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Disruption to School Buses to Seatoun

August 10, 2022

Tēnā koutou

Following on from our email last night, bus services are still significantly disrupted due to the closure of the Seatoun Tunnel. We have been advised that it will remain closed until later this evening, meaning that school buses this afternoon will continue to be impacted.

All school buses travelling to Seatoun will travel as far as Strathmore Shops, where remaining students will transfer onto another bus to take them through to Seatoun, via Kilbirnie and Moa Point. Bus drivers will let students know what to do at Strathmore. We will work to ensure that everyone gets home, however this will be later than normal.

A shuttle bus is still operating between Kilbirnie and Seatoun via Moa Point. Any students who usually catch the Route 2 to Seatoun will need to travel to Kilbirnie and transfer onto the shuttle.

You can find up to date messaging on our website here - https://www.metlink.org.nz/alerts/

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Ngā mihi,

Jo Pritchard (she/her)

Senior Service Delivery Advisor | Kaitohutohu Matua
Metlink

100 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 11646, Manners St, Wellington 6142

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To find out how to plan your journey, go to metlink.org.nz

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Tutor Conferences - bookings now open

August 10, 2022

On Wednesday 24th August we will hold Tutor Conferences for 2022.

The Tutor Conference is a 15-minute, one-on-one online meeting between the tutor, student and parents/whānau. At this meeting, the students' reports, academic performance, attendance, pastoral care record, and subject choices for 2023 will be discussed.

Due to uncertainty around Covid-19, these meetings will be conducted online.

To book, go to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter the code j6t9k.  To allow teachers to prepare for the conference, bookings will close on the evening of Monday 22nd August.  To access online interviews, you will need to click on the video link for the teacher at the scheduled time. This link will appear in your confirmation email. Each online meeting can have a number of participants, in addition to the teacher.

We look forward to seeing you at tutor conferences.

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Incident today at WC

August 4, 2022

Kia ora Whanau

There was an incident today on campus involving one student.

This incident has now been resolved.

Thank you for your understanding around this matter.

Glen Denham

Headmaster

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Unity Night - 11 August 2022

August 3, 2022

Hey Boys,

As was mentioned in assembly, the WC is hosting a multicultural show called Unity Night on Thursday August the 11th. Doors open at 5:30pm and the show runs from 6 to 8:30pm.

There will be amazing cultural performances including our Tu Tangata, Chinese Lion Dancing and more. We will also be providing food including Sushi, Arincini pies and other cultural delicacies.

Tickets are $5 dollars each and you will be able to pay in cash or eftpos on the night at the entrance. They are also limited and provided on a first in first served basis. All the profits go to The Blue Dragon Children's Foundation.

Please join us to celebrate all of our cultures and to have an amazing night!

This is the link to the form to book tickets!

https://forms.gle/JdLvjD8Zq1ZQ9uDo6

Thank you!"


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DIVE Visual Art Fundraiser

August 1, 2022

The DIVE Visual Art Fundraiser is an exhibition of student work.

Money raised by this event will be used to fund creative projects around the school.

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Public Notice

July 19, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

ENROLMENT FOR 2023 AT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING THIRTEEN SCHOOLS

The following notice relates to the thirteen schools above, who operate enrolment schemes to prevent overcrowding.

 1. APPLICATION DATES

 For planning purposes all thirteen schools listed above request applications from the parents of students who live in their home zone, for entry into Year 9 in 2023, (except for Otaki College whose entry is for Year 7) to be in the hands of the respective schools by Monday 25July 2022. In zone applications can be accepted at any time by the zoned college.

In the case of applications for enrolment for students who live outside the home zone of the school to which application is made, applications must be received no later than Monday 25 July 2022.Any application received after Monday 25 July 2022 will not be able to be considered.

Applications from out of zone applicants for places in Years 10 to 13 in 2023 can also be received up to Friday 14 October 2022, but acceptance of these enrolments will be subject to such factors as the optimum total roll of each school, or the number of applicants from within the school’s home zone. Any applications received after Friday 14 October 2022 will not be able to be considered.

For further information click here.

 

 

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Rugby Raffle - U15 Tournament

July 7, 2022

To buy tickets click here TODAY!

To buy tickets, click here TODAY!

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International Student Homestays Wanted

July 1, 2022

If you're interested in becoming a homestay, please contact Kathi Scott ph 802 2561, 021 717 449 or email k.scott@wc.school.nz for further details.

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Old Boy awarded Fulbright Scholarship

June 30, 2022

Congratulations to our 2011 Head Prefect, Rayhan Langdana, on winning a prestigious Fullbright Scholarship to study in the USA.

In conjunction with his presentation at the National Library today, Rayhan came to visit Wellington College. Following a tour of the school, Rayhan met with some of his former teachers, and with Headmaster, Glen Denham. Rayhan then spoke briefly to the Y13 students, fondly recalling his time at Wellington College, and wishing the 2022 cohort all the best in their pursuits after school.

We wish Rayhan, and his wife, all the best with their studies and look forward to receiving news of their time in the US.

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Kilbirnie Emergency Roadworks

June 12, 2022

Due to emergency roadworks, Kilbirnie Stops B and C will be closed from late on Monday 13 June.

School buses that usually stop at these bus stops will stop at a temporary bus stop on Rongotai Road near Bay Road until these works are complete. This may impact students who use these stops to travel to/from school. More information is available on the Metlink website or call our Contact Centre on 0800 801 700.

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WC Beanies

June 3, 2022

Students are now allowed to wear a WC Beanie to and from school during the colder months.

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COVID-19 - Stay home if you're unwell

May 23, 2022

WC is getting numerous unwell students coming to school who are then sent home as they become more ill during the day. These students are then advised to do a RATs test at home and a number are testing positive for COVID-19.

The majority of students who are tested at school are also testing positive.

If a student is feeling unwell, PLEASE KEEP THEM AT HOME and continue to test for COVID-19 as necessary.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

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WC Old Boys' Association - eNewsletter

April 8, 2022

Welcome to our first eNewsletter for 2022 – an informative overview of our Wellington College community. The first three months of this year have certainly kept us on our toes – the NZ summer break seems so long ago.

Our 2022 calendar of events provides plenty of opportunities to connect with classmates throughout the year – we are in the process of planning additional events around the country and across the Tasman, and we will keep you informed of these.

Our newsletters and annual magazine contains information regarding news about Wellington College, its history, recent news and event notifications. We invite Old Boys to send us articles, memories, feedback and images for future issues. These can be emailed to oldboys@wc.school.nz

There are two forms of accessing this eNewsletter:

Digital: Click HERE

PDF: Click HERE

This quarter’s eNewsletter includes:

  • President’s Message and the introduction of our new Headmaster
  • 2022 AGM Date
  • Reunion Programme and other scheduled events
  • School News: Meet our 2022 Head Prefect
  • Interesting stories and memorabilia from Archivist, Mike Pallin
  • Obituaries

Best wishes

Steph Kane

WCOBA Executive Officer

oldboys@wc.school.nz

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Tax Gift

April 3, 2022

TaxGift lets you donate your tax rebate from any donations to Wellington College in just one easy step.

Click here to access TaxGift.

If you are an individual New Zealand tax resident who has received taxable income in the current financial year, then you are entitled to a rebate of 33% on the donations you’ve made to us. But if you choose to TaxGift that tax credit to Wellington College, TaxGift will turn it into even more for our school – all as a gift in your name.

Here’s how:

By signing up with TaxGift your total $840 school donation becomes $1,258 (an additional $418 to us) at no additional cost to you!

By TaxGifting you make a real difference to our school. These additional funds will continue to allow us to offer a wide range of subject choices, smaller class sizes, extra curricular activities and maintain and develop our outstanding facilities for our boys.

Historical tax credits

Here’s how you can help even further: if you haven’t claimed your tax credit on donations to us in the past four years, simply tick the box on the form when you sign up and the team at TaxGift will claim them as a further gift to us. This is a really powerful way to put thoseunclaimed credits to good use.

How to opt in

To opt in to TaxGift simply click on the link. It only takes a minute to sign up, won’t cost (we pay TaxGift a small fee for this service) and you won’t need to do anything more. Your donations for this tax year on will be captured. 

What else should I know?

It won’t cost you anything to sign up to TaxGift; no money leaves your bank account (although the school pays TaxGift a small fee for its services). Signing up to TaxGift appoints TaxGift as your tax agent solely for the purpose of gifting your tax credits back to our school. Don’t worry - it does not affect any other tax agents that you might have (for example, if you have an accountant who does your tax returns). You must be an individual New Zealand tax resident who has earned taxable income in the relevant tax year to be eligible for the tax credit and you can opt out ofTaxGift at any time by emailing their friendly team. 

You can visit TaxGift's website (www.taxgift.co.nz) for more information. 

Click here to access TaxGift.

 

 

 

 

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Bringing a Motor Cycle or Scooter to School?

February 4, 2022

All students who wish to bring a motorbike or scooter to school in 2022 must register their bike/scooter using this form https://forms.gle/ejocUZJ2osJST3sVA

Any issues please see Mr Bergin.

Mr Ashby

Acting Principal

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Guidance & Support Over Summer

January 11, 2022

Skylight Trust - Resources & Counselling

The team at Skylight specialises in supporting people through loss and trauma. They provide counselling and resource packs to help with anxiety and stress in both children/teens and adults. Click here for further information and to access Skylight's resources

Txt 1737

The Telehealth Counselling Line is available 24/7 to support people of all ages.  Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor or talk to a peer support worker. More details here.

Alcohol & Drug Support

Alcohol & Drug helpline: 0800 787 797 & www.alcoholdrughelp.org.nz

NZ Drug Foundation: www.drugfoundation.org.nz

Distressing Online Content - Netsafe

Netsafe encourages parents to proactively discuss with young people what they should do if they come across distressing content online. Further information is available here.

If you have any questions relating to  distressing online content you can contact Netsafe for free and confidential advice at netsafe.org.nz or call 0508 NETSAFE.

Other Key Phone Numbers

Lifeline: 0800 543 354 or text free to 4357

Youthline: 0800 376 633, free text 234

Samaritans: (anytime – 24 hours) 0800 726 666

Suicide Crisis Line: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

Kidsline: 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline)

What’s Up: 0800 942 8787

Anxiety New Zealand: 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY)

Te Haika

Please note that if you are dealing with an urgent mental health issue or crisis then it is best to call Te Haika (CCDHB) on 0800 745 477.

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Get the Correct Shoes!

January 9, 2022

The Wellington College uniform requires black leather, polishable shoes. These can be either slip on or lace-up. In Terms 1 and 4, students are also permitted to wear brown or black Roman Sandals. The sandals must have a back strap.

See below for what's acceptable and what's not.

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