Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 11th May 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

This week we say a big welcome to our new students Hadi, Edith, Elliot, Louis, Lexi & George. Well done on making such a great start to school kids.

Year 6 Students

I would like to say a big thank you to our Year 6 students who have been amazing role models in our school. Any school is only as good as its senior students as their behaviours set the tone for the rest of the school. As a group they are living our school values every day and I commend them for assisting us with the positive playground tone we currently have.

Below I have included a list of "10 Things that are Cool". They are basically good old fashioned values which we believe assist us in creating great citizens.

Pink Shirt Day

Next Friday 20th May is Pink Shirt day https://www.pinkshirtday.org.nz/

This is a nationally recognised day where we encourage students to wear a pink shirt and bring a gold coin to support this very worthwhile cause.

Covid Update

As per the daily updates, we are still seeing the odd case pop up. We encourage students to continue with basic hygiene measures as we approach the winter season. Thank you for your support with keeping students home who are unwell. It is appreciated.

Have a fantastic week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Promoting Good Old Fashioned Values

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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.

Principal Award Winners

Congratulations to the students below who are Principal Award winners this week. Thank you for consistently showing our school values.


Congratulations to Luke Majors (Relationships), Susannah Betty (Responsibility), Pippa Mead (Respect), and Amy Drake (Resilience). We are very impressed with the way you consistently display our school values. Tino pai kids!
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Our focus this week is all about Assembly. Assembly is a time when we expect that all children:

  • Listen and sit respectfully
  • Support all award winners by clapping respectfully
  • Participate enthusiastically
Teachers will be going over these expectations over the week and we look forward to seeing wonderfully respectful people at assembly on Friday.

Enviro Corner - Term 2 Week 2

Thanks Room 7 for the amazing job you do every week to make a difference to the environment. Your new worm bucket labels look very smart. Washing the plastic milk bottle containers before putting them out for collection displays a great sense of responsibility.

A big thank you to you all for continuing to collect and bring the following items to Room 7 - milk/juice bottle tops, aluminium bottle screw tops, metal bottle caps and jar tops, PP 5 Bottle tops, bread bag tags, batteries (Y3 and 4 would love to reuse corks too:). Thanks Jasper for completing the final sort and taking them along to the Environment Centre for recycling.

The Monday lunchtime Enviro group met this week and are keen to make more sorting containers like the one above for other classrooms. We’d appreciate any ice cream containers with lids. Please bring these along to Room 7.

New School App

Please contact Kerin on admin@hnps.school.nz if you are having trouble with the app.
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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

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 Kmart voucher at the end of the term!

Rippa Rugby Tournament & Tough Guy / Gal event


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 ecooper@hnps.school.nz or Erica sport@hnps.school.nz if you can help)

Our PALS, Mr Bain and Mrs Cooper will be running a Rippa Rugby session 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


WHAT: A running event with obstacles, mud and plenty of fun!

WHEN: Thursday 2nd June

WHERE: Clifton Station, Haumoana

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 the school. Enter via this link https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=RegisterAdd1&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

Up Coming Events


16th - 20th NZ Bully Free week

19th - Board Meeting 5:30pm

20th - Pink Shirt day

23rd - Home and School Meeting

25th - Whanau Hui 5:30-6:30pm TBC


3rd - Teacher Only day

6th - Queen's Birthday holiday

17th - School Photos

24th - Matariki Holiday


8th - Last day of Term 2