Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School -23rd August 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

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

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 numbers 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

This Friday is Daffodil Day. Students can wear mufti and bring a gold coin to support the Cancer Society. This is not compulsory. Year 3-6 students will also be going to Anderson Park for a Cross Country practise on Friday, so please ensure any mufti is suitable for a range of activities. Thank you.


Unfortunately there has been some individuals tagging the school in the weekends. Much of this tagging has taken place on the senior playground and is really inappropriate for young eyes.

To that end, we love our community using our facilities in the weekend as it often deters these sorts of people from coming on site.

Parent Evening -Year 3-6 Structured Literacy

Thank you to those people who were able to attend the Structured Literacy evening last week with Fiona Wilder and iDeaL Learning. We hope you found this informative. A big thank you also to our teachers for attending and to Toni Te Whaiti and Shona Burrough for coordinating this evening.

Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Suggestion Box

We are always looking for ways to tweak and improve what we do at HNPS. We now have a suggestion box in the foyer if you have any thoughts or ideas for us to consider. Thank you!
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Big Night Out Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who supported the Big Night Out last weekend. It was such a fun night and together we raised over $29,000! Amazing!!

This money will go towards swimming lessons for every student in the school, as well as other development projects at HNPS, and 30% of the profit will be given directly to local charity, Thermals for Children here in Hawke’s Bay.

This event cannot run without the incredible support and generosity of our sponsors, so please take note of them below and be sure to support them where you can.

Home and School Sushi and Pie fundraiser

This Friday the 26th


Select Menu - "Sushi and Pie Menu HNPS" Order by 9am this Thursday.

The Sushi rolls have been made slightly larger but two are still recommended for older children.

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 over flowing. 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.

Lunch Online

HAVELOCK NORTH PRIMARY fundraising lunches for Term 3 can be ordered online through www.lunchonline.co.nz


To set up a Lunchonline account:

1.Create an account: https://orders.lunchonline.co.nz/Home/RegisterAccount

2. Add member(s) including name, school, and classroom

3. Top up with your credit card or internet banking

4. Select your child’s lunch and submit an order

Any queries please email: info@lunchonline.co.nz


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. As 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

All welcome to our open evening on Tuesday 23rd August at 6pm

Enviro Corner - Week 5

Good Caps

HNP’s running total @ 18 August is:

Plastic 25 kgs

Metal 97 kgs

Overall, we have collected over 1 tonne of lids and caps so far from all schools involved in Good Caps.

Wow - all this has been saved from the landfill.

Keep them rolling in everyone.

Reusing and repurposing Tshirts in Year 3 Discovery.

Ms Washington has taught the children how to hoop weave old Tshirt strips to make cushions. The sleeves are used to make smaller wall hanging weavings. It is great seeing the children being the teachers and helping each other!

We’d love your old Tshirts - any colour or size. Please send them to Room 6 or 7. Thank you.


Entries are open for the Peak Trail Blazer on November 20th. It’s been great to see so many entries in the last week.

We are encouraging you to get your entries in and please order your t-shirts if you would like one for your children or yourself as we will just be doing one order this year.

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 final day for t-shirt orders will be 16th September, so please place your orders.

The PTB 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 catherinew@bostock.nz or 0212886770.

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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 4pm, 7 September. If your 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

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!


Frankie Spriggens, Charlie Parish, Luke Majors, Henry Cranswick, Lily McLaughlin


Jonty Haldane, Carson Creswell


Archer Kinnear, Sean Martin

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

Some winter sports came to an end this weekend, here's some pics of some happy (muddy) faces!

Our school Winter Hockey, Netball and Barefoot teams, and also the club Football and Rugby teams played / play their last game of the season last week / this week. Being a member of a sports team is such a good way to teach, and reinforce, all of our school values and STAC values - contributing to active, healthy and well rounded children.

I wonder what our families will do with their Saturday mornings for the rest of the term?!

Summer Cricket at Havelock North Cricket Club

We have just opened up our registrations for the next cricket season for any children and families that may be interested in playing Club cricket this summer, for the Havelock North Cricket Club.

We are now the largest Junior cricket club in Hawkes Bay and offer a great coaching and playing programme for all female and male cricketers. Our juniors love playing for the Club, learning new skills, enjoy playing 11-aside games and have lots of fun.

Please direct anyone interested in playing to our club website www.havelocknorthcricket.co.nz

Once there, please click on the Junior registration button and follow the instructions.

If anyone needs any help or has questions they can contact me.

Steve Field


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

Up Coming Events


23rd - HNI Open Evening -TONIGHT

24th - Whānau Hui 5:30- 6:30pm

26th -Daffodil Mufti Day

31st - HNPS Cross-Country


21st - Interschool Cross-Country

22nd September - Board Meeting 5:30pm

26th September - Home and School Meeting 7:30pm

30th - End of Term 3

Te Mata Park Working Bee

Join us on Sunday 28 August, from 9-12, for our last big volunteer event of the planting season!

We will be working to protect 2,000 newly planted native trees with plant guards and weed mats.
We hope you can join us and please share our Facebook post or forward on this email to help spread the word. We will be capping this event at around 45 people.
Further details and registration information below. We hope to see you there!

Working Bee - Sunday 28 August
Where: Te Kahika (the new land). Meet at Tauroa car park
When: Sunday 28 August, 9am-12pm
What to bring: gardening gloves, sturdy footwear, water bottle
What you need to know

  • The terrain is quite steep and uneven, young children will need to be closely supervised
  • Wet weather postponement will be advised via email and our Facebook page
  • If you are unwell, please stay home
Please confirm your attendance to eleanor@tematapark.co.nz