Dates to remember  

  • Thursday 29 March: Learning Conversations (students only come to school for their appointment)
  • Friday 30 March – Tuesday 3 April: Easter break
  • Easter Tuesday, 3 April:  Please note that Tuesday 3 April is a School Holiday
  • Friday 13 April – Last day of Term 1
  • Term Dates 2018

Term 2

  • Monday 30 April : Term 2 starts
  • Wednesday 2 May : Junior Parent Teacher Interviews
  • Monday 7 May: Senior Parent Teacher Interviews
  • Monday 6 June : Open Evening


Important Information

Learning Conversations — Thursday 29 March

An email was sent to all whānau and caregivers last week to invite you to book a session for a Learning Conversation with your student’s rōpū teacher.

You can book your learning conversation session(s) now by going to and using the correct code(s) for your student(s):

  • Juniors Year 9-10: Code f7ajr
  • Seniors Years 11-13: Code q63q9

Please note:

  • The Learning Conversation is a conversation between the student, the student’s rōpū teacher and parent(s) / caregiver(s).
  • Students will only be at school on Thursday 29 March for their learning conversation.
  • Each learning conversation takes 20 minutes
  • During the conversation, we invite students to think, and make judgements about, their learning. The teacher will help the student to lead the discussion and reflect on progress so far. Students will develop up to three goals that they would like to achieve throughout the year.



Mates and Dates

Letters have gone out this week to all Year 9 and 10 whānau with information about the ‘Mates and Dates’ healthy relationship programme. This will run in Term 2 for Year 10, and Term 3 for Year 9.

Year 9 and 10 parents/caregivers are invited to attend a session on Tuesday 10th April at 5.30pm to find about more about ‘Mates and Dates’. If you would like to join us, please RSVP by 5th April using this online form:




Major changes to Wellington’s public transport

Metlink have announced extensive changes to bus transport from July this year. This includes routes, fairs, Snapper, and bus lines. You can subscribe for updates as they start to rollout changes. Please check the bus routes that you and your student use regularly.

For more information: On our way to a new bus network for Greater Wellington (Metlink announcement).

Want to tell Metlink how to improve buses for your student? They would like to hear from you before 30 March 2018 via this survey:




Entertainment Books

You can order online or you can hand your order form to student services with either cash or credit card details.  Membership costs $65 and $13 goes towards our general fundraising efforts.


What’s happening?

Relay for Life

Wellington High School entered a team of 40 students into the 24 hour Relay for Life. This was organised by Annie Dancer and coordinated by Megan Southwell. The Relay was on Saturday 17th of March at Frank Kitts Park, Wellington.

Relay for Life is an overnight relay, starting in the afternoon of Saturday continuing onto the Sunday morning.  Over 20 staff, caregivers and parents helped through the night and into the morning. It was a fun, tiring and thoughtful experience as we ran, walked and stumbled round the course, and grabbed minutes of sleep in the tent – and it was for a great cause. We remembered staff, students and friends who had been affected by cancer.  It is great to have the opportunity to support the funding of cancer research, we look forward to a stronger WHS presence next year.

Above: Late Night Early Morning BBQ to keep spirits and energy up on the Relay for Life

Above: Tired but happy – keeping warm on the Relay for Life in the small hours of the night.



Wellington High School students featured prominently in the Central Age Group Fencing Championships held at Wellington High School over the weekend

Congratulations to Josh James in picking up his first regional title, and well done to all the others, some of whom were in their first competition.


Central U17 Epee Championship placing:

1st      Josh James
6th     Anna Liu
8th     Sarah Bennett
9th    Alex Thomas
10th  Alex Collings

Central U15 Epee Championship placing:

2nd     Alex Thomas

A great result that reflects the hard work the fencers have been putting in to their training.



Below: Freshly dug from Horticulture garden


The work of these students, under the always helpful tutelage of Claire Neiman, always provides pleasure to lucky recipients.



Below: Year 13 Drama Scripted Scenes  Assessment

Some pleasingly indicative shots from a few engrossing nights entertainment. Well Done Year 13 Drama students.



Summer Tournament Week

This week is Summer Tournament week and we have had the following teams competing in National Competitions around the country.  Ultimate Frisbee in Taupo, Futsal in Wellington, Waka Ama in Rotorua and Floorball in Wellington.

The Ultimate Frisbee team had a fantastic time and finished with a 5th overall placing and the Spirit award.  Well done to all who played and to Sean Broadley and Susan Harper for coaching and managing the team, and to Rachael Meikle for all your help while at Nationals.

The Futsal Senior Girls competed at the NZSS Futsal Nationals on Monday and Tuesday of this week and had a great time. Unfortunately the scores didn’t quite go our way, but the team learnt a lot from playing these other teams.

The Futsal Senior Boys competed at the NZSS Futsal Nationals on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. They played some great Futsal and some of the results did not reflect on how good the game actually was.  Thanks go to Mr Carlos Junca for coaching the team.

The WHS Floorball teams are competing in the NZSS Floorball Championships at the ASB Sports Centre this weekend. Good luck to all our teams!



Congratulations to Ari Koed-Chang and Ella Blakely for being selected into the NISS Wellington Athletics team.  They will competing at the NISS Athletics meet on the 7 & 8 April



We are looking for a Senior Boys 2nd XI Football coach, if you are interested and are able to help out can you please let our Sports Co-ordinator know on

The following days and times are for our Football trials:

Senior Girls

Tuesday 27 March, 8.00-9.30am on the school field

Senior Boys

Tuesday 27 March, lunchtime on the school field

Junior Boys

Tuesday 27 March, 3.30-5.00pm on the school field

Please remember to bring your boots, shin-pads, suitable clothes to trial in and a drink bottle.



Girls’ Hockey have a preseason practice on Tuesday in the Lower Gym from 5.00-6.15pm

Boys’ Hockey have preseason practices on Thursday in the Lower Gym from 5.00-6.15pm



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