Balance is Better

https://sportnz.org.nz/resources/balance-is-better-philosophy/#:~:text=Balance%20is%20Better%20is%20an%20evidence-based%20approach.%20The,team%20or%20group%2C%20and%20enjoy%20time%20with%20friends. The above link will give you the deeper understanding of the recommended approach that schools should take with sport. We hope you find it useful.

Amazing Pottery

Art specialist teacher Melanie Shennan, Emma, Henry and Holly showing off their amazing Pottery. Great job everyone. Thank you also to Iona College for letting us use their kiln.

Flaxmere Chess Tournament

Well done to our chess players who took part in the Flaxmere Chess Tournament on Friday. A special well done to Dario Rotondo and Aries Bellamy who took out 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Thank you to Mr Bain for coordinating this event and the wonderful adults who helped out with transport and supervision

Houngarea Marae Visit

The Te Rito (Year 3 & 4) team visited Houngarea Marae for what was a valuable cultural experience. We were well supported by a wonderful group of teachers and parents. Well done to Mrs Field, who along with Whaea Robin, performed the Karanga. A special thank you to Rangitira James Kenrick, Ally Ferris and the Houngarea … Read more…

Easter Tuesday

Dear Families, Just reminding you all that Tuesday after Easter (6th April) is a holiday for all NZ Schools. School is open again for students on Wednesday 7th April. Thank you.

Supper Club

The Supper Club has been running at HNPS for the past couple of years. We have a freezer in the hall with frozen meals and baking for the school to use at its discretion when a family within the school has a challenge like bereavement or sickness and could do with a care package. We … Read more…

Swimming Sports Postponement

The decision has been made to postpone tomorrow’s Swimming Sports for Years 4-6. It will now be held next Tuesday 23 February at Village Pools.  Tomorrow will be extremely cold for the students and we’re hoping that tonight’s government Covid announcement will lift restrictions allowing parents to join us next Tuesday. Interschool swimming date remains the same (next … Read more…