Tena koutou katoa. Heaton Normal Intermediate School is a decile 9 co-educational school catering for students aged 11-13 years old, situated in the suburb of Merivale in Christchurch, NZ. Please have a look around our site!
Recently, forty Heaton students took part in our annual
tennis championships at The Elmwood Tennis Club. All
participants produced an excellent standard of play and
demonstrated great sportsmanship. I would like to
congratulate our male and female champions for 2015:
William B (Year 8)
Jade F (Year 7)
A huge thank you to the Elmwood Tennis Club for providing
us with their facilities and to Hukaatai for his support and
Congratulations to students involved in the National Jump Jam Competition last weekend. Heaton entered 2 teams and the Strictly Jump Jam team finished in the top 6 of their competition while the Challenge group came an outstanding 2nd in the top section. A huge thank you to Kirsty-Lee for the time and effort she put in. Thanks to Mrs Halligan for making this all possible with her amazing management skills and to Beef for choreographing our dances. For a full report please click on the link. Jump Jam Report by Sophie and Triny
Throughout this year, we have been working on an entry for the 2015 Canterbury/Westland Science Fair. The aim of our research was to determine the best method of drying firewood to ensure that it burns in a clean way.
The fair itself was an interesting and exciting experience. Riccarton High’s hall was packed with budding innovators, scientists and inventors. We saw many impressive ideas on show as we waited for the judges, who interviewed us on the results of our experiment.
Nearing the end of the two hour exhibition, an Environment Canterbury representative came to inform us that we had won a prize, to be awarded at the prizegiving the following Tuesday.
On Tuesday 22nd September, the prizes from the Canterbury Science Fair were awarded. Our project won:
- Best application of a scientific method (from the University of Canterbury)
- First place junior project (from ECAN)
- First place in year 8 overall (from the Science Fair)
By gaining First place in the junior Environment Canterbury category, we also had the opportunity to present our findings to their commissioners for the chance to win the overall Wrybill trophy. Unfortunately we did not win the trophy but we were glad to have the
For our Aims Games team, months of early morning training sessions, practice matches and gruelling fitness sessions were certainly rewarded. Our small team of five individual athletes and two sporting teams produced absolutely fantastic performances. The students dedication, teamwork and sportsmanship made for a perfect week and all students involved should be extremely proud of their efforts and achievements. A special mention goes out to our three individual athletes who were successful in gaining medals.
Tiaki O – Silver Medal (Golf)
Rose B – SIlver Medal (Cross Country)
Jermaine M – Bronze Medal (Swimming – 50m Backstroke)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all all of our parents, mangers and coaches for their amazing efforts throughout terms two and three. I would also like to recognise the generous businesses who sponsored our athletes, without you, an experience such as this would simply not be possible.
For the past term, students and staff at Heaton Normal Intermediate School have been working with Mandy Roberts, to produce a wonderful musical production, HONK Jr. This is a delightful adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson’s fable, the Ugly Duckling.
Over a hundred students have been working very hard attending many rehearsals in order to achieve the high quality show that Mandy Roberts has expected.
The whole Heaton team of teachers and students can feel very proud of the outstanding show.
Congratulations to our Year 7 and Year 8 Cantamath teams who both came a convincing first in the Canterbury Cantamath competition held at the Horncastle Area on Wednesday 19th August. A special congratulation to Rachel Bates for her hard work in preparing the teams again for this year’s thrilling competition. The Year 7 team consisted of Becky B, Jack B, Finley K and Ryota N, and the Year 8 team of Hugo M, Tyler P, Jordy P and Max Y.