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!
Heaton’s two Future Problem Solving teams are travelling to Auckland this month for the FPS National Finals. The teams sat a lock-down test and 6 teams have been selected to compete in the final. The teams have worked industriously this year under the guidance of Mrs Campbell.
Shinyeop Hwang scored the highest mark for Year 8 students in New Zealand for the ICAS Mathematics exam (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools). This is an outstanding achievement.
Jordy Peters and Hugo Marshall both scored in the top 1% of New Zealand students sitting the Australian Mathematics Competition. Jordy is also the recipient of the school’s Prudence Award.
Heaton Intermediate competed at the AIMS Games and ended up with a wonderful 6th equal position out of the 228 schools competing. Heaton was also Christchurch’s top performing school. Congratulations to all of our competitors for their energy and dedication. The students competed in squash, swimming, cross country, football, multi-sport and tennis. Thank you very much for the support and assistance from the Heaton staff and parents.
- Mine Nel who won a gold medal in the 50m butterfly and bronze in the 100m butterfly.
- The tennis team who won the tennis cup for the top performing team.
- Reece Falck who won gold in the boys’ singles competition.
- Troy Hulston and Reece Falck who won gold medals in the boys’ doubles competition.
Over 140 students performed at this year’s Cultural Festival. Members of the Heaton kapa haka, traditional Korean dance and West African dance troupes presented vocal and dance works. Heaton Normal Intermediate School presented an integrated performance evoking feelings of unity between cultures. The traditional Sofa dance from West Africa was vibrant and explosive celebrating the heart and courage of great warriors. The Korean flower dancers wowed the audience with a traditional dance used to entertain the royal family and guests. Heaton concluded their 13-minute performance with the kapa haka group merging together the performers with a powerful routine.
The visit from the Chita High School in Japan was a wonderful bonus for our Fusion unit. A group of 12 high school students aged 13 and 14, were welcomed to Heaton by our kapa haka group and then spent 2 hours of sharing their cultures. The Heaton students welcomed our visitors and then taught them aspects of Maori culture. The visitors were really enthusiastic to learn our haka and poi and dance and were grateful for the experience provided by our students.