posterWeek 3 was the final week of school for Seniors before study leave and exams.  You can read more about the last day in this Wrap Up.

Senior Prizegiving is tonight, 6pm in the Riley Centre.  While you are visiting the school, you can have a look at the Senior Art portfolio exhibition.  In this Wrap Up we also feature a Year 9 Social Sciences exhibition.

If you or your student are interested in doing Gateway (work experience) in 2016, you will need to register your interest.  You can find out more here.



Cross Fit Challenge

IMG_4047IMG_4043Friday 23rd October  saw students Roydon Goldsack, Isaac Hay, Qona Christie, Elise Forman, Josh Crombie, Freeman Fatu, Cormac Doyle and Thomas Gibson completing the Crossfit Challenge with representatives from the NZ Institute of Sport.
They had to do 20x jump squats, 15x sit ups, and 10x pushups (that was all 1 set), in 10 minutes and the challenge was to see who could do the most sets.
Our winners were Thomas Gibson and Cormac Doyle with 9.5 sets

International Happenings

12010586_827314274048245_4512327865492801231_o (1)11247599_827314487381557_7913767497192755496_oWellington High School International Students held their annual International Picnic at Catchpool Valley, Rimutaka.

There were three-legged races, egg-and-spoon races, barbeque and a little bit of rain to make it the full NZ picnic experience.

You can see more of their photos here.


12045298_824520200994319_8308278272829462135_oInternational students also farewelled those from Chile recently.  The farewell consisted of rock climbing at Fergs, lunch at Wagamama and they attended a presentation  by Chilean Ambassador Torres.

Gabriela and Ignacio received certificates for being Chilean scholarship students to NZ.


Last Day for Seniors

image (5)Friday 30 October was the last day for Senior Students and also the last day of High School for Year 13s.  As is WHS tradition, the Year 13s “pranked” the school.  The foyer blanket fort was a feat of engineering and style.  A great way to end 5 years at WHS.

NCEA exams start with Scholarship Drama on 6 November and continue right through November. All students will have their exam timetables (or you can check here.) and exam entry slips.

2016 Rotary National Science and Technology Forum

WHS student Jack Tregidga has been chosen as one of just 23 students from the Lower North Island to attend the 2016 forum in January.

This fully residential programme is conducted by Rotary and the Tertiary Institutions of Auckland. By the end of the Forum students should have a better understanding of the tertiary courses they wish to follow and a fuller appreciation of the place of science and technology in the wider community.  It also provides an opportunity for high achieving students to spent time with similar minded people and the experiences gained invariably result in overall personal growth and renewed motivation to succeed.

Congratulations, Jack!

Year 9 Photojournalism Exhibition

Inspired by the World Press Photography exhibition recently held in Wellington, Year 9 Social Sciences (Royal) created their own exhibition about their lives to be thematically presented.  The results were thought provoking and creative.  Well, done to all the students and to teacher Mel McGrath.

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