Havelock North Primary School - 22nd March 2022
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
on behalf of HNPS Home and School Association Incorporated
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 email@example.com. Or you can text the programme directly if it is after 2 pm on 021 837 795.
Principal Award Winners
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
WEEDING DAY IN THE TAUROA FOREST
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 email@example.com
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