Weekly Wrap Up

The Wrap Up (Week 7, Term 1 2024)

Prepare to participate in great events and competitions over Neurodiversity Celebration Week, wearing your best rainbow colours. Sign up to Learning Conversations, then visit Wellington Museum and City Gallery with our Year 11 artists. Celebrate impressive sporting achievements at Waka Ama and CSW Athletics. This and much more in this week’s Wrap Up

Important Dates

  • Wednesday 27 March – Learning Conversations
  • Thursday 28 March – 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

Learning Conversations – Wednesday 27 March

The first Learning Conversations of 2024 take place on Wednesday 27 March and provide an opportunity for all students, their caregivers and rōpū teacher to reflect on the student’s wellbeing, engagement and progress. 

Learning Conversations will take place on Wednesday 27 March and will be held in person at school. Each Learning Conversation will take 15 minutes at most and bookings are available from 8.30am through to 4.10pm. Please support this event. Students should make an appointment to attend even if parents/whanau are unavailable.

– Bookings for Learning Conversations can be made at

– Bookings are made by choosing the year level then the rōpū teacher. Please note that we are only able to run one learning conversation per student.

– Other than attending their Learning Conversation, your student will not be attending school on 27 March.

New Zealand Traveller Declaration (NZTD)

The NZTD ( is an online system that travellers can use to complete a declaration before they travel into New Zealand. The new digital NZTD was launched in August 2023 and not many people know they can now do it online – replacing the paper card you used to fill out on the plane.


New Bus Stop – Te Herenga Waka

There is a new bus stop at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University.  The routes are 736 and 737.  Click here for a poster with all the information.

What’s happening?

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

18-22 March 2024 

The week aims to celebrate the strengths of neurodiverse people and reflect on how we can be more inclusive. 

Some events this week are:

  • T- shirt design competition  – check out the posters around school for more details.
  • Guest speakers and workshops during lunchtime
  • Pizza and Bake sale – Friday 22 March lunchtime 
  • Guess the jellybeans in the jar competition – all week
  • Wearing rainbow colours over the week to show your support

Look around the school for posters for more information.

Year 11 Art and Digital Art trip

Our Year 11 Art and Digital Art classes are taking a series of trips down to visit the Memory Lines x Te Ohanga exhibitions at Wellington Museum and City Gallery.  Linking with our current enquiry into local Taonga and Purakau, we got to experience contemporary and historical Taonga and create our own artworks using rimu, gold leaf, and silicon carbide.


Wellington Phoenix for Gabriel

Former student Gabriel Sloane-Rodrigues has made his A-League debut for the Wellington Phoenix, at the same time making history as the club’s youngest ever player!! In a match against Melbourne City, Gabriel took the field as a late substitute in the Phoenix’s 1-0 defeat.


WHS Sports Results

On Wednesday 6 March, six students attended the College Sport Wellington Athletics Qualifying event. Our athletes performed exceptionally! WHS won both Junior High Jump competitions with Raffi Holden jumping 1.55m and Ava Laing jumping 1.35m. We also won both the female Junior and Intermediate Javelin events. Edie Johnston threw 18.77m to win the juniors, and Evie Baird threw a huge 29.46m to win the Intermediate event. Many other first, second and third places were secured and we are looking forward to seeing our athletes compete again at the Regional Athletics competition on 19 March!

The Waka Ama Regional Competition was held over the weekend. Congratulations to the boys who won the W6 500.

Next week is summer tournament week. Over 100 students will be representing WHS in futsal, volleyball, waka ama and floorball tournaments across the country – good luck teams!


Here is the latest Careers & Pathways NewsletterIf any of these fantastic opportunities spark your interest please see Chuni Bhikha located in the Year 13 Dean’s office located by Student Services or Paula Willis (Gateway Co-ordinator) to register your expression of interest.


Akotech CodeCamps – Early discounts 

Our holiday camp allows children from the ages of 7-12 to develop 21st century skills in a fun and action packed environment. Create and train your own AI Avatars, make games, code robots & go to work for a simulated Tech Gaming Studio to build games for a big pretend client.

Develop confidence & initiative through design, creativity, solving problems, presenting & collaboration. Create your own games, worlds and apps to make our world a better place.

We also have Literati Lab just for girls

Venue: Queen Margaret College, Thorndon

Dates: 15 – 18 April & 22- 26 April

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EarlyBird Save Up to 21% until 22 March

Siblings Save 6%

Art Camp