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    • Metlink school bus routes for start of Term 1 2020
      • 6 Mar 2020
      • Wellington High School
      • Morning services 713 – Miramar – Kilbirnie – Newtown – Basin Schools             7:45  Miramar-DarlingtonRd (124)             8:36  BasinRes (sch)                        Daily 715 – Lyall Bay – Kilbirnie – Hataitai – Basin Schools             8:00  LyallBay-HungerfordRd (2)                8:28  BasinRes (sch)                        Daily 725 – Houghton Bay – Southgate – Island Bay – Basin Schools             7:45  HgtnBayRd nr Cave                           8:31  BasinRes (sch)                        Daily 726 – Island Bay – Owhiro Bay – Berhampore – Wellington High School             7:55  Esplanade opp Beach                        8:25  MasseyUni-WallaceSt (opp)    Daily             8:05  Island Bay-ReefSt at ShorlandPk        8:25  MasseyUni-WallaceSt (opp)    Daily 734 – Brooklyn – Kingston – Vogeltown – Basin Schools             7:50  OhiroRd at Bretby                             8:10  AdelaideRd at Basin (12)         Daily 736 – Karori (Wrights Hill) – Kelburn – Wellington College             7:40  KaroriMall-BeauchampSt                   8:13  BasinRes (sch)                        Daily             7:50  GippsSt at Cooper (sch)                     8:20  BasinRes (sch)                        Daily 737 – Karori – Kelburn – Wellington College & Wellington High School             7:43  Karori-AllingtonRd                            8:29  BasinRes (sch)                        Daily             7:45  Karori-AllingtonRd                            8:29  BasinRes (sch)                        Daily             7:47  Karori-AllingtonRd                            8:33  BasinRes (sch)                        Daily 743 – Wilton – Wadestown – Thorndon Colleges & Basin Schools             7:55  Wilton-SurreySt                                8:35  BasinRes (sch)                        Daily             8:00  Wilton-SurreySt                                8:40  BasinRes (sch)                        Daily 746 – Khandallah – Ngaio – Basin Schools – St Patrick’s College             7:35  HuttRd at Rangiora                           8:25  BasinRes (sch)                        Daily 764 – Karori – Wellington College             7:55  Karori-AllingtonRd                            8:43  BasinRes (sch)                        Daily 768 – Mairangi – Wellington, St Patrick’s & Rongotai Colleges             7:50  Mairangi-NorwichSt                          8:22  BasinRes (sch)                        Daily 770 – Kowhai Park – Kingston – Vogeltown – Basin & Kilbirnie Colleges             7:50  KowhaiPk-MitchellSt                         8:15  AdelaideRd at Basin (12)         Daily Afternoon services 718 – Wellington High School – Newtown – Seatoun           15:30  TaranakiSt (217)                              16:00  SeatounPk-HectorSt               Daily 719 – Wellington High School – Kilbirnie – Miramar North           15:30  WgtnHighSch (sch)                          15:56  ParkRd at Rotherham (86)       Daily 726 – Wellington High School – Berhampore – Owhiro Bay – Island Bay           15:25  WgtnHighSch (sch)                          15:44  IslandBay-ReefSt opp ShorlandPk                           Daily           15:30  WgtnHighSch (sch)                          16:10  IslandBay-ReefSt opp ShorlandPk                           Daily 734 – Brooklyn – Kingston – Vogeltown – Basin Schools           15:36  AdelaideRd at Basin (13)                 15:50  Brooklyn-A                             Daily 740 – Wellington College – Kelburn – Karori           15:30  TaranakiSt at AbelSmith                  15:58  Karori-KaroriRd                       Daily           15:31  TaranakiSt at AbelSmith                  15:59  Karori-KaroriRd                       Daily           15:32  TaranakiSt at AbelSmith                  16:00  Karori-KaroriRd                       Daily 742 – Basin Schools – Miramar Heights           15:40  BasinRes (sch)                                 16:18  MiramarShops-A                    Daily 769 – St Patrick’s & Wellington Colleges, Wellington High School – Northland – Wilton           15:38  TaranakiSt at AbelSmith                  16:10  Wilton-SurreySt                      Daily 770 – Basin Schools – Vogeltown – Kingston – Kowhai Park           15:49  AdelaideRd at Basin (13)                 16:29  KowhaiPk-MitchellSt              Daily
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    • Weekly Wrap Up (Term 4, Week 4)
      • 8 Nov 2019
      • Wellington High School
      • Important Dates 13 November: Friends of Wellington High School inaugural meeting (see below) 25 November: Board of Trustees meeting 3 December: NCEA exams end 6 December: Junior Prizegiving 6 December: End of Term 4 Important Information Invitation to Friends of WHS inaugural meeting – Wednesday 13 November What’s happening? Senior Prizegiving 2019 Senior prizegiving took place on Monday 4 November. Students, staff, family and whānau gathered in the Riley Centre for an uplifting celebration of  our senior students’ many successes. A gallery of photos from the evening can be seen here. A list of all our senior prizewinners can be read here.  Congratulations to every one of our prizewinners. Your wide-ranging achievements in all areas of school life bring to mind the whakatauki which Dominic quoted in his Principal’s speech: Tangata ako ana i te kāenga, te tūranga ki te marae, tau ana – A person nurtured in the community contributes strongly to society. Whakanuia photos now online Photos from our Whakanuia celebration of Māori achievement on 1 November are now online. You can view the gallery here. He Kākano visit to Island Bay Marine Education Centre  On Tuesday students from He Kākano caught the bus to the Island Bay Marine Education Centre-Bait House Aquarium. Victor Anderlini showed us around. He has been working there for a long time.   We got to touch the marine creatures in the Touch Tank, that was really fun. We fed the big fish in the large tanks and watched the octopus squeeze itself through small holes drilled in the interior wall of the aquarium. The octopus has started laying eggs on the inside of the tank.                  Senior Ball photos online A gallery of photos from the Senior Ball can be seen here. To view the full collection of photos from the Ball, please click here. If you wish to download photos, the password is 2019. Papa Taiao Earthcare On Monday morning Caleb Anderson O’Brien and Nicholas Maloney from the WHS Papa Taiao sustainability and enterprise course were on RNZ’s ‘Nine to Noon’ programme. They were interviewed about their enterprise which reuses old real estate signs to make tracking tunnels to monitor pests and native animals. So far they have successfully sold more than 150 tunnels to DOC and Predator Free Wellington so far. To listen to the full interview, click here.   Achievements Powering Potential success Congratulations to Year 12, Lydia Acton who has been selected for the Royal Society’s ‘Powering Potential 2019’ to be held in Wellington from 16-18 December. Lydia is one of 40 students nationally who have been selected for this programme. Powering Potential gives students in Year 12 and 13, who are passionate about science and technology, the opportunity to work in teams to tackle scientific issues. Lydia, with her experience of captaining the New Zealand IYNT team in Georgia this year, is someone who we know will thrive in this environment. Sport Netball Meeting  On Wednesday, 13 November at 5.30pm  the Netball Committee are holding a meeting in the school staffroom. The meeting is for all parents who are interested in finding out about the 2020 Netball season, meeting the Netball committee and knowing what they do to make the netball season fun smoothly.  All are welcome and we look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. AWD Swimming Our He Kākano students competed in the annual AWD swimming competition. Rohan Lane-Turnbull and Dominique Gilling placed first in the 25m and 50m freestyle. We had a joint relay with Naenae college, with Rohan and Gregory Stewart swimming the 100m relay and the joint team won.        Careers  How to describe skills in your CV Are you looking for a job for the summer? Or leaving school and wanting to look for something longer term? Whichever applies to you, understanding what to include in your CV and how to structure it can make a difference when it comes to being successful, or not. Mr Bhikha has compiled the guide you can read here to help you tackle this important skill.
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    • Weekly Wrap-Up (Term 1 – Week 5)
      • 1 Mar 2019
      • Wellington High School
      • Important Dates NOTE: You can access the school calendar on our website: WHS School Calendar 4-6 March: 9Royal Noho Marae 6-8 March:  9Howell Noho Marae 26 March: FRIDAY timetable runs today 29 March: Learning Conversations all day (with rōpū teachers) 12 April: End of Term 1 Message from the Principal I hope your young person is settled into their classes and school routine and that they are setting themselves up for success this year. Our Year 9 cohort is the largest in many years with the roll nearing 1300 for the first time since I joined WHS. It is fantastic to see the community embracing coeducation at secondary level. Your increased support is an endorsement that a school should be a reflection of the society we live in. The increased roll places some pressures on us all, not least with some larger junior classes, and it is satisfying to see students settled well into the new academic year. At the start of the year, we acquaint/reacquaint ourselves with WHS’s cornerstone priorities based around the māori word WERO. WERO means ‘challenge’. Its letters represent our core strategic priorities. W is for Whānau. Education is a partnership between the school and family. We have the greatest success when we are all working together. When we speak of whānau we mean this in the broadest community sense: we are looking after all of our students to ensure everyone is given a fair, even chance of success and that no one is left behind. E represents Excellence. Excellence is not confined to academic achievement but represents everyone giving their best and achieving to their own personal level of excellence. Excellence is not confined to academic areas and includes sporting, cultural, social and personal excellence. R is for Respect. Respectful relationships should be at the core of everything we do and want our young people to acquire. R can also represent relational teaching practice and how this shows the importance of good relationships. And R can represent restorative practice because when things go wrong it is important to try and repair harm that may have been caused. O stands for Ora representing physical and emotional wellbeing. We all need quality of life and we need to actively take steps to look after ourselves and others. When I think of Ora I think of the airline safety videos that talk about looking after ourselves first before helping others when the oxygen mask drops down from overhead. It is the same with Ora. We need to look after our own wellbeing to be in a position to look after others. On 14 February our WERO leaders and DP Megan Southwell, ran ‘Aroha Day’: an opportunity for students to find out about sporting and cultural activities and sign up to something that interested them. It was great to see students signing up for so many opportunities enthusiastically. I hope that these initial commitments turn into enjoyable and rewarding experiences throughout the year. As you read this, our students will have just be finishing competing in our annual Athletics Day. I hope this provides a positive fun day for all of those who compete and helps to engender a stronger sense of pride in our great school. You will be able to read about the event in next week’s Wrap Up. On Friday 29 March we will run our first learning conversations for the year. The emphasis will be on how students can gain the requisite learning competencies to build success. These key competencies are an important part of our NZ curriculum and are: thinking; using language, symbols and text; managing self; relating to others; and participating and contributing. They all contribute to how a student prepares for and engages in learning. Through the media you may have heard that a student strike in support of a worldwide day of action over global warming is planned for Friday 15 March. Some of our students have expressed an interest in attending and publicity material has been circulating at school and online. The action is a global initiative expected to bring thousands of students onto the streets worldwide. In Wellington students will be meeting in Civic Square at 10am and marching to Parliament. We anticipate that students who participate will be out of school for the day. If your young person wants to support this action please notify us as soon as possible. Although the school supports students who wish to use this day to take this action, we do not support those that may use this issue as an excuse for a day off with no intention of being involved in the positive action being planned. Ngā mihi nui Dominic Killalea Important Information Thank you to the WF Anderson Educational Foundation Wellington High School has received a grant of $5000 from the WF Anderson Educational Foundation. This money will be used to assist students in financial need. We are deeply appreciative of the Foundation’s support. Board Elections  | A message from the Wellington High School Board of Trustees 2019 is an election year for school trustees.  We understand that asking people to put their hand up and stand for election is difficult, especially if parents aren’t really clear on what the role entails! Find out about becoming a trustee New Zealand School Trustees Association are offering a new programme, Kōrari, which is designed to recognise the experience of existing trustees and help to encourage potential new trustees to come and find out what it really means to serve on a school board. People who want to understand what school governance looks like can come along and find out more. A hui will be facilitated by a regional adviser from NZSTA who will talk about the reality of being a trustee, the support and training that is available and encourage existing trustees to tell their story. The Hui will be held at Wellington High School on Monday 1st April at 6pm. NZSTA will provided refreshments. If you are interested in becoming a school trustee we encourage you to come along. Please RSVP using this link if you ARE attending: https://goo.gl/forms/MBa8fFYExKC1N7YS2 What’s happening? The first Capital City Kāhui Ako Super Hui! On Monday this week, teachers from our Kāhui Ako/Community of Learning schools gathered together for the first time. Wellington High is part of a Ministry-funded collective with seven of its feeder schools (SWIS, Brooklyn School, Owhiro Bay, Island Bay, Newtown Primary, Houghton Valley, and Ridgway School). We are committed to working closely together around challenges related to wellbeing, cultural identity and capabilities for lifelong learning. The staff met, talked and shared their first thoughts about the direction and potential outcomes of our collective. It was great for staff to begin to ‘reach across’ to connect with colleagues in other local schools. The next step is to complete and submit our action plan to the Ministry of Education for approval.   John Minto visits WHS As part of the Thursday Library lunchtime lecture series for 2019, John Minto spoke to a group of WHS staff and students on Thursday. For the past 72 days the veteran activist has been walking the length of the North Island, partly to fulfil a personal ambition but also to advocate for Human Rights equality for Palestinians in Israel. John spoke thoughtfully, starting with the aims of his Te Araroa walk and gave the floor to students and staff to ask questions and extend their own understanding about activism, issues in the Middle East and his own actions during the SpringBok Tour. In a session that looked at both sides of the debate, John responded to the audience’s desire to better understand the complex and politically divisive struggles between Israel and Palestine.   Earth and Space Science students visit Island Bay Earth and Space Science NCEA level 2 students enjoyed a beautiful afternoon carrying out field work at Island Bay and Princess Bay. They practised sketching, photographing and observing the rock formations. Students learned how the rocks were formed as layers of sand 200 million years ago which became buried under an ocean that was maybe 2 km deep. Within the sedimentary rock a volcano left a layer of basalt that is now visible just east of the Bait shed as purple/red rock.  At Princess Bay there are traces of the sea creatures that lived on the ocean floor.   Overseas exchange scholarship information evening Is your student interested in spending a semester overseas? Student Exchange will be running an information session at Victoria University to provide further details.  FREE STUDENT EXCHANGE INFORMATION EVENING IN WELLINGTON Hear from returned students, find out more about discounts and scholarships available and ask questions. Thursday, 7th March – 7.00pm Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus Room GBG04, Old Government Buildings 23 Lambton Quay PIPITEA Visit www.studentexchange.org.nz or call 0800 440 077  for more information. Achievements WHS students Eli Martin (Year 11) and John Shea (Year 12) took place in the first round of NZOI (New Zealand Olympiad in Informatics) last weekend. 70 students, of all ages, and from across the country took part. Congratulations to Eli, who placed 18th, and John, who placed 11th.  
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