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Mr Spaans' Message from the Depths of Self-Isolation

Posted on 28 March 2020

A Note from the Senior Leadership Team: This is the quietest anyone has ever seen Mr Spaans and we’re not sure whether this is self-isolation or insisted on by his family!

Good morning everyone!

Hope you are all well, taking care of each other and trying to have fun. Keep up the creativity, use your imaginations and be kind. PS Mrs Wishy Washy and Lego Boy, let's see you top this. Off to practice my cooking.

Mr Spaans




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Mrs Wishy Washy in LockDown

Posted on 27 March 2020

Inspired by Joy Cowley and her wonderful Mrs Wishy Washy! Video Credit: Indie


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A Message from Mr Wright & Family

Posted on 27 March 2020

Around the block in isolation...

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A Word from Leo

Posted on 25 March 2020

Horotiu School looks a little different today


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HOROTIU SCHOOL BUS ROUTE

Posted on 26 February 2020

There is a change to the bus route for 2020.

The bus will travel from Patterson Park onto Great South Road and then along Great South Road to Horotiu School.

The bus will stop at:
Patterson Park 8:40 am and 2:55 pm
Old Taupiri Road (end) 8:42 am and 2:53 pm
Main Road bus stop 8:43 am and 2:51 pm
By the dog run 8:45 am and 2:50 pm
Opposite Havelock Road 8:46 am and 2:49 pm
Amani Lane/Park Road Intersection 8:50 am and 2:45 pm

IN THE MORNINGS PLEASE BE AT THE BUS STOP AT LEAST 5 MINUTES BEFORE THE TIME STATED ABOVE.

We have worked hard to maintain this bus service and thank the Board of Trustees for their support. It is vital that behaviour of students using the bus is in line with our bus behaviour agreement in order to keep this service running.

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HOLIDAY TIME!

Posted on 16 December 2019

HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY EVERYONE!

SEE YOU ON TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2020

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Congratulations on a Successful 2019!

Posted on 13 December 2019

On behalf of the Horotiu School BOT and Staff we wish all of you a safe and very Merry Christmas!

Thank you for your continued support of our school, students and staff. The year has been one of many special moments and another year in which we achieved great things together.

Best wishes to our Year 8 leavers who are ready for the next part of their journey at High School and also to staff beginning a new chapter in their careers. To those families who this year will be moving on as their youngest is leaving, thank you also for the years of support and memories. All are woven into the rich fabric of our school.

Merry Christmas everyone. We will see you in the new year!

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Horotiu School Kids Helping the Community

Posted on 1 August 2019

Check out our Horotiu Kids working in conjunction with the Waikato District Council to plant the Awa Trail. Horotiu School is committed to our 10-Year Planting Plan alongside the Waikato District Council and together we will strive together to continue this success.


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STRIKE ACTION:

Posted on 21 May 2019

Wednesday 29th May - All whaanau and community members invited to join us!

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whaanau,

NZEI Te Rui Roa and PPTA have announced combined strike action in the form of a full day strike on 29th May 2019. As all of our Horotiu teaching staff are members, we are unable to provide classes for students on this day. We ask you to make alternative arrangements for your children as Horotiu School will be closed for the day.

On behalf of all our teachers we do wish to express our thanks to the Horotiu Community for supporting us throughout this negotiation process. This is a key moment for us and despite mixed political messages, education in NZ really is in a crisis and we certainly feel your support.

We are strongly encouraging families and whaanau to join us on the 29th of May to show your solidarity and support for our teachers. We will advise venue and times closer to the time.

Quick facts about the challenges facing our teachers today:

The average NZ teacher is paid $20,000 less than their Australian colleagues;
There is an actual shortage of 850 teachers across NZ today;
We have a growing population and a there has been 40%decrease in teacher trainee numbers in the last 8 years. Scary considering another 50,000 students will attend school by 2030;
The average age of a teacher in NZ is 50 and 20% of these are over 60. There is a genuine concern around who will fill the void when these teachers retire;
The majority of schools in NZ report real challenges around finding or accessing relievers. Many schools will now merge classes or cancel lessons;
Nearly half of all new teachers quit the profession in the first five years;
The average working week for a teacher in NZ is 55 hours, with many regularly working around 60-65 hours;
The increasing number of children entering schools with high level needs, behaviour challenges and hidden challenges (anxiety, depression, ADHD etc) is rapidly escalating.

Thank you for your support. It is very much appreciated.

Leo Spaans David Kimber
Principal Horotiu School Horotiu BOT Chair


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Term 2 Dates to Remember

Posted on 15 May 2019

* Please look out for notices closer to events as they are subject to change.


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