Thursday 15 to Friday 16 November – Junior Assessments (see below)
Friday 23 November — Paid Union Meeting (see below)
Monday 26 November – BoT meeting, 6pm
Monday 10 — Wednesday 12 December – Short Courses for Years 9 and 10
Thursday 13 December – Year 9 Picnic Day and Year 10 Rōpū Day
Friday 14 December – Junior Prizegiving, 10am, Final day of term. School closes at 12 noon
NOTE: There is a detailed list of Term 4 events on our website and you can access the school calendar
on our website: http://www.whs.school.nz/whs-calendar
Paid Union Meeting — Friday 23 November (PM)
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 Friday 23 November 2018. A letter was sent home this week.
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 slip below 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.
Assessments for Years 9 and 10 are happening on Thursday 15 — Friday 16 November. All the information can be found on our site. Students will only be at school for these assessments. You can find full information and timetables here.
NCEA and Scholarship Exams
Study leave is now underway and NCEA exams have started. For full information and timetables, go to our website: NCEA Information.
If you or your student is feeling stressed by the NCEA and Scholarship exams, have a look at this short video for a few tips on coping with stress.
Senior Students’ Portfolios Exhibition
We were blown away by the talent and creativity of our senior students who displayed their portfolios for us all to enjoy.
These are the result of a huge amount of work from students, with enormous support from the Arts Faculty. We wish them all the best for their NCEA assessments.
Restoring the bank — Can you help?
A group of Year 10 students are carrying out a long term re vegetation activity on a very weedy bank at WHS.
If your family orders ‘My Food Boxes’, or similar, please donate the bonded wool that comes in these boxes.
We need as much bonded wool as possible to use as mulch for weed suppression around seedling plants. We will gratefully accept it with or without the plastic cover.
An example of the bonded wool is in the image (right).
A visitor from Wellington High’s past
On Monday 5 November, Alan Collins, who attended Wellington Technical College in 1941, 1942 and 1943 visited us and met with Carey Clements, our archivist, Dominic Killalea, Principal and Karen Spencer, Deputy Principal. Alan is 92, in terrific shape and told us lots of stories about the school back in those days. Of course, the only remaining buildings from that time are the hall and the creche, now Polyhigh, which was designed, draughted and constructed by students of Wellington Technical College in the 1920s as a cafeteria. Alan also showed us a wonderful watercolour that he had painted over the Labour weekend.
Whakanuia and Senior Prizegiving 2018
Congratulations to all our senior students who received awards this year. The Senior Prize Giving Awards evening and our Whakanuia celebrations were fabulous celebrations of the hard work of our students and staff, and the spirit of our kura.
Sports People of the Year
Sportsperson of the Year awards were held at Te Rauparaha arena for Wellington College Sport.
We had four students nominated (Abi Liddell, Amelia and Sophie Mance – Ultimate, Marie Sundin, – Floorball) and two winners – Abi Liddell and Marie Sundin.
Congratulations to all of these students for their fantastic achievements in 2018!
Ex-WHS student featured in Massey’s Exhibition
Massey University has launched its end-of-year art, design, creative media and music exhibition of work by final-year students at the Wellington campus. Look out for the award winning collection from recent Alumni Tess Norquay.
“I’m a recent graduate (of WHS) and Massey University. My work largely revolves around human experience, particularly my own world view as a woman. I use the medium of fashion due to my belief that clothes are the strongest visual communicators of our world views – whether we are conscious of this or not. When I’m not making clothes, which isn’t often, you can find me watching reality tv, and admiring the dogs of people I don’t know.”