Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 5th April 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

This week we say a big welcome to new students Kavya and Harry. Well done on making such a great start to school kids. We also welcome back the lovely Mrs Chapman who has started in Room 21. Donna is a breath of fresh air and the epitome of positivity.

Administration Block Opening

On Friday we had our first whole school assembly since 1st October 2021. This coincided with the opening of our new administration block which was very exciting. After the best part of three terms working in "cupboards" it is so good to be in a nice working space again. I would like to express my thanks to our staff and wider community for your tolerance over this time.

A special thank you to local MP Anna Lorck for officially opening the building, Kaumatua Jerry Hapuku who blessed the new space and Board Presiding Member Kelly Ives for her support and kind words.

COVID-19 latest information

We have started this week with 14 cases on Monday and three cases today. These numbers pretty much reflect the cases numbers from last week, although a number of cases from the last few days have already been isolating with positive family members which is a good sign. We remain hopeful we will see the numbers continue to trend southwards.

The Prime Minister announced yesterday that we would remain at the RED setting until at least 14th April. So, it is status quo at present for us. A reminder - parents entering the school do not need to wear masks outside, only when entering classrooms.

Have a great week everyone!

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


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 and making such a great start to the school year.


Congratulations to Tessa O'Sullivan (Relationships), Annabelle Newman & Crue Lythgoe (Respect), Monty Kerr (Responsibility) and Lydia Hudson (Resilience). We are very impressed with the way you consistently display our school values. Tino pai kids!
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Wakeboarding Nationals

On Friday and Saturday HNP Year 6 student Brooke Gold competed in the NZ wakeboarding nationals event. She was the youngest in the 11-15 years (Junior Girls) division and did amazingly well coming third place overall. Congratulations Brooke!

Brooke's sister Kate also competed in this event. Kate is a Year 4 student and came second in her event. Great work Kate!

Mufti Day Friday

A reminder that we have a Mufti day on Friday to support the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal . This is a Student Council initiative and these Year 6 students ask that pupils partaking in the mufti day bring a gold coin to support this cause.

House Chant Competition

Joll Campbell Chambers Duart


To make up a chant that represents your house and can be easily sung by all house members.

A chant is a catchy, rhythmic way to show support to a group. E.g… Come on the Bay, Come on the Bay, Black, white, alright… Come on the bay.


  • The chant must go for no longer than 20 seconds

  • The chant must be positive

  • Must include house name

  • Must be fun

  • There may be actions included (not compulsory)

  • Every entry will receive 5 house Points

Winning entries will receive a FREE lunch

Entries must be given to your class teacher by Friday 6th May. Class teachers will pass all entries on to House Captains after that. The House Captains will choose the winners and they will be announced during assembly the following week.

This chant will be used by houses during house events.

Good luck and have fun making up the chant.

Mr Bain


For the last couple of weeks, we have been focusing on students greeting adults and peers appropriately. The amazing manners and friendly vibe has been noted around the school by staff. Well done to all tamariki. Please chat to your child about how they are respectfully greeting others around the school so that this positive behaviour is encouraged.

Enviro Corner - Term 1 Week 10

Enviro Corner

Term 1 Week 10

We were very excited to be selected to receive some Urban Mac garden beds through our Garden to Table programme. We look forward to problem solving and constructing the flat beds with the children:)

The Year 3 children have continued to harvest the vegetable patch and prepare the soil for planting. The worms are producing a lot of rich worm tea which the plants enjoy!

Researching and planning which vegetables and berries are best to plant at this time of the year has been part of the Year 4 inquiry programme. Today the children planted cauliflower, lettuces, silverbeet, cabbages, mint, blueberries and a lemon tree.

Home and School News

Following the AGM, the 2022 Home & School Committee:

Chairperson: Maggie Poll

Vice Chairperson: Martin Drake

Secretary: Rachel Campbell

Treasurer: Ali Neilson

Vice Treasurer: Jess Cranswick

Blast in the Park lead: Steve Gregory

Peak Trail Blazer lead: Catherine Wedd

Big Night Out lead: Bridge Hansen

Board of Trustees rep: Ali Neilson

Principal: Nick Reed

Staff Representatives: Ellen Denny & Ashley Baker

Uniform Shop: Suz Stuttle

Facebook: Jen Hewitt

Sushi Fridays: Tim Barley & Martin Drake

Calendar Art: Bec Simpson

Supper Club: Penny McLeod & Caroline Hickman

Committee Members: Georgie Walker, Dhirsh Hansaraj, Flora Hansaraj, Shane Hyndman, Jaimie Hyndman, Katrina Webster, Caroline Wallace.

Anyone is welcome to join anytime / be voted on as a committee member – so come along next time if you are interested. We also provide zoom as an option at each meeting, If you wish for an agenda item to be raised and aren’t able to attend please email homeandschool@hnps.school.nz

Remaining dates for this year are:

- 23th May 2022

- 27th June 2022

- 15th Aug 2022

- 19th Sept 2022

- 7th November 2022

- 5th December 2022 (TBC)

Working Bee Sunday 3rd April

Dear Te Mata Park Volunteers,

A reminder that our Autumn working bee is this Sunday 3 April 9.30-12.30, and we warmly invite you to join us. We are changing the location to Te Kahika (the new block), under the Main Gates Car Park on the valley near the roadside.
In line with recent changes to Covid-19 vaccination mandates, the Te Mata Park Trust Board has decided that all volunteers can attend our events, regardless of their vaccination status.
Location and registration details below. We hope to see you there!


The relatively wet end to the summer has given the weeds a bit of a boost and we would love your help to get them under control and ensure our native plantings have some room to thrive. We will be trampling around the native plants to ensure they don’t become swamped by large weeds and grasses, and pulling weeds.

We have made the start time slightly later than usual to give us all a little extra time to adjust to the end of daylight savings.

WHEN: Sunday 3rd April 9.30 am-12.30 pm
WHERE: Te Kahika (under the Main Gates Car Park in the valley near the roadside)
Meet on-site at 9.30 am (see the blue X on the map - approximately 5 minute walk from the Main Gates Car Park)

BRING Gloves, appropriate footwear, drinking water, and some snacks.

  • Please carpool to the site, whenever possible.
  • All are welcome, including tamariki.
  • Please confirm your attendance to Eleanor at eleanor@tematapark.co.nz

New School App

Please contact Kerin at admin@hnps.school.nz if you are having trouble with the app.
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Sports at Havelock North Primary School

Term 2 Sports Registrations CLOSED.

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 player's 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!

FUTSAL - Chloe Maloy

NETBALL - Grace Davies, Billy Kerr, Oskar Lundberg, Evie Craner, Lily Neison

HOCKEY - Henry Cranswick, Saskia Lamborn

End of Term 1 sports team photos - LOOK AT THESE SMILES!

It has been lovely to hear the positive feedback from our parent coaches and volunteers across all of our sports. There has been mention of great sportsmanship, the ability to play in a team where you support and encourage fellow team members and are respectful of coaches, parent helpers and umpires. Ka mau te wehi!

Out and About

Term Dates 2022

2022 Term Dates

Term 1 2nd February - 14 April

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


8th - Mufti Day - Ukraine Red Cross Appeal

11th - 13th - Year 5 & 6 Te Mata Peak Maintenance days

14th - Term 1 ends


2nd - Term 2 begins