Monthly Archives: October 2021

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 … Continue reading

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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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Band Practices

Unfortunately the bands scheduled for 1pm onwards are not going to be practicing today due to a last minute appointment. The following groups are practicing today. 10:30-11:10 Brain Damage 11:10- 11:50 Cold Blooded 11:50-12:30 Pink Mildly Warm Jalapenos

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Band practices tomorrow

Times are below. Unfortunately some of you will go through your break times, this is unavoidable. 10:30-11:10 Brain Damage 11:10- 11:50 Cold Blooded 11:50-12:30 Pink Mildly Warm Jalapenos 1:00-1:40 Level 2 Keheleys Cruisers 1:40 – 2:20 Level 2 2:20-3 Witness

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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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Teachers: Just a quick reminder- Shake Out day today.

Good idea to have a refresher of evacuation procedures. Looking at just before morning tea.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 – … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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-Monod Kaea Serancke Kahlo Tuuta Jack Rust Aamna Memon Grace Dorey Sierra Lee Rosie Hawkins Ollie Treadway … Continue reading

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HEY YOU – The Lounge

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Orchestra

Kia Ora. Orchestra practice will be on tomorrow Friday, in the Performing Arts Room from 9.00-10.00. See you all there set up and ready to go with your instruments and music.

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On the hunt for….

The Lounge is on the hunt for any of the following items to make our space that extra bit student friendly…. Old books / magazines 1x small couch or arm chair Tinned fruit Milo, Cups & Teaspoons Board games / … Continue reading

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Rugby/Scrag/Tackle Touch

Due to ongoing issues with student safety for people involved in these Interval and Lunchtime games. These are now banned until further notice.

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U13 Hockey Rep teams

If you played in the above teams, Ms Jameson will sign off 1 point on your Sports CV. You must come to see her though, she will not be chasing you up.

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Beach Volleyball Teams

Mr Swanson will be out on court today to check out your skills, and explain how beach volleyball works today

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Marine Studies Group

Can ALL Marine Studies Group students please come to the Hall at 9am for a very quick meeting Mr Swanson

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Shot Put –

At intervals and Lunchtimes this week for any students keen to have a go, learn some skills and prepare for Fridays Championship finals. Come down to the ‘Throwing Zone’ at the bottom of the field. All welcome. Fridays finals are … Continue reading

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Te Henui, Huatoki and Kaitake Food Technology – Week 1

If you have a lemon tree at home, could you bring some lemons to school on your Mātanga day this week so we can make some yummy lemon slice 🙂 Thanks Mrs Taylor

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Athletics – Shot Put

Shot Put is the athletics focus for this week. There will be practice/coaching sessions at intervals and lunchtimes. If wet they will be on the OCC – if dry at the end of the field by the sty. The Shot … Continue reading

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Sustainability at Highlands

Kia ora whanau. Mr Foster and Mr Swanson noticed a lot of recycling and food waste going into the skip bin last term. It is important for you, the school and our planet that we try to minimise our waste. … Continue reading

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Beach Volleyball Tournament – 10th November

A reminder that the Year 7/8 Beach Volleyball Tournament is being held on Wednesday 10th November. Any fine day this week the net will be up outside at intervals and lunchtimes. I am wanting to see teams of 5 (4 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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welcome to term 4 everyone- great to be back

can the following please meet Mr Kershaw in the staffroom at 9 thanks. The 4 Head students, carter cooper, Greer Parkes, CJ Cave, Jack Kershaw, Jaya Robinson, Santina Snooks, Ben Sinclair, Ethan Chan, Emma Muir, Declan Hopkinson, Deborah Graham, Ollie … Continue reading

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Road patrol

Massive thanks to all term 2 and 3 road patrollers and staff that undertook this duty. It was cold, wet, windy, and you always fronted to keep students safe. Mr kershaw can sign CV cards for you.

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HIP HOP CLUB – TERM 4

Thursday lunchtimes we will be holding a club for anyone interested in Hip Hop. This will be in Rm 14 . You will get 1 sports point or 1 cultural point. If you are interested , get your teacher to … Continue reading

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Ross Brown

morena can all boys that played in the ross brown tournament please see Mr Kershaw today- hew has your photos.

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The Lounge

KS Breakfast club is moving!! Some lovelies have been working hard to begin transforming the old lounge into a new and useable space for Term 4. Miss Adlam and a few others will be finishing off the transformation over the … Continue reading

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staff- little taster question

where is the sea of tranquility?

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Marine Studies Group

See you straight after interval in the science lab with your togs and towels. Mr Swanson

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Seed to Table Group

Because of other things happening, Seed to Table is now on from 9-10am this morning if you can make it. See you in the Lab Mr Swanson

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