Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School 8th June 2021


Kia ora koutou,

I trust you all had a relaxing long weekend. Thank you very much for your support on Friday for our Teacher Only day. The teachers had a successful day of planning and reflecting.

A special welcome to our new students Eva Pailthorpe ,Thomas Newall, Lotta McBeth. Well done on making such a positive start to school.

Welcome also to Mrs Catherine Madden who has started a new class in Room 21. It is great to have you back with us Catherine.

Last week we farewelled the wonderful Mrs Olivia Currie with a morning tea. Olivia had been our sports coordinator and part-time teacher. We wish Olivia and her husband Tom all the very best for their move to Nelson.

At the end of last week in the Napier area, there were a couple of incidents where students were asked to get into cars with adults. The Police have advised us of a successful strategy that could be worth discussing with your child. This strategy is to create a safety password with your child. If they are approached by someone who might say, you mother has asked me to collect you from school today; they can then reply - okay what is our safe password?

A reminder that this Friday the Student Council will be running an "Endangered Species (Maui Dolphin) Mufti Day". We ask all students in mufti to bring a gold coin donation. Thank you!

Thank you and have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Home and School

And the winner of the free sushi Friday, drawn by Mr Reed, is... (drum roll....)
Gamu Nthekela
Well done!
Thanks to all for liking/ following the Home and School Facebook page

Office Moving

From this Friday the school office will be accessed from the door next to Room 13 as shown in the photo below. The Administration extension will begin on Monday 14th June and is likely to take the rest of the school year. It will be short term pain for long term gain as 70m2 is added to the existing Administration space. The staffroom is also being upgraded.
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This Friday is Maui dolphin day! Remember Maui dolphins are critically endangered. There are only 63 adults left, making them the most endangered dolphins in the world. One of our school values is Responsibility and it is all our responsibility to make sure these precious animals don't go extinct. We need to remember this quote from Dr Seuss, the Lorax.




So please give generously this Friday and we will all work together to give these dolphins a chance.

Thank you,

Lucia Hains

Room 3, Year 4

Whakatauki - Weeks 6-10

Resilience / Manawaroa :

Kia mate ururoa, kei mate wheke

Fight like a shark, don’t give in like an octopus

This whakatauki encourages us to not give up. When fishing, a shark will fight the whole time it is on the line. In comparison, an octopus will surrender once it’s been hooked. No matter how hard things get, let us fight like a shark.

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Hui - Next Week- Change of Time

The Hui planned for next Thursday 17th June will be from 5:30-6:30 pm in Room 12. Kai will be provided. The purpose of this Hui is to plan for Matariki week 5th - 8th July. We would love your thoughts and ideas around developing a wonderful week of learning for our tamariki. We are also working with the local High School to coordinate a Matariki evening (5-7 pm) on Tuesday 6th July. The Kapa Haka will be part of this event, as will some samples of children's Matariki art. The Home and School will also have a BBQ fundraiser.

Junior Skipping for Fun and Fitness Te Kakano and Pakiaka Teams...

On Friday 11th June...

11.30- 12.10 - Pakiaka

12.20-12.50 - Te Kakano

Parents of the children in Te Kakano and Pakiaka Teams are invited to come along and view the children in action as they skip, jump and participate in a range of fitness activities that showcase their skills and perseverance at the completion of our Skipping/Jumping PE unit. Parents, please watch and support your child from outside the courts- either from the upper turf or around the edges of the lower turf. That way the children will be able to keep focused on their rotations. We have some of our wonderful PALS students supporting us as we practice our skipping/jumping skills.

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School Photos 17th June

This year photographs will be available for you to view and order Online with Photo Life Studios.

After the photos have been taken, your son or daughter will bring home a slip with their unique Access Key detailed on it. This Access Key will display all the photographs of your child. It is then an easy process for you to shop online and purchase the photographs you want.

If you place your order within three weeks of receiving your Access Key you will receive free delivery for your photo orders. Photo Life has agreed to dispatch all the orders back to the school and your child will bring their photographs home.

Any orders placed after this three week period will be sent directly to your specified delivery address and will incur a $6.00 Postage & Packing charge. You will see this message when you go online to view and order your photographs.

Please be aware we are not doing sibling photos again this year due to time restraints.

SPORT Term 2

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Please send any HNPS sporting action shots to sport@hnps.school.nz

HNPS sports this term

Hawkes Bay Tough Guy and Tough Gal event last week!

Hawkes Bay turned on the sunshine and turned down the wind. 154 Year 3-6 HNPS students took part in the 1.5 - 3km run which involved crawling under nets, barbed wire and fences, clambering over climbing walls, hay bales and hills and sloshing through streams, ponds and mud glorious mud!! Smiles all round :) Thank you to all the parents that volunteered their time to help, and also to the teachers who helped it all run so smoothly.

This Week's STAC AWARDS Recipients

S = Sportmanship T = Teamwork A = Attitude C = Coachability


Jonte Le Comte

Micah Robinson


Payton Neil

Greer Rose

Thomas Mill

Lily Smith

Clare Roberts



Canoe Polo


Out and About

Te Mata Park Tree Planting Dates

All volunteer days will run from approximately 9am to 12pm.

Sunday 20th June – Te Kahika planting day

Sunday 27th June– Rongoā garden

Saturday 3rd July – Maintenance and planting day

Sunday 18th July– Te Kahika planting

Sunday 25th July- Rongoā garden

Sunday 8th August– Planting day

To stay up to date with our volunteer events, go to our website: https://www.tematapark.co.nz/current-park-info/

Or sign up to receive our volunteer newsletter for regular updates: https://www.tematapark.co.nz/get-involved/#donate

Another option is to donate trees. At $10 a tree, they make a wonderful gift, and each donation helps to fund our planting projects.


For more details or to register your attendance, please get in touch with me.

Thank you so much for your time, and please consider joining us and becoming kaitiaki of our maunga.

Ngā mihi nui,

Sara Shaw

Communications & Education

Te Mata Park Trust

027 233 6099


Term Dates and Teacher Only Days 2021

Term 2 2021

3 May – 9 July

Term 3 2021

26 July – 1 October

Term 4 2021

18 October – 16 December

Public holidays this term are Hawke's Bay Anniversary - Friday 22nd October and Labour Day – Monday 25 October

Teacher Only Days

27th August

Up Coming Events

  • Sushi and Pie Friday 11th June
  • Junior Skipping for Fun and Fitness Te Kakano and Pakiaka Teams Friday 11th June
  • Endangered Species Mufti Day Friday 11th June
  • School Photographs - Thursday 17th June
  • Sushi and Pie Friday 2nd July
  • End of Term 2 - Friday 9th July
  • Big Night Out - Saturday 7th August