Rangatahi Pānui

Term Four Week 5

Teacher Only Day - Monday 13 November

In preparation for the changes to NCEA next year, this coming Monday will be a Teachers Only Day.

The NCEA exam timetable will continue as normal.

NCEA Exam Information

It is important that students know when their exams are and arrive 30 minutes before the start of the exam, and have their Exam Admission Slip with them (Mr Pera has these if you did not get them from your Ākina Coach).

Students are to meet each day in the outside area between the 20s and 30s Blocks or in the Hall foyer if it's raining, you do not need to sign in for exams at the Student Centre.  Once you have completed your exam you are free to go IF you have been granted study leave, otherwise if you are in group 1 or 2 you are required to return to your kāhui.  

If you are on study leave and coming in for a tutorial you must sign in at the Student Centre and go to T1.

Please contact Mr Pera (pe@hastingsgirls.com) if you have any issues or concerns or think that you may miss an exam you intended to write.

Check this website for tips, tricks and up-to-date information:
NZQA Student Assessment Hub

Changes to Footwear for 2024

From the start of 2024, Roman Sandals will no longer be part of the school uniform. Students will be required to wear plain black shoes. This change has come about due to changes to health and safety requirements in both Science and Technology.

If you are needing to purchase footwear this term then see below for examples of acceptable footwear. NB: No sports shoes, crocs, slides are acceptable footwear. Thank you for helping us uphold our uniform standards and more importantly the safety of our students.

Free Period Products

We encourage parents, caregivers and students to come and take from our supply of free period products in the Student Centre. Take as much as you need for your household.  Plan ahead and start stocking up for the next school holidays.

Tāhū A Legacy of People and Place

Recently our very own Whaea Candyce attended Florence Biennale 2023 in Italy as part of an International Art Exhibition. She was part of a group of Tairāwhiti artists called Tāhū (A Legacy of People and Place). There were also representatives from 84 other countries and she said it was a privilege and an honour to be part this international expedition.

Sports Volunteers for 2024

Do you enjoy working with our kōhine to help support them in their sporting aspirations? We run a variety of sports during the year requiring coaches, supervision, transport, mentoring and are seeking whānau superstars ready to help in 2024. There is flexibility and your offer of time can be short-term, sports-based or ongoing.

To apply please click here:
2024 Sports Volunteer Expression of Interest

Gisborne Girls' High School Exchange 

We had the pleasure of hosting our annual Junior sports exchange, a tradition set in 2019 by then Sports Captain, Holly Barclay, and Head of PE, Katie Geary. We are grateful for the support of our sports coaches, managers and volunteers and proud to continue strengthening ties between our two kura.

FINAL PLACINGS - Overall Winner Hastings Girls' High School

Kī o rahi | 24 - 16 to GGHS
Basketball | 58 - 28 to HGHS
Volleyball | 2 sets - HGHS / 1 set - GGHS

Important Dates

Monday 13 November
- Teacher Only Day
- NCEA External Exams continue
Friday 17 November
- Big Day Out - Year 8s
Monday 20 November
- NCEA External Exams continue
- Junior Volleyball Nationals
Tuesday 21 November
- Heal HUB connection to the whenua trip
Thursday 23 November
- Exploring the Great Outdoors A & B - Lake Taupo, Waikato River trip
Friday 24 November
- HPOD Skate boarding (on site)

School Calendar

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

Calendar Link


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