NOTE: You can access the school calendar on our website: WHS School Calendar
- 26 March: FRIDAY timetable runs today
- 29 March: Learning Conversations all day (with rōpū teachers)
- 12 April: End of Term 1
Learning Conversations: Friday 29 March
An email has been sent to all caregivers this afternoon about our first Learning Conversations of the year. Please note:
- Bookings can be made at https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/ using code xktku
- Bookings are made by choosing the year level then the rōpū teacher. Please note that we are only able to run one learning conversation per student.
Lift Access: Please note that we have no lift access at the moment and are awaiting a new lift. If you would usually require the lift, please email Alison Jeffery to request an accessible room. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please be aware that this week we have an increasing number of students away from school with a vomiting bug.
To stop sickness from spreading, it is important for you to keep your student at home when they are ill. Please do not let them come to school if they are showing signs of illness such as fever, a stomach ache or headache that will not go away. The Ministry of Health recommends that students who contract the vomiting bug be kept home for 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting.
In addition, to help prevent the spread of this bug, please remind your student of the importance of washing hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Year 9 – Language Carousel rotation
On Monday 11 March, Year 9 cohort will undergo a language rotation change. Rōpū teachers will hand out new timetables with the language change on Friday 8 March. Students are able to check their timetables on the portal.
Place and Memory in Year 11 History
Year 11 History classes are currently studying “Place and Memory” in Wellington. As part of our exploration of this theme we hopped on a bus and headed down to Bolton St cemetery as well as a quick stop at Plimmer’s Ark. Students were encouraged to ask questions of our memorials to the past: How did people choose to remember using symbols on gravestones in the 19th century? What has been the myth-making about Wellington’s “founding father” John Plimmer? How can we use place-based History to inform our study of the past? Looking forward to next local history field trip!
Grant Robertson MP meets WERO Leaders
During Athletics Day, Grant Robertson MP came along to meet our WERO Leaders. With him came Charise Perez from St Mary’s who is the Youth MP working with him. They talked with our leaders about a whole range of topics, including mental health, NCEA and careers, all of which Youth MPOs will be advocating for this year. And of course, it’s always fun to talk through these issues while dressed as a banana!
Re-vegetation project: WHS needs your help!
Wanted! Bonded wool from food boxes to use as mulch on land cleared of weeds. We need as much of this material as the Wellington High School Community can supply all year long. Either leave it at the school garden gate or outside S502 any morning for collection.
We want to use this:
To help create this:
You can order online www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/104r121 or you can hand your order form to student services with either cash or credit card details. Membership costs $65 and $13 goes towards our general fundraising efforts.
Athletics Day 2019
A wonderful day was had by all the who attended our School Athletics Day on Friday 1 March. The weather was perfect, and the students looked fantastic all dressed in their house colours. House chants were once again a mighty battle with Kelly coming out winners, and the competition was fierce and fun all at the same time at all the event stations. A big thank you goes to our wonderful PE Department and all the staff that helped out on the day. Below are the overall results:
Athletic Champions for 2019
U14 Boys: Tyler Gold U14 Girls: Niamh Fyfe
U16 Boys: Lee Stanton-Barnett U16 Girls: Zhane O’Dwyer
U19 Boys: William McLachlan U19 Girls: Megan Valins
Seven school records broken!
Congratulations to the following students who set new WHS sports records at Athletics Day.
U14 Boys High Jump: Kahu Hutton new record 1.55m
U14 Girls Javelin: Jha Naera new record 24.10m
U14 Girls Long Jump: Niamh Fyfe new record 4.33m
U16 Boys 1500m: Lee Stanton Barnett new record 4:41.3
U16 Boys Long Jump: Ari Koed-Chang new record 5.79m
U16 Boys High Jump: Tiopira Mulholland new record 1.66m
U19 Boys 200m: Thomas Woodward new record 24.27sec
House Competition results
Just one point separated 1st and 2nd place this year. It could not get any closer!
1st Kelly (Yellow) 535 House Points
2nd Howell (Green) 534 House Points
3rd Royal (Blue) 527 House Points
4th Riley (Red) 495 House Points
Western Zone Athletics
After Athletics Day we selected a team of 30 athletes to represent WHS at the CSW Western Zone Athletics held on Wednesday 6th March at Newtown Park. All our athletes competed extremely well with some outstanding results.
1st Senior Boys High Jump: Fynn Hutson 1.65m
2nd Senior Boys 200m: Thomas Woodward 24.00sec
3rd Senior Boys 100m: Thomas Woodward 11.86sec
3rd Senior Girls 800m: Liberty McIntyre-Reet 2:56.56
1st Intermediate Boys High Jump: Tiopira Mulholland 1.65m
1st Intermediate Boys Long Jump: Ari Koed-Chang 5.87m
1st Intermediate Girls Javelin: Zhane O’Dwyer 23.92
3rd Intermediate Girls Shot Put: Zhane O’Dwyer 9.40m
3rd Junior Boys Javelin: Tyler Gold 22.13m
1st Junior Girls Javelin: Frankie Coup 20.44m
A reminder to all those wishing to play Netball this year. Registrations take place all next week, outside the Library at lunchtime. You will need to provide us with the positions you prefer to play and contact details e.g. email and mobile number.
Trials for Netball take place in the Tindall Gym on the following dates:
Saturday 16 March
Junior 9-11.30am; Seniors 1-3.30pm
Saturday 23 March
Juniors 9-11.30am; Seniors 1-3.30pm