WHANGAPARAOA COLLEGE New Zealand

House System


History
The school has a House system, which was established in 2005. Every student is allocated to a House when whether it be Air, Water, Fire or Earth.
Originally the founding House Leaders constructed the house system around colours then moved to highlight that everything in nature is made up of five basic elements: Earth (Green), Water (Blue), Fire (Red) and Air (Yellow). Knowledge of the five elements allows the pupils of Whangaparaoa College to understand the laws of nature and use learning to attain greater health, power, knowledge, wisdom and happiness. The House Leaders in 2012 created some House tiles depicting the symbols of Air, Water, Fire and Earth.
The houses compete in a wide variety of events including athletics, cross country, in house academic arts and cultural competitions. The house system generates pride and passion for Whangaparaoa College Students and a sense of ownership for pupils who attend Whangaparaoa College. The house system also contributes to the promotion of working together as a team and exercises the schools moto Ngatahi Whakapono Tutuki, Together Believe Achieve.



House Leaders 2021
 
Earth House


 
Earth Staff House Leaders

Michelle Walker
Celine van Achterbergh

House Prefects

Kyle Bennie
Kyla Thornton
Air House air Staff House Leaders

Derek Middleton
Natasha Duffett

House Prefects

Daishiro Sugawara
Eden Peri
Water House
 
water Staff House Leaders

John Curwen
Caroline Butland

House Prefects

Michael Clark
Lila Opie-Brackley
Fire House Fire Staff House Leaders

Carla Taylor
Hamish Smith

House Prefects

Chris Waetford
Kylie Holgate



Level 3 House Competition
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