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!
Five years ago in a small town in Canada, a boy wore a pink shirt to school and was bullied for his ‘girl like’ appearance. His classmates knew that this wasn’t right, so the next day they all wore pink shirts and stood up to the bullies. Now yearly, there is a national Pink Shirt Day to stand up against bullying. Last Friday, Heaton students and teachers wore pink to show their support. There was also a competition for best dressed in pink. Well done to Jade and Sarah from Room 3 who won this and created an original poem too! Thank you to everyone who participated in Pink Shirt Day. We are hoping to show our support again in 2017. A video of the class competition can be seen on the following You Tube clip.
Professional, is the only word that could describe Papanui High School’s Roadshow when they came to perform for us on the 12th of May. The five performances showcased their incredible performing arts and music department, through their concert band, flute ensemble, jazz ensemble, jazz band, and Year 13 dance group.
The highlights were how the flute ensemble was always in harmony and the amazing drumming. The musicians’ enthusiasm really captured Heaton’s attention. Their sensational performance came as a shock to the audience because most of them were unaware that Papanui had such a strong music department. We really appreciated them coming to our school to perform for the Year 8’s.
Room 8 were thrilled to be included in the May issue of the Interface magazine which follows ICT learning in New Zealand schools. The editor of Interface offered us four different websites and web tools to look at over Term 1. We were asked to provide thorough reviews of these four, commenting on both their strengths and weaknesses. This gave us all a chance to see ways that we could use these as well as think about how they may be helpful to other students and teachers around New Zealand. The information we needed to gather was timely as it provided us with some new tools in which to utilise BYOD in our school.
Through Hapara and Workspace we were able to use a planning and crafting process which resulted in our final evaluations. This review process also gave us an insight into the tough world of editing and publishing. Feel free to click on the link below to check out our opinions and reviews.
We are extremely proud of all 25 competitors who represented our school in this years Canterbury Schools Duathlon. Our students put in a huge effort and produced some brilliant performances. Congratulations to the following five students who finished in the top 10 of their respective races.
Rosa B (1st – 12+ Girls)
Ngaio S (9th – 12+ Girls)
Jack B (10th – 12+ Boys)
Paris C (6th – 11 Yr Girls)
Paige A (8th – 11 Yr Girls)
Fifty Heaton students recently travelled to the Selwyn Aquatic Centre to compete in the annual Inter-Intermediates Swimming Gala. We are extremely proud of all of our athletes for putting in such a huge effort. A big thank you to our teachers and parent helpers for braving the cold, early start and supporting our team. We are extremely happy to recognise the following brilliant individual performances, who finished in the top 3 in their respective races:
- 1st: Girls 50m Breaststroke (Yr.7) – Sienna M
- 1st: Girls 50m Backstroke (Yr.8) – Paige B
- 1st: Boys Open 100m Individual Medley – Wills G
- 2nd: Boys 50m Backstroke (Yr.8) – Wills G
- 2nd: Girls 50m Breaststroke (Yr.7) – Paige A
- 2nd: Girls 50m Breaststroke (Yr.8) – Ngaio S
- 2nd: Boys 50m Breaststroke (Yr.8) – Isaac A
- 2nd: Girls 25m Backstroke (Yr.7) – Emily I
- 3rd: Girls 25m Freestyle (Yr.8) – Lucy M
- 3rd: Boys 50m Butterfly (Yr.8) – Wills G
- 3rd: Girls 25m Breaststroke (Yr.7) – Emily I