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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.2022@wgc.school.nz.

Our Clubs

The club details below are subject to change. For up-to-date details check out the 2022 Club Booklet

Academic

With the Abacus club, people can learn how to calculate math problems quickly in their head and become more confident in their math skills through learning about the abacus. I have found in my younger years that learning how to use the Abacus both physically and in your head can really save time when doing math. Abacus Club introduces something different and new while focusing on a specific technique when it comes to math, sometimes a challenging subject.
WHEN: TBC – sometime between Wednesday & Friday at lunch (depending on the number of people who want to join)
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(S): Antonia Gibbs
CONTACT: gibbsan2@wgc.school.nz

Hello World, The Code Club is a new club at WGC just launched in 2022. Our aim is to encourage girls to explore Technology and close the gender gap for the STEM field. We welcome everyone who is interested in robotics, 3D modeling and game & website development whether or not you have prior experience. You will be introduced to different fields of Digital Technologies and be guided step by step to build projects of your own. We promise coding can be a way more exciting and interactive experience than lines of 1s and 0s. Follow us on @wgccode for updates!

WHEN: Every Wednesday, Lunchtime
WHERE: BG1/3
LEADER(S): Jasmine Yip, Mr Ny
CONTACT: yipja@wgc.school.nz

Debating is a great way to develop public speaking skills, confidence and argumentative skills. With the WGC in-house debating, you will only debate at WGC against other WGC students, which makes for a great environment for people new to the extracurricular or for people who don’t have as much time to dedicate. It’s something to sign up with your friends, or use to make new ones. We’ll run five debates every second week throughout Term 2, with training sessions available to learn how to debate or develop your skills. If you’re on the edge might as well give it a go!

WHEN: Wednesday Lunchtime or after school
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(S): Cara Homewood, Sophie Guerin
CONTACT: homewoodca@wgc.school.nz, guerinso@wgc.school.nz

WGC is presenting you with a new club, drumroll please… the Maths Club! Don’t scroll away just yet… Maths Club aims to allow you to see maths from a new perspective. Anyone from Year 9-13 are welcome to join regardless of your ability. We play games, puzzles and riddles each week that are so fun that you won’t even realize they are math-related! You’ll learn some super helpful tricks and theories in maths. We are here to support you regardless if you are needing help for schoolwork or even wanting to join competitions! Join us for Pie on Pi Day, Movie Day, Rummikub day and more! Follow us on @wgcmaths for more information;)

WHEN: Every Thursday Lunchtime
WHERE: LC1
LEADER(S): Jasmine Yip, Katelyn Sceats, Francesca Chin, Faith Tan, Mrs. Hueston, Ro Moody
CONTACT: yipja@wgc.school.nz

The World Scholars Cup is an academic competition run all over the world. Don’t let this scare you though! It is a very fun programme where no one takes themselves seriously. It is for people who like learning, want to have fun with their friends, and love alpacas (not llamas). Even if you don’t want to partake in the competition, come along and find out some new things, some weird facts and hug some alpacas! (not real alpacas)

WHEN: TBC
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(S): Charlotte Wilson and Maya Ando
CONTACT: wilsonch@wgc.school.nz and andoma@wgc.school.nz

Speak Out gives students a chance to turn your passions into powerful speeches! It is open to all students regardless of public speaking ability. You will have a chance to deliver speeches of any genre in front of audiences: formal, persuasive, personal, or even comedic! Sessions will start with a table topics segment, where you can be given a random topic and deliver a short unprepared speech about it. Members will be designated with specific roles each meeting, including the Chair, Table Topics Master (Impromptu), Speakers, and Evaluators. It is a great chance for those who want to be more confident in speaking in front of people and make new friends!

WHEN: Friday Lunchtimes
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(S): Ella Duggan and Jasmine Yip
CONTACT: dugganel@wgc.school.nz, yipja@wgc.school.nz

ARTS

Drama club is an open space where you can express yourself through theater. We work on building acting skills and creating a community where everyone is welcome. Come along if you want to try theater at WGC, we welcome actors new and experienced.

WHEN: Monday Lunchtime
WHERE: Drama Room 2
LEADER(S): Janelle Woolley, Laura Foster, Aroha Morrison
CONTACT: woolleyja@wgc.school.nz, fosterla@wgc.school.nz and morrisonca@wgc.school.nz

In Improv Club we do a variety of improv games to get you thinking on the spot and getting out of your comfort zone. It’s very fun and everyone that’s part of it is super friendly. Can’t wait to see you all there!

WHEN: TBC
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(S): Miss Howes
CONTACT: honeyka@wgc.school.nz   

If you are keen to be in or know more about a Music Group (eg. Choir, Orchestra, Concert Band, etc.) in 2022 please visit the following link, which can also be found under the extracurricular section on the WGC website: WGC Music Performing Groups

WHEN: Varying
WHERE: Varying
LEADER(S): TBC
CONTACT: nicola.sutherland@wgc.school.nz

Showquest is an exciting performance arts/technology/culture competition which WGC competes in every second year. We have been working on our entry and are now looking for creatives and performers to get involved. We need choreographers, costume designers, video creators, performers (who are up to dance and act), make-up artists and props makers.

WHEN: TBC
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(S): Georgia Howat, Hannah Bowman, Athena Preston, Maelle Yim
CONTACT: howatge@wgc.school.nz 

The WGC Dance Team is a club for people with any level of dance experience. During our sessions, some Year 13’s will teach dances and new dance skills. This year we are planning on attending DanceNZmade, a national competition for schools across NZ, so we’d love for you to get involved.

WHEN: Friday Lunchtime
WHERE: Drama Room 1
LEADER(S): Georgia Howat, Hannah Bowman
CONTACT: howatge@wgc.school.nz

TECHNOLOGY

The AV Club runs school assemblies behind the stage! We are responsible for making the microphones/music and projector work during assemblies. It is a really fun way to see how assemblies are run and you get to meet some new people in the process!

WHEN: 10 mins before every in person assembly + Training period once clubs start up
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(S): Evie Melhuish
CONTACT: melhuishev@wgc.school.nz

Our club films and edits videos of school events which are then played at assemblies throughout the year. One major thing we do is make the retrospective video that plays at prize-giving at the end of the year. So if you enjoy filming or editing this is the club for you. If you are interested feel free to email us.

WHEN: Every Wednesday Lunchtime
WHERE: BG3
LEADER(S): Isabella Ching and Gemma Pugh
CONTACT: tealtv@wgc.school.nz, diane.henjyoji@wgc.school.nz

CULTURAL

“2022 Chinese Club” is a club providing extension and interest for students who would like to learn more about the language and culture. Learning a language is not only about the foreign vocabulary, it is an immersion into a new and richly diverse culture. There are a range of culturally interactive activities for instance, Chinese paper cutting, quizlet, kahoots, Chinese food, festivals celebration, current popular TV shows, historical films, dancing, singing, Chinese hacky-sack as well as Chinese study tutor sessions etc. We welcome all from years 9 – 13 students who are learning Mandarin at school and your friends as well.

WHEN: Fortnightly, Tuesday Lunchtime
WHERE: B34
LEADER(S): Tayla Adamson, Lillie Beliveau, Abbie Potter, Liwei Wang (Teacher in charge)
CONTACT: meich@wgc.school.nz 

Are you a legend? If you’re not in the German Club then the answer is NEIN! Pull up pull up in the German room (B33) every second Tuesday lunch for FREE food, movies and lit company. It doesn’t matter if all you know is Guten Tag, we will still be Guten happy to see you. Follow us on instagram @wgcdeutsch

WHEN: Every second Tuesday Lunchtime
WHERE: B33
LEADER(S): Hannah Stark, Elliot Browne, Sacha Van Helden, Tamsin Van der Schyff, Millie Devine, Ellie Cropp
CONTACT: starkha@wgc.school.nz, browneel@wgc.school.nz, harraldzo@wgc.school.nz, vanheldensa@wgc.school.nz, devinemi@wgc.school.nz, croppel@wgc.school.nz

Our club is a place for everyone to relax and entertain, learn Chinese gobang culture, and get to know how to play gobang. We welcome people who are interested in Chinese culture to our club.

WHEN: TBC
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(S): Chengxuan Mei, Emily Zhao, Yiwei Rui
CONTACT: meich@wgc.school.nz  

Are you learning French at school? Or have you spoken French in another lifetime (overseas, in your dreams, somewhere else?) Or maybe you’re just interested in French and have no prior knowledge? If so, you are welcome to come and join our WGC French Club. All students are welcome, from Years 9 – 13. Come and join us for a range of fun activities and games organized by the French Language Associates. Come along to see us at the Clubs Expo, or look out for our announcements in Community News and on notice boards around the school. Can’t wait to see you there!

WHEN: Fortnightly, Friday Lunchtime
WHERE: B35
LEADER(S): Constance Chuffart, Eleni Prebble, Amelia Fogg, Katie Buck, Elliott Harrold, Caelyn Daughney, and Grace Byrne
CONTACT: chuffartco@wgc.school.nz, prebbeel@wgc.school.nz, buckka@wgc.school.nz, byrnegr@wgc.school.nz, daughneyca@wgc.school.nz, foggam@wgc.school.nz, harroldel@wgc.school.nz

It’s an opportunity for anyone in the school to come together and learn more about the Polynesian culture. We have one big performance which is Tu Tangata where we perform with heaps of the other schools in Wellington and we have lots of other little performances here and there. We learn songs and dances from different pacific islands and it’s a great experience for everyone to come together and create a sisterhood and a second family 🙂

WHEN: Tuesday Lunchtime, Thursdays After School 3:30pm-5pm. There will be extra practices in the holidays and closer to our Tu Tangata festival performance in July.
WHERE: Gym 2
LEADER(S): Cody Tanielu-Winter, Jem Solouota, Ashlee Pau’u, Rosanna Asiata, Sabina Misa, Brooke Aiono, Bri Belford, Lil Chapman-Myhill
CONTACT: tanieluwinterco@wgc.school.nz, solouotaje@wgc.school.nz, pauuas@wgc.school.nz, asiataro@wgc.school.nz, misasa@wgc.school.nz, aionobr@wgc.school.nz, belfordbr@wgc.school.nz, chapmanmyhillli@wgc.school.nz

This club might be of interest to Sri Lankan students in WGC but all are welcome. We will be playing games, learning about SL and planning some ways of sharing the culture of Sri Lanka throughout WGC

WHEN: Every second Monday Lunchtime
WHERE: Library
LEADER(S): Sayuni Paranagama
CONTACT: paranagamasa@wgc.school.nz 

COMMUNITY

Amnesty is an international organization that promotes and enforces human rights all over the world! If you get involved with our group you’ll get the opportunity to do awesome charity work (great for your CV) and learn about world issues with a group of equally passionate students.

WHEN: Every second Tuesday from 12:50 – 1:25 (starting March 1st)
WHERE: Teal Study Zone in the Library
LEADER(S): Savannah Pittaway and Sophia Pocock
CONTACT: pittawaysa@wgc.school.nz and pocockso@wgc.school.nz

We watch various anime episodes one week and the next week everyone is involved in anime-related activities. Examples of activities we do are fandubbing, kahoots, drawing games, and a yearly art competition! We always have a suggestion box every lunch and everyone is welcome!

WHEN: Thursday Lunchtime
WHERE: B23
LEADER(S): Nyvein Chung, Rayha Samin, Lucy Clancey, Alecxa Santos
CONTACT: santosal@wgc.school.nz, chungny@wgc.school.nz, clanceylu@wgc.school.nz, saminra@wgc.school.nz

Every other Wednesday, we discuss the books we’re into, exchange book recommendations, play games and Kahoots, and sometimes watch a book-based movie! Anyone who loves to read (or loves shared baking!) should come along. We hope to see you there!

WHEN: Wednesday Lunchtimes on even weeks
WHERE: Quiet Study in the Library
LEADER(S): Amy Booth, Mia Knight, Lauren Creed
CONTACT: bootham@wgc.school.nz, creedla@wgc.school.nz, knightmi@wgc.school.nz

The D&D/board games club is a club for people who like board games, roleplay, and anyone who’s curious! We play D&D mostly, but can bring out the boardgames if you like. Our first session starts Wednesday the 23rd of February.

WHEN: Every Wednesday Lunchtime
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(S): Solenne Taylor, Fleur Moncrieff
CONTACT: taylorso2@wgc.school.nz and moncriefffl@wgc.school.nz

Enviro Club is a community-oriented group where everyone is encouraged to share home baking (Covid allowing), have discussions and work as a collective to find ways to make our school more sustainable. Some weeks we will also be inspired by local environmental leaders already creating change, and other weeks we will share our skills with each other, like growing food in small spaces, mending damaged clothes, or tips to reduce our waste!

Whatever your passions, if you want to create environmental change, this club is for you! Unsure what you are passionate about? We will cover topics like composting and food waste, fashion, plastic waste, energy use, current events, repurposing waste materials and more. After chatting, being inspired, and brainstorming for a few weeks, we will use the talents within our club to not just educate others but also propose systematic changes to make WGC more sustainable!

WHEN: Every Wednesday Lunchtime
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(S): Maddalena Dal Sasso
CONTACT: dalsassoma@wgc.school.nz

WGC Feminist Club believes that all people should be treated equally and given equal opportunities regardless of their identity – does this sound like something that interests you? ANYONE is welcome at Feminist Club 2021 to learn and discuss feminist issues and topics in today’s society, whether you identify as a feminist or not. This year will be full of fun, laughter and conversation so make sure to come join us!

WHEN: Fortnightly, day TBC
WHERE: TBC (Possible DR2)
LEADER(S): TBC
CONTACT: thompsonal@wgc.school.nz

It isn’t often you can sit down and have an honest and open discussion with others on issues that matter. At WGC feminist radio, this is what we do! We’re a group of intersectional feminists who work together to create a radio show about a range of issues that affect both us and the wider world. Fem Radio broadcasts on Wellington Access Radio 106.1FM every Thursday from 4-5. If you’re unsure of what intersectional feminism is or being on the air, don’t worry! We are all continuously learning and are incredibly supportive of each other in the process; so if you have a passion for equality, come along for a trial

WHEN: Every Thursday Interval
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(S): Beatrice Lewis Gourdie, Emily Geenty and Rachel Honey
CONTACT: lewisgourdiebe@wgc.school.nz

Gift is an open space to anyone, whether you believe in God or not. We believe that God has created everyone for a purpose and loves every single person infinitely. This is a safe space where everyone is accepting and welcoming of each other, no judgment. Overall GIFT is just a fun time of sharing your beliefs and strengthening your faith! Come along if you’re a Christian or not, for food, fun and Jesus!

WHEN: Every Friday Lunchtime
WHERE: DR1
LEADER(S): Keziah Wema, Ella Jourdain, Moya Broad, Nina Rajan, Esmae Collet
CONTACT: wemake@wgc.school.nz 

Interact is a rotary funded charity group between Wellington College and Wellington Girls’ College. It is open to all Year 11-13s that want to meet new people and volunteer for the benefit of the community.

WHEN: Every second Tuesday
WHERE: P1 A/B
LEADER(S): Francesca Chin and Jasmine Yip
CONTACT: chinyi@wgc.school.nz and yipja@wgc.school.nz

Poetry Club allows you to share poems, creative writing, small scripts, song lyrics, and short stories. We provide a safe space to share and celebrate your work amongst your peers.

WHEN: TBC
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(S): Jayne Ault
CONTACT: aultja@wgc.school.nz

We are welcoming history students or anyone with an interest to come and take part in open discussions about current world events and their political context, or any topics of interest. We’re also happy to talk about history internal and external assessments!

WHEN: Every second Tuesday
WHERE: T13
LEADER(S): Ariella Angus, Hana Kells, Ruby Montgomery
CONTACT: angusar@wgc.schoo.nz, kellsha@wgc.school.nz, montgomeryru@wgc.school.nz

Spectrum is WGC’s LGBTQ+ club. We discuss all kinds of queer topics from politics to movies and historical events to kahoots and casual chats. We aim to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ students to share opinions and make friends with other LGBTQ+ students in order to create a community at Wellington Girls College.

WHEN: Friday Lunchtimes
WHERE: R04 (new space coming soon)
LEADER(S): Abbie Potter, Josie Bamber, Bella Kissock
CONTACT: potterab@wgc.school.nz, bamberjo@wgc.school.nz, kissockis@wgc.school.nz