Step into the exciting new learning experiences on offer at Hastings Girls’ High School. Our goal is to challenge you, inspire you and give you the freedom to be creative in your learning as you develop values, skills and knowledge in a context relevant to your identity, strengths and interests. Whether experimenting with science, trying a new language or creating in our drama, technology or art rooms, your learning will allow you to become more curious, confident and connected, enabling you to flourish in your chosen pathway.
Education outside the classroom
At HGHS we know the key to our students’ engagement and achievement is the opportunity to experience learning in authentic contexts outside the classroom.
We want our students to develop their imagination and self-confidence through these experiences. In Year 9 and 10 there are Marae based learning opportunities for all students; arts trips to theatre, art galleries and musical events; speakers and performers invited in to share their experience; cross-curricular days at Pa sites; opportunities to explore our coastline and high places; and professional workshops offered with groups such as Code Avengers. NCEA students go on Physical Education and Geography camps; visit local cultural sites, experience arts and cultural events; connect with visiting speakers and performers; and have opportunity for further learning through the Wāka Hourua programme, EIT visits, and the Young Enterprise Scheme for Business Studies. The large number of girls gaining Merit and Excellence Endorsements at NCEA in these areas is testament to the power of these experiences outside the classroom.