Horsham Downs School

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

Welcome to tima wha

Tima Wha is made up of our 

Year 7 & 8 students.  

Teaching in this team is Mr Dane McLeod, 

Miss Alexia Cochrane, Mrs Ainsley Whitfileld, Mrs Gillian Mackay and Ms Megan Drake. 



what  we  offer  for  our  senior

  •   A secure learning environment in a mid-sized, decile 10 school
  •   Rural school special character - including agricultural days and flower show 
  •   Continuity in their education
  •   Quality teachers
  • Continued focus on numeracy and literacy
  •   Second language learning (French, Spanish, Te Reo)
  •   Leadership Opportunities
  •   Sexuality Education in alternate years - 'Positive Puberty' 
  •   Careers Education in alternate years
  •   Quality Outdoor Education programmes - Castle Rock and Aongatete Lodge (alternative years)
  •   Specialised Technology Programme at the Ngaruawahia Primary School Technology Centre 
  •   Year 8 Graduation - School Prize Giving, Senior end of the year social 
  •   Year 7 & 8 orientation - Students/parents invited to Ngaruawahia Technology Centre 'Open Day', and information evening at Horsham Downs School 


 Leadership Opportunities:

  •   School Council leaders 
  •   House Leaders
  •   Junior Class Supervision
  •   Librarians
  •   Hosting Assemblies
  •   School Productions - writing team, lead roles 
  •   A national study by the Education Review Office in 2001 states: 
  •    "A strength of the senior programmes of full primary schools is the scope they provide for 
  • students to develop and exercise leadership skills."


Extension Opportunities:

  •   Ability Grouping
  •   International Competitions (Maths, English, Spelling, Science)
  •   Otago Maths
  •   Literature Quiz
  •   EWCS and WFPS Competitions
  •   Development Band Mathematics
  •   William Pike Challenge Programme - Year 8

Sporting / Cultural Opportunities:

  • Music lessons
  • Sports Camp at Totara Springs
  • School swimming pool - lessons in February / March
  • School Netball team - Waikato Netball School Competition 
  • School Hockey Teams - Waikato Hockey School Competition 
  • Rugby/Soccer (club competition)
  • Eastern Waikato Country Schools Events
    • Lunchtime Soccer, Rugby, Touch Competitions
    • Cross Country
    •  Athletics
    • Waikato Full Primary Events

  •  Digital Learning:

    • For all Year 5 - 8 students, we offer the option of BYOD (bring your own device).  
    • Special guidelines cover this element of the programme