Havelock North Primary School - 4th May 2022
Kia ora koutou,
Welcome back everyone. I trust you all had a rewarding couple of weeks with your families.
This week we say a big welcome to a number of new students. Well done to Beau, Daniel, Finn, Thomas, Ariella and Govind. We are very proud of the way you have settled into school so well.
We also welcome Miss Kate Thorburn who is teaching in Room 5, Mrs Kirsty Bayliss and Mrs Brenda O'Loughlin who are teaching in Rooms 12 and 14 respectively, while Mrs Boyd and Mrs Duligall are away.
ANZAC Day Service
A big thank you to our Cultural Leaders Ellie, Ruby, Brooke, Sophie, Nita and Fergus who laid the ANZAC wreath at the Havelock North Cenotaph. A special thank you to Mrs Cameron for her organisation and Kate for helping out. Great job team!
A reminder that at Orange level, face masks are no longer required at school, although they are strongly encouraged when indoors for Year 4-6 students and staff. We ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, continue to wear a mask whenever they enter classrooms or indoor spaces. Masks are not required when outdoors.
Aside from the change ot the mask mandate, we will keep all the other health measures in place. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick.
Have a fantastic week everyone.
- Royal blue polo shirt or blue and white performance polo – short sleeve with the school logo
- Navy shorts/ skort/ trackpants. Canterbury navy blue shorts are acceptable as well.
- School Fleece or Jacket (with logo).
- Gingham School Dress.
- Navy tights – optional and worn under gingham tunic or skort.
- Navy or white ankle socks.
- Navy merino/ polyprop/ thermal – only to be worn for extra warmth under the shirt.
- Navy Blue School Logo Beanie
- Jewellery -plain studded earrings or a wristwatch.
- Nail Polish is not permitted.
- A Taonga is appropriate
- There is no specific uniform shoe. We do however expect children to wear shoes that are practical for a range of experiences including physical education.
- For health and safety reasons (head lice etc), all hair longer than shoulder length is to be tied back with a black or a navy hair tie. Only navy or black headbands are to be worn. Any other hair embellishments are not accepted, e.g. large bows.
Bizzy Bodz After School Care Programme at HNPS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can text the programme directly if it is after 2 pm on 021 837 795.
Principal Award Winners
This focus helps the children to understand when games are becoming a little too rough. We have noticed that most of the unsafe hands have been happening around playing tackle rugby on the field. Although we love rugby, the children need to remember that tackling can happen this term, on Wednesday and Friday lunch times, during supervised Tackle Bull Rush as long mouthguards are worn and children have a change of top. At other times we play touch rugby, which is safe for all. If your child is rugby keen, please remind them of this expectation. Thank you.
Enviro Corner - Term 1 Week 2
We featured in the Hawke's Bay Today recently - (Abridged Version)
Havelock North Primary School has almost cut its power bill in half as it moves to solar power.
Havelock North Primary School has made the most of the summer sun after a school family kindly donated $60,000 worth of solar panels to the school.
School Principal Nick Reed says they were excited about the generous donation as the school is targeting enviro school’s gold status.
“We have already seen our power bills reduced by at least 50 percent which is such an amazing cost saving for the school.”
The solar panels were installed last year by parent, Gavin Streeter’s business Isaac’s Plumbing Pumping & Electrical.
“We really wanted to donate a sustainable asset to the school which could have long term benefits for our school, the community and our Tamariki.”
The school Board estimates the solar panels will save the school in excess of $300,000 over the next ten years.
“Already there has been a significant cost savings with the school reducing its electricity usage from around 11,000Kw in February 2018 to 3000 kilowatts in February 2022 and the school has increased in size and has more air conditioning units,” said Mr Streeter.
“We are very grateful to the Streeter family for providing an asset to the school which can keep on giving. It’s also helping reduce our carbon footprint as a school.”
The school has also set about educating the children about the electricity savings.
“We have an app on our devices where we can monitor the solar energy generation and it’s awesome to see the kids get excited and get behind this initiative. They are passionate to learn more about how electricity is generated.”
The school is now planning to implement more solar panels and is extending the invitation to other parents who are keen to purchase panels for the school.
Solar Panel Donation Opportunity
Further to the correspondence sent out at the end of last term. Thank you to those wonderful people who have donated so far. We are well on the way to 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 email@example.com
Payments can be made by internet banking to account number 12 3439 0017857 00 or by cash or eftpos at the school office.
Thank you for your support.
The Havelock North Primary School Board
House Chant Competition
Joll Campbell Chambers Duart
To make up a chant that represents your house and can be easily sung by all house members.
A chant is a catchy, rhythmic way to show support to a group. E.g… Come on the Bay, Come on the Bay, Black, white, alright… Come on the bay.
The chant must go for no longer than 20 seconds
The chant must be positive
Must include house name
Must be fun
There may be actions included (not compulsory)
Every entry will receive 5 house Points
Winning entries will receive a FREE lunch
Entries must be given to your class teacher by this Friday 6th May. Class teachers will pass all entries onto House Captains after that. The House Captains will choose the winners and they will be announced during assembly the following week.
This chant will be used by houses during house events.
Good luck and have fun making up the chant.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
S - Sportsmanship T - Teamwork A - Attitude C - Coachability
Some sports kicked off last week, and the rest will begin this week.
Rippa Rugby Tournament & TOUGH GUY / TOUGH GIRL EVENT info
RIPPA RUGBY THIS WEDNESDAY 11th (Year 3/4) AND THURSDAY 12th (Year 5/6)
WHAT: A Rippa Rugby Tournament (entries now closed)
WHEN: Year 3/4 Wednesday 11th May, Year 5/6 Thursday 12th May - whole day. Students meet at school in the quad at 8.45am to get ready for the bus. Please let the school know ASAP if your child is sick that day.
WHO: Year 3-6
HOW: Students will be bussed from school to Ron Giorgi and back (there will be some cars transporting some of the Year 5/6 students, and then some netballers will be leaving the tournament early to go to the Netball tournament.)
UNIFORM: Performance top and navy blue shorts. Please pack lots of food / drink / warm clothes
PARENT HELPERS: please meet us at Ron Giorgi Park at 9.30am (We still need parent helpers for two Year 6 teams - please contact Emily Cooper email@example.com or Erica firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help)
Our PALS, Mr Bain and Mrs Cooper will be running a Rippa Rugby session this Tuesday lunchtime for the Year 3/4 (and those Year 5/6 students who which to participate) so they are familiar with the game/rules
TOUGH GUY & GIRL event
WHAT: A running event with obstacles, mud and plenty of fun!
WHEN: Thursday 2nd June
WHERE: Clifton Station
WHO: Years 3-6
HOW: HNPS will NOT be organising car pooling this year. Should you wish your child to participate we recommend organising with friends to carpool there and back. Parents must also pick up racing bibs and stay with the kids they are responsible for, for the day. I will likely attend and take a gazebo / tarpaulin as a base for those from the school who are attending.
Click on this link to enter https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=38230&OrgID=20511
Out and About
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