Entries by Hukarere Girls' College


Tēnā koutou e ngā mātua, e ngā kaitiakii o ā tātou kohine UPDATE ON SCHOOL PLAN FOR ALERT LEVEL 2 Further to my letter last week regarding the school’s plan for operation during Alert Level 2, the Prime Minister has announced today that all regions of New Zealand outside Auckland will move to Alert Level […]


Tēnā koutou e ngā mātua, e ngā kaitiakii o ā tātou kohine With a move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 likely soon, the school has put together a plan to ensure continuity of learning and an emphasis on achieving academic outcomes. Firstly, I would like to thank you all for assisting me as Tūmuaki and […]

Experienced teacher to lead English at Hukarere

  Mandy Jarden may have been teaching English for 36 years, but she is still excited to be heading up the English Department at Hukarere Girls’ College. Mrs Jarden has joined the Hukarere teaching staff after more than 20 years at Hastings Girls’ High School. Mrs Jarden said she was excited to be starting at […]

Hukarere Girls’ College is forging ahead

  Hukarere Girls’ College Tumuaki Shona West welcomes an announcement by the Government of a $20m Māori Boarding Fund to upgrade the hostels of New Zealand’s four Māori Boarding Schools, including Hukarere. MP for Ikaroa Rawhiti and Government Minister Meka Whaitiri made the announcement during a visit to the College in Eskdale with fellow Minister […]

Hukarere Girls’ College student wins national award

A young Hukarere Girls’ College student’s portrayal of her nana’s battle with Alzheimers disease has earned her a national accolade. Lenaine Merrylees-Clarke, who is in year 12, won the Editor’s Choice Award in this year’s Write Off Line: Not There but Somewhere Young NZ Writers Secondary School Annual Writing Competition for her prose Forget-Me-Not. While […]

Pānui mate a Heather Moller

Kei aku rangatira, aku Hākui, aku tuakana, teina, kei ngā ihu oneone o te kaupapa, nei te mihi ki a koutou te whānau o Hukarere, te whānau hoki a Heather. Ki o tātou mate kua huri ki tua o te ārai, e kotokoto tonu ana a waikamo i te aroha kōmaingo noa ki a koutou […]

New dawn for Hukarere Girls’ College

It was a new dawn for Hukarere Girls’ College earlier this month as a Pōwhiri was held to welcome new principal Shona West, and incoming students. The karanga (call) rung through the school grounds as its tangata whenua welcomed manuhiri (visitors) into the hall. Waiata, Whaikōrero, and karakia marked the poignant occasion. More than 200 […]