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Board of Trustees Election - a notice from the returning officer
Due to the withdrawal of Rachel Whitehead from the Board of Trustees election there is no longer a need to conduct a vote.  Your voting papers can be destroyed.
As now the number of valid nominations is equal to the number of vacancies, I hereby declare the following duly elected.
Ritesh Chandra
Ethan Kaaka
Cameron Old
Vijendran Reddy
Alexandria Till
Please note Nathan Cox will remain on the board as a co-opted member.

Yolanda Baird
Returning Officer

Board of Trustees
On behalf of the school community I would like to thank the out going board for their work in the interests of the students of the school. The boards I have worked with at the school over the last decade have always been focussed on making decisions in enhancing the education and wellbeing of the kids. On a personal note I thank the out going board for their support of me in my role of Principal of Hamilton West School. I acknowledge the contribution of retiring trustees, John for his contribution over the last three years and Rachel for her very significant contribution as the chairperson over the last decade.

I look forward to working with the new board in the near future.

Budget News
The school should do well out of the budget announced last week. If we do away with the school donation we will receive around $85,000 of new funding next year. We will also receive an increase in our operations funding of 1.8%.

Let's hope the meeting tomorrow between the Minister Hipkins and the teacher union settles the collective agreements for teachers.

Thanks to the parents / whanau who attended the interviews. Overall we had around 60% of parents / whanau book a time and attend an interview. I would like to increase that percentage moving forward. To do this I need to hear from you, so if you have any ideas you are welcome to contact me so we can organise a time to chat -

Lock Down Procedure
At the BoT meeting last week the school lock down procedure was reviewed. I will now share the updated procedure with the teachers and ask them to go over it calmly with their students (in a way that doesn't alarm them). A copy will also be loaded on to the school website for your information.

I am currently investigating the use of school apps. One of the apps I'm looking at has a number of applications including push notifications (instant messaging), absentee messaging, paperless permission slips, notice, school calendar and newsletter. I'll keep you posted as I look into it more fully to see if it is an opportunity to enhance our communication with parents and whanau.

First Aid
I am pleased to inform you that a large group of staff have completed their first aid certification following 2 training sessions over the last two Tuesdays. Another group did a refresher course to renew their certification last term - so all the staff at Hamilton West School now hold a current first aid certificate.

Photolife - Team Photos
Photolife will be in on Friday 7th June to take all of our team photos.  Therefore please ensure your child has their sports uniform with them on this day.  The schedule is below.  

Coaches/Managers - you are more than welcome to come to the hall and have your photo taken with your team, however please note that the times below can't be changed.  

9am Black Caps Y2/3
  Knights Y3/4
  Pukekos Y5/6
  Vixens Y3
  Magic Y4
  Thunder Y5
  Ferns Y6
  Flames Y6
10.00am BASKETBALL  
  Hotshots Y3/4
10.10am Ukelele Y2-6
10.20am HOCKEY  
  Jnr Pukeko Y2/3
  Kereru Y4
  Kiwi Y5/6
  Tui Y6
10.50am HamWest Rangers Y2/3
  Phoenix Y1
  Rovers Y3/4
  Dynamite Y4/5
  Strikers Y5/6
  Rockets Y6
11.30am TOUCH  
  Green Team Y3/4
  Blue Team Y5-8
  Red Team Y7/8
  Kingz Y6-8
  Titans Y7
  Assassins Y7
  Destroyers Y8
  Slick Shooters Y7/8
1.20pm Senior Kapahaka Y5-8
1.35pm Tuakana/Teina Y7/9
  Pukeko Y7/8
2.00pm Librarians Y3-7
2.20pm House Captains Y7-8
Road Patrol
Y5/6 & Y7/8

Junior Cross Country - See photos below

Sport News/Notices at Hamilton West School
Cross Country Results - Year 3 Boys
 1st  Kingston Hohepa
 2nd  Spencer Cox
 3rd  Jackson Bowen
 4th  Seth Holten
 5th  Yori Mochida
 6th  Rostislav Pyzhyanov

Cross Country Results - Year 3 Girls
 1st  Hollie Swain
 2nd  Sophia O'Callaghan
 3rd  Isabella Fairley-King
 4th  Sofia Brooker
 5th  Mila Visagie
 6th  Anneliese Mataiti

Netball Draw 6th June 2019
Ham West Thunder vs TMM Whetu 4:00:00 PM Minogue Park: Court 9
Aberdeen Green Yr 6 vs Ham West Ferns 5:30:00 PM Minogue Park: Court 2
Ham West Flames vs Southwell School Sapphire 5:30:00 PM Minogue Park: Court 13

Netball Draw 8th June 2019
Ham West Titans vs Saints United 7B 8:30:00 AM Minogue Park: Court 8
Ham West Assassins vs Fairfield 7 Bronze 8:30:00 AM Minogue Park: Court 18
Ham West Destroyers vs Peachgrove Gold 10:30:00 AM Minogue Park: Court 17

Hockey Draws 7th & 8th June 2019
7-Jun 6:45pm Ham West Pukeko's v. St Peters (Int) Blue GHC 2
8-Jun 11:15am Ham East Tigers v. Ham West Kiwis GHC 2 HC
8-Jun 11:15am Marian Rebels v. Ham West Tuis GHC 2 HA
8-Jun 9:30am HDS Flames v. Ham West Kererus GHC 2 QB
8-Jun 8:00am Ham East Geckos v. Ham West Jnr Pukekos GHC 1 RB09

Football results for Saturday 25 May 2019
Ham West Phoenix:POD: Ayoub Saidami,  Karthik Reddy
Ham West Rangers: POD: Connor Giberson, Jackson Hartley-Harris
Ham West Rovers  POD: Taylor Driver
Game 1 lost to Te Awamutu Wolves 1-2
Game 2 drew   Te Awamutu Wolves 1-1
Ham West Dynamites lost to Northern Utd Peru 0-12.  No POD
Ham West Strikers beat Northern Utd Sevilla 1-0.  POD: Jimmy Clunie, POM: Maxime Latteur
Ham West Rockets lost to Ham Wanderers Hawks 1-10 POD: Alonzo Zucchetto
Ham West Kingz drew Northern Utd Hammers 2-2.  POD: Shozhad Dhillon

Football draws for Saturday 8 June 2019
Ham West Phoenix 6 – Glenview Park 11.30am Start 
Ham West Rangers 6 – Glenview Park 11.30am Start 
Ham West Rovers 
Game 1 vs Cambridge Pumas @ 10am Ham West School
Game 2 vs Cambridge Pumas @ 10.25am Ham West School
Ham West Dynamites Draws have not been published yet.  Please check Facebook page.   
Ham West Strikers - Draws have not been published yet.  Please check Facebook page.
Ham West Rockets vs Western Utd Chiefs @ 9am Bremworth Park
Ham West Kingz vs Claudlands Rovers Renegades @ 9am Galloway Park

Sports Fees
Sports fees for all winter sports codes need to be paid as soon as possible, so we can pay the invoices from the various governing bodies. If you are unsure of the amount please email the office. If you can't pay in full please make an arrangement at the office to pay it off.  Bank account details as follows: Hamilton West School BOT 03-1556-0042665-00.  If paying by internet banking please make sure you include your child's name and details of what sport you are paying for.

Books went home with students last term. All books that have not been paid for need to be returned to the office ASAP so we can check the students name off our list. If you would like to purchase the book please follow the instructions on the envelope it came in.

If you would like to purchase a digital copy instead please return the book and follow the link to buy your digital version:

The book costs $65 and gets you over $20,000 worth of offers! It’s amazing how quickly the savings add up, and you can even keep track of your savings on the digital app version.

Important Dates for Term 2 2019
Date  Event
Team Photos
10/06/2019  Matariki Day
11/06/2019  Interschool Cross Country - Year 4-6
18/06/2019  Cultural Day
20/06/2019  Ham West Speech Finals - Year 5-8
01-05/07/2019  Year 7 & 8 Sports Camp
 Year 6 trip to Rotorua
 School Art Day
05/07/2019  Last day of Term 2 - Reports come home with students
Community Notices/Advertising
Hamilton Moving Together transport survey
Hamilton City Council wants to learn more about how people get around Hamilton, to help us better plan for and meet the changing transport needs of our growing city. We’re asking our community to please complete a short survey that asks eight questions about how people move around the city, views on road safety, and different ways of getting around. Along with general questions about the person taking the survey, it is expected to take less than 10 minutes to complete.
Results from the survey will help in the building of a transport plan for the city which will help decide where and how to invest in transport and public places. Take the survey at
This space is available for local business to advertise. Please contact: if you are interested.
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