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Latest News
Monday, 12 Mar 2018
Exciting times for the April programme, so don't miss out.  The Waikato Institute for Leisure & Sport Studies (WILSS) presents their Leadership Holiday Programme for 11 - 14yr olds - Live Large April 2018.  This will be a full-on week of activities and challenges.  Earlybird Special - register and pay before 6th April, for 5 days, $175.  Live Large is OSCAR approved for a fee subsidy. Click here to download a Flyer Click here to download an Enrolment Form. more
Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018
Ministry of Education Compliance Regulation for School Pools. Wilss is presenting a session on Pool Compliance on Tuesday 24th April 2018. The full day programme would be beneficial to caretakers. teachers, principals, club members and parents involved with pool maintenance. For more details or to register, contact Zelda Tucker on (07) 839 9908, or email Click here to check our Flyer for more details. more
Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018
Registrations are still open for WILSS "Lead the Way" programme, with a start date of 25th March 2018. This programme is specifically designed to support those in leadership roles of not-for-profit organisations that are wanting to be a step ahead of the rest! With a focus on building highly effective team members, this qualification will support you with the tools to communicate more effectively, and develop an in-depth understanding about your own personal strengths and... more
Thursday, 30 Nov 2017
The Live Largers are getting active this summer with the 'Ultimate Kiwi Camping Adventure'.  Learn basic camping skills in  a safe environment before heading to Adventure Waikato for some fun, challenges and adventures. Register and pay before 15th December 2017 - $175 /child.  From 16th December $195. Click here to check out the January Flyer Click here to download an Enrolment Form. more
Friday, 10 Feb 2017
Nominations are now open for 2017. The aim of the Academy is to support/encourage future athletes who are aspiring to achieve sporting excellence to reach their potential, prepare for challenges and play a constructive part in our society. The Hamilton Academy will begin on 12th May – 30th June. Thames Academy will run on 25th June & 2nd July. For more information check our WAYA page (under Sport & Recreation), or email   more
Friday, 27 Jan 2017
Sue Conroy - congratulations on winning the 'Administrator of the Year' Award.  Sue is a graduate of Wilss, achieving the National Certificate in Sport Administration (Level 3) in 2012.  She is currently enrolled on one of our new sporting qualifications - New Zealand Certificate in Sport and Recreation (Community Development) (Level 5). Mike Maguire - Wilss Board of Trustee; also received an award, for twenty-eight years service with Sport Waikato. more
Friday, 27 May 2016
Wilss and KiwiSport have teamed up to provide opportunities for secondary school students as future leaders in the community. Click here to check out the latest newsletter about KiwSport volunteers making a positive difference in their communities. more

I have been delighted with the way the WILSS leadership programmes connected with our students. The sessions are interactive, balanced and well paced. They provide real opportunities for..."

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