Havelock North Primary School - 26th July 2022
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Principal Award winners
Values Medal Winners
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.
BUT THERE IS MORE!!
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
COME ON HNPS – LETS DO THIS!
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.
PLEASE SORT AND WASH BEFORE BRINGING IN
Day 1 kicked off positively with our 'Good Caps' collection. Great job everyone!
The Long-tailed Bat
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Our photo is of our HNP Orcas Waterpolo team - looking awesome kids!
S - Sportsmanship T - Teamwork A - Attitude C - Coachability
Term 3 Sports Registrations
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 email@example.com
Bizzy Bodz After School Care Programme at HNPS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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