19 May 2023

Week 4, Term 2

Deputy Principal's Message

I hope this message sees everyone well and safe and I hope you are keeping warm on these cold mornings. It was wonderful to see many of our students acknowledging Pink Shirt Day today by dressing in pink. It created a very bright and colourful scene at our school assembly this morning. Thank-you to Ms. Silcock and the Student Council for helping to promote the day on behalf of the Mental Health Foundation and continuing to reinforce the message on Pink Shirt Day to ‘Speak Up and Stand Together to Stop Bullying’ or any form of discrimination in our society. To those who contributed a gold coin donation thank-you very much, in total $203 was raised which will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation to support their counselling services and well-being programmes for our young people.

Community Survey – Rongohia Te Hau

All families would have received an e-mail with a link to completing a survey which will provide our school with valuable information around how we develop and grow relationships with your children in order to provide better teaching and learning in the classroom. Thank-you to those families who have completed the survey however we would like all of our whānau school community to complete the 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.

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. The survey will close by Tuesday 23rd May. Your support in completing this survey would be very much appreciated.

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.

Te Rōpu o Te Ohu Kaiārahi o te Kāpua iti

Last Thursday we were able to host a number of Cambridge School’s here at Hautapu as part of the Cambridge Community of Learning ‘Te Oko Horoi’. One of the strategic goals of Te Oko Horoi is to provide opportunities for ākonga (learners) to connect with peers, whānau, iwi, tuakana and kaiako across our community of learning. This has led to the establishment of a student group known as Te Roopu o te Ohu Kaiārahi o te Kapua Iti. We have a group of about 15 students involved and we meet up at least twice a term. Our sessions involve sharing and telling of local stories, kapa haka, learning games, celebrating success and building the capability of Te Ao Māaori across the community of learning. Around 130 students attended the day at Hautapu and it was a pleasure to see all of the students engaged in the various learning throughout the day. We look forward to attending our next session later in the term at Cambridge Middle School.

Enjoy your weekend.

Dion Marchioni

Deputy Principal

Hautapu School

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House Points

Waikato 1300

Hautapu 1750

Maungatautari 1060

Karapiro 1650

Welcome Certificates

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Junior Certificates

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Senior Certificates

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Principal's Award: Louis - for showing the value of Challenge

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Principal's Award: Courtney & Jah-Lee for showing the values of Challenge and Growth

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Congratulations Ms Reilly!

Ms Reilly recently received a beautiful trophy from the Waikato Rivertones Chorus. She won the Most Improved Singer for 2023. She is very grateful and appreciative of this trophy and is looking forward to representing New Zealand with her acapella (barbershop style) chorus this October in Kentucky.

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Pink Shirt Day

Important Dates

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

Swimming Sports Term 1

Senior Swimming Sports

We had a really successful Senior Swimming Sports on 20th March. The children enjoyed the events the House Leaders ran and the introduction of the non-competitive events meant we had the most swimmers at our swimming sports ever. Thanks to those parents who came and helped with time keeping and to those that came and supported our tamariki.

Results for competitive events are as follows…

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Interschool Swimming Sports

We took a team of 25 children to swimming sports on 3rd April. They were full of Hautapu spirit and were a great bunch of children to take away to represent our school. They all swam their very best and had fun along the way. Nine of our children made finals and the results are as follows:

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Your Lunch Box - temporarily unavailable from 2nd June

Sophie Beck is expecting her second child in the next few weeks. Your Lunch Box will temporarilty close from 2nd June until the end of Term 2.

We wish Sophie all the best with the new addition to her family!

Your Lunch Box will be back in Term 3.


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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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