Category Archives: News / Notices

Important Dates:

Monday 27 November: Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday 28 November: No Principals – fund raiser for Nepal

Thursday 30 November: Yr 10 Rōpū Activities

Friday 1 December:  Last day of senior exams
Year 9 – Scorching Bay
Year 10 Activity Day, Amazing Race and Picnic at Oriental Bay

 Friday 8 December:  Junior Prizegiving and last day of school for 2017

Senior Prize Giving 2017
Congratulations to all those students in Year 11-13 who received awards this year. The Senior Prizegiving Awards evening was a wonderful celebration of the hard work of our students and staff, and the spirit of our kura.
The full list of awards and recipients can be accessed here. Note that names are organised alphabetically by rōpū teacher: Senior Prizegiving Awards – Full list click here



6 November Senior Prizegiving

16 – 17 November – Junior Exams

9 November – NCEA exams start

1 December – NCEA exams finish

Important dates:

30 October – BOT Meeting

2 November – Whakanuia (Maori Prizegiving)

3 November – Last day for seniors

6 November – Senior Prizegiving

16 – 17 November – Junior Exams

Important Dates:

23 October – Labour Day

24 October – Te Whanau Taraika

30 October – BOT Meeting

2 November – Whakanuia

3 November – Last day for seniors

6 November – Senior Prizegiving

16 – 17 November – Junior Exams


The end of Term 3 message from Dominic Killalea is now online. Read it here.


Friday 29 September
Last day of term 3

Monday 16 October
First day of term 4

Monday 30 October
Board of Trustees meeting

Tuesday 31 October
Sports prizegiving

Thursday 2 November

Friday 3 November
Last day for year 11-13 students

Monday 6 November
Senior Prizegiving


Junior technology students under the guidance of Paul MacDougall have created a stunning new gateway to WHS.



12 September  
Year 13 Well-being day

15 – 21 September 
Simply Dental on site

18 September 
Board of Trustees Meeting

20 September 
Learning Conversations 2


The library is hosting classes in tertiary transition skills for Year 13 students planning to go on to tertiary study. Universities are telling us that students are failing in their first semester because they don’t know how to reference their work, how to take notes or how to use databases, among other things.
The classes will be on Wednesdays from 3.30 – 4.30 for 4 weeks and also on Tuesdays from 9 – 10 a.m. for those who can’t come after school on Wednesdays. The same material will be covered in the Tuesday and Wednesday classes.


We have a large group of international students at Wellington High.  The majority of these students are living in a homestay situation where they are being hosted by a family in Wellington.
What is being a homestay all about?
  • A homestay fee of $271.00 is paid weekly
  • Provide an inclusive and supportive home, taking a student in as one of the family.
  • A student would require a room of their own and 3 meals a day.


Di Jordan, Homestay Coordinator. Phone 021 02063860 or email


Youth digital scholarship applications are open now and close 15 September 2017

The Youth Digital Enterprise Award is designed to provide scholarship funding to support young people who are developing and/or have an idea or concept for developing a smart and innovative enterprise project with a digital focus.

More info:

Kylie Merrick from WHS fashion department entered a competition, and now we need some votes. The most votes wins!

Here is the link to the Facebook voting for Kylie’s jacket.

The jacket was entered into the Project Glow Wear competition that was being run by the Wgtn Greater City Council. The competition criteria was to select a category ( Kylie chose menswear, and streetwear, and commercial viability), have top notch construction of the garment, and have an element of hi vis about it, so it can been seen – glow at night.

The jacket is made from 100% organic cotton denim, and is fully lined with 100% merino wool in red. It has the grey high vis trim across some panel seams, such as down the two piece sleeve so if you are riding/walking/skating at night, people can see you. There are two inside breast pockets, two outside patch pockets, and two side pockets ( these two have a hint of high vis at the side seam. It is fully lined and has bound edges. Keeps you looking street cred cool, and yet warm, as generally denim jackets do not keep you warm in winter. It has been treated with some water repellant, but is not water proof but will protect from the winds and chills of Wellington. Kylie named it the Welly Commuter : C.ME ( CME letters from the word commuter).

Attached is a little poster that Kylie made to go with it for the competition too so you can see it in action.

Final day for likes and voting is 10 Sept


25 – 31 August
Senior Exams –

Senior Exams Timetable 2017 – updated

Senior Exams 2017 – Instructions to students

25 August 
NZQA Fees due (see below)

1 September
Mid-term Break

4 September
Future Focus Evening

4 – 8 September 
Winter Tournament Week

8 September  
Initial 2018 Course Choices for Year 11 – 13 due

20 September 
Learning Conversations 2


NZQA levy a fee for students results to be recorded on their Record of Achievement, and in order to receive certificates. The $76.70 is due at WHS by Friday 25 August 2017.

Financial assistance is available for domestic students to help with the payment of entry fees (Application-For-Financial-Assistance). Financial assistance is not available to international fee-paying students.

Contact WHS Student Services on 04 3858911 for more information.