Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 22nd March 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

Thank you for your support last week with the Teacher Only Day. This was an excellent day of online learning as we collaborated with our neighbouring schools in a number of areas.

Learning Conferences

A big thank you to all those who were able to attend our online conferences last week. We appreciated your flexibility and taking the time to connect. These connections are particulary powerful at this challenging time.

This week Mr Stygall, Mrs Te Whaiti, Mrs Sarah Allen and Miss Baker will have their conferences. Bookings for these teachers can also be made using the link https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/

The booking code is st5tf

These bookings will be cut off on Wednesday at 9:00am. Any bookings after this time will need to be made by emailing the classroom teacher. Thank you!

COVID-19 lastest information

We are hopeful this week that Covid positive numbers will soon start to taper off. Yesterday we reported 13 new cases over the three day long weekend. This week there has been a slight drop off in the number of students isolating which is a positive sign.

Just a reminder for students isolating. Day 0 is the first day of isolation and students can return to school on Day 8 following a negative Day 7 test. There is no need to return a negative test on Day 7 if you are a positve case. These students can return to school if they are symptom free. There seems to be a trend with a number of isolating students testing positive on their last day of isolation.

Cabinet are likely to release some changes to the rules tomorrow afternoon, so a number of the current requirments may be obsolete shortly. We will certainly keep you posted as new information comes to hand.

Have a great week everyone!

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Home and School - Notice of Annual General Meeting

Next Monday 28th March is the Home and School Association Inc AGM

(same as a PTA/ Friends of the school etc).

Venue: School Hall Time: 7:30pm.

We will have some vacancies such as Board of Trustees rep and Secretary - so if you are able to offer your skills with only two meetings a term, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know if you wish to know more or would like to be nominated.

It’s great to have a good representation across the year groups. You are very welcome to come along, get involved and have a say.

The 2nd committee meeting of the year will follow the AGM.

We offer zoom for those unable to get babysitters or who do not wish to physically come. Please advise if you are planning to come (so we can ensure we are following the correct procedures/numbers with covid regulations) or if you would like the zoom link.

Contact: The secretary Anna via email homeandschool@hnps.school.nz

on behalf of HNPS Home and School Association Incorporated

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.

Principal Award Winners

Congratulations to the students below who are Principal Award winners this week. Thank you for consistently showing our school values and making such a great start to the school year.

Enviro Corner - Term 1 Week 8

Room 12 started to planted seedlings in the new garden beds just before the rain came tumbling down!

The Year 3's enjoy foraging in the garden each morning to see what treasures have grown overnight.

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

Term 2 Sports Registrations will open this week. An email will be sent out and you can click on the links and register from there.

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

Photo: Mia B has done superbly in the Hastings Gymnastics HBPB comp. 2 x 2nds and her team came first overall!

S - Sportsmanship T - Teamwork A - Attitude C - Coachability

There will be a bunch of STAC awards in each Sports Teams gear bag (these will be distributed next week). 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!

FUTSAL - Charlie Tricklebank, Liam Browne

HOCKEY - Reuben Buckley, Ed Symes

CRICKET - George Larkin, Liam Larkin, Robbie Lewis, Sam Cranswick, Ed Symes, Lily Ives, Harry Tasker, Mac Bayliss, Henry Cranswick, Stella Bourke

NETBALL - Georgia Kavana McGhie, Stella Bourke, Charlotte Palithorpe, Evie McLaughlin, Scarlett Price

Out and About

Working Bee Sunday 27th March

Dear Te Mata Park Volunteers,

Please join us for a working bee focusing on weed control around the native plantings in the Tauroa Forest (plateau above Giant Redwoods) from 9am on Sunday 27th March.
In line with the Covid-19 vaccination policy adopted by the Te Mata Park Trust Board last year, we respectfully ask that anyone over the age of 12 attending our volunteer events, be vaccinated.
Location and registration details below. We hope to see you there!


The relatively wet end to the summer has given the weeds a bit of a boost and we would love your help to get them under control and ensure our native plantings have some room to thrive. We will be trampling around the native plants to ensure they don’t become swamped by large weeds and grasses, and pulling weeds.
WHEN: Sunday 27th March 9am-12pm
WHERE: Tauroa Forest
Meet on site at 9am (see map- approximately 15-20 minute walk from car parks).
From the MAIN GATES CAR PARK, follow Chambers Walk or the green track to the purple/blue track (FIRST entrance to purple track on Chambers Walk) toward the Giant Redwoods for 800m.
From TAUROA CAR PARK, the site is a 1.3km walk via Chambers Walk. Follow Chambers Walk to where the blue and purple track meet (SECOND entrance to purple track off Chambers Walk). Once on purple/blue track, head up the hill. At top of hill, continue on purple track toward the Giant Redwoods and you will see the area on the plateau above the redwoods. Location indicated by white arrow in the map below.
BRING: Gloves, appropriate footwear, drinking water, and some snacks.

  • Please note that it is a 20 minute walk to the planting site, so please be aware of this for younger children or those with compromised mobility.
  • Please carpool to the site, whenever possible.
  • All are welcome, including tamariki.
  • Please confirm your attendance to Eleanor on eleanor@tematapark.co.nz

Term Dates 2022

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

2022 Teacher Only Day

Friday 3rd June

Up Coming Events


23rd /24th March Learning Conferences (Rooms 2, 5, 15 & 26)

24th Board Meeting 5:30pm

28th Home & School meeting 7:30pm


14th - Term 1 ends


2nd - Term 2 begins