The Connection Week 6 Term 3
Huapai District School 1st September 2022
A friend did a thing.
Actually, she did 40 things.
40 things that challenged her before she turned 40.
This inspired me and has coloured many decisions I’ve made since. Growth does not usually come from within our comfort zones. We shape our future by the decisions we make today, by the opportunities we say yes to and the paths we choose to walk. When we are challenged, we create new ‘landmarks’ to hang future challenges on. Our comfort zone grows: what was once scary and huge, becomes easier.
The question “How do you eat an elephant?” springs to mind here. The answer is “one bite at a time”. How do we set our children up for success? - one challenge at a time.
When we encourage children (and ourselves!) to just take one bite at a time, accept one challenge at a time, they can achieve great things. So can we.
I believe that the past two years have sometimes reinforced a smaller comfort zone. Things were scary and staying in our comfort zone was a way to cope. Times have settled and we are learning to step back outside our comfort zone - to be challenged, to learn, to grow. As we wave our year 6s off to camp on Monday we will do so with excited hearts for we know that through the magic that happens on camp, the stuff that happens just outside their comfort zones, we will greet stronger Huapai students back on Friday.
When was the last time you did something outside your comfort zone?
Could it be this week?
Like my friend above - could you do a thing?
Thank you again for your efforts supporting your children with their recent Math-a-thon.
Please return your fundraising money / donations by tomorrow morning if you would like your child(ren) to be in to win any of the prizes. This should be returned to the school office or finalised using the Give - a - little page linked below.
Friday 14th October
It’s back! We are excited to announce the date for our annual community quiz. Last year was a fantastic evening. Now is the time to save the date, grab your friends and start planning your theme!
Tables are $300 and seats up to 10 people. Tickets are limited and are now available on Kindo or at the school office.
Calendar Art Work
It’s that time again!. Your children have been working hard this term creating masterpieces for their calendar artwork.
Orders are made online directly through Kids Artworks. Ordering closes on Monday 12 September at 9am.
Keep an eye out for the order forms that will be sent home with your child/ren over the next few days.
Good Luck For Camp
Wishing our year 6s the best of luck for their camp at Motutapu Island next week. It is a significant camp for not only the students but also as a school - this is our first year 6 camp since 2019.
Apples For School
Each year we have the opportunity to collect Apple stickers in order to “cash them in” for Sports gear through the Yummy Apple Sticker Promotion.
Below is a link to the website for more information.
The stickers are found on the Yummy branded apples and there are also cut out labels on the bags of apples. Each classroom has a sticker chart for the apple stickers if the children bring them to school. A copy of the sticker chart for home use is also available online or by popping into the School Office.
Please return full sticker sheets to the front office in the next two weeks.
Our school offers a daily breakfast club for those children who need a breakfast at school. Next term we are looking to bring in more support from our community. If you are able to offer your time from 8:30am-9am any day on a weekly basis next term, please contact: Stephanie Wales: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 2's Trip To MOTAT
This week our Year 2 group went to MOTAT. Here they were immersed in “life of NZ past”. A huge thank you to all the adults who made this trip possible.
Huapai Rubies Netball Team
The Rubies came runner up in the Year 3-4 A Grade Kaipara netball competition.
They had an amazing season and only lost two games! Each girl got a runners up trophy and certificate. Congratulations Team!
A huge thank you to all our winter sports team coaches, managers and supporters. We are so thankful for the wonderful adults we have in our community who step up to support our children in sport.
School Jerseys And Shoes
A reminder that the only jersey that can be worn to school is our school uniform polar fleece. The only shoes that are to be worn are plain black. There are a number of jumpers and shoes that have recently been collected from around the school grounds and added to the lost property box beside the school office. Please check your child’s uniform for name tags as this greatly assists the return of items. When everyone’s gear looks identical, especially for our students, a name tag makes a HUGE difference.
Please send expressions of interest to: email@example.com
Summer is coming!
If your child is keen to play for a school team in a weekly competition, please click the link below to find out more details. Games are played at Riverhead on a Thursday.
Bricks 4 Kidz
Music Lessons With MusiqHub
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 3. 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Guitar, Keyboard and Ukulele - email@example.com
2023 Term Dates
These are the Term Dates for 2023:
Term 1: Thursday 2nd February - Thursday 6th April
Term 2: Monday 24th April - Friday 30th June
Term 3: Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September
Term 4: Monday 9th October - Tuesday 19th December
There will be one Teacher only day and this will be held on Friday 2nd June (Queens Birthday weekend). This day will be for a combined schools teacher only day.
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
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