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This Week’s Welcome

Tena koutou katoa,

What a fantastic day we had last Sunday for the Weetbix Kiwi Kids Tryathlon up at Manly Beach. I was so pleased to be able to get along for the day and cheer on our children. This year we had a team of 41 children and it was great to see their determination and effort. Our school values came to the fore as they supported each other and those around them.

We are having a real problem with wasps at the moment and I’ve heard that other schools are too. We have an almost constant stream of children who have been stung, coming up to the Health Room. At this time of year I understand that the wasps are busy feeding before going into hibernation. We really need a cold snap to send them away, and yet the warm days keep coming. I have decided that, from tomorrow until the end of term, the children will eat in their classrooms. The wasps are highly attracted to the children’s food and I watched some circling them and settling on little scraps today.

Seat Belts All children MUST be safely strapped into appropriate car seats. This is New Zealand law, it keeps children safe and it is non-negotiable.


News

Student Teachers

As part of our community philosophy here at UHPS we encourage everyone to be part of a safe, fun and enthusiastic member of a community. Part of our responsibility towards this is making sure we have high quality learning and teaching. Being part of a teaching community with many skills to share, UHPS has developed a relationship with AUT and Massey University. In particular, student teachers. We feel that here at UHPS we have the right people with fantastic skills to offer teachers in training a positive teaching and learning experience. We would like to welcome: Samantha Peacock to Room 5, Natasha Patel to Room 19, Hannah Grace to Room 12 and Hyeon Jin Kim to Room 6. You are sure to see them around over the next few weeks.

Music Lessons

We are excited to announce that, starting term 2, UHPS in conjunction with the Music Education Centre, will be offering music lessons during school hours. This has been made possible by the installation of a brand new “music cabin” which will serve as the dedicated facility for this initiative. As well as the fun and education learning an instrument offers students, it will also:

  • Have a positive effect on their body, mind & boost their confidence

  • Increase the capacity of their memory

  • Enhance their coordination and improve their mathematical ability

  • Reduce stress in a fun and relaxing way

  • Be a healthy alternative to “screen time”

MEC has a long-standing record and has been teaching the joy of music in the North Shore Region for over thirty years. Contact the Music Education Centre directly to book a lesson.

Board of Trustees

This year in May/June we will hold elections for the Board of Trustees. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please come along to one of our meetings to see what it is all about.

Our next few meeting will be held in the staff room at 6 pm on:

Tuesday 9th April

Thursday 16th May

All are welcome!

Trustees are elected for a three year term. We meet once a month in the evening, and our role is to set the strategic direction and long term plans for the school, and to be accountable for student achievement. If you would like to learn more, you could take a look at this website.

You are also welcome to drop in for a chat with Sue or Sandra in the office, or email Laura Hunter at lhunter@upperharbour.school.nz.


Notices


Sports

Hockey

We are seeking more players for our year 3&4 winter (terms 2&3) hockey team. If your child enjoys running and handball sports, they may enjoy hockey.

Year 3&4 games are played on a Monday commencing 6th May anytime between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm at Harbour Hockey, 60 Paul Matthews Drive, Albany. Games are 30 minutes long and played on 1/4 turf.  It costs approximately $110.00 to play. Your child will need a school sports uniform and their own hockey stick, shin pads, long black socks and a mouth guard.

If you think your child would be interested in playing this fun and exciting sport please email sportsteam@upperharbour.school.nz by Wednesday 3rd April.

School Events


Community Events/Notices

Coming Events

For the latest updates, see the online calendar.
 

27th March

Friends of the School Meeting 
7:00pm
UHPS Staff Room
 

29th March

Whole School Assembly led by the Famous Five Community
2:15pm
UHPS Hall 
 

4th April to 11th April

Scholastic Book Fair


5th April

Disco
5:30pm-6:30pm Years 0-3
7:00pm-8:15pm Years 4-6
UHPS Hall
 

12th April

Last Day of Term 1
3:00pm Dismissal
 

29th April

First Day of Term 2

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 & Friday

Sushi Lunch
Order by 9am Friday

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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