Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School 13th April 2021


Kia ora koutou,

Thank you all for your support during what has been another busy and successful term. I would also like to thank our wider staff for their commitment and dedication. With the school and community working together, we can achieve a lot for our children.

ANZAC Day falls in the holidays as you will know. Our Cultural Leaders will represent us at the service at the Havelock North Cenotaph on Sunday 25th April from 9:00 am. If your children would like to join them that would be great. We ask that they wear school uniform and stand behind the cultural leaders as they lay the school wreath. Thank you to Mrs Cameron for coordinating this.

There will be no "normal" school assembly on Friday morning. Instead we will have our termly values assembly at 2:15 pm on Friday afternoon. Assemblies will revert to 2 pm on Friday afternoons in Term 2 & 3. The reason for this is that we like to have our assemblies outside and mornings are too cold in the winter season.

Well done to our chess players who took part in the Flaxmere Chess Tournament on Friday. A special well done to Ariez Bellamy and Dario Rotondo who took out 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Thank you to Mr Bain for coordinating this event and the wonderful adults who helped out with transport and supervision.

Welcome to our new student, Nixon Carroll, who has started at HNPS this week.

Thank you and enjoy the break everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


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Havelock North Primary School Home and School Association Incorporated

Havelock North Primary School Home and School Association Incorporated is a pivotal part of our school community and is responsible for significant fundraising within our school. Meetings are held in Weeks 4 and 9 of each term at 7:30 pm in the school staffroom.

Remaining dates for this year are:

- 24th May

- 28th June

- 16th Aug

- 20th Sept

- 8th Nov

- 13th Dec

Whether you are interested in coming along to listen and learn or are ready and able to get actively involved, you are very welcome at any meeting. We love new ideas and new people! Come along and find out more about what happens at school.

Keep up to date with events on our Facebook page: HNPS Home and School Association

The 2021 Home & School Committee Executive:

Chairperson: Maggie Poll

Vice Chairperson: Martin Drake

Secretary: Anna Kumar

Treasurer: Jess Cranswick

Board of Trustees rep: Mat Bailey

Staff Representative: Ellen Denny

Uniform Shop: Suz Stuttle

Principal: Nick Reed

Blast in the Park lead: Steve Gregory

Peak Trail Blazer lead: Catherine Wedd

Big Night Out lead: Bridge Hansen

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

Key Roles for the Home & School include:

· Developing a positive relationship between both home & school environments.

· Liaison with Board of Trustees and supporting the school’s Vision and Strategy.

· Assist in running and selling the school uniform shop for new and second hand HNP and second hand for HNI uniforms.

· Fundraising in order to provide our children with facilities, resources and activities that are otherwise not provided.

· Help facilitate wider education in the community.


We are proud of how generous our school community is when it comes to fundraising through our events such as Blast in the Park, Peak Trail Blazer, Big Night Out, calendar art, sushi Fridays and other ad hoc events like Picnic Cinema, portrait fundraising. It takes a lot of work to organise each fundraiser so we always aim to have a different ‘team’ on each activity and to vary the types of events. New sub-team members are always welcome to help with the above – you don’t need to come to the committee meetings!

Why fundraise? HNPS is a high decile school and therefore is funded at a lower rate per child than most other schools. The decile model expects the school’s own community to provide more financial support and Home & School fundraising helps to fulfil this expectation.

Each year we have a larger project to aim for, in conjunction with Board discussions, along with smaller ticket items. These are examples of what the school community has asked us to fund in the last few years:

$24,000 for shade sails and seating, $70,000 towards the senior playground, $35,000 towards the hall alterations, $10,000 towards the netball court resurfacing. Other smaller items have been sports equipment, cultural uniforms, classroom blinds, landscaping, arts projects, chess sets and robotics.

Hastings Intermediate School presents an online Safety Information Evening

With Rob & Zareen Cope - Parents & Filmmakers

WEDNESDAY 14TH APRIL 2021 | 6.30PM - 8PM




• Understand the harms our kids are facing online in relation to

pornography, predators & social media access.

• Learn practical solutions to keep your children safer online.

• Get advice on healthy ways to approach these tricky topics.

Learn what to do when your child has been exposed to something harmful.

• This talk also includes an online safety plan tailored to suit your family's needs.

To find out more about Rob & Zareen's work

visit www.ourkidsonline.info

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Values Medal Winners

Congratulations to Carys Seccombe, Stanley Hill, Georgia Broome & Atharv Joshi for being our values medalists this week. Thank you for being great role models to our fellow students.
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HNP - Zero Waste Warriors

The HNP Zero Waste Warriors are on the warpath. At HNP we want to make a positive difference to our environment. This term we have been analysing waste audits and thinking about how we can reduce what we put into the landfill.

Here are some positive differences we are making already-

  • All classes are collecting organic waste for our worm farm.

  • We are looking at extending our composting capabilities. (We’d love another fruit bin for this venture if you know of one).

  • The Year 3’s are using old T shirts to weave into cushions.

  • Ms Washington is collecting bread bags for another creative project - watch this space!

  • Jasper from Year 2 has organised for all classes to collect milk bottle tops and bread bag clips which he then takes to the environmental centre for recycling.

  • Year 6 students performed a skit in assembly promoting responsible rubbish reduction.

  • Zero Waste Warriors have designed clear labelling for our rubbish bins. Well done Saraya - Y6, on your winning design.

  • We are currently auditing our plastic waste and looking at ways to reduce our output.


Room 6 kids collect T-shirts from the Presbyterian Opportunity Shop to weave and upcycle into cushions using hoops. Here they are gifting the ladies a cushion mat made from T-shirts during their Discovery Learning sessions at school. Upcycling and reusing is an important part of learning in Year 3.
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SPORTS NEWS - Registrations for Term 2 are now closed. We've had a huge number of children sign up for Term 1 & 2 sport - Well Done!!

Term 1 Sports in photos. Thank you to those who sent pictures in!


Out and About

Term Dates and Teacher Only Days 2021

Term 1 2021

3 February – 16 April public holidays this term are Easter: Good Friday – 2 April, Easter Monday – 5 April, Easter Tuesday – 6 April (a school holiday)

Term 2 2021

3 May – 9 July Public holiday this term is Queen’s Birthday – Monday 7 June

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

4th June

27th August

Up Coming Events

  • End of Term 1 - Friday 16th April
  • Start of Term 2 - Monday 3rd May
  • Year 5 Camps start - Monday 10th May
  • HB Lit Quiz - Friday 14th May
  • Pink Shirt Day - Friday 21st May
  • Board Meeting - Wednesday 19th May @ 5:30pm
  • Home and School Meeting - Monday 24th May @ 7:30pm
  • Year 1-2 -Structured Literacy information evening - TBC
  • Teacher Only Day 4th June
  • Queen's Birthday - 7th June
  • School Photographs - Thursday 17th June
  • End of Term 2 - 9 July
  • Big Night Out - Saturday 7th August