Wellington Economics/History Trip 15-17 June 2023

Kia ora Parents and Whānau

The NCEA Year 13 Economics and History Course encourage students to undertake some fieldwork.  Because of this, and because we believe that students understand their class work better through ‘seeing and doing’, we are organising a joint trip with Queens High School of Dunedin.  We shall be visiting the Wellington area and visiting key places that have historical significance, or that influence our economy in New Zealand, this will include:  

  • Parliament and the Supreme Court 
  • Reserve Bank of NZ 
  • The Holocaust Museum 
  • Te Papa
  • The Wellington Memorial Centotaph
  • Productivity Commission
  • NZTE
  • Trade Me
  • The War Museum

The cost per student will be approximately $755, a breakdown of which is provided below;

Transport to Wellington $550.00
Accommodation $100.00
Weta Experience $20.00
Transport Around Wellington + shuttle $35.00
Food $50.00
TOTAL $755.00

Fundraising opportunities will be available for covering this amount.

Departure Date Origin Destination Flight(s) Departure Time Arrival Time
15/06/2023 Invercargill Wellington NZ8872 IVC – WLG 06.30am 08.25am
17/06/2023 Wellington Invercargill NZ0351 WLG – CHC


14.05pm 17.45pm

When: The field trip will take place from Thursday June 15 until Saturday June 17, returning to Dunedin at approximately 5:45pm 

Where: We will be staying in Wellington City at the Waterloo, 1 Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, 04 473 8482

Transport: We will travel there with Air NZ. Around Wellington we will use the Public Transport system and walk to our various sites. Your child will need to be taken to the airport at least 45 minutes before the flight on Thursday morning and picked up from there on Saturday afternoon.   

Staff Travelling with Students:  Mr Bishop (Teacher in charge)  and Mrs Dodds (Year 13 YLC)

Students will be working alongside another school – Queen High School (Dunedin). We will meet these students in Wellington at the Airport. 3 Staff 40 Students.

Please Note: The flights purchased will include checked baggage as we are staying two nights. However, if students feel they do not need carry on luggage then this may reduce the flights by $20 per individual flight (savings of $40)

Please complete form below to show your expression of interest and deposit by 28 March 2023.

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To book in for a tour of the boarding house, please email Jenni Dennis, jenni.dennis@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

RISKS Disclosure

This event contains risks, including possible injuries. This event is managed by school staff or other organisations who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s/organisation’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of all procedures while carrrying out the activites. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value.

If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions please phone 03 211 6030.


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Student tour guides will answer questions and offer a student’s perspective, before meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss your child’s enrolment.

To book in for a tour of the school, please email Nicola Macpherson on  nicola.macpherson@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

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