Every student has opportunities to participate in a wide range of sports, cultural, music and academic activities at Heaton.


  • Student leaders, school council, canteen monitor, road patrol, librarian, ICT technician, kapa haka leader, PE monitor, art monitor


  • Lincoln University science and technology fair, ICAS science competition, Rio Tinto science competition, Christ’s College Year 7 science competition


  • Rotary speech competition, Children’s Literacy Quiz, NIE spelling quiz, ICAS English competition, spelling bee, short story writing competition

Second Language

  • Specialist Te Reo Maori lessons for all Year 7 students, itinerant French language lessons option, itinerant Spanish language lessons option


  • Cantamaths, Otago Problem Challenge, Australian mathematics competition, ICAS mathematics competition


  • Specialist ICT lessons for all Year 8 students, Fair Go ad awards, Web challenge


  • Choirs, ensemble groups, chamber groups, rock bands
  • Students can learn to play a musical instrument through our itinerant music programme: violin, ‘cello, flute, guitar, clarinet, keyboard, drums

Performing Arts

  • School production every year, kapa haka, hip hop, Irish dance, wearable arts


  • Rugby, netball, football, hockey, athletics, korfball, touch rugby, rippa rugby, cricket, softball, tennis, water polo, swimming, indoor sports, abseiling, orienteering, table tennis, volleyball, gymnastics, aerobics, triathlon, cross country, rock climbing, windsurfing, cycling, basketball, squash, ice skating, skiing, snowboarding
  • Inter-intermediate school competitions in winter and summer sports, school athletics, swimming sports, school cross country, AIMS Games