Category Archives: News / Notices

 Important Dates

  • Monday 5 March – Friday 9 March: Noho marae for 9 Riley and 9 Royal whānau
  • Monday 5 March – Friday 9 March: ERO visiting WHS
  • Wednesday 7 March: Western Zone Athletics
  • Thursday 15 March: College Sport Wellington Athletics Day
  • Thursday 29 March: Learning Conversations
  • Friday 30 March – Tuesday 3 April (includes Tuesday): Easter break
  • Term Dates 2018

 

Message from our Student BoT Reps

Kia ora !

Our names are Maya and Arie and we have been voted in to represent the student voice here at Wellington High school. Our job is to bring the voices of our student body to higher management to make real and proper change for the better in our school community. Personally, we hope to focus primarily on environmental and social change that we believe can be made within our school. Our social media/contact page is @mayaandarie2k18 – follow us and/or message us for more details !

Aroha Nui

Maya Neupane and Arie Faber

Important Dates to Remember

  • Friday 23 February: Athletics Day — see update below
  • Tuesday 20 February – Friday 2 March: PATs for Years 9 and 10 core classes — see update below
  • Monday 5 March – Friday 9 March: Noho marae for 9 Riley and 9 Royal whānau
  • Monday 5 March – Friday 9 March: ERO visiting WHS
  • Friday 30 March – Tuesday 3 April: (includes Tuesday): Easter break
  • Term Dates 2018 click here.

Click here to view the Athletics run sheet 2018

On Friday 23 February we are holding our annual WHS Athletics Carnival Day at Newtown Park.

This year we are expecting all year 9 and 10 students to be competing. At years 11 to 13 the event will be for competitors only. Other students in years 11 to 13 will have a Home Learning Day and I encourage students to make good use of their time on that day if they are not going to attend the athletics. Teachers will talk to senior students about their expectations for this day. We encourage any year 11 to 13 students to come along and support their peers and the junior students. Senior students who have committed to running a stall on the day are also expected to attend.

Students need to make their way to Newtown Park and have their name marked on the roll by 8.45am.  The athletics programme will start at 8.45am with the 1500 metres, these athletes will need to be at the track at 8.30am to warm-up and get ready, the day should conclude by 3.30pm. Entries for all events are taken on the day and students are encouraged to actively participate and to support their whanau group by wearing their colours, Riley – red, Kelly – yellow, Howell – green, Royal – blue.

We look forward to seeing who our top athletes will be as they will go on to represent WHS at the Western Zone Athletics Championships on Tuesday 7 March.

Please note that although bikes, skateboards and scooters might be used as transport to arrive at the park, they must not be ridden at all inside Newtown Park. Shoes and appropriate attire must be worn whilst competing.

Students should bring water, wear a hat and have sunscreen. Food should also be brought for the day and students may like to bring cash to purchase food from the stalls run by senior students.

Newtown Park is an all-weather track, however should we need to cancel this will be communicated through the School App, Twitter, Facebook page and the school Website

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday 12 February: Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday 12 February – 16 February: Noho marae for 9Howell and 9Kelly whānau
Monday 19 February – Friday 2 March: PATs for Years 9 and 10 core classes
Friday 23 February: Athletics Day
Monday 5 March – Friday 9 March: Noho marae for 9Riley and 9Royal whānau
Wednesday 7 March: Western Zone Athletics
Thursday 15 March: College Sport Wellington Athletics Day
Thursday 29 March: Learning Conversations
Friday 30 March – Tuesday 3 April: Easter Weekend

Term Dates 2018 click here

IMPORTANT DATES  

Tuesday 6 February: Waitangi Day — public holiday
Wednesday 7 – Thursday 8 February:
School photos
Thursday 8 February: Year 9 ‘Meet the Teachers’ evening, 6—7.30pm
Monday 12 February: BoT Meeting
Friday 23 February: Athletics Day

Welcome to 2018

On behalf of the Board of Trustees at Wellington High School we welcome new students and families to our school as well as welcoming back our current school families.

Congratulations to all students who sat NCEA exams at the end of last year. The Board are currently analysing the results from these exams to inform our decision making for the year. We encourage all parents and students to realise the importance that attending school has on learning.  Attendance is vital for good grades and encouragement from home to come to school each day is a vital part of supporting all our young persons’ learning.

This year has already started in a busy way with the school preparing to host the Education Review Office (ERO) in our school, arriving on Monday 26th  February. We look forward to the feedback that the ERO team can provide us.

The Board are working with the Senior Leadership team to review our Strategic and Annual plans. We invite parents to have a say in this as well and as such please respond to the survey that is included in this Weekly Wrap-Up below.

We continue to have some much needed construction work done in the school, in particular, in the school hall. A new fire alarm system upgrade will occur this term as well.

Finally, we encourage all new families to join our Te Whānau a Taraika. You are all welcome to attend the next hui which will be held in Taraika on Monday 19 February at 6pm.

Deanne Daysh, Chairperson Wellington High School Board of Trustees

Kia ora whānau and caregivers of all our students,

We hope you have all had a relaxing holiday and have begun the new year feeling recharged. We are looking forward to seeing students return to school next week. 

Please note the dates and times below for the first few days. Students should also make sure they have all their stationery by the first day. Lists can be found on our site: http://www.whs.school.nz/whanau/stationery-lists-2018/

Monday 29 January — Year 9 and international students only
Students should bring pens, an exercise book and lunch.

  • 8.45am Year 9 Pōwhiri at Taraika + Orientation Day 1
  • 9.30am International students arrive
  • 3.20pm Students dismissed 

Tuesday 30 January — Year 9, international students and new Year 10-13 students
Students should bring a computer, pens, an exercise book and lunch.

  • 8.45am New Year 10-13 and international students Pōwhiri and orientation; Year 9 and Orientation Day 2 programme
  • 1.00pm  New Year 10-13 students dismissed
  • 3.20pm Year 9 dismissed


Wednesday 31 January — All students
Students should bring computer, stationery and lunch. The cafeteria will also be open.

  • 8:45am Year 9 Option classes commence
  • 8.45am Year 10 assembly in Riley Centre
  • 10:00am Year 11-13 Senior assembly in Riley Centre, then move to rōpū classes
  • 10:00am Year 10 move to rōpū classes
  • 11.20am All school on normal timetable from period 3
  • 3.20pm Students dismissed

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your student’s Dean. Contact details for the Deans can be found on our site: http://www.whs.school.nz/contact/

Best wishes to all of you for another exciting and productive year.

 

Ngā mihi nui

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL  
Our last weekly wrap up for 2017. We wish you all the best over the school holiday period and look forward to seeing you in 2018 for another great year at Wellington High School.  Have a safe and happy holiday.

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

To view the final Principal’s Message for the year (Click here)

 

Important Dates 2018

TERM ONE

29 January  – Year 9 students ONLY
30 January – New Year 10 -13 & Year 9 students
31 January – All students

Public holidays: Waitangi Day 6 February,

Easter: Good Friday 30 March, Easter Monday 2 April
and Easter Tuesday 3 April (a school holiday)

School holidays: Saturday 14 April – Sunday 29 April (includes ANZAC day 25 April).

 

Important information for new students

Year 10 – 13 new student letter (Click here)

Stationery Lists for Year 9 & 10:
Year 9 Stationery List 2018
Year 10 Stationery List 2018

Important Dates:

Monday 4 December – Short courses start for year 9 & 10  (view student timetables  through the portal)

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

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

 

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