Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School 24th August 2021

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Kia ora koutou,

I think we had all anticipated a potential extension of Alert Level 4, and yesterday the Prime Minister confirmed this. The Alert Level will be reviewed on Friday afternoon, but for now, Alert Level 4 will remain in place until 11:59 pm Friday 27 August. Let's hope Friday afternoon brings some good news for regional NZ and we can be back to some sort of normality in the coming days.

I want to thank our staff, students and wonderful community for your support over what is a challenging time for many. It is great to see the many exciting things that are taking place on Seesaw and the quality time you are spending with your children. One of the real benefits of lockdown.

On Facebook yesterday I posted a wonderful example of a student agency when I came across five-year-old HNP student William Walter and his family collecting rubbish on Brookvale Road. William's Mum, Heather, told me that after their walk the other day William was so concerned about the amount of rubbish in the drains he asked if they could go back and pick it up.

What a tremendous act of service William. We are very proud of you. Thanks, Heather and Rob for supporting him with this good deed.

Finally, we know some families in our community may be finding it difficult to access food and essential items such as medicine. This information about how to access food or essential items summarises the support that is available, including financial help to buy food.

Please do take care and let us know how we can best support you and your whānau. Kia kaha!

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Term 3 Sport

Unison Medal winners for Hockey and Netball

A huge congratulations to the students below who have been selected by their coaches to receive the Unison Medal for their team. Being awarded the Unison Medal says a lot about your attitude, manners, teamwork, coachability, values and the effort you put into your skill development. You should feel very proud of yourself and know that HNP is super proud of you!

Unison Medal winners for HNP netball teams

Hannah Horn (HNP Flames)

Gabi Kight (HNP Shooters)

Renee Redmond (HNP Stars)

Olivia O'Callaghan King (HNP Diamonds)

Imogen Bailey (HNP Swifts)

Olivia Holder (HNP Defenders)

Unison Medal winners for HNP hockey teams

Ruby Jarvis (HNP Kiwi)

Ellen Wagstaff (HNP Tui)

Isabelle Hickman (HNP Pukekos)

Maddy Bruce (HNP Keas)

Freddie Mossmon (HNP Kakapo)

Reuben Buckley (HNP Holder)

Ben Biddles-Brown (HNP Drake)


Our planking and cross country lockdown challenges have started off with a hiss and a roar! Chloe Maloy has taken the lead again (as of Monday afternoon) at a crazy impressive 14 minutes and 20 seconds. Mr Harman is currently dominating the teachers / parents leaderboard with Mr Reed and Mr Bain trying their very best to beat him....

Room 4 is currently leading the Cross Country training leaderboard with the 'most km's walked / jogged / run,' but there are now some other rooms sniffing at their heels. Keep an eye on the leaderboards for both Planks and Cross Country, I will update them daily. (Pic on the left is Mrs Cooper with her sons Izzy and Jonah - amazing effort!)

Sport News - email any results and/or photos Erica to sport@hnps.school.nz

S T A C Awards for Term 3

These are the students who are not only displaying our school values out in the sporting arena, but have been selected as they are demonstrating

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

Out and About

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Peak Trail Blazer Update

It’s great to see all our children creating some amazing slogan entries for this year's Peak Trail Blazer. Those creative juices are really flowing and we are excited to see all the entries this Friday, which will be the final day to get entries into the school office. The winning slogan will be printed on the front of 500 t-shirts which are worn as school uniform in term 4 and also by the Peak Trail Blazer competitors. This year the t-shirt will be navy blue and we are looking for three words, three syllables to print on the front. We have already received hundreds of entries and remember numbers are capped for the Tainui Trail, so if you don’t want to miss out please ensure you enter early, to avoid any disappointment. We will only be doing one t-shirt order and orders will need to be in by the last week of term 3. If you would like to order a t-shirt for your child to wear next term, you can purchase it online at https://eventplus.net/PTB21

The Peak Trail Blazer is one of our main fundraising events. If anyone would like to help or support the Peak Trail Blazer in any way please contact Catherine Wedd on 0212886770 or email peaktrailblazer@hnps.school.nz

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Term Dates and Teacher Only Days 2021

Term 3 2021

26 July – 1 October

Term 4 2021

18 October – 16 December

Public holidays this term are Hawke's Bay Anniversary - Friday 22nd October and Labour Day – Monday 25 October

Up Coming Events

  • HNPS Cross Country - Thursday 2nd September
  • Senior Cultural Show Arts Performance @ Peak Vision Church - Wednesday 22nd September
  • Term 3 ends - Friday 1st October
  • Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day Friday 22nd October
  • Labour Day Monday 25th October
  • Peak Trail Blazer - Sunday 31st October
  • Blast in the Park - Friday 5th November
  • HNPS Athletics - Friday 12th November
  • HNPS Tennis Tournament - Sunday 21st November.
  • School Year finishes - Thursday 16th December