Tuesday Times

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.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


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

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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
  • Telescopes

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!

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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:

Morris Gleitzman

JK Rowling

Erin Hunter

Rick Riordan

David Walliams

Tom Gates

Cressida Cowell

P. G. Bell

Anna James

Andrew Clover - Rory Branagan detective

John D’ath

Bear Grylls

Roald Dahl

Amy Griffiths

Chris Riddell

Jackie Wilson

Jeff Kinney - Diary of a wimpy kid

Graphic novels or Comic books- any

Magazines - examples:

  • Forest and Bird / KCC
  • Fishing
  • 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 ddrake@hnps.school.nz so we are not inundated with hundreds of preloveds! They need to be in very good condition, please.

Thanks so much!

Maggie Poll

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.

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Values Medalists

Congratulations to this week's winners; Monty Spriggens, Taya Paewai-Robinson (Resilience), (Relationships), William Walker (Responsibility) and Charlie Tricklebank (Respect).

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

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Principal Award Winners

Congratulations to all our Principal Award recipients this week. We are very proud of you all.

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

Balance is Better info evening

Thank you to those who braved the cold to come out to the Balance is Better info evening last night - a good turnout from HNPS and Te Mata community. Much of what was shared was common sense for many of us, and as a school, we are on the right track - providing as many children with as many opportunities as possible to participate in and enjoy sport.

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

Barefoot 10s



Stella Ashdown

Charles Clarkson

Micah Robinson

Soraya Howarth

Sophie Horn

Bruno Reed

Isabella Caton


Brooke Gold

Emma Mill

Londyn Raukawa

Zoe Kight


Buddy Taylor

Knox Allen

Lily Ives

Dominic Nilsson-Wenham

Lily De Valda

Canoe Polo

Imogen Bailey

George King

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,

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

  • 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