Important Dates

20-22 October — Labour Weekend; School closed on Monday 22 October.
Friday 26 October — Year 10 Course Choices due for 2019
Monday 29 October – BoT meeting, 6pm
Thursday 1 November — Whakanuia Prizegiving
Friday 2 November — Last day for Year 11-13 students; Senior study leave begins
Monday 5 November — Senior Prizegiving
Monday 26 November – BoT meeting, 6pm

There is a detailed list of Term 4 events here  and you can access the school calendar on our website: http://www.whs.school.nz/whs-calendar/

What's happening?

Year 12 help kickstart online positivity programme

On Tuesday, Wellington High was in on the ground floor for the launch of a peer-to-peer programme focused on positive behaviours online/offline. Working alongside Sticks’n’Stones and Facebook, a group of our students helped kickstart the development of a programme we hope to trial in 2019.

The event, with interviews from our students, was subsequently featured on Stuff and TVNZ.

 

 

Create1world 2018

Massey University has invited our students to an exciting end of year opportunity to build creative activism and Global Citizenship. This will suit a wide range of students, looking for extension and enrichment events in social studies, environmental concerns and creativity.  The Wellington event takes place on November 15th from 9-3pm at Massey University – next door to Wellington High School.

Here is what create1world day will look like for our students.

 

Gift a wētā hotel

Roots and Shoots have a perfect Christmas present for people in your life . The latest in 3 star Weta accommodation comes with an informative pamphlet and a hand drawn reusable bags: the WHS wētā hotel is $25 including GST. Hand made by the WHS roots and shoots group.

Order from joanne.lowe@whs.school.nz

Achievements

WHS Songwriter

Congratulations to Gwendoline Palmer-Steeds who made the “Best Of” selection of the annual New Zealand Songwriting competition. The song was recorded at the famous Round House studio in Auckland and will be part of the final compilation CD to be released soon. Gwen has studied music for 5 years at Wellington High School in which time this students songwriting ability has matured enormously. 

 

EPro8 – engineering success for HIGH achievers

EPro8 (Regional engineering, science & technology challenges) was a huge success for Wellington High School in 2018. Four teams of four WHS students made it through the regional heats to the semifinals and then made it into the National Finals on the 16th October 2018. Our students were placed third, fourth, fifth and sixth and were only narrowly pipped at the post by Upper Hutt and Newlands College for the supreme award.  Well done to all the students who competed and worked together to achieve such great success. Huge thanks to the parents, teachers and coaches that supported us all the way.

      

 

 

Slam Dunk from High Students

Three Year 12 students competed in the Wellington Secondary Schools Poetry Slam at the end of last term: Bronte Metekingi, James Stevenson and Mili De-Mayo. These students presented powerful, entertaining, and insightful spoken word poetry to a crowd at Taita College. Mili De-Meyo humbly came away with 4th place at her first poetry slam. Ka pai, koutou!

Sports

Sports Prizegiving

Everyone who has played a Summer or Winter Sport is welcome to attend our Sports Prizegiving
Let’s all celebrate the wonderful successes that our teams and individuals have gained.

WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
SPORTS PRIZEGIVING 2018

THURSDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2018
11.00AM – 12.30PM
RILEY CENTRE

 

 

Floorball

At the end of Term 3, Josh Campbell and Cristo Matheson competed in the NZ U19 Floorball team at the IFF World Cup Asia Pacific Regional Qualifier. The tournament was a huge success with the NZU19 men qualifying to play in the World Cup in Halifax, Canada in May 2019.  This is the first time that a NZ team has ever qualified for a World Cup. Congratulations to Josh who was the Captain of this team and Cristo. Good luck for the World Cup next year.

 

 

Summer Sports

Term 4 summer sports will get underway very shortly.

Start Dates:

  • CricketSaturday 27 October
  • FutsalFriday 2 November  (Juniors)
  • Tennis LessonsMonday 15 October
  • VolleyballWednesday 17 October (Juniors)
  • YogaMonday 15 October

 

Sports Uniforms

If your child still has a playing uniforms at home, can this please be returned ASAP to the Sports Office in a named plastic bag – these uniforms are required for summer sports.

 

Sports Fees

All outstanding sports fees are to be paid ASAP, please.

Careers

Where to next?

High school is coming to an end and your young person may be wondering – where to next? Careers NZ have a fantastic resource to help families talk with their students: https://www.careers.govt.nz/wheretonext/#gettingStarted

It includes:

✔️ Finding and discussing career ideas
✔️ Role models to inspire good career ideas
✔️ Matching career ideas to jobs in demand
✔️ Motivation to choose a career
✔️ Choosing a career
✔️ Preparing for life, study and work
✔️ Getting organised for their next steps

To talk with the school Careers Advisor, please email Chuni Bhikha to make a time to meet.
email: chuni.bhikah@whs.school.nz