Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 8th February 2022

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Kia ora koutou,

Welcome back everyone. I trust you all had a wonderful holiday season with your families. The rain over the weekend was a welcome relief to many I'm sure. Staff are excited to be back in routine again and the students are refreshed and ready to learn.


A special welcome to our all of our 54 new students. Well done on making a great start to school and being so resililent. We are very proud of you all.


No doubt you will be aware of the COVID cases at Te Mata School which were announced yesterday. As a result of these cases, I understand two classes of students have been identified as close contacts and are now self isolating at home. When cases do arise at HNPS, we will be supported by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. It is likely that we will have classes of students and teachers needing to isolate for periods of time. Online learning will kick into gear should this happen.


In the meantime, please monitor yourselves and your family for symptoms and keep tamariki home if they are unwell. Please remind them about good hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette and avoidance of face touching.


Who is a Close Contact

You are a Close Contact if you have had contact with a person with COVID-19 when they were infectious. Close Contacts are at higher risk of getting COVID-19.

You are a Close Contact in the following situations.

If you live with someone who is positive.

If you have been close (within 1.5 metres) to someone who is positive:

  • for more than 15 minutes and
  • they were not wearing a mask or not wearing it properly.

If you have had direct contact with someone who is positive. For example:

  • kissing
  • sharing a cigarette, vape or drink bottle
  • if the person coughed or sneezed directly on you.

If you spent time in an indoor space with someone who is positive for more than 1 hour and at least one of the following:

  • they were singing, shouting, smoking, vaping, exercising, or dancing
  • they were not wearing a mask or it was not on properly
  • it was poorly ventilated
  • it was smaller than 100m2 (about 3 double garages).

Secondary contacts — if you live with a Close Contact

You are considered a secondary contact if a household member is a Close Contact and they have been asked to isolate.

If you are a secondary contact you should stay at home until the Close Contact returns a negative day 5 test result.

If the Close Contact develops symptoms after a day 5 negative test, secondary contacts should stay home again until a further negative test result is returned.

If one or more household members of the Close Contact develop symptoms they should:

  • get a test
  • stay home until they get a negative test result and
  • it has been 24 hours without symptoms.


The Administration block and staffroom upgrade is on track to be completed by the end of this month which is exciting news. Carpets are down, autex is nearly complete and we are just waiting on sub-contractor work to be completed


Have a fantastic week everyone


Ngā mihi


Nick Reed

Principal

Enviro Corner

2022 is exciting for HNP as we work towards securing our SILVER enviro status.

Our year has started well with all classes focusing on using the bins correctly in their classrooms. Organic waste is collected daily and deposited in our compost bins. We are looking forward to getting the worm farm back up and running.

The garden is bursting with colour and produce which is very welcoming.

Year 3 & 4 Discovery

Year 3 & 4 Discovery Learning - Help we need...

The Year 3 & 4 team are looking to develop new raised garden beds. To do so they would love or need to have donated if possible the following:


  • 8x Fruit Bins
  • Top solid that could fill 8x Fruit Bins


If you are able to help please email rnorthe@hnps.school.nz (Rebecca).


We hope to start developing our garden in Week 5.

2022 School Stationery

Don’t forget to visit myschool.co.nz for all your 2022 school stationery!

It’s not too late.

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.

Flute and Piano Lessons at HNPS 2022

This year there will again be the opportunity for students to learn Flute and Piano at Havelock North Primary School. I have a limited number of places left for interested students yr3-6.

The lessons are during class time taught by Kathy Fletcher, B.Mus (hons) LTCL.

If you want to begin lessons in 2022 there are two no obligation lessons to see if it is for you. A limited number of flutes are available (maintenance fee applies) for beginning students.

If you are interested or have questions please contact Kathy Fletcher, email: thekains@gmail.com or mobile 027 8242669.

New School App

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Sports at Havelock North Primary School

Thank you to all of our community who have registered their children for many of the sports we have on offer. We have once again had a great number of registrations across all sports. A HUGE thank you to those that have volunteered their time to coach and/or manage. It is much appreciated and our team sport couldn't happen without people like you. There are still some teams without a coach or manager, if we do not get a volunteers to coach and/or manage, the teams will not be able to play. We welcome parents, caregivers, family members, older siblings and thier friends to take on these roles.


NOTE: All coaches, managers and parent volunteers need to have up to date vaccinations. Proof of this needs to be emailed to pjackson@hnps.school.nz or presented to the school office. Many thanks for those of you who have already done so:)


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

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

There will be a bunch of STAC awards in each Sports Teams gear bag (these will be distributed next week). 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!

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

Up Coming Events

February

14th -Woolbox at School

17th Board Mtg 5:30pm

18th Art Deco Dress up

21st Home and School mtg 7:30pm

23rd Year 3-6 Swimming Sports


March

7th-11th Year 5 & 6 Camps

16th/17th Learning Conferences

18th Teacher Only Day


April

14th - Term 1 ends


May

2nd - Term 2 begins