Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 31st May 2022

Big picture


Kia ora koutou,

We have one new student this week. A big HNP welcome to Roie who has made a wonderful start in Room 21.


Thank you to those wonderful people who were able to attend the Hui last Wednesday. We were really proud of our students. Some of the pupils who introduced themselves had very limited English a few months ago, so for them to speak in front of a large crowd was a real achievement. Our Kapa Haka have only been together for a few short weeks and they appreciated the opportunity to share some of their work to date. A big thank you to Whaea Robin and her supporting teachers, Tara Wilkins and Rebecca Northe for their hard work with this group.

Teacher Only Day

A reminder that this Friday 3rd June is a holiday for Havelock North State schools. Lucknow, HNI, Te Mata, Haumoana and ourselves have a day of professional development together.

Solar panels

We are now over halfway towards achieving our $13,500 target. Sponsorship is $225 per panel, which we can accept as a donation to the School. If you would like to help the school with our solar panel project, please email pjackson@hnps.school.nz

Payments can be made by internet banking to account number 12 3439 0017857 00 or by cash or eftpos at the school office.

Have a relaxing long weekend everyone and please take care if you are travelling. Remember Monday is a holiday too(Queen's Birthday).

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Big picture

Home and School News

Blast in the Park 2022 needs your help!

It is the Blast in the Park 17th year and we need volunteers to ensure we have another successful year.

This event is now engrained in our communities calendar and is an important fundraiser for HNPS. We are seeking commitment of volunteers to help pull this great event together, so have a think if this would interest you, talk to other friends at the school that would be keen and also talk to any other people that have a connection or passion for the Havelock North Primary School community. If you are interested or would like to discuss further please contact Steve Gregory by Friday 10th June.

It is important to note if we don’t have enough volunteer support this event will not be able to go ahead for 2022.


027 549 9179


Steve Gregory

Big picture
Big picture

Principal Award Winners

Congratulations to the students below who are Principal Award winners this week. Thank you for consistently showing our school values.


Congratulations to Evelyn (Responsibility), Ruby (Resilience), William (Relationships) and Jade (Respect). We are very impressed with the way you consistently display our school values. Tino pai kids!
Big picture

Supreme Values Winner

Congratulations Tom Chambers!
Big picture

Winners of the Juicy Token from our Values Prize Draw

Big picture

Enviro Corner - Term 2 Week 5


Black-billed gulls are in desperate trouble!!

  • Did you know that Black-billed gull numbers have dropped by 80% over the last 30 years?

  • They are now as endangered as the Kākāpō and Māui dolphin.

  • Black-billed gulls are endemic, meaning they only live in NZ and nowhere else in the world.

  • If we don’t look after them no other country will.

Why are Black-billed gulls endangered?

  • Hedgehogs, stoats, cats, ferrets and rats eat their eggs and chicks.

  • Black-backed gulls eat their eggs and chicks.

  • They are losing their homes because of climate change and flooding.

  • Their favourite places (braided rivers) are rare.

  • Four-wheel and two-wheel driving and dog walking during the breeding season is very dangerous for eggs and chicks.

Where do they live?

  • They live on the river beds of braided rivers.

  • Most gulls live in the South Island.

  • There are a few Black-billed gulls in the North Island and even some in Hawkes Bay.

  • I have seen Black-billed gulls at Ocean beach and Ahuriri Estuary.

I don’t want Black-billed gulls to disappear in my lifetime! We have a duty to help these beautiful birds. Please learn about these amazing birds and give them your support.

Find out more-



THANK YOU from Lucia Haines

New School App

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

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 Kmart voucher at the end of the term!


Eva Balcombe, Ava Scott, Grace Davies, Lucy White


Lachie Scott, Patch Stafford, Arlo Bartlett


Charlie Parish


Aiden Munn


Daniel Richards, Caro Gannon, Buddy Taylor, Reuben Buckley, Zoe Forster, Jasper Jones, Lachie Scott, Hannah Wedd

Tough Guy / Girl Event


UNIFORM: school performance t-shirt and navy shorts (maybe some warm merino layers too)

WHAT TO BRING: towel and a change of clothes - it will likely be very muddy and there are hot showers available afterwards.

NOTE: There will be a HNPS staff member present who will provide a 'meeting point' for the HNPS attendees in the form of school gazebo and tarpaulin. As stated previously, all children attending are the responsibility of the parent / caregiver transporting them to and from the event.

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

Te Mata Peak Park

Winter Planting Day

Dear Te Mata Park Volunteers,
Join the Te Mata Park team on Arbor Day, Sunday 5 June, for our big Winter Planting Day of 2022. We will be planting in the new block near the ponds area, from 9-12, followed by a sausage sizzle.
We have an ambitious goal to plant 2,000 native trees on the day – another step towards our target of planting 60,000 native trees in four years. Our volunteers have been a big part of our planting success and it is wonderful to see our native plantings from the last few winters already thriving - thank you.
We hope you can join us and please share our Facebook post or forward on this email to help spread the word.
Location and registration details below. We hope to see you there!


Where: Te Mata Park (the new block, near the ponds area). Access via Tauroa Car Park, or walk down from the Main Gates Car Park
When: Sunday 5 June 9am-12pm, followed by a sausage sizzle
What to bring: gardening gloves, sturdy footwear, water bottle, spade (pointed planting spades are best)
What you need to know

  • If possible, please carpool or arrange to be dropped off, to reduce car park congestion
  • The terrain is quite steep, young children will need to be closely supervised
  • Wet weather postponement date will be Sunday 12 June, alerts via our Facebook page
  • If you are unwell, please stay home
Please confirm your attendance to eleanor@tematapark.co.nz.

We hope to see you there!

Term Dates 2022

2022 Term Dates

Term 2 2 May - Friday 8 July

Term 3 25th July - 30th September

Term 4 17th October - 14th December

2022 Teacher Only Day

Friday 3rd June

Up Coming Events


3rd - Teacher Only day

6th - Queen's Birthday holiday

17th - School Photos

24th - Matariki Holiday


8th - Last day of Term 2