Once each term a group of parents and school staff meet whose main aim is to support and lift achievement of Māori students.

We try to do this by supporting whanau, students and the school.   For example, we hold information evenings about NCEA to help parents, and students, understand NCEA.  We seek views of whanau and students about school, their needs and future goals and work through ideas to address these.  We support the kapa haka and te reo teachers, support school Matariki activities and the student end of year prize giving events.  And we are currently working on an online te reo resource for WHS students and whanau.

We would like to invite all whanau to come along, meet other parents and members of the school staff.  Everyone is welcome. The meetings are interesting and organised, but there is no obligation to take part, or to put your hand up for activities.  We try to identify and carry out activities that will be valuable to whanau, students and the school to raise student achievement.

In any one year, around 17% of the Wellington High School roll is Māori. In addition both Māori and non-Māori students take part in activities such as kapa haka and learning te reo.  We are very keen to do our best to support these students and these activities.

Maori Student Achievement

Whanau Hui Dates

All Whanau hui are at 6pm:

  • Monday 27 February 2017
  • Monday 22 May 2017
  • Monday 21 August 2017
  • Tuesday 24 October (day after Labour Weekend)

Whanau Hui Minutes

Minutes – 22 May 2017

Minutes – 27 February 2017


Crane Amaru   crane@doorbrass.co.nz

Ariel Metekingi ametekingi@aol.com

Annette Atkins    brentandannette@xtra.co.nz