Welcome to Term 4. This is always a busy term with prizegivings, exams, short courses and Christmas looming. Please keep an eye on the important dates each week as well as the school calendar.
- 17 October : Music Evening
- 17 October : Board of Trustees Meeting
- 31 October : Senior Art Exhibition
- 3 November : Whakanuia
- 4 November : Last Day for Seniors
- 7 November : Senior Prizegiving
You can keep up to date with the school calendar HERE
The Ministry of Education has term dates for 2017 HERE
You can read the latest in student writing at FRESH AVOCADO. This edition has writing from Zita Harrington (Year 12), Rei Goddard (Year 13), Amit Noy (Year 11), Nathaniel Bouttell (Year 9) and Gabe Parkin (Year 10).
Khan Academy Competition Entered
an Academy team approached WHS teachers and students to partner with the Breakthrough Junior Challenge video contest again this year.
Jack Tregida entered the competition by creating a five minute video explaining a challenging concept in physics (turbulence) in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way. He used an welding torch and overhead projector lighting to cast strange quivering vapour shadows in the blacked out physics labs on Level 3. He could win a $250,000 US college scholarship and a $50,000 prize for the school.
Jack’s amazing physics teachers, Murray Chisholm and Kerry Parker, may also win because the the winner’s teacher’s will will receive a $50,000 (US) prize, and our school will get a new $100,000 (US) science lab. The winner will also be invited to an awards ceremony, where the prize will be presented in front of the superstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood.
Good luck Jack!