Wellington High School has managed to squeeze a lot into the second to last week of Term 1.


  • 11 April : JUNIOR Parent/Teacher Evening
  • 12 April : Year 10 Touch Tournament.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   All year 10 students will be involved and anyone with an inclination for riveting live action sports are welcome to attend.
  • 13 April : SENIOR Parent/Teacher Evening
  • 15 April : Last day of Term 1
  • 2 May : First day of Term 2
  • 16 – 20 May : Shakespeare Society Production


Parent Teacher Interviews are coming up next week with Juniors on Monday 11 April and Seniors on Wednesday 13 April
Bookings can be made at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz with the code 8vpsc


From Monday 11th April 2016, the #726 will will depart Island Bay – Reef Street stop at 7.55am.  This change means that the timing for ametlinkll stops will change to be 10 minutes earlier than current.
New trip times will show on  www.metlink.org.nz and electronic information boards from Thursday 14th April 2016.


Please remember that if you have a holiday planned during the term, that you will need to notify the Principal.  This can be done via email to nigel.hanton@whs.school.nz.
Ministry of Education codes mean that this is coded as G – holiday during term time.  On the parent portal, this will be an Unjustified absence.


Sigrid Berge,  who is  a Year 12 student has received a scholarship to a United World College in Armenia, Dilijan.  There are 15 UWC’s in total around the world, where students attend from all across the world to gain global and cultural perspectives on world issues as well as address environmental challenges, on top of normal school curriculum. The school teaches an IB programme.   Sigrid will be attending this school for two years starting in September.


Following Wellington High’s success in the New Zealand Young Physicist’s Tournament held in Auckland in March where we won bronze medals, Jack Tregidga and Rose MacKenzie were selected for the NZ squad.   Among the 8 students selected, Rose was the only Year 12 student. The others were all Year 13 – from Auckland Grammar, Onslow College, Burnside High and Riccarton.

A busy and stressful audition process selected the team of five students who will represent New Zealand at the tournament in Russia in June. Congratulations to Jack Tregidga, who has now earned the rare and significant honour of representing his country twice in successive years. (Jack captained the NZ team in Thailand in 2015).  Jack joins three students from Auckland Grammar and one from Onslow College.
He will be investigating a sound-sensitive flame, methods of measuring the refractive index of a piece of glass using a laser pointer and he will be explaining why a super ball bounces back at you when you throw it under a table.



New Zealand sailor and former WHS student, Josh Junior has given his Olympic rivals a warning withsailing victory in his class  at a regatta in Europe.  You can read more about it  here.



Term 2 Enrolments for our Adults Programme are now being taken at www.cecwellington.ac.nz.  There is a comm edhuge variety in the courses available from cooking to music to yoga.

Romance Language Taster                                                                                                                                                                                               Try a free taste of French, Spanish, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese in an intensive two-hour session to work out which one you want to learn!  This will be a fast and fun introduction to these languages.

Saturday 7 May from12.00pm – 2.00pm  at Wellington High School

SIGN UP HERE or phone 04 385 8919


WHS Senior Boys Volleyball are Wellington regional winners with a final score of 3-1 in a thrilling game held last Friday.  Lawrence Webster MVP in action copy

Next stop is the National competition!






We’rDSC06631e proud to sDSC06757ay that WHS Ultimate team played really well at the national champs, making it as far as the quarter-finals.  It’s the first time WHS has sent a team, and we were certainly competitive:  in the first day of pool play we won or lost 3 of our 4 games in the very last point of the game (games were to 13 points).

We’re even prouder that our WHS team won the tournament’s Spirit Prize.  Ultimate is a self-refereed sport, and as well as the final scores for the game, each team is given a ‘spirit score’ by the opposition after each game reflecting how well they’ve done at playing in a fair, fun, competitive way.  Then as well as the tournament final results table of winner and losers, there’s a spirit-score table as well.