Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 6th September 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

What happened to last week's amazing weather? Looks like we're in for a cold few days ahead.

This week we welcome our new students; Tai in Room 24, Olivia in Room 6, Ruben in Room 4, Wian in Room 8, Aries & Zander in Room 23. Well done on making such a great start to school everyone!

On the Covid front, we have not had a case at school for over a week now which is really positive news.

EnviroSchools Silver Reflection

Tomorrow we have our Silver Reflection where the school will come under the microscope. We have a number of students presenting to the assessors. I would like to thank these students in advance and the amazing Mrs Jarvis for her excellent organisation.

Cross Country Year 3-6

Well done to our amazing Year 3-6 students who ran in the Cross Country last week. While the ground was pretty soggy, it was a beautiful day. It was excellent to see the encouragement on display, especially for those students who find running a challenge. A big thank you to Mrs Cooper for her organisation and to the amazing parents and teachers for your support.

Greenlock Exchange

This Friday we have our annual sports exchange with Greenmeadows School at HNPS. The sporting codes on display are Football, Netball, Hockey and Rugby. After the rain over the past 24 hours, there will have to be a good deal of wind and drying time for the grounds to be open.

Function Centre Carpark

We have been advised that on Friday the car park will be closed as they are having tree work completed around the driveway. Thank you.

Quote of the Week

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Principal Awards

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

Values Medals

Congratulations to Sophie (Relationships), Harriet (Respect), Zara (Resilience), Boston (Resilience) and Jack (Responsibility). Thank you for being superstar kids.
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Values Awards

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Values Major Prize Winners

Congratulations to Olivia and Marama who were our major values winners for the past two weeks. Tu meke!

Positive Behaviour For Learning

Focus for the next few weeks is...

We put our belongings away responsibly.

We have had so many children leaving their jerseys lying around and our lost property box has been overflowing. Most jerseys have a name so these can be handed back. We are having a real push on children picking up their jerseys (and other belongings) and putting them away. We hope this push transfers to home also. Help us by encouraging your child to put their belongings away at home.

Enviro Corner - Week 7

Good Caps

Thank you for washing the plastic caps. Please allow them to air dry before putting them into the bag. Moisture in the caps creates smell and contamination. We’d love you to tip your bag of caps into the box and take the bag straight home.

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The original Penguin of the Year is back for its fifth year. Last year saw our infamous ‘bad boy’ Mo taking out the title after three years as a finalist. It could be anyone’s crown to take and it’s up to you, their dedicated fans, to vote for your favourite.

Dora could be your fav for having a high profile this year appearing as Naughty Penguin of the Month more than most for stealing the limelight during keeper talks, having a continued vendetta against the male keepers and wanting to stay in bed all day. Martin and Dave like to squabble, and Marina and new arrival Kaewa have made a name for themselves chasing the divers and leading others astray.

Whether it’s Pepper, Flip, Burny or any of our other wonderful kororā, YOU get the chance to have your say with voting closing Monday 12 September. We'll then go straight to the winner. announcement on Wednesday 14 September.

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Find out more about conservation week events in our area -

Conservation week events

** PTB T-Shirt Orders Close Next Week**

The final day for t-shirt orders will be 16th September, so please place your orders. The Peak Trail Blazer T-Shirts can again be worn in Term 4 as school uniform. This year we are introducing a navy blue dri-fit t-shirt which will be more breathable for walking and running. T-shirts are going to be distributed at the end of this term. We are also running a t-shirt photo competition for the children with more details to come. T-shirts can be ordered at https://eventplus.net/PTB22.

The PTB on the 20th November is a 100% fundraising event and we thank you all for your support. We are proud to be supporting Re-Source and HNPS again this year. You can enter the PTB at www.peaktrailblazer.co.nz

If you would like to support in any way or help volunteer on the day please contact Race Director Catherine Wedd at peaktrailblazer@hnps.school.nz or 0212886770.

School Board of Trustee Elections

You should have received your voting paper by now. Please bring your voting paper into the school office and place it in the box at reception before 4 pm, tomorrow, 7 September. If you are posting your vote, the postal votes must be received at the school office by 12 September.

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 This week's photo is of HNP Steel after their final game last Thursday!

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!


Stella Ashdown, Sophie Horn, Mila Monroy, Lachlan Nell, Hadi Hashmi


Lily McLaughlin, Luke Majors, Harry Tasker, Fletcher Neil, Caitlin Tod, Isabelle Hickman, Flynn Webber, Isla Maloy

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

Term 3 - 17th July - 22nd September

Term 4 - 9th October - 15th December

Up Coming Events


8th - Year 6 Tech Taster @ HNI

9th - Greenlock Shield

12-14th - Room 13, 26 & 27 camps

14th - 16th - Room 24 & 25 camps

21st - Interschool Cross-Country

22nd - Board Meeting 5:30 pm

23rd - Year 0-2 Cross Country @ School

26th - Home and School Meeting 7:30 pm

29th - Tukituki Whānau Festival 5 pm - 7:30 pm @ HNI

30th - End of Term 3


17th - Start of Term 4

21st - Hawkes Bay Anniversary

24th - Labour Day

26th - Interschool Tennis (Primary)


31st Oct - 4th Sept Optimist Yachting

4th - Chess Tournament

11th - Blast in the Park

13th - HNP Tennis Tournament


7th - Year 6 Leavers Assembly

12th - Final Assembly

14th - Last day of the school year 1 pm close