19 August 2022

Week 4, Term 3

Principal's Message

It was wonderful to see so many of our whaanau at school this week for our Whaanau Learning Conversations. We’ve missed having this opportunity over the past year. Our teachers valued the time spent with you and we feel priviliged to have such a supportive parent community...he waka eke noa (we’re all in this together).

Thank you also for supporting our Scholastic Book Fair, it was lovely to see our tamariki excited about their new book purchases. The rewards we earn from the Book Fair will go towards purchasing new books for our school library.

Our teachers have been participating in valuable professional learning over the past few weeks. We have continued our learning journey with Bruce Moody who has been working with our teachers for the past two years building our capabilities in Mathematic teaching. Our Term 2 data shows the greatest acceleration in student learning has happened within Mathematics so it is exciting to see this investment is having a positive impact. Our teachers in Year 5-8 have also started some professional learning in Writing - The Writers Toolbox. Both teachers and students were energised by the new approach to teaching sentence structures and evidence of this in their writing books is already being seen. Our teachers in the junior school are continuing their professional development in Structured Literacy and this is showing positive results in both reading and writing for our younger students. You may have heard a lot about this approach in recent newspaper articles and podcasts. We’re working on some information we can share with parents and aim to deliver some whaanau sessions to keep you all informed.

I wish you all a safe and relaxing weekend.

Noho ora mai


Mā mua ka kite a muri, mā muri ka ora a mua

Those who lead give sight to those who follow, those who follow give life to those who lead

Lockdown Practise Exercise next week

On Wednesday next week (24th August) the whole school will be practising our emergency lockdown proceedure. More information will be sent out to families on Monday.

School Board Elections

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Principal's Award

Kane - for showing the values of Growth and Challenge in Writing.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday 24 August - Whole School Lockdown Practise Exercise
  • 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

It's voting time!

School board members play an important role in shaping the education experience and achievements of students.

I would like to thank those members of our community that have put their name forward to join our school board. It's great to have a high caliber of candidates.

Eligible voters will have received an email for voting. This includes links to candidate profiles. If you have not received your email, please get in touch.

Make sure to vote on time and have your say in who will represent you on the Board.

Happy voting!

Rosanna Dickson (Presiding Member)

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.

Greenscapes Colouring Competition Finalists

A number of Hautapu students entered the Greenscape competition and some have reached the finals. Please like their drawing on Greenscape's Facebook - the most likes win :)


Ages 5-7

Georgia Dawkins – Leamington

Harper – CPS

Georgia – Goodwood

Ray Chau – CPS

Nina Bryant – Hautapu

Bronte – CPS

Chloe – Cambridge East

Alice Dallinger – Hora Hora

Ages 7-10

Mia Coakley – Hautapu

Elijah – Tamahere

Mika Coley – Cambridge East

Anja Laurens – Cambridge East

Lucy – Hautapu

Isla Daniel – CPS

Finn Jay – Hora Hora

Luka Fife – Hautapu

Book Character Day

Thanks to those who purchased books at this year's Book Fair. We have managed to raise over $1000 worth of books for our school library.
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Large Cardboard Boxes Needed

We need some very large cardboard boxes or cardboard sheets to start making some props for our production Cinderfella,e.g., A door, kitchen appliances for the Cinderfella house.

Large cardboard fridge or television boxes would be fabulous.

If you have any, could you please bring them to school as soon as you can.

Thanks so much

Rachel and Rebecca

School Apps NZ on your mobile phone

If you don't already have School Apps (SchoolAppsNZ), we encourage you to download it via the android and apple store. This has been specifically designed for our school and our community.

  • It allows us to send notifications straight to your mobile devices.
  • Communicate absences to the school office
  • View school calendar and important dates
  • View newsletters
  • Contact your child's teacher directly from the app
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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


Love Tennis Open Day

WHAT? Open Day with Free BBQ, Prizes, Giveaways and meet the coaches

WHEN? Sun 11 Sept 2022, 11am - 4pm (rain day Sunday 18th)

WHERE? @ Cambridge Racquets Club

A FUN, FAMILY day showcasing our friendly club to the community, for all ages and abilities. Equipment provided or bring your own.

Our Coaches will be on hand to instruct groups and we are planning a range of fun activities such as Fastest serve competition, Hit the target, Guess no. of balls in a paddling pool, and more.

We need your help to make this event amazing, as follows:

· Spread the word, invite friends, neighbours, family

· Bring a friend on the day. Everyone who attends goes in the draw for two corporate suite tickets at the 2023 ASB Classic, plus one night's accommodation.

· Provide home baking for the day

· Offer to help eg for 1 hour on the day – let us know, click here -> to fill in the roster, or email kim.bannon@gmail.com.

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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.