25 – 31 August
Senior Exams –

Senior Exams Timetable 2017 – updated

Senior Exams 2017 – Instructions to students

25 August 
NZQA Fees due (see below)

1 September
Mid-term Break

4 September
Future Focus Evening

4 – 8 September 
Winter Tournament Week

8 September  
Initial 2018 Course Choices for Year 11 – 13 due

20 September 
Learning Conversations 2


NZQA levy a fee for students results to be recorded on their Record of Achievement, and in order to receive certificates. The $76.70 is due at WHS by Friday 25 August 2017.

Financial assistance is available for domestic students to help with the payment of entry fees (Application-For-Financial-Assistance). Financial assistance is not available to international fee-paying students.

Contact WHS Student Services on 04 3858911 for more information.


Seven students, along with Dr. Kerry Parker, went to the NZ physical oceanography talks at Nga Taonga. There were six very interesting speakers who gave short presentations on the science and art of the ocean.

Afterwards, the students had the opportunity to talk to the speakers and ask them questions.

I found it a very interesting afternoon and inspiring for people who would like to do science because it shows what you can do with science. I really enjoyed talking to the speakers and getting a first-hand account of what it is like to work in oceanography.

by Ollie Markwell (Year 11)



Year 9 student Ari Koed Chang has been selected by the NZ Children’s Athletic Association for the age-group team, to go to the 2017 Pacific School Games/All School Games in Adelaide, Australia, in December.  His events are the 100m sprint and the long jump, in the under 14 grade.

His events are the 100m sprint and the long jump, in the under 14 grade.

Congratulations, Ari!



Well done to Year 10 student Heidi Coleman, who Captained her team for the Girls’ Premier 2 grade finals at Porirua Park.  She also scored three of the teams five tries.


Porirua College came away with the win at full-time, but the game was brutally contested by both teams.


Congratulations to former WHS pupils who have graduated from Victoria University between June 2016 and May 2017 – Victoria University Graduates