WELCOME

 

 

HPS Whānau Auckland is at Alert Level 3

 Kia ora HPS Whānau, 

Government has kept with their cautious approach when responding to COVID-19, and as a result, we will stay at Alert Level 3 for a bit longer. We are proud of how our community has responded to this outbreak, but the mahi is not yet done. Please continue to follow all the alert level requirements including staying at home and being tested for COVID-19 if you are feeling unwell, and for your own sake and for the health of your whānau, please get vaccinated.

At full Alert Level 3 you legally must stay within your household bubble unless for essential personal movement, including going to work and going to school. We are therefore open once more on Monday 18 October for only the small number of children who need to attend. All our usual safety precautions for Alert Level 3 will be in place, which include all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means students will be kept in bubbles of no more than 10.

We are moving toward having 100 percent of our staff vaccinated – so we are all playing our part in keeping our community safe. You can also assist everyone’s safety by keeping your child at home if they are feeling unwell and please do contact your GP or Healthline, to seek advice about being tested. 

We will continue to support all children who remain learning from home through our distance learning programme. From Monday 18 October our Year 1 & 2 tamariki will resume their daily SeeSaw interaction with kaiako/teachers and our Year 3 to 6 tamariki will resume their daily Google Meet at 9am (Y3/4) and 10am (Y5/6).

While we know how difficult it is trying to work from home as well as support your child’s learning, please keep your child at home if there is an appropriate carer available. For those of you with no other option, we look forward to seeing your child at school next week. If you are needing to send tamariki to school from next week please email me their names and your contact phone number… tonyb@hendersonprimary.school.nz 

Our staff on-site will need to be tested for COVID-19 before they start back at work. So please contact me by 3pm Friday 15 October so that we can organise the correct number of staff members in time for them to return a negative covid test and be ready to start Monday.

Ngā mihi,

Tony Biddick

tonyb@hendersonprimary.school.nz

 

Enrolment Scheme 

“We are included in the Ministry of Education’s enrolment scheme work programme for 2021. When developing or amending an enrolment scheme, the Ministry must consult the school’s Board and take reasonable steps to understand the views of the local community.  The Ministry will be consulting with us in the near future, and we will share this process with you on our school channels so you can have your say.

Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any questions.

 

 

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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COVID 19

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/

 

 
 
 
 

SCHOOL EVENTS

 

2021 School Dates 

  Term 4 starts - Monday 18 October 
Monday 25 October - School closed for Labour Day
Tuesday 14 December - School closes - Term 4 ends

 

2021 Board of Trustees meetings in the Board Room

08 November 2021
06 December 2021