Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 24th May 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

Welcome to Zoe & Alejandro who have made a great start in Rooms 21 and 9 respectively. We are very proud of you both.

Pink Shirt Day

Thank you for your support on Friday. We raised $596.60 towards the "Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying campaign.


A reminder that tomorrow night (Wednesday) we have a Whānau Hui from 5:30pm - 6:30pm on the quad between Room 24 and the Hall. This is also an opportunity to get some feedback from our community around developing our localised curriculum. We are interested to know what you want your child at Havelock North Primary to KNOW, UNDERSTAND and DO. There will be a free sausage sizzle on offer.

The order of events will be:

  • Welcome from staff and students
  • Quick discussion around localised curriculum/feedback from whānau while the Kapa Haka warm up
  • Kapa Kaka perform - 4 items
  • Karakia Kai /Sausage sizzle

As the Kapa Haka will be performing in the hall facing out to the Room 24/25 quad, I encourage you to wear something warm. Please RSVP to Tara Wilkins on twilkins@hnps.school.nz

Teacher Only Day

A reminder that next Friday 3rd June is a holiday for Havelock North State schools. Lucknow, HNI, Te Mata, Haumoana and ourselves have a day of professional development together.

Bizzy Bodz are contemplating opening next Friday if there is the demand. If you require their service can you please let them know by this Friday on 06 825 6088.

Solar panels

We are now over halfway towards achieving our $13,500 target. Sponsorship is $225 per panel, which we can accept as a donation to the School. If you would like to help the school with our solar panel project, please email pjackson@hnps.school.nz

Payments can be made by internet banking to account number 12 3439 0017857 00 or by cash or eftpos at the school office.

Before and After School Care

Before school we have a staff member on duty outside the hall from 8:15am. After School we have staff members outside the school on Campbell Street and in the Dell until 3:15pm. Outside of these hours the school is not responsible for students. From time to time families may be held up and are running late. Please let the office know if this is the case. Thank you!


At the Board meeting last week there was some robust discussion about school uniform. There has been a small number of students who have been arriving at school in non--uniform socks. It was decided that black socks could be worn as well as white and navy blue. These socks need to be short (ankle to mid calf) and may have a small logo. The school has a supply of socks that students can wear for the day should they be required.

On the footwear front, Crocs are not to be worn to school as they are not suitable for a range of activities. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


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.

Home and School News

Call for volunteers - Can you help?

- In the Uniform Shop - ideally need one person extra for Wednesday 8:30 – 9:30 and one for Thursday 2:30-3:30. You will always be on with someone experienced. Please email Suz at uniform@hnps.school.nz

- Supper Club – we need meals to restock for those in need in our own school community. For those keen to support, Havelock North New World have provided silver trays and labels, you can collect these from the hall to put the food into. If you are not keen on cooking, a bought family pie and frozen vegetables are always welcome. If you wish to nominate someone to receive a supper club meal please advise Kerin at the school office.

Thank you

Main fundraiser dates for the diary

Big Night Out Saturday 13th August Quiz, themed dress up, auctions, dancing.

Blast in the Park Friday 11th November Fireworks, family fun, food, music and much more!

Peak Trail Blazer Sunday 20th November Run or walk 12.8 km or 3.5km with amazing prizes.

Sushi and Pie Fridays are back!

Go to www.lunchonline.co.nz and choose your child, then the date – Friday 27th May. On the drop down choose HNPS menu.

This is a fundraiser for the school, thanks for your support.

Please collect Yummy Stickers

The Yummy sticker promotion is set to go again for 2022, time to get crunching apples and pears. Please collect stickers and cut out codes.

You can bring the sticker into each classroom or put a chart up on your fridge to collect, then bring the sheet in. You can get these off the yummy website or collect a sheet from the school office.

Last year we got some awesome sports equipment to top up the and classroom resources with all the stickers collected.

One difference this year is the Hailstone Hero apple bags. The wild spring storm in Hawke's Bay, damaging a significant amount of The Yummy Co apple crop with hail. Although these look funny, they still taste yummy. The official cut-out is not on these bags, but you can collect the round bar-code sticker as 10 points. These are Yummy apples but branded Hailstone Heroes and available in both New World and Pak’n Save.

Collection goes until the end of term 3 – Thanks!

Principal Award Winners

Congratulations to the students below who are Principal Award winners this week. Thank you for consistently showing our school values.


Congratulations to Mary (Resilience), Ford (Respect), Mia (Responsibility) and Breanna (Relationships). We are very impressed with the way you consistently display our school values. Tino pai kids!
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Sushi and Pie Days Are Back

After a long absence due to Covid, starting this Friday, Home and School will again be running fundraising lunches three times per term.

This is a great way to get behind the school fundraising for those icing on the cake items, and give yourself a day off thinking about what to pack for lunch.

We’ll have the same menu of mince pies, meatballs, sausage rolls and four types of sushi rolls, and thanks to a new local supplier, we’ve reduced our carbon footprint further, with all products now sourced in the village.

The new rolls may be slightly smaller than the old ones, but they’re also cheaper so for those kids with a big appetite, you can get two for less than the price of one old one. Just select the Sushi and Pie menu when making your order.

Please check if your child's room number is correct before placing the order.

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Enviro Corner - Term 2 Week 4

Endangered Organism Fundraiser 2022

Last year our Maui dolphin fundraiser was a great success. We raised
over $1000 for the Maui dolphin. It is time for our next endangered
organism fundraiser. This year we plan to learn about 5 endangered
organisms in Hawkes Bay that desperately need our support. These
organisms were recommended to us by the Department of
The 5 organisms are:
∙ Kakabeak
∙ Australasian bittern
∙ Black-billed gull
∙ Long-tailed bat
∙ Wainuia clarkia (which is a snail)

All these species are either nationally critical or nationally endangered. Our plan is to raise awareness for all these threatened species. Staff and children will then vote on which organism they think is most in need of our support. The organism with the most votes will be chosen for fundraising.

Rākau o te tau / Tree of the year NZ Aotearoa

We invite you to be part of Aotearoa's first-ever Rākau o te tau / Tree of the year Aotearoa.

Rākau o te tau / Tree of the year Aotearoa is for all New Zealanders. An interactive celebration of the special trees that are part of our lives and communities.

Tree of the Year is not about the most beautiful tree, but about the stories and heritage that connects us to our trees.

Voting is open until 31 May.

Vote counter hidden throughout final week.

Winning tree announced 5 June (NZ Arbor Day).


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

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 Kmart voucher at the end of the term!


Caitlin Tod, Maggie Harper, Ava Scott, Greer Parker, Isla Maloy, Lily McLaughlin, Maggie Harper, Poppy Brittain, Sophie McLean, Yvanri Booysen, Cooper Bain, Bella D'Esposito


Blake Hyndman


Isaac Curtis, Sofia Sampson, Braxton Truman, Emily Morris, Victoria Dorward, Minty Ormond,

Cooper Hattingh, Rupert Hammond, Lydia Hudson, Max Parton, Caro Gannon, Brooklyn Borrie, Henry Dorward, Olivia Oertel, James Hurdley


Jack Christie


Oskar Lundberg


Blake Hyndman

Barefoot 10s Rugby Registrations CLOSING SOON

BAREFOOT 10's: Year 5-6 children (Parents responsible for transporting their child to games)

REGISTER HERE: https://enrolmy.com/havelock-north-primary-school/book-now/134-Barefoot-10s-2022---Year-5-6-
Registrations Close - Tuesdays 30th May 2022
WHEN: Wednesday afternoons, 3.20 - 4.30pm
WHERE: Hastings schools venues
WHAT: Barefoot tackle rugby, 10 players on the field at one time (Both girls and boys can play).
FEES: $15 per child. This needs to paid online using the registration and payment system (or at the school office if you prefer EFTPOS or a payment plan)
UNIFORM: Some Year 5/6 teams wear Rugby Shirts (provided by the school), the rest of the teams wear HNPS performance t-shirts, navy blue shorts, mouth guard and bare-feet.
COACHING: We need a coach and a manager for each team. We welcome new and previous coaches. The school provides the gear and coaching resources to assist you.
NOTE: There are only two grades for Barefoot 10s, and they are not weight graded. Keep in mind that your child might come up against some quite big, heavy and strong opposition.


Starting Wednesday 8th June every Wednesday through to Wednesday 24th August 2022

Tough Guy / Girl Event

WHAT: A running event with obstacles, mud and plenty of fun!

WHEN: Thursday 2nd June

WHERE: Clifton Station, Haumoana

WHO: Years 3-6

HOW: HNPS will NOT be organising car pooling this year. Should you wish your child to participate we recommend organising with friends to carpool there and back. Parents must also pick up racing bibs and stay with the kids they are responsible for, for the day.

Enter via this link https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfmfuseaction=RegisterAdd1&EventDesqID=38230&OrgID=20511

Out and About

Te Mata Peak Park

Winter Planting Day

Dear Te Mata Park Volunteers,
Join the Te Mata Park team on Arbor Day, Sunday 5 June, for our big Winter Planting Day of 2022. We will be planting in the new block near the ponds area, from 9-12, followed by a sausage sizzle.
We have an ambitious goal to plant 2,000 native trees on the day – another step towards our target of planting 60,000 native trees in four years. Our volunteers have been a big part of our planting success and it is wonderful to see our native plantings from the last few winters already thriving - thank you.
We hope you can join us and please share our Facebook post or forward on this email to help spread the word.
Location and registration details below. We hope to see you there!


Where: Te Mata Park (the new block, near the ponds area). Access via Tauroa Car Park, or walk down from the Main Gates Car Park
When: Sunday 5 June 9am-12pm, followed by a sausage sizzle
What to bring: gardening gloves, sturdy footwear, water bottle, spade (pointed planting spades are best)
What you need to know

  • If possible, please carpool or arrange to be dropped off, to reduce car park congestion
  • The terrain is quite steep, young children will need to be closely supervised
  • Wet weather postponement date will be Sunday 12 June, alerts via our Facebook page
  • If you are unwell, please stay home
Please confirm your attendance to eleanor@tematapark.co.nz.

We hope to see you there!

Term Dates 2022

2022 Term Dates

Term 2 2 May - Friday 8 July

Term 3 25th July - 30th September

Term 4 17th October - 14th December

2022 Teacher Only Day

Friday 3rd June

Up Coming Events


25th - Whanau Hui 5:30-6:30pm -School Hall (outside)

27th Sushi and Pie


3rd - Teacher Only day

6th - Queen's Birthday holiday

17th - School Photos

24th - Matariki Holiday


8th - Last day of Term 2