Hautapu School

5 Hana Lane, Cambridge 3493  |  Phone: (07) 827 7466  |  Email: admin@hautapu.school.nz

Welcome to Hautapu School!

Hautapu School Established 1877     (Hautapu: ‘Sacred Wind’)

Hautapu School is nestled in a picturesque semi-rural setting, 10 minutes north-west of Cambridge. 
We are a proud full primary school catering for boys and girls of Years 1-8. We have a beautiful school site,  surrounded by mature trees and paddocks. Our school is extremely well resourced with a BMX track, football field, Rugby field, astroturf,  20 metre heated swimming pool and a modern indoor hall facility. 
Our innovative classroom designs promote the development of effective relationships between staff and students, students and students, staff and parents and parents and students. 
Our senior children have plentiful leadership opportunities that allow them to not only assist with the running of the school but to also prepare them for their transition to High School. We are extremely proud of the way we set up our senior school students for their next learning journey. This is based around developing life-long learners who caring about others and the environment.
Our classrooms are named after native trees and shrubs (trees of knowledge, values and learning). 
"The seeds of knowledge”; "Te kākano o te mātauranga”
Pōhutukawa Pod: (Hautapu Spirit and Culture)
Kowhai(New life, inquiry)
Rimu: (Hauora- well-being)
Totara: (Respect)
Tawa: (Strength and Courage)
Nikau: (Cultural, The Arts)
Kauri Pod: (Mana )

We are passionate about offering our children a wide range of academic, sporting, cultural and service opportunities whilst at school, as well as a number of education outside of the classroom activities as part of our well-balanced curriculum.
We teach our children to be self-regulated learners who are able to reflect on their own learning processes and who ‘learn how to learn’. We have twice yearly Student Led Conferences. All our children participate in yearly speech writing and presentations to develop confidence and the ability to speak to an audience.  We are working towards our Gold Award as an Enviroschool with established classroom plots and the development of a propagation shed. The school grew and planted Kowhai tress that landscaped the new Cambridge Expressway.

We welcome you to come and visit our wonderful school and to be shown around by the principal. Please make an appointment by e mailing principal@hautapu.school.nz