6 June 2023

Week 7, Term 2

Principal's Message

I hope that all of you enjoyed the wonderful long weekend and were able to stay warm and dry.

I would like to express my gratitude to those of you who took the time to complete the Rongohia te Hau Survey. We had nearly 70% of all our whānau participate in this survey. Tomorrow, Geraldine and I will draw the name of the lucky winner for the $100 grocery voucher. Additionally, on Thursday, the leadership team will meet with Benjamin Doyle from Poutama Pounamu to review the feedback. We are eager to collaborate with staff, students, and community members to develop an action plan.

A friendly reminder that all Cambridge Schools will be closed on Friday, 16th June, for our annual Teacher Only Day. The theme for the day revolves around "Past, Present and Future." We have keynote speakers, Mere Berryman presenting "Understanding our shared histories is foundational for our Future" and Melanie Riwai-Couch presenting "Niho Taniwha: Improving Teaching and Learning for Ākonga Māori." There will also be various breakout sessions focusing on the NZ Curriculum Refresh, Local Stories, and Mana Enhancing Practice.

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Rural Principals’ Conference in Queenstown. This conference brought together educational leaders from rural communities to discuss and address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by schools in rural areas. A diverse range of speakers and experts shared key messages aimed at empowering rural principals and improving educational outcomes in schools. Throughout the conference, the significance of building strong connections within and beyond the school community was emphasised. Principals discussed the importance of fostering relationships with parents, students, teachers, and community members to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment. We are so fortunate to work and live in such a supportive community.

Kia pai te toenga o te wiki (Enjoy the rest of your week)

Ngā mihi


House Points

Waikato 900

Hautapu 1260

Maungatautari 1060

Karapiro 980

Junior Certificates

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Senior Certificates

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Winter Sports Day - Year 5-8

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Important Dates

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

Monday 17 July - First Day Term 3

Tuesday 18 July - Potukawa/Rata Class Camp (returning Thursday 20 Jul)

Thursday 3 August - BOT meeting

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

Friday 25 August - Daffodil Dy

Monday 4 September - AIMS Games week

Friday 22 September - Celebration Assembly 8:40am

Friday 22 September - Last day Term 3, 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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