Reach for the sky!

Whaia te iti kahurangi

At Hobsonville Point Secondary School we believe in empowering young people with the skills to contribute confidently and responsibly in our changing world.


Hobsonville Point Secondary School is a stimulating, inclusive learning environment where learners enjoy innovative personalised learning, engage through powerful partnerships and are inspired through deep challenge and inquiry to achieve academic and personal excellence.

Welcome to Hobsonville Point Secondary School

Kia ora koutou,

Please find below information for starting at HPSS in 2019.

CALENDAR FOR TERM 1, Weeks 1 - 3:

Week 1: Tues 29 January - Friday 1 February

During Week 1 on Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31, only Foundation students and new students come into school for their IEM’s (individual Education Meetings). Information regarding learning coaches, communities and IEM bookings have been emailed to all students and their families. Wednesday 30 is a Teacher only Day. On Friday 1 February all new students and student leaders will attend a Powhiri and an induction day. Also taking place is:

Peer Mediator Training: Victoria, one of our Guidance Counsellors, will be working through a training day with our Peer Mediators on Wednesday 30 January. Students will receive information from Victoria prior to the Start of Year.

Aspiring Student Leaders: Senior students indicated on their sign out form if they were interested in being involved in leadership opportunities at HPSS. They will receive an invitation from Lea to attend a Powhiri on Friday 1 February to support our new students and staff, take part in some Leadership workshops and contribute to our induction day. Students will receive an email from Lea the week of 14 January with details of the programme and asking them to confirm their attendance on this day.

International Student Orientation Day: On Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 our international students will be taking part in an orientation day. Students involved will receive information from Heidi.

Monday 28 Jan

Tuesday 29 Jan

Wednesday 30 Jan

Thursday 31 Jan

Friday 1 Feb

Auckland Anniversary Holiday

School Closed

IEM’s for Foundation students (Year 9/10) and new students (by appointment)

Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day at Massey High School

School closed except for:

Peer Mediator training

International student orientation

IEM’s for Foundation students (Year 9/10) and new students.

International student orientation

9am: Pōwhiri for all new staff and students, supported by student leaders.

9.30am: Communities

10am: Morning Tea

10.30: Induction programme begins:

Year 9

New students

Aspiring leaders

3.30: finish (buses will be operating)

Week 2: Monday 4 February - Friday 8 February:

All students will be at school on Monday and will be working in their hubs and communities. Times for week 2 are outlined below:

School Photos: Photolife will be taking school photos on Monday. These will be Learning Hub photos and individual photos. The individual photos will also be used for student ID cards and will replace the student photos in Kamar. You will have an opportunity to purchase your child’s photographs and will be sent information by Photolife.

Community Day Trips: On Tuesday Communities will be off site, taking part in day trips with the focus being learning about the area and their communities, but more importantly forming strong relationships with their Hub and Hub coach. Tiriwa community will be going to Muriwai, Taheretikitiki will be taking part in Waka Ama, Onekiritea and Waiarohia will be doing Amazing Races. There will be a small charge of $10 per student to go towards part of the cost, the remainder covered by the school. Permission slips will be sent home in January, prior to Week 1.

Week 2

Mon 4 Feb

Tues 5 Feb

Wed 6 Feb

Wed 7 Feb

Fri 8 Feb


All students meet in their Communities, with their Hub Coaches:

Community Huis

Assembly with Maurie

School Photos

Hub and Community activities

Community trip planning

Community Trips:

Students will meet in their communities before leaving on their Community Day trips. The focus of this day is to learn about their community and to build relationships with their hub and hub coach.

5pm: Whanau Picnic @ Hobsonville Point Primary School

Waitangi Day

School Closed

Timetabled classes begin:

Students will receive their Semester One timetables at hub check in at 9am.

Timetabled classes.

Week 2 Thurs / Fri and Week 3: Monday 11 February - Semester One Timetable begins

8.55am: Student check-in (Students go to their community / hub areas and read notices and emails)

9.00am: Learning Coach check-in

9.10am: Block 1

10.30am: Morning Tea

10.50: Block 2

12.10: Block 3

1.30: Lunch

2.10: Block 4

NB: Wednesday Morning Start times: 9.30am

Students must be at school and in Community / Hub spaces at 8.55am, except Wednesday where students start at 9.30am. On Wednesday’s staff are in Professional Learning from 8.30 - 9.30am.


Please ensure you bring your devices to school during Week 2, when you are not involved in Camp. If you are considering purchasing a device please click on the following link: https://sites.google.com/hobsonvillepoint.school.nz/hpss/curriculum/e-learning-byod


HPSS is a closed campus which means that students may not leave the school grounds at any time of the day. If they are required to leave for an appointment which can not be scheduled outside of school time we require prior notification by a parent. Students may not leave during breaks to visit the shops etc.


Want to keep up to date with what is going on at HPSS? As well as downloading our new School App, we encourage all of our students, parents and whānau to join our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.


There are several ways which you can pay your child's school account:

2/ Online. Bank account: 12-3119-0242094-01. Please include the reference HPSS and your child’s name.

3/ At the school Kiosk in the reception area using either cash or eftpos.

HPSS is a cashless school, Please do not give your child cash to give to staff.

If you have any inquiries regarding your account please contact Jill Gatcum on 9757400 ext 558


Hobsonville Point Secondary School App! Simply go to your App Store and search 'Hobsonville Point Secondary'. We encourage all students, parents and caregivers to have it downloaded and ready for the new school year! It includes a handy calendar, student notices, quick and easy absences messenger and will be the main way that we will be sending out messages and alerts. Simply download and select the alerts that you want, select your hub (or your son or daughter's hub) and any other group you are part of.


Stationary will also be dependent on course selections. If students are required to purchase specific stationary, their course teachers will let them know when they start their timetabled programme in Week 2/3.


Current uniform: school uniform shirt, appropriate navy/black bottoms (shorts, skirts, long pants available from Uniform Shoppe), school stadium jacket or school hoody, any appropriate footwear. (Mufti for PE)

Our supplier, The Uniform Shoppe, now known as SAS Sports will be operating from The Trust Arena, 65-67 Central Trust Drive, Henderson, Auckland. Shop hours are usually Monday and Tuesday 10am - 6pm, Thursday and Friday 9am - 5pm. Wednesday CLOSED.

You can view the website on this link: http://www.theuniformshoppe.co.nz/

Please contact directly. If you have any inquiries please contact the Uniform Shoppe 022 393 1775 or you can go into their website.


Year 12/13 students will have 2 options:

Current uniform: school uniform shirt, appropriate navy/black bottoms (shirts, skirts, long pants available from Uniform Shoppe), school stadium jacket or school hoody.

Appropriate mufti


We now have more students who are licensed to drive. All students who wish to drive their own vehicle to school must complete a Student vehicle use form. This includes a commitment to following all regulations in relation to their licence. Carrying other students as passengers is not permitted.

WHANAU PICNIC: TUESDAY 5th FEBRUARY 5PM - 8PM - Hobsonville Point Primary School

We would love you all to join with us and the Primary school to celebrate Waitangi and the start of our school year together.

HPSS Prospectus 2016 web.pdf