Upcoming Strike Action
PPTA Strike Action will continue next week. The following year levels will be rostered home.
Monday 12 June - Year 11 & 12
Tuesday 13 June - Year 9 & 13
Wednesday 14 June - Year 11
Thursday 15 June - Year 12 & 13
We are still confirming what day Year 10 will be rostered home and will communicate this on Monday.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Numeracy Co-requisite Assessment Next Week
Next week we are inviting our Year 11 Ākonga to complete the new NCEA co-requisite for literacy, numeracy, te reo matatini and pāngarau. This test will be completed at school on Thursday and serves as an extra opportunity to gain numeracy credits for this year, in addition to the existing opportunities available in other courses. Ākonga have been encouraged to give this test a go and they have been guided in their preparations in class.
More information is available here:
NCEA co-requisite for literacy, numeracy, te reo matatini and pāngarau
Please also feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Pride Week is coming up next week and our school is doing a number of activities to celebrate takatāpui, LGBTQIA+, and MVPFAFF+ (Mahu, Vaka sa lewa lewa, Palopa, Fa’afafine, Akava’ine, Fakaleiti, Fakafifine+) students.
Friday 9 June: Day of Silence
Monday 12 June: Rainbow ribbons are given out at lunch and interval
Tuesday 13 June: Craft station - students will be able to make their own bracelets, lanyards, etc during interval and lunch
Wednesday 14 June: Movie screening during lunch - The Prom
Thursday 15 June: Movie screening during lunch - The Prom
Friday 16 June: Rainbow mufti day, school picture during Ākina time, face painting during interval and lunch, photo booth at lunch
International Languages Week
This week we celebrated our first International Languages Week Speech Showcase at Hastings Girls' High School. We had students give speeches in their heritage language around the theme "Beginnings". Speeches were given in Te Reo Māori, i-Taukei, Rarotongan, Samoan, Tuvaluan, Hindi, Punjabi, and Afrikaans.
Students from St Mary's and Heretaunga Intermediate came to cheer our students on and see older multilingual role models in action. We would like to give special thanks to the teachers and community members who helped judge our speeches: Mr Sekove Naicegulevu, Ms Teala Maheu, Mr Sukhdeep Singh, Constable Ramandeep Sandhu, Whaea Evelyn, Mrs Lander, Mrs Mullany, Mrs Paodi, Ms Blossom, Whaea Jen, Mr Pera, and Ms Badenhorst.
Tournament of Minds (TOM)
Tournament of Minds (TOM) is a collaborative problem-solving competition for junior secondary students.
I'm looking for a group of Juniors, Year 9s and 10s who are good at lateral thinking and problem-solving and want to represent our school in the regional finals during Term 3 in Palmerston North.
Meeting: Monday 12 June, Room 36 at lunchtime.
Any questions, have a chat to Mr Gardner: email@example.com
Defensive Driving Course
There are spaces available for anyone wanting to do a defensive driving course at school starting on 8 August.
Doing this course will take 6 months off your full licence
You must be close to or have your restricted drivers licence
Ahead of our upcoming Performing Arts Festival, the Studio Hub have been learning how to operate the new sound and lighting system. This is an amazing opportunity for our students to learn from the experts and have real world experience being crew of a major production.
Kī O Rahi
Congratulations to our Ākina Kī o Rahi team who have qualified for the 2024 National Competition. The tournament is being held in Ōtautahi Christchurch so fundraising will begin as soon as possible.
If you are interested in being a member of the 2024 Nationals team, keep an eye on the school notices.
HGHS vs Feilding High School
Thank you Feilding High School for coming up to play our U18 Rugby side. It was a great game with HGHS coming out with the win!
Saturday 10 June - Secondary School Netball at Mitre 10 Sports Park
HGHS Senior B vs Hastings Christian School A @ 11am (Court 6)
HGHS Senior C vs CHBC Senior Gold @ 11am (Court 16)
HGHS Senior Social vs Karamu High School Tasman @ 11am (Court 17)
HGHS Junior 10a vs Woodford Junior Prem @ 10am (Court 6)
HGHS Junior 10b vs Woodford Junior Black @ 9am (Court 11)
HGHS Junior 9a vs SJMGC 10a @ 9am (Court 16)
HGHS Junior 9b vs HNHS 10a @ 9am (Court 8)
HGHS Junior 9c vs NGHS 10b1 @ 9am (Court 1)
HGHS Ākina vs TBC Tuesday 13 June @ TBC
HGHS Senior A vs Winner B1 v W1 Prem crossover @ Hastings (Court 12)
HGHS Senior A vs TBC
HGHS 1st X1 vs Taradale High School 2nd X1 Thursday 15 June 5.30pm@ UHS Hastings
HGHS 2nd X1 vs NGHS Silver Monday 12 June 6.15pm @ UHS Hastings
HGHS C1 vs Woodford Maroon @ HGHS 3.30pm Thursday 15 June
HGHS C2 vs Karamu Girls 2 @ HGHS 3.30pm Thursday 15 June
HGHS C3 vs HNHS C2 @HNHS 3.30pm Thursday 15 June
HGHS D1 vs Woodford Black @ Woodford Thursday 15 June
HGHS D2 vs Woodford White @ Woodford Thursday 15 June
HGHS 1st X1 - TBC
HGHS 2nd X1 - TBC
University of Auckland Future Student Evening
Monday 12 June - Pride Week
Monday 12 June - Rostered day home Yr 11 & 12
Monday 12 June - Te Rōpū Manu Huia Whānau Evening
Tuesday 13 June - Camp Wakarara Ngahere Trip (Great Outdoors Hub)
Tuesday 13 June - Rostered day home Yr 9 & 13
Tuesday 13 June - Girls in Hi-Vis
Wednesday 14 June - Rostered day home Yr 10 & 11
Thursday 15 June - Rostered day home Yr 12 & 13
Thursday 15 June - Sports Exchange with Manukura
Friday 16 June - House Concert
Friday 16 June - Rainbow Mufti Day
Monday 19 June - HEAL Trip
Tuesday 20 June - Flight Attending Course
Tuesday 20 June - Incubator Programme
Friday 23 June - Performing Arts Fiafia Full Rehearsal
Friday 23 June - Performing Arts Music/Drama Full Rehearsal
Friday 23 June - Te Rōpū Manu Huia Mangateretere Hautapu Wānanga
Keep up-to-date with all school activities by checking the calendar regularly.