Rangatahi Pānui

Term One Week 4

Congratulations to Caity & Tehia for being selected for Te Pae Poitarawhiti Ikaroa ki te Raki Team

We are super proud of Caity MacDonald and Tehia Taylor who are both in the Ikanui ki te Raki U19 Māori team that play an Easter tournament in Rotorua. Their waka is Te Pae Poitarawhiti Ikaroa ki te Raki (Wairoa to Ōtaki). Their selection into this team gives them the opportunity to be eligible for the NZ U19 Māori team that will be selected from this competition to represent NZ in Singapore later in the year.

Special Assembly on Monday

On Monday 26 February at 12.45pm we will be presenting our 2024 Student Leaders with their badges. The Assembly will begin with the karakia and the school song then the Student Leaders will receive their badges, read the oath and be officially welcomed in as HGHS Student Leaders.  We welcome whānau and anyone from our community who would like to support these students to attend the Assembly.

Swimming Sports

Next Friday 1 March is our Annual Swimming Sports at the Frimley Pools. Students are to come in their House colours (togs underneath) and go straight to their Ākina Class at 8.30am. Even though this is a fun day, it is still a school day so the roll will be taken and caregivers will be contacted if students are away. It's always a good vibe with fun relays like piggy back races, inflatable donut races and many more. We will also have our more competitive races as well. Whether you are an Olympian or a non swimmer there is a race for everyone. Participation equals House points so as long as students get in the pool at some time during the day their House will get the points.

Join a Committee

Being part of one of our school committees allows students to step up and show their leadership skills in a group setting. All committees are looking for a range of students with unique skills to bring to their respective committees. Please don't be shy; all our leaders are super friendly and would love to get the chance to meet you all! Spots will fill fast so please get in quick and put yourself forward in the best possible way - we'd love to get to know you!

Our four Committees/Councils:

Romeo & Juliet Performance

The Level 2 and 3 Music and Dance classes were lucky enough to go and watch Festival Opera's Romeo and Juliet held at the Napier Municipal Theatre. The performance was captivating and the ākonga were impressed by the moveable set and costuming and the super high soprano notes!!! For some, this was their first time at the opera and an experience they will never forget.

Universities Visiting HGHS

The first of our university visits start next week with Auckland University coming on Monday 26 February at 11.30am in the Library.

This is your chance to hear about what courses they offer and what the entrance requirements are, etc. Even if you're not sure what tertiary study you want to do when you leave school, come and listen - it may give you some ideas you haven't thought about. Even if you don't get your UE, many universities now offer bridging courses to pathway you into a degree. There are also lots of scholarships on offer and other information sessions so please put the below dates on your calendar:

University of Auckland

Monday 26 February



Massey University

Tuesday 5 March



Victoria University

Wednesday 7 March



University of Canterbury

Monday 11 March



Waikato University

Wednesday 13 March



Queenstown Resort College

Tuesday 19 March



Otago University

Thursday 2 May




Monday 27 May



Careers Information

Here are some more dates for your calendar:

Constable Chris Safe Driving Presentation

Monday 18 March



Waikato Scholarship Planning

Friday 15 May




Thursday 30 May



Futureopoly Event

Wednesday 5 June

HB Showgrounds

Waikato Course Planning

Monday 12 August



No Parking in the Bus Bay

Please do NOT drive into the school grounds or park in the Bus Bay when picking up or dropping off students.

Junior Netball Trials Update

With over 70 Junior Netball triallists, we are excited about the upcoming Netball season.

Senior trials begin next week which includes Juniors trialling for our Ākina team. At this stage we are aiming to have teams finalised by Friday 15 March. We appreciate your patience.

Senior Netball Trials

Reminder - Senior Netball Trials this coming Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 February, 3.15pm on the school courts.

Link to Register

Lunch Menu Week 5

School Calendar

We have another busy/fun year ahead so ask that you keep an eye on the school calendar to ensure that students are arriving at school prepared for the day's activities. You can find the calendar in the drop down menu of our website or click on the link below.

School Calendar Link

Important Dates

Monday 26 February
- Senior Netball Trials
- AUT (Unitec) School Visit
- University of Canterbury School Visit 
- University of Auckland School Visit
- School Assembly - Student Leader Badges
Tuesday 27 February
- Senior Netball Trials
Wednesday 28 February 
- House Assembly
- BP Business Challenge 
Thursday 29 February
- BP Business Challenge
Friday 1 March
- HGHS Swimming Sports Day 
Monday 4 March
- Final Senior Netball Trial
- School Assembly
Tuesday 5 March
- Massey University School Visit
Wednesday 6 March
- Victoria University School Visit
- House Assembly
Thursday 7 March
- Young Enterprise Kickstart Event
- Mahora School Triathlon Marshalls
Friday 8 March
- School Athletics
- Senior Term 1 Effort Reports
Saturday 9 March
- Senior Debating at Havelock North High School


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