Havelock North Primary School - 12th April 2022
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
S - Sportsmanship T - Teamwork A - Attitude C - Coachability
Breanna Herman, Breyan Rae, Liam Brown, Charlie Smith, Stella Bourke, Oliver Kana, Chloe Maloy
Pippa Mead, Emma Barrett
Out and About
Room 9 had a nice surprise for Miss Denny who recently got engaged
Carys and Pippa proudly displaying the poppies they made
Ex HNPS Principal Ian Holford sitting in the new Principal's office
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