Weekly Wrap Up

The Wrap Up (Term 1, Weeks 1 & 2)

Welcome to all new students and Whānau, and welcome back to all those returning! This weekly wrap up includes important information about school photos, an update on the scholarship achievements of last year, plus a few other assorted updates on the year ahead.

Important Dates

  • Monday 14 February: Board meeting (6pm)
  • Thursday 17 and Friday 18 February: Photographs
  • Thursday 24 February – Wednesday 2 March: Simply Dental on site

Welcome to all new students and whānau, and welcome back to all those returning.

Important Information

School Photos 2022

Our school photos take place on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 February. 

COVID restrictions means that there will be no rōpū class photos or sibling and group photos this year. Instead, all students will have ID / portrait photos taken and a class composite photo will be made from the individual portraits. 

There is no need to order in advance. Later in the term, students will receive an individualised envelope with their portrait displayed and instructions on how to order photos. 

An overview of the timetable is below with details circulated to students and staff:

Thursday 17 February

  • Period 1: Year 10: Royal whānau, Howell whānau and 10 McKelvey 1
  • Rōpū: 9 Riley 2
  • Period 2: Year 11
  • Period 3: Year 12
  • Period 4: 9 Riley 1, Year 10: Bradwell whānau and 10 Kelly 1, 10 Riley 2
  • Period 5: Year 9: Bradwell whānau, Kelly whānau, 9 McKelvey 1 and 10 Kelly 2

Friday 18 February

  • Period 1: Year 11 
  • Rōpū: Year 11 continues
  • Period 2: Year 12 
  • Period 3: Year 13
  • Period 4: Year 13 continues
  • Period 5: 10 McKelvey 2, 10 Riley 1, 9 Royal whānau, 9 McKelvey 2

If you have any queries, please contact Nicola Dow (Acting Principal) or your student’s rōpū teacher.

Counselling at Wellington High School

Wellington High School has three full time counsellors who are available to see students during the day. The team can also make referrals to other agencies

To make appointments with a counsellor students can email or come over and fill out a request appointment form and we will get in contact asap.

What’s Happening?

He Kākano

The first week back for He Kākano students has been a whirlwind of new classes including hospitality, music, languages and workshop. Our Social Communications group, initiated last year, continues this year as part of a pilot project that teaches communication skills to neuro diverse students.


All of the new students have been through to choose books for pleasure reading and we’re pleased to see so many keen readers from the new year 9 classes! We’ve already issued over 400 books and it’s only the 9th Feb!

Over the next couple of weeks we will be flat out orienting students. The Herengatahi classes will be coming in to learn how to find what they want and how to know the information they’re getting is accurate.


Scholarship results 2022

Congratulations to our students for their scholarship results. There were many notable successes in this year’s results, specifically: 

    • Cadence Chung – full marks for English
    • Julia Randerson three Outstanding level scholarships (Julia is eligible for Outstanding scholar award)
    • Cadence Chung, Arlo Haig and Tara Stockwell-Williams all achieved two scholarships
    • Lulu Shepherd and Alex McLeod were awarded scholarship at the end of Year 12
    • In addition four scholarships were awarded in English, three in Health and Physical Education and three in History. 

Thank you for all the hard work put in by the teachers of those students. Iona Forsyth (Year 13 Dean in 2021) is particularly proud of them all, as are we all.


Football Academy

Our school Football Academy is coming back this year! It is starting this Monday 14th February @ Te Whaea. It will run for the whole Term 1 on Mondays and Thursday from 7:30am to 8:20am @ Te Whaea. The Football Academy is for all Yr 9 and Yr 10 students (social or competitive players, all genders).

Coaches Guillermo Schiltenwolf, Leo Villa + a female coach (TBC) will be running sessions focused on players’ individual improvement.
It is also a great opportunity for those Senior students wanting to play competitive football (1st/2nd XI), this senior group will be training separately but at the same venue, same days and times.

For more information and/or to put your name down, see Carlos (Spanish teacher, prefab 15), or by e-mailing to  or to (Liam).

Dragon Boating

First training in 2022 for our mixed team. Getting ready for the festival in March.