Havelock North Primary School - 30th June 2022
Kia ora koutou,
I trust you all had a fantastic Matariki holiday. This week we say a big welcome to Boston and Zac who are new students in Room 21. Well done on making such a great start to school kids.
We also welcome back Karen Duligall to Room 12. Karen has been overseas for the last eight weeks and is looking tanned and very refreshed. I would like to thank Kirsty Bayliss who did a wonderful job relieving during Karen's absence and to Sue Jarvis who was acting co-team leader during this time.
Westpac Helicopter Mufti Day
This THURSDAY we have a mufti day to support the Westpac Helicopter Mufti Day. We ask participating students to bring a goin coin donation to support this worthy cause.
This Friday we have the unveiling of our four new values Pou in the Amphitheatre at 2:15pm. This has been a long and thorough process and we are very grateful to the Board for their support. Carver Phil Belcher has done an amazing job and we look forward to sharing these with our community in the coming days. A big thank you to Jason Kupa, Duncan Bruce and Greg Bain who have also been heavily involved in this process.
Tomorrow we have the Star Dome in the school. All classes will have the chance to experience this in what will be a great learing opportunity . Thanks again to Carla Smith for her support.
Electives for our Year 5 & 6 students started this week. These students are experiencing a range of activities over the next couple of weeks, including cycling, cooking, sewing, drama, woodwork, animation & arts and crafts.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Enviro Corner - Week 9
This week our endangered organism of the week is an amazing native invertebrate, a carnivorous land snail called Wainuia clarki. Wainuia clarki feeds at night, leaving a silver slime trail through the forest. It hunts earthworms and then sucks them up like spaghetti! Wainuia are losing their homes and being eaten by introduced mammals as well as blackbirds and thrushes. There are only four places in NZ that they have been seen including in the Kawkeka ranges in Hawkes Bay. Scientists don’t know how many snails are left. They are critically endangered.
Values Award Winners
School Board Elections: Nominations from 15 July.
It’s board election time again. Next term we will be electing board members for the next three years.
Nominations will open for the election of 2 parent representatives to the school board no later than 15 July. NOTE: This starts during the school holidays.
The returning officer for the triennial board election is Kerin Hutchinson. She can be contacted at email@example.com .
The timetable for the election is:
Main Roll closes: Wednesday 13 July
Call for Nominations: No later than 15 July.
Supplementary Roll closes: Monday 1 August
Nominations close: Wednesday 3 August
If there are more nominations than vacancies, then parents and caregivers will receive an invitation to vote either electronically or by post.
Voting starts: Wednesday 10 August
Election day is Wednesday 7.September
Voting count: Tuesday 13 September
New board in place: Wednesday 14 September.
Nominations can be made online through an email link provided in the Call for Nominations.
However, a hard copy nomination form can also be obtained from the school office.
If you wish to stand for the board, it is recommended that you provide a candidate statement and photograph.
The electoral roll will be held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.
The Supper Club
The Supper Club is an initiative to support the provision of meals and care packages to HNPS families in need.
We have a freezer in the school hall which can store meals and baking for the school leadership team to distribute at its discretion when a family within the school community is faced with a challenge such as bereavement or sickness.
The Home and School Association would like to reach out to the school community to contribute to the Supper Club. This can be a meal or some baking (bought or homemade) to help support family mealtimes and/or school lunch boxes.
If you are time short, or not keen on cooking or baking there are loads of great local cafes and bakeries you might like to purchase something from and add to the freezer. Pies, quiche’s, soups, muffins, loaves etc would all be greatly appreciated.
If you do like to cook and/or bake, there are containers and labels beside the freezer in the hall to take home, fill, label and drop back into the freezer.
The families in need are usually nominated by someone in the school community, or a teacher and we then arrange to have the meals collected by the family or delivered to their home.
We wish to respect the privacy of families receiving these care packages so will be keeping this information confidential.
If you have any further questions or would like to nominate a family in need, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Collect Yummy Stickers
The Yummy sticker promotion is set to go again for 2022, time to get crunching apples and pears. Please collect stickers and cut out codes.
You can bring the sticker into each classroom or put a chart up on your fridge to collect, then bring the sheet in. You can get these off the yummy website or collect a sheet from the school office.
Last year we got some awesome sports equipment to top up the and classroom resources with all the stickers collected.
One difference this year is the Hailstone Hero apple bags. The wild spring storm in Hawkes' Bay, damaging a significant amount of The Yummy Co apple crop with hail. Although these look funny, they still taste yummy. The official cut-out is not on these bags, but you can collect the round bar-code sticker as 10 points. These are Yummy apples but branded Hailstone Heroes and available in both New World and Pak’n Save.
Collection goes until the end of Term 3 – Thanks!
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 email@example.com
S - Sportsmanship T - Teamwork A - Attitude C - Coachability
Greer Parker, Ruby O'Sullivan, Norah Sutherland, Amelia Knofflock
Zoe Forster, Jack Paterson, Maddie Bruce, Dominic Nilsson-Wenham
Isla McPhee, Rupert Scott
Orienteering Sprint Champs
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
Year 6 students Alex and Grace Stuttle went to Wellington's winter short course champs last weekend. Alex had some fabulous personal bests in five out of six events. Grace also had personal bests in all eight events inlcuding receiving two silver medals & two bronze medals.
Great job kids!
Term Dates 2022
2022 Term Dates
Term 2 2 May - Friday 8 July
Term 3 25th July - 30th September
Term 4 17th October - 14th December