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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 […]

2nd place in Northland Mathex Competition

24th August 2021

Fifteen teams (60 students) competed in the annual Mathex competition, this year held at Whangārei Boys’ High on Thursday (12th August) night. This challenged our students both strategically and mathematically. Congratulations to Toby Hamilton, Rachael Jackson, Carolyn Betterton & Sam Brown for winning second place in the Year 9 Competition. Well done!

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 […]

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 […]

Annabel McIlhinney achieves bronze in Aerobic Gymnastics Nationals

10th August 2021

Congratulations to Annabel McIlhinney achieved a bronze medal for the aerobic gymnastics nationals competition. Aerobics Athletes needed to get a qualifying score to enter. It is a fast pace floor gymnastics routine performed on a wooden floor with ‘elements’ to music. Participants are judged on artistry, execution and difficulty. Annabel achieved her highest ever score […]

Science Fair Winners!

16th July 2021

Well done to all of our students with their Science Fair presentations this year. There were some excellent investigations that show how curiosity and research can drive us to understand questions about our world. 1st in Technology Year 7 : Benjamin Abbott, Year 9 : Rachael Jackson  |  Overall Technology Rachael Jackson  |  Highly Commended […]

NSSSA Cross Country Race Winners

6th July 2021

Congratulations to all of our Runners who competed at the NSSSA Cross Country Race for Years 7-13 at Barge Showgrounds last week. Well done to Will Tattersfield who came 3rd and Connor Wiegersma 5th in their race. Grace Potter placed 2nd, and Rhys Jones coming 1st in his race! Well done to all that competed.

Takaimaania Ngata-Henare wins the Tā Himi Henare Memorial Trophy

6th July 2021

Huanui College Year 11 student Takaimaania Ngata-Henare (on right-hand side of photograph) has won the prestigious Senior Māori Tā Himi Henare Memorial Trophy at this year’s Te Manu Korero Competitions held in Panguru. Takaimaania’s success was celebrated with a whole-school powhiri, the significance and purpose of which was twofold. Firstly, to welcome Takaimaania, her whānau, […]

12th Annual Cross Country

24th June 2021

On the 3rd of June, Huanui College held its 12th annual Cross Country. The runners demonstrated great stamina, and with an almost 100% participation rate, the students exemplified determination and perseverance, with many students running two races. It was awesome to see a few teachers run as well. Overall, it was a very successful day […]

Takaimaania Ngata-Henare placed 1st in Table Tennis

24th June 2021

Congratulations to Takaimaania, who placed 1st at the Table Tennis competition held at McKay Stadium on the 24th of June. Well done for your hard work and dedication to your sport. Takaimaania has previously won under-18 and under-21 and women’s national titles, and is ranked sixth in the country.

Charlotte van der Zwan awarded the Viv Dobson Memorial Trophy for highest achiever

15th June 2021

Congratulations to Charlotte van der Zwan who has been awarded this years Viv Dobson Memorial Trophy for highest achiever in the Whangārei Pony Club. Well done Charlotte!

Daniel Mao awarded Silver Award for New Zealand International Biology Olympiad

22nd June 2021

NZ BIOLOGY OLYMPIAD – SILVER AWARD Congratulations to Daniel Mao for receiving his NZIBO Silver Award. The NZIBO is a programme designed to foster interest, participation, and excellence in Biology. Students first sit an entrance exam with the top 200 students who have demonstrated outstanding ability being selected to participate in a University Level online […]

Isla Adams selected as a Northland representative for the Entrepreneurs in Action weekend

4th May 2021

Congratulations to Isla Adams on her selection as the Northland representative invited to attend the 2021 Entrepreneurs in Action weekend in Wellington! Isla has received complimentary flights and accommodation and will participate in a business competition along with 78 other students from all over NZ (there are approximately 4,700 students taking part in the YES […]

Bronze Medal won at Maadi Cup 2021

29th March 2021

Huanui College had 17 students compete at Maadi Cup last week, held at Lake Karapiro, Cambridge. Maadi Cup is the NZSS Rowing Nationals which is held over 6 days and is the biggest secondary school’s event in the country with over 2,600 rowers entered from 130 schools. Of our 17 rowers, 3 crews made A […]

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