Weekly Wrap Up

The Wrap Up (Week 5, Term 1 2024)

Visit our Hall of Fame and meet our most recent inductee, Cinnamon Chaney a former association football player who represented New Zealand. Experience the spirit of our vibrant Athletics Carnival and keep the momentum going with the WHS team in the Ride and Shine challenge. Find out how to register for Winter Sports and catch up on the Careers team’s latest news. All this and much more in this Wrap Up!

Important Dates

  • Monday 11 March – Board meeting 6pm
  • Wednesday 27 March – Learning Conversations
  • Thursday 28 March – Kāhui Āko – Teacher only day (school closed)
  • Friday 29 March – Good Friday (school closed)
  • Monday 1 April – Easter Monday (school closed)
  • Tuesday 2 April – MoE stipulated holiday (school closed)
  • Monday 8 April – Board meeting 6pm
  • Friday 12 April – End of Term 1

Important Information

ID Cards

To request an ID card, please complete the form at this link.

Please note you will need to enter your student’s school ID number. When you log in to the parent portal you will see this information in the top right hand corner below your student’s name.

Student ID cards may be used to secure discounts (e.g. bus travel), and provide proof of age (e.g. in cinemas). 

– Standard ID cards cost $10.

– Snapper ID cards cost $25 and provide a discount off a child fare for students who travel by bus (usually 25%).  

Once you have completed this form, your student’s account will be billed.  Payments can be made online via the Parent Portal or directly at the Student Services counter.  Alternatively you can pay by internet banking to the school account: 12-3141-0212924-00.  Please reference your student’s name and list ID Card on the transfer.  If students are paying by cash please give them the exact amount.  When the ID cards are ready, they will be distributed by the Rōpū tutors.  Please allow 10 working days from payment.

Please note that payment is required before the card can be ordered. 

If you have any questions, you can contact Student Services at e-mail:

Winter Sport registration

WHS Sport welcomes you to the 2024 winter season! You can now sign students up for term 2 and 3 sports on the sports portal.

Registration will close in a few weeks and charges will be added to accounts when students are placed in to teams at the start of term 2.

If students miss out on the sign up period, they can visit the sports coordinators in the sports office in the Tindall gym. If the sport that your student wishes to participate in is not shown on the portal, please see the sports staff or email them:

What’s happening?

Athletics Carnival

The annual WHS Athletics Carnival took place on Friday 23 February at Newtown Park. It was a day filled with great athletic endeavours, fashionable fun and cheerful attitudes.  Students participated in a wide range of activities and enthusiastically cheered on friends and classmates. To experience the spirit of the day, visit the photo gallery. 

Three significant result outcomes went to Raffi Holden, Ava Laing and Lena Horrocks. 

Raffi broke the U14 high jump record to record a significant 1.59m (previously held at 1.55m). Good luck to Raffi who will compete at the Secondary Schools Regionals. 

Ava smashed the U14 girls 1500m record in 5.24 mins (previously held at 6.04 mins) 

Lena recorded a time of 2.55mins for the 800m run (previously 2.59 mins). 

Congratulations to all our record breakers and awesome job to everyone who participated.


Clubs and activities for 2024

The confirmed list of clubs and activities for 2024 is now posted on your student’s rōpū Google classroom and on our website.

There is still an opportunity to download pictures of last year’s clubs and co-curricular groups. Click here and enter PIN 4537 to download.

Ride & Shine

The challenge is REAL – Wellington High School is currently in 5th place in the Wellington category!  There is still time to ride your bike, encourage others and add to our impressive 5947 challenge points.  Keep that motivation going.  Check out the Leaderboard and enjoy some healthy competition.


Climate Ambassador selection

Congratulations to Sam McPherson and Rosa Bingham who have been selected to be Year 13  Climate Ambassadors at the University of Waikato.  The programme brings together a community of students who will contribute to a better climate future.  The students will have the opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary hands-on workshops across varying climate issues, hear from leaders in the sector, as well as network with like-minded peers from different kura.


Wall of Fame welcomes Cinnamon Chaney

On 16 February, Cinnamon Chaney was inducted onto the Wall of Fame.  Cinnamon attended Wellington High School between 1982 and 1985. The year after leaving, she began playing football for Wellington, followed by her international debut for the Football Ferns in 1987. Overall Cinnamon played in 29 matches for the Football Ferns until the early 1990s, mainly in the position of sweeper. 

Her competitive spirit saw her excel in softball.  Between 1989 and 1994 she represented New Zealand as a fast outfielder. Her playing highlight came in 1990 when New Zealand  came second to the United States at the World Championship. 

Wellington Technical College reunion

On 21 February, 22 former Wellington Technical College graduates from 1937 to 1967 met up for lunch at a venue on the Kapiti coast.

Organised by WHS Archivist and Chair of the Friends of Wellington High School and Technical College Association, Carey Clements, it was the first of what is hoped to be several alumni luncheons this year.

The oldest former student at the gathering was Bettine Grafton (nee Elgar) former 1938 playing member of the Girl’s First XI hockey side, who turned 100 years old in December. Last week, Bettine’s younger sister, former Wellington Tech student and World War Two Women’s Auxiliary Air Force servicewoman, Pat Tie, turned 99.




The Careers team are now publishing a weekly Careers Newsletter with upcoming dates and events, opportunities, and career information. This information is shared with students at rōpū and displayed on notice boards around the school.