24 March 2023

Week 8, Term 1

Principal's Message

Amongst the challenges of staff illness and finding relievers, we have had many highlights this week.

Monday kick started our week off with Senior Swimming Sports. The weather was on our side for once! The values of Community, Courage and Challenge were on show for all to see. I loved witnessing the high fives and words of encouragement from so many of our students and staff. The parent feedback was fantastic regarding the new organisation. Thank you to Stephanie Barr and her team for offering a range of competitive, non-competitive and fun House Relays that were created and led by students. Despite absences for illness, we had the highest number of senior students attend school on a Swimming Sports Day.

The week ended on a high too with a group of Junior High students from Odate, Japan. This was our first visit from Odate since 2019; another small step towards ‘normality’. I was so proud of our students for the way they interacted and showed manaakitanga (respect, generosity and care) towards our guests. The Rural Tour Company guides are always full of praise for our students and staff. We’re honoured to be the only school they visit during their time in New Zeland. Thank you to Rebecca Silcock and Stephanie Barr for organising such a lovely opportunity for our students. Thank you also to our Year 7/8 families for providing fruit and baking today. It was much appreciated.

Kia pai to te mutunga wiki

(Have a great weekend)

Tracey Bennett

Japanese Visit

Important Dates

Thursday 30 March-Senior School Attending Science Roadshow

Friday 31 March - Celebration assembly 8:40am

Friday 31 March - WFPSA Swimming

Monday 3 April - Interschool Swimming Yr 4-6

Tuesday 4 April - Boostrix & HPV Dose 1 Immunisation (Yr 7/8)

Thursday 6 April - Easter Raffle Draw

Thursday 6 April - Last Day of Term 1

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Bulb Fundraiser for Enviro Garden

Thank you for supporting this fundraiser, together you raised just over $400 for our Enviro Garden!

Easter Raffle Draw on Thursday 6th April

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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