As you may have seen in the media, we had a group of students and staff who had to stay an extra night on an outdoor education/physical education ski trip to Tukino Ski Field due to a large snowfall. The students had a wonderful time, despite very little skiing.
This is a good time to remind families that, aside from email, the school website, Facebook page and Twitter are the most reliable sources of information about what is going on at our school. If your student is on a trip and they are delayed for any reason, we will ensure that you are kept informed.
- 14 September : Learning Conversations part i
- 23 September : Last day of Term 3.
- 23 September : Learning Conversations part ii for Senior Ropus only.
- 23 September : Year 11 – 13 School Reports on Portal
- 10 October : First day Term 4
- 15 October : Senior Ball
WHS NETBALL 2017
In 2017 Netball at WHS is looking to be a super year. We are extremely lucky to have the very experienced and amazing Irene van Dyk and Sandra Edge on board to take us to the next level.
At an assembly, Irene addressed students interested in playing netball next year (pictured)
Come along with the whole family to a WHS Netball Night at the ASB Stadium on Tuesday 20 September 5.00-6.45pm. Wear your training gear, netball shoes and a big smile for a fun family night with two of netball’s greats.
NIWA SCIENCE FAIR
The 2016 NIWA Wellington Region Science Fair saw success for Wellington High with Mrinali Kumar and Joseph Ivory taking out second and third place in the senior class.
Mrinali’s presentation – “The Natural Chill – Manuka honey frosting” – was developed as part of her Food Technology project. The project had to deal with the challenges of mass-producing a quality product made with natural ingredients. For example, Mrinali measured the viscosity of various honey samples and found that it can depend on the precise hive of bees, as well as the flowers used for nectar.
The judges were clearly impressed with her tasty samples, also winning her the Kainic Medical Communications prize ($100 for the best PowerPoint presentation from Class 4 or Class 5 with $150 will awarded to school to help fund the purchase of science equipment).
Joseph’s project “Portable Water Power” – a 3-D printed, portable water-powered generator, suitable for backcountry use – won him prizes from Auckland University Science Scholars Programme ($250 to a Class 5 project that displays innovation), eCubed Ltd and Aotearoa Wave and Tidal Energy Association ($100 for a project involving renewable energy).
Both students are exceptional science scholars who have demonstrated ingenuity as they have applied their science skills and knowledge to develop solutions in contrasting areas of technology. Credit is due to the Technology teachers (especially Vince Brannigan, Nat Randall and Marietjie van Schalkwyk) as well as the awesome Science department.
AMP SCHOLARSHIP VOTING
WHS teacher Tessa Prebble has applied for funding from AMP Scholarships. She currently hosts a monthly podcast The One in a Million Baby with her aim to connect parents who are new to the world of special needs parenting with other stories and families so they will feel less alone.
If she won the funding it would go towards helping her increase the frequency of the show and towards getting proper sound acoustic treatment for recording. (At the moment she records in a blanket fort).