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Whakatane High School challenges students to achieve with strong values around responsibility, respect and achievement. Kia Whakatane Au I Ahau.
 

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In compliance with Government guidelines, WHS re-opens on Monday 18 May, at Covid-19 Alert Level 2 - to ALL students.
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Years Old. Started as a District High School in 1920, becoming a full high school in 1950.

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2019 NZ Representatives: Cross Country, Volleyball, Judo, Surf Lifesaving, Equestrian, Motocross,    Swimming, Adventure Racing.

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Gemma Baldey - Cross Country, Caitlin Studer - Volleyball, Emily Julian - Volleyball, Codi Laurent - Volleyball, Beau Henry - Volleyball, Cameron Mackey - Judo, Jamie Julian - Surf Lifesaving, Tyrone Herring - Surf Lifesaving, Skye Edwards - Equestrian, Ashleigh Jackson - Surf Lifesaving, Nicolas Cannell - Surf Lifesaving, Brooklyn McGovern - Motocross,  Ashleigh Lawlor - Swimming, Ari Goodman - Adventure Race, Cambell Julian - Adventure Race, Ella Julian - Adventure Race, Hayden Sisson - Adventure Race, Campbell Forsyth - Beach Volleyball, Ava Andersen - Volleyball.

 

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8 Olympian Former Students; Lisa Carrington, Karen Hanlen, Jozef Klaassen,

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Stacey Waaka, Jon-Paul Tobin, Nathan Twaddle, Toni Jeffs, Noel Mills.

 

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COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 UPDATES

IN COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, WHS RE-OPENS ON MONDAY 18 MAY, AT COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 2 - TO ALL STUDENTS.

All students are expected to return to school on Monday 18 May, ready for Form Time at 8:30am. The school will run a modified timetable for Monday and Tuesday after which the regular timetable will resume. School hours will remain the same 8:30am - 3pm Monday-Friday.
 

KEY POINTS:
*Monday and Tuesday will be on an adapted timetable. Students will be with their Academic Counsellor in their Form Class for the first TWO periods of the first TWO days. After these days, all normal timetabled classes will resume.


*Staff are committed to supporting achievement and have plans in place.


*Strict hygiene and distancing practices will be well communicated and practised at all times.


*Buses will run as normal, following Government guidelines.


*Canteen will be open and students are encouraged to bring drink bottles for use at drinking fountains. Kai Time will operate on: Tue/ Wed and Thur.


*Chromebooks are available to borrow from the school's library, with a signed user agreement. Phones are not allowed for online learning at school.


*Student guidance, counselling, and well being services will be operating.


*Students with immunity issues, those at high risk, and those who are unwell must stay at home. Please contact the school regarding any absences: 07 308 8251, or e: absent@whakatanehigh.school.nz


We look forward to being reunited with our incredible and resilient rangatahi on Monday.
Importantly, be well, take care of each other and be kind.

COVID-19 SPORTS UPDATE

COVID-19 SPORTS UPDATE

Whakatane High School Sport, Media Release

The Whakatane High School Sports department is currently following the advice of each sport's national governing body in regard to the running of sport within our school. Each of these governing bodies is in communication with the NZ Ministry of Health and their decisions are based on advice received from the Ministry.

The majority of sports have already suspended both training and competitions, based on this advice and our own assessment of the situation, Whakatane High School is implementing the following policy on sport while restrictions are in place due to Covid-19.

All sports within Whakatane High School will be suspended from the 20th March, this includes training, trials, and competitions. All sports will follow each National Governing Bodies return to train/play policy, these are different across the range of sports and could be changed any day. This goes above and beyond current guidelines for a couple of sports, but we want to ensure the health and safety of all of our students and to be consistent with our decisions across all sports.

This includes all teams in Netball, Rugby, Football, Basketball and Hockey.

For most sports, the earliest time that teams will be able to resume training is the 18th April.
Teachers in Charge, Coaches and Managers will be responsible for communicating to players when training will resume for each sport.

School Sport NZ has canceled/suspended all North Island and New Zealand Secondary School tournaments/events for the remainder of term 1. This includes Summer Tournament week where Whakatane High School had various teams entered to compete.

There are two regional events (Swimming and Bowls) that are due to be held over the next couple of weeks that are run by Sport Bay of Plenty. Whakatane High School will be in communication with Sport BOP around these events. If these events do proceed we will inform parents of all health and safety protocols that are in place and also complete our own risk assessment of this event to ensure the safety of our athletes.

SBOP has also canceled all events to the end of Term 1

If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Whakatane High School Director of Sport, Ben Sexton, benjamin.sexton@staff.whs.co.nz

Ben Sexton
Director of Sport

 

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The Whakatane High School Parent Portal provides access to information about your student’s timetable, attendance, fees, results in real time, and accurate contact details. Portal url: http://www.whakatanehigh.school.nz/parent-portal. Sign in details have been sent home. Enter the username and caregiver password when prompted. We suggest that you keep these details secure for future use. You may contact the eHub via email at toni.martin@staff.whs.co.nz for assistance.

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Absentee Hotline: 308 8251 ext 702. Email: absent@whakatanehigh.school.nz.
Web: http://www.whakatanehigh.school.nz/report-an-absence, or use the WHS APP.

Whakatane High School Centennial Reunion - POSTPONED

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2020 Whakatane High School Fees

2020 Whakatane High School Fees

School fees, charges and donations

In 2020 Whakatāne High School has opted into the Ministry funded school donations scheme. Full details can be found by clicking here. In a nutshell the Ministry funded donations scheme means that the Ministry will pay the school $150 per student directly. This means that there are no school fees for trips, resources, tuition or activities (including sports) that are part of your child's core learning programme (curriculum). For more information: https://www.whakatanehigh.school.nz/school-fees

2020 Term Dates

2020 Term Dates

2020 Term Dates

Term 1 -  Wednesday 29 January to Friday 27 March

Term 2 - Wednesday 15 April to TBC

Term 3 - Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September

Term 4 - Monday 12 October to Tuesday 8 December

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