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Havelock North Primary?

Visit from UAE player Krishna Karate

Our Blue Caps and White Caps cricket teams were visited by United Arab Emirates player Krishna Karate for the afternoon of Friday 13th March.  They had the opportunity to bowl to him, and he in turn demonstrated his bowling and shared tips with our players. Captain Luke Winter presented Krishna with a Blue Cap, making him an Honorary Blue Cap team member.  The afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by all, with our players skills and enthusiasm for the game complimented on by the visitors.

Shave for a Cure


Inspired by one of our students last year Sam Elliott, Mr Harris, Mr Kinsey, and a Year 6 student,Tim Cornwall are shaving their heads for charity!

On Friday the 27th of March Mr Harris and Mr Kinsey will have their heads shaved during School. We encourage you to donate for a wonderful cause. Shave for a Cure is Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand's signature fundraising event. Over the past ten years, Kiwis have registered, dobbed in their mates, fundraised, organised their events and shorn their locks. Everyone Shaves including individuals, schools, businesses, community groups, families, sports teams, social organisations, universities and so many more.

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) is the national charity dedicated to supporting patients and their families living with a blood cancer or a related blood condition. LBC receives no government funding. With your help they can continue to fund their core services – patient support programmes, research, information, awareness, and advocacy.

You can donate to our team by going to the following site:

Shave for a Cure Make a Donation

Those people who donate will be in for a chance to shave Mr Kinsey's hair off!

We are also looking for a local hairdresser who could assist us on the morning of Friday the 27th of March. If you are that person or know of someone could you please email dkinsey@hnps.school.nz

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 through Twitter, 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.

Message from the Principal

Greetings everyone and a special welcome to those new to Havelock North Primary. 

I hope you have all had a fun filled family time during the summer break. We welcome to the staff, Miss Laura Macklow in Room 20 and Miss Samantha Newton, currently in Room 23 until Room 8 is fully renovated. This year we will continue to have Mrs Jarvis as a specialised maths teacher in our school and later in the year there will be a specialised teacher of literacy.

Our school environment continues to look fantastic with all the hard work done by our ground staff of Robin Gray and Peter Newton who worked tirelessly over the holidays to keep the grounds in park like condition.

Information on school happenings will come to you via class blogs and newsletters, team newsletters and the Tuesday Times.

In 2015 importance is being placed on our strategic goals of maintaining high academic achievement through a high standard of teaching, to have a safe and nurturing optimum learning environment which will give every child an opportunity to achieve at their maximum potential. This year we have four rooms operating as blended learning classrooms where every child brings their own Chrome Book as a tool to be used in their learning, other senior classes (year 4,5 and 6) allow it to be optional if they wish to bring a device to school to help with their learning.

We have started the year with the main toilet block renovated,the old library transformed into three junior teaching spaces, and the resource room being transformed into the new Library. Rooms 8, 9, and 10 are currently being remodelled into new modern learning environments. Two of these rooms have been relocated temporarily to the school hall.

We have numerous options in sport. Music and drama will be offered when the classroom upgrade is completed. Year 5 and Year 6 camps will occur in the first term, with information about these camps sent home soon.

We are looking forward to working with both you and your child on their learning journey this year.

Paul Bremer


Parent/Teacher Interviews

Term 1 interviews will be held on Wednesday 25th February, Tuesday 3rd March and Wednesday 4th March between 3:30pm and 5:30pm.

Interviews are 10 minutes long.


Videos and pictures galore!

Have you had a look at our school photo gallery? It's a great way to see some of the amazing events that we had last year and keep an eye out for events from 2015! 

It can be found in the top tab bar under Gallery or click here.

Uniform Shop

Opening Hours (during term time)

Monday   8:30-9:30 am
Thursday   3:00-4:00 pm

Please note we have a selection of new and secondhand uniforms for the 2015 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. P. Bremer 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.

Click here for a message from our principal.


To report if your child is going to be absent or late to school, please click on the link below:


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