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Weekly Wrap Up (Term 4, Week 9)

In the final wrap up of the year, share Friday’s celebrations at Junior Prizgiving and enjoy the range of activities our Junior students undertook during the short course programme. We also look ahead to 2021 with a link to the term dates. Most importantly, however, we wish all our families and whānau a restful and relaxing break over the summer.

Important Dates

We wish all our families and whānau a relaxing summer and a peaceful holiday.

For 2021 Term Dates please see:

To read Dominic’s end of term 4 Principal’s message please click here.

Important Information

Junior Prizegiving

To see photos from Friday’s Junior prizegiving, visit the gallery here.

A list of our prizewinners can be found here.

Congratulations to all our prizewinners and thanks to the friends and whānau who made Friday’s event a great celebration at the end of an unusual year.

Support over the holiday period

The counselling team hope everyone has a safe and happy time over the holidays doing plenty of things that make you feel good and recharge the batteries ready for 2021!

Remember, if you need to talk to someone over the holidays you can call or text 1737 for free any time.

If more urgent support is required, you can call the after hours mental health service Te Haika on 0800 745 477 or for an immediate response dial the emergency services on 111.

If you would just like some resources and tools to help get you through, check out this website – Melon.

Mauri ora, Maeve, Lloyd and Nikki

Meningitis awareness

Meningitis is a dangerous bacterial infection that can be life-threatening and deadly in just a few hours.  People who survive meningococcal disease often have serious long-term effects. The Ministry of Health recommends that young people living in close together in places such as halls of residence be immunised against meningitis.  We include the Ministry of Health’s brochure regarding meningitis and vaccines available to your child as they perhaps move on with their tertiary education for your information.


International student receives regional recognition

Congratulations to our international student Shoko Ueshima from Japan who won the Wellington International Student Excellence Award for sport. Reward for her mahi and commitment to getting the very best out of her year at Wellington High School.






What’s happening?

He Kākano 

A lot of highlights for our last week of term! Junior short courses were a success with a visit to the SPCA and Neko Neru Cat Cafe, mosaic crafting and dancing antics at our Awesome Squad party. We also took a trip to Animates to purchase our fish tank for some He Kākano resident guppies in 2021. We also held a farewell to three student leavers; Rohan Lane-Turnbull, Cameron Mundy-Smith and Jesse Auelua. It is sad to see our students go but a celebration of their time at WHS and how much they have flourished.

Short Courses 

Year 9 and 10 students spent Monday-Wednesday this week taking a range of short courses. The pictures below give insight into just a few of the wide-ranging creative activities that students participated in.

Art: Courses included mural painting, Fish prints and Mural painting.

Climate Activism: Here are some ideas from Scarlett and Mila to encourage you to have a more sustainable Christmas

Japanese culture: This included Ikebana, Shodou, Okonomiyaki, Kimono and Taiko drumming

Succulent gifts:

Mountain running: The Mountain Running short course students were out hitting the trails in some marginal weather from Monday to Wednesday. Our adventures culminated in an epic 11.7km run Polhill to Brooklyn wind turbine loop. A couple of students opted for a ‘recovery’ session on the treadmills instead completing 10-15km each. Well done to Salvador, Ashton, Theo, Patrick, Daniel, and Skye.


From the Garden

In the final few weeks the garden has produced a wealth of crops, from strawberries to cabbages plus an incredible number of sweet peas and other flowers.

The garden shed was gift wrapped for Christmas and the sunhats are washed and ready for 2021. Have a wonderful summer.