Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 12th April 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

This week we say a big welcome to new students William, Emma, Olivia and Daniel. We are very proud of the way you have settled into school so well.

Thursday is the last day for this term. I would like to thank our staff, students and wider community for their wonderful support over what has been an interesting and at times testing 11 weeks. There have been a lot of challenges to overcome and it is inspiring to see how people have stepped up and supported one another. We do anticipate a more settled start to Term 2, where hopefully we will be operating under orange level and Covid numbers will continuing to decline.

Ukraine Mufti day

$1089 was raised last Friday for the Red Cross Ukraine appeal which is a fantastic effort. Our Student Council says a big thank you and well done.

ANZAC Day Service

Each year on ANZAC day our Year 6 Cultural Leaders are given the opportunity to represent our school at the local ANZAC service in the Village. This year's service will start at 9am in the Village centre. Students are asked to wear their school uniform and meet Mrs Cameron and myself near the flower shop by the Cenotaph at 8:45am. Students will lay a wreath and pay their respects.

School App

Please check that you have turned notifications on in the @school app (settings on the main screen). Please also check that you are allowing notifications for @school app under your phone settings. We don't want you to miss any messages. Thank you!

Have a fantastic couple of weeks everyone and stay safe if you are travelling.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed



Room 8 students using the portable CO2 monitor to check their class levels. The good news was that the reading in Room 8 was well under 800 (569), so in the green zone.
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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.

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.


Congratulations to Noah Bryson (Relationships), Casey Mawson (Respect), Samantha Parkinson (Responsibility) and Xavier Dooney (Resilience). We are very impressed with the way you consistently display our school values. Tino pai kids!
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Ted the Reading Dog

Last Tuesday the Year 3 children in Rooms 6 and 7 had a party to celebrate selling 100 copies of Ted the Reading Dog book. Ted and his brother Floyd came to school with their owner Daryl to party with the children. After photos they had an iceblock and a lolly scramble on the field. Ted and Floyd chased and retrieved apples and the children cheered. It was funny when Floyd ate his apple before he got it back to Daryl and Ted couldn't find his. Ted is a trained therapy dog and will be starting reading with the Year 3 children next term. He will also be a part of the Discovery Learning programme like last year. The children are excited to have Ted helping out.


Our focus for the week is 'We Use Safe Hands'.

This focus helps the children to understand when games are becoming a little too rough. We have noticed that most of the unsafe hands have been happening around playing tackle rugby on the field. Although we love rugby, the children need to remember that tackle can happen next term, on Wednesday and Friday lunch times, when a teacher is supervising and mouthguards are worn. At other times we play touch rugby, which is safe for all. If your child is rugby keen, please remind them of this expectation. Thank you.

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Enviro Corner - Term 1 Week 11

This week the Year 5 and 6 classes are walking up to Te Mata Peak to mulch and weed the native area which was planted last year by our then, Year 5’s.

Fantastic Kaitiakitanga, team!

Many thanks to the Webster family for donating Limestone which added the finishing touches to the Year 4 garden. Wonderful Mahi was shown by the students bucketing and spreading the limestone around the pathway of the garden beds.

Amazing Manakitanga has been shown by different groups in our school and wider community.

A job well done everyone!

New School App

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

Joll Campbell Chambers Duart


To make up a chant that represents your house and can be easily sung by all house members.

A chant is a catchy, rhythmic way to show support to a group. E.g… Come on the Bay, Come on the Bay, Black, white, alright… Come on the bay.


  • The chant must go for no longer than 20 seconds

  • The chant must be positive

  • Must include house name

  • Must be fun

  • There may be actions included (not compulsory)

  • Every entry will receive 5 house Points

Winning entries will receive a FREE lunch

Entries must be given to your class teacher by Friday 6th May. Class teachers will pass all entries onto House Captains after that. The House Captains will choose the winners and they will be announced during assembly the following week.

This chant will be used by houses during house events.

Good luck and have fun making up the chant.

Mr Bain

Sports at Havelock North Primary School

Term 2 Sports Registrations CLOSED.

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

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!


Breanna Herman, Breyan Rae, Liam Brown, Charlie Smith, Stella Bourke, Oliver Kana, Chloe Maloy


Pippa Mead, Emma Barrett


Oskar Lundberg

Out and About

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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


14th - Term 1 ends


2nd - Term 2 begins