The Principal Difference
Welcome to Hikuai School!
We serve the educational needs of the greater Pauanui and Tairua area and have been doing so for over 100 years! A free school bus operates from Pauanui. We are the proud recipients of an exceptional 2015 ERO report and have the success of our children firmly at the centre of all learning. Please read my latest korero to the community by clicking on the picture.
Greetings to all the Hikuai School community
This week the whole school participated in a marae noho (stay). We were blessed with great weather, fantastic facilities and wonderful parent help for which we are always grateful. Our thanks to goes out to the tangatawhenua of Kerepehi marae for letting us join their whanau for a short time and we look forward to maintaining and rejuvenating this relationship in years to come. A big thanks too goes to Mr Stodart who organised the noho...a job well done.
On a good news note closer to home, the MoE have accepted our request for centrally funded professional develop in the curriculum area of science this year. As a community you can be congratulated on this because it was your voice that indicated a desire for science to take a more prominent role within the delivery of our curriculum. The MoE stated in their approval letter that “The Panel felt (the application) was a clear and positive proposal with a strong intention.” Come on 2017… let's create some more Hikuai scientists!
Good news peninsula wide as well this week with the Education Minister accepting a request for a Community of Learning (CoL) to be established which sees the inclusion of most peninsula schools within it. We at Hikuai School look forward to the sharing of knowledge amongst the talented professionals that work tirelessly throughout our schools for the betterment of each and every child. The CoL will start to take shape early in 2017.
I look forward to seeing you all at our Prize Giving on Monday the 19th of December. It’s a great chance to celebrate the success of all our children and it means so much more to each them if family members can share the time with them.
Noho ora mai
Hikuai School Principal
Striving Towards Our Pinnacle
Back to School BBQ - 13th Feb
Parents, caregivers and community members - you are all welcome to our BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ on Monday the 13th of February. Hear what your child's teacher has in store for the class over the course of the year, share some time with your children's teachers and enjoy a meal in the beautiful grounds of our school. Click the picture to see what you need to bring. and a timetable.
- Official welcome at 6pm
- Cooking and dining from 6 - 7:30
- Meet with the teachers fronm 7:30 - 8:00
- Home time in readiness for Tuesday school
WHAT TO BRING
- Bring yourself and any friends or family who would like to share with us and join our school whanahu for the evening.
- Bring your own food and drink although we will have some suasages ready to cook for the kids.
- The BBQs, oven and all MP Room amenities will be available to use.
2017 School Assembly Dates
Please click on the icon to the left to see a complete list of dates for school assemblies for 2017. All school assemblies will be held in the school multi-puporse room (unless otherwise advised) at 2:30pm.
- Friday 24th February
- Friday 17th March
- Thursday 13th April
- Friday 19th May
- Friday 9th June
- Friday 7th July
- Friday 11th August
- Friday 1st September
- Friday 29th September
- Friday 3rd of November
- Friday 24th of November
- Prize Giving Friday 15th December
2017 School Terms for Hikuai School
Please click on the image to veiw the 2017 term dates.
Term 1 Start Tuesday 7th Feb – Ends: Thursday the 13th of April
Term 2 Starts Monday 1st of May – Ends: Friday 7th of July
Term 3 Starts Monday 24th of July - Ends: Friday 29th September
Term 4 Monday 16th October – Ends: Wednesday 20th December
2017 Hikuai School Prospectus
Hikuai School continues to provide the children of Pauanui, Hikuai and Tairua with exemplary education. Make Hikuai School your first choice for your child. Please take the time to download and browse through our 2017 prospectus and come and visit us at your convenience.
New Tairua to Hikuai School Bus Service
Free School Bus Service ... As of Term One 2017 Hikuai School will operate a free bus service for children from the Tairua area direct to Hikuai School. To find out more information about this new bus service and our school, please contact Hikuai School Principal Jared Stein on 864-7818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 School Newsletters
Please click the image to the left to find all our school newsletters for 2017.
I use this newsletter to ensure the parent body are kept abreast of matters relating to the governance of the school. The school newsletter remains your key communication for day-to-day happenings and upcoming events. Regards, Mark
The Guide to Good Choices at Hikuai School
Please find attached the Hikuai School Behaviour Management Guide. This illustrates the form that behaviour policy takes within the school.
The emphasis will always be on the positive, the good and the kind at Hikuai School and as you read on you will see the TOTARA STUDENT takes on a new and pivotal dimension in this regard. At the same time however, there must be clear guidelines for staff, students and parents if a child chooses not to adhere to or deviates from the behaviour expectations of a student at Hikuai and this document conveys the consequences and the actions taken if this is indeed the case.
Please take the time to read through the document and talk about it with your children. Staff will be working through the expectations and consequences at school with the students as well.
Like all good systems and procedures they will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure they are best serving the mission and vision of the school.
The New School Van!
Hikuai School is proud to announce the purchase of a new school mini-van. The 12-seater van means we now have greater flexibility when it comes to transporting groups of students to the wide range of events around the Coromandel district and beyond that they attend. A great example of this occurred on Tuesday when the senior class attended the ‘Festival of the Arts’ at Hauraki Plains College in Ngatea. The van got the seal of approval from the kids!
We like to help those that take an interest in our school and its' students, so for the latest edition of the Pauanui Post just click the link!
NZ Essential Spelling Lists
Please find attached the NZ Essential Spelling Lists which will be the document from which all our students will be tested from at the start of term 3. Please note that this is Lists 1-8 and 9 and 10.
Creativity at Hikuai School
Please click the picture to have a look at some of the products of the beautiful imaginations at work daily at Hikuai School.
A Look At Who We Are
What follows are pictures that illustrate a small snippet of life here at Hikuai School. Our children and staff are active and friendly and we pride ourselves on embracing everyone who particiaptes in our school life in a true and warm family atmosphere.
Parent And Teacher Calendar App
We are very happy to announce a new way to communicate with you! Please read below and then download the application onto your phone.
Kia Ora community
Shortly we will be welcoming the children back to school for what is going to be a very busy term three.
As a school we always have multiple goals in regard to the way we work and communicate. One of these goals is to align ourselves with digital technologies whilst another goal is to always be as efficient and precise with communication as we can.
With these two goals in mind I am extremely happy to announce the arrival of the “Hikuai School Parent and Teacher Calendar App”. This app contains the following:
- A calendar of all school events.
- An absentee function which allows you to email or phone the school directly
- A list of school contacts
- Information about the school
- A soon to be added maps showing the location of the school
I strongly urge you to download this app as the school calendar function in particular will be an important facet of communication from the school to the wider community and events will be added when they are finalized and/or confirmed.
(If you already have the app remember to refresh it regularly as we are always updating it with important school information)
You can download the app for
Android phones at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ptcalendarapp
iPhones at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ptcalendar/id772193965?mt=
With the app in place we will be eliminating school newsletters on even weeks (assembly weeks). The School newsletter will now be created by each class on a rotational basis and is designed to give you a more in-depth insight into events within that class but across the school also.
There is also a really good opportunity for businesses in the community to advertise on the app and the apps creator are very much committed to giving that opportunity to local businesses first to do so.
If you have any questions or run into any problems please email me at email@example.com and I will forward them onto the app manager for a quick and timely response.
Thanks for enjoying the digital technologies ride with us here at Hikuai and we look forward to other planned additions to our very own unique digital environment in the near future.
A Quick Look Around the School
Please feel free to have a look around our beautiful school. Simply click on the picture to the left and then choose an icon take a peek at our school and its environment. We'd love to see you here with us!
2016 Hikuai School Charter
The Hikuai School Charter is a powerful document which sets out the goals and aims of the school. Please take a moment to download and browse this document and read about the high expectations and goals that we are setting for ourselves over the next two to three years.
Latest ERO Report
ERO visited our school in term two of 2015. We are very proud of the report as it reflects just what good shape our school and it's learning environment is in. Please click on the image to the left to read the complete report in pdf format.
Well, our 2015 ERO report has been officially confirmed and is up for all to view on their site. Its contents fills me with a sense of gratitude and humbleness in the respect that I have the opportunity to work within a community that has made such a great report possible.
As a community we have every right to be extremely proud of what we continue to accomplish at our school. Our rock solid foundations have again been recognised and we can continue to spread the message to other community members and parents that we are the PINNACLE of primary school education here in the Coromandel.
A significant theme that came across to us and which is evident within the report is that we are in such good shape because we are extremely effective, reflective practitioners. In short, because we know where we have been on our journey, we continue to be able to identify where we are going, ensuring that areas of development are recognised through constant re-evaluation and reflection.
I would urge each of you to use this document as a means to promote our school to families you know who may be looking for a school in the area for their children to come to, or even to show it to others who have children at other schools in the wider district – perhaps it’s time they looked to a school where innovative teaching and learning practices are supported firmly by strong traditional values such as honesty and respect.
Again well done to us all. Thank you all, for standing tall and standing strong.
Join us on Facebook too!
We have an amazing Hikuai School Facebook site as well. It has lots of news, updates and pictures too. Please feel free to click on the link above or copy it into your address bar and have a look at some more of the goings on at Hikuai School.
Hikuai School Services the Tairua Area
Click on the map to a see larger image of where Hikuai School is located in relation to Tairua.
Hikuai School has a long history with the good folk of Tairua with many residents alumni of Hikuai School. Tairua students continue to reap the benefits of a Hikaui School education.
Hikuai School Services the Pauanui Area
Click on the map to see a larger image of where Hikuai School is located in relation to Pauanui.
Hikuai School has a long and beneficial relationship with the Pauanui community and continues to provide the perfect learning environment for its children. A free school bus operates from Pauanui daily.