Important Dates:

23 October – Labour Day

24 October – Te Whanau Taraika

30 October – BOT Meeting

2 November – Whakanuia

3 November – Last day for seniors

6 November – Senior Prizegiving

16 – 17 November – Junior Exams


With the beginning of the new term, our volleyball, futsal, cricket, ultimate frisbee and touch rugby teams are underway or nearly underway. Good Luck to all teams and have a fun but competitive season.

This week we had our Year 9 Inter Tukutahi Sports Competition with some very closely fought games. On Tuesday they played Volleyball with Howell 2 coming out winners 15-12 against Kelly 2, Wednesday saw them playing Futsal and Kelly 1 winning 2-1 against Howell 2 and yesterday they played Floorball and Howell 2 won 2-0 against Royal 1. The students all had a great time and played with a good competitive attitude.

Now that all Winter Sport has finished, if you have any sports uniforms still at home, can you please return these to the Sports Office or Student Services before Tuesday 31 October.

We have our Sports Prizegiving on Tuesday 31 October in the Riley Centre at 11am. All students who have played sport for the school this year are expected to attend and celebrate all the success that we have achieved this year from Individuals and Teams.



Our EPro8 Year 9 team came third in the National Science Technology and Engineering Challenge and the Year 10 team did well too but weren’t placed in the top 3 this time. Special thanks to Murray Chisholm and Tony Cairns for organising, mentoring and cheering the team on.



Year 12 Photography, Painting, Design and Sculpture students have had a big week handing in their portfolios. This is a huge achievement that has taken time, commitment, resilience and a few tears. We wish them well with their grades.



The third edition for 2017 of Fresh Avocado, the WHS writing website, is now out: edition features poetry and prose from Rachael Davis, Tessa Hill, Asha Barr, Henry Williams and Sienna Williamson.

Congratulations to these students!

At the end of last term, students competed in our inaugural Year 10 film festival. The winning film, Expsiravit (Latin for ghost) was entered into an Australia-based horror film festival called Bloodfest.

This week, these filmmakers discovered that Exspiravit has been selected from hundreds of entries to be screened in the final. This will take place in early November, in Sydney. While the students will be unable to attend in person, they are trying to arrange a live stream of the film screening. This is an enormous achievement – congratulations!

The students involved were: Finn Culver (director and editor), Nova Waretini-Hewison and Ella McGovern (actors), Bianca Coulter and Eden Kettles. We wish

them good luck for the final.

You can watch the film here: Exspirivat


It is that time of year where many senior students are making some big decisions.

  • Do I stay at school or leave?
  • What subjects should I take next year?
  • I am not sure what I want to do – help?!
  • I need a CV – how can I get this sorted?
  • What sorts of Apprenticeships are out there and how do they work?
  • What other options are there for me?
  • How can I pay for my studies?

At this stage of the year, these questions really need some urgent action. Students can get support, advice and guidance from many sources … their peers, parents and family, trusted teachers and websites.

Parents and students can also contact Mr Chuni Bhikha (Careers Adviser) at Wellington High School for an appointment.