Hastings Boys' High School
Newsletter September 2021, Volume 6
Message from the Headmaster
The move back to Alert level 2 reminds us all of the need to remain vigilant, to keep safe, respect others and be kind.
In between all the uncertainty and disruptions caused by Covid 19 restrictions I am pleased by the way the staff and students have continued the online learning.
There is a good feel around the school, boys are enjoying the opportunity to get back to studies and catch up with friends.
I am sure senior students have been made aware of the changes to NCEA and University Entrance due to Covid 19 including the change of the NCEA timetable as set out as below. Our Senior prizegiving has now been moved back to Wednesday 17th November 2021.
With these changes and the uncertainty, we have had to cancel the Year 12 and 13 School Ball for the second year. We anticipate a remodelled Leavers' Dinner at the end of the year for Year 13 students. Details for this will come in due course.
From today I will be away from school for a short period of time due to health reasons. In my absence Mr Graeme Barrett will be Acting Headmaster and school will run as normal.
Mr R G Sturch, B.Ed., Dip.Tchg., M.Ed.Admin.(Hons).,
During Covid Level 2 school will take is direction from NZ Sport on when boys can be back to participating in both training, and competition games.
The school will ensure that all Covid Health and Safety protocols will be met both on and offsite.
All information in regards to sanctioned school sport will be communicated to you from our Director of Sport, Mr Dean Hulls.
2021 NZQA Timetable below
Head Boy Sam Connor below with his message to the students the day before school started in Level 2
This is a screenshot is of the "Whole School Google Assembly" that happened on 10th September
YES at the Farmers Market
Congratulations to all the teams involved in this event.
Wednesday 15 STAR Defensive Driving
Thursday 16 All Team Photos
Monday 20 STAR Defensive Driving
Tuesday 21 Police Pathways Formal Interviews
Wednesday 22 Pre Employment Gateway Course. STAR Defensive Driving
Saturday 25 Leadership Day
Monday 27 Colours Assembly
Tuesday 28 STAR Forklift and Barista Courses, University of Canterbury Course Planning
Wednesday 29 STAR Barista Course
Thursday 30 Victoria University Course Planning
Friday 1 Last Day of Term 3
Thursday 14 Leadership Camp
Monday 18 First Day of Term 4
Wednesday 27 - 29 Senior Exams
Saturday 6 Junior Volleyball Seeding Tournament
Wednesday 17 Senior Prizegiving
Thursday 18 Junior Exams
Monday 22 Volleyball Travel Day to Tauranga, NZQA Exams Start
Tuesday 23 Teacher Only Day
Wednesday 8 Junior Prizegiving
Thursday 9 Leavers Function, Staff PD
Friday 10 Last Day of Term 4
Thursday 16 Condor Sevens Rugby, Touch Rugby Nationals
Rotary Club Fundraiser
Te Pae Tawhiti Event (The Young Enterprise)
Hawke's Bay Under 19 Rugby
Hawke's Bay Under 16 Rugby
Thank you to Apollo Projects
Basketball Hawke's Bay Under 15s - 2nd at Nationals
Congratulations to: Safin Tuwairua-Brown, Teina Robin, Zoram Smiler, Ezrah Eagle, Tyrese Ngarangione-Wicks, Prayhz Te Amo, Kahuranaki Treacher (Kahuranaki was also named in the HB Tournament Team)
Basketball Hawke's Bay U19s
Basketball Hawke's Bay Under 17s - 10th at Nationals
Denim Tuala Fata (Captain), Kalani Wairau-Pomana, Leikim Rihia, Tama Ropiha, Ihaia Abbott. Coached by Mr Jordan Pomana who is an Assistant Coach of our Senior A Basketball Team at HBHS. Mr Peleti Tuala-Fata (Board of Trustees member) was the Assistant Coach.
Although the team placed 10th they were highly competitive in every game, going down only in the final minutes of each game. The competition was tough with a pool of very strong players.