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On Monday 30 January we begin our school year by welcoming all our new students and their whānau to our school with a pōwhiri.
Year 9s, and other new students plus whānau are to meet in the bus bay area at 8.35am. Please ensure students are wearing their school uniform. The pōwhiri will begin at 9am and is expected to be finished by 10am, after which the Year 9 students will stay for a fun day of activities, where they will get to know the rest of their year group, and get to know others in their houses and hubs. They will need to bring a drink bottle, togs, towel and PE gear.
For the rest of the week, we have the Year 9s here on Tuesday, where they will continue to learn about our kura. On Wednesday and Thursday we will just have our Junior, Year 9 & 10, student and then on Friday no juniors at school as it is our Seniors turn to meet and start their new timetables. Years 11, 12 & 13 at to meet in the hall for assembly at 9.05am.
Below is the list of stationery that students will need for the beginning of the year. For all your stationery needs please head down to a local book store or Warehouse Stationery.
Year 9 & 10
10 x 1B5 Exercise Book 7mm Ruled 40 Leaves
2 x 1E4 Exercise Book 7mm Quad Maths 28 Leaves
2 3B1 Notebook 7mm Ruled 32 Leaves
1 x Manilla Folder Kraft A4
1 x Scientific Calculator
1 x Plastic Ruler 30cm Clear
1 x Eraser
1 HB Pencil
1 x Red Pen
1 x Blue Pen
1 x Glue Stick
1 x Scissors
1 x Set of Colouring Pencils
Year 11, 12 & 13 Stationery
Please bring pens and refill on the first day. A 1B4 is optional, for making notes/reminders. Stationery requirements will be given out in each class during the first couple of weeks.
Student Device Needs
Technology has a vital role in teaching and learning, and in our daily lives. Students in Years 9 - 13 may bring their own digital device to use at school to enhance their learning, provided that the following conditions are met:
The student and their parent/caregiver must read and sign the BYOD agreement before a device is brought to school. This outlines the expectations and responsibilities of each party.
The device is suitable for the purpose. It needs to be WIFI capable, have a screen size no less than 7", and come to school fully charged.
Parents record the serial number of the device, and are responsible for its insurance, servicing, repairs, etc.
Parents are also responsible for ensuring that the device has an antivirus program installed (this is not necessary for Chromebooks), and for checking and updating any apps installed on the device.
In keeping with our Health, Safety, and Welfare policy, we maintain comprehensive cybersafety policies and procedures to guide our use of the internet and ICT devices and equipment. These include digital technology agreements, including a BYOD agreement if a personal digital device is brought to school for learning.
New Ākina Groups
In 2023 we have made some changes to Ākina Groups.
Juniors (Yr 9 & Yr 10) will stay in their Hubs as an Ākina Group, with a focus on Whakawhanaungatanga, establishing relationships. We believe that by having good connections with other students and staff is vital to overall school success.
Seniors (Yr 11, 12 & 13) Ākina Groups will be focussed on academic tracking and monitoring. As our senior students have already developed positive relationships within the school, we believe that the focus now needs to shift toward ensuring overall academic success, specifically relating to NCEA.
As a result many students will have new Ākina Coaches in new rooms. The best way to check who students Ākina Coaches are is via their timetable on the Kamar portal.
If you have any questions about this please contact your Dean via email.
Keep up to date with all the school activities, by checking the calendar regularly.
We provide lunch to all students, as part of the MOE healthy school lunches programme. Our team work hard to provide a healthy and nutritious lunch each day for our students and as such, although students can pack a lunch of their own choice, parents are not permitted to drop lunches to school, and students are not permitted to have food delivered to school.
Tranzit buses run from the 30th January.
If you have any queries please email me Amanda Greville email@example.com
Te Huia Kaimanawa 2023
If you are interested in joining the ‘Te Huia Kaimanawa’ (Māori Student Council) in 2023, please complete the link by Friday, February 10th.
A selection process will then take place and you will be notified by Friday 17th February of the results.
Please ensure that you complete the questions to the best of your ability.
If you have any pātai, please see Whaea Evelyn.
Whānau NCEA Workshop
Thursday 9 February
6pm - 7pm
We are excited to be hosting an NCEA me te Whānau Workshop at Hastings Girls’ High School.
The workshop is delivered by NZQA and aims to break down the NCEA system as well as explain how you can support students at school. The workshop will cover:
How NCEA works
NCEA endorsements and how to get them
University Entrance (UE) and how to achieve it
Choosing NCEA subjects and creating career pathways
The importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects
How you can support your tamaiti to succeed.
If you think you could benefit from this free workshop or have any NCEA questions you want answered, come along with your whānau.
If you want more information please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/3gjX6kBGB
We look forward to seeing you there!
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To view SchoolDocs click on the below link. You will also need to note the Username and password to access all the policies.
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Science Lab Technician Position Available
We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed person to provide comprehensive support to the Head of Department of Science, teaching staff and students. Under the general direction of our Head of Department but working on your own for much of the time (given appropriate support, guidance and training), you will be responsible for:
Maintaining and storing both equipment and chemicals
Preparing equipment and resources for teaching staff to support teaching and learning
Keeping accurate records and carrying out clerical work associated with the role
To be considered for this role you will be committed to providing a quality service, have demonstrated good time management skills, and maintain a flexible and positive attitude. You will be comfortable working as part of a team and committed to the school's goals and initiatives. Furthermore, you will be willing to contribute to our positive ethos of care through Health Safety and Wellbeing practices. The Science Technician benefits from membership of STANZ, together with support from a very active network of local Science Technicians within our region.
The Department is fast paced, hardworking, supportive and very friendly and we would be delighted to hear from you if you can make a contribution to our future success in Science and welcome your application.
The role is part time, 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Hours of work will be 8.30am - 1.30pm, school term time only. Police vetting is essential.
To apply please view our add on Seek or Trade Me
Informal visits are welcome and encouraged. Please contact Phil Chamberlain email@example.com.
If you would like a copy of the Job description please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kitchen Hand Positions Available
Hastings Girls' High School has vacancies for Food Service Assistants working Monday to Friday in our Ka Ora Ka Ako Healthy Lunch in Schools programme.
We can offer you
Attractive hourly rate
Fun working environment
Term time only - school holidays off!
Day to day duties include:
Preparing, plating and packing nutritious lunches for students
Maintaining a clean and hygienic kitchen
Adhering to our food safety plan
You will need
Previous food handling experience
A Full Driver's Licence
Ability to lift up to 10kgs
Have the capability to work in a standing position for an extended period
Flexibility to work in different roles and locations
You must be eligible to work in NZ, have NZ residency or hold a valid NZ work permit to apply for this role and be able to pass a Ministry of Justice Check, along with a Police Vetting Vulnerable Children’s Check. You must also provide two forms of identification.
If you are interested please call Juliet on 06 873 1133 ext. 5 or email email@example.com