1 Havelock North High School Newsletter Issue 6 - October, 2013 Congratulations to Nicola Mulvay, Havelock North High School Dux for 2013 Dux, Nicola Mulvay, with the many trophies she received at the Senior Prize-giving 2013 This year has certainly been a very successful one for Nicola Mulvay. At the recent Havelock North High School senior prize-giving, Nicola was the recipient of four major awards. She received the Lattey Family Prize which is awarded to a student who best exemplifies the school motto Whaia te iti Kahurangi, Aim to Excel. Nicola is a student who excels across a large number of fields. She has played and coached netball, is involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and orienteering. She took part in the school production, is co-leader of the school s Academic Committee, excelled in the Year 9 leadership programme and received an award for her outstanding contribution to Kauri House. Nicola s academic prowess has been recognised in a number of ways this year. On her way to winning the Dux award, Nicola won the Barrett Cup for excellence in the sciences. She was first in Year 13 accounting, biology, physics, chemistry and English, and gained a distinction award in mathematics with calculus. This array of prizes saw her win the prestigious Dux Award for Nicola s outstanding scholarship and work ethic have resulted in excellent NCEA results, which came to the attention of tertiary institutions and she was offered two scholarships, one at Victoria University and the other at the University of Auckland. Nicola chose to accept the University of Auckland Scholarship. From over 1300 applicants, only 120 scholarships have been awarded throughout New Zealand. The scholarship is worth $50,000 and covers Nicola s tuition fees for three years, plus $5,000 expenses and two flights home every year. Nicola intends to study law and commerce at the University of Auckland. This year at school, Nicola studied physics, chemistry, biology, accounting, mathematics with calculus and English. She will sit Level 3 NCEA and Scholarship in all six subjects, which is certainly a very challenging academic workload. Nicola could not decide which subject was her favourite when asked. She simply said she liked them all. We wish this outstanding student the very best for 2014 as she embarks on her university career.
2 From the Principal Dear Parents and Caregivers, Thank you to all of those parents who have joined us for the special celebrations we have held in the senior school during the past two weeks. As Board Chairperson, Mrs Keip pointed out in her report at the senior prize-giving, that student outcomes improve markedly when parents and communities are engaged in the part of their children s lives that includes school. While the timing may not have suited everyone, it was great to see so many parents in attendance at these events. Our decisions to transfer the prize-giving to the Opera House and to combine the three levels, were in my opinion a resounding success and gave the event a real sense of occasion. For me the fact that the Yr 11 and 12 students had not only the opportunity to see the acknowledgement of achievement given to their peers but also to become aware of the possibilities for their own Yr 13 year was a real bonus. To hear the amazement from the student body, at the number of external scholarships awarded to Yr 13 s heading off to university, will have opened their eyes to what might be something that they also can pursue in the future. This has got to be good. I would also like to thank the students for the very respectful way they approached the occasion. Not only did the Year 13 s make every effort to ensure they were dressed appropriately in number 1 s, but the Yr 11 and 12 s also did well with their uniform. And despite the length of time sitting in the Opera House all year levels were very patient and tolerant. Setting high standards and aspirational goals is part of encouraging students to achieve and to that end I feel we certainly achieved our objective with the change in format. Well done to everyone for what was a memorable day on the calendar. With the end of the year near I would like to take a minute to acknowledge a number of long time school families whose formal contact with the school concludes at the end of term. I have spoken with many of you in recent weeks about your contribution to the school over a number of years, but would not like to let the time pass without acknowledging the commitment, the loyalty, and the encouragement that you have given all of us. Whether it be as an interested parent, as a coach, a mentor, manager, governor, member of the PTA or as a supporter of the school culture we are indebted to you for your support. Education, whether it be curriculum or co curriculum based, is a partnership and effective education can occur only with a team approach. Also at this time of the year can I ask families to check cupboards and bookshelves at home, for any old school textbooks or library books, that haven t been returned to school. In most cases these books are of little use to people unless they are currently taking the class and their return will greatly help us to ensure we have full class sets for students next year. Many thanks for your help in this regard. Excitement is mounting around the delivery of the new uniform over the next month. More details around the opening of the temporary shop will be sent out once we have a clearer indication of the arrival of the garments. Best wishes, G. J. Fenton Principal Host Parents Needed for International Students The school is looking for families who would like to host an international student in The length of the student s stay in New Zealand varies from three months to one year. The requirements for hosting a student are:- that you are willing to care for and supervise the student as you do for your own children; that you live in the Havelock North area; that the student has his or her own bedroom and access to the Internet. Host families are supported by the school s pastoral care programme and a homestay payment is made fortnightly to host families. If this sounds like you, please contact Christine Bird, Homestay Co-ordinator, Phone work or Home PTA Uniform Shop Open: Wed. 1:30-2:25 Fri. 1:30-2:25 pm A payout for uniforms sold will be made in the next fortnight. NB: Due to the roll-out of the new uniform we are no longer accepting any more of the old uniform in to sell. Any queries please phone: Amanda Milne, (Hm) , PTA Uniform Shop Co-ordinator
3 Chelsea Collins Awarded the Rei Hamon Cup for Outstanding Leadership At the recent senior prize-giving Chelsea won the outstanding leadership award. Her citation described Chelsea as an outstanding role model who is mature, considerate, caring and thoughtful. She is highly respected by her peers and the teaching staff. Chelsea has completed five very successful and busy years at Havelock North High School. She has loved having such a wide range of opportunities and in particular has enjoyed her involvement in and leadership of kapa haka, Taiohi Tu and Miro House. It is her outstanding skills as a leader that make Chelsea a fitting recipient of the Rei Hamon Cup. This year Chelsea has studied English, mathematics with statistics, geography, classical studies and hospitality. Chelsea plans to spend next year working to save money for her intended university study. In 2015 Chelsea will begin a Bachelor of Culinary Arts at Auckland University of Technology. It comes as no surprise that Chelsea s favourite subject this year has been hospitality (Chelsea also won the Year 13 hospitality prize). Chelsea loves preparing and cooking food. She cooks at home whenever she has the opportunity and works at her local marae preparing food most weekends. We wish Chelsea all the best in her future plans and thank her for the contribution she has made to so many areas of Havelock North High School. Chelsea Collins Ben Broughton Ben Broughton wins the King Trophy for Outstanding Leadership Ben Broughton was recognised for his outstanding leadership skills at the senior prize-giving when he won the King Trophy. His leadership has shone through in many areas of school life. He was Tainui House Leader and is a highly involved sportsman and sports coach. The citation for his leadership award included the following: Ben is always committed to doing the right thing for himself, his house and the school. Ben is a talented rugby player and played as a utility back for the Hawke s Bay Under 18 representative side. He also plays cricket as a medium-paced bowler for the school 1st XI. Other sports played for the school include basketball and volleyball. Ben also coached the 2nd XI girls cricket team and the 1st XV girls rugby team. This year Ben has studied mathematics with statistics, business studies, physical education, technology wood and art design. His favourite subject is business studies. His enjoyment of that subject made him decide to enrol at Victoria University to study for a Bachelor of Commerce, specialising in marketing and management. Ben is also looking forward to playing rugby for Wellington Marist St Pat s, to whom he is contracted. The contact with Marist was set up by HNHS rugby coach Stu Hancock. The contract will cover the costs of expenses, such as travelling to training sessions, gym membership and gear. Ben Broughton s potential as a scholar and great citizen was also recognised by the school when he was awarded a Havelock North Foundation Scholarship of $1,000. Cookies in a Jar Company is Hawke s Bay Young Enterprise Company of the Year One of Havelock North High School s enterprise student companies, Cookies in a Jar, took out the overall award Hawke s Bay Young Enterprise Company of the Year 2013 at this year s Young Enterprise Awards ceremony held in Taradale. Their product, cookie ingredients in a jar, is ready to mix by adding two ingredients. Twelve Hawke s Bay schools entered the Chamber of Commerce-managed event. Pictured left to right, displaying the company s product and advertising, are three members of the group: Ruby Murdoch (Managing Director), Tammy Welsh (Communications Director) and Ella Richardson (IT Director). Also in the company are: Sarah Duff (Finance) Danielle Aflallo (Marketing Director), Robyn Adams (Sales Director) and Shannon Caplan (Production Director).
4 Senior Prize List 2013 General Awards General house awards are awarded for effort, example to others and participation in house activities. General cultural awards are awarded for a valuable contribution to the cultural life of the school, and general sports awards are awarded for a contribution to the sporting life of the school, and for high sporting achievement and fair play. House Awards Kauri House: Jordan Angell, Saskia Berger, Hunter Berkahn, Olivia Broadhurst, Tarryn Clark, Alice Guerin, Rebecca Hughes, Jed Oliver, Hugo Remmerswaal-Hughes, Seteara Riwaka, William Tamainu. Rata House: Rachel Bird, Nicole Couchman, Laurence de Burgh, Kaitlin Field, Erica Flanders, Frederic Haidekker, Grace Irwin, Neesha Johnson, Caleb Kabir, Georgia Kapene, Jono Kapene, Jenna Searle, Travis Wainwright. Tainui House: Georgia Aldersley, Cameron Beattie, Morgan Bowler-Parkin, Joanna Ewart, Emily Gallagher, Elise Legarth, Casey McConnell, Jenna McGrath, Anna Milne, Michael Parsons, Charlotte Reay, Ashleigh Shepherd, Laga Taylor, Alex Whatuira, Tyler Whatuira, Matthew Wilkey. Miro House: Hannah Campbell, Tom Grant, Sara-Lee Hape-Franklin, Te Wharangi Hapuku, Kate Hirschman, Tim Keip, Caitlin King, Bryson Mata-King, Issie Mills, Tai Ngatokorua, Kaya Shaw-Throp, Rebecca Sinclair, Crystal Walsh, Cheyenne Welsh, Tammy Welsh, Kate York. Cultural Awards Kelsey Aldersley, Jordan Angell, Cameron Beattie, Saskia Berger, Rachel Bird, Morgan Bowler-Parkin, Christopher Clarke, Laurence de Burgh, Malin Dolden, Kaitlin Field, Joshua Fitch, Samuel Frost, Te Wharangi Hapuku, Connor Hardy, Campbell Hay, Rebecca Hughes, Grace Irwin, Tim Keip, Larissa Kent, Georgia Knowles, Shavon Konia, Bryony Langford, Alexandra Linnell, Anna-Thea Littek, Sam McKeever, Issie Mills, Eloise Pienaar, Layla Pitt, James Rickman, Clarke Scrimshaw, Mark Struthers, Charles Talbot, Olivia Tollenaar, Timothy Townsend, Liz Wicken. Sports Awards Logan Bensemann, Reegan Brown, Laila Franklin, Dan Fridd, Sean Gates, Zoe Gordon Frederic Haidekker, Joshua Hannan, Lulu Jordan, Caitlin King, Jarrod Lobb, Ella Richardson, Cameron Webber, Cheyenne Welsh, Tammy Welsh, Jeannie Wenley, Nick Wilkey, Callum Wilkie, Marcus Yule, Monique Yule. Principal s Awards Principal s house awards are awarded for an outstanding example to others in effort, reliability and participation in a range of house activities. Principal s cultural awards are awarded for an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of the school. Principal s sports awards are awarded for an outstanding contribution to the sporting life of the school, and for excellent sporting achievement and fair play. Year 11 Principal s House Award Kauri House: Brandon Jones Principal s Sports Awards Elise Legarth, for kayaking, canoeing and canoe polo; Sean Morrison, for hockey, orienteering, cricket, athletics, cross country and coaching; Natalya Taylor, for volleyball, cricket, javelin and netball. Academic Awards Certificates of Distinction for gaining a high placement in four or more subjects. Morgan Bowler-Parkin: Distinction in English, Music, Year 12 Chemistry and Year 12 Biology; Andrew Russell: Distinction in Accounting, English, Year 12 Physics, Year 12 Chemistry and Year 12 Mathematics. Academic Prizes for first in a subject or subjects Megan Baker: Prize in Food and Nutrition and Distinction in Geography; James Barclay: Prize in Science and Distinction in Mathematics; Max Cooper: Prize in Drama, Distinction in Accounting, Economics and Year 12 Mathematics; Kevin Gee: Prize in Japanese; Alexia Hinton: Prize in Physical Education, Distinction in Food and Nutrition, Technology Fabric, English and Science; Hayden Hughes: Prize in Digital Technology and Distinction in Physical Education; Ashley Kaye-Slade: Prize in Applied Mathematics; Larissa Kent: Prize in Music and Distinction in Visual Art; Paita Lea aetoa: Prize in English Literacy Skills; Andries Lindeque: Prize in Future Pathways and Prize in Science Applications; Caleb Manning: Prize in Accounting, Distinction in Economics and Year 12 Mathematics; Taisha Mears: Prize in Information Management and Distinction in Science and Year 12 Biology; Heena Phartyal: Prize in Mathematics with Applications; Ashleigh Ritchie: Prize in Technology Fabric; Jayson Su: Prize in Design and Visual Communication, Prize in Visual Arts and Distinction in Mathematics and Technology Hard Materials; Jarnee Te Whaiti: Prize in Te Reo Maori; William Wallace: Prize in Musicianship and Distinction in Physical Education and Year 12 Mathematics; Nicole Wessels: Prize in Technology Hard Materials and Distinction in Visual Art. Principal s Academic Awards Tom Hoogerdijk: for Prize in History, Prize in Media Studies, Distinction in Year 12 Physics and Year 12 Chemistry; Elise Legarth; Prize in Geography, Prize in Year 12 Mathematics and Distinction in Physical Education, Economics and English; Charlotte Reay: Prize in Economics, Prize in English and Distinction in Accounting, Year 12 Chemistry and Year 12 Mathematics. Special Academic Award Adams Cup for top Year 11 Student: Brandon Jones: a Principal s Academic Award for Prize in French, Prize in Year 12 Physics, Prize in Year 12 Chemistry, Prize in Year 13 Mathematics with Calculus and Distinction in English and Year 12 Biology. He also received a University of Otago award for gaining a Top 30 Placing in Year 11 in the junior mathematics competition and a Certificate of High Distinction in the intermediate division of the Australian Mathematics Competition. Brandon also received the Year 13 Mathematics Cup for being the top mathematics student in the school. Year 12 Principal s House Awards Kauri House: Nichole Sheeran; Rata House:Tom Hosford; Miro House: Ben Green. Academic Awards Certificates of Distinction for gaining a high placement in four or more subjects. Laurence de Burgh: Distinction in English, Biology, Technology Hard Materials, Year 13 Physics, Year 13 Chemistry and Year 13 Mathematics with Calculus. Academic Prizes for first in a subject or subjects Ella Alvarez: Prize in Hospitality; Robbie Angus: Prize in Engineering Skills and Prize in Gateway; Portia Beacham: Prize in Painting, Prize in Classical Studies and Distinction in Geography; Callum Bensemann: Prize in Digital Technology and Distinction in Year 13 Mathematics with Statistics; Ricky Burns: Prize in Life Skills; Emma Buurmans: Prize in History and Distinction in Economics and English; Nicole Campbell: Prize in Information Management and Distinction in Business; Loren Crossan: Prize in Food and Nutrition; Joshua Fitch: Prize in Media Studies; Sean Gates: Prize in Physical Education; Sara-Lee Hape-Franklin: Prize in Te Reo Maori; Grace Irwin: Prize in French and Distinction in History; Lulu Jordan: Prize in Technology Hard Materials and Distinction in Mathematics; Briah Kennedy: Prize in Future Pathways Start Up; Caitlin King: Prize in Mathematics with Statistics and Distinction in Science; Madison Lowry: Prize in Business and Distinction in Drama; Emil Madsen: Prize in Science; Emily McPherson: Prize in Geography; Issie Mills: Prize in Drama and Distinction in Music; Anna Milne: Prize in Japanese and Distinction in Accounting and Economics; Michael Parsons: Prize in Design and Visual Communication, Distinction in Physics and Distinction in Year 13 Mathematics with Statistics; Eddie Roberts: Prize in Musicianship; Megumi Sakaue: Prize in English as a Second Language and Distinction in Visual Arts; Pounamu Teepa-Te Maioha: Prize in Year 13 Te Reo Maori; Olivia Tollenaar: Prize in Music; Chloe Wakeford: Prize in Technology Fabric; Nick Wilkey: Prize in Design and Distinction in Design and Visual Communication.
5 Principal s Academic Awards Evelyn Hunsberger: Prize in Photography and Distinction in Chemistry, English, Year 13 Biology, Year 13 Mathematics with Calculus and Year 13 Physics; Thomas Wood: Prize in Accounting, Prize in Economics and Distinction in Year 13 Physics and Year 13 Chemistry; Special Academic Award Wilde Cup for top Year 12 Student: Georgia Knowles: Prize in Biology, Prize in English, Distinction in Design, Chemistry and Year 13 Mathematics with Calculus. Year 13 Principal s House Awards Kauri House: Malin Dolden, Thomas Hensman, Nicola Mulvay, Mitchell Webber, Marcus Yule. Rata House: Matthew Garton, Caleb Higgs, Paige Kaye, Molly Moore. Tainui House: Albert Ashton, Ben Broughton, Devin Farmery, Shavon Konia; Holly Macdonald, Bhamini Rangnekar. Miro House: Ryan Calder, Chelsea Collins, Jackson Gittings, Cameron Ryder. Principal s Sports Awards Ben Broughton: for rugby, cricket, volleyball and coaching; Neesha Johnson: for cricket, badminton, volleyball, netball, beach volleyball, refereeing and coaching; Carl Shackleton: for futsal, football, cricket and squash; Mitchell Webber: for football, futsal and coaching. Principal s Cultural Awards Hannah Pike: for choirs, bands, orchestra, school production, talent show, cultural committee and youth orchestra; Hugo Remmerswaal Hughes: for choirs, bands, school production, talent show, debating, young musician and the cultural committee; Michaela Leyser: for choirs, band, orchestra, the school production, talent show and the cultural committee; Briar Remnant: for orchestra, school production, bands, talent show, cultural committee and young musician; Jenna Searle: for choirs, band, school production, rock quest, talent show and the cultural committee. Academic Awards Certificates of Distinction for gaining a high placement in three or more subjects. Devin Farmery: Distinction in English, Biology and Chemistry; Hugo Remmerswaal Hughes: Distinction in Drama, English and Biology. Academic Prizes for first in a subject or subjects Cameron Beattie: Prize in Musicianship; Alex Brummer: Prize in Photography; Ryan Calder: Prize in Technology Hard Materials; Tarryn Clark: Prize in Music, for which she receives Smoke, and Distinction in Classical Studies and History; Chelsea Collins: Prize in Hospitality; Steffi Dryden: Prize in Drama, for which she receives Flight, and Distinction in English and Classical Studies; Alice Gee: Prize in French and Distinction in Chemistry; Jeremy Hall: Prize in Business and Distinction in Design; Akane Hirose: Prize in English as a Second Language; Neesha Johnson: Prize in Physical Education; Paige Kaye: Prize in History and Distinction in Economics and English; Lois Kinvig: Prize in Mathematics; Nathan Lum: Prize in Information Management; Holly Macdonald: Prize in Food and Nutrition and Distinction in English and Mathematics with Statistics; Molly Moore: Prize in Mathematics with Statistics and Distinction in Economics and Biology; Jack Ritthisri: Prize in Year 12 Mathematics with Applications and Distinction in Year 12 Information Management; Rebecca Sinclair: Prize in Geography and Distinction in Mathematics with Statistics; Tim Van Eyssen: Prize in Design and Visual Communication; Haylee Wallace: Prize in Painting; Tammy Welsh: Prize in Science; Aaron Wilson: Prize in Digital Technology and Distinction in Technology Hard Materials. Special Awards Premier Boys Sports Award for the student who has made an outstanding contribution to the sporting life of the school: Harrison Gregory; Premier Girls Sports Award for the student who has made an outstanding contribution to the sporting life of the school: Holly Macdonald; Premier Girls Cultural Award for the student who has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of the school: Tarryn Clark; Premier Boys Cultural Award for the student who has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of the school: Devin Farmery; Communication Award for outstanding achievement in oral and written communication: Paige Kaye; Rogers Cup for the special needs student who has shown perseverance and effort: Aaron Garnham Pitcher; Tu Tangata Trophy for a student with a significant impairment: Jonty Glazebrook; Tikanga Maori Award for the student who has made an outstanding contribution to the school in Tikanga Maori: ( Joint award) Albert Ashton, Chelsea Collins; International Cup for the international student who has shown great leadership: Akane Hirose. Awards for Outstanding Citizenship and Leadership Awards for Citizenship Ron Shakespeare Trophy for exemplary community service: Tim Breen; Lattey Family Prize for the student who best exemplifies the school motto aim to excel : Nicola Mulvay; Craig Foss Cup for outstanding service to a school committee: Kate Hirschman: Kohatu Humarie Award for the student who has contributed to harmony within the school community: Albert Ashton;. HNHS Staff Prize: Michaela Leyser; Whittaker Prize for Outstanding Citizenship : Devin Farmery; John Kneebone Memorial Lions Award for Outstanding Citizenship: Ryan Calder; Child on a Swing trophy for Outstanding Citizenship: Rebecca Sinclair. Awards for Leadership King trophy for Outstanding Leadership: Ben Broughton; Rei Hamon Cup for Outstanding Leadership: Chelsea Collins; Foundation Award for Head Girl: Holly Macdonald; Foundation Award for Head Boy: Marcus Yule. Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement Haddock Arts Award for excellence in the Arts: Albert Ashton: Albert also received a Principal s Academic Award for Prize in Design and Distinction in Photography; Barrett Cup for excellence in the Sciences: Nicola Mulvay: Nicola also received a Principal s Academic Award for Prize in Accounting, Prize in English, for which she received the Ryan Award, Prize in Biology, Prize in Physics, for which she received the Kenwright Cup, Prize in Chemistry and Distinction in Mathematics with Calculus; Tau Waapu Memorial Trophy for excellence in Technology: Kate Hirschman: Kate was also awarded a Principal s Academic Award for Prize in Technology Fabric; Business Cup for excellence in Business: Ilonka Petrick: Ilonka also received a Principal s Academic Award for Prize in Economics and Distinction in Accounting, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with Calculus; von Dadelszen Cup for excellence in the Humanities: Eloise Pienaar: Eloise also received a Principal s Academic Award for Prize in Classical Studies, Prize in Japanese and Distinction in Biology and Digital Technology; Foundation Trophy for Dux: Nicola Mulvay. Nicola is a scholar in the true sense of the word. She knows that hard work and perseverance have their rewards. Her consistent achievement at the highest level has been simply outstanding. Nicola s determination and focus now place her on the honours board as Dux of Havelock North High School for Year 13 Tertiary Education Scholarship Winners Robyn Adams: a Massey University Excellence in Business scholarship worth $2,000; Danielle Aflallo: a Massey University Excellence in Business scholarship worth $2,000; Saskia Berger: a Victoria University Excellence Scholarship worth $5,000; Ben Broughton: the Havelock North High School Foundation Phyllis Sutcliffe Scholarship worth $1,000; Hannah Campbell: a Victoria University Excellence Scholarship worth $5,000; Shannon Caplan $2,000: a Massey University Excellence in Business scholarship; Sarah Duff: a Massey University Excellence in Business scholarship worth $2,000; Devin Farmery: the RSA Scholarship worth $500; Paige Kaye: a Victoria University Excellence Scholarship worth $5,000; Molly Moore: the Havelock North High School PTA Scholarship worth $500; Ruby Murdoch: a Massey University Excellence in Business scholarship worth $2,000; Ella Richardson: a Massey University Excellence in Business scholarship worth $2,000; Jenna Searle: a France Trust Scholarship worth $500; Rebecca Sinclair: the France Trust Scholarship worth $500; Tammy Welsh: a Massey University Excellence in Business scholarship worth $2,000; Albert Ashton: a University of Auckland Chancellor s Award for Top Māori and Pacific Scholars Scholarship worth $35,000; Nicola Mulvay: a Victoria University Excellence Scholarship worth $20,000, but she has accepted a University of Auckland Scholarship worth $50,000.
6 Arapeta Ashton the Recipient of Prestigious University of Auckland Award Havelock North High School student Arapeta Ashton was thrilled to receive notification that he has been awarded a University of Auckland Chancellor s Award for top Māori and Pacific students. The award is made to students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievements. Over 300 students applied for the scholarship and Arapeta is one of the few recipients. The award covers all his university fees and tuition for three years and includes a monetary award of $2,500 to assist with travel in the first year of university study. This is indeed a most generous award. Arapeta has attended Havelock North High School for the past two years. He previously attended Mahurangi College. Arapeta is of Nga Puhi, Tainui, Ngati Porou and Ngati Wai descent. A fluent Te Reo speaker, Arapeta credits his cousins and grandparents for his knowledge of te reo. They have spoken Māori with him since he was two years old. This year Arapeta is studying Level 3 English, design, photography, Robbie Love wins the New Zealand Sir Edmund Hillary Youth Achievement Award The Governor General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, presented Robbie Love with his prestigious award before a large audience at Government House in Auckland in October. At the awards ceremony Robbie gave a speech about the ways in which he has managed to overcome his diffability and the support he has received from his family, teachers and Project K. The audience were so moved by his speech that he received a standing ovation. Robbie earned the award in recognition of his achievements in a wide range of community and school activities. Robbie has what he describes as a diffability. He explains that people with Asperger Syndrome have their brains wired differently - not worse or less - than someone without Aspergers. Robbie s achievements are all the more impressive when his diffability is taken into consideration. Highlights of the awards ceremony were meeting with the Governor General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, Lady Janine Mateparae and the CEO of Kiwibank, Mr Paul Brock. Mr Brock made a special point of speaking with Robbie because he recognised Robbie s school uniform and wanted to talk to Robbie about Havelock North High School. Mr Brock in an ex pupil of our school. Robbie has just completed his fifth year at Havelock North High School, has gained Level One NCEA and is three credits away from gaining Level Three. As handwriting is difficult for Robbie, he has mastered the computer to record and organise his school work. Robbie s sporting passions are orienteering and yachting. He has had considerable success in both. He and his yachting partner Katie Kenah won the 303 New Zealand HANZ Access National Yachting Championship earlier this year. They also won the drama and design and visual communication. All of these subjects have helped to prepare him for his proposed fine arts degree, which he will begin next year. At Ilam School of Fine Arts, Arapeta hopes to specialise in painting and photography. His ambition is to become a recognised working artist and to travel to cities such as Paris and New York to further explore his painting and photography skills. Arapeta s success in gaining the award comes at the culmination of a very busy and creative year of study at Havelock North High School. Arapeta is a leader in the school kapa haka group. He took a leading role in Les Miserables in the first term, as well as numerous leadership roles in House and Year 13 committees. Arapeta s grandparents encouraged him to perform and so from a young age he was involved in kapa haka and more recently in drama at Havelock North High School. Arapeta s achievements at Havelock North High School were recognised at the recent senior prize-giving ceremony. He was awarded the Haddock Arts Award for excellence in the arts. He also received the Tikanga Maori Award for his outstanding leadership of Taiohi Tu and Kapa Haka o Maungawharau. Finally, he was awarded the Kohatu Humarie Award for the student who contributed to the promotion of harmony within the school. Congratulations to Arapeta Ashton. We can look forward to hearing a lot more from this young man in the future. Kiwi Cup for sailors with a classifiable disability. In orienteering, Robbie has r e p r e s e n t e d the school and belongs to the Hawke s Bay Orienteering Club. He competes every weekend and also assists with course set-ups and computer race results. L-R: Mr Paul Brock, Chief Executive of Kiwibank (provider of scholarship money), Robbie Love, Governor General Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae. Robbie has also been very involved in community work as a voluntary worker for the Department of Conservation. He has worked at the Boundary Stream, the Cape Wildlife Sanctuary and the Ahuriri Estuary. The work has been varied, ranging from environmental clean-ups, removing noxious weeds, to feeding kaka chicks and making nesting boxes for petrels. Robblie also spends most Saturdays with Sailability Hawke s Bay, assisting with rigging and derigging boats and helping sailors to learn yachting skills. This year Robbie has been studying photography, science, hospitality, baking and butchery at EIT and a correspondence course on conservation. Robbie really enjoys his school life. He hopes to study at EIT in 2014, pursuing a diploma in horticulture or viticulture.
7 Academic Excellence Assembly An academic assembly was held on Wednesday 30th October. The assembly acknowledged those year 11 and 12 students who gained six or more excellences in internal assessment this year and those year 13 students who gained five or more excellences in internal assessment this year. Students who gained five excellences: Albert Ashton, Michaela Leyser, Jessica Morgan and Marcus Yule. Ethan Cannon and Reagan McCabe also received a Distinction in the Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Challenge. Six excellences: Portia Beacham, Daneka Boogaard, Reegan Brown, Kaitlyn Chu, Tarryn Clark, Malin Dolden, Devin Farmery, Kaitlin Field, Steffi Dryden, Zoe Gordon, Tom Hosford, Kaitlyn Jackson, Paige Kaye, Tim Keip, Larissa Kent, Jarrod Lobb, Issie Mills, Ilonka Petrick. Paige and Ilonka also received Distinction in the Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Challenge. Guy Sanders, Rebecca Sinclair, Charles Talbot, William Wallace, Jeannie Wenley, Daniel Wezel, Nick Wilkey, Jonathan Willis. Seven excellences: Samuel Frost, Emily Gallagher, Ben Green, Grace Irwin, Caitlin King, Cheyenne Welsh, Callum Wilkie, Amy Wolland, Thomas Wood, Christopher Clarke, Hayden Hughes, Alexandra Linnell, Emily McPherson, Anna Milne, Courtney Neilson, Sandra Son, Natalya Taylor, Rebekah Testa, Chloe Wakeford. Eight excellences: Olivia Broadhurst, Jade Brooks, Nicola Mulvay. Nicola also received a Year 13 Distinction in Science in the University of New South Wales International Competition. Nine excellences: Laurence De Burgh, Caleb Manning, Molly Moore, Michael Parsons, Louis Pienaar. Molly also received a Distinction in the Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Challenge. Ten excellences: Max Cooper, Jessica Ford, Evenlyn Hunsberger, Georgia Knowles Eleven excellences: Astrid Austin, Tom Hoogerdijk, Brandon Jones. Brandon also received a Year 11 High Distinction in Science in the University of New South Wales International Competition. Twelve excellences: Morgan Bowler-Parkin Thirteen excellences: Andrew Russell Fourteen excellences: Alexia Hinton Fifteen excellences: Charlotte Reay Seventeen excellences: Elise Legarth Shane Stalks Literary Prey Shane Meekin, a Yr 10 student, achieved second place with his short story The Hunter s Game in the recent Poppies Booksellers and NZSA Central Districts Short Story Competition This was an outstanding achievement, as the competition was open to all writers in the Central Districts region and 145 entries were received. A hunter stalking his prey is where we begin Shane s story. The narrative is set in the thriller genre. Shane plays with the genre s conventions by opening in a sinister manner, then twisting expectations to lead readers to an unexpected conclusion. Shane s mother was the catalyst for him to enter the competition. Shane had written several stories over the past 6-12 months so he sifted through those, found one to work with, edited it over about a week and submitted it. The $100 prize money was a deserved reward for his efforts. Shane has aspirations to continue writing and has several ideas bouncing around at present. We hope to read more from this talented student in the future. The HNHS Foundation is a charitable trust established to promote the development and growth of the school for the benefit and advancement of current and future pupils as well as the community. From time to time we have independent trustee roles available on the Foundation Board. We are interested in hearing from people who would like to be involved, should there be vacancies in the future. Please do get in contact if you would like to become a part of the Foundation and help our school reach its full potential. Contact James Drysdale Foundation Chairperson Dental Care : It s free until your 18th birthday Dental care is free for adolescents up to the age of 18 years, even if you don t go to school! It s important to see your dentist to make sure your teeth are fit and healthy. Are you new to Hawke s Bay or haven t been to the dentist for a few years? It s not too late. If you need some help finding a dentist or want more information, then: ring the Adolescent Dental Co-ordinator: Phone , ext or
8 New University Entrance Requirement There will be a new University Entrance requirement in place next year. It will take effect from 1 March What is the new University Entrance requirement from 1 March 2014? From 2014, students will need all of the following to be awarded University Entrance: attain NCEA Level 3 achieve 14 credits at level three in each of three subjects from the list of approved subjects. The list of approved subjects will consist of subjects derived from the New Zealand Curriculum with achievement standards at Level 3 achieve UE numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 and above from specific achievement standards, or three specific numeracy unit standards achieve UE literacy - 10 credits (five in reading and five in writing) at Level 2 and above from specific standards New Literacy and Numeracy Requirements for NCEA Level 2 The NCEA Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy requirement must be met to achieve the Level 2 NCEA qualification from 2013 Background There has been a literacy and numeracy requirement for NCEA Level 1 from its introduction in A literacy and numeracy requirement is being introduced for both level 2 and level 3. New requirements: The NCEA Level 1 requirements are: Literacy Minimum of 10 credits through either: Achievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects (minimum total of 10 credits), or Unit standards - package of three literacy unit standards (total of 10 credits - all three required). Numeracy Minimum of 10 credits through either: Achievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects - (minimum total of 10 credits), or Unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (total of 10 credits - all three required). This is expected to have a minimal impact on schools as the majority of students will continue to gain the literacy and numeracy requirement for NCEA from level 1 standards while studying for their Level 1 NCEA. The remainder of students are very likely to gain the literacy and numeracy requirement through their normal studies towards NCEA Level 2 and Level 3. Note: At the beginning of the year students are issued with a course statement for each of their subjects. This course statement outlines the assessment programme for the subject and identifies the standards which contribute towards literacy and numeracy. Glenys Sparling-Fenton Principal s Nominee NCEA Phone , Extension 744 Free Training and Exams Microsoft Specialist / Microsoft Technical Associate Havelock North High School has been selected as one of 10 schools nationally to offer training and examinations in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. These are internationally recognised qualifications. We are able to extend this offer to members of our community. This is an exciting opportunity for students, staff and our community to upskill in IT. If you are interested please contact Sandy Anderson at to organise registration. Once you have registered you can do all the training on-line at home and arrange to sit the exams at our school, which is an approved examination centre. These exams would normally cost $150 each but we are able to offer them for FREE as part of the pilot. For those of you who are interested in web development, HTML 5 application development, gaming development and software or Windows development fundamentals, then check out what we have to offer in the Microsoft Technical Associate certificate. We are also able to offer 100 FREE exams which normally cost around $300 each.
9 Fabric Technology Showcase Below is a selection of the garments made and modelled by fabric technology students at a Showcase on the evening of 25 September. The new school uniform was also on show. Key Dates December 2nd (Mon) - 6th (Fri) - Students vs Wild Trip 5th (Thur) - Years 11 and 12 sign-out day 7th (Sat) and 8th (Sun) - NZSS Athletics Championships 11th (Wed) - Junior Prize-Giving, 1.00pm, gymnasium 12th (Thurs) - last day of attendance for junior students. 9th - 19th - School Uniform shop open in Room January 13th until school starts - School Uniform shop open in Room rd (Thurs) & 24th (Fri) am pm - Principal available for enrolments. 27th (Mon) - Course confirmation for 2014 Year 12 students (i.e. those returning and those Year 12 students new to the school.) 28th (Tues) - Course confirmation for 2014 Year 13 students (i.e. those returning and those Year 13 students new to the school.) pm - Year 13 camp organisation meeting for all Year 13 students in the auditorium. 30th (Thurs) - Year 13 at camp (Teacher only day.) am pm - Principal available for enrolments. 31st (Fri) - Year 13 at camp. (Teacher only day.) pm - Principal available for enrolments. February 3rd (Mon) am - Year 13 at school for Senior Leadership Training. - Years 10, 11 and 12 students attend school. 4th (Tues) - Year 9 Orientation Day - Years 9 and 13 attend school. - Year 9 students are to wear the correct uniform and bring the following gear for their first day: pen, paper to write on and lunch. 5th (Wed) - All levels attend school from this day onwards. March 5th (Wed) pm - New Parents Evening Term Dates Term 1: - 30 January - 18 April Term 2: - 5 May - 4 July Term 3: - 21 July - 26 September Term 4: - 13 October - 11 December Havelock North Swimming Club Learn to swim classes, Improvers and Senior training at the Havelock North Village Pools, start on 12th November, every Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-7pm (except for holidays). Registrations are very welcome, meet the coaches, Bring your togs, New members welcome. Further information phone Penny or Melissa phone every Tuesday
10 Careers Centre News As the end of the senior year draws near, some final year students may be starting to look for jobs for the summer and/or the new year. Some students may want parttime jobs to help support them through tertiary study, others will be looking for full time employment. Job hunting can be challenging but the more ways students try to find a job, the greater chance they have of succeeding. Students will find the Careers NZ website very helpful. Check out the How to get a job section on the site as it covers Job vacancy and many recruitment websites eg Trade me Jobs CV s, cover letters and job interviews Job hunting tips Step-by-step guide to job hunting Finding work when jobs are scarce Employment contracts Trial periods Staff in the Careers Centre are also available to help students with their CV s and support students as they prepare for job interviews. From the Careers Adviser 1. Those leaving school and entering tertiary study in 2014 should have been enrolling in the course they wish to undertake. Most university courses do not close until late November or early December. 2. Those students who applied for university hostel accommodation should have heard how they have fared in the first allocation round. Gateway profile Robbie Angus Robbie Angus was awarded the Gateway Prize at Senior Prizegiving this year. Inspired by a family history in agriculture, Robbie has always wanted to pursue this as a career and this year he has taken his first steps in achieving the goal of managing his own farm. Alongside engineering skills, technology, English, science and mathematicss, Robbie opted to study Gateway: Agriculture. In addition to his agriculture theory units, Robbie had work placements at Mt Herbert Farm, Waipukurau, and Anawai Station, throughout the year. His drive and enthusiasm for agriculture was clear to see, and Robbie quickly impressed his teachers, tutors and supervisors with his commitment to, and passion for, the industry. Robbie is enrolled to continue his agriculture journey at Taratahi in Masterton early If you have any questions in regard to any of the above please contact Careers Advisor John Taylor phone x732; mobile: ; home This newsletter is proudly sponsored by Music Tuition 2014 application forms in Music Suite or
11 The Cultural Scene From the Drama Department Term 4 has been as busy as the preceding terms so far, what with final internals for all senior classes being completed on top of external exam preparation. The Year 13 class offered a night of Flying Solo, an evening of devised monologues and duologues to complete its internal programme for the year. The audience were treated to a wide array of quality characterisations, ranging from a slave girl caught in the Pompeii eruption to the pilot of the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. The Year 12 class produced a series of sumptuously costumed scenes from Shakespeare in the auditorium on an elevated thrust stage that mimicked that of the old Globe Theatre of the bard s own time. The Year 11 class finished with scripted drama, presenting memorised scenes in pairs or trios for the camera. Our junior classes move into final term mode, with the Year 10s working on their full class play Us and Them, before starting their film making unit. The Year 9 classes are well into their last ten week module of the year and are working on their improvised and storytelling assessments. The combined sports and cultural awards dinner was a welcome opportunity to celebrate the achievements of those who have contributed to extra-curricular drama this year, with two performers (Rebecca Hughes and Chavez Farquhar), one director (Kaitlin Field) and our two lead technicians (Mark Struthers and Joshua Fitch) all being recognised. Breaking news - next year s school show! Next year s major school production will be The 39 Steps, a comedic drama thriller that has been a smash hit on both Broadway and in London s West End. It has been a few years since Havelock North High School has presented a straight play as opposed to a musical and Mr Walton, the show s director, is excited at the performance possibilities presented by this play. Lead roles will be played by Sam McKeever, James Rickman, Brie-Anna Keatley, Alice Guerin and Liam Reeves. The season will run at the end of term one. As we come to the end of a busy year of music making it is great to look back at various performances where our music students have demonstrated their blossoming talent. We reflect on the growth of our ensembles and the high standards that our top choirs maintain in competitions and major school events. The music department would like to thank all our musicians for their hard work and dedication this year. Your efforts are hugely appreciated, especially for all those who make it on time for 7.45am rehearsals! Thanks also to our team of itinerant teachers for sharing their expertise and inspiring our students to practise and to aim for excellence in performance. Term four has had its highlights also. Grace Irwin and Laurence de Burg performed superbly to make the final of the Hawke s Bay Music Matters Sleeping Giant Showcase 2013 Young Musician of the Year. They were cheered on by the stage band who were invited as guest performers, entertaining the large audience before the adjudicator announced the talented winner. The Sleeping Giant Showcase was again a great success, featuring original compositions from our senior musicianship students and this time taking place in the awesome atmosphere of the Hastings Opera House. Well done to Mr Throp and all those involved. The hard work continues for juniors as they prepare for the itinerant music teachers concert which is to be held on the 3rd of December at 6pm. This concert will be held in the school auditorium and entry is free. All junior students who have had vocal or instrumental lessons this year are expected to attend L-R: Gracie Nisbett, Layla Pitt and Marie Kuenzelmann L-R: Tai Ngatokorua, Malin Dolden, Jeremy Hall and Briar Remnant Supercone Destroyer 2013 Musical Highlights Future Prospect Concert, Choir Camp, Les Miserables, Open Night, Havestock, SmokeFreeRockQuest Regional and Final, The Big Sing Regional and Future Prospect at the Big Sing Finale, Tarryn Clark and Devin Farmery at the Final of the Chamber Music Competition, Music Festival 2013, Cultural Expo performances to Primary and Intermediate School, Laurence de Burg and Grace Irwin finalists at the Hawkes Bay Young Musician of the Year, NCEA Solo Performance Evening, Sleeping Giant Showcase, Itinerant Musical Showcase.
12 Richard Russell Virginia Lake Relays Best HNHS performer at the annual Round the Lake relay hosted by Wanganui Collegiate School, was the Year 9 boys team which fought its way into third place in a field of 23. Richard Russell started the last leg in seventh place, but overcame runners from St Pat s Silverstream, Wellington College, New Plymouth Boys and Cullinane to snatch third place very close to the finish. The well-run event featured top schools entered from all over the lower North Island. Over 600 students in 150 teams made for a colourful spectacle. The junior girls team finished a creditable fifth in their race, though they were a way off the leading four teams. The Y9 girls team finished seventh. Tournament Week A penalty was the difference between success and failure for the 1st XI football team at tournament week. The final of the Trident Cup against Hutt International School for Boys was a hard fought affair, with Havelock North seemingly having the better of their opponents. But unfortunately, deep in the second half, the team conceded a penalty, which was converted, ultimately, the only score in the match. The week had gone well, with the team remaining unbeaten in pool play, which put them into a quarter final clash with Wanganui High, where they prevailed 4-1. Then it was the semi-final against Lindisfarne, the team that had won the local competition. The 1st XI played outstandingly and at full time the score was all tied up. This meant the tie went to a shoot-out. HNHS won the nail-biting contest, 5-4, to give them a place in the final with an unbeaten record. 1st XI Football Team The hockey boys 1st XI finished sixth at the Founders Cup in Stratford. The team s chances of winning the tournament diminished after losing to eventual winner Hamilton Boys High School in the quarter final. The girls hockey 1st XI travelled to Whakatane, where they placed 7th in their tournament. They finished top in their pool, but a couple of narrow losses in the knockout stage saw them playing off for 7th/8th. The netball team played A grade at their lower NISS tournament and while 27th does not sound good, they actually performed very well, winning three and losing six. Havelock North High School PO Box 8476, Te Mata Road, Havelock North Phone: ; Fax: ; Web: Sports News Canoe Polo The recent Central Zone Canoe Polo Trials in Wellington saw two HNHS students make the Central Zone representative teams to take part in the nationals. Ella Richardson was named in the Under 21 team, while Wade Miller was selected for the Under 18 team. Basketball Andrew Wilson was a member of the HB under 17 team that recently took part in the national championships. The team finished third in the division two competition. HBSS Sports Awards nominees A coach, 11 individuals and three teams were nominated for the HBSS sports awards held recently. Nominees are rewarded if they make the final cut, by making it onto the stage. Remarkably, we had six do just that. Congratulations to Mitch Webber and Elise Legarth who gained merit awards, with the girls category particularly strong. All our student nominees for contribution were rewarded, while Peter Hensman must have been very close to winning Coach of the year. He was acknowledged by Sports Hawkes Bay for service to secondary sport during the ceremony. HNHS Nominees were: Individual Male: Mitch Webber; member of the NZ men s futsal squad, member of the Central men s futsal squad, and member of the national SS champion HNHS futsal squad. Sean Morrison; NZSS and NISS intermediate boys sprint orienteering champion, HBSS intermediate orienteering champion, member NZSS champion intermediate orienteering relay team and HB U18 hockey rep. Harrison Gregory; HB U17 cricket team, HB U17 indoor cricket team, member of the Central men s futsal squad, and member of the national SS champion HNHS futsal team. Individual Female: Elise Legarth; NZ U16 canoe sprint team, NZ U m kayak champion, HB canoe polo rep, and member of HNHS canoe polo team that won Division 2 at the NZSS canoe Polo champs. Holly Macdonald; CD U21 cricket rep, member of the NZSS champion HNHS cricket team, HB senior rugby rep, and HBSS rugby rep. Georgia Hulls; NISS junior 100m and 200m champion. Winner of 4 titles at the ECNISS athletic champs including one record, ECNISS junior cross country champ and ECNISS junior road race champ. Team: Girls 1st XI Cricket; 2012 NZSS champions, CDSS Champions and HBSS champions. Senior Boys Futsal: NZSS champion, and HBSS champion. Intermediate Boys Orienteering Relay; NZSS champion and HBSS champion. Student Contribution: Ben Broughton; coaches girls rugby team and girls 2nd XI cricket team, captains 1st XI cricket and is a HB U18 rugby rep. Neesha Johnson: coaches girls volleyball team and umpires netball, member of the senior A badminton, netball, cricket and volleyball teams, where she is a U19 rep. Ryan Calder: referees girls 1st XI football and is also a futsal referee. Matthew Wilkey: futsal referee who adjudicated the final of the NZSS junior championship this year. Coach: Mr Peter Hensman: coached girls 1st XI cricket team to national title as well as the boys 1st XI to HB senior title. He has coached the girls for ten years, during which time they have won two national titles. M. Fitzsimons Deputy Principal Editor