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Upper Hutt College

Newsletter - July 2021

Important Dates

July

Sat 10 - Holidays Begin

Sat 10 -12 Duke of Edinburgh Tramp

Mon 26 - Term 3 Begins

Tues 27 - ADV301 Rock Climbing

Weds 28 - TET201/301 Petone Trip

                  Wellington Shakespeare Multicultural & Dance

August

Tues 3 - Vic Uni Course Planning

Weds 4 - Junior Parent Teacher Meeting

Thurs 5 - ADV201 Bike Trip #1

Mon 9-13 - Culture Week

Weds 11-13 GEO301 Rotorua Trip

Thurs 12 - Music Concert

Fri 13 - Japanese Speech Competition

          - Olympics of the Mind

Tues 17 - MOE Teacher Only Day

Weds 18 - Senior Parent Teacher Meeting 

               - ADV201 Bike Trip #2

Thurs 19 - ADV201 Bike Trip #3

Fri 20 - 9ADV Hang Dog Trip

          - QRC Visit Tourism Classes

          - Uni of Canterbury Course Planning

Sat 21 - School Ball

Mon 23-27 - Cancer Awareness Week

Tues 24 - Lincoln Uni Course Planning

Weds 25-26 - NIWA Science Fair

Thurs 26 - Year 10 Careers Expo

Mon 30 - Mid Term break

Mon 30-31 - Winter Tournament Week

September 

Weds 1-3 - Winter Tournament Week cont...

Mon 6-10 Purple Power Week

Mon 6 - Otago Uni Course Planning

Mon 13-17 - Maori Language Week

                  - Senior Exam Week

Tues 21 - ADV201 Rock Climbing #1

Weds 22 - ADV201 Rock Climbing #2

Thurs 23 - ADV201 Rock Climbing #3

               - Blood Drive hall




Contents

Principal's Message

by Judith Taylor

Kia ora parents, caregivers and whānau

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Multicultural Group performs at Hutt Fest 2021

by UHC Admin

After weeks of practices and rehearsals, the Multicultural Group took to the stage at the recent Hutt Fest 2021.

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Grace Wows At Rotary

by UHC Admin

Year 11 student Grace Seamark has been talking with the local Remutaka Rotary Club about Girl Guides.

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Year 9's Buzzing At Spelling Bee

by UHC Admin

Three students from 9AG have made it through to the semi-finals of the New Zealand Spelling Bee.

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ShowQuest Success!

by UHC Admin

Upper Hutt College ShowQuest students have been showered with praise, awards and even scholarships following their entry into the competition. Student director Gracie Hearfield reflects on the experience.

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Debaters Talk Their Way Into Quarter finals

by UHC Admin

Student debaters have successfully argued their way to the quarter finals of the Wellington Junior Certificate Debating quarter finals.

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Morgan Wins Yoobee Gaming Excellence Award

by UHC Admin

Year 13 student Morgan Partridge has shown her creative design skills to be some of the best at a recent course.

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Winter Sport Approaches The Business End Of The Season

by UHC Admin

At the close of the term, winter sport at UHC is heating up with many teams poised to be there or there abouts come the business end of their competitions. Sports Activator Chris Campbell has a quick look at the highlights from the term and what exciting things are on the horizon.

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Geographers Have A Grape Time In Martinborough

by UHC Admin

Year 11 Geography classes took a trip over the Remutakas to Martinborough for their upcoming NCEA assessment, which focused on how the environment in Martinborough is ideal for the growth of grapes, and the significance of this to the small town. Student Phoenix Crawley reflects on the experience.

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Tongariro Crossed!

by UHC Admin

Level 2 Geography students took on the challenge of the Tongariro Crossing and made it! Student Miya Abbott-Tutaki tells us what happened.

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Mrs Hall Close To Black Belt Status

by UHC Admin

UHC Maths teacher Mrs Hall has just been graded to 1st kyu in karate after four years of work work.

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2022 Enrolments Kicking Into Gear

by UHC Admin

Year 8's have been given a taster of UHC over very successful events, and are getting enrolments in for 2022.

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Great Bang For Buck At Market Day

by UHC Admin

Sixteen student teams successfully produced and marketed a wide range of food products as part of the Market Day for Year 10 Commerce and Year 11 Business Studies students.

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Matariki Shines Over House Competition

by UHC Admin

Students from all Houses were involved in a range of House competitions to celebrate Matariki. The competition was headlined by the Art Competition. Head of Art Rachel Clark comments on each entry.

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Senior Adventure Students Finding Their Way

by UHC Admin

ADV students in Year 12 and 13 have been out and about enjoying various trips around the region.

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Strike! Awhina Goes Bowling

by UHC Admin

Students from the UHC Awhina class tried their hand at bowling, having a great time in the process.

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Foods and Hospitality Students Explore Culinary Delights

by UHC Admin

In the Foods Department, the Year 11 Food and Nutrition students have been investigating how NZ eating patterns have been influenced by many different cultures.

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Sofia Johnson - Our PB4L winner

by UHC Admin

Every term, Upper Hutt College holds a PB4L assembly to celebrate some of our students who display our key values.

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Library Hosts Music, Anime & Chess

by UHC Admin

Term 2 has proved to be a very busy time for the Upper Hutt College library with a range of diverse and riveting events. Year 13 student Narisse Cox reflects on the events!

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Free Period Products Available

by UHC Admin

The access to period products initiative aims to provide free period products to young people in schools and kura across New Zealand during 2021.

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Check Out The UHC Careers Website

by UHC Admin

Did you know that Upper Hutt College has its own Careers Website? Created last year, the school has its own dedicated careers website: https://upperhutt.careerwise.school/

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Canteen Menu Takes A New Course

by UHC Admin

The school canteen is adding new dishes to the menu as well as a rotating menu.

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Uniform Reminder

by UHC Admin

With winter in full swing, this is a good time to remind everyone of our uniform requirements in the cooler weather.

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Lates And Absenses

by UHC Admin

At UHC we are working hard to ensure all students attend school, and arrive on time, to maximise the learning time they have in the classroom. Support from home is vital in ensuring this happens.

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Key Term 3 Dates

by UHC Admin

Traditionally Term 3 is an extremely busy one, and a key academic one. Please note following key dates coming up this term (a full calendar of events for the term is listed on the left hand column of this newsletter).

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Reports Ready For Reading

by UHC Admin

Reporting on all student levels has been released this week - Term 2 Reports for all year levels and Certificate of Achievement for juniors.

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Kelly Sports Girls' Programmes

by UHC Admin

Girls interested in an active programme next term can consider Kelly Sports Girls Programme. Sessions will run at Eastern Hutt School on Friday afternoons 3:30pm - 4:30pm.

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Karate Club Wants Members

by UHC Admin

GKR Karate is on the hunt for new members. Club member Deanne Evans explains what they want to do.

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Akatarawa Scouts Need You

by UHC Admin

The Akatarawa Scout Group are looking to sign new members.

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