Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 27th September 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

I trust everyone enjoyed a bit of rest and relaxation over the long weekend. A reminder that Friday is the last day of the school term so take care if you're heading away. I would like to thank the community for their support over the term. A special thank you to our amazing staff for their commitment to our tamariki.

Tukituki Whānau Festival

On Thursday at Havelock North Intermediate we have the Tukituki Whānau Festival where the local schools come together and share an item or two. It is a relaxed low key affair and a nice way to start the first week of daylight saving. Our Kapa Haka be performing during their 15-minute time slot. No schools will be wearing costumes, so we ask our students to please come in their normal school uniform. The various schools will have a range of food stalls available. All we need is the weather to be kind to us!

We had initiallly asked that students arrive at HNI at 5:30pm. The programme does start from 5pm, so if families can be there from 5pm to support the other schools that would be outstanding. Thank you!

Further information below.

Cross Country

Well done to all our students who competed in the Hastings Inter-School Cross Country last week. A number of our students did very well. In the photo, you can see the Year 3 boys placings with several HNP students lining up in the top ten. Conditions were wet underfoot and congratulations to all our students for their resilience and determination. Thank you also to those parents who supported the event and to Emily Cooper for her organisation.


The Board agreed to have 30 out-of-zone places available for 2023 and the ballot is now open. The plan for this process is:

  • Ballot opened on 19th September
  • Close the ballot on 20th October
  • Draw the ballot if required on 25th October
  • Notify parents by 28th October

Covid Update

There have been no reported Covid 19 cases at the school for some time. Just a reminder of the recent changes. Household contacts, including those who have not had COVID-19 in the past 90 days, do not need to isolate for seven days. Household contacts are recommended to test daily for five days from when the case in their household tests positive and wear a mask when they are out. If they subsequently test positive, they will be considered a ‘case’ and be required to complete seven days of isolation.
Household contacts who have COVID-19 symptoms should stay home regardless of the result of their rapid antigen test (RAT).
People with COVID-19 must continue to self-isolate for seven days.

Quote of the week

Education is not the filling of a pail,

but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Have a rewarding couple of weeks with your families everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Home and School News

The last Home and School Meeting for the term is tomorrow, Wednesday 28th September @ 7:30 pm in the school staffroom (upstairs). We would love to see you there.

Thank you to the fantastic PALs team who spent their lunchtime counting up the yummy stickers for everyone. Great job! 5184 were collected this year. Thanks to the lovely Yummy Fruit Company the school will get a share of the $200,000 DG Sports gear prize pool.

Positive Behaviour For Learning

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Focus for the next few weeks is...


  • We respect others' privacy
  • We leave it clean and tidy
  • We wash our hands

It is important to teach our children the appropriate behaviour in the toilets. Like any behaviour, we can't just expect children to know what to do. This is why we teach our tamariki the expected behaviours in the toilets.

Principal Awards

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

Values Medals

Congratulations to Leyla (Resilience), Brooklyn (Relationships) , Finn (Responsibility) , and Mieke (Respect). Thank you for being superstar kids!
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Supreme Values Award Winner

Way to go Camilla!
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Enviro Corner - Week 10

This is the last week of the Good Caps competition. Here is an update from the Good Caps team.

As an enviro school, we would like to keep the collection of caps going. Changing behaviours and making a difference by diverting as much as possible from the landfill is important. Please keep collecting. We will leave the collection bins outside the hall (not down by room 14).

A big thank you to the following cafes and restaurants who have also been supporting this cause - Smith & Sheath, Malo, Maina, Pipi’s, Piku, Mary’s, the Work Room, Alessandro's, Wright and Co, Bay Espresso Mon’s, Hawthornes, At E’s Cafe, Loading Ramp, Turks, Giant, Olive Tree.

If you are able to do a weekly pickup for us from one of the cafes or restaurants above please let Mrs Jarvis know.

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Upcoming trip - KCC - Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre - 30 Oct

Thank you to all those who registered for the visit to the Napier Port Kororā (Little Blue Penguin) Sanctuary on 14th Oct. We're just about at capacity for this event. For those who registered, I will be in touch soon.

Thanks to our friends at KCC Napier, we have another exciting opportunity to share with you, this time with the Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre located at EIT Taradale. The Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre is a nature based outdoor learning space with the "aim to grow future generations of New Zealanders who understand the impact of their actions and inactions on creating a healthy and sustainable future for us all." It's also a great place for outdoor play and being connected to nature. Details and registration link below - we'd love to see you there.

We are also swiftly approaching Bird of the Year!! Kiwi Conservation Club HQ has put together some fun and informative resources to help you pick your bird and then campaign for it:



Voting opens on 17th October and closes on 30th October, so be sure to pick your bird and place your vote!


Ōtatara Outdoor Learning Centre and KCC welcome you on a nature wander and discovery time where we will have the opportunity to learn about a special place in Te-Matau-a-Māui and engage in activities including bugs, birds, and sensory play in nature.

Enviroschools facilitators Megan McBride and Sonya Sedgwick will lead activities along with Sara Shaw of KCC Napier. Megan has worked closely with Ōtatara Outdoor Learning Centre in the past, and she will be sharing her wealth of knowledge with us about this special place.

DATE: Sunday 30th October from 10 am - 1 pm.

MEETING POINT: EIT Taradale campus - Meet at 10 am at the bottom of the driveway near the "O" (Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre) on the map. Located on the left-hand side of the map and marked with a red X. Park in the nearby car park - marked with a red dot on the map.

BRING: Lunch, water bottle, a cup or mug for wai rākau and tea, sturdy shoes for walking, and clothing for any weather (hats, sunscreen, etc).

TO REGISTER: Please click on the link to complete registration https://forms.office.com/r/1Br6r6cuQ7

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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StockCo Blast in the Park is back for 2022!

After a break in 2021, StockCo Blast in the Park will be lighting up the Village on Friday 11 November. The committee are hard at work planning a fantastic event full of music, fun, food, activities and of course, fireworks!

We are delighted that StockCo are back on board as our major sponsor. To make this the best event yet, we need more support from our business community. We are on the hunt for sponsors who are keen to align their business with this epic community event.

Click here to view the 2022 Sponsorship Prospectus or email the committee at blastinthepark@hnps.school.nz

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New School App

Please contact Kerin on 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

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!

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

HNP's Got Talent

Last Friday we were treated to a wonderful variety of talented students showcasing their skills in the HNP's Got Talent Show. Well done to everyone who was involved; we were very proud of you all.



Our five lucky winners from last weeks
"Buy a lunch and go in the draw Promo" are..

Westbrook School - Jordana
St Bernadettes - Ted
Havelock North Primary - Maggie
Oakura - Sienna
Huanui - Nyla

All winners will have $20 credited to their Lunchonline accounts and Lunchonline will also notify winners by email.

Kind Regards
Trudi, Susan and Jane


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Term Dates 2022

Remaining 2022 Term Dates

Term 3 - ends 30th September

Term 4 - 17th October - 14th December

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


28th - Home and School Meeting 7:30 pm

29th - Tukituki Whānau Festival 5 pm - 7:00 pm @ HNI

30th - End of Term 3


17th - Start of Term 4

21st - Hawke's Bay Anniversary

24th - Labour Day

26th - Interschool Tennis (Primary)


31st Oct - 4th Nov Optimist Yachting

4th - Chess Tournament

11th - Blast in the Park

13th - HNP Tennis Tournament


7th - Year 6 Leavers' Assembly

12th - Final Assembly

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