- Monday 2 – Wednesday 4 March: Year 9 Noho Marae (4)
- Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 March: Year 9 Noho Marae (5)
- Friday 27 March: Learning Conversations
- Monday 6 April: Board of Trustees meeting 6pm
- Wednesday 8 April: Term ends
WHS Master Planning Consultation
The Government has recently confirmed its final NCEA change package. Schools have been advised that the changes are intended to: strengthen our national qualification; address over-assessment and fragmented learning; promote culturally responsive teaching and learning; and improve accessibility, the support available to teachers, and the information available to students and whānau.
A copy of the Ministry of Education’s announcement is available here: Ministry website.
There are changes to the subjects that the Ministry proposes to support at NCEA Level 1. This is consistent with the policy objective – for NCEA Level 1 to become a broader, foundational qualification that allows students to keep their pathway options open, while Levels 2 and 3 promote greater specialisation.
The Ministry has asked me to encourage you all to give feedback. Public engagement on the subject list for NCEA Level 1 has commenced for a period of two months (closing on 20 April 2020).
More information is available on the Ministry’s website along with the provisional subject list for NCEA Level 1: https://consultation.education.govt.nz/ncea/ras-provisional-subject-list. The Cabinet paper and Ministry advice have also been made public (see under the February tab). You can find the list in the engagement questionnaire, or for your ease of reference it is also accessible from this link to the Cabinet paper (go to pages 19 and 20).
Photo Galleries now online
If you missed photos from the start of year pōwhiri and our recent Athletics Day, you can now view these online.
You can visit galleries from past events here: http://www.whs.school.nz/photo-galleries/
WHS representation at Waitangi Day parakuihi
WHS staff Charlene James-Meijer and Suzanne Meijer were accompanied by Kereama Hape and Susan Nicholson at the recent Waitangi Day parakuihi at Te Wharewaka. As part of the breakfast the stone anchor that was brought from Civic Square was blessed by manawhenua. Thank you to Whaea Char for sharing these photos.
Earth and Space Science field trip
Our Level 2 Earth and Space students have been out in the field, getting to grips with field techniques at Princess Bay.
Outdoor Education students at Seatoun School
Year 13 Outdoor Education students cover a wide range of disciplines through their course. Last week this included contributing to an environmental art project at Seatoun School.
Thank you for Seatoun School for their permission to share these photos.
Notes from the Music Department
Keep an eye on this link for changes to music lesson timetables: http://hub.whs.school.nz/music/
If you have any questions, please contact Fritz Wollner.
International Physics & Astronomy Educator Program success
Interested in orienteering?
Orienteering Wellington is running a sprint orientation evening at WHS on 4 March. WHS students are invited to take part and try orienteering around our campus, Massey University and Pukeahu and to get involved.
If your student is interested in finding out more or taking part, please read the attached flyer.
Entertainment book 2020 now available
Get your new entertainment membership today to support WHS. Click on the image below to benefit from up to 4 months’ extra membership – and more!