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Tena koutou katoa, 

Welcome back to school everyone. I really hope your families had a very good break with the opportunity to get over winter bugs and plenty of time to switch out from your normal timetables. Roy and I spent time with our brand new granddaughter, Charlotte, and also had a relaxing 5 days up in Rarotonga.

Our children are in for some fantastic learning this term and teams have been busy planning and organising. Soon, you will receive a team newsletter, so watch out and check what’s coming up. The concept driving our learning is Movement and we’re particularly excited about the Footsteps dance programme and sharing this learning with you later in the term.

Don’t forget we’ve got school photos tomorrow. We’ll be doing our best to ensure they all stay clean and dry until the vital moment!

Introducing - Sandra Wagg

Sandra runs our school office, looks after our payroll and also acts as my PA. Sandra grew up in Hamilton and attended Hillcrest Normal, Berkley Intermediate and Hillcrest High. She is one of three sisters who all now live in the Auckland area. She and husband Jeff moved up to Auckland in 1987 and have lived on the shore since then. Back in those early years, your family may have shopped at their shoe shop in the Northcote Shopping Centre - Waggs Family Footwear. Nowadays Jeff is a real estate agent and the family live in Greenhithe.

Sandra and Jeff have two children, Courtenay and Jarrod, plus Jett the German Shepherd. Sandra used to play hockey; she loves walking, taking time out on Waiheke and spending time with friends. She loves working at UHPS because she loves the children and no two days are ever the same.



Do you have a child who will be starting school later this year or in Term 1, 2020?

If you have not already completed an enrolment form we kindly ask you to either call into the office to collect an enrolment pack or download the pack here. Please return the completed forms to the school office as a matter of urgency.

School Photographs

Class and Individual photographs will be taken tomorrow, Thursday 25th July. If you would like to have sibling photographs please pick up a sibling photo booking form from the school office and complete and return the form before 9:00 am on photo day. 

Scholastic Book Club

Issue 5 is coming home this week. Please place any orders by Monday the 12th of August. 


Registrations for term 4 

Netball, Hockey and Touch Rugby will be opening soon, keep an eye on the sports page of our website.  

School Events

Keeping Ourselves Safe

This term we will be teaching the units from the personal safety programme – Keeping Ourselves Safe (KOS).  KOS has been designed to give children the skills to cope in situations where there may be abuse or potential abuse. This programme is taught throughout New Zealand as part of the health curriculum.  

 The programme has three overall aims:

  • To develop and strengthen children’s skills to keep themselves safe with other people;

  • To support and encourage abused children to get help from caring adults;

  • To make teachers and parents more aware of the need to keep children safe from abuse by adults or other adults or other children.

 The KOS units will be taught by your child’s teacher with help from our local police education officer as required. Further information will follow during the term.

If you would like more detailed information in the meantime please follow the link below.

KOS Information for parents 2019

After School


Community Events/Notices


Public Consultation

“Upper Harbour Local Board is preparing a local parks management plan to help it with the future management of local parks and reserves. The Upper Harbour Local Parks Management Plan will reflect what residents value about their parks now, and how they use them. It will also identify issues that should be considered as parks are managed and developed in the future, to make sure they meet the needs of future generations. This public consultation is open until 7 August. We will then draft the plan and release it for further consultation in early 2020. Please visit to tell us what you love about parks now, and how you’d like to use them in the future.”
Ngā mihi nui

What Now 

On Sunday 18th August our show will be coming live from Greenhithe and I would like to invite your families to be part of the live audience!  Families (including adults) are all invited to come and experience live tv being made while being part of our awesome audience…& it’s FREE!!   As space is limited, we work on a ‘first in best dressed’ approach. To register click here.

Coming Events

For the latest updates, see the online calendar.

25th July

Class and Individual Photographs 

26th July

Class and Individual Photographs 
(overflow day)

30th July

Board of Trustees Meeting
6:00 pm
UHPS Staffroom

2nd August

led by BB8 Rollers
2:00 pm 



(09) 413 7233


(09) 413 7065



140 Kyle Rd 
Auckland 0632

Every Thursday

Pita Pit
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Every Friday

Sushi Lunch
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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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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
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
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