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.

 

Fundraising

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.