We are coming up to half way through Term 1 already and the school is humming along busily.

Important Dates

On Monday 7  March, we are holding a SOLO curriculum information evening for junior school families.  Your invitation should have arrived in the post.  We look forward to seeing you here.

On 24 March we are holding Learning Conversations for all year levels.  As the school roll has grown so much, we are doing an extra afternoon for Learning Conversations for ONLY senior students on 1 April.  The junior programme will run as per normal on this day.  More information about these will be sent you via email in the upcoming couple of weeks.  Bookings will be opened in a week or so and you will receive log in information about this when bookings open.

  • 7 March : SOLO Curriculum Information Evening for junior students
  • 24 March : Learning Conversations for all Year Levels
  • 25 March : Good Friday, School Closed
  • 28 March : Easter Monday, School Closed
  • 29 March : Easter Tuesday, School Closed  (find out more here.)
  • 1 April : Learning Conversations for Senior Students
  • 4 – 8 April : Summer Tournament Week
  • 11 April : JUNIOR Parent/Teacher Evening
  • 13 April : SENIOR Parent/Teacher Evening

Athletics Carnival

IMG_8894 (1)The 2016 Athletics carnival was bigger and better than ever before.  Some of the photos of the day can be found here

The winners of all the events are going to be announced at a full school assembly next week so the Weekly Wrap Up is sworn to secrecy.  However, we can tell you that the following students broke school records:

Under 14 Boys 
William McLachlan 
High Jump 1.50m & Long Jump 4.93m


 Under 19 Boys 

Lawrence Webster 
High Jump 1.80m
Under 14 Girls 
Liberty McIntyre-Reet
High Jump 1.34m
Ella Blakely 
200m 27.55
Under 19 Girls
Charlotte Adams 
1500m 5:40.9
Under 16 Girls 
Elianta Jaillet
Long Jump 4.20m
Under 19 Girls
Christina Gardner
High Jump 1.55m

10562684_971483206273699_7729581067490741095_oBig congratulations to Matthew Di Leva, who has  qualified for College Sport Regional Championships.  He will be competing in the AWD 400m.  You can find out more about AWD here.

Skate Competition

1307As part of the Athletics Carnival,  there was a skate competition.  Skating is one of the most popular sports at WHS so this has been a popular addition to the carnival.

There is a group trying to raise funds to fix Newtown Skatepark “treetops” where we hold this portion of the Carnival.   They have raised half of the funds needed to improve this space and you can help them out by pledging here.




International Department

20160214_12002012747943_883649908414681_3848559168204966584_oThe International Department has had several events happening in the first few weeks of school.

First up was the International Picnic at Wilton’s Bush to welcome students to the department and the new school year.  It was a stunning Wellington day and the students all had a fantastic time.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!! The department enjoyed songs, speeches, dumplings and gifts for the Spring Festival. Both International and Kiwi students learning Chinese were included in a wonderful afternoon of celebration.