The Connection Week 10 Term 2

Huapai District School 8th July 2021


This week, in our staff meeting, we reflected on the term. There were well over 50 different events that have been happening throughout our school over the last ten weeks and this did not include any of the outstanding teaching and learning happening within the classrooms! As you know, Huapai District School is committed to providing these wider opportunities for all our students and you have been a major part of many of these; for this we thank you. We continue our wider opportunities next term as we approach camp season.

At the end of this term we say farewell to Ana Taione and Breanagh Chisnall with our very best wishes. We warmly welcome back John Petrie from sabbatical and are delighted to have Jason McKearney and Kirstin Robinson join the team.

As any good trainer will tell us, rest and recovery are as important as work. It is now time for our students (and staff) to rest, recover from the longest unbroken term in 18 months, and prepare for the exciting new adventures ahead.

On a personal note, both Keryn and I would like to thank you for your support this term. The feedback and words of encouragement have been appreciated.

Happy holidays, team Huapai!

Kind regards,

Maree Lloyd

Upcoming Events

  • Junior End Of Term Assembly - Friday 9th July at 9:15am
  • Senior End Of Term Assembly - Friday 9th July at 11:15am
  • Last Day Of Term 3 - Friday 9th July

Student Of The Week

Ayvah says, "I like playing with my friends, basketball and maths. I like working with Kelly and Gail and I love the flying fox!."

Getting To Know...

Gail Rowe

Hi, I’m Gail and I’ve been a Teacher Aide here at Huapai for four years. I have been a TA for over twenty years. I have three sons and our family moved to Huapai to be freer after thirty years in Epson. I thoroughly enjoy power walking with my dog Baxter.

Cross Country

The school cross country will be held on the morning of Thursday 19th August (week 4 term three).

The event will be held at the Huapai Domain, same as last year, and we welcome all families to join us for the event and lunch. More details will come out early next term.

If you are keen to start training, distances are as follows:

Year 0-1 = 950m

Year 2 = 1.07 km

Year 3 = 1.4km

Year 4 = 1.6km

Year 5-8 short course = 2.34km

Year 5-8 long course = 3.2km

Toolbox Parenting Course

Date: Monday evenings 26 July - 30 Aug 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $75 for individuals; $110 for couples

Venue: Huapai District School, Staffroom

In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Primary years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and build your confidence as a parent/caregiver. This Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your child and their big feelings, discipline, boundaries, play and lots more.

This is a new and more specific version of our Middle Years Toolbox. This course is aimed specifically at parents of children 5 – 9 years.

Please register at the link below.

Bricks 4 Kids

Does your child love Lego? We are pleased to be able to offer an after school wider opportunity next term. If your child is interested, please contact the Bricks 4 Kidz team directly to register.

These sessions will be in Studio 2 on Tuesday afternoons, starting next term. There are limited spaces. Suitable for ages 6+.

Sanitary Supplies For Schools

As part of the Ministry of Education’s new initiative to provide free access to sanitary products for all school aged females, we have received our first supply. These items are located in the year 7&8 bathrooms and in the classrooms for years 3-6. For more information, please click on the link below.

Driving On School Grounds

The school driveway is reserved for emergency and staff vehicles only. We have noticed an increase in cars driving onto school grounds recently, especially at drop off and pick up times. This is a health and safety risk. We therefore request that you please park on the road when dropping off or collecting your child(ren).

We also ask that you please refrain from parking across the school driveway, even for a short period of time, as this prevents authorised vehicles from entering or exiting the school.

Yummy Apple Stickers

It’s time to start collecting the apple stickers again! Every year we collect these stickers and bag cut outs, which count towards a share of $200,000 free DG sports gear. There is a printable form attached to this newsletter, or children can collect one from the office. Sticker sheets should be returned to school when they are complete.

Massey High School Open Night

Monday 9th August

3:30pm - 5:30pm or 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Meet in the Bruce Ritchie Performance Arts Centre for the Principal's address.

Tough Guy And Gal Challenge

It’s that time of year. If you are interested in your child entering the Tough Guy and Gal challenge this year please use the link below to register. As a school we have entered a team in the Auckland event on Wednesday 4th August. Please use Huapai District School on your child’s entry form so that all of our entries can be linked together.
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Huapai Plus Holiday Programme

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Basketball Holiday Day Camp

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Keep The Kids Moving These School Holidays!

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HERO Notifications

We use HERO to send classroom updates and to share regular learning posts. 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:

  1. Click on your profile image

  2. Select EDIT PROFILE

  3. Scroll down to My Devices and select your preferences.

Or please see the full instructions linked below.