Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 8th March 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

New Students

This week we welcome Yvanri and Kale to HNP. Well done on making such a positive start to school kids.

Learning Conferences

Unfortunately this year, due to the red setting and the fact that we are nearing the height of the pandemic, learning conferences will be online. These will take place next Wednesday and Thursday and you can book your 10 minute timeslot on https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/

The booking code is st5tf

We are just finalising the online codes and these bookings will be open on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr Stygall is currently away on paternity leave so his conferences will be in week 8, along with Mrs Te Whaiti, Mrs Allen and Mrs Baker. A separate booking schedule will come out for these four teachers next week.

Teacher Only Day

A reminder that Friday 18th March is a Teacher Only day. All Kahui Schools will be working virtually together on this day looking three work streams; cultural capability, structured literacy and trauma informed practice.

Covid 19

We currently have three staff away either isolating or with Covid 19. Hopefully in the next week or so we will be seeing a the peak. Covid is certainly bubbling away in the community and it will be great to see the back of this current outbreak and get a bit of normality into the school setting again.

If your child is well they can still continue to come to school.

What you need to do:

  • You and your whānau should watch for symptoms. Please keep symptomatic children at home

  • If any develop, get tested immediately

  • Then, stay at home until you receive the result

What we’re doing

  • School will stay open

  • We have appropriate public health measures and cleaning procedures in place

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • A new or worsening cough

  • Sneezing and runny nose

  • A fever

  • Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste

  • Sore throat

  • Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability.

For more information, go to: https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/about-covid-19/covid-19-symptoms/

If you have any concerns about sending your child to school, please do get in touch. We are here to help.

Have a great week everyone and thank you for your support.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


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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.

Principal Award Winners

Congratulations to the students below who are Principal Award winners this week. Thank you for consistently showing our school values and making such a great start to the school year.

Values Medal Recipients

Congratulations to the students below who have been awarded our values medals this week. Thank you for your hard work and positive role modelling.

Enviro Corner - Term 1 Week 6

Manakitanga is a guiding principle of Enviroschools.

Manakitanga means to extend aroha (love and compassion) to others. It is found in acts such as helping a loved one, encouraging one another or even supporting a complete stranger. Manaakitanga is an important value as it secures strength of whānau and community.

The Manakitanga shown from our school community in supporting the Garden to Table, Year 3 and 4 Discovery project has been overwhelming.

  • 8 Fruit bins generously donated by Annette and transported by Steve.

  • Mr Gray cut, positioned and crafted the garden beds and surrounding area

  • The O’Sullivan family donated and transported soil.

  • The Webster family are donating limestone for the surrounding pathway.

  • Pete is transporting the limestone for us.

  • Bunnings - sponsored our initial garden supplies.

  • We received a very generous anonymous donation from an HNP family

  • Home and School support.

The children are so excited about filling the garden beds with soil tomorrow.

Thank you to our wonderful community for making this project possible. Our children are certainly the winners!

New School App

Please contact Kerin on admin@hnps.school.nz if you are having trouble with the app.
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Sports at Havelock North Primary School

A HUGE thank you to those that have volunteered their time to coach and/or manage. It is much appreciated and our team sport couldn't happen without people like you.

NOTE: All coaches, managers and parent volunteers need to have up to date vaccinations. Proof of this needs to be emailed to pjackson@hnps.school.nz or presented to the school office. Many thanks to those of you who have already done so:)

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

There will be a bunch of STAC awards in each Sports Teams gear bag (these will be distributed next week). 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!


Thomasina Absolom, Maddie Bruce, James Hurdley, Tilda Ryan, Aoife Rafferty, Carter McLeod


Oskar Lundberg, Eva Balcombe


Beau Le Comte


Breanna Herman


Guy Sowman, Angus Godsiff, Ed Symes

Are you wanting to play Football or Rugby in Term 2 & 3?

Junior rugby and Junior football are run through the local clubs.

Junior Rugby Player Registrations for the 2022 Season

HNRC is based at Anderson Park in Havelock North

This is for 5th Grade Junior Rugby and above.

If your child is playing Junior Rugby do not choose RIPPA for the Grade, choose from 5th Grade to 12th Grade only

Registration Fees: One child $90 and $150 for a family.

Playing season starting early May 2022

Junior Weigh ins March 10th 3.30-5.30


Come & join Havelock North Wanderers Football Club Winter Season 2022 - 2021 Central Football's Junior Club of the year

Havelock North Wanderers Football club is based at Guthrie Park in Havelock North.

Registration Fee's $75 - registrations close 2nd April

Season Starts 7th May / Finishes 27th August

All players and coaches must have a Vaccine pass if you are over 12 years 3 months, Sporty has a very simple way to upload this when you register so please have this with you.

Download the Sporty app and select Havelock North Wanderers for notifications and all up to date information.

Please email admin@hnwafc.org.nz with any questions or help needed. Thanks


Out and About

Term Dates 2022

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

2022 Teacher Only Days

Friday 18th March

Friday 3rd June

Up Coming Events


16th/17th Learning Conferences

18th Teacher Only Day


14th - Term 1 ends


2nd - Term 2 begins