Weekly Wrap Up

The Wrap Up (Term 2, Week 5)

This week’s Wrap Up comes to you early thanks to the extra long weekend ahead! Another reminder about the Open Evening, which is filling up fast, and a summary of Dr Trisia Farrelly’s talk last Friday.

Important Dates

  • Friday 3 June – Teacher Only-Day — school will be closed. This is our annual Wellington Loop day which is a conglomerate of Wellington schools sharing best practice.
  • Monday 6 June – Queen’s Birthday — school will be closed
  • Monday 13 June – Open Evening for 2023 – school finishes at 3pm
  • Friday 24 June – Matariki Holiday – school will be closed

Important Information

Open Evening 2022

Open Evening 2022 will take place on Monday 13 June. We will be offering two sessions: 4.30pm and 6.00pm. Each session will offer a tour of the school and the opportunity to listen to the Principal’s address.

To book, please visit

Our Open Evening is filling up fast! If you are not able to book a ticket, please join the waiting list and we will contact you should places become available.

Health reminder: students who are sick, stay home

A reminder that WHS is following the advice from the Ministry of Health.

Anyone displaying flu or COVID-like symptoms should not be attending school and should seek further advice from their doctor or Healthline.

If students present to school as unwell, we will be asking parents and caregivers to come and pick their student up. Absences should be reported to or 043858911 ext 873 or via the school app.

What’s happening? 


Dr Farrelly Hui

Last Friday we had Dr Trisia Farrelly visit WHS for a lunchtime library hui. Dr Farrelly was a finalist last year for the 2021 Aotearoa Women Of Influence Awards, and she came to speak primarily to Year 13 Economics and Sociology classes about her role on the UN working group to reduce plastic production on the planet. It was open to all students though, and there was a good turnout from all year levels and interests across WHS.

Students heard about Trisia’s history in environmental anthropology in Aotearoa and the south pacific, including her contribution to achieve a ban on disposable plastic bags in New Zealand, and the stories behind her journey within environmental anthropology and politics. There were a great range of questions and thoughts offered by the students in attendance including the rise of values and responsibility within production in Aotearoa and the globe. Dr Farrelly was blown away by the depth of thought and contribution to the conversation by our student body and gave a selection of stirring messages to them:

“Your contribution is exceptionally powerful”

“It is ONLY through civil society pressure that we are at the stage we are at now”; “the pressure, endurance, passion from citizens, students, teachers, all people, are so important- you are the makers of change”

“And you can help add to this message and mahi. You can make submissions and do cleanups and provide your data on manufacturers products to: Zero waste network Aotearoa, Aotearoa Plastic Pollution alliance, Para Kore.” “You all can make a difference”.

Dr Farrelly has Published an open access book called ‘Plastic Legacies‘ and has made it available for all to access it who need it.
We thank Dr Farrelly for giving her time to visit and talk to our students.

He Kākano

We’re now in the middle of the term and our students are busy in a range of classes. Our workshop and fashion technology students are working on construction projects and our Communication Group continues to teach valuable life skills. 


Parent to Parent Workshop 

Parent to parent are running a free workshop for parents of children with disabilities or health issues, free for families who access disability support services.

Click here for more information!