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Term 2 2018 Newsletter


Hinehou Mason and Mary Turua participated in the SHIFT LeadHERship course at the Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua recently and were asked to open the day with a karakia.  "I was selected for a LeadHERship course that ran for two days at the Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua, held by SHIFT, an organisation that encouraged young women to be active in their lives.  During the LeadHERship conference we had some amazing and inspiring speakers from all over Wellington.  The one person who I thought was really inspiring was Lara Andrews who is a pro softball player, born and raised in Lower Hutt.

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Term 1 2018 Newsletter

Prize Giving 2017

Prize Giving at HHT is always a festive affair.  We were joined by family, friends and guest speaker, Chloe Swarbrick, MP, to celebrate student success.  Sally Haughton, Principal of Wellington East Girls' College, presented student certificates which were evidence of a hard year's work.  Our kapa haka group performed along with musical items.  Graduate student, Leiana Lavakula, spoke about her journey to become a nurse gaining her Bachelor of Nursing Pacific from Whitireia.   

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Term 4 2017 Newsletter

Jacinda Ardern Visits HHT 

An email to newly elected Labour Leader and MP for Mount Albert, Jacinda Ardern, with an invitation to visit, resulted in a trip to HHT.  Student hosts Helena Wardle and Nakita Kopua, showed Jacinda, Kris Faafoi and Greg O'Connor around the school and the pre school, Kids Count.  Students were then able to have a question and answer session with Jacinda.  "She was so inspiring and was genuinely interested in our lives and those of our children" said Helena.     

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Term 3 2017 Newsletter

Farewell to Friends 
From our Teacher in Charge

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In June, we lost two very dear friends, both staunch advocates and wonderful role models for HHT.  John McIntyre, from The Children's Book Shop in Kilbirnie, brought the joy of reading into our lives.  His knowledge of children's literature was boundless and infectious.  He shared sage advice around the value of curling up with your child and reading aloud, making time to have fun together.  

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Term 2 2017 Newsletter

HHT Visits Porirua RSA

As part of our ANZAC commemorations, HHT students and staff visited the Porirua RSA where Aporo Joyce, Past President of the RSA, gave an introduction to the history, philosophy and culture of the organisation.  Staff Sergeant Dee O'Connor, and Sergeant Angel Ngapera described their respective roles in logistics, the military police and recruiting. Both Angel and Ded have spent time serving overseas in various locations including Bosnia, Afghanistan and East Timor.   

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Term 3 2016 Newsletter

Netball Tournament

Congratulations to our Netball Team who came third at the Lower North Island TPU Netball Tournament.  This was held in Palmerston North on the last week of Term 3.  The team did extremely well and only lost 20-18 against champions Rotorua, who went on to win the tournament again this year.  It was wonderful to see our team all working so well together and giving it their all.  Okea ururoatia - fight like a shark.  Be tenacious in your pursuit of your goals and never give up.

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Term 2 2016 Newsletter

Health and Wellbeing

Winter Warmth.  Kindercare Karori donated beautiful woollen blankets to the school just in time for the onset of cold winter weather.  Each student took home a single bed size blanket to help keep them warm.  Stitched to the blanket was a label with the words "We may not have the opportunity to meet, we may not ever have the opportunity to ever exchange our life stories.  But because you matter, we hope this blanket conveys the care of those who sent it for you and your loved ones". 

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Term 1 2016 Newsletter

Prize Giving 2015

This was celebrated with students, staff, former students, family and friends at He Huarahi Tamariki.  Te Maamae Siale-Tou was our MC together with Esta Walker-Visala.  Our guest speaker, Mercy Jumo from Save the Children, talked about making the most of opportunities and the importance of community.  We were entertained by the HHT singing group lead by Jhan Lindsay.  They performed '1000 Years' and 'I Won't Give Up On You', and Te Maamae sang 'Dream a Little Dream'.  Former student, Clara Curtis, spoke on behalf of the graduate students about her experience as a law student at Victoria University and the importance of perseverance and learning from your mistakes.     

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Term 4 2015 Newsletter

Tua Wahine Launch 

HHT held a book launch for the latest volume of Tuawahine, a journal of student writing and art work.  This is a collection of work from 2014 - 2015.  It includes creative and transactional writing for English classes and NCEA.  Present was Diane Shum, from Adprint Ltd, who designed and printed the book.  The beautiful photographs of students' children were taken by Kerry-Anne Hutchison.  

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Term 3 2015 Newsletter

HHT Visits Government House

Her Excellency Lady Janine Mateparae hosted our students at Government House on Tuesday 28th July.  We were welcomed and enjoyed a morning tea.  Students then joined Chef Yann Robert in the kitchen where he shared his considerable cooking expertise.  He chose recipes that were economical, nutritious and delicious.  Within minutes we had learned how to cut a large pumpkin after it had been baked in the oven and how to make pumpkin hummus, chicken, pumpkin and leek risotto, and pumpkin and ham soup while a braised shin of beef simmered.   

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Term 1 2015 Newsletter

Prize Giving 2014

Prize giving 2014 was celebrated with students, staff, family and friends at He Huarahi Tamariki.  Te Maamae Siale-Tou gave a mihi and karakia to welcome everyone and lead the ceremony.  Chantelle Stewart and Molly Moananu acted as our MCs and introduced our guests including Dr Sean Hanna, GP, our guest speaker.  Dr Sean talked about the importance of listening as a learning tool and valuing people.  Further highlights included music performances by the HHT Choral group lead by Jhan Lindsay singing 'Price Tag' by Jessie J, 'Steal My Kisses' by Ben Harper and 'Sunday Morning' by Maroon 5.

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Term 4 2014 Newsletter

The Real World of Work  

Every year our students are placed with employers to explore career interests and experience time in the work place.  Placements are managed by Joan Reader, our able Work Experience Coordinator.  Our thanks go to all the employers who give up their time for our students: Te Kohanga Reo o Ngaio, Manawanui Kohanga Reo, Porirua City Council, I-site, Sharper Image, Haircraft Centre, Take Note, Paws in the City, Voon Designer Cothing, Henshaw Signs, Juliette Florist, Cafe Kaizen, Tawa College, St Pat's Primary School, Tawa Intermediate ...... 

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Term 2 2014 Newsletter
Term 2 2014 Newsletter

Prize Giving

We were delighted to celebrate further student successes at our 2013 end of year prize giving.  The ceremony was led by two of our students, Ashlee Maka and Priya Gajadhar, with Ashlee providing not only a karakia, but also a new school song 'Mana Wahine' co written with Shawnee Ormsby-Ryder and Rhianon Munro.  Other highlights from the event included a farewell to long-serving volunteer Phil Desmond, poems by Priya Gajadhar and Kim Edmonds-Stoneham (read by Amber Woods), and a moving speech from former student Sarah Smith.  

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Term 3 2013 Newsletter
Term 3 2013 Newsletter

HHT Triumphs 2013 Netball Tournament Porirua

This year He Huarahi Tamariki hosted the annual teen parent netball tournament for the first time.  The six teams competing for the tournament trophy came from as far as Napier, Upper Hutt, Masterton and Palmerston North, with the Auckland team joining us after a very bumpy flight down.  Our umpires from the local netball clubs came to us in our hour of need, keeping everyone on task and running the tournament with consideration, humour and professionalism...

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