There are a number of activities that students can be involved in at Hawera High School that help contribute in a positive way to the local, national and global communities that we live in.
WORLD VISION CARDBOARD CITY
TARANAKI RELAY FOR LIFE
MUFTI DAY FUNDRAISING FOR WORTHY CAUSES
NOWELL'S LAKE NATIVE TREE PLANTING
A number of Hawera High School groups have given up their time in recent years to assist the Normanby and Districts Lions Club in planting native plants at Nowell's Lake Walkway. This riparian planting effort has been used as a fundraiser for sports teams to cover the costs of participating in sports tournaments and at the same time contributing in a positive way to a community asset that future generations can enjoy.
WORLD VISION CARDBOARD CITY
Every year students ranging from Year 9 to Year 13 participate in our annual World Vision Cardboard City which is held in the Te Ramanui courtyard. Students create a ‘Cardboard City’ of all shapes and sizes using cardboard boxes which they then sleep in for the night. Students participate in a range of games and activities such as twister, connect four, charades, watching movies and ‘dance offs’. All money raised goes to the World Vision 40 Hour Famine and their particular focus for the year.
Hawera High School has been very successful in raising money for the Taranaki Cancer Society. In 2018 students raised a over $5000. Students willingly gave up their hair, down to a No. 2 for a very worthy cause.
PAPER FOR TREES
Hawera High School is part of the "Paper for Trees" carbon reduction scheme. Our paper, can and bottle recycling efforts throughout the school year earn the school a number of native shrubs which are donated by Shell Todd Oil Services and planted around the school grounds.
Hawera High School is one of twelve schools throughout New Zealand that have been recognised in 2015 for their recycling efforts by the "Keep New Zealand Beautiful Beverage Container Community Grants Programme". Hawera High School's efforts have been acknowledged through being given two permanent beverage container recycling bins worth $800 each. This is an acknowledgement of our school's efforts over the past seven years to reduce the waste that is created, to recycle and reduce our carbon footprint.
Each year there are a number of mufti days held that raise funds towards worthy causes such as emergency response following disasters and to support national and international causes. In previous years money raised has gone towards the Starship Foundation, World Vision 40 Hour Famine, Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Research, Red Sock Day, Red Cross and Cyclone Winston relief in Fiji and Cyclone Pam relief in Vanuatu and the South Taranaki Flood Relief in 2015.