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Student Leadership Team for 2022

13th December 2021

Huanui College proudly introduces our Senior Leadership team for 2022: Head Prefects Emily Stolwerk Jamie Taylor Deputy Head Prefects Juliet Heaton (Whanaungatanga Prefect) Natalya Newman Kala Payinda Henry Storey Whānau Prefects Alice McGregor (Sheppard) Liam Monadjem (Blake) Ryan Smith (Ngāpua) William Tattersfield  (Hillary) Prefects: Sasha Butterworth Nicholas Byles Jessica Gardner Amelie McIlhinney Scott Slatter William […]

Prizegivings 2021

9th December 2021

Well done to the students and their focus through unknown challenges. You have excelled this year.  Whenever we view our students representing the College, either in academic pursuits; cultural activities; sports and so on, we take a great deal of pride in the way that you conduct yourselves and show what it means to be committed […]

College Showcase winner Jules Benson-Wright!

9th December 2021

At last, after Covid cancelled ‘Night of the Arts’ and the postponed ‘Talent Quest’, we had the chance to morph the two events in the quad in ‘Showcase’. Seventeen acts entertained the whole college and four judges: our own staff, Principal. Philip Coombe, Fiona Boorer, local choir conductor and musician, Science teacher and Musical groupie parent, […]

Whānau Big Sing and Small Band Competition

9th December 2021

Held outside due to Covid, the quad was decked out appropriately in red, yellow, green and blue ribbons and balloons representing Blake, Hillary, Ngāpua and Sheppard. Sheppard drew the opening slot and entertained with an Abba medley.  As one judge wrote, ‘Who doesn’t like ABBA?’ A great band and some slick dance moves, choreographed by […]

Whānau Camps!

9th December 2021

Our annual Whānau Camps went ahead in Term 4 as soon as the Covid restrictions allowed. As always, the 2 nights away without devices created conversation among whānau members that may not normally have time at school to hang out. Nachos and burgers are regular features on the camp menus, with laughter and enjoyment the […]

ICAS Competition Results

9th December 2021

35 students sat in the ICAS competition this year in spite of delays due to COVID lockdowns, and the fact that our seniors were busy sitting external examinations. This online competition has 35 multi-choice questions and 5 free-response questions to do in one hour provides feedback and enrichment to schools and students. Congratulations to: Plunkett, […]

Huanui Bronze Basketball – Placed 2nd in local League

9th December 2021

Congratulations to the Huanui Bronze basketball team who fought valiantly for the top spot in the league this year, but were taken out in the dying 60 seconds of the match to lose by one goal. Nonetheless, a very respectable second place in the league and great sportsmanship was shown to the winning team. A […]

Christmas in shoebox – Fundraising

10th November 2021

We would like to extend a big ‘THANK YOU’ to the Huanui College community who have made both gift, shoebox, wrapping paper, and monetary donations ($500!) today towards Christmas in a Shoebox that is collecting gifts for 2 – 17 year-olds who may not be receiving much this Christmas. In light of the generous amount […]

University of Otago Junior Mathematics Competition Winners

5th October 2021

2021 is the 36th year of this highly successful competition. This Mathematics competition was for students in Years 9 to 11 with the emphasis on problem solving, so they were to expect surprises! It was the first time this competition had been online and our students demonstrated both grit & resilience as they preserved as […]

Huanuian #2 – OUT NOW!!

12th October 2021

Featuring articles from Asha Huddleston, Alice McGregor, Daniel Mao and more, this issue of the Huanuian shares stories straight from our students about their passions. Gary Payinda relates his work with the Rescue Helicopter, and we learn about what it takes to become an award winning orator from Takaimaania Ngata-Henare. Thank you to all of […]

Harrison Syers organises a Multi Sport Tournament for our Junior students

24th August 2021

Well done to Harrison Syers for organising an AIMS games multi sport tournament as a run-up to the AIMS games (unfortunately these were cancelled due to Level 4 restrictions). A huge effort involving logistics and organisation, thank you Harrison for making this happen for our students – they had a fantastic time! A special thanks […]

Whangārei prefects connect to create a video for Level 4

2nd September 2021

During Level 4 lockdown, the prefects of several different Whangārei High Schools came together to make a supportive video. This video is available to view on the following link – thank you everyone for your work in keeping us connected in these times of isolation. Kia kaha. Click here to watch their video

Jasper Miller Waugh and his team create a “Covid Mapping Tool”

2nd September 2021

As part of GovHack (an AU and NZ data science competition), a team of local kids from Questionable Research Labs created a “time of interest” covid mapping tool with a smooth timeline slider to make it easy to see locations at times of interest. Our Year 11 student, Jasper was the lead developer on this […]

Jacob Urlich awarded a $9000 Agricultural Scholarship.

10th November 2021

From a strong field of 14 candidates, Huanui College’s Deputy Head Boy Jacob Urlich has won the Whangārei A&P Society annual $9000 agricultural scholarship. A&P Society President Evan Smeath said there was a strong field of 14 for the scholarship and this was then shortlisted to six. “The scholarship was closely contested, with a high […]

David Hamilton offers Composition Workshop to Music Students

24th August 2021

On the penultimate day of Term Two, Music IGCSE and A-Level students were treated to a workshop led by New Zealand composer David Hamilton. For IGCSE Music students, David gave us an insight into the composing process of one of his works, explaining how he set the lyrics effectively and used the piano to accompany […]

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