6 November Senior Prizegiving

16 – 17 November – Junior Exams

9 November – NCEA exams start

1 December – NCEA exams finish


Sports  Prizegiving

On Tuesday 31 October we had our very successful WHS Sports Prizegiving. The following students received our top sporting awards:

Ruby Gooch Award – Service to Sport
Ben Roberts, Jean Donaldson

Roshni Parsotam Award – Most WHS Sports Played
Owlsca Ballester

Macky Singh Cup – Student Coach of the Year
Ben Roberts

Newtown Athletic Diamonds Team Cup
Girst 1st XI Football

Goodall Grainger Cup – Team of the Year
Junior A Boys Basketball Team

Andy Price Fair Play Award
Rebecca Poi

Thomas Stace Award – Highest Achievement 2017 (Male)
Anton Down-Jenkins

Thomas Stace Award – Highest Achievement 2017 (Female)
Abi Liddell

Sportsperson of the Year – Junior Boys
Anthony Cater

Sportsperson of the Year -Junior Girls
Isobel Smith

Sportsperson of the Year – Senior Boys
Rohan Kwapisz

Sportsperson of the Year – Senior Girls
Owlsca Ballester

Congratulations to all who won Certificates and Awards, you all represented the school with good sportsmanship and pride.

 Students above named left to right:  Aurian De Briey, Sarah Bennett, Noah Wyeth, Owlsca Ballester & Ben Roberts.

College Sport Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards

Congratulations to our students who are finalists in the College Sport Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards. The Awards evening is on Sunday 5th November at Te Rauparaha Arena

Anton Down-Jenkins (Diving NZ Mens)
Abi Liddell (Ultimate Frisbee NZ U18)
Rory Coxhill-Bogacki (Ultimate Frisbee NZ U18)
Marie Sundin (Floorball NZ U20)

Good Luck to everyone!!

2018 Sports Captains
Congratulations to next year’s sports captains: Gretta Dalzell and Harrison Blackburn Churcher!



Reader/Writers Wanted

We are calling for volunteers to be Reader/Writers for our Junior students with Special Assessment Conditions in their practice exams. This year we have over 60 students with Special Assessment Conditions.

The exams are being held from Thursday 16 November from 9.30am & Friday 17 November from 9am- 1pm.

If you would like to help our students achieve their full potential by being a Reader/Writer, please email by 10 November. Volunteers will be required to undergo a Police Check.  Guidelines around being a Reader/Writer can be arranged if required

If you wish to volunteer on a regular basis to be a Reader/Writer for internal assessments, we would also love to hear from you.



 Yr 11 & 12 Portfolio Exhibit

It is now level 1 and 2 art students’ turn to exhibit their fabulous finished folios.

This will be on Monday 6 November at 3.30pm until 5.45pm ( prizegiving night).  All are welcome to D block level 2.


Past Pupil Success:

Back of the bus!
Past pupil Adrian Gordon is a member of the Special Olympics Team for the National Summer Games 2017


Year 10 Kelly students got down to some serious surgery this week as they dissected hearts and lungs (a little sheepishly if ewe know what I mean).



Success for WHS film-makers:
The film Exspiravit (winner of the inaugural Year 10 film festival) has gone on to win the overall prize at an international horror film competition, ‘Bloodfest’. This was announced at a screening in Sydney on Thursday evening.
This is a huge achievement for these students. In addition to prize money, they will receive online mentoring sessions with professionals from the industry. Congratulations to director and editor Finn Culver, lead actor and screenplay writer Nova Waretini-Hewison, and supporting actors Ella McGovern, Bianca Coulter, Eden Kettles and Aubrey Tansey.
We would also like to congratulate and thank all of the other students involved in the Year 10 film festival. Many films were of an incredibly high standard. We look forward to more great films in next year’s festival!
You can watch the film here: Exspirivat