Important Dates

4 April Learning Conversations
5 April Otago University Maths Competition
13 April Last Day of Term 1
1 May First day of Term 2
3 May Junior Parent Teacher Interviews
8 May Senior Parent Teacher Interviews
15 – 19 May Shakespeare Society Production


Special Olympics

Massive congratulations to Rebecca Heath, WHS teacher aide, who has won gold in the giant slalom at the Special Olympics this week.


Ella Blakely and Ari Koed-Chang have been selected for the Wellington Athletics team to compete at the NISS Athletic Champs on 8th and 9th April in Taranaki.


Lauren Jack for being selected as Violin 2 Principal for the New Zealand Secondary School’s Symphony Orchestra course in Christchurch.


Tess Norquay, former WHS student, showed her fashion collection at  iD Fashion in Dunedin.  She was awarded excellence in Design by the international judges.  This is a fantastic achievement as there more than 100 entries from around the world and from this selection only ten got to show on the catwalk.  Watch this space as there will be more from Tess in the near future.



From Student Services

Simply Dental

For those who are new to WHS, we will be sending out confirmation of enrolment with Simply Dental.  There is nothing you need to do if your student is enrolling with Simply Dental.  If you have another dental provider, please let us know.

No More Snapper

There will no longer be a snapper machine at the school cafe from the beginning of term 2.


Learning Conversations - Tuesday 4 April

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All students are to be involved in Learning Conversations on Tuesday 4 April with booking times between 8.30am and 4.30pm. Each learning conversation takes approximately 20 minutes. Please make the effort to support this event.

The Learning Conversation takes place between the student, the rōpū teacher and parent(s) / caregiver(s). Students will only be at school on Tuesday 4 April for the learning conversation.

The first learning conversation is an opportunity for students, with the help of their parent/caregiver and teacher, to think about and make judgements about their learning. The teacher will facilitate discussion and reflection about progress so far with the goal being for the student to set a maximum of three goals to achieve through the year.

Bookings are made by choosing the student’s year level and then their rōpū teacher’s name.

Please note that we are only able to run one learning conversation per student.

Class Comedians

Class Comedians Show CaseThe school library was standing room only last Tuesday as comedians Eamonn Marra, Rhian Wood-Hill and Jerome Chandrahasen performed to a packed house as part of the Class Comedians programme.

The fully funded programme is designed to give students from years 11-13 an opportunity to try their hand at stand-up comedy. At the end of their training course, the aspiring comedians perform as part of the International Comedy festival.

WHS alumni who have got their comedy careers started through Class Comedians include Savanna Carlton, Lucy Roche and Billy T nominee James Malcolm.

Finale tickets can be purchased at Event Finder.


Prime Research Opportunity

Prime Research has been sub-contracted to recruit participants (Yr 13 students and their parents) for a paid research focus group. Our client would like to hear about their experience in exploring/researching prospective university options.

The focus groups will take place on Tuesday 4th April, at a central Wellington location. They have a 2 hour running time and the participants will receive $80 cash each as a thank you for their time and input. The student group will be at 4:30pm and the parent group at 6:45pm.