and unique learning programmes
2020 Science Fair winners!
The results have been released from the Central Northland Science and Technology Fair. We are proud to announce that our students achieved a number of these!
Best of Fair, Overall Winner: Jasper Miller-Waugh – Saved by the Bell Controller.
Best Year 7 Best Exhibit Award: Daniel Pickford – The Optimum Cricket Bat
Year 9 Award, Highly Commended: Charlotte Gorrie – Where’s it Clear?
Year 10 – 11 Award, Highly Commended: Lucy Nichols and Danae Segessenmann – The Goss about Floss
Year 10 – 11 Best Exhibit Award: Jasper Miller-Waugh – Saved by the Bell Controller
Special Topic Prize Winners
Forest and Bird Prize: Sophie Mander – All about Bittern
Geoscience NZ Prize: Charlotte Gorrie – Where’s it Clear?
Fonterra Kauri Prize: Craven Whitehead – Which Excrement Grows the Most Silverbeet?
Fonterra Kauri Prize: Ashton Mann – Battle of the Fertlizers
Special Topic Awards
Dairy and Primary Industry Award: Julia Berweger – Do Carrots have more mass when grown with Natural or Artificial Fertiliser?
Technology: Jasper Miller-Waugh – Saved by the Bell Controller
Environmental Management/Conservation, Highly Commended: Sinead Gordon – Put a Lid on it
Health: Lucy Nichols and Danae Segessenmann – The Goss about Floss
2020 Inaugural Inter-Whanāu Singing Competition
Our first ever inter-whanāu singing competition! Congratulations to all of our students and staff for their sustained effort over the term - what a great afternoon seeing everyone performing. With the singing, chanting and cheering, the festive mood was strong, and whanāu spirit raging. Great to see full involvement, and always a pleasure to welcome families in to enjoy the performance with.
They sung and they sung and the Blake Whānau won!
Not only is Ronan in the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Team for 2020, he has been awarded the Rosemary Dixon Cup for Most Promising Speaker 2020.
These are both massive accomplishments, and we are extremely proud of your efforts and look forward to seeing you compete throughout the rest of the year.
#8 in NZ Womens Table Tennis: Takaimaania Ngata-Henare
Takaimaania Ngata-Henare is a year 10 student who has turned 14 years old last month. This year she has been really busy with her Table Tennis and launching her own business. Here is an inside look into her successful highlights at such a vulnerable time for many.
August - Aged 14
South Island Championship held in Timaru. Results :
- 1st - Womens Open Singles
- 1st - Womens Open Doubles - Partner Jacqui Woods
- 1st - U21 Womens Singles
- 1st - U18 Girls Singles
- 3rd - U18 Girls Doubles - Partner Hannah Smitt
We are confident that historically no one at her age has accomplished these results. This tournament will give her 2020 South Island National Title Holder status. Current New Zealand Womens Rating - Number 8. The youngest player with the highest rating in NZ for her age.
Takaimaania’s external support personnel’s are local Coach Kevin Schick, High Performance Sports Manager Nick Cowan, all the Staff and students at Huanui College keeping her educated, and humble.
11th Annual Huanui Mathex Inter-Whānau Competition
It was the 11th Annual Huanui Mathex inter-whānau Competition held last week - organised by Mrs Haverkort and facilitated by the Huanui Mathematics Department, featuring the vocal talents of Mr Dodd as the fabulous MC. This inter-whānau competition included a teachers team along with years 7-10 student teams. Thank you to our Year 11 judges who marked and kept score, and to Juliet Heaton for capturing the event on camera! The results are as follows: Ngapua 1st, Hillary 2nd, Sheppard and Blake 3rd equal. Once again a fantastic event!
A uniquely individual
We believe that every child must be valued as an individual. Our shared vision is to develop self-confidence, self-worth and happiness in our students, within a special atmosphere of encouragement and support.
Enabling students to
reach their true potential
We encourage healthy competition, diligence and the pursuit of personal excellence. Students are taught in small classes and are treated as individuals.