Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 14th June 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

We have two new students this week. A big HNP welcome to Sadie and Harry, who have both made a confident start in Room 23.

Year 6 to the GRIP Leaderhip Day

A big thank you to the Year 6 team for coordinating a positive day out for our Year 6 students at the recent GRIP https://gripleadership.co.nz/ leadership day. Thank you also to our parent helpers and to Hawke's Bay Technology, whose sponsorship reduced the cost for our students. The feedback from the students was really positive and the messages they received made them reflect on their own leadership journey.

Footnote Dance

Last week Footnote Dance instructors Cade, Veronica, Daja and Cecilia worked with the Te Rito classes and the senior dance groups. The Te Rito classes learned a new routine and then created dances based on their current topics of learning. The senior dance groups showed their dances so far and added onto these. It was awesome to work with professional dancers, get new ideas and learn new skills. I would like to express a big thank you to Shelley Washington for her organisation and to Melanie Shennan for her enthusiastic support. Great work team!

Support Staff Day

This Wednesday we recognise our support staff for the wonderful work they do in our school. These people really are amazing and make such a difference to our students. We have a special morning tea and a small presentation for each of them.

Cameron Graham Cup

This Thursday a number of our Year 5 & 6 students are taking part in the Cameron Graham (formerly Rex Graham) Cup. Please refer to the sports section for more information. Thank you to Erica Cranswick for her hard work along with the sports coordinators from the other schools.

Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


URGENT - Blast in the Park 2022 needs your help!

It is the Blast in the Park 17th year and we need volunteers to ensure we have another successful year.

This event is now engrained in our communities calendar and is an important fundraiser for HNPS. We are seeking commitment of volunteers to help pull this great event together, so have a think if this would interest you, talk to other friends at the school that would be keen and also talk to any other people that have a connection or passion for the Havelock North Primary School community. If you are interested or would like to discuss further please contact Steve Gregory by this Friday 17th June.

It is important to note if we don’t have enough volunteer support this event will not be able to go ahead for 2022.


027 549 9179


Steve Gregory

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Health Advice From the Ministry of Health

Kia ora koutou

There are increasing numbers of COVID- 19, influenza, and other viruses circulating in our

community, which is putting significant pressure on our hospital and GP services. This has seen a significant increase in absenteeism at schools, kura, early learning centres, te kohanga reo across Hawke’s Bay.

With the borders opening, we are expecting a big increase in influenza numbers. There is also a risk that measles, whooping cough or other vaccine preventable illness outbreaks will occur over the next few months. Babies are at greatest risk from these diseases but making sure the whole whānau is up to date will help protect them.

Advice if unwell:
Test for COVID-19 using a RAT.
If you test positive, upload your result to your My Covid Record and follow the Ministry of Health advice.
If you have had a COVID-19 infection within the previous 90 days and are unwell again it is very unlikely this is a reinfection of COVID. Repeat COVID testing (RAT and PCR) within these 90 days is necessary only on medical advice.
Stay home if unwell as winter viruses are very infectious.
Return to school/ kura/ early learning centre, te kohanga reo when symptoms have resolved. There may be some discretion used for children to return when they have improving and very mild symptoms such as a slight cough or runny nose but are otherwise well.
Wearing masks, cough etiquette and hand hygiene are strongly encouraged.
This helps to reduce the spread to other people.
Drink plenty of fluid.
Take some paracetamol or ibuprofen as directed.
Paracetamol and ibuprofen can help reduce pain, headache and fever.
Cold and flu medicines - warm lemon and honey drinks have been found to be as effective as cough syrups. On average, a cough after a viral infection lasts for 17 days.

When to see a GP:
If you have worsening symptoms, difficulty breathing, have pain in your chest, are feeling dehydrated despite drinking plenty of fluid, are coughing up blood, or have had fevers for more than five days or call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

School Photos this Friday

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Principal Award Winners

Congratulations to the students below who are Principal Award winners this week. Thank you for consistently showing our school values.


Congratulations to Zoe (Resilience), Breanna (Respect), Ella (Responsibility) and Brooklyn (Relationships). We are amazed with the way you consistently display our school values. Tino pai kids!
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Supreme Values Winner

Congratulations Willow from Room 7
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Enviro Corner - Week 7


This week's endangered organism is a plant, the Kakabeak. This plant is very special to New Zealand. There are two species and they are both desperately at risk of extinction in the wild.

The Maori name is Ngutukākā. Kakabeak is named for its gorgeous red flowers that look just like a kaka’s beak. Kakabeak are members of the pea family and they are very tasty and nutritious to all kinds of animals including rabbits, deer, snails, goats and pigs. They are so delicious that most have already been eaten. The rest are seriously in need of protection or they will be lost forever.

Hawke’s Bay and around Boundary Stream Mainland Island has some of the last Kakabeak plants found in the wild.

Here is a quote from David Attenborough:

“It’s surely our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth”.

Make our birds count We need your help to make a difference

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 This week we have pics of our HNP Canoe Polo and Barefoot teams in action!

Cameron Graham Tournament this Thursday 16th June

The Cameron Graham Tournament was originally named the Rex Graham Tournament and was traditionally a sports competition between Te Mata and HNPS. This has recently evolved and now includes Lucknow and Hereworth schools in a Tournament format. The name change from Rex Graham to Cameron Graham was implemented by Rex to remember the passing of his son, Cameron. While there is a cup / trophy / shield to win for each sporting code, the overall cup is for the school who shows the most courage, resilience and determination in recognition of Cameron Graham's journey. This is decided by the Principals and Rex himself as they observe the children through the course of the day.

All parents of players going should have been notified via email and completed the online permission form.

WHEN: Thursday 16th June (whole day) first games @ 10am.

WHERE: Mitre 10 Sports Park

WHAT TO WEAR: Players have either been given a uniform, or have been told what to wear (Performance t-shirts)

HOW: Players will get to and from the venue by bus. PLEASE BE AT SCHOOL BY 8.30am and head to the quad for roll call etc.

Remember to bring plenty of food and water, and a few warmer layers just in case.

Netballers and Hockey players - please bring a plate for the shared afternoon tea.

Spectators welcome - come along and support our HNP students! Remember that it is primary school sport and our referees/umpires are high school volunteers - keep it positive!

If your child is going to be unable to come eg; is sick, please let me sport@hnps.school.nz and the office know ASAP.

Barefoot 10's rugby kicked off this week!

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!


Sofia Webster, Lucia Haines, Caitlin Tod, Georgie Fleming, Amelia Knofflock, Amber Gregory, Tom Steiner, Poppy Brittain-Cain


Charlie Hansen


Stella Ashdown, Griffin Bellamy, Freddie Hickman, Sophie Horn, Blake Hyndman, Charlie Clarkson


Harry Tasker


Oliver Whitewood


Nuelle Badenhorst

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

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


16th - Cameron Graham Sports Cup -Year 5 & 6

17th - School Photos

20th - Matariki week

22nd - Mahuri (Year 5 & 6) Matariki open afternoon

24th - Matariki Holiday

29th - Stardome at HNPS

30th - Board Meeting


1st - Westpac Helicopter Appeal Mufti day

1st - Official unveiling of the Pou

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

8th - Last day of Term 2