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Winners of Learning Hawkes Bay Video Competition!!

Recently a small group of our international and domestic students, lead by Haruka Takahashi, entered the Learning Hawke's Bay video competition that was opened to all schools in the Hawke's Bay region.On Friday 10th May we then all attended a function where we got to meet the Mayor's of Hastings and the Deputy Mayor of Napier,  meet with other international students and to find out the winner of the competition and WE WON! The video was designed and completed by the students. Congratulation...

May 15, 2019

Hayley's success at Canoe Polo Oceanias

During the school holidays, Hayley Cameron, our Green House Captain, went to Australia with the New Zealand Under 21 Women’s Canoe Polo Team to compete in the Oceania Champs. The team competed well and came home with a silver medal – beaten by the New Zealand senior women in the final. As a warm-up to Oceanias they also competed in the Australia inter-state competition winning bronze Well done Hayley!...

May 2, 2019

Students assist paramedics

St John Ambulance crew responding to a call Wednesday afternoon (17th) would like to acknowledge the outstanding behaviour and actions of Hastings Boys and Hastings Girls High students who provided assistance to an elderly member of the community who suffered a fall and minor injury in Frimley Park. Tineal Pere, Montanna Hocking, Shahntae Ngawhika, Ottylean te-Houkamau, Shayden Pere, Jaydus Hungahunga, Kalib Walsh and Jaevarn Tapine-Ngamatu (sic) witnessed the accident and recognised t...

April 29, 2019

Out and about with our international students

We are delighted to be able to host a number of international students again this year. During their time with us, the girls have an opportunity to explore new and exciting experiences, both within and beyond the classroom. 2019 is off to a great start with our girls experiencing many firsts, whether it be new places, new cultures or discovering the uniqueness of Aotearoa.  We recently explored a couple of our local tour hot spots Arataki Honey and the Haumoana Farm Yard Zoo. The girls were...

April 15, 2019

Good Luck Emma

Congratulations to our very own Emma Jensen for her selection in the Barbarians Rugby Team.Emma is one of our talented PE teachers, who has had an extensive rugby career, starting back at CHB College more than 20 years ago. Some of her career highlights include winning three consecutive Rugby World Cups, as well as being named a Barbarian again, for the second time this year. In her long list of achievements Emma is an 'equal' most capped Black Fern. What an honor! We wish Emma all the best...

April 11, 2019

Speech Success

One of our year 12 students, Gurmeen Kaur, has recently placed 4th in the Hawke's Bay RSA Speech Contest and was awarded a monetary prize.  Gurmeen gave a powerful performance about the theme, “Women at War.” She recalled stories about the many Maori and Indian women who dedicated themselves to the war effort, but whose actions are often forgotten.  Through these women, Gurmeen reminded us to honour the bravery of those before us and made connections between the many cultures pract...

April 11, 2019

Our Polo Girls

Twelve girls from Years 10 and 11 have had the fantastic opportunity to go to Birchleigh Polo Club to learn to groom, ride and play. These girls will also be taking Equine Studies as part of this experience. This is a great programme which builds confidence, resilience and also potential pathways for girls. ...

April 11, 2019

Our Champions

Year 9 Swimming Sports Champion: Ruby Scofield Year 10 Swimming Sports Champion: Jorja Early Senior Swimming Sports Champion: Kate Allen...

April 11, 2019

Term 1 Summer Sports Summary

The volleyball team performed exceptionally well at the New Zealand Secondary Schools championships.  They qualified into top 8 of Division 3. The team only dropped 2 games, which saw them drop out of the top 4.  They won the final game, which was a credit to all the members of the team. Well done girls....

April 11, 2019

Safety and Risk Management in the Outdoors/Tourism Trip

We spent four days away in Rotorua, partaking in a number of different activities, and learning about a lot of different things that relate to Tourism and Geography, Safety and Risk Management, and Leadership in the Outdoors. The girls identified hazards related to people, environment and equipment throughout the trip, and also experienced a number of different leadership styles.  We spent time with the Rotorua museum people, and learnt about how tourism began in New Zealand, and how it was...

April 11, 2019

HGHS girls selected for the HB Youth Council

Kate Allen, Kathleen Steffert, Pelerose Vaima’a and myself have all been selected to be apart of the 2019 Hastings Youth Council. Hastings Youth Council consists of a small group of 15 pupils aged 15-18 who live in the Hastings area. We all come from different schools across Hawkes Bay. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month. I chose to apply to be on the youth council as I wanted to voice my opinions and thoughts but also be somebody for our youth to come to, to voice their v...

April 11, 2019

We have the new, improved gym up and running!!

After six terms without a big space to teach in, we are thrilled to be able to use the newly refurbished and extended gym.  It feels huge, it feels flash and we are excited about all the things we can do, play and achieve in there.  Not only do we now have a full sized Basketball court, but also an Indoor Netball court, so that our girls can train inside. An extra Badminton court can also fit which means we will have more students actively learning in PE.  We do, however, need to ...

April 11, 2019

The school needs you to step forward

On 10 May, we will be calling for nominations for members of our community to join the Hastings Girls' High School Board of Trustees. The nominations close shortly after on 24 May, so that voting can begin, close and the Board can take office again by 14 June. We want to invite all members of our wider community to consider joining our school Board of Trustees, and adding measurable value to our students as we grow resilient, strong, confident and connected life-long learners. Both parents and p...

April 4, 2019

Whanau Day - Wednesday 10 April 2019

Kia Ora Whanau Our relationship with the families and whanau of our girls is really important to us as a staff and central to the success of your daughter at HGHS. As we come to the end of Term 1 we would like to invite whanau to take up an opportunity to meet with their daughter’s Akina coach.  Our Whanau Day is on Wednesday 10th April from 1.30-7.00pm. Akina Coaches, Deans and the Careers Advisor are available during that time for whanau and their daughters to drop in at a suitable...

April 3, 2019

Torrie and Rebecca march to success

Torri Bolten, Rebecca Churches and their marching team 'Buckingham Guards' recently traveled to Christchurch for the NZ Marching Championships.  Torri, Rebecca and their team first qualified to march against the top 6 teams (out of 13) in the Championship grades, which is a huge achievement, with tough competition.  Then the following day they performed in the elite Championship division and placed 4th Display, 5th Technical and 5th Champion Senior team overall.    ...

March 29, 2019

Year 9 Cross-curricular steam class

Attention all Year 9 Students and WhanauWe are excited to be able to offer your daughter an innovative learning opportunity for the rest of her Year 9 2019. Due to our roll growth in Year 9, we have decided to open a sixth class for our current Year 9 students. This will provide smaller class sizes across year 9 for all students, and aims to give students an opportunity to opt into a STEAM, cross-curricular learning hub. As a school we are committed to the development of a rich curriculum with a...

March 26, 2019

Leaders in their Schools - 2019

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March 14, 2019

Baby new - we welcome Kalolo Moli

We welcomed a new member to our Hastings Girls’ whanau.  Mrs Moli and her husband Senior welcomed baby boy - Kalolo Moli on Saturday 2nd March a tiny 7.12 lbs compared to his older brother and sister. Everyone is doing great and Mrs Moli looks forward to introducing Kalolo to the HGHS aiga. Congratulations to their whanau from all the staff and students at Hastings Girls’....

March 13, 2019

Baby new - we welcome Cayden Lawson

We welcomed a new member to our Hastings Girls’ whanau. Miss Rose had a baby boy Cayden Wolf Hikiwai Lawson, on Saturday 16th February. She says, “Our little boy is more than we could have wished for to complete our little family. Poipoia te kakano kia puawai - Nurture the seed and it will blossom.” Congratulations to their whanau from all the staff and students at Hastings Girls’. ...

March 13, 2019

Learning Korero

We have had an exciting start to the year with our learning, in particular with the development of our rich, local Junior Curriculum. Our Junior girls are having a variety of education outside the classroom experiences designed around their learning and are enjoying the new technology and performing arts hubs.  As a staff we are focused on the continued improvement of literacy and numeracy skills and we are thrilled to have 150 hours of in-school professional development in both areas with ...

March 13, 2019

Academic Excellence

Scholarships have been achieved in French, Classics and Biology.  Congratulations to our 2018 Academic Captain, Nicole Douylliez, for achieving 2 scholarships in French and Biology and congratulations to Georgia Huisman for a scholarship in Classics.  Special thanks to Mrs Phillips, Miss Clifton and Whanau for all their support of these two girls. Mrs Phillips and Miss Clifton should be congratulated on their tireless work and dedication in enlivening a love of education in our gi...

March 13, 2019

Enrichment Pathway Meeting

The first Enrichment Pathway Meeting to extend students on their learning path, was well attended by a diverse group of students and whanau. This Year 9-13 program offers students support in the journey towards Excellence and Scholarship. It focuses on developing critical and creative thinking, developing strong and rich knowledge and challenging students in their next steps. Any interested students or whanau, please see Mrs Kelsey for more details....

March 13, 2019

Te Reo Maori

Every girl's learning journey is important and we value the strengths of language that girls bring to our school. We are delighted to have some of our fluent Te Reo Maori Year 9s taking NCEA Level 1 and to have Te Reo Maori on offer up to NCEA Level 3. ...

March 13, 2019

Success in Netball

The following girls have been selected for the Ikaroa ki te Raki Māori Netball team. U13 - Kapone Richardson-Box U15 - Monique Poa, Kyra Collier, Matariki Rolleston, Tehya Andrew The teams will compete at the 2019 Aotearoa Māori Netball Oranga Healthy Lifestyles National Tournament from 19th - 21st April in Invercargill. Teams from 11 regions will vie for supremacy across all age grades up to Premier Womens. Ikaroa ki te Raki is a region representing Hawke’s Bay, Tararua, Manawatu,...

March 13, 2019

Success at the NZ Kayak Racing Champs

Congratulations to Hayley Cameron who won three gold medals at the New Zealand Kayak Racing Championships at Lake Karapiro. She bested sixteen other competitors in the Novice Womens section, to take national titles in the 100m, 200m and 500m. Ka Pai, Hayley!...

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