April 2023 Edition
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The Connection

Week 1

Term 2

Huapai District School

April 27th 2023

Principal's Message

Nau mai, haere mai - welcome back to Term 2.

It was great to walk through the school on Wednesday morning and feel the very real buzz that exists in our school. Excited faces and lots of chatter about what happened over the break and what’s on this term. It was particularly fun to meet our brand new 5 year olds who handled their first day with huge smiles!

Our school community is built on a foundation of trust, and we look forward to continuing to work together to create a safe and supportive environment for all our students. Thank you for entrusting us with your children's education. We take that responsibility seriously and are committed to providing them with the very best opportunities for success.

This term promises to be an exciting one, filled with new opportunities for learning and growth. It is also a very busy one and so we implore you to stay connected by reading our weekly newsletter, your child’s weekly home note and downloading our apps HERO and SchoolAppNZ.

Maree Lloyd
Deputy Principal

Upcoming Events

  • Monday 1st May - Board Meeting
  • Tuesday 9th May - Senior Athletics
  • Thursday 11th May - Junior Athletics

School Athletics

Our school athletics will be held early next term.
Our seniors (years 5-8) will be at the Huapai Domain on Tuesday 9th May and our juniors (years 1-4) will be here at school on Thursday 11th May. We welcome all parents to enjoy this event. Yes, there are parent races…

House T-Shirts

These will be a compulsory part of the school uniform this year as children enter our school and for the full school from 2024. The t-shirts are $25 each and are available in a range of sizes from our normal uniform provider. Want to get one now? You can shop at the link below.

School athletics is in Week 3 of this term, so this is a great time to order your House shirt now so you can have it in time!

Breakfast Club

Our breakfast club is going from strength to strength thanks to an awesome team of volunteers.
We are keen for some more parent volunteers in Term 2.
If you can spare half an hour from 8.30am to 9.00am once a week, please contact Stephanie Wales.
We look forward to hearing from you!

School Hall Update

Over the break, we had the interior of our school hall painted. This has given this space a real lift.

Yummy Apple Sticker Promotion

Each year we have the opportunity to trade in stickers collected from the Yummy apple range for sports gear. This is an annual promotion that has seen the school earn some great gear that is used across the school. It’s that time again to remember to collect the stickers.

A collection sheet is linked below, or each of the classrooms have one on their wall for use at school. Paper copies of the sheet can be collect from the school office should you wish.

Check Us Out!

Creative Matters

Creative Matters are back for the 2023 year. With classes on Mondays, 3pm - 5pm in Room 17. Please book at the link below.

Music Lessons With MusiqHub

MusiqHub are looking forward to another awesome year of music in 2023 at Huapai School! They will have a bunch of slots available for Guitar, Drums, Piano and Ukulele lessons. 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: paul.barry@musiqhub.co.nz

Guitar, Keyboard and Ukulele:

2023 Term Dates

These are the Term Dates for 2023:

Term 1: Tuesday 7th February - Thursday 6th April
Term 2: Wednesday 26th April - Friday 30th June
Term 3: Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September
Term 4: Monday 9th October - Tuesday 19th December

Teacher Only Days:
Monday 24th April (the day before Anzac Day)
Tuesday 6th June (King's Birthday weekend)

HERO Notifications

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:
  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.

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