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Wellington High School – Looking Forward to 2014

Key Dates

Thursday 30 January: 10.00am: Year Nine students attend school for their first day.
All Day: Senior Student Course Confirmation
Friday 31 January: 8:45am: Year Nine and new students in Year 10 to 13 attend.
Monday 3 February:  8:45am: Year Nine and Year Ten students start for the day
10:00am: Year 11 to 13 start for the day
Tuesday 4 February: Timetabled classes for all students. Please see the information below for times of the day.

New Structure of The Day

Wellington High School’s Curriculum Focus Group has been meeting this year to investigate issues and aspirations relating to curriculum design and development. Of particular interest was the evaluation of how the school timetable is serving the requirements of both the academic and pastoral aspirations of the NZ Curriculum.

The essential need to change was to allow time for all roopu teachers, particular in the senior school, to get to know their roopu group well and academically mentor them throughout the year.

As a result the timetable structure for 2014 is changing to enable senior and junior roopu to occur on a daily basis. Time will be well used to support individual students in the context of school wide developments. This allocated time will also be used to accommodate year level and whole school assemblies thereby limiting the impact of group level meetings on curriculum time. The new timetabled day will follow this structure as of January 2014:

8:45 am Period1
9:40 am Interval
10:00 am Period 2
11:00 am Roopu
11:20 am Period 3
12:20 pm Lunch
1:20 pm Period 4
2:20 pm Period 5
3.20 pm School ends