2 September 2022

Week 6, Term 3

Principal's Message

We’ve had a week of seeing our values in action. I was impressed to see students from the age of five years old showcasing the value of Courage while presenting their speech to a large group of their peers on Tuesday. Our guest judge for the Senior School Speech Competition, Judi Bilcliff, was very complimentary about the high standard of our students’ speeches. On Wednesday we couldn’t have asked for better weather for our Cross Country Day. The sun was shining and the value of Community was exceptional. Thank you to all our whaanau who managed to come and support our tamariki.

Another highlight this week was our Year 7/8 Information Evening. Our guest students did a fantastic job of sharing their learning journey and it was lovely to see some past students attend this evening too. Gathering student voice is a powerful tool in evaluating how well we’re doing and identifying areas to work on. Last week I gathered student voice from our Year 7/8 team and below are some examples of their feedback.

What do you love the most about Hautapu School?

(The more a word/phrase is mentioned, the bigger the word appears in the word cloud).

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Please rank your top 5 things about being a Year ⅞ at Hautapu School:

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Enrolment for 2023

If you have a child who will be starting at our school next year and you haven't already submitted an enrolment form can you please get in touch with Geraldine in the office. We need to know how many out of zone placements we can offer.

Ballot for out of zone enrolments close on 14 October.

If you are living out of zone and you have a child starting at our school next year you will need to submit an enrolment form to the school office In order to secure a place for 2023.

This Week's Certificate Recipients

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School Board Elections

It's voting time!

Make sure to vote on time and have your say in who will represent you on the Board.

Voting closes on 12 noon, Wednesday 7th September.

This Week’s House Winner

Maungatautari: 5210

Waikato: 6890

Hautapu: 5736

Karapiro: 3610

Important Dates

  • Monday 5 September – AIMS Games Competition (Returning Thursday)

  • Monday 12 September - Years 3-6 Gym Sport Festival

  • Thursday 15 September – BoT Meeting

  • Friday 16 September – Interschool Cross Country

  • Wednesday 21 September – Kauri/Koromiko Camp (Returning Friday)

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

  • Monday 17 October - First Day of Term 4

  • Friday 21 October – Hautapu School Ag Day

  • Monday 24 October - Labour Day (Public Holiday)

  • Monday 14 November - Teacher Only Day (School Closed)

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

Waikato Science Fair

Congratulations Ellie!

Ellie won first prize in the Year 7/8 Planet Earth and Beyond category of the NIWA Waikato Science Fair. Her project was on the use of different types of wraps to keep food fresh in your fridge. She completed a full scientific investigation and had to table, graph and analyse her results.

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School Speeches

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Bryony Botha (NZ Team Cyclist)

The Senior Team were privileged to have a visit from Bryony Botha (NZ Team Cyclist). She talked about her experience at the Commonwealth Games and showed us the Gold medal she won in the Individual Pursuit and and Silver Medal she won in the Team Pursuit. We saw her aerodynamic helmet, skin suit and her very light track bike. She even took time for photographs with our classes and some autographs. It was an inspiring visit for our students.

Ms Reilly's women's barbershop chorus

Ms Reilly's women's barbershop chorus is holding a concert with the men's barbershop chorus. Please come to hear beautiful live acapella music!

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Kelly Sports Holiday Programme

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Hautapu School Ag Day

Hautapu School Ag Day this year will be held on Friday, 21st October. Registration details will be sent out next week.

Teddy Bear Drive for Dennis!

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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


Love Tennis Open Day

WHAT? Open Day with Free BBQ, Prizes, Giveaways and meet the coaches

WHEN? Sun 11 Sept 2022, 11am - 4pm (rain day Sunday 18th)

WHERE? @ Cambridge Racquets Club

A FUN, FAMILY day showcasing our friendly club to the community, for all ages and abilities. Equipment provided or bring your own.

Our Coaches will be on hand to instruct groups and we are planning a range of fun activities such as Fastest serve competition, Hit the target, Guess no. of balls in a paddling pool, and more.

We need your help to make this event amazing, as follows:

· Spread the word, invite friends, neighbours, family

· Bring a friend on the day. Everyone who attends goes in the draw for two corporate suite tickets at the 2023 ASB Classic, plus one night's accommodation.

· Provide home baking for the day

· Offer to help eg for 1 hour on the day – let us know, click here -> to fill in the roster, or email kim.bannon@gmail.com.

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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.