Maraea Tuavera - Head Girl 2020Kia ora, ko Maraea Tuavera toku ingoa. As I near the end of my fifth year here at Hastings Girls’ High School I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on my high school experience. HGHS is an environment that has allowed me to grow and prosper in many different aspects, especially that of leadership. I’m proud to have attended a kura that is so diverse and takes pride in participation and success in areas such as culture, sport, academics and our other offered opportunities. It is also immensely rewarding to be surrounded by those that truly care about your achievements and celebrate your successes alongside you. The main thing I have learnt at HGHS and something that I will always carry with me, is the significance of whanaungatanga - I wouldn't have been able to accomplish what I have without the support of whānau, friends and our great staff. He waka eke noa.
Anna Gilmour - Deputy Head Girl 2020During my time at Hastings Girls' High School, I have come to understand what makes HGHS such a positive learning experience. I’ve been taught by teachers who care about their student’s stories and are willing to fight for their success. Our learning is supported and our individual needs are recognised. I’ve had opportunities to explore my passion for the arts both in and outside the classroom. Hastings Girls' is rich in character and culture, giving us a unique identity that I am proud to belong too. I have found there is so much to gain from the diversity found in our school. I love how genuine the girls are and how individuality is encouraged and celebrated. At Hastings Girls' High School you are not expected to be anyone but yourself.
Eva Harper - Sports Captain 2020Hastings Girls' High School has a wonderful unique range of girls who attend our school. Hastings Girls' has given me the opportunity to make lifelong quality friendships with some amazing girls. Our school offers a variety of different sports and activities to allow our girls to be involved in whatever they please. Our PE department encourages and motivates our girls to get involved in many outdoor and indoor activities. I have been involved in netball, tennis, cricket, canoe polo and dance throughout my years at Hastings Girls High School. Through each sport I have learnt new skills and formed different connections with some fantastic young women.