Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School 3rd August 2021


Kia ora koutou,

I trust you all enjoyed a great weekend. The Room 6 & 7 deck project was completed on Sunday with a great group of helpers on board. Nick Sowman, Ben Redmond, Josh Shanley, Stuart Taylor and Stuart Moore all contributed to what is a fantastic resource for our kids. These gentlemen were well supported by an eager bunch of kids too which was great. Maurice Smith also provided some new trellis for the vegetable garden which looks amazing. Thank you so much team for your outstanding generosity and community spirit.

This term we say a big welcome to our new students. Well done to Waldo Burgoffer for making such a positive start to life at Havelock North Primary.

A reminder that Learning Conferences will be taking place from tomorrow (Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th August). School will finish at 12:30 pm on Wednesday. Please contact the school office urgently should you require your child to stay at school until 3 pm on that day. Thank you!

As mentioned in Friday's email, bookings closed last night to allow teachers time to prepare for interviews. Please contact teachers directly should you wish to make an appointment at a time which is more suitable.

A reminder that Campbell Street is still closed to through traffic this week. It is great to see a number of people dropping their children off at Duart Road. Hopefully, things will be back to normal next week. We will keep you posted.

On Wednesday the 18th August from 5:30 pm -6:30 pm we have a Hui to organise our Hangi which will take place in week 8. More information will be shared next week.

Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed



Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will be sending home your child’s Individual Photo Access Key to view and order their photo’s online.

Orders made before Midnight on SUNDAY 22ND AUGUST 2021 will have FREE DELIVERY.

Please do not lose this key as the school does not keep a list of these.


Unfortunately, headlice are doing the rounds again in local schools. We ask all families to please check children's heads and take action as necessary. Please be vigilant as this has been an ongoing problem and we would like to eradicate these re-infestations. Thank you!


Entries are now open for the Peak Trail Blazer 2021. You can enter online HERE https://eventplus.net/PTB21

The Peak Trail Blazer is one of our main school fundraising events and is a lot of fun for our kids and families.

This year we are selling the t-shirts online through the entry website page and we have several package deals available for families. The Peak Trail Blazer T-shirts can be worn as school uniform in the fourth term and will be handed out to classrooms on the first day of term four. So please get entering and ordering your t-shirts. The support is much appreciated.

We will be running a t-shirt slogan competition again this year. Classrooms will get forms next week and your amazing slogan ideas can be popped in the box at the school office.

The Peak Trail Blazer is a fundraising event, which supports the school and a charity in the community. Over the past 11 years, the event has raised over $200,000. This year 70% of the fundraising will go towards upgrading our school turf and the other 30% is going to support Re-Source, which is an amazing charity that keeps recyclables out of landfills and gives them to families in need in our community. Re-Source is growing by the day and they need help with storage and shelving, so the Peak Trail Blazer is getting right behind them. So please support the Peak Trail Blazer and ENTER now! Remember entries for the Tainui Trail are capped and sell out, so we encourage you to enter early.

If you would like to help support the event in any way please contact Catherine Wedd on 0212886770 or peaktrailblazer@hnps.school.nz

For more information about the charity we are supporting please visit their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/resourcehb

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HNI Open Evening

A warm invitation is extended to attend HNI's Open Evening on

Thursday 19 August from 6.30 pm

To assist with planning for 2021, it will be greatly appreciated if all applications for 2022 are received by Monday 30 August.

HNI representatives will shortly be visiting schools to talk with Year 6 students and to offer an invitation to whanau to attend our Open Evening on Thursday 19 August from 6.30 pm.

We invite interested students and whanau to view our digital prospectus and to complete either the in-zone or out-of-zone enrolment forms online. Please visit hni.school.nz to find these resources under the Enrolment tab. Hard copies of the enrolment forms may be collected from the school office.

We expect to have approximately 15 places for out-of-zone students in Year 7 and none in Year 8. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school's home zone. A ballot will be held if the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places. The boundaries of our school zone may be found on our website.

Applications are invited for out-of-zone places and must be received by Monday 30 August. If a ballot for places is required it will be held on Monday 6 September and parents will be informed of the outcome within three school days.

We look forward to meeting you at the Open Evening.

Ngā mihi

Julia Beaumont


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Values Medal Winners

Congratulations to our values medal recipients Jasmine Malcolm-Toleafoa (Respect), Liam Larkin (Resilience), Maddie Bourne (Responsibility) & Harry Daly (Relationships). Great job team!
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Principal Award Winners

Congratulations to this week's Principal's Award recipients. Thank you for being great role models and showing our school values.

Term 3 Sport

What's happening this term?

Primary Schools Netball Tournament - Tuesday 3rd August

Five teams representing HNPS.

GREENLOCK - Friday 6th August

A team representing HNPS for Netball, Hockey, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer and Rugby will be travelling to Greenmeadows this Friday for the annual Greenlock exchange.

REX GRAHAM - Friday 20th August

This exchange is looking a bit different moving forward, and will now be a full day tournament between a number of the Havelock North and surrounds schools. This year we are lucky enough to be able to send two teams for the following sports Netball, Hockey, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer and Rugby.

A HUGE thank you to the volunteers in the form of coaches, managers, teachers, parent transport help and supporters who are giving up their time to make this happen for the kids.

HNP School Cross Country - Thursday 2nd September

Super Sixes - Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th September

Sport actions shots - email to sport@hnps.school.nz

S T A C Awards for Term 3, Week 1

These are the students who are not only displaying our school values out in the sporting arena, but have been selected as they are demonstrating

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


Brooke Gold

Gabi Kight

Star Absolom

Cooper Kinnear

Kenzie Atkinson

Londyn Raukawa


Maddie Westwood

Bea Stewart

Renee Redmond

Freddie Mossman

Hannah Wedd

Emilie Sargologo

Mia Reid

Barefoot 10s

Waimaria Wainohu

Harrison Cutts

Out and About

Te Mata Park Tree Planting

Working Bee in Te Kahika

WHEN: Sunday 8th August 9am-12pm

WHERE: Meet at the lower tier of the Main Gates Car Park at 9am. We will walk through Te Kahika to check everything is planted correctly and all mats and guards are in. With remaining time, we may mulch some plants to prepare them for the warmer seasons, a necessary activity to ensure the survival of these young plants.

BRING: Gloves, appropriate footwear, a spade, drinking water and some snacks.

  • Please carpool to the site, whenever possible.
  • All are welcome, including tamariki.
  • Please confirm your attendance to Sara on sara@tematapark.co.nz

Communications & Education

Te Mata Park Trust

027 233 6099


Well done to the Tauroa Reserve Care Group, which includes our own Lucia Hains and her Dad

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Term Dates and Teacher Only Days 2021

Term 3 2021

26 July – 1 October

Term 4 2021

18 October – 16 December

Public holidays this term are Hawke's Bay Anniversary - Friday 22nd October and Labour Day – Monday 25 October

Teacher Only Day

27th August

Up Coming Events

  • Learning Conferences - 4th and 5th August
  • Greenlock Trophy vs Greenmeadows School- Friday 6th August
  • Hawke's Bay Chess Tournament - Friday 6th August
  • Big Night Out - Saturday 7th August
  • BOT meeting - Wednesday 11th August - 5:30pm
  • Home and School meeting - Monday 16th August -7:30pm
  • Hangi Hui -Wednesday 18th August 5:30pm
  • HNI Open Evening -Thursday 19th August
  • Rex Graham Cup - Friday 20th August
  • Kids Sing Wednesday 25th August
  • Teacher Only Day - Friday 27th August
  • HNPS Cross Country - Thursday 2nd September
  • Senior Cultural Show Arts Performance @ Peak Vision Church - Monday 22nd September
  • Term 3 ends - Friday 1st October
  • Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day Friday 22nd October
  • Labour Day Monday 25th October
  • Peak Trail Blazer - Sunday 31st October
  • Blast in the Park - Friday 5th November
  • HNPS Athletics - Friday 12th November
  • School Year finishes - Thursday 16th December