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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!...

March 13, 2019

Parents Voice

Here at Hastings’ Girls we’re committed to growing and strengthening our community of whanau. We whakamihi, acknowledge, that each girl carries within her the whanonga pono, the values, of her whanau. By making whanaungatanga a core principle of our school, and creating a robust community culture, we surround and support our girls in their learning journey. To encourage whanaungatanga we would like to hear from you, the parents. If you have something about which you think our school communit...

March 13, 2019

Driving Lessons

Restricted driving lessons are to be held on Thursdays. If you would like to learn more, please see Mrs Setford or Mrs Gilmour in the Travers Centre for more information....

March 13, 2019

School Holiday Barista Course

A two-day barista training course will be held in the April school holidays, for selected Year 12 and 13 students who wish to gain barista skills.  The course costs $100 per student and provides a valuable, marketable skill.  If you would like to learn more or apply, please see Mrs Setford or Mrs Gilmour at the Travers Centre for a permission slip. There are limited numbers, so if you are interested please see them soon!...

March 13, 2019

HB Secondary Schools' Debating Champs

Mrs Jarden led our Year 13 Debating team in the Hawke’s Bay Secondary Schools’ Debating Championships, their first debating competition. It was a baptism of fire on which they thrived. They are looking forward to trying their new skills on the Hawke’s Bay Interschools’ Competition, which gets underway soon. We have teams at all levels. If you would like to learn more about debating, you can talk to Yasmin or Olivia Omur-Mackenzie or Gracy Singh, of if you would like to get invo...

March 13, 2019

Library News - March 2019

It has been an exciting start to the school year in the library.  We are now open from 8.00am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, with visitor numbers around 300 girls per day! A small army of 40 student volunteers are now in training to help in the library, which is great timing, as we have many new titles arriving almost every day, especially for our Maori, Pasifika and Magazine Collections.  The girls enjoyed posting to our Wonderwall of Wonderwomen in celebration of International Wome...

March 13, 2019

HGHS Swimming Sports - 2019

On a sunny Friday morning at the start of term, we had Swimming Sports at Frimley Pools. The whole school, staff and students, got dressed up in their house colours and had a great day. It was a fun house event that everyone participates in. There were competitive races and fun ones too, so everyone got to join in. It was a good way to encourage competition between the houses and earn house points. A highlight was the teachers versus the leaders’ relay. The teachers won but they cheated! Green...

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