Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School 28th September 2021

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Kia ora koutou,

Last week was a really positive week for our school. The Year 4 team did a wonderful job at Camp Wakarara with the support of a fantastic group of parents. Raewyn and the teaching team had put a lot of work into planning this experience and it is great to see the smiling faces return having had a wonderful experience.

The Rex Graham Cup was superb last week. Erica Cranswick and the team did a wonderful job of organising the event. While our school did incredibly well results wise, I was particularly proud of the great sportsmanship shown by our students. Thank you to our dedicated coaches and managers who made this event possible for our students.

Toanga specialist, Aaron Greaves worked with our long serving Kapa Haka kids last Wednesday. Thank you to Mr. Bain for coordinating this event and to our Board for supporting the financial outlay. This was a really special experience for these tamariki. Checkout the link from our Facebook post last week for more information.


Finally, our Junior Cross Country was held last Wednesday and was an excellent example of school spirit. The Year 0-2 students did an incredible job and it was heartening to see the rest of the school supporting them so well. A huge thank you to our Physical Activity Leaders (PALs) for their hard work and leadership. A special thank you to Mrs. King and the teachers for their thorough organisation. Check out the link produced by Miss Northe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeNoboB8J3c The Year 4-6 Cross Country was held today in "good old school cross country conditions". Well done to our students for their amazing resilience and support for one another. Please see the HNP Facebook page tomorrow for more information. A big thank you to Emily Cooper and Erica Cranswick for their organisation and to the parent helpers who braved the conditions in support our tamariki.

Friday marks the last day for Te Rito team leader Raewyn Field. Raewyn will start her new role as Assistant Principal at Arthur Miller school next term. We sincerely thank Raewyn for her tremendous dedication over the past 15 years at HNP. She has been a high quality classroom teacher, team leader, literacy leader & Te Ao Māori Think Tank leader who will be greatly missed. We wish her every success in her new role. The school will farewell Raewyn on Friday. Unfortunately under Alert Level 2 conditions we are unable to have parents present at this farewell.

Have a fantastic two weeks with your families everyone and please take care if you are travelling over the holiday period.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Seed Sale

I am raising more money for the Maui dolphins by selling seeds. I collected these from my garden at home. The seeds I am selling are: Sweetpea, Christmas lily and snail vine. Each packet is $2 and there are at least 10 seeds in each. All money raised goes to the Maui dolphins.

I am also taking orders for Rose campion and Lavatera.

Please email me or come and see me if interested. lucia3vp9@hnps.school.nz

Thank you!

From Lucia Hains

Room 3

HNP Enviro Corner Week 10 Term 3

Manaakitanga - building an ethic of care within our school and wider community.

After another magnificent harvest from the veggie garden at Year 3 Discovery last Monday, Kate kindly offered to take the produce home to make splendiferous soup for our school supper club. Wow, this is an example of ‘pay in forward’ going in circles. We are so lucky to have such wonderful parents supporting our school community in so many ways. The children were so proud to be a part of this kind deed.

How much do you know about New Zealand’s natural places and the creatures in them? Test your knowledge with the kids’conservation quiz.


This web link shows what the Napier Port are doing to protect the little blue penguin, a declining species.


Several years ago Napier Port conducted a penguin survey and found 70 pairs of little blue penguins nesting around the revetment walls at the port. Although it is an industrial area, the port provides protection from dogs, cats and humans. A sanctuary has been developed with the help of a biologist from Massey University. The sanctuary will help to increase the local population and help us to learn more about this very special penguin. There are live penguin cameras set up inside two of the nesting boxes for us to watch. At the moment the females are incubating their eggs. There should be chicks soon!

Peak Trail Blazer T-Shirt Orders close this Friday

Peak Trail Blazer T-shirt orders close this Friday 1st October and will be distributed and ready to wear in the fourth term. This year, there will only be one order placed, so this Friday is the last chance to order T-shirts for term 4. If you would like to purchase one of these t-shirts, in support of our school fundraising event, Please ensure you get your orders in at https://eventplus.net/PTB21. The Tainui Course is nearly sold out with just 25 spots left. So make sure you get your families entry in.

Principal Awards

Well done to the students below who have shown our school values on a consistent basis. We are very proud of you all.

School Values Medals

Congratulations to our amazing values medal recipients this week; Annie Wagstaff (Resilience), Rosie Winchester (Respect), Maddie Spriggens ((Responsibility) & Charlie Clarkson (Relationships). You are super stars!

Sports at Havelock North Primary School

If you have any sports news or photos please email Erica Cranswick on sport@hnps.school.nz

Term 4 school Sport registrations are CLOSED

Rex Graham Cup Winning Teams

Unison Medal Winners

Havelock North Cricket Club - open to Years 4, 5 and 6

Registrations welcome!

Club cricket does not clash with school cricket - practices are Friday nights and games are Sundays.

Club Open night - Friday 29th October

The committee is looking to officially launch our Junior and Senior Club seasons on Friday 29th October. The plans so far are as follows;

- Junior coaching 3.30 to 5.00pm (Bevan Small, CD Stag as head coach)

- CD Stags players

- NZC prizes and giveaways for the kids

- HB Cricket giveaways

- Free BBQ for everyone and drinks for the kids

- Club rooms open for parents to purchase a drink

- Stay and have dinner at Anderson Park to watch the Mens Premier game to start at 5.00pm

- Club Super Raffle fundraiser (any prize donations are accepted gratefully, please contact fieldboysfamily@gmail.com)

To Register please go to website www.havelocknorthcricket.co.nz and to click on the Junior registration tab.

Out and About

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Blast in the Park SPONSORSHIP Call Out

We are so happy to be moving ahead with our much loved StockCo Blast In the Park fundraiser for 2021.

Our generous community is already behind us with our Sponsorship heroes StockCo Agri Finance who are continuing as our naming sponsors and our favourite MC - Adam from The Hits is back on board for 2021!

Now we are on the lookout for some additional Sponsors as each year the BIP team has great ideas of how to improve and make things even more fun for you all.

First and foremost we wish to support our school – if any of you would like to support StockCo Blast in the Park by way of Sponsorship of the event in return for coverage of your business we would love to hear from you.

We have Gold, Silver and Bronze packages available with Onstage, Radio, Online & Outdoor Advertising options available to you. To find out more or to receive a copy of our Sponsorship proposal please contact the team at blast.in.the.park@gmail.com

And…make sure you have Friday 5th November in your diary!

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Term Dates 2021

Term 3 2021

1 October - Last day of Term 3

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

Term 1 2022

Wednesday 2nd February

Up Coming Events

  • Term 3 ends - Friday 1st October
  • Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day Friday 22nd October
  • Labour Day Monday 25th October
  • Blast in the Park - Friday 5th November
  • HNPS Athletics - Friday 12th November
  • HNPS Tennis Tournament - Sunday 31st October
  • Peak Trail Blazer - Sunday 21st November
  • Senior Cultural Show Arts Performance @ Peak Vision Church - Wednesday 24th November
  • Year 6 Leavers' Evening - Thursday 9th December
  • EOY Prize giving - Monday 13th December
  • School Year finishes - Thursday 16th December
  • Term 1 2022 - Wednesday 2nd February

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