We kick off this wrap up with a past student success story that made it to the Dominion Post. Former student Luke Pratley is heading to University College London to study towards a PhD as part of a team that is resea
rching new ways of processing images of space, as collected by radio telescopes. Read more about it here.
Another former WHS student, Ruby Eade is a local artist who uses words to make art. She will be doing Artist Workshops at City Gallery until 8 November. Classes will be working with Ruby–reusing, recycling and playing with found language to create their own found poetry artworks.
On Sunday the 30th August our 1st XI Boys Football
team headed to Napier to compete in the Trident Tournament for Winter Tournament Week.
Our first up game on Monday morning was at 8.30am against Hawera College, and we came away with a much deserved 2-1 win, then we lost to Trident High School 0-2, Tawa College 0-3 and Rutherford College 1-8. The boys refocused and drew 1-all to Horowhenua College on Wednesday.
In Quarter Final, we were up against St Johns from Hastings. The boys dug deep and came away with a 3-2 win and later that afternoon, we faced Havelock North High School but lost that game. This meant we now played our final against Paraparaumu College for 11th and 12th place. We had played this team in our local competition and were determined to reverse the result, unfortunately we ran out of time and lost 3-4.
It was a fantastic week with the boys playing some good football.
Congratulations must go to Mohamed Abdullahi for being the Wellington High School MVP Player. It is also sad to say farewell to our Year 13 players who all had a good tournament; Andrew Bennett, Isaac Hay, Paratene Cowlin and Tom Ambler.
The Library had a Poetry Party to celebrate National Poetry Day. Students read their poems or poems they like. Poems are also written on balloons and the they all take the balloons away to share further afield.
On Friday 11 September library book sale of withdrawn books was a huge success with over 500 books getting into students’ hands.
The Library also hosted another lunchtime talk. This time, Murdoch Stephens spoke about the campaign to double New Zealand’s refugee quota. It was well supported by students and staff. The campaign is called Doing Our Bit. You can read more about it and Mr Stephen’s story here.
Results for the national champs have just been published with some great results for WHS. The Wellington High weightlifting team has placed 5th = with Southland Boys High in the recent Postal NZ Secondary school’s national championships. This is an improvement on last year’s 6th placing.
We also had excellent individual performances from our students. Milo Willcock placed 3rd in the under 15 age category (62 kg class) and 4th overall in NZ. An awesome result for him! Ben Roberts placed 6th overall and 5th in the over 15 category. Aneurin Hunt (77 kg class) placed 11th in the over 15 age category. Josh Stewart (85 kg class) placed 14th in the under 15 age category.
The weightlifting team are currently sitting 3rd overall in the postal NZ secondary school’s monthly league a separate competition from the national champs.
Staff vs Students Netball
Staff vs Students competition played out on the netball court last week with the staff winning 18 – 16.
Stay tuned for the next round which is going to be a game of football on 17 September.