WHS Newsletter | Issue 1.4 | 26 February 2021
- Principal's Message
- NCEA Information
- Gifted Education
- Wellbeing at WHS
- WHS Schoolzine App
- Careers Expo - Friday 5th March
- Central Otago Youth Employment Programme (COYEP)
- Kapa haka
- Community Health Consultation
- Languages Learning Area - A World of Opportunities
- Science Buskers 2021
- Head Student Message
- Arts News and Information
- Sports News and Information
- Careers Department
- Careers Department - Student Job Vacancies
- Key Dates
- WHS Foundation
- Community Notices
Kia ora and welcome to the Wakatipu High School newsletter. The week got underway with a lockdown and evacuation drill - which particularly with the new temporary classrooms and school layout, was important to practise. Both parts of the drill went well.
On Tuesday evening Mr Nathan and Mr Richards hosted our NCEA Parent Information evening, which was very well-attended. Please see below for more if you were unable to attend, and for links to the important NCEA Assessment Calendars for seniors again.
On Wednesday Mr Jackson hosted the Gifted Education information evening - please also see below for more.
On Wednesday this week we launched our Wellbeing programme with students. In 2019 we began working with the NZ Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience to develop our understanding of wellbeing as a school and as staff with the aim of developing a schoolwide wellbeing programme and introducing wellbeing to students this year. We had planned to have a full school assembly in Te Kirikiri for the launch but the weather thwarted us, however the new Wellbeing Council leader, Johannes Mackay, did a great job of introducing this important topic to students and beginning our wellbeing journey with them. Please see below for more.
Learning Engagement (LE) Reports – are super important, and the first one for the year will be available on the Portal by this evening. Parents will also receive an email which explains the LE Report and how to access it.
For new parents, LE Reports come out three times per term and are an important snapshot of your child’s engagement with their learning. We hope that you find them informative and enable you to engage with and support your child’s learning.
For all parents, while it is still early in the year this LE report is an important indicator of how things are going, and any 2s or 1s should definitely be cause for conversation - with an expectation of and strategies for improvement by the next LE report. If students feel they do not know why they have got a certain score then they (rather than parents - in the interests of supporting our students to take responsibility for their learning) should contact their teacher. If you have any technical questions please email email@example.com .
Wakatipu High School Foundation - hosted a dinner for the platinum supporters this week. It was a wonderful evening and great to be able to thank them for their significant support of the Foundation and WHS.
The Foundation is also holding a business partners breakfast on Wednesday next week with a fascinating speaker, Anthony Malkin, who is president of the Empire State Building Trust. It should be a great morning - please see below for more details (NB ticket sales actually close at 4pm today but please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are keen to attend).
Donations - following my words last week re our funding as a Decile 10 school, and with Greenstone Camp beginning tomorrow, another plug for our voluntary school and Greenstone Camp donations. We particularly think the camps are important opportunities for our students and want them to continue, so if you are able to pay all or even part of the donation that would be great.
Greenstone Camp - starts tomorrow with Hay House heading in for their three days. As per last year, our senior Stars peer mentors from each House are going to attend the middle day of their House’s camp, which will be a great opportunity for them to connect with their junior students. This initiative is again being generously supported by Go Orange.
Uniform - as February comes to an end, from Monday blazers and ties are compulsory uniform items for all students every day. One point I will note re uniform is that we do want our students to show our value of respect and represent WHS well, and so we do expect our students to wear their uniforms correctly at all times - which includes travelling to and from school. Many thanks in anticipation of your support on this.
School Buses - Mrs Panapa emailed parents and students who use MoE school buses this week with expectations re behaviour on buses. We are quite determined re this and, as per the email, students who do not behave on buses will be removed from them.
As Week 4 comes to a close it also marks the end of the ‘disruption-free’ period which we build into the start of each year so that the school can settle well into teaching and learning. This means that school trips and events, such as Greenstone, get underway in earnest now.
Pretty good weather for the last official weekend of summer, with sunshine and warm temps although the possibility of showers both afternoons - make the most of it :)
Thanks to all of the parents who came to the NCEA Information evening held for parents earlier this week. For those who are new to NCEA, we realise that the system is different and can be quite complicated, but we hope that you will discuss with your children and/or contact the school, including subject teachers, Kaiārahi, Deans or SLT, should you have any questions. Here is the full presentation from the evening and below are some of the specific items that were covered, including some useful links.
How NCEA Works - This is a short video that describes standards, credits, internal and external assessment, NCEA Qualifications and Endorsements. As a school, we highly recommend that Year 11 students strive to achieve NCEA Level 1 with either a Merit or Excellence endorsement, as this lays a good foundation for success at NCEA Level 2 and beyond. It is also very important for them to aim for course endorsements, which requires achievement to be from both internal and external assessments.
NZQA Website - Here you can find information about NCEA as well as subject specific resources, including exemplars of student work.
Assessment Policy - Each school is responsible for ensuring that robust and quality assured assessments are provided, so that the qualifications and marks that students achieve are consistent across the country. To support this, we have an Assessment Policy that must be adhered to. Students have been explained this policy, and it is important that parents also understand.
Internal Assessment Calendar - This calendar enables students to select their courses and identify when they will be having their internal assessments. We highly recommend that parents ask their children to create their individual assessment calendar to better enable them to organise and plan so that they may ultimately achieve their academic goals. (NB. Students will also have external practice exams that can be added to the calendar. Ask to see the ‘Course Outline’ for each of their subjects).
- Level 1 Internal Assessment Calendar
- Level 2 Internal Assessment Calendar
- Level 3 Internal Assessment Calendar
A big thanks to all the parents who attended the Gifted Education information evening on Wednesday. If you missed the meeting and would like to see the presentation, please click on the link below.
If you have any other questions about how we are providing for your gifted children here at WHS, please feel free to email me and I'll find a time to discuss this further.
Gifted Education Coordinator
Wellbeing at WHS
For the past 12 months Wakatipu High School has embarked in a schoolwide wellbeing programme. Up until this week, the focus has been on staff wellbeing, however this week we launched the Student Wellbeing Programme.
Research shows there are five simple things you can do as part of your daily life – at school and at home – to build resilience, boost your wellbeing and lower your risk of developing mental health problems. These simple actions are known internationally as the Five Ways to Wellbeing.
Connect: Evidence shows that connecting with others including colleagues, friends, whānau and the wider community promotes wellbeing, and helps build a support network for when times get tough.
Keep Learning: Setting goals, being open to new ideas and continuing to learn throughout life helps boost wellbeing and build resilience. Learning improves our self-esteem, keeps us connected and involved and helps us adapt to change and find meaning in our lives.
Be Active: As well as improving physical health and fitness, being active can also improve our mood and overall mental wellbeing, and decrease stress, depression and anxiety. These benefits are increased when we get outside.
Give: Giving makes us feel good. Carrying out acts of kindness, whether small or large, can increase happiness, life satisfaction and general sense of wellbeing. Giving also builds mana and connection with others. At school, a culture of giving helps to build a positive emotional environment and promotes connection, empathy and team work.
Take Notice: Using attention to increase awareness, concentration, and focus on the current moment and the task at hand, has been shown to improve wellbeing and mood.
An action that has been taken to support this journey is the creation of a Wellbeing Council, led by Lead Prefect, Johannes Mackay, that has 12 student wellbeing champions on it. This council will be working with Miss Sibtsen to implement initiatives around the school that can improve students wellbeing. In addition to this, students will be required to select a wellbeing goal for 2021 and take action to impact their wellbeing.
WHS Schoolzine App
A reminder for those who have not yet signed up to please do this now. All parents, caregivers and students should download the WHS Schoolzine App to your device as this is how we will communicate urgent and important school alerts (eg snow days), student notices and our weekly newsletter. The app also features an absence form, the online school cafe shop, a calendar and some handy links!
A reminder also for students to also check the Student Noticeboard regularly.
- On your device, open the App Store.
- Search the App Store for SZapp.
- Download and install SZapp.
- On your device, open the Play Store.
- Search the Play Store for SZapp.
- Download and install SZapp.
Careers Expo - Friday 5th March
The Wakatipu High School's Careers Expo is on Friday 5th March from 9.00am - 11.15am in the school gymnasium.
The purpose of the Careers Expo is to expose our students to potential pathways, both vocational and professional. We encourage local businesses to share some insights about their career pathway and their industry. We hope to raise the profile of local employment opportunities and the ongoing training that is associated with these industries. This experience will also help enable our students to make real-world connections to our Ākonga (Learner) Profile.
The timing for the Careers Expo will be as follows:
- Year 13 students will be able to attend from 9.10am to 10am (after being marked for attendance by their Kaiārahi)
- Year 12 Students will be able to attend from 10am-10.40am
- Year 11 Students and targeted junior students will be able to attend from 10.40am - 11.15am
Central Otago Youth Employment Programme (COYEP)
At Wakatipu High School, we believe all students should have the opportunity to learn and experience success in education. For some students, doing this in the mainstream system can be more challenging and therefore we are always looking at ways that we can support ALL students to achieve their best qualification possible and leave school on a pathway that they are passionate about.
This year we have started the ‘Central Otago Youth Employment Programme’ (COYEP), an initiative that was piloted in Cromwell and Dunstan High School, that has successfully brought the school and the community together to support students into meaningful career pathways. We know how important it is to have our teenagers engaged in education for as long as possible and through the support of employers throughout the basin, we believe we can make a real difference for students and therefore the community as a whole.
COYEP offers an opportunity to bring the student, their whānau, the school and employers together in a partnership to plan for the student’s future learning pathway. The programme is targeted at students between the ages of 13-16 years who require something a little different within the education system. The model allows for flexibility for each student and involves a weekly timetable that can include mainstream classes, industry based learning, Trades Academy (pre-apprenticeship) and work placements. The initiative is about reigniting students' interests in learning through an individual plan that enables them to work towards their qualifications and future aspirations.
Click here for a great article on how this programme has been successful for Cromwell and Dunstan students.
We’re really keen to engage with employers who may be able to offer work placements for our COYEP students, as the hands-on experience is often the critical part in getting students’ engaged and excited about their programme. Together we work out how much time is appropriate, which could be from a couple of hours to several days per week. We have students ready and willing to try out a number of different job opportunities in areas ranging from construction and civil engineering, to plumbing, automotive and hospitality.
If you are an employer who could be interested in supporting this programme please contact Lea (email@example.com or 02102451381 - she'd love to hear from you!
Wakatipu High School Presents “Grease” The Musical
Travel back with us to 1959, where the Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rip-roaring musical that is both a homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious.
At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through hit songs as “Summer Nights”, "Greased Lightnin'" and "You’re the One That I Want”.
Wakatipu High School’s 2021 production of Grease, written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, is directed by Jake Hansen with musical direction from Alison Price, vocal direction from Margaret O’Hanlon and choreography by Zoe Barham, Brooklyn McLeod and Carmen Woodhouse.
The Musical involves around 100 students in both on stage and off stage roles. Local talent Ollie McLean and Hannah White along with rising star Kira Almquist are featured in the roles of Danny, Rizzo and Sandy, respectively.
Grease will run from the 24th to the 27th of March at the Wakatipu High School Theatre, with doors opening at 7pm. Get your tickets from www.iticket.co.nz when they go on sale in early March as door sales will be limited. General admission is $15 for students and $30 for adults. $10 programmes will be available on the night along with snacks and drinks that you can purchase before the show and during intermission. A silent auction fundraiser will also be running if you would like to bid for some amazing prizes. Don’t miss out!
Kia ora koutou!
A huge thank you to all that were invlolved in the Wānanga last weekend. The weekend had almost 30 students spend the evening getting to know each other, their tutors and associated whānau that help support the group, as well as starting to learn their first waiata.
Practices have now begun and take place in TC16 every Monday and Wednesday after school until 5 pm. If you or your child would like to get involved in kapa haka - it's not too late! Please get in touch.
Ngā mihi nui,
TIC Kapa haka
Community Health Consultation
Every two years the Ministry of Education and the Education Act requires us to consult with our community about the Health Education that is being offered to students at Wakatipu High School.
Please click the link below to complete the attached google form. If you have any questions please contact the Health and Physical Education, Head of Learning, Cara Sibtsen via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Languages Learning Area - A World of Opportunities
With students at Wakatipu High School learning a range of languages (Te Reo Māori, Japanese, French, Spanish and English as a Second Language) the Languages Learning Area is providing a multitude of initiatives in and outside of the classroom to further develop students competencies in this field as seen in this week's newsletter.
Matua Guillaume Charton
Head of Learning Area, Languages
Te Reo Māori Room: TC16 becomes Puna Reo (spring of language)
I tēnei wiki, our tauira have been busy decorating one of the temporary classrooms so that it better reflects the name, ‘Puna Reo’. Puna Reo means, “Spring of language” and is gifted to our classroom which hosts our Māori classes. Ngā mihi to our Whānau Advisory Group for the support and guidance and most importantly to our tauira (students), particularly the Māori Student Council for their tautoko.Kia kaha te ao Māori!
Matua Ryan Gilbertson
Certificates of Excellence in Languages - recognising exceptional achievement of language students
Students that thave received an endorsement at Level 1 or 2 with Excellence in Languages are being nominated to see their exceptional achievement recognised by the New Zealand Association of Language Teachers via an NZALT certificate of achievement. This is exciting as it is the first year that our school offers this prestigious national certificate. Our students are competing against other nominated students around the country and results will be known by the end of March...drum roll!
School Library embraces languages
Next week flags will float in the library to celebrate languages, cultures and their people. We are challenging everyone at school to answer daily questions and bring their answer to Mrs Bell our Librarian extraordinaire to win special prices.
Language Community Champions
We have been busy interviewing language champions at school but also in our community. You may recognise familiar faces, former students, teachers and people of our community. They are sharing their experience of speaking another language, embracing cultures and the benefits of language learning.
Brad Fleming - Sports Coordinator
Bonjour a tous, je m'appelle Brad Fleming et je suis le coordinateur sportif de Wakatipu High School.
You traveled to France and worked there, when was this and what did you do?
I lived in a small town called Castres in the South west of France from the beginning 2004 until the end of 2009. I played professional rugby for the Castres Olympique rugby team
What were the highlights of your time overseas?
My highlights while living in France were getting an understanding of the rich French culture and the wonderful people I met.
What impact living and working / playing rugby in France had on your life ?
Playing rugby in France was an incredible experience and it opened my eyes to the lessons that travel can teach. Along with the French language I learnt the importance of accepting/understanding other cultural perspectives and the growth you can achieve by being open to new opportunities.
One word of advice you would give to students about this experience?
I would say make the most of every opportunity you are presented with.
Science Buskers 2021
This Tuesday the Science Buskers Club had our first full session of the year, and it kicked off with a bang (well, multiple bangs.). The new members were introduced to a variety of fascinating (but safe) science experiments run by the senior students. This included Oobleck, making natural indicators, slime, rainbow fizz and more. This went well, with the list of casualties only containing: one beaker, two people with hands dyed blue, and one premature bursting of a hydrogen balloon.
“Very entertaining” - Sienna Kidd
“My one went kind of good” - Hunter Wilson
“It was more than OK” - Ruby Phelon
“People enjoyed it” - Grace Mai
A great start to 2021 - the WHS Science Buskers meet every Tuesday from 3:30pm-5:30pm in the Science Learning Area.
Follow us on Instagram @whs_science_buskers
Or check out our youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l_ruetsYh0&t=3s
Or even check out our website: https://sites.google.com/wakatipu.school.nz/buskersnotebook/home
Science fact of the week:
The newborn Malaysian Orchid Mantis uses its kung fu skills to intimidate and confuse predators (such as jumping spiders) into leaving it alone.
Learn about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wKu13wmHog&feature=emb_log
Wakatipu High School is once again delighted to offer the “Generation Give” programme, delivered by Youth Philanthropy New Zealand (YPNZ). This successful programme is in its third year of operation at WHS for 2021 and is now offered for the first time in schools in Auckland and Christchurch.
The focus of the programme is for students to spend 20 weeks learning skills from proven leaders from topics ranging from Marketing and Governance to Entrepreneurship as well as many other valuable skills. Students will be exposed to these speakers at weekly sessions. For more information and to apply please click here. Applications close next Friday 5th March. If you have any questions please get in touch with Mr Rasmussen - email@example.com
Head Student Message
What a week! With a number of exciting events taking place such as the student councils running their first meetings, Year 9s about to head into Greenstone, and senior students signing up for their university trips we seem to be officially back in the swing of things as a school.
Another congratulations to those selected to be a part of the student councils. Members of the councils had their first meetings this week, so look out for the awesome initiatives and events the councils will soon start to run!
Early next week, Year 9s will make the trip down to Greenstone for their first Wakatipu High School Camp. For most this will mean pushing themselves out of their comfort zone, forming new friendships and spending time with others from their House. To smooth the ride and get to know their younger peers, senior students who have been selected to be in the STARS peer mentoring programme will be joining the Year 9s on their day trip to the beautiful Lake Rere.
In other news, the Junior Gillette cricket team lost to Kings High School in a close game. We commend them for the hard work and training that has gone on behind the scenes.
It is an exciting and nerve wracking time for senior students as they begin to explore their options for the future. For some this means signing up to university trips, or attending the careers expo coming up next week and conversing with various representatives from an array of careers.
With a focus of our school being on reducing bullying and raising awareness of its many forms, an exciting event I strongly encourage you to attend is the interactive workshop on creating rainbow inclusive schools! As stated in the flyer that was sent out by Ms Patton, the workshop will take place 2pm to 5pm Saturday the 6th of March at the Holiday Inn Tahuna Conference space in Queenstown. You can register at: bit.ly/CRISOtago
Have a great weekend!
Keep up the great work.
Deputy Head Girl
Arts News and Information
Two of the WHS bands featured in the recent King Beats festival in Kingston last weekend. Well done to The Trainsurfers and No Man's Land who were part of the line-up.
We are looking to start the Band Hub next week after school on Thursday running from 3.25 - 4.30pm. This is for students new to the school who are looking for options in terms of rock bands. The tutor is Michael Eden and it will run for 5 weeks. The idea is to allow students to form groups during this time which could then operate as stand-alone groups for the remainder of the year. The Band Hub runs in conjunction with Turn Up the Music.
We are looking to run two groups this year. One as an all-comers group on a Wednesday afternoon and a smaller more specialised group with the time TBC.
Both options have a sign-up sheet on the Muso's Classroom and we would encourage students to do that as soon as possible.
The Ugly Shakespeare Company
Our junior drama classes had the pleasure of The Ugly Shakespeare Company joining us to present their version of “Romeo and Juliet”. It was 50 minutes full of colloquialisms, hilarity and a modern twist on Shakespeare’s famous play.
After the play, the drama classes had workshops focusing on clowning, stature and creating their own version of characters from the play. These elements help the students focus on their own improvisations that they are working on this term. The students were thoroughly engaged and it was a great time for all.
People and Portraits
A collaborative drawing by members of 5ART3 People and Portraits. This is a mixed Year 9 and Year 10 class and also includes our ORS students. We have started the year by looking at tonal value and drawing the main shapes. Each student was given at least one square to complete without knowing what or who the final portrait was going to be.
No Man's Land and Their New Single
No Man's Land is an all girl band from WHS who have been together for the last four years. Members are Hannah White (guitar, singer), Paige Loggenberg (drums), Kira Almquist (keyboard) and Lucy Glover (bass).
The girls have been working hard over the summer and have recorded several songs. 'Boo Boo Baby' has recently been released on all music platforms including Spotify. This week the song is on the Top 11 for Radio One 91FM (Otago) and on the Picklist for Student Radio Network http://srn.nz/.
They have also released a YouTube video of a 'behind the scenes' journey. Click the link below to view.
Sports News and Information
Otago/Southland MTB Champs
16 riders represented WHS at the Otago/Southland MTB Champs in Dunedin this past weekend. There were a number of awesome results that combined to rank WHS as the fourth best school in the lower South Island. Congratulations to everyone who competed! Top five finishes are listed below.
Josh Bonnar - 1st U17 Boys
Rory Meek - 1st U15 Boys
Reon Fernandez - 2nd U15 Boys
Taaroa Malmezac - 3rd U15 Boys
Finn McCaw - 3rd U14 Boys
Flynn Dawson - 4th U15 Boys
Finn MCaw - 2nd U14 Boys
Ruby Dawson - 3rd U17 Girls
Bryn Rasmussen - 4th U20 Boys
Josh Bonnar - 5th U17 Boys
The Otago/Southland Secondary School Triathlon took place in Wanaka last Thursday using the Challenge Wanaka set up. WHS had a small number of competitors who took part in this unique event. Congratulations to the following athletes:
Madeline Harvey, Polly Bennetts and Seb Watson - 1st U14 Mixed Team
Sienna Mackley - 3rd U14 Girls
Zoe Bennetts, Evie Barlow, Daniela Difazzio - 6th U16 Girls Team
Logan Campbell - 10th U16 Boys
WHS also had some good representation in Challenge Wanaka's triathlon (half ironman distance) last Saturday with three teams competing. The teams finished 4th, 5th and 9th in the mixed school category out of 12 teams and 10th, 15th and 38th out of all 50 teams that competed.
Junior Freeride Tour Invitation
Congratulations to Year 13 student Cameron Marshall who has been invited to compete at the World Junior Freeride Championships in Verbier, Switzerland at the end of March. Unfortunately COVID has prevented Cameron from being able to take up this opportunity but to be invited to this prestigious event in the first place is an awesome achievement. Well done Cam!
Otago Touch Champs
The competitive touch season got underway last weekend with the WHS Senior A Touch team competing at the Otago Champs in Dunedin. The team had a loss to South Otago High School first up 7-3, followed by a win against Taieri College 5-4, before narrowly losing to South Otago in the final 6-5 demonstrating the growth and improvement of the team across the day. Next up is Southland Champs before the South Island Champs in mid March.
Junior Boys Cricket
The Junior Boys Cricket team played Kings High School in Dunedin on Wednesday in Round three of the Otago qualifiers as part of the NZ Junior Boys Cricket competition. In a tense finish at Kings High School the boys came very close to progressing to the semifinal. A well drilled Kings High School team set an imposing 174 run target when batting first. Matt Langford (2-24) and Mason Clarke (2-29) led the bowling attack with excellent support from Jack Trounce, Jack Gallie and Finn Cole-Bailey. With excellent batting from Oscar Pullar (42) and Hugo Bogue (32), and a determined 20 from Angus O'Neill we were in the game right to the end. But in a nail-biting finish the team fell 7 runs short when our last wicket was lost in a run out from a long-range direct hit with only 4 balls to spare. This group of players worked very well as a team and were a complement to the school in their positive manner and style of cricket. Thank you Mr McNamara for umpiring and your commitment to the day and to the awesome parental support. We look forward to the right of reply against Kings in the November school exchange. A huge thank you to coaches Bevan Clarke and Matt Hollyer for all of their great work, time and dedication to this team.
Central Otago Senior Volleyball
The Central Otago Senior Volleyball competition began last Thursday and the WHS Senior B Girls team had a good win 4-1 over Cromwell in Cromwell. These regular competition games are awesome for development and growth in the lead up to South Island and regional tournaments.
South Island Volleyball Champs
All the very best to the Senior Girls A and B teams who are currently in Christchuch competing at the South Island Volleyball Champs this weekend. Go well!
WHS Hockey is in search of more goalkeepers for their teams this season and are providing free training for anyone interested in being a goalie. We have an international hockey goalie coach available to start training now, so that you have the skills and confidence for the beginning of the hockey season in May. This would particularly suit any cricket wicket keepers looking for a winter sport, or goalies from other sports, or of course absolute beginners. All are welcome as full training is given and hockey goalie gear is provided. If you are interested please contact Michelle Loggenberg (TIC Hockey) firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching Expressions of Interest
Winter sport is around the corner and a number of codes are looking for expressions of interest from potential coaches. The EoI for includes a short statement about your previous coaching experience and what grade/level you would prefer to coach. If you are interested in any of the sports below, please send your expression of interest to Laura Nathan - email@example.com
Swim School Job Opportunity
If you are a senior student who enjoys working with children, watching them learn and loves the water, exploring the option of being a swim instructor or a lifeguard may be for you. Alpine Aqualand are looking for people to join their swim school, become swim instructors and gain a worldwide recognised swim qualification. If you are interested in finding out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHS Sports Hoody Order 2021
This year there will be one sports hoody order being placed each term. The dates orders close are below. The WHS sports hoody is the outer garment for sports teams which is worn to games/tournaments and can also be worn for PE classes. It is not limited to sports and anyone can order one, however they are not a school uniform item and cannot be worn around school during the school day.
Term 1 - 12th March
If you would like to order a school sports hoody please click this link: https://forms.gle/bRoaZ95YZZgzQ7qk6
If your child would like to size up a hoody before placing an order, they can pop into the sports office and try one on. Hoodies are $70.00 and will be charged to school accounts.
Keep Us Informed
The sports department would love to hear from you if you know of any awesome achievements from our students so that we can celebrate these as a school. Please send through details and photos to email@example.com.
Support Sport at WHS
Jump on board and support the team by liking or following the Wakatipu High School Sports Facebook page. This is the best way to stay informed and up to date with the successes of our athletes and teams and help celebrate their great achievements. https://www.facebook.com/WakatipuHighSchoolSports/
Open Day/Tertiary Info Visits for Yr13
Year 13 students who are committed and serious about particular Tertiary Study in 2022 are invited to sign up for our school organised visits – we do all the travel and accommodation bookings for these (please do not do your own). Students are subsidised by 50% to attend two experiences. Those who attend more will be asked to pay the full cost for the extra one(s).
Planned visits include:
- Canterbury Uni and ARA - 7 May (day trip)
- Otago Uni & Otago Polytech - 23 and 24 May
- Auckland Uni TBC (day trip)
- Victoria and Massey Uni - 19-20 August
This information is communicated to Year 13 students via Google classroom and Year 13 Assemblies. In addition to the school organised trips the Careers Team supports students to attend experiences at
other Universities and Polytechnics – please check with us for booking these.
We are now asking Year 13 students to sign up with us in the Careers Hubs.
Tertiary Liaison Visits Coming Up
Year 13 students are encouraged to attend these presentations. Year 12 students are also welcome to attend. These visits provide opportunities for students to explore what particular programs are offered by specific tertiary providers. Most students in Year 13 already have an idea of which presentations they will need to attend. Please check-in at the Careers Hub for the venues (yet to be confirmed). Details below for dates and times of the Term 1 presentations:
- Friday 12 March AKO - Otago Polytech
- Thursday 18 March Break 3 - Canterbury Uni
- Wednesday 31 March AKO - Otago Uni
- Friday 9 April AKO - Law Presentation
Careers Department - Student Job Vacancies
Southern Lakes ITM - Queenstown is looking for a senior student who would like to transition into full-time employment.
We are seeking a fit and energetic person with a positive attitude for our Yard role in our busy Queenstown depot. This is a permanent full time position with varied roles which include but are not limited to:
- Yard Sales
- Picking and Packing cutomer orders
- Loading and offloading Freight
- General Stock control and yard housekeeping
Please drop your CV off at ITM Glenda Drive or email firstname.lastname@example.org
After School Care Position - Playball
We are an organisation aimed at delivering high quality and fun sports based after school care programmes. We are looking for coaches to join our exciting after school care program team (3pm - 5pm) in Queenstown. Our programme includes food preparation, delivering sports based activities, and interacting with parents.
As an after school care coach, you will:
- Manage sports and other activities with children.
- Prepare afternoon tea.
- Supervise and assist with homework.
This coach will be someone who is:
- Punctual and on time
- Can identify with children of all backgrounds.
- Actively involved with all lessons.
- Can communicate with both children and adults alike.
- Is reliable and responsible.
Experience is not essential, as training will be given. A driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable but not essential. First aid qualifications are also desirable.
Any student with interest in sport and education are encouraged to apply. If you are interested, please send your CV and/or cover letter to: email@example.com
Or, Call 0272062024 for further information
LOMOND LODGE are looking for a student
We are looking to fill a housekeeping position on a casual basis. Ideally we need a student with a hardworking attitude with good attention to detail. All the training will be provided. Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to work before school so it doesn't interfere with after school sports trainings?
Goodman Fielder is now looking to employ a couple of senior students (over 16yrs old) for racking up bread at Pak’n Save and New World Supermarkets from work 6am-8:30am. It is a physical role that requires trust, an ability to work autonomously, and be able to converse with store staff. And obviously you need to be an early riser. You would need to get to Pak’n'Save by 6am, then to New World and onto school before the start of the school day.
Expression of Interest: elaisa.chapman@