Hawera High School has four houses BLUE, GOLD, GREEN and RED that challenge each other to win the Linnell Shield, an iconic shield with a proud history dating back to 1943 when it was won for the first time by Blue House.
FIERCE BUT FRIENDLY!
The house competition is fierce but friendly. We have whole school and lunchtime inter-house events where points can be earned. The major whole school events are Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country; also there are over 25 inter-house challenges held throughout the year consisting of art, music, chess, debating, technology and a variety of sports, to name a few.
Points are not only awarded for placings but for participation so every student has the opportunity to contribute to their house points total.
The students are encouraged to dress up in their house colours during ‘all school inter-house’ events. The sense of pride and spirit of all the students creates an amazing atmosphere at these events.