Important Dates

  • Monday 21 May – Whānau Group Hui, 6pm in the Library
  • Tuesday 22 May – Feeder school visits (School closes at 12pm)
  • Tuesday 29 May – Feeder school visits (School closes at 12pm)
  • Thursday 31 May – Paid Union Meeting (School closes at 12.20pm)
  • Friday 1 June – Teacher-Only day  (School is closed)
  • Monday 4 June – Queen’s Birthday (School is closed)
  • Monday 11 June – Open Evening, 6pm
  • Monday 18 June – BoT meeting, 6pm
  • Tuesday 3 July – Music evening, 7pm

Important Information

School closes at 12 noon: Feeder school visits

As part of our enrolment process for 2019, we offer an opportunity for some contributing schools to visit Wellington High School during the school day.  These two visits will affect two upcoming days for your student, Tuesday 22 May and Tuesday 29 May.

Please note: The school canteen will not be open on these early close days.

To minimise the impact on class time, please note that there will be no late start on these days and the mornings will be structured as follows:

Tuesday 22 May:

8.45am – Period 2
10.00am – Period 3
11.00am – Period 5
12.00pm – End of day

Tuesday 29 May:

8.45am – Period 2
10.00am – Period 4
11.00am – Period 5
12.00pm – End of day


ERO Report

The Education Review Office visited Wellington High School in Term 1 this year. They have just released the results of this review and we have attached a link to the review here. We feel that the report accurately captures the flavour of Wellington High School identifying that we have:

  • “systems and processes that support student wellbeing and promote an inclusive culture and sense of belonging for students”
  • a “broad curriculum that encourages student engagement, learning and achievement”, and
  • a “strategic and coherent approach to building leadership and growing staff professional capability to improve outcomes for students”.


Senior Learning and Assessment Review

Thank you for the responses we received to the paper surveys that were handed to whānau at the recent parent-teacher evenings.

We would like your responses to a few ideas that were raised in these surveys and additional ideas we have had. This survey will only take a few minutes to complete. Please click on this link –



Wellbeing—WERO Day for Year 13

We are very excited to run WHS’s second ever Wellbeing/WERO Day on Wednesday June 6th. This is for Year 13 only; they come off timetable and select different workshops to attend.

There are five workshop times during the day; you can pick a minimum of four and a maximum of five. You can see the workshops on offer in this document.

Year 13 will be able to start selecting these from Monday 21st May by going to the Student Portal > Course Selection. Deadline for selections is Thursday 24th May.


Study Pass Maths books

Final reminder that these need to be ordered by the end of Sunday (online only now) if your student wants these revision notes.

  • Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Calculus, Level 3 Statistics –  $22 each
  • Year 9 or Year 10 –  $14 each

What’s happening?


Te Aro school visit

On Tuesday we had over 100 students from Te Aro School visit our Marae to learn the stories of our Heke and tikanga. Our Te Reo students had an awesome time with them taking them through some art and games. Is was awesome for our students to see what is like to teach, and awesome for the little kids from Te Aro to learn from the tuakana. 


Climate Change Challenge Conference

Ten students (5 Climate Change Warriors (CCW) and 5 Roots & Shoots Workers) have been invited to attend the Climate Change Challenge Conference at Victoria University on the 19th and 20th May. Several of these students also attended the Unite National Association’s Speech competitions on Climate Change and The New Zealand Environment last week. Both groups will be sharing their student lead conservation, sustainability and climate challenge work with teachers from 12 Wellington LoopEd Schools.


Shadowtech Success for WHS Young Women Students

Fourteen young women from WHS are shadowing their Science Technology or Engineering Mentor for the day next week. The initiative is for women to lead, inspire and mentor women for the next generation of STEM professionals. Next week, WHS students will also be part of Women in Building, Construction and Engineering training initiatives for women. Through this work we believe the present imbalance of women in STEM professions will be creatively addressed within several years rather than decades


Important Survey for Whānau and Students

Recently some education summits have been held around NZ with key lead educators, professionals and researchers to discuss NZ education as the Government plans for the future. Gifted Education, as well as a range of other organisations, has been invited to be part of this process. It is vital that our voice is maintained in the process of future planning education, both through these representatives and through our collective voice as educators, whanau and professionals who live and work with our youth.

Visit to learn more and share your views.


Harvest day of leafy vegetables ( spinach, silverbeet, celery, parsley, coriander) for the Arotahi class.



Women U19 World Floorball Championship

The Women U19 World Floorball Championship in St Gallen-Herisau, Switzerland, has finished and we are really proud of our girls from WHS who was part of the New Zealand team.

Isabelle Early got an assist for NZ’s first goal of the championship against Hungary and followed up with another assist in the game against USA which Zealand won 6-2.

Marie Sundin received NZ Best Player award in the game against Hungary but even more impressively was that she secured a spot in the All Star Team for the B-division.

Floorball is a relatively new sport in New Zealand and our team had the smallest number of players in the championship, which we especially felt in the game against Russia. The girls fought hard and are coming home with great memories from an awesome experience, and a few new contacts from around the world.


Image source: WU19 World Floorball Championships 2018 – Claudio Thoma/IFF



It’s always a good time to remind ourselves that our children do the best that they can, and that we need to do the best that we can as their parents and as their role models.

Good luck to all our sports teams tomorrow and next week.  

If you are wanting to find when your child’s next game is, this can be found on our school website You will need to

  • select the Sports Tab, then
  • click on Sports Draws, then
  • from the drop down arrow select your child’s sport.

Alternatively you can download the College Sport Wellington App or go to their website and locate the draw there.


From the Careers' Desk

What is on-the-job training?

Training on the job can be a good alternative to tertiary study. You can earn money while training and gaining skills. You will often also work toward a national certificate or gain credits as part of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

There are two main ways to do on-the-job training:

1. New Zealand Apprenticeships

  • Open to people of all ages.
  • Includes the support of an apprenticeship co-ordinator, who checks your progress on a regular basis.

If you don’t qualify for a New Zealand Apprenticeship, you may still be able to do industry training: Find out more about New Zealand Apprenticeships

2. Workplace training


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