Weekly Wrap Up

The Wrap Up (Term 4, Week 2)

This week we farewell our senior students, while welcoming our new turf with a blessing performed by the 1981 WHS Dux Danny Karetea-Goddard. As well as that, we celebrate some sporting achievements as school wraps up for our senior students.

Important Dates

  • Monday 31 October – Friday 4 November: Senior Opportunities Week
  • Monday 31 October: Senior Celebration Evening for Year 13 students and whānau
  • Monday 7 November: NCEA exams start
  • Friday 11 November: Year 8 Experience afternoon school closes at 12.00pm for Juniors
  • Monday 14 November: Board meeting 6pm
  • Tuesday 15 November: NCEA Teacher only day (2023 planning) – school closed

Important Information

Monday 31 October 6pm – Senior Celebration Evening

We are celebrating the end of school for our Year 13 differently this year. All Year 13 and whānau are invited to our Senior Celebration Evening. This is where the ‘First in Subject’ and Special Prizes will be awarded, and will include a celebration of all our Y13 leavers. 

Year 13 whānau are invited to book tickets for the Senior Celebration evening here.

Final magazine orders

The 2022 magazine will soon be heading to the printers!

If you haven’t done so yet, it’s not too late to order your copy ($20 each). Please email Student Services before the end of the day on Friday 4 November.

What’s Happening? 

New Turf

The turf was completed and was blessed on Tuesday morning. The blessing of the turf was performed by the 1981 WHS Dux and first XV rugby captain Danny Karetea-Goddard on behalf of mana whenua. 

Ngā Manaakitanga

On Thursday, the final session of Ngā Manaakitanga saw ākonga and tutors come together to celebrate all their hard mahi. Ngā Manaakitanga is our academic mentoring programme for ākonga Maori and runs every Thursday, led by tutors from VUW and organised by Whaea Char and Suz.

He Kākano

One of our senior students has made a stylophone in electronics class. He was supported to create a circuit board that acts as a stylus-operated keyboard, connected to a speaker that produces different sounds. A junior made a Kawa Kawa wreath in Māori class and we had a group session in Communication class using a ball to practice maintaining eye contact.



One of our students, Dominique Gilling, has been selected to represent Aotearoa New Zealand in Equestrian in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin, Germany. It will be held from June 17-25, 2023. You can read more about the squad selection here.

World Skate Games 2022

Louis Newman is representing Great Britain in the Vert skateboarding discipline. He represented Australia in the 2019 Games in Barcelona. Louis passed through the UK on his way to Argentina and took out first place in a competition there over weekend. He is currently in Buenos Aires, and the next stage of the competition takes place through the week with heats on Friday, and finals over the weekend.