Newsletter Week 1 Term 2

Waiheke High School 13th May, 2021


Tēnā koutou,

A fabulous night was had with the Rotarian’s in our school last Monday night – thank you for the Club’s ongoing support of our students.

Next week, we celebrate Grandparents morning on Tuesday, 18 May. Grandparents will arrive at the school at 9.30 am and will be addressed by Robyn Woodall, our Board Chairperson, and former teacher, Chris Curreen. They will also have a short tour of the school, morning tea provided by our Senior Hospitality students and the opportunity to attend a class with their grandchild(ren). We look forward to seeing you there.

By the time you receive this newsletter, our teachers will have been involved in the Auckland wide Accord Day where we continue to upskill on changes in NCEA beginning in 2023.

Ngā mihi nui

Jude Young

Junior Visual Art

Year 7: The highlight of term 1 was the Year 7 students’ response to their chosen native birds, which they closely observed then rendered in mixed media; ink applied with twigs, oil pastel, linseed oil and turpentine.

Year 8: Year 8 Visual Art showed their effective awareness of the graphic possibilities of line in their Still- Life mixed media; oil pastel, dye and sharpie felt pen.

Year 10: Creating individual and unique Brands from our names provided a catalyst for some dynamic charcoal and shellac sketches, shopping bag designs and air dried clay sculptures which will be exhibited in the Waiheke Community Art Gallery’s ‘Small Treasures’ Exhibition in the coming weeks.

Careers Information

Online Career Management Tool.

Each student has their own DreamCatcher portfolio which they build on during their time at school. Students assess their strengths, research occupations, and save information about jobs, subject requirements, and links to tertiary providers in New Zealand.

As a parent or caregiver, you are an important influence in your son's / daughter's career decisions. DreamCatcher provides you with:

  • Up-to-date online resources for ALL career options in New Zealand

  • To be informed of the numerous career events throughout the year

  • Ability to have timely career conversations at home relevant to your son/daughter


  • You will automatically receive weekly emails about relevant career-related opportunities for your son or daughter.

  • You will also receive a monthly update regarding your son or daughter’s progress. This update allows you to view their academic tracking, academic overview, assessments to come, and their career research.

Should you wish to unsubscribe, please follow the instructions in the email from DreamCatcher.

Should you wish to access the resources in DreamCatcher,

please go to the parent portal:

Enter your email address as your username.

Your password is your Kamar password.

(If you have more than one child at the school, you need to use your Kamar password for your youngest child.)

ICAS Returns in 2021

ICAS will return to Waiheke High School this year. We encourage you to consider entering your child in ICAS. This fantastic assessment program allows students to challenge themselves and be recognised for their academic efforts. The assessment is now fully online and sitting dates will commence in Term 3. Learn more by visiting

Rotary Club Dinner

On Monday, 10 May, the Waiheke Rotary Club visited Waiheke High School. Our local Rotary Club really supports the High School by sponsoring students on leadership programmes, science workshops, the robotics club, kapa haka and many other opportunities.

The Rotary Club arrived at 5.30 pm and were given a comprehensive tour of our building developments. Then, they progressed to the Food Technology room where the Level 2 and 3 Hospitality & Catering classes cooked and served a magnificent tapa style meal which included chicken kebabs, vegetable rice paper rolls and salmon croquettes just to name a few delights!

Thank you to Rotary for the comments they made to our trainee chefs, such as, “the food is fantastic”, “can we come for dinner every Monday?”

Congratulations to Whaea Huhana, Level 2 & 3 Hospitality and our Community Prefects for a great evening.

Understanding NCEA

Helpful information for parents new to NCEA

Waiheke Sailing Club

Waiheke Team Racing Sailing National Regatta at Algies Bay 25th-30th April 2021

Congratulations must go to the strong, determined crew of 6 sailors; Jamie, Leo, Maddy, Riley, Eli and Balazs with Pippa as reserve. The team competed with passion and great sportsmanship after some hard rulings. Very proud of this combined Waiheke team.

Team sailing starts again in term 4.

Upcoming Events

  • Grandparents Day - Tuesday, 18th May, 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Pink Shirt Day - Friday, 21st May (gold coin donation if wearing pink shirt - otherwise uniform to be worn)
  • Casual Dress Day - Thursday 3rd June (gold coin donation)
  • QUEENS BIRTHDAY - Monday 7th June (no school)
  • Y7-10 Parent Teacher Evening - Wednesday 23rd June
  • Y11-13 Parent/Teacher Evening - Wednesday 30th June
  • Careers Evening - Wednesday 30th June
  • Matariki Celebrations - Friday 2nd July
  • LAST DAY OF TERM 2 - Friday 9th July

Friends of the Street Volunteers Needed

Become a volunteer of Friends of the Street. It’s a car pooling system that picks up young people who need to get home, Friday and Saturday night between the hours of 10.30pm and 2am.

We have about 14 active volunteers who volunteer 1 day per month but we always need more to complete the month. They pair up with another, one being the driver of our Luxury Van and the other answers the texts from the teens and plans the journeys.

It’s lots of fun and the teens really appreciate the ride they get. No need to go out every weekend to collect your young adult. Share the load with lots of other parents with young people the same age.

Contact Russell 027 204 2817

Order School Lunches On-Line

Click above for four easy steps to setting up an account on the lunchonline website and placing an order.

Contact Us

Jude Young

Senior Management:

Tony Sears (Deputy Principal)
Rachael Wheeler (Business Manager)