Kia ora koutou,

Welcome back to all our students for the final term of the year. Summer is not far away! This is a busy time for all of us as we move into the examination period.

There are a number of events on the calendar for the coming weeks. Please note those that are relevant to your student.

All students

  • Monday 22 October: Labour Day — School closed
  • Friday 26 October: Music Evening, 7pm, Riley Centre
  • Thursday 1 November: Whakanuia Prizegiving, 6pm, Taraika
  • Friday 14th December: Final day of term. School closes at 12 noon.

Years 11—13 students

  • Friday 2 November: Final day for Seniors. The final day for seniors is organised as follows:
    • Year 11 Assembly: Lessons as normal for periods 1—4; assembly at 2.20 (period 5)
    • Year 12—13: NO lessons today;
      • Year 12 students come in for assembly at 10am (Riley Centre). Year 12 leave after the assembly;
      • Year 13 students come in for assembly at 11am (Riley Centre), go to their BBQ (outside the prefabs) and can then leave.

Years 9—10 students

  • Friday 26th October: Deadline for Course Choices for 2019.
  • Thursday 15th—Friday 16th November: Year 9 and 10 end-of-year assessments. Students only attend for the assessments. A separate letter will be sent to families.
  • Monday 10th — Wednesday 12th December: Short Courses (information to follow).
  • Thursday 13th December: Year 9 Picnic Day and Year 10 Rōpū Day
  • Friday 14th December: Junior Prizegiving, 10am, Riley Centre. Reports will also be available online.

The school calendar can also be accessed online: http://www.whs.school.nz/whs-calendar/

We wish all our students and their whānau a productive and enjoyable term.

Ngā mihi

Dominic Killalea