Important Dates

  • Tuesday 29 May – Feeder schools visit (School closes at 12.00pm)
  • 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
  • Tuesday 3 July – Music Evening, 7pm

 

Message from the Board of Trustees

Welcome to Term Two

The Board of Trustees is very proud of our recent ERO review. If you have not done so already please take time to have a read of this. The visit was a positive one and has given us good information to use and plan for the next three years. Congratulations to all the staff and students who work so hard to make WHS such a great place to learn and teach. The wellbeing of our students continues to be a strength and focus for us. The link to the review is on the school website.

Thank you to the whānau/parents who have responded to the Senior Learning and Assessment review survey that was given out at recent Parent-Teacher evenings. If you have not yet responded then please click on this link – https://goo.gl/forms/xl295F5WtSqgMiMq2. We value your responses and use these to inform our planning for your students.

At the May Board of Trustees meeting it was agreed that we will pay a living wage to all members of staff not currently receiving a living wage. This is one way we can show how much we value our employees and the work they do.

There is much happening around the school this term to upgrade the property. Over one million dollars will be spent to repairs to the boiler, new keys, upgrading of fire protection, replace lifts, warm water to toilets, gym floor repairs, ceiling repairs, painting, seismic repairs and more.

We are happy to welcome new cleaners into our school. The cleaning company AMC started at the beginning of term.

We encourage you to come along to the huis for Te Whānau a Taraika. Please look out for notice of the next hui.

Congratulations to all the students and staff who are involved in sporting and cultural activities across the school this term. There are many events and successes we are able to celebrate each week.

Deanne Daysh
Chairperson
Wellington High School Board of Trustees

Important Information

Early start, early finish: Tuesday 29 May

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 Tuesday 29 May.

To minimise the impact on class time, please note that there will be no late start on this day and the canteen will be closed. The morning will be structured as follows:

Tuesday 29 May:

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

 

Paid Union Meeting on Thursday 31 May: Early close at 12.20pm

The Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) has advised the Wellington High School Board of Trustees that teachers who are members of the PPTA will be attending a regional paid union meeting at 1.30pm on Thursday 31 May 2018.

The school will remain open during this time but there will be minimal supervision as most teachers will be attending the meeting. In these circumstances, it would assist the Board if students are able to leave at 12.20pm on this day or if you are able to make alternative arrangements for care.

If you are unable to make alternative arrangements for this time please let us know by returning the permission slip that was sent home or contacting Jude at reception. Students who are remaining at school for the afternoon will need to meet with Jude at reception at 1.20pm when they will then be taken for supervised study from there.

We appreciate that this may be an inconvenience for parents and students alike. Please be assured that student safety is our main concern.

Please note: The school cafeteria will only be open for morning tea.

 

NZQA Fees

NZQA fees should have been charged if your student is doing any NCEA subjects this year

Application forms for Financial Assistance are available at Student Services.

What’s happening?

 

In-house debating tournament

This Wednesday lunchtime was the first round in the WHS in-house debating tournament, organised by senior students Rilke Comer and Rusheen Draper.  Several teams of Year 9 and 10 students debated the moot ‘That we should introduce school uniforms to WHS.’ Congratulations to all those who got involved – don’t worry, even if your team won, the no-uniform policy is likely to stay…

 

 

 

Volunteering at Ronald MacDonald House

On Thursday evening, members of the junior girls’ underwater hockey team volunteered to make a meal for the families staying at Ronald MacDonald House in Newtown.

The players cooked, served and cleaned up the meal that they devised themselves. Coach Gwendoline Palmer-Steeds organised the opportunity, which turned out to be great team bonding.

 

International visitors

It was great to welcome agents from Mexico and Brazil to WHS recently – thanks to all the teachers and students who made them so welcome and showcased our wonderful school to them!

We can’t wait to welcome more students from LatinAmerica.

 

 

 

 

Horticulture

The students in the Horticulture garden are really working hard and the weekly produce they are harvesting is amazing!

…and then…..Hospitality turn the rhubarb in to this!!

Achievements

Hospitality

A well deserved Silver Medal for Emilie Accard Cohen at the regional heat of the National Secondary School Culinary Challenge.
On Saturday Emilie competed against two Weltec Trades Academy students to prepare and plate two tomato entree dishes. All students earned enough points to gain Silver medals, and Emilie placed second.  Excellent work.

    

From the Careers' Desk

Careers NZ Resource For Senior Secondary Students (and Parents/Caregivers)

Access this resource here: https://www.careers.govt.nz/resources/tools-and-activities/where-to-from-school-ebook/