Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 13th September 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

With the sad passing of the Queen, the NZ flag will remain at half mast until the day after the Queen's state funeral.

This week we welcome our new students; Dulcie and Francesca. Well done on making such a great start to school everyone!


This week is catch-up camp week for those classes who were impacted by Covid 19 in Term 1. The weather does look a little challenging over the course of the week, but hopefully our students get to experience as many of the outdoor challenges as possible.

Year 5's are heading to Guthrie Smith at Lake Tutira, while the Year 6 team venture to Highland Home in the Pohangina Valley in the Manawatu.

Monday - Wednesday Room 13, 26 & 27 camps

Wednesday - Friday14th - 16th - Room 24 & 25 camps


Some families opt to get external tutoring for their children with some of these sessions taking place during school hours. If tutoring is taking place during the school day please ensure the classroom teacher is aware of this, as your child will be missing some aspects of the daily programme. Please encourage the tutor to make contact with the teacher if there is anything we need to be aware of. It is really important that the tutor, teacher and family are on the same page so we can work together for the good of the student. Thank you.

EnviroSchools Silver Reflection

It was amazing for the school to gain our Enviro status silver status last week. A huge thank you to Sue Jarvis for her amazing leadership and our wonderful students, staff and wider community who have made this recognition a reality.

Greenlock Exchange

Last Friday we hosted Greenmeadows School in Rugby, Netball, Hockey and Football. It was a tough competition with lots of tight games. Greenmeadows came away with wins in Netball and Boys' football, While HNPS took out the Rugby, Hockey and Girls' football to retain the Greenlock trophy 3-2.

The result aside, the real highlight was the wonderful spirit this event was played in. A huge thank you to coaches & supporters for a wonderful event. A special thank you to Mrs Cooper, Mrs Cranswick and Mr Bain for their great organisation.

Quote of the week

One hundred years from now

It won't matter what kind of car you drove

What kind of house you lived in

How much money you had in the bank

Nor what clothes you wore


The world may be a little better

Because you were important in the life of a child.


Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Positive Behaviour For Learning

Focus for the next few weeks is...


  • We respect others' privacy
  • We leave it clean and tidy
  • We wash our hands

It is important to teach our children the appropriate behaviour in the toilets. Like any behaviour, we can't just expect children to know what to do. This is why we teach our tamariki the expected behaviours in the toilets.

Enviro Corner - Week 8

It is official - Silver Enviro status.

Such a fabulous team effort - Nga Mihi!

What a privilege it was to take our enviro facilitators around the school to hear and witness student passion and empowerment for learning and sustainable action. There was a real sense of pride and belonging felt by students, staff and our community.

Thank you team for the tireless work you do for the good of our students.

Good Caps

Well done! HNP’s running total as of 9 September is:

Plastic 46.75 kgs

Metal 132.75 kgs

Overall, we’ve collected over 1.7 tonnes of lids and caps so far from all schools involved in Good Caps! Wow, all that waste was diverted from landfill:)


The final day for PTB t-shirt orders is this Friday 16th September, so please place your orders this week. The Peak Trail Blazer T-Shirts can again be worn in Term 4 as school uniform. This year it is 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 PTB on the 20th November is a 100% fundraising event and we thank you all for your support. We are proud to be supporting HNPS and Re-Source 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 at the event please contact Catherine Wedd at peaktrailblazer@hnps.school.nz or 0212886770.

Many thanks

The PTB Team

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StockCo Blast in the Park is back for 2022!

After a break in 2021, StockCo Blast in the Park will be lighting up the Village on Friday 11 November. The committee are hard at work planning a fantastic event full of music, fun, food, activities and of course, fireworks!

We are delighted that StockCo are back on board as our major sponsor. To make this the best event yet, we need more support from our business community. We are on the hunt for sponsors who are keen to align their business with this epic community event.

Click here to view the 2022 Sponsorship Prospectus or email the committee blastinthepark@hnps.school.nz

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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


More detailed information has been emailed to you and sent via the School App. Please contact me should you have any questions - Erica sport@hnps.school.nz

CRICKET Y5/6 Hardball

Registration for Year 5/6 Hardball

CRICKET Y3/4 semi-hardball

Registration for Year 3/4 semi-hardball


More info Superstar Cricket (to register go to www.havelocknorthcricket.co.nz)


Year 3 & 4 Netball registrations


Year 0-2 Netball registrations

CANOE POLO Y6 Spring/Summer

Canoe Polo Registrations


Year 0-2 Basketball Development Skills

Year 3&4 Registrations 3v3

Year 5&6 Registrations 3v3


Registrations for Year 0-6 Touch Rugby



Registration for Volleyball


Spring Waterpolo registrations


Summer Hockey Registrations


Y0-2 Funsticks Hockey

TENNIS Y5/6 Primary Interschool Tournament

Registration for Interschool Tennis

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!


Archer Kinnear


Charlie Parish, Harry Tasker, Henry McLean


Aiden Munn, Dominic Nilsson-Wenham, Caitlin Tod


Tom Steiner


Sophie McLean

Home and School Fundraiser

“Sarah's Studio Art boxes”

ONLY one week to order so DO IT NOW!


Perfect for ^weekend boredom projects^, ^birthday prezzies^ or ^start Christmas shopping now!^

*Single craft box - $15

*Double craft box - $29

Thank you for further supporting our school fundraising efforts.

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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

Term 3 - 17th July - 22nd September

Term 4 - 9th October - 15th December

Up Coming Events


12-16th -Year 5 & 6 camp week

21st Te Kakano and Pakiaka visit Taniwha Daffodils TBC

21st - Interschool Cross-Country

22nd - Board Meeting 5:30 pm

23rd - Year 0-2 Cross Country @ School

26th - Home and School Meeting 7:30 pm

29th - Tukituki Whānau Festival 5 pm - 7:30 pm @ HNI

30th - End of Term 3


17th - Start of Term 4

21st - Hawke's Bay Anniversary

24th - Labour Day

26th - Interschool Tennis (Primary)


31st Oct - 4th Sept Optimist Yachting

4th - Chess Tournament

11th - Blast in the Park

13th - HNP Tennis Tournament


7th - Year 6 Leavers' Assembly

12th - Final Assembly

14th - Last day of the school year - 1 pm close