Whanganui Girls’ College

Te Kāreti Kōtiro o Whanganui

Kia ora koutou,

This is a busy term for our Year 9’s and 10’s with lots of amazing, fun opportunities coming up for our students. Congratulations to our Year 10 student prefects.

All year 9 and 10 ākonga will have junior ‘exams’ in their four core subjects: English, science, mathematics and social studies. These are each two hours long and are held in the school hall. This is an opportunity for our ākonga to practice what it is like to sit an exam in preparation for their NCEA. Students are currently preparing for these, and we encourage our ākonga to do their best. Results will be sent home to caregivers at the end of the term.

Key Dates for the remainder of the term:

WEEK 6:
Wed 23 November: Teacher-only day – NCEA accord day

WEEK 7:
Mon 28 November: Year 10 Exams
Tues 29 November: Teacher-only day – NCEA accord day
Wed 30 November: Year 10 Exams
Junior Performance Showcase: 6pm Hall
Thur 1 December: Year 9 Tough Teens: P3-5
Year 10 Activity Day
Fri 2 December: Year 9 exams – finish at 1.45pm
Paid Union Meeting – Year 9s finish at 1.45pm
Year 10 Activity Day – normal school hours

WEEK 8:
Mon 5 December: Year 9 exams
Year 10 Activity Day
Tues 6 December: Prize Giving Practice @ Royal Whanganui Opera House 9-11am
Year 9-12: All students are expected to be at the Royal Whanganui Opera House in uniform for our Prize Giving practice, 9-11am.
Senior Prizegiving and graduation @ Royal Whanganui Opera House 5.30-8.30pm for all students
All students are expected to return in the evening and be seated by 5.30pm. Prize Giving will conclude approximately 8.30pm
Wed 7 December: Year 10 Activity Day
Thur 8 December: Year 9 and 10 Top Town and Amazing Race
Fri 9 December: Junior Prize Giving 9-11am – WGC hall – Whanau welcome. School closes at 11.30am

Start of 2023 school year for everyone is: Tuesday 31 January.

I wish you all a safe and festive summer break.

Ngā mihi nui

Nita Pond
Tumuaki/Principal
Whanganui Girls’ College

Kia ora, Welcome

Nau mai, Haere Mai

We are proud of the culture in our school which supports young women to become strong future leaders. At Whanganui Girls’ College, we are in the unique position of being the only single-sex school for girls in Whanganui, and we welcome you to come join us on your learning journey.

Our strong values are the foundation for the positive environment. We invest in the academic, social, sporting and creative elements of our students’ education to prepare them for the challenges they will face in an ever-changing world.

Our teaching ensures that students become creative, collaborative, critical and caring thinkers as they grow into confident young women.

Our students achieve academic excellence within a supportive environment where we meet the needs of every student.

Our students are committed to sustaining the natural beauty of Whanganui and New Zealand. We are proud to be an Enviroschool, and our students are leading us in our environmental journey.

Our teaching ensures that students become creative, collaborative, critical and caring thinkers as they grow into confident young women.

Our students achieve academic excellence within a supportive environment where we meet the needs of every student.

Our students are committed to sustaining the natural beauty of Whanganui and New Zealand. We are proud to be an Enviroschool, and our students are leading us in our environmental journey.

Our School

Recognising the challenges awaiting young women in the 21st century, the school develops the skills students need to build the businesses, careers and communities of the future.

The school provides a physical, social and intellectual environment which promotes achievement and personal growth. The mottos ‘Ad Astra’ and ‘Poutamatia’ are words of encouragement to our students to ‘aim high’ and strive for excellence in everything they do.

“WGC offers opportunities for you to be able to nourish, explore and reach your full potential.”

Taina Bauleka

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