Hauraki

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Hauraki
Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Population 5,631 (2006)
Surrounds
North Rangitoto Channel
Northeast Rangitoto Channel
East Rangitoto Channel
Southeast Belmont
South Bayswater
Southwest Shoal Bay
West Shoal Bay
Northwest Takapuna

Hauraki is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is under the local governance of the Auckland Council.

The population was 5,631 in the 2006 census, an increase of 261 from 2001.[1]

Primary school[edit]

Hauraki Primary School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 352.[2] The school was founded in 1954.[3] It has a roll of 330 students with 25 staff. Hauraki Primary has students from New Entrant to Year Six when they move on to intermediate school. The majority of year sixes transferring to Belmont Intermediate School or Takapuna Normal Intermediate School. School facilities include 14 classrooms, 3 playgrounds, 2 fields, Hall, Music room, Swimming pool and various courts.

History[edit]

Hauraki Primary School was established in May 1954 and on Labour Weekend in 2004 the school celebrated its Silver Jubilee. The first few decades involved times without an ICT suite, personal computers, collaborative learning and mufti every day(though as of 2007, uniform is compulsory for all starting students).

In 2000, Clarinda Franklin took over the job of being principal and as of 2008 no one has succeeded her in the job. In the 1990s the school adopted the DARE program which informs year six students about: peer pressure, drugs, smoking and alcohol along with other safety procedures. Also in 2003, Hauraki Primary School introduced the Walking School Bus to the Devonport peninsula, which is a program that gives parents the opportunity to let their children walk to school along with their peers and other students with various parents controlling their walk to school.

In 2005 Hauraki Primary decided to take part in the North Shore Schools kapa haka day which is held at Onepoto Intermediate every year and is a festival for all schools wishing to participate and show off their kapa haka groups. In that year the Kapa Haka role was succeeded by Ali Logan-Daughty who gave the school the idea to participate in the festival. In term 4 of 2007 the Board of Trustees and Parent Teachers Association voted for a change in the school with a huge impact as they unanimously voted towards a school uniform to be introduced for all starting or new students in the school but optional for existing students. Hauraki Primary hopes that in 2010 everyone in the school will be in uniform. The uniform includes a silver shirt/blouse, green shorts/ skirt (skirts are styled to the Westlake Girls High School skirts) grey socks, plain black sandals/polishable black lace up shoes and a hat.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Sporting Opportunities: Sports available for students from year 3-6

  • 1stXI and 2ndXI Cricket teams playing in a quadrangular tournament annually.
  • Various hockey teams.
  • Various netball teams.
  • Various miniball teams, practise available for players in hall at break times.
  • A 1stXV (or 2ndXV) rugby team.
  • Two soccer teams to compete at an annual tournament at Belmont Intermediate School.
  • Compulsory activities for students during the year include
  • Swimming Sports, Cross Country and Athletics all with inter-school competitions held a few weeks after.

Extra-curricular activities (for year sixes only; some relation to sport):

  • Waterwise programs at Narrow Neck Beach in Devonport
  • A 4-day, 3 night camp in Hunua at the YMCA's Camp Adair.

Cultural opportunities for students year 3-6:

  • Middle School Choir (Years 3 and 4)
  • Senior School Choir (Years 5 and 6)
  • Boys Choir (Year 5 and 6, segment of the Senior Choir)
  • Kapa Haka Group
  • School Orchestra
  • Middle and Senior School Speech Competitions (Compulsory)
  • School Production held biennially

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Coordinates: 36°47′46″S 174°46′40″E / 36.79611°S 174.77778°E / -36.79611; 174.77778