The Connection Week 9 Term 4

Huapai District School 15th December 2021


This is our final day.

I thought I would send one final note out, covering a few points as we close out the school year.

John Petrie


Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday 15th December - Last Day Of School
  • Thursday 3rd February - First Day Of School 2022

Thank You

Thank you for the support you have brought the school and students this year. Thanks for the help and security you have shown to your children in a challenging year. I hope you get to have a break over the summer season.

Questions About COVID “Traffic Lights” And School

The current experience we have of school is very much the same as “Red” in the COVID traffic light system. Masks are required, there is limited access and our activities are restricted. We are hoping and expecting to be back at school in 2022 in at least “Orange”.

Here is a summary

At all levels:

  • Schools are open.
  • Schools will not / can not and are in fact prohibited from differentiating between students that are vaccinated and students that are non vaccinated.

Please note: Should vaccination for children under 12 years become an option, parent consent will be required. There seems to be concern that vaccinations will occur in schools without parental consent - be assured this will not happen.

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By now you will know your child’s class placement for next year. This year we have not been able to coordinate a time for children to meet their new teacher, their classmates and the room location. This was due to us keeping the integrity of our existing class bubbles.

“Open house”

We would like to invite you to an informal ‘open house’ on Tuesday 1st February, 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

This is a chance for you to meet your child’s teacher for the year, drop off any stationery if you wish, familiarise your child with the new space, have a quiet word with your child’s teacher and enjoy a good catch up. The staffroom will also be open for you to have a cup of coffee with friends should you wish. The classrooms will be open for visitors between 1:00pm-3:00pm and we encourage you to drop in any time during this period. Children are most welcome to accompany you to show you around, or you can pop in by yourself - whatever works for you.

Please note: this will not occur if we are operating under “Red”.

School Structure 2022

Our structure and locations for 2022.
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School Class Photos

We are re-opening orders for these over the holiday period. A print run will be done early in Term 1 of 2022.

These can be purchased online through KINDO.

*Note: This is for 2021 class photos. Please ensure you purchase the class photo of the room your child was in this year (2021). Class photos for 2022 will be taken closer to the end of next year.

Huapai Plus

Our Holiday programme will be running from Thursday 16th December until Thursday 23rd Dec & again from Monday 10th Jan 2022 until Wednesday 2nd Feb. We are closed over the Christmas/News Years period. Check out all our fun activities below.

All bookings can be made on Aimy Plus:

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 -

Guitar, Keyboard and Ukulele -

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2022 Term Dates

Our 2022 Term dates are:

Term 1 - Thursday 3rd February - Friday 14th April

Term 2 - Monday 2nd May - Friday 8th July

Term 3 - Monday 25th July - Friday 30th September

Term 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)

Merry Christmas And A Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the Board and staff of Huapai District School we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and restful holiday break. We look forward to great times and exciting things ahead for our school and your children.

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.