• 5 – 9 December : Junior Short Courses
  • 13 December : Year 9 Scorching Bay Trip
  • 14 December : Prizegiving for Juniors (morning)
  • 14 December : Last Day for Juniors (finish at midday)

You can keep up to date with the school calendar HERE

And you can plan for  next year with Term Dates 2017


Success for WHS Writerslogo

The School for Young Writers would like to congratulate the following of your students for being selected for publication in…

Re Draft 16 The Dog Upstairs.

Isobel Caffrey Year 10, Ana Menzies Year 13, Amit Noy Year 11 and William Robinson Year 12.

Out of over 800 entries, 74 young writers had their competition entries chosen by our judges, Tessa Duder and James Norcliffe.  Each of your writers submitted one piece that was judged to be among the best of teenage writing for 2016. This is an outstanding achievement. No other school in New Zealand had as many young writers selected for publication, so well done Wellington High School!

More about the competition and book can be found here:

Bring Your Own Device

If you are looking to buy a device for your student for next year, Cyclone Computers have an online facility with competitive pricing on a number of machines. The website uses a standard ‘shopping cart’ model and will ship the machine to your door. If you are interested in this facility, go to and enter the following Login and Password:

Login: wellingtonhigh

Password: WHS2017

Please note the different tabs for the different devices available and the accessories and cases. We strongly recommend you purchase a good case for your student’s device.

Please note that we have a list of minimum specs and some recommended devices available on our website HERE

Homestay for a Mandarin Language Assistant

We are looking for a homestay for a Mandarin Language Assistant next year. The Language Assistant is a graduate of Xiamen University who will be assisting Chinese classes at both Wellington High School and South Wellington Intermediate School.

The hosting family needs to provide the Language Assistant with a separate room that has a comfortable bed, a desk, chair and suitable lighting and heating. They also need to provide 3 meals (breakfast, a packed lunch, and dinner) and be genuinely interested in their well-being.

Time: From 4 February 2017 to mid-December 2017
Payment: $260 a week

email : if you are interested

WHS Magician at Bats

ruebenWellington Magic Club hosts a showcase at Bats Theatre each year.  Reuben Tyrie, Year 11 student at WHS, has been showing off his skills at school for years and he is featured in this video of the showcase.

See his floating $20 bill trick HERE

Special Olympics Christmas Fundraiser

Ocozyur staff member Rebecca Heath will be attending the 2017 Special Olympics and is raising funds for her trip.
There is a fundraising project to help her out; coffee plunger cosies!
You might not drink coffee yourself, but know people who do!
They make great Christmas presents.