Hāwera Primary School
Newsletter No. 09 - 24 July 2020
Whaia te Matauranga-
Hāwera Primary is a caring community of lifelong learners who strive ever and always for higher and better things.
Location: 261 South Road, Hawera, New Zealand
Phone: 06 2787709
From the Principal
Kia ora koutou
Welcome back to Term 3 everyone. We hope that all our students, their families and staff had a restful time over the school break. It is great to see everyone returning to school re-energised and excited about a new term of learning.
Thank you to all our parents/caregivers and families/whānau for attending the Home/School Partnership Hui late last term, also for sharing the successes for your child during the Remote Learning period via these meetings and our recent survey. This information will play an important role in shaping how we deliver teaching and learning going forward.
Due to the distruption from the lockdown mid-year progress reports were pushed back to give everyone a chance to settle back in properly and fully focus on well-being without the added pressure of testing in a relatively short time frame initially. We intend to send these home at the beginning of Week 6. Please note that if you are new to our school your child will have a slightly altered format. As always if you have any questions or concerns about your child's report please make contact with your child's teacher in the first instance or myself via the office.
Nationally we are being reminded to ‘Be kind’ and ’Stay kind’. This message is very appropriate within our school and learning community as well as for our country at this time. This term we will continue to work hard on ensuring our school values 'The KAHA Way' Kotahitanga: Getting on Together, Ako: Learning from One Another, Hauora: Feeling Positive and Awhi: Helping & Supporting are promoted so a positive, caring family-like school culture is nurtured.
As part of this is we are encouraging everyone to be considerate of others, think carefully about their needs and what we might do to support them or bring some happiness at school, in our community and nationwide. This term we are continuing to promote positive growth mind-sets and treating others gently - both in the words we use and in our actions.Thank you for doing this with your child, our students, staff and within our learning community. Adults are such important role models for our young learners who often copy the words and actions we demonstrate towards others. By promoting caring, sensitivity, kindness and gentleness. It supports everyone to be more successful in everything that they do
Recently we appointed Kate Wills, Pip Wasley and Rochelle Standing, to teacher aide positions from the beginning of Term 3. We are delighted to have secured such a diverse and high quality of applicants. We look forward to their contribution to the team and wish them all the best for their time at Hāwera Primary.
Have a great week and a good start to Term 3 everyone.
‘Ma te huruhuru ka rere te manu - Adorn the bird with feathers so it can fly’
Aroha tētahi ki tētahi-Let us look after each other
For the runners-up and winners of our upcoming school speech competition, keep an eye on Seesaw for dates and times.
HHS Rippa coaches - Every thursday 9.30-10.30am
Selected Year 5 & 6 students only for 6 sessions
St Johns in Schools - From 24th august
Taranaki X-Country - 27th September 2020
SOME IMPORTANT REMINDERS......
Scholastic Lucky Book Club
Due to recent disruptions to the school year, there will be just one issue of Book Club this term. Instead of Issue 3 or Issue 4 it is called Term 2 Book Club and it is a Bumper issue, so have fun perusing its pages and discovering all the goodies hidden inside.
'New normal' protocols are still in place
The following protocols are still in place to promote a clam and settled school environment while promoting confidence, resilience and independence within our learners to maximise the learning opportunities throughout the school day:
Parents/Caregivers can drop their children off in class from 8.30-8.45am. However, we strongly encourage you to cease this as soon as possible to assist your child to develop greater self-management skills.
All Room 1-6 students will be walked out to the front middle crossing or back carpark by our staff at the end of the day. Senior students will be released from their classrooms and should wait for their siblings at the appropriate place (i.e. front gate or back carpark).
Please wait outside the gate or in your vehicles we will bring them to you.
No-one including older siblings from the intermediate should be walking around or waiting in the school grounds after school apart from the parents of brand new students or those with special needs. Please don't be offended if we direct you to these collection points.
If your child goes to the back carpark, please remind them to walk up the sides not across or through the carpark. We will be practising this at school.
Please avoid changing your child's pick up spot unless absolutely essential. If you do need to remember to remind them before school and/or ring the office before 2pm so that we have plenty of time to get the message to their teacher.
ALL visitors from 8.45am-3pm should sign in and out at the office. We do not want you to go straight to your child's classroom (even if it is just to drop off a lunchbox etc) due to health and safety requirements, we need to be able to say who is onsite at all times.
Students should be at school for the duration of the school day, arriving late and being picked up before 3pm should be an exception not the norm.
We would appreciate your support in reinforcing these safety messages.
Reminder School Assembly is now held at 9 am on Friday, our school community is welcome to join us.
Absentees & Office Information
Puanga 2020- Tree Planting Ceremony
Check out the photos we think Shynequa (tuakana), T'Neal (teina) and their helpers did a great job of planting two kowhai trees for us to enjoy in years to come.
Personal best at HPS
Thank you Amelia, Jahzelle and Jahnylias for showing The KAHA Way towards your peers in the playground, keep up the kindness!
Friends who play nicely together, stay together. Excellent example of 'Kotahitanga: Getting on Together' from buddies Purjsia and Hannah. You're awesome!
Ka rawe Hoana, congratulations on being the first special visitor to Ms O'Brien's office this term for earning your 50 KAHA points. You shine!
Miharo Marley! You should feel REALLY proud of this EXCELLENT writing, you are an amazing writer!
Touch information will be coming out soon, please keep an eye on out on our Facebook page.
Kia ora koutou,
Thank you for being patient with receiving information about basketball this term. The draw is now available, below are the times and information for this week only. I will have the draw for the whole of this term ready for you this week and will send these home with each child.
Thank you to all the people that have put their hand up to help. I look forward to seeing and hearing how our tamariki are going. Look out for the full draw next week.
Once again, thank you for your patience.
Hawera Primary School
Lunch Shack on Fridays
We are happy to announce we will resume Lunch Shack orders from next Friday 29th May.
Order forms and envelopes will now be kept in each class from now on, teachers will arrange for them to be sent to the office in the morning after the roll.
Please note the following important health and safety information:
"As a food manufacturer and supplier we follow strict health and safety which include regular sanitation of all work benches and utensils, along with regular washing of hands.
All lunches will be prepared and placed in tubs with lids for each class, we will deliver to the reception using gloves and masks, then the bins can be delivered to each class. We can then collect tubs from reception."
Thea Haunton- Lunch Shack Bakery
Every Wednesday is Sub day
We are now able to order school lunches from Subway on a Wednesday. Envelopes are available from the your child's classroom.
Mini Subs $3.50 - 6 inch $4 - Cookies $1 - Water $2.
Orders need to be place BEFORE 9am Wednesday (no late orders accepted as Subway collects the money)
Please provide correct money -
Hawera Primary will NOT be able to change money for the children.