Category Archives: News / Notices


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4 September 2017


You can find full event details and a map at this link:  


Unfortunately, due to the weather, we have had to cancel the sports exchange with Newlands College.  Students are expected to attend school as usual.


7 August 
Blank Canvas Exhibition
25 – 31 August
Senior Exams – 2017 Senior Exams Timetable Here
1 September
Mid-term Break
4 September
Future Focus Evening
4 – 8 September 
Winter Tournament Week
20 September 
Learning Conversations 2


Wellington High School students can access this database for FREE, but only from a WHS IP address ie they must use it at WHS.

More than 4,000 opportunities for scholarships included on this database.


Year 13 student, Kate Mills-Workman organised a panel of five local political candidates to address interested staff and students at lunchtime in the library.The parties represented were, in no particular order:

Labour, National, United Future, Greens & The Opportunity Party.

It is evident that political apathy is not a problem at Wellington High as the library was overflowing.

The candidates addressed questions from the audience that included their policy on Mental Health services.  Thanks go to Kate for a wonderfully organised event, to the candidates for their time and to the library staff for hosting the event.



With school exams coming up, students and families may find this booklet useful for the preparation for these.

Exam Prep Booklet.doc

Tuesday 1st August 9.45am onwards in the Riley Centre

Students need to be in the Riley at the stated time in the table below

All students need to bring their Sports Uniform

Timetable for Sports and Cultural Photos


Principal, Dominic Killalea, will be doing regular messages to families on our new website page “Principal’s Message”.

You can read his first message here.



We are calling for volunteers to be Reader/Writers for our students with Special Assessment Conditions in their practice exams.

This year we have over 80 students with Special Assessment Conditions.

The practice exams are being held from Friday 25th to Thursday 31st August.

If you would like to help our students achieve their full potential by being a Reader/Writer, please email by Friday 28 July.

Volunteers will be required to complete an application form and undergo a Police Check.  Training and guidelines around being a Reader/Writer can be arranged if required.

If you wish to volunteer on a regular basis to be a Reader/Writer for internal assessments, we would also love to hear from you.

Teacher Only Day

On Friday 2 June there is a teacher-only day which means there will be no classes for Wellington High School students.  Students are expected to work on their learning at home.

Monday 5 June is Queen’s Birthday which makes it a four-day weekend for students.

The teacher only day is a Wellington wide day of professional development for schools who are part of Wellington Loop Trust. The trust supports schools to build teacher capability, enhance outcomes for student and to provide responsive, future-focused learning for the digital age.

We look forward to using these new skills in the classroom and thank you for your support.

Important Dates

23 May Contributing Schools Visit – no late start, early finish
30 May Contributing Schools Visit – no late start, early finish
31 May & 1 June Year 12 Play
2 June Teacher Only Day – SCHOOL CLOSED
5 June Queen’s Birthday – SCHOOL CLOSED
12 June Open Evening
 19 June Board of Trustees Meeting
26 – 29 June Year 13 Play
29 June International Student’s Dinner
7 July Last day of Term 2

Thank You

Wellington High School has received a grant of $4500 from the WF Anderson Educational Foundation. This money will be used to assist students in financial need. We are deeply appreciative of the Foundation’s support.

Important Dates

23 May –  26 May Simply Dental on site
23 May Contributing Schools Visit – no late start, early finish
30 May Contributing Schools Visit – no late start, early finish
 2 June Teacher Only Day – SCHOOL CLOSED
5 June Queen’s Birthday – SCHOOL CLOSED
 12 June Open Evening
7 July Last day of Term 2

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Wellington High School student, Daniel Baldwin. Daniel passed away on Wednesday night after an accident on the rugby field last weekend.

Daniel graduated from Wellington High School in 2015 and was a much-loved member of our community, who particularly excelled in the outdoors and loved his rugby.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.