Social Groups

HVHS has the following Social clubs and societies available, and these groups will have a display with more information at the Sports, Clubs and Performing Arts Expo at the start of each year.

Anime and Manga Club 

Staff contact – Sarah Langley

Anime & Manga Club meets on Thursday lunchtime in E8 to watch anime movies, discuss anime characters and have lots of fun. This is open to all students.

Chess & Card Game Club

Staff contacts - Marcus Blomquist & Teri McMullan

Ever wanted to learn chess or Magic - The Gathering (MTG)? HVHS has a Chess & Card Game Club that meets every Tuesday after school in V8 from 3:30-4:30pm.  

The Chess & Card Game Club is a very inclusive space so don't worry about not knowing anyone or the games themselves. Students from all year levels are welcome to attend. The club counts towards Ad Alta as well.

Clothing Repair Club

Staff contact - Annette Inglis

Come along and learn to sew on buttons, repair minor tears & hems in your uniform. Skills you can take away and use at home too. The Club meets on Wednesday at lunchtime in B10.  

Club 13 (Taylor Swift Club)

Staff contact - Liv Woodmass

Student contact - Sofia Pamudji

Club 13 is HVHS’ first Taylor Swift Club! We meet on Tuesday lunchtimes in E5. The club is so excited for all Swifties to come join along and geek out with us. The question is… Are You Ready For It?

Circus Skills Group

Staff contact - Ben Britton

The Circus Skills Group meets Wednesday lunchtimes on the green space in the middle of school (C Flat). Why attend? In case you have to run away to join the circus!

Come along learn something new and try your hand at some entertaining circus skills. We have a variety of props to play with including unicycles, devil sticks and rope darts. Open to all year groups and all skills levels are welcome.

ESports (for the HVHS Team)

Staff contact - Tyler Benson

Students can join an esports team and represent HVHS in their favourite game! To register for a team or to learn more email Tyler Benson or come to P1 where he teaches. Upcoming competitions include Rocket League (1 March), Fortnite (3 May), and League of Legends and Valorant early in Term 2.

Debating (for the HVHS Team)

Staff contact - Philippa Plewinski

Please contact Philippa for additional information on debating teams at HVHS.

Dungeons and Dragons

Staff contact – Marcus Blomquist

Come join us for Dungeons and Dragons every week! The D&D Group meet every Thursday from 3:15-5:30pm in V8. Members range in experience from brand new to any kind of gaming to peers with years of gameplay, all our welcome. The cost is free, we have all of the resources.

Green Fingers Horticultural Club

Staff contacts – Richard Edwards and Leonore Hoke

The club meets Friday lunchtimes in the Horticulture Area. Growing plants throughout the year. Prepare and plant your winter crops during Term 1 (broccoli, lettuce, radishes, broad beans, potatoes, silverbeet, cabbages....) and summer crops (corn, strawberries....) in Term 4 and harvest! Make use of our raised beds, tool shed & glass house.

Kiwi Club (for Refugee Students)

Staff contact - Jamie Casley

The wonderful youth workers from Ignite will come in on Tuesday lunchtimes in G7 for weekly mentoring, and relationship building for former refugee students. Day trips will also be run, one per term where students are taken out into the community for activities (sports and games).  A Homework Club is also run on Wednesdays at 3:30pm in the Library. Everyone is welcome.

On Point - Knitting, Crochet & Needlework

Staff contact - Sarah Robbins

Please get in touch with Sarah for additional information.

Mahjong Club

Staff contact - Yanling Guo

Learn and play mahjong every Friday at lunchtime in G6. Mahjong was developed in the 19th century in China and is a tile-based game played by four players.

Come along and join in. It will be fun!

Maths Help

Staff contact - Jill Skinner

Maths Help Room runs from 3:30-4:30pm every Wednesday after school in P4. Students receive individualised help from HVHS's fantastic Maths Teachers. Students can bring their own work or our Maths Teachers can help them find work. Maths Help is open to all year levels and abilities. No bookings are necessary, students are welcome to just show up.

Philosophy Club

Staff contacts - Jill Skinner & Paul Christeller

The Philosophy Club meets every Friday at lunchtime in the P10. It's open to all year levels and no prior knowledge of philosophy is required. What is Philosophy? It is the study of the fundamental nature of reality, knowledge, morality and logic. At Philosophy Club students hang out, discuss and debate a range of issues like - is the world a simulation, is corporal punishment unethical, or what is truth. This club also counts for Ad Alta.

Queer Straight Alliance (QSA)

Staff contacts – Alannah Morris & Jill Skinner

The QSA meets every Thursday lunchtime in P4. The QSA is for students who identify as queer including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, asexual, takatapui, fa’afafine, intersex and gender non-conforming students. .We also have many cisgender, straight allies who are here to support their friends. Our aim is to provide a social space, a support network, and to work together to make our school and wider community more inclusive for students of gender and sexual minorities.


Staff contact - Anna Flaherty

2023 Student organisers - Maria Gray and Kate Whitfield

Open to all year levels. For any questions about the 2023 event please contact our students, Maria and Kate, who are organising Showquest auditions.

Rock n Roll Dance

Staff contact - Matua Paul

Rock n Roll Dance group meets on Wednesdays at 3:30pm in the Hall/S1 Dance room. Please see Matua Paul for more information on Rock n Roll Dance at HVHS. The aim of this group is to compete at the Regional Championships in July.

Theatre Sports

Staff contact - Anna Flaherty

Our Theatre Sports Club meets every Friday at lunchtime in the E5 drama room. Students get involved in a variety of drama games, learn improvisation (and that it's fun) and the rules of Theatre Sports, and gain confidence as they work in teams of four making things up on the spot. It also contributes to Ad Alta.The focus of the club is on creating a relaxed space where students can banter, share a laugh, think on their feet, and have fun getting their creative juices flowing. The club is open to all students and you're welcome to come along to watch or get involved slowly with a non-speaking part.