Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 22nd February 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

Art Deco dress up day took place last Friday. It was brilliant to see a number of students take up this opportunity and share in the fun. Please see some of the photos on the school Facebook and in this edition.


This week we see Room 1 & 2 head to Guthrie Smith Camp. We wish Mrs McNeill, Mr Stygall, students and our wonderful parent helpers all the very best for a positive few days at Lake Tutira.

Swimming Sports (Year 4-6)

Just a reminder Swimming Sports tomorrow.
Unfortunately at RED level, no parents are able to attend. We will endeavour to live stream what we can and take loads of pictures, but we do need to be mindful of students privacy with going live on the internet, you may not always be able to distinguish individual students as a result.
Students will need water, morning tea, lunch, hats, towel, togs and googles.

Please note, to ensure you receive information about school sports events, make sure you have logged onto the '@school' app. (Details later in this edition).

New Students

This week we say a big HNP welcome to Sabr M and Kamie M. Well done on making a fantastic start to school.


We are currently in the process of updating our school records for 2022. Can you please advise Kerin in the office admin@hnps.school.nz of any siblings who are due to start school in the future, including this year. Thank you!

Change of Address

Please notify Kerin in the office if you have changed address recently. Thank you!

Covid Q & A

We are entering a phase now where Covid is on the rise in our wider community. We have included a Q & A for you which is accurate at the time of writing.

Who do we advise if our child tests positive for Covid 19

Please contact the school office on 06 8778788 or email the principal on principal@hnps.school.nz

My child has tested positive for Covid 19. What does this mean?

Your child will need to self isolate and your whānau members will be designated as close contacts. This involves:

-Your child will need to self isolate for 10 days.

-If at school, we will need to determine close contacts and notify wider families.

-If at home, your whānau will be close contacts and will need to self isolate as per the guidelines.

-Support for testing and care will be provided by Regional Public Health.

My child is a close contact. What does this mean?

This means your child is a close contact of a positive case.

-Your child must self-isolate for seven days from the date they had contact with the case.

-Testing must happen on Day 5.

-Your child can stop isolating and return to school after a Day 5 negative test and once 7 days

have passed.

A member of your household is a close contact. How does this affect my child?

Your child is classed as a casual contact, so they can attend school as they have no direct contact with the positive case. If the household member tests positive, your child becomes a close contact and must self isolate.

What will the school do if there is a positive case?

We follow a response plan that is guided by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.

This involves:

-seeking confirmation of the positive case and time frames around the infectious period.

- if this is a school day we will establish contact tracing.

-we will advise classes that are close contacts via email.

-if this occurs during the day, whanau will be asked to collect their child as soon as possible.

-the rest of the school will be advised of the case and will be classed as casual contacts.

Have a great week everyone!

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Exciting opportunity at our Bizzy Bodz Havelock North Before and After School

We are looking for someone who is fun, reliable and has a passion for kids to join our team.

If you would like to hear more about the position, please contact kate@bizzybodz.co.nz or phone (06) 825 6088

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.

Art Deco Dress Up

Some of our amazing students enjoying the art deco vibe.

Amazing Writing from Isla R -Year 2

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Enviro Corner - Term 1 Week 4

Last week Ilena from the Environment Centre spoke to the Year 3 children about worm farms. The children learnt about the special tiger worms, how to care for them and how the worms help the garden and environment by producing worm tea and compost which keep our gardens and plants healthy. They now have their own worm farm to be responsible for. At HNPS we collect the organic waste from all classrooms which is used in the worm farm or compost. The worms are always well fed:)

Achieving Silver Environmental Schools

The Year 3 & 4 team of teachers and students is committed to achieving Silver within the Environmental School categories. Currently, HNPS has reached the Bronze level. As a means of attaining this, the team has opted in to a programme called Garden to Table.

If you have any of the following items that you could donate to our programme, please drop them off at Room 9 this week:

  • Hand Trowels

  • Galvanized buckets

  • Spades

  • Secateurs

Thank you!

Home and School Association Notices

Facebook – Remember the Home and School (same as a PTA, friends of school etc) have a Facebook page separate to the school one you may wish to follow. As the year goes on there are various small and large events that get advertised on there.


Notice of AGM – Monday March 28th at 7:30pm

Great to see new faces at the meeting last night. Anyone is welcome to come along to the meetings – only 2 a term. We really value having voices across the year groups and we offer zoom for those unable to get babysitters etc. The AGM is coming up in March and for the year ahead several roles coming up that require filling such as Secretary, Board of Trustee rep. For more info or if you would like to be nominated contact Maggie at homeandschool@hnps.school.nz

Volunteers needed for the uniform shop

Monday 8:30-9:15/30, Wednesday 8:30 – 9:15/30 or Thursday 2:30-3:15/30..... you won't be on your own as you’ll always have someone else who is experienced with you. If you can do one of the above times, or if you can be a ring in at times, that'd be great. Message Suz at uniform@hnps.school.nz or pop in.

Thank you

The Yummy Co Stickers – thanks to all those that collected Yummy stickers last year. It generated $784 worth of balls, cones, whistles etc to top up the sports shed. We’ll collect them again in terms 2 and 3 this year.

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 for those of you who have already done so:)

If you have any queries, sports news or photos please email Erica Cranswick on 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!


Eriez Bellamy, Henry Hutchinson


Pippa Winchester, Freya Muskar


Robbie Lewis


Harry Tasker, Mac Bayliss, Patch Stafford, Max Bousfield, Liam Boshoff, Lily McLaughlin, Harry Christie, Jack Christie

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


21st-25th Room 1 and 2 Camp

23rd Year 4-6 Swimming Sports


1st-4th -Year 4-6 Progressive Achievement Testing

7th-11th Year 5 & 6 Camps

16th/17th Learning Conferences

18th Teacher Only Day


14th - Term 1 ends


2nd - Term 2 begins