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Welcome to WGC clubs! There’s something here for almost everyone and if nothing jumps out at you, startup your own club!

Clubs at WGC

If you would like to update information or advertise your club (rolling notices etc.), please get in touch with the Student Communications Committee (dl.student.Communication.committee.2018@wgc.school.nz).
If you’d like to get involved but aren’t sure how or want any support or help running your club or starting a new club, please email the World & Environment Committee (dl.student.world.environment.committee.2018@wgc.school.nz)

Our Clubs

Amnesty International is an organisation dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. WGC Amnesty organises fundraisers for other human rights organisations and hosts events to raise awareness for human rights abuses. We work closely alongside Amnesty International here in Wellington.

WHEN: Every 2nd Monday
WHERE: Library
LEADER(s): Freja Cook and Stacey Dalziel
CONTACT: cookfr@wgc.school.nz, dalzielst@wgc.school.nz

Do you enjoy anime or manga? Well, Anime and Manga club is for you! We watch a lot of anime, play some fun games and quizzes, and we have interesting discussions! If you’re interested feel free to come along! You don’t need to be an expert to join, everyone is welcome 🙂

WHEN: Thursday Lunch
WHERE: B23
LEADER(s): Rebecca Robson and Eunice Lee
CONTACT: robsonre@wgc.school.nz

Ever seen those girls scrambling around behind the curtain on stage at assembly and wondered who they are? Well, it’s us, the WGC AV club! Contrary to what you see on TV, we’re not all huge geeks, but we are responsible for all the tech and behind the scenes stuff in assemblies and school events such as lipsync. This includes setting up microphones, laptops, and playing music and videos. We always need new members, no matter what year you are or how much experience you have! AV is lots of fun and you learn how to do lots of cool stuff, and you also get to leave class 10 minutes early to set up assembly.

WHEN: 10.15am Fridays
WHERE: On stage in the Hall
LEADER(s): Elyse Smaill and Emma Lawrence
CONTACT: smaillel@wgc.school.nz, lawrenceem@wgc.school.nz

Book Club is a great way to talk about your fandom interests and everything book related! We meet every second Wednesday lunchtime in the quiet study in the library. As well as bonding with others, we also watch movies and play kahoots!

WHEN: Every 2nd Wednesday Lunch (even weeks)
WHERE: Quiet Study in the Library
LEADER(s): Hana Reeve
CONTACT: reeveha@wgc.school.nz

Learning a new language is helps you not only gain a valuable life skill, but it also introduces you to a new culture, way of life, and people. In Chinese club, it is our aim to provide such opportunities. Ms. Wang is the person in charge of the Club this year, members will span all 5 year levels including some Chinese international students.

WHEN: Every 2nd Friday Lunch
WHERE: B34
LEADER(s): Ms Wang
CONTACT: liwei.wang@wgc.school.nz

Having a little trouble getting your head around economics, accounting or managing money? Then Commerce Club is here to help! Whether you’re popping in once or as a regular, our friendly team of year 13’s at Commerce Club are more than happy to help you out! If you’re after one on one help, just flick us an email and we’ll see what we can do 🙂

WHEN: Thursday Lunch
WHERE: BG8
LEADER(s): Anastasia Lagoutaris
CONTACT: lagoutarisan@wgc.school.nz

Good morrow, fellow student and peer! Do you like Drama? Do you feel the stage calling your name? Do you want to get creative and express yourself? Then this club is for you!


The WGC Drama Club aims to spark and nurture students’ love for acting, directing and all things theatre. For those of you who weren’t able to take Drama as a subject or simply want to do more, we offer a constant supply of theatre goodness throughout the year. We are set on establishing a creative and fun environment where everyone is involved and appreciated. Each term, we will focus on a different style of theatre. In term 1, we will be preparing for the annual Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. In term 2, we intend to explore the power of protest theatre. At the start of term 3, we will be practicing improvisation, which is always a heck-load of fun (+ a performance!) and then to round off the year, we’ll spend the last half of term 3 exploring a theatre style of your choice!

So, if you’re keen to meet some brilliant new people, delve into your creative side, improve your drama skills and have many a laugh along the way, roll up to Drama Club! And drag your friends along, too!

WHEN: Monday Lunch
WHERE: Drama Room 1 (DR1)
LEADER(s): Meredith Ross-James and Daisy van Wel
CONTACT: rossjamesme@wgc.school.nz, vanwelda@wgc.school.nz

Duke of Edinburgh is an internationally recognised award programme which recognises students for taking part in a variety of extracurricular activities- sporting, cultural and voluntary. There are 3 levels, Bronze (age 14+), Silver (age 15+), and Gold (age 16+). At each level, participants must undertake physical recreation, skills, and service, as well as an ‘adventurous journey’- an outdoor trip completed over a few days (e.g. tramping or kayaking).

WHEN: Bronze: Weekly in Term 4       Silver: Self directed Gold: Self directed
WHERE: tbc (contact leaders for info)
LEADER(s): Ms Breek and Ms Johnson
CONTACT: pam.breek@wgc.school.nz, kaye.johnson@wgc.school.nz

Feminist Club is all about breaking the stereotype of man-hating feminists through intersectional feminism. We believe that all people should be treated equally and given equal opportunities regardless of their identity – if you share this belief or would like to learn more about it, come along to Feminist Club! This year we’ll have a lot of games and discussions, we’ll watch some movies, we’ll host some cool events, and we’ll have in some fantastic guests!

WHEN: Every 2nd Wednesday Lunch (starting Feb 7th)
WHERE: Mezzanine (above the gyms)
LEADER(s): Olivia Trass, Ruby Hooper and Freja Cook
CONTACT: trassol@wgc.school.nz,  hooperru@wgc.school.nz, cookfr@wgc.school.nz  

Interested in wellness and all things good for you? Then come along to Get Up Club! Each week a group of like-minded students come together to discuss their goals, and strategies for achieving their dreams. Come along!

WHEN: Friday Lunch
WHERE: P2 C/D, breakout opposite the Social Sciences Office
LEADER(s): Rebecca Farquhar
CONTACT: farquharre@wgc.school.nz

GIFT is WGC’s Christian club, where absolutely everyone is welcome! We hang out once a week to discuss the big (and little) questions of life, eat food, play games and have fun! So come along, whether you’re Christian or just curious…

WHEN: Friday Lunch
WHERE: Drama Room 2
LEADER(s): Katie Bonne
CONTACT: bonneka@wgc.school.nz     

Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, engages girls to stand up for girls, empowering each other and changing our world. WGC is 1 of the 1,800 Girl Up clubs across the world – organising activities and fundraisers, as well as educating ourselves to help young girls all over the globe. We’d love for you to come along to a meeting and help us be a part of this campaign!

WHEN: Every 2nd Thursday Lunch
WHERE: changes, facebook message or email Katie Piper for where to meet
LEADER(s): Katie Piper, Lena Martorana, Amy McFarlane and Yasheca Mohan
CONTACT: piperka@wgc.school.nz

Exploring topics around body image and wellness. Open to absolutely everyone, if you have a body – come along! Our goal is to break down the idea of the ‘perfect body type’ so that everyone at WGC feels comfortable and proud to be simply themselves. This will be a great opportunity to make new friends, learn about yourself and societies
influence on us, participate in interesting group discussions and to hopefully improve your overall wellness.

WHEN: Every 2nd Thursday Lunch
WHERE: tbc
LEADER(s): Jordyn Chin
CONTACT: chinjo@wgc.school.nz, jacksonho@wgc.school.nz

Interact is a volunteer group that offers opportunities to Year 11,12 and 13 to get involved with the community,

gain leadership skills and get to know students at our brother school Wellington College.

We work with many different organisations so there is sure to be something you are interested in. We also run our own events both as fundraisers and to have some fun!

WHEN: 4pm Every 2nd Tuesday
WHERE: check facebook page for updates
LEADER(s): Isobel Jaspers and Ella Thorpe
CONTACT: jaspersis@wgc.school.nz

The International Club is for any WGC students who would like to…
–   meet people from around the world
–   learn about different cultures, food and languages
–   enjoy activities and games from different countries
–   join events with students from other Wellington schools

WHEN: Every 2nd week Lunch (day tbc)
WHERE: International House
LEADER(s): Stella Wang
CONTACT: heather.twigg@wgc.school.nz

What we do:

  • Japanese language learning – Basics
  • Exploring various aspects of Japanese culture including: Media, Philosophy, Music, Art, Literature, History, Sports and etc..

We have planned to start our year by learning to sing a well-known Japanese song. During the year, we will watching some nature documentaries and a wide variety of TV shows to gain a developed understanding of the geographical environment of Japan, both traditional and modern culture and the current social focus across the country.

WHEN: Tuesday Lunch
WHERE: BG7
LEADER(s): Lingjia Hu
CONTACT: huli@wgc.school.nz

 

Salvete omnes! Welcome to Latin club! This year we will be meeting once a week to discuss Roman culture and offer tuition for Latin students. Anyone is welcome to join; all that is required is a love for the Latin language. We aim to increase interest in Latin as a subject both inside and outside of school as well as help other students who are currently studying Latin. There is no pressure to attend every week; however we would love to see as many people as possible. There will also be food available, including cake!

WHEN: Monday Lunch
WHERE: B31
LEADER(s): Karen O’Brien, Rose Taylor and Alex McFarlane
CONTACT:obrienka@wgc.school.nz, taylorro@wgc.school.nz, mcfarlaneal@wgc.school.nz

 

Spectrum is a club for LGBT+ students and supports! In Spectrum we will educate ourselves about LGBT+ culture and celebrate everyone’s identity for its individuality. Whether you identify as gay, straight or anything in between, Spectrum is a place where you can be yourself.

WHEN: Friday Lunch
WHERE: Mezzanine (above the gyms)
LEADER(s): Stacey Dalziel and Abbie Wilson
CONTACT: dalzielst@wgc.school.nz, wilsonab@wgc.school.nz

 

Study Centre is an after school club run by the Student Learning Committee every week where you can come and get help with any and all of your subjects from people who have previously taken your classes. It is a great opportunity to get some extra help with your work, especially if you are struggling in a particular class and also a great opportunity to meet new people. You can attend as many or as little sessions as you want to and there is food available every week! Hope to see you there!

WHEN: Afterschool, day TBC
WHERE: Library
LEADER(s): Student Learning Committee
CONTACT: dl.student.learning.committee.2018@wgc.school.nz

 

Are you interested in making movies? Do you love working with a camera? Or do you just want to get more involved? TealTV is WGC’s film club, it’s a great way to get involved in many different parts of the school. We film all of the school’s main events so it’s a great way to be a part of the fun. Learn how to use a camera and Premiere Pro – no experience required!

WHEN: Wednesday Lunch
WHERE: Media Pod (p1 a/b)
LEADER(s): Imy Rice and Zoe Bowron
CONTACT: bowronzo@wgc.school.nz, riceim@wgc.school.nz

 

Uke club is a student run club (combined with WC) that unites fun chill times with our love of music and ukulele!! Uke is open to all year levels but we encourage juniors to come join as there were very few last year!! We perform at various events throughout the year and even bask on Cuba street! So if you love uke or just love to get hyped then come along and be apart of our ukulele family!!

WHEN: Friday Lunch and Friday Afterschool
WHERE: Music Room (lunchtime) and alternating between WC/WGC (afterschool)
LEADER(s): Afah Anas and Cait Lowndes
CONTACT: anasaf@wgc.school.nz, lowndesca@wgc.school.nz

 

The dance collective, formerly known as glee, is an all comers group for all those enthusiastic about dance. We perform in a range of different dance styles at all levels, right from those just starting out so everyone is welcome. If you’re keen to learn some new dances and hang out with awesome people who share your passion, then we want you! Towards the end of the year we will have a showcase, combined with the singing collective, to show off all the talent and hard work we have put in throughout the year.

WHEN: Friday Lunch
WHERE: Hall
LEADER(s): Emma Bell and Rhian Beddow
CONTACT: bellem@wgc.school.nz, beddowrh@wgc.school.nz

 

Are you passionate about creating social change? Do you want to have your voice heard on feminist issues that affect young people today? Then WGC Feminist Radio is for you! We are a group of intersectional feminists who come together every Thursday from 4-5 to broadcast a show about issues affecting us and the wider world on Wellington Access Radio 106.1FM. We also gather every second Wednesday lunch to research and plan the shows ahead. If this sounds like the club for you, contact Gabriela for an interview!

WHEN: Every 2nd Wednesday Lunch and 4-5pm on Thursdays
WHERE: Mezzanine (Wednesday) and Wellington Access Radio (Thursday)
LEADER(s): Gabriela Murray-Abarca
CONTACT: murrayabarcaga@wgc.school.nz

 

World and Environment club is about making people at WGC more socially aware. We do this by discussing issues to do with the environment and society that can span from animal cruelty to climate change. This year we are branching out into new ways of how to make people engaged in the world events by having speakers come talk to us, and even connecting with other schools to broaden our horizons. If you would like to find out more about topical humanitarian and environmental issues, this is the club for you!

WHEN: Tuesday Lunch
WHERE: T23
LEADER(s): Helena Terry
CONTACT: terryhe@wgc.school.nz

Do you love singing? Are you passionate about performing? Do you want the chance to make marvellous music and some wonderful friends? Then WGCSC is for you!

From pop covers and acoustic ballads to 90s throw-backs and classic musical theatre, this club has it all. We focus on creating an inclusive and encouraging atmosphere for students to explore their passion for music and singing. We want you and your beautiful voice to come along on Tuesday lunchtimes and help create something truly incredible. There are group performances as well as solo opportunities. No experience is required – just rock up with your vocal chords and a smile to have some fun and make some friends with a wonderful bunch of people.

We hope to see you there!

WHEN: Tuesday Lunch
WHERE: Drama Room 2 (DR2)
LEADER(s): Gabriela Murray-Abarca and Daisy van Wel
CONTACT: murrayabarcaga@wgc.school.nz, vanwelda@wgc.school.nz