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Newsletter - December 2020

Important Dates

February

Mon 1 Senior Course Confirmation Day in the Hall

     9am - Yr 12s (all required)

    10am - Yr 11 (only those who wish to change subject).

    11am - Yr 13 (all required)

Tuesday 2 February Teacher Only Day

Wednesday 3 February Years 9, 12, 13 students attend – all students to be in full and correct uniform

    8:30 - 10am Yr 13 assembly & Ako

   10 - 10:45am Yr 9 Powhiri (gather under canopy by           9:50am)

   10:45 - 2pm Yr 9 orientation programme.

   12:30 - 2pm Yr 12 Assembly & Ako time.

Thursday 4 FebruaryYears 9, 10 and 11 attend – all students to be in full and correct uniform

   9 - 3pm Yr 9s orientation programme continues

   9 - 10:30am Yr 10 assembly & Ako. Report to hall.

  10 - 11:30am Yr 11 assembly & Ako. Report to hall.

Fri 5  ALL students attend classes

   8.40am – 3.15pm Full teaching and learning timetable       begins

Mon 8 Waitangi Day observed

Tues 16-17 GTW201 First Aid

Thurs 18-19 GTW301 First Aid

Tues 23 BIO201 Zealandia Trip

Thurs 25 School Photos

Fri 26 Sports Day

March

Thurs 4-5 PAT301 First Aid

Fri 5-7 48 Hour Film Festival

Weds 10 MED301 Censor Trip

Mon 15 Launching Leaders Conference

Weds 17-20 GEO201 Tongariro Crossing

Fri 26 Ugly Shakespeare

April

Fri 2 - 6 Easter Holiday Weekend

Weds 7 - 9 ADV201 Raft Trip

Tues 13 - 16 Level 3 Dance & Drama Production

Weds 14-16 ADV201 Raft Trip #2

Fri 16 - Last Day Term One.

Contents

Message from the Principal

by Judith Taylor

Yesterday, a record number of parents and caregivers joined us at the fabulous Year 9 and 10 Prizegivings.

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Start of 2021 Arrangements

by UHC Admin

Please take note of the start of year arrangements for 2021.

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Year 10 Prizegiving Summary

by UHC Admin

Yesterday, Year 10 students completed their last year in the junior school and celebrated many successes from a year like no other.

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Year 9 Prizegiving Summary

by UHC Admin

Yesterday, Year 9 students celebrated successfully completing their first year of secondary school study at Upper Hutt College.

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Art Factory Produces Purrfect Murals

by UHC Admin

Helping local organisation, Upper Hutt Animal Rescue, UHC Art Factory students have created some stunning murals to be displayed at the entrance of the business. Student Grace Seamark reports.

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Christmas Picnic A Jolly Good Time

by UHC Admin

It was beginning to feel a lot like Christmas last week, as all the junior Ako classes donned festive garb and celebrated.

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Activity Day Continues Despite Mother Nature

by UHC Admin

The much anticipated Activity Day for 2020 delivered what was anticipated from outset, a way to complete a bizarre year on a positive note. Despite mother nature raining down on some of the activities most went off without a hitch. Here is a first hand wrap of the day - note the many pictures at the end of the article.

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Summer Sporting Success!

by UHC Admin

A great year of sport at UHC has been rounded off by adding another 2 trophies to the now capacity Trophy Cabinet and a New Zealand Cap! UHC's Chris Campbell reports.

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Year 13s Sign Off in Style

by UHC Admin

In their final event at UHC, Year 13s along with parents and staff celebrated five years in style with a memorable evening at the Silverstream Retreat.

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Multi-lingual Zoo Visit

by UHC Admin

Year 9 and 10 Spanish students as well as Year 9 Japanese students had a guided tour of the zoo in their respective languages. Year 9 and Spanish student Garrett Amyes tells us about the day.

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Celebration of Learning Finishes with a Bang!

by UHC Admin

Students in 9LB and 10SD took the opportunity to show their parents what they had learned over the year in some of their subjects.

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Students abuzz at Spelling Bee

by UHC Admin

Knowing how to spell words such as “accommodate” and “exuberant” were the key to winning the Year 9 and 10 Spelling Bee competition. Students Elizabeth Kananghinis and Thamar Smyrni report.

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BCO Cabin Knocked Up!

by UHC Admin

After much toil and hard work, the Year 13 students working on the cabin for the BCO course have completed it!

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Holocaust Centre Makes an Impression

by UHC Admin

As part of the the Year 9 Social Science curriculum experience, one class headed into Wellington to visit the Holocaust Centre for an educational experience. Student Lors Cowley reflects on the experience.

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Japanese Students JET to Wellington

by UHC Admin

Year 9 and 10 Japanese students spent a day at the Japanese Embassy in Wellington where they enjoyed learning further about Japanese Culture and the JET programme. Student Stacey Duncan shares her experiences.

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Japanese Immersion Day

by UHC Admin

Soaking up and learning about Japanese culture was the aim of the immersion day held. Student Grace McPartland shares how the day panned out.

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US Embassy - Operation Break Out

by UHC Admin

US Embassy staff put out the red carpet for 20 UHC Year 9 Social Studies students and educated them on the relationship between the New Zealand and American governments.

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Good Citizens Morning Tea

by UHC Admin

Nominated Year 10 students were recognised as being good citizens with a yummy morning tea. Year 10 Dean Kath Cowley comments on the festivities.

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Manaakitanga Projects Help Community

by UHC Admin

Year 9 and 10 Ako classes spent significant time enjoying the gift of helping others. There were an array of things done to help others. This is first hand accounts of what some of the classes did.

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Upper Hutt College Strategic Plan 2020 - 2022

by Judith Taylor

The Board of Trustees consulted with its community to inform the development of the Strategic Plan 2020-2022.

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Impacts on our whānau, "It takes a village to raise a child"

by UHC BOT

Upper Hutt College would appreciate 2 minutes of our school community’s time.

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