Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School 6th July 2021


Kia ora koutou,

Last Friday the Year 5 students went to the Tauroa Road reserve to plant trees in the newly acquired area of Te Mata Park. This will remain a very special area for these students in the years to come as it matures. A big thank you to Mrs Cooper for coordinating this event, teachers, students and the amazing parents who supported them. Click on the link below from last weekend's NZ Herald.


Learning Conferences will be taking place on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th August. The purpose of these conferences is to revisit the goals(s) set and Term 1, set new goals and discuss the Term 2 school report which comes out on Friday. Conferences will be 15 minutes in duration. On Wednesday 4th August school will close and conferences will begin at 1:00pm. We would be most grateful if students could be collected at 12:30 pm on Wednesday 4th August, although we do understand this is not possible for all families. Please let the school office know should your child need to remain at school until 3pm that day. All remaining students will be supervised in the hall. Normal school hours will resume on Thursday 5th August.

The password to book conferences is:



On the first day of Term 3, we will have a Powhiri for the students who are starting on the first day of term. This will be a scaled-down version, as we will be using the school hall, Only the Kapa Kaha and our Year 1 classes will make up the Tangata Whenua. If there is a member of the public who would like to do the speaking on behalf of the Manuhiri please let us know asap. This Powhiri is open to all whānau who have joined our school after the school year started. At the conclusion there will be a morning tea in the hall. We would love to see you there.

Thank you all for your support during what has been another busy and successful term. I would also like to thank our wider staff for their excellent work with all stakeholders. Please take care if you are travelling over the holiday break and we look forward to seeing you all back safe and well next term.

Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed



A special Matariki celebration involving HNHS, HNI, Haumoana, Lucknow, Te Mata and our school is being held at Havelock North High School in the quad area from 5.00 - 7.00 pm on Tuesday 6th July.

Our HNPS Kapa Haka is performing at 5.40 pm and these students are asked to be there by 5.15 pm to warm up. Kapa Haka students are to wear school uniform, please. We will provide headbands. We will be shown to the classroom where we can warm up with Whaea Robin, Mrs Field and Mrs Wilkins. Children can be collected from that room after our item is over.

At 5 pm there is a karakia to open the event.

Available from 5 pm onwards:

  • Food stalls (cash only - no eftpos) with sausage sizzle, hamburgers, Hangi, Haumoz scones, hot chocolate and slice
  • Artwork from all contributing schools will be on display in the library
  • Face painting
  • Telescopes

Parking will be available in the main school carpark, along the back of the school and street parking.

If it is wet, it will be held in the HNHS gym.

To give back to our community, we ask that students bring a can or any food item (non-perishable) to our school by next Monday so we can prepare a hamper to donate to Women's Refuge. Please bring these items to your class teacher and they will be collected from there.

We look forward to seeing you at the Matariki celebration at the high school next week!

Road Patrol Help Term 3

We need parent help for Road Patrol in Term 3. Road Patrol requires an adult supervising Year 6 children from 8:15am until 8:45am or 3pm until 3:15pm on weekdays. If you can assist with any morning or afternoon next term please contact Mr Bain. We would really appreciate your help.

Nga mihi,

Greg Bain


Asbestos Removal

A Minus has been engaged to carry Asbestos removal from within the Administration block soffit as part of the administration block redevelopment project. The asbestos is to be removed on either the 13th or 14th July 2021. The area will be fully fenced with appropriate signage. The Asbestos removal will follow Worksafe guidelines and MOE procedures. Thank you
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Values Medalists

Congratulations to this week's winners; Anna Northe-Koorey (Responsibility) , Angelina Laing (Resilience), Dylan Sutherland (Respect) and Mila Paewai-Robinson (Relationships).

Thank you team for being outstanding role models in our school.

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Principal Award Winners

Congratulations to all our Principal Award recipients this week. We are very proud of you all.

SPORT Term 2 - please email through any action shots to sport@hnps.school.nz

This Week's STAC AWARDS Recipients

All of Term 2 STAC award recipients will go into a draw to win a $20 voucher at the end of year Values assembly

S = Sportmanship T = Teamwork A = Attitude C = Coachability


Benji Lamborn

Fraser Kersjes

Laura Daly

Charlotte Crowther


Georgia Broome

Amy Drake

Ben Biddles-Brown
Holly Morton

Jack Paterson

Cooper Hattingh

Ruby Jarvis

Out and About

Te Mata Park Tree Planting Dates

All volunteer days will run from approximately 9 am to 12 pm.

Sunday 18th July– Te Kahika planting

Sunday 25th July- Rongoā garden

Sunday 8th August– Planting day

To stay up to date with our volunteer events, go to our website: https://www.tematapark.co.nz/current-park-info/

Or sign up to receive our volunteer newsletter for regular updates: https://www.tematapark.co.nz/get-involved/#donate

Another option is to donate trees. At $10 a tree, they make a wonderful gift, and each donation helps to fund our planting projects.


For more details or to register your attendance, please get in touch with me.

Thank you so much for your time, and please consider joining us and becoming kaitiaki of our maunga.

Ngā mihi nui,

Sara Shaw

Communications & Education

Te Mata Park Trust

027 233 6099


Term Dates and Teacher Only Days 2021

Term 2 2021

3 May – 9 July

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

27th August

Up Coming Events

  • End of Term 2 - Friday 9th July
  • Term 3 begins - Monday 26th July
  • Learning Conferences - 3rd and 4th August
  • Big Night Out - Saturday 7th August
  • Kids Sing Wednesday 25th August
  • Teacher Only Day - Friday 27th August
  • HNPS Cross Country - Thursday 2nd September
  • Term 3 ends - Friday 1st October
  • Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day Friday 22nd October
  • Labour Day Monday 25th October
  • Peak Trail Blazer - Sunday 31st October
  • Blast in the Park - Friday 5th November
  • HNPS Athletics - Friday 12th November