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.

 

A warm welcome to the 2017 school year to the whole community but particularly those families that are new to our school this year. We look forward to embracing you within our family - something for which we are famous for! Healthy and thriving relationships are an integral part of our school culture, particularly between staff and families.  This year we are very much looking forward to developing these further into “educationally powerful”  relationships. This will involve parents, teachers and students working even more closely together to challenge our children, to raise achievement and support their learning . Something we can all be part and be proud of. Please remember, I have an open door policy and look forward to talking with each of you soon
 

Noho ora mai

Jared Stein

Hikuai School Principal

Striving Towards Our Pinnacle



Teacher Only Day - 10th May

Wednesday the 10th of May is a teacher only day as the staff work with their Sceince Professional Development  faciltitor Anne Barker. 



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.

Term 1

  • Friday 24th February
  • Friday 17th March
  • Thursday 13th April

Term 2

  • Friday 19th May
  • Friday 9th June
  • Friday 7th July

Term 3

  • Friday 11th August
  • Friday 1st September
  • Friday 29th September

Term 4

  • 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 jared@hikuai.school.nz



Chair Chat

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!



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.



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.

http://www.parentteachercalendar.co.nz/

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  jared@hikuai.school.nz 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.

Kind regards



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.

 

Kind regards

Jared Stein



2017 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. 



Join us on Facebook too! Join us on Facebook too!

https://www.facebook.com/hikuaischool

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. 

Join us on Facebook too!

https://www.facebook.com/hikuaischool

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.



LATEST
Teacher Only Day - 10th May

Wednesday the 10th of May is a teacher only day as the staff work with their Sceince Professional Development  faciltitor Anne Barker. 



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.

Term 1

  • Friday 24th February
  • Friday 17th March
  • Thursday 13th April

Term 2

  • Friday 19th May
  • Friday 9th June
  • Friday 7th July

Term 3

  • Friday 11th August
  • Friday 1st September
  • Friday 29th September

Term 4

  • Friday 3rd of November
  • Friday 24th of November
  • Prize Giving Friday 15th December



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 jared@hikuai.school.nz



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!



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.



Pauanui Post

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!



2017 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. 



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. 



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.



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.



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.