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Upper Moutere School
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It is a great place to learn and develop.

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Latest News

1709, 2021

Newsletter 17 September 2021

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17 September Newsletter

809, 2021

School Open at Delta Level 2 Thursday 9 September

We are very excited to  be  able to welcome everyone back to school Thursday 9 September.

It is very encouraging that we are able to move back to Level 2 now. To stay there we all need to be […]

3008, 2021

Level 3 School Bubble

Wednesday 1 September we will move to Alert Level 3. As the Prime Minister said last Friday, schools will be CLOSED except for those children of parents who are returning to work and can not make other arrangements for their childrens care. 

On Wednesday, school will be open for a very small number of our students. Jaki and Julieanne, Dylan and Rachael are to pair up to provide onsite care.  They will join our returning students in our school learning bubble in Marama. They will work three days on and three days off starting with Jaki and Julieanne this Wednesday. 

Marama has been set up to meet the distancing requirements with family/individual learning spaces and materials allocated along with sanitiser and cleaning stations. 

 Please be aware that when Jaki and Julieanne, Dylan and Rachael are at school they will be juggling both face to face and online distance teaching. Therefore their responses may not be as regular as when they have just been providing distance learning.  

We must minimise the number of people who access the school learning bubbles, therefore only the known attending students and the assigned staff will be allowed in our learning bubble. The school site will not even be accessible for parents of the bubble students.  

The rest of the staff will work from home, however some may come on site to collect resources or complete tasks they can not do at home. In this case, like any other visitor, they will scan in and out, wear a mask and not access the school learning bubble.  

We will return to keeping detailed records of people who come on site for tracing purposes, 

The school grounds will remain 

2808, 2021

Moving to Level 3 Urgent Response Needed

Kia ora  
Yesterday the Government decided that we will move into Alert Level 3 on Wednesday September 1st.  That means school will be open to receive some students from Wednesday morning 8:30am. We will start to prepare our school site from Monday.

2208, 2021

Please check your @school app

As usual we are communicating with parents through the @school app. Unfortunately this does not appear to be providing an audible notification. Please check daily for any updates from the school.

2208, 2021

The School Grounds are CLOSED

A reminder… all school grounds are closed during Lockdown Level 4. Please do not enter our school grounds.

2108, 2021

Continuing Lockdown at Level 4

Dear Parents/ Caregivers 

 You will have heard the Prime Minister announce that we are staying at Level 4 lockdown until late Tuesday 24 August. 

 The rapid decision to go into lockdown last Tuesday night, meant that we were not able to send students home with their learning books and materials as we did last year. We are not in a position to enable students to access these. We had planned to provide some of our school devices to those families that required them in order to complete Home Learning tasks. Rachael and Jaki had also planned to provide some hard copies of learning material to support their students and their families. 

 The Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health are allowing a very small team of staff to go onto our school site, however we have been advised that this must be for a short time and in a very controlled environment. We are assuming everyone has access to a device in their bubble as everyone did last time, however this may not be the case now. If there is not a device for a child to use for home learning please email Grant, g.watson@uppermoutere.school.nz now and he will get one to you over  the weekend. 

 All […]

Dates for your Diary


    • 12 May Mountain Bike Challenge
    • 15 May Club Cross Country
    • 19 May Simultaneous Story Time
    • 26 May BOT Meeting
    • 4 June Teacher Only Day
    • 7 June Queen’s Birthday
    • 8 June Dental Unit Arrives
    • 8 June Moutere Hills Cross Country
    • 17 June NZ Playhouse
    • 18 June District Cross Country
    • 9 July Term 2 Ends
    • 26 July Term 3 Begins
    • 18 Aug Quiz Night Fundraiser
    • 25 Aug Jnr Winter Tournament
    • 26 Aug Snr Winter Tournament
    • 30 Aug Swim Magic Lessons Start
    • 15 Sept Tennis with Vanessa
    • 1 Oct End Term 3

Term Dates 2021

  • Term 1 2021 : Wednesday, 3 February – Friday, 16th April
  • Term 2: Monday, 3 May – Friday 9 July
  • Term 3: Monday, 26th July – Friday, 1 October
  • Term 4: Monday, 18th October – Tuesday, 14th December
  • Other dates to note:
    Waitangi Day Observed Monday 8th Feb, Good Friday – Friday 2nd April, Easter Monday 5th  and Tuesday 6th April, Anzac Day observed Monday 26th April
    Queens Birthday – Monday 7th June, Labour Day – Monday 25th October, Thursday 11th Nov MH Sports Day

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