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  • Kapa Haka Whakatou

    Kapa Haka Whakatou

    March 5, 2015

    Our Kapa haka group welcomed, with a very moving, heartfelt powhiri, the Te Matapihi Kapa haka group from Wanganui who are competing in the Te Matahini National Kapa haka competition. The Te Matapihi Kapa haka are using our school facilities for training this week.
    Brydie from Rm6 describes the evening
    It was the night of Tuesday 3rd of March 2015, we gathered outside the staff room, buzzing with excitement. We warmed up and sorted out the order of events, rearing and ready to go. Everything had been discussed so we made our way to the staff room to await the team to arrive. Once inside another practice took place, haka powhiri then waiata – Tiro Tiro, Ma te Kahukura, Hareruia, He Honore. When we got confirmation that the team from Taranaki had arrived Tuahine Taria began the Karanga, the line-up then commenced. Speeches were made and waiata were sung; the experience was great! In return we received a song given from our guests. While our group sang He Honore, our kaea went ahead to hongi with the visitors then the night finished with multiple #selfies! Thank you to our wonderful tutors, teachers and students.

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  • Fun Morning

    Fun Morning

    March 2, 2015

    Sprinting, tugging, sliding, splashing, wrapping, twirling, thinking. These were just some of the challenges the students tackled in teams on the Fun Morning. A huge array of “House” colours brightened our field. The activities were designed to encourage team work and help create an identity for each house. Each activity awarded points to the teams for encouragement, team work and effort. This year the winning houses were: Year 7 Rhodes; Year 8 Tikau. Click “read more” to see some photos.

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  • South Island Regional Jump Jam Challenge

    South Island Regional Jump Jam Challenge

    November 11, 2014

    The Heaton Crew and the Heaton Beats Jump Jam teams competed in the South Island Regional Challenge with excellent results. Both teams were awarded excellence in sportsmanship. The Heaton Beats were also awarded excellence in technical execution.

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  • National Success for Future Problem Solvers

    National Success for Future Problem Solvers

    November 10, 2014

    After an intense weekend being involved in a 2 hour lockdown and then required to perform a dramatic presentation of ideas, both Future Problem Solving teams achieved national success. The Heaton Limes came 3rd in the dramatic presentation section and the Lemons came 2nd in the booklet competition. The Heaton Lemons team participants, Cass, Ben, Max and Theo have been invited to the International Future Problem Solving event in Iowa in 2015.

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  • Intermediate Schools’ Indoor Tournament

    Intermediate Schools’ Indoor Tournament

    November 10, 2014

    The Intermediate Schools’ Indoor Tournament involved basketball, volleyball and squash competitions. The squash teams had a successful day with the A team being placed 1st and the B team 4th. The girls basketball team was placed 2nd and the boys team lost in the semi-final in the golden goal. Volleyball also had a great day at the Lincoln Event Centre. The A team were placed 4th. Well done to all students who participated in this one day competition.

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  • NZC Active Post Shield Canterbury Finals

    NZC Active Post Shield Canterbury Finals

    November 2, 2014

    The Heaton Cricket Girls 1st XI played in a T20 knockout tournament to see which team from Canterbury/Nelson would qualify for the national competition. Over the tournament, the team had two strong wins with some excellent bowling, batting and running. Although the team came 1st equal over the two days, a count back on the run rate was in favour of Tai Tapu School. Congratulations to our team of girls for completing another excellent season.

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To read more posts, please see the Achievements and What’s Happening blogs.