16 September 2022

Week 8, Term 3

Principal's Message

This week is an extra special week as we celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori. The Maaori Language Petition (Te Petihana) presentation to Parliament on 14 September 1972, with over 30,000 signatures, kickstarted major shifts in the revival of Te Reo Maaori as a living language in Aotearoa New Zealand. We have enjoyed celebrating with our kura in a number of ways this week.

We had a very early start on Thursday morning with Mana Whenua. Ngaati Korokii Kahukura and Ngaati Hauaa lead our 2022 Te Oko Horoi celebration at Lake Te Koo Utu. This is a place of cultural significance, one which carries a legacy dating back to the time of Kingi Taawhiao, the second Maaori King. Whaanau, kaiako and our tamariki joined our Mana Whenua in Pai Maarire, Karakia, Waiata and listened to the story of Te Oko Horoi and Te Koo Utu and its significance.

We also hosted Mana Whenua on Thursday morning. They were fascinated to see how we deliver teaching and learning at Hautapu School and were very complimentary of the wide curriculum we provide our students, as well as the exemplary manners and self-management showcased by our learners.

Our Cambridge School’s Community of Learning - (Te Oko Horoi) has established the group ‘Te Ohu Kaiaarahi o te Kapua Iti’ for our students to participate in. The students attend this roopu (group) twice a term. This is an initiative where we are aiming to:

  • Enhance the transition and continuity in kapa haka through increased participation throughout the schooling pathway.

  • Build and practise leadership capacity and capability in our tamariki including leading within their kura and building mauri and mana.

  • Expressing self and culture by sharing and enjoying Te Ao Maaori.

Making connections with Mana Whenua, celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori, teaching and learning both the language and tikanga as well as exploring our local stories are all part of our commitment to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu

Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar.

Whether you are young or old, there’s always room to grow. Learning a new skill, solving problems, and helping others are just some of the many “feathers” you can wear in order to soar high. The more strengths you have, the higher you’ll fly!

Ngaa mihi nui

Tracey Bennett

This Week's Certificate Recipients

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School Board Elections Results

Congratulations to Andrew Bigham, Amy Gibbs and Frank Spence who will be joining Charlotte Quinn and Rosanna Dickson on our school Board of Trustees.

Voting results will be on display at the school office.

This Week’s House Winner

Maungatautari: 1060

Waikato: 820

Hautapu: 1060

Karapiro: 1670

Contratulations Izy!

Izy won the Year 7 Girls Waikato Full Primary Regional Speech Competition, in St. Peter Chanel, with her speech on Human Rights.

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Congratulations Ellie!

Ellie won the Cambridge District Inter School Speech Contest. We're so proud of her for showing the values of Challenge, Growth and Courage. This is a trophy that Ellie has had her sights set on for a few years and has kept challenging herself to achieve that goal.
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Interschool Cross Country

Enrolment for 2023

If you have a child who will be starting at our school next year and you haven't already submitted an enrolment form can you please get in touch with Geraldine in the office. We need to know how many out of zone placements we can offer.

Ballot for out of zone enrolments close on 14 October.

If you are living out of zone and you have a child starting at our school next year you will need to submit an enrolment form to the school office In order to secure a place for 2023.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday 21 September – Kauri/Koromiko Camp (Returning Friday)

  • Monday 26 September - Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day (Public Holiday)

  • Friday 30 September – Last Day of Term 3 (normal finish time)

  • Monday 17 October - First Day of Term 4

  • Friday 21 October – Hautapu School Ag Day & Flower Show Day

  • Monday 24 October - Labour Day (Public Holiday)

  • Tuesday 8 November - Production

  • Wednesday 9 November - Production

  • Thursday 10 November - Production

  • Monday 14 November - Teacher Only Day (School Closed)

  • Wednesday 14 December - Last Day of Term 4, School Finish at 12pm

Kelly Sports Holiday Programme

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Hautapu School Ag Day

Hautapu School Ag Day this year will be held on Friday, 21st October. Registration details will be sent out next week.

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.