Wellington High School has managed to squeeze a lot into the second to last week of Term 1.
- 11 April : JUNIOR Parent/Teacher Evening
- 12 April : Year 10 Touch Tournament. All year 10 students will be involved and anyone with an inclination for riveting live action sports are welcome to attend.
- 13 April : SENIOR Parent/Teacher Evening
- 15 April : Last day of Term 1
- 2 May : First day of Term 2
- 16 – 20 May : Shakespeare Society Production
PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS
Parent Teacher Interviews are coming up next week with Juniors on Monday 11 April and Seniors on Wednesday 13 April
Bookings can be made at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz with the code 8vpsc
ISLAND BAY BUS
From Monday 11th April 2016,
the #726 will will depart Island Bay – Reef Street
stop at 7.55am. This change means that the timing for a
ll stops will change to be 10 minutes earlier than current.
New trip times will show on www.metlink.org.nz
and electronic information boards from Thursday 14th
HOLIDAYS DURING TERM – REMINDER
Please remember that if you have a holiday planned during the term, that you will need to notify the Principal. This can be done via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ministry of Education codes mean that this is coded as G – holiday during term time. On the parent portal, this will be an Unjustified absence.
Sigrid Berge, who is a Year 12 student has received a scholarship to a United World College in Armenia, Dilijan. There are 15 UWC’s in total around the world, where students attend from all across the world to gain global and cultural perspectives on world issues as well as address environmental challenges, on top of normal school curriculum. The school teaches an IB programme. Sigrid will be attending this school for two years starting in September.
YOUNG PHYSICISTS AUDITION AND SUCCESS
Following Wellington High’s success in the New Zealand Young Physicist’s Tournament held in Auckland in March where we won bronze medals, Jack Tregidga and Rose MacKenzie were selected for the NZ squad. Among the 8 students selected, Rose was the only Year 12 student. The others were all Year 13 – from Auckland Grammar, Onslow College, Burnside High and Riccarton.
A busy and stressful audition process selected the team of five students who will represent New Zealand at the tournament in Russia in June. Congratulations to Jack Tregidga, who has now earned the rare and significant honour of representing his country twice in successive years. (Jack captained the NZ team in Thailand in 2015). Jack joins three students from Auckland Grammar and one from Onslow College.
He will be investigating a sound-sensitive flame, methods of measuring the refractive index of a piece of glass using a laser pointer and he will be explaining why a super ball bounces back at you when you throw it under a table.