times, the international department also faced some challenges with our international students and their needs. Our international students and homestays alike…

Read More
Switch on safety

Switch on safety

When children learn from home, it is important to help them stay safe while they are online.

Read More

Sports update

Kia ora koutou katoa The last few weeks have been very challenging times for us all and we do hope that everyone is well both mentally and physically. This letter is…

Read More

Auckland Transport

Kia ora, The Government has announced that New Zealand will be moving to Alert Level 3 on Tuesday 28 April. While some restrictions will be relaxed, many lockdown conditions remain…

Read More
Lockdown solidarity from Wales

Lockdown solidarity from Wales

I bought this little book as a present for a friend just before lockdown started and as I could not pass it on I started texting them a photo of…

Read More
Counsellors’ contact details

Counsellors’ contact details

The counsellors are still available for students to talk with online. Sue  poupouares@wsc.school.nz Linda  beanl@wsc.school.nz Phil  squires@wsc.school.nz

Read More

Getting help from the Learning Centre from home

Getting Help from the Learning Centre from home We are happy to set up an appointment with students. An appointment can be made by contacting one of us via email.…

Read More

Library news

Now is a good time to read an eBook Since you are unable to visit the library, it is a good opportunity to browse our eBook collection where you will…

Read More

Learning to adapt to the challenge of lockdown

Learning to adapt to the challenge of lockdown For teachers: this is your time to show why you chose to be teacher, to demonstrate the passion you have to unlock…

Read More
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide

How to make your own sour dough starter If you don’t have any yeast, because it’s all been panic bought during lockdown, it’s still possible to bake delicious fluffy bread…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

Official School Opening: by the Prime Minister on February 21st was a momentous occasion on a perfect day. Check out this link which features photo highlights of the day. Credit -…

Read More

This has been cancelled due to COVID-19 – Park Life at Cornwall Park

Read More

“News Literacy” Messages from a visiting expert

Senior classes in Media, English and Economics were treated to a thought provoking presentation by Damaso Reyes, an award winning photographer and news journalist.    "Don't get tricked by online…

Read More
Grey Lynn School Aloha Night

Grey Lynn School Aloha Night

Grey Lynn School Aloha Night Friday 20 March 5-8pm Live music! Yummy Food! Kids Activities! All Welcome. 

Read More

Community News

Read More

Library News

Library Monitors I am pleased to announce our Library Monitors for 2020.  Years 10 to 13 students deserve a special mention as they are returning to the role. All monitors…

Read More

Italy Technology Tour 2021 – Information Evening

Discover Italy's art, design, fashion, architecture and, of course, food! The Western Springs College 2021 Technology Tour to Italy will focus on four key destinations - Rome, Sicily, Venice and…

Read More

News from the International Department

For the last month, the International Department have been busy with supporting our new international students to get settled into their new life at Western Springs College and in New…

Read More
Arts News

Arts News

Drama students are very busy producing and rehearsing 5 and 15 minute extracts from Shakespearean plays in preparation for the annual Auckland West - Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival in April…

Read More
O Week

O Week

Portfolio leaders organised a successful Orientation Week - third week of school. This gave an opportunity for the various clubs/ groups in our school to showcase their kaupapa and recruit…

Read More

This has been cancelled due to COVID-19 – Open Week 2020

 

Read More
Springs – Waiōrea Opening a great day for Solar

Springs – Waiōrea Opening a great day for Solar

What a fabulous day the school opening was!  Solar also had a great day out with lots of guests really interested in the project. We had 6 panels donated on…

Read More
Western Springs College – Ngā Puna O Waiōrea Official Opening

Western Springs College – Ngā Puna O Waiōrea Official Opening

Newsletter: Official Opening – this Friday Do note the invitation included in this Newsletter for the official opening of the new school by the Prime Minister on Friday Feb 21st…

Read More
Save on your way to school

Save on your way to school

Help parents save money with AT HOP With the new school year about to start, we have a timely reminder for parents to load student concessions on their children's AT HOP…

Read More

Registrations Open WSAFC

Read More

TAPAC

       

Read More

Western Springs College Football Programme 2019/2020

Welcome to Western Springs College’s football programme. We have been formally running the programme for 8 years now, with some significant successes.  Our Girls 1st XI team competed in the…

Read More
Arts

Arts

Welcome back to all students, parents and staff at Western Springs College – Ngā Puna o Waiōrea.  Congratulations to the following 2019 Arts L3 NZQA Scholarship Award recipients: Maya Murray…

Read More

New Families’ BBQ

Kia ora koutou,  Our Western Springs College/ Nga Puna O Waiōrea  New Families’ BBQ is on Wednesday 4th March from 6-8pm. You are warmly invited to this event. This is…

Read More
Sports

Sports

ATHLETICS Last year we had 2 students represent Western Springs College Nga Puna O Waiorea at the 47th NZ Secondary School Track and Field Championships that was held on Friday…

Read More
Change making at Springs: News from our Sustainability Groups

Change making at Springs: News from our Sustainability Groups

We have some exciting actions happening this year, and need your support! We are collecting jars, to turn into reusable coffee mugs. Please bring clean jars to the office to…

Read More
Portfolio Leaders 2020

Portfolio Leaders 2020

Congratulations to the students below who have accepted their appointment as portfolio leaders 2020. The students who attended the leadership camp over the weekend in Week 1 were able to…

Read More

Tuakana Teina Programme

The Tuakana Teina (literally meaning older sibling-younger sibling) programme at Springs/Waiorea was rolled out in Week 1. We are very fortunate to have fantastic Year 13 student leaders who attended…

Read More

ID Photos Catch Up Day

When: Tuesday 25/02/2020 Where: School Hall How: Students who did not have their ID photo taken on Friday 7/2/20 must come to the hall between 8.30am and 9am to collect…

Read More
Recycling your old Technology is making a difference.

Recycling your old Technology is making a difference.

We have earned $3,546 from your unwanted technology.  These funds will go towards purchasing laptops for students that genuinely can't afford them.  You can donate your items by putting them…

Read More

Student Exchange

Read More

Welcome to the Student Learning Centre

We are located on Level 1, in Maungakiekie. We are available all day from Monday to Friday. We have 3 teachers available to provide support. Helen Thorpe can help with…

Read More
Mental Stillness App

Mental Stillness App

The Mental Stillness App is a free, evidence-based meditation resource that is available to the public, professionals and, most importantly, to young people. It provides simple guided-meditation sequences on video that can…

Read More

Pacific News 2020

Talofa, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Fakalofa lahi atu, Bula and welcome to 2020. Just to let you know that we have two important events in our Pacific calendar. PACIFIC…

Read More

Whakapike Ake Programme – Encouraging Maori to study in Health Careers

If your son/daughter is Maori and is interested in a career in Health they could be eligible to participate in the Whakapike Ake programme (Uni of Auckland).  Participating students enrolling…

Read More

WSC/NPoW Football Programme 2019/2020

Read More

End of year news from the International Department

News from International Department While our senior students are sitting NCEA exams, the special programme for our Term 3 and 4 new students was still on. Hannah Wachter and Emily…

Read More

Update – 2019 Quality of Service Delivery (QSD)

  1       PURPOSE To provide some insights from the Quality of Service delivery survey conducted earlier this year. 2       Background The school has conducted this survey roughly every…

Read More
Arts

Arts

Junior Arts Festival 2019 The wonderful work of our juniors was showcased in exhibition, on stage and in film at TAPAC Theatre on Thursday 16th November for our annual Junior…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

Annual Beach Picnic: As we accelerate towards year’s end I’m reminded of one of the most delightful features of our school year at ‘Springs which is the annual beach picnic…

Read More
Solar Powering Along

Solar Powering Along

We would like to extend a HUGE thank-you to all the whānau, alumni, businesses, staff, individuals and even a team who have supported our solar project - 40.5 panels donated…

Read More

Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is consulting on proposed changes to some central crosstown bus services. These proposed changes affect the OuterLink and the 650 bus services and so may be of interest…

Read More
Otto August Year 10 Masterworks Exhibition

Otto August Year 10 Masterworks Exhibition

Folded Forms: 71 Upper Queen Street, Eden Terrace Otto August 23 November - 21 December 2019 opening preview Saturday 23 November 3-5pm. Special demonstration by Otto Saturday 30th November 2pm.…

Read More
Health Centre updates – December 2019

Health Centre updates – December 2019

Happy Holidays everyone!!!!  - stay safe and healthy. Measles - Still active in Auckland especially,  but numbers of cases slowing down now-- consider vaccination to prevent the spread of disease…

Read More
Stationery

Stationery

Our school stationery lists are already on line at http://myschool.co.nz

Read More

Student exchange

Read More
School Leavers’ Toolkit

School Leavers’ Toolkit

School Leavers Toolkit  has been recently released by the Ministry of Education.  It has advice about financial matters, flatting, getting a job, leaving school and home.   Ngā tohutohu mō te ārahi…

Read More

Springs Waiorea annual Beach Day

This year our annual Beach Day at Long Bay Regional Park will be held on Thursday the 5/12/2019. Staff and students will depart from school in buses at about 9.00am…

Read More

Yearbook 2019

In order to be more sustainable, we have reduced the number of pages, will be printing less Yearbooks and have a companion website. This companion website, which will be linked…

Read More

Portfolio leadership training camp

For those students who have been successful in being elected as portfolio leaders 2020, training camp will be from Thursday 30/01/2020 noon to 3pm Saturday 01/02/2020 at Motutapu Island. Cost…

Read More

Student leadership training for all Year 12 students

When: 4th December 2019 Time: 9am to 3pm Where: School Hall Why: All Year 13s are student leaders and should be provided with opportunities to develop their leadership skills. Leadership…

Read More

Year 9 camp 2019 – THANK YOUs

The Year 9 camp cannot happen without the goodwill of our staff who are willing to give up time with their families for the benefit of our Year 9 students.…

Read More

2020 Rhodes Scholar

Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford and provide transformative opportunities for exceptional individuals.  The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and most prestigious…

Read More

‘Buy a Panel’ Solar Campaign

By now you will have seen information on our ‘Buy a Panel’ solar power campaign for the new school.  This is the first significant fundraiser that we have run in…

Read More
The Library

The Library

Library Week Thanks again to the amazing library monitors for their input into this annual event.  Briar Shaw-Smith was responsible for organising the Scavenger Hunt, which she presented on  the…

Read More
Bright Sparks

Bright Sparks

Here is Brain Kitchen, a year 10 student, in action. He has won the software category of Brightsparks competition 2019.

Read More

Water Safety Day

Read More
School Leavers’ Toolkit

School Leavers’ Toolkit

School Leavers Toolkit  has been recently released by the Ministry of Education. It has advice about financial matters, flatting, getting a job, leaving school and home.   Ngā tohutohu mō te…

Read More

Measles During Exams

Read More
Western Springs College #1 Snowboarding Team!!!

Western Springs College #1 Snowboarding Team!!!

On Monday 23rd September saw the first day of the 23rd Annual North Island Secondary Schools Snowboard Competition down at Turoa.  There were 175 Secondary students competing from 43 schools. …

Read More
Arts

Arts

Coming up! The Junior Arts Festival 2019  Thursday 21st November Showing: 3.30pm and 5.30pm TAPAC Theatre and Foyer - Western Springs College  Students, families, friends and staff are invited to…

Read More

Info Snippets

All Y12 Student leadership training. When: 4th December 2019 Time: 9am to 3pm Where: School Hall Why: All Year 13s are student leaders and should be provided with opportunities to…

Read More
News from the International Department

News from the International Department

Throughout the year, we have seen our international students developing their knowledge and skills, and having accomplished their learning achievement.   At the prize giving, we especially acknowledged the following fantastic…

Read More

Students Volunteering for Age Concern

We had some wonderful students turn up to assist Age Concern patrons with technology and use of devices. It was encouraging to see so many students from WSC giving up…

Read More

Library Week

Thanks again to the amazing library monitors for their input into this annual event.  Briar Shaw-Smith was responsible for organising the Scavenger Hunt, which she presented on  the television screen…

Read More

Top-up your NCEA credits

Read More

Principal’s Notes

Fantastic news – just in!  Western Springs College Year 12 student Flynn Mullany has been announced as the NZ representative to drive a Formula 4 race car in the FIA…

Read More
YSAR

YSAR

What is YSAR? Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) was set up to help 14 to 18-year-olds develop personal, life and leadership skills by contributing to the community through search and…

Read More
Arts

Arts

                                                           …

Read More

Year 9 Camp

Year 9 students will be attending the three day camp with students from their core class between 11th November and 20th November 2019. The aim of this camp is to…

Read More

Commah is in search for high school students

Commah is in search for high school students (Yr 9 -13) to be part of our ambassador programme! Commah is an independent student-run organisation focused on providing opportunities to the…

Read More

Year 13 – 2020 Student Portfolio Leadership

63 Year 12 students have submitted application forms to be considered for one of the 40 available portfolio leadership positions. The student body online voting will be open from 9am…

Read More
Design & Visual Communication

Design & Visual Communication

On Thursday the 24th of October the senior Design & Visual Communication students will be mounting an exhibition of their design work for the year. In addition there will be…

Read More
Otaki Summer Camp 17-20 January 2020

Otaki Summer Camp 17-20 January 2020

Tēnā koutou, The third annual Ōtaki Summer Camp is happening this summer, from the 17th - 20th of January 2020. It’s a chance for young people who care about the…

Read More
2019 New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships

2019 New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships

Recently Western Springs College had a team entered in the NZ Secondary Schools' Swimming Championships from 12th September – 15th September in Hamilton.  They swam amazingly well. Here are their results.…

Read More

Lumino Dental Message

Please do not get concerned if your child has not had their dental examination and/or treatment completed as we are due back at Western Springs College on 6 November 2019.…

Read More
World Vision School Award

World Vision School Award

Read More

Parent Action Group Movie Night

We’re squeezing in an end of term PAG movie night – in just over a week’s time! **Tuesday 24th September, 7.30pm for an 8.00pm screening of MAIDEN at the Bridgeway**  **Tickets…

Read More
Waitītiko/Meola Creek Open Day

Waitītiko/Meola Creek Open Day

Read More
Big Buddy

Big Buddy

Big Buddy is an organisation matching adult male mentors with fatherless boys. We work with the simple philosophy that boys need good male role models to become good men. Unfortunately,…

Read More

Readers and/or Writers

A big thank you to all the wonderful PAG Volunteers who gave of their time to support the WSC students as Readers and/or Writers over the EXAM Week.  We will…

Read More

Savvy Study Tips For Studious Students

Exams… they are inching closer and no amount of denial will stop it. So get on top of your study and start now! Here is a collection of tips and…

Read More

Recent Graduates from Victoria University of Wellington

Former students of Western Springs College graduating from Victoria University of Wellington It is with pleasure that I enclose a list of your former pupils who have graduated from Victoria…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

Best wishes to our sports teams and to all of our students in these teams as they head off to tournament week, joining 25,000 other students from around the country…

Read More
Arts

Arts

The Ken Havill Centre for Learning is an incredible new building and learning space that all students are exploring and enjoying as well as teachers. New spaces, new resources, new…

Read More

Youthtown

Read More

Former WSC Student Runs for Council

Former Western Springs College student Josh Doubtfire is running in this years council elections for the Waitemata Local Board. Josh a Freemans Bay local for 15 years was a year…

Read More
Open Day

Open Day

The Waitakere BMX club (along with Sport Waitakere) is hosting an Open Day. This is a great opportunity for school aged kids to come down and have a go on…

Read More
More Sports News

More Sports News

NZ SECONDARY SCHOOLS ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS (photos attached) We had a really good weekend with some great results. The Western Springs Girls came 3rd in the Premier Schools' competition, which is…

Read More

Option Selection

Senior Option Selection: Senior Option Selections for current Year 10-12 students are due on Wednesday 18th September. Course selection will take place online through the parent portal. Information on how…

Read More
Sky City Gateway In Kitchens Programme 2019

Sky City Gateway In Kitchens Programme 2019

Amythest Harris and Kyrie Choudhury Sky City are proud to introduce a brand-new Gateway initiative for senior students who are interested in a career as a chef, who are “work…

Read More

Sports

BADMINTON This has been one absolutely amazing season for the WSC Badminton programme. I am very proud to say that out of our 4 badminton teams (2 x boys, 2…

Read More

Get Your Kids Offline And On The Track

Read More
“AUT Shadow A Leader Day”

“AUT Shadow A Leader Day”

Jack Gong at “The Web Co.” What do CEOs do in a Day? Year 13 students Jack Gong and Alex Barnes found out... On the 4th of July, I was…

Read More
Geography Department

Geography Department

Wondering about the relevance of geography fieldtrips? Is your money well spent? Are they an excuse for a holiday? In the past, geography was associated with learning capitals and countries, but…

Read More
News from the International Department

News from the International Department

DangKhoi (Khoi) Phan from Vietnam on the right in the photo with other Vietnamese students, Thi Mai Giang (Zan), Hai Yen and Jason The International Department are proud of our…

Read More

From the Nurse

Read More

Mayoral Candidate Debate – Event Invitation

Recruit Your Mayor   Nationwide exit polls in the last local elections in 2016 indicated 60% of people under the age of 25 did not vote. But, we also know building…

Read More

Gentle Dentistry

Read More

2020 Student Portfolio Leadership Selection Process

Every Year 13 student at WSC/NPoW is considered a school leader. They lead in the way they conduct themselves and the way they interact with their peers of all ages…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

What an absolute pleasure it has been to introduce our students and then the community into our new school.  They joy of seeing our students adapt so quickly to the…

Read More
News from the International Department

News from the International Department

Twenty-one new international students started with us this term and are now starting to settle into the new environment.  The International Department held a two-day orientation at the beginning of the…

Read More

Gifted and Talented

Gifted and talented students at WSC-NPoW are encouraged to apply for the many scholarships and opportunities offered by external providers throughout the school year. These opportunities are an excellent way…

Read More

Activate Your Trial Digital Entertainment Membership

    As part of Entertainment publications 25th Birthday celebrations we have organised a special gift for you! Follow the steps below to have exclusive 30 day trial access to…

Read More
Arts

Arts

STOP PRESS....Congratulations!! Congratulations to our band Park Rd on making it through to the National Final of SmokefreeRockQuest 2019. This recent achievement follows on from their success at the regionals and takes…

Read More

From the Chair

Kia ora school whanau, We’ve been delighted to welcome our students back to the new school this term. I hope you were able to drop in earlier this week to…

Read More
The Spoken Word Group – Ngā Hine Pūkōrero

The Spoken Word Group – Ngā Hine Pūkōrero

The Spoken word group Ngā Hine Pūkōrero  consisting of students Arihia Hall, Terina Wichman-Evans, Manaia Tuwhare-Hoani and ex-student Matariki Bennett are back from their amazing trip to Las Vegas in…

Read More
Teen Turbulence Event

Teen Turbulence Event

Are you concerned about a teen or pre-teen in your life?  When working with Teens you’re bound to hit a bit of turbulence. They’re attracted to risk and prone to…

Read More

We Are Giving Away $1,000 In Student Exchange Grants

Western Springs College can nominate up to 5 students to apply for a grant from the Give Back Exchange Fund The Give Back Exchange Fund will provide 60 exchange students…

Read More

Blended Family Success: Expert Advice

ONE DAY ONLY.  Essential information for every couple on how create a united, supportive home life and help children adjust in a step family. Overcome common challenges and learn practical strategies that really work! …

Read More

Community Notices

Casual Work I am looking for a school Mum or Dad who would like some casual work during school hours helping me with my home staging business. So if you…

Read More

Peace Ambassadors

An enthusiastic group of students from year 10 to 12 attended the Peace Ambassadors Training Day in April. Ali and Andrea from the Peace Foundation came to teach us about…

Read More

Junior Health

HEALTH EDUCATION: YEAR 9 AND 10 JUNIOR SEXUALITY EDUCATION Year 9 and 10 Health classes will begin their sexuality education later this term. Year 9 classes will begin the sexuality…

Read More
History in the Making

History in the Making

Our Spoken Word group, Ngā Hine Pūkōrero: Te Rina Wichman-Evans, Arihia Hall, Manaia Tuwhare-Hoani and ex-student Matariki Bennett  are  off to  Las Vegas to compete in ‘Brave New Voices’ an international…

Read More
Notes From The Nurse

Notes From The Nurse

June 2019  Winter is here -- time for gumboots, raincoats, winter jumpers. Time for winter sports, time to enjoy cold sunny days, time to prepare for spring. Of Special interest:  Colds:  A…

Read More

News From The International Department

In Term 2 this year we have a theme of “UNIQUE ME” for the international student group. A big group of international students by now have met high expectations or…

Read More

Link To Story on Marae Featuring WSC-NPoW

The first 6 minutes feature Western Springs College Ngā Puna o Waiōrea. Here is the link

Read More

PAG – The Light Project – Links

Thanks so much to the 50 or so people who made it along on Thursday evening – what an excellent presentation it was.   It’s not too late to donate towards…

Read More
WSC Student Stars in The Wolves

WSC Student Stars in The Wolves

A student of Western Springs College, Queenie Samuel, is performing in the show The Wolves with Silo Theatre at Q Theatre – Loft, opening THIS WEEK. qtheatre.co.nz/wolves   To secure tickets to…

Read More
Chess Success

Chess Success

They are going to the Nationals!!  Congratulations to our Chess players.  The nationals are in Christchurch on 17 October.  All the best.

Read More
Matariki For Tamariki

Matariki For Tamariki

Kia ora Auckland! We're back in our home city and can’t wait for July! Over the School Holidays we will be premiering Matariki For Tamariki by accomplished New Zealand dancer and choreographer Sean…

Read More
TAPAC HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES

TAPAC HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES

TERM 3 STARTS 22 JULY Did you know that people who actively engage with the arts have higher levels of life satisfaction, a positive self-image, less anxiety about change, and are…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

QSD Survey – your chance to have your say! We have just completed our New Zealand Council For Education Research Well Being @School surveys with our students and teachers, with…

Read More

Plastic Free July – Some Ideas

Read More
Arts

Arts

Performing and Visual Arts showcase at Ponsonby and Pasadena Intemediate Schools Last week we visited both Pasadena and Ponsonby Intermediate Schools for our annual Arts Showcase. Arts Leaders Sienna Davidson,…

Read More
Youthtown Hangout Space

Youthtown Hangout Space

We will have an awesome FREE hang out space open for all teens, where we will be running fun youth development activities for them! It would be amazing if you could help…

Read More
New Zealand Police – 105 Non Emergency

New Zealand Police – 105 Non Emergency

NZ Police recently launched a new non emergency number, 105. We’ve done this to make it easier to get hold of us in the event of non-urgent situations or ‘Things…

Read More

Digital Technology

Read More

Help us raise money for laptops for WSC/NPoW students that genuinely can’t afford them

This is a fundraising initiative to raise money for laptops for WSC/NPoW students that genuinely can't afford them - this is a huge education equity issue! It is about doing…

Read More

Western Springs College–Ngā Puna o Waiōrea

Western Springs College–Ngā Puna o Waiōrea Board of Trustees 2019 Election and Selection Held under the school’s alternative constitution enabling co-governance. A copy of the alternative constitution, promulgated 14 March…

Read More

Arts

Dream Team! Success for Titus Andronicus at The National SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre! Over Queen’s Birthday Weekend it was an absolute…

Read More
The Library

The Library

We currently have a fantastic display of work produced by some of the year 9 students. With the English department shaking up their list of generic text response activities this…

Read More

PPTA Strike Action

You will be aware that there will be rostering home of students, as well as an Auckland Region stike day, if negotiations with Ministry of Education are not forthcoming. We…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

Parents will note elsewhere in this Newsletter my outline of the industrial action facing the sector over the weeks remaining in this term.  Today, in a meeting with the Prime…

Read More

Safety In The Car Park

Traffic Safety Our Year 12 and 13 student drivers are now required to register their vehicles and licences and participate in our student safety plan so they understand the hazards…

Read More

News From International Department

At Western Springs College, we embrace and celebrate our cultural diversities and each student’s uniqueness.  At the International Student Assembly on 22 June, four of our international students delivered their…

Read More
Writers’ Festival

Writers’ Festival

The Auckland Writers’ Festival has been a much anticipated annual event on the English department calendar for the last eleven years. This year was no different with almost forty Springs…

Read More
Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

Reflecting on Olivier Niyitegeka’s visit Thursday 16 May 2019 I had the amazing experience today of listening to a young Rwandan man speak to a large group of Kate Todd’s…

Read More
Families Urgently Needed in New Zealand – Can You Help?

Families Urgently Needed in New Zealand – Can You Help?

Welcoming an overseas exchange student into your home is a very rewarding experience. Host families help provide students with the chance to experience life in New Zealand.  It’s a great…

Read More
Support WSC – NPoW students through Entertainment Book

Support WSC – NPoW students through Entertainment Book

If you are into this fantastic book packed with excellent offers for activities, attractions, shopping, travel and all kinds of tasty treats, order your digital or hard copy book here.…

Read More
NCW 2nd place speech winner – Isobel Christie

NCW 2nd place speech winner – Isobel Christie

Isobel Christie competed in the 2019 National Council of Women speech competition and was awarded second place. She shares a few comments on her experience. The National Council for Women…

Read More

Weekend Parking – Sports Teams/Visitors/Parents/Coaches

If you have a game at Western Springs Fields during weekends do not park on the Motat Road or along the tram line side of the fields. Offending vehicles will…

Read More

Western Springs College–Ngā Puna o Waiōrea Board of Trustees Election – Meet the Candidates 30/5/2019

When: Thursday 30 May 2019 Time: 7:30 pm Place: Western Springs College staff room.   Candidate Statements 3 Year term: Belinda DRAKE: My name is Belinda Drake and I am…

Read More

Board of Trustees 2019 Election and Selection

Held under the school’s alternative constitution enabling co-governance. A copy of the alternative constitution, promulgated 14 March 2019, is online at gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2019-go1165. Declaration of 18-month term Parent-elected trustees results At…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

School Closures:   Wednesday May 29th – National Strike of Primary and Secondary Teachers. Tuesday June 4th –  Teacher Only Day (this is the day after Queen’s Birthday)   Please…

Read More
Art

Art

Celebrating the work of our Dance Department! Congratulations to our amazing Dance Department and Chloe Davison - HOD Dance for writing and launching New Zealand’s very first study guide to…

Read More
Career Happenings May 2019

Career Happenings May 2019

Career Expos Many thanks if you attended our school Careers Expo last week. There was a real buzz of conversation when the students meandered through the exhibits. If you missed…

Read More
Proposed Science Tour 2020 to NASA

Proposed Science Tour 2020 to NASA

    A 12 day tour during the 2020 April Holidays to Florida and and San Francisco. This is the 4th iteration of this trip, which we have run successfully…

Read More

China Trip

News from Languages Department -- China trip recount An exciting journey to China happened during April term break -- 15 students from year 11 to year 13 Chinese classes plus…

Read More

PAG Parent Evening – Thursday 13 June, 7-8.30pm in the Library

The impact of pornography on young people presented by the Light Project Koha entry The Light Project is the NZ body researching and training communities on the impacts of pornography…

Read More
International Department News

International Department News

ARPIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY TRIP Our international students had a great day out to Devonport during the April School Holiday.  We first walked up Maungauika/North Head Historic Reserve where we enjoyed…

Read More
Food Technology Trip – Yr 13

Food Technology Trip – Yr 13

In week 2 the Year 13 Food Technology class visited Milse Desert Bar in Britomart as an introduction to their next assessment for deconstructed desserts. We were presented by their…

Read More
Waiorea Alumni Student: Rongomai Grbic-Hoskins shares her experience of receiving an Internship at the  Metropolitan Museum of Art

Waiorea Alumni Student: Rongomai Grbic-Hoskins shares her experience of receiving an Internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

E te iwi tēnā hoki tātou i ngā ahuatanga o te wā. He uri nō Ngāti Hau ki Whakapara, nō Ngāti Moroki ki Ahipara hoki. Ko Rongomai Kapiri-Mārama Grbic-Hoskins tōku…

Read More

Yr 9 Food Technology

Year 9 chow down on healthy burritos made in class

Read More
Waiora Health Centre – Nurse

Waiora Health Centre – Nurse

Term 2 - where does the year go? - so far the winter has not fully arrived - we have minimal colds and chest infections.  We all need to keep…

Read More

Parent Election & Waiōrea Whānau Selection Notice

Western Springs College–Ngā Puna o Waiōrea school board of trustees’ election and selection Nominations are invited for the election of five (5) parent-elected trustees, and nominations are also invited for…

Read More
Ball Announcement

Ball Announcement

It is almost that time of year when students of Western Springs College Ngā Puna o Waiōrea are invited to attend their annual school ball. This year the theme is…

Read More
English – Visting US Writer Neal Shusterman

English – Visting US Writer Neal Shusterman

Visiting US writer Neal Shusterman kept a packed hall enthralled when he came to speak to our Year Nines, along with a few lucky extras. The author of numerous highly-acclaimed…

Read More

Parent Election and Waiōrea Whānau Selection Notice

Western Springs College–Ngā Puna o Waiōrea school board of trustees’ election and selection Nominations are invited for the election of five (5) parent-elected trustees, and nominations are also invited for…

Read More
Arts

Arts

Wonderful end of term news! A huge congratulations to Amy Morrin, Hattie Salmon, Niamh Maher, Sian Azariah, Grace Thevenard and Sienna Davidson, Y13, for winning the SGCNZ University of Otago…

Read More
Volleyball – Senior Girls

Volleyball – Senior Girls

Our senior girls’ volleyball team – Central Division 1 Grade, showed a lot of energy and passion on and off court.  They each had an impressive serve which made things…

Read More
Waka Ama

Waka Ama

A roopu of 27 Nga Puna ō Waiōrea Rumaki tauira from Y9 – Y13 competed at this year’s National Secondary School Waka Ama Championship held at Lake Tikitapu – Rotorua,…

Read More

EPro8 Engineering Challenge

We are very proud of the students who put themselves forward to take part in the EPro8 Engineering Challenge this term.  Two junior teams, Ngā kōwhai & Ngā mānuka, made it…

Read More

Principal’s Notes – April 2019

It has been a real pleasure to host approximately 350 parents and their children through the school during our Open Week.  This is their first step towards enrolment for 2020. …

Read More

Sporting Personal Bests

Amelie Fairclough got a personal best in the 300m (43.25) and finished 5th in the North Island final in Tauranga on Saturday 6 April and a personal best in the 200m…

Read More
News from the International Department

News from the International Department

WEEKEND WINDSURFING AND PADDLE BOARDING ACTIVITIES During the past two months, a big group of our international students have been attending the windsurfing and paddle boarding activities on Pt Chevalier…

Read More
Change Making at Springs – News from our Sustainability Groups

Change Making at Springs – News from our Sustainability Groups

Travel Wise The travel-wise team aim to improve transport for students and the wider community. We work towards improving sustainability and safety in travel. In Week 10, our group was…

Read More
french NZ hosting flyer for schools 2019 SPANZ

OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO EXPERIENCE FRENCH CULTURE AT HOME, PRACTICE THEIR FRENCH, MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND REDISCOVER AND SHARE THE BEAUTY OF NEW ZEALAND Welcoming an overseas exchange student into your…

Read More
Sports News

Sports News

DRAGON BOATING Recently, twenty-one year 13 students from The Western Springs Dragon Boating Team went to Lake Pupuke to compete in the Auckland Secondary Schools' Dragon Boating Championship Competition. Fortunately…

Read More

Peace Ambassadors

After the terrible events in Christchurch the WSC NPoW Peace Ambassadors decided to hold a bake sale, with the proceeds going to Victim Support. We also invited students to write…

Read More
Technology News

Technology News

Year 11 and 13 Design and Visual Communication classes were treated to a visit from freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer Andrea Lo Vetere, last week Andrea has worked for…

Read More

Community Notices

Read More
Western Springs College | Ngā Puna o Waiōrea Is Awarded Living Wage Accredication

Western Springs College | Ngā Puna o Waiōrea Is Awarded Living Wage Accredication

We are proud to be the first high school in Aotearoa New Zealand to be awarded the Living Wage Tick!  This means that all our directly employed and indirectly contracted…

Read More

Senior Whanau Teacher Interviews – Thursday April 4th

Thursday 4th April 2-7 pm Book Online Now

Read More

PRINCIPAL’S NOTES

With the horrific events in Christchurch dominating school life this week I thought it appropriate to share with community some of the things we have done so far to commemorate…

Read More
PARK LIFE

PARK LIFE

Cornwall Park has an event coming up next weekend called Park Life. Park Life is a celebration of all things parks – everything we kiwis love to do, see and…

Read More
TAPAC’S HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

TAPAC’S HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

TAPAC’s popular performing arts holiday programmes for ages 5-16+ are taking enrolments for the April school holidays now! Our ever popular Make a Film, Circus Arts, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre,…

Read More

The Recent Tragic Events in Christchurch

In light of the recent tragic events in Christchurch, we have set up some additional supports in school.  Anyone who is distressed can talk through their feelings with our counselling…

Read More

THE WORLD CHALLENGE TRIP TO PERU

The World Challenge trip took 31 students and four teachers trekking and touring Southern Peru for a month during the summer break. These trips are a fantastic opportunity for students…

Read More
ARTS

ARTS

Drama students are very busy directing and rehearsing 5 and 15 minute extracts from Shakespearean plays in preparation for the annual Auckland West - Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival in April…

Read More

COMMUNITY NOTICES

OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO EXPERIENCE A NEW CULTURE AT HOME, IMPROVE THEIR LANGUAGE STUDIES, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, REDISCOVER AND SHARE THE BEAUTY OF NEW ZEALAND In April, May, June and July we will…

Read More
LIBRARY NEWS

LIBRARY NEWS

LIBRARY MONITORS At the end of 2018 we farewelled our senior Library Monitors, some of whom had served the library since junior school.  The annual library award was deservedly given…

Read More
NEWS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT

NEWS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT

HIGH SCHOOLS RUGBY HAVE-A-GO DAYS Our 11 international students were invited to the High Schools' Rugby Have-a-Go Days by Study Auckland and Auckland Rugby International Academy.  Rugby is a big…

Read More

CHANGE MAKING AT SPRINGS – NEWS FROM OUR SUSTAINABILITY GROUPS

Waste Wise Waste Wise is a student group at springs where we work on sustainability issues and attempt to make our school the most sustainable it can be. Our goal…

Read More

NEWS FROM THE SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Level 2 Science Level 2 Science students are learning about adaptations of organisms that help them survive in extreme environments. As part of learning about these adaptations, we visited the…

Read More

CROSS-CURRICULAR WORK

As we look at moving into a more Open Learning Environment, it seems important to consider the possibility of integrating material from other subject areas into our own. Rather recklessly,…

Read More

MAORI IN ENGLISH MEDIUM, PASIFIKA & RUMAKI SENIOR STUDENTS AT WESTERN SPRINGS COLLEGE – NGA PUNA O WAIOREA

LEVEL 2 AND 3 NCEA INFO EVENING Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Fakalofa Lahi atu, Aloha! Tena Koutou Katoa! The warmest of Pacific greetings to all parents of…

Read More

Sports News

Results for a WSC student who competed and medaled for Orewa Surf Life Saving Club at Northern Regional Surf Life Saving Champs held 23 & 24 February 2019 at Omaha…

Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM AT

Read More

TRAFFIC SAFETY

Around school start and finish times we ask that students be extra careful when entering the school grounds and leaving around the ACC car park. It is a highly hazardous…

Read More

WAIORA – HEALTH CENTRE NEWS

Term 1 has proven to be busy again with unseasonal colds, gastro bug causing vomiting and diarhoea, fevers in staff and students, strep throats requiring antibiotics, and a few accident…

Read More

New Families BBQ 6 March 6-8PM

Come along and enjoy our new families BBQ 6th March 6-8pm - Village Green

Read More

Principal’s Notes

Term 2 Holiday extended to 3 weeks at Springs: As we accelerate towards a move into the new school in July, I’m keen to share with parents in as many…

Read More

Celia Lashlie

This film is back on the big screen throughout New Zealand from February 28th. This follows an extremely successful season at last year’s NZ International Film Festival with sold-out sessions.…

Read More

Careers

WSC NPoW Careers Events 2019 Dates can be booked marked at the WSC Careers Hub Open days Otago University Open days Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May Waikato University 17…

Read More

Archery

Izzy Matthews, year 11 student has been extremely busy competing at the 76th Archery NZ National Championships that were held earlier this year in January.  She entered 5 events where…

Read More

Sports

 WSC Football 2019 Registrations If you are interested in playing football for WSC this year and have not yet registered your intent to play could you please use the following…

Read More

From the Nurse

Can students who have been lent crutches from the Health Centre clinic please return them.  I did have 6 pairs and now have only 1 lonely crutch. Also, be on…

Read More

Proposed Science Tour to NASA in 2020

  A 12 day tour during the 2020 April Holidays to Florida and San Francisco. This is the 4th iteration of this trip, which we have run successfully on a…

Read More

News from the International Department

WELCOME TO THE NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS! This year, we welcomed 54 new international students from all over the world.  They had a four day orientation from 29 January to get…

Read More

Arts News

Welcome back to all students, parents and staff at Western Springs College – Ngā Puna o Waiōrea. Congratulations to the following 2018 Arts L3 NZQA Scholarship Award recipients: Georgia Menhennett…

Read More

WSC Football 2019 Registrations

WSC Football 2019 Registrations   If you are interested in playing football for WSC this year and have not yet registered your intent to play could you please use the…

Read More
Download the WSC and NPoW Mobile School App

Download the WSC and NPoW Mobile School App

Western Springs College / Nga Puna o Waiorea have a mobile app for news and events, daily notices and other important school messages.  Use the app to notify us of…

Read More

Physiotherapy

WSC now has 2 physiotherapists (Kamal and Jen) working out of the Health Centre (Waiora). We are next to the Nurse's office. Come down and see us if you have…

Read More

Student Learning Centre

Welcome We are located downstairs in B Block.  We are open all day from Monday to Friday and after-school on Wednesdays until 5 pm. We have 3 teachers available to provide…

Read More

Sports Academy

My Sports Academy classes are participating in the Relay for Life again this year. This is an event that the Cancer Society runs to help raise money for cancer research…

Read More

New Families’ BBQ

Kia ora koutou, The Western Springs College New Families’ BBQ  is on Wednesday 6th March from 6-8pm. This is an annual event for any students new to WSC (from any…

Read More

New way of buying school stationery

Go to myschool.co.nz, search Westerns Springs College, select list for appropriate year of student and whether enrolled at Springs or Nga Puna o Waiorea. You can then add or remove items…

Read More

Technology

2018 has been a challenging and exciting year for the Technology Department with the demolition of F Block and the relocation of Soft Materials, Hard Materials, Digital Tech and DVC…

Read More

News From The International Department

Before NCEA exams started, the International Department held a Leavers Dinner for our Year 13 students at a local restaurant to celebrate their effort and achievement at Western Springs College. …

Read More

Principal’s Notes

Stop Press #1: Year 9 and 10 Prizegiving is on Friday at 10.00 am in our school Hall. The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern will attend.  She will speak to our…

Read More

Arts

Junior Arts Festival 2018 The Junior Arts transformed TAPAC Theatre on Friday 16th November for our annual Junior Arts Festival and Big Arts day out! Students and teachers presented incredible…

Read More

Health & Safety

Tramline Please be careful when walking along the tramline beside the school between Motions Road and Motat. We have had 2 incidents of near misses with students walking unaware of…

Read More

More change at Western Springs College

Western Springs College | Ngā Puna o Waiōrea Parent & Student Portal Over the summer holidays the school will be moving to a new Student Management System, which will give…

Read More

New way of buying school stationery

Go to myschool.co.nz, search Westerns Springs College, select list for appropriate year of student and whether enrolled at Springs or Nga Puna o Waiorea. You can then add or remove items…

Read More

Philosophy

This term the junior philosophy students have had some interesting experiences outside of the classroom. The new cohort of year 9 philosophers travelled to the zoo for three education sessions…

Read More

Community Notices

BISC is proudly sponsoring the First Friday Xmas Market in the Pt Chev Arcade - Friday 7th December, 4.30pm-8.30pm (see flyer below) there are free stall holder tables available ("suitcase…

Read More

2019 Start Dates

Here are some important dates for the start of Term 1 2019. Date Event 24th - 25th January School Open for Year 11/12/13 Course Changes 29th January Teacher Only Day…

Read More

Water Safety Weekend

Read More

Principal’s Notes

How wonderful it has been over the last week to be part of the award ceremonies that have been so carefully put together by our wonderful staff.  It is great…

Read More
Sports Prizegiving

Sports Prizegiving

I would like to congratulate all the award winners who attended Monday night's Sports Prizegiving.  Over 300 student, coaches and parents were present and it was a night to remember. …

Read More
Arts

Arts

The Junior Arts Festival 2018 Friday 16th November – next week! Showing: 3.30pm and 5.30pm TAPAC Theatre and Foyer - Western Springs College Students, families, friends and staff are invited…

Read More

Baboons on Balloons – Pt Chevalier School

For full information check out this link https://getbob.co.nz/ Gift One to a Charity Regular price$10.00 We’d love to partner with you to support vulnerable littlies in the community. We think they’d…

Read More
Rebuild Update

Rebuild Update

The only way is up..... Waiorea Build Sites (Whare Tapere, Whare Ako) - Roofing is being completed. New Main Teaching Block - glazing (windows). Gymnasium - Finishing level 2 flooring…

Read More

Entrepreneurs – Mikayla and Helena’s “My Vege Wall” grows awards!

My Vege Wall  won runner-up in the Young Enterprise Award Regional finals last week.  "My Vege Wall" is a Young Enterprise project designed for vertical building dwellers who want to maintain a garden in…

Read More
International

International

International students school holiday trips During the October school holidays, we had two international trips.   We went to Parakai Springs in the first week of the holidays and enjoyed playing…

Read More

World Vision – NOT FOR SALE

Across the month of October, the Herald teamed up with World Vision to make New Zealanders aware of some terrible problems particularly in Myanmar and Bangladesh faced by young women.…

Read More

Science Department

Level 1 Science Students Your exam is the Level 1 Biology exam, and is on Tuesday 27th of November at 9:30am. We will run three workshops, as follows: Wednesday 14th…

Read More

2018 Visual Arts Folio Exhibition

Read More

Becoming a new school

Here are four published documents that explore the ILE model. Please download and have a read for an enlightening look into what the future holds for Springs. The impact of physical…

Read More
International News

International News

This September, exam week, was a week to test how much our short term international students knew and loved about Auckland.  We held a Scavenger Hunt Project by dividing the…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

School zoning is in the news again - for multiple reasons.  Springs is in the fortunate position of not having to rely on out of zone enrolments to prop up…

Read More

Rebuild Update

Here is an update of the rebuild over the past few weeks and what is planned for the next 4 weeks. Waiorea Build Site (Whare Tapere, Whare Ako) - ongoing works…

Read More
Careers/Rebuild/Health & Safety

Careers/Rebuild/Health & Safety

On Wednesday in the library we hosted a Careers Seminar for senior students wanting to look into the world of Engineering, Construction and Trades associated with our own development -…

Read More

Situations Vacant – Library Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a passion for reading along with these skills:  library qualifications and or experience, use of Accessit or other Library Management System, cataloguing…

Read More

Library News

Library Week Our annual event was largely organised by the wonderful library monitors. They seem not to mind my usual haranguing to meet deadlines resulting in yet another successful  Library…

Read More

Waiora – Health Centre News

The Health Centre has had a busy Term 3 with the expected illnesses affecting staff and pupils i.e. colds, strep throats, tonsillitis, gastroenteritis, hayfever and others. Also the occasional rogue…

Read More
Rebuild Update for Newsletter

Rebuild Update for Newsletter

There is a significant increase in the works for the rebuild of the school with a hype of activity. Rebuild update Waiorea Build Site (Whare Tapere, Whare Ako) - ongoing…

Read More

Thank you from the netballers

Kia ora, here's a letter from Carla Gordon, netball coach, with an update on how the girls did during tournament week: To the members of PAG On behalf of the…

Read More
logo

Auckland Land Search & Rescue and NZ Police Search & Rescue Squad are conducting a SEARCH & RESCUE EXERCISE (SAREX) in the Point Chevalier area - Saturday 8.00am 29/09/2018 through…

Read More

PAG (Parent Action Group) News

On behalf of the senior girls First XI, we would like to thank PAG for contributing to our national Kathy Seaward tournament costs this year. The team thoroughly enjoyed the…

Read More

Congratulations to Waiorea Student – Isabella Ashby

Waiorea would like to share with you the following email which was penned by Whaea Jess Tēnā tātou katoa, This evening it was my honour and privilege to attend the…

Read More

About Time We Talked

This is an event with a team of others called, About Time We Talked, with the aim of transforming conversations between parents and teenagers. Our panel of experts will tackle questions…

Read More
Arts

Arts

Featured we have our annual Dance Showcase Collections in Week 10, as well as Talent Quest! Check dates to follow, and add to your list of must-sees to support the…

Read More

Final Day of Term 3, 2018 – Junior Talent Quest, Senior Talent Quest and Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Market day.

Timetable for Final Day of Term 3, 2018 9 - 9.15  Form time Form Time 9.15 - 10.15 Period 1 Classes as normal 10:15-11:15 Period 2 Junior Talent Quest. All…

Read More

WSC-NPoW – Collections – Senior Dance Showcase 2018

Don't miss this! Make sure you get along to see the Western Springs College – Ngā Puna o Waiōrea - Senior Dance Showcase. Collections. Wednesday 26th September, 3.30pm and 7pm. Thursday…

Read More

Chaos at the School Gate

The school gate area and exit area of the ACC car park is a highly hazardous area. In the interest of safety for all we ask you to be vigilant…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

School exams are coming up for our seniors – Year 11, 12 and 13.  Ours are in Week 8, and the first day of Week 9 – September 10th to…

Read More
LUMINO THE DENTISTS

LUMINO THE DENTISTS

Lumino the Dentists has now left Western Springs College but is coming back at the beginning of November, 2018.  There were about fifty senior students they could not get to…

Read More
LEARN FROM THE BEST

LEARN FROM THE BEST

2–12 October School Holidays TAPAC’s popular holiday programmes are all led by experienced industry professionals. Our October programme features: Make a Film with TV professionals Stephen J Campbell and Angie Sanchez…

Read More

STUDENT ACADEMIC LEADERS’ SLOT

Managing Exam Stress Exams can be an extremely stressful time for many people. Make sure that you are taking care of yourself during this period. Here are some videos provided…

Read More

SPORTS

Lacrosse: The lacrosse season has come to an end, finishing off the year with our Inner City schools' lacrosse tournament last week. Team goals, as well as personal goals, were…

Read More
ARTS

ARTS

  Term 3 is abuzz with final showcases of senior work in dance, drama and music. Art rooms and digital suites are a hive of activity as senior students begin…

Read More

NEWS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT

The International Office had a follow up orientation for our Term 3 new students at the School Hall in Week 4.  We had the International Student Leaders hold a quiz…

Read More
Beauty and the Beast

2–19 October It’s a clever and colourful re-telling of a classic - Beauty & the Beast as you’ve never seen before!  TAPAC is teaming up with The Stage Company to present…

Read More

CHESS CLUB

The Auckland Regional Chess Tournament. On Friday 3rd August, 5 students (Jayden Williams, Philli Park-Tamati, Raaz Alfassi Berman, Aleksander Black and Thanin Sagulrattanagosol) competed in the Auckland Regional Chess Tournament. The…

Read More

OPTION SELECTION FOR 2019 COURSES

Option Selection for 2019 Courses for Year 10/11 and 12 students IMPORTANT INFORMATION Year 10, 11 and 12 Students planning to stay at WSC next year will be making their…

Read More
PARENT ACTION GROUP

PARENT ACTION GROUP

Remember to buy tickets for SPITFIRE – it’s less than a week away!  Special low price screening, easy way for PAG to make some money to fund more students! Celebrate…

Read More

CAREERS

Careers Department - Need Help to Choose School Subjects? WSC NPoW website is an incredible resource to research possible subjects.  Under the ACADEMIC heading, go to “Course Details” to access…

Read More
E-CAFE LOVELINESS!

E-CAFE LOVELINESS!

Every Friday before school a group of enthusiastic  teachers attend E-cafe. This is a regular fixture for staff, sharing good practice around E-learning and digital technologies. We have a chat,…

Read More
SPOKEN WORD

SPOKEN WORD

For the second year WSC and  Ngā Puna o Waiorea have entered in the  Word – The Front Line Spoken Word competition run by Action Education. Last year the team…

Read More

BISC

Read More

13Dance present ‘Reflections’ – A Response to WWI – Showing next week at TAPAC

Read More
Yr 9 Camp

Yr 9 Camp

Kia ora whanau, Our annual Year 9 camp will be held over weeks 6 and 7 of Term 4 (19-30 November). Year 9 students will travel to Wenderholm Regional Park…

Read More
Ngā Puna O Waiōrea Nationals Kapa Haka 2018

Ngā Puna O Waiōrea Nationals Kapa Haka 2018

Ngā Puna o Waiōrea Nationals Kapa Haka 2018 At the end of Term 2, 45 students from Ngā Puna o Waiōrea/Western Springs College represented our school at the National Kapa…

Read More

Careers Night

  The bi- annual Matariki Careers “Reach for the Stars” evening targeting Māori and Pacifica students will be held this year on Wednesday the 15th August in the hall. Whanau…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

Let’s start this month with the power cut at the beginning of last week!  I believe Western Springs College and the Zoo both made midday news on TV1 as a…

Read More
Carparking & Safety Concerns at WSC/NPOW

Carparking & Safety Concerns at WSC/NPOW

If you drive to Springs, Waiorea or TAPAC you will be aware that the Auckland Council car park is very congested. This has become a major health and safety concern.…

Read More

Media News

Excellent news for our student filmmakers (past and present) this month. Intensive Care Former students Donald Mayo and Sharn-Konet Reitsma have won the student section of the Documentary Edge Festival…

Read More
Geography Trip to Hawaii

Geography Trip to Hawaii

Expressions of interest are required for a proposed Year 13 GEOGRAPHY Field Trip to HAWAII in 2019. Proposed dates are Friday 22 March 2019 to Friday 29 March 2019 This…

Read More

40 Hour Famine

Western Springs College / Ngā Puna O Waiōrea participated in the 40 Hour Famine this year to raise money for refugee children from South Sudan. Conflict, famine and drought have…

Read More

2019 World Vision Youth Ambassadors

The 2019 World Vision Youth Ambassadors have been announced and this year there is one student who has been selected from Western Springs College, Year 13 student Tobey Keddy. Tobey…

Read More

News from International Student Department

International Office and international student groups have received outstanding support from the International Student Leaders since the beginning of the year. Well done, Logan, Cathy, Mikayla and Alice, and thank…

Read More

Sports

NZ Secondary Schools Rogaine Championships 2018 Western Springs College had a successful trip to Rotorua for the NZSS Rogaine Championships. Rogaining is a form of Orienteering where teams locate as…

Read More

Library News

THE WALL We arrived back this term with less space due to the construction of ‘The Wall’. Since the library is destined to become the new cafeteria the fiction area…

Read More
Arts

Arts

Drama productions have been in full swing! Following on from Y13 production of Animal Farm at the end of last term we’ve recently seen the end of production season with…

Read More
Nau mai Haere mai Matariki – Reach for the Stars Pō Rapuara – Careers Night

Nau mai Haere mai Matariki – Reach for the Stars Pō Rapuara – Careers Night

Māori and Pasifika Students Tau 10-13 Week 4: 15 August 6-8 pm Speed date a career: Spend 15 minutes with Māori and Pasifika role models currently working within five professions…

Read More

Heath Education: Year 9 and Year 10

JUNIOR SEXUALITY EDUCATION Year 9 and 10 Health classes will begin their sexuality education later this term. Year 9 classes will begin the sexuality unit of work in either week…

Read More
Kiwi Students To Take On Chile

Kiwi Students To Take On Chile

Eight New Zealand secondary students have been selected for one of three overseas business study tours to Latin America later this year. Students were selected to travel to Latin America…

Read More

Pofiafia Night – Thurs 2/Aug

Read More

Sneak-Peak into the changes at Western Springs College

Wednesday 8 August at 7:00 pm in School Library (circled on the photo) Big changes are happening at Western Springs College/Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (WSC/NPoW) – new state-of-the-art buildings and a new…

Read More

Arts

  Term 2 has been action packed with the school production, class productions, trips and showcases. Staff and students have worked tirelessly to promote work done in and outside of…

Read More

Student Achievement

Latin American Centre of Asia Pacific Excellence & Young Enterprise NZ Trip to Chile In partnership with Young Enterprise NZ, the Latin American Centre of Asia Pacific Excellence (LA CAPE)…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Robertson, our Head of Music, to a part-time position as a Deputy Principal here at WSC.  This position has been created…

Read More
Community Notices

Community Notices

InMotion Matariki Parade – fun for all the family! Saturday 21 July from 5.30pm, Silo Park Decorate your wheels and/or yourself and head to Silo Park for the annual illuminated…

Read More

Big Buddy Endorsement

"I would like to add a personal endorsement to this appeal by the Big Buddy Organisation for support.  I have been involved with the organisation for the past ten years;…

Read More
Junior Learner Council 2018

Junior Learner Council 2018

The Junior 2018 Junior Learner Council (JLC) has just had its second meeting, with the students splitting into three groups, each chaired by a year 13 Academic Leader, to discuss…

Read More

Junior Learner Awards

The Heads of House, in discussion with teachers, have been deciding on the recipients of the Term 2 Junior Learner Awards, which will be announced in House Assemblies next term.…

Read More

Philosophy

I can’t believe that it is half way through the year already! So far this year, senior philosophy students have been involved in trips, with guest speakers and in the…

Read More
Big Buddy

Big Buddy

We are pleased to advise that we have been successful with several matches of fatherless boys to Big Buddy mentors this year in Central Auckland.  Plus we have a number…

Read More

Winter Wellness and Wellbeing

THE ‘10 HEALTHY HABITS’ ARE THE PILLARS TO TOTAL WELLBEING. THESE ARE THE INPUTS WE SHOULD FOCUS ON TO CREATE WELL ROUNDED, HOLISTIC WELLBEING AND GOOD MENTAL HEALTH. THERE ARE…

Read More
Auckland Council Carpark

Auckland Council Carpark

Please note the carpark is proving to be hazardous around pick up and drop off times. If you are dropping off students around 8.30am - 9.00am and picking up between 2.45pm and 3.30pm please…

Read More

Learning Support Department

We have just finished out first round of exams for our senior students.  It was wonderfully organised by Stacey Ngaroi who created individual exam timetables for our 135 special assessment…

Read More

Rebuild Update

Here's an update of the works inside the build sites for June. Main Block - Level 3 final floor concrete pour on Monday 18th June - Final main block roof steel installed…

Read More

Senior Whanau Teacher Interviews – Thursday June 28th

Thursday, June 28th 2-7 pm Book Online Now School Code: 3g7ph

Read More
Navigating Around the School

Navigating Around the School

With the rebuild fully underway, at times navigation around the school was difficult and the use of mapping, GPS devices was trying, but we got there in the end and…

Read More
The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Our theatre extravaganza The Addams Family – A New Musical has just concluded at TAPAC Theatre and what an incredible show it was! The Addams Family had sold-out audiences coming…

Read More
Principal’s Notes

Principal’s Notes

The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” comes to mind as I look through the excited smiles and beaming faces as our students met the Prime Minister…

Read More
PAG Movie Night Fundraiser

PAG Movie Night Fundraiser

Read More
Cycling and Mountain Biking

Cycling and Mountain Biking

2018 cycling and mountain biking has started with a new manager and coach plus great parent support. Cycling manager, Stella  Green and new coach Kelvin MacNulty are committed to see Western Springs…

Read More
Languages Department

Languages Department

2018 International Languages Week took place in the last week of term one, with three events planned to celebrate the week. We started the week with the annual Cultural Dress…

Read More

Senior Report Evening

Reminder: Senior Report evening is on Thursday June 28th from 2-7pm Booking details will be sent via email Students are encouraged to attend with their whanau

Read More
Library News

Library News

Our latest display was organised in response to my request for a library display of student work. Many thanks to Linda Dillon for the ‘Periodics Table’ display from 9KA and…

Read More
Most current bus services in Auckland’s Central Suburbs will change from 8 July 2018

Most current bus services in Auckland’s Central Suburbs will change from 8 July 2018

The biggest change to Auckland’s bus network kicks off in the Central Suburbs on Sunday 8 July 2018 – and we need your help to tell the community!  New bus routes, new route…

Read More
Sports

Sports

With the basketball season already upon us, 2018 is shaping up to be another busy year at Western Springs. With the rebuild fully underway the excitement is real and the…

Read More
Library Commission – 2018

Library Commission – 2018

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, HOW AND LEAST IMPORTANTLY WHY? By Oscar Perress Furness-Wills – Y13 2017 This work is based on the general work of novelist Franz Kafka, as well as his…

Read More

ROCKQUEST this weekend!

Six of our young women will represent WSC - NPoW at Rockquest this weekend. Saturday 7pm-10pm : Violet Elliott, Pip Owles and Hanah Tayeb play 2 originals in the regional finals; their…

Read More
Arts News

Arts News

Our theatre extravaganza The Addams Family – A New Musical has just concluded at TAPAC Theatre and what an incredible show it was! The Addams Family had sold-out audiences coming…

Read More
Dance Students ‘On Tour’

Dance Students ‘On Tour’

Year 12 and 13 Dance students at YouDance, the Auckland secondary school dance festival, L-R: Huiarangi Te Kare, Malcolm Williams, Christophe Bate, Harmony Walker Takai, Georgia Menhennet, Kalea Tairi, Jae Lee…

Read More

Spectacular Theatre!

Well what a whirlwind start to term two! The Year 12 students kicked off in weeks 1 and 2 with a brilliant interpretation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' The four…

Read More
The Addams Family – A New Musical – Production Photography

The Addams Family – A New Musical – Production Photography

Spectacular Theatre! 'The Addams Family.' Where to begin? What a superb piece of musical theatre. The ensemble work, directed by Cherie Moore was exceptional across both casts. The band, led…

Read More

Careers Happenings

The Year 10 Careers Programme aims to broaden students’ ideas while developing their skills for further independent career research. Heads of Houses begin the week by demonstrating how NCEA works,…

Read More

National Council of Women Speech Competition

The annual National Council of Women’s speech competition was hosted on Thursday the 17th of May. The topic was ‘100 years on - where to from here?’. Congratulations to our…

Read More
Wāhine Kākano

Wāhine Kākano

Six of our young women attended Wahine Kākano on Saturday 26th of May; Nganeko Wilson-Newman, Miracle Walker-Te Are, Shontae Blom, Jordyn Iosefa, Edie Balme, Helena Copsey and Khushee Jain. The…

Read More
Auckland Writers’ Festival 2018

Auckland Writers’ Festival 2018

On Thursday 17th of May, a group of 30 students went to the Aotea Centre to attend the annual School’s Programme of the Auckland Writers Festival 2018. Maia McRoberts reflects…

Read More

HOMESTAY FAMILIES WANTED

WESTERN SPRINGS COLLEGE - HOMESTAY FAMILIES WANTED FOR: TERM 3, 2018 & TERM 1, 2019  Our school welcomes applications from local families who maybe interested in hosting International Students.   Ever thought of hosting an International…

Read More
More Orienteering Team Results

More Orienteering Team Results

The Auckland Individual Champs were held this week in Woodhill Forest. The rain held off just long enough for everyone to run, before setting back in as we  packed up.…

Read More
Auckland Relay Champs

Auckland Relay Champs

At the Auckland Relay Champs, the Junior Girls (Juliet Frater, Andy Heathcote, and Hattie Walker) came a well deserved second, beaten by St Cuthberts, but holding off a resurgent Diocesan.…

Read More

Closure of MOTAT Driveway

We have received the following communication from MOTAT.   “We would appreciate it if you could advise your community that the driveway is no longer accessible for public thoroughfare and…

Read More

2018 Stream Working Bees

Please “like” our facebook page for updates - search for “Meola Creek Restoration” 2018 Stream Working Bees Saturday 12th May: 10:30am - 12:30pm Wednesday August 15th: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Read More

Junior Whanau Report Evening: Thursday 24 May 2-7pm

The Student/whanau/teacher interviews to discuss junior reports are on Thursday 24th May from 2pm until 7pm. School will finish at 12.40pm on 24th May for ALL students. Periods 1, 4 and 5 will run in…

Read More
Greetings from the Visual Art Department

Greetings from the Visual Art Department

It's week three and we have definitely hit the ground running this term.  The relative ‘busy’ness in the department is evident with the various Senior internal grades starting to be…

Read More

Junior Whanau Report Evening – Thursday 24 May 2-7pm

The Student/whanau/teacher interviews to discuss junior reports are on Thursday 24th May from 2pm until 7pm. School will finish at 12.40pm on the 24th May for ALL students. Periods 1, 4 and 5 will run in…

Read More
Tricks & Flips

Tricks & Flips

Tricks and Flips At Tricks and flips, we offer fun and affordable tumbling classes for kids. We teach to all age groups and abilities so whether you're a pro gymnast,…

Read More

What You Need to Know About Attendance & Truancy

You may find the information below interesting.

Read More
Te Kahui Ako

Te Kahui Ako

Since the end of 2015 Western Springs College - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea has been working to develop closer links with the local primary and intermediate schools that many of…

Read More

13 Reasons Why?

13 Reasons Why, Season two will be released worldwide on Friday 18 May. This show was widely watched by teenagers last year. Themes of suicide, sexual assault, consent, bullying and other issues…

Read More

Principal’s Notes

Open Week this year saw a huge number of visitors join me in tours of the school in operation, over 350 by my estimation.  We have had really positive feedback…

Read More

Change Making at Springs News from our Sustainability Groups

Change Making at Springs - News from our Sustainability Groups Waste Wise The panel for the Waste Wise Team has been meeting regularly and we have been busy planning exciting…

Read More

Communications policy

The Co-Governance Board of WSC-NPow is at present reviewing its Communication Policy and is seeking feedback from whanau on the proposed new policy, which can be viewed here.  If you would…

Read More
40 Hour Famine

40 Hour Famine

  This year the 40 Hour Famine is raising money for refugee children from South Sudan. Conflict, famine and drought have led thousands of South Sudanese children to flee their…

Read More
The Addams Family Musical

The Addams Family Musical

  Western Springs College presents ‘The Addams Family’ - a spectacular musical comedy from the writers of the multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY…

Read More
From the Principal

From the Principal

Last week we conducted our school tours as part of the annual enrolment process. Interest is high and numbers coming through on the tours have been far bigger than in…

Read More
Sports News

Sports News

ATHLETICS :     CENTRAL ZONE The following students were selected to compete in the Central Zone athletics meeting. SNR GIRLS Taeao Mann Delamere - Triple Jump, Hammer Throw JNR GIRLS 200m:…

Read More

Basketball Senior Premier Relegation Game

Tough game against Mt Roskill who coming into the game we knew very little about except that they have had two warm up games against two teams from the Top…

Read More

NZ Herald – School says axing streaming boost its NCEA results

This recent NZ herald article talks about our schools continued academic success and features a clip from Ruth Roberts and Chris Selwyn

Read More
Sports Academy

Sports Academy

What an action packed term it has been for our Sports Academy students!! The year 11 class has just completed their open waters PADI diving certificate with a couple of…

Read More
Art News – April

Art News – April

This term is ending with wonderful news from Drama who have recently performed at the Auckland West Regional University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. A huge congratulations to Alice…

Read More
VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

Greetings from the Visual Art Department At the time of writing the juniors classes are busy finishing off the term with expressive paintings, sgrafitto works and printmaking.  Check out Y6…

Read More
DRAMA

DRAMA

Shakespeare Globe Centre of New Zealand, University of Otago, Sheilah Winn Festival On Wednesday April 4, four groups performed at The West Auckland Regional Shakespeare Festival. All our performers were…

Read More

MEDIA

48 Hour Film Festival Update Hey guys, not much news for media for the rest of the term, but there is the 48 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL next term. Entries are…

Read More

DANCE

Dance opportunities for students (and whānau) Chance to Dance Saturday 26 April, 10am-4pm, Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber A day of FREE dance classes for people of all ages taught…

Read More
Rebuild Update

Rebuild Update

Jessie Bernard -    It's great to see things inside the building compound areas are going up quickly. Foundations for the Waiorea build site and Main Block are well underway.…

Read More
Science News

Science News

Level 2 Environmental Sustainability The Level 2 Environmental Sustainability students braved the weather recently to replant the garden beds in the village green. We were inspired by Allen Gorthy from…

Read More
Careers News

Careers News

Kitiona Pasene, Otago University liaison officer, presenting to a group of Year 13 students last week in Waiora. Careers Website NEW!! WSC Careers Hub   The WSC Careers Department has…

Read More
Student Exchange

Student Exchange

Student Exchange has an exchange student, Anna Pagel, enrolled at Western Springs College. Our local coordinator informs us that she has really immersed herself in the school community and has…

Read More

News from the History Department

Graeme Moran - HOD History Europe trip! 2017 saw a combined History/Classical Studies trip to Europe. Staff in both departments, having recovered from the 2017 trip, are considering another foray…

Read More
40 Hour Famine

40 Hour Famine

This year the 40 Hour Famine is raising money for refugee children from South Sudan. Conflict, famine and drought have led thousands of South Sudanese children to flee their homes, many…

Read More
ASB Polyfest Success 2018

ASB Polyfest Success 2018

Congratulations to all whom participated in the annual ASB Polynesian Festival! Our school was represented well across all three divisions of the Māori Stage, and managed to place 1st overall…

Read More
Open Week 2018

Open Week 2018

Western Springs College is a co-educational secondary school with a proud record of academic, sporting and cultural achievements. We are dedicated to offering excellence in secondary education to families in…

Read More
Relay for Life

Relay for Life

On Saturday 10th March our Senior Sports Academy students participated in Relay for Life on the North Shore. This event is run by the Cancer Society where all funds go…

Read More
Library News

Library News

LIBRARY MONITORS At the end of 2017 we farewelled our senior Library Monitors, some of whom had served the library since junior school.  The annual library award was deservedly given…

Read More
Science News

Science News

Antarctica The Level 2 Environmental Sustainability class & 10AE called Antarctica earlier this term, as they are learning about Climate Change. Dr Rosa Hughes-Currie, a new Science & Physics teacher…

Read More

Principal’s News

We are in celebration mode here at Springs/Waiorea with yet another clean sweep of all three divisions of the Maori stage at the annual Polyfest competition at Manukau Stadium. The…

Read More
Peru Fundraiser – Quiz Night

Peru Fundraiser – Quiz Night

World Challenge Quiz Night Join us for a movie - themed quiz night Friday 23rd March 6:30 - 10:00pm Tickets $25 RSVP andersonru@wsc.school.nz WC Quiz Night Flyer A4

Read More

Congratulations to our 2018 Polyfest winners

Congratulations to all our students who performed exceptionally at the 2018 ASB Polyfest this year. All three teams placed 1st in their respective divisions, their amazing performances can by view…

Read More

Careers News

A weekly Careers newsletter is sent to students, staff, and parents containing useful and interesting careers related news for the coming week. Please ensure you read this newsletter thoroughly throughout…

Read More

New Zealand Scholarship Success

Tuesday, February 13th was a day of celebration here at Springs as we learned that 31 Springs students had gained New Zealand Scholarship from the end of year exam round. …

Read More
FMC Tramping Scholarship Trip

FMC Tramping Scholarship Trip

Western Springs College has had an active trampling club for three years. The club has grown and usually does a couple of tramps per school term.  The school club partnership…

Read More
Download the WSC and NPoW mobile school app

Download the WSC and NPoW mobile school app

Western Springs College/ Nga Puna o Waiorea now have a mobile app for news and events, daily notices and other important school messages.   Use the app to notify us…

Read More
Download the WSC and NPoW mobile school app

Download the WSC and NPoW mobile school app

Western Springs College/ Nga Puna o Waiorea now have a mobile app for news and events, daily notices and other important school messages.   Use the app to notify us…

Read More

Coaches & Managers – Term 2/3

We require team coaches and managers for the following sports in Term 2/3. RUGBY UNION 1ST XV - Require a coach and management team for our First XV which will…

Read More
Sports Academy

Sports Academy

This year the Senior Sports Academy students are participating in the Relay for Life on the 10th and 11th of March to raise awareness and fundraise money for the Cancer…

Read More

Car parking

Parents and students please be careful when entering the Auckland Council car park. The car park is shared between the Zoo, Tapac and school. Due to the current construction projects…

Read More
New Families BBQ

New Families BBQ

Kia ora koutou, Our Western Springs College/Ngā Puna O Waiōrea New Families’ BBQ  is on Wednesday the 7th March from 6-8pm. This is an annual event for any students new…

Read More
Principal’s News

Principal’s News

Foundations set for the big build After 9 months of site preparation, building proper has begun at the school with foundations, footings and reinforcing steel in the new main teaching…

Read More
MOUNTAIN BIKES/HELMETS WANTED!

MOUNTAIN BIKES/HELMETS WANTED!

The Sports Academy department is looking for any mountain bikes and helmets that anyone may have. We are currently looking for around 10 mountain bikes and helmets that students can…

Read More

TAPAC needs a Treasurer

Do you want to help our youth participate in the performing arts and enable the arts to thrive in Auckland? Then this is your chance! TAPAC, The Auckland Performing Arts…

Read More
Actress in the Making!

Actress in the Making!

Congratulations to our very own Ria Sionetali-Rattray who has landed one of the lead roles for this years WSC-NPOW school musical, The Addams Family. Ria will play Morticia Addams, and…

Read More

Open Week 2018

Western Springs College is a co-educational secondary school with a proud record of academic, sporting and cultural achievements. We are dedicated to offering excellence in secondary education to families in…

Read More
Te Puna – Māori TV Series

Te Puna – Māori TV Series

Click the link to follow the new series Te Puna -  a documentary based series portraying the busy lives of our tauira, whānau and kaiako here at Waiōrea, inside and…

Read More
Back To Top