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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.2020@wgc.school.nz

Our Clubs

The club details below are subject to change. For up-to-date details check out the 2020 CLUB BOOKLET

Amnesty is an international organisation 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 other Monday
WHERE: Library quiet room
LEADER(s): Rosa Davenport and Harriet Nixon
CONTACT: nixonha@wgc.school.nz, davenportro@wgc.school.nz 

We alternate between watching various anime episodes and doing fun club activities such as creating our own manga, competing in quizzes, and playing fun games! You don’t need to be an anime expert to join! Everyone is welcome.

 

WHEN: Every Thursday Lunchtime (may be subject to change)
WHERE: B23 (may be subject to change)
LEADER(s): Anna McNeill and Grace McGee
CONTACT: mcgeeze@wgc.school.nz, mcneillan@wgc.school.nz

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 assemblies on Thursdays
WHERE: In the Hall
LEADER(s): Elena Salmond and Janice Chung
CONTACT: salmondel@wgc.school.nz, chungja@wgc.school.nz

New to WGC, Barbershop is an auditioned 4-part close harmony chorus that sings unaccompanied vocal songs. Barbershop at WGC is student-led alongside director Kate Sutherland. They take part in the Barbershop National Convention every year and occasionally perform at our school assemblies.

 

WHEN: Wednesday before school 8 am/8:30 am to 9:30 am. Extra rehearsals are sorted within the chorus.
WHERE: Music Room
LEADER(s): Emma Clough
CONTACT: kate.sutherland@wgc.school.nz or nicola.sutherland@wgc.school.nz

Welcome to Book Club! Every other Wednesday, we discuss the books we’re into, exchange book recommendations, play games and Kahoots, and watch a movie every term! Anyone who loves to read (or loves shared baking) should come along.

 

WHEN: Every second Wednesday lunchtime
WHERE: In the Quiet Study
LEADER(s): Holly Bamber and Holly Inglis
CONTACT: bamberho@wgc.school.nz, inglisho@wgc.school.nz

Come along to WGC Bootcamp! We’re running a bootcamp club for anyone interested in getting fitter, building muscle, and having a good time! Just bring your exercise gear and 100% effort! Hope to see you there.

 

WHEN: TBC
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(s): Georgia Stevenson and Ella Swierczynski
CONTACT: stevensonge@wgc.school.nz

“2020 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, quiz, kahoots, Chinese food, festivals celebration, current popular TV shows, historical films, dancing, singing, Chinese hacky-sack as well as Chinese study tutor sessions etc. The club will meet on Friday fortnightly at lunchtime in B34 (Chinese classroom) and we welcome all from years 9 – 13 students who are learning Mandarin at school and your friends as well. – From Ms. Wang.

WHEN: Fortnightly at lunchtime
WHERE: B34 (Chinese classroom)
LEADER(s): Ms Wang
CONTACT: liwei.wang@wgc.school.nz

Combined Choir is for students who want to experience singing in a 4 part mixed voice choir with students from both Wellington Girl’s’ and Wellington College. To get into the Combined Choir, you must audition.

WHEN: Thursdays 4.15 – 5.45pm. Beginning date tba but may be February 13th in the Brierley Theatre at Wellington College.
WHERE: Alternating between WGC and WC termly and depending on availability of venues.
LEADER(s): TBC
CONTACT: nicola.sutherland@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. We are also getting speakers who work in the business industry to tell us about their journey so stay tuned… 🙂

WHEN: Wednesday lunchtime
WHERE: BG6
LEADER(s): Anoushka Divekar, Aimee Cloutman
CONTACT: divekaran@wgc.school.nz, cloutmanai@wgc.school.nz

Ukulele club is open to everyone! It is a great way to become involved with the musical and cultural life at school and it’s heaps of fun. You don’t have to know how to play the ukulele, or be good at singing, you just need to be enthusiastic. There will be a lot of performance chances, and you’ll be able to meet new people from Wellington Girls’ and Wellington College.

WHEN: Friday Lunchtimes and Friday After School from 4pm – 5pm
WHERE: Drama Room 1 and Wellington College respectively
LEADER(s): Holly Leighton-McPhee, and Lily Roling
CONTACT: leightonmcpheeho@wgc.school.nz,  rolingli@wgc.school.nz

 

Concert Band is open to woodwind, brass, percussion, keyboard, guitar and bass players, Grade 2 or above. We play a wide range of music, including jazz, classical, movie themes, pop, and rock music. We combine with Wellington College for most rehearsals and performances, which this year include The Wellington Band & Orchestra Festival in August, and The Musical Soirée in September.

WHEN: Thursday 4:15 – 5:45 every week
WHERE: WGC hall or at Wellington College
LEADER(s): TBC
CONTACT: peter.mcclymont@wgc.school.nz

Dance collective (WGCDC) is a club for all comers and any level of dance experience, we run workshops every Friday lunch where we have many different choreographers in year 12 and 13 who teach some fun dances and run technique and tricks as well! There is no pressure to turn up every week as we will always be doing something different!

WHEN: Every Monday Lunch
WHERE: Drama Room 1
LEADER(s): Hannah Scholten and Amelia Romijn
CONTACT: scholtenha@wgc.school.nz

If you love dogs and puppies, then this is the club for you! Dog Club is about anything and everything to do with dogs! Every so often we bring in some puppies from the SPCA, we have special guests come in (dogs and humans) and special appearances from Charlie the Border Collie and Harvey the Golden Retriever. Dog Club consists of fun quizzes, crafts, games, colouring in and lots of puppy cuddles! If you think this is the club for you, we will start in Term 2 at Monday Lunchtimes in the Hall. I will send out an email later in term 1 confirming the dates of Dog Club 🙂 I hope you join Dog Club this year, as it is a lot of fun and you get to learn a lot about our awesome furry buddies!!

WHEN: Beginning in Term 2, Monday lunch time
WHERE: Hall
LEADER(s): Jaimee Muir
CONTACT: muirja@wgc.school.nz

Drama club is a fun little place to develop your skills and to have a bit of fun. We run the Sheilah Winn group in the first term and spend the rest of the year playing drama games. Elsa and Holly ( the leaders) are looking forward to a great year filled with lots of drama. 

WHEN: Every Monday Lunch
WHERE: Drama Room 1
LEADER(s): Holly Willis and Elsa Haywood
CONTACT: willisho@wgc.school.nz, haywoodel@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: TBC
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(s): Mr Walker
CONTACT: paul.walker@wgc.school.nz

WGC Feminist Club believe 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 2020 to learn and discuss about 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: Every second Wednesday Lunchtime (may be subject to change)
WHERE: Drama Room 2
LEADER(s): Hannah Scholten and Ruby Christensen-walden
CONTACT: scholtenha@wgc.school.nz, christensenwaldenru@wgc.school.nz

It isn’t often you are able to 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 are 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 is broadcast on Wellington Access Radio 106.1FM, every Thursday from 4-5, and we meet every Wednesday interval as well. If you don’t know what intersectional feminism is, don’t worry! We are all continuously learning, so if you have a passion for equality, come along for a trial. 🙂

WHEN: Every Wednesday Interval, after school Thursdays
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(s): Rory Mainwaring
CONTACT: mainwaringro@wgc.school.nz

Are you learning French at school? Or have you spoken French in another lifetime (overseas, in your dreams, somewhere else?)

If so, you are welcome to join our WGC French Club. All students welcome, from Years 9 – 13. Lots of fun activities guaranteed

Time and place still to be confirmed. 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.

WHEN: TBC
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(s): Amelie Greenwood, Lucy Maurice, Josey Phillips, Caoimhe Tulloch
CONTACT: janet.mccallister@wgc.school.nz

The German club welcomes anyone who would like to connect with German-speaking cultures and/or the German language. Join us for a range of activities and games organised by the German Language Associates. We meet fortnightly in B33. See you there!

WHEN: Fortnightly at lunchtime
WHERE: B33
LEADER(s): Evie Dore, Emily Hughes, Sophie Trench, Lucy Corry, Eliza O’Donnell
CONTACT: philippa.watson@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 judgement. Overall Gift is just a fun time of sharing your beliefs and strengthening your faith! Come along if your Christian or not for food, fun and Jesus!

WHEN: Friday lunchtimes and also weekly prayer meeting (TBC)
WHERE: Library quiet space
LEADER(s): Nina Rajan, Jasmine Thomas, Esmae Collett, Moya Broad, Keziah Wema, Kate Shadbolt, Alecia Williams
CONTACT: rajanni@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:
Every other Tuesday from 4pm-5pm
WHERE: P2 A/B (room may be subject to change)
LEADER(s): Lea Hemon
CONTACT: hemonle@wgc.school.nz

Jazz combo is for people who are interested in jazz music, who want to learn more and improve their improv and jazz playing skills.

WHEN: TBC
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(s): Frankie Zelas and Emily Hughes
CONTACT: zelasfr@wgc.school.nz, hughesem@wgc.school.nz

A group of students who enjoy some quiet time knitting, learning to knit, or teaching others to knit. You can either bring your own project along, or contribute a few squares to our blanket.

WHEN: Tuesday Lunchtime
WHERE: Quiet Room in the library
LEADER(s): TBA
CONTACT: At this stage email – jolene.herrick@wgc.school.nz

If you’re looking for a fun and relaxed club, come to Latin and Classics Club! We run activities based around the ancient Greeks and Romans, like colouring-in, watching Horrible Histories, and competing in fun mythology quizzes for prizes. You can come as often as you’d like, and everyone is welcome – you don’t need to know anything about Latin or Classics to come along!

WHEN: TBC
WHERE: B31 (subject to change)
LEADER(s): Brianna Law and Latin Associates
CONTACT: david.adams@wgc.school.nz

The Musical Theatre club is a new club in 2020 created for those who enjoy anything musical theatre. We will be learning songs, scenes and dance routines throughout the year as we work

towards the goal of a small showcase (participation shall be optional). You will be given the chance to do big and small group numbers, as well as have solo moments and even audition practice. Whether you can sing, dance and act all at once or you are just strong in one of those areas, there is a place for you in this club. It is a great way to meet people with similar interests and escape school stress.

WHEN: Every Thursday Lunchtime
WHERE: Drama room 1
LEADER(s): Helen Garnett and Kyra LeRoux
CONTACT: garnetthe@wgc.school.nz, lerouxky@wgc.school.nz

Orchestra is for players of string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. No audition is needed (except for section leaders), but the WGC Orchestra is not suitable for complete beginners. However, we can certain adapt parts to simplify them if necessary. Orchestra is also made up of students from Wellington Girls’ College and Wellington College. 

WHEN: Wednesday after school 4:15-5:45 – First rehearsal: Wednesday 12th of February
WHERE: Alternating WGC hall and WC Brierley Theatre
LEADER(s): Elena Salmond and Lucy Hegan
CONTACT:salmondel@wgc.school.nz or heganlu@wgc.school.nz, nicola.sutherland@wgc.school.nz

Running club is held on Monday lunchtimes every week (rain permitting) where anyone from any year and any running ability can come and go for a lunchtime run with the group. We all run at different paces and there are times to relax or work harder depending on what you want to do. We vary between a few routes close to school including the waterfront and the botanical gardens. Come join a fun and supportive environment to keep your fitness up as well as heading out to check out the Wellington scenery.


WHEN: Monday Lunchtimes (rain permitting)
WHERE: Gym Foyer
LEADER(s): Ms Goodall
CONTACT: grace.goodall@wgc.school.nz

Are you interested in poetry? Whether it be writing it, reading it, or you’re just a bit curious about it? Come to poetry club! It’s a safe space to talk about what poetry you read, share poems (and songs/lyrics) you’ve written, offer feedback or just come along to discuss!! Feel free to bring in pieces by your favourite poets to discuss.

WHEN:
Every second Tuesday
WHERE: Non-fiction corner of the library
LEADER(s): Catherine Bullock
CONTACT: bullockca@wgc.school.nz

Spectrum is a fun, safe, positive club for LGBTQ+ students and straight allies at WGC. Our focus is to ensure everyone feels welcome and safe at WGC regardless of Sexuality or Gender Identity. We discuss all manners of things from current issues, pop culture and pride events. No matter how you identify you are welcome, just bring an open mind.

 

WHEN: Friday Lunchtime
WHERE: The Mez
LEADER(s): Helen Garnett
CONTACT:garnetthe@wgc.school.nz

 

The aim of this club is to increase awareness of safe driving and prevent dangerous driving through fun activities and challenges

 

WHEN: TBC
WHERE: TBC
LEADER(s): Lucy Maurice
CONTACT: mauricelu@wgc.school.nz

 

Study Centre is an after school club run by the Student Learning Committee which takes place once a week! If you need support with any of your subjects, then come along, as students who have previously taken the subject will be there to help you! This is a great opportunity for you to feel more confident with your school work, meet new people, and get some free food! You can attend as many or as few sessions as you like.

WHEN: Afterschool, day TBC
WHERE: Library
LEADER(s): Amelia Romijn
CONTACT: romijnam@wgc.school.nz

 

Teal is a large all comers choir for any WGC students who love to sing. All are welcome! Auditions are done in groups and are only to decide on voice parts. There is no pressure and we are very friendly 🙂

WHEN:Thursday before school 7.50 – 8.35am and lunchtime from February to June, and from late August to early November. First rehearsal: 21st February
WHERE: WGC Hall
LEADER(s): TBC
CONTACT: nicola.sutherland@wgc.school.nz

 

TealTV is WGC’s video club and a great way to get involved in school activities. We film and edit all of the school’s main events, creating videos for assemblies and the retrospective. Learn how to use a camera and Premiere Pro – no experience required.

WHEN: Every Wednesday Lunchtime
WHERE: (temporary meeting space) BG6
LEADER(s): Zoe Bowron and Imogen Rice
CONTACT: bowronzo@wgc.school.nz, riceim@wgc.school.nz

 

WGCSC is the Wellington Girls’ College Singing Collective. We will sing a few songs throughout the year and we do appreciate suggestions from club members. It is a good option if you enjoy singing in a group and want to meet some new people. We are a lively bunch, but do hope to learn as many songs as possible. Your singing skills will slowly improve although, you will not be made to do anything you are uncomfortable doing. We mainly work towards assembly performances and our end of year showcase but we will decide wether or not to do so based on how comfortable people are with it and how far we’ve gotten with our songs. No prior singing experience or musical knowledge is needed, and we are welcome to all!


WHEN: Every Tuesday lunchtime
WHERE: DR2
LEADER(s): Laura Foster and Jasmine Beer
CONTACT: beerja@wgc.school.nz, fosterla@wgc.school.nz

 

At world and enviro club we talk about all sorts of current world issues and with a focus on environmental concerns like climate change as well. Our generation is the one that will be most impacted so it’s important we understand these topics and do all that we can to change it for the better! We learn about a range of topics and do some cool activities and chat about some ways that we can make a difference individually! See you there! 🙂

WHEN: Tuesday Lunchtimes fortnightly
WHERE: T23
LEADER(s): Izzy Green and community committee members
CONTACT: greenis@wgc.school.nz