27 May 2022

Week 4, Term 2

Principal's Message

I have enjoyed spending time in classes over the past couple of weeks either in a relieving capacity or supporting individuals with their learning. Thank you for your ongoing understanding when our staff have fallen ill and we’ve been unable to find relievers. It is certainly a challenge that Principals and their Leadership Teams are experiencing across New Zealand at the moment. Although our staff have been struggling with their health, overall our student attendance rate is starting to improve and we’ve seen a dramatic decrease of positive cases this term. If there is a positive case in your child’s class and the child was considered infectious while at school, you will receive an email from me advising to monitor for symptoms. No news is great news!

In amongst the Covid-19 pandemic, we have managed to keep teaching and learning at the forefront. Our Profile Report from ERO has been published on ERO’s website and will soon be available on our school website. Te Ara Huarau is the evaluation approach that the Education Review Office (ERO) is using in our school. This a developmental approach to evaluation where ERO and our school work together over time rather than one off reviews that happened previously.

ERO maintains a regular review programme to evaluate and report on the education and care of young people in schools. Our school worked alongside ERO to write our Profile Report. This type of report will only happen once as part of our initial engagement with Te Ara Huarau. The profile report reflects our strategic goals and a shared evaluation focus in one or more areas that are important to us as we work together to improve outcomes for all our learners. ERO, like us, have a strong focus on equity and excellence. Future reporting will show our progress and achievement towards meeting the goals we have set. A Board Assurance Report that shows how we are meeting regulatory and legislative Requirements has also been published.

Make sure you pop in and see what our students have been learning, they’d love to share their progress with you. We’re also loving having our whanau back on school grounds and enjoy the informal opportunities to catch up with you all.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy watching your children’s sports; something I know I won’t take for granted anymore after the past couple of years.


Tracey Bennett

Certificate Winners

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This Week’s House Points

Waikato: 1125

Karapiro: 1010

Hautapu: 635

Maungatautari: 1130

Important Dates

  • Friday 3 June – Teacher Only Day (School Closed)

  • Monday 6 June – Queen’s Birthday – Public Holiday

  • Tuesday 14 June – Winter Sports Day (Years 5-8)

  • Friday 17 June – Teacher Only Day (School Closed)

  • Wednesday 22 June – BoT Meeting

  • Friday 24 June – Matariki Day – Public Holiday

  • Tough Guy & Gal (registered students only)

  • Friday 8 July – Last Day of Term 2 (normal finish time)

Pink Shirt Day

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

Kelly Club After School Care

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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