IMPORTANT DATES

Monday 12 February: Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday 12 February – 16 February: Noho marae for 9Howell and 9Kelly whānau
Monday 19 February – Friday 2 March: PATs for Years 9 and 10 core classes
Friday 23 February: Athletics Day
Monday 5 March – Friday 9 March: Noho marae for 9Riley and 9Royal whānau
Wednesday 7 March: Western Zone Athletics
Thursday 15 March: College Sport Wellington Athletics Day
Thursday 29 March: Learning Conversations
Friday 30 March – Tuesday 3 April: Easter Weekend

Term Dates 2018 click here

Athletics Carnival Day 2018

ATHLETICS CARNIVAL – Friday 23 February       
On Friday 23 February we are holding our annual WHS Athletics Carnival Day at Newtown Park.

This year we are expecting all year 9 and 10 students to be competing. At years 11 to 13 the event will be for competitors only. Other students in years 11 to 13 will have a Home Learning Day and I encourage students to make good use of their time on that day if they are not going to attend the athletics. Teachers will talk to senior students about their expectations for this day. We encourage any year 11 to 13 students to come along and support their peers and the junior students. Senior students who have committed to running a stall on the day are also expected to attend.  

Students need to make their way to Newtown Park and have their name marked on the roll by 8.45am.  The athletics programme will start at 8.45am with the 1500 metres, these athletes will need to be at the track at 8.30am to warm-up and get ready, the day should conclude by 3.30pm. Entries for all events are taken on the day and students are encouraged to actively participate and to support their whanau group by wearing their colours, Riley – red, Kelly – yellow, Howell – green, Royal – blue.

We look forward to seeing who our top athletes will be as they will go on to represent WHS at the Western Zone Athletics Championships on Tuesday 7 March.

Please note that although bikes, skateboards and scooters might be used as transport to arrive at the park, they must not be ridden at all inside Newtown Park. Shoes and appropriate attire must be worn whilst competing.

Students should bring water, wear a hat and have sunscreen. Food should also be brought for the day and students may like to bring cash to purchase food from the stalls run by senior students.

Newtown Park is an all-weather track, however should we need to cancel this will be communicated through the School App, Twitter, Facebook page and the school Website.

Whats been happening this week?

Safer Internet Day – 6 February 2018

This week marked international Safer Internet Day. Some rōpū classes explored what WERO looks like in a digital space, and we shared new resources from Netsafe. Whānau might find some of the following new articles useful:

 

This weeks Horticulture harvest, see below: 

ACHIEVEMENTS

Ultimate Frisbee Champs

Congratulations to Amelia Mance, Sophie Mance and Abi Liddell who have made the NZ U20 Ultimate Frisbee Team. They will be competing at the World Junior Championships in Waterloo Canada from 1-25 April 2018. We wish them well!

SPORTS

Summer Sports are starting to get underway as from today.  The following is a list of days when these codes start:

Senior Volleyball – Friday 9 February

Cricket – Saturday 10 February

Senior Futsal – Monday 12 February

Ultimate Frisbee – Monday 12 February

Parkour – Tuesday 13 February

Junior Volleyball – Wednesday 14 February

Floorball – Thursday 15 February

Lawn Bowls – Thursday 15 February

Junior Futsal – Friday 16 February

 The Sports draws can be found on the School Website, click on the Sports Tab, select Sports Draws and then from the drop down arrow select your sport.  Alternatively, the draws are also on the school app. Please note only sports run by College Sport Wellington will be in this feed.

If you have any questions about sports please contact our Sports Coordinator Wendy McIntyre on sport@whs.school.nz