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Awesome learning at the Waikeri Marae!

Posted on 14 June 2018

Thanks to the many volunteers and organisers from Waikeri Marae, Horotiu School and our community for making our Marae visit such a successful day of learning. It was a meaningful and positive experience for all!

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Newsletter Update

Posted on 31 May 2018

Just a reminder that our school newsletter is now in digital format only. Please check your Inbox or go to our school website page www.horotiu.school.nz to access it.

If we do not already have your email address, please forward it tooffice@horotiu.school.nz and we will add it to the mailing list.

Thanks for your support in moving forward to a environmentally-friendly system. 

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Duffy Book ‘Swapper Locker’

Posted on 31 May 2018

Do you have any pre-loved or unwanted Duffy Books that your children have grown out of or have read and read and read and now sit on the shelf?

We have a new initiative at school where students can exchange quality Duffy Books for another, and our kids can read to their hearts’ content.

The new ‘Swapper Locker’ was introduced at assembly today andis currently located in the Hall.

Thanks to Megan Parker for coming up with this concept, painting and creating this locker. Thanks also to Miranda Winchester for donating the pre-loved cabinet to the School Gala, and to TG Embroidery for printing the stickers to make it identifiable. Thanks David Parker for your detailed eye in placing the stickers on straight!

A great team effort! 

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School Cross-Country A Huge Success!

Posted on 31 May 2018

Thanks and congratulations to all students, staff and parents who participated in our School Cross-Country today. It was AWESOME!

The weather was great! The kids all stepped up to the challenge of completing the event, and the sportsmanship and support amongst spectators and competitors alike was wonderful to see.

We must once again thank the Reids for allowing us the opportunity to use their property for this event. It really is the perfect spot for runners and spectators alike.

House Points were allocated for participation and place-getters which lead to the following results (drumroll please!):

1st Place: Nikau 90 points
2nd Place: Totara 80 points
3rd Place: Kauri 78 points
4th Place: Rimu 68 points

Congratulations on both your individual and House team efforts everyone! Everyone was a winner on the day! 


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Welcome to New Staff and Students

Posted on 31 May 2018

Today we welcome to Miss Lisa Tims and our new Junior Learning Community students.

Today we formally welcomed a number of our 5-year-old students alongside our new Shooting Stars teacher Lisa Timms to our school.   It was awesome to have our students and staff welcome this group through karanga, whaikorero and waiata.

We are very excited about having them and their families in our school and wish them all the best in their learning and time here alongside at Horotiu School.   

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Posted on 13 April 2018

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Two More Sleeps Until the Gala!

Posted on 6 April 2018

See the Gala Roster below to see where and when we need you. If your name is not there, please just turn up and lend a hand!



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Posted on 5 April 2018


The official countdown has begun!  The Gala is on THIS SUNDAY and we are so grateful for all of our Gala Committee, staff, students, parents, whaanau, volunteers and sponsors who have been so generous with their time, goods, services and efforts thus far. 

There are people in every corner of the school and beyond, busily preparing for the day.  Our garage sale is once again well-organised, the Tenders Board, quickfires and raffles are being organised, the food has been arranged, the playlist has been selected and still the donations are coming in!    

The Gala is one of the biggest events of our Horotiu School calendar.  Thanks to the many individuals who make it such a success!  If you can offer even an hour of your time to help tomorrow, Saturday or on Sunday, please do!  We need you and it's an awesome way to contribute to the on-going success of our school.   No experience is necessary and your contribution is always appreciated. 

Every dollar raised counts, and every dollar goes back to our kids.  We are sure you'll all agree, they are so worth it!


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Posted on 4 April 2018

A huge thank you to all our Sponsors! We are so grateful for all your support and the incoming offers and donations continue to astound us! THANK YOU! Please repay the favours and support our sponsors when and where you can.

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Posted on 15 March 2018

We are well underway in the organisation for our annual Gala Day. This is set down for Sunday 8th April from 9-1pm. Once again we have the support of many wonderful sponsors and are very grateful for their generosity, Please check out their business and names below, and support them where and when you can. Once again we are striving together for success! Thanks for being a part of it.

 Horotiu School Gala Sponsors 2018

Ballance Agri - Nutrients

Hamilton Vet Services, Te Rapa

Skyline Rototua

Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel

Inflatable World

Para Rubber

Kmart - Te Rapa

Westfield Chartwell

Westpac, The Base

Paper Plus, The Base

Super Cheap, Te Rapa

Placemakers, Te Rapa

Wet & Forget, The Base

Toyworld, The Base

Oxford Pies

Hot Gossip Bra Shop

Waikato Museum

Ngaruawahia Golf Club


Lido CInema

Mexico Restaurant

Vital Balance

Stirling Sports, The Base

Oil Changes, Frankton

Foundation, The Base

Rollos Marine

Skycity Bowl & Social

Bob’s Bilkes 

Wairere Nursery 

$2+ Shop, The Base


Lone Star, Hamilton

Contempo Hair Design

HInterland Adventures

Vilagrad Winery

Boyds Motorcycles

Visique, Rototuna

Pet Essentials, Rototuna

Hunting & Fishing, Te Rapa

Itsy Bitsy

Acquisitions, The Base

Just Cuts, The Base

Alive Foods / Revive Cafe

Franklin Vets

David’s Emporium

Seafood Bazaar

Pitstop, Te Rapa

Paradice Ice Skating, Botany

Hazel Hayes

CAL Isuzu


Flagstaff Pharmacy

Event Cinemas, Chartwell

Golf Warehous, The Base

Payless Plastics, Te Rapa

Fairview Motors, Te Rapa


J.H Whittaker & Sons

Te Kowhai Garage

Bunnings, Te Rapa

Topsoil & Sand Supplies

Mitre 10 Mega, The Base

Hilton Brown Swim School

Redwoods Treewalk

Paper Plus, Te Awamutu

Davies Foods (2006) Ltd

Kings Finance

Modern Transport

Z Ngaruawahia

Ngaruawahia Pharmacy

North Waikato Dental Surgery

Te Rapa Tyre Centre

Bulls Worth Farm

Sharing Shed, The Base

Ingham Prestige

Longtail Pet Motel

Enterprise Motor Group

Lodge Real Estate - Jo Dwyer

Jim Wright Nissan

Care Vets, Rototuna

Three Brothers Hamilton

Kelly Tarlton’s Education

Beauty Matters

Vivo Hair & Beauty

Waikato Canvas

The Warehouse, The Base


Brett Devane



Signature Homes, Te Rapa



Village Cafe Whatawhata

Protech Automotive Ltd

Genesis Energy Huntly Aquatic Centre



Bin Inn, St Andrews

Braid Road Hairdressers

Fullon Fishing - Michael Moore


Attwoods Packaging

Budget Tyres



Green World Fruit & Veges

Ice Age Golf

Harcourts - Letitia Reid

Waste Management

Leisure Build

Snell Packaging & Safety

Get Nailed, Ngaruawahia

Callumbrae Mini Golf

Jam at Queenwood

Zealong Tea Estate Ltd

Ember Eatery & Bar

Waikato Milking Systems

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