It’s the end of term and this week’s Wrap Up includes a celebration of Technology! From screen-printed hoodies in Year 9 fashion to typography and cigar box guitars in Year 10 we cover it all. We share an advertisement for tutors for our Māori mentoring programme and ask you to share that with whānau. We have hot off the press news of dramatic success in the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare competition and reveal our Year 9 Readers competition line up.
We are delighted to report news of stellar successes at the National Youth Jazz Competition in Tauranga, and selection for the Wellington Regional Debating teams. In addition we have news from He Kākano, Food Technology and Design and Visual Communication. Students are reminded of the need to register any motorbikes/scooters on campus.
The Wrap Up features Year 13 Drama students’ self-scripted and devised pieces and Papa Taiao students’ close encounters of the kiwi kind. Our former refugee and migrant students’ shared dinner brought many families together. We also reach out to families of deaf/hard of hearing/NZSL users with an opportunity to connect with other families and whanau across the WHS community.
Don’t forget! Learning Conversations take place on 31 March and the Teacher only day is on 1 April.
It is Neurodiversity Week and we follow the events around the school and in He Kākano including news of a student’s selection for the Special Olympics National Summer Games. With success in Dragon Boating, Waka Ama and at the Western Zone Athletics, it has also been a fantastic sporting week.
This week the Wrap Up travels to explore cuisines from different countries in Year 10 Food Technology. He Kākano have been cooking too and the horticulture garden has harvested six Māori potato cultivars. Away from food, we welcomed Olga Palmer for a lunchtime lecture on vaccination. We highlight the forthcoming E2E (Education to Employment) Day that will be held at WHS on 30 March and look forward to next week’s Neurodiversity Celebration week.
This week we report on Athletics Day, sharing news of records broken and our competitors for the forthcoming Western Zone Athletics competition. The summer senior ecology trip reports back and we hear from the Year 12 Zealandia trip, Year 13 Painted Word and He Kākano.
It’s the end of Week 4 and this week’s Wrap Up is abuzz with activity. We introduce Belinda Rynhart, WHS’s new Board chair. Then, from Year 10 Food Tech to Year 12 Painting and Year 13 Psychology a range of activity is on show. He Kākano report on this week’s AWD Athletics and the Library hosts its first lunchtime lecture.
This week we celebrate the Chinese and Lunar New Year with our international students, acknowledge Year 11 student Oscar Lynch’s success in the Outlook for Someday film competition and join some of our English Language students for lunch. Careers features Whitireia/Weltec Trades STAR taster courses and we also include information for our Papa Taiao leadership course.
We celebrate scholarship success this week, with outstanding results in Drama and Religious studies and success in many areas. We also celebrate achievements in rowing and follow He Kākano as students continue their orientation. Important information about school photos and ID cards is also included in this week’s wrap up.
We are back! Our new student pōwhiri and the Year 9 Rā Haka feature this week. Find out about important dates for the month ahead, sports registration, Wellington Trades Academy and Gateway, plus much more.