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.
Home and School
Thanks to all for liking/ following the Home and School Facebook page
MAUI DOLPHIN DAY
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.
“UNLESS SOMEONE LIKE YOU CARES AN AWFUL WHOLE LOT,
NOTHING IS GOING TO GET BETTER
So please give generously this Friday and we will all work together to give these dolphins a chance.
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.
Hui - Next Week- Change of Time
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.
School Photos 17th June
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
Please send any HNPS sporting action shots to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Winter Hockey Y3-4 & Y5-6
- Netball Y5-6
- Basketball Y0-2 & Y5-6
- Funsticks Y0-2
- Barefoot 10s (registrations now closed)
- Soccer & Rugby played through the local clubs http://www.hnwafc.org.nz/JUNIOR-FOOTBALL/JUNIORS-1 and http://www.havelocknorth.rugby/
- Orienteering Relay event - email email@example.com if interested
Hawkes Bay Tough Guy and Tough Gal event last week!
This Week's STAC AWARDS Recipients
S = Sportmanship T = Teamwork A = Attitude C = Coachability
Jonte Le Comte
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,
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
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