- 1 August : Parent Teacher interviews (Year 9 & 10 only)
- 3 August : Sports & Clubs Photos
- 19 – 25 August : School Exams for Seniors
- 22 August : Board of Trustees Meeting
- 26 August : Mid-Term Break (SCHOOL CLOSED)
- 29 August : Future Focus for Senior Students and families
- 14 September : Learning Conversations 2
- 23 September : Last day of Term 3
- 23 September : Year 11 – 13 School Reports on Portal
Friday 19 August – Thursday 25 August 2016
Some students who receive Special Assessment Conditions (SAC) are approved by NZQA to have someone read or write for them. This enables them to perform to their full potential in exams. We have over sixty senior students who receive SAC. The school receives no funding to employ reader writers. NZQA pays for reader/writers for externals only.
At exam times it is very difficult to cater for the high numbers and we are looking for volunteers to help us out.
Morning exams begin at 9am and the afternoon session starts at 1.20 pm. They can vary between 1.5 – 3 hours.
You do not need to know the subject but have equivalent to High School Literacy and have legible writing. You will not be placed with a student you know.
Please email Tash.Stuart@whs.school.nz to register your interest.
Michaela Manley, science, music and Year 10 roopu teacher, is a finalist in the Aotearoa Category of World of Wearable Arts with a dress made of inner tubes that have been recycled. We are all looking forward to seeing her creation on display.
Further details to come!
Wellington High School student, Kathleen Rose has been competing with the New Zealand U18 Girls teams in Hawaii during the school holidays. They had a very successful championship earning a silver medal.
The WHS Senior Girls team have qualified for the National Tournament. The Junior Girls have been invited to compete at that tournament as well. Congratulations to both teams!
Congratulations to Gabe Laing-Aiken for being selected into the NZ Mens U18 Underwater Hockey team.
NZ Floorball Representatives
Wellington High School students James Matheson, Lucas Early, Josh Campbell and Oliver Sundin have been selected to represent NZ in the U19 men’s national floorball team at the Asia Oceania world cup qualifier happening in Japan in September.
Wonderful achievement for them all!
Small Bore Rifle Shooting & Archery
Our team doing well, currently sitting 8th nationally. Conner Campbell is 22nd out of 146 shooters.
Two more rounds to go and so far our team have been lucky. As they say in target shooting the more you practice the luckier you get. You can see full results HERE
James Merrall is 3rd in the U20 Archery Indoor Target Shooting
Year 11 student Kaya van de Wiel has come 3rd this year at the Taekwon Do National championships held over the school holidays in Tauranga.
Awesome achievement, Kaya!
WHS BAND VERTIGO AT BOOK LAUNCH
The school band, Vertigo, played a set at the launch of ex-WHS English teacher, Sarada Koirala’s novel ‘Lonesome When You Go’. The launch was at Meow bar on Sunday 10 July and the publisher is Makaro Press – who also published WHS teacher Denis Wright’s second novel, Nanotech, last year.
Sarada’s novel is aimed at the Young Adult market and is about a school rock band going in the Smokefree Rockquest – exactly what Vertigo are doing – so all very fitting.
The band played to the large crowd and appreciative crowd.
Term 2 Music Evening was a huge success. Here are a few photos but you can see the full gallery HERE
YEAR 9 SOCIAL STUDIES
Year 9 Social Studies have been working on social action. One group decide to focus on awareness of animal cruelty issues and what people could do to help.
Animal Cruelty Awareness is their video/rap. The rapper is Roman Barlow