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Weekly Wrap-Up (Term 1 – Week 6)

You can find out about the forthcoming Learning Conversations in this week’s Wrap Up. Make sure you read to the end for the round-up and photographs of last week’s Athletics Day!

Important Dates

NOTE: You can access the school calendar on our website: WHS School Calendar 

  • 26 March: FRIDAY timetable runs today
  • 29 March: Learning Conversations all day (with rōpū teachers)
  • 12 April: End of Term 1

Important Information

Learning Conversations: Friday 29 March

An email has been sent to all caregivers this afternoon about our first Learning Conversations of the year.  Please note:

  • Bookings can be made at using code xktku
  • 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.

Lift Access: Please note that we have no lift access at the moment and are awaiting a new lift. If you would usually require the lift, please email Alison Jeffery to request an accessible room. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Vomiting Bug

Please be aware that this week we have an increasing number of students away from school with a vomiting bug.

To stop sickness from spreading, it is important for you to keep your student at home when they are ill. Please do not let them come to school if they are showing signs of illness such as fever, a stomach ache or headache that will not go away. The Ministry of Health recommends that students who contract the vomiting bug be kept home for 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting.

In addition, to help prevent the spread of this bug, please remind your student of the importance of washing hands thoroughly with soap and water.

Year 9 – Language Carousel rotation

On Monday 11 March, Year 9 cohort will undergo a language rotation change. Rōpū teachers will hand out new timetables with the language change on Friday 8 March. Students are able to check their timetables on the portal.

What’s happening?

Place and Memory in Year 11 History

Year 11 History classes are currently studying “Place and Memory” in Wellington. As part of our exploration of this theme we hopped on a bus and headed down to Bolton St cemetery as well as a quick stop at Plimmer’s Ark. Students were encouraged to ask questions of our memorials to the past: How did people choose to remember using symbols on gravestones in the 19th century? What has been the myth-making about Wellington’s “founding father” John Plimmer? How can we use place-based History to inform our study of the past? Looking forward to next local history field trip!





Grant Robertson MP meets WERO Leaders

During Athletics Day, Grant Robertson MP came along to meet our WERO Leaders. With him came Charise Perez from St Mary’s who is the Youth MP working with him. They talked with our leaders about a whole range of topics, including mental health, NCEA and careers, all of which Youth MPOs will be advocating for this year. And of course, it’s always fun to talk through these issues while dressed as a banana!




Re-vegetation project: WHS needs your help!

Wanted! Bonded wool from food boxes to use as mulch on land cleared of weeds. We need as much of this material as the Wellington High School Community can supply all year long. Either leave it at the school garden gate or outside S502 any morning for collection.

We want to use this: 


To help create this: 

Entertainment Books

You can order online or you can hand your order form to student services with either cash or credit card details.  Membership costs $65 and $13 goes towards our general fundraising efforts.








Athletics Day 2019

A wonderful day was had by all the who attended our School Athletics Day on Friday 1 March.  The weather was perfect, and the students looked fantastic all dressed in their house colours. House chants were once again a mighty battle with Kelly coming out winners, and the competition was fierce and fun all at the same time at all the event stations.  A big thank you goes to our wonderful PE Department and all the staff that helped out on the day. Below are the overall results:


Athletic Champions for 2019

U14 Boys: Tyler Gold                              U14 Girls: Niamh Fyfe

U16 Boys: Lee Stanton-Barnett         U16 Girls: Zhane O’Dwyer

U19 Boys: William McLachlan           U19 Girls: Megan Valins

Seven school records broken!

Congratulations to the following students who set new WHS sports records at Athletics Day.

U14 Boys High Jump: Kahu Hutton new record 1.55m  

U14 Girls Javelin: Jha Naera new record 24.10m

U14 Girls Long Jump: Niamh Fyfe new record 4.33m

U16 Boys 1500m: Lee Stanton Barnett new record 4:41.3

U16 Boys Long Jump: Ari Koed-Chang new record 5.79m

U16 Boys High Jump: Tiopira Mulholland new record 1.66m

U19 Boys 200m: Thomas Woodward new record 24.27sec

House Competition results

Just one point separated 1st and 2nd place this year. It could not get any closer!

1st Kelly (Yellow) 535 House Points

2nd Howell (Green) 534 House Points

3rd Royal (Blue) 527 House Points

4th Riley (Red) 495 House Points



Western Zone Athletics

After Athletics Day we selected a team of 30 athletes to represent WHS at the CSW Western Zone Athletics held on Wednesday 6th March at Newtown Park.  All our athletes competed extremely well with some outstanding results.

1st Senior Boys High Jump: Fynn Hutson 1.65m

2nd Senior Boys 200m: Thomas Woodward 24.00sec

3rd Senior Boys 100m:  Thomas Woodward 11.86sec

3rd Senior Girls 800m: Liberty McIntyre-Reet 2:56.56


1st Intermediate Boys High Jump:  Tiopira Mulholland 1.65m

1st Intermediate Boys Long Jump: Ari Koed-Chang 5.87m

1st Intermediate Girls Javelin:  Zhane O’Dwyer 23.92

3rd Intermediate Girls Shot Put: Zhane O’Dwyer 9.40m


3rd Junior Boys Javelin:  Tyler Gold 22.13m

1st Junior Girls Javelin:  Frankie Coup 20.44m


A reminder to all those wishing to play Netball this year.  Registrations take place all next week, outside the Library at lunchtime.  You will need to provide us with the positions you prefer to play and contact details e.g. email and mobile number.

Trials for Netball take place in the Tindall Gym on the following dates:

Saturday 16 March

Junior 9-11.30am; Seniors 1-3.30pm

Saturday 23 March

Juniors 9-11.30am; Seniors 1-3.30pm