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: office@hameast.school.nz 

Office Hours during term time: 8.30 - 3.30

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

View our enrolment zone on our Enrolment page. 

At Level 2 social distancing of 2 metres is required .

Therefore even when it is raining whanau cannot access the school grounds.

 If you wish to collect your child/ren earlier when it is raining, please text the office 0212899811 and the children will be sent to meet you.

All children will still be brought to Dawson Street field to meet you at 3pm .

Please  do not stand close to the gates as this defeats the purpose!


There is a Teacher Only Day for staff professional learning on Friday 21st .

School is closed for instruction on Friday

 Kia ora whanau,
As you will be aware there have been confirmed cases of community transmission in Auckland, and as from midday today the Auckland region will be in Alert Level 3 for three days.

The rest of the country is being placed in Alert level 2. This means that school will be open as usual, with the following precautions:

* Keep your child home if they are unwell
* Physical distancing practices at school
* Staff and students regularly washing hands / using hand sanitisers and additional cleaning of facilities
* Contact tracing for visitors to the school

* Distancing at the front office

* Parents not entering the grounds at 8:30 and 3 pm.

With regards to face masks, we will recommend them if The Health Ministry suggest their use in schools.

Currently, it appears to be challenging for children to wear them appropriately.

We have a number of school events planned, including sport and we will be making decisions regarding these events depending on Alert Levels and Government advice and guidance.

 There will NOT be a Positive Assembly on Friday this week.

 Nga mihi,

 Pippa Wright


Term Dates 2020

Staff Only Day Tuesday 4th February

Term 1  

Wednesday 5th February - Friday 27th March 

Waitangi Day Thursday February 6

Term 2 

Wednesday 15th April - Friday 3rd July

Anzac Day Monday 27th April

 Alert Level 3 begins Tuesday 28th April Teacher only Day

Wednesday 29th school open for students who are unable to stay at home  only.

Queens Birthday Weekend Monday 1st June

Term 3 

 Monday 20th July - Friday 25th September

Teacher Only Day -21st August

Term 4

 Monday 12th October -  Thursday 17th December

Labour Day Monday 26th October

From 19th March 2020 we are using the Hero SMS messaging and Community Notices features to contact our community quickly. 

Texts will only be used in serious situations and will go to both the first and second contact . 

Please email the office if you need to adjust who is identified as first and second contact office@hameast.school.nz

Community notices will go to the email supplied on enrolment for the parent account - the same address used by parents to log into LE for reporting. With this service, an alert also goes to the phone that an email has been received. 

Email is also used for Newsletters and general communication. 

Room 1: rfollows@hameast.school.nz gcoxwright@hameast.school.nz

Room 2: yakasaka@hameast.school.nz

Room 3: mseeley@hameast.school.nz

Room 4: showse@hameast.school.nz

Room 5: ojones@hameast.school.nz

Room 6: rmcnaughton@hameast.school.nz

Room 14: jclout@hameast.school.nz

Room 8: Kat Richmond - crichmond@hameast.school.nz  - 

Room 9: Emily Speedy - espeedy@hameast.school.nz - 

Room 10: Catherine Maunsell - cmaunsell@hameast.school.nz  - 

Room 11: Sarah Stevenson - sstevenson@hameast.school.nz  -

Room 12: Edie Fisher - efisher@hameast.school.nz -

Room 20: Sarah Rasmussen   srasmussen@hameast.school.nz

Room 19 - Ange Dent   adent@hameast.school.nz

Room 18 - Arna-Turua Tao   atao@hameast.school.nz

Room 17 - Robyn Pene   rpene@hameast.school.nz

Room 16 - Ivy Uy   iuy@hameast.school.nz

Room 15 - Heather Halliday hhalliday@hameast.school.nz


Deputy Principals gbobsien@hameast.school.nz    snagels@hameast.school.nz

Totara Team Leader  lmckenzie@hameast.school.nz

Kauri Team Leader joneil@hameast.school.nz     

Student Reporting on HERO 

Click here to access HERO.

Access your child's reporting via HERO. 

  • Using the email address you supplied to the school, follow the link above. 
  • Put in your email, click login without a password and this will give you the option of Lost/Forgotten password. 
  • Follow the process and HERO will email you a new password. You can edit this password and create your own. 
  • If this fails please check your email address with the office. 
  • It is preferable to use a personal email address that won't change. 
  • Note from a parent - does not work in Internet Explorer - use Chrome or other browsers.



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Drone footage courtesy of Daniel Nagels