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This Week’s Welcome

Tena koutou katoa,

Welcome to 2020 at Upper Harbour Primary. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful time with your children over the holiday break and it’s great to see them back. I’m quite sure they’ve all grown at least 2 inches!  

I hope the frequent updates about Novel Coronavirus have been helpful. The flow of new information from the Ministry seems to have slowed down now and we are all waiting out the self-isolation period. 

This term our Values focus is Whanaungatanga - your children can help you learn how to pronounce it! Whanaungatanga is all about being a family and in Values Assembly yesterday I used the example of how a strong rope has many strands. There are many of us and, when we work together, that makes us a strong family.

I heard on the news this evening that the heavy rains in Australia are putting out the fires but causing awful flooding. This Friday we are joining with other primary schools in Auckland to raise funds for our Aussie primary school neighbours. If your child has anything green and gold, they are welcome to wear it, or just any mufti in exchange for a gold coin.

We are holding off our termly powhiri (formal welcome) until Week 4 and I look forward to catching up with many of you then.

Take care,


Scholastic Book Club

This year’s first issue of the Scholastic Book Club is being sent home this week. Please make sure you place your order before Friday the 6th of March. Thank you.


Weetbix TRYathlon Team 

  • Entries are open for the Weetbix TRYathlon on Sunday 22nd March 2020 at Manly Park, Whangaparaoa.
  • The TRYathlon is all about giving it a TRY and is a rewarding and fun day out for you and your child.
  • Participants need to be aged 7-15 years old on event day and can complete the TRYathlon as an individual or in a team of two.
  • To enter the TRYathlon visit
  • Our school has created a School Group which you can join when you enter from home. Search for Upper Harbour Primary when prompted. By linking to our school group it will give us the chance to win some great prizes.
  • The direct link to register into our school group is here
  • If someone you know requires financial assistance to enter the TRYathlon, should it be subsidised entry fees or funding for necessary equipment, then you can apply to the Weet-Bix TRYathlon Foundation for assistance. Visit for details.
  • If you have any school-related questions please contact Sue Smith on otherwise contact the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon team; email or phone 0800 WEET BIX (0800 9338 249).

Lunch Online

At the beginning of every year your children will usually change classrooms and/or schools - please update your child's details by clicking "members" and changing their classroom name and school (otherwise your lunches will end up in the wrong location).  If your child no longer attends a school with Lunchonline then you can make them "inactive" by unticking the box next to their name.

Community Events/Notices


Coming Events

For the latest updates, see the online calendar.

14th February

Aroha for Aussie Schools
Mufti Day

24th - 28th February

Dental Van Onsite

24th February

Board of Trustees Meeting
6:00 pm 
UHPS Staffroom



(09) 413 7233


(09) 413 7065



140 Kyle Rd 
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


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. proudly supported and used by your school to help parents, whanau and caregivers find local, relevant and trusted service providers ready to help and support children and young people in the areas of...
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