Learning Conversations & Important Dates

Don’t forget to book your Learning Conversation.  An email was sent out to all parents on 8 March 2016, with full information about this and with the booking code.  If you haven’t received this, please check that the email hasn’t been filtered into spam or contact admin@whs.school.nz

  • 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

Entertainment Books Fundraising

image004We’re very excited to be fundraising with Entertainment™ again this year. Order your NEW 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Books and Entertainment™ Digital Memberships from us today, and 20% of the proceeds contribute towards our fundraising!


New Zealand Young Physicist Tournament Success


WHS continued its winning ways in the New Zealand Young Physicist Tournament, taking second and third place in the inter-school regional event held at Victoria University Wellington last weekend.  The ‘physics fights’ of the tournament involve robust debating of the solutions to problems which the students have worked on for months. From frisbee vortices (for which they had fun with water and food colouring in a paddling pool) to the electromagnetic ‘train’ made with magnets and a coiled of copper, the problems test the ingenuity, creativity and problem solving ability of the students, whilst in the ‘fights’ communication and debating skills are required.
Silver medalists are Joseph Ivory, Jack Tregidga, Rose Mackenzie and Bronze medalists are Otis Rea, Katya Sellen and Sophie Edmeades.
The students were outstanding and the silver medal-winning team now go to Auckland for the national finals. There they hope to beat their arch rivals, Onlsow College, who pipped them for gold in the regionals. They will also face strong teams from Auckland Grammar, ACG Parnell, Burnside and Riccarton schools.

Dragon Boating Festival 2016

Team 2016 2 (1)The two WHS Dragon Boat teams did very well in image (57)challenging Wellington Harbour conditions.

The staff team came second in the Corporate C final on Saturday after a day of battling big
swells.  The student team came third in the B Grade final in a nail-biting finish with less than a second between first and third.

Well done to everyone involved!


image (4)Soul-Kropelnicki_FrontsideStalefish_Bowlzilla-0020-480x720 (1)Soul Kropelnicki, Year 10, came runner up at the Bowlzilla Skate Meet held in Wellington on 4 March 2016.   The Bowlzilla website describes the event as  an opportunity to encourage every bowl skater; women, kids, rippers and old timers to get in the bowl and have a go.  You can read more about it here and here.
Over this weekend Soul went on to compete in  and then went on to get 3rd in the under 17 division of the second annual Velocity Bowl Blaze at East End Skatepark, New Plymouth .
Congratulations, Soul!

WHS are Regional Volleyball Champs!

Lawrence Webster MVP in action copyCONGRATULATIONS goes out to our Senior Boys Rohan in action against St Pat's copyVolleyball team who won the College Sport Regional Volleyball Championships on 11/12 March 2016 at the ASB Sports Centre.  

The team has put in a lot of training and their attitude and commitment has been outstanding all season.  They only lost only one set during the entire tournament, with wins in pool play against Paraparaumu 3-0, Porirua 3-1 and Rongotai 3-0.  

They  were up against Taita in the Quarter Finals and won 3-0, next up was St Pats Town and won that 3-0 and then beat Bishop Viard 3-0 in the final.

Outstanding play throughout the tournament saw four WHS players selected in the tournament team.  They are Thomas Gibson, James McInnes, Lawrence Webster and Pako Dunn-Seomeng.   MVP for the whole tournament went to Lawrence Webster.

They head away to the National Volleyball Championships in Palmerston North from the 3-8 April.  As the top Senior Boys Wellington team,  they will be playing in Division 1.