Important Dates

  • Monday 14 May – BoT meeting
  • 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

Important Information

Bullying-Free NZ Week and Pink Shirt Day

Next week is Bullying-Free NZ Week and Wellington High School will be continuing our mahi towards a bullying-free school. Students and teachers will kōrero about what it means to be bullying-free, with a particular focus on what to do if you know someone is being bullied.

Friday 18 May is Pink Shirt Day!

WHS has joined the Pink Shirt Day movement to Speak Up, Stand Together and Stop Bullying on Friday 18 May! Pink Shirt Day is a national anti-bullying day, led by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF).

On Friday 18 May we’re going māwhero to show our commitment to creating a school environment that is safe, welcoming and inclusive of all students. We’re making the most of Pink Shirt Day by:

  • Wearing pink
  • Collecting koha for Mental Health Foundation of NZ
  • Pledging our support on a banner in the foyer at lunchtime
  • Sharing kai māwhero at rōpū

Each year, Bullying-Free NZ runs a competition for students to create something to communicate the Bullying-free message. In 2017, a Year 10 class won the national competition in the art category. Some Year 9 and 10 classes may do this in their extended rōpū time. Follow this link to find out more.

We also have two new pages on our site:

 

 

Online negativity? Here’s some advice for young people

We encourage all students to put a link to this new web app on their phones. ICON (In Case of Online Negativity) has been developed by a group of young New Zealanders, Sticks and Stones, to provide on-the-spot advice to other young people. We think it looks really useful.

Access it via this link: https://icon.org.nz/

 

 

Advice from the Office of Film and Classification:

13 Reasons Why 2


The Classification Office has created a new RP18 rating specifically for the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why; series 2 launches on 18 May.

The classification recognises that teens are watching and will continue to watch the series, while signalling the strong content and emphasising the essential role of parents and caregivers in discussing this material with young people in their care. Check out their advice on the series.

 

Studytime

StudyTime is a New Zealand tutoring group who also offer some free online resources for high school students with the objective to “guide [students] through their studies and provide some useful tips on how to tackle the rest of their school year. We have included links to two of their publications below:

 

What’s happening?

Art at Te Papa

Last Friday a selection of Art students were given the the opportunity to collaborate wth Toi Te Papa staff on an upcoming exhibition on artist Tony Fomison. The Te Papa staff were so impressed with how the students responded to  their questions and the students insightful comments on the art works they were shown.

The students will have two more sessions working on this exhibition before the exhibition opens in early August.

 

 

 

Horticulture


Horticulture NCEA Level 2 Coleus crop grown from softwood cuttings.

Sports

Winter Sports

Winter Sport has well and truly started, we have had Football, Underwater Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, Hockey and Rugby start last week.  Netball and Badminton start this week and Table Tennis next week. Once again we have a good number of students taking part in sport here at WHS.  

If you are wanting to find out the sport draws you can find these of our school website www.whs.school.nz select the sport icon, click on sport draws and then from the drop down arrow choose your sport.  Alternatively you can go to College Sport Wellington and the draws will also be up on their website www.collegesport.org.nz

Hockey draws can be found on www.wellingtonhockey.org.nz

  • Select Secondary School Competition
  • Our Girls team is in R3G and our Boys team is in R3B

Netball draws can be found on www.netballwellington.co.nz

  • Select Draws and Results
  • Then click on Collegiate
  • WHS 1,2 and 3 are played as ASB
  • WHS 4,5, and 5 are played at Hataitai

 

Basketball

Our Senior A Boys Basketball team have their first home game next Friday 18th May here at school in the Tindill Gym, come along and support the team.  

Let’s gets behind our teams and cheer them on.

 

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