At the start of the year assemblies I spoke about a number of things. One of these was our core priorities based on the māori word WERO. WERO means ‘challenge’ and it is about Whānau, Excellence, Respect and Ora and I want to focus on one of these aspects in particular, whānau. In thinking about […]
This has been adapted from the Principal’s speech delivered at Senior Prizegiving on 4 November. At the end of last term I reflected on success and the many people involved to create that success. My thoughts were prompted by a lovely story that arrived in my inbox a couple of weeks ago. The email referenced […]
Message from the Principal It is often said that “it takes a village to raise a child” and this term has highlighted to me the strength in collaboration. There have been many highlights of a very busy term but the ones that stand out for me have all involved a high level of cooperation between […]
Please read the mid-term message from the Principal which, as students sit their derived grade exams, focuses on NCEA.
Message from the Principal Recently we ran our annual International Students dinner and I was thinking about the effect these students have on the rest of the students in the school. One of the leaving students from Germany, Nelina Neumann, spoke very eloquently about her time here, about the life long friendships she had made […]
Message from the Principal “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the […]
Message from the Principal I write at the end of term 1, a term when we are getting down to business for the current year but where we also reflect on what happened last year. In our analysis of results I have been interested in the link between achievement at NCEA and connectedness. In our […]
I hope your young person is settled into their classes and school routine and that they are setting themselves up for success this year. Our Year 9 cohort is the largest in many years with the roll nearing 1300 for the first time since I joined WHS. It is fantastic to see the community embracing […]
In his end-of-year message, Dominic Killalea talks about the vision for Wellington High as we head into a new year, as well as outlining the changes to the timetable for 2019.
A message from Dominic Killalea, reflecting on recent events such as Senior Prizegiving and what it means to leave school feeling successful.