Thursday, 1 August 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
We warmly invite prospective students and their parents/caregivers to come along and view our school
Congratulations to our girls' cricket team who won the NZ Cricket Shield at the competition in Palmerston North! This is a fantastic achievement and we are all extremely proud of them. Top effort girls!
What a great evening we had last Friday at the Heaton Extravaganza. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us. There was an array of wonderful talent from our students, a variety of fun stalls and plenty of delicious food to try. Many, many thanks to the PTA who did a lot of the organisation for the event.
Here's a sneak-peek at Heaton's 2012 Mosaic production! These photos, taken by Mr Thomas during today's dress rehearsal, will give you an idea of some of the cultures that are represented this year. All of the students and staff have been working hard in preparation for a fantastic show!
Well done to our rugby 'A' team who placed first in the weekly winter sport competition at Hagley Park and who are now the holders of the intermediate rugby shield!
Also well done to our korfball 'A' team who came first in their annual tournament. The early morning trainings have definitely paid off!
A huge congratulations to our Year 8 Cantamath team and their coach, Mrs Rachel Bates, who won their section of the annual Cantamath competition at CBS Arena on Wednesday evening! The team showed determination and teamwork, answered every question correctly to achieve a perfect score and did so faster than any other team at the event.
Another big congratulations goes out to our Year 7 Cantamath team and Mrs Bates for attaining second place! The team also achieved a perfect score and were in the lead on several occasions. The competition better look out for these four at next year's Year 8 event!
A selection of self-portrait drypoint and monoprint prints from Year 7 and 8 Heaton students have been exhibited in the Ballantynes Cafe this month. This is a wonderful showcase of the artistic talents of our students, so please pop in and have a look. The show is open until Wednesday 1 August.
Congratulations to the following students who won high school scholarships this year (from left to right):
Jack Leiataua - Christ's College Headmaster's scholarship;
Holly Matson - St Margaret's College sports and St Andrew's College Strowan scholarship;
Sophia Priddy - St Margaret's College performing arts scholarship;
Grace O'Loughlin - St Margaret's College sports scholarship;
Emily Wium - St Margaret's College sports scholarship;
Seungjun Bang - St Andrew's College academic and Christ's College Somes entrance exhibition in mathematics.
Congratulations to the following students who received top academic achievement in the Rio Tinto Science exam (from left to right):
David Towse - Distinction
Kevin Kim - High Distinction
Connor Nisbet - High Distinction
Victoria Dodge - Distinction
Seungjun Bang - High Distinction
On Wednesday last week, Heaton's top cross country runners competed against students from other Intermediate schools from around Canterbury and achieved some excellent results. The following students gained top ten placings in their events:
Year 7 Girls: Akeira Worthington (1st), Lily Trotter (3rd) and Jessica Aitken (9th)
Year 7 Boys: Callum Haughin (2nd), Mitchell Radcliffe (5th), Conor Dempster (6th), Cameron Miles (9th), Cullen Moody (10th)
Year 8 Girls: Arlia Schurr (2nd) and Emily Wium (7th)
Year 8 Boys: Nick Moulai (1st), Nick Williamson (2nd) and Max Hunter (9th)
Our artistic participation in Fair Trade Fortnight has been featured in Nor'west! The article talks about Mrs Taylor's art programme, in which students used fair trade products to create clay sugar bowls inspired by the anti-slavery bowls of British potter Josiah Wedgewood. Download the full article here: Norwest News - Heaton Fair Trade. Thanks to Mainland Press for the article and photo.
On Friday last week students came to school dressed in their house colours ready to have a really fun day... on Fun Day! The classes were divided into two teams, each of which competed against a range of other teams in a variety of fun activities. Points were awarded for orderliness, fair play and winning, and prizes for the top class and house for each year level were up for grabs. Today it was announced that Room 10 and Lansdowne House were the winners for Year 7, along with Room 5 and Otahuna House for Year 8. Congratulations to everyone who participated!
With the arrival of Tikau House back to school on Thursday this week, all the Year 7 camps have now finished! They were held at Blue Skies in Kaiapoi, which is a favourite destination for Heaton. While there, the students tested their confidence and skills on a range of activities, including a confidence course, flying fox, initiative activity course, abseiling and rock climbing walls, and an orienteering course. The photos above are from the Lansdowne camp, which also included team games at the beach and a six kilometer walk back to camp on the first day.
It's camp time again, and this year the Year 8 Houses have taken turns embarking on adventures to a new location for Heaton; Raincliff in South Canterbury. While there the students enjoyed abseiling, rafting, sports, living in bunk rooms and many other activities. The above photos were taken by members of the Media Crew, which is a talented group of amateur photographers who have been documenting life at Heaton under the guidance of Mr Thomas. The students responsible for capturing these images were from Rooms 1, 3 and 8, and they took them using the school's iPod Touches.
The 22nd of February fell on Wednesday this week, and Heaton staff, students and parents came together for a short memorial service to remember the events that occurred on this day last year. Andrea Knight and two Year 8 students gave speeches that focused on the love and strength demonstrated by Christchurch residents since that time, as well as their personal experiences. To commemorate the occasion, a hybrid Magnolia tree with red flowers was planted on the front field.
Heaton students all agree that the specialist subject rotation is one of the best aspects of graduating to Intermediate school from Primary. The above photos show new Year 7 students from Lansdowne House enjoying Sport, Fibre Technology, Art, Wood Technology, and Science. Mrs Taylor recently took an art extension group to the Canterbury Museum to study the painting 'Earthquake Patrol' by Capt. Matt Gauldie, who is visiting Heaton next week to run a painting workshop with the group. For more information, visit the Heaton School Art Blog by clickinghere.
On Wednesday evening this week, Year 7 students and their parents/caregivers and teachers came to a picnic tea held on the edge of our front field. We were treated with a beautiful summer evening and everyone made the most of it by eating, getting to know each other, playing cricket and testing out the adventure playground. A special thank you to all the parents/caregivers who came along and made it such a successful event. The Year 8 picnic is being held tonight, and we are sure it will be just as successful.
Welcome to Heaton! This week has been one of new meetings as the new Year 7 students join our learning community. Everyone has been busy signing up for cultural groups and sports trials in an attempt to take as many opportunities as possible in the new year, and the Year 8 students have been setting a great example as they settle into the various leadership roles and responsibilities around our school.