28 July 2023

Week 2, Term 3

Principal's Message

Kia ora e te whānau,

Welcome back! It sounds like many of you had a lovely holiday break, either exploring our beautiful country, travelling overseas, or having a 'staycation.'

We had the privilege of NED visiting our school on Monday morning. The inspiring messages shared with us align very much with our own Hautapu Vision and Values. NED stands for:

● Never give up

● Encourage others

● Do your best

Some key messages shared with our school were:

  1. We often tell ourselves that "If it isn't easy, it isn't worth trying." However, NED explained that this is our Brain Freeze moment and encouraged students to push through these challenges and embrace the opportunity for growth and learning.
  2. Train your brain to get into Go Brain Grow mode… instead of saying "I can't do it," children are encouraged to say "I can't do it yet." This simple shift in mindset opens the door to possibilities and continuous improvement.
  3. "I can do more than what I thought I could, but only if I keep taking the next step." Children are encouraged to learn that progress often comes in small steps. By consistently challenging themselves and taking one step at a time, they can achieve things beyond their initial expectations.
  4. "Each person has their own Mt. Everest." This recognizes that everyone faces unique challenges and goals in life, much like climbing their own personal Mt. Everest. Each individual's journey is valuable and deserving of respect and encouragement.
  5. "With encouragement, we can all find the treasure within ourselves and each other." We all need to celebrate the uniqueness and worth of every individual. Encouragement and support from others help us discover the hidden treasures within ourselves and others, making the world a brighter place.
  6. "Let go of 'I know' so you can grow." Letting go of the belief that one already knows everything allows room for new ideas, skills, and knowledge to flourish.

With a growth mindset and utilising the Hautapu Values, our children can cultivate resilience, empathy, and a positive outlook on life. Together, it’s our responsibility to encourage them to face challenges with determination, support others in their journeys, and recognise the incredible treasure within themselves and their peers.

Ngaa manaakitanga ❘ With best wishes


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Welcome Certificates

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Junior School Class Certificates

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Senior School Class Certificates

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House Leader Certificates

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House Points

Waikato 1115

Hautapu 1690

Maungatautari 1190

Karapiro 925

Principal's Award

Maia - for showing the value of Courage

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Aliyah - for showing the values of Challenge and Growth

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Cruden and Flynn - for showing the values of Challenge and Community

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Mason and Quinn - for showing the value of Growth

Kowhai Sharing their Kakapo

Kowhai enjoyed sharing their Kakapo with Mrs Bennett today. They also made up their own Kakapo song to the tune of Cheeky Little Fantail.

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Happy 100 Days At School!

Nikau Class celebrated 100 days at school by dressing up.....

NZ Playhouse presents Treasure Island

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We have some very happy hens thanks to a few people that helped to extend our chicken run.

Farmsource for donating supplies.

Frank Spence for donating supplies, time and know-how.

Andrew Bigham for donating supplies.

Mr Lindsay for just being amazing and helpful!

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Important Dates

Monday 31 July - Koromiko/Kauri Camp Parent Meeting 5:30

Thursday 3 August - BOT meeting

Friday 11 August - Assembly 1:25pm (Rimu sharing)

Monday 14 August - Year 7/8 Information Evening 6pm-7pm

Wednesday 16 August - Kauri/Koromiko Class Camp (returning Friday 18 August)

Tuesday 22 August - Vision and Hearing Screening

Thursday 24 August - School Cross Country (Seniors and Juniors)

Friday 25 August - Daffodil Dy

Tuesday 29 August - Whole School Speeches

Wednesday 30 August - Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thursday 31 August - Parent/Teacher Interviews

Friday 1 September - Kapa Haka Festival, at Sir Don Rowlands Centre, Karāpiro

Monday 4 September - AIMS Games week

Monday 4 September - Cambridge High School Testing Day for Year 8 Students

Friday 8 September - Assembly 1:25pm (Koromiko sharing)

Monday 11 September - Book Fair Week

Wednesday 13 September - Waikato Full Primary Speech Competition, Ōhaupō School 6:30pm

Saturday 16 September - Strictly Jump Jam Competition @ Hamilton Boys High

Friday 22 September - Celebration Assembly 1:25pm

Friday 22 September - Last Day Term 3, normal finish time

Monday 9 October - First Day of Term 4

Friday 13 October - Hautapu School Ag Day

Tuesday 17 October - HPV Dose 2 Immunisation (Yr 8)

Friday 20 October - Group Day (Kaipaki hosting)

Monday 23 October - Labour Day, No School

Tuesday 26 October - BOT Meeting

Friday 27 October - Agricultural AMP Show


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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