Term 4 is a very short one for Seniors (before exams) and a busy one for all.

This Weekly Wrap Up includes important dates for you to take note of.    There is also the information about Junior Exams and, of course, student news.

Important Dates

There are lots of important dates coming up for our school community.

Whakanuia – Recognising and celebrating our top performing Maori students at the school at Junior and Senior level.

Thursday 29 October, 6pm, in Taraika.

Senior Prizegiving 

Monday 2 November, 6pm, in the Riley Centre

Last Day for Seniors – Friday 30 October 2015.

There are leaver’s assemblies on this day for each of the senior year groups as follows:

Year 12 – 10.00am in the Riley Centre
Year 13 – 11.00am in the Riley Centre followed by lunch at Taraika
Year 11 – 2.20pm in the Riley Centre.  Students in Year 11 have normal classes then go to their leavers’ assembly at the start of period 5.

Students will be dismissed after their leavers’ assembly.

 

Exams

nceaNCEA exams commence on Friday 6 November. The timetable for these examinations can be found here.

These exams cause some room changes for Junior students.  You can find the room change schedule here.

 

Black Belt Success

galaGala Baumfield, Year 9 at WHS, recently earned her black belt in karate.

In doing so she is the first under-15 female in New Zealand to achieve this rating.

Gala’s achievement came to the attention of TV3 News who followed her 6 hour long test.

Well done, Gala!

 

Wellington High School on Patapātai

patapatai-fbTwelve secondary schools battle it out in this new Māori quiz show, to see who will be Patapātai Champion 2015.

Te Kura Tuarua o Taraika ki Pukeahu took on Te Kura Māori o Porirua.​  

Watch it here!

Junior Young Physicists' Tournament

Wellington High School has had yet another success in the Junior Young Physicists’ Tournament with 3rd place in 2015.

jyptThe tournament was held at Victoria University over the weekend of October 16th-19th and featured five Australian schools and seven New Zealand schools. This year’s WHS team were all first-timers who began with high hopes but plenty of nerves.

After the first round on Friday night they were in 4th place, and they fell to 5th during Saturday’s two rounds. A big improvement on Sunday saw the team finish the round robin in 3rd. thedrawThey defended this position in Monday’s playoff for 3rd and 4th against rivals All Saints Anglican School from the Gold Coast.

The tournament was won by The Hutchins School from Tasmania.

Having established their credentials as successful physics fighters, the team of Luke Roeven, Catherine Edmeades, Rose Mackenzie and Otis Rea can now look forward to future success in IYPT competitions.