IMPORTANT DATES

25 – 31 August
Senior Exams – Senior Exams Timetable 2017_updated

1 September
Mid-term Break

4 September
Future Focus Evening

4 – 8 September 
Winter Tournament Week

8 September  
Initial 2018 Course Choices for Year 11 – 13 due

20 September 
Learning Conversations 2

CONGRATULATIONS

Chamber Music Contest

Congratulations to Druz’ya Quartet, with WHS student Lauren Jack on viola, who won the NZ Chamber Music contest on Friday. This prestigious contest attracted 1700 students from around the country in June and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. Wed their careers through the Contest.

 

SPORTS NEWS

Badminton

WHS 3 Junior Girls are now Junior Girls Division 4 Champs after winning the Junior Regional Badminton Championships final 4-2 against Chilton 2.

Congratulations to the team!

 

CSW Junior Netball Tournament

The Junior A Netball team competed in the College Sports Wellington Junior Netball Tournament on Thursday 11 August.  The girls had a fantastic day, playing against opposition that they do not normally compete against and improving from game to game.  Results were varied but overall much was gained from the tournament.

Many thanks must go to Irene van Dyk (coach), Darleen Manahira (umpire) and Lauren Foon (manager) and our spectators who came to support the girls.

Rugby

Heidi Coleman, who at just 14 years of age, has been named in the Wellington U18 girl’s rugby squad. As a Year 10 student, this is a massive achievement as most of the others who trialled were Year 12 or Year 13, with even some having left school.

In addition to playing rugby, she plays hockey for Wellington High School and football for Island Bay Gemfish.

Congratulations, Heidi!

STUDENTS IN THE COMMUNITY

Petition to Parliament

WHS Year 13 student, Lauren Jack has been featured in the media a lot recently as the result of her petition to Parliament to demand the Government make sex education a priority, saying consent should be taught in every New Zealand high school.  You can hear her speak on RADIO NEW ZEALAND

Nepal Fundraiser

The group of students who went to Nepal are giving parents of WHS the opportunity to contribute to the orphanage and school we support in there.

They are selling boxes of top quality soft drinks and juices.

The drinks available are:

Pete’s Natural Soft Drinks (boxes of 20 x 330ml bottles, $30 a box)

  • Lemonade
  • Fejoia Lemonade
  • Lemon Chilli
  • Orange Fusion

Almighty Juices (boxes of 12 x 300ml bottles, $20 a box)

  • Guava, Lime and Basil
  • Beetroot, Blackcurrant and Ginger

The drinks were left over from a major event, have been donated to the Nepal group to be sold at a heavily discounted rate!

Contact ben.roberts@whs.school.nz to get involved and enjoy some tasty drinks. Orders will be taken up until the end of August.

YOUTH ADVISORY GROUP

Strengthening young people’s voice in our education system

 A Ministerial Youth Advisory Group will be set up to enable young people to have their say and have more influence on the education system and issues that affect them.

Registrations of interest from New Zealand youth, aged between 14 and 18 years, will open here on our website on Monday 14 August and close on Sunday 3 September. More details about the criteria and how to register will be available on 14 August.

“This is about ensuring that young people are at the heart of decisions made about education in New Zealand,” says Education Minister Nikki Kaye, who made the announcement on 1 August.

If you know someone who you think would be keen to take part then ask them to ‘like’ the Ministry of Education’s facebook page to keep up to date with what’s going on.

For full details: CLICK HERE

FROM CAREERS

CAREER EDUCATION FOR Y9 – 13 STUDENTS AT WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

TERM 3 UPDATE INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

 DREAMCATCHER (Careers information and activities software system)

Wellington High School has invested in this system which is designed to support student Career Pathways exploration and development with the support of teaching staff and parents/caregivers.

In recent weeks, we have presented DreamCatcher activities to:

YEAR 9 – Register students on the system, then note work experience and extra curricular activities as well as indicating ideas for future intentions. There will be further careers activities in November.

YEARS 10 – 12  – Year 10’s will complete this soon and Years 11-12 will have opportunities over the next few weeks leading up to Future Focus Week and Course Selection for 2018. The desired outcome is that every Year 10 – 12 student will have good information about current ideas and the important subjects that they need to consider as part of building a study programme 2018 onwards.

This involves:

  • Register students on the system
  • Students identify broad industry areas of interest
  • Identify and save jobs of interest to their personal Careers Ideas List.
  • Choose 5 that are most interesting (at the moment) and identify the key recommended subjects for this Career Pathway.

Students who do not finish this through in-school sessions (guided or self directed) are encouraged to complete the activities from home by logging into the school portal (WHS login hub) and to engage with you about the process of Careers Research and their ideas and as well about courses/subjects for next year. Reminders will be given to students and their Form Teachers about the importance of this activity.

YEAR 13 – students thinking of University will have the opportunity to attend information/enrolment sessions with every NZ University visiting WHS during Term 3 as well as the Victoria and Massey University Open Day on Fri 1 September 2017.

Students looking at other options can check in with me if they need assistance with looking at options, work/CV development, job search, apprenticeships and course information.

For more information contact Careers Advisor, Chuni Bhikha

chuni.bhikha@whs.school.nz                             04 3858 911 (Extn: 827)