WHS Newsletter | Issue 2.05 | 11 June 2021
- Principal's Message
- The Wakatipu Way & School Culture - Relationships, Expectations & Behaviour
- WHS Formal
- Drive to Survive
- Student Laptops
- Head Girl Message
- World Vision 40 Hour Famine
- It’s Business Time for Year 12!
- School Policies (and parent input)
- Predator Free Trapping
- The Paperclip Challenge
- Environmental Council - Flora and Fauna
- Celebrating Learning Languages
- Arts News and Information
- Sports News and Information
- Branches Trust AGM
- Performance poetry workshop
- Careers Department - Student Job Vacancies
- Key Dates
- WHS Foundation
- Community Notices
Kia ora and welcome to the Wakatipu High School newsletter at the end of Week 6. As you will see below there is heaps happening at WHS.
One of the highlights of the week was the WHS Foundation Gala Dinner at Rata last night. It was a truly wonderful night - a very enjoyable evening and a very successful fundraiser for the Foundation, and the level of support for the school was very humbling. At the dinner Colliers presented their annual cheque to the Foundation - $90,000!, incredible. A huge thanks to the many people who made the night possible, including Jarden who supported the event, Fleur & Daz Caulton for hosting the event at the wonderful Rata, everyone who attended and supported the event so generously, and the Foundation trustees and staff who made it happen - as a school we are incredibly appreciative of everyone’s efforts, thank you all so much. As a school we are very fortunate to be so well supported by the Queenstown community.
Related, the WHS Foundation is seeking expressions of interest from people interested in becoming trustees - please see their piece below for more.
It has been an action-packed day here with the 6ECB classes Market Day today. They certainly attracted the crowds with huge numbers of students heading to Te Kirikiri at Break 2 to see and buy their goods. It has also been Support Staff day here - a day when we recognise and thank our wonderful support staff. We put on a luncheon during Break 2 today, during which our student leaders ran the two receptions and Mr Nathan and Mr Rasmussen ran the canteen (what could possibly go wrong?) so that support staff could attend the luncheon. As a school we have fantastic support staff who do a great job and it was nice to be able to acknowledge them.
This morning we also had an ‘intercom assembly’ where we launched the next behaviour of our Wakatipu Way - ‘own our actions’. Myself and our Head Boy, Todd Vermeir, and Head Girl, Carmen Woodhouse, spoke. Mrs Panapa has written a great piece re this below - please have a good read through it.
LE Report #5 is already out and up. We know that in many families the LE Report is a much-awaited event - for a range of reasons. Please do have a good look through it and acknowledge the great and provide guidance or take action on the not so great. The LE Reports are a really important indicator of your student’s engagement with their learning, and at this stage of the year everything should be well and truly on track. If it is not, please support your student to take responsibility for getting where they need to be.
This year we are reviewing our strategic plan. Our strategic plans have been instrumental in the direction of the school and determined what we have focused on and achieved, so it is an important document. This is a headsup that as part of the review process we are going to be seeking parent input by the end of this term. We are sorting details so watch this space, but get your thinking caps on in terms of your input into the future of WHS.
With the break last week there is a huge newsletter below showing the full range of our all-round education - enjoy it. Another mixed weekend of weather - although tomorrow is looking pretty good for standing on the sidelines of Saturday sport or just being out and about, enjoy :)
The Wakatipu Way & School Culture - Relationships, Expectations & Behaviour
Culture can be defined as “the way we do things around here” (Deal & Kennedy, 1983). For students to know and understand what this looks like, we have developed (after consultation with staff and students) “The Wakatipu Way” and have engaged with the Ministry of Education’s Positive Behaviour 4 Learning (PB4L) programme to support us to deliver this school-wide. Strong, positive cultures are important for well-being and achievement.
The Wakatipu Way/Kaupapa is “To have pride in our school and to strive for: Excellence/Panekiretanga, Respect/Te whakaute, Responsibility/Takohanga, Resilience/Te manawanui me t ū and Inclusion/Kotahitanga. It also includes the following whakatauki:
“He waka eke noa” (We are all in this together/it is a collective responsibility)
“Ahakoa he iti he pounamu (Although it is small, it is precious/the small things are important).
With the help of our students, we have unpacked what each of these values (behaviour expectations) look like and this year we are starting to explicitly teach students about these behaviours and why they are important both for them individually and collectively as a school and community.
Today we introduced the value ‘Responsibility’ and are focussing on students learning to own their actions. As young people growing up, we know that they will make some poor decisions, but it is about their ‘response’ to this. Owning your actions looks like:
- Being honest about your part in the situation (coming forward)
- Thinking about the impact on others & learning from this
- Accepting the outcome with maturity (successes & consequences)
Mr Hall spoke to students about how we all have the power to control our response (attitude and behaviour) to things that happen, and how empowering this is. The alternative is to blame others or minimalise our actions; to act like a victim - which may feel like the easy option at the time, but long term, people who are truly responsible will lead more productive, meaningful lives.
“I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday” (Eleanor Roosevelt).
On Saturday 29 May, we had another wonderful Formal at Skyline.
WHS would like to thank the following local companies for donating some amazing prizes:
- AJ Hackett Bungy
- Bespoke Kitchen
- Remarkable Sweet Shop
- Taco Medic
Special thanks to Vaughan and Laurie from Heartland Design & Print for donating our beautiful tickets.
A massive thank you very much to Mr Dave Slawson for volunteering his time to construct and bring our decorating visions to life.
To WHS Staff, thank you for your support for the evening.
Thank you to Johannes McKay, Jakob Box and Ollie Kelson Reid for lending a hand on the day.
Lastly, the formal would not be possible without a handful of dedicated students in the committee. For planning a great event, a huge thank you to: Allegra Boyd Slawson, Brooke McIsaac, Esther Vile, Holly Hanckel, Sam Clark, Hannah Battrick, Uzma Khan and Amelia Peasey.
Teacher in Charge of the Formal
Drive to Survive
On Tuesday and Wednesday last week Year 12 and 13 students attended the important Drive to Survive day-long course at the Events Centre. This course helps students understand the responsibility we have as drivers, and also as passengers, in making ourselves and others safer on the roads. This year there was a new station with an emphasis on being aware of distractions - such as the use of cellphones, including choosing music. This is an area where passengers can be helpful to the driver. If a student in your household was there, and you haven’t yet, have a chat with them about the day and what they learned.
Thank you so much to Mairead and the other Wakatipu Youth Trust staff for all their work in putting this valuable day together!
A reminder that students need to bring their laptops to school each day with a fully charged battery. There are on going health and safety issues as students attempt to plug in their laptops with cords that create trip hazards. Some students are turning up to school with flat batteries and/or attempting to borrow a laptop each day from the library.
The laptop specifications are listed on our school website here: https://www.wakatipu.school.nz/byod---device-choice.html and also listed below for your convenience. Note that it is a requirement that laptop batteries last for the entire school day. If the battery life in your students laptop has deteriorated - it is probable that you can replace the battery. Mac Ops offer a same day service - see the link for details and pricing.
Head Girl Message
Kia Ora Everybody,
I hope you all had a great week and are surviving winter so far. It’s been a busy few weeks, and with no newsletter last week there's a bit to cover. The school formal was last week and it was an amazing evening. We are all so grateful to all the organisers, Skyline, formal committee members and everyone who was involved. Again last week Year 12 and 13 students had the Drive to Survive Programme. This was an amazing day, and a great learning experience that covered really relevant topics regarding the dangers of driving. A huge thank you to everyone involved. This week some of our senior students revisited their primary schools to talk about their high school experience. For some I'm sure this would have been a very surreal experience but an excellent opportunity to give younger kids an insight into the new and exciting life, that is high school. A huge thank you to the primary schools for inviting our senior students to speak. Term 2 is a very busy term and with that I encourage all of you to try your best to stay on top of your school work and stay organised. I know it's a busy time, and if any students are in need of some organisational help please don’t hesitate to ask your Kaiārahi or any of your student leaders as we are happy to help you out.
Last Friday Kate Edmonds and I were given the amazing opportunity to attend the Westpac Queenstown Chamber Business Women's Conference. Held at the Hilton hotel, the event showcased some of New Zealand's most influential female leaders who spoke about their stories and experiences both in business as well as their personal lives. Some of the speakers included:
- Sonya Williams (CEO and Co-Founder of Sharesies)
- Karen Walker (Fashion Designer)
- Raelene Castle (Chief Executive of Sport New Zealand)
- Stacey Morrison (Broadcaster, Maori language advocate and author)
- Dr Siouxsie Wiles (Microbiologist and Supreme Winner of the Women of Influence Awards for 2020)
- Justine Smith (Comedian)
The day was truly inspiring. The speakers were not only incredible business women but just incredible women in general. They had the audience in tears one minute and hysterically laughing the next. Drawing from the topic of ‘Dare To Lead’ the information covered was extremely relevant to both Kate and I, and we have both decided that some of this valuable information covered we are adamant to apply in our everyday lives. It really highlighted some of the common struggles women are facing in business today and ways to overcome them. I would highly recommend this event to anyone, whether you're interested in business or not. The environment was truly motivating and it was impossible not to walk away feeling empowered. Thank you so much to Ruth Stokes, CEO of the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce and other chamber members for extending this incredibly generous offer to us, and to the school for supporting this excellent opportunity.
I hope you all have a great weekend and in the words of Karen Walker: “treat people with curiosity, respect, and love”.
Head Girl :)
World Vision 40 Hour Famine
The 40 hour famine is running this year from the 25th to the 27th of June (end of week 8). Make sure you join the 40 Hour Famine Classroom with the code sfvzuy6 for instructions on how to sign up. This year all funds raised by the 40 hour famine are going toward sub-saharan Africa where many people are suffering from food insecurity and a food crisis as a result of COVID-19. Here are some examples of challenges you could do for the 40 hour famine:
- 40 acts of kindness in 40 hours
- only eating 4 types of foods for 40 hours
- 40 board games in 40 hours
- 40 artworks in 40 hours
- play 40 sports in 40 hours
- make a movie in 40 hours
- run/walk 40 km in 40 hours
- no screens for 40 hours
- 40 hours no talking
- 40 hours no furniture
- join the WHS skiathon (Link to skiathon sign up form)
- anything else you can think of, the possibilities are endless in terms of challenge ideas.
This year, Wakatipu High School is hoping to raise $10,000 for the 40 hour famine. This is an ambitious target but we have a big group of dedicated students putting in lots of effort into fundraising to make this happen! You can donate to the Wakatipu High School 40 hour famine page with this: https://my.worldvision.org.nz/ss/AbnBpK/wakatipu-high-school
As a part of this year’s 40 hour famine, the 40 hour famine committee is running an event called the ‘Skiathon'. The Skiathon is a relay-type event where groups of up to 4 (or individuals) ski/board 9am to 4pm on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th as their event for the 40 hour famine. This can be any mountain, but we will have high school bands playing and will be running a stall on the Coronet Peak deck both days. There will be prizes for teams with the most vertical meters (so remember to track your groups' vertical meters on your mypass), best costumes, most money fundraised and many other categories! A big thanks to NZSki for making this possible!
Email your group's name to email@example.com or fill out the google form attached above by Monday 14 June to enter!
We also have two WHS students, Rohil Prasad and Jack McBeth, spending 40 hours in a Skyline Gondola. Jack and Rohil will be going without any form of entertainment, and will have to stand up to the cold winter nights and live in a challenging position for the entire 40 hours during which time they will not be able to leave, except to use the toilet. At night when the gondola is not operational, Skyline staff will wheel the gondola around to the front of the base building where the public can come and say hello. A friendly team of volunteers will be present during the day at one of two fundraising desks located on the Steamer Wharf and at the base building. Thanks to Skyline Queenstown for their generous support during this challenge.
Environmental Lead Prefect
It’s Business Time for Year 12!
The Level 2 Business Studies classes are also to embark on their first sale cycle on Tuesday 15 June. Students have been busy undertaking market research for their products, investigating suppliers, writing their business plans and planning for their sales. This activity requires students to carry out their business within a community context. The business groups have identified a community based charity and are supporting the charity by donating to them.
Products on offer include:
A selection of baking
Help support our young entrepreneurs! Students please bring your cash!
Check out some of the advertisments below.
Josh Kendall and Nicola Proffit
School Policies (and parent input)
Did you know that all the WHS policy and process documents are accessible from the school website and a link to these can be found here: Policies and Processes? (The username and password to access the site are on the same page.)
WHS leverages a platform called SchoolDocs and the link will take you to this site. There is a great search function on the left hand side that allows you to enter key words and it will bring up all the related policy documents. There is also a review function. In the "Current Review" section you will see all the policies that are currently under review and who is able to input into them (see screen shot below).
Currently (Term 2) the "Reporting to Parents on Student Progress and Achievement" is under review and open for parent feedback. We know this is an area of interest for many parents and encourage you to read the policy and to provide any feedback accordingly. Please bear in mind that policy and procedure documents are usually fairly high level, additionally the content is often dictated by regulatory or legislative requirements, so, whilst all feedback will be reviewed, not all feedback will necessarily be included.
We will include a termly summary of all policy documents open for parent review in the newsletter and would love to hear from you.
Predator Free Trapping
Trapping at Wakatipu High School has taken off again recently. WHS manages a set of traps located on the Twin River Trail. We have had a lot of success in our recent trapping endeavours.
The year 12 Geography class has been studying Predator Free New Zealand 2050 as part of an internal assessment. This has involved gaining an understanding of the scale of New Zealand’s predator problem; checking the school trapline; analysing different perspectives and examining different courses of action. We also had a presentation from Dawn Palmer (Ecologist & Environmental Consultant) who discussed trapping in the region and how many groups are establishing themselves and coming together for the campaign against pests.
A couple of the year 12 Geography students are also working on developing some new trapping technology that can be fitted to our existing traps. This will notify the selected recipient when the trap is set off. It will be exciting to see the sucess of this project.
We also have a bunch of keen students who are establishing a routine for checking the traps. On Monday last week a group of students along with Mr Kendall and Miss Scott started setting up a new line of traps on the track above the twin river trail.
It has been fantastic to see different learning areas, classes and Co-Curricular groups coming together to support this national goal. The WHS students involved have been getting stuck in and doing their bit for the Predator Free 2050 campaign. The program's goal is to rid New Zealand of rats, weasels, stoats, possums, and hedgehogs by 2050.
If you are interested in joining the WHS trapping crew, add yourself into the Google Classroom.
Class code: pch363b
The Paperclip Challenge
Mr Kendall’s 5AECB class has started studying enterprise. This includes exploring entrepreneurs and their attributes; how people place value on items, reasons for success and failure. As part of this they completed their own paperclip challenge.
The paperclip challenge originated after Canadian blogger Kyle MacDonald managed to trade his way from a red paperclip all the way to a house in under a year. The rules are simple: trade your way from a paperclip to the highest valued item you can.
Students were really intrigued in this challenge and involved their friends, family, teachers and the wider community in the bartering and trading process. In an attempt to trade up their paperclip, students posted on Facebook, emailed businesses and walked up to people to convince him or her to trade it for something bigger and better.
The challenge started with an auction in class, where students had to attempt to ‘sell’ their paperclip to Mr Kendall for a random item of higher value…. Or not!
Below are some of the results of the challenge.
Social Science Teacher
Environmental Council - Flora and Fauna
Hi everyone and welcome to the 2021 environmental council’s environmental topic of the week!
This week's topic is… native flora and fauna!
Approximately 85 million years ago, New Zealand separated from the subcontinent of Gondwana. Due to this separation of land mass, New Zealand was essentially free of land mammals apart from bats which could fly from other land masses. They also had seals, dolphins and whales which swam here. However, due to there being very limited mammals, this gave native flora and fauna the opportunity to thrive.
80% of the flora in New Zealand is endemic. This is due to the fact that it did not have to compete for space and resources as there was the absence of large land mammals for millions of years. This gave the plants the opportunity to grow and evolve into different species. New Zealand has some of the oldests trees and forests in the world with the Kauri being one of the longest living trees.
Due to the absence of predators, this created a safe environment for birds and insects to live. This caused them to evolve and develop unique traits, such as flightlessness seen in many birds. Due to the evolution of these species, it caused 170 species of birds to be endemic to New Zealand such as the kiwi, fantail and takahē.
Katie Westphall from the Environmental Council
Celebrating Learning Languages
Next week is International Languages Week in New Zealand! A plethora of activities will be on display around school to celebrate the upcoming week and encourage students to enjoy learning other languages and cultures.
Here is the menu for the week...(by the way lots of prizes on too!):
- Ako Time on Monday, Wednesday, Friday: school wide quizzes to play and win prizes
- International Languages Short Film Festival, Break 2 (Monday to Thursday) in TC18
- Linguathletics House Competition, Break 2 Friday in TC18 (4 students from each house - 2 juniors + 2 seniors)
- Check out posters around school in different languages
- School bells: be the first three to guess the languages of the bells and win prizes
- Vote for the teacher who can greet you in as many languages as possible and get them and you to win a prize!
Arts News and Information
Wakatipu Music Festival
Congratulations to the Jazz Combo who had their first outing for the year at the Wakatipu Music festival last weekend, performing a great programme of jazz music to an enthusiastic audience. This year's Combo includes: Harry Thomas, Dillon Bouchier, Lucy Glover, Paige Loggenberg, Ollie McLean, Hannah White, Jacob Marriott.
Photography Internship at Wakatipu Music Festival
Year 13 student, Sam Clark recently completed a six day internship with local photographer Sheena Haywood during the Wakatipu Music Festival. What a great opportunity for Sam!
"This internship gave me the opportunity to work alongside local professional photographer Sheena Haywood. Sheena taught me lots of new tips and techniques while also being able to work in a professional setting. It was an awesome experience and a busy few days, and I believe it has definitely helped me build up my skillset for a possible career in the media industry."
Anna Leese - Professional Opera Singer
We were extremely privileged to have Anna Leese and Stephen De Pledge at WHS last Thursday as part of the Wakatipu music Festival. Anna is an opera singer who has performed overseas and nationally and was able to give our students a taste of life in the opera world. It was a great experience for our students to hear music from a genre they don't often have access to.
Y12 Music Night
The Y12 Music Night is happening on Tues June 15 starting at 5.30pm in the Theatre. Parents and friends are welcome to attend.
A reminder of the Music Nights occurring over the next few weeks:
- Year 12 - June 15
- Year 13 - June 23
- Year 11 - June 29/30
- Year 10 - July 7
- June 19 - Rockquest Regional Finals - Wanaka Centre
- July 2-4 - Winterfest - Times TBC (Rock Bands
- July 9- Play It Strange Songwriting
Showing Off Exhibition
We had a fantastic turnout at the opening of ‘Showing Off’ last Wednesday at the Lakes District Museum. The exhibition (which shares a collection of Excellence art pieces of 2020’s WHS students) will be on display until July 4.
Artist of the Week - Stella Stretch
This week we celebrate this incredible young lady, Stella Stretch. In Year 10 this year, she has excelled in the Art department, producing highly realistic works that look good enough to eat. She has also just recently completed her final painting assessment where she self-selected her own artist model, subject matter, and compositions. Motivated and talented, Stella is one to watch in the art scene.
Sports News and Information
Otago/Southland Cross Country Relay
Last Wednesday eight WHS students competed in the Otago/Southland Cross Country relays in Milton. This team event involves four members running two kilometers each. WHS won the Junior Boys race and finished third in the senior girls. Thank you to coach Neville Britton for his continued work with these middle distance runners. Well done to the following students:
1st Junior Boys - Jude Deaker, Dylan Collins, Tom Schenk and Pete Davis
3rd Senior Girls - Siena Mackley, Pippa McAtamney, Sammy Fookes and Abby Fookes
South Island Artistic Swimming Champs
Congratulations to Paige Cusiel and Alisha Messingham who competed at the South Island Artistic Swimming Championships in Christchurch over Queen’s Birthday weekend. Alisha won gold for her solo routine and figures, and Paige won gold for her solo routine, figures, duet routine and bronze for her secondary schools solo routine.
The girls are currently training for the NZ Nationals in October. Well done!
Three karate students have been competing in a range of events in recent months and earning some fantastic results. A huge thank you to Mr Quaid for all of his efforts with these competitors. The highlights of these are below.
New Zealand Open:
Violet Smillie - Gold: 12/13 Years Intermediate Kata
Mackenzi Jackson - Silver: 14/15 Years Premier Kumite, Bronze: Premier Kata
South Island Schools Tournament:
Mackenzi Jackson - Gold: U16 Premier Kata, Silver: U19 Premier Kata, Silver: U16 Premier Kumite
Greta Jones - Bronze: U16 Premier Kata
Otago/Southland Regional Championships:
Mackenzi Jackson - Silver: 16/17 Years Premier Kata, Bronze Open Kata, Silver: 16/17 Years Premier Kumite
Greta Jones - Silver: 14/15 Years Premier Kata, Bronze: Premier Kumite
Violet Smillie - Gold: Mixed 12/13 Years Premier Kata, Bronze: 12/13 Years Premier Kumite, Gold - 10-13 Years Team Kata
Seven WHS students were selected to participate in the New Zealand Women's Triple Star Camp run by the NZ Ice Hockey Federation over the long weekend in Dunedin. This camp was the first of its kind for women in the country and involved 70 skaters from the Ice Ferns, U18 Women’s team and development players with national coaches and managers in attendance. Well done to Caitlin Hollyer, Tallulah Bryant, Inge Kemp, Annika Simpson, Jessie Strain, Polly Bennetts and Lucy Boniface who attended. Former students Gabby Mills and Hope Gregory were also there as current members of the Ice Ferns.
The WHS ESports team (Boosted) remain undefeated in the Canterbury/Otago division of the New Zealand Secondary Schools ESports tournament after beating the Christchurch Boys High School B Team 13-6. The team is currently in second place behind Christchurch Boys High A and has a bye this week. There are nine teams in the division.
Central Otago Girls Rugby
Five WHS players were selected to play in the Central Otago school girls match as part of the Topp Cup last Saturday. Congratulations to Alice Gilbert, Maisie Grufferty, Katie Hulsman, Primrose Johnson and Olive Watherston. The Kawarau team beat the Clutha team 35-15.
James Hargest Exchange
150 students will travel to Invercargill on Wednesday to compete in the annual James Hargest Exchange. This is the first time the exchange has taken place for three years due to adverse weather and COVID. We look forward to playing Hargest in 12 matches across basketball, football, hockey, netball, rugby and volleyball.
Otago Netball Champs
We wish the 9A, 10A, Senior A and Senior B netball teams all the very best at the Otago Secondary School Netball Champs this coming Sunday and Monday in Dunedin.
Swim Instructors Wanted
QLDC are currently advertising for part time swim instructors with full training provided. This would be ideal for Year 11/12 students as most hours are after 3.15pm or on a weekend. If you are interested please apply through the link below. The qualification gained will also provide students with NCEA credits.
Senior B Boys beat James Hargest B - 64-51
Senior B Boys lost to Central Southland Colts A - 72-57
WHS 1st XI lost to Cromwell - 3-2. Player of the day: Sam Little
WHS 2nd XI beat WHS Gold - 4-3. Player of the day: Gold - Zara Martin, 2nd XI - Charlotte Muir
WHS Blue lost to Cromwell Blue - 3-2. Player of the day: Sarah Johnstone
WHS Gold beat WHS Blue - 12-0. Players of the day: Gold - Jared Long, Blue - Cameron Bates
WHS 2nd XI beat DHS Defenders - 1-0. Player of the day: Taylor Breen
U14 Cup lost to MAC - 58-15
U15 Carnival lost to West Otago - 36-12
U15 Cup beat MAC - 20-7
1st XV lost to MAC - 29-10
Girls beat Cromwell College - 71-5
Girls lost to Dunstan High School - 22-12
Hockey - Cromwell Turf
WHS Blue vs WHS 2nd XI
WHS 1st XI vs Upper Clutha Black
Gold - bye
U14 Cup vs Dunstan High School - WHS 10:45am
U15 Cup vs Otago Boys High School Red - Event Centre 11:15am
U15 Carnival vs South Otago High School - WHS 12pm
1st XV vs South Otago High School - WHS 1:30pm
Parent Information on Over Training
Here is a link to an article from the Balance is Better website about over training. This follows on nicely from the presentation Dr Adam Castricum from Axis Sports Medicine did with our athletes around injury prevention and management.
Maori Wellbeing Funding Opportunity
Te Kīwai is a new fund developed in partnership between Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu and Sport New Zealand Ihi Aotearoa, designed to support Māori wellbeing through play, active recreation and sport. For more information please click this link.
The annual ski pass for WHS students is now online and available for purchasing. Parents/Caregivers can use either the Coronet peak or Remarkables web store to purchase these discounted passes. Everybody purchasing a local school's season pass just needs to select June 11 as prompted, this prompts a dropdown box of which school they attend.
The cut off date for purchase is at the end of August.
Coronet Peak: https://shop.coronetpeak.co.nz/qt-secondary-schools
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Director of Sport
Branches Trust AGM
Performance poetry workshop
Careers Department - Student Job Vacancies
Anyone want a job - July school holidays? / Weekend work?
Novotel and Accor Hotels are looking to recruit.... It could be 4 days on 3 days off so you still have a break. $21 per hour.
There is also weekend work available if you are interested in working one day in the weekend each week. If interested please make contact directly with / or send a CV to:
CATHERINE MONAGHAN Talent and Culture Manager
Tel : +64 (3) 442 7750 DDI: +64 (3) 450 2519
Is looking for a student to work in a casual basis in a mix of after school/weekends / holidays
If interested contact : Angela Imlach, Raeward Fresh, 0274047875
Come Work With Us!
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels in Queenstown have a number of positions available with flexible hours to suit all applicants. If you are looking for a part time job as either a Food & Beverage Attendant, Room Attendant or Porter – visit our website to apply.
We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly team.
Senior students wanting casual employment in our car grooming department.
In these unusual times we are experiencing a large fluctuation in business which means that my team struggle though the busy times to keep up with needs. We operate 0730 – 2100 seven days per week. I would have potential for some after school hours and potential for up to full -time hours during the school holidays.
I’d be looking for people who are sensible and trustworthy who hold at least a restricted license.
The Hertz Queenstown team is small and close knit (there are 12 of us). We have a strong customer service focus culture and as my team are from all over the world we are very much like family. We could offer successful candidates a safe and supported environment and full training. The hourly rate in this role is $20.50 p/h.
Please contact Bronwyn McGregor Location Manager – Queenstown
P: +64 3 441 4170 M: +64 27 839 6534 email@example.com
HILTON - EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES - PART TIME JOBS AVAILABLE
Currently hiring: • Food & Beverage Attendant • Kitchen Steward • Housekeeping • Guest Service Agent • Loading Bay Administrator
Dreaming of a career in hospitality? Or just looking for a part time job? Let us help find the right career for you! SEARCH JOBS AT HILTON https://jobs.hilton.com/
Delivereasy is hiring!
We're currently booming with demand in and around Queenstown, and we are in need of some senior students who can join the team as delivery drivers. If you have your licence and access to a car, we want YOU to get involved.
We're going to get straight to the point and let you know the good stuff:
Here's the good stuff: Pick and choose your own hours of work. Completely up to you! Work around your school, sport, social life schedule. Drivers who are currently working for us are earning over $30 an hour. You won't need to pay anything to start up. We'll hook you up with all the necessary kit for you and your vehicle! Cruise the streets and earn cash, can you name a better after school gig?
Stuff you will need:- A vehicle of course! Car, scooter or motorbike. A restricted license for car drivers, or learners license for motorbike. (Unfortunately no scooter drivers on learners license). A smartphone with access to internet/data. You'll be able to download our driver app to request shifts and complete orders.