When you arrive
We are very happy to welcome you to Waitaki Girls’ High School. To help you understand what will happen in the first few weeks, you may like to read the following outline. Mrs Hellier is ESOL teacher and the International Coordinator.
If you arrive a few days before school starts, you will be able to meet with the International Student co-ordinator and talk about your course of study. The hostel supervisors will also help you buy the school uniform so you will look like a Waitaki Girls’ pupil from the start of the year! You can choose from a second hand one from our school shop, or buy a new one. We have a summer uniform and winter uniform. You don’t have to buy both at the same time. It is ok to buy the summer one first and get the other winter uniform items later. If you start school soon after you arrive, we will organise your uniform on your first day. You will also be helped to set up a bank account either by the hostel supervisors or Mrs Hellier.