Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 29th November 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

On Thursday 8th December we have a thank you morning tea for anyone who has helped out during the year. We would love to see you at 11 am in the school hall.

The school year is quickly running away from us with only 11 school days left.

Key remaining dates are:


5 & 6th - Beach Education - Year 5

5th - Junior Tabloids Morning- 9.15 am-11 am Parents welcome

7th - Year 6 Leavers' Assembly & Disco

9th - SPCA Mufti Day

12th - Final Assembly & Reports home

14th - Last day of the school year - 12.30 pm close

EPRO 8 Finals

Congratulations to the HNPS Pulleys who finished third equal in the Hawke's Bay District EPRO 8 Championships held at Hastings Intermediate. Well done also to our two other teams who joined the Pulleys after qualifying for the finals earlier in the week. A special thank you to Mrs Wilkins and our parent helpers for supporting this exciting event.

Classes 2023 -Student Placement Considerations

We received a higher than expected number of considerations for 2023 classroom placements. Team leaders are working on these placements with their colleagues at present. It is a highly complex process and due to these intricacies, not all of the considerations will be met. I need to remind families that all classes need a mix of boys, girls, abilities and behaviours. Class placements will come home with reports on Monday 12th December. Students will get the opportunity to meet their new teacher and classmates on the morning of the 12th December.

Kapa Haka

The Hapa Haka head to the Ngati Kahungunu Festival today which will be an exciting opportunity for them. They have worked really hard this year, so this will be a wonderful experience for them to showcase their skills.

Little Ninjas Parent Evening

A big thank you to Bridge Hansen and the Home and School team for sponsoring the parent evening last week around managing children's behaviour positively. We hope those who attended found it useful. Yesterday we sent out a strategies handout for those who did not attend.

Year 3 & 4 EOTC Week

We wish the Year 3 & 4 team all the very best for their EOTC week. Well done to Miss Northe, Mrs Duligall and their team for their great organisation and the many adults who are assisting. I'm sure the students will love these experiences.


Just a friendly reminder if your child is unwell with nausea, vomiting or has flu-like symptoms please keep them home.

Quote of the week

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker.

Have a great week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Junior Athletics Fun day

Next Monday, 5th December 2022, the Junior classes are participating in a Junior Athletics Fun day. This will take place on the school field and starts at 9.15 am. The children will be put into mixed-class groups.

From 9.15 am - 10.20 am, there will be a rotation of various activities based on the skills of ‘run, jump, throw’. At 10.30 am there will be sprint finals based on age ie. 5-year-old girls.

It is important to remember that the emphasis is on fun, participation, and working together as teams.

The children will need to wear "House Colours" this day and sensible shoes.

Freddie's Find

Last week Freddie Hickman found a $20 note on the way to school and handed it in to Mr Reed. Mr Reed said he could have it back the following week if it went unclaimed. At home, Freddie was encouraged to think about something good he might do with his find - other than spending it at the dairy! He decided he would like to buy a present for a child who may not get one this Christmas. His Dad said he would match the $20 and Mr Reed said he would too! So we open this idea up to the school community. Who else would like to match ‘Freddie’s Find’ and help get some presents out to children in need this Christmas?

There will be a box inside the office if you would like to donate. At the end of term, Freddie (with his parents) will use this money to buy some presents and take them to a local charity (Women's Refuge) to distribute.

Well done Freddie. It's great to see a young man showing such outstanding character.

Cultural Corner

Recently we recieved feedback at our Whånau Hui about how we could improve our school culturally. Some of their suggestions were:

  • Kapa Haka for juniors too
  • Important to discuss the meaning and purpose behind each waiata
  • Kāhui - how do we bring Kapa Haka to life across the Kāhui Ako*? Can any Ngati Kahungugu people be involved? What are the barriers?
  • The use of the name Karenema needs further consultation
  • Te Reo - What is happening with it across the classes? Some whānau would like the opportunity to learn alongside their kids, across the Kāhui.
  • What is the common Kaupapa across the Kāhui Ako
  • Wānanga with the teachers -Whānau want the opportunity to get to know the teachers. What is happening throughout the year - what is being covered? Treaty? Reo? Pepeha?
  • Whānau were grateful to be asked for their input.
  • Lots to learn through waiata. Do tamariki listen to Māori music? Some skills in the community could be tapped into to benefit the school.
  • Transition to Intermediate and High School - lots of whānau want to come to the next Pō Whakanui
  • Not just curriculum. Whānau want to drive Kaupapa Māori. Input into the curriculum, Kapa Haka, Matariki. Each Hui should have a focus.

* Kahui Ako ( A collaboration of local state schools - Lucknow, Te Mata, Havelock North Intermediate, Havelock North High, Haumoana and Havelock North Primary).

Values Medal Winners

Congratulations to Cameron (Responsibility), Harry (Respect), Jack (Relationships) and Georgia (Resilience). Thank you for being superstar kids!
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Principal Award Winners

Congratulations to the following students for their wonderful work and for consistently displaying our school values. Tu meke!


Our Focus for the next few weeks is... We respect our coaches, instructors and opposition

We have lots of sport happening at this time of year so it is important that we remind our children of the importance of respecting our coaches and opposition. Please lead by example and thank your child's coach for giving up their time to help your child develop. If you are a coach or volunteer, we thank you for all that you do.

Values Supreme Winner

Congratulations Yvanri!
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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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Sports at Havelock North Primary School

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 Photo is of the HNP Strikers STAC winners

Coaches, Managers and Parent Helpers THANK YOU Evening

This is an evening where we bring all our coaches and managers together for Pizza and a drink to say a heartfelt thank you for all you have done for HNPS sport during the 2022 year.

Te Mata School Hall on Tuesday 6 December at 5.30 pm- 7.00 pm

RSVP link https://forms.gle/5uQUTrdhpXejDGEU6

We are really excited to have a Q and A session with Shea McAleese; the current assistant coach of the NZ women's black sticks hockey team and ex-player (playing just over 300 games) for the NZ Black sticks. He will be sharing his tips and insights into being a coach and player throughout his career.

Alongside Aaron O Keefe who will be questioning Shea but also will share his knowledge on coaching and parenting athletes. Aaron is the current HB under 18 men's hockey coach and has some talented athletes in his family. With a daughter playing high-level netball, a son playing hockey and also representing NZ in the 2022 Oceania Games for running and gaining a silver medal!

Lastly, a HUGE thanks for all you have done. To be sending this out to so many people reiterates what lucky children we have to have volunteers like yourself, and what a great community we live in.

I hope to see you on Tuesday to thank you in person.

Many thanks


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!


Henry Hutchinson, Archie Seccombe, Stella Ashdown


William Walter


Parker Newby


Harry Tasker


Zoe Forster, Kate Gold, Brooklyn Borrie, Olive Maloney, Sofia Sampson, Scarlett Creswell, Joy Robinson, Sammy Parkinson


Tilly Ryan, Isla Maloy, Caitlin Tod, Maggie Harper, Eva Balcome, Isabelle Hickman, Grace Davies, Charlotte Every


Jonty Rose


Guy Sowman, Sean Martin, Jonty Haldane, Hugo Wedd, Lewis Attwood, Liam Larkin, Angus Godsiff, Eva Balcombe

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.

Out and About

Y3 Environmental Art.

This was part of our Year 3 Environmental Art experience with the Hastings Art Gallery .

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

Up Coming Events


28th - 2nd - Year 3 & 4 EOTC week

29th - Ngati Kahungunu Kapa Haka Festival

30th - 2nd Year 4 EOTC activities


5 & 6th - Beach Education - Year 5

5th - Junior Tabloids Morning- 9.15 am-11 am Parents welcome

7th - Year 6 Leavers' Assembly & Disco

9th - SPCA Mufti Day

12th - Final Assembly & Reports home

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