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Learning Hubs 2021

Hastings Girls' High School is committed to building a curriculum which is responsive to the interests, skills and strengths of our girls.  We know that when we spend time doing the things we love best, we are more confident in taking risks and learning new things, we excel beyond expectation.  The Learning Hub concept was introduced in 2020, with two hubs; Physical Activity and Design and Innovation.  Hubs are made up of both Year 9 and Year 10 students. Surrounding each hub are ...

September 10, 2020

Student Representative Election - Board of Trustees 2020 - 2021

Student Representative Election – Board of Trustees 2020-2021Juliet Price - Returning OfficerNominations are invited for the election of one student representative to the Board of Trustees – forms are available from the Student Centre.  This is a one year term beginning for the new trustee on Monday 28 September 2020.Please note that any full-time student is entitled to stand for election and vote.  Eligible students may nominate themselves and do not require a seconder but must si...

August 24, 2020

COVID-19 - HGHS Sports Update

Tēna koutou, Due to Alert Level 2, there are protocols in place that we need to adhere to in order for HGHS sports to proceed. More general info available here: https://sportnz.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Play-Active-Recreation-and-Sport-at-Alert-Level-2.pdf  Each relevant sporting organization will have their own recommendations based on guidelines from the Ministry of Health in addition to the info above. An overview of each sporting organisation's recommendations is outlined below, other...

August 17, 2020

Covid-19 Update

Kia ora everyoneAs I write this, we are uncertain of what announcements will be made tonight or over the course of the weekend. Should Hawke's Bay be a part of a decision to return to Level 3 or 4 we have a plan in place. Since returning to school from Lockdown, we have focused our efforts on preparing for the possibility of moving back up the levels. Students have kept their loaned devices, and teaching and learning continues to be both face-to-face, as well as through our well established onli...

August 17, 2020

Student Voice: Gurmeen Kaur

The past four years at Hastings Girls has significantly shaped me into the person I am today.  All the opportunities offered here have allowed me to expand my horizons and truly discover what I am interested in. From debating to various sports, I feel as if I have been supported in each of my endeavours. Furthermore, a strong sense of belonging is remarkably evident within our school. As a minority student, my culture has been incredibly celebrated as there are specific events dedicated pur...

August 17, 2020

Student Voice: Zyggy Kireka-Russell

Kia ora e hoa ma.  My name is Zyggy Kireka-Russell, I have been a student here at Hastings Girls’ High School for two years now and I have enjoyed every moment of being here.  Hastings Girls’ High School has offered me so many opportunities, such as grander involvement in sports, cultural and academic events. The curriculum of this kura is formed so that it fits the needs of the students in a respectable way and the school’s top priority is for us as students is to strive for exc...

August 17, 2020

Level 2 Update

Kia ora whānau With the announcement from the Prime Minister last night, we have moved into Alert Level 2.  We want to reassure you that we have the correct procedures in place.  All students are expected at school. We will be implementing the following guidelines from the Ministry of Health during Alert Level 2: Increased hygiene vigilance sanitiser distributed in all classrooms and gathering spaces.Tabletops will be cleaned regularly.Observing physical distancing.&nbs...

August 13, 2020

Student Voice: Jordan Mou

I have thoroughly enjoyed attending Hastings Girls' High School for the past five years.  HGHS has provided a positive environment that has encouraged me to grow, and shaped who I am today. The plentiful amount of opportunities provided at this school - ranging from sports to cultural commitments, and academia outside of the classroom - has meant that I can explore what I'm interested in doing for the rest of my life, without judgment. For that, I'm thankful. Being surrounded by l...

August 11, 2020

Student Voice - Jorja Earley

Hastings Girls' High School is a great school with amazing opportunities and a loving environment. My time at Hastings Girls has been nothing but wonderful and has shown me many paths and opportunities that I would not have found otherwise.  I have been given me the opportunity the participate in many extra-curricular activities including, 1Xl Hockey and Cricket, 2019 Swim Team, Innovative Young Minds, Tournament of the Minds and many more. Having been given this ma...

August 10, 2020

Student Voice: Maraea Tuavera

Kia ora, ko Maraea Tuavera toku ingoa.  As I near the end of my fifth year here at Hastings Girls’ High School I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on my high school experience. HGHS is an environment that has allowed me to grow and prosper in many different aspects, especially that of leadership. I’m proud to have attended a kura that is so diverse and takes pride in participation and success in areas such as culture, sport, academics and our other offered opportunities. It is also im...

August 3, 2020

Student Voice: Leidy Santander Narvaez

I have been a student at Hastings Girls' High School for four years. From my experience in being here, teachers are very approachable and easy to talk to. The school offers many extra-curricular activities like sports. I have played football since I was year 9 and for me personally it has been a great experience in which it helped me to improve my confidence, as well as being able to work with others. Hastings Girls' High School has many different activities and subjects that allows all stu...

August 3, 2020

Student Voice: Jennifer McMahon

Hastings Girls' High School is a great fit for me as I’ve been able to be involved in a large number of extra-curricular activities. These opportunities enabled me to learn more about who I am as a person, what I enjoy and where my passions will lead.  Over the five years of education at HGHS, I have participated in Year 9 G.A.T.E, School Council, debating, choir, the 2017 school production of ‘Oliver’, Sheilah Winn Shakespeare comps, speech competitions, cricket, tennis, the Young En...

August 3, 2020

Providing a world class education at Hastings Girls' High School

Hastings Girls' High School is pleased to announce that, due to our innovative curriculum design, we have been invited to join three other top New Zealand schools to participate in a four-year research project with Auckland University.   The project will pilot a leading edge, knowledge rich curriculum design across the school, and aligns with our journey to provide our girls with the highest quality education, comparable with top schools from around the world. To learn more about the p...

August 3, 2020

Student Voice - Mia Hill

Hastings Girls' High School is a school filled with many opportunities, ranging from sport to productions to speeches and debating. This is one thing I really love about HGHS, as I have been able to take part in Hairspray, the school production, tennis, sports exchanges, house singing and many more.  If you enjoy taking part in different extra-curricular activities and meeting new people, Hastings Girls' High School is for you. ...

July 31, 2020

Student Voice - Georgia Miller

Hastings Girls offers a wide range of activities to participate in, which has allowed me to make many friendships.  I have been involved in the school production, which gave me something new to try and built up my confidence.  I am also a part of the senior A netball team, and many of the girls on the team have become very tight. We enjoy spending time together, which makes us have a tighter bond on court.  Many of the teachers are invested in making subjects suit you. This makes ...

July 31, 2020

Former students graduating from Victoria University

It is with pleasure that we share with you a list of your former students who have graduated from Victoria University between June 2019 and May 2020. We acknowledging and celebrating our former students’ wonderful success. Aidan Lassing - BEDTCH - Bachelor of Education (Tchg)EC Annette Hobbs - Tuitea - MHC - Master of Health Care - Major Midwifery Practice Chevelle Ataera - GDSCI - GDip in Science - Major Psychology Chloe Singh - BEDTCH - Bachelor of Education (Tchg)EC Christina Reid - BSCHON ...

July 31, 2020

Student Voice: Eva Harper

Hastings Girls' High School has a wonderful unique range of girls who attend our school.  Hastings Girls' has given me the opportunity to make lifelong quality friendships with some amazing girls. Our school offers a variety of different sports and activities to allow our girls to be involved in whatever they please. Our PE department encourages and motivates our girls to get involved in many outdoor and indoor activities. I have been involved in netball, tennis, cricket, canoe polo and dan...

July 30, 2020

Student Voice: Vaine Kapuvai

Kia ora, my name is Vai and I’ve been at Hastings Girls' for 2 years. In my 2 years of attending this school I can proudly say that Hastings Girls is challenging, and builds character in a way that no other school could.  Sport and culture are really significant here, so it’s somewhere that everyone can fit in and prosper....

July 30, 2020

Student Voice: Karmi van der Merwe

My name is Karmi. I am a year 12 student at Hastings Girls' High School. My experience at HGHS has been really enjoyable. When I was in intermediate I was warned about the terrible experience called high school, but HGHS has an amazing supportive staff and understanding teachers, all at the ready to help students in any way they can.  During my time at HGHS I have had many opportunities to step out in leadership and grow in myself. I have been part of the Environmental Committee, Schoo...

July 30, 2020

Student Voice: Anna Gilmour

During my time at Hastings Girls' High School, I have come to understand what makes HGHS such a positive learning experience. I’ve been taught by teachers who care about their student’s stories and are willing to fight for their success.  Our learning is supported and our individual needs are recognised. I’ve had opportunities to explore my passion for the arts both in and outside the classroom.  Hastings Girls' is rich in character and culture, giving us a unique identity that I...

July 30, 2020

Uniting Through Kindness Day

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July 3, 2020

NCEA Update

We know some of our students - and their whānau - are worried that they might not be able to attain NCEA or UE this year, because of the disruption caused by COVID-19.To help address this and support students, the following changes are being made to NCEA and University Entrance (UE) requirements for this year:Students working towards an NCEA can gain additional credits, based on the number of credits they achieve during the 2020 school year. These additional credits will be known as Learning Re...

June 22, 2020

Our Responsive Curriculum at Hastings Girls'

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.  In light of the recent global crisis and its impact on the school year, we have made some responsive decisions around our curriculum which allows students some flexibility around their learning pathways...

June 22, 2020

HGHS Congratulate Dr Ann Milne

Dr Ann Milne has been supporting us on our journey over the last 18 months, so we are thrilled to see her work in the education sector being recognised on this years Honours List. Read More here...https://dpmc.govt.nz/honours/lists/qb2020-mnzm#milnebe...

June 2, 2020

Looking after your Hauora Part 2

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