Term Two Week 4

Pink Shirt Day

Thank you to students and staff who came in support of Pink Shirt Day - we raised almost $250 for The Mental Health Organisation. 
Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora!
Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!

Thank you Howick College

A massive thank you to the Howick College School Leaders who have worked hard to raise funds and donations for the Hawke’s Bay Cyclone Relief and for coming down and getting amongst the action! Your kindness has been so highly appreciated.

We are super excited to be able to make your donations accessible to our school and wider community. We would like to extend our greatest thanks to the Howick College community for the large amounts of donations and funds that are going to be able to help so many people in Hawke's Bay following the cyclone. The Howick College community has raised funds for Omahu School which has been severely affected and unable to open after the cyclone.

What an amazing way to help our community. We hope to keep in touch and continue to collaborate in the future!

Strike Days

Due to ongoing Strike Action, the following year groups will be rostered home over the coming weeks.

  • Year 11 - Thursday 25 May

  • Year 13 - Tuesday 30 May

  • Year 12 - Thursday 1 June

  • Year 10 - Tuesday 6 June

  • Year 9 - Thursday 8 June

Our School Library will be open for students to study.

Important Attendance Information

Translators Wanted

We are wanting translators within our school who can help with events such as Parent Interviews, etc. If you speak the following and would kindly offer your services, please email Amanda Greville - ge@hastingsgirls.com

Punjabi, Portuguese, Tagalog (Filipino), i-Taukei (Fijian)

Anti-vaping Panel

My name is Laura Martin, and I am the CMO for the Health Research Foundation - Hawke's Bay. This charitable foundation has been around for 62 years and is about to grow its profile in the Bay by engaging with the community about its marvellous philosophy and aligning health projects - and we could really use your help!

We are currently organising an event that is specifically catered to parents/families with Intermediate and High School students. The 'Family Health Fair' is promising to be an interactive event with massages, family portrait photography, health-related activities and, as a main act, the anti-vaping panel discussion lead by Professor Anita Jagroop-Dearing. Anita has been a medical scientist for more than 20 years at UCL teaching hospital in London. She is spearheading the evidence experts are currently gathering on the worrying effects of vaping on physical and mental health. This is an incredibly current topic, especially amongst families with (pre-)teenagers. We are hoping this event will provide more scientific insights to both parents as well as their kids, and allow an open, well-informed discussion at home if they wish.

To optimise the relevance for this audience, we are offering parents to tell us what they would like to learn from this discussion. All they have to do is fill out this form:

Family Health Fair Vaping Panel Questions

Strength & Conditioning Sessions

When: Every Friday morning from 7:15am to 8am
Where: Main Gym
Who: Open to all students
What: Strength and conditioning sessions led by Ms Jensen to help you get fit and strong for any sport or activity you might be involved in.

Come in your PE gear and training shoes. You can have a shower afterwards.

Breakfast is provided if required at 8:30am at T2 at the Student Centre.

Upcoming Sports

Netball Draw
Saturday 20 May - Secondary School Netball at Mitre 10 Sports Park
HGHS Senior B vs Iona Senior A @ 11am (Court 6)
HGHS Senior C vs William Colenso Senior B @ 11am (Court 15)
HGHS Senior Social vs Iona Gold @ 10am (Court 13)
HGHS Junior 10a vs NGHS 9a @ 10am (Court 9)
HGHS Junior 10b vs SHC 9 Gold @ 9am (Court 11)
HGHS Junior 9a vs NGHS 10a2 @ 10am (Court 12)
HGHS Junior 9b vs Hukarere Junior a @ 9am (Court 9)
HGHS Junior 9c vs CHBC Junior a @ 11am (Court 18)
HGHS Senior A Tuesday 23 May TBC
HGHS Senior A vs HHSOG Cape Physio Huia Wed 24 May 6.15pm @PGA (Court 6)

Hockey Draw
HGHS 2nd X1 vs Taradale HS Monday 22 May 7pm @Park Island
HGHS 1st X1 vs TBC 

Badminton Draw
HGHS C1 vs HNHS @ HNHS Thursday 25 May 
HGHS C2 vs HGHS C3 @ HGHS Thursday 25 May
HGHS C3 vs HGHS C2 @ HGHS Thursday 25 May
HGHS D1  - Bye
HGHS D2 vs Taikura @ Taikura Thursday 25 May 


Important Dates

Monday 22 May - Career Navigator Workshop 2
Tuesday 23 May - NZ Careers Expo
Wednesday 24 May - HOUT A&B Bush Trip
Wednesday 24 May - House Assembly 
Thursday 25 May - Year 11 Rostered Home
Friday 26 May - Young Enterprise Pitch Session
Monday 29 May - Te Matau a Maui Secondary Schools Ki o Rahi Qualifying Competition
Tuesday 30 May - Year 13 Rostered Home
Wednesday 31 May - EIT Visit re Tertiary Study
Thursday 1 June - Waikato University Visit
Thursday 1 June - Year 12 Rostered Home
Thursday 1 June - Level 1 & 3 Geographic Research 
Monday 5 June - Public Holiday (King's Birthday) 

School Calendar

Keep up-to-date with all school activities by checking the calendar regularly.

School Calendar


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