25 November 2022

Week 6, Term 4

Principal's Message

Term 4 is always a busy one where we have one foot in the current year and the other foot in the following year!

Planning for 2023 is in full swing and you would have received an email regarding the opportunity to provide feedback for class placements next year. This is often a debated choice for many principals. I choose to give parents the opportunity to share their opinions because I believe all stakeholders should be involved in our children’s education. In saying that, sometimes we can’t always accommodate those preferences but we take them seriously and consider all available options before making our decision.

We have a number of events coming up in the next couple of weeks, so as usual please keep an eye out for emails, Facebook posts, SchoolApp notifications and Seesaw posts. We try our very best to communicate in a number of ways to keep everyone informed.

Kia pai tō rā whakatā

(Have a lovely weekend)

Tracey Bennett

Order Your Yearbook

The yearbooks will cost $22.00 each this year. Payments will need to be made through Kindo no later than Thursday 1st December.

No books will be available for sale after this date.

Production photos

Below is the link to the gallery of photos from Cinderfella Goes to the Fieldays. What a fantastic show!

The images are now available to view and order through this gallery. Images are $5.00 each and will be delivered as a digital download.

You will need to enter your email address and the gallery password (listed below) to view the gallery.

Gallery Password: Production2022


Principal's award

Dechen - for showing the value of Challenge
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Our staff ‘explored their limits’ last Friday night. There were lots of laughs and students have enjoyed trying to guess who painted which picture when they’ve seen them hanging in the office.
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Pool Keys on Sale

Keys cost $120 for the season ($20 bond will be refunded when keys are returned by 14 April 2022).

We have limited number of keys available so get in early to avoid disappointment.

School policy for review

To submit feedback on policies that are currently under review please visit https://www.schooldocs.co.nz/

Username: hautapu

Password: exploreyourlimits

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Important Dates

  • Friday 2 December - Junior School Big Day In

  • Tuesday 6 December - Year 8's Rainbows End Trip

  • Wednesday 7 December - Assembly (Service to School - celebrating this year's student leaders) 8:45am

  • Thursday 8 December - Year 6 Pool Party

  • Thursday 8 December - BOT Meeting 7pm

  • Monday 12 December- Classes to meet their new teachers for 2023 (10:30am - 11am)

  • Monday 12 December - Year 8 Leavers Assembly 1:30pm

  • Monday 12 December - Year 8 Leavers Event - Pool Party

  • Tuesday 13 December - Prizegiving 1pm

  • Tuesday 13 December - Reports go home

  • Wednesday 14 December - Last Day of Term 4, School Finish at 12pm

Thank you Mitre10 Cambridge

Thank you very much to Mitre10 Cambridge who donated a generous amount of camping gear for our Rustic Camp in Maungatautari next year.

A big thank you to Will Mason and Frank Spence for spending their personal time up in the bush building more facilities for our students. We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our community; without it we couldn’t provide as many opportunities for our students to ‘Explore their Limits’.

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Entertainment Books Black Friday - Support our school

Today is Black Friday and we've lined up our best-ever offer for fundraisers and their supporters😊

Every school parent and donor who buys an Entertainment Membership through your school's fundraising page from today to 6pm on Tuesday 29th November will get our Buy 1 Get 1 FREE offer.

They can gift the second membership to a friend for Christmas, or share it with their family, or simply redeem the offers on the Membership and keep double the savings for themselves !
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Kelly Sports Holiday Programme Voucher to be won

One full week at Kelly Sports Holiday Programme to the value of $255 to be won. If you would like to put your name into the draw please email Geraldine at admin@hautapu.school.nz

Entries close on Friday 9th December.

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Kelly Club After School Care

On Wednesday the 14th of December, Hautapu School finishes at 12.00pm. Kelly Club After School Care will be open from noon to help those parents who may be working, or unable to collect their children at this time.

We will have lots of fun activities planned to entertain the kids.

We are running three sessions 12.00pm to 2.40pm ($15.00), 12.00pm to 4.00pm ($23.00) and 12.00pm to 5.30pm ($29).

Please provide your children with lunch as normal and we will provide them with a healthy afternoon tea at around 2.25pm.

It’s simple to register and enrol online at https://www.kellyclub.co.nz/hautapu and choose 'Final day of School 2022'. Please book prior to 6.00pm on Tuesday evening to ensure your child is included on our roll. Earlier bookings would be appreciated so that we are able to arrange appropriate staffing.

Cancellations must be made by 9.00am on the morning of the 14th of December to avoid being invoiced.

If you have any questions at all or require further information, please call us on 078399017 or email Hautapu@kellyclub.co.nz.


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Kit-Markin Construction

Multi award winning Master Builders Kit-Markin Homes will donate $5000 to Hautapu School when friends and family of the school choose them to build their new home or commercial building. New decks from the community will result in a $500 donation to the 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