Important Dates

  • 4 July : Parent Teacher interviews (Year 11,12 & 13 only)
  • 6 July : Music Evening
  • 8 July : Last day of Term 2
  • 25 July : First day of Term 3
  • 27 – 29 July : Blank Canvas Exhibition
  • 1 August : Parent Teacher interviews (Year 9 & 10 only)
  • 19 – 25 August : School Exams for Seniors
  • 26 Auguts : Mid-Term Break (SCHOOL CLOSED)
  • 29 August : Future Focus for Senior Students and families
  • 14 September : Learning Conversations 2

Board of Trustees

Election Results

The results of the Board of Trustees election, which was held recently, resulted in the following people being elected.

Parent representatives are Chris Roberts, Deanne Daysh, Ariana Tikao, Crane Amaru, and Kasey McDonnell.  Charlene Aramoana continues in her role as staff representative.  Mrinali Kumar and Devin Pike are our student representatives for 2016.

At the first meeting, Ganesh Nana was co-opted back onto the board and re-elected as Chairperson for the duration of 2016.  This is in order to ensure a smooth transition for the new board.

Meeting Dates

27 July, 22 August, 19 September, 17 October, 21 November 2016 at 6.15pm in the Staffroom at WHS.

You are welcome to attend any of these meetings

MEDICAL ABSENCES

Attendance Line : 04 802 7673

Email : absences@whs.school.nz

When a student is sick then a parent or caregiver needs to contact the school as soon as possible.

We will code this absence as M on our system which is a Justified absence on the parent portal. If the student is away for more than 3 days, we need a medical certificate from the doctor. If we do not receive this letter, then we will re-code the absence as E which means that it is explained but Unjustified. It will appear on the portal as an Unjustified absence.

With all matters such as these, there are exceptions to the rule. Please let us know if there is a special circumstance involving your student and we will look at this.

STARRING IN FILM FESTIVAL

logo-secondary-desktopNova Waretini-Hewison, Year 9,  is in two films at the NZ International Film Festival.

First is Judgment Tavern, a short film that has been selected by Lee Tamahori as one of the NZ’s Best selection – see here.  In Judgment Tavern, a young girl and her disembodied father search for his missing body in this fantasy short, filled with swords and sorcery.

She is also in a full length feature that is having its world premiere at the festival, Chronesthesia.   Chronesthesia is defined as a hypothetical ability that allows humans to be constantly aware of the past and the future.  This inventive romcom starring writer/director Hayden J. Weal and featuring Julian Dennison and Michelle Ny, reminds us that there’s no more romantic place to fall in love than Wellington – in the summer.

TPPA PANEL DISCUSSION

TPPA panellistsKate Mills Workman, a Year 12 student, recently organised a panel of MPs to speak in the library about their parties’ views on the Trans Pacific Partnership.

About 100 students and staff came on Tuesday 21 June to hear Grant Robertson (Labour), Gareth Hughes (Green), Paul Foster-Bell (National) and David Seymour (ACT). As always, the students asked intelligent, interesting questions.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS

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LIBRARY CUDDLE PUPPY

image (75)image (74)The library has a big puppy for those of us who need a mid-school day cuddle.  The puppy is currently being named by students and is already well loved by staff and students.

 

 

IN THE COMMUNITY

image (76)image (77)The food drive for the City Mission and has been an inter-tukutahi “competition”.

Aside from the food drive, we have also been fundraising for SPCA, Wig Wednesday (Child Cancer Foundation) and have held a clothing drive for Women’s Refuge.