Term 3/4 Sports Leaders will need to meet Mr Sleep at 10am today at the HUB steps.

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Highlands Athletics Sports- Today Thursday 17th Nov

First events are the Open 1500m races. Students wanting to compete will need to meet at the HUB steps at 9.00am ready to run.

The Open 800m races are on at 10.ooam – Again students wanting to compete will need to meet at the HUB steps at 10am ready to run.

Field Events start at 11am – see your teacher for the timetable and entrant lists.

Sprint finals will be held after lunch. High Jump will be next week.

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Romeo + Juliet filming

We are going to try film as much as possible on Friday instead of Thursday. Sorry about the confusion.

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No Orchestra This Week – Mrs W is still away

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Class Councillors Term 3/4

Huge apologies to these people – you badges are sitting in the DPs office – you can collect these today at Interval or Lunchtime – please remember to NOT go through the office area.

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can the following meet Mr Kershaw in the hall at 8.50 thanks.

Matilda Bublitz
Poppy Phillips
Rebecca Surgenor
Hinewai Ropiha-Stewart
Calypso Maddox-Rowe
Paige Henderson
Madison Sewell-Monod
Jaya Robinson
Sara Kraayenhof
Lily Dahm
Elliott O’Keefe
Ellie Rogers
Elijah Gray
Eden Piquette
Beattie Riley
Caitlin Crowe
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No Trumpet Lessons Today, Mrs Warren is still away.

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Mufti Day- Thursday

Morena school. This thursday we will hold a ‘blue’ themed mufti day- gold coin donation. All funds will go to Devon Intermediate in support of them as a school, after last weeks tragic accident.

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Athletics – High Jump Finals – Postponed until next week due to the wet weather.

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EDVENTURE

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Romeo and Juliet peeps

Meet in the performing arts room at morning tea today for a short meeting.

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Sports Uniform

Thank you to those that have already returned their Uniform, this is very much appreciated If you haven’t done this already, please do so ASAP. Please check your bags if your uniform is there as well, and return to Mrs Keegan.

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kapa Haka group

The Kapa Haka group has been invited to be a part of today’s assembly. members of this group, quietly make your way to the hall thanks. Haka powhiri, karanga and jasper as well thanks.

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No Orchestra today – Friday 12th Nov – Mrs Warren is away.

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Kent Mills, Jack Kershaw, Ben Sinclair, Flynn Bryant, Rory Bird, Casen Fairbrother, meet in Mr Kershaw’s office at 12.50 thanks- quick meeting.

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can the following see Mr Kershaw at 9am today please

Toby D’ath, Dillon McCollough, Monte Woodward thanks.

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Highlands Royals- practice Friday after school

Game at Highlands on Saturday vs FDMC

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Highlands Cross Country Wednesday 24th November

If you want to run in this competitive event please ask your teacher to sign you up.

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Uniform and Shoes and bikes

All students must wear shoes home after school and be in their correct school uniform.

The reason shoes are compulsory is for your safety. Last night by the crossing there was a lot of broken glass which without shoes could have had major damage on someones feet. So shoes on before walking out the gate!

A BIG reminder also, that bikes are not to be ridden in the school grounds, you must walk them to the gates and be very considerate of pedestrians. You share the footpath and need to be in the correct area on the footpath. You also need to be aware of cars backing out of driveways.

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Highlands 2 Boys Touch Team – Practices on Mondays at lunch at the bottom end of the field.

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Athletics Heats

100m Heats will be at Interval today (Tuesday 9th Nov) Meet at the playground/100m start at 10.30am

200m Heats will be at Lunchtime today (Tuesday 9th Nov) Meet at the 200m start on the field at 12.50pm

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Wanted Ice Cream containers with Lids please

Mrs Taylor would love some ice cream containers with lids please for the Food Tech Room. You will be rewarded. Thanks in advance 🙂

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Food Technology Year 7 and Year 8

Just a reminder if you are coming to Food Tech, you need to be organised.

Year 7’s you need: book, pencil case, apron, tea towel and container.

Year 8’s Rotation 6.2 you need (If you were in VA last week): Apron, tea towel, pencil case and container.

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Volleyball today

At interval today – Watery Barbers vs Fobalicious

At Lunchtime – Nekoma vs Creeps from the right

This will complete our second round and confirm the 4 semi-final teams

Mr Swanson

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The Lounge…

Open every morning 8am – 8.35am.

Come hang out in the LOUNGE, a welcoming and comfy space to relax before heading to class for the day!

Help yourself to some kai / fruit, or even just pop in to say hi to those already there 🙂

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Choir-

 On today in the hall at 2pm. (Fri 5th Nov)

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Volleyball Today

Lunchtime – BBC vs Flaming Fives

Mr Swanson

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Sustainability Group

Come to the science lab straight after lunch

Mr Swanson

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Robotics

After lunch today in the science lab

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Marine Studies Group

Be at the science lab by 11am to work with Emily Roberts on iNaturalist.

Mr Swanson

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Haka powhiri, karanga and techies, meet in hall now thanks. 8.50

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Interval and Lunchtime

Kia Ora school, hopefully the wind has gone for now. Just a reminder that for the next two weeks we will return to normal timetable/ bell times. This will be a trial, we’d expect everyone to be sensible. Hopefully everyone can be involved in something and not just walking around in groups aimlessly.

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Bike track and astro turf

Morena, thanks for keeping away from the gully, turf and bike track for the rest of the week. We have some work to do in that area.

On a positive note, we will get the scooter ramps out for friday lunchtime.

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Heat Cricket Practice ( Friday)

This will be in the hall from 12.50pm to 1.30pm. Please remember your gear

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Highlands Athletics

Reminder – 400 Meter heats are tomorrow at 1.3opm – On the main field – Meet at the start/finish line.

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HIGHLANDS HEAT CRICKET TEAM

Can the highlands Heat cricket team please come and see Mrs Keegan in her office at the start of lunch to collect their Cricket shirts.

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Highlands Cross Country

Due to the high winds and potential dangers in the park the Cross Country will be postponed till another date later in the Term.

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Gully, Astro turf, bike track

Morena, thanks for keeping away from the gully, turf and bike track for the rest of the week. We have some work to do in that area.

On a positive note, we will get the scooter ramps out for friday lunchtime.

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Sustainability Group

Meet Mr Swanson in the science lab after lunch tomorrow

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Robotics

Robotics will be on after lunch Friday

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Marine Studies Group

The Shark Spy Students need to either meet at school tomorrow at the science lab at 8am, or be down at Chaddy’s Charters by 8:30am.

Those students not doing Shark Spy, you will need to come to the science lab at 11am tomorrow, straight after interval, to work with Emily Roberts. Bring your devices and photos from last week.

Any questions, see Mr Swanson

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School Competitive Cross Country

Is tomorrow – Thursday 4th November – Rain/Hail/Shine – Remember to sign up with your teacher – The event will take place between interval and lunch. You need to have your race number on your hand and run in shoes, pe gear or other suitable running gear.

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school visits

Thanks to everyone for their support when our visitors were here yesterday. Same format today, so can all student leaders meet at 9am in hall thanks.

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Food Tech Year 7 and Year 8 :-)

If you are coming to the Food Tech classroom for lessons can you please ensure you are organised with a container, tea towel, apron, pencil case (Year 7 and Year 8) 1B4 or 1B5 cook book please 🙂 Mrs Taylor

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Wanted for the Food Tech Room Please :-)

We are needing ice cream containers with lids for the Food Tech room please 🙂 Please drop off to the Food Tech Room 🙂 Thanks Mrs Taylor 🙂

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All students listed below are required in the hall at 8.50 this morning (tues) thanks. This is part of their role as a whanau leader.

Jasper Rhodes
Kaylee Pollock
Charlotte Watkins
Santina Snooks
Lexie White
Jaya Robinson
Flynn Bryant
Jack Kershaw
Sophie Hunt
Laya Rajanesh
Amelia Forest
Issac Taylor
Emma Muir
Ben Richards
Regan Hunger
Kahsia Bailey-Nowell
Noah Johnston
Connor Cowan
Beattie Riley
Joseph Palmer
Cameron Bell
Deborah Graham
Ruby Reesby
Xavier Delport
Sophia Drake
Macy Rowson
Riley Hope
Sophie Dodunski
Janell Hallgryn
Ollie Dunning
Aria Packman
Liam Quinn
Ellie Rogers
Greer Parkes
Thomas Kehely
Sophie Dodunski
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Magic the Gathering Battle Hall

Kia ora school we are going to have a bit of a pow wow of magic the gathering each week in the performing arts room Tuesday lunchtime (12:50-1:20). There won’t be any trading of any kind we are only interested in playing the game.

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Still on the hunt for

Thank you ever so much for all the items already donated!!

The Lounge is still on the hunt for any of the following items to make our space that extra bit student friendly….

Old books / magazines

Tinned fruit

Milo, Cups & Teaspoons

Board games / decks of cards

Please check at home before you donate anything 🙂

All donations can be delivered to the office OR Miss Adlam in ruma 11

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Quick Touch Meeting at lunch

Can all students playing touch tonight please come to the hall at 1.20 with Mrs Keegan for a quick meeting just to go over the requirements for touch.

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Highlands School Competitive Cross Country

This Thursday 4th November – Entrants must run in PE Gear/Running Gear and shoes. Enter with your teacher – Age Categories are as of September 29th 2021. Teachers have all the times etc. Course walkthrough for any students that don’t know the course on Tuesday at 2.30pm.

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Volleyball – Monday

Interval – 11 – 11:20am (please let your teacher know if these are not your interval or lunch times, and get permission to play)

Nekoma vs Brain Damage

Lunchtime – 1:20 – 1:50 pm

Creeps from the right vs The GOATs

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Unfortunately Band Practice has been cancelled today

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Guitar lessons

Guitar is not on this afternoon, tutor is sick.

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Whanau student leaders

Morning team, can I meet with all leaders 12pm in staffroom – to go over next weeks orientations. Thank you.

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Cricket Tops

Can I please have the students in Highlands Bashers and Royals please come and see Mrs. Keegan in her office during their lunch breaks to collect their cricket shirts.

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CHOIR

In the Hall today (Fri 29th) at 2pm.

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Orchestra

Practice at 9.00 am sharp in the Performing Arts Room. Please have your instruments and music set up all ready to go. If you are unable to make it, please let Mrs Warren know as soon as possible.

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Volleyball Today

I am hoping to get through the following games today:

1pm finish Dwarves vs Flaming Five

1:10pm BBC vs Bobs

1:30pm Watery Barbers vs Joel’s BBQ

1:50pm The Fobalicious vs The Spikers

Make sure you are at the court ready to play!

Mr Swanson

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Robotics

Robotics is on at the science lab straight after lunch

Mr Swanson

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Marine Studies

Meet at the Science Lab, ready to go, at 10am. Transport list will be on the whiteboard.

Mr Swanson

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Haka powhiri and karanga students meet in hall now thanks.

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Orchestra

Kia Ora, orchestra is on tomorrow in the Performing Arts Room, 9.00 am. All must be there – two weeks until performance day!!!!

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Outdoor Ed tomorrow

Can everyone in outdoor Ed tomorrow bring a change of clothes and a towel please.

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Heat Cricket Team

Your practice will be every Friday at Lunchtime 12.50pm to 1.30pm with Mr Frost. Please bring your gear and be ready to go on hub steps

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Indoor bowlers

Reminder please meet in the hall at 9.15 with Mrs Keegan

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AIMS Sprint Kayakers – please meet in the hall at 11am today for a brief but important hui.

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Highlands Competitive Cross Country

This event will be held on Thursday 4th November. This is for serious runners. There will be no CV points allocated for this as we have a Fun Run planned for latter in the Term. Times and more organisation will be shared with teachers closer to the date.

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Volleyball today

Because of the weather, we will not be having volleyball today, but if it clears, we will finish yesterday’s game at lunchtime. Keep an eye on the notices tomorrow for the games schedule

Mr Swanson

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Marine studies group – Field Trip

Remember this is on tomorrow. A slight change in timing – we will meet in the science lab at 10am. Make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring a jacket. Also, if possible bring a phone with the iNaturalist app loaded on it.

Mr Swanson

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ICAS MATHS TODAY – Thursday 28th Oct

Yr 7s involved in ICAS Maths please meet in The HUB at 9am with a Chromebook/Laptop

Yr 8s involved in ICAS Maths please meet in Room 14 at 12pm with a Chromebook/Laptop

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Loud Shirt day

Great to see so many ‘LOUD SHIRTS’ on display. Sophie, Thomas, Sadie and Benji and other whanau leaders will be around this morning to collect your donation. We would expect everyone in loud shirts to make a donation. Thanks for supporting this great cause.

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Thursday-: Concrete Truck

morena people- happy loud shirt day.

Today there will be a couple of concrete trucks bringing concrete to the new classroom block. This will mean the area from the assembly bay to the uniform shop and across to the car park and driveway will be out of bounds from the beginning of lunchtime for the rest of the afternoon. Thanks for managing this and being safe.

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Highlands WOW

Highlands WOW!This will go ahead on Friday 19 November, however as we are in Level 3, unfortunately we will only be able to have the contestants, judges and a few other students as the audience.We are sorry to say that parents won’t be able to attend.We will be filming the event, so we will publish this on our website the following week.
Students entering the event will have a meeting a day or two beforehand so they know where to place their costumes prior to the event and where they will get dressedThey will have time to get into costume, put on makeup and accessories before the event starts.They will also have a short rehearsal the day before, so they know what the expectations are.Looking forward to seeing the wonderful creations we have in store for this great event!

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Romeo and Juliet Writers

Meet in the staffroom at 12pm today. Also any year 8 Moana cast that were not at the meeting last Wednesday come as well.

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Black Jackets

Just a reminder that black jackets/puffer jackets are NOT school uniform this term. If you are cold wear your sweatshirt, and enjoy the warmer weather!

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Marine Studies Field Trip

We have our field trip to the breakwater on Friday – meeting in the Science Lab at 9:30am. Bring suitable clothing including a rain jacket and suitable shoes. Bring a device with the iNaturalist app loaded on to it if possible. Any questions see Mr Swanson

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Volleyball Today

Today’s first game is at interval – 10:30 – 10:50 am. If it is not your interval time ask your teacher if it is ok. Creeps from the left vs Setting Ducks. Be out there straight away!

At lunchtime – 12:50 – 1:20 pm it will be Dwarves vs Flaming Five.

Mr Swanson

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ICAS Science

Students that are involved in ICAS Science will need to meet in Room 7 at 9am today with a Device/Chromebook. A List of names will be shared with classroom teachers.

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Student leaders

Kia Ora folks- All student whanau learners and Year 8 class councillors meet in hall now thanks- quick catch up.

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Loud Shirt day ( Mufti) Thursday 28th October

Loud Shirt Day will be on Thursday 28th October. Gold Coin Donation. Wear your loudest and brightest clothes!

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Taranaki Tennis Tournament – Wednesday 27th October (Tomorrow)

Good luck to our students who are entered in this at Pukekura Tennis Club.

Few reminders: Please wear your PE Top, Be at Pukekura Tennis Club by 8.45am, Remember your lunch, drink bottles, hat etc.

Also a new draw came out this morning.

Please see Mrs Taylor or Mrs Keegan if you have any questions 🙂

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Marine Studies Group

A reminder that we have a field trip this Friday – your parents have been sent an email with a gear list. Remember to have iNaturalist loaded on to a device if possible!

Mr Swanson

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Volleyball – This week

Well done those who signed up for our “Beach” Volleyball tournament. If it is not too wet we will have our first game today – which will be at lunchtime. Because of the split lunchtimes, this will be tricky, so if the game time doesn’t match with your break time, you must get permission from your teacher to play.

The first game today will be at 1:20pm, and will be between KARASUNO and UNKNOWN. Be out at the court on time!

Mr Swanson

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Indoor Bowls

Sorry team, we got a message last night saying due to numbers of teams todays qualify competition has been cancelled. BUT this means you have all made it straight through to the finals this Thursday (28th).

So, please come prepared Thursday morning – full uniform, big lunch and drink bottle. You will be leaving school about 9.30ish and be competing in the finals. Come and see Miss Franklin or Mrs Keegan if you know you’re unable to play this Thursday.

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Leaders Conference meeting in the hall

Could the following students please meet Mr Daughtery and Mr Frost in the hall at 8.55am today (Tuesday). Please don’t be late!

Maddie Sewell-MonodKaea Serancke
Kahlo TuutaJack RustAamna Memon
Grace DoreySierra LeeRosie Hawkins
Ollie TreadwayKenyon TogiaEmma Davis
CJ TakieCoco Tihema WalshMaya Becker
Kaitlyn TheobaldKayne GreenCharlotte Wischnowsky
Lochlan HawkeJayla StoneAlexi O’Byrne
Harry MattsonTaylor ReidEmily Shearer
Anna EvansSamuel TurnerHarshania Grewal
Caitlyn LucmayonOrenia Williams Corban Hills
Jack CooperElliott O’KeefeOlivia Tkalya
Wyatt ChapmanKaia Dickie Joel Jones 
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THE LOUNGE!!

If you get to school early… come hang out. If waiting in the noisy bubble annoys you… come hang out. If you need a space to play morning cards with your friends… come hang out. If you don’t like waiting for the morning bell on your own… come hang out. If you have homework / badge work / projects to catch up on… come hang out. If you simply wish to escape the weather… come hang out. If you would like some kai / a second breakfast / fruit for your lunch box… come hang out.

The LOUNGE – every morning – 8am – 8.35am

By the art room door – take a left down the stairs!

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Orchestra

Orchestra is on in the Performing Arts Room 9-10. See you all very soon.

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Beach Volleyball Tournament – 10th November

Due to the uncertainty around COVID restrictions, this tournament has now been cancelled. My aim however is to run an ongoing knockout tournament at school over the next 4 weeks or so, and if possible, hold finals on the beach later in the term.

If you have a team and wish to enter, can you please come to the science lab at 9:30am today to register

Mr Swanson

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Robotics

I am going to be running a limited robotics programme for those from my group who are super keen after lunchtime on Fridays. Come to the science lab straight after lunch today if you are interested

Mr Swanson

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Seed to Table Group

Can you come to the Science Lab at 9am today for a quick meeting

Mr Swanson

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Marine Studies Group

Please come to the science lab, with your pencil cases at 11:20am today. A reminder we have a field trip next Friday!

Mr Swanson

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Storm Netball Team

Morena Team,
Can you please come to Room 5 at the start of lunch for a quick meeting today (21 October).
Ngā mihi,
Whaea

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Warhammer and DnD Friday

Nerd Clubs are back ! Warhammer is on from 10:30-12:30

DnD is on from 1-3

See you then

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Outdoor Ed and building groups

Outdoor Ed and building groups will not be on this Friday. They will be back on again from next week.

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School Uniform

It is now time to wear Summer uniform, this means sandals can be worn and sunhats are compulsory.Let’s see these on heads when outside.

Please ensure shoes and sandals are worn out of school each day. Far too many students are not wearing shoes and are barefoot!

Puffer Jackets do not need to be worn around school at break times this term, the weather is now too warm!

Hoodies are not to be worn at school or to be worn out of school at 3pm.

Ensure you have the correct uniform to wear, and if not, you have a uniform pass from your teacher. Let’s be proud to be a Highlands student and wear our uniform with pride!

Nga Mihi

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Indoor Bowls

Important meeting for indoor bowlers – Japsper, Elijah, Dante, Chloe Hatch, Hayley Chadwick, Emma Muir, Claudia Brock, Anahera Stirling, Emma Jameson, Jevana Dost. This is about the Taranaki championship next Tuesday so please be there for the important info. Te Henui and Huatoki players come to Room 2 at 10.50 & Pouakai and Kaitaki players meet outside Rm 2 at 11. See you there.

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Wearable Arts-Highlands WOW!

We are in for a WOW of a time!

Just a reminder to get your entry forms from the DP’s office from now on. You also hand them back there once you have completed the writeup.

Ensure you write a good description of your creation. This is what is read out as you model your creation down the Catwalk, so make it sound inspirational, exciting and WOW the audience!

Keep creating, it’s not too late, but we want quality entries on the day.

An entry gets you a point on your CV for Cultural and Arts.

Look forward to seeing these amazing works of Art!

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Rugby/Scrag/Tackle held

Due to ongoing issues with student safety for people involved in these Interval and Lunchtime games. These are now banned until further notice. Touch is still good- if played in the right spirit of fair play.

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Athletics – Shot Put, Discus, Long Jump, High Jump, Sprints etc

Due to time constraints we will be running all our athletics finals on Thursday November 18th. Students will be doing the above activities during PE sessions in class with the top students qualifying for the school finals later in the term.

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Saxophone Lessons Term 4

Kia Ora, saxophone lessons will be in Room 5 for the rest of the term on Tuesday mornings before school.

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