Hamilton East School

Engaged, Respectful, Literate, Curious, Connected  

Hamilton East School

Dawson Street
Ph: 07 8393377
Contact the Principal: principal@hameast.school.nz 
Contact the Office: rowens@hameast.school.nz  

Hamilton East School is part of the He Piko He Taniwha Wha Kaahui Ako Community of Learning: https://www.hepikohetaniwhakaahuiako.co.nz/ 


Term 4

Welcome back to Term 4.

All teams are currently working on the Get Wise financial literacy unit. 

The Kowhai Team is visiting the Hamilton Zoo in Week 


Move to Seesaw 

 Kowhai and Totara Teams have been using an app called Easy Blogger to allow students to post their work to an individual blog to share with their families. 
We have been notified that Easy Blog is shutting down completely at the end of June so we have made the move to an alternative called Seesaw.
Teachers are in the process of setting this up. You will receive a notice home with a QR code to access your child's blog and subscribe. You will require a QR code reader on your phone. Each time your child posts to their blog,  you will be notified. 





 Prizegiving 2017 

Photos from the 2017 Prizegiving can be viewed here.  

Congratulations to the Speight's Shield winner for 2017 - Tom! 


Digital Reporting

Digital Reports will go live on Tuesday 12 December. 

There have been on-going instructions via this website, school newsletters, specific newsletters and emails as to how to create a Linc-ed login to access digital reporting. 

If you have not completed this process, go to hameast.linc-ed.com/wp-login.  php Enter your email address and any text for the password. You will be told your password is incorrect and to reset your password. Do this and follow the instructions to log in. If you are told your email address is not registered it means either you have entered it incorrectly or you do not have a parent account set up in Linc-ed. Contact the school. If you do not have an email address at all, also contact the school.  

If your child is in a Year 1 or 2, they are reported on after every 20 weeks (6 months) at school so they may not have a current report to view at this stage.  


Dates for 2018

School starts Wednesday 31 January 2018 

Term 1

31 January First Day (Wednesday) -13 April  (Friday)

Term 2

30 April- July 6

4 June Queen’s Birthday Weekend


Teacher Only 2 July Parent/Teacher Conference Day


Term 3

23 July-Sept 28


Teacher Call Back day 20 July 


Term 4

15 October-19 December

 22 October Labour Day


Public Holidays:

Auckland Anniversary Day - Monday 3 Feb

Waitangi Day - Tuesday 6 Feb

Easter Break - Good Friday 30 Break until March - 3 April 

ANZAC Day - Wednesday 25 April

Queen’s Birthday - Monday  5 June

Labour Day – Monday 23 Oct


Call back day - Fri 26 Jan 

Staff Only - 30 Jan

TODs - Feb 26th, July 2nd, Nov 26th




 Art Exhibition 2017

A selection of photos from the recent Art for Art's Sake Exhibition can be viewed on the website here.  And a great parent made movie of the exhibition can be viewed on Youtube here.


Our Place mural from Ham East on Vimeo.

Subscription Links to Student Blogs:
Room 1:   https://easyblog.org/select- child/?b=MzEzNA== 
Room 2:   https://easyblog.org/select- child/?b=MzA5MA== 
Room 3:   https://easyblog.org/select- child/?b=MzE0MQ== 
Room 4:   https://easyblog.org/select- child/?b=MzEzMw== 
Room 5:   https://easyblog.org/select- child/?b=MzEwNQ== 
Room 6:   https://easyblog.org/select- child/?b=MzEzMg== 
Room 14: https://easyblog.org/select- child/?b=MzA5OQ== 
Room 15: https://easyblog.org/select-child/?b=MzEwNg== 
Room 16: https://easyblog.org/select- child/?b=MzA2NA== 

  Term Dates for 2017

Term 1
 1 February - 13 April  
Teacher Only  March 6
Term 2
 1 May - July 7
Teacher Only July 3
Term 3
 24 July - Sept 29
Teacher Call Back Conference-21 July
Term 4
 16 October - 19 December
Teacher Only 27 November

HES Hamilton from Ham East on Vimeo.

The Redwood Tree from Ham East on Vimeo.  

Drone footage courtesy of Daniel Nagels