Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 30th August 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

Welcome to Jacob who is a new student in Room 23. Well done on making such a great start to school.

Principal for the Day

Well done to Year 5 student Grace Davies who was our Principal for the day last Friday. This was an auctioned prize at the Big Night Out. A big thank you to Grace's parents Evan and Hilary for their amazing support.

Out of Zone Enrolments

Very shortly the Board will be announcing the number of out of zone enrolments we have for 2023. In order to do this with a degree of certainty, we need to know the number of in-zone students we have for 2023. If you have a child due to start in 2023 and have not yet enrolled them, can you please contact the school office asap. Thank you!

Daffodil Day

We raised $718.30 for the Cancer Society last Friday. Thank you to everyone for your generous support.

Cross Country Year 0-2

Unfortunately, due to the state of the school field, the Year 0-2 cross country has been postponed to Friday 23rd September.

Cross Country Year 3-6

The Year 3-6 Cross Country is still going ahead tomorrow with some slight changes. Anderson Park is very wet so the Council has allowed us to run the event, but only if we stay off the rugby fields. We have looked for alternative days to run this event, bit this is hard with an already busy calendar. We have decided that Cross Country is an event that can be run in all conditions and it will be good for the children to give it a go tomorrow. On this note, the children will get muddy (even if they don't slip over). Please ensure they bring a change of clothes to run in and a towel to wipe any excess mud off after the race.

There is limited space for the children to sit, so we are splitting Te Rito and Mahuri groups up.

Year 3 and 4 (Te Rito) children will head down at around 10:30am and the first race will be around 11am. They will return to school, as a group, when they have completed their races.

Year 5 and 6 (Mahuri) will head down after Morning Tea at 11:20am and have their first race at around 11:45am. Please let your child's class teacher know if you can assist us with walking to and from the park.

Please note these times are approximate only.

Pay it Forward Cards

Last year, Guy Sowman, currently a Year 4 student, inspired us to create some Pay it Forward cards. This week your child will bring home a Pay it Forward card and we encourage them to do something kind for someone they know. In turn, the recipient will pass the card on to someone else with a similar good deed.

Shona Burrough Retirement

At the end of this year, Mrs Burrough will retire as our Deputy Principal. Shona has been at HNP for 15 years and has driven our curriculum over this time. We wish Shona all the very best with her pending retirement and we will enjoy working alongside her for the next few months. The Board are currently in the process of appointing Shona's replacement and will announce this in due course.

Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Dance Groups

Well done to our four dance groups who did a wonderful job presenting to an appreciative group of adults last night.

Thank you so much to all those wonderful people who assisted our teachers with the costumes, make up etc. A special thank you to dance tutors Shelley Washington, Melanie Shennan and ex-pupil Brooke Speers for their fantastic work.

Principal Awards

Congratulations to the following students who have consistently displayed our school values. We are very proud of you all.

Values Medals

Congratulations to Molly (Relationships), Jason (Respect) and Freddie (Responsibility) for being our values winners this week. Boston was our Resilence medal winner. Unfortunatley he was away so will feature next week. Thank you for being superstars kids.
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Values Awards

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Congratulations Lily

HNP student Lily McLaughlin was the highest fundraiser for the Tough Guy and Tough Gal Challenge! ($1646 !!)

We wanted to say thank you to Lily for all her hard work to support families staying at RMHC New Zealand!

Thanks to Lily, kids in the hospital will be able to have their parents close to them while they recover.

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The Supper Club

The Supper Club has been running at HNPS for the past few years. We have a freezer in the hall with frozen meals and baking for the school to use at its discretion when a family within the school has a family challenge and could do with a care package.

The freezer currently needs stocking up.

There are containers in the back room of the hall by the freezer so please feel free to take one to fill with a meal or baking, label/date and pop into the freezer. A bought meal would also be amazing if you aren’t a cook!

In addition, if you know of a family who would benefit from one of these please let the office know, it will be kept completely confidential.

Many thanks for helping support our school.

Positive Behaviour For Learning

Focus for the next few weeks is...

We put our belongings away responsibly.

We have had so many children leaving their jerseys lying around and our lost property box has been overflowing. Most jerseys have a name so these can be handed back. We are having a real push on children picking up their jerseys (and other belongings) and putting them away. We hope this push transfers to home also. Help us by encouraging your child to put their belongings away at home.

School Books

School Books.

We need your help!

Firstly, occasionally our school readers inadvertently get left at home. We really need to have them returned. Our bookroom is looking quite sad as we no longer have full sets of books to use with our reading groups. It costs a great deal to keep our supply of reading resources current and adequate in number to ensure each child has access to books at an appropriate level. So, please send in any books you may have at home.

Also, could you please ensure that your child returns their reading book straight back to their bookbag after it has been read - to help keep it from being damaged. Unfortunately, we have had a lot returned beyond repair. Thank you for your support with this.

Havelock North Intermediate Enrolments

Enrolments for Havelock North Intermediate School close on 30 August 2022

Please enrol via our website https://etap.co.nz/OnlineEnrolment/EnrolmentForm/enrol/2572/0/0

Enviro Corner - Week 6

Good Caps

Well done! Our running total @ 26 August is:

Plastic 37.75 kgs

Metal 107.75 kgs

Polly Pekapeka

Congratulations Lucia on a wonderful article written for the Kiwi Conservation Magazine around Polly's adventures while residing at HNP.

Lucia's full story is on their website - our Polly page: www.kcc.org.nz/polly-pekapeka-adventures

(scroll down to the bottom of the page)!

We can confirm that Lucia will be in the Nov issue of Wild Things as a conservation hero!

Keep up your great mahi for pekapeka and HNP!

My name is Polly Pekapeka, and I have just been to stay with Lucia in Havelock North.

I have been going absolutely batty helping Lucia’s Primary School raise lots of money for the long-tailed bat. I met Mrs Jarvis, and the school enviro-group, who worked very hard to raise awareness about long-tailed bats and how critically endangered they are.

The school learnt a song about bats and their echolocation. They read lots about bats, and put a slide show together about long-tailed bats. The school had a bat dressing-up competition and an art competition, and as a well-travelled bat, I got to judge them. The winners were amazing! I ate lots of Bennetto Pekapeka chocolate too!

Together we raised $1122.60! We gave the money to the Department of Conservation to help protect long-tailed Bats in Hawke’s Bay.

Best of all, I got to meet Poppy Pekapeka, who is a giant long-tailed bat who lives at Waikato Museum! We look quite alike so I think we may be long-lost cousins

** PTB T-Shirt Orders Close in Two Weeks **

The final day for t-shirt orders will be 16th September, so please place your orders. The Peak Trail Blazer T-Shirts can again be worn in Term 4 as school uniform. This year we are introducing a navy blue dri-fit t-shirt which will be more breathable for walking and running. T-shirts are going to be distributed at the end of this term. We are also running a t-shirt photo competition for the children with more details to come. T-shirts can be ordered at https://eventplus.net/PTB22.

The PTB on the 20th November is a 100% fundraising event and we thank you all for your support. We are proud to be supporting Re-Source and HNPS again this year. You can enter the PTB at www.peaktrailblazer.co.nz

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

School Board of Trustee Elections

You should have received your voting paper by now. Please bring your voting paper into the school office and place it in the box at reception before 4 pm, 7 September. If you are posting your vote, the postal votes must be received at the school office by 12 September.
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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 This week's photo is of HNP Steel after their final game last Thursday!

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 brand new ball of their choice!


Tom Chambers, Dominic Nilson-Wenham


Brooke Gold, Poppy Brittain-Cain, Carys Seccombe


Dan Schnell

Hockey & Netball Unison Medalists

Our coaches and teams had the very difficult task of choosing a Unison Medal recipient for their teams. These players demonstrate all our STAC values and are wonderful representations of our school. The best thing was each coach found the decision very hard as there were so many to choose from - ka pai HNPS!


HNP Stars - Charlotte Every, HNP Diamonds - Sofia Webster, HNP Mystics - Waimaria Wainohu, HNP Pulse - Ava Scott, HNP Steel - Amelia Knofflock


HNP Kiwis - Casey Mawson, HNP Tuis - Olivia Holder, HNP Pukekos - Daniel Richards

HNPS Ski Team

Unfortunately the NIPS Ski competition was cancelled this year. The team is shown below in their Ski team kit which they can wear for this week at school.
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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 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 - 25th July - 30th September

Up Coming Events


31st - HNPS Cross-Country Year 3-6 students only (tomorrow)


1st - Barefoot 7s

8th - Year 6 Tech Taster @ HNI

9th - Greenlock Shield

12-14th - Room 13, 26 7 27 camps

14th - 16th - Room 24 & 25 camps

21st - Interschool Cross-Country

22nd - Board Meeting 5:30pm

23rd - Year 0-2 Cross Country @ School

26th - Home and School Meeting 7:30pm

29th - Tukituki Whānau Festival 5pm-7:30pm @ HNI

30th - End of Term 3