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This week's welcome

Tēnā koutou katoa,

It was lovely to see so many families lining the Cross Country routes yesterday. I really hope you were able to see your child and for them to hear you cheering. I took a vast number of photos from the start and finish lines and during the holidays I’ll turn them into a video that we can send out as a link (just like Values Assembly). I’m afraid I can’t promise that every child features but I tried my best!

We’re very hopeful that during the holidays Auckland will drop down to Level 1 and we will once again be able to welcome parents and families onsite for afternoon pickup. We’ll keep you up to date via the school app and email.

The holidays are coming just in time as there are lots of very tired children and teachers at the moment. Please take care and enjoy some downtime with your family. If you’re travelling around New Zealand, have a wonderful trip and we look forward to hearing all the children’s stories when we start back next term.

Ngā mihi nui,

Sue Smith


Do you have any school reading books at home?

We are missing a large number of the little books that children take home to read with parents. Maybe you have some at your home? Please have a look and send them back to us as soon as possible :)

Student celebrations

Chess Tournament

1st place - Jordan Iermia,
2nd place - Falisha Xu, 3rd place - Kyle Zhang.
Coach - Laetitia Laubscher

Thank You

New World Little Garden

Albany New World has nominated our school to be one of their partnered Little Garden Schools.
They donated to UHPS a little kit set to create our own garden and help our students to learn more about growing their own food.
We will hopefully also be receiving extra plants which are being donated by members of the public.

Book donations

We would like to thank Gloria Sun, Ruby Glover and Sophie & Chloe Waite who have kindly donated new books to our school library. It is very important for our young readers to have access to a selection of books to help them learn through reading. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. We accept donations of both new and pre-loved books. Just drop them off to the office, making sure to include your name.


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Touch Rugby

If you are interested in playing touch rugby in Term 4 please click the link below to find out more information.

Touch Rugby

Registrations close on the 25th September.

If you have any questions please email me on

School Events

Chess Power

Playing chess develops self-confidence, concentration and problem-solving skills. We are really pleased to start a Chess Coaching Programme at our school and look forward to bringing the excitement, competition and educational benefits of chess to our children.

Why Chess?

* Improve concentration and focus
* Develop important life skills – fair play and decision making
* Tactical & Strategic thinking
* Prepare for Chess Tournaments against other schools
* Develop a love of chess, of learning and of thinking

What happens in a Chess Power Coaching Programme?

Each session starts with a formal lesson; all players will learn a new strategy, idea or skill each week. Then they put those skills into practice with activities and games. All games are monitored and supervised by the coach who provides individual feedback along the way.

Throughout the programme, we reward kids that do well and encourage and support kids that are struggling. At completion of the programme we recognise each child with a certificate based on their performance.

Q Where can I learn more? 
A Visit our website, and click Parents Centre

This is an 8-week chess coaching program running on Tuesdays from 13 October 2020 till 8 December 2020 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. 
The fee will be $100/student for the term.

The sessions will be held in the Library.

If the program is successful a new full 10-week program will be made available for Term 1.

If your child would like to be part of this please visit our website. Both registration and payment can be done online.

Guitar Lessons - Musiqhub

Hi, my name is Phil Moore. I've been teaching guitar to students at five primary schools on the North Shore since 2012. I teach a range of traditional and contemporary styled songs and techniques at UHPS during the day on Thursdays. The lessons are a lot of fun and ideal for beginners. For an example of the material I teach and to see some of my students in action please look at my YouTube channel.
For more information please contact me at, phone 021761441 or the Musiqhub Website:  


Music lessons to fit your schedule

Upper Harbour Primary School and the Music Education Centre have teamed up to make it easier than ever to give your child the wonderful benefits of a musical education. We teach piano and drum lessons at UHPS during school time to help work music into your weekly schedule.
Music lessons support a child’s education, helping them to be happier, healthier and smarter, all while having FUN!
Call us on 0800 89 39 39, send an email to, or visit to speak to one of our experts and see if music lessons are right for your family.

After School

Brain Play coding, robotics, and 3d printing classes

We are running two weeks worth of science and technology classes these coming holidays. 
Our courses are currently discounted by 25% making them only $60.00 per day.  Email us for more information on or see

Community Events/Notice

Coming Events

For the latest updates, see the online calendar.

25th September
End of Term 3

12th October
Start of Term 4

23rd October
Teacher Only Day

17th December
End of Term 4

Every Thursday
Pita Pit
Order by 9am Thursday

Every Wednesday and Friday
Sushi Lunch
Order by 8.45am 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 quick 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.  

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