COVID-19 - Update 12 November 2021

Kia ora koutou

Today marked the final day for our Year 13 students, and although we could not farewell them with our traditional Leavers Dinner and Senior Prizegiving ceremony, we were pleased to mark this special day with an “outside picnic”, music, special “civvies day”, fun awards and two food trucks.  We congratulate and celebrate our leavers for 2021.  

Senior Tutorial Week 5:  Monday – Thursday

In order to better prepare for NCEA externals, we encourage our senior students to take advantage of our senior tutorial week next week.  The schedule is HERE.


Vaccination Register

Thank you to everyone who has filled in the school vaccination register so far. We are required to hold this information for all students. Please click on the link below to let us know these details for your daughter if you have not yet had a chance to do so. You do not need any documentation in order to fill out this form.  HGHS Vaccination Register

Return of Junior Students

All Year 9 and 10 students will return to school on Monday 22nd November. During period 1 all students will have a short induction outlining the requirements and expectations of being at school during Alert Level 3. The main points to note are:

  • Students and staff are required to wear a mask while indoors
  • Rooms will be well-ventilated with windows and doors open
  • Physical distancing remains really important especially while indoors.

We have adjusted the timetable slightly to help with the smooth running of the school at Alert Level 3. School will start each day at 9am and finish at 3pm.

  9:00am – Period 1 

10:00am – Period 2 

11:00am – Interval 

11:30am – Period 3 

12:30pm – Period 4 

  1:30pm – Lunch 

  2:00pm – Period 5 

  3:00pm – End of School Day

Junior Students needing supervision

If you need supervision at school for your daughter in advance of the start date of November 22nd, we will be offering this for Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th. We cannot offer supervision on Friday 19th as this is a teacher-only day. Please fill in the following form to request supervision Link HERE


Arts Awards

Please see a link HERE to our Arts Awards presentation. Our prefects, led by Laura Dudley, can be highly commended for the great job they did fronting the presentations.

A huge thank you to Mr Toti West and Mr Hamish Berkers who assisted in producing the video and audio. Credit and thanks to Ms Kenny for the talent quest videos. A further thank you to our Arts Coordinator, Margot Rawlings for coordinating all the logistics and to our exceptional design team for the graphics.  Pulling this together would not have been possible without all the wonderful support of our team. 

Once again, thank you for your continued support of our school.  

Ngā mihi 

Marie Gordon