13 May 2022

Week 2, Term 2

Message from our Board of Trustees

Kia ora parents, caregivers, and whanau.

Term 2 sees some normality return to the school as we invite parents back onto school grounds under orange covid settings. Masks are still encouraged but no longer mandated, allowing our children and staff freedom of choice. It’s exciting to know that under orange conditions, school camps are all go!

This term our teachers will be busy preparing reports for parents and whilst we won’t be holding formal meetings, we do encourage parents to book a one-on-one with teachers to discuss your child’s progress.

Don’t forget the upcoming Teacher Only days on Fri 3rd June and Fri 17th June. These days are important for the continued professional development of our teachers.

Board Elections

In September 2022, three parent representative positions will be elected to our school board.

Have you ever considered joining but not sure what’s involved? Attend the BoT meeting being held at 6pm, 19th May at the school, to see how it works or talk to one of our board members about what their role entails.

Parents/caregivers and people in the wider community can be parent representatives. School boards need to represent the diversity of their school communities to ensure a bright future for all our children. We need more people willing to use their skills and experiences for the benefit of students!

Rosanna Dickson

Presiding Member, Board of Trustees

Congratulations to our certificate winners!

This Week’s House Points

Waikato: 1395

Karapiro: 1530

Hautapu: 1630

Maungatautari: 1440

Important Dates

  • Thursday 19 May – BoT Meeting

  • Wednesday 18 May - Life Education starts for whole school

  • Tuesday 24 May – School Photo Day

  • Friday 3 June – Teacher Only Day (School Closed)

  • Monday 6 June – Queen’s Birthday – Public Holiday

  • Tuesday 14 June – Winter Sports Day (Years 5-8)

  • Friday 17 June – Teacher Only Day (School Closed)

  • Wednesday 22 June – BoT Meeting

  • Friday 24 June – Matariki Day – Public Holiday

  • Tough Guy & Gal (registered students only)

  • Friday 8 July – Last Day of Term 2 (normal finish time)

Life Education

Hautapu School is lucky enough to have Life Education working with us again this year. Our students will be focusing on the following topics:

Year 0-4

Relationships and Communities/Identity and Resilience

Year 5/6

Food and Nutrition

Year 7/8


The social environment is complex but having some strategies to explore when we find ourselves in uncomfortable situations gives us confidence to stand up to unwanted pressure. Learning the skills involved in decision making empowers us to make the best decision that we can in different situations. It enables us to consider the consequences before we commit to something we might otherwise regret.

When: Wednesday 18th May – Wednesday 25th May

Cost: $6 (for students in Year 0-6) and $8 (for students in Year 7/8)

Please pay for your child(ren) via Kindo

Waikato Interschools Show Jumping

On Wednesday Chloe Thomas-Cater and Mackenzie Robert competed at the Waikato Interschools Show Jumping event. They thoroughly enjoyed the day and came away with amazing results.

Chloe - 2 x 1st placings

Mackenzie - 1 x 2nd and 1 x 3rd placings

Their team also came third overall.

What a fantastic achievement girls.

The new Hautapu Saddle blankets look very smart too.

Thank you to the Tankard Whanau.

St John's Visit

On Tuesday and Wednesday all our classes had a visit with Jess from St John's. We had great learning with her and how to keep ourselves safe from poisons, on our bikes and on the playground. She was super impressed with our Tamariki.

Jess and St John's donated first aid kit and gave us a certificate as part of the Make it Safe May promotion.

Thanks St John's and ASB.

Junior School Museum Trip

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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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Martial Art Classes

Classes for 8 years old and above.

Classes aim to improve physical fitness, co-ordination, dexterity, focus, and flexibility whilst learning self-defence.

Sensei Peter Robinson is a local primary school teacher and holds a black belt in Karate and Tae Kwon do. He has trained in Japan, UK and New Zealand and has over 20 years experience in martial arts.

Wednesday from 5pm to 6.15pm.

Classes held at Fencourt Hall, 529 Fencourt Road, Cambridge.

Contact: fukutsu@outlook.co.nz


Facebook: Fukutsu Martial Arts

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