Weekly Wrap Up

The Wrap Up (Week 4, Term 2 2024)

Join us as we congratulate our impressive Year 13 winners of the Stemm Student Challenge.  Sign up to the annual WHS Open Evening sessions and check out the slideshow from last week’s University Pathway presentation. This and more in this week’s Wrap Up.

Important Dates

  • Monday 27 MayThursday 30 May – Corequisite exams for some students in Years 10 – 13.  A modified timetable will run this week with periods 1-3 before lunch at 12.20pm and periods 4 and 5 after lunch from 1.20pm
  • 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

Open Evening 2024 

Our Open Evening will take place on Monday 10 June. We will be offering three sessions. Tickets for all sessions must be pre-booked.

  • 4.30pm – tour followed by Principal’s address at 5.45pm
  • 6.00pm – tour followed by Principal’s address at 7.15pm

To book, click here:

For our rangatahi Māori and those akongā passionately interested in learning in Te Ao Māori spaces, we offer the following programme:

  • 4.30pm – Welcome, kai and kōrero from our senior Māori students and kaiako involved in Toi Māori, Māori Performing Arts, Te Reo Māori, Kapa Haka, Waka Ama. Hosted by Te Whānau a Taraika in Taraika Marae, followed by tours around the kura at 6pm and Principal’s address at 7.15pm

To book, click here:


Health New Zealand

Te Whatu Ora have advised that winter illnesses are taking hold with ‘flu season’ arriving earlier than normal. Aotearoa is also at a high risk of a measles outbreak as immunisation rates have dropped. Te Whatu Ora advise that the best protection against measles is the MMR vaccine and have provided information about measles symptoms and vaccination here.

What’s happening

NCEA Literacy and Numeracy Co-requisite Assessments

A requirement of gaining any level of NCEA is achieving 3 co-requisite exams. There is one Numeracy assessment and two Literacy – Reading and Writing. The first round of these assessments are running next week on the following days:

Monday 27 May 8.45am to 10.45am          Numeracy (Seniors)

Monday 27 May 1.20pm to 3.20pm            Numeracy (Juniors)

Tuesday 28 May 1.20pm to 3.20pm           Reading  (Juniors)

Wednesday 29 May 1.20pm to 3.20pm     Writing (Bradwell, Howell, Kelly Juniors and                                                                                      Seniors)

Thursday 30 May 8.45am to 10.45am       Reading (Seniors)

Thursday 30 May 1.20pm to 3.20pm         Writing (McKelvey, Riley, Royal Junior)

Students that are sitting any of these this term, and their parents, have already been advised. We ask all students to move quietly around the school during the week. 


STEMM Student Challenge

Year 13 students Iris Guilleminot, Toby Page, Marissa Burnette and Luka Scott represented Wellington High School in the teams competition against 36 other teams from schools in the region. By the closest of margins the team were the senior winners. A junior team also competed and although they didn’t win, they had fun and did quite well. They were near the top of the box but not in the whisker.



Another great week in the ‘world of careers’.  We have added a few new opportunities in the newsletter this week.  Please make sure that you check the dates and times of events coming up if you are thinking about registering your interest as these opportunities fill up quickly.

Please take the time to read this week’s Careers Newsletter

University Pathways presentation – Mon 20 May 6-7pm

This session was advertised to Year 12/13 families and approx 450 people registered with about 400 attended. The session went very well, there was a lot of information and a number questions.

Click the link to see the presentation. If you have any questions about it, please contact Chuni at