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This Week’s Welcome

Tena koutou katoa,

Many of you will have heard bits on the news today about the Tomorrow’s Schools review and new moves by the government. I guess my comment at this stage would be to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’. Nothing moves quickly at the Ministry of Education and any changes will take a considerable time to trickle down to UHPS. We’ll keep you posted with any news that pertains to our school and meanwhile we’ll stay focused on teaching, learning and the wellbeing of our students.

Last time I wrote to you our senior students were away at camp. I spent a great day with them and was, as always, blown away by the energy and dedication of our staff and the amazing parent helpers.

Experiences like camp and trips just aren’t possible without the support we get from you all - thanks. 

Speaking of which - we still really need someone to help out with Lost Property. It’s not a demanding job but a very worthwhile one. Please email or drop in at the office if you can give us a hand.

This term we continue to focus on the value of Hiranga (trying our very best / excellence) and I used the All Blacks’ ability to bounce back from disappointment to encourage our learners to do the same. 


Library Books

We are coming up to the time of year where we stocktake all of our books in the school library and the readers in the Resource Room.  Could you please have a look at home for any library books and any school readers/novels and return them to the school by Friday 22nd November. Thank you.

The 8th and final issue of the Scholastic Book Club is coming home this week. Please get all your orders in before Monday 2nd of December so they can be delivered and distributed before the end of the term.


2020 Registrations Open

Registrations for Semester 1 (Terms 1 & 2) 2020 Flippa Ball and Miniball are now open.

For more information and to register, follow the links below.

Flippa Ball


Community Events/Notices

Brain Play coding, robotics, and 3d printing classes. After-school, weekend, and holiday courses. Free trials available. Ages 5+. 5 Auckland locations. Email us for more information on or see


Looking for a fun, free way to keep your Children/tamariki learning and building their reading skills over summer?

Sign up for Kia Māia te Whai- Dare to Explore, Auckland Libraries’ summer reading programme for children aged 5-12 years.

Don’t miss out! You can register online from 18 November at
for bilingual programme OR visit one of our 54 participating libraries. This is a great activity
to do with friends, so encourage your child’s buddies to come along and join the
adventure in English and Te Reo Māori. Fill your children’s summer holidays with exciting
challenges and take part in the free activities offered at your local library.

Children can join the programme from home, at the library, online, or away on holiday.

Coming Events

For the latest updates, see the online calendar.

18th November

Board of Trustees Meeting
6:00 pm 
UHPS Staffroom

21st November

Onepoto Festival Dress Rehearsal/Whanau performance
2:00 pm

Kids For Kids Concert
7:00 pm
Bruce Mason

22nd November

Whole School Assembly
2:00 pm



(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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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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