Weekly Wrap Up

The Wrap Up (Term 4, Week 6)

This Wrap Up brings some exciting career opportunities for students, as well as the success of WHS’s team in the Ethics Olympiad! We also have some information regarding hosting international students, and another reminder of the PPTA meeting on Tuesday.

Important Dates

  • Monday 21 November: NCEA Teacher only day (Accord day 8) – school closed
  • Tuesday 29 November: PPTA – Paid Union Meeting – late start (see below for details)
  • 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.

What’s Happening?

Have You Thought About Hosting An International Student?

Homes are needed for students coming for terms one and two next year.  They are boys from Germany, Mexico and Columbia and a girl from Germany. Open up the world for your family and be a part of enriching and transforming lives.

We are looking for homestay families who are inclusive, caring, supportive and willing to share their home and Kiwi life with a student. Visiting students want to experience day to day life with a New Zealand family and to feel a part of the family.

The 2023 homestay fee will be $320 per week.

After hosting more than 50 students a homestay Mum summarised the experience saying: “Hosting students opened up the world for our family. I can’t think of the word to really describe how enriching the whole experience is.”

Enquiries to: Di Jordan,, 021 020 63860 or 04 385 8911 ext 781

He Kākano

The senior students visited Te Papa then walked along the waterfront. They focused on areas such as introduced species in the Te Taiao exhibition and Bush City, to see the ancient volcanic rocks and native plant species. Later this week, two members from the Royal New Zealand Ballet taught the students dance in He Kākano, using routines from their latest productions.


Ethics Olympiad

Last Friday, a group of self-motivated Year 10 students spent the entire day considering ethical conundrums alongside schools from across Aotearoa. After a day of discussion and debate, the WHS team placed second out of ten teams, gaining a silver medal and an invitation to the ‘International Round’ next February. A huge congratulations to these students, both those who competed and those who have spent the whole year supporting their preparation for this event.

Students competing: Mia Sharma, Phillipa Thorburn, Jussa Aschenberger, Jacob Carr Supporting: Ollie Butcher, Maia Brown, Joe Field


Youth Development Programme

Youthline Wellington’s Youth Development Programme is a Gateway Programme in Level 3 Youth Work for students in Years 12 and 13. The programme is run in Porirua from 1pm – 3pm and Wellington Central from 4pm – 6pm each Wednesday in Terms 2 and 3. Students can opt into our Extension Option, which continues into Term 4, to earn their full Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work. 

During Terms 2 and 3, students can earn 31 credits in Level 3 Youth Work. If students continue to our Extension Option they can earn an additional 14 credits (45 credits total) and their full Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work. Through the programme, young people will learn about Youth Work values, practices and skills and will support Youthline Wellington to deliver an event on a topic of their choice for other young people in their community.

Please email if you are keen to apply.

Apprenticeship Opportunity

We are now accepting applications for an Electrical apprenticeship with Millars Electrical for 2023

  • Applications are now open for the positions of electrical apprentices and close 25th November 2022
  • Position starts 1st February 2023
  • Electrical apprenticeships are academic based and require minimum level 2 NCEA in Maths and Science
  • Time frame for the apprenticeship is 3 ½ to 4 years

To register your interest please email your CV to , for information on Millars Electrical refer to the website