Hastings Boys' High School

Newsletter October 2021, Volume 7

Message from the Headmaster

School Colours

School sports colours are presented to team players who uphold the fine traditions of school sport. Integrity, sportsmanship, honesty and reliability.

Full colours are awarded to seniors students (years 12 and 13), all others will receive junior colours. Nominations for the award will be made by the supervising teacher or coach and these will be considered by the Awards Committee who will make their recommendations to the Headmaster. There are five colours, Academic, Sport, Culture, Community and Leadership.

The game criteria varies between codes but most will involve a set number of games and a New Zealand Super 8 Competition or National Competition

Criteria for awards

Leadership: Awarded to students selected to be a school Prefect


Athletics - School Senior Athletics podium, East Coast podium, NZSS Final

Swimming- School Senior Swimming podium, HBSS podium, NZSS Final

Badminton - 12x competition games, Super 8, Regionals and NZSS Tournament

Basketball – 12x Competition games, Super 8, Zonal Prems and NZSS Tournament

Canoe Polo - 2x Senior Regionals podium and 2x NZSS Tournaments

Cricket – 12x competition games and 1x Super 8 tournament

Futsal - 2x Regionals and 2x NZSS Tournaments.

Football – 12x competition games, Super 8 and NZSS Tournament

Hockey – 12x competition games, Super 8 and NZSS Tournament

Ki O Rahi - 2x seasons, 2x HB Regional tournaments and 2x NZSS Tournaments

Rugby – 12x competition games and at least 6 Super 8 games

Tennis – Senior Champion and 2x Super 8 tournament

Softball – 12x competition games Regionals and NZSS Tournament

Volleyball – 12x competition games, Super 8 and NZSS Tournament

Waka Ama – 2x Regional and 2x NZSS Tournaments

All other sports nominated on an individual basis


Academic – Merit Endorsement at NCEA Level 2


Māori Culture – Representation at Super 8, Regionals and National competition

Pasifika Culture – Representation at Super 8, Regionals and National competition

Drama – Special distinction in a school production.

Music – Performance (Grade 8) plus involvement in school music programme

Choir – Representation at Super 8, Regionals and National competition.

Debating/Production/Wearable Arts; Done on an individual basis


Community – 80+ hours in a single area of voluntary service

Students wishing to be considered for this area must complete and submit their record of community assistance through https://service.sva.org.nz/ .

The awards will not be made to a boy who has not obeyed basic school rules and discipline (attendance – including attendance at practices, uniform, behaviour). Applications are to be submitted to the school office. Forms are available from the office and the school website.

Mr R G Sturch, B.Ed., Dip.Tchg., M.Ed.Admin.(Hons).,

Congratulations to Year 9 Students of the Term

The following students have been chosen as Year 9 Students of Term 3. They will be treated to a special lunch in recognition of their efforts and achievements this term.

Peivi Junior Peivi 9HJ

France Tevita 9HJ

Praise Iosefo Au 9HJ

Paeroto Auora 9HJ

Teokotai Iorangi 9HJ

Samuel Hatherell 9HJ

Donovan Laubscher 9SF

Ashar Slade 9SF

Kieron McKay 9SF

Sean O'Brien 9SF

Rhys Llewellyn 9SF

Troy Kronfeld 9SF

Rihari De Lautour 9HD

Tiasi Papa 9HD

Maui Williams 9HD

Rangi Robin-Hemopo 9HD

Ngatokoitu Tuaputa 9HD

Tuafafa Junior Latasi 9HD

Lezhi Zhu 9RY

William Taylor 9RY

Ropata Henare 9RY

Van McCourt 9RY

Eli Southwick 9RY

Cowan Scotton 9RY

Jedd Bense 9RY

Krucial King-Huata 9DN

Ihaka Takiwa 9DN

Blair Payne 9DN

Rico Tawhai 9DN

Kaejen Marsters-Ripley 9DN

Isaac Salanoa Scott 9DN

Nehemiah Lauvao 9DN

Aydan Belcher 9RY

Shannessey White-Munro 9MO

Tuiva Junior Tuiva 9MO

Elia Tofilau 9MO

Neitana-Pakari Thompson 9MO

Lucas Robertson 9MO

Etamatayi Ngutu 9MO

Francis Maletino 9MO

Kavarn Wikaire 9TA

Triumph Voice 9TA

Zephaniah Toso 9TA

Deaz Thompson 9TA

Nuutai Tapusoa 9TA

Shaedyn Tangohau 9TA

Hamuera Hodge 9TA

Ben Barclay (Back Row Right) with his team at Outward Bound

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Quaid Crawford leading his team through Queen Charlotte Sound and out into the Cook Strait at Outward Bound

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Outward Bound

Two Year 12 students, Quaid Crawford and Ben Barclay were lucky to be chosen to attend Outward Bound. Outward Bound is an organisation that sets outdoor challenges and adventures that help people reach their full potential by completing the challenges.

Students take responsibility over the challenge ahead of them. It could be leading the way on an expedition or managing their team to complete a kayak journey. The focus lies in building transferrable skills and attitudes that remain forever.

Both Quaid and Ben thoroughly enjoyed the experience and their full reports will be published in the School Magazine - "The Heretaungan" at the end of the year. But here are a few things they experienced on the 21 day course.

It's held in Anakiwa on the South Island. The participants are divided into specially named and numbered groups. There are many challenges on the journey some of which include: white water kayaking, bush training skills, navigation, sailing, rowing, climbing and a three day solo expedition.

Both students learned how to work as part of a team, the importance of service and compassion, how to be a role model and inspire others. Traits that will be invaluable to anyone in years to come.

Covid Vaccinations at School

On Thursday 30th September Totara Health sent a team to Hastings Boys' High School to vaccinate students, teachers and whanau.

There was a positive response from the students and community.

Leadership Course

In the last week of Term 3 selected students from Year 12 underwent leadership training as part of the prefect candidate selection process. They learnt from leaders within our community on the diverse nature of leadership, publicly spoke to senior management and their peers on what leadership means, and completed a small group planning and presentation of a problem and solutions to these within HBHS. The next step in the process is for a smaller group of students to be invited to a prefect camp in the second week of the school holidays (October 14-15).

Some ideas presented at the Leadership Course

1st XI Football - Champions

The Hastings Boys' High School First XI Football Team won the HBSS Division One League for the second year in a row. Finishing on equal points with HNHS, we needed 6 goals to win the league on goal difference for our last game against St. John's. The team won the game convincingly 8-0 with one of our best games of the season to get the job done. This was a fantastic end to another Covid disrupted season and an appropriate send off to our nine Year 13's who are all either going to university or beginning their careers next year. A special thanks to Grant Hastings who has taken these players from Year 9 and has brought them through to be great players but most importantly good people.

If you see any of these lads around give them a pat on the back.

Jack Keith, Christian Niederer, Callan Robson, Liam Roberts, Jack Brooks, Divik Mudliar, Jarvis Vaai, Alex Eaglestone, Koji Hardgrave Abe, Ollie Keith, Joshua Larcelet, Jagdip Bhatia, Alex Henare Murton, Caleb Marwick, Joshua Fairbrother, Isaac Belcher,

Josh Woodhead.


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Hastings 4120

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