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An Evening with Dr Murray Gadd

posted Jun 25, 2015, 2:20 PM by Heretaunga Intermediate Website

Understanding Your Child as a Developing Reader


Wednesday 10 June 6 – 7.30pm

Murray Gadd is an independent literacy consultant, and former Heretaunga Intermediate pupil, now working nationally and internationally on literacy issues, particularly reading and writing.  For the Ministry of Education, he led the team that developed the national writing exemplars, he wrote Effective Literacy Practice in Years 5 to 8 and he worked closely on the English sections of the New Zealand Curriculum.  He also recently completed his P.H.D in the area of Literacy.

We have been very fortunate to have Murray working with our staff and students this year, and Murray has offered his time to speak to parents and whanau.

Murray will be sharing his knowledge and expertise for parents to understand:

  • What good reading by children looks like
  • How children learn to read
  • What children do at school to become good readers
  • What you can do to help your children as developing readers.

Our Cuisine Team will be providing nibbles and refreshments for adults during the evening.  Should childcare be an issue, we will have classrooms open with staff looking after your child and their younger siblings.  Your child is also welcome to listen to Murray.

Contact the school office if you would like to attend.


Hurricanes Meeting

posted Jun 25, 2015, 2:17 PM by Heretaunga Intermediate Website   [ updated Jun 25, 2015, 2:22 PM ]

Today was a great day to be a rugby fan for ten Heretaunga students.  They got to spend an hour painting posters, passing the rugby ball round, and getting signatures and photos with captain Conrad Smith, vice-captain Jeremy Thrush, and James Marshall.  The students really enjoyed getting to meet the stars.  Special thanks to Resene for inviting us along!


Youth Futures Careers Expo

posted Jan 1, 2015, 4:40 PM by Heretaunga Intermediate Website

Friday 21 November saw Heretaunga host a range of businesses and trades to showcase a wide range of occupations that may interest students in the future.  Students got a taste of hands on experience form a variety of occupations including barista, gardening, policing, fire, ambulance, radio host, building, carpentry, orchardist, IT, librarian, heavy machinery operator, and fencing.  The students were inquisitive, engaged, and enjoyed having the chance to experience what these organisations had to offer.

A huge thank you to the Hastings Council, and Careers NZ for making this happen for the students of Heretaunga Intermediate, St Joseph’s and Maraekakaho Schools.

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