School closed tomorrow
WGHS will be closed tomorrow for Matariki. This includes the Second-Hand Uniform Shop. We hope you have a lovely time celebrating with your whānau!
Change of bell times and early finish on Tuesday 5 July
Our annual Open Night for students interested in attending WGHS in 2023, is being held on Tuesday 5 July. In order to set up for the event, there will be an early finish for current students. Please note that bus timetables will run to their usual schedules. The library will be open for students who need to wait for buses. The following bell times apply for Tuesday 5 July only:
There will be no form time. Each teaching period is about 5min shorter and lunchtime is 10min shorter.
8.45am Period 1 warning bell
8.50am Start of Period 1
9.45am End of Period 1, start of Period 2
10.40am End of Period 2, start of interval
11.00am End of interval warning bell
11.05am Start of Period 3
11.55am End of Period 3, start of lunchtime
12.30pm End of lunchtime warning bell
12.35pm Start of Period 4
1.25pm End of Period 4, start of Period 5
2.20pm End of Period 5
Process for unwell students leaving school
Please remember that if your daughter becomes unwell at school, she must visit the nurse in order to be released from school. She shouldn’t be ringing you directly to be collected. The nurse will contact you, and your daughter will need to sign out at reception upon your arrival. We appreciate your assistance with this as we have had a run of students calling their parents and signing themselves out.
If you are interested in nominating yourself to join our Board at the 2022 elections, you are warmly invited to our next meeting on Thursday 7 July at 6pm in the Conference Room, Gernhoefer Admin Centre, WGHS. You can find out more information on our website HERE.
If you haven’t RSVPed for our Pasifika Fono on Tuesday, you still have time! We’d love for you to join us for this very special evening. This is an opportunity to meet the Pasifika Mentors and understand a little more about how they help your daughter with school life, academia and scholarship opportunities for Year 13 students.
For more information or to register, please email April Ieremia at [email protected]
Please note that our school office will be shut during the school holidays, from Monday 11 to Friday 22 July inclusive. If you need to get hold of someone at the school during the holidays, please email [email protected] but please note their could be a delay in response.
There is a clothes swap happening at WGHS in Term 3, organised by our awesome Enviro Prefects. We are needing clothes! If you’ve got anything in your wardrobe that you no longer wear, please give it to your daughter to bring in for the swap. For every item you donate, your daughter will be able to choose something new for you. If you trust her enough to choose your clothes, we’d love you to be a part of this. Any clothes that don’t find a loving new home at the end of the swap will be donated to charity.
Here are the opening days and times for the Uniform Shop, Unit 10, 54 View Road.
Term 3: 25 July – 29 September
Monday: 2.30 – 5.30pm
Tuesday -Thursday: 2.30 – 5pm
Saturday: Closed except for 6 August, 27 August, 24 September: 10am – 2pm
Term 2 Key Dates
|Friday 24 June||Matariki (school closed)|
|Tuesday 28 June||Pasifika Fono|
|Wednesday 29 June – Saturday 9 July||School Production Season|
|Tuesday 5 July||Open Night for Year 9, 2023|
|Friday 8 July||Chinese Night|
|Friday 8 July||End of Term 2|
Term 3 Key Dates
|Monday 25 July||Start of Term 3|
|Thursday 28 July (3pm)||Junior mid-year reports issued via the Parent Portal|
|Saturday 30 July||Year 13 Ball|
|Thursday 4 August (3pm)||Senior mid-year reports issued via the Parent Portal|
|Friday 5 August||Gala Concert|
|Thursday 11 August||Parent Teacher Interviews|
|Wednesday 17 August||Whānau Evening|
|Thursday 25 August||Media Studies Oscar Night|
|Friday 30 September||End of Term 3|
Term 4 Key Dates
|Monday 17 October||Start of Term 4|
|Monday 24 October||Labour Day (school closed)|
|Monday 7 November||NCEA exams begin|
|Friday 2 December||NCEA exams finish. End of school for Years 11-13|
|Friday 9 December||End of Term for Years 9 and 10|