5 May 2023

Week 2, Term 2

Principal's Message

Welcome back to Term 2, I hope you all had a relaxing Easter break.

I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for your continued support and co-operation regarding the attendance strategy implemented by the Ministry of Education. Your dedication to ensuring your children attend school regularly has been instrumental in promoting a culture of attendance and punctuality in our school, and has contributed to the overall success of our students.

I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to our staff for the various lunchtime activities that they have started providing for our students. The Lego Club, Connectors Building Club, EnviroGarden, Passive Classes, Bike Track, Knitting Club, Physical Activity Leaders running games at lunchtime, Jump Jam, and a Learning Catch Up space for senior students are providing valuable learning opportunities and fun experiences for our children. Their dedication and commitment to organising and leading these activities is greatly appreciated. The lunchtime options help to foster a sense of community and belonging among our students. Their contributions to our school community are immeasurable, and we are fortunate to have such passionate staff members.

Ngā manaakitanga


Community Feedback Survey

As a school we’ve been on a Professional Development journey to grow our teaching practice to ensure we foster cultural relationships with all of our learners. As part of our learning, we require feedback from a range of sources: parents/whānau, students and staff. Your children will be completing the survey at school if they are in Year 4-8.

Rongohia te Hau is a survey that was developed to better understand the experiences of young people in Aotearoa New Zealand. The data gathered provides valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities that young people are facing in today's society. By participating in this survey, we all have the opportunity to share our thoughts and experiences on a wide range of topics, including mental health, education and relationships.

The survey is multi-choice, with only one optional box to leave further comments and takes no more than 5 minutes. All responses are completely anonymous. We’d love to hear from as many whānau as possible so please spare us a few minutes. Here is the survey link or if you require access to a device we will have some set up at the office for you to use.

Once you’ve completed the survey, please email a screenshot or photo of the ‘survey submitted’ page to Geraldine (admin@hautapu.school.nz) to go into the draw to win a $100 grocery voucher.

Welcome Certificates

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Junior School Class Certificates

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Senior School Class Certificates

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House Points

Waikato 1830

Hautapu 2200

Maungatautari 1550

Karapiro 1585

Principal's Award

Antonia - for the values of Growth and Challenge.

Principal's Award

Zante - for the value of Growth

Enviro Group Cooking

Practising for the Maara Kai Competition

Knitting Club

Important Dates

Thursday 11 May – BOT Meeting

Tuesday 16 May – NYLD House Leaders

Friday 19 May – Pink Shirt Day

Friday 19 May - Assembly 8:40am (Pōhutukawa sharing)

Friday 2 June – Winter Sports Day

Monday 5 June – King’s Birthday Public Holiday

Tuesday 6 June - Assembly 8:40am (Kōwhai sharing)

Thursday 15 June – BOT Meeting

Friday 16 June – Teacher Only Day – School Closed

Tuesday 20 June - Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge Ngaruawahia Yr3-8

Thursday 29 June – Reports Go Home

Friday 30 June – Celebration Assembly 8:40am & Last Day of Term 2, normal finish time

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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

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Waipā District Libraries Pink Shirt Day Colouring In Competition