Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 23rd November 2021

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Kia ora koutou,

New Students

A big HNP welcome to new student Cheyla-Jay Hawkins who started with us this week.

Student Placement Considerations for 2022

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 let me know by the end of today on principal@hnps.school.nz. Tomorrow teachers will begin the tricky process of making up class lists.

If your child will no longer be at HNPS in 2022, can you please let the school office know by emailing Kerin on admin@hnps.school.nz Thank you.


Just a reminder that parents who support the school in a supervision or support role will need to be vaccinated and prove their vaccination status. This includes coaching, managing a sports team (regardless of whether onsite or not), school trips/camps, parent help in the classroom. If you are currently a coach or manager of a school sports team, please email a screenshot of your Vaccination Card to pjackson@hnps.school.nz or come in to see Kerin or Paula in the office and they can record the details. We must sight the card, not just rely on your word. It has been made very clear that if unvaccinated staff or volunteers are in a teaching or supervisory role, then we are breaking the law.

We respectfully ask that you please keep students at home if they are unwell. In this current climate we need to be vigilant, so please do not be offended if we ask you to collect your child if they are showing signs of being unwell. If this is the case we advise that you contact your health professional for advice. Thank you for your understanding at this challenging time.

Year 4-6 Triathlon

I would like to congratulate all our Year 4-6 students who took part in the Triathlon at the Village Green last Friday. It was a fantastic day and all our students did so well. The most impressive aspect for me was the huge amount of encouragement and support students showed one another. A special thank you to Mrs Burrough, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Cranswick for their hard work in getting this event up and running. We were short-staffed last week and I was most impressed by our staff and how they stepped up. A big thank you to the core group of parents who helped make the day a success. You are gems!

Senior Cultural Show

Tomorrow we have our Senior Cultural show at the Peak Vision Church. It is a real shame we can not have parents in attendance, but we will record the performance. This will be a great opportunity for our students to showcase their talents at a wonderful venue. A special thank you to Ms Washington and the Arts team for their hard work in coordinating this show.

Have a fantastic week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Principal Awards

Congratulations kids. Thank you for being positive role models in our school.

Uniform Shop

The last day for the year is Thursday 2nd December. Online orders included.

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)

As part of our implementation of Positive Behaviour for Learning we have begun a trial of a Reflection Room. Two days a week, a PB4L team member will be on duty to support students who have had behaviour issues in the classroom or playground. The duty teacher will discuss the behaviour with the student, model problem solving strategies and verbalise positive thinking processes. The Reflection Room gives additional time and opportunities to practise expected behaviours for those students who need it.

HNP Enviro Corner

Forest and Bird have made the link to the full article around the Maui Dolphin public so everyone can access it.

Well done to Lucia for being so proactive in sharing her/our story with Forest and Bird. Such amazing leadership and a powerful way to make such a positive difference!

Whanau may wish to take up the challenge to send the postcard from the link to Jacinda Ardern, sharing their thoughts on saving our seas.


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Team Seas Fundraising

Hello, We are Samuel, Max and Cooper from Room 13 and Jack from Room 11. We are raising money for Team Seas.

Team Seas are running one of the biggest, baddest, most-impactful cleanup projects of all time to clean up our rivers, beaches and oceans. We want to help the effort by having a fundraiser at our school.

Trash kills all marine wildlife. If you were to cut up a fish and it had rubbish in it you would be eating it too, so please help us at HNPS to raise money to clean our oceans.

You can find out more information about Team Seas at https://teamseas.org/

We will be having a BAKE SALE on Friday 3rd December.

If you would like to donate cupcakes, fudge, cookies or any other baking, please bring it to the Hall Kitchen on Friday 3rd.

If you would like to buy some of our delicious baking just bring your money. We will be outside the hall at 2:30.

If you don’t eat baking you can still make a difference by donating directly at https://teamseas.org/ or by dropping your donation into Room 13.

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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.

Sports at Havelock North Primary School

If you have any sports news or photos please email Erica Cranswick on sport@hnps.school.nz

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

There will be a bunch of STAC awards in each Sports Teams gear bag. 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! Last week the STAC award winners were ...


Ollie Cranswick, Cam Wagstaff, Pippa Streeter, Payton Neill, Reuben Buckley, Lily Neilson


Peter Barley


Luka Andrews, Lucas White, Theo Clairmont, Simon Nthekela


Jasper Jones, Grace Davies, Waimaria Wainohu, Jamie Olivier, Alby Redmond, Guy Sowman, Carter Blair


Bella Murphy, Georgia Kavana-McGhie


Henry Dorward, Stella Bourke, Duke Shanley, Seb Dempsey, Harry Cornes, Adrian Herman, Archer Kinnear, Carter McLeod


Ruby O'Sullivan, Charlie Parish, George Wallace

HNPS Sports in Action!

Year 4-6 Triathlon

Friday really turned on the weather for our annual Y4-6 school Triathlon. Every Year 4-6 child participated in the team events, and many chose to participate in the Individual event. There was a great feel of sportsmanship between those competing against each other, and a huge amount of encouragement from our HNPS students on the sideline. Results as follows;

Year 4 Boys Individual

1st Cam Wagstaff, 2nd Hugo Wedd, 3rd Archer Kinnear

Year 4 Girls Individual

1st Maggie Harper, 2nd Zoe Bye, 3rd Lily McLaughlin

Year 4 Boys Team

1st Logan, Hugo, Henry

2nd Cam, Lewis, Harry, Daniel

3rd Daniel, Archer, Griffin

Year 4 Girls Team

1st Elisa, Maggie, Zoe

2nd Tessa, Isabella, Mila

3rd Saskia, Sophie, Caitlin

Year 5 Boys Individual

1st Fergus Mortensen, 2nd Robbie Lewis, 3rd Dominic Nilsson-Wenham

Year 5 Girls Individual

1st Grace Stuttle, 2nd Frankie Spriggens, 3rd Ruby Herridge

Year 5 Boys Team

1st Luke, Robbie, Fergus

2nd Cooper, Baxter, Fergus

3rd Cameron, Dom, Hugo

Year 5 Girls Team

1st Gabby, Frankie, Carys

2nd Sofia, Ruby, Lucinda

3rd Ruby, Grace, Lucy

Year 6 Boys Individual

1st Max Tubby, 2nd Ollie Cranswick, 3rd Cooper Kinnear

Year 6 Girls Individual

1st Millie Skidmore, 2nd Sophie Wedd, 3rd Sophia Morris

Year 6 Boys Team

1st Louie, Max, Hunter

2nd Spencer, Cooper, Knox

3rd Ollie, Benji, Charlie

Year 6 Girls Team

1st Zoe, Ellen, Farrah

2nd Sophie, Florence, Sophia

3rd Lily, Millie, Zeta, Bea

Out and About

Term Dates 2021/2022

Term 4 2021

18 October – 16 December (1:00 pm finish)

2022 Term Dates

Term 1 2nd February - 14 April

Term 2 2 May - Friday 8 July

Term 3 25th July - 30th September

Term 4 17th October - 14th December

Up Coming Events

  • Senior Cultural Show Arts Performance @ Peak Vision Church - Wednesday 24th November
  • Year 5 Market Day - Tuesday 7th December
  • Year 6 Leavers' Prizegiving - Thursday 9th December
  • "O" Mufti Day - Friday 10th December
  • Year 1 & 2 & Year 3-5 Prizegiving - Monday 13th December
  • Reports home - Tuesday 14th December
  • School Year finishes - Thursday 16th December
  • Term 1 begins 2022 -2nd February