Helpful Info - 2023 School Year

Hutt Valley High School Newsletter | 14 December 2022

Principal's Message

Kia ora koutou,


This is the final newsletter for 2022. Most staff and all students are now on holiday. The school site will be busy for a few more weeks, with contractors building new Music portacoms, laying the new cricket wicket on the top field, and completing more weather-tightness work around the campus.


We finished the year with two lovely junior prizegiving events celebrating with whānau and friends in our school hall. Congratulations to all award winners. The next time we gather will be for our Year 9 Pōwhiri on Wednesday 1 February. We will be welcoming over 350 new students.


Detailed information will be emailed to you. This is a very busy place with a lot happening each day. I recommend reading the regular newsletter, following us on Facebook or Instagram, and downloading the school app.


Meri Kirihimete, Merry Christmas and have a restful and sunny summer holiday break.


Ngā mihi nui,

Denise Johnson, Principal

Ordering Stationery for 2023

Please click on the links below for the stationery lists for students in years 9-13.


For students attending Tautoko, our Supported Learning Centre (SLC) please find the stationary lists for NZQA and non-NZQA:


If you prefer to order online Office Max has Hutt Valley High School's stationery lists all set up for easy ordering. Simply enter our school name to access the stationary lists. We encourage families to order early to ensure their student has all their stationery requirements ready to go in plenty of time for the start of Term 1.

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Resource Centre (Uniform Shop) - Opening Hours

Resource Centre (Uniform Shop) Opening Hours

The Resource Centre has now relocated to the Library area. To visit the Resource Centre please go in via the School Office and follow the signs up to the Library.


Tuesday 24 to Friday 27 January - 10am to 4pm (by appointment only)

Wednesday 01 February - 10am to 4pm (drop-in only)


For students with orders to collect or items to exchange you are welcome to come in when the Uniform Shop is open, and you'll be served between appointments.


Making an Appointment

To make a booking for a uniform fitting please book online via SchoolPoint - https://huttvalley.schoolpoint.co.nz. You need to log in and then select the bookings button.

Sports Registrations for 2023 - Please Register Now!

Sports registrations for 2023 are now open. Please register for the sports you are wanting to play next year by completing this google form - https://forms.gle/bjnokhxK371XtWed6


Many summer sports start from week 1 of term 1 so please make sure you register your interest as soon as possible. Once registered the Sports Department will contact you about any trial dates that may take place before school starts.

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Senior Subject Changes, Years 12 & 13 - Tues 31 Jan, 1-3pm

For students in years 12 & 13 who would like to make changes to their courses please come along to school on Tuesday 31 January from 1-3pm. Year 12 students please meet in the hall and year 13 students please go to the library.


Deans and Career staff will be available to meet during these times. Students do not need to be in uniform. If you are happy with your courses and do not need to make any changes, you do not need to come in for this.

First Days, Term 1 2023

Please find below the 2023 start dates:

  • Year 9 students start at 9am on Wednesday 1 February
  • Year 10-13 students start at 11:30am on Thursday 2 February

The school day runs till 3:15pm.

School Office, Opening Dates & Times for 2023

Office Hours

The School Office reopens on Tuesday 24 January. Please see the hours below:

  • Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25, Thursday 26 and Friday 27 January from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
  • Monday 30 January onwards, normal term time hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm.


Enrolments

If you need to enrol your student for 2023 during the school holidays, all enrolments are completed online. We ask that parents enrol their child now so that we plan for their learning needs and ensure a smooth transition. Please complete an online enrolment application at https://www.hvhs.school.nz/future/enrolling-at-hvhs


Please note, enrolment applications received over the December/January school holiday period will be processed in late January.

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Load HVHS's School App - Helpful for Students and Families

New Families

The HVHS school app is both the easiest way for students to see the daily notices and their timetable and the best way for parents to let us know if their student is absent, late or needs to leave early for an appointment.


To download the app for free on iPhone or Android go to the app store and search for School Apps NZ. Once you have downloaded the app choose Hutt Valley High School.


Returning Families

If you have already downloaded the app, make sure you change the year level of notifications you want to receive.

How to report a student is absent, late or needs to leave school early

If your student is absent, late or needs to leave early for an appointment please let us know by either:


Please let us know our student's name, mentor class, and the reason for their absence.

Follow HVHS's Social Media Pages

The school newsletter and emails are the main communications channel for information on school events and activities.


If you use either Facebook or Instagram you can follow HVHS's pages where we also share helpful reminders as well. Our main pages are below:

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Donating Used HVHS School Uniforms

If your student has grown out of their school uniform or has a used one they no longer need please consider donating it back to HVHS. Donated uniforms can be given to families struggling financially and are also loaned to students who need one for the day due to challenges with mud, rain, glue, water, paint, or simply forgetting part of their uniform.


Please drop off any school uniform donations at the School Office.

Children's Glasses Subsidy for Students Aged Under 15

If your child is 15 or under and you have noticed they have vision problems causing them to need glasses, you may be able to get the spectacle subsidy. Find out what you can use it for and how to claim it.


Learn more here https://www.whaikaha.govt.nz/types-of-support/equipment-and-aids/childrens-spectacle-subsidy/

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2023 School Term Dates

Please see below for the term dates for the 2023 school year.

Term 1 - Monday 30 January - Thursday 6 April

Term 2 - Monday 24 April - Friday 30 June

Term 3 - Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September

Term 4 - Monday 9 October - Tuesday 12 December


The full school calendar can be viewed on the school website - https://www.hvhs.school.nz/school-calendar

Student Art Folios from 2020-2022 to Collect

For returning families, our Art Department has over 200 art folios that need to be reunited with their owners. We’d appreciate it if students/alumni could collect their fantastic work as soon as possible as we don't have space to store them. Art folios can be picked up during school hours or email Adrian Cartwright at adrian.cartwright@hvhs.school.nz to arrange a time to collect them.

Sporting Achievements

Congratulations to the following students on their recent successes:
  • Mila Haami (10ANGL) for making the u17 Girls Hutt Valley softball team.
  • Bree James (12CT) represented Wellington in the u19 Women's Cricket Team. Last week the team won the national title!
  • Toby Ireland (10CSMN) who recently placed 2nd in the HANSA 303 Doubles Nationals at Lake Ngaroto. Toby competed against all para categories and all age groups.
  • Oliver Tewatiya (12WB) followed up his awesome 116 runs with 58 runs in last weekend's game against Hutt International Boys School!

We love hearing about our student's sporting achievements, you can share any updates by emailing sport@hvhs.school.nz.

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2023 Upcoming Dates & Events

Monday 30 January

Teacher Only Day (no classes)

Tuesday 31 February

Senior Subject Course Changes, 1-3pm

Wednesday 1 February

First day of term 1 for students in year 9 (starting at 9am)

Thursday 2 February

First day of term 1 for students in years 10-13 (starting at 11am)

Year 9 students start at 9:00am

Monday 6 February

Waitangi Day (School Closed)

Wednesday 8 February

Year 9 Meet n Greet, 6-8pm (Opportunity to meet with Mentors & Teachers)

Tuesday 21 February

Athletics Day (Hutt Recreational Grounds)

Thursday 6 April

Last day of Term 1

Friday 7 April

Good Friday (Public Holiday)