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IMPORTANT: School email and absentee alerts

Sun Mar 19 08:26pm

Hello Families,

Our school emails have been down since Friday afternoon. All is resolved now, But this has meant that all emails sent to ‘’ emails have not been received between Friday afternoon and Monday morning 9am. This also means that all phone messages or absentee alerts sent in via SchoolApps or the school website have also not been received during this time – as these are set up to be received into the school office email.

Can we please ask that you resend any emails to staff members (including the School Office) that were sent since midday Friday. 

Can we also please ask that you either re-submit your absentee message or register your child’s absence through the absentee button on your HERO home page.

Please feel free to call us at the School Office if you have any questions: 09 412 5042

Thank you for your cooperation and we apologise for any inconvenience.

Kind regards,

Huapai School Office

Akaroa Non-Uniform Day TOMORROW

Mon Mar 13 04:32am

House winners for Senior swimming sports 2023 was Akaroa  All students (junior and senior) in Akaroa house are able to wear PURPLE to school tomorrow (Tuesday 13th March).

Reminder: Shine Bright For Muriwai Non-Uniform Day TODAY

Thu Mar 02 06:32pm

Please encourage your child(ren) to wear brightly coloured clothing to school today. If you are in a position to do so, please send a gold coin or donation to school with them.

All monies raised will be used for the direct support of families in need locally through Waimauku Primary, which has established a Muriwai Emergency Fund.


Shine Bright For Muriwai Non-Uniform Day TOMORROW

Thu Mar 02 04:31am

As a school, we are offering our support to Waimauku Primary which has established a Muriwai Emergency Fund. All monies raised in this fund will be used for the direct support of families in need locally.  We will hold a non-uniform day this Friday 3rd March. Please encourage your children to wear brightly coloured clothing on this day. If you are in a position to do so, please send a gold coin or donation to school with your child on Friday.  
If you are in need of assistance yourself due to the recent weather event, we continue to encourage you to reach out to the school or to the Muriwai Emergency Fund directly.

School picnic. – Join us for an annual event today. 5-7pm. 5-5:45 teachers are in classrooms to speak with you. 6pm John Petrie will speak.

Mon Feb 20 07:45pm

There will be fun and games as well as a bouncy castle, tug of war and our annual adults vs students soccer game. 


Open Afternoon TODAY (Friday 3rd February). We are excited to welcome you to pop in to school this afternoon any time between 1pm -3pm.

Thu Feb 02 11:28pm

This is a chance to say hello, drop off your stationery, familiarise yourselves with the classroom, perhaps have catch up with some familiar faces and to share any information needed.  Our school office will also be open at this time. 


Huapai Social Media

Huapai District School has a number of Social Media channels to help you connect with the Huapai Community.

Huapai District School Facebook page

The Huapai Family Network (HFN) – Facebook Group

Huapai Family Network: School items for sale, lost and found.

School Apps


Our School App is what we use for general School Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit and absence and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Huapai District School in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.

For full instructions, please click here.


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


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

Full instructions are linked here.