Important Dates

27 February Te Whanau a Taraika Hui
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

 Lost Property

We have quite the collection of lost property from last year and the start of this year.  Please encourage your students to come and have a look for anything they might’ve lost.


Tihei Mauriora! Tautahi rā ka rere atu ngā mihi ki tō tātau kaihanga, Nāna nei ngā mea katoa. Tuarua ki a rātou mā ngā Te kura Taurua o Taraika ki Pūkeahū  o tēnā. Ko rātau mā i para te haurahi mā tātau ngā uri Whakaheke,haere atu rā.  Rātou ki a rātau, tātau ki a tātau. Tēnā koutou e te whānau o Te Kura Tuarua o Taraika ki Pūkeāhu.

Firstly I would like to send out a big welcome to our new Whānau who have joined Wellington High School in 2017. We welcome you with arms wide open as we look toward a very important year ahead.  Secondly, a big welcome back and best wishes for the new year to our Te

Secondly, a big welcome back and best wishes for the new year to our Te Taraika whānau group.

This first hui will be an opportunity for whānau to meet one another and also hear from the school about what 2017 has in store for Māori at Wellington High School.

When:              6pm Monday 27th February

Where:            Hineakau – the Whare kai – next to Taraika


  1. Mihimihi
  2. Projects + priorities for 2017 discussion (NCEA information night)
  3. Chair report
  4. Principal report
  5. Digital initiative update – Paul
  6. Louise Wycherley – Aroha Taraika
  7. School website,  Whānau page
  8. Whānau Welcome event 2017
  9. Kapa Haka schedule – regionals
  10. Mahi Ohu  > working bee

We hope to see as many of our whānau attend this first hui as it will set the agenda for 2017.  We ask whānau to please bring a kai to share.

Tiaho te ao ,Tiaho te ao marama! Ngā mihi nui


The Year 12 Outdoor Education class just completed their first trip of the year.  The three day trip covers
87.5km of the Whanganui river.

They were put in at Whakahoro where the main part of the National Park begins. The trip covers some amazing scenic sections of the river with bush-lined gorges and spectacular waterfalls. They visited many places of interest over the 3 days, including
Kirikiriroa, one of many old Maori village sites, Tarepokiore, “the whirlpool”, Tamatea Cave, John Coull Hut, the Bridge to Nowhere, and Puraroto Caves, on their way to historic Pipiriki.

They all had a fantastic time and will especially remember the long hours in the canoes, sore arms and shoulders, heavy rain, waterfalls, international students and the water fights.


Food Technology

Morgan Christy-Jones, formerly a student of Wellington High School, was introduced to the idea of food technology and the application of science in practical and real world situations when completing a Team Silver CREST as part of the 2010 NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge. 

You can read more about Morgan’s ongoing success at the The Royal Society Website


Wellington High School physics star and former student, Jack Tredigda, carried out research last year and has recently gained third place in the physics section at the Taiwan Science & Engineering Fair. Jack researched the physics behind why we spill drinks when we walk, and to investigate how we can minimise the likelihood of this occurring.

There is more about Jack’s time in Taiwan at The Royal Society Website.



It’s that time of year again.  We will be sending envelopes home with students soon.
Alternatively, you can buy directly from the website (click the picture above).   The cost now is $65 per book/app with $13 of that going to WHS fundraising.