Havelock North Primary School - 20th September 2022
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to our Values Award Winners for this week
Supreme Values Award Winner
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.
Tukituki Whānau Festival
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.
Cross Country Winners
Year 5 Girls
Ist - Manon
2nd - Amelia
3rd - Saskia
Year 4 Girls
Ist - Mia
2nd - Emma
3rd -Olympia (absent)
Year 4 Boys
Ist = - George
1st = - Henry
3rd - Guy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
CRICKET Y5/6 Hardball
CRICKET Y3/4 semi-hardball
SUPERSTAR CRICKET Y0-2
CANOE POLO Y6 Spring/Summer
TOUCH RUGBY Y0-6
FUTSAL - FULL
SUMMER HOCKEY Y5/6
FUNSTICKS HOCKEY Y0-2
TENNIS Y5/6 Primary Interschool Tournament
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
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.
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
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
Trudi, Susan and Jane
Term Dates 2022
Remaining 2022 Term Dates
Term 3 - ends 30th September
Term 4 - 17th October - 14th December
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