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Funding 2024

We are raising and funding $450,000 in programmes at WHS in 2024.

The initiatives we fund annually are carefully selected to provide the greatest benefit to WHS and our students. Our funding supports students to reach their potential and supports inclusiveness and wellness.

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Literacy & Numeracy Programme

With an increasing number of students arriving at WHS below or well below the expected level in reading, writing and maths, raising literacy and numeracy achievement is a strategic priority. A Structured Literacy Programme enables WHS to significantly upscale their current response to intervention, providing targeted support to those learners who need to accelerate their reading and writing skills. Our thanks are extended to the Hugo Charitable Trust for their generous support of this endeavour.


Additional Teaching Resource

Funding additional teachers over government entitlement means that WHS can offer smaller class sizes (average 22) and enables all student to achieve greater educational outcomes.


Teacher Aides

Teacher aides support students’ learning, progress and achievement in a variety of ways. With the support of the WHSF, WHS employs 8 teacher aides above government entitlement.

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Peer Support STARS Programme

The STARS programme is a year-long peer mentoring programme that supports, motivates and positively reinforces Year 9 students and develops leadership in senior students.


Head Student Leadership

Each year our valued partner Colliers Otago supports us to send the WHS Head Girl and Boy to attend an Outward Bound course to develop their leadership capablities.

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Extracurricular Support

This fund allows WHS to acknowledge the contribution of staff and volunteers who support the delivery of our great all-round education by helping provide students with opportunities in sport, arts, culture, leadership, service and the outdoors.


Junior Camps

Junior Camps such as the Year 9 Greenstone Camps and the Year 10 Branches Camp have become iconic for Wakatipu youth as through camps such as these the students learn about themselves, others, personal growth, social development and citizenship.

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Āwhina Support Fund 

The purpose of the Āwhina Fund is to ensure equity of access to Wakatipu High School’s great all-round education. The Āwhina Fund ensures no students are disadvantaged by financial hardship - making a very real difference to financially disadvantaged families.


Wellbeing Programme 

The continued support of the WHS Foundation on wellbeing has enabled WHS to continue to develop and deliver schoolwide wellbeing and resilience priorities and programmes to support students and staff alike.


Dux Scholarship

The recipient of WHS highest academic award, the Dux, is awarded a $5000 scholarship towards their university endeavours.

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