Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 22nd November 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

A very warm welcome to our new students Zaney, Keziah, and Terry-Anne. Good on you for making such a positive start to school.

Stockco Blast in the Park

It was such a shame that the weather did not behave for the Stockco Blast in the Park last Friday. The committee had put in such a huge amount of effort, so it was really disappointing to have to cancel the event. I would like to thank the committee of Steve Gregory, Ali Neilson, Brendan & Steffi Bourke, Judi Godbold, Jodine McIntyre, John Steiner, Lauren Schnell, Matt Tod and Pippa Layton for their amazing work.

HNPS Tennis Tournament

Well done to all our students who took part in the school tennis champs held at Havelock North Tennis Club over the weekend. A huge thank you to Henry Wedd for his organisation and thank you also to those parents and family members who were able to support the kids on the day.

Peak Trail Blazer

Here's hoping for a fine day on Sunday for the Peak Trail Blazer. Catherine, Hilary, Jess, Vicky & Rebecca and their team who have done a wonderful job and we look forward to a great turnout for this awesome community event.

Community Consultation

Thank you to those of you who have filled out the survey. It is not too late and this information will be really useful for the Board when they do their strategic planning for 2023 and beyond.


Classes 2023

Student Placement Considerations

While we do not encourage parent requests, if there is something specific that we may not already know about your child that could impact our class placement decision making, please contact me at principal@hnps.school.nz by this Friday 18th November. From next week, teachers will be placing students into classes so we can not entertain any considerations after this point.

No Assembly

There is no school assembly this week due to the Year 4-6 Triathlon.

Quote of the week

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” —Mark Twain

Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


School Library Books

All library books must be returned to school by Friday 25th November.

If books are not returned you will be sent an overdue notice and a bill for book replacement.

Year 6 students leaving our school, please ensure that you have returned our HNPS library books.

We appreciate your support with this.

Google Accounts for Students in Years 3-5

All students in Year 3 and above have their own individual Google accounts that are managed and created by the school. These are used for the purpose of school-based digital activities. Accounts are monitored by teachers to ensure students are using them appropriately.

As of the last day of school, Wednesday 14th December, we will no longer be able to monitor these accounts and will be suspending them for the holidays.

Students who are leaving HNPS will be able to transfer their work to a new account. Letters about this will be coming home soon.

Students who own their own chromebooks will still be able to make use of their device by using a home account or by logging on as a guest.

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch kduligall@hnps.school.nz

Karen Duligall

E-Learning Leader

FREE INFORMATION EVENING….Understanding & Managing your Children’s Behaviour!

The Home and School Committee would like to invite you to a free information evening for parents of the school, with registered psychologist and Director of ‘Little Ninjas’, Anita Johansen.

She will help provide parents with an understanding of why children behave the way they do and will discuss a range of practical strategies to help manage challenging behaviour in a positive way.

When: Tuesday 22nd November,

7pm start

Havelock North Primary School Hall

**Peak Trail Blazer Countdown**

Only 5 days to go until the Peak Trail Blazer. The PTB team has been very busy pulling this event together. Entries are strong and everyone is getting behind our big school fundraiser which is very positive to see. It's always a fabulous family event, so if you haven’t entered make sure you register at www.peaktrailblazer.co.nz. There are still a few spots left on the Tainui Trail. We have finisher medals and over $3000 worth of spot prizes up for grabs. Registrations will be at the school hall from 12-2 pm on Saturday 19th November. We look forward to seeing everyone out there on Sunday morning supporting Havelock North Primary and Re-Source Charity. We are still looking for some volunteers to help with marshalling on Sunday morning. So please get in touch with Catherine Wedd on 0212886770 or peaktrailblazer@hnps.school.nz if you can spare some time.

Thanks to all those people who have put their hands up to help. We couldn’t do it without you.


The PTB Team

Catherine Wedd, Hilary Wagner, Jess Cranswick, Vicky Morris, Rebecca Jenks

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Cultural Corner


Our Focus for the next few weeks is... We respect our coaches, instructors and opposition

We have lots of sport happening at this time of year so it is important that we remind our children of the importance of respecting our coaches and opposition. Please lead by example and thank your child's coach for giving up there time to help your child develop. If you are a coach or volunteer, we thank you for all that you do.

Principal Awards

Congratulations to the following students for their wonderful work and for consistently displaying our school values. Tu meke!

Values Medals

Congratulations to Ruby (Responsibility) , Blake (Respect) , Theo (Relationships) and Lockie (Resilience). Thank you for being superstar kids!
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Juicy Token Winners

Congratulations to these winners this week.
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Enviro School Update Term 4 Week 5

The kumara which the Year 3’s planted in a tāpapa bed has grown tupu or shoots (also known as ‘slips’) and are now ready to be planted out in the garden.

Pea Straw/Hay

Te Rito require pea straw to help mulch the veggie gardens over the summer period. We are wondering if anyone has some they may be able to donate or a contact for where it can be purchased. Please contact Sue Jarvis or Rebecca Northe.

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New School App

Please contact Kerin at 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 get 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!


Oliver Watterus, Theo Robinson, William Walter, Avie Hyndman


Chloe Maloy, Asha Barr, Ellie Wallace, Beau Le Comte, Stella Bourke, Brooklyn Borrie, Olive Maloney


Max Jackson, Matilda Edge, Freddie Pennington, Ethan Reid


Lachlan Nell


Harry Tasker

Havelock North Primary School Tennis Championship Results

Year 5/6 girls

Winner Ruby Herridge, Runner up Gabi Kight

Year 5/6 plate

Winner Maggie Harper, Runner up Olivia Holder

Year 3/4 girls

Winner Hannah Wedd, Runner up Thomasina Absolom

Year 3/4 girls plate

Winner Aoife Rafferty, Runner up Emily Morris

Year 5/6 boys

Winner Hugo Wedd, Runner up Oscar Wilding

5/6 Plate

Winner Hugo Dooney, Runner up Archer Kinnear

Year 3/4 boys

Winner Bruno Reed, Runner up Monty Spriggens

Year 3/4 plate

Winner Hugo McLeod, Runner up William Humphrey

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 2023

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


16th - Year 3-6 Athletics

18th - Year 4-6 Triathlon

20th - Peak Trail Blazer

23rd - Interschool Athletics

25th - Sushi and Pie

29th - Ngati Kahungunu Festival

30th - 2nd Year 4 EOTC activities


7th - Year 6 Leavers' Assembly & Disco

9th - SPCA Mufti Day

12th - Final Assembly

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