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2 June

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Hereworth Highlights, Edition 3, Term 2 2017

19 April

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Hereworth Highlights, Term 1 Edition 2 2017

3 March

View and download the first edition of ‘Hereworth Highlights’ for 2017.

Hereworth Highlights, Term 1 Edition 1 2017

24 February

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a Mobile App for Hereworth. The app is designed to make our parents lives easier, and brings together all notices, newsletters, important information and contacts for the school in one easy to access place. Download the app free on iPhone or Android by clicking on the link below, and view the information sheet on all the app’s features.

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15 February

Boarding experience details and dates are now available for 2017.  This year boarding experience is compulsory for boys in Years 7, and optional for boys in Years 6 and 8.

Boarding Experience Details & Dates

19 December

View and download the calendar for Term 1 2017.

Term 1 Calendar

7 December

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1 December

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23 November

Download the schedule for the Athletics Sports Day this Friday 25 November. The first event starts at 9.00am with the day finishing at 3.00pm. All families are welcome to attend to support the boys and hopefully see a few records broken!

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21 November

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18 November

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3 November

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28 October

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27 October

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20 October

Summer sports teams for Term 4 2016 can be viewed and downloaded below.

Summer Sports Teams - Term 4 2016

19 October

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13 October

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16 September

Calendar - Term 4 2016

15 September

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11 September

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9 September

House Rugby is now on Wednesday 14 September at 2.30pm instead of Monday 12 September, due to the funeral of ex staff member Mike Lewis.

8 September

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4 September

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1 September

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26 August

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25 August

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18 August

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18 August

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17 August

With the school closure this week, all sports fixtures are cancelled for this coming weekend 20th and 21st August. For any queries please contact Lincoln Doull, Director of Sport.

17 August

This afternoon, all Havelock North schools met with the District Health Board to discuss the ongoing response to the potential campylobacter outbreak. The District Health Board advice is that primary and intermediate schools should remain closed to reduce the risk of secondary infection and further spread of the illness. Accordingly Hereworth will now reopen on Monday 22nd August and we will be contacting all our parents via email shortly.

Joint statement from Havelock North school Principals

15 August

We have been advised by the Ministry of Education that due to the continued risk of the campylobacter outbreak the school should not remain open. Given the seriousness of the situation we are following their advice and closing the school until Thursday 18 August. Whilst we fully appreciate that this two day closure will cause disruption for our families, our primary concern is for the well-being of the boys and staff, and we thank you for your understanding.

14 August

Hereworth is open today as normal. Robust Health & Safety policies are in place to minimise the spread of any communicable illness within the school including regular sanitising, providing bottled water for our students, and turning off the water fountains. We do not have any unwell students in our Boarding House. More information will be posted as the situation develops.

12 August

The Gastroenteritis bug circling through the school has affected the sports teams for this weekend’s fixtures. With such a shortage of players, the following teams will not play this weekend:
Rugby: 12th Grade, 11th Grade Green, 10th Grade
Hockey: 3rd XI
Many of the available boys have been drafted into other teams as cover, and your son knows if he is one of those boys so please check with him before heading out for your games this weekend.

11 August

We have had several boys unwell with vomiting and diarrhoea over the past few days. To avoid further spread of this illness within the school please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines and keep your boys at home for 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhoea.

11 August

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5 August

ALL Junior football games have now been cancelled for Saturday 6 August.

5 August

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4 August

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31 July

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28 July

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25 July

School is closed for the day on Tuesday 26 July as a broken water main means that we have no water supply.  Parents, please check your email for more detail.

25 July

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6 July

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Term 3 Calendar

30 June

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30 June

The latest Hereworth Highlights is out now. View and download your copy below.

Hereworth Highlights June/July 2016

28 June

Please note the change of time for assembly and Matt Webb’s farewell on Friday (1 July). Assembly will start at the earlier time of 8.50am to accommodate the Parent/Teacher Interviews in the afternoon. Dress Whites please.

28 June

Parent/Teacher Mid-Year Interviews: Thursday 30 June 3.00pm – 5.30pm and Friday 1 July 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Both days will be a normal finish time for the boys (Thursday 4.15pm and Friday 3.00pm) and they will be supervised in the Hall. However once you have finished your interview you can take your son home.

26 June

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23 June

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20 June

The full programme and billeting details for the Wellesley College Prep Fixtures on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June are now available. Contact Kate in the school office if you haven’t received yours by email.

19 June

Parent Teacher mid-year interviews are available on 30 June and 1 July. For full details, including how to book your interview(s) online, download the notice here.

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17 June

Please download an upate from the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board regarding Measles immunisation and the outbreak in the Waikato region.

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17 June

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16 June

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14 June

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14 June

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3 June

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2 June

Due to the high number of students and teaching staff away today in Hamilton for the Southwell and St Peters fixtures there will be no assembly today.

2 June

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The Week Ahead

31 May

Download the full details for the Rugby, Soccer and Hockey teams’ tour to Southwell and St Peter’s.

Sports Trip - Full Details

30 May

Please download a letter from the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board regarding Measles immunisation and the outbreak in the Waikato region.

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30 May

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30 May

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24 May

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24 May

The latest Hereworth Highlights is out now. Featuring news on Hereworth’s approach to primary education, introductions to new staff, the 2016 Choir Installation, and of course the achievements of our boys and news from around the school. View and download your copy below.

Hereworth Highlights April/May 2016

23 May

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23 May

A reminder that it is Mufti Day this Friday 27 May for Years 1 to 7 (Year 8 boys are to be in dress Whites for their trip to Palmerston North and will not be charged for Mufti Day). The theme for the day is “Blue Jeans Day” (no ripped jeans allowed). $2 will be charged to your account with the money raised going to the Napier Family Centre.

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Why Choose Hereworth

We inspire, engage and challenge our students, arming them with a solid educational foundation, so they leave Hereworth ready for the challenges of any secondary school – and beyond. We understand and celebrate boys in all their different learning styles.

 

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At Hereworth, we let every boy be his own “man” – focusing on his potential by developing his confidence within a firm, fair, friendly and fun environment. We nourish his spirit – and we help him to enjoy and celebrate being a boy.

Make the best decision for your son

Your son’s first school will be one of the most important and influential choices you make for him. You want the best for him, and want to make sure that he will discover his strengths in a supportive environment with teachers who give him the individual attention he deserves. Hereworth School will give him all this and more.

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Developing Character

Most boys love to learn – we have specific differences in our programmes to ensure this is tapped into. Our boys need activity, humour, competition, more playtime and shorter class lessons. They need clear boundaries and expectations and they need to be rewarded when it is due. Boys have a sense of fairness and want to be valued and respected. They love to be treated as boys.

We know that boys and girls are different and academic research tells us that there are very real advantages to the single-gender format of education. Studies prove that boys in an all-boys’ school are more than twice as likely to study subjects such as languages, art, music and drama than those in co-ed schools. They side-step their own reservations and join in.

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Why Hereworth?

Activities

A Hereworth boy is never short on something to do outside the classroom! With 22 acres of grounds, well-equipped sports sheds and an enthusiastic and supportive teaching staff, our boys are always on the move.

Humour
Why Hereworth?

Humour

At Hereworth we celebrate the spirit of our boys and fully support them in having fun in every aspect of school life.

Competition
Why Hereworth?

Competition

We encourage healthy competition and the Hereworth House system and competitive sports allow our boys to develop a strong sense of collegiality and even stronger friendships.

We Understand Boys

We understand boys, and have created an environment that is designed to get the best out of them. We have a specialised focus on educating boys at the primary school level.

Everything we do at Hereworth is designed to enhance your son’s learning, living and social skills during the incredibly important years of five through to thirteen. There’s a reason why this is called primary education – because it’s of primary importance to how and what your child learns. Boys are often misunderstood and labelled as ‘naughty’, ‘challenging’ or ‘lacking concentration’: we understand that boys need space, they need challenges and they need to be active learners.

We have a school where boys can be boys, where they aren’t afraid to speak up and ask questions and where good boys become great men.

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Academic research shows that there are very real advantages to single-gender classrooms, and we focus on creating an environment where every boy can be his own “man” and discover his unique potential.

The guiding principles of our school are based around ‘The Four Fs’ – Firm, Fair, Friendly and Fun.
Firm
The Four Fs

Firm

This relates to the boundaries we believe all boys need in their life and learning. A boy who understands his parameters knows where he is going.

Fair
The Four Fs

Fair

Fairness is a fundamental feature of Hereworth life. Most boys have an innate sense of fairness, and we aim to address and respect this in all we do.

Friendly
The Four Fs

Friendly

The Hereworth community is warm and welcoming. It is unpretentious too – we tell it how it is – as good friends should. We live in a friendly and respectful environment both in and out of the classroom.

Fun
The Four Fs

Fun

We all enjoy life at Hereworth. We believe it is important that our boys have fun in all they do. After all, your school days are supposed to be the best days of your life!

What We Offer Your Son

We provide small classes where programmes and activities can be tailored to meet your boy’s specific needs. We celebrate success, treat everyone fairly and we like structure and boundaries because people know where they stand.

We understand that boys can operate at different levels and we actively encourage each boy to work to the best of his ability. Whether your boy needs extension, nurturing or stimulation, we cater for him by making learning enjoyable and relevant. We understand that every boy is special.

 

 

We also understand the pace of change and embrace innovation and the challenges it brings. We will encourage your son to explore exciting new possibilities, setting him on the path to being a confident, connected, lifelong learner with well-considered Christian and moral values.

Participation is mandatory across all aspects and every day is stimulating and exciting. We tap into a boy’s sense of wonder and curiosity in the world around him.

 

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Matt & Ana Ward
Testimonials

Matt & Ana Ward

"To watch our son grow through Hereworth from a small Year 4 boy, into a confident, respectful and hardworking Year 8, has been a huge pleasure."

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Skye Shield
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Skye Shield

"Hereworth has a positive energy radiating from the boarding house where a lifetime of camaraderie begins."

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Hugh & Sharon Ritchie
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Hugh & Sharon Ritchie

"Right from day one our son has gone from strength to strength. His self confidence has grown, he is excited about his learning and there has never been a day where he has not wanted to go to school."

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Adam & Kylee Dunkerley
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Adam & Kylee Dunkerley

Our boys have flourished since starting Hereworth as 5 year olds. They go off to school with enthusiasm and interest every day, looking forward to varied experiences that are tailored to inspire them. They are exposed to so many opportunities with the great facilities and the
‘designed for boys’ ideas that permeate through the school.

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