Week eight was a short week ending with Learning Conversations on Thursday, before the Easter Weekend break.
Learning conversations were well attended and for those senior families who missed out, you can still book for Friday 1 April.

Important Dates

  • 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
  • 15 April : Last day of Term 1
  • 2 May : First day of Term 2
  • 16 – 20 May : Shakespeare Society Production

Congratulations & Good Luck

 Jacob Porteous and Libby McIntyre are heading to Australia to compete at the Australian Age Diving Championships  in a couple of weeks.  Good luck  to them both!
WHS athletes did well at the Regional Athletics meet with lots in the top five in their events.  Malysan Qioyali was first in senior discus.  Christina Gardner was first in 100m hurdles and second in high jump.  Heidi Coleman was third in the javlin. Well done to them all!

Japanese Sister School

Wellington High School has a new Japanese Sister School.  Hokkai Gakuen Sapporo High School (http://www.hgs.ed.jp/index.html) which is a private high school in central Sapporo on the northern most island of Hokkaido.  The agreement is for a mutual exchange where students will be  be homestayed and hosted by the school for school trips every 2 years.  WHS will be hosted by them when we go in odd years, starting in 2017, and they are hosted by us when they come here in even years starting in 2018

We are also offering for short term  exchange starting next year where students can spend 2-3 months at the other school.  School fees, homestay and uniform costs are met by the host school meaning that the student only has to cover travel and insurance costs and spending money.  We are likely to have 1-2 students go every year.  The idea is that the student who goes from here must host the the student that comes from Japan, and this will be a requirement of any student who wants to go.  As it is a mutual exchange each school will send the same amount of students.

Debating - Russell McVeagh Competition

 WHS put one debating team into this competition and won 2 of the 5 debates.
One of the WHS team, Anya Bukholdt-Payne, was selected to participate in a show debate for those speakers who the judges wanted to see again, but whose teams had not made the finals.  As a result of this, Anya was selected for the Wellington team as a reserve.
Well done to all involved and congratulations to Anya.

Oxfam Trail Walker Fundraiser

oxfam _1Three WHS students, Ruby, Mira, Tessa, Poppy will be doing the Oxfam 50km fundraiser walk over the first weekend of April.    They will be the youngest team ever to do it.   They are making history for Oxfam and WHS.

Any donation will be gratefully received in their fundraising efforts for Oxfam.  You can find out more and donate at their page Trail Talkers