Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 15th February 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

I trust you enjoyed a relaxing weekend in the wet. It looks as though we might need to dust the lawn mower off next weekend.

This week we welcome. Elianah B. and Lola P. Well done on making a positive start to school.

A big thank you to those wonderful people who are coaching and managing summer sports teams this year and to Mrs. Cranswick for her hard work behind the scenes. We wish all our players a positive season ahead.

Year 5 camps begin next week and we hope these can get underway without being thwarted by COVID. To date our school community has been COVID free, as far as we know, and I understand there have been no further infections at Te Mata School. However, the experts tell us it is likely to only be a matter of time before things change on this front. We do have an extensive COVID Protection framework and will exercise this when the need arises. Some of these measures are listed below.

This week we welcome The Wool Shed to school. This will provide an exciting learning opportunity for our Year 3-6 students over the next two weeks. A big thank you to Tom O'Sullivan for coordinating this for us.

Have a great week everyone!

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


COVID Protection Framework


Stage: 1 No school community transmission

Stage 2: School community transmission

Stage 3: Widespread school community transmission

At all levels of the CPF the following guidelines apply at Havelock North Primary School


Regular contractors / volunteers will have their vaccine status recorded with the office. Whānau picking up, dropping off or settling children DO NOT have to be vaccinated.


Doors and windows are open as often as possible to ensure ventilation of spaces. Use heat pumps as required.

When leaving the classroom during the day ensure doors and windows remain open.

Take every opportunity to go outside (weather appropriate) - set up furniture outside and have children routinely using it when possible.

Basic Hygiene

Good hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette, avoidance of face touching, regular cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces.

Hand washing regularly for 20 seconds using soap.

Sanitise upon entering and leaving all buildings.

School Closure

In the event of extreme circumstances, the BOT may consider it is in the school’s best interest to close for a period and to provide learning from home. An example of when this might occur is if we have significant numbers of staff unable to work on site.

Additional Hygiene

  • Good hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette, regular cleaning of surfaces.

  • Sanitiser, cleaning products and tissues are available in all spaces.

  • Soap and water are available in all bathrooms, along with paper towels for hand drying.

  • Cleaners will complete daily cleans

  • Teachers to ensure table tops and door handles are cleaned daily

  • Additional disinfectants / spray and cloths are available in classrooms for children and staff to sanitize high-touch surfaces / resources during the school day as required.


  • All staff wear masks when communicating with parents. Year 4-6 staff must wear masks during class time when inside. Year 1-3 staff may wear masks during teaching time if they choose.

  • Students in Years 4-6 are required to wear masks when inside.

  • Mask use is optional for younger students.

  • At Stage 2 & 3 staff will wear masks in shared indoor areas.

Break times

Stage 1


Stage 2

  • In the event of an outbreak, where large numbers of students remain on site, we would minimise congestion by moving to Stage 2.

  • Year 1-3

10:50 – 11:20am (normal break) Lunch12:45 (eat) then play until 1:45pm

  • Year 4-6

10:30 – 10:50am play. (10:50 – 11:00am (eat). Lunch 12:30 -1:15 (eat 1:15)

Stage 3

  • In the event of a major outbreak we would move to Stage 3 with the school working in 3 areas; Year 1 & 2, Year 3 & 4 & Years 5 & 6

  • Year 1 & 2

11:00am - 11:15 (eat before) 1:15-1:45 (eat first)

  • Year 3 & 4

10:45- 11:00 (eat before) 12:45-1:15pm (eat after)

  • Year 5 & 6

10:30-10:45 (eat after) 12:15-12:45 (eat after)

Playgrounds and equipment

  • All exercise must take place outside, with children physically distanced (2+ metres)

  • Drinking fountains are accessible but students are encouraged to bring water bottles from home.

  • Playgrounds are accessible


  • The library is open to classes during learning time

  • Ventilation must be considered between class visits.

  • Library will be closed at lunchtimes during Stage 2 & 3

EOTC (Education Outside the Classroom)

  • EOTC events can take place at the discretion of the Principal

  • All adults attending EOTC events must be vaccinated

  • Camps will take place with a separate Risk Analysis.

Large Gatherings, Events, Assemblies

  • Team assemblies only (outside if more than 100 students in the team)

  • No mihi whakatau

  • Teams may choose to hold zoom assemblies

  • Board Meetings (Stage 2/3 online)

  • Home and School Meetings (Stage 2/3 online)

  • Kapa Haka -Outside with two metre spacing

  • Choir -Outside with two metre spacing

  • Swimming Sports - Yes, but no spectators

Principal Award Winners

Congratulations to the students below who are Principal Award winners this week. Thank you for consistently showing our school values and making such a great start to the school year.

Art Deco Dress up

This Friday we have our annual Art Deco dress-up. While not compulsory, it is a fun event to be part of.

School Uniform

Please ensure your child is coming to school in the correct uniform. If for any reason they cannot wear their uniform on a particular day, please email the classroom teacher. If you are unsure about requirements please refer to the link below.


Enviro Corner

Last year Jasper inspired HNPS students, families and the community to collect lids which he would then sort and take into the environmental centre for recycling. The photo below shows some of the takings from HNPS last year.

Wow, isn’t it a good thing these aren’t going into the landfill!!

Please collect the following items and bring them to Room 7. Sort them into the appropriate containers- Milk/juice bottle tops, Aluminium bottle screw tops, Metal bottle caps and jar tops, PP 5 Bottle tops, Bread bag tags, batteries (Y3 and 4 would love to reuse corks too:).

It was so good to see family businesses collecting lids in their staff rooms and bringing them along for our collection too. Thank you!

Together we can make such a positive difference.

Thanks Jasper (7 years old) for inspiring and organising us.

Year 3 & 4 Discovery

Year 3 & 4 Discovery Learning - Help we need...

The Year 3 & 4 team are looking to develop new raised garden beds. To do so they would love or need to have donated if possible the following:

  • 8x Fruit Bins
  • Top solid that could fill 8x Fruit Bins

If you are able to help please email rnorthe@hnps.school.nz (Rebecca).

We hope to start developing our garden in Week 5.

Bizzy Bodz After School Care Programme at HNPS

Find out more about Bizzy Bodz before and after school care programme.

If your child is absent and not going to be attending Bizzy Bodz on a particular day please communicate by phoning us on 06 825 6088, or emailing Grace admin@bizzybodz.co.nz. Or you can text the programme directly if it is after 2 pm on 021 837 795.

Flute and Piano Lessons at HNPS 2022

This year there will again be the opportunity for students to learn Flute and Piano at Havelock North Primary School. I have a limited number of places left for interested students yr3-6.

The lessons are during class time taught by Kathy Fletcher, B.Mus (hons) LTCL.

If you want to begin lessons in 2022 there are two no obligation lessons to see if it is for you. A limited number of flutes are available (maintenance fee applies) for beginning students.

If you are interested or have questions please contact Kathy Fletcher, email: thekains@gmail.com or mobile 027 8242669.

New School App

Please contact Kerin on admin@hnps.school.nz if you are having trouble with the app.
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Sports at Havelock North Primary School

Thank you to all of our community who have registered their children for many of the sports we have on offer. Futsal and Basketball kick off this week, cricket this weekend, Touch Rugby and Summer Hockey and the remaining sports begin next week or week after.

A HUGE thank you to those that have volunteered their time to coach and/or manage. It is much appreciated and our team sport couldn't happen without people like you.

There are still some teams without a coach or manager, if we do not get a volunteers to coach and/or manage, the teams will not be able to play. We welcome parents, caregivers, family members, older siblings and their friends to take on these roles.

NOTE: All coaches, managers and parent volunteers need to have up to date vaccinations. Proof of this needs to be emailed to pjackson@hnps.school.nz or presented to the school office. Many thanks for those of you who have already done so:)

If you have any queries, sports news or photos please email Erica Cranswick on sport@hnps.school.nz

S - Sportsmanship T - Teamwork A - Attitude C - Coachability

There will be a bunch of STAC awards in each Sports Teams gear bag (these will be distributed next week). The coach and/or manager gets to choose one or two awardees for each game. They then email the players names to me and their names are published in the Tuesday Times, AND they go into the draw to win a Kmart voucher at the end of the term!
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Out and About

Term Dates 2022

2022 Term Dates

Term 1 2nd February - 14 April

Term 2 2 May - Friday 8 July

Term 3 25th July - 30th September

Term 4 17th October - 14th December

Up Coming Events


14th -The Wool Shed at School

15th-16th Swimming trials Y4-6

17th Board Meeting 5:30pm

18th Art Deco Dress up

21st Home and School meeting 7:30pm

21st-25th Room 1 and 2 Camp

23rd Year 3-6 Swimming Sports


1st-4th -Year 4-6 Progressive Achievement Testing

7th-11th Year 5 & 6 Camps

16th/17th Learning Conferences

18th Teacher Only Day


14th - Term 1 ends


2nd - Term 2 begins