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Rangatahi Pānui

Term Two Week 3

Junior Reports

Junior reports were emailed home earlier this week. If you do not receive a report please check your spam or junk folders. If you still haven't got a report please send an updated email address to Rob Orr: or@hastingsgirls.com and you will be resent the report.

Next Week's Numeracy and Literacy Exam Schedule

 ALL of Year 10 and Year 11 students are automatically entered into the Numeracy and Literacy exams.

  • We will have as many computers on hand as possible (especially for Year 10) but we cannot provide for all students so you need to bring your own computer if you have one - CHARGED.

  • If you miss your session below because of sport or illness, don't worry, we will fit you in later in the week but you must let Mr Pera know!

USE THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR LAST NAME TO SEE WHICH GROUP YOU ARE IN AND MEET ON THE GRASS OUTSIDE THE 1s BLOCK 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF YOUR SESSION...

Session 1  = Block 1 & 2
Session 2 = Block 3 & Ākina / Block 3 & 4 on Friday

NUMERACY
Monday Session 1 - Year 11_Last Name A-Sa
Monday Session 2 - Year 11_Last Name Se-W and Year 10_Last Name A-Ka
Tuesday Session 1 - Year 10_Last Name Ka-Y

READING
Tuesday Session 2 - Year 11_Last Name A-Su
Wednesday Session 1 - Year 11_Last Name T-W and Y10_Last Name A-K Wednesday Session 2 - Year 10_Last Name L-Y

WRITING
Thursday Session 1 - Year 11_Last Name A-Su
Thursday Session 2 - Year 11_Last Name T-W and Year 10_Last Name A-K
Friday Session 1 - Year 10_Last Name L-Y

ALL EXAMS
Friday Session 2 - Year 12/13 and anyone else who needs to catch up.

If you have any questions or concerns, see Mr Pera or email him at pe@hastingsgirls.com

Next Week's Room Changes for Classes in the 1s Block

If you usually have class in the 1s Block, please note that your classes have moved for next week because of the Numeracy/Literacy Exams. Room changes will be up on noticeboards but you can access a digital copy here: Room Changes Week 4

Homestay Families Required for International Students

We require some fabulous new homestay families to host international students who come to our school in July and February each year. These girls are usually with us for six months or a full year but in coming years we may also have some girls who come for shorter stays of just a few weeks. You will receive a fortnightly board payment during their stay with you.

This is a great opportunity for your family to learn about another culture and to showcase our Kiwi lifestyle to girls from places such as Germany, Japan, and China. Please email international@hastingsgirls.com and an information pack (with application form) will be sent to you.

Bay of Islands Trip

Last week the Level 2/3 Outdoor Pursuits class went to the Bay of Islands. Their first camp was located on Urupukapuka Island east of Kerikeri; they travelled by boat to get there! After two days there they headed into the bush to set up camp. Being in dense bush was challenging with limited services but well worth the experience. They took a break at Paihia and Russell before the 9-hour trip home. Such a wonderful experience for our students to see the amazing sights of the Bay of Islands.

Boost Your Learning

Passing an exam when you aren’t sure of the content and applications is almost impossible. At Boost Your Learning we want all students to feel confident and supported at NCEA so we have developed this fantastic interactive course to equip Year 10 and Year 11 students with everything they need to be successful in the Numeracy CAA. The course is split into a series of four modules with short five-minute lessons with an experienced teacher, an interactive quiz and follow up work designed to build NCEA Numeracy Skills:

https://www.boostyourlearning.co.nz/courses

With the first sitting of this exam at the end of May and with not enough students passing this exam in the pilots, set your child up for success by purchasing the course today. Each module is priced at $25. To help you get started with your study schedule we have a free taster version of the course and a 40% discount for our in-depth modules.

Promo code: NCEABOOST

Welding Workshop

The e2e team are excited to bring back the very popular Welding Workshop taster day in collaboration with ATNZ and EIT Trades.

This is a one-day event where students can test themselves and each other on the ATNZ welding simulators and then spend some time in the workshop creating a take-home item. It’s a very hands-on and engaging day!

Also note the following important information:

  • This is a FREE event.

  • Transport can be arranged to and from school if required (please indicate asap).

  • Lunch will be provided for all attendees.

  • Students will need to wear covered shoes; all other PPE is provided for the event.

  • This workshop is purely a ‘taster’ event; no credits can be achieved.

Lunch Menu - Week 4

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:

Uni of Waikato Business                 Wednesday 22 May     12pm         Library
AUT                                                          Monday 27 May            11am          Library
HB Careers Expo                                 Tuesday 28 May            9.30am    PGA
PIHMS(Pacific Int Hotel School)   Thursday 30 May          9.45am    Library
StudyLink                                              Thursday 30 May          1.45pm     Library
Futureopoly (Year 11)                         Wednesday 5 June      9am         HB Showgrounds
EIT Info & Enrolment Day                Thursday 13 June         9am          EIT Campus
Waikato Uni Course Planning       Monday 12 August       11.15am     Library
Uni of Canterbury                              Tuesday 13 August       9.45am    Library

School Calendar

Please 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
Link to School Calendar

Important Dates

Monday 20 May
- Numeracy & Literacy Co-requisite Common Assessments
- Senior Reports Generated
- School Assembly 
Wednesday 22 May
- Waikato Exchange - HGHS to visit Waikato Diocesan
- Exploring the Great Outdoors Te Mata Peak Training Walk
- House Assembly 
- Waikato University Business Faculty
Thursday 23 May
- StudyLink Advisor Visit
- Junior Debating Competition with Woodford House
Friday 24 May
- House Concert - Purple
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Monday 27 May
- Numeracy & Literacy Co-requisite Common Assessments - All week
- Samoan Language Week
- School Assembly
- AUT Presentation 
- MVTP Class Careers Programme
- Vaiaso of the Gagana Samoa: 'Ava Ceremony in the Hall
Tuesday 28 May
- NZ Careers Expo
- Vaiaso of the Gagana Samoa: Handicraft Demonstrations
Wednesday 29 May
- House Assembly
- Kaitiakitanga - He Korowai (Wananga)
- Vaiaso of the Gagana Samoa: Cultural Activities
Thursday 30 May
- Exploring the Great Outdoors Te Mata Peak Training Walk
- PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel School) Presentation
- Puhoro STEMM Academy Wānanga
- Senior Whānau Hui
- Student Leaders Breakfast at Boys' High
- StudyLink
- Vaiaso of the Gagana Samoa: Traditional Food Preparation
Friday 31 May
- State Schools Netball Tournament - Hawke's Bay
- Exploring the Great Outdoors Te Mata Peak Training Walk
- Pathway to the Podium - Boxing at Giants (Sports Park)
- Vaiaso of the Gagana Samoa: Sport Selected Samoan Classes
- Young Enterprise (YES) Business Pitch by Level 2 and Level 3



 

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