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    • The Wrap Up (Week 3, Term 2 2024)
      • Join us in welcoming our eight new international students from a wide range of countries. Sign up to our annual Open Evening sessions and check out our university information sessions for Year 12 and 13 students in this week's edition of the Wrap Up.

    • The Wrap Up (Week 2, Term 2 2024)
      • Congratulate Paul Austin on his impressive NZQA Top Scholar award in Painting. Sign up for the Young, Free and Pacific annual event at Massey and join with us to bid farewell to Edward Meredith, a highly regarded member of WHS staff and Year 13 Dean, who is embarking on a new teaching chapter in Rotorua. This and much more in this week's Wrap Up.

    • The Wrap Up (Week 1, Term 2 2024)
      • Tap into your inner artist and get creative for the annual Blank Canvas Exhibition. Be transported to Verona with our talented Shakespeare Society and cheer on our Junior students in the second round of the Otago Maths Competition. Learn about our participation in a Transport Pilot aimed at creating a low carbon future and line up your questions for an upcoming NCEA webinar. All this and much more in this week's Wrap Up!

    • The Wrap Up (Week 11, Term 1 2024)
      • Immerse yourself in the vibrant and newly rebranded WHS creative writing and art website 'Avocado Press'. Celebrate with our Junior and Senior underwater hockey teams and tune into the Principal's end of term message. This and much more in this week's Wrap Up. We wish all our whānau a restful and fun filled term break.

    • Principal’s Message – End of Term 1, 2024
      • Kia ora koutou I have written to whānau on a couple of occasions about the new government regulations for cell phone use in schools and the need for schools to have a policy in place for cell phone usage at school. Earlier this term we shared a draft cell phone policy with our teachers, students […]

    • Principal’s Message – End of Term 1, 2024
      • Kia ora koutou I have written to whānau on a couple of occasions about the new government regulations for cell phone use in schools and the need for schools to have a policy in place for cell phone usage at school. Earlier this term we shared a draft cell phone policy with our teachers, students […]

    • The Wrap Up (Week 9 & 10, Term 1 2024)
      • With only one week remaining before the end of Term 1, join us to congratulate our students on their impressive fundraising efforts during Relay for Life and applaud the accolades received in the National Youth Jazz Competition. Check out the exciting and creative updates on the WHS Art and Culture social media channels. This and much more in this week's Wrap Up.

    • The Wrap Up (Week 8, Term 1 2024)
      • Immerse yourself in the poetic talents of former students while celebrating an audio-visual anthology of art by young New Zealanders. Check out upcoming webinars designed by the Real Parents team to support whānau with teens and remember to sign up to Learning Conversations. This and more in this week's 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

    • The Wrap Up (Week 6, Term 1 2024)
      • Join our Dragon Boat Teams on the water for the Wellington Dragon Boat Festival. Celebrate International Women's Day with our students at Parliament. Find out more about First Foundation Scholarship Programmes and fly high at the National Vert Junior Inline Skating Championships and much more in this week's Wrap Up.

    • Principal’s Message – Mid-Term 1, 2024
      • Bill Alington, the architect who designed what some of our students term as the ‘gulag’ style blocks but which many of us know as brutalist style, died last week. I attended his funeral along with many others and the speakers focused on Bill but also on his designs. Wellington High School featured prominently in the […]

    • Lockdown exercise completed
      • 11.29am We have completed our lockdown exercise and all students, staff and persons on-site are safely accounted for. Everyone did extremely well and responded to instructions. I would like to personally thank you for your support while we conduct these practices. Kind regards Dominic Killalea, Principal

    • 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!

    • The Wrap Up (Weeks 3 & 4, Term 1 2024)
      • Experience the energy from Rā Aroha as students signed up to sports and clubs for 2024. Find out about Year 12's visit to Zealandia, and look at careers opportunities for senior students. Why not consider hosting an International Student or signing up for free courses with the Community Education Centre. All this and more in this Wrap Up!

    • Metlink – update for Term 1 2024
      • Metlink update – Term 1 2024 Starting 28 January 2024: Buses return to full timetables on routes 1, 7, 23, 24, 25, 29, 32. Route 18 off-peak frequency increases to every 30 minutes, with additional services scheduled for Wellington High School. Morning services leave Karori at 7.46, 8.00 and 8.15 arriving WHS 8.22, 8.36 and […]

    • Start of year information for 2024
      • Kia ora koutou, The following information,regarding the start of year in 2024, was sent to parents and caregivers of all enrolled students on Monday 18 December 2023. New Year 9 students New Year 10-13 students Returning Year 10-13 students Please ensure you check your spam folder and add no-reply@whs.school.nz to your safe email address list.

    • The Wrap Up (Weeks 7-10, Term 4 2023)
      • Term may have ended but it's not too late to reflect on the busy and successful final weeks of term. From Toi Whakaari graduations and Wellington Trades Academy awards to success in animé and our Year 9 and 10 celebrations, what better way to end the year than with a Wrap Up that is bursting with energy and achievement. We wish all our whānau a relaxing and restorative summer break and look forward to 2024.

    • Principal’s message – End of Term 4, 2023
      • Ka tangi te Titi Ka tangi te Kaka Ka tangi hoki ahau Tihei Mauri Ora I received the very sad news late last Friday of the passing of Tūroa Royal. Tūroa was the Principal of Wellington High School from 1978 to 1986 and he died last Tuesday, 28 November, at the age of 88 in […]

    • The Wrap Up (Term 4, Week 6)
      • This week the Wrap Up brings news of achievements for current students, staff and alumni. From Matua Shannon's exhibition at Pātaka Arts + Musem, to an MPhil graduation from Cambridge University and our very own senior prize-winner lists for 2023, this Wrap Up is bursting with achievement in many forms. And if you are looking for something to work to of your own, why not consider joining WHS staff and students in the Aotearoa Cycle challenge for 2024?

    • The Wrap Up (Term 4, Week 5)
      • This week the Wrap Up brings you news of success at the SPOTYs and He Kākano's visit to the Police Museum. We also include important information for all senior students regarding NCEA Exam Derived Grade Applications.

    • Principal’s Message – Mid-Term 4, 2023
      • For Dominic’s mid-term Principal’s message, he is sharing his speech from our Year 13 Senior Celebration Evening, held on Monday 30 October. If you would like to read the original Nick Cave article that Dominic refers to below, please visit The Red Hand files. Tēna koutou katoa This evening’s celebration represents work from students in […]

    • The Wrap Up (Term 4, Week 4)
      • In this week's Wrap Up we share photos from the Senior Celebration Evening and senior Final Assemblies. We celebrate our senior Art students' achievements in their end of year exhibition and follow He Kākano as they visit local cafes to practise ordering kai. We share our own canteen's Kindo app, offering the convenience of online ordering.

    • The Wrap Up (Term 4, Week 3)
      • This week's Wrap Up features the work of Year 13 DVC students, and celebrates success for two former WHS staff members. Find out more about Learning Opportunities week and link to the photo galleries for recent events. All this and more in this week's Wrap Up.

    • The Wrap Up (Term 4, Week 2)
      • In this week's Wrap Up you are invited to the Senior Art Exhibition, a chance to view all NCEA Visual Arts submissions for 2023. This week we celebrate NZSD success, an amazing effort from a student in support of Tamatha Paul's election campaign and we join He Kākano out on the turf.

    • The Wrap Up (Term 4, Week 1)
      • This week the Wrap Up hits the red carpet at The Shonas, celebrating the launch of The Flannel and the mahi of our senior Media, Moving Image Culture and Journalism students. In this weeks' Wrap Up you can buy a ticket to the Library concert on Monday 16 October, or register your attendance for our senior prize-giving assemblies. Read about achievements in Art and the latest library lunchtime lecture from former student Cadence Chung. All this and much, much more in the first Wrap Up of Term 4.

    • The Wrap Up (Term 3, Weeks 9 & 10)
      • The final two weeks of term were fast and furious! From EPro8, to political debate, staff vs students sports to our shared dinner for families of refugee and migrant students, not forgetting the return of the Music Evening, there was a lot going on. Catch up on it all in this bumper Wrap Up!

    • Principal’s Message – End of Term 3, 2023
      • Term three is always an exciting and tiring time at WHS when not a week seems to pass without some quite monumental happenings. This term started with another successful Blank Canvas exhibition with lots of wonderful pieces of Art displayed and sold! Winter sports ended and some teams travelled to Winter Tournament week. Then we […]

    • The Wrap Up (Term 3, Week 8)
      • This week we re-visit OutLoud and follow some of our sports teams on Winter Tournament week. We catch up with the first alumni reunion held in Auckland and celebrate our former students' successes at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington.

    • The Wrap Up (Term 3, Weeks 5-7)
      • The Wrap Up is back, and in this mega wrap we share Toi Māori's kōwhaiwhai inspired sign for Taka Kai the WHS canteen, and share details of the canteen's Kindo app launch. We celebrate School Library week, share successes in Mathswell, Poetry Aotearoa, Japanese speech and Underwater Hockey, and join in celebrations for musical and sporting successes, both at home and overseas.

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