6 April 2023

Week 10, Term 1

Deputy Principal's Message

E mihi ana kia koutou katoa

Congratulations to those of you who won Easter Egg prizes from our raffle draw today. This was a great fundraiser and through all your efforts in selling tickets we raised just over $1,900. These funds will go towards STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts Mathematics) resources.

Term 1 is now complete and it’s a good time to reflect on the term that has been. Our staff and students have worked hard across all areas of learning and are most deserving of a well-earned break over the Easter and school holiday period. I am so proud of the way our students are demonstrating the value of growth by the end of this term. This was evident in the way they have settled into classroom routines, applied themselves to learning and didn’t give up and being part of a community who set high standards and are respectful towards others and the environment. I particularly noticed growth with students and teachers learning te reo Māori through using greetings, singing waiata and researching, writing and developing their pepeha (introduction about themselves) to present to others. I hope many are sharing these with their whānau at home. He karawhiua! (Give it heaps!) We aim to continue to grow ourselves further in term 2 and look forward to sharing this growth with you.

In the past week we welcomed our Mandarin Language Assistant (MLA) Boya Qin from Beijing, China. This is the first time an MLA has worked in Hautapu School since 2019. Each Monday and Tuesday Boya will visit classes to provide 45 minute lessons where students will learn Mandarin and be introduced to Chinese culture. This is a venture of the Confucius Institute in Auckland. It aims to promote and develop Chinese language programmes in New Zealand schools. Boya had a chance to visit the classes this week and meet the students. She is looking forward to starting her lessons next term.

At our assembly last week some of you may have met Daniel from Waikato University. Daniel is working alongside our staff to develop our ideas around teaching, learning and relationships in order to achieve success for all students. Your feedback as to what this looks like or could look like at Hautapu School is vital as we plan strategically for this. Thank-you to whānau who took the time to respond to Daniel’s two questions, we had some great responses from a whanau perspective:

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Please click on the following link to give your feedback to help us plan for your child’s education at Hautapu School.


Just a reminder that students return to school on Wednesday 26th April. Monday is a teacher only day and Tuesday is ANZAC Day. Take care over the holiday period, to those family travelling, please be safe on the roads and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school in Term 2.

Mauri ora

Dion Marchioni

Deputy Principal

Value Certificate Awards

Exiting carparks on Hana Lane

Thank you for your co-operation with parking during pick up and drop off times. When exiting the carparks please drive to the small roundabout on Hana Lane to turn around.

Please do not make u-turns out of the carpark. Students must also be accompanied by an adult if crossing the road to get to cars parked on the verge. Your continued co-operation is appreciated.

Important Dates

Monday 24 April – Teacher Only Day – School Closed

Tuesday 25 April – ANZAC Day Public Holiday

Wednesday 26 April – First day of Term 2

Thursday 11 May – BOT Meeting

Tuesday 16 May – NYLD House Leaders

Friday 19 May – Pink Shirt Day

Friday 2 June – Winter Sports Day

Tuesday 5 June – King’s Birthday Public Holiday

Thursday 15 June – BOT Meeting

Friday 16 June – Teacher Only Day – School Closed

Thursday 29 June – Reports Go Home

Friday 30 June – Last Day of Term 2, normal finish time

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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


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