Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 18th October 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

I trust everyone enjoyed a positive couple of weeks with your families. This term is a short but busy one with a lot to look forward to.

New Students

We would like to recognise our amazing new students this term. Well done to Gus, Evie, Leo, Zoey, Charles and Mia for making such a positive start to school life at HNPS.

Tukituki Whānau Festival

Thank you to those amazing people who were able to support our tamariki at the Whānau Festival at the end of last term at Havelock North Intermediate. It was a very special night and so good to see the local schools working together and supporting each other in such a positive way. A special thank you to Whaea Robin, Tara Wilkins and Sue Dunn for their work with the Kapa Haka. Our students were amazing. Thank you also to Jess Cranswick and her awesome team for running the BBQ and to the staff for their support. Great team effort!

Out of Zone Ballot

The ballot closes THIS THURSDAY 20th October. The Draw the ballot will take place on the 25th October and will be carried out by Constable Chris Leppein. Families are notified of the outcome by 28th October.

Mufti Day - 28th October

Next Friday we have a Mufti Day to raise money for the Supper Club. The Supper Club supports local families in need by providing meals. Funds raised through the Mufti Day will go towards stocking our school freezer. If you know of anyone in our school community who is going through a tough time, please let us know so we can support them.


A reminder that now we are in Term 4, hats are compulsory. From Tuesday next week students without hats will need to play in the shade area.


Swimming lessons begin for Yr 0-2 children on the 28th October and for Yr 3-6 on the 21st November. Thanks to a massive contribution from the HNPS Home and School, these lessons have been considerably subsidised. $10 can be paid online or at the school office. We thank our Home and School team for their support in funding the large majority of this programme.

Quote of the week

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap

but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Have a great week everyone and stay safe over the long weekend. A reminder that both this Friday and next Monday are holidays.

Ngā mihi

Nick Reed


Caretaker Position

Sadly, the amazing Mr Robin Gray is retiring so we need to find a replacement. This is a 40 hour per week role, and remuneration will be subject to negotiation, depending on the skills and experience of the preferred candidate.

The Caretaker is responsible for the safety and cleanliness of the grounds and buildings. Minor maintenance work shall be undertaken when such work can be done without the requirements of a registered or qualified tradesman.

Please send a CV and letter of application to Nick Reed - Principal by Friday 28th October.

email principal@hnps.school.school.nz


Focus for the next few weeks is...

We are kind and include others

Being kind is an important skill for all people to learn. Encourage your child/ren to tell you about how they were kind at school today. Also, share experiences from your own day about people showing kindness.

Principal Awards

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

Values Medals

Congratulations to Greta (Respect), Waimaria (Resilience), Logan (Relationships), and Saskia (Responsibility). Thank you for being superstar kids!
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Values Winners

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Supreme Values Award Winner

Way to go Lia!
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Congratulations Harry

Over the holidays Harry won the NZ Motorcross Championships in the 8 -11 year old category. What an amazing effort Harry!
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Enviro Corner Term 4 week 1

In just 10 weeks Hawke's Bay school children have managed to collect 2.8 tonnes of lids and caps in a pilot recycling initiative.

Good Caps is an initiative led by Plastics NZ and a dozen schools participated with the aim to stop these valuable materials going to landfill.

Jasper from Room 7, was interviewed by Jesse Mulligan on Radio New Zealand about his and HNP’s involvement in the programme. We were so proud of you Jasper!

HNP will keep collecting 2 and 5 plastic, metal and aluminium caps. Please clean/sort them accordingly and place them in the collection boxes outside the hall.

Thank you to the families who are collecting from cafe’s/restaurants in the village already. If you are interested in collecting caps from the following cafe’s/restaurants on a weekly basis please let Mrs Jarvis know - Bay Espresso, Mons, Mary’s, Piku, The Work Room, The Olive Tree.

The Good Caps organisation would appreciate families completing the following survey around this pilot programme - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GoodCapshome

Bird of the year - Voting starts this week! Australasian bittern needs votes!!


StockCo Blast in the Park - We Need Your Help!


The StockCo Blast in the Park cannot happen without parent support - this is one of the main fundraisers for the school where we are fundraising for improvements to the playgrounds. WE NEED ONE HOUR OF YOUR TIME.

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED for a 1-hour time slot on the night. Friday 11th November 5 pm - 9 pm

Please email blastinthepark@hnps.school.nz if you are interested in helping out

The StockCo Blast In the Park is Hawkes Bay's biggest and best annual fireworks event!

Held in the Havelock North Village at Anderson Park, this family community event is run by Havelock North Primary School as one of their main fundraising events.

It's a night of live entertainment for the whole family with picnics, food trucks, fun stalls for the kids, bouncy castles and a magnificent Fireworks display at 9 pm!

Purchase your tickets to StockCo Blast in the Park online by 9 am Monday 7 November 2022 to be in the draw to FLICK THE SWITCH on the fireworks finale!

Click here to purchase your tickets online now: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2022/blast-in-the-park/havelock-north

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We are just over 4 weeks away from the Peak Trail Blazer on the 20th November and the organising committee is in full swing.

It’s been great to see the Peak Trail Blazer T-shirts being worn around school. We have a few extra t-shirts in certain sizes, so if your child missed out and would like a t-shirt, please get in touch.

We are looking for volunteers who can help marshal on the morning of the event 20th November or help with registration on November 19th from 12-2pm. We would really appreciate the support so if anyone can lend a hand, we would be very grateful.

Entries have been going strong and we aren’t too far away from selling out the Tainui Trail, so please make sure you get your entries in so you don’t miss out.

If you would like to support in any way, please contact Catherine Wedd on 0212886770 or Peak Trailblazer peaktrailblazer@hnps.school.nz


The Peak Trail Blazer Team

Catherine, Vicky, Jess and Hilary

New 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

QUICK Sports Survey (Community) - please complete

We are always reflecting on and refining our processes at HNPS. Our main aim is to promote a lifelong love of physical activity by providing a range of positive sporting experiences for our Tamariki, while also providing challenges relevant to each child's skills and experience.

This is a focus on the HNPS sporting teams, events and opportunities, it DOES NOT include Athletics, Cross Country, Swimming and Fitness or Physical Education sessions at school.


We still need coaches / managers for some of our Term 4 sports teams. If you have been emailed that your childs team does not have a manager / coach, please consider helping out. If there are no volunteers, the team will have to be withdrawn from the competition.

Current Sports Registrations available

Primary Interschool Tournament - Weds 26th Oct (year 5 / 6) Closes tonight. https://enrolmy.com/havelock-north-primary-school/book-now/158-Tennis-Interschool-Tournament

HNPS Tennis Tournament - 13th November
(Year 3-6) - all welcome!
See below for details https://enrolmy.com/havelock-north-primary-school/book-now/161-HNPS-Tennis-Tournament-

Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Erica sport@hnps.school.nz Havelock North Primary School

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!

TERM 3 STAC WINNER IS ........ CAITLIN TOD! She chose a brand new netball from the PE shed.

Home and School Fundraiser

“Sarah's Studio Art boxes”

ONLY one week to order so DO IT NOW!


Perfect for ^weekend boredom projects^, ^birthday prezzies^ or ^start Christmas shopping now!^

*Single craft box - $15

*Double craft box - $29

Thank you for further supporting our school fundraising efforts.

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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.

Out and About

Term Dates 2022

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


21st - Hawke's Bay Anniversary

24th - Labour Day

26th - Interschool Tennis (Primary)

27th - Whānau Hui 5:30 pm in Room 25

28th -Mufti Day (Supper Club)


31st Oct - 4th Nov Optimist Yachting

4th - Chess Tournament

11th - Blast in the Park

13th - HNP Tennis Tournament


7th - Year 6 Leavers' Assembly

12th - Final Assembly

14th - Last day of the school year - 1 pm close