Wonderful Achievement (click pic)
Congratulations to Eve, Amber, Donelle and Rebecca for making the Thames Age Grade Rep Netball Team. Well done! You are representing your school with pride and your school is very proud of your achievement!
Board of Trustee Parent Elections
Become a school trustee and
make a real difference
at Hikuai School
You will soon receive your nomination forms in the mail for our three-yearly full board elections. This is a ministry requirement and elections are being held all around the country.
This is a two part process. First the nomination forms go out, with an invitation to put your name forward as a candidate, or to nominate someone else as a candidate. Current board members retire their positions and are required to go through the nomination process also. Nomination forms must be received by the Returning Officer (Fred Collins), no later than noon on the 16th of May 2013.
there are more than 5 nominations, election forms are posted out as the second part of the process, where each enrolled family will have an opportunity to vote for their preferred candidate.
Being a school trustee is an important role
that needs people with a range of skills and experiences, who believe in making
a positive difference to our childrens learning.
Step forward and nominate yourself or someone you know for
this very rewarding role.
For more information visit www.trustee-election.co.nz
School Wide Virtue
For people of all
cultures, ethnicities and beliefs, they are the essence of authentic
Virtues are the very meaning and purpose of our lives, the content of
Virtue means power, strength, inner quality. Virtues are
the content of our character, the elements of the human spirit. They
grow stronger whenever we use them. As a six year old once said,
“Virtues are what’s good about us.”
Each of us has both Strength Virtues we can rely on, and Growth virtues
that are the challenges of our character. A lifelong learner never
gives up hope that at any moment, we can awaken a virtue by choosing to
live it. The Virtues Project at Hikuai School is all about bringing virtues to life.
I was thinking .... (Click Pic)
Hello to all the school community.
We have managed the
storms and earth quakes over last few weeks and are ready to start the new
term. On a more serious note this is a
good time to be familiar with the flood list that is on the school web page
because every year we have to close the school early or cancel school for the
day because of flooding. This term we will be going over our preparedness and
contingency planning for earth quakes and will be publishing what we do in case
of an event, including our evacuation plan, on the web site and in the
School testing has been completed and the results will be
made available for parents by the class teachers over the next week or two.
However please remember that these tests are one of several ways in which we
evaluate a child’s learning progression and viewed on their own they may not
always be an accurate measure of your child’s ability on their own. However
testing does show where the gaps are in a child’s learning and by now your
child will be fully engaged in a robust learning programme to suit. The school will be sending out, or have
available the midterm reports, on July the 1st and you will be able
to see the progress your child has been making this year measured against the
Finally big congratulations to the student leaders Brooke
and Oscar for representing the school with distinction at the Memorial service
on ANZAC day, both giving excellent speeches. Also well done to the four girls Amber,
Donelle, Eve and Sophie who were selected to represent Thames in the regional
That’s all from me this week Simon.
What do we do
during an earthquake?
Drop, cover and hold. (The hold is important as
whatever you are under may move during the earthquake).
Totara Leaf Students:Tyler, Emily & Rose
The Virtues Project nurtures our children in the skills and qualities
they need to be successful in school and in life.
Although they are the
oldest practices in the world, virtues are essential to the true goal of
education – intelligence plus character.
The virtues foster academic excellence while creating a culture of caring, as well as trust and unity across the entire school.
The child who receives the Totara Leaf Student of the Fortnight has been identified by their peers and teachers as being a real life example of how to live the virtues at school.
It is an honour for each and every child to attain this award.
Upcoming Events (Click Pic Below)
Term 3 Dates of Note
9th May: Waitakaruru Year 5/6 Day Visit to Team 4
21st May: School Photos
30th May: Return day visit by Team 4 and 5 to Waitakaruru
14th June: Enviro Group - New to U day
26 June: Waikato Rippa Rugby Tournament @ Hamilton
28th June School reports out
4th July: H.O.T Sports @ Tairua
9th July: Basic Facts-athon
10th July: School Cross Country (To be confirmed)
Notices / News Letters (Click Pic Below)
Hikuai School Charter 2012 - 2014
Always Above the Rest