Wellington High School students attained 30 scholarships including 3 Outstanding Scholarships at last year’s NCEA exams. 20 students received the awards across 14 different subjects. Each scholarship award is worth $500 towards study in New Zealand and 3 of our students attained 3 scholarships which entitle them to $2000 a year for three years towards study in New Zealand.

Sam Mitchell, one the recipients of an Outstanding Scholarship, received the award for her painting portfolio (pictured).



13 February Board of Trustees Meeting
20 February Te Whanau a Taraika hui
20 – 24 February Year 9 Noho Marae (first group)
2 March Athletics Day
4 April Learning Conversations
6 March Year 9 Noho Marae (second group)
14 March Junior Girls Netball Trials
15  & 17 March Senior Girls Netball Trials
13 April Last Day of Term 1



Netball 2017

It’s going to be an exciting year for us with Irene van Dyk joining our coaching team.  She’s hosting an all-comers pre-season netball training every Monday after school starting Monday 20 Feb.  Event details and trial sign-ups are on the WHS Netball Facebook.  We’re very keen to add caregivers to our coaching and management teams as there are still some vacancies.  It doesn’t matter what level you’ve coached at, we’re happy to support further training.  We rely on our caregivers to maintain a strong group of volunteers and we’d love to hear from you.  Contact the Committee at

Floorball World Championships

image2.JPGThimage1.JPGe New Zealand Women’s Floorball team have completed a hard-fought World Cup qualification tournament with six games in six days. In their final game, they took on Korea for 5th place. It was a hard and quick paced match with a good number of shots but not enough hit the back of the net.  New Zealand ended up at 6th place.

WHS Year 12 student, Marie Sundin received MVP in the Women’s WFCQ game against Malaysia – one of the most exciting games of the tournament. A three all draw after golden goal extra time meant it came down to a shoot-out and this took five further rounds.  The final goal clinched the win for New Zealand.

Even though they didn’t qualify for the World Cup, Marie and the NZ Women’s Team won the hearts of their supporters through determination and a great team spirit.

The NZ Women Team coach is also coaching the Wellington High Floorball team. Contact Marie Sundin for information on how to join the Wellington High Floorball team

Photos by Masanori Udagawa, Photowellington

Softball Representative

Year 9 student, Kaea Parata has been selected for the Wellington U13 Softball team and will be playing at the national tournament in Gisborne this weekend.  Good luck, Kaea!


The Maori Education Trust offers a range of Scholarships some of which are available to Maori students at Year 9, 12 and 13.
The scholarship forms are available online (see the link below) and will take some time to complete so applying should not be left till the last minute. Applications close 4.30 pm, Friday 24 Hui-tanguru (February) 2017
The three scholarships are:
  • Year 9 – Rose Hellaby Scholarship, 80 offered, value $500 each. Available to students with demonstrated financial need, academic ability and aptitude
  • Year 12 and Year 13 – RJ Graham Scholarship , 40 offered, value $500 each. Available to māori students with academic merit, studying Te Reo Māori and either Mathematics, Information Technology or Science.
  • Year 13 – VM and LM Rosier Scholarship, 6 are offered, value $500, Year 13, Available to Year 13 Māori students with academic merit, studying Mathematics and two Science subjects at NCEA Level 3 (or higher)