Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 30th June 2022

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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.

Pou Unveiling

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.

Star Dome

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.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Enviro Corner - Week 9

Wainuia Clarki

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 admin@hnps.school.nz .

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 homeandschool@hnps.school.nz

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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!

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Big Night Out

To buy tickets please click on the link below


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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 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

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!


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

We had some HNP students participating in the annual HB Orienteering spring champs. Congratulations to Aoife Rafferty (only Year 3!!) for coming 4th out of the 26 Primary Girls participating, and Lily Neilson (Year 4) who came 11th - well done girls!

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

Swimming Success

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

Up Coming Events


29th - Stardome at HNPS

30th - Board Meeting 5:30pm in the staffroom

30th - Westpac Helicopter Appeal Mufti day


1st - Official unveiling of the Pou 2:15pm (All welcome)

4th - Home and School Meeting 7:30pm in the staffroom

8th - Last day of Term 2