Weekly Wrap Up

The Wrap Up (Week 11, Term 1 2024)

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and newly rebranded WHS creative writing and art website ‘Avocado Press’. Celebrate with our Junior and Senior underwater hockey teams and tune into the Principal’s end of term message. This and much more in this week’s Wrap Up. We wish all our whānau a restful and fun filled term break.

Important Dates

  • Monday 29 April – Term 2 starts
  • Thursday 2 May – Senior Parents Evening (2.00-6.00pm)
  • Monday 13 May – Junior Parents Evening (2.00-6.00pm)
  • Friday 31 May – Teacher Only Day – school will be closed
  • Monday 3 June – Monarch’s Birthday – school will be closed
  • Tuesday 4 June – NCEA Teacher Only Day – school will be closed
  • Monday 10 June – Open Evening for 2025 – school finishes at 3pm
  • Friday 28 June – Matariki holiday – school will be closed
  • Friday 5 July – End of Term 2

Important Information

Principal’s message

Dominic’s end of term Principal’s message is now online here.

Term 1 reports

Term 1 reports have been emailed to all parents and caregivers this week and are also available for download from the parent portal. 

Senior Parents Evening

Parents’ Evening for Years 11-13 will be taking place next term, on Thursday 2 May 2.00-6.00pm. School will finish at 1.20 pm for all students on that day.

To make a booking please visit

Our Careers Advisor, Chuni Bhikha, will also be available if you would like to make a booking to see him.

We run all our interviews across three rooms: the Library, Drama Room and Riley Centre. If you would like to request a quiet space for your interviews, or if you have a disability that requires a carpark to be available close to the building, please contact Alison Jeffery on

New Bike Racks

New bike racks have been installed by the Tech Block (car park area).  These are available for both students and staff.  If you already have a padlock in situ on the old bike racks, please remove this as soon as possible as these racks will be dismantled during the term break.

What’s happening?

Avocado Press


Fresh Avocado is dead! – long live Avocado Press, the new, student-run incarnation of the WHS creative writing (and now art) website. The first ever edition features writing from Lorna Clarke, Liam Mitchell, Max McNaughtan, Maia, and Sparrow Driver-Burgess, in addition to artwork from CraftCat, Leila Cook, Nico Fraser. Jenny Easton and Alex Dene.

Congratulations to all of these students, and to the team of students who have successfully wrested control of this website from the grasp of teachers! 


Underwater Hockey Pre-season Blitz Tournament 

Wellington High School had 5 teams competing over the weekend of 5-6 April with great success. The Junior Open teams came 1st and 2nd, the Senior Open team came 1st in their grade, the Senior Girls team came 1st in their grade, and the Junior Girls finished 7th in their grade.

On Sunday it was announced that Oliver Necklen and Finlay Necklen (Year 13 2023) have been selected to compete in the NZ U19 Men’s teams at the UWH World Championships in Kuala Lumpur in July. 


It has been a busy Term 1 for the careers and pathways team.  We have had some amazing opportunities and events that have been offered to our Wellington High School students during this term.

Here are some of the latest career events and opportunities for the beginning of Term 2.

Upcoming Events and Dates

  • The Learning Place – Communication and Teamwork commences 30 April – 1 May 2024.  Security Course commences 5 June – 7 June 2024, Group Leadership Course commences 10 June – 11 June 2024, Work Ready Barista commences 2 July – 3 July 2024
  • Yoobee school holiday and NCEA credit courses on offer for Terms 2 & 3 (Interest Open)
  • University of Otago – Information Evenings, Wednesday 29 May | 6 pm – 8:30 pm & Thursday 30 May | 6 pm – 8:30 pm (Save the Date)
  • Future Student Leaders Academy 6 -13 July 2024 – (Applications Now Open)
  • Tech Step – Girls in Games – 1-day Programme for July School Holidays – (Interest Open)
  • Wellington Women In Trades Free Event – August 2024 (TBC)
  • Girl Boss (Register Your Interest – Now Open)
  • Zeal Wellington Event Management – (Applications Now Open)
  • School to Skies NZDF Wahine Camp – (Applications open 29 April)

For further information on these upcoming events please read the Careers Newsletter