Rigorous academic programmes

based on the Cambridge International Curriculum.

Upcoming events

IMPORTANT - PHONE MESSAGES – The school office can be VERY BUSY in the afternoons so please contact the office before 2.00 pm to ensure your message gets passed on to your child.  If your child fails to return to their afternoon Form Class then we cannot guarantee that the message will be received.

PLEASE JOIN OUR SCHOOL APP – ‘Skool Loop’.  Here you will find weekly bulletins, notices, information regarding upcoming events.


  • 18 February – Fitness training after school 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm (info below)
  • 19 February – Year 9 Info Evening – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • 20 February – Year 8’s start lunchtime swimming at the Whangarei Aquatic Centre
  • 20 February – Year 7 & 8 Info Evening – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • 21 February – NSSSA Swimming champs – Dargaville
  • 22 February – NSSSA Triathlon – Kai Iwi Lakes
  • 24 February – Northland Debating 9 – 5 pm @ Huanui College
  • 25 February – Huanui Collegiate (Y9-13) hockey trials 4 – 5 pm @ Northland Hockey Turf
  • 28 February – Huanui Athletics Sports (please note date change) – more info to follow
  • 1 March – Teacher only day
  • 5 March – Meet the Teachers afternoon

Information relating to any of the sports events noted above are in a separate SPORTS BULLETIN email sent home separately.

  • SCHOOL LUNCH ORDERS: Monday – Hell Pizza  – please order and pay at the school office (cash only $6 standard, $7 gluten free), Wednesday – Lunchonline  – orders can be placed in advance by visiting www.lunchonline.co.nz
  • KEEP UP TO DATE VIA OUR WEBSITE AND PARENT PORTAL - Below are some pages on our website that may be useful for parents/caregivers to refer to regarding:

Daily notices: https://sites.google.com/a/hc.school.nz/daily-notices/ – keep up to date with what’s happening throughout the year.

Parent Portal – Check your child’s details, timetable and archived reports http://spider.huanuicollege.school.nz/Pages/LoginPlease contact Tracey McNamara or myself if you are having difficulties logging in.


  • MANGAPAI HOCKEY TRIALS are on Sunday 24 February. Year 7/8 trials from 4-5pm (registrations from 3.30pm). Rally for students in year 9 and above (collegiate and senior men’s and women’s) 5 - 6pm (registrations from 4.30pm). Any students who wish to play men’s or women’s hockey should attend the rally day or, if not possible, please contact Michele Codlin:      
  • or 0211480139
  • VODAFONE WARRIORS - are scheduled to play a trial game against the West Tigers at Northland Events Centre. An opportunity has opened up for all children in Northland aged 5 – 13 years to come and join the Warriors in a skills and drills training session on Thursday 28th Feb at Northland Events Centre – 4.15pm. There will be a free bbq and giveaway prizes!
  • GIRLS RUGBY – U15 AND U18 – any girls who are interested in playing club rugby please contact Susan Dawson 027 245 8803.  Trainings Thursdays @ 5.30 pm.  Please contact Susan for more details.
  • KAMO RUGBY CLUB – for more details on registration https://www.sporty.co.nz/kamorsc or email kamojuniors@gmail.com
  • TIKIPUNGA FOOTBALL SEASON 2019 - Registrations for Midget teams (ages 4 – 8) and Junior teams (ages 9 upwards) are February 21st @ 5pm or February 28th @ 5pm.  ALL WELCOME. Located at the Tikipunga Clubrooms at the Sports park off Reed Street. Any queries please contact Jan Garton on 021 029 57051


Regards, Donna Newman

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HC Sports Update Term 1, 2019



  • 15 February – first Clay Target practice at Whangarei Gun Club, Mangapai
  • 19 – 20 February – Bruce Scott Boys Cricket Y9-13
  • 20 February – Year 8’s start lunchtime swimming at the Whangarei Aquatic Centre
  • 20 February – Fast 5 netball – Kensington Stadium
  • 21 February – Huanui Senior Hockey Academy starts – 6.45 am at Northland Hockey Turf
  • 21 February – NSSSA Swimming champs – Dargaville
  • 22 February – NSSSA Triathlon – Kai Iwi Lakes (info below)
  • 25 February – Huanui Collegiate (Y9-13) hockey trials 4 – 5 pm @ Northland Hockey Turf
  • 27 – 28 February – Leaf Cup girls cricket (Y8 – 13)
  • 28 February – Huanui Athletics Sports (please note date change) – more info to follow
  • 1 February - Clay Target practice at Whangarei Gun Club, Mangapai
  • 5 March – Huanui netball trials (info below and attached)
  • 5 March – NSSSA Mountain Biking (Y9 – 13)
  • 6 March – WPSSA Doubles Tennis (Y7/8)
  • 7 March – second senior netball trial (y9 – 13 only)

If your child is interested in any of these events please contact donna.newman@hc.school.nz

  • Year 7 & 8 SWIMMING – Our Year 8 students will begin swimming every Wednesday from 20 February (our Year 7’s will begin on 20 March). This is compulsory and free of charge – all students are transported to the Whangarei Aquatic Centre via bus.
  • TWILIGHT FAST 5 NETBALL – 20 Feb – 13 March $27.50 per player - we will be entering teams in the twilight Fast 5 netball competition at Kensington Stadium.  Mixed teams of year 7 – 13 students – no previous experience required, family welcome to play too, loads of fun!  Complete the google form http://bit.ly/fast5term12019
  • NSSSA TRIATHLON – Friday 22 February at Kai Iwi Lakes – parent transport is required.  Please complete the online permission slip http://bit.ly/hctriathlon2019
  • HUANUI HOCKEY ACADEMY Y9 – 13 - Starts: Thursday 21 February 6:45 am (x 8 weeks)  - Students are offered the opportunity to be part of the Huanui College Hockey Academy lead by 1st XI Coach Richard Storey. The students' needs are catered for depending on their level of hockey.  There is a cost involved and students are given breakfast and brought back to school in the van. Please follow the link and complete the google do: http://bit.ly/hchockeyacademy2019 if you wish your child to be included in our Academy Programme.  We will offer a junior academy programme in Term 2.
  • HUANUI HOCKEY TRIALS - YEARS 9 - 13 ONLY Monday 25 February 4 pm - 5 pm Northland Hockey Turf.  Mr. Richard Storey will be selecting our teams for 2019. At this trial, the 1st XI Tournament team will be selected along with a 2nd XI (both play in the Collegiate Competition).   Please ensure you are at the turf in your training gear ready to go for a 4 pm start. AIMS Games hockey trials will be held at a later time - date yet to be confirmed.
  • CLAY TARGET SHOOTING - If your child is interested in being involved this season or would like to have a go at target shooting, please join us at our practices on the following days at the Whangarei Gun Club, Mangapai:  Friday 15 February, Friday 1 March, and Friday 15 March @ 3.45 pm.  We can transport students directly to and from school if required.  Membership to NZ Clay Target and Whangarei Gun Club is required plus ongoing costs with ammunition, clays, and travel costs.  If you would like more information please contact Mr. Murray Byles (Parent) 027 431 0969
  • HUANUI NETBALL – more information attached to this email.   NETBALL TRIALS – Senior Y9 – 13 trials will be held here at school on Tuesday 5 March 3.30 pm – 5 pm and again on Thursday 7 March same time (students to attend both trials).  Year 7/8/AIMS Games: trials will be held on Tuesday 5 March 3.30 pm – 5 pm.  Please pre-register your child for netball: http://bit.ly/netballregistration2019
  • SAILING - If your child Y9 – 13 would be interested in learning more or wanting to get involved with sailing.  Please contact Mike Smith 021 02343095.

Join our closed Facebook pages for Huanui Netball, Basketball, Hockey, and Clay Target Shooting (more pages will be set up throughout the year if required). These pages hold vital information and our one of our main communication avenues so please endeavour to join if your child is involved with any particular sport at the school. Key the below name into the Facebook search:

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