Important Things to Note – 23 June 2022

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.

Board Elections

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.

Pasifika Fono

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]

School holidays

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.

Clothes Swap

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.

Uniform Shop

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
Friday: Closed
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