Hawera Intermediate School

NEWSLETTER 3 November 2021

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Kia Ora Koutou

Finally the school decision has been made!

Here at the Intermediate we are delighted that we now have a way forward and staff have certainty over options moving in to the future.

Our Year 7 students are currently designing the logo for our new 2022 sweatshirt - a very authentic project creating exciting designs.

As students enrol for next year they are trying on sweatshirts for sizing. Students within school will do the same. It is hoped that 2022, Year 8 students will wear our new school sweatshirt with black leggings/ shorts and will welcome in new students at our Powhiri on February 2nd, 2022.

Transition visits are currently happening for in- coming students, our Senior Staff and Councilors have and are heading out to the Primary Schools with councilors answering student questions whilst senior staff talk with teachers.

We have planned visits for new entrants coming in to the school.

Shortly visits to the high school begin and we welcome High School staff to our grounds to meet students on site.

We aim for smooth transitions for both year groups.

From now till the end of the year we have numerous activities planned, please watch the Calendar for Events. Alongside this we have business as usual in classrooms as teachers and students work to reach curriculum expectations by the year's end.

Our camps were all hugely successful with many exciting Education Outside the Classroom events undertaken and many new experienced.

A massive amount of work went into the organization of camps and teachers are to be commended for their work in this area. All camps needed support from learning assistants and to parent volunteers who travelled with us - we do thank you.

Administrative staff are now sorting payment and reconciling the same. Due to COVID Alert Levels we have been unable to carry out fundraising to meet our $14,000 target so are looking at innovative ways to try to recoup some of this loss.

Regardless, our kids have had some amazing experiences and it has been so nice to have seen them being able to participate in the camp of their choice.

The term as always looks to be an actioned packed one , students are currently involved in athletics training and we have "SWOOSH" Basketball tutors here on site as well.

It has been a big week with the Minister's announcement , we look forward positively to the future.

Ngā mihi nui

Neryda Sullivan


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Tuesday 9 November

3pm-6pm for parents/whanau of 2022 Year 7 students

Parents/whanau/caregivers wishing to enrol children are most welcome

Please contact the school office for an appointment time or to request a digital enrolment form

Phone 06 2785030 or email office@hi.school.nz

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Badge work Closing Week 7

Congratulations to all students who have completed badges over the year. Please note that all projects need to be handed in to Whaea Lania by Friday 3 December, week 7 to ensure marking by the end of the year.

Below is a sample of photos taken by Bryanna Moir who recently completed her Photography Badge. Only the second to be awarded during 2021! Bryanna completed four research questions regarding photography and submitted four field work projects. Beautiful work Bryanna!

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A small collection of self portraits produced by Room 4, Year 7 students in this week's

Visual Art class.

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A reminder that Anderson Pie order forms went home before lockdown Level 4.

Order forms are now due back on Thursday 11 November.

Pies will be ready for collection on the afternoon of Thursday 18 November.

  • 9 November - 2022 Year 7 Enrolments, 3-6pm
  • 16 November - School Athletics
  • 18 November - Andersons Pie orders go home
  • 22 - 30 November - Life Education Truck visiting HIS
  • 5 December Lions Junior Speechmaker Competition
  • 8 December - Home School Partnership Meetings
  • 15 December - Year 8 Formal
  • 15 December - Service Assembly
  • 16 December - Formal Assembly
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Financial support for struggling families

It's been a tough year for many: we know that as a result of alert level restrictions, many families have had either no work or reduced work and have therefore had a significant drop in income.

If you know any families needing help with putting food or kai on the table or paying an overdue bill, support may be available from the Ministry of Social Development.

Understanding this is an expensive time of year for families, income limits for hardship assistance have been increased from 1 November 2021 until 28 February 2022.

If you know of any families finding things tough financially, Work and Income have an online check what you might get guide, which will have the new limits updated from today Monday 1 November.

You’ll need to answer some simple questions about your situation, then Work and Income will let you know if there are any payments you can get. It only takes about five minutes to check what you might get, and you don’t need to be getting a benefit to be eligible.

Your answers are completely confidential, and they won’t be saved or used in any way. Alternatively, call 0800 559 009.


Contact tracing remains a priority through our visitor register, timetable and attendance register. There is a QR code poster for the NZ COVID Tracer App displayed on the office door.

To support contact tracing, all visitors who are onsite for a period of time, including parents and caregivers need to register either through the Trace App or manually via our visitor register.

Please remember to wear a mask when entering the school grounds.

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