Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 20th September 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

This week we welcome our new students Maximillenne and Demi into Room 23. Good on you for making a fantastic start to school girls!


Well done to our students, parents and teachers for a fantastic effort at camp last week. For some of the groups, a fair degree of resilience was needed as the weather was a typical spring lottery. However, due to Covid postponements in Term 1, it was either take these dates or cancel the camps altogether. Despite these challenges, classes got through most of their activities and judging by the smiling faces on return, certainly benefitted from the experience.

Pounamu Carving

Congratulations to our long-serving Kapa Haka members (three years service) who carved pounamu with Aaron Greaves this week.

Home and School Meeting

The last Home and School Meeting for the term is next Wednesday 28th September @ 7:30 pm in the school staffroom (upstairs). We would love to see you there.


The Board agreed to have 30 out-of-zone places available for 2023 and the ballot is now open. The plan for this process is:

  • Ballot opened on 19th September
  • Close the ballot on 20th October
  • Draw the ballot if required on 25th October
  • Notify parents by 28th October

Quote of the week

Some people will only love you if you fit into their box

Don't be afraid to disappoint


Have a great week everyone and stay safe if you're travelling over the long weekend.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Positive Behaviour For Learning

Focus for the next few weeks is...


  • We respect others' privacy
  • We leave it clean and tidy
  • We wash our hands

It is important to teach our children the appropriate behaviour in the toilets. Like any behaviour, we can't just expect children to know what to do. This is why we teach our tamariki the expected behaviours in the toilets.

Principal Awards

Congratulations to the following students for their wonderful work and for consistently displaying our school values. Tu meke!

Values Awards

Congratulations to Sofia (Respect), Isobella (Responsibility), Catalina (Relationships), and Olivia (Resilience). Thank you for being superstar kids. Ka mau te wehi!
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Congratulations to our Values Award Winners for this week

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Supreme Values Award Winner

Way to go Baxter Craner!
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Enviro Corner - Week 9

Forest and Bird's Kiwi Conservation Club

KCC connects children with NZ's fantastic wildlife and wild places.

Remember to make sure your Kiwi Conservation Club membership is current. When you sign up, make sure that KCC has permission to email you. Then your local KCC will be able to send you information on the events and amazing adventures happening in your area. We are planning a Long-tailed bat adventure in December! By joining you are supporting our precious wildlife.

Kiwi Conservation Club


Try the new KCC weekly quiz!


Year 3 Discovery

Last week we started preparing the kumara for the growing season. We planted our tāpapa bed which is a kind of nursery for growing the tupu or shoots (also known as ‘slips’) that will then be planted out in our garden beds. We are also enjoying the fairy garden.

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Tukituki Whānau Festival

Next Thursday at Havelock North Intermediate we have the Tukituki Whānau Festival where the local schools come together and share an item or two. It is a relaxed low key affair and a nice way to start the first week of daylight saving. Our Kapa Haka be performing during the 15 minute time slot. No schools will be wearing costumes, so we ask our students to please come in their normal school uniform. The various schools will have a range of food stalls available. All we need is the weather to be kind to us!
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StockCo Blast in the Park is back for 2022!

After a break in 2021, StockCo Blast in the Park will be lighting up the Village on Friday 11 November. The committee are hard at work planning a fantastic event full of music, fun, food, activities and of course, fireworks!

We are delighted that StockCo are back on board as our major sponsor. To make this the best event yet, we need more support from our business community. We are on the hunt for sponsors who are keen to align their business with this epic community event.

Click here to view the 2022 Sponsorship Prospectus or email the committee at blastinthepark@hnps.school.nz

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New School App

Please contact Kerin on admin@hnps.school.nz if you are having trouble with the app.

Please remove the old school App from your phone.

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Cross Country Winners

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

SPORTS REGISTRATIONS Term 4 CLOSE this Friday 23rd September (No late registrations accepted)

More detailed information has been emailed to you and sent via the School App. Please contact me should you have any questions - Erica sport@hnps.school.nz

CRICKET Y5/6 Hardball

Registration for Year 5/6 Hardball

CRICKET Y3/4 semi-hardball

Registration for Year 3/4 semi-hardball


More info Superstar Cricket (to register go to www.havelocknorthcricket.co.nz)


Year 3 & 4 Netball registrations


Year 0-2 Netball registrations

CANOE POLO Y6 Spring/Summer

Canoe Polo Registrations


Year 0-2 Basketball Development Skills

Year 3&4 Registrations 3v3

Year 5&6 Registrations 3v3


Registrations for Year 0-6 Touch Rugby



Registration for Volleyball


Spring Waterpolo registrations


Summer Hockey Registrations


Y0-2 Funsticks Hockey

TENNIS Y5/6 Primary Interschool Tournament

Registration for Interschool Tennis

Some awesome Year 4 girls enjoyed a morning of football at the All Girls Football tournament last week - Look at those smiles!

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 brand new ball of their choice!

Home and School Fundraiser

“Sarah's Studio Art boxes”

ONLY one week to order so DO IT NOW!


Perfect for ^weekend boredom projects^, ^birthday prezzies^ or ^start Christmas shopping now!^

*Single craft box - $15

*Double craft box - $29

Thank you for further supporting our school fundraising efforts.

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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


Buy a lunch this week and be in the draw to win!

All orders this week go in the draw to win a $20 lunch credit.
Five winners will be drawn.

Winners will be drawn randomly. Open to all Lunchonline schools with lunches available 20th September until 30th September

Kind Regards
Trudi, Susan and Jane

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Term Dates 2022

Remaining 2022 Term Dates

Term 3 - ends 30th September

Term 4 - 17th October - 14th December

2023 Dates

Term 1 - 1st February - 6th April

Term 2 - 24th April - 30th June

Term 3 - 17th July - 22nd September

Term 4 - 9th October - 15th December

Up Coming Events


21st - Interschool Cross-Country

22nd - Board Meeting 5:30 pm

23rd - Year 0-2 Cross Country @ School

26th - Public Holiday - Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day

28th - Home and School Meeting 7:30 pm

29th - Tukituki Whānau Festival 5 pm - 7:00 pm @ HNI

30th - End of Term 3


17th - Start of Term 4

21st - Hawke's Bay Anniversary

24th - Labour Day

26th - Interschool Tennis (Primary)


31st Oct - 4th Nov Optimist Yachting

4th - Chess Tournament

11th - Blast in the Park

13th - HNP Tennis Tournament


7th - Year 6 Leavers' Assembly

12th - Final Assembly

14th - Last day of the school year - 1 pm close