Weekly Wrap Up

The Wrap Up (Term 4, Week 5)

The week we are able to share the sports and cultural photos taken earlier in the term! We also have some updates from He Kākano, as well as some important information regarding a paid union meeting coming up in two weeks.

Important Dates

  • Monday 21 November: NCEA Teacher only day (Accord day 8) – school closed
  • Tuesday 29 November: PPTA – Paid Union Meeting – late start
  • Friday 2 December: NCEA exams end
  • Friday 9 December: Junior Prizegiving in Herengatahi groups 
  • Friday 9 December: End of Term 4

Important Information

PPTA – Paid Union Meeting 

The Executive of the Post Primary Teachers’ Association has directed members covered by the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (STCA) and the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement (ASTCA) to attend a round of regional paid union meetings (PUM) held under the provisions of Section 26 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.

The meeting for PPTA members at Wellington High School will be held on Tuesday 29 November at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua.

To facilitate the meeting, we are asking families to make alternative arrangements for periods 1 – 3 (8.45am-12.20pm) where possible. Supervision will be available at school for those students whose families are unable to make alternative arrangements. If your student requires supervision during this time please contact Jess McKnight (

Normal timetable will resume at 1.20pm for periods 4 and 5. School buses will run as normal at the end of the day.

Students in He Kākano will continue with their end of year programme.

Sports and Cultural Photos

If your student was involved in a sport or co-curricular activity this year, then you may wish to download their group photos. Click on the link here, browse the gallery then enter your email address and the PIN 8197 to download images. The gallery will be available until the end of December.

Principal’s Message

“I speak relatively frequently about our priority areas of Whānau, Excellence, Respect and Ora and we believe strongly that these areas are a good template for success at our kura. If we take each of these individually, then firstly, we want our students to build their connections to whānau – in other words, family and community matter and being a part of that family and community and negotiating the relationships to do that is a measure of success.”

Dominic’s Principal’s message looking at the senior prizegiving and reflecting on the notion of success is now online.
Read it here!

What’s Happening?

He Kākano

The students are learning potato cooking techniques every Monday. They researched different potato dishes and have made boiled spuds, fritters, fries and bread is on the menu next week. They are working on knife skills, measurement and kitchen hygiene practices.  



He Kākano senior students competed against other Wellington colleges in the AWD Floorball competition this week. They made it to the semi-final with some strong defence.


Year 10

At this time of the year, we are running a 1 period Careers Update session for all Year 10 students. This involves students looking at themselves (About Me) with the idea that, if they can feel confident and self aware about themselves, then this hopefully helps them to identify areas of work/jobs that they feel might suit them looking ahead. 

They will be …

  • Updating information about Skills and subject strengths
  • Commenting/assessing their own personal qualities
  • Noting some of their interest /hobby activities
  • Think about their career values – what they think they would like in a job

Then …

  • Look up job ideas, read about them and then save those of interest – creating a list
  • Put the list in a rank order of preference
  • Explore the important subjects needed for their top 3 job ideas
  • Reflect on whether they have chosen appropriate subjects for 2023.