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Epro 8 Champions


EPro 8 Year 5/6 Hawke’s Bay Champions 2016

Congratulations to one of our Year 5 teams who took out the EPro8 Hawke’s Bay competition last Friday. Charlotte Wray, Ronan Brier, Charlie Kennedy and Ruby Chen who made up the HNPS Blue Panther team worked exceptional hard to win the grand final, competing against 11 other teams, including another Year 5 HNPS team who made it through to the final series. The Epro 8 challenge involves students collaborating and strategising to solve complex problems.

The Epro 8 challenge is an engineering and problem solving race. Teams compete to:

  •        Build large sized structures
  •        Solve practical problems
  •        Engineer using pulleys, motors, gears, wheels and axles
  •        Invent machines that can complete simple tasks
  •        Undertake unusual and fun experiments
  •        Construct basic electronic circuits
  •        Solve interesting problems using practical maths.

We are exceptional proud of the HNPS Blue Panther team. An outstanding achievement and one to celebrate!

Our new Buddy Bench

If you have visited our Junior playground area lately you may have noticed a new brightly coloured seating area. This is our new Buddy Bench! The purpose of the bench is to allow students who are needing to find a new friend to sit on the Buddy Bench and make a new buddy with others on the bench and in turn fostering friendship and kindness on the playground. We look forward this year to seeing our Buddy Bench in action for all year groups to utilise! 

Click on the photo below to watch a short video introducing the Buddy Bench by its artists:

With special thanks to: Ms Mawley, Mrs Shennan, Mr Gray and the student artists - Bella L, Teina L, Henrietta S, Henrietta W, Mili K, Eva B, Annabelle K, Rebecca E and Anja E

Receive a text from HNP

At Havelock North Primary we are always looking for easier and more efficient ways to communicate information to you - our parents and caregivers.

We have recently set up a text service, which will send out information regarding school activities and events. The service will also be used to send out important information in an emergency such as after an earthquake.

If you would like to subscribe to our text service please​:
text ​the words:    ​follow @HNPrimary    (please make sure there is a space after the word follow)  
to​ the number:   ​ 8987

You can un​​subscribe from the service at any time by texting STOP

Please note that the service is outgoing from Havelock North Primary only and if you have any comments or questions you will need to contact the school office.

Uniform Shop

Opening Hours (during term time)

Monday   8:30-9:30 am  
Thursday   2:30-3:30 pm

Please note we have a selection of new and secondhand uniforms for the current school year. Cash or cheque only please.

Most of our uniform items can also be purchased at The Warehouse in Hastings.


Internet Banking Now Available

Internet Banking is available at HNP. Please ensure you enter your child’s name and the purpose of the payment.

The school bank account is: ASB 12-3439-0017857-00

e.g. J Doe K4 Camp so that your payment can be traced.


Welcome & Kia Ora!

Havelock North Primary is situated in the centre of the village of Havelock North in Hawkes Bay.

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