PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Principal, Dominic Killalea, will be doing regular messages to families on our new website page “Principal’s Message”.

You can read his first message here.

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

7 July Last day of Term 2
24 July First day of Term 3
26 July Senior Parent Teacher Interviews
31 July Junior Parent Teacher Interviews
7 August Blank Canvas Exhibition
25 – 31 August Senior Exams
1 September Mid-term Break
4 September Future Focus Evening

Don’t forget to book your parent teacher interviews.  Login information was emailed out to families.  If you haven’t received this, please let us know on admin@whs.school.nz

CONGRATULATIONS

WHS has the best Young Naturalist Scientists in the world! Congratulations to Zuni, Tristan, Anna, Sai, Luke, Jack and Ethan and teacher, Murray.

“The International Young Naturalists’ Tournament, IYNT, bridges gaps between natural sciences and inspires young students. The IYNT aims at promoting creative potential of teenagers aged 12 through 16 who are eager to explore the world, experiment, work in teams, and gain new skills in an international setting.”

SPORTS NEWS

SPORT AND CULTURAL PHOTOS
All students who have played Summer and Winter Sports your team photos will be on Tuesday 1st August from 9.45am.  A timetable will be advertised early next term.
WINTER SPORT
Winter conditions were a lot of fun for WHS rugby players over the weekend.

FROM SCIENCE

Selected for the NZ Physics team in April and elected Captain by his team-mates in May, year 13 studenSubLogoOtis Rea has set off for Singapore. He has been assigned three complex, open-ended physics problems to present, defend and ‘fight’ at the International Young Physicists’ Tournament, starting on 6 July at the National University of Singapore.
Otis received blessings and a pounamu from school on Thursday at a short ceremony in Taraika.
Otis is pictured here working on his ‘spiral waves’ problem which involved studying the patterns formed when a jet of water hits a rotating disc. Help from local potters much appreciated!

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

There has been a lot of public discussion about youth mental health recently. The Ministry of Education has asked all schools to let parents know where to find information to support the mental health and wellbeing of their children.

Parents are encouraged to regularly check in with their child about how they are doing and the things going on in their lives. You’ll find links to organisations you can contact for help and advice if you are concerned about your child: www.parents.education.govt.nz/mental-health/

At Wellington High School, your first point of contact is your student’s Dean if you are concerned about your child’s wellbeing at school.