Weekly Wrap Up

The Wrap Up (Term 4, Week 5)

This week the Wrap Up brings you news of success at the SPOTYs and He Kākano’s visit to the Police Museum. We also include important information for all senior students regarding NCEA Exam Derived Grade Applications.

Important Dates

  • Monday 13 November: Board meeting 6pm
  • Tuesday 21 November: NCEA Teacher Only Day – School Closed
  • Thursday 30 November: Enrolled Year 8 experience afternoon
    • Classes end for Junior students at 12.00pm
  • Thursday 30 November: NCEA exams end
  • Monday 4 December: Normal Junior timetable resumes
  • Monday 11 December: Board meeting 6pm
  • Wednesday 13 December: Junior Prizegiving 10am
  • Wednesday 13 December: Term ends 12.00pm

Important Information

NCEA Exams – Derived Grade Applications

If you can not sit an exam and would like to apply for a derived grade, you will find information about eligibility, the application process and the application form on this NZQA website. The completed application form needs to be forwarded to Rebecca Rāpira-Davies at no later than 14 days after the last affected assessment date. 

If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, you should follow Ministry of Health guidelines. If you choose to isolate yourself for five days because you have COVID-19 and are unable to sit your examination(s) you can apply for a derived grade. In this case, the school will complete the form on your behalf as long as you provide evidence. Evidence should include a date stamped photo of yourself with your positive RAT result, and the text from the Ministry of Health acknowledging your COVID-19 result. 

Please contact Rebecca if you have any questions or need help with this process.

Principal’s Message – Mid-Term 4

For Dominic’s mid-term Principal’s message, he is sharing his speech from our Year 13 Senior Celebration Evening, held on Monday 30 October. Read it here.

IIf you would like to read the original Nick Cave article that Dominic refers to below, please visit The Red Hand files.


Mathematical Olympiad camp invitation for Theo Keith

Theo Keith has been invited by the NZ Mathematical Olympiad Committee to attend the January camp in St Cuthbert’s school in the United Kingdom. A big congratulations to him from us as this is a huge achievement. We wish you all the best!!! Kā rawe!!!

SPOTY success for WHS

WHS students were nominated across many categories at last weekend’s SPOTYs and came away with awards.

Our nominees were:

  • Floorball – Austin Kyne
  • Floorball – Frankie Coup
  • Football – Gabriel Sloane-Rodrigues
  • Underwater Hockey – Fin Necklin
  • Underwater Hockey – Oli Necklin
  • Underwater Hockey – Maddy Murdoch
  • Water Polo – Ollie Bond
  • Climbing – Io Arnold Clark
  • Fencing – Nolan Peterson
  • Volunteer of the year – Murray Chisholm – Underwater Hockey
  • Volunteer of the year – Vanessa Miller – Netball
  • Volunteer of the year – Kini Mitipelo – Football
And the winners were…..

Gabriel Sloane-Rodrigues (left) was named College Sport Wellington Footballer of the Year for the Wellington region, a fantastic achievement.  Gabriel is currently playing in the Under 17s Football World Cup.
Murray Chisholm was named Volunteer of the Year. Murray has been the energy and drive behind the WHS Underwater Hockey programme for the past 17 years and his stewardship has produced numerous regional and national UWH representatives.
We are proud of our WHS sporting whānau and look forward to many more succcess stories in years to come.

What’s happening?

He Kākano

A trip to the Police museum gave ākonga the opportunity to learn about the history of policing in Aotearoa, and practise how to take fingerprints using specialised kits. It was fun to try on different uniforms too! In other news, a senior student has been attending work experience at Advantage Tyre Solutions. He is learning how to carry out vehicle safety checks and tyre replacement.