Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 1st November 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

Welcome to November everyone. A big welcome to our new students Jaxson, Wolf, Ace and Reef. Well done on making such a positive start to school life at HNPS.

Mufti Day - This Friday

A big thank ypu to everyone who was able to support the Supper Club Mufti Day last Friday. $710.80 was raised to help local families in need which is fantastic. Please let the school know if you are aware of anyone in our local community who may need a little bit of respite.

Solar update

Many of you will be aware, but I'd just like to give an update on the solar panel project and it's positive impact on the school finances.

Due to the amazing generosity of the Streeter Family and Isaac's Plumbing, Pumping and Electrical our school power budget is roughly half of what it was meaning we have saved close to $15,000 per year on power. This means there are many students who are benefitting in many ways as a result of this initiative which is brilliant.

Caleb Robinson & Bayleys

A huge thank you to Caleb Robinson and the Bayley's team for their recent $2000 donation to the school. Caleb came to the school assembly last Friday to present two $1000 cheques which is amazing. Thank you so much!

Peak Trail Blazer and Blast in the Park

A big thank you to the organising teams of these amazing events. We were lucky enough to have Steve Gregory and Catherine Wedd attend Friday's assembly to promote these events. Please get in behind and lend your support as I know volunteer numbers are a bit light at present. The good old saying, "many hands make light work," certainly holds true in this case.

These events raise significant funds for our school. An example of this is the upcoming installation of the large turf which we hope will take place in December. The Dell playground project is also on the cards for next year. Exciting times ahead!

Community Consultation

Later this week a survey will come out asking our community some questions about the school and ideas for continuing to improve what we offer. The Board would value your feedback to help inform strategic planning.

Quote of the week

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." — Winston S. Churchill

Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


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HNI Dance Festival

Dance Festival 2022

Four dance groups (fifty children) took part in the Primary Dance Festival on Monday at HNI, which was a fabulous celebration of dance. The Year 4 girls - Survivors, were coached by Brooke Speers (a previous HNP student and dancer) and gained Highly Commended. These girls showed great commitment to this special Year 4 dance programme. The Year 6 girls - Mufasa, won first place with a highly energetic, dazzling, flamboyant performance. The boys team- The Chemical Brothers, coached by Melanie Shennan, were competitive, highly original, and the only boys team competing this year. The Year 5 girls - The Angels, brought an angelic, galactic dimension to the event, and looked fabulous in their white and red costumes. Huge thanks to all the parents who helped their children stay committed to dance this year, and who helped with transport and face painting.

Thank you so much to coaches Shelley Washington, Melanie Shennan, Brooke Speers for their tireless work and all the amazing people who supported us with costumes. Much appreciated!

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StockCo Blast in the Park - We Need Your Help!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! The StockCo Blast in the Park cannot happen without parent support - this is one of the main fundraisers for the school and we need your help.

WE NEED ONE HOUR OF YOUR TIME ON THE NIGHT, Friday 11th November between 5 pm - 9 pm

Please click on the following link to register that you would like to volunteer and choose which time slot you would like to do on the night: https://forms.gle/DC7TRKMMUvi7XGv86

If you have any questions for the committee please email blastinthepark@hnps.school.nz

The StockCo Blast In the Park is Hawke's Bay's biggest and best annual fireworks event!

Held in the Havelock North Village at Anderson Park, this family community event is run by Havelock North Primary School as one of their main fundraising events.

It's a night of live entertainment for the whole family with picnics, food trucks, fun stalls for the kids, bouncy castles and a magnificent Fireworks display at 9 pm!

Purchase your tickets to StockCo Blast in the Park online by 9 am Monday 7 November 2022 to be in the draw to FLICK THE SWITCH on the fireworks finale!

Click here to purchase your tickets online now: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2022/blast-in-the-park/havelock-north

Peak Trail Blazer

We are just over two weeks away from the Peak Trail Blazer on the 20th November and the organising committee is in full swing.

It’s been great to see the Peak Trail Blazer T-shirts being worn around school. We have a few extra t-shirts in certain sizes, so if your child missed out and would like a t-shirt, please get in touch.

We are looking for volunteers who can help marshal on the morning of the event, 20th November, or help with registration on November 19th from 12 - 2 pm. We would really appreciate the support so if anyone can lend a hand, we would be very grateful.

Entries have been going strong and we aren’t too far away from selling out the Tainui Trail, so please make sure you get your entries in so you don’t miss out.

If you can help, please contact Catherine Wedd on 0212886770 or peaktrailblazer@hnps.school.nz

Kind Regards,


Catherine Wedd, Hilary Wagner, Jess Cranswick, Vicky Morris

One week left to order Calendar Art

Orders are only open for one more week to purchase Calendars, Cards, Diaries, Mouse Pads and Sketch Pads personalised with your child's own artwork that they created in class last term.These make great Christmas gifts for family and friends - perfect for posting to family overseas! You can even upload additional art, pictures, photos, etc to the Kids Art Works online ordering site to create your own.

Follow these instructions to place your order online:

1. Go to www.kidsartworks.com

2. Use the Entrance Code: KZ1765

3. Enter your child’s room number and name

Orders close 11.30pm, Monday 7 November 2022. Payment can be made over the website via credit card or account2account.

Thank you for supporting an important Home & School fundraiser.

School Waiata -Tutira mai nga iwi

Tūtira mai ngā iwi,

tātou tātou e

Tūtira mai ngā iwi,
tātou tātou e
Whai-a te marama-tanga,
me te aroha - e ngā iwi!
Ki-a ko tapa tahi,
Ki-a ko-tahi rā
Tātou tātou e

Tā-tou tā-tou e E!!
Hi aue hei !!!

English Translation

Line up together people
All of us, all of us
Stand in rows people
All of us, all of us
Seek after knowledge
and love of others - everyone
Think as one
Act as one
All of us, all of us

All of us, All of us!!
Hi aue hei !!!



Our Focus for the next few weeks is... Around the school

  • We are respectful of our belongings - focus on school uniform

Our school uniform guidelines are:

  1. Royal blue polo shirt or blue and white performance polo – short sleeve with the school logo

  2. Navy shorts/ skort/ trackpants. Canterbury navy blue shorts are acceptable as well.

  3. School Fleece or Jacket (with logo).

  4. Gingham School Dress.

  5. Navy tights – optional and worn under gingham tunic or skort.

  6. Navy, black or white ankle socks.

  7. Navy merino/ polyprop/ thermal – only to be worn for extra warmth under the shirt.

  8. Navy Blue School Logo Beanie

  9. Jewellery - plain studded earrings or a wristwatch.

  10. Nail Polish is not permitted.

  11. Taonga permitted

If your child is missing a piece of uniform then please send a note along so that the teacher is aware of this.

The uniform shop is open Monday and Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:30 am and Thursday 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm should you require any new items of uniform. The Lost Property box is usually overflowing so check there first.

Principal Awards

Congratulations to the following students for their wonderful work and for consistently displaying our school values. Tu meke!

Values Medals

Congratulations to Lola (Relationships), Olivia (Respect), Lily (Resilience), and Reuben (Responsibility). Thank you for being superstar kids!
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Values Winners

Enviro Corner Term 4 Week 3

Wow, you did it HNP….Silver Enviro status - how cool is that! Great job everyone!

Veggie Pods - Thank you to the Wallace family for the kind donation of a Veggie Pod which the Year 6’s are using as part of their Living World inquiry.

Last week we were given another Veggie Pod and veggie mix to set it up. Thank you Richard Lucus and New World. The children are looking forward to using this.

Pea Straw/Hay

Te Rito require pea straw to help mulch the veggie gardens over the summer period. We are wondering if anyone has some they may be able to donate or a contact for where it can be purchased. Please contact Sue Jarvis or Rebecca Northe.

Kiwi Conservation Club

HNP students had a lot of fun learning about the Korero (Little blue penguin). They also explored Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre - a special place in Te-Matau-a-Māui and engaged in activities including bugs, birds, and sensory play in nature.


Buy a lunch this week and be in the draw to win!

All orders this week go in the draw to win a $20 lunch credit.
Five winners will be drawn.

Winners will be drawn randomly. Open to all Lunchonline schools with lunches available 1st November until 4th November 2022

Kind Regards
Trudi, Susan and Jane


New School App

Please contact Kerin at admin@hnps.school.nz if you are having trouble with the app.

Please remove the old school App from your phone.

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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

Photo is of our first session of Superstar Cricket Y0-2 kicking off on Monday afternoon. Late registrations are welcome:)

Current Sports Registrations available

HNPS Tennis Tournament - 13th November (Year 3-6) - all welcome! CLOSING SOON

See below for details https://enrolmy.com/havelock-north-primary-school/book-now/161-HNPS-Tennis-Tournament-

Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Erica sport@hnps.school.nz Havelock North Primary School

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

The coach and/or manager get 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 brand new ball of their choice!


Nita Barley, Angus Mortenson


Patrick Wallace


Haylyn Wagner, Waldo Burgoffer, Manon Matsunaga


Jony Rose, Henry Cranswick, Max Godsiff, Lily McLaughlin, Freddie Hickman


Hannah Wedd


Aiden Munn


Luke Majors, Gabi Kight


Sofia Sampson

Home and School Fundraiser

“Sarah's Studio Art boxes”

ONLY one week to order so DO IT NOW!


Perfect for ^weekend boredom projects^, ^birthday prezzies^ or ^start Christmas shopping now!^

*Single craft box - $15

*Double craft box - $29

Thank you for further supporting our school fundraising efforts.

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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.

Out and About

Term Dates 2023

2023 Dates

Term 1 - 1st February - 6th April

Term 2 - 24th April - 30th June

Term 3 - 17th July - 22nd September

Term 4 - 9th October - 15th December

Up Coming Events


31st Oct - 4th Nov Optimist Yachting

4th - Chess Tournament

11th - Blast in the Park

13th - HNP Tennis Tournament

16th -Year 3-6 School Athletics

20th - Peak Trail Blazer


7th - Year 6 Leavers' Assembly

12th - Final Assembly

14th - Last day of the school year - 1 pm close