March 2023 Edition
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Tuesday Times

Havelock North Primary School - 14th March 2023


Kia ora koutou,
This week we welcome Samantha (Sam) and Sadie. Well done on making such a positive start at your new school kids.
It was certainly nice to get some sun over the weekend. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come and we may yet get a "summer".
Learning Conferences
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the learning conferences last week. We do hope you found these useful. A big thank you to our staff for their hard work in what was a busy week.

As you will have seen last week, Teachers around the country have agreed to strike this Thursday. Our school, along with a number of others, has been granted an exemption, so we will be operating as normal. We do, however, support the strike as we need to find ways of attracting and retaining good people to teach our future generation.

Free Firewood
As mentioned last week, Mark Gannon has kindly offered to split the wood this Saturday 18th March. He's after a team of 6-8 people to help him with the process and the wood can be taken away for firewood. If you are able to assist Mark please let Kerin in the office know

Year 4-6 Swimming Sports
This Friday we will have our annual Swimming Sports. Due to the fact that we have not been able to have any time in the pool prior to this event, it will look different to past years. Usually, we have two to three days of trials before our Swimming Sports to ascertain each child's ability. This year we anticipate only having 'Championship' races due to time constraints. For those less competent swimmers, who are not involved in the 'Championship' races, there may be a free swim at the conclusion of the event. Swimming Cups will still be contested. Parents are welcome to this event.

Assembly Thursday
Due to the swimming sports being held on Friday, Room 13’s assembly will take place on Thursday from 9am. Thank you.

Puketapu School Update from Chris Fox -Principal
"Thank you to everyone who has reached out over the past few weeks. Your words of kindness and offers of help have been very supportive.
For anyone wanting to support we have set up a fund to help people in our Puketapu community who are most striken."

Some people may wish to donate directly to school. In the first instance this will pay for buses to the swimming pool as we lost our swimming season this year.
12 -3144 – 0153855 – 00
Ref: cyclone relief donation

Quote of the week
“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”
Bob Marley

Have a great week everyone.
Ngā mihi,
Nick Reed


Our PB4L focus for the next couple of weeks is, 'We are mindful of others'.
It is important that we teach our kids about how everyone is different and that we need to be mindful of the way we treat others. In class the children will be having plenty of learning around inclusion.

Home and School News

Home and School Association Inc (same as a PTA/ Friends of the School etc).

Notice of Annual General Meeting - Monday 27th March
Venue: School Staff room or via Zoom: 7:30pm.

Anyone is very welcome to come along, get involved and have a say on fundraising events and spending for the school. It’s great to have a good representation of parents across the year groups. We offer zoom for those unable to attend physically.

The 2nd committee meeting of the year will follow the AGM.
We will have some vacancies such as Treasurer, Chairperson and Secretary as well as getting involved in teams for various events throughout the year - so if you are able to offer your time and skills with only 2 meetings a term, we'd love to hear from you prior to the AGM. Email
If you are not wanting a formal role but can pitch in this year, there are other ways to support for example helping out the odd Friday and handing out Sushi orders.
Check out the Home and School page on the School website, email us or call Maggie (Chairperson) 0220878493 if you want to know more.

Principal Awards

Congratulations to the following students who have consistently shown our school values. Ka mau te wehi!

Te Kakano


Te Rito


Medal Winners

Congratualtions to William (Relationships), Isla (Resilience), Lotta ( Responsibility) and Archie ( Respect) for showing our skill values so positively this week. Thanks for being great role models team.

Values Winners

School App

Please contact Kerin on or come into the office and see Kerin if you are having trouble with the app.

Please remove the old "School App" from your phone.


Most of our Term 1 sports have started or continued from where they left off pre-cyclone. Sadly, some organisations have had to cancel some Term 1 sports due to venue damage or use for cyclone recovery purposes. Sports currently going ahead are; Cricket, Waterpolo, Netball, Touch Rugby and Futsal (although we are playing at school as opposed to PGA). Sports that have had to be cancelled are Summer Hockey, Basketball and Volleyball. We will be in touch with regards to crediting your account for these sports.
See below for a picture of the amazing HNP Stags Y3/4 cricket team.

Sport pics

HNP Stags Y3/4
HNP Storm vs Taradale Pri
HNP Stars Y5/6

STAC Awards

STAC awards will be presented by your child's coach to those children who consistently display our STAC values: S (Sportsmanship) T (Teamwork) A (Attitude) C (Coach-ability). If your child does receive a STAC certificate, please let me know, as they are published in the Tuesday Times, and will go into a (termly) draw to win a brand new ball of their choice from the PE shed
Our STACs from this week include;
FUTSAL - Aristotle C
NETBAL - Sammy P, Isla R, Tilly E, Ellie W, Kehara T, Evie M
TOUCH RUGBY - Angus VW, Waimaria W, Carson C
WATERPOLO - Emma B, Jack P, Ben H, Ellie W
CRICKET - Tom M, Charlie H, Dan S, Carson C, Eva B, Georgie F, Milla M, Monty K
BASKETBALL - Keegan, Ollie
Georgie STAC
Monty and Milla STAC

Out and About

A great mural by Room 14
Georgia on the Zip line
Mr Bain on duty
All smiles
The bars not looking too good after Cyclone Gabriel
Go Georgia!

Term Dates 2023

2023 Dates
Term 1 ends 6th April
Term 2 - Wednesday 26th April - 30th June
Term 3 - 17th July - 22nd September
Term 4 - 9th October - 15th December

Teacher Only Day
Monday 24th April (The Ministry of Education has directed us to take this day between 24th April and 5th May). ANZAC day is Tuesday 25th April, meaning Term 2 will officially start on Wednesday 26th April.

Upcoming Events

17th Year 4-6 Swimming Sports @ Village Pools
23rd Board Meeting
22nd Blue Caps vs Hereworth @ 1.30pm
27th Home and School AGM 7:30pm
6th - Last day Term 1
24th - Teacher only day