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This Week’s Welcome

Tena koutou katoa,

The weather is a little chillier now but the children are so fortunate to still be able to spend most playtimes outside and we have been able to do our cross country practise regularly.

Don’t forget that Cross Country is on this Friday. Come along to support your child and I look forward to bumping into you.

I’d like to give a reminder about considerate carpark driving and behaviour. The Kiss and Drop area at the front entrance is not a parking area, even if you’re in the car. When other cars need to pull out to pass you, it makes everything far more dangerous for our children.

Teacher-Only Day next Friday 31st May. This date was set many months ago and it is unfortunate that we now have the strike during the same week. Teaching and Support Staff from all the schools in our Kahui Ako (Albany Senior, Albany Junior, Coatesville, RidgeView, Albany, Greenhithe and UHPS) will be gathering here at UHPS for a full conference day. Our Kapa Haka group will be showcasing their skills, as we welcome our manuhiri (visitors). If your child is in Kapa Haka, please ask them for the notice they’ve brought home today.
If you are in need of care for your child on this day, Kelly Club (out of school provider) at Albany Primary School will be open on Friday 31st May. Spaces may be limited and Bookings are essential - contact www.kellyclub.co.nz or any enquiries to albany@kellyclub.co.nz.

Strike Day next Wednesday 29th May. I want to thank you for the support you show our teachers. Striking is never an easy decision and it will cost us a day’s pay. However, schools and their staff are struggling. Around the country, children's learning is being impacted every day. The teacher shortage is affecting every school, including Upper Harbour. While it would once have been quite normal for us to receive up to fifty applications for a teaching position, we now get around three. This is exactly the same in schools across the country and particularly dire in main centres, where housing costs are high. Skilled, experienced teachers - the ones we really need to teach the increasing number of learners with additional needs - are burning out and desperately in need of more classroom support. We stretch our budget as far as we can here to provide this support and are so very grateful for our parent's donations, which supplement what we get from the Ministry. 
As mentioned in the notice that was sent out, if organising care for your child is particularly difficult, you are most welcome to contact Sandra Wagg to arrange supervision at school with the non-union staff.

Next Monday 27th May at 1.45pm we are having the official opening of our Community Defibrillator. Our local MP, Paula Bennett will be joining us, as well as the defibrillator sponsors. Come along and help us celebrate this act of service for our community.

Ngā mihi,

Sue


Notices

Teacher Strike Action

29th May - School Closed

Teacher Only Day

31st May - School Closed

Uniform Clearance Sale

We have limited stock of half zip fleece tops for $30.00 available from the school office.

Sports

Cross Country

Friday 24th of May

This is an exciting day where students participate in their year groups in a cross country race in and around our school. All students have been training for this day and we look forward to race day! Parents are welcome to come along and support their child.

Information about this event has been sent home to all families by paper notice and via the school app.

Flippa Ball

Registrations for Year 2 to 6 Flippa Ball, Semester 2 (Terms 3 & 4) are now open.

For more information and to register to play click the image above.

Miniball


Registrations for Year 1 to 6 Miniball, Semester 2 (Terms 3 & 4) are now open.

For more information and to register to play click the image above. 

School Events

Coming Events

For the latest updates, see the online calendar.
 

24th May

Cross Country
 

27th May

Defibrillator Grand Opening
1:45pm 
School Main Entrance
 

29th May

Teacher Strike Action
School Closed
 

30th May

Assembly
Mr Barry's Farwell
2:15pm
School Hall
 

31st May

Teacher Only Day
School Closed
 

3rd June

Queens Birthday Public Holiday
No School
 

7th June

Assembly led by 
Rising Stars
2:00pm 
Hall
 

3rd July 

Sharing Our Learning
Early Finish 
12.30pm

 

Web

upperharbour.school.nz
 

Phone

(09) 413 7233
 

Fax

(09) 413 7065
 

Email

office@upperharbour.school.nz


Address

140 Kyle Rd 
Greenhithe
Auckland 0632

Every Thursday

Pita Pit
Order by 9am Thursday

Every Wednesday and Friday

Sushi Lunch
Order by 9am on delivery day

place your order at 
www.lunchonline.co.nz

 

It is great to see how many of our school community are already using our school App.  If you have not already installed the App, why not do it today.  

The App gives you access to many of our communications, it’s also a quick and easy way to report an absence, and we can alert you to upcoming events.    

In the event of an Emergency at school the App will be one of our ways of keeping in contact with you.

To install the App visit the App store on your Apple or Android device and search Upper Harbour Primary School.  

As the App is only for use by Upper Harbour families, a password will be sent to you to enable you to view the App content.

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Refer a property for sale to me, and upon an unconditional sale, I will donate $500 to Upper Harbour Primary School.
Jeff Wagg
M 0274 993 216
B 09 487 0633
jeff.wagg@bayleys.co.nz
Bayleys Real Estate Ltd, Long Bay
Licensed under the REA Act 2008 

For every ANZ home loan, or 'top up' loan over $50,000 taken out, ANZ will donate $400 to Upper Harbour  to go towards sports and ICT equipment. Just nominate UHPS when you take out the loan: See anzolympicschools.co.nz.
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