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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. 

Senior Students Subject Change Requests:

In preparation for senior rangatahi returning this week- For any Level 1 to 3 NCEA student who requests a subject change please get them to email the following people with their request and reasons for the request:

Year 11 and 12 rangatahi- email their House Dean. 

Year 13- email Mr Gibbons. 

Ngā mihi mahana


School Buses will run from 30 January. Tranzit is aware of our start dates. If you have any queries please email me: Amanda Greville ge@hastingsgirls.com

Ākina Time

Ākina Time - In 2023 you will see that we have made some changes to junior and senior Ākina time. Juniors will be in your Hubs with a whānau focus. Seniors, your focus will be around academic tracking and monitoring. As a result many of you will have new Ākina Coaches and rooms. The best way to check this is to log on to your Kamar portal and check your timetable.

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 nceametewhanau@nzqa.govt.nz

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/3gjX6kBGB

Event details on Facebook

We look forward to seeing you there!

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 10 February.


A selection process will then take place and you will be notified by Friday 17 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.


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.

School Uniforms

The U Shop: located at Unit 2, 304 Eastbourne Street West, Hastings

Back to School means
Back to School Uniforms!

Please see below our 2023 Summer Holidays Opening Hours:

Thursday 19 Jan - Friday 20 Jan

11.00am - 3.00pm

Saturday 21 Jan

10.00am - 2.00pm

Monday 23 Jan - Friday 27 Jan

11.00am - 3.00pm

Saturday 28 Jan

10.00am - 2.00pm

Monday 30 Jan - Tuesday 31 Jan

8.00am - 12.00pm

Wednesday 1 Feb - Thursday 2 Feb

9.00am - 12.00pm

Email: hghsshop@uniformgroup.co.nz
Website: https://hghs.uniformgroup.co.nz

Important Dates

Monday 30 January  - Yr 9 & Yr 13 only
Tuesday  31 January - Yr 9 & Leaders only
Wednesday 1 February - Yr 9 & Yr 10 only
Thursday 2 February - Yr 9 & Yr 10 only
Friday 3 February - Yr 11, Yr 12 & Yr 13 only
Friday 3 February - Yr 12, Yr 13 Te Reo Māori - Waitangi Day Trip
Monday 6 February -  Waitangi Day, school closed
Tuesday 7 February - All Students at school
Wednesday 9 February - NCEA A-Z Workshop
Wednesday 9 February - NCEA Fono
Wednesday 9 February - NCEA Me Te Whānau Workshop

School Calendar

Keep up to date with all the school activities, by checking the calendar regularly.

Click here to view the HGHS Calendar


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