Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 9th August 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

It's certainly time to rug up as I understand we're in for the coldest week of the year.

I would just like to say a big thank you to those wonderful people who are managing and coaching our sports teams this winter season. It is a real commitment and I know our tamariki and their families really appreciate the time you put in. Thank you!


Well done to our chess players who participated at the Hawke's Bay tournament on Friday. They did very well and enjoyed the experience. We thank these students for demonstrating our school values throughout the day.

Covid Update

Covid was quite active over the weekend with nine cases reported on Monday. There were four further cases today. The next few days will be telling and we will do our usual Friday weekly update. Just a reminder that if Covid is reported in your child's class, you will be informed as your child will be a close contact.

Learning Conferences

A reminder that Learning Conferences will take place this Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August. Tomorrow school will finish at 12:30pm to allow the first interviews to begin at 1:00pm. We respectfully ask that students be collected at 12:30pm on this day. We do recognise that for some families this may not be possible. Please let your child's teacher or the admin team know admin@hnps.school.nz if you require your child to stay at school until 3pm on Wednesday 10th August. They will be supervised in the hall. Normal school hours will resume on Thursday 11th August.

When booking you can choose either the "in person" or "video-conference" option. You will be emailed with confirmation of your booking. If you chose the "video conference" option, a link will be attached to the confirmation email you will receive.
Booking can be made though the following link:

Event code: 823us

Bookings close at 5:30pm tonight. Any bookings after this time can be made by contacting your child's teacher.

Thank you and please don't hesitate to contact us should you have any queries or need assistance.

Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Structured Literacy in Years 3-6

Thursday 18th August 6-7pm

Come along and find out how we at Havelock North Primary are teaching Structured Literacy in Years 3-6. We have Fiona Wilder from IDeaL sharing information about the history of reading, the science of reading, how we learn to read, and the journey HNP staff has taken so far - assessment, lessons, decodable, authentic texts.
You can then ask your child's teacher any questions you may have and take a look at some of the resources we use. Thank you!

Principal Award winners

Congratulations to the following students who have consistently displayed our school values. We are very proud of you all.

Values Medal Winners

Congratulations to Mila (Resilience) , Nora (Respect), Mia (Responsibility) and William (Relationships). Thank you for being superstars in our school kids!.
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Supreme Values Award Winner

Well done to Zara who was the supreme winner last week. Great job Zara!
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School Books

School Books.

We need your help!

Firstly, occasionally our school readers inadvertently get left at home. We really need to have them returned. Our bookroom is looking quite sad as we no longer have full sets of books to use with our reading groups. It costs a great deal to keep our supply of reading resources current and adequate in number to ensure each child has access to books at an appropriate level. So, please send in any books you may have at home.

Also, could you please ensure that your child returns their reading book straight back to their bookbag after it has been read - to help keep it from being damaged. As unfortunately we have had a lot returned beyond repair. Thank you for your support with this.

Havelock North Intermediate Enrolments

Enrolments for Havelock North Intermediate School close on 30 August 2022

Please enrol via our website https://etap.co.nz/OnlineEnrolment/EnrolmentForm/enrol/2572/0/0

All welcome to our open evening on Tuesday 23rd August at 6pm

Enviro Corner - Week 3

Long Tailed Bat (Pekapeka) Dress up Day and Fundraiser this Friday

Poppy Pekapeka heard about the great learning happening at HNP around endangered species and in particular the Long Tailed Bat! So impressed, she decided to roost nearby the school and pop in to see and hear about what the children are doing. She will be flying in and out over the week and looks forward to seeing the children in their batty costumes this Friday.

With your kind donations all money raised will be used for pest control and for transmitters to better understand the distribution of bats in Hawkes Bay.

Daryl and Ted (therapy dog) came to show the children in Room 6 and 7 how the transmitters on our native and endangered species work.

'Good Caps"

Last week we collected 3kgs of plastic and 35.5kgs of metal lids and caps.

Well done! Our running total is:

Plastic 12.5kgs

Metal 61.5kgs

Keep asking your family, friends and businesses to collect their plastic and metal caps for us:) Every lid saved from the landfill makes a difference to our environment and Kidney Kids.

New Zealand National Taekwondo Championships

On Saturday Lockyer went to Auckland for New Zealand National Taekwondo Championships.

He won gold for pair poomsae,

Also won bronze for single poomsae going against 7-9 year olds.

What an outstanding effort from Lockyer who is 6 years old.

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New School App

Please contact Kerin on admin@hnps.school.nz if you are having trouble with the app.

Please remove the old school App from your phone.

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Sports at Havelock North Primary School

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

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

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

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 brand new ball of their choice! The picture shows Cam Wagstaff, our Term 2 STAC winner, with the brand new ball of his choice - a rugby ball .... no surprises there!


James Hurdley


Sophie McLean, Amber Gregory


Zoe Forster, Jack Paterson, Daniel Richards, Mia Reid, Dominic Nilsson-Wenham


Lewis Attwood, Sam Cranswick, Tom Beardmore


Georgie Fleming

Term 3 Sports Registrations CLOSING SOON

Term 3 sports registrations currently open are;

Hockey (Mini Sticks Y3/4, Kiwi Sticks Development Y5/6) https://enrolmy.com/havelock-north-primary-school/book-now/140-Mini-Sticks-Y34--Kiwi-Sticks-Development-Hockey-Y56---Term-34-2022-

Barefoot 7s tackle rugby tournament (weight graded Year 4-6) https://enrolmy.com/havelock-north-primary-school/book-now/141-2022-Primary-and-Intermediate-Barefoot-7s-tournament-weight-graded-

Click on the links for further information and to register

Any questions, please contact me on sport@hnps.school.nz

Summer Cricket at Havelock North Cricket Club

We have just opened up our registrations for the next cricket season for any children and families that may be interested in playing Club cricket this summer, for the Havelock North Cricket Club.

We are now the largest Junior cricket club in Hawkes Bay and offer a great coaching and playing programme for all female and male cricketers. Our juniors love playing for the Club, learning new skills, enjoy playing 11-aside games and have lots of fun.

Please direct anyone interested in playing to our club website www.havelocknorthcricket.co.nz

Once there, please click on the Junior registration button and follow the instructions.

If anyone needs any help or has questions they can contact me.

Steve Field


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.

Out and About

Term Dates 2022

Remaining 2022 Term Dates

Term 3 - ends 30th September

Term 4 - 17th October - 14th December

2023 Dates

Term 1 - 1st February - 6th April

Term 2 - 24th April - 30th June

Up Coming Events


10th/11th - Learning Conferences

11th - Board meeting -5:30 pm

12th - Mufti day - Endangered Species

15th - Home and School meeting - 7:30pm

16th/17th - Kids Sing competition

18th Structured Literacy Parent session 6-7pm

23rd - HNI Open Evening

24th - Whānau Hui 5:30- 6:30pm

29th-1st - NIPS Ski Competition

31st - HNPS Cross-Country


21st - Interschool Cross-Country

30th - End of Term 3