Board Election Dates Extended

The Board of Trustees election has been extended until 10 June 2016 in order to compensate for the delays caused by traditional postage.  You can ensure your vote is cast by sending it in with your student to be delivered to the ballot box on Level 5.

If you have any queries, please contact Returning Officer, John Wilkinson on john.wilkinson@whs.school.nz

Important Dates

  • 3 June : Teacher Only Day – SCHOOL CLOSED
  • 6 June : Queen’s Birthday – SCHOOL CLOSED
  • 8 & 9 June : Year 11 Drama Productions
  • 10 June : Voting Closes for Board of Trustees election
  • 13 June : Open Evening for 2017 Enrolment
  • 17 June : Careers Expo
  • 22 June : Wig Wednesday
  • 4 July : Parent Teacher interviews (Senior Students only)
  • 6 July : Music Evening
  • 8 July : Last day of Term 2

Underwater Hockey

Congratulations to Gabe Laing-Aiken for being selected into the NZ Mens U18 Underwater Hockey team.  He will be competing in the Trans Tasman tournamnet in July this year in Australia

 Winter Sports Fees

A reminder to all that all winter sports fees should have been paid, if you have not done so, can these please be paid by Friday 10th June

Careers Update

We are now well into Term 2 and much has happened already. During Term 1, we had visits from every university in NZ as well as a number of representatives from other training and information organisations. They came to talk to interested students at lunchtimes.

During Term 1, a focus for me as Careers Adviser, was to meet with as many Year 13 students as possible (those who had expressed an interest to meet and chat and those who indicated that they needed help). Term 2 sees me now following up meeting requests with interested Year 12 students.

A lot of Careers related information about visitors, events and opportunities is available on the school notices.  Students are encouraged to keep up to date with this and this can also be accessed by parents via the parent portal and the Weekly Wrap Up

Careers Expo (Fri 17 June and Sat 18 June – 10.00am – 3.00pm)

Check out this link to see more information NZ_Careers_Web_logo

http://www.careersexpo.org.nz/wellington-2016

This year, we will again give the opportunity for ALL our Years 12 and 13 students to attend this event. Currently, Ropu Teachers have started some preparation work with students so that they are in a good position to make the most of this opportunity. After the Expo, there will also be some follow up with students. We wish to encourage parents/caregivers to try to make some time also to attend – on either day – and to have some conversations at home.

Here are links to some information that might help you:

http://www.careers.govt.nz/plan-your-career/helping-young-people-make-decisions/role-of-the-parent/

http://www.careers.govt.nz/practitioners/tools-and-activities/just-the-job/just-the-job-s1-tips/tips-for-parents-and-influencers/

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you want to chat or meet.

CHUNI BHIKHA, 3858911 ext 827, chuni.bhikha@whs.school.nz

Year 11 Outdoor Education Tramp

IMG_20160523_151421The night of the big electrical storm here in Wellington, the Year 11 Outdoor Education students were safely tucked up in a hut in the Tararuas.  Over the four days they experienced snow, hail and horizontal rain and had a fantastic time.

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Wig Wednesday

We’re going to be wearing our Wigs on Wednesday 22 June to fundraise for the Child Cancer Foundation.

Wear your wig and bring a gold coin (or more) donation to be part of it!

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