Hastings Boys' High School

Newsletter September 2021, Volume 6

Message from the Headmaster

Kia Ora

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

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Head Boy Sam Connor below with his message to the students the day before school started in Level 2

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This is a screenshot is of the "Whole School Google Assembly" that happened on 10th September

Assembly via Google Meet

YES at the Farmers Market

The Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce and Young Enterprise Scheme brought the 20th annual Market Day to Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market on Sunday August 15th. 60 teams from 11 schools around Hawke’s Bay (including HBHS) brought their innovative products and services to the market, joined by hundreds of proud, local supporters. All teams showed a deep understanding of enterprise, kaitiakitanga (guardianship and protection), sustainability and the positive impact their small business could have on the community.
Congratulations to all the teams involved in this event.
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Calendar Dates


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

Thank you to Apollo Projects

HBHS Prefects vs HGHS Prefects Netball

Hastings Boys' High School prefects were victorious against Hastings Girls' High School prefects in netball - 21-18

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Contact Us

800 Karamu Road South

Hastings 4120

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