Additional Information

School Year
The School year starts in early February and ends mid-November for Years 11-13 and mid-December for Years 9-10.

The school day goes from 8.45 – 3.15 pm with three 50-95 minute lessons and breaks for morning tea and lunch. Students can bring their own lunch to school or buy it at the school canteen.

Term Dates for 2017
Term Start Date End Date
1 Wednesday 1 February Thursday 13 April
2 Monday 1 May Friday 7 July
3 Monday 24 July Friday 29 September
4 Monday 16 October Thursday 14 December

Public Holidays 2017
New Year's Day 1 January
The Day after New Year's Day 2 January
Wellington Anniversary 23 January
Waitangi Day 6 February
Good Friday 14 April 
Easter Monday 17 April 
Anzac Day 25 April
Queen's Birthday 5 June
Labour Day 23 October
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December


Daylight Saving 2017
2 April turn clocks back one hour
24 September  turn clocks forward one hour


Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students:
It is important that students visiting us from other countries are well informed, safe and properly cared for. 

Wainuiomata High School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this school or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at

Eligibility for Health Services:
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health and can be viewed on its website at

Accident Insurance:
The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at 

Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements, are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at:

Mana Tagata, Wednesday 15 August

5.00 - 7.00pm, Library...

Pasifika Evening, Wednesday 15 August

5.00 - 7.00pm, Staffroom...

Mufti Day, Friday 17 August

Gold Coin Donation...

X-Roads Performance for Y11-13 Students

Friday 17 August, Manaaki...