Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School 15th June 2021


Kia ora koutou,

The school administration staff (Kerin, Paula, Shona, Greg and I) are now working out of the back offices with the entry to the temporary main office being the blue door next to Room 13 as advertised in last week's edition. While it is a little cramped in these spaces, it will be well worth the wait, as we anticipate the new space to be in operation near the beginning of 2022.

A special welcome to our new students Lockyer Seng and Alexandra Hoyle. Well done on making such a positive start to school.

Recently we had new families attend an afternoon tea in Room 21. We are most grateful to Richard, Andi and the New World team for sponsoring the afternoon tea for this occasion. Much appreciated!

Congratulations also to our Year 0-2 skippers who did a tremendous job on Friday. These students were well supported by parents, Year 6 students and the teachers. Thank you to Mrs King for your coordination of this event.

A reminder that school photographs take place this Thursday 17th June. If possible we ask that students wear their plain blue polo shirt, rather than the performance short. Thank you.

Thank you and have a great week everyone. Hopefully we'll see you at the Hui on Thursday.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Maui Dolphin Fundraiser Update

Maui Dolphin Fundraiser Update

Thank you very much to all the people who brought money and supported our Maui fundraiser. The total was $1101.00. The WWF are very grateful to receive this money. It will go towards scientific research to protect Maui dolphins.

Thank you for helping to protect these precious marine mammals.

Lucia Hains

Room 3 Year 4

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Ranfurly Shield

A big thank you to Mr Jason Fleming who made Room 12's day by bringing the Ranfurly Shield to class today. Thank you, Jason and Hawke's Bay Rugby Union for making this happen.


We are finding a number of uniforms in the lost property that are either unnamed or the names are wearing off. If you could please check fleeces, in particular, to make sure they are clearly labelled. Thank you.

Whakataukī - Weeks 6-10

Resilience / Manawaroa :

Kia mate ururoa, kei mate wheke

Fight like a shark, don’t give in like an octopus

This whakataukī encourages us to not give up. When fishing, a shark will fight the whole time it is on the line. In comparison, an octopus will surrender once it’s been hooked. No matter how hard things get, let us fight like a shark.

Whānau Hui - This Thursday 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm

A reminder we have Whānau Hui this Thursday, 17th June, from 5:30-6:30 pm in Room 12. Kai will be provided. Please email the office at admin@hnps.school.nz if you are attending. This will help us ensure we get the catering numbers right. The purpose of this Hui is to plan for Matariki week 5th - 8th July. We would love your thoughts and ideas around developing a wonderful week of learning for our tamariki. We are also working with the local High School to coordinate a Matariki evening (5-7 pm) on Tuesday 6th July. The Kapa Haka will be part of this event, as will some samples of children's Matariki art. The Home and School will also have a BBQ fundraiser.

During Matariki week we are really keen to put down a hangi at school as we last did in 2019. For this to happen we need parent helpers, as well as donations of kai for the hangi. This will form a major part of the discussion at the Hui.

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Values Medalists

Congratulations to this week's winners, George Larkin (Resilience), William Humphrey (Respect), Samuel Bainbridge (Responsibility) and James Barrett (Relationships).

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

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School Photos this Thursday 17th June

This year photographs will be available for you to view and order Online with Photo Life Studios.

After the photos have been taken, your son or daughter will bring home a slip with their unique Access Key detailed on it. This Access Key will display all the photographs of your child. It is then an easy process for you to shop online and purchase the photographs you want.

If you place your order within three weeks of receiving your Access Key you will receive free delivery for your photo orders. Photo Life has agreed to dispatch all the orders back to the school and your child will bring their photographs home.

Any orders placed after this three week period will be sent directly to your specified delivery address and will incur a $6.00 Postage & Packing charge. You will see this message when you go online to view and order your photographs.

Please be aware we are not doing sibling photos again this year due to time restraints.

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

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This Week's STAC AWARDS Recipients

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


Jonte Le Comte

Micah Robinson


Payton Neil

Greer Rose

Thomas Mill

Lily Smith

Clare Roberts



Canoe Polo


Out and About

Te Mata Park Tree Planting Dates

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

Sunday 20th June – Te Kahika planting day

Sunday 27th June– Rongoā garden

Saturday 3rd July – Maintenance and planting day

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

  • School Photographs - Thursday 17th June
  • Balance is Better Sports Presentation for Parents - Monday 28th June 6 pm in the hall
  • Sushi and Pie Friday 2nd July
  • End of Term 2 - Friday 9th July
  • Term 3 begins - Monday 26th July
  • Parent Teacher Meetings - 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