Rangatahi Pānui - Fri 20 Aug

Kia ora koutou, I hope you are all safe and well in your bubbles. 

As we head into an extended lockdown, please know that we have a plan in place to support you as we return to learning from home from Monday.  Over the next few days your Ākina coach will be gathering information from you to help us best meet your learning needs.  Senior students, please try not to be anxious, your teachers are ready to support you as you continue with your internals.

It is really easy to spend long periods of time stuck on your device - make sure you schedule regular breaks and where possible get outside for some fresh air and exercise. For some, lockdown creates additional pressures, please touch base with your Ākina coach in the first instance and our pastoral team will follow up with you.  

It is most important that you continue to stay in touch with your Ākina coach - your wellbeing is always our main priority during this time.

Take care, 
Ngā mihi nui

Catherine Bentley

Learning in Week 5

Seniors/NCEA Students

Your Monday to Thursday timetable will run as usual online. Please make sure that you check emails and Google Classroom for the work set and the links to Zoom or Google Meet your teacher at the time of your class. 

If you can, it is expected that you are present at the start of each block online. Talk with your teachers and Ākina Coach will touch base with you at regular intervals to check on your wellbeing. 

Stay in touch with your teachers by email. 


Your Class/Hub teachers are working together to create an exciting learning focus for the week and this will be emailed out to you on Monday by the following lead teachers: 
9 Rātā - Mrs Bryson, bn@hastingsgirls.com
9 Rimu - Mr Gabel, ga@hastingsgirls.com
9 Tōtara - Mrs Lowe, lj@hastingsgirls.com
9 Mātai - Ms Watts, wk@hastingsgirls.com
9 Miro - Ms McNab-Cotterell, co@hastingsgirls.com
9 Kauri - Ms Cross, jc@hastingsgirls.com
10 Takahē - Mrs Fargher, fg@hastingsgirls.com
10 Kererū - Mrs Hwang, lhw@hastingsgirls.com
10 Weka - Mrs Mills, smi@hastingsgirls.com
10 Kākāpō - Ms Roberts, rb@hastingsgirls.com
Mānuka - Mr Chamberlain and Mrs Isolabella, is@hastingsgirls.com
Ngaio - Ms Jensen, js@hastingsgirls.com
Tītoki - Mrs Garbutt, gb@hastingsgirls.com

Please let these teachers know if there are issues at all accessing the work or the amount of work.

Pathway Hui and Senior Subject Selection 2022

We are currently putting together a plan to provide support for students as they consider their senior subjects for next year.  An important part of this for students to be thinking about their pathway beyond school.  We share further information early next week in the mean time students are encouraged to explore senior subject options on our website.

Library Online

The library is online and can be accessed through the website. Mrs Campion has put links to ebooks for reading, and links for research material. Go and check it out.

General Sports Update

Due to Alert Level 4, the following things are in place until further notice. For clarity, no school sport is permissible at Alert Level 3 or Higher:

  1. No organised sport activities
  2. All sports events and competitions postponed, on hold or cancelled
  3. All trainings, programmes, activities on hold - (except on an individual basis or within designated bubble or online)
  4. All sports venues closed
What does this mean for HGHS Sports?
  • Netball (Secondary School Final Round, 21st August) = POSTPONED
  • Netball (Super12 Finals, 24th August) = LEVEL/VENUE DEPENDANT 
  • Netball (Super8 Semi Final, 20th August) = POSTPONED
  • Football (25th August) = TBA
  • Basketball (23rd & 25th August) = TBA
  • Hockey (26th August) = TBA
  • Badminton (26th August) = TBA
  • Tournament week = TBA

Any questions regarding sports please contact our Director of Sports on sport@hastingsgirls.com

Student Check in

Your Ākina coach will be before the end of the day on Monday, that will be posting a survey to you via seesaw or via email, for you to complete as soon as possible.

Student Representative Elections for BOT

As you know we are in the process of Student representative elections for the Board of Trustees. If you are interested in putting yourself forward you need to do this before Monday 23rd August 2021 12.00pm as this is when the nominations close. Please remember to send your 2 minute speech to Miss Jensen. js@hastingsgirls.com

We encourage you and your whānau to get your vaccination!


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