Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 13th December 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Prizegiving assembly last night. Looking at the weather today we obviously got lucky.

There is now only one more get up left in the school year. A reminder that tomorrow at 12:30 pm (Wednesday 14th December) is our last day of the school year. I'd like to express a huge thank you to our whanau. We receive such amazing support from you. Thank you so much. Our students receive a far richer education as a result of your generosity.

For a number of families, this is the end of an era. I would like to sincerely thank you for all you have done for our school over the years.

Mufti Day

$702.70 was raised for the SPCA at last Friday's fundraiser. Today Mrs Burrough took Ava Rose, Poppy and Evie to the SPCA to present the money which was very well received. Thank you for your support.

Freddie's Find

Thank you Freddie. You raised $265 for the Women's Refuge. I know Freddie appreciates everyone who was able to support his cause.

Lost Property

There is a fair amount of lost property in the bin outside the hall. Please check it out as we would love to move it on.

Quote of the week

"Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most."

Ruth Carter Stapleton

Have a wonderful holiday season everyone and please take care if you're travelling.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Yummy Stickers

A big thank you to Maggie Poll for her amazing work with us. Look at what we got!
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Sports Trophies

Google Accounts for Students in Years 3-5

All students in Year 3 and above have their own individual Google accounts that are managed and created by the school. These are used for the purpose of school-based digital activities. Accounts are monitored by teachers to ensure students are using them appropriately.

As of the last day of school, Wednesday 14th December, we will no longer be able to monitor these accounts and will be suspending them for the holidays.

Students who own their own chromebooks will still be able to make use of their device by using a home account or by logging on as a guest.

Google Accounts / Seesaw Transfers for Learning Students

As you know Year 6 students have their own Seesaw account and Google Drive, created and managed by the school, to access school-based digital activities. These accounts are monitored by teachers. As of Thursday 15th December, we will no longer be able to monitor these accounts and will be closing them down.

As your child will be leaving HNPS at the end of this year, you and your child need to decide whether to keep their digital work or to have it deleted.

If you would like to download your child’s Seesaw work please follow these steps.

If you would like to keep your child’s Google Account work we need to transfer documents from the school account to a personal account. This could be a family account or a home account for your child. As your child is not yet 13 they require your permission to set up a personal Google account. Only their documents in their Google Drive will be transferred. No email messages or contacts will be transferred.

The process of setting up a google account is straightforward - the following web address will take you through a set of instructions. https://accounts.google.com/SignUp If you already have a Gmail account set up, that account can be used.

There are many different ways to transfer files from one account to another. This Youtube video explains the process. Watch up up to 7.07. This transfer will need to be done before Wednesday as this is when the accounts will be deleted.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please don’t hesitate to see your class teacher or me.

Karen Duligall

E-Learning Lead Teacher

NZ Uniforms

NZ uniforms have opened a retail shop in Hastings. This opened on the 5th December, you will be able to purchase all HNPS school uniform 6 days a week. The location is found in the flyer below.

At this stage, the plan is to still have a small supply of uniform available to purchase from the uniform shop located at school.

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Back to school stationery – order now!

We’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make your back-to-school shop super easy. And if you order in December, you’ll go in the draw to WIN 1 of 5 $1000 cash prizes — plus, you’ll get a FREE A4 Magnetic Whiteboard Family Organiser*. Your child’s class list is already loaded. Just go to https://www.myschool.co.nz/havelocknorth.

Simply add your details, check that you want everything on the list, then click and confirm — and OfficeMax will get your delivery underway with free delivery on orders over $60*.

You can pay by internet banking, credit card or debit card. Laybuy* is also available, so you can pay in 6 weekly, interest-free payments and still get your order right away. Plus you’ll be helping our school earn school rewards* that we use to purchase much needed extra resources for our school.

We encourage you to order early to ensure your child has all their stationery requirements ready to go in plenty of time for the start of Term 1.

So go ahead and beat the back-to-school rush, order today and give them the best start possible.

* Terms & Conditions apply, see myschool.co.nz for details.

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Sport at HNPS

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

The photo is of HNP Dolphins won their season final after a nail biting game. Coach Helen ha said how amazing each child in the team were at displaying ALL our School and STAC values - ka pai kids!

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

The coach and/or manager get 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 brand new ball of their choice!


Kate Gold


Frankie Spriggens, Lexie Solomon, Gabi Kight, Charles Clarkson, Charlie Parish, Aiden Munn, Harry Tasker, Luke Majors


Jonty Haldane, Leo Moriarty, Olivia Holder, Lucinda Howard, Sophie Horn, Jack Christie, Marcus Large, Angus Mortenson, Fergus Mortenson, Luke Majors

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School App

Please contact Kerin at admin@hnps.school.nz if you are having trouble with the app.

Please remove the old school App from your phone.

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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.

Term Dates 2023

2023 Dates

Term 1 - 1st February - 6th April

Term 2 - 24th April - 30th June

Term 3 - 17th July - 22nd September

Term 4 - 9th October - 15th December

Teacher Only Day

24th April (Unfortunately the Ministry of Education has directed us to take this day between 24th April and 5th May).

Up Coming Events


14th - Last day of the school year - 12:30 pm Finish


30th -Meet the Teacher 2-4 pm


1st - Start of the School Year 9:00am