Tuesday November 21 2017
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Hornby High School
Commitment, Achievement, Resilience, Respect
Years 7 – 13
Keep learning during summer
Kia ora koutou. Talofa. Kia Orana. Malo e lelei. Bula. Fakaalofa atu. Namaste. Kumusta. Haere mai ki Te Huruhuru Ao o Horomaka. Warm greetings to the Hornby High School community. Last week we celebrated senior achievement with our showcase Senior Prize-giving evening, and what a celebration it was. We had, the week before, been privileged to host a visit from the Prime Minister The Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, and at prize giving we had the pleasure of the company of local MP and now cabinet minister The Honourable Dr Megan Woods who presented our special prizes. There can be no doubt of the quality of the achievement of our students. As we sat and listened to the prize citations for our special prizewinners it was very clear that these are amazing young people determined to be the best they can, to do the best they can, to change the world. Speakers at the Prize-giving included Sam Johnson (founder of the Student Volunteer Army) and each speaker talked of the dreams and aspirations that our young people should have. I gave some specific advice that I’d heard earlier that day on the radio: Fall in love with your dream, because if you do you’ll find your true passion, and you’ll give up almost anything to make it come true. Then anything is possible. Some of our many prizewinners are featured on this page. One last thought for the year: The final day of the school year shouldn’t signal an end to learning. Students experience a significant “summer slump” in their learning over the January period. Learning should not stop because classes have finished. Keep your tamariki reading. Get them to enter the “summer learning journey” (more information soon), get them entering a summer blogging competition. Let’s not lose the amazing gains that our kids have made during the year, let’s not undo the good they have done with their hard work. Please follow my thinking on issues that are both specific to Hornby High School and also of more general educational interest on my Principal’s blog “Whakatauki: He waka eke noa”, after all, we are indeed all in this together – https:// whakataukihewakaekenoa.blogspot.co.nz/. Ngā mihi nui Robin Sutton Principal
Senior Prizewinners 2017 Jack Woodgate, Year 13: Prefect, 1st in Mathematics with Statistics, 1st in Geography, 1st in Physical Education. Canterbury Sport Depot Trophy, Fairplay Trophy.
Ellison McLean, Year 13: Deputy Head Student, 1st in English, 1st in Health, 1st in Biology, The 2017 Dux of Hornby High School and the University of Otago Dux Scholarship.
Siaosi Kei, Year 12: 1st in Music, 1st in Building & Construction, The Paul Ryan Trophy for Service to the School, The K. J Hardison Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to School Music, Head Student 2018.
PM visits school
On her visit to Hornby High Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern announced Labour’s tertiary education policy to make a year of study fee-free by 2018 and met the Hornby students.
Haydon Dickie, Year 13: Deputy Head Student, 1st in Drama, The Board of Trustees Trophy for the Humanities and the Arts, The Dalmer Cup for General Excellence, The Community Services Cup and The Nigel Popplewell Trophy for the Most Improved Senior Instrumentalist, & the Mainguard Trophy for Excellence in Drama.
Lachlan Hickford, Year 11: 1st in Physical Education, 1st in English, Indoor Football Trophy, The Board of Trustees Trophy for Academic Excellence and Hornby High School (Konica Minolta) Scholarship.
Kyla Baltazar, Year 11: Girls’ Senior Badminton Trophy; Senior Girls’ Basketball Trophy.
Madison Hickford, Year 13: Head Student, 1st in Chemistry, 1st in History, Hockey Trophy, The Jim Anderton Trophy for Proxime Accessit and The Carter Holt Harvey Scholarship.
Jay Baltazar, Year 13: Hornby Rotary Award for Creative Excellence.
Kravyn Tozer, Year 12: Merit in English, Chemistry and Biology, 1st in Japanese. The United Building Society Award for General Excellence. Prefect 2018.
Iris Taramai: Merit in Mathematics, 1st in Science, 1st in Geography, Hornby High School Sportsperson of the year. Gold Award for top representative level in New Zealand
Kimberley McKee, Year 12: Merit in Mathematics, 1st in English, 1st in Biology, 1st in Geography, The United Building Society Award for Academic Excellence and Hornby High School (CSG) Scholarship. Head Student 2018.
Shardey Harris, Year 11: Merit in English, 1st in Music, 1st in Art, 1st in Digital Technologies, Christchurch Music Centre Trophy for Outstanding Involvement, The United Building Society Award for General Excellence.
School rebuild progresses Members of the senior leadership team visiting the new school site. Phase 1 is on schedule for completion next June. Pictured from left are Mr Simon Scott, Mrs Karen Wheeler, Mr Jon Rogers and Mr Robin Sutton.
Cecilia Taotua Lavea, Year 11: Keith Hay Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Sport.
Hornby High School bids farewell to Mrs Wendy Toohey, pictured above. Wendy joined the staff of Hornby High School in 1988 teaching in the Commerce Department. In 2009, Wendy was appointed as the HOD Careers and Transition. Many thanks from the Hornby Community for your years of service to the school.
Published on Nov 20, 2017