The Connection Week 11 Term 1
Huapai District School 14th April 2022
Today is our last day for Term 1.
Today we managed to welcome new students and families - in some cases we were welcoming children who arrived last year.
Today was the first time we have been able to have a celebration.
Today also marks the shift to Orange. This means children and staff are encouraged but not required to wear a mask. This will make things so much easier for instruction, communication and just managing learning in the classroom.
We understand schools can require and dial up masks again if we confront significant illness. We are not expecting this to be the case
Thanks again for all your support.
I trust you managed to get a break over Easter.
School Donation Sponsored Prize Draw
Thank you to all those who have paid their school donations this year. This is such a key element to the success of our school. Your donation is what moves our school from good to great!
As a means of thanking and encouraging this we had a sponsored prize draw with every family who has paid their school donation in full by Tuesday 5th April. All of that that had paid automatically went into the draw, and families with more than 1 child who had paid the family donation had 2 entries.
Congratulations to the Tollemache family on 1st prize of the 1 term tuition from Number Works NorthWest valued at $600, and a mixed box of 6 wines.
2nd prize of a 50% discount to our Huapai Plus programme to the value of $100 and a mixed box of 6 wines went to the Antony family, with 3rd prize of a mixed box of 6 wines going to the Wells-Rode family.
Every dollar received through school donations will be used for resources that will touch the hands of your children.
We will also be doing a smaller prize later in the year in Term 3 to recognise those families that are not able to pay in full at this time of the year.
Mud Run Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
Please register your child for this event. If your child is keen to be involved in the mud run this year, please use the following link to register the children directly. Entry options are open for students years 3-8.
Few Places In Netball Teams
We are on the lookout for one more player for each of the following teams:
Year 1-2 netball
Year 3-4 netball
Year 5-6 netball
If your child is keen to fill these places, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Year 7 & 8 Hockey
If there are any Year 7 & 8 students who would be keen to join a Nor’West hockey team, please contact Paul Byford: 021 624 942.
Congratulations to all our 2021/22 touch rugby teams. The attitude and effort that you showed was outstanding. A huge thank you to all the coaches, managers and parents involved in the smooth running of the teams.
It is now time to return your singlets. Please pop them in a named bag or attach a note with your child’s name on and bring them to the School Office.
Year 7&8 Science Start Right Workbooks
As a strongly encouraged and highly beneficial supplementary resource to our Year 7&8 science programme, a Start Right Science Workbook is available, payable through HERO ($17.50) with collection from your child's teacher.
The units in these workbooks cover the New Zealand Science curriculum in preparation for Year 9&10 science and fit in nicely with the topics covered in science at school as a pre or post-learning revision/consolidation. Though not compulsory, we will reference, mark and use this resource to supplement the school-based programme. As this book is an optional resource, it is, however, encouraged for our Year 7&8 students to have a copy.
Afterschool Softball Sessions
Huapai Plus Holiday Programme
Bricks 4 Kidz
Creative Matters - Term 2
Music Lessons With MusiqHub
Our good friends at MusiqHub are looking forward to another awesome year of music in 2022 at Huapai School! They will have some slots available for Guitar, Drums, Piano and Ukulele lessons in Term 1. If you're interested, be sure to get in touch to reserve your spot or ask any questions you may have. Contact details below:
Drums - email@example.com
Guitar, Keyboard and Ukulele - firstname.lastname@example.org
A major sponsor in this year's School Donation sponsorship prize draw. Generously donating a $600 voucher which was won by our first place prize draw winner.
2022 Term Dates
Our 2022 Term dates are:
Term 1 - Thursday 3rd February - Thursday 14th April
Term 2 - Monday 2nd May - Friday 8th July
Term 3 - Monday 25th July - Friday 30th SeptemberTerm 4 - Monday 17th October - Friday 16th December
Additional to this there are two planned Teacher only days:
Friday 4th March
- Friday 3rd June (making Queens Birthday a 4 day option)
We use HERO to send classroom updates, to share regular learning posts and now for payment on all in-school costs. HERO sends push notifications or emails. You can now choose how you receive HERO notifications as well as manage devices that receive them.
To set your own notification preferences:
Click on your profile image
Select EDIT PROFILE
Scroll down to My Devices and select your preferences.
Or please see the full instructions linked below.
Location: Huapai District School 40 Station Rd, Kumeū, New Zealand
Phone: +64 09 412 5042