8 July 2022

Week 10, Term 2

Principal's Message

As I sit and reflect on yet another challenging term I feel immensely grateful to have the support of our community. Thank you for being so understanding and patient with us when we’ve rallied around to find relievers for classes or when events have been cancelled. Our students have certainly shown the value of Explore and Courage this term and we’re in awe of the resilience many of our students are displaying.

I’d like to acknowledge the hard work of my staff too. It is a very difficult time for all educators at the moment as they try their best to provide a stable environment amongst the challenges that are thrown at them. Our students are very lucky to have staff that are so invested in their overall wellbeing as well as their education.

Today we farewell two staff members. Daniel McAuley will be starting his new role as a Learning Support Co-ordinator in Huntly next term and Drinda Jones is off to spend time with her family in Ireland for the remainder of this year. We wish them all the best and thank them for their commitment and dedication to Hautapu School.

A highlight for me this term was our Matariki Day. It filled my heart seeing our whaanau back in at school and celebrating our learning with us. A very special thank you to Dion Marchioni and his support crew for making this day possible.

Next term is looking actioned packed too! We’ve got AIMS Games, Year 7/8 Sports Camp, Year 5/6 Camp, Common Wealth Games Day, Waikato Science Fair, Speeches, Cross Country and preparation for Production to look forward to.

I wish you all a safe and happy holiday with lots of time to recharge the batteries.



Class Certificates

Inter-Schools Tumbling Championships for 2022 on Sunday 3rd July

This is an optional annual participation event that we host for our students who enjoy competitions and demonstrating their skills to their parents. You have had some students from your school participate in this event. Each competitor earns points towards their schools overall total. This year our event was held at The Peak Sports Centre, Rotouna, Hamilton.

We had 100 competitors, over 20 schools from Hamilton, Cambridge and Bay of Plenty districts competing in five progressive divisions from beginner to advanced level. There were trophies awarded to the top three schools in each district for primary years 1-6, and the top three schools in all the districts combined for year 7 and over intermediate and colleges.

Winning schools will have trophies delivered this week by either the students or coaches and it would be great if this achievement could recognised at a school assembly at some point this year. Schools get to keep the trophy.

We are grateful for the opportunities to run programs at your school and look forward to the continued learning opportunities for students and progress!

Kind regards

Marie France & The Gymnastic Academy Team



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Cambridge Netball Tournament

Last Sunday the Hautapu Korimako Year 4 team played in a netball tournament in Cambridge they play 4 pool games winning all of them and went to the final on goal count back with another team in their pool who also won all their games.

They came runner up in a tough fought final.

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This Week’s House Points

Waikato: 5331

Karapiro: 5970

Hautapu: 5375

Maungatautari: 6030

Important Dates

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  • Monday 25 July - First Day of Term 3

  • Tuesday 2 August - Sports & Group Photo Day

  • Wednesday 31 August - Cross Country (on school grounds)

  • Friday 2 September - Kapa Haka Fesitval (TBC)

  • Monday 5 September - Year 5-8 Gymsport Competition

  • Monday 12 September - Year 2-4 Gymsport Competition

  • Friday 16 September - Interschool Cross Country

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

SchooI Board Parent Election 2022

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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

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Women's World Cup Kick Off Event July 20, 2022

FREE Family Event - July 20th 2022 @ FMG Stadium

'1 Year to GO' until the Women's Football World Cup event

  • Freebies at the gate, sausage sizzles/nachos/drinks (fundraising), lots of football to watch!
  • Bring your football team out, everyone welcome
  • FIFA stall set up so you can sign up to be a volunteer for the WWC in 2023
  • Come and watch our top Women in the region play in the Waikato V Bay of Plenty game
  • Street Dance Sessions Hip Hop performing

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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.