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HBHS Junior A Basketball
3x3 National Champions!
Congratulations Boys

The Uniform Shop is now closed
Re-opening Friday 26 April
9am - 12 midday

Sunscreen is available at all times during the day at the Student Centre for anyone who needs it

Thursday 11 April, 10:40 am
Year 12 Careers Presentation

Friday 12 April
End of Term One

Sunday 14 April, 12:00 pm midday
2nd XV vs Wairarapa College 1st XV
Tremain Field, Park Island, Napier

Sunday 14 April, 3:00 pm
1st XV vs St Kentigerns College
Tremain Field, Park Island, Napier

Sun 14 April - Tues 16 April
NZSS Ki o Rahi

Tues 23 April - Fri 26 April
Hockey ANZAC Tournament, Hamilton

Wed 24 April, 11:00 am
Scenario Match

1st Xv vs St Peter's College (Cambridge)

Thurs 25 April - Sat 27 April
St Pat's Basketball Tournament Wellington - Seniors and Juniors

Sat 27 April, 12:00 pm Midday
1st XV vs Feilding High School
at The Rugby Institue, Palmerston North

Monday 29 April
Term Two Commences, 8:30 am

Wed 1st May, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Senior Interviews
Students to make times with their teachers

Uniform Shop Hours

Grooming and Personal
Appearance Guidelines

2019 Blanket Consent Form
Once completed please return to the Student Centre

Scholarship Information

Careers 2019

1st XV 2019 Itinerary

Please read our fantastic 2016
ERO (Education Review Office)

Research on why Boys'
Schools are Best for Boys 

Library Catalogue

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A Brief History

1904    Hastings District High School arose from the Hastings Borough School – the secondary teacher was Mr L.F. Pegler who was then appointed Headmaster of the District High School 1907.
1922   The new high school was called Hastings Technical School. Mr W.A.G. Penlington appointed Headmaster.   “Akina” was adopted as the motto, “Huia” as the emblem.
1938   School song “Akina” adopted
1949   Mr W.A.G.Penlington retired – succeeded by Mr J.E. Tier.
1954/55   Roll exceeds 1000, Hastings Girls' High School opens.
1956   First year of the Hastings Boys' High School – roll 582
1964    Mr J.E. Tier retired, succeeded by Mr W.F. Crist in 1965

75th jubilee celebrated by over 2000 old pupils, past staff and board members

1984    Mr W.F. Crist retired, succeeded by Mr G.E. Thomas – first network computing system installed.

The Super 8 group of schools was established to promote sporting, cultural and educational initiatives amongst the eight boys' high schools from their respective provincial cities of the central North Island. The first games were played in 1998.


 Mr G.E. Thomas retires – succeeded by Mr R.G. Sturch


100th jubilee celebrated.



The school has always been a stabling influence in times of unrest.  It has seen earthquakes, depressions and world wars but maintained its traditional focus in providing the best possible education for the students.   Testimony to the type of schooling they have received is the long list of Old Boys who have achieved both nationally and internationally in their respective fields. Hastings High School and Hastings Boys' High School has been rich in colourful characters and school histories are made by their personalities.

Hastings Boys' High School has a proud tradition shaped by passionate leaders who have continued to nurture the school during its one hundred years of providing quality secondary education to the Hastings community.   It has been stated that “whilst growth and longevity are important measures of a community's confidence in a school, the most telling measure of success is in the school's ability to grow and develop good young citizens.  It is this measure that marks Hastings Boys' High School as very successful.” (Page 3 Centennial Booklet).

2010    Hastings Boys' High School granted ultra-fast Broadband.  First school in Hastings.