Weekly Wrap Up

The Wrap Up (Term 2, Week 5)

It’s been a busy week for Wellington High School! This week’s Wrap Up brings updates from Rockquest, as well as a final reminder for the Pasifika families shared dinner.

Important Dates

  • Monday 29 May – Pasifika Families Shared Dinner 6pm
  • Friday 2 June – Wellington Loop Day – school closed
  • Monday 5 June – Monarch’s birthday holiday – school closed
  • Monday 12 June – Open Evening for 2024 – school closes at 3pm
  • Friday 30 June – End of Term 2 – school finishes at 1.20pm

PPTA rolling strikes 

PPTA industrial action has been suspended until 30 May. If industrial action resumes, students will be rostered home as follows.

  • Thursday 1 June – Year 12
  • Week 7 – Tuesday 6 June – Year 10, Thursday 8 June – Year 9

We will update you if we receive notification of any changes.

Important Information

Pasifika Families Shared Dinner

Noaˈia ˈe mạuri, Talofa lava, Kia Orana koutou katoatoa, Mālō e lelei, Taloha ni, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Ni sa bula vinaka, Halo olgeta, Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings!

Last week was Rotuman language week, and Samoan Language Week is coming up. We invite you to come and meet other Pasifika Families at Wellington High School, share some food and talk about what’s important to you and your family in 2023.

Monday 29th May, 6pm in the Wellington High School Library

Please bring your family and some food to share, and let us know you are coming by emailing

What’s happening?

The Flannel 

Last week, members of The Flannel editorial team (part of the year 13 Journalism class) attended a full day at Massey University with ākonga from other kura in Pōneke. A comms workshop in the morning, and a design workshop in the afternoon, allowed the team to think through incredible ideas for the 2023 edition!


22 students in our Level 1 Horticulture class visited Berhampore nurseries last Friday to see what a large-scale nursery looks like, and to hear about pathways available through WCC for horticulture in an urban setting. The rain just missed us and students asked plenty of awesome questions. A great way to spend a Friday afternoon!

Raise Up After School Activities

Raise Up is hosting a free space for 12-18 year olds after school. There will be snacks and challenges, or you can hang out and enjoy the free wifi. After school from 4.00pm-6.00pm as follows:

  • 31 May – Board games
  • 7 June – Cookie baking and eating

Where: The Community Centre, Te Pokapū Hapori at 105 Manners Street.

Raise Up is a youth programme where you get the opportunity to create events for other young people and help out in your community. It is a good way to get stuff to put on your CV, hang out with friends and develop  yourself. Come along and sign up, and check out @RaiseUpCentral Insta!  

He Kākano

A variety of classes and activities are happening this week, including ākonga using the cross trainer in PE, planting coriander in Horticulture and making paper karaka to practice telling the time using analog clocks in numeracy.



The Wellington regional Rockquest heats were held at Sacred Heart College last Saturday. This is the first stage in the national competition for the performance of original music. We had great representation at the event with WHS students from years 9-13 involved in eleven acts! A huge congratulations to Jaime Faisal and Kanya Farley (Year 10) who took out second place in the Solo/Duo category and the electronic assisted performance award. They will now be putting together a submission for national selection.

The bands Bleeding Star, Riversnake, The Local Misfits, Noise Destroys and The Side Characters have made it through into the top 12 regional bands. They will perform at the Wellington regional final at the Hunter Lounge (Victoria University) on 17 June from 7pm. Tickets are $10 for school students or $20 for adults through Eventfinda (plus booking fee) or at the door. Come along and support these awesome young musicians!

Hutt Valley Sports Awards

Last night, at the Hutt Valley Sports Awards, the Prime Minister awarded one of our ex students, Dr Ihakara Puketapu an Exceptional Service to Sport award. During his time at our school between 1948 and 1951, Kara was held with great revere by the students, for not only was made Head Prefect, he also chaired the school council and was also captain of both the First XI cricket and First XV rugby sides. He was placed on the WHS Wall of Fame in 2011.