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.
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.
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 email@example.com or see brainplay.co.nz.
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 www.daretoexplore.nz
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.