Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 25th October 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

I hope you all managed to have some quality time with your families. The year is sliding by rather quickly with only 61 days until Christmas.

New Students

A big welcome to our new students Diandre, and Ruben. Well done on making such a positive start to school life at HNPS.

Mufti Day - This Friday

Friday has been tagged as a mufti - gold coin donation day to support our school Supper Club service. Also at Friday's assembly, we will be officially recognised by our Enviro schools facilitators as accomplishing Silver Enviro Status. As it is a mufti day some children might like to dress up in their bat costumes, silver attire or recyclable/ WOW creations to help mark the wonderful manaakitanga (act of kindness) of the Supper Club service and to celebrate our Silver Enviro achievement. For the Year 1 & 2 children who are walking to swimming on this day, we respectfully ask that any mufti clothing worn is easy for them to take on and off independently. Dinosaur and Princess costumes are often a challenge for the kids to get in and out of. Thank you!


A reminder that now we are in Term 4, hats are compulsory. Students without hats will need to play in the shade area.

Caretaker Position (Closes this Friday)

Sadly, the amazing Mr Robin Gray is retiring so we need to find a replacement. This is a 40 hour per week role, and remuneration will be subject to negotiation, depending on the skills and experience of the preferred candidate.

The Caretaker is responsible for the safety and cleanliness of the grounds and buildings. Minor maintenance work shall be undertaken when such work can be done without the requirements of a registered or qualified tradesman.

Please send a CV and letter of application to Nick Reed - Principal by this Friday 28th October.

email principal@hnps.school.school.nz

Quote of the week

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”

Estée Lauder

Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


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StockCo Blast in the Park - We Need Your Help!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! The StockCo Blast in the Park cannot happen without parent support - this is one of the main fundraisers for the school and we need your help.

WE NEED ONE HOUR OF YOUR TIME ON THE NIGHT, Friday 11th November between 5 pm - 9 pm

Please click on the following link to register that you would like to volunteer and choose which time slot you would like to do on the night: https://forms.gle/DC7TRKMMUvi7XGv86

If you have any questions for the committee please email blastinthepark@hnps.school.nz

The StockCo Blast In the Park is Hawke's Bay's biggest and best annual fireworks event!

Held in the Havelock North Village at Anderson Park, this family community event is run by Havelock North Primary School as one of their main fundraising events.

It's a night of live entertainment for the whole family with picnics, food trucks, fun stalls for the kids, bouncy castles and a magnificent Fireworks display at 9 pm!

Purchase your tickets to StockCo Blast in the Park online by 9 am Monday 7 November 2022 to be in the draw to FLICK THE SWITCH on the fireworks finale!

Click here to purchase your tickets online now: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2022/blast-in-the-park/havelock-north

Peak Trail Blazer

We are just over three weeks away from the Peak Trail Blazer on the 20th November and the organising committee is in full swing.

It’s been great to see the Peak Trail Blazer T-shirts being worn around school. We have a few extra t-shirts in certain sizes, so if your child missed out and would like a t-shirt, please get in touch.

We are looking for volunteers who can help marshal on the morning of the event, 20th November, or help with registration on November 19th from 12 - 2 pm. We would really appreciate the support so if anyone can lend a hand, we would be very grateful.

Entries have been going strong and we aren’t too far away from selling out the Tainui Trail, so please make sure you get your entries in so you don’t miss out.

If you would like to support in any way, please contact Catherine Wedd on 0212886770 or Peak Trailblazer peaktrailblazer@hnps.school.nz


The Peak Trail Blazer Team

Catherine, Vicky, Jess and Hilary

It's Calendar Art time again!

Orders are now open for you to purchase Calendars, Cards, Diaries, Mouse Pads and Sketch Pads personalised with your child's own artwork that they created in classs last term.These make great Christmas gifts for family and friends - perfect for posting to family overseas! You can even upload additional art, pictures, photos, etc to the Kids Art Works online ordering site to create your own.

Every child that completed Calendar Art will receive a form from their teacher in the next day or two with an individual code for you to order online. You can also order without the individual code by following these steps:

1. Go to www.kidsartworks.com

2/. Use the school Entrance Code: KZ1765

3/. Enter your child’s room & name when prompted

Orders close 7 November (11.30pm). Payment via credit card or account2account.

Thank you for supporting an important Home & School fundraiser.


Our Focus for the next few weeks is... Around the school

  • We are respectful of our belongings - focus on school uniform

Our school uniform guidelines are:

  1. Royal blue polo shirt or blue and white performance polo – short sleeve with the school logo

  2. Navy shorts/ skort/ trackpants. Canterbury navy blue shorts are acceptable as well.

  3. School Fleece or Jacket (with logo).

  4. Gingham School Dress.

  5. Navy tights – optional and worn under gingham tunic or skort.

  6. Navy, black or white ankle socks.

  7. Navy merino/ polyprop/ thermal – only to be worn for extra warmth under the shirt.

  8. Navy Blue School Logo Beanie

  9. Jewellery - plain studded earrings or a wristwatch.

  10. Nail Polish is not permitted.

  11. Taonga permitted

If your child is missing a piece of uniform then please send a note along so that the teacher is aware of this.

The uniform shop is open Monday and Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:30 am and Thursday 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm should you require any new items of uniform. The Lost Property box is usually overflowing so check there first.

Principal Awards

Congratulations to the following students for their wonderful work and for consistently displaying our school values. Tu meke!

Enviro Corner Term 4 Week 2

Kiwi Conservation Club, Hastings-Havelock North

Thank you to all those who attended the recent Kororā Sanctuary visit at Napier Port. It was a fascinating & entertaining trip led by their Environmental Advisor, Paul Rose. We learned some interesting facts about the Little Blue Penguins and got to see a cheeky one in action. Kororā are considered 'at risk/declining' - but their numbers appear to be increasing at the Port thanks to the safe environment, free from dogs and cats. They are the world's smallest penguins and the only ones that walk at an unusual 45-degree angle!

More info here including the live video feeds - https://www.napierport.co.nz/our-business/our-future/6-wharf/building-sustainably/korora-sanctuary/

I have been in touch with Paul Rose since the event and KCC will have two new nesting boxes to design and paint! More info to come on this... Very exciting.

NEXT EVENT - Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre

We are swiftly approaching our next event at the Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre located at EIT Taradale on 30 Oct - please register if you have not done so already: https://forms.office.com/r/1Br6r6cuQ7

We have a special addition to this event! We are pleased to announce that Chad Tareha, Chairman of the Ngāti Pārau hapū, will be there to kōrero about Ōtātara Pā and the significance and history of the place where we will be standing. We are so grateful for his time and knowledge.


Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre and KCC welcome you on a nature wander and discovery time where we will have the opportunity to learn about a special place in Te-Matau-a-Māui and engage in activities including bugs, birds, and sensory play in nature.

Enviroschools facilitators Megan McBride and Sonya Sedgwick will lead activities along with Sara Shaw of KCC Napier. Megan has worked closely with Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre in the past, and she will be sharing her wealth of knowledge with us about this special place.

DATE: Sunday 30th October from 10 am - 1 pm.

MEETING POINT: Please see attached map.

Meet at 10 am at the bottom of the driveway near the "O" (Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre) on the map. Located on the left-hand side of the map and marked with a red X.

Park in the nearby car park - marked with a red dot on the map.

From the meeting point, we will join together and walk up the hill to begin our adventure. Please wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for bushwalking and some steep sections.


-Lunch and water bottle

-A cup or mug for wai rākau and tea

-Sturdy shoes for walking

-Clothing for any weather (hats, sunscreen, etc)

-Allergy medications if necessary. There are bees in the vicinity and some plants that may cause reactions

-A small bag or basket for foraging

If there is significant rain on the forecast, we will reschedule.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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New School App

Please contact Kerin at 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

QUICK Sports Survey (Community) - please complete

We are always reflecting on and refining our processes at HNPS. Our main aim is to promote a lifelong love of physical activity by providing a range of positive sporting experiences for our Tamariki, while also providing challenges relevant to each child's skills and experience.

This is a focus on the HNPS sporting teams, events and opportunities, it DOES NOT include Athletics, Cross Country, Swimming and Fitness or Physical Education sessions at school.


Current Sports Registrations available

HNPS Tennis Tournament - 13th November (Year 3-6) - all welcome!

See below for details https://enrolmy.com/havelock-north-primary-school/book-now/161-HNPS-Tennis-Tournament-

Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Erica sport@hnps.school.nz Havelock North Primary School

S - Sportsmanship T - Teamwork A - Attitude C - Coachability

The coach and/or manager get 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!


Waimaria Wainohu, Georgie Fleming


Crue Lythgoe, William Dallas, Oliver Whitewood, Will Sampson

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 2023

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


26th - Interschool Tennis (Primary)

27th - Whānau Hui 5:30 pm in Room 25

28th -Mufti Day (Supper Club)


31st Oct - 4th Nov Optimist Yachting

4th - Chess Tournament

11th - Blast in the Park

13th - HNP Tennis Tournament

20th - Peak Trail Blazer


7th - Year 6 Leavers' Assembly

12th - Final Assembly

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