Horsham Downs School

(07) 829 4700 office@horshamdowns.school.nz 4 Martin Lane, RD 1, Hamilton 3281
Welcome to Horsham Downs School


Current notices are listed below. Old notices from the last month (if any) are listed below them.

19 February 2020 - 19 February 2021

Term 1, Week 3


24 - 28 February    Yr 1-3 2Focus Swimming Lessons

26/27 February      Rm 6 Camp Pirongia

27/28 February      Rm 5 Camp Pirongia

26-28 February      Yr 5/6 Camp Raglan

28 February            Tima Tahi Assembly


This Friday, 21 February is our annual tabloid sports. This is a fun programme organised by the Year 7/8 students for the rest of the school and is an opportunity for our senior students to develop leadership skills.   This is quite a challenge for some of our student leaders so this is not an event we invite parent spectators to attend.

All students are asked to wear their SCHOOL SPORTS UNIFORM and HAT, and to bring a drink bottle. 

If students need uniform items, please see the school office before Friday 21st.


Please note we have a new school bank account number 

Just a reminder that we changed school bank account numbers at the end of last year.  Please update any automatic payment or direct credit details so any future payments go to this new account.

ASB Bank – Horsham Downs School Board of Trustees:


The old Westpac account that was used last year is now CLOSED. Please ensure your banking details have been updated . 

Thank you

Carolyn Akerboom, Office Administrator



Winter may seem a long way off but, if you want to order our winter uniform items, the orders need to be submitted shortly. The delivery time is around 8-10 weeks which brings us up to the beginning of term 2. Information and ordering details may be found via the link below. 

UNIFORM ORDER - Winter 2020 (1).docx



The Annual General Meeting of the PA will be held in March. If you are interested in finding out more about what we do or joining our amazing team please come along.

When: Tuesday, 3rd March 2020 @ 7pm

Where: Horsham Downs School Staffroom, Horsham Down


A wrist band will give access to all the activities listed.  Some activities can only be done once,    (* mark), others have no limit.  Some simple rules:

  • Children will have to queue for each activity each time
  • Bouncy castles will be restricted to 5 minute rotations and will have age limits. Those supervising are to be listened to or bands may be removed from the individuals.
  • Children can elect to do individual activities with tickets or gold coin donation
  • Toddlers only (and supervising adults) in the toddler area.

Band’ activities include…

  • Crazy Hair * (H)                                               *   Fish for a drink *(F)
  • Gumboot throw                                              *   Dance Off
  • Mini golf                                                           *   Flying Fox
  • Bouncy castles                                                *   Toddler play area                                                     Soak a senior

 Prices for Activity Band

        One band         $10                                                                                                                                           Two Bands      $15                                                                                                                                            Three Bands    $20                  then $5 each


Available Friday (6th) morning 8.30am – 9am: [Cash only] limited change  

Then from 2:30pm (Cash only) and EFTPOS from 4pm on Friday afternoon 

(cash and EFTPOS, cash out and tickets available)

Bring Cash for - cash or tickets accepted

            Kebabs                      The chance to “dunk” the principal

            BBQ                            Ice Creams               Best value book store

            Pizza                          Candy store              American Hot Dogs

            Gluten Free Nachos                                   Cupcakes


13 February 2020 - 13 February 2021

Yr 1-3 Swim Lessons

To view details about the upcoming swimming lessons we are offering our year 1-3 students, please click on the link below.  This is an optional, but highly recommended programme so please have a look and sign up using the google form link on the letter, or the one below. 

2020 Y0-3 2Focus.doc (6).docx

Yr 1-3 swim lessons

Notices from the last month: