Havelock North Primary School 26th October 2021
Kia ora koutou,
I trust you had a relaxing extended long weekend with your families. It was great to tick off some of those typical spring jobs such as cleaning the house and garden shed. The frustrating part was the more I got done, the more the wife added to the list.
It is really positive to see a number of students wearing their "Kind is Cool" Peak Trail Blazer shirts. This is a wonderful message and we will certainly promote and embrace this over the term. For Term 4 this shirt is considered part of the school uniform.
The Kahui Ako or Community of Learning involves Lucknow, Te Mata, Haumoana, Havelock North Intermediate, Havelock North High School and ourselves. Brendon White from Lucknow and I are co-leading this piece of work for the next two years, which will see schools work closely together to meet a number of achievement challenges. This is really exciting stuff as all our schools can learn so much from one another.
I would like to announce the appointment of the following teachers to Across School Leader roles within the Kahui. The process was robust, and highly competitive with a number of applicants from across the schools. The interviews and shortlisting process was vigorous with all Kahui schools represented, with the addition of a Ministry appointed advisor. The Kahui are pleased to announce the appointment of:
Rebecca Northe - Curriculum Development (Havelock North Primary)
Jody Garland - Cultural Capabilities ( Haumoana School)
Jenny Cameron - Hauora /Wellbeing (Havelock North Primary)
Whilst these three leaders have individual areas of focus, they will ultimately be supporting one another to achieve the shared vision and goals we have set. A special congratulations to Becs and Jenny from HNP who will do a wonderful job supporting teachers and learners across our schools. In 2022 they will work Monday-Wednesday at HNP and carry out their Kahui work on Thursdays and Fridays.
HNPS Enviro Schools Survey- 2021
As we navigate our way forward as a school from Bronze to Silver Enviro status we would love to know how you feel we are going on our sustainability journey at HNPS, what more you would like to see, and how you could help to make these initiatives happen.
Please complete this short survey to help us with our next steps. https://forms.gle/eFfXD2xSUSL2z95ZA
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
School Values Medals
Thank you everyone for supporting my seed fundraiser for the Maui Dolphins. All together we raised $129.50!! This is going straight to the World Wildlife Fund.
Lucia Haines Room 3
Sports at Havelock North Primary School
Coaches and Managers information evening CANCELLED due to low numbers
We have a record number of registrations across the Sports offered in Term 4 - approximately 400! It is absolutely fabulous to have so many children out there enjoying sport, making friends, refining and developing new skills and practising their STAC (Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Attitude and Coach-ability).
With such high registrations comes the need for volunteers to coach and manage the teams. The role of Manager is easy - basically it is just communicating times/places of games each week. We understand the idea of putting your hand up to coach can be a bit daunting, but we are here to support you in any way we can. You can also invite older siblings and extended family members to help out.
Interschool Tennis Tournament - Wednesday 27th October
Havelock North Primary Tennis Tournament - Sunday 31st October
S - Sportsmanship T - Teamwork A - Attitude C - Coachability
HNP Enviro Corner Week 2 Term 4
This year all students within the Mahuri team have embodied the responsibilities of kaitiaki. In differing ways they have looked to protect and care for our environment. Therefore becoming Kaitakitanga. A group of students within Rooms 24 and 25 developed a garden concept behind Rooms 5, 6 and 7. They presented this concept to Mr Reed, who was super impressed. Five trees were donated to the group from Te Uru Rākau, New Zealand Forest Services. The group planted these beside Room 5, with the hope that other year groups will take on their concept and develop it in the future.
Bird of the Year needs your vote
Show your love for incredible native species by casting your vote in Te Manu Rongonui o te Tau/Bird of the Year. Voting is open from 18-31 October 2021.
This is also a great website for learning all about our native birds.
Out and About
Term Dates 2021/2022
Term 4 2021
18 October – 16 December (1:00pm finish)
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
Up Coming Events
- Year 6 Speech Competition - Wednesday 27th October
- HNPS Athletics - Friday 12th November
- HNPS Tennis Tournament - Sunday 31st October
- Peak Trail Blazer - Sunday 21st November
- Senior Cultural Show Arts Performance @ Peak Vision Church - Wednesday 24th November
- Year 6 Leavers' Evening - Thursday 9th December
- EOY Prize giving - Monday 13th December
- School Year finishes - Thursday 16th December
Term 1 begins 2022 -2nd February