2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TERM 3

                                                                                                                          PRINCIPAL’S COMMENT
                                                                                                                          Nga mihi nui ki a koutou
                                          ARTS AWARDS
                                                                                              2018                Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

                                                                      Time:                                       Term 3 is always a culmination of amazing achievements
                                                   6:00pm (exhibition opens at 5:00pm)                            in both the cultural, sporting and academic arenas of our
                                                                     When:                                        school. The recent winter tournament week was for many
                                                           Tuesday, 30 October 2018                               of our young women the climax of a very busy few months.
                                                                    Where:                                        Those who were involved during this particular week had
                                              Ngaa Puawaitanga, Hamilton Girls’ High School                       the opportunity to test themselves against some of the
                                                                                                                  very best teams from throughout the country. National
                                    RSVP to administration@hghs.school.nz by Thursday, October 25th               Champions for our 1st XV Rugby, 2nd in NZ for our 1st
                                           All students are required to be in full school uniform.                XI Football and our Netball team qualified for the New
                                                                                                                  Zealand Secondary School Nationals

                                                                                                                  In the Performing and Visual Arts faculty, we have also
                                                                                                                  had a number of students hard work rewarded through
                                        2018 MAORI & PASIFIKA                                                     performances, achievements on the national stage and
                                                  AWARDS EVENING                                                  individual recognition.

                                                                                                                  Special recognition must be given to the wonderful cast
                                                          Time:                                                   and crew of the joint production, “Much Ado about
                                                     6:00pm - 8.00pm                                              Nothing” including lead roles Aimee Holton and Ana
                                                         When:                                                    Teokotai (Leonata) and Stella Slomp and Chelsea Kelly
                                                Tuesday, 23 October 2018                                          (Beatrice). Ms Wynne-Jones is absolutely outstanding and
                                                         Where:                                                   brings out the best in all of our young men and women.
                                         Ngaa Puawaitanga, Hamilton Girls’ High School
                                                                                                                  We curently have 4 international trips out over this         We are well aware that all of these very worthwhile
                                               Please come and join us on this wonderful occasion.
                                                                                                                  holiday beak:                                                endeavours place demands on a young woman’s time
                                                                                                                  French Language tour - France                                and amidst all this busyness, we must remember that the
                                                                                                                  Spanish Language tour - Spain and Portugal                   primary focus for our young women must be academic.
                                   TALOFA LAVA        KIA ORA      MALO E LELEI      IA ORANA        NI SA BULA   Japanese Language tour - Japan                               Our practise NCEA examinations are an opportunity to
                                      FAKALOFA LAHI ATU         TALOHA NI      KIA ORANA       MAURI ALOHA        Kapahaka Cultural tour (combined with HBHS) - Japan          see how ready they are for external examinations. I need
                                                                                                                                                                               to emphasise that EXTERNALS MATTER!!. We expect
                                                                                                                  Special thanks to all the staff who are leading these tours: our students to prepare well and to sit every external
                                                                                                                  Mrs Hall, Mrs Skandera, Mrs Roznowska, Mrs Steele, Mrs achievement standard. All of our senior courses have pre-

                                                                                                                  Barber, Mrs Mills, Whaea Frankie and Mrs Tautari. An requisites (available online in our curriculum handbook)
                                                                                                                  amazing experience for all involved and we look forward and they must meet these to be accepted into a course.
       AWARDS                                                   TIME
                                                                                                                  to reading about their trip in the next Bulletin.            Many universities are also more interested in external
                                                                                                                                                                               results as well. This is the time to study, and to do more
       Hamilton Girls’ High School look forward to              Doors Open 5.30pm
       celebrating our 2018 sporting successes with you.        Seated by 6.00pm
                                                                                                                                                                              The single most important focus for senior students
                                                                VENUE                                                                                                         henceforth is the achievement of their academic goals.
                                                                Ngaa Puawaitanga,                                                                                             Some sacrifice may be called for; some hard work will be
                                                                Ward Street,                                                                                                  necessary but the absolute priority for each student is to
                                                                Hamilton Girls’                                                                                               focus on their preparation for examinations.
                                                                High School
                                                                                                                                                                              I would like to take this opportunity to invite parents to
                                                                                                                                                                              our prizegivings to celebrate student achievements. It is a
                                                                                                                                                                              wonderful way to support your daughter, their friends and
                                                                                                                                                                              the school. It is a special time of the year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Marie Gordon

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2018                                                                        TERM 3

    We are excited to present to our school community our designs for
    the proposed Sports and Wellbeing Centre. Although this has been a
    project in the making for the past 20 years, we are confident that we
    can break ground by 2020.

    The design includes:

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2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TERM 3

    DEPUTY PRINCIPAL                                                                                                                                               DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
    MARIA DUNN                                                                                                                                                  SHARLEEN NATHAN
                                                                                                                                              Recently, our Country celebrated the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New
    TE WIKI O TE REO MAAORI                                                                                                                   Zealand. On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women
    During week 8 we celebrated Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori with fun                                                                              in New Zealand the right to vote. As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand
    activities for students and staff provided both across the school                                                                         became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to
    and online. Thanks to Tianna McKinnon, our Ka Awatea prefect                                                                              vote in parliamentary elections. Kate Sheppard is now a Household name but the feat
    and her team, guided by HOD Te Reo Maori, Whaea Hollie for                                                                                that she achieved was not possible alone; she had a team who believed in Kate’s vision
    their leadership.                                                                                                                         and dedicated their lives to the cause. It took 14 years but they achieved something so
                                                                                                                                              incredible and momentus, that it is still admired worldwide today.
    Reminder of the Taiohi Kaakaho - a 4 day rangatahi waananga/                                                                              I was fortunate enough to attend the Women of Influence Conference, on the Eve of
    workshop that strengthens the knowledge of our rangatahi to           STUDENT COUNCIL                                                     women’s suffrage. I was supporting a friend, Farah Palmer, who was nominated and won
    speak more te reo Maaori and to confidently practice Waikato          The Student Council has wrapped up its mufti days for the year.     her category in Management & Governance. It was inspiring and empowering to see
    tikanga. This programme caters for beginner to intermediate           At the start of Term 3 our Blue themed day raising money for        women from all walks of life break glass ceilings and follow their own visions and dreams.
    speakers of te reo Maaori.                                            the Waikato SPCA. Our final mufti day in week 8 was to raise        It made me think about our girls and how each and everyone of them can be or do
                                                                          funds for our 2018 Student Council Project. The theme for the       anything they are passionate about and set their mind to.Trail-blazers before us have made
    To enrol, the student must be registered to one of our 68 Te          day was Hoodie Day.                                                 this possible, and it’s only fitting that we should continue to break moulds and demand
    Whakakitenga o Waikato marae and be 15 – 18 years of age.                                                                                 equality.
    There is no cost to participate in this programme.                    Overall we raised a fantastic $2,127.80 as a result of these last
    Taiohi Kaakaho will be delivered over 4 days during the October       mufti days and it was fantastic to see everyone dressed up and      We are now moving into our summer sports and looking forward to seeing our girls
    School Holidays at Maketuu Marae, Kaawhia on the following            in support. We will present a portion of this to the SPCA with      take the opportunities on offer to get involved in exra-curricular activities. I am running
    dates:                                                                the schools charity week donations later this term. A big thanks    trials for our Senior A Sevens team and hope we have more girls ‘having a go’ at Sevens
               Tuesday 02 – Friday 05 October 2018                        to everyone who participated in mufti days this year, dressed       and other opportunities on offer. We would also like to wish our three Youth Olympians
                                                                          up, got involved in activities and brought along their gold coins   all the very best on their tour to Buenos Aires these holidays and we look forward to
    There are 40 spots available for this programme, spots are filling    - none of this would be possible without you!!                      following you on the NZ Team App, the NZ Olympic Team Facebook page and on Sky or
    fast. A confirmation email will be sent to all participants.                                                                              Prime channels.
    If you and your daughter/s are interested, please click on the link
    below to see the programme and enrolment criteria.                                                                                        With Awards Evenings coming up early in Term 4, our Senior Leadership Team are busy
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDbyE9TzX8aLE                                                                                   planning and working with their perspective teams to ensure we are set for wonderful
    KpxnFRH3jU2aQBKjWvc4PQZRXti19mX3d0g/viewform                                                                                              evenings. For our Maori and Pasifika evening, we extend a open invitation to all students
                                                                                                                                              and whanau who would like to attend. Invitations will be sent to award winners. We can
    CO-CONSTRUCTION MEETINGS - The Strategic                                                                                                  also confirm that our guest speaker is Jade Tamatea an accomplished Doctor here in
    Change Leadership team are preparing for the Reflect and                                                                                  Hamilton; and, an emerging leader in endocrinology and thyroid disease. She is also an ex
    Review meetings with core class teachers to be held in Term                                                                               HGHS student.
    Four. Discussions will focus on measuring the effectiveness and
    progress that shared teacher goals and actions have had on                                                                                All our Year 9 students were involved in a Project Based Mathematics assessment in Week
    the core classes throughout the year. 2018 Goals and actions                                                                              8 this Term. It incorporated taking measurements of our Wharenui to work out how
    for every core class across the junior school each term can be                                                                            much paint would be needed as well as working on other improvements for it. This was
    viewed here, for Year 9 and Year 10 .                                                                                                     timely, considering it was Maori Language Week as well.
    Two members of the Stratgegic Change Leadership Team made
    a visit to Flaxmere College in the last week of term. Flaxmere                                                                            Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable Term break.
    College have recently achieved the Prime Minister’s Supreme
    Award for Teaching and Learning Innovation. The school
    participate in Co-construction meetings in a similar vein to
    Hamilton Girl’s High School. It was great to see what and how
    they implement these meetings and were heartened that we are
    on the right track in making a positive difference.

    UNIFORM REMINDER - A big thank you to the parents
    and students for supporting the school values and expectations
    regarding the school blazer. It is great to see our students before
    and after school wearing their school blazer with pride as they
    enter and leave the school gates each day.This simple act shows
    a sense of pride, being and belonging.

         In Term Four, students can wear summer sandals. All uniform
       guidelines can be found in the parent and student handbook and
                              the school website.

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                                                                DEPUTY PRINCIPAL                                                                                                                                      BUSINESS MANAGER
                                                             KATRINA WHAANGA                                                                                                                                            KAMA SCUTTS
                                                                                                                                                                                    I had the privilege of hosting the Waikato School Managers this term and thoroughly
                                            SUCCESS IN SPORT                                                                                                                        enjoyed organising a day of professional development for the regions business managers. As
                                            It has been a fantastic year for sport with HGHS achieving multiple National titles and a                                               we work hard to create a better connected community of learning, these type of gatherings
                                            couple of Runner Up placings. Something that has not occured for many years. Along with                                                 ensure administration continues to move with teaching and learning.
                                            the Sports Department I would like to thank all of our Coaches, Managers, Teachers in
                                            Charge, and volunteers that have supported our teams and students this year.                                                            Flo2cash is now able to accept part payments against any item listed in the parent portal.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Moving forward, we will be working with families who have automatic payments to use this
                                            We are also excited for our Premier Netball team who are off to the NZSS netball                                                        option instead.The school is also looking at passing on credit card surcharges to those who
                                            final to be held in Timaru in the second week of the holidays. The team finished 5th at                                                 use credit cards on flo2cash.
                                            the UNISS tournament held in Mount Maunganui during tournament week. We wish Ms
         HIGH SCHOOL
                                            Williams, Ms Green and the team all the best for this amazing opportunity.                   OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT TEAM
           COACHING                         The Premier Basketball team is also participating in the National Basketball tournament                      ADMINISTRATION MANAGER                                                     DIRECTOR OF BOARDING
       APPLICATION FORM:                    to be held in Palmerston North in the first week of the holidays. The team qualified by                      Following on from our Student Election we have a new                       At Sonninghill Hostel we’ve been abuzz with positivity
    If you are interested in coaching a     making the final of the Regional tournament held in Tauranga during Winter tournament                        Student Representative on our Board of Trustees for                        during Term 3. Celebrating Boarders’ successes and
    Premier Sports team for 2019 we         week. We would also like to wish Carolyn and the basketball girls all the best for their                     2018/2019.                                                                 awarding Woman of the Week has made a strong
    would welcome you to please fill in     tournament.                                                                                                  The results are as follows:                                                impact on Hostel spirit.
    the coaching application form below:                                                                                                                 Shute, Emily 		             414 votes
                                                                We look forward to hearing how both teams go.                                            Khanna, Kashika 		          188 votes                                       Our recipients for Woman of the Week have been:
                                                                                                                                                         Lee, Charlotte 		           186 votes                                       Week 1 – Contributing to Hostel – Sacha Patterson
       COACHES APPLICATION                                                                                                                               Khandarash, Sabriya         242 votes                      Week 2 – Positivity – Unit 6 girls - Allazaye Hurae, Georgia Dockery,
                                            The annual Sports Awards are to take place on Thursday the 25th October. After                                                                                          Renei Te Pairi and Anna Woods
           https://goo.gl/forms/            surveying sports students and staff we have decided to change the format for this years                      I hereby declare Emily Shute duly elected.                 Week 3 – Honesty – Sarah Jennings
           MMNzq41JBYgfpFOl2                awards evening. We will follow the same programme as previous years with all the sports                                                                                 Week 4 – Encouraging Others – Paris Bourke
                                            awards being presented, but we have decided that due to increased cost we are no longer      The Design and Print Administrator has completed updates of the            Week 5 – Resilience – Emily Tusa
                                                                                                                                         Option Books for 2019 subjects and has also been busy conceptualising
    If you have any questions please        going to have a sit down meal. We will still have a guest speaker who will speak part way                                                                               Week 6 – Helpfulness – Chelsea West
                                                                                                                                         yearbook themes, and comparing print quotes.                               Week 7 – Being Fun – Lucy Rennie
    email sport@hghs.school.nz              through the presentation of the awards. At the end of the formal presentations we would
                                            like to invite all students and their whanau to join staff in the foyer of Nga Puawaitanga                                                                              Week 8 – Being Clean and Tidy – Sakura Nozaki
                                                                                                                                         Preparation is underway for all award evenings design and printing for
                                            for some light refreshments.                                                                                                                                            Week 9 - Wearing our Uniform Well - Tabeth Chikunda
                                                                                                                                         the coming Term.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Week 10 - Compassion - Ella Edwards
                                                                                                                                                         COMMERCIAL & SERVICES MANAGER
                                                                                                                                                         Leavers Hoodies for Year 13 students can now be paid       At the time of writing we have two more weekly themes, these are
    MESSAGE FROM THE 2018 STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE                                                                                                         for at the uniform shop. Payments need to be made
                                                                                                                                                         before the 27th September.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ‘Wearing our uniform well’ and ‘Compassion’.

    FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES                                                                                                                            ID Cards - there are still a number of students that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We are encouraging our girls to look for success, to know what it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    feels like and to seek out achievement. We celebrate success regularly
                                                                                                                                                         need to collect their ID cards. These can be paid for      as everyone posts little notes into our success letterbox to be read
                                                                                                                                                         and picked up from the uniform shop during opening         out at dinner and acknowledged. Woman of the Week is awarded at
                                   Tēnā Koutou,                                                                                                          hours                                                      our weekly House Meeting on Wednesday nights. We have so many
                                                                                                                                                         FINANCE MANAGER                                            talented girls at Hostel who are doing their very best to achieve at a
                                      “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening                                                                                                               high level. We acknowledge each of these in our Hostel Bulletin.
                                                                                                                                                         When making payments by online direct credit into
                                                     to what another has to say”                                                                         the school bank account, please provide following
                                                                                                                   - Bryant McGill.                      information:                                               We held an international themed dinner in Week 4 and we’re planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a Fluoro Social with Argyle House in Week 9 and our Annual Stars in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Your Eyes activity in Week 10.
                                   As the newly elected Student Representative on the Board of Trustees, I pledge to listen                              Particulars:Your daughter’s name
                                   carefully and respectfully to all members Hamilton Girls’ High School community. I think that                         Code:Your daughter’s ID Number
                                                                                                                                                         Ref: School charge or activity name                        Our Executive Council girls; Haydee Anson (Head Girl), Chelsea West
                                   the Board of Trustees strives to provide the very best educational environment for each and                                                                                      (Deputy and Year 12 Leader), Pidgeon Kapea (Year 11 Leader), Amber
                                   every Girls’ High girl and I hope to be the conduit between our students and the Board.                                                                                          Perana (Year 10 Leader) and Ruthie Holmes (Year 9 Leader) have done
                                                                                                                                                         From now onwards for parent’s convenience the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    an amazing job this year.They work well as a team, have been organised
            Emily Shute            This year, I aim to build on the wonderful work of our previous Student Representative,
                                                                                                                                                         option to use your credit cards for flo2Cash payment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and set a great example for younger Boarders to follow. The Year 13s
                                                                                                                                                         will be available, please keep in mind when using your
                                   Rebecca-Rose Ngatai and contribute my skills and fresh ideas to further benefit our girls. I will                     credit cards for payment, there will be 2% surcharge.      have been very supportive and exhibit strong self-management. They
                                   aim to have the HGHS student body at the heart of every discussion I have, let the girls know                                                                                    have set a very positive tone for Hostel this year.
                                   what is happening within the Board, and bring student voice into every decision that we make
                                   as a Board of Trustees.                                                                                               PROPERTY & FACILITIES MANAGER                                              STUDENT SERVICES MANAGER
                                                                                                                                                         Please drive carefully in and around our school site.You                   Please have all leave passes to Student Reception by
                                                                                                                                                         may be aware that there is a great deal of congestion                      8.40am on the day you require your pass
                                   Ko Emily Shute tōku ingoa. It is my privilege to serve our School community as the 2018                               on our Ward street entrance ways and Parents are
                                   Student Representative for the Board of Trustees.                                                                     often asked to collect their daughters from Hill street.
                                                         He waka eke noa - We are all in this together.                                                  If you are doing so can you please keep clear of other
                                                                                                                                                         driveways and carparks on Hill street. We have had
                                                                                                                                                         concerns coming in from Business owners regarding
                                                                                                                                                         3.15 pm traffic causing parking issues.

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TERM 3, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                  TERM 3

                                                                      ENGLISH                                                                 WE ARE SMALL BUT WE ARE MIGHTY

                                                                                                                                              In a perfect world there'd be no war.
                                                                                                                                              We’d need no weapons there'd be no conflicts.
                                                                      DEPARTMENT                                                              No terrorists no murders no racists we’d all understand each

                                                                                                                                              We’d all be equal.
                                                                      This term’s focus is senior writing, in particular poetry.              But this world our world isn't perfect.
                                                                      Earlier this year Jasmine Fulton won the Waikato                        There are wars weapons and conflicts.
                                                                      Secondary Schools Peace Competition while Patricia                      We live each and every day with racists, sexists and homophobes
                                                                      Alcartado entered the National Schools Poetry                           all whispering in our ears trying to tell us what's right and what's
                                                                      Competition. Adjudicator Louise Wallace’s summary                       wrong.
                                                                                                                                              Not to mention the critics constantly telling us that our dreams
     BUSINESS                                                         that the entries challenged and surprised her can clearly
                                                                      be seen in Patricia’s offerings in this newsletter. We are
                                                                      pleased with her runner up placing and look forward to
                                                                                                                                              are impossible
                                                                                                                                              That there can never and will never be such a thing as world

     DEPARTMENT                                                       reading more of her work in the future.                                 peace and in a way their right There can’t.
                                                                                                                                              There can’t be such a thing as world peace not if we keep doing
                                                                      We invite you to find a comfortable chair, put your feet up             what where doing not if we keep acting the way we do.
                                                                      and enjoy the offerings from our Year 13 students.                      Not if somehow somewhere we don’t make a change.
                                                                                                                                              It takes hundreds to change the world but it only takes one to
     BUSINESS STUDIES TRADE FAIRS                                                                                                             start.
     It has been an eventful term three in the Business Department.                                                                           One word to start a sentence.
     The Year 12 Business Students sold at two events for their       I WANT THEM TO KNOW MY NAME
                                                                      i want them to know my name.                                            One lyric to start a song.
     Business Plan Standard. The first was at Hamilton Girls’ High
                                                                      every bridge in the city knows the lines of my palms                    One voice.
     School under the G Block veranda.There was bunting, fantastic
     products and great turn out of students and teachers. The        i want them to know my name.                                            One opinion can change the world.
     weather played its part and the groups showed enthusiastic       they ask, will it sate you, when you’re so known you’re burning         Kate Sheppard she won the right for New Zealand woman to
     customer service.                                                at the stake?                                                           vote she made us the first country in the world to have female
                                                                      i want them to know my name                                             and male votes standing side by side shoulder to shoulder
     The second event was held at Gourmet Garage with the Year        and which name is that?                                                 voicing their opinions and slowly but surely the rest of the
     12 and 13 classes. There were 24 teams from a variety of         when i hang on the trees, when my skirt pools at my knees,
                                                                                                                                              world started to follow. We are a country of firsts we are the
     schools in the Waikato area. The teams were a part of the        which name will they say in stifling solemnity?
                                                                                                                                              first to see the light of a new year's day we were the first to
     Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) and each stall was judged          which name will skate from their painted lips, curled like
                                                                      snakeskin?                                                              have woman vote.
     based of product, customer service, organisation and overall                                                                             We are a small but mighty country.
     presence. Congratulations to Tatt from our Year 13 class         i want them to know my name.
                                                                      let it be the name, spilled in expletive, cursing and blessing -        We may not always see eye to eye but we are there for each
     who won the Waikato wide competition. Their product was
                                                                      i want them to know my name.                                            other we support each other.
     temporary tattoos.
                                                                      my name is not chink, for my clothes are wrong.                         Through the good and the bad through thick and through thin.
     Our Year 10 students participated in our Product Launch          my name is not whore, for my lips are not painted, my dress hits        We are a symbol of hope.
     Trade Fair. In total, 29 Teams descended upon the hall to sell   my calves.                                                              We are a symbol of peace of equality.
     their products. Over the preceding 10 weeks, they had to         my name is not a slur.                                                  We are home to those who seek a second chance.
     think of, make and market, their products. Three members         (i have never drunk.)                                                   We are our own rainbow warriors.
     of the local business community judged the stalls and            i want them to know my name,                                            We lead the world in the way of peace but there is still so much
     noted the enthusiasm, along with the ability of the students     if they are to come for me, i want their hearts to whisper it.
                                                                                                                                              more we can do.
     to be convincing when speaking about their business.             i want them to know my name
                                                                                                                                              From stopping a bully in school to being a voice for the voiceless.
     Congratulations to all the teams that won prizes.                and let that name be mine alone.
                                                                      				                                              -Patricia Alcartado   We are who we are because we stand up not only for ourselves
                                                                                                                                              but for those in need.
                                                                                                                                              We are who we are because we stand up for what we believe
                                                                      HONEST PLEAS IN CRUDE CRAYON                                            whether the rest of the world believes in us or not weather
                                                                      ham-fisted, over-saturated, filled to spilling -                        there behind us or not.
                                                                      i am an old puzzle: pieces missing, colour faded                        Because this world is our world and we all have a right.
                                                                      my conduct is a stutter and my voice contains a fumbling green          We all have a right to education.
                                                                      thing                                                                   We all have a right to feel safe.
                                                                      there are days where my heart forgets its place                         We all have a right to make changes in it
                                                                      lodging in my throat, pressing into my larynx with each bloody          Because this world is our world
                                                                                                                                              Our country
                                                                      when the sky unfolds above me i misremember my own name
                                                                                                                                              Our home and like those who stood before us we want it to be
                                                                      is it woman? is it youth? is it immigrant?
                                                                      am i merely the brand burned into my skin by a thousand                 here for generations to come we want it to be a place where
                                                                      condemning stares?                                                      they will feel safe
                                                                      am i glass thing, changing within every fire i am placed?               a peaceful place
                                                                      can you i ever be more than they’ve made me?                            a happy place
                                                                      					 -Patricia Alcartado                                                                                                      -Jazmin Fulton

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TERM 3, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ACADEMIC NEWS

     SCIENCE                                                                                                                                     MAORI
     DEPARTMENT                                                                                                                                  DEPARTMENT
     1SCI A RATES OF REACTION                                                                                                                                                                                                                This year at Hamilton Girls we celebrated
     Since the end of Term one the Level 1 Science A students                                                                                                                                                                                Māori Language Week by trying to teach
     have been investigating rates of reaction. During this time the                                                                                                                                                                         students and staff simple phrases and
     students have learnt how to plan, carry out and report on                                                                                                                                                                               correct pronunciation of Te Reo Māori.
     an investigation. The assessment for this topic was recently                                                                                                                                                                            We used presentations and social media
     completed. The response of the students to the assessment               RUBENS TUBE                                                                                                                                                     to get our messages across.
     can be captured by the following comment.                               The setup had a hose on the side that was connected to the
                                                                             large metal tube. On the other side it was connected to the                                                                                                     A highlight for us for the Inter- Whānau
     In our assessment we were investigating the effect of                   signal generator.The gas runs through the metal tube and out of                                                                                                 Tutor group Quiz, where students were
     concentration on the rate of a chemical reaction. We had to             holes on the top which makes the flames.                                                                                                                        challenged and there was some fierce
     make different dilutions of hydrochloric acid. We had to use all                                                                                                                                                                        competition. For some of us te reo Māori
     the science ideas of fair testing to do this experiment. I liked this   Mrs Mills turned the signal generator on and had sound running                                                                                                  is not just one week in the year but it is
     type of assessment as it was a practical hands on internal which        through the steel tube out of a speaker. She turned on a lighter                                                                                                what we live and breathe. However, for
     helped me learn better. I also liked the write up after the practical   and put in to top of the holes. Now it is lit up and it has made                                                                                                others this week is a way to learn and
     because it helped me understand what my results were showing.           some cool flames. The flames grew to about 3 cm. Mrs Mills                                                                                                      embrace Māori culture.
                                                         - Grace Wiltshire   turn on the sound to make a high pitch. We could see 6 waves
                                                                             in the flames.                                                                                                                                                  Kia kaha te Reo Māori.
     LEVEL 2 CHEMISTRY - QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY                              Then she turn the pitch even more higher and it made 7 waves.
                                                                             When we started to go low and we started at getting waves of
                                                                             4 and then she tried again to go lower but we were unable to        This year Hamilton Girls’ High School was represented by Arie and Tia Dargaville
     Since the end of Term one the Level 2 Chemistry students
                                                                             see 3 of them due to how spread out they would have been.           Rehua at the Tainui Ngā Manu Kōrero speech competition. As a competitor in the
     have been focussing on Quantitative Chemistry. Quantitative
                                                                             When the notes change it all depends on the pitch whether it        Korimako Senior English section, Arie was required to present both an impromptu
     chemistry enables chemists to calculate known quantities of
                                                                             it high or low.                                                     and a prepared speech. She delivered a compelling and engaging impromptu speech on
     materials. Students have learnt how to carry out a titration and
                                                                                                                                                 the topic: “A Māori worldview is an important worldview”, placing third equal for her
     complete a variety of different calculations. The assessment for
                                                                             The crests of each wave gets higher as the amplitude gets higher.   work. “Trust me with our future” was the topic of Arie’s prepared speech, wherein
     this topic was recently completed. The response of the students
                                                                             This happened when the volume went up and down.                     she explored important ideas about the challenges of consumerism and the need for
     to the assessment can be captured by the following comments.
                                                                                                                                                 sustainable, future-focused practices.
     This internal had two parts to it; practical and theory. Both of        The experiment was cool and it let us know about sound waves.
                                                                                                                                                 Tia entered the Sir Tui Carroll Junior English section, and delivered a thought-provoking
     these components were very interesting and each had their
                                                                                                                                                 speech on the topic: “The best project I will ever work on is me”. She received very
     own challenges. We did plenty of of practice in class and during
                                                                                                                                                 high praise from the judges, finishing 4th in a very tight competition. Both of our
     lunchtime, which helped mitigate some of our nerves and
                                                                                                                                                 wahine toa represented our school, their whānau and themselves extremely well.
     increase our confidence. The practical was difficult but became
                                                                                                                                                 Sincere thanks to staff and students who came to support our speakers and represent
     easier the more we practiced the experiment, and it all seemed
                                                                                                                                                 our school at this prestigious event.
     to come together on the day. The theory part of this internal
     also became easier with practice. Titrations was a challenging
                                                                                                                                                                                              Huge congratulations can also be extended to Tia, who has since gone on to win the
     but rewarding internal, as once you know what to do, you get
                                                                                                                                                                                              Hamilton Girls’ High School Year 10 Speech competition. Tia is a dynamic speaker,
     into a rhythm and format of setting everything up and then just
                                                                                                                                                                                              who addresses her audience with poise and confidence, delivering a compelling and
     working through.
                                                                                                                                                                                              engaging message. Koia kei a koe, e hine.
                                                       - Aimee Hudson

     This topic was really fun! I enjoyed learning the practical aspect                                                                                                                       This year the Level 3 Māori class had the privilege of cooking a really yummy kai and
     along with the calculations in this topic. It was definitely a new                                                                                                                       going along to The Serve to feed our whanau in the community. It was a very humbling
     experience and I really enjoyed it.                                                                                                                                                      experience for our girls and was nice to see them come together outside of the
                                                        - Ashlynne Singh                                                                                                                      classroom and give back to our community.

     For me titrations were easy, so I think that is the reason why I     PHYSICS                                                                                                             We think that work that Aunty P and her team do at The Serve is absolutely amazing
     enjoyed it. I didn't really have any bad experiences.                Year 12 and year 13 physics classes are learning all about the                                                      and it was a huge honor to work alongside them and see the wonderful work that
                                                    -Sabriya Khandarash   rules of electricity and electromagnetism. This involves learning                                                   they do each and every day.
                                                                          about how electrons behave in circuits and the types of field
     I personally enjoyed the experience... it was something new.. that they both create and are affected by. When students build
     fiddly and required a lot of patience.                               circuits they use multimeters to measure the voltage, current
                                                           - Nevidita Lal and resistance. They can then calculate many other values such
                                                                          as power and energy.The year 13 students also are investigating
     I found the assessment easier to focus being spread out and two new devices, inductors and capacitors.
     having my own work station. I enjoyed it : only problem was that
     we had to use methyl orange.                                         Sometimes things go to plan and sometimes they do not.
                                                     - Jasmine Podmore

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     PEACE WRITING COMPETITION                                                                                                                     the culture of New Zealand and the world? Media is universal. How does one still
                                                                                                                                                   interact with the world around them without yielding to the violence, intolerance, and
                                                                                                                                                   increasingly biased information that is so common in society? Perhaps it is as simple
                                                                                                                                                   as exercising critical thinking. It is as simple as acknowledging everyone as human and
                                                                                                                                                   worthy of listening to and respecting in spite of whether they agree with your beliefs
      How can we help New Zealand to lead the way in creating a world where people learn to listen to, and respect                                 or not. It is choosing whether you consume the violence that is churned out by film
                         the views of others, and work out differences in a non-violent way?                                                       and media or not. If there is no demand for violence, self-service and biases, they will
                                                                                                                                                   cease to be the ‘normality’ in society.
     Statement of Intent:                                                    respecting. Their views are just as important to engage with as
     Violence permeates all spheres of society all the while being           our own.                                                              Changing New Zealand into a country where people listen to and respect the
     fostered by the media and entertainment industry. This essay                                                                                  views of others, and sort out differences in a non-violent way is counter-cultural.
     examines how and why violence is embedded into the cultural             Curiously, while this tendency towards violence is not one            With the powerhouse that is the media and entertainment industry supported and
     identity of New Zealand and the world, with specific attention          encouraged as children in New Zealand- rather, it is strongly         idolised within the culture, any change to its image and production will be resisted.
     to the media’s influence in creating and shaping cultural and           discouraged- it is deeply prevalent throughout the children           Change, whilst difficult and often unsettling, must occur within the media industry
     societal ‘norms’. It is only once we understand how violence            and adults of society. “Do unto others as you would have them         and within our own thoughts and perceptions if New Zealand wishes to re-orientate
     has been fostered in a society that we can begin to make steps          do to you” is an intimately familiar phrase for most children,        itself to become a non-violent society where ideas and differences are respected and
     to counter it.                                                          with parents, guardians and teachers enforcing it onto them           acknowledged. New Zealand has the opportunity to sow seeds of non-violence and
                                                                             from an early age and punishing them for hitting and fighting         acceptance now that can be the next generation’s harvest.
        Reaping the harvest;The media’s influence in the                     when things do not go their way. We are constantly taught to
          formation and cessation of a violent nation                        act in a non-violent way. Why is it then that this message of                    The confessions of a Pakeha, the musings of a coloniser
                                                                             restraint and non-violence is silenced by the time these kids
     Violence is the seed that society has sown, and we are now              reach high school, drowned out by the idea that violence is           Statement of Intent:
     reaping the harvest. It has seeped into every realm of society and      the answer to all their problems. In an age of rapidly increasing     This poem addresses the feeling of shame around being white. The shame associated
     nowhere is exempt.America - as the cultural capital of the world        technology and information overload, the media is pivotal in          with the inheritance that I have been given by my ancestors; broken promises, broken
     - presents a violent front; Hollywood churns out torture, killing       the teaching of kids and adults, and this entertainment driven        bones, and destruction of a land. History has no place to be hidden, it must be
     and violence in their films on a mass scale, school shootings and       voice is more appealing than the non-violent tones that the           unearthed and acknowledged lest we repeat it.
     gun violence are on the news every other day, President Donald          authoritarian figures of society - the parents, education systems
     Trump threatens to fire nuclear missiles as retaliation, armed          and governments- are providing. The media and entertainment           The white of my face are the broken bones of the people my ancestors fought
     forces are sent as ‘peacekeepers’ to the Middle East. Even as           industry is what is reshaping the minds of children- and adults-      The lines that marr it are the scars that stain the tapestry of Aotearoa
     we critique America, New Zealand and many other countries               into being violent, self-serving and consumeristic. No longer         My ancestors were land stealers, forest burners, predator introducers,
     follow blindly in their footsteps. This violent intolerance is          does the ‘authoritarian’ figures of parents and the education         Pillagers of the richness that Aotearoa held.
     heavily fueled by the media around us and stems from a view             system hold the greatest power in teaching and moulding
     that others opinions, beliefs, and person is less than our own.         behaviour and thought.The media and entertainment industry is         The blood that flows through my veins is the same that flowed through
     Not only does the increasingly violent mindset of society need          one of the leading factors- perhaps the largest, most influential     The commanders and soldiers that fought
     to be adjusted, but the portrayal of news and information needs         factor- of this violence orientated epidemic.                         For the desecration of a people,
     to be changed. The influx of information in an age where news                                                                                 For the ground beneath the feet of Maori.
     is so readily accessible must be taken account of if New Zealand        We worship the large screen. Films are part of our diet, subtly
     wishes to become a nation which is non-violent and listens to,          brainwashing adults and kids alike with messages that fighting        The land wars of Aotearoa have carved this nation
     respects, and acknowledges differences in opinion and world             and ‘going on the offensive’ is the only way to react. We identify    My ancestor’s actions scar the landscape of my country.
     views.                                                                  with Po the Dragon Warrior, James Bond, Jason Bourne, and             Tears of blood flow even now from the mountains
                                                                             many other characters with whom violence is part of their life.       And the rivers carry the pains of a people.
     Underlying all the violence that is entrenched in society is a belief   Being constantly surrounded by images and sounds of violence,
     that some people are in some way less than others.Throughout            it is therefore not surprising that violence is seen as a ‘cultural   I bow my head in shame.
     history, the view that others are lesser and thus less human has        normality’, simply a part of the world we live in. News sites
     led to - and has been used as a justification for- violence and         are selective in the content they provide, with most of it being      Shame at the way this history has been ignored
     atrocities. In the Nazi regime, [Jews] were Untermenschen —             violence related; within five minutes listening to the television     In favour of an invasion on the coast of Gallipoli
     subhumans — and as such were excluded from the system of                one can hear about a murderer being convicted, the syrian             History is written by the Europeans after all
     moral rights and obligations that bind humankind together. It’s         crisis and hate-filled protests. This hand-picking of news stories    Shame that all I have inherited
     wrong to kill a person, but permissible to exterminate a rat. To        fortifies the violence that has already seeped into society.          Is the wrongs of my ancestors
     the Nazis, all the Jews, Gypsies and others were rats: dangerous,       Film and other such forms of media enforce a consumeristic,           Wrongs that they do not accept
     disease-carrying rats.” (SMITH, D.L. (2011): Less Than Human).          individualistic role of people in society, where violence is the
     Likewise in the Rwandan Genocide, Hutus referred to the                 idea being consumed. It is a circle, an ouroboros. Without an         A dirty secret buried six feet deep
     Tutsis as cockroaches, dehumanising them - a separation and             end in sight, media has created and bound society in a violent,       To be unearthed, recognised, acknowledged.
     segregation of humans that is still prevalent in similar forms in       self-serving cycle. In order to change anything, one must change      It has no place to be hidden anymore
     the twenty-first century - and thus causing genocide to be easier       the information presented; one must change the media.                 History should not be covered up.
     to carry out and psychologically more justified. Throughout the
     world there are still these distinctions; There are the ‘human’         Having a violent mindset is not the only problem however, with        We must speak the unspeakable
     and the ‘subhuman’, ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys’, the ‘civilised’     the increasingly opinionated and biased views on news sites           The rich history of Aotearoa - through its tears and stains - is what our ancestors
     and the ‘barbarian’, the ‘us’ and the ‘them’.Violence has become        only serving to emphasise this. How can a society claim to be         have given us,
     a justifiable act in society, and in order to change the mindset of     tolerant of all views if the media only serves to acknowledge         It is our inheritance
     this generation from obsessive violent behaviour, to one where          one standpoint? There is no doubt that if New Zealand wishes          We cannot deny it, rather
     listening to, and respecting each others opinions and views is          to change its culture the media must be changed. How one does         We must accept it.
     the norm, one must first acknowledge others as fellow humans            this is more difficult however. How does one go about changing
     who, like ourselves, are valuable and worth listening to and            the entertainment industry when it is firmly embedded into                                                                                                       - Kate Sampson
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     Week of Engineering: This is an annual event aimed at inspiring
     young minds to think about these future possibilities in the                                                                              DEPARTMENT
     field of engineering. You may be aware that New Zealand is
     currently experiencing a shortage in this profession, so this                                                                             Level 3 sport just got tougher!! 20 of our students traveled to
     was an ideal opportunity for our young women to learn more.                                                                               Helensville to compete in the secondary school's tough guy and
     Staff accompanied students on these visits which were arranged                                                                            gal event! The course was hilly but more than anything it was
     for Fonterra (Chemical Processing and Mechanical), Waikato                                                                                super muddy! Shoes were lost, students were crawling through
     Expressway (Structural and Environmental) and Huntly Power                                                                                the mud and trying to avoid the electric obstacles!!! A great
     Station (Electrical and Mechanical). Students enjoyed learning
     and hearing about the varied days in the lives of Engineers who
     opened up their doors for senior school students to provide an
                                                                          LANGUAGES                                                            challenge both physically and mentally to complete 6km let
                                                                                                                                               alone those of our girls who complete 12km!!

     exciting and interesting programme that showcased the world                                                                               We came away with a clean sweep for the podium and claim
     of work in engineering. The girls were able to learn about some                                                                           9 of the tops spots in the 12km race. Sharnae Taylor narrowly
     of New Zealand’s most interesting engineering projects and                                                                                taking out the win over Kaitlyn Steedman after a joint effort to
     companies.                                                                                                                                make it to the line! Well done to all students who took part.
                                                                          Term Three has been another busy one for the Languages               Miss Cox and Mrs Johnstone are very proud of you.
     Senior Mock Exams held during week 6 & 7 are an opportunity
                                                                          Department. By the time you read this, one group of students
     for students to see where they need to consolidate their                                                                                                                                                     Our level 2 Outdoors and PE class took on the big challenge
                                                                          will be on the way to France, with trips to Japan and Spain
     learning in preparation for the NZQA end of year examinations                                                                                                                                                of tramping up the Pinnacles in coromandel. After spending
                                                                          departing a few days later. We would like to thank everyone
     which begin on November 7th. However, the Y 11 MCAT                                                                                                                                                          half the day tramping up a series of different terrain, the girls
                                                                          who has supported any of our fundraising events, we couldn’t
     Algebra exam is being held on Tuesday September 18th.Year 11                                                                                                                                                 unpacked and set up their beds in the DOC hut for the night.
                                                                          have done it without you!
     girls sitting this examination will have been given information                                                                                                                                              The girls were required to pack and carry enough food to
     about this.Your support for your daughter/student is important                                                                                                                                               sustain themselves for the 48 hours, while also being rationed
                                                                          On the 25th of July Year 11 Spanish students along with their
     during this time.                                                                                                                                                                                            as space in their backpacks were limited. We believe this phone
                                                                          teachers had an authentic Mexican lunch at Flying Burrito
                                                                          Brothers. It was a unique opportunity to order food in Spanish                                                                          free tramp helped our girls reconnect and bond with each other,
     Junior Tutoring Monday lunchtimes and Senior Tutoring Thursday                                                                            Term 3 is the 10 Sport Judo training and competition. The          it also allowed them to fully see the views new zealand has to
                                                                          and put into practice what we have learnt in class. A delicious
     lunchtimes in M 1.1                                                                                                                       10 Sport students run to Metro Judo club and are taught and        offer without the distraction of a device.
                                                                          way of learning!
                                                                                                                                               trained by Sensei Terry in the art of Judo combat. The girls
     WAIMATHS COMPETITION 2018:                                                                                                                learn throws and holds to beat an opponent over 5 weeks            Once camp was set up those who still had energy to burn
                                                                          This term our school celebrated International Languages
     Our teams comprised of 3-4 girls competed in this annual event                                                                            of training. This year the competition was fierce with lots of     continued to the summit, 546 stairs later the girls trip had
                                                                          Week with various activities. It was great to see 26 students
     representing Y 9 – 11 which was held at HBHS. It’s great to see                                                                           the girls showing how strong and confident they were in their      become worth is as the view was truly breathtaking. The girls
                                                                          receive badges and certificates in assembly for their exceptional
     our students giving up their time to take part in this challenging                                                                        abilities. The competition week was a fantastic display of their   showed how gutsy they were as they watched the sunset on the
                                                                          achievements in the Education Perfect World Cup. Our thanks
     event. Thanks too, to the support from parent and caregivers to                                                                           hard work. The A grade winners from each class were                edge of the rocks.With a new mindset of New Zealand’s beauty,
                                                                          also to Katie Osborne for her work on the quiz held at lunchtime
     make this a success.                                                                                                                                                                                         the girls made their way back to camp where they were required
                                                                          during Languages week.
                                                                                                                                                                    1st: Sakura Nozaki                            to cook their meals over gas stoves and boil their water for 3
     OPTIONS AFTERNOON:                                                                                                                                           2nd: Simone Littlewood                          minutes for the next days hike. Nearing the end of our tramp,
                                                                          Much importance is being placed these days on the benefits
     We welcome students and their families to this annual evening                                                                                                 3rd: Amber Waretini                            the two classes gathered while Mr Devcich and Mrs Johnstone
                                                                          of second language learning to develop global citizens. We are
     where you are able to have one to one conversations about                                                                                                                                                    handed each student a silver fern to represent our achievement.
                                                                          pleased to see more students recognising the advantages gained
     various options and subject choices for the 2019 academic year.                                                                                                1st: Gabby Gordon
                                                                          in life as well as in the job market and choosing to continue with
                                                                          their language study.                                                                     2nd: Neema Mihigo                             A huge special thanks to Johnathan Armstrong for being our
                                                                                                                                                                     3rd: Quayani Ratu                            parent helper and our teachers, without this support this trip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and experience would not have been possible. Looking forward
                                                                                                                                                Congratulations to all the students who completed the             to hitting the Tongariro Crossing next year….
                                                                                                                                                Judo programme. Mrs Whaanga and Mrs Johnstone are                                          By Shauna Glassie-Ryan and Anna Woods
                                                                                                                                                             very proud of your efforts.

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                                                                                                                                                                       WELLBEING WORKSHOP
                                                                                                                                                                       On the 20th of August, the GATE Committee, working in
                                                                                                                                                                       tandem with the counsellors, organised a Wellbeing Workshop.
                                                                                                                                                                       In the workshop, students of all years learned about a healthy
                                                                                                                                                                       approach to school, as extension students, and support systems
                                                                                                                                                                       that exist in the school. It was a lunchtime of both fun and
                                                                                                                                                                       learning and can hopefully be carried to further years.

                                                                                                                                                                       POETRY WORKSHOP
                                                                                                                                                                       In honour of National Poetry Day - August 24 - WINTEC
                                                                                                                                                                       organised a poetry seminar. Led by Dr. Therese Lloyd, students
                                                                                                                                                                       from many schools learned a lot about poetry in New Zealand.
                                                                                                                                                                       Dr. Lloyd introduced us “ekphrasis”, poems about art, and
                                                                                                                                                                       explained life as a poet. Overall, it was a delightful, enlightening

     WAIKATO YOUNG LEADERS DAY                                                                      CAREERS                                                            GATEWAY
                                                                                                    OPTION EXPO / CAREERS EVENING                                      Congratulations to the students who have completed their
                                                                                                    On Thursday 13th September evening we hosted a very                Gateway placements this year. We have placed over 50 students
                                                                                                    successful event to assist students with their subject choices     in various workplaces across the wider Hamilton region and
                  WAIKATO YOUNG LEADERS DAY 2018                                                                                                                       helped them experience what working in their chosen industry
                                                                                                    for 2019 and beyond. We were fortunate to have twenty one
         Reflections from students who attended WYLD at Waikato University                                                                                             would be like.
                                                                                                    education and training providers present to answer questions
                                                                                                    about their programmes and pathways.
     Sophie Matai’a                                                                                                                                                    Some students gain credits through their placement but the
     My highlight of the day was meeting the inspirational speakers and learning their                                                                                 main purpose is for them to gain the key skills which businesses
                                                                                                    We would like to thank them sincerely for their time –
     incredible stories and challenges they have overcome. I also enjoyed interacting with                                                                             are looking for in their staff such as team-work, respect,
                                                                                                    Waikato University,Wintec, Otago University,Victoria University,
     kids from our school and other schools. Also I just wanted to thank you for today.                                                                                communication, having a positive attitude, showing commitment,
                                                                                                    AUT, Auckland University, Massey University, Canterbury
     It as such a great experience and I learnt so much and had heaps of fun. Thanks for                                                                               resilience and self-management.
                                                                                                    University, Te Wananga o Aotearoa, , Camp America, PIHMS,
     organising it and I hope other young kids get to experience this same day.
                                                                                                    QRC, Vision College, Your Education Exchange Programme,
     Thanks so much again,                                                                                                                                             We are currently looking for a range of placements for students
                                                                                                    NZ Defence Forces, NZ Police, NZMA, NZIS, NZ School of
                                                                                                    Tourism, Elite Beauty and Spa College and Les Mills.               in 2019. We get a large amount of requests in the fields of
     Kaitlyn Wallace                                                                                                                                                   Teaching (both Primary and ECE), Social Work, Accountancy or
     My highlights over the day was being able to meet different types of leaders and hear                                                                             Finance, the Tourism Industry, the Retail sector and the Beauty
     about their stories on how they became leaders. We learnt their tips and tricks on             Useful sites to assist with career decisions from subject          and Hairdressing industry. If you are able to help then please
     how to become a successful leader. This day has inspired me to be more and do more             choice to future pathways –                                        contact Suzie Brace, Pathways Co-ordinator on braces@hghs.
     in my life, take all the opportunities that I get given and to be more confident in what                                                                          school.nz or 022 639 2614.
     I do. Just because you don't have a title doesn't mean you're not a leader. My favourite
     quote of the day was said by Douglas Rauche "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it                                                                              There is no cost to you financially. The students are not paid
     you will land among the stars."                                                                                                                                   for their placements as the focus of them is for the student to
                                                                                                                                                                       experience that industry and to support them in making some
     Thank you for the awesome day. It was an amazing experience.                                                                                                      big decisions about their future.
     Rachel Apiti
     This was a great day full of lots of new people and most importantly meeting and
     listening to all the inspirational leaders. I have learnt so much from the leaders including
     qualities of a good leader and their stories of becoming one. After listening to the
     three main speakers we paired up with Hamilton Boys High to do a variety of team
     and leadership building activities. Overall a great day with great people.

     Samantha Wells
     I had many highlights of this day but some of my mains were, getting the chance to
     communicate and meet new students from a range of Waikato schools, listening to
     the inspiring and motivating speakers who explained the ways of living our lives to the           www.nomajordrama.com              www.schoolconnect.co.nz
     fullest and turning I can't into I cans. I went along to this day being told what you put      Keep up to date with career related information
     in is what you get out and I sure came out with a lot. My perspective of leadership and        through the HGHS Careers Facebook page
     what it is to be one has changed and has also made me believe that being a leader is a         https://www.facebook.com/Hamilton-Girls-High-School-Careers-
     part of who I want to be.                                                                      Gateway

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                               ARTS AT
                                                                                                 Congratulations to Kaleesha Messent and        Drama Club                  Monday lunchtimes
                                                                                                 Bryre Aish who were selected as finalists      Kristyn Rayner and Ms       Drama students have formed a Mime group are practicing in the Drama Room for future performance.
                                                                                                 in the Play it Strange Lion Foundation         Wynne-Jones
                                                                                                 Songwriting Competition. Play it Strange

                                                                                                                                                Kapa Haka                   Kelis Mahu-Marsh Kapa Haka Prefect
                                                                                                 is a trust which gives young songwriters
                                                                                                 the opportunity to record their song in a      September 7 - 9: Japan weekend wānanga at HGHS practise from afterschool - 6.30pm
                                                                                                                                                Parent and Whanau meeting for all those involved with the Japan trip from 6.30pm-7.30pm HGHS Marae
                                                                                                 professional recording studio. Both Bryre
                                                                                                                                                September 8: Tupu Te Toi concert at HBHS and Japan Apple Raffle drawn this evening. Doors open at 5.30pm show begins at 6.00pm.
                                                                                                 and Kaleesha entered the competition           Purchase tickets from a Kapa Haka student
                                                                                                 last year and recorded their songs at
                                                                                                 Roundhead Studios. This was an amazing         Media                       Prefect Helena Reid
                                                                                                 experience for the girls and they are both     Bullet In                   H11                                                                            Prepare Videos for School
     Congratulations to all of the girls who     Results for the groups include:
                                                                                                 looking forward to recording again.            TIC                         The Bullet IN group is comprised of Year 12 and 13 students with experience in Assemblies throughout the
     participated in the Dance NZ Made           Year 9 & 10 - 1st place Junior Dance Club                                                      Ms Maplesden                Media production. The group produce videos that showcase the school that are year
                                                                                                 Results from Band Festival
     regional workshop and dance competition.    their item was choreographed by Ruby                                                           Student lead                shown at assemblie.The purpose of the group is to document the events at HGHS
     In the solo and small group sections the    Moetara.                                                                                       Praneet Rana                and to develop their skills.
                                                                                                 Bronze for our Orchestra and The
     results were as follows:                                                                                                                   Practical Film Club         Wednesday lunchtime in H11                                                          Examples: Fair Go Video
                                                                                                 Performance spirit award, Silver for our
                                                 Open Division - 1st place Hip Hop their                                                        Ms Maplesden                The Film club aims to enhance students skills in camera work and editing. The       Competition
                                                                                                 Guitar Group, Gold for the combined
     Year 9 - 2nd Jemimah Hart Year 10 - 1st     item was choreographed by Pidgeon                                                              Student lead                final goal is to enter video competitions such as Fair Go.Any students who have a   Outlook for Someday
                                                                                                 HGHS/HBHS orchestra, Gold for The
     Emily Gilbert HGHS Year 11 - 3rd ruby       Kapea (Dance Prefect)                                                                          Helena Reid                 passion and commitment to developing their filmmaking skills and want to work       Competition
                                                                                                 Samba group. This group in particular did
     Moetara HGHS                                                                                                                                                           with like minded people than this is a group for you.
                                                                                                 exceptionally well at being one of the top
                                                 Year 11-13 Category - runners up Year                                                          International Film Club     Thursday after school in H11
                                                                                                 percussion groups in the Waikato. Well
     Year 12 - 3rd Tehana Piggott HGHS & 2nd     12 & 13 Dance class who performed a                                                            Ms Maplesden                We showcase international films and expose students to a variety of genre filmmakers and cultures. Films from
     Joeleen Chapman HGHS                        contemporary dance                                                                                                         Europe, Asia or any other interesting films outside of the American mainstream. Watch the notices.
     The NOMINATIONS to represent                Congratulations to the girls and thanks                                                                                    Prefect Jessica Wang
     Waikato at the NATIONALS were               to the Dance teachers Ms Shannon and                                                           Multicultural Committee     Day 3      G1
     awarded to three girls and HGHS were        McCarthy. The groups are preparing to                                                          TIC                         Multicultural committee meet every day 3 lunchtime in G1. We are having fun discussing cultural issues and
     awarded two!                                participate in the National competition in                                                     Ms Pauline Steele           getting to know each other.
                                                 Palmerston North.                                                                              Beth Wong
     Joeleen and Emily congratulations and
                                                                                                                                                Music                       Prefect Kaleesha Messant
     thanks to Ms McCarthy.
                                                                                                                                                Barbershop                  Tuesday 3.15-4.15 in J2
                                                                                                                                                Uptown Girls                The Barbershop Uptown Girls Chorus continue to prepare for Nationals to be held in Tauranga later this month.
                                                                                                                                                Chorus/Small Groups         Practise is still on Tuesday in J2 from 3.20 until 4.30. The quartets are formed also.
      Dance                     Prefect Pidgeon Kapea
      HIP HOP GROUP             Monday and Thursday lunchtime, Thursday after school                             National Dance NZ Made         Jodi Tautari
      TIC                       Dance room                                                                       Competition                    Mana Wahine                 Wednesday Lunchtime
      Vicki Shannon                                                                                              (if qualify)                   ( choir )                   Students will be working towards completing performances during Term 4 plus a fund raising event.
                                Dance room                                                                       22 September
                                The HGHS Hip Hop group is full steam ahead under the leadership of our Dance                                    Pasifika                    Prefect Tiare Metekingi
                                Prefect Pidgeon Kapea.
                                                                                                                                                Fundraiser                  Practices will be held after school Wednesday - Friday of Week 7. We are supporting Te Maurea Whiritoi who
      JUNIOR DANCE CLUB         Tuesday and Friday Lunchtime                                                     National Dance NZ Made                                     are fundraising for their trip to Japan.
      TIC                                                                                                        Competition
      Maree McCarthy            Small Gym or Dance Studio                                                        (if qualify)                   Visual Art                  Prefect Hannah Miller
                                                                                                                 22 September                   Arts Club                   Term 3
      Drama                     Prefect Kristyn Rayner                                                                                          TIC                         Wednesday Lunchtime every day 8 in D3
                                                                                                                                                Ms Fernyhough               Students who want to come and do art for fun are invited to come into D3 for fun.
      Theatre Sports            Friday lunchtimes
      TIC Tashiana Borell       Drama room                                                                                                      Tutoring                    Students are invited to set up a tutoring session with a Senior Art student who will share their expertise to
      Prefect                   The Theatresports club is open to all comers. Students learn Theatre sports games and compete in teams in the                               assist students requiring assistance. Students sign up online - address is on the posters around the department.
      Kristyn Rayner            Waikato inter-schools theatre sports competition.

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TERM 3, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SPORTS AT HGHS

                                                  SPORTS AT
     Kia Ora Whanau,                                                                                                                          This past week has been one to definitely remember!!!On
                                                                                                           SPORTS VISION:
                                                                                                                                              Monday the 3rd to Friday the 7th the HGHS Premier netball
     We have had an eventful term with our Winter Codes wrapping up there season out at                                                       team competed in the annual UNISS competition at Blake Park
     there Winter Tournament weeks around the North Island and WOW what a week it                           To deliver a high
                                                                                                                                              in Mount Maunganui. We started the week real strong, and on
     has been!! All our codes have performed exceptionally well and have done themselves,                  quality, engaging
                                                                                                                                              the first two days of tournament the team played pool games
     their families and the school very proud. Each team have experienced highs and lows                   sport programme                    which saw us winning all three resulting in us placing first in the
     to test their resilience, but above all they have bounced back bigger and stronger and               that creates futures                pool.Wednesday and Thursday were crossover games which saw
     always performed at the best of their ability while wearing the crest with pride. This                   and legacies.                   us playing the top teams from Auckland such as Mount Albert
     winter tournament season has seen many firsts in a long time for each of the codes as                                                    Grammar, and Epsom Girls Grammar. Unfortunately we came
     well as codes reaching the highest national ranking in New Zealand. Another pleasing                                                     off short to both teams but the learnings each player took from
     factor is that amongst the majority of our codes out on tournament week we were                                                          both games helped us succeed in future games. As a team our
     the only Waikato school ranked in the top tier of each of the tournaments.                                                               bonds grew stronger and it showed through our connections
                                                                                                                                              on court. On Friday morning the team held a lot of pressure on
     An extremely ‘chuffed’ Sports department on each of the codes achievements and one that is very excited to build on these                their shoulders as it was a do or die game against One Tree Hill      On behalf of the HGHS Prems we would just like to thank
     legacies for years to come!                                                                                                              to make to six. After being up by six points in the fourth quarter    everyone who got us there, our family, friends, Jo Spencer and
                                                                                                                                              HGHS pulled through to win the game by one point after the            last but not least our management team. A massive thank you
     Also we would like to acknowledge all the support that has gone into helping our Sports department in terms of volunteers from           final whistle which meant the team had placed 5th qualifying          to Miss Williams, Mrs Green and Diane Riddle for your amazing
     a capacity of coaches and managers, without you all a part of the various codes at all different levels sport would not survive within   us for the New Zealand Secondary School competition in the            work during UNISS, as well as the rest of the season. Without
     our school, so we THANK YOU wholeheartedly and deeply for every little thing you have done for our girls within sport. We also           second week of the school holidays which is held in Timaru.           you three, behind the scenes of our campaign wouldn’t have ran
     have sent out to all the volunteers an invite to a Thank you evening on Thursday 20th September, hosted at school as a token of          This is an extremely great achievement we all worked hard for         so smoothly! Everyone of us girls are super lucky to have shared
     our appreciation so please reply to the email invite for catering purposes.                                                              and deserved. It’s also the first time in seven years HGHS has        this exciting tournament with you!!
                                                                                                                                              been to nationals which is an achievement in itself. Also a special
                                                                                                                                              mention to Summer Parekura as she was selected in the UNISS           The support from everyone, whanau, friends, coaches and each
                                                                                                                                              A grade tournament team.                                              other is what really made us pull through when we needed it
                                                                         FOOTBALL                                                                                                                                   most. Honestly, the entire week was a high and if it wasn’t for
                                                                         The HGHS Football X1 placed 2nd in New Zealand at the Lotto                                                                                Miss Williams and the relationship she has created with us all,
                                                                         Premier Tournament, achieving the best result in the schools                                                                               we wouldn’t have made it through the week. Along with Mrs
                                                                         football history. After being undefeated and finishing top of                                                                              Greene and Dianne who sacrificed so much time to be apart of
                                                                         their pool, they went on to make the semi final against Epsom                                                                              our team success.
                                                                         Girls Grammar. The game ended in nail biting penalties in which                                                                                                       Leila Green & Manaia Rapana-Feather
                                                                         HGHS claimed the win. Following that, the national final took
                                                                         them against Baradene and despite a win against them in the
                                                                         pool games, Baradene made things even with a 3-1 win. The            HOCKEY
                                                                         team experienced loss, wins and injuries yet throughout the          The 1XI hockey girls had a fun tournament up in Whangarei.We
                                                                         week they showed determination, skill and school pride. A huge       started off the week well with two strong wins and a narrow
                                                                         thanks to Stephen Cox and Dave McGall who coached the girls          loss to the eventual winners of the tournament Iona College.
                                                                         and helped them achieve what they did. Wendy Brown and Mrs
                                                                         Pryor were also hugely important, helping with the organisation      We then had some tough loses in our crossover games and had
                                                                         of transport and food throughout the week.The girls would not        to come to accept things that were out of our control. However
                                                                         have been as successful without the support that their families,     we finished the tournament with a win, placing us 15th in New
                                                                         friends and school provided.                                         Zealand, and the only Waikato school to finish in the top 16.
                                                                         		                                        Jamie Foster - Captain
                                                                                                                                              Our team would like to thank our coaches Jack and Liv and our
                                                                                                                                              management team Leigh, Kim and Greer for giving up their time
                                                                                                                                              and putting so much effort into helping us do our best at Fed
                                                                                                                                              Cup 2018.
                                                                                                                                                                             Morgan Clayton & Sharnae Taylor

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