Wednesday 11 August 2021

Starting promptly at the school hall at 6pm

Nau mai, haere mai ki te kura o Hastings Girls' High School

He waka eke noa

Here, at Hastings Girls’ High School, your daughter writes her own story around learning in which she takes centre stage. Knowing your daughter’s story and catering to her specific learning needs is our ‘why’. Putting our why at the heart of everything we do enables us to make the best decisions for our girls, whether it be in the classroom, on the sports field, or through one of our many performing arts opportunities. Everything we do is shaped around the strengths and interests of our students. Our innovative curriculum hooks students in and challenges them by discovering their passions and interests. Flexibility allows students to make choices and drive their own learning.

I feel proud to be the Principal of a school that celebrates diversity, embraces inclusivity, and has a rich and valued history.

Catherine Bentley, Principal


At Hastings Girls’ identity is taonga – the essential building block which becomes the starting point for student learning; the foundation that supports our local, culturally located curriculum. We want our girls to know who they are, and to be empowered by their heritage, alongside their strengths and interests.

Our values of respect, honesty, perseverance and resilience provide the scaffold for our girls to develop their moral courage. Character is shaped through modelling and exploration in learning our values, which in turn are integrated into our everyday lives. They are present in our thoughts and in our words. We know, just like physical strength or intellect, our moral courage is not a fixed state, but something that, fuelled by determination, we can harness, hone and develop.

We believe that our holistic view of education will reveal outstanding learners, athletes, artists, world-class citizens and future leaders.

We have aspirational goals for our girls. We want the best for them. We support our girls to be courageous, kind and equipped for life.


Here at Hastings Girls’, we recognise students have different strengths, and learn at different speeds. We aim for each of our girls to achieve their goals and excel in learning, leaving us as young women who will flourish in society.

Students are mentored in order that they choose a pathway that best suits their strengths, interests and future plans. 

We are committed to a curriculum that challenges and develops the critical thinking, creativity, knowledge and skills of all our girls. Specific learning needs are targeted by our supported learning programmes, tailored to offer extra support to girls who need it.

We also identify and provide for students who will benefit from further enrichment opportunities to extend their educational potential. This happens both in and beyond the classroom, with students participating in events such as Tournament of Minds and Growing NZ. From Year 10, students have the opportunity to take NCEA levels in their subjects of strength.


Our girl is at the centre of all we do at Hastings Girls’. Knowing her story informs how we guide her on her learning journey. Hastings Girls’ system of pastoral care is a wrap around service which has been developed in response to our students’ needs. Our intent is to make your daughter’s learning a true partnership between whānau/family and school. This makes us more responsive to her well-being so that we can better equip her for the future.

The Hauora team of specialists exists to better meet the needs of your daughter. They review processes and work with outside agencies using the most recent advice and data, whether it be around learning, behaviour or whānau engagement. By working as a collaborative team we can
be innovative and build the best experience for our girls.

At Hastings Girls’, holistic care is facilitated through Ākina groups, These are small, vertical house
pastoral groups in which a significant adult takes an active interest in each girl’s learning, growth and development. This group remains together over the course of their time at school. This creates a strong positive relationship, allows opportunities for mentorship and gives our students a greater sense of belonging. Our aim is to ensure our girls know who they are and that they feel absolutely accepted, connected and valued.

Useful Info


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A reminder, all students are to be seated outside the 40's block for the first 10-15 minutes of lunch.  Once you have finished eating, place all litter in the bin before you leave.  No food is toRead more

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Just a friendly reminder that we have Sports Week on the first week back from school holidays during lunch time. House points and prizes up for grabs! There will be prizes for competitors andRead more

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Junior Reports have been emailed today to whānau today.Read more

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We welcome Year 8 students and their whānau to come along to our Open Evening, 6pm on Wednesday 11 August, at the school hall. Make a note on your calendars! We look forward to seeing you there!Read more

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Final 2 nights of our School Production - Last night was opening and it was fantastic!  Tickets will now be available at the door for Friday & Saturday - Get in Early!Read more

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When you receive your junior student's report at the end of term, you will note we are prioritizing our students’ own learning goals and reflections in their reports, instead of including the moreRead more

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We encourage Year 8 and 9 students to explore our newly shaped 2022 curriculum, which is now live on the website.   Current Year 9 students will be invited to select their learning Hub for nextRead more

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Hope you all enjoy the long weekend with your whānau, and we will see the students again on Tuesday.Read more

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Don't miss your chance to see our school production Wizard of Oz.  Tickets are selling fast.  For more information or to buy tickets go to more

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Please note the following important events: Senior NCEA Progress Reports issued - 11 June 2021 Senior Progress Hui - Whānau invited to meet with Ākina Coaches - 17 June 2021 Junior Reports Issued -Read more

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After months of preparation, our rangatahi performed today in the regional Kapa Haka competition, in the hopes of qualifying for the nationals.  Their performance was absolutely outstanding.  As weRead more

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Hastings Girls High School have 3 finalists in the Awards which are being held on the 29th May at Pettigrew Green Arena. EIT Junior Sportsperson of the Year - Sophie Daly (Equestrian)EIT JuniorRead more

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