23 June 2022

Week 8, Term 2

Principal's Message

Maanawatia a Matariki! Dion Marchioni is busy in the background preparing for our staff and student hangi on Tuesday and we’re so appreciative for the offers of kai and support with the preparation. If you have any questions about when/where to bring the kai or what time you’re needed to help prepare, please email Dion marchionid@hautapu.school.nz. Our kaiako and tamariki are also looking forward to showing off their Matariki learning from 1pm on Tuesday afternoon, all welcome.

I am excited to confirm that we have employed 4 new staff members:

  • Holly Jenkins, who will be opening our next New Entrant classroom.
  • Karen Roelofse, who will be teaching in Nikau class from Term 3 as Daniel McAuley has won a position as a Learning Support Co-ordinator in Huntly.
  • Lisa Harvey, who will be teaching in Tawa class from Term 3 as Drinda Jones is heading back to Ireland for the remainder of the year.
  • Tineke Bertelink, who has been employed as a teacher aide supporting in one of our junior classrooms.

Holly Jenkins

Hi there,

My name is Holly Jenkins. I live rurally in the Waipa area with my husband and 3 children.

I love to teach and I want to instil a lifelong love of learning for all of my students.

I am very excited to be a new teacher at Hautapu School. I look forward to meeting our Hautapu Community.

Karen Roelofse

Kia Ora Koutou

My name is Karen Roelofse, I am excited to be joining Hautapu School

and working alongside the tamariki in Nikau class from the beginning of

term three. I live in Cambridge with my two daughters aged 12 and 10

who also attend Hautapu School. Having worked at Hautapu School

previously I am looking forward to once again joining the team.

My teaching philosophy includes providing an inclusive teaching

environment. I believe our children are unique, diverse and require a

stimulating environment to teach them to grow and learn. My students will

feel a sense of belonging and know their voices are heard. I believe that

valuing whanaungatanga and fostering positive relationships increase the

students' understanding and willingness to learn. Children succeed when

their learning environment at home and school come together and collaborate.

Lisa Harvey

Kia ora koutou katoa,

I’m very excited to be joining Hautapu School next term, and especially getting to know and support the students in Tawa class with their learning.

I have worked in a number of schools in Hamilton as a teacher, team leader, mentor teacher and release teacher, and I have also taught in South Korea. Building strong relationships with our ãkonga and whãnau, and providing a safe environment where students feel comfortable taking risks, I believe are paramount to a student’s success.

I grew up on a dairy farm between Morrinsville and Matamata, and now live in Tamahere with my husband Matt and two daughters. In my spare time, when I’m not busy with my girls' activities, I love to keep active, explore new walks with my family and spend time at the beach.

Ngã mihi nui,

Lisa Harvey

Tineke Bertelink

Kia ora koutou katoa,

My name is Tineke Bertelink. Recently, I have started my new job as a teacher aide in Totara Class and I feel very welcomed at Hautapu school.

Some people might have wondered where my accent is from, I am born and raised in the Netherlands and came to live in New Zealand eight years ago. I am married to Henk and have two sons. When I was living in the Netherlands, I studied Social Pedagogy and for many years I have worked with children who need a bit of help at school or at home. During my first couple of years in New Zealand, I lived in the Far North, and I worked there as an Educational Therapist. About two years ago, my family and I moved to Cambridge. My husband Henk is a Maths teacher at St Peter’s School.

In my spare time I love going for long walks and I also like going to the gym, where I teach Body Balance. What I love most on a cold rainy day is snuggling on the couch with a blanket and a pile of books (and with some coffee and chocolate to make it even better).

I would love to get to know you all, so please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself to me.

Ngaa mihi,

Tineke Bertelink


Kia hiwa ra!

Kia hiwa ra!

Teenaa koutou e te whaanau maa

Ngaa mihi nui o te tau hou o Matariki. Te Maatahi o te tau. Te kohinga whetuu i te uma o Ranginui. E piiataata mai ana, whakaataata i te rangi.

E tohu ana i te tau hou Maaori e!

Nau mai haere mai, hoki mai ki te kura o Hautapu. Raatu te rua tekau ma waru o Pipiri.

Welcome to all our whaanau. On Tuesday 28th June the students and staff will be celebrating Matariki together with a haangi lunch.

From 1pm onwards classes will be open for whaanau to visit and see how the students have been acknowledging Matariki (The Maori New Year) through different learning activities. We look forward to sharing our learning with you.

Maanawatia a Matariki

(Happy Maaori New Year)

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Practise your Matariki naming skills to the tune of “The Makarena”



Waipunaa Rangi

Tupu aa Nuku

Tupu aa Rangi



Hiwa i te Rangi


North Island Interschools Show Jumping

Chloe Thomas-Cater and Mackenzie Robert competed at the North Island Interschools Show jumping competition on Saturday 18th June. The conditions weren't the best and bery muddy under foot / hoof.

Unfortunately Mackenzie had a fall and didn't place. Chloe won the equitation and had two clear rounds.

We are proud of the girls for showing the value of Challenge and Courage and look forward to seeing them continue to develop as equestrians.

Whittaker's Chocolate Fundraiser

Thank you to the families who are participating in this fundraiser! All money raised will go toward Literacy and Learning Support.

If anyone else would like to participate or if you would like to order more boxes, you can do so by going to the Kindo Shop and making your purchase through there.

Orders close Thursday 30th June.


Important Dates

  • Tuesday 28 June - Matariki Event

  • Wednesday 29 June - Tough Guy & Gal (registered students only)

  • Friday 8 July - Last Day of Term 2 (normal finish time)

  • Monday 25 July - First Day of Term 3

  • Tuesday 2 August - Sports & Group Photo Day

  • Friday 30 September - Last Day of Term 3 (normal finish time)

Kelly Club After School Care

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Kit-Markin Construction

Choose Kit-Markin Construction to build your deck and they will donate 2% of the total price to Hautapu School. Contact Josh on 0279355435 or josh@kmh.co.nz

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Your Lunch Box

Want the hassle taken out of schoollunches? Struggle to think of somethingnew for the kids to have everyday? Well sayno more, ‘Your Lunch Box’ is here is help! Delivering delicious and nutritiouslunchboxes filled with fresh local ingredients direct to school everyday.

We offer different sizes for different appetites and ordering is easy peasy. Simply order before 8.00pm the nightbefore you would like the lunch box delivered and we'll take care of the rest! Visit us at www.yourlunchbox.co.nz or lookus up on Facebook


Free Lambs Available for Rearing

Every year during spring we need to find homes for our surplus wether lambs. These lambs are very suitable for pet day animals and will be available in August and September.

They will come with an animal health guide to educate the kids on what illnesses to look out for.

We can collect them after pet day if they have nowhere to be kept long term.

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