Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School 11th May 2021


Kia ora koutou,

Over the next two weeks our Year 5 students will be away on camp for two nights at Lake Tutira. Room 1 are currently there while Room 4 travel up tomorrow with Room 2 being the final camp next week. We wish them all the very best for what we hope will be a challenging and rewarding experience. Thank you to our staff for their organisation and the wonderful adults who are accompanying them.

A special welcome to our new student Jack Lamborn.

Today we were fortunate enough to have a free artistic experience. Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre, Kahurangi Maori Dance Company and Mary Kippenberger collaborated to create a unique performance called Te Whawhewhawhe and Te Marama. Please ask you kids about this tonight. A big thank you to the team who provided this experience to our tamariki.

National Pink Shirt Day (Anti-Bullying) is next Friday 21st March. We look forward to supporting this very worth cause. We ask students wearing a pink shirt to please provide a going coin donation which will be sent on to the Mental Health Foundation.

A reminder that all local Primary and Intermediate state schools have a Teacher Only Day on Friday 4th June. On this date Havelock North Intermediate, Lucknow, Haumoana, Te Mata and Havelock North Primary will be doing some collective curriculum development work.

The lunchtime activities that started last week went very well with good number participating in Chess, Tackel Bullrush and 4 Ball Soccer. A reminder that chess for Years 5 & 6 students is held on Tuesday at lunchtime in the library, while Year 3 & 4 chess will be on Thursday lunchtimes. Tackle Bullrush is Wednesday lunchtime. Students will need a mouthguard and a change of clothes to participate. Four ball soccer will be offered on Friday lunchtimes. These activities are for all ages.


This term we are reviewing our Reporting to Parents Policy. If you would like to contribute to the review process please follow the instructions below.


Community username


Community password


  1. Follow the link to the policy in the table.
  2. Read the policy.
  3. Click the red Policy Review icon at the right-hand top corner of the page. A new screen will appear.
  4. Select your role (board member, staff member, or parent/caregiver) from the drop-down list.
  5. Enter your name (optional).
  6. Submit your ratings and comments.

Thank you and have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Uniform Shop

Is in search of another lovely volunteer to join the uniform shop on a Wednesday morning from 8.30-9.30. Email Suz on uniform@hnps.school.nz if you can help please. Thank you.
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Values Medalists

Congratulations to James Ferguson (Responsibility), Hugo Wedd (Resilience), Jonty Rose (Respect) and Maddie Westwood (Relationships) for being our Values Medal winners this week. Thank you all for being amazing role models in our school.
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SPORT Term 2

Please send any HNPS sporting action shots to sport@hnps.school.nz

HNPS sports this term

HNP students running for Hastings Harriers over the holidays

Hawks Basketball game

Luke Majors netting 2 out of 3 from the D line at the Hawks Basketball game quarter-time entertainment challenge - nice one Luke!


Last term a dedicated group of Year 4 students met in Room 20 each week, and made masks as part of a creative mask making competition for Primary and Intermediate Schools. The masks had to be made of mostly recycled materials. Paper mache was our base for the masks. We could not use perishable or edible items and the masks are to be hung in an exhibition at the Hastings Community Arts Centre in May for 2 weeks from 24th May - 5th June. Great job team and thank you to Mrs Strand for supporting these students.
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HNPS has partnered with Bounceboards NZ to promote this fun and exciting game. Known by many parents of the 80's & 90's as 'Gutterboards', Bounceboards have been causing plenty of excitement around the school grounds recently. Purchase your fully styled Batman, Superman, or plain Bounceboard today. If you are interested, please contact Richard at twn@hnhs.school.nz. Payment available through bank transfer 01-0533-0401309-00. Boards are $39.99 each with collection from the school office. Thank you.

Out and About

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Term Dates and Teacher Only Days 2021

Term 2 2021

3 May – 9 July Public holiday this term is Queen’s Birthday – Monday 7 June

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 Days

4th June

27th August

Up Coming Events

  • Year 5 Camps start - This week
  • HB Lit Quiz - Friday 14th May
  • Pink Shirt Day - Friday 21st May
  • Board Meeting - Wednesday 19th May @ 5:30pm
  • Sushi and Pie Friday 21st May
  • Home and School Meeting - Monday 24th May @ 7:30pm
  • Year 1-2 -Structured Literacy information evening - Wednesday 26th May 6-7pm
  • Teacher Only Day 4th June
  • Queen's Birthday - 7th June
  • Sushi and Pie Friday 11th June
  • School Photographs - Thursday 17th June
  • Sushi and Pie Friday 2nd July
  • End of Term 2 - Friday 9th July
  • Big Night Out - Saturday 7th August