Rangatahi Pānui

Term Two Week 2

Full Assembly Monday 16 May

We are looking forward to having our first full assembly for the year this coming Monday 16 May. This will be a lead by our Student Leaders.

Please meet in your Ākina rooms, to be led to assembly by your Ākina Coach.  We would like to encourage students to wear masks.

Pink Shirt Day Friday 20 May

More info will be given at assembly on Monday.

NCEA Summary Reports & Progess Hui

As we move into the business end of the academic year, please note the following important checkpoints and events:

  • Senior NCEA summary reports will be circulated to Whānau and Ākina Coaches on 11 June. These documents will summarise our students academic progress to date and will be the starting point for conversations held at our annual Progress Hui.
  • The Progress Hui will be held on Thursday, 17 June, between 2 - 6pm to discuss student's academic progress to date and the overall plan moving forward with their Ākina Coach.
  • Please feel free to call the school or email pe@hastingsgirls.com if you have any questions!

Board of Trustees (BOT) School Policies

We now use the online app “School Docs” to store and review our school policies so you can easily read our policies at any time. Each term, the school community (board, staff, whānau) is invited to review and comment on specific policies and procedures. This feedback is captured using the red review flag, which is visible in the top-right corner of a policy when it is being reviewed. 

The HGHS BOT invites your feedback on the current topics under review:
  • Reporting and Recording Accidents and Incidents
  • Bullying and Online Bullying
  • Surrender and Retention of Property and Searches
To send your feedback to the BOT, please go to https://hastingsgirls.schooldo...

Username: hastingsgirls
Password: huia

Then click on the Current Review tab.Scroll down to the list of policies that are currently being reviewed, and click through to the policy you are interested in.

If you want to comment or make a suggestion on a policy under review: click on the green speech bubble icon at the top right of the policy, and complete the form. The information from the form is sent directly to the HGHS Board. Feedback will be reviewed and discussed at a Board meeting. The current review closes on 8 July 2022.

Upcoming Sports Games

Friday 13 May
Super 8 Netball at Pettigrew Green Arena @ 6pm
HGHS Senior A vs NGHS Senior A (Court 1)

Saturday 14 May
Secondary School Netball at Mitre10 Sports Park
HGHS 9A vs HNHS 9A @ 9am (Court 7)
HGHS 9B vs Hukarere GC 4 @ 10am (Court 4)
HGHS 10A vs Taradale Junior A @ 11am (Court 12)
HGHS 10B vs Wairoa College @ 11am (Court 13)
HGHS Senior B vs NGHS Senior B @ 11am (Court 7)
HGHS Senior C vs SHC Senior Gold @ 8am (Court 12)
HGHS Senior D vs Hastings Christian School A @ 11am (Court 17)

Tuesday 17 May
Super12 Secondary School Netball at Pettigrew Green Arena
HGHS Senior A vs Wairoa @ 5.30pm (Court 2)

Wednesday 18 May
HGHS Football at 4pm
HGHS 1st XI vs NGHS 3rd XI @ Marewa 3
HGHS 2nd XI vs SHC 2nd XI @ HGHS 1

Wednesday 18 May
No Senior Basketball games due to another booking at PGA

Wednesday 18 May
HGHS Rugby games will be held at Taradale Rugby Club fields @ 4pm
note: an optional skills session/warm up will be held from 3.30pm before the games

Thursday 19 May
HGHS Badminton games at 4pm
HGHS C2 vs Woodford C1 @ Woodford House
HGHS C3 vs Sacred Heart C2 @ HGHS
HGHS D1 vs Woodford D2 @ HGHS
HGHS D3 vs Taikura D1 @ Taikura

Thursday 19 May
HGHS Hockey at Unison Hockey Stadium: Main Turf (Sports Park)
HGHS 1st XI vs Woodford 2nd XI @ 4.15pm"

Sideline Behaviour for Sports

Winter sport is on the way but we need to put another friendly reminder out to our sporting community with support and education around sideline behaviour when supporting our HGHS teams.


Data shows that youth are dropping out of sport. Whilst we recognise there are various reasons for this, research has indicated reasons for the decline (as stated by youth) are: They no longer find it fun, pressure to win/perform, a lack of confidence, and a lack of playing time. This initiative is about influencing attitudes in youth sport to make sure we are keeping kids in sport.

Children love being active and playing sport, therefore the programme is designed to support parents and caregivers (supporters) to help their child enjoy sport – and the side-line is only part of the picture. It also includes in the car ride between games, encouraging children to try multiple sports, and helping them to enjoy sport purely for their reasons for playing. Whilst they may be playing in a competitive environment, most kids play because they want to have fun! Research shows that the following reasons are why kids play sport:

  • Have fun
  • Hang out with friends
  • Learn new skills
  • Be fit and healthy

Often kids give up when they no longer find it fun.

Click here for the Respect Code of Conduct from Sport Hawke's Bay for parents and caregivers: 


Key Dates for Term 2

  • Pink Shirt Day - Friday 20 May
  • Level 2 PE Tāupo Camp - 1-3 June
  • Defence Force Visit - 3 June
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 6 June
  • Pride Week - 13-17 June
  • Rainbow Mufti Day - Friday 17 June
  • Matariki Public Holiday - Friday 24 June

 NCEA summary reports shared with whānau

  • Culture Week - 4-7 July
  • Defensive Driving Course - 7 July
  • Teacher Only Day - 8 July

Link to School Calendar


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