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Wellington Girls’ College Parents’ Association

Joining Wellington Girls’ College Parents’ Association (WGCPA) is a great way to connect with and support the school community. Anyone can come along, even if it is just to help out, or share a coffee.

We’re a group of parents who:

·         sell second-hand school uniforms (more details below)

·         hold seminars for parents and students – on issues such as teenagers and ‘wellness’ issues, financing tertiary education, and options for the future

·         organise the school balls and dances – with school student representatives (more details below)

·         host the end-of-year school leaders’ lunch and staff morning tea

·         organise fundraisers such as the annual quiz.

Any funds raised are donated to the school. In the past, we have given funds for items as diverse as the all-weather turf, beanbags for the Atrium, civil defence gear, and teaching equipment and materials.

WGCPA Committee:

Chair – Nicola Wills
Chair – Karen Moreau
Treasurer – Diane Bradley
Secretaries – Sarah McPearson,  Claire Callaghan
Executive Committee – Marjory Brown, Jo Constable, Katie Phillips, Carolyn McLean, Nicole Wijngaarden
Committee – Fazila Moazzam, Melissa West, Tania Robson, Joanna Ng, Rachelle Dempsey, Janice Kirk, Helen Bell, Diane Piggott, Klare Braye, Tina Groark, Margaret Archer, Julia Davidson, Amanda Garnett
Second-hand Uniform Coordinators – Rachel Brown,  Rachelle Dempsey
Social Media Coordinators – Carolina Prato-Casanova,  Peter Wright
Raffle Prize Coordinator – Michelle Williams
Seminar Coordinators – Trish Beamsley,  Ana Hughes
Morning Tea Coordinator – Julianne Leggott

Charitable status:

WGCPA is an incorporated society and registered charity:  see the Companies Office and Charities Commission websites for our summary pages. Our Charities Commission registration number is CC45714.

Meetings held during term time:

We meet in the staff room, upstairs on the 1st floor of Tower, at 17:30 on the 3rd Tuesday or Thursday of the month (during term time). Please check our Facebook for confirmed meeting times and dates.

Our 2017 Annual General Meeting was held in the WGC Atrium  at 5.15pm on Wednesday 22 March.  Parents are welcome to attend any of our meetings.

Get involved as much as you wish:

Come along to a meeting and/or email us on  We welcome all levels of involvement – attending meetings, helping with activities, signing on for our regular email updates – whatever suits you.  Sign up to our Facebook page for current events -

We look forward to hearing from you.

Keeping in touch with parents:

We have a WGCPA distribution list of parents interested in receiving emails on upcoming seminars and events, the minutes and reports from our regular meetings, as well as the occasional request for help. Email us on if you’d like to be included.

Regular alerts of upcoming meetings and events on WGC4Me, WGC website, WGC Calendar, WGCPA Facebook page and on the WGC mobile app:

Upcoming Seminars in 2017:

We are delighted to invite Year 12 and 13 parents and students to the September Parent seminar. Dr. Pushpa Wood, from Massey University’s Financial Education and Research Centre, will be talking about financial options and planning for students going on to tertiary or other higher education or training institutions. She will talk about:· Course costs, i.e. course fees, course books, student union, library and other fees· General Budgeting advice i.e. the costs associated with living in residences vs at home vs flatting· Student loans – the Real cost and the consequences of going overseas after study There will be an opportunity at the end for any questions.The details are: Date: Wednesday 13 September 2017Time: 5.30 - 6.30pmVenue: WGC Staff Room, Level One, Tower Block. (Access will be through the side doors of the Atrium as the school goes into lock down at 5.30pm)Cost: FREE! (But you are welcome to give a koha).Parking: Down the Murphy Street drive.

If you are interested in joining the WGCPA or helping at any of the events or with fundraising, please contact the chairperson Nicola Wills, c/-

Second-hand Uniform Shop – the details:

We sell second-hand uniforms as a service to parents. It is also an important source of funds for donation to the school.  We accept good quality uniforms to sell on behalf of parents, returning 70% of the purchase price to the parent for items sold within a year and retaining a 30% commission.  Parents can also choose to donate uniforms.

Uniform sales are held 3 to 4 times each year.  Upcoming sales are advertised in the Daily Notices on  WGC4Me and on our WGCPA Facebook page.  We now also have Eftpos facilities.

We have very little stock at present, so would appreciate any uniforms you may no longer need. Please drop uniform items off at the Student Office after completing the Second-Hand Uniform Sales Online Form.  This form must be complete to enable us to pay you. We occasionally receive uniforms with no form and in this instance, can only process them by selling them as donated items.

We gratefully accept all uniforms for donation but would like them to be in the same condition as those submitted for sale.   Please read the ‘Conditions of Sale’ and adhere to these guidelines when sending in your uniforms.

Conditions of sale:

•     All items to be sold must be clean and ready to wear (dry cleaned or washed and ironed). Blazers must have the dry-cleaning tag attached

•     No stained collars/underarms, paint marks, twink etc

•     No broken zips, holes, rips/tears or any stitching needing to be done

•     Dirty garments will be disposed of without notification

•     Must have a Second-Hand Uniform Sales Form with all relevant details filled in

•     We do not accept non-regulation uniform items

If you have any uniform queries please contact the School on 472 5743 or email

School dances and balls:

School Dances for Years 9 and Year 10:

These dances are held on-site at the school, school rules are followed and the safest environment possible is provided for your daughter.  Parent volunteers are needed to host these events.

School Balls for Year 12 and Year 13:

Balls are held each year and are co-ordinated with the help of a student committee.  They are formal events held in a safe environment outside the school. 

If you would like more information on the dances or ball rules, please contact



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