Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 26th July 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

I trust you had a great couple of weeks with your families. It has been nice to have a few days off and recharge the batteries as we look forward to another busy term.


A big HNP welcome to our new students Matilda, Rupert,Isabelle, Lily, Lewis, Greta, Frederick, Isla, Blake, Douglas and Mylee.

We also welcome back Mrs Annie Boyd to Room 14 and Mrs Brenda O'Loughlin who will start a new entrant class in Room 23.


We anticipate the next few weeks being interesting as we tackle the challenges of the Covid and Flu waves. As you will have seen in the correspondence sent out last Friday, the Ministries of Education and Health are strongly recommending that all Year 4-6 staff and students wear masks in indoor settings for the next four weeks. This will apply to administration staff and any adults entering buildings. The aim is to keep our teachers in front of classes and students at school.

We will report close contact information to families of affected classes as and when cases arise. There will be a weekly Covid case report every Friday which will go to all families as well as to the Ministry of Education.

Learning Conferences

A reminder that we have Learning Conferences in Week 3. These will take place on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August. On Wednesday 10th August school will finish at 12:30pm to allow the first interviews to begin at 1:00pm. We respectfully ask that students be collected at 12:30pm on this day. We do recognise that for some families this may not be possible. Please let your child's teacher or the admin team know admin@hnps.school.nz if you require your child to stay at school until 3pm on Wednesday 10th August. Normal school hours will resume on Thursday 11th August.

Bookings for these interviews will be open on Friday where you can choose either the "in person" or "video-conference" option. You will be emailed with confirmation of your booking. If you chose the "video conference" option, a link will be attached to the confirmation email you will receive. Please don't hesitate to contact us should you have an queries or need assistance. Thank you.

Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Principal Award winners

Congratulations to the following students who have consistently displayed our school values. We are very proud of you all.

Values Medal Winners

Congratulations to Katie (Resilience), Jasper (Respect), Madison (Relationships) and Tom (Responsibility). We are amazed with the way you consistently display our school values. Tino pai kids!
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Enviro Corner - Week 1

"Good Caps" Programme

Our school has been chosen for a pilot programme designed to divert plastic and metal lids from landfill. Because lids are often small, they are not able to be recovered during the recycling and recovery process, so they end up going to landfill. It is estimated that up to 5000 tonnes of recyclable material is ending up in landfills throughout NZ each year.

We need you to help - Everything we collect will be made into something new!

Please collect metal lids

Jar lids, bottle caps, ring pull caps, wire from sparkling wine, metal screw top lids.

And plastic lids - Anything with a #2 or #5 on it. Plastic hinge caps, screw cap lids, plastic milk bottle lids, drink bottle caps, plastic ice cream container lids, plastic yoghurt, supplement pottle lids (go heathy etc), lids from plastic storage.

What will happen to them?

The metal caps are going to Auckland and be used to create new products such as car parts.

The plastic caps are going to Palmerston North to make new products like recycling bins, plant pots or storage containers.


Any proceeds from the sale of materials to the

reprocessors goes to support Kidney Kids

HOW COOL IS THAT – we help the

environment AND help kids with kidney



Get your grannies, uncles and workplaces collecting….

There is also a great prize for the school who collects the most caps. (There are 12 schools in the pilot programme).

Where do I bring them to? We will have 2 collection points at school in term 3 – at the hall and in the junior school.


Day 1 kicked off positively with our 'Good Caps' collection. Great job everyone!

The Long-tailed Bat

The results of our voting showed that most people want to fundraise for Pekapeka, the Long-Tailed Bat! The Long-tailed bat is a small chestnut-brown bat the size of a mouse. Bats are New Zealand’s only native land mammals and are very special. The Long-tailed bat has a threat classification of threatened-nationally critical, the next category is extinction. The Department of Conservation will use the money we raise to buy transmitters so they can work out how many bats are living in Hawkes Bay. Some of the money will be used for rat control. It is really important that we try and raise as much money as possible for these amazing little mammals. Now is the time to start saving your money and doing jobs to earn more to donate on fundraising day.
Starting this week, we have an art competition with prizes for the best drawing and the best poster of Pekapeka. There will be prizes in each category for junior, middle and senior students. So please get drawing!
This Friday we have a DOC ranger coming to speak at assembly about long-tailed bats and the work they are doing to help them. Friday 12 August is our bat fundraiser day. Please come dressed in your best batty costume with a big donation for the Long-tailed bat!!
The best outfits will win prizes!

New School App

Please contact Kerin on admin@hnps.school.nz if you are having trouble with the app.

Please remove the old school App from your phone.

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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 sport@hnps.school.nz Our photo is of our HNP Orcas Waterpolo team - looking awesome kids!

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

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!

Term 3 Sports Registrations

Current sports registrations available;

Girls Football (Wednesday afternoons) https://enrolmy.com/havelock-north-primary-school/book-now/138-Girls-Football---Wednesday-afternoons-Term-3

Boys Football (Wednesday afternoons) https://enrolmy.com/havelock-north-primary-school/book-now/139-Boys-Football---Wednesday-afternoons-Term-3-

Hockey, Netball and Barefoot 10s carry over from Term 2 so you don't need to re-register.

(Year 3 - 6) Mini Sticks and Kiwi Stick Development Hockey will be offered from September. Registrations for this will open in the next few weeks.

Any questions, please contact me on sport@hnps.school.nz

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.

Out and About

Term Dates 2022

Remaining 2022 Term Dates

Term 3 ends 30th September

Term 4 17th October - 14th December

Up Coming Events


5th - Hawke's Bay Chess Tournament

10th/11th - Learning Conferences

11th - Board meeting -5:30 pm

12th - Mufti day - Endangered Species

15th - Home and School meeting - 7:30pm

16th/17th - Kids Sing competition

23rd - HNI Open Evening


30th - End of Term 3