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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.

Executive Members:

Chair – Nicole Wijngaarden

Deputy Chair – Karen Moreau

Secretary – Sarah McPearson

Treasurer – Diane Bradley

Social Committee Chair – Sarah Hensen

Executive members – Margaret Archer, Rachelle Dempsey

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 Atrium, outside the Principal's office at 12.30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (during term time) and alternate this with a 17.30pm meeting every other month where possible in the same location.  Please check our Facebook for confirmed meeting times and dates.

Our social committee – which organises the school dances and balls – meets in the school atrium at 5pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month (during term time).

Our 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held in the WGC Atrium outside the Principal's office, at 5.15pm on Wednesday 22 March (ending no later than 6.30pm).  All WGC Parents and Caregivers are welcome to join.  We will be welcoming new committee members for the upcoming year to continue supporting WGC parents, caregivers, students and the school.

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:

The WGCPA coordinates three parent and student seminars throughout the year.  The first is on Wednesday 14 June at 17.30pm, and is titled Study Skills.  This will be run by Nicole Wijngaarden from My Goals Ltd.
Several other events are listed on the WGC calendar on the intranet page.  Please keep an eye out as more details are loaded closer to the time of the event.
If you are interested in attending the seminar on 14 June, or being advised of other WGCPA events, please register your interest at

If you are interested in joining the WGCPA or helping out at any of the events or with fundraising, please contact the chairperson Nicole Wijngaarden, 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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