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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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App Features

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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School Life Overview

At the very heart of our philosophy, we focus on setting boys up for life. We do this by providing a sound academic environment where students are inspired to maximise their learning abilities and innate potential. We work in partnership with families to ensure that all areas of a boy’s development, including cultural, physical, spiritual and character are maximised.

In collaboration with the boy’s family, we focus on academic success aligned with social, emotional, spiritual, creative and physical well-being. We develop specific programmes to maximise our influence on all our young boys’ minds, hearts and hands.

We want our boys to experience life! We want to engage boys’ spirit and wonder, to become motivated, passionate, caring and compassionate, not squash it. We are advocates of responsible risk-taking and encourage it. Our focus is on excellence in education. Learning is life-long and so we have carefully considered our curriculum to best meet the needs of primary-aged boys.

Learning Approach

Our Approach to Learning
We all know that boys and girls are different, and academic research tells us there are very real advantages to a single-gender environment.

Creating a Supportive Environment
At Hereworth we take care not squash a boy’s spirit, by creating an environment that focuses on providing a strong foundation for future success. Our boys actively contribute and compete with their peers, and learn to take responsibility for their actions. We encourage confidence and self- belief in every area.

Our boys are given a range of learning experiences, centred on the core areas of numeracy, literacy and science, and partnered with a large array of compulsory non-core disciplines. This diverse curriculum helps contribute to a well-rounded boy who is able to take risks and be a confident, connected lifelong learner.

Our Curriculum
We offer a wide range of subjects, even for our youngest students. Our classrooms are fully equipped with technology and e-learning is incorporated into daily class life.

Core subjects of Literacy and Numeracy, as well as integrated units (Science, Health, Tech and Social Science) are a key focus at new entrant level. This is supported by music, speech and drama, art, languages, religious education and physical education/hauora, resulting in a well-rounded curriculum.

We also tailor a specialised physical education and sports programme for our youngest ones. The opportunity to join sports teams is optional for the very young, and we find most of them take it up. Specialist coaches of the highest calibre are brought in to coach the boys throughout the year, and we also take the boys to weekly swimming lessons.

Small Class Sizes
Learning Approach

Small Class Sizes

A distinct advantage, our small, caring class sizes enable effective engagement between your son and his class teacher, creating ample opportunities for feedback and “feed-forward” to boys and their families. We can tailor learning strategies and skill development for your son.

Modern Classrooms
Learning Approach

Modern Classrooms

Our classrooms are large, modern, welcoming, well-equipped teaching spaces, providing a flexible teaching environment which allows your son to discover and explore for himself.

Dedicated Team of Professionals
Learning Approach

Dedicated Team of Professionals

Whether your son needs nurturing, motivation, or extending, or a combination of all three as he enters school, our team of teachers is of the highest calibre, and can cater to each boy’s individual needs.

Growing Up
Learning Approach

Growing Up

Once our younger boys reach Year 4, they become mentors and buddies to our junior boys, learning to be great role models for the younger ones. This creates a strong sense of community across the Junior School. From here our boys are well placed to transition into their senior years.

Bringing out the Best in our Boys
Learning Approach

Bringing out the Best in our Boys

Boys are wired to move, watch things move, and make things move! This is reflected at every level of our Junior School programme.

Good risk taking is encouraged, and our boys develop confidence to try the multitude of new and exciting opportunities available to them at school. At Hereworth, we believe our boys receive the very best foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

Our Academic Approach

First and foremost Hereworth caters to boys of all learning abilities, with small, class sizes, which allow quality one-to-one contact with teachers, but are large enough to provide healthy competition and academic rigour among our boys.

We Cater For All Boys
We cater for boys across the learning spectrum, supporting and encouraging them to achieve to their highest potential.

We offer a wide range of subjects, with core subjects in Literacy and Numeracy, as well as integrated units of Science, Health, Tech and Social Science. This is supported by Music, Speech and Drama, Art, Languages, Religious Education, and Physical Education/Hauora.

Whether a boy needs nurturing, motivating or extending, our teachers are of the highest calibre and cater to each of our boys’ needs.

Cultural

The boys are exposed to a wealth of cultural and arts options, with the biggest problem being what to choose!

Learning to Perform
One very special feature at Hereworth is the St James’ Chapel Choir. As an integral part of the school community, choir members learn the discipline of practicing and performing while fostering a love of music. Competition for places can be fierce – as is the level of pride from our choir members.

The Addams Family Performance 2015

The biennial school production, healthy competition during House music and class drama, and many other activities provide ample opportunities for our boys to explore their talents in a safe and secure environment. Many are brought out of their shells when they step onto the stage to perform.

Our boys love experiencing performances from a multitude of visiting artists, musicians, dancers, actors and cultural performers. All these add to the exciting mix of life at Hereworth.

Sport

At Hereworth sport is compulsory and timetabled three times a week (twice-weekly for Junior classes) in order to balance our boys’ energy and physical needs with their ability to absorb information.

Our Approach to Sport
Regular Physical Education/Hauora

Our Approach to Sport

From Year 4 upwards, all our boys must play in a sports team, and in Years 1-3 it is optional, but we find that most boys take up the opportunity. Emphasis is placed on fairness, co-operation and camaraderie.

Variety
Regular Physical Education/Hauora

Variety

All Hereworth teams take part in the local sports competitions. Cricket, tennis, softball, football, rugby and hockey are the main sporting choices, and we offer a variety of other sports throughout the year.

Travel
Regular Physical Education/Hauora

Travel

Prep matches against other schools outside of Hawke’s Bay are a highlight of our boys’ time at Hereworth. Sports teams get the opportunity to travel and be billeted overnight, meeting other boys from all over the country – an experience in itself.

Spiritual

Our Spiritual Approach
As an Anglican school spirituality is one of our defining qualities. Teaching Christian values and the Anglican Liturgy is a core aspect of school life.

Chapel Services
Years 4-8 start the day with Chapel, and Year 4 boys are required to attend one Sunday service each term. From Year 5 upwards boys are required to attend two Sunday services each term. These services range from twenty to thirty minutes in duration, and the dates and times of services are outlined in the term calendars. Family members are encouraged to attend these services, as worship is family-oriented.

Boys in chapel

Community Service
The Hereworth school motto is Non Nobis Solum, which is translated as Not for Ourselves Alone. Our boys undertake service in the local community to help and support others across a number of opportunities during year. It’s not only character-forming, but it helps us to produce young men with a sound moral and ethical compass.

Digital

Technology access these days is just like breathing, so Hereworth is fully networked with fibre-optic ultra-fast broadband, and ICT is integrated into school life with an array of personal and shared digital devices
Twenty-first century students, pedagogy and technologies are to be partnered together in the learning environment at Hereworth School.

Enhanced Learning
Our Focus on Digital Learning

Enhanced Learning

All students will be given access and the opportunity to enquire, create, connect, disseminate, resolve, reflect, work together and share through a range of technologies and applications. The intentional collaboration between boys and learning tools will enhance learning on many levels, and in many areas.

Seamless Intergration
Our Focus on Digital Learning

Seamless Intergration

In 2016 we make the move to using Chrome Books as the device of choice for us as a school, and therefore for your son. As a school that utilises the Google platform, it makes sense to have a device that seamlessly integrates with the features available to our staff and students.

Effective Transition
Our Focus on Digital Learning

Effective Transition

The cost of Chrome Books is extremely competitive relative to competing devices, and their capabilities. It adds to the ability of Hereworth boys to be able to transition to secondary school effectively, with many colleges using Chrome Books as well.

Specialist Subjects

At Hereworth, the opportunity to build knowledge, skills and confidence is at the heart of the specialist programme. Teachers provide learning opportunities in a wide range of subjects and use their specialised knowledge to administer high quality programmes for all students from years one to eight.

Woodwork

Specialist teaching areas include: Hauora and Physical Education, Music, Drama, Dance, Visual Arts, Food Technology, Hard and Soft Materials, Religious Education, Te Reo Maori and Japanese.
Private tuition in Speech and Drama and a wide range of musical instruments is also available to our Hereworth boys.