Clubs & Activities

 

2020 Groups/Clubs

Visual and Performing Arts



Group

When & Where

Information

Fee

Major Events

Dance                                         Dance Prefect : Ruby Hammond

Hip Hop Crew


TIC

Miss Vicki Shannon


Group Leaders:  

Isla Russell & Lucia Clark




1 x Lunch-time 

and 1 x after-school timeslot weekly. 


Dance Studio, 

Nga Puawaitanga

This is our premier dance group who participate in Dance NZ Made Regional competitions to qualify for the Nationals. Students  audition and are required to demonstrate high levels of commitment.

Students who belong to this group may also enter the competitions as solo artists. 

Yearly Group Fee $100 for costumes and entry to Regionals. 


Travel/accommodation/Meals to National is an extra fee if groups qualify for the Nationals.

Regional Dance NZ Made Competition \


National Dance NZ Made Competition (upon qualifying) 


Talent Quest HGHS 


HGHS Te Puawai Arts Festival 


School Performances

Junior Dance Club


TIC

Ms Vicki Shannon


Group Leaders:  

Tamzen Richards & Reese Robinson



2x Lunch-time timeslots weekly


Dance Studio, 

Nga Puawaitanga

Girls who demonstrate a passion for dance, willingness to try new things and work well with others. 


The purpose of the junior dance club within HGHS is to allow students of all abilities to express themselves through dance.


Students who belong to this group may also enter the competitions as solo artists. 

$100 for costumes and entry to Regionals. 


Travel/accommodation/Meals to National is an extra fee if groups qualify for the Nationals.

Regional Dance NZ Made Competition \


National Dance NZ Made Competition (upon qualifying) 


Talent Quest HGHS 


HGHS Arts Festival


School Performances

Senior Dance Club


TIC

Ms Vicki Shannon



Group Leaders:

Sophie White & Ruby Hammond

2x Lunch-time timeslots weekly


Dance Studio, 

This group is open to all Year 11, 12 and 13 students. The second term students will audition for the Dance NZ Made group Competition.

 

The purpose of this group is to foster a passion and interest in contemporary dance and to participate in competitions.


Students who belong to this group may also enter the competitions as solo artists. 

$100 for costumes and entry to Regionals. 


Travel/accommodation/Meals to National is an extra fee if groups qualify for the Nationals.

Regional Dance NZ Made Competition \


National Dance NZ Made Competition (upon qualifying) 


HGHS Arts Festival


Talent Quest HGHS 

School Performances

Contemporary Group


TIC: Vicki Shannon

Group Leaders:

Abi Wallace & Phoebe Hunter

2x Lunch-time timeslots weekly


Nga Puawaitanga

This group is open to all students who have a passion or interest in Hip Hop. 

The purpose of this group is to develop technical hip hop dance skills for performance.  


Students who belong to this group may also enter the competitions as solo artists. 

$100 for costumes and entry to Regionals. 


Travel/accommodation/Meals to National is an extra fee if groups qualify for the Nationals.

Regional Dance NZ Made Competition \


National Dance NZ Made Competition (upon qualifying) 


HGHS Arts Festival


Talent Quest HGHS 

School Performances

Drama                                         Drama Prefect: Bree Stevens

Sheilah Winn


TIC 


Ms Margie  Wynne-Jones

Check the student notices in term 1. 


NOTE:  This activity starts very early Term 1.  


This is an open group for anyone interested in participating.  


Drama room

The Sheilah Winn Competition is an annual inter-school Drama Competition which takes place at the end of Term 1.  Regional winners go to the National Competition on Queen’s Birthday weekend to compete in the National Finals. The Sheilah Winn Competition is open to all comers, may be auditioned if expressions of interest exceed group spaces.

$25  for  entry to Regionals. 


Travel/accommodation/Meals to Nationals is an extra cost if groups qualify for the Nationals.

Regional Competition and National Competition (if the group qualifies) 

Joint Production

HGHS is hosting for 2020


We Will Rock You


TIC

Ms Margie  Wynne-Jones

Practice as per schedule. 

 

Auditions will take place in Term 1.


Rehearsals Term 2: Tuesday & Thursday  Nights 7- 9p.m, and Sunday afternoons 1 - 6 p.m.  


Show is on at the start of Term 3.

Annual production with HBHS. It is a large scale, prestigious production showcasing the best talent of the two schools.  

Students need to watch student notices and posters on Drama Dept Doors and around school.


Any questions? See Ms Wynne-Jones.  

$60 participation Fee.

Performance dates at  HGHS


Either week 2 or week 3 of Term 3 (TBC)

Theatre Sports


TIC 

Ms Tashiana Borell



1 x Lunchtime 



Drama room

Theatresports club is open to all comers. Students learn Theatre sports games and compete in teams in the Waikato inter-schools theatre sports competition. 

$25 for entry fee to inter-schools competition

Students compete in regional Inter-schools Theatresports Competition

Drama Club


TIC

Ms Margie  Wynne-Jones

Term 2 & 3

Lunchtimes as advised

Drama Club is open to all and meets every week for games and devised activities, and development of props and set for Production and assessments. It is convened by the Drama Prefect.

No Charge

 

Talent Quests


TIC 

Ngawai Hooker


Student Council

Hayley Monaghan 

Term 1 - Heats and HGHS finals.  Term 3 Joint Talent Quest with HBHS

The Talent quests are a Performing Arts initiative spearheaded by the Arts Council, with support from the Drama and Music Departments.  All students are welcome to take part in the heats, and a variety of styles of performances are encouraged. Feel free to sing a song, do a dance, play an instrument. Perform a magic trick, Paint a picture or do a clown or mime routine.

   

Drama Dept Student 

Support Crew


TIC 

Ms Wynne-Jones

1 - 2 lunchtimes a week.  Meet in the tunnel at the back of the Drama Classroom.

This is part of the SVA Service Awards scheme where students help build a better society.  Students volunteer and earn service hours, service pins and official documentation which can be included in job and scholarship applications. 

Students do light tasks around the Drama Department and this counts towards their service award. The tasks will help you to learn skills useful as a backstage person in the Theatre.  This could lead to backstage work in the production.

Nil

Nil

Kapa Haka                                 Kapa Haka Prefect: TBC

Te Maurea Whiritoi


TIC

Whaea Frankie West

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Sunday Practices, NCEA Kapa Haka Camp


HGHS and HBHS


Starts beginning Term 1

Te Maurea Whiritoi is our premier kapa haka performance group and is comprised of students from both Hamilton Boys’ and Hamilton Girls’ High School. The name represents the male and female elements of the group intertwining and weaving together as one through the medium of kapa haka (traditional Māori Performing Arts). It makes reference to the important work of all our youth who participate in the art form to hold fast to the traditions, values and teachings of our ancestors. The group performs at corporate and community events such as the Turangawaewae Regatta and Koroneihana, as well as training to compete at regional and national competitions. If you are passionate about getting in touch with Te Ao Maori and performing with your Te Maurea Whiritoi peers, nau mai haere mai! 

TBA

Kapa Haka Camps and Workshops


Toi Whanake - Kapa Haka nationals

 

Koroneihana: Te Koroneihana a Kīngi Tūheitia

Media                                              Media Prefect: Dayna Coleman

Girls’ High Eye


TIC 

Ms Brittany Kenny


Student lead - Eva Pollard, Dayna Coleman, Charlie Owens

1x Lunchtime per week


Check student notices

Term 1 - Held on Wednesdays


H11 

Girls’ High Eye is a group of Year 12 and 13 students with experience in Media production (but not limited to Media students). The group produces videos that showcase various school activities. These are then shown at Principal’s assembly.The purpose of the group is to document & advertise the events at HGHS and to develop skills in filming and editing. 

Nil

Prepare Videos for School Assemblies throughout the year. 

Competitive Film Club


TIC 

Ms Brittany Kenny


Student lead - Kyla Hooker

Weekly: Fridays - Interval 


Room: H11



The Competitive Film Club is for students who would like to create films to enter in competitions around New Zealand. 


This year we are hoping to enter x2 teams for the 48 Hour Film Festival this will have a cost. 


Students can join the club to find out what competitions are out there, join other students who want to work on creating entries or work independently on the entries themselves. 


This is a great club for independent thinkers and students that are self motivated. 

Nil (48 Hour Film Festival will have a fee if students choose to participate in this competition)

Examples: Fair Go Video  Competition

Outlook for Someday Competition

48 Hour Film Competition 

International Film Club


TIC 

Ms Brittany Kenny


Student lead - Natasha Dall

Tuesdays once a month on decided dates - these will be on the permission letter that is given out. 


Viewings take place once a month in H11. 

The International Film Club is a once-a-month club for students who love to watch films. The club is held after school in H11. The films in this club are diverse and from different countries - so members should expect to have their ideas and perspectives challenged. If you’re someone who enjoys cinema and also enjoys culture - this could be the extra-curricular club for you!


Discussions will be held the following day at either interval/lunchtime to discuss the film from the night before. 

Nil 

 

Horror Through the Ages Film Club


TIC 

Ms Brittany Kenny


Student lead - Charlie Owens


Senior Students ONLY - Y11 - Y13

Tuesdays once a month on decided dates - these will be on the permission letter that is given out. 


Viewings take place once a month in H11. 

Are you a horror fan? If you’ve answered yes, then this may be the club for you. This club will be a look at horror films throughout the decades - starting with the silent 1920s and working up to the technology filled 2000’s. 


Come learn more about your favourite genre in a relaxed and pressure free environment.

Possibly $5 towards film rentals - to be discussed with members.

 

AV Club


TIC

Mrs Setz 

John Messent

TBC

1x lunchtime weekly for the first term for training, then as needed.  Plus assembly commitments.

A club for students who would like to help out with the Audio,Visual, Sound and Lighting during school assemblies/house assemblies and other events. A range of students from different houses are needed to help out with this. 

Nil

School and house assemblies, prizegiving

Multicultural Committee                   Multicultural Prefect: Natalie Le Miere

Multicultural Committee


TIC

Mrs Pauline Steele

Mrs Sarah Sayer



1x lunchtime fortnightly

Day 9 in G1

If you have an interest in other cultures and in raising multicultural awareness, come along when there's a meeting - advertised in the notices, or by word of mouth.

The purpose of our group is to raise awareness of the multicultural nature of HGHS.  You should have an interest in learning about other cultures and countries.  You don't need to be from overseas. 

Nil

 

Music                                                 Music Prefect: Rachel Harrison

Choir

Mana Wahine


TIC

Mrs Dickinson

Monday & Thursday Lunchtime (weekly)


J Block

Music Department

This choir is open to all students to audition. They participate in various activities throughout the year and attend ‘The Big Sing’ choral festival.

$45.00 + Bus and entry fee to Tauranga may incur extra cost

Big Sing

Barbershop 

Uptown Girls 

Chorus/Small Groups (Quartets)


TIC

Mrs Dickinson


Itinerant teacher

Jane Martin

Monday after school 3.15pm - 4.30pm


J Block

Music Department

The Chorus is open to all students to audition. They participate in the Regional Barbershop competition to qualify for Nationals. This is a highly competitive group and requires committed, enthusiastic voices. 


Two quartets are formed by the students and have to audition. The selection is by Jane Martin and Joanna Dickinson. 


Students must be part of the Barbershop Chorus (Uptown Girls) if they wish to form a quartet.

$45.00 entry to Regionals


Travel, accommodation and extra costs will be required if groups qualify for the Nationals.

Young Singers in Harmony

Orchestra 

In Allenamento


TIC

Mrs Dickinson


Itinerant teacher

Martin Griffiths

Tuesday Afterschool 1.30pm


J Block 

Music Department

The orchestra is looking for students to audition who have been learning an orchestral instrument. The members work together in an orchestra and perform at events throughout the year including the University of Waikato Band and Orchestra festival.

$45.00*

Fees cover costs of repairs, entry to the festival and any sheet Music and copyright fees.


Pay only one group fee payment for all of the groups listed with an *

Band and Orchestra Festival, University of Waikato

Samba Band


TIC

Mrs Dickinson


Itinerant tutor

Adrian Hayward

Friday Lunchtime

This is a specialised drumming group with expert tutoring. The band rehearses for percussion competitions. This group is open to all students, commitment and rhythm are prerequisites. In 2017 they were the top percussion group in the Waikato. 

$45.00*


Pay only one group fee payment for all of the groups listed with an *



Band and Orchestra Festival, University of Waikato

Guitar Group

Trouble Clefs


TIC

Mrs Dickinson


Itinerant tutor

Mike Anker

Wednesday Lunchtime

Students should have their own guitar and enter with some skills. This group performs at various functions throughout the year.

$45.00*


Pay only one group fee payment for all of the groups listed with an *

Band and Orchestra Festival, University of Waikato

Jazz Band

Post Modern Girls


TIC

Mrs Dickinson


Itinerant tutor

Clive Burnell

Friday 10.45-11.30 (TBC)

Students should have some experience with at least one musical instrument of their choice. Students need to provide their own instrument. 

$45.00*

Pay only one group fee payment for all of the groups listed with an *

Band and Orchestra Festival, University of Waikato

Rock Quest Band


TIC

Mrs Meha-Uelese




TBC

Students will form their own band. It is preferred they have their own instruments.

The purpose of this band is to enter a competitive Band in the National Rock Quest Competition. There is an extremely skilled tutor who will mentor the participants.

$45.00*


Pay only one group fee payment for all of the groups listed with an *

Rock Quest

Pasifika Performance Group      Pasifika Prefect: Susana Satini

Pasifika Performance Group


TIC

Mrs Meha-Uelese

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TBC

Monday, Wednesday and Friday


Nga Puawaitanga

J Block, Wharenui

The focus for this year’s performance is choral singing where HGHS will participate in the inaugural Hamilton school’s Pasifika Music Festival.  All are welcome to join but there is the expectation that students will fully commit to attending all practices

TBC

Begins Term 1



Pasifika Choir


TIC

Mrs Meha-Uelese

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TBC

Lunchtimes in J1

This is ‘on a needs’ basis and is formed when Pasifika are requested to sing.  It is led by one of the senior Pasifika Music students. There is no requirement to be Pasifika in order to sing with the choir.

NIL

As requested

Kilikiti Team


TIC

Ms Moananu

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TBC

Term Three - day to be confirmed


HGHS front field

HGHS participated in the Hamilton schools’ inaugural competition in 2018 and are the current champions.  We look forward to defending our title in 2020. All girls are welcome but must be committed to attending practices and working with fundraising activities

TBC

Waikato Schools’ Competition

Visual Art                                             Art Prefect: Ebony Waudby-Moses

Arts Club


TIC

Ms Jenniffer Fernyhough

Term 1 & 2

TBA 

This is a Prefect lead group that engages with school and community Art associated activities. Students are encouraged to participate and develop their Visual Art skills for both assessment and non assessment activities.

$10

Materials

Nil

3D Tinker Club

TIC

Mrs Claudia Avril

Term 1 & Term 2

A lunchtime club for tech-creatives interested in actualising 3D projects using 3D modelling - come along to this club and be inspired with like minded individuals.

$30

Printing costs.

NIl

Art Dept Materials Resources Assistant


TIC

Ms Jenniffer Fernyhough

All Year

This is part of the SVA Service Awards scheme where students help build a better society.  Students volunteer and earn service hours, service pins and official documentation which can be included in job and scholarship applications.  

Looking for 2-5 Art Students to look after the resources. Students would come in regularly to restock paints, glues and other usable resources in the classrooms, and keep the resource room in order. 

Nil

 

Other                                      

Debating


TIC

Michelle Coursey


 







       

1x lunchtime weekly


Weekly time-slot for competitions on Thursdays after school - juniors at HGHS and Seniors at Waikato Uni

Debating is an opportunity to discuss different issues and refine your speaking skills. Teams of 3 compete against other schools in the Waikato.


 

$60.00 approx. 

NZ Schools Debating Competition.

Waikato Schools Competition.          Parliamentary Debating.

Philosophy Club

Friday Lunchtimes, V3

Philosophy Club is an opportunity to investigate philosophical issues in the context of ‘communities of inquiry’. Responding to a stimulus or open-ended question, girls participate in philosophical discussions using a spirit of inquiry and co-operation, ethical reasoning and higher-order reflective thinking. The community of inquiry model allows students to look beyond their own thinking and consider new ideas that surface at the intersection of social, cognitive and teaching input. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the Philosothon which brings an element of mild competition while maintaining the spirit of mutual inquiry.

 

None - unless participating in Philosothon (TBC)

 

 

Philosothon