Enrolment

The enrolment process at Hastings Girls' High School is streamlined to support you and your daughter as she transitions into school.  

We encourage new students and their whānau, to take a look at our curriculum and course selection information and then complete an enrolment form. 

We know starting a new school can be challenging, at Hastings Girls' High School we work to make this as easy as possible, and to ensure that your daughter has the best start. 

Our wrap around transition plan starts on receipt of the enrolment form.  You will be contacted shortly after we receive your application, to arrange an enrolment interview.  

All students are encouraged to apply for enrolment regardless of their place of permanent residence. We are extremely hopeful that we will be able to accommodate all applicants.

  • Hastings Girls’ High School is likely to have 85 out of zone places available. 
  • The ballot for out of zone students will take place on Wednesday 19 August 2020. 
  • All successful applicants will be notified by Email.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • At the end of Term Three, all new 2021 HGHS Year 9's will be invited to our 'Big Day Out', at the beginning of Term Four.

Uniform

Mix and match to suit 

Year 9, 10, 11 - Tartan Skirt $85

Year 12 & 13 - Navy Blue Skirt $60

Navy Trousers $55

Navy Opaque Stockings $10

Socks (Pack of 3 pairs) $15

Scarf (Term 2 & 3) $25

HOME ZONE ENROLMENTS

All students who live within the HOME ZONE described below shall be entitled to enrol at Hastings Girls’ High School. The home zone’s boundaries are defined as the area bound by the following line: 

  • From Fernhill, following the Ngaruroro River to the Chesterhope Bridge 
  • South down Pakowhai Road (from Ngaruroro River to Karamu Stream), then following the Karamu Stream to where it intersects Karamu Road 
  • Karamu Road (south from Karamu Stream) into Karamu Road South to St Aubyn Street East • East down St Aubyn Street East to Windsor Avenue 
  • South in Windsor Avenue to Heretaunga Street East 
  • East down Havelock Road to St Georges Road 
  • South along St Georges Road South to Te Aute Road 
  • West into Te Aute Road continuing to State Highway 2 at Paki Paki 
  • State Highway 2 from Paki Paki to Opapa including side roads as follows: Burma Road, Colin White Road, Poukawa Road, Douglas Road, Te Mahanga Road, Cohrs Road, Malcolm Road, Te Mahanga Settlement Road, Glenogle Road and Horonui Road 
  • Paki Paki township including Turamoe Road, Te Aute Road to Mutiny Road corner, Mutiny Road (from Te Aute Road to Stock Road) and Stock Road (from State Highway 2 to Mutiny Road) 
  • Following Paki Paki Road North, continuing into Maraekakaho Road 
  • West into York Road 
  • North on to the Expressway 
  • From the Expressway into Omahu Road to the Ngaruroro Bridge on SH50 at Fernhill. Proof of residence within the home zone may be required.

OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENTS

First priority: 

  • This priority category is not applicable at this school, because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary. 

Second priority:

  • Given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school. 

Third priority:

  • Given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school. 

Fourth priority 

  • Given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school. 

Fifth priority

  • Given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the Board of the school or a child of a member of the Board of the school. 

Sixth priority 

  • Given to all other applicants. 

Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

If there are more applicants in the first, second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11 G(1) of the Education Act 1989.

Learning Hubs 2021

Hastings Girls' High School is committed to building a curriculum which is responsive to the interests, skills and strengths of our girls.  We know that when we spend time doing the things we love best, we are more confident in taking risks and learning new things, we excel beyond expectation. 

The Learning Hub concept was introduced in 2020, with two hubs; Physical Activity and Design and Innovation.  Hubs are made up of both Year 9 and Year 10 students. Surrounding each hub are subject specialist teachers (science, mathematics, physical education, social studies, English) just as with the students, these teachers also have a keen interest in either physical activity or design.  The teachers work as a team, collaborating to create a rich curriculum which enables the students to extend their skills and knowledge in their specific curriculum area, through the one common lens. 
Students in learning hubs also have options such as performing arts, visual arts, technology and languages included in their timetable.

Ongoing monitoring of student engagement and learning outcomes indicate that the Learning Hub concept is proving to be highly successful. In 2021, we will be expanding the number of hubs to include Engineering Your Future - Science and Mathematics.  

Please see below a brief overview of each of the three Learning Hubs on offer for 2021.  If you are interested in applying to be considered for a place within a hub, please follow the link and complete an application form.  Successful candidates will be notified before the end of the school year. 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY HUB

The Physical Activity Hub started in 2020.  Feedback from students to date has been hugely positive, highlights being the connection between others in the hub and the numerous opportunities to get out and about learning beyond the classroom.  In this hub, students take a real interest in their physical health and development and grow a deeper understanding of what it means to be part of a healthy community and environment.  Students are not necessarily talented sports people, but rather have an interest in physical activity and learn best when they are active.

The Physical Activity hub is about:

Problem solving, Outdoor education, Creativity, Managing self, Biomechanics anatomy, Exploring, Making, Fitness, Games creation, Sustainability, Decision making, Invasion games, Contribution and participation, Communication, Well-being, Exercise physiology

DESIGN & INNOVATION HUB

The Design and Innovation Hub started in 2020.  The students have particularly enjoyed working in a mixed age class (Year 9 and 10's) as it provides opportunity to both learn from and lead others. Some students from this year's hub are thinking about exploring a possible career in the context of design. In the design and innovation hub, students will develop a greater understanding of design practice, knowledge and the nature of technology.

The Design and Innovation Hub is about:

Coding, Architecture, Problem solving, Industrial design, Creativity, Fashion Design, Exploring, Making, Media design, Interior design, Animation, Cabinet making, Pattern making, Communication, Jewellery, Food Technology

SCIENCE AND MATHS HUB

This is our newest learning hub.  In this learning hub, students will be exploring learning in their core classes through the lens of science and mathematics.  For some students, this may very well be the start of their pathway towards having a career in engineering or health science.  Through working with and alongside other students with similar interests, girls' will develop their ability to understand, investigate and communicate using both scientific and mathematical ideas. 

The Mathematics and Science Hub is about: 

Problem solving, investigation, using the languages of Science and Maths, critical thinking, using evidence, critiquing evidence, exploring ideas, thinking mathematically with scientific ideas, understand how different cultural knowledge contributes to our world

HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS COURSE

Our High Performance Sport Kāhui Kaupapa allows you to take your sporting ability to the next level, filtering all your learning through your passion for sport and activity.

Through a combination of theory and practical sessions you will learn about fitness and conditioning the importance of training and how to train for your sport, injury prevention and treatment  information, the right nutrition for an adolescent sportsperson, and goal setting for all aspects of your life.

CRITERIA FOR ENTRY
  • A proven level of success in sport to date (ideally Hawke’s Bay representation, placing in a Hawke’s Bay Competition).
  • A positive attitude, commitment and appropriate behaviour, both in sport and in class.
  • A sustained high level of academic focus and effort school-wide.
  • A 90% attendance rate.
  • An application form must be completed with the enrolment. If accepted, a contract will be signed by the student and one parent.

Enrichment Opportunities:

School trips to outside providers, e.g. gyms, EIT, swimming pools; opportunities to hear guest speakers; liaison with school physiotherapist.

Term Dates 2021

Term One

Monday 1 February - Friday 16 April
Waitangi Day - Monday, 8 February
Easter Break - Friday 2 April to Tuesday 6 April (inclusive)

Term Two

Monday 3 May - Friday 9 July
Queens Birthday - Monday 7 June
Teacher Only Day - Wednesday 19 May

Term Three

Monday 26 July - Friday 1 October
Teacher Only Day - Thursday 12 August

Term Four

Monday 18 October - Monday 13 December
Hawke's Bay Anniversary - Friday 22 October
Labour Day - Monday 25 October
Teachers Only Day - Tuesday 3 November
Teachers Only Day - Monday 13 December