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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.

 

OUR TOTARA VALUES - WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM OUR STUDENTS

Over the past 4 or 5 weeks the TOTARA value of RESILIENCE has been present throughout many of the activities our wonderful children have taken part in during both class time and as a whole school. With this in mind,  I would like to make special mention of two students that I personally have witnessed using this value as they have both reminded me how enormously important it is to me and to indeed to all adults.

First up there is Wynn. Wynn is one of our senior students and he has taken on some physically demanding challenges over the last fortnight. Not only has Wynn overcome these challenges but  he has achieved great results with a remarkably happy attitude. His attitude is indeed a reminder to us all that the rewards of hard work are made that much more enjoyable to us when we work through our challenges with a positive attitude. Thanks Wynn for being such a great role model.

Secondly there is Lexus. Lexus is a student in our middle school who I had the pleasure of running the school cross-country with. For anyone who doesn't know, our school cross country is probably one of the toughest (and most fun) in all the country. Well, as I ran with Lexus he was speaking to me and his words filled me with pride. Lexus spoke about reaching his next pinnacle as he ran. He said “Mr Stein, my first pinnacle is the gate”, when he got to the gate he then said “Mr Stein, my next pinnacle are the pine trees on the ridge.” When Lexus reached one pinnacle he set himself another and another and another. His resilience was based around what makes our school great….striving towards our pinnacle! Lexus it was a pleasure running with you.

These are just 2 of our amazing students who have been using the value of RESILIENCE over the course of this term and it’s empowering for them as students, and us a school, to know our TOTARA values hold an important place in our identity...indeed, they make us who are.

 



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. 



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.



Roboclub

Click on the image to read more. This is a great opportunity for our kids.



2016 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 2016 prospectus and come and visit us at your convenience. 



Ninth 2016 Totara Students - Brooke

Every day our students dedicate themselves to being TOTARA students. When theTOTARA values are displayed in the school grounds and during all school activities a student will receive a TOTARA leaf. This is a prestigious award and in this three week leaf period it has been awarded to...BROOKE. Click the picture to read more about our TOTARA values and how they are used at school.

 

 

Each letter within the word Totara will be aligned with a principle or principles that we deem to be core as to who we are at Hikuai School. When a parent or guest walks into Hikuai School we want them to see these principles and values embedded in the actions, interactions, thoughts and conversations of students and staff alike. We want them to be able to see that at Hikuai School we don’t just pay lip service to these principles and values but we actually walk the walk and talk the talk.

 

With the above clearly in mind, the ‘Totara Student’ will be the student who has reflected these principles and values the most over the fortnight within their classroom and within the playground and will be rewarded for their dedication to our school and its values and principles. 

The Totara Student  is:

  • Trustworthy
  • Organized
  • Thoughtful
  • Ambitious
  • Respectful & resilient
  • Aware



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.



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.



2016 Term 3 School Leaders

We would like to welcome Sophie and Liam (2 of our superb year 8's) to the position of School Leaders for our first term. School leadership is taken very seriously here at Hikuai and these two fine examples of students will be the face of our school throughout the community.



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



ICT Development 2016

At Hikuai School we  offer every opportunity for our chillden to succeed. Part of this philosophy has seen the continued development of our ICT strategy.  We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new laptops for our senior class. Click on the picture to see more images.

These will be ready for use when school returns in 2016. Our new storage and charging unit has arrived too and will keep our  devices safe and sound. 



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. 



2016 School Terms for Hikuai School

Please click on the image to veiw the 2016 term dates. 

Term 1: Wednesday 3rd February  -  Friday 15th April

Term 2: Monday 2nd of May - Friday 8th July

Term 3: Monday 25th July - Friday 23rd September

Term 4: Monday 10th October  -Tuesday 20th December



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
Roboclub

Click on the image to read more. This is a great opportunity for our 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!



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. 



2016 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 2016 prospectus and come and visit us at your convenience. 



2016 Term 3 School Leaders

We would like to welcome Sophie and Liam (2 of our superb year 8's) to the position of School Leaders for our first term. School leadership is taken very seriously here at Hikuai and these two fine examples of students will be the face of our school throughout the community.



ICT Development 2016

At Hikuai School we  offer every opportunity for our chillden to succeed. Part of this philosophy has seen the continued development of our ICT strategy.  We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new laptops for our senior class. Click on the picture to see more images.

These will be ready for use when school returns in 2016. Our new storage and charging unit has arrived too and will keep our  devices safe and sound. 



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.



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!