Arts Extravaganza

Thank you for your support in what was a very busy week  with the Arts Extravaganza. The kids did incredibly well and like the staff, were absolutely shattered by Friday. To get the whole school on the stage over the two nights was a great achievement. The management team were incredibly proud of the students and … Read more…

One Giant Chance Campaign

You may have seen the news circulating on social media, and in the newspaper lately, about the One Giant Chance fundraising campaign, to purchase more land for Te Mata Park.  8.5 hectares of beautiful neighbouring land, for an increasingly busy Park – nearly 1 million visitors each year!  It really is a golden opportunity.  The … Read more…

Year 6 Speech Final

Congratulations to the amazing Year 6 speech finalists who did a tremendous job in front of a hugely supportive crowd. We were lucky enough to have three amazing judges from our local ToastMasters club, including former HNPS principal Mr Paul Bremmer. Paul and his team had a tough job, but finally settled on a top … Read more…

What is School For?

This is an interesting 30min Interview on Radio NZ with British Educationalist Valerie Hannon entitled, “What is School For”? Here she challenges the traditional system and talks about how education needs to change in order for students to thrive in a transforming world. https://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018640846

Te Rito Toru meet the Gannets

The Year 3 team had a great day at Cape Kidnappers visiting the gannets. A huge thank you to the teachers for their organisation and the amazing group of parents who supported us. The tractor ride out there was a lot of fun and the kids learnt a lot, including about fault-lines (as in the … Read more…

National Rippa Rugby Qualifying Competition

Our Year 5 and 6 students did us proud at the National Rippa Rugby qualifying tournament recently, narrowly losing by one try to Te Mata School in the final. HNPS convincingly won their three pool games and then narrowly edged past Frimley and Porritt Schools respectively in the quarter and semi finals. The final saw … Read more…