Hastings Boys' High School

Newsletter February 2022 Volume 1

Message from the Headmaster

Kia ora koutou

Welcome to our first newsletter for 2022. Even with the backdrop of Omicron and Covid, it has been a very pleasing start to the school year. The challenges of Covid/Omicron cannot be underestimated but family/whanau and students, be assured our school is fully prepared to meet these challenges with the least disruption to learning as possible.

Well done to last years seniors students who produced very pleasing NCEA results.

NCEA Level 1 : 85.3% HBHS 66.2% National Boys' Mean

NCEA Level 2 : 91.7% HBHS 75.4% National Boys' Mean

NCEA Level 3: 90.0% HBHS 66.1% National Boys' Mean

University Entrance: 55.7% HBHS 44.4% National Boys' Mean

A huge shout out to Alex Eaglestone and Joshua Woodhead (Year 13 last year) who both picked up New Zealand Scholarship passes in Physical Education. and also the other 70 boys achieving excellence and merit endorsements.

Interschool Sport

Covid has placed restrictions on interschool sport. Sport Hawke's Bay along with all regional and national organisations have mandated that all students 12 years and over must be fully vaccinated to take part in interschool sport. We as a school especially value the benefits of sport but this must occur in a safe environment. All students therefore must present their vaccine pass to register to play school sport for Hastings Boys' High School.

We have announced our first group of Prefects, to assist Quaid Crawford for 2022. A number of senior students are close to selection and a further 3-4 will be added to this group at the beginning of term 2. This reminds us that selection of Prefects, House Leaders or Class Leaders starts in Year 9 and we encourage junior students to aim for these positions three to four years from now.

As Headmaster I am informing the school that I will be away from school for the rest of
Term 1 and Mr Barrett will be Acting Headmaster in my short absence. I look forward to seeing you all again in Term 2 2022

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

Congratulations to our School Leaders for 2022

Congratulations to all our Student Leaders for 2022

Quaid Crawford 13Fe Headboy

Riley Bogard-Allan 13Fe Deputy Headboy

Pritesh Sunder 13Fe Academic Captain
William Folau 13Fe Cultural Captain
Arnie Cave 13Fe Community Captain
Hunter Yarrell 13 Fe Sports Captain


Vikta Tevita 13Br - Manu Huia
Liam Bruce 13Fe - Heretaunga
Jehmial Ross 13Fe -Te Kahu
Koby Deacaon 13Br - Te Mata

Reuben Allen 13Fe

Tom Allen 13Fe

Benjamin Barclay 13Fe

Matthew Brown 13Fe

Bryson Crawford-Pakoti 13Br

Derek Fa’avae 13Fe

Storm Hepi-Tilton 13Fe

Rudy Ioasa 13Fe

Tali Ioasa 13Fe

Michael Lansdown 13Fe

Jackson McKay 13Fe

Shyne Rawhti - Tahuparae 13Fe

Joel Stevenson 13Fe

Jayden Wilson 13Fe

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Assemblies look a little different but good to be out in the fresh air

Welcome to our new members of staff

We welcome back Miss Kirsten Moore, Mr Curtis Wooten and Mrs Carey Rosvall who we farewelled last year but they are back on board for a while.

Mr John Mullany has returned to HBHS after a few years away.

New staff:

Mr Trent Bray - Building Academy
Mr Kahn Wightman - Science
Mrs Jessy Sajan - Maths
Ms Renee Mahy - English
Ms Jacky Braid - English/Social Studies
Mrs AnneMarie Winters - Office Admin
Mrs Katherine Jackson - Canteen

1st XV Summer Training Squad Camp

The Hastings Boys ' High School 1st XV Summer Training Squad reassembled in the last week of the school holidays for a four day camp. The squad got together for the first time in October 2021 to outline the pre-season calendar and for each player to be fitness tested and have their own personal training programme outlined for them.

The purpose of the camp was to reassess fitness levels, introduce some game orientated plans but most importantly outline and identify our team culture. The squad was based at the Riverbend Christian Camp for three days and two nights.

Activities included an excursion to Ocean Beach, group activities at camp, a quiz and the annual George Lowe run up Te Mata Peak. The boys were tested both physically and mentally and all of them were outstanding with their efforts. The camp has provided a great platform on which to launch our 2022 campaign.

Mr J Bird, 1st XV Manager

Congratulations to the Students who achieved Merit or Excellence in the 2021 NCEA Exams

Excellence NCEA Level 1

Jamie Brough 12RO

Sebastian Carlisle 12RO

Schalk Fourie 12RO

Matthew Hall 12RO

Koji Hardgrave-Abe 12RO

James Harper 12RO

Samuel Harris 12RO

Henry Massingham 12RO

Ezra Morton 12RO

Christian Niederer 12RO

Oscar Ritchie 12RO

Liam Roberts 12RO

Rueben Taylor 12RO

Fionn White 12RO

Excellence NCEA Level 2

Reuben Allen 13FE

Riley Bogard-Allan 13FE

Matthew Brown 13FE

Arnie Cave 13FE

Keshav Chumber 13GB

Quaid Crawford 13FE

Joshua Doran 13GB

Alex Henare-Murton 13GB

Tali Ioasa 13FE

Kyle Jones 13GB

Josh Leach 13GB

Joel Stevenson 13FE

Pritesh Sunder 13FE

Merit NCEA Level 1

Pale'ae Afu 12RO

Oliver Brewer 12RO

Mackenzie Chandler-Williams 12CL

Thomas Colman-Savage 12RO

Crichton Crawford 12DN

Patrick Doole 12CL

Jonah Downes-Vulaono 12RO

Noah Edmonds 12RO

Hunter Edwards 12RO

Joshua Houlton 12RO

Tiongo Itintarawa 12DN

Dylan Keith 12TA

Jack Keith 12CL

Bastien Larcelet 12RO

Brodie Lewis 12CL

Wills Moroney 12RO

Reuben O'Connor 12RO

Misi Salanoa Scott 12CL

Kulwant Singh 12CL

John Tapalla 12CL

Thomas Watts 12RO

Finn Yarrall 12RO

Merit NCEA Level 2

Tom Allen 13FE

Zayne Andersen 13GB

Fletcher Bainbridge 13GB

Benjamin Barclay 13FE

Liam Bruce 13FE

William Folau 13FE

Storm Hepi-Tilton 13FE

Rudy Ioasa 13FE

Brandon Karaka 13GB

Ruan Kruger 13GB

Michael Lansdown 13FE

Vincent Martin 13BR

Jackson McKay 13FE

Kyle Nguyen 13GB

Angus Ramsay 13BR

Shyne Rawhiti-Tahuparae 13FE

Joel van den Hout 13GB

Jayden Wilson 13FE

Hunter Yarrall 13FE

Head Boy Quaid Crawford attends 1931 Earthquake Commemoration

Early in February our Head Boy, Quaid Crawford was invited to attend the Commemoration of the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. The focus was not only remembering that tragic day but also celebrating the city around us and the community that we all share.

Quaid read an excerpt from the Encylopedia of New Zealand describing the impacts of the earthquake.

Click on the link below for a news article about the event

Head Boy represents HBHS at Earthquake Commemoration

Our Head Boy Quaid Crawford recently spoke at the Earthquake Commemoration Event

Cambridge International Examinations

A number of students sat the Cambridge External Examinations at the end of last year and we congratulate these students that received either an A or B pass mark.

Jamie Brough A in Geography
Mack Chandler-Williams B in Geography
Matthew Hall A in Geography
Samuel Harris A in Geography and a B in Mathematics
Reuben O'Connor B in Geography
Henry Massingham B in Mathematics
Joshua Houlton B in Mathematics

Liam Roberts B in Geography

Thomas Watts B in Geography

Hastings Boys' High School Launches Building Academy

Hastings Boys' High School is creating a step ladder and building the scaffolding their students need to make the leap from school to the trades industry. This year we launched the regions first ever Building Academy which is a full-time course for 15 students. They will build a transportable house over the year on the school grounds and once completed the house will be placed somewhere within the community.

The students will complete all the associated courses, including site safety, working at heights, first aid and completing a fork lift course. The course is Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) accredited.

The students will be trained by Mr Trent Bray, a qualified builder and overseen by Head of Technology Mr Salla Delport

Josh Woodhead and Alex Eaglestone both passed their scholarship exams for PE this year.

Congratulations to Josh Woodhead and Alex Eaglestone (Year 13 last year) who have passed their scholarship exams in Physical Education for the year.

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Contact Us

800 Karamu Road South

Hastings 4120

Ph: +64 6 873 0365
email: paoffice@hastingsboys.school.nz