WELCOME

 COVID 19 Alert Level 1 at school advice for HPS whānau!

Kia ora HPS whānau, like me, I am sure you have heard the announcement about moving to COVID-19 Level 1. I encourage you to  send your tamariki to school.

The Prime Minister has advised that at Alert Level 1 schools are safe environments for children, young people and staff and that additional public health control measures are in place to prevent the spread of disease and to support contact tracing. Gates will continue to be opened at 8:20am.  All gates will be open.

 

Just a reminder that while everyone is onsite at Alert Level 1 we must adhere to key health measures including:

  • Good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette

  • Staying away if sick

  • Keeping the appropriate physical distance from others (in class this means no touching each other and keeping out of breathing distance)

  • Cleaning and disinfecting our high touch surfaces daily

  • We are displaying QR code posters at our entrances and encouraging all of our community to download the NZ COVID Tracer App and use it if they come onsite

  • We are also encouraging all tamariki/children bring their own drink bottle to school to minimise risk. 

We know all these things will help to keep our community as safe as possible. Because of these measures, your child does not need to wear a face covering while at school. We will of course support them should they choose to do so.

 For more information about the public health measures at Alert Level 1, you can visit the covid19.govt.nz website: https://covid19.govt.nz/

 Ngā mihi

Tumuaki Tony 

 

Check out our At'Home Advice''and Educational Web Sites'links on our homepage for more information. Kia noho haumaru/Stay safe.

A message from The Fono… if you or someone you know are in need of support with essential food items please TEXT 021956633.

For more COVID-19 information go to our At Home Advice link on the left hand side of this page or... 

https://covid19.govt.nz/

 

Our vision is for our tamarki/students to...

Face the future with confidence!

Kia matakite! Kia māia! 

 

by...being creative, confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners.

...seizing the opportunities provided by new knowledge and technologies.

...recognising Pakeha and Māori as full Treaty partners and value all cultures for the contributions they bring.

...developing the values, knowledge and competencies needed to live full and satisfying lives.

 

The school vision is aligned to the school’s values. There is an expectation that the school and school’s community work together, fostering and promoting the school’s vision and values to build and sustain a community of Henderson Learners.

We value our students, parents/whānau and staff. We all strive to be WARM hearted:

          Work hard (Pakeke mahi)

          Act safely (Mahi ora)

          Respect (Manaaki)

          Make good choices (Kia pai kowhiringa)

          HEARTED

 

 

 

 

Our school has been open since 1873. Children from many ethnic and socio-economic groups attend Henderson Primary School which makes our school an exciting and vibrant place to be.

We are committed to high academic standards and high standards of student behaviour.  We expect that all students will achieve and we emphasize the teaching of literacy and numeracy.

At our school we focus on formative assessment teaching practices as the vehicle for effective learning. The main components of formative assessment are:

  • The active involvement of students in their own learning.
  • Sharing learning goals with students.
  • Involving students in self-assessment.
  • Effective questioning.
  • Providing effective feedback which leads to students recognising their next learning steps and how to take them.
  • Adjusting teaching to take account of the results of assessments.
  • Confidence that every pupil can improve.

We are a very well-resourced school.  We have a large library, gymnasium, swimming pool and extensive grounds.  Our staff are very experienced and provide our students with a safe but challenging learning environment.

We believe a positive relationship between parents and school is essential to maximise the learning potential of the children.  Our teachers and staff are very approachable and we will do our best to welcome and assist you.

 

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SCHOOL EVENTS

2020 school Dates 

Monday 23 November - Class & Portrait Photographs
Tuesday 24 November - Cluster Athletics
Tuesday 1 December - Piwakawaka zoo trip
Thursday 3 December - HPS Athletics
Friday 4 December - Rangeview super 7s 
Wednesday 9 December - ROL's & stationery lists go home
Thursday 10 December - Fun day
Friday 11 December - Prizegiving
Term 4- Monday 12 October to Monday 14 December
 

2020 Board of Trustees meetings in the Board Room

Monday 9 November at 6pm

Monday 7 December at 6pm