HOME AND SCHOOL GROUP NAU MAI, HAERE MAI!

HOME AND SCHOOL

New to the school and want to get involved? Been around for a while and would like to connect more with families associated with the school? Getting involved with Home and school is a great way to do this.

What is the Home and School group? 

Home and School is a group of community members who care about our school's community, which supports by holding feel-good community events and very successful fundraisers. Haumoana School is extremely well supported by its Home and School Group.

All whanau, parents/caregivers and staff are regarded as members of Home and School and, as such, are most welcome at any meeting. Home and School provides an avenue for you to be involved in the school your child is attending.

Our main objectives are to:

  • Support the school's value of whanaungatanga-  with whanau, parents, and staff.
  • Make the school uniform accessible to all by running the school uniform shop; both new and second-hand items are available.
  • Be a source of assistance to the school Board and staff.
  • Help in raising funds to provide facilities, opportunities and resources for the school

If you have some spare time, passion or motivation for these or any other projects at the school, the Home and School group is a great way to facilitate, discuss and organise them in to fruition. We would love to see some new faces in the group this year. You do not have to attend regular meetings, but any support is very appreciated. We meet in the staff room, the first Wednesday of every month from 7-8 pm. Tea and biscuits provided!  Nau mia, haere mai!

This year we hope to assist the school with:

  • The purchase of a new trampoline
  • Hands-on equipment for core subjects
  • Continue with the landscaping plans for the front garden/play area and memorial garden.
  • Paint and refresh the change-rooms at the pool
  • Supporting the School centenary celebrations.

Some of the events and efforts we have been involved with to raise funds:

  • Hauchella! Our big school festival held at the Clifton Cricket grounds at the end of the year
  • Providing marshals for the Tough guy n girl challenge held in Te Awanga mid-year
  • Trivia Nights at the Clive Pub
  • Campaigning local business for support
  • Movie Nights

Meetings are held once a month, usually the first Wednesday of the month commencing at 7.00 pm in the school staff room. These dates are in the school newsletter and on the calendar on this website.

These meetings provide a good opportunity to meet new people and get involved in the community's support for the school.

Just a few of the things we have supported and helped the school achieve:

  • Assisting with the building of the Farm to Plate kitchen
  • The brand new bike track
  • Providing funds for the purchase of books, equipment and resources to support the children’s learning
  • Help to keep the school pool functioning
  • Support of the Matariki Hangi
  • Upgrade of cricket gear
  • Refreshing the senior toilet block
  • Installing the buddy seat (memorial to past home and school parent, Megan Nation).