Rangatahi Pānui

Term One Week 5

Senior Effort Reports

On Friday 8 March the Term 1 Senior Effort Reports will be emailed out to whānau/caregivers. This will give an indication of how engaged students have been in their learning at the start of the year.

Senior Engagement Evening

On Thursday 14 March we will be holding our Senior Engagement Evening in the School Hall from 4-6pm. This is an opportunity for whānau/caregivers of senior students to come and meet your students' teachers. There will also be information on NCEA, how it works and the changes that have been made to NCEA in 2024. We will not be making appointments for this evening so please come along when it suits you.

2024 Late Process

Please read our new process and ensure that students are arriving on time to school ready to learn.

Policy Review

Through Term 1 the Board of Trustees will review the following policies: Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Board Responsibility, Parent Involvement, Communicating with Parents, Community Conduct Expectations, Documentation and Self-Review Policy, School Planning and Reporting, Reporting to Parents on Student Progress and Achievement. The school community is invited to contribute to this review. Instructions:

* Visit the website: https://hastingsgirls.schooldocs.co.nz/1893.htm
* Enter the username (hastingsgirls) and password (huia).
* Follow the link to the relevant policy as listed.
* Read the policy.
* Click the Start your review button at the top right-hand corner of the page.
* Select the reviewer type.
* Enter your name (optional).
* Follow the prompts to show that you've read the topic and enter your feedback if      you'd like to comment.
* Agree to the privacy statement and click “Submit review”.

If you don't have internet access, school office staff can provide you with printed copies of the policy and a review form.

Expressions of interest

We are asking for expressions of interest from students who want to participate in one, two or all three of the below events. By expressing interest it does not mean that you have to be involved. We will use these responses to decide which (if any) of the events we will enter as a school. If you express interest in an event which does go ahead, then we will contact you later when we will start planning and practicing.

Click here to register your interest

Click below to see what is available:




Universities Visiting HGHS

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:

Massey University                          Tuesday 5 March           11.15am
Victoria University                         Wednesday 7 March     9.45am
University of Canterbury             Monday 11 March            11.15am
Waikato University                        Wednesday 13 March    11.15am
Queenstown Resort College      Tuesday 19 March           1.45am
Otago University                            Thursday 2 May               9.30am
AUT                                                    Monday 27 May               11am         

HGHS Gateway Programme

The Gateway Programme is an opportunity for senior students to explore potential pathways and start their career training while still at school.

Neva, Maddie and Vanessa are all keen to pursue a career in farming and this week started their Agriculture course with Turanga Ararau. Every Tuesday they go out to Longacre Farm in Tukituki to work on the farm and will build up their skills throughout the year. The Tutor, Greg, reported that two of our past students, Asher and Tequila, are both now working full-time on farms as a result of this course.

Sports Wrap Up

1. Netball Trials Extended
We've had an overwhelming response to Netball trials this year and have added another date for Junior Trials.

Meanwhile this Monday our Senior Prems will hold their final trial. We are now aiming to have final teams selected by Friday 15 March.

2. Monthly Sports Wrap
As a kura we need you to be our eyes and ears to let us know about the achievements of our kōhine in the community. With many representing Māori and Pasifika teams, as well as reps across Aotearoa, we are calling out for your stories for a monthly sports wrap.

Our plan is to share some of your wider achievements in sport and choose a student to interview and spotlight for the month.

Please follow the link and lets whakanui our wāhine toa !!! https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2795620fe0bb491c8c4f42f5b3dac1f5"

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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 4 March
- Final Senior Netball Trial
- School Assembly
- Level 2/3 OUT River Familiarisation 
- Pūhoro Wānanga
Tuesday 5 March
- HBHS & HGHS Student Leaders Breakfast
- Massey University School Visit
Wednesday 6 March
- Victoria University School Visit
- House Assembly
Thursday 7 March
- Level 2 Biology Rocky Shore Trip
- Young Enterprise Kickstart Event
- Mahora School Triathlon Marshalls
- Trip to Waiaroha
Friday 8 March
- School Athletics
- Senior Term 1 Effort Reports
- Open Seeding Volleyball Tournament
Saturday 9 March
- Senior Debating at Havelock North High School
Monday 11 March
- Exploring the Great Outdoors Hub A & B - Pourerere Tides and Rock Pool Visit
- School Assembly 
- University of Canterbury School Visit
Tuesday 12 March
- Junior Ākina Group Photos
- Senior Ākina Group Photos
Wednesday 13 March
- 3PE Training
- House Assembly
- Postponement date for Athletics
- Waikato University School Visit
Thursday 14 March
- Level 3 BIO Aquarium Trip
- Pathway to the Podium Hub - Waka Ama
- Term 1 Senior Engagement Evening
Friday 15 March
- NZSS Summer Tournament Week
- NZSS Basketball 3x3 Championships - Central


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