HNPS Home and School Association Incorporated
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:
– 23th May 2022
– 27th June 2022
– 15th Aug 2022
– 19th Sept 2022
– 7th November 2022
– 5th December 2022 (TBC)
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 2022 Home & School Committee:
Chairperson: Maggie Poll
Vice Chairperson: Martin Drake
Secretary: Rachel Campbell
Treasurer: Ali Neilson
Vice Treasurer: Jess Cranswick
Blast in the Park lead: Steve Gregory
Peak Trail Blazer lead: Catherine Wedd
Big Night Out lead: Bridge Hansen
Board of Trustees rep: Ali Neilson
Principal: Nick Reed
Staff Representatives: Ellen Denny & Ashley Baker
Uniform Shop: Suz Stuttle
Facebook: Jen Hewitt
Sushi Fridays: Tim Barley & Martin Drake
Calendar Art: Bec Simpson
Supper Club: Penny McLeod & Caroline Hickman
Committee Members: Georgie Walker, Dhirsh Hansaraj, Flora Hansaraj, Shane Hyndman, Jaimie Hyndman, Katrina Webster, Caroline Wallace.
Anyone is welcome to join anytime / be voted on as a committee member – so come along next time if you are interested. We also provide zoom as an options at each meeting, If you wish for an agenda item to be raised and aren’t able to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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. The last 2 years we have been fundraising to upgrade the turf as the major project.
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.