Weekly Wrap Up

The Wrap Up (Term 4, Weeks 5 & 6)

In this Wrap Up have opportunities to sign up for the Gateway Work Experience Program for 2022. The Visual Art portfolios have been added so you can view the outstanding work from our senior students, from photography to printmaking. As well as that, an update on the flourishing school garden!

Important Dates

  • Wednesday 1 December: Teacher-Only Day across Wellington secondary schools to prepared for NCEA changes — school closed
  • Monday 13 December: Board Meeting (6pm)
  • Term ends 15 December

Important Information

Applications for Gateway Work Experience now open for 2022

Yr 12 & 13 next year: If you are interested in work experience next year please complete an Expression of Interest form, the form can be found here:

The expression of interest form must be signed by a parent or caregiver and be accompanied by an up-to-date CV. 

Gateway work experience is for one day a week for a term or over a school holiday period. Being on Gateway you will achieve a minimum of 20 Level 2 or 3 credits on a Health and Safety course, a Work Ready course or Industry based unit standards. 

You must have good attendance and be self motivated, places are limited and some courses and work placements will start as soon as Term 1 next year so get your forms in asap. 

Different industries currently available:

  • Hospitality and Customer Service: Café/barista and retail
  • Trades: Construction, Cabinet making, Electrician, Plumbing, Mechanic, Panel beating
  • Radio, Live Sound & Event Management
  • Youth Services
  • Animal Care
  • Computer Repair
  • Horticulture
  • Landscaping
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Physical Trainer

Port Nicholson Rotary Goal Setter Awards 2022

The Rotary Club of Port Nicholson is inviting applications from top-flight goal-setter achievers for the annual Goal Setter Awards 2022. Eligibility for this award is open to anyone who is currently undertaking tertiary study in Wellington/Kapiti that started prior to 2021, with no age limit for applicants.

The award recognises individuals who can show a history of goal setting and goal achievement, while contributing service to others, and doing so while have to overcome significant barriers.

There is a $4000 cash award for the winners, four of which will be selected and receive the award in early March.

Applications close December 5th 2021, and application forms can be found by following this link:

What’s happening?

Visual Art portfolios

Visual Art students at Wellington High have been working hard to produce some pretty exciting artwork. Due to Covid restrictions we were unable to invite you to the actual exhibition, so we have put together slideshows of each year level taking NCEA for you to enjoy. We have chosen not to name the portfolios on purpose to respect those who want to keep their work anonymous. 

Level 1 Art and Level 1 Art Digital

Level 2, Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Printmaking

Level 3, Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Printmaking

November Garden Update

The garden had its summer crops planted last week, and the students have been weeding strawberries, adding the compost (made by the students) to the garden beds. The Rhubarb harvested was used in the crumbles made for Vincent de Paul meals.


WHS climbing to new heights!

Year 9 WHS student Io Arnold-Clark (9ASN) competed in the Climbing NZ National Bouldering Championships, held in Queenstown over two days at the end of October. They came first in the Youth B (U16) age category. The event is one of two selection events for the National Youth Climbing Team. Tino pai, Io!

Whitireia Tutor Award

Several WHS students have received the Tutor award in their various courses. Congratulations to Matt Hirst (Outstanding Attendance for Cooking Café Service), Ethan Johnston (Outstanding Attitude, Achievement, and Attendance for Engineering & Automotive), Kester Walker-Love (Superb Attendance and Engagement for Construction Mixed Trades), Sasha Piper (Most Outstanding Student for Salon Environment), Flynn Bell (Outstanding Attitude, Achievement and Attendance for Animal Care), and Manoj Patel (Outstanding Attitude, Achievement and Attendance for Engineering & Automotive).