Havelock North Primary School - 22nd November 2022
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Our Focus for the next few weeks is... We respect our coaches, instructors and opposition
Juicy Token Winners
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
S - Sportsmanship T - Teamwork A - Attitude C - Coachability
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can text the programme directly if it is after 2 pm on 021 837 795.
Out and About
Term Dates 2023
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