Hastings Boys' High School

Newsletter May 2022 Volume 3

Message from the Acting Headmaster

Kia Ora Kautou,

Term Two is a time to reset our goals. Hopefully the major disruptions of Covid-19 are behind us and we can get on with our normal school life.

While we have had interruptions to our schooling, our students need to complete assessment tasks and focus on the requirements of their courses.

Winter Sport has started and I ask both players and supporters to adhere to our code of conduct.

The Super 8 winter sports competitions are about to start and I wish all those teams the best of luck. It is an exciting and busy term for everyone

Mr G.L Barrett, Dip. Phys.Ed., Dip.Tchg

Acting Headmaster

Volleyball Inter Regional Competition

Congratulations to our boys who represented Hawke's Bay Volleyball in Wellington for the National Inter Regional Competition 2022.

U19's Hawkes Bay

Derek Fa'avae

Punefo Peni

Heta Tulima

Joshua Houlton

Soane Utalia

Non-Travelling - Henry Massingham

U17s Hawkes Bay

Bjorn Kerekere

Divaan Singh

Non-Travelling - Joseph Lilo-Iosefo

Super 8 Head Boys 2022

Super Schools 8 Headboys

Super 8 is the association of boys' schools in the central North Island of New Zealand. These schools are some of the top sporting schools in New Zealand. Photo above is of the Super 8 Headboys from each school listed below.

  • Gisborne Boys' High School.
  • Hamilton Boys' High School.
  • Hastings Boys' High School.
  • Napier Boys' High School.
  • New Plymouth Boys' High School.
  • Palmerston North Boys' High School.
  • Rotorua Boys' High School.
  • Tauranga Boys' College.

Interhouse Bombing Competition

This event was held on the same day as the Relay for Life. Each house entered students and their attempts were judged based on volume, pop, form and height.

Te Mata were the clear winners with 6 entrants.

Junior Canoe Polo - New Zealand Secondary Schools Junior Champions

Once again our Junior Canoe Polo Team has won the Junior Nationals for 2022 beating Karamu High School in the final.

Congratulations to:

Logan Cuthbert 10CD

Beau Heibner 11OW

George Hunt 10SA

Van McCourt 10BC

Reed Paewai 10BC

Reuben Pope 9RY

Trace Rowe 10CD

Wairangi Taylor 10CD

Photos below are of our Prefects attending the Anzac Day Dawn Service

Congratulations to Michael Lansdown

Well done to Michael Lansdown on his achievements at the New Zealand Swimming Nationals, held on the 19th to the 24th of April in Wellington at the Kilbirnie Aquatic Centre

4th 400IM

7th 100BR

6th 200IM

6th 200BR

3rd 200Fly

Honours Award

Congratulations to these students for receiving a Honours Cap in the following sports. Derek Fa'avae - Volleyball, Quaid Crawford - Waka Ama & Michael Lansdown - Cricket.

Congratulations to Lezhi Zhu

Lezhi Zhu is our number 1 badminton player: his rankings nationally for U17 are below.

News from the Careers Department

To enable our school leavers to make decisons about their tertiary education, our Careers Department liaise with universities and other tertiary providers to organise presentation to Year 12 and 13 students.

Due to Covid many of the Universities have chosen to have these presentations online but we have been lucky to have the following come into school to present and promote to our students.

Waikato University

Lincoln University
Massey University

Canterbury University

Victoria University of Wellington

We had online presentations with Auckland University of Technology, The University of Auckland and Otago University.

The Careers Department encourages senior students and parents to keep looking at the Careers section of the school website and sign up to the Careers News/Job Opportunities group on the School App for student job opportunities.


HBHS Old Boy Connor Toki doing great things in the article below

Hawke's Bay Futsal Challenge Cup

This year Hastings Boys' High School entered the newly created Hawke's Bay Futsal Challenge Cup. The Seniors, with a new and young team competed well. Unfortunately, due to Covid, training sessions were halted and games had to be defaulted. They were unable to play the final round due to player illness. The standout players were HB representatives, Callan Robson and Christian Niederer.

The Juniors made their way to the final with victories over Napier Boys' High School and Havelock North High School. Although composed mostly of Year 9s, our boys fought gallantly against the much bigger Year 10 Napier Boys' High School, eventually losing 5-2. Isaac Hillard won the Golden Gloves award and with many young players coming through, the future looks bright for futsal at Hastings Boys’ High School.

Special thanks to Jeff Robson and Old Boys Isaac Belcher, Alex Eaglestone and Ollie Keith for coaching and managing the teams.

Photo courtesy of SB Photography

Mr M Hardgrave
TIC Futsal

Cancer Society Relay for Life

On Thursday 14 April the whole school gathered out on the field to take part in the Cancer Society Relay for Life

Relay for Life Prizewinners

Spot Prize Winners for Relay of Life Runners for effort or distance covers:

  • Justyce Morell Aumua
  • Jackson McKay
  • Alex Wilson
  • Blair Gordon
  • Kaiser Maas
  • Shaedyn Tangohau
Relay For Life 2022

It is important that all parents and caregivers have our app on their phones or devices. This is the main way we will keep in touch, especially important in the event of an emergency. It is a quick and efficient way to disseminate information.

Contact Us

800 Karamu Road South

Hastings 4120

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