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Kupu from a former student's whānau (2022)

"We can't express enough gratitude for the hard work that you and your staff put into making HRC a home away from home where our young people get to be themselves, make mistakes, laugh, dance, sing and thrive in a safe place that enables them to grow into incredible young people.

Thank you for the energy you all put into raising R. You are a true taongoa and we will never forget any of you. 

You gave us back an amazing young man, when he went in as a broken boy.

Arohanui, with love and affection always in our hearts."

To the Principal and Staff,
 
Thank you very much for the care and special life you are giving our grandson.

We love him dearly, and we were so thrilled at the change in him when he came home in the holidays.

...this new grandson is a change so wonderful; we are so happy it boosts our life up. Thank you all.
 
From his loving Grandparents (2021)

'A massive thank you, for all the hard work everyone has done over the past year with V. He is a completely different person to the angry child he was. 

Each one of you should be proud to say that you work there.

Thank you so much for having V there and being 'family' with him."


Ex-student's whānau (2022)

'I congratulate all involved for the work you are doing to ensure your school is providing a high quality of education for its learners...

I note the positive impact the school is having responding to children whose learning and achievement need acceleration.'


Hon Chris Hipkins MP (2019)

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My time at HRC - kupu from a former student (2022)
 
When I came to HRC, I needed to work on my behaviour, such as violence, bullying, and sharing with other young people.

At HRC, I learned to trust people, be helpful to others, and keep my hands and feet to myself.

I never thought I would get to learn mountain biking skills, go walking up big hills, and have lots of outdoor education.

My family say they are proud of me going to school, and I am doing better.

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My time at HRC - kupu from a former student (2022)
 
When I came to HRC, I needed to learn how to behave better in school and at home.

At HRC, I learned to have good manners; be more tolerant of other kids; and resilience, I can stay calm (most of the time).

I never thought I would change. I never thought I would go to a trampoline park.

My family say that I'm more kind, more mature, and I've definitely been a lot different.

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Netsafe Schools Programme

2020

We are proud to announce we are an official Netsafe School.  Netsafe Schools is a nationally recognised programme supporting New Zealand schools to create a safer and more positive online experience.

To view full details click here.

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HRC wins at the Learning Environments Australasia Awards 2020

HRC was announced the winner  of the Innovative Education Initiative category at the Learning Environments Australasia (LEA) Awards.  

 

These awards are open to educational facilities’ projects which demonstrate excellence in the planning and design of educational facilities across the Australasia region. The core mission of the awards is to celebrate excellent learning spaces where innovative architectural ideas support the education philosophy.

To view the finalists and find out further information please click here.

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SAMS Evaluation 

Standards and Monitoring Services (SAMS) 2020

 

Earlier this year we invited SAMS to evaluate the services provided at Halswell Residential College.

 

The review involved meeting with staff, students, whānau, and community connections over three days, as well as reviewing an extensive list of documents and procedures.

The evaluators commented: 

 

"As always SAMS was welcomed into Halswell College and treated with considerable respect while on site.  We valued the professional yet relaxed environment within which we conducted the review and the thoughtful and often wise interactions we experienced with both professional staff and students."

The see the full report click here.

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Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards

Excellence in Engaging Finalist

HRC was a proud finalist in the Prime Minister’s Excellence in Education Awards for 2019 in the category of Engagement.  This is a prestigious award and being announced as a finalist is a significant accomplishment.  
 

To view the finalists and find out further information please click here.

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Education Review Office
ERO Report 2019

Key strengths of Halswell Residential College

  • strong leadership that has established a high trust collaborative school culture that places the wellbeing and success of all students at the centre.

  • rich curriculum that is responsive to students’ strengths, culture, needs and interests.

  • coherent systems which support processes that enhance student safety and wellbeing.

  • effective communication systems which strengthen the partnership with families/whānau and specialist agencies in realising shared valued outcomes for students.

  • a reflective environment that promotes capability and capacity building for ongoing improvement.
     

To see the full report click here