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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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New Students & Y9 Students in 2021

New Students & Y9 Students in 2021

BYOD 2021 Start of the Year 

At Whakatane High School learning is a blend of eLearning and traditional effective teaching practices. We primarily use Google For Education apps and tools to enhance learning. Therefore, all students are asked to bring a Chromebook (preferred), or laptop to access their learning from anywhere, at any time.

Chromebooks are encouraged because they are educationally focused, work seamlessly with Google’s educational apps and tools, and reduce the time consuming technical issues associated with laptops. Purchasing a basic Chromebook model will suit the majority of students (e.g. Acer C700 series), and are also priced at the lower end of the market. Phones are not appropriate learning devices for the classroom. Phones are not allowed to be used in the classroom.

The school has a limited number of Chromebooks available from the school’s Margaret Mahy Library, with a signed user agreement, for those in need. Students and families will need to sign new agreements for 2021 if their child will continue to borrow a school-owned Chromebook.

We have a limited capacity to charge student devices, so ask that you support your child around charging their device each night. Additionally, we recommend that the Chromebook is kept inside a protective case to help care for it.

All Year 9, new and returning students who have a Chromebook to be added to the school network will be invited to bring their Chromebook to school on Tuesday 2 February 2021 to have the device enrolled. If your child is a Year 9 student, the process will be coordinated through their form teacher. If your child is not a Year 9 student, they should report to the library. If your child is returning to school with the same Chromebook that they have used in the previous year, and have not attended another school in the interim,  no setup will be required.

Getting Connected

Getting Connected

Want to keep up to date with what is going on at Whakatane High School?
As well as downloading the Whakatane High School App, we encourage all of our students, parents and whānau to join our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Download the Whakatane High School APP: whakatanehighschool.apps.school.nz/share/ and sign up to the various groups, report absences and stay up to date with student notices.

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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.

Student Portal
http://www.whakatanehigh.school.nz/student-portal. Student sign in details share the same username as the parent portal but require the student password (details have been sent home).

Whakatane High School Digital Newsletter
The newsletter is emailed fortnightly, on Thursdays. Please email anne.nillesen@staff.whs.co.nz if you have news about your student’s achievements. Subscribe to the newsletter and stay informed: http://goo.gl/AeV8q4

Report an Absence
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 - UNTIL 2-3 APRIL 2021

For the most recent updates, visit: Whakatane High School Centennial

WHAT'S ON IN TERM 4

WHAT'S ON IN TERM 4

Welcome to Term 4, 2020. It's going to be a busy Term and we have lots going on.

Key dates:
Wider Living Week 2nd-4th December: Students must have completed forms for activities and have paid before activities take place. Payments can be made before students go on the activity. Students who have not signed up for an activity will be expected to come to school and a variety of in-school activities will be organised for them, supervised by staff.

 

Free School Meals:

Trips going away on Wider Living Week will require students to pack their own lunch as Free Healthy School Meals cannot be delivered to the camps or activities outside of Whakatane. There will be limited meals available during Wider Living Week for students who are partaking in local activities. The last day of Healthy Free school meals will be the 7th December. Meals will resume on Day on Term 1 2021.

 

Junior Prizegiving 8 December:

Prizegiving starts at 10:30am, in the school's Barclay Hall. We ask that parents and whanau are seated by 10:15am please. At the end of prizegiving students will be able to go home and the summer holidays start.

Please check this link for what to look forward to during the last nine weeks of the year.

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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

Y13 Google Accounts Notice

Y13 Google Accounts Notice

Notice to all Whakatane High School Year 13 students who are not returning next year:
Year 13 Google accounts will be deleted in January 2021. Students wishing to retain data from their school account will need to make arrangements for personal storage as soon as possible after exams. Any student data contained within the WHS network will also be removed. This applies to all data associated with students logging onto Windows and Apple desktops.
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