Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School -16th August 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

Welcome to Tommy who is a new student in Room 23. Well done on making such a great start to school Tommy.

Big Night Out

A massive thank you to Bridget Hansen and her amazing team for all their hard work in putting on a fun community night at the Havelock Club on Saturday night. Thank you also to the wonderful sponsors and those of you who attended. There were a number of fantastic costumes on display and I understand the figure raised will be around $29,000 which is amazing.

A special thanks also to our awesome MC's Craig Sampson and John Allen. I hope your voices are still intact gentlemen.

Batty Mufti Day

The Mufti Day in support of the long tailed bat raised $1,112.60. What a wonderful effort team! A special thank you to Sue Jarvis and Tamsin Hains for their sterling work.

Learning Conferences

Thank you very much to everyone who was able to connect with our teachers last week. I trust you found these meetings to be constructive and worthwhile. Thank you for your time and working together for the good of our students.

Kids Sing

All the best to our Choir who take part in the Kids Sing competition tomorrow. They have been training hard with Mrs Strand and Mrs Cameron and we wish these students all the very best.

Parent Evening -Year 3-6 Structured Literacy

Just a reminder that we have a Structured Literacy parent information session this Thursday. Please see below for more information.

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!

Please RSVP to admin@hnps.school.nz


We are excited to officially launch the Peak Trail Blazer 2022 and open entries for this fundraising event on November 20th. We were thrilled to present over $18,000 to Havelock North Primary and Re-Source Charity last week! Even though the 2021 event didn’t take place, our community and sponsors were incredibly generous, choosing to donate sponsorship and entries to the fundraising cause. This means Re-Source can get more storage to provide for families in need and the school is on track to upgrade the school turf next term - a great asset for our community. The PTB 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

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. We will only be doing one t-shirt order this year and 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 final day for t-shirt orders will be 16th September, so please place your orders.

Remember the Tainui Trail Run does sell out, so make sure you get your entries in and don’t miss out.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our gold sponsors for getting in behind this event again. We really appreciate the support from Wee Doo Loos, Local Yolkels, Hawthorne Coffee, Peak Fitness, Bramwell Bates, Hamish Kerr Share NZ, Hastings Top 10, Tremains, Havelock North New World, Eye Institute Hawke’s Bay and First Chiropractic.

We are looking forward to seeing you and your families on the start line on November 20th.

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

Principal Award winners

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

Values Award Winners

Congratulations to Sarah (Respect), Ayden (Resilience), Serena (Responsibility) & Blake (Relationships) for being our values winners this week. Thank you for being superstars!
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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 4

Last Friday was totally ‘batty’ at HNPS! Bats, batman, bat girl, pink bats and wacky batty children filled every nook and cranny of the school. Well done to all the children who entered the art and poster competition. The Year 5 judges had a hard job sorting out the winners!

We are thrilled to announce the highest ever total for a mufti day $1122.60

Representatives from DOC who attended our assembly were overwhelmed by the generosity and passion shown by the children. This money will be used to help with research, transmitters and pest control to help the critically endangered Long Tailed Bat (Pekapeka).

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Tamsin, Lucia and the Year 5 Enviro Team who have led the Endangered Organisms awareness campaign over the last 10 weeks.

Good Caps

On Monday HNP staff and Bledisloe school engaged in Nanogirl Professional Development sponsored through the Good Caps Programme. This was a fun and practical session which developed science knowledge around plastics - manufacturing, recycling and sustainability. The teachers explored fun and practical ideas for taking back to the classroom and our science lab.

Please keep the plastic and metal caps rolling in:)

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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 4pm, 7 September. If your are posting your vote, the postal votes must be received at the school office by 12 September.
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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


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

Te Mata Park Working Bee

Join us on Sunday 28 August, from 9-12, for our last big volunteer event of the planting season!

We will be working to protect 2,000 newly planted native trees with plant guards and weed mats.
We hope you can join us and please share our Facebook post or forward on this email to help spread the word. We will be capping this event at around 45 people.
Further details and registration information below. We hope to see you there!

Working Bee - Sunday 28 August
Where: Te Kahika (the new land). Meet at Tauroa car park
When: Sunday 28 August, 9am-12pm
What to bring: gardening gloves, sturdy footwear, water bottle
What you need to know

  • The terrain is quite steep and uneven, young children will need to be closely supervised
  • Wet weather postponement will be advised via email and our Facebook page
  • If you are unwell, please stay home
Please confirm your attendance to eleanor@tematapark.co.nz