25 Augus 2023

Week 6, Term 3

Principal's Message

Tēnā koutou,

We have thoroughy enjoyed seeing the sunshine this week - what a difference it makes!

Thank you to Stephanie Barr and the team for creating such a fun and inclusive Cross Country event yesterday. Our values of Community, Challenge and Courage were out in full force; it was heartwarming to see our students cheering, encouraging and supporting each other around the course. I loved the addition of the non-competitive option and hearing the many students (and parents) setting themselves a goal of how many laps they’d like to complete. Congratulations to all of those competitive racers who placed; they’ll be looking forward to attending the Inter School Competition in a few weeks.

The school was looking a lot brighter today for our annual Daffodil Day Dress Up. The Student Council did a great job of organising this event to fundraise for The Cancer Society; an organisation so dear to my heart and the hearts of many. Thank you Ms Silcock for supporting our Student Council with this event.

We’re looking forward to meeting with all our whānau next week to discuss the progress and achievement of our tamariki. If you haven’t already, please book in your Whānau Learning Conversation via the school interviews website.

Yesterday afternoon, the educational community of Cambridge and the NZEI acknowledged the dedication and long service that Stephanie Barr (25 years) and Lois Maclennan (20 years) have contributed within education, making a significant difference in children’s lives. Thank you for all that you do for our children; you are a huge asset to our school and education.

Kia pai ō rā whakatā (Have a great weekend)

Tracey Bennett

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Junior School Class Certificates

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Senior School Class Certificates

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House Leader Certificates

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House Points

Waikato 1162

Hautapu 1082

Maungatautari 1020

Karapiro 847

Whanau Learning Conversations

If you haven’t already booked in your whanau learning conversations with your child’s teacher, please do so using the below link.

On Wednesday, 30th August, school will be closing earlier at 1:30pm. If you have no alternative childcare arrangements, please complete this Google Form for each child. This will enable us to provide adequate supervision until 2:40pm.

To book your Whānau Learning Conversations please visit https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code/8yt2y

We’re looking forward to meeting with you all to discuss your child’s learning and progress so far this year.

Dose 2 HPV Immunisation

The Public Health Nurses will be at school on Tuesday 17th October 2023 to provide dose 2 of the HPV immunisation for the Year 8 students who parents/caregivers consented earlier in the year.

If your child is absent there will be a catch up planned within 3 weeks.

If parents have any queries or changes contact the Public Health Nurse

Christine Martin

Phone: 021 712 405

Email: christine.martin2@waikatodhb.health.nz

Thank you Helaine and Brandt for supporting our AIMS Games team

Thanks to Helaine Lombard for organising the sponsorship of bags for our AIMS Games team from Brandt. We thank Brandt for their generosity and the personalised messages to each child. We can't wait to use them at AIMS Games in Week 8.
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Science Fair Winners 2023

Molly Parker and Mackenzie Robert received a special award at the NIWA Science Fair 2023 for their project entitled ‘Digging for Answers’. Their focus was to see how different soils and different measurements of water affect grass growth.

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Luka Fife received a special award at the NIWA Science Fair 2023 for his project entitled ‘Temperature Tee Off’. His focus was to find out if the temperature of a golf ball affects how far it travels.

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Isabella Bond received a special award at the NIWA Science Fair 2023 for her project entitled ‘Bananarama Drama’. Her focus was to find the best environment to store bananas in to prevent them from ripening too quickly.

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NIWA Science Fair Entries

Daffodil Day

Out of School Zone Ballot

The ballot for a place at our school for OUT OF ZONE enrolments for 2024 will close on Friday 13th October.

We invite all siblings turning 5 in 2024 (regardless of whether you are in zone or not) to complete an online enrolment form. This helps us to plan for next year’s classes.


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Kelly Club Holiday Programme

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Important Dates

Tuesday 29 August - Whole School Speeches

Wednesday 30 August - Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thursday 31 August - Parent/Teacher Interviews

Friday 1 September - Kapa Haka Festival, at Sir Don Rowlands Centre, Karāpiro

Monday 4 September - AIMS Games week

Monday 4 September - Cambridge High School Testing Day for Year 8 Students

Friday 8 September - Assembly 1:25pm (Koromiko sharing)

Monday 11 September - Book Fair Week

Monday 11 September - Spelling Bee (for registered students only)

Wednesday 13 September - Waikato Full Primary Speech Competition, Ōhaupō School 6:30pm

Saturday 16 September - Strictly Jump Jam Competition @ Hamilton Boys High

Wednesday 20 September - Baking Competition & Dress in Red Day to raise funds for the

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Friday 22 September - Celebration Assembly 1:25pm

Friday 22 September - Last Day Term 3, normal finish time

Monday 9 October - First Day of Term 4

Friday 13 October - Hautapu School Ag Day

Tuesday 17 October - HPV Dose 2 Immunisation (Yr 8)

Friday 20 October - Group Day (Kaipaki hosting)

Monday 23 October - Labour Day, No School

Tuesday 26 October - BOT Meeting

Friday 27 October - Agricultural AMP Show


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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Coding NZ

In today’s world, it’s essential for young people to learn how to create technology not just consume it. Coding NZ’s lessons empower students with the tools they need and help give students the best chance at being successful in our increasingly digital age. Extend your child’s awareness and horizons. Free trial lessons available now at codingnz.com/signup