Havelock North Primary School 29th June 2021
Kia ora koutou,
We are seeing some good progress with the internal admin demolition and the outside addition. The footing for this addition will be laid tomorrow. A reminder that the temporary administration area is through the blue door next to Room 13. Thank you!
Thank you to those whānau from both HNP and Te Mata School who were able to attend the Balance is Better presentation run by Sport Hawke's Bay last night. It was really informative and hopefully we will be able to upload this presentation to our website so everyone can get these key messages. Thank you to Erica Cranswick for coordinating this evening.
On the first day of Term 3, we will have a Powhiri for the students who are starting on the first day of term. This will be a scaled-down version, as we will be using the school hall, so only some classes will make up the Tangata Whenua. This Powhiri is open to all whānau who have joined our school after the school year started. At the conclusion there will be a morning tea in the hall. We would love to see you there.
School reports will come home at the end of next week. These are a progress report and they will be followed up by Learning Conferences in Week 2 of Term 3. The link to book these interviews will come out in next week's edition of the Tuesday Times.
Have a great week everyone.
Westshore School Appeal
The last day is tomorrow for any donations of shoes and clothing to Westshore school students. A big thank you to everyone who has supported this wonderful cause.
Hardship of Hawke's Bay's housing crisis spills into schools: 'Things have changed hugely'
Enviro Poem by Liza Room 26
We're killing this planet that we all call home.
it's dying, it's bleeding, it's calling for help
just think of one person that's making a difference
that tries to persuade other people to listen
let's try to recycle more of these plastics
only 9% of them are actually recycled
We're chopping down rainforests where animals live
we plant palm trees all over instead
we need all this palm oil to make all this feast
and all this everyday food that we always eat
the global temperature is rising
We cause climate change and no one is helping
we're gonna die soon and already feel it
as we breathe in carbon and breathe out the same
we do have heaps of endangered species
as we are polluting our forests and trees
we do exactly the same to our world’s huge oceans
and that's just not fair to the Earth we don't deserve
heaps of people just don't care
they're living their life nothing much really
we spent heaps of energy that we get from fossils
and all these dead creatures we killed in the past
let's try to save this beautiful planet
this planet deserves more than it gets
Matariki Evening at Havelock North High School
HAVELOCK NORTH SCHOOLS' MATARIKI CELEBRATION
A special Matariki celebration involving HNHS, HNI, Haumoana, Lucknow, Te Mata and our school is being held at Havelock North High School in the quad area from 5.00 - 7.00 pm on Tuesday 6th July.
Our HNPS Kapa Haka is performing at 5.40 pm and these students are asked to be there by 5.15 pm to warm up. Kapa Haka students are to wear school uniform, please. We will provide headbands. We will be shown to the classroom where we can warm up with Whaea Robin, Mrs Field and Mrs Wilkins. Children can be collected from that room after our item is over.
At 5 pm there is a karakia to open the event.
Available from 5 pm onwards:
- Food stalls (cash only - no eftpos) with sausage sizzle, hamburgers, Hangi, Haumoz scones, hot chocolate and slice
- Artwork from all contributing schools will be on display in the library
- Face painting
Parking will be available in the main school carpark, along the back of the school and street parking.
If it is wet, it will be held in the HNHS gym.
To give back to our community, we ask that students bring a can or any food item (non-perishable) to our school by next Monday so we can prepare a hamper to donate to Women's Refuge. Please bring these items to your class teacher and they will be collected from there.
We look forward to seeing you at the Matariki celebration at the high school next week!
Home and School Association
Books needed - can you help?
We are doing a collection to restock the library. If you have any books you no longer need at home and are happy to donate for others to read, it would be much appreciated. Any books welcome but with a particular interest in the following popular authors:
P. G. Bell
Andrew Clover - Rory Branagan detective
Jeff Kinney - Diary of a wimpy kid
Graphic novels or Comic books- any
Magazines - examples:
- Forest and Bird / KCC
- National geographic
Please drop in to the library over the last week of term." A box is set up.
Also any stuffed toys as the kids love to read to a "buddy." Please email a pic to firstname.lastname@example.org so we are not inundated with hundreds of preloveds! They need to be in very good condition, please.
Thanks so much!
on behalf of HNPS Home and School Association
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.
Thank you team for being outstanding role models in our school.
Principal Award Winners
SPORT Term 2 - please email through any action shots to email@example.com
Imogen shooting some hoops!
I got to see these awesome little rugby players in action!
A great way to spend a Sunday
Balance is Better info evening
The main take-aways were
1: Childhood success is not a reliable predictor of future success.
2: Identifying athletes early and early specialisation is taking its toll and leading to burnout / walking away from sport altogether.
3: A focus on winning rather than development is a problem.
Some of the things we can be doing to promote their love of sport are
1: allow them to play multiple sports
2: don't have them doing more hours of organised sport than their age
3: for every hour of organised sport they should be doing half an hour of adult-free play
For more information on Balance is Better please click on the link https://balanceisbetter.org.nz/
Swim meet in CHB - well done HNP kids!
We had 11 HNPS kids racing, and they were all amazing, with lots of top placings.
Alex Stuttle, Grace Stuttle, Millie Skidmore
Emma Mill, Thomas Mill, Frankie Spriggens
Maddie Spriggens, Florence Reid, Farah Mackay
Hugo Wedd, Charlie Hutchinson
This Week's STAC AWARDS Recipients
All of Term 2 STAC award recipients will go into a draw to win a $20 voucher at the end of year Values assembly
S = Sportmanship T = Teamwork A = Attitude C = Coachability
Lily De Valda
Out and About
Te Mata Park Tree Planting Dates
All volunteer days will run from approximately 9 am to 12 pm.
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,
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
Up Coming Events
- Year 4 Camp Meeting Tonight - 29th June 5:30 pm Room 12
- 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