Important Dates

15 – 19 May Shakespeare Society Production
15 May Board of Trustees Meeting
22 May –  26 May Simply Dental on site
23 May Contributing Schools Visit – no late start, early finish
30 May Contributing Schools Visit – no late start, early finish
 2 June Teacher Only Day – SCHOOL CLOSED
5 June Queen’s Birthday – SCHOOL CLOSED
 12 June Open Evening
7 July Last day of Term 2

Medical Absences

If your student is away sick from school for 3 days or more, please note that our attendance policy means we will need a medical certificate for the absence to be marked as “away for medical reasons”.

If this presents a problem for you, please contact your student’s Year Level Dean or our attendance officer on, as soon as possible.

This is a full list of Ministry Attendance Codes


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Wellington High School Year 13 student, Anton Down-Jenkins has been competing, at the diving the grand prix circuit in North America where he competes for the NZ men’s team.  He finished third in the men’s synchro, with a score of 345.60, just shy of the national record, and in the mixed 3m event, he won bronze.  Anton also made his first international semifinal in finishing eighth overall in the men’s individual event.

He Tohu

Former WHS student, Hana Olds has been asked to speak at the official opening of He Tohu on May 19.  This is for the opening of the new space for the Declaration of Independence te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Women’s Suffrage petition.  She will be speaking alongside the Governor-General and Prime Minister.


Picture Credit : Wellington High Performance Aquatics

University and Careers Events

Weltec Open Day Thurs 18 May ALL DAY Petone Campus
Travel/Tourism careers talk Thurs 18 May 12.20 – 1.20 Wellington High School (M410)
NZDF Info evening Thurs 25 May 6.00 – 7.00 Thorndon Quay
Health Experience Day Fri 26 May 9.15 – 11.45 Massey University Wellington
Sydney University talk Mon 29 May 7.45 – 9.30pm Wgton CBD
University of Canterbury  information evening Tues 30 May 6.00pm Westpac
Elite School of Beauty           Open Day Wed 14 June 4.00 – 6.00 Wakefield St
Careers Expo Fri 16/Sat 17 June All day Only Arotahi and VPS students
University of Canterbury             Open Day Thurs 13 July All Day Christchurch

GrowingNZ Innovation Challenge

WHS students were quick to take up the challenge of the GrowingNZ Innovation Challenge at The Royal Society of New Zealand recently
The first four students to respond to the offer to join a wellington high technology team spent an exciting and exhilarating day with agricultural scientists, food researchers, and hard working local farmers.
Our students showcased a wide range of research, creative and presentation skills, competing against 20 other teams of Year 10s students from schools throughout the Wellington Region.
The students (Emma, Ella, Frida and Isobel) were highly commended by the Bioscientist and Food Technologists for their inspirational product development and detailed planning process in the creation of new food sources for New Zealand Horticulture.
The future of work is becoming increasingly more difficult to accurately predict or even imagine. Determining and focusing on the types of skills and knowledge young people need from educators is more important than ever. What is clear is that it will not be the same skills that have served us during the last century or even the last decade.
GrowingNZ young enterprise programmes use a combination of teachers, students and scientists, farmers and plant growers to give students a real-world and relevant educational experience.