5 August 2022

Week 2, Term 3

Deputy Principal's Message

Nau mai haeare mai hoki mai e te whaanau maa i te waa toru

Welcome to Term 3 everyone. I’d like to acknowledge our new staff and students to Hautapu School. I hope you are all enjoying the new space you are in and being made to feel welcome and a part of our Hautapu School community. Welcome to you all!

Everyone is feeling refreshed after the school holidays and looking forward to another busy and rewarding term. It’s good to see classes fully engaged in their learning and making the most of the opportunuties they are presented with. I saw some cool Waikato Schools Science Fair projects ready to be submitted by our Year 7/8 students in Pohutukawa, good luck team. I went into a very noisy Kauri class to find them cheering on the Commonwealth Games athletes in Birmingham as they find out how our Kiwi team are doing while also hearing some cheering for South Africa, Australia and England. In Kowhai class I noticed the students learning about 3D shapes by making an origami object. Keep up the good work everyone as you Explore Your Limits.

Looking forward to another great term and the opportunity to see more whaanau at the upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences held over 3 nights from Tuesday 16th-18th August from 3 – 5.30pm. Please follow the link to make a booking: http://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code/gn2hh

The lost property pile is growing weekly. Please remind your children to check and bring their clothing home. There really is a great amount of warm, quality items that students and their family will be missing so take it home. Outstanding lost property will be washed and donated to charity if left unclaimed.

Have a great weekend!

Mauri ora

Dion Marchioni

Congratulations to our Certificate Recipients

Drop Off/Pick Up Times

For the health and safety of all our students we request that students are dropped off no earlier than 7:50am (unless they’re arriving on the school bus). Our teachers often don’t arrive earlier than this which leaves our students unsupervised. Classrooms are open from 8am.

To provide a safer carpark environment we have decided to continue our staggered finishing times. We have noticed a huge reduction in traffic congestion and an increase in carpark availability. The BoT have been liaising with Waipa Council to address this safety concern.

  • Year 0-4 students and their older siblings finish school at 2:30pm
  • Year 5-8 students finish school at 2:40pm

When dropping off and picking up your children, we ask you to please use the Hana Lane entrance as this is the safest option. The school bus uses the Hautapu Road entrance and must have enough space to pull off the main road when collecting students in the afternoon. Visibility is also reduced for students biking home if cars are using Hautapu Road as a pick up point. The Hautapu Road entrance may only be used to collect children from Kelly Club After School Care later in the afternoon/evening.

This Week’s House Winner

Maungatautari: 1st Place

Waikato: 2nd Place

Hautapu: 3rd Place

Karapiro: 4th Place

Daniel Belcher adaptive skiing in Queenstown

Important Dates

  • Thursday 11 August – BoT Meeting
  • Monday 15 August – Book Fair Week
  • Tuesday 16 August – Waanau Learning Conversations
  • Wednesday 17 August – Waanau Learning Conversations
  • Thursday 18 August – Waanau Learning Conversations
  • Friday 19 August – Year 7/8 Waikato Science Fair
  • Friday 26 August – Daffodil Day
  • Monday 29 Augusts - Year 7/8 Gym Sport Festival
  • Tuesday 30 August – School Speeches
  • Wednesday 31 August – School Cross Country (held at school)
  • Thursday 1 September – Kaur/Koromiko Camp Meeting
  • Monday 5 September – AIMS Games Competition (Returning Thursday)
  • Monday 12 September - Years 3-6 Gym Sport Festival
  • Thursday 15 September – BoT Meeting
  • Friday 16 September – Interschool Cross Country
  • Wednesday 21 September – Kauri/Koromiko Camp (Returning Friday)
  • Friday 30 September – Last Day of Term 3 (normal finish time)
  • Friday 21 October – Hautapu School Ag Day

SchooI Board Parent Election Update

Nominations closed on Wednesday 3rd August. As the number of nominations received is greater than the number of vacancies, this is a voting election.

Papers will go out Wednesday next week . Those with valid e mail addresses will receive instruction on how to vote online . For those without e mails they will be sent by mail .

If you do not received an email, please check spam folders if necessary.

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Book Fair dates: Monday 15th August - Thursday 18th August

Shopping hours:

Monday 15th August - 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Tuesday 16th August - 2.30pm -5.30pm

Wednesday 17th August - 2.30pm -5.30pm

Thursday 18th August - 2.30pm -5.30pm


The Multipurpose Room situated next to the school library, this will be signposted from the front of the office.

Payment methods:

Eftpos only

Book Character Day!

To kick off our Book Fair we will be having a Book Character Day on Monday 15th August. Students are encouraged to come to school dressed up as their favourite story book character!

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!

Teddy Bear Drive for Dennis!

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Kit-Markin Construction

Choose Kit-Markin Construction to build your deck and they will donate 2% of the total price to Hautapu 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


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Free Lambs Available for Rearing

Every year during spring we need to find homes for our surplus wether lambs. These lambs are very suitable for pet day animals and will be available in August and September.

They will come with an animal health guide to educate the kids on what illnesses to look out for.

We can collect them after pet day if they have nowhere to be kept long term.