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Athletics Day Postponed

Due to high winds and potential rain for tomorrow, the Whole School Athletics Day will be postponed until Thursday 6th November. 

Are you ready?

We have 2 amazing events happening that are coming up quickly, so mark these dates on your calendar:

1 November (Saturday) - Blast in the Park

          A great family event held at Anderson Park (Havelock North, Te Aute Rd). For tickets or if you would like to volunteer to help at one of our stalls on the night, please contact Gay Carrington carrington_family@xtra.co.nz 

Tickets can now be purchased before and after school in front of the hall. 

16 November (Sunday) - Peak Trail Blazer

          A trail size to fit everyone! One peak, two choices. Want to know more? Visit www.peaktrailblazer.co.nz for more information and to sign up for this fantastic event.

HNP Production of The Tempest

Missed the show and want to see what it looked like? Went but forgot to take your camera? Click on our Gallery from our options at the top to view the photos from the production. 

 

Mid-year message from the Principal

The year continues to steam by at what feels an alarming rate. This term is one where winter sports kick in. The school organises the Hockey, Netball and Basketball, where as Rugby and Football are arranged through the local sports clubs and you need to make contact with the club of your choice.

I wish to say a big thank you to those parents managing or coaching our school teams. It is through your hard work, our children gain great opportunities outside the classroom, which may come to the fore later in life.

Later in the term we have our school learning conferences where your child, with the support of their teacher, shares their learning with you the parent or caregiver. You will be given a written report soon after the conference giving you ways in which you can also support their learning at home.

This term we will continue with our self- review on topics such as Bible in Schools, and our student leadership programme. During the term we will have Mrs Hastings and Mrs Te Whaiti take maternity leave and at the end of the term we will farewell Mrs Wong as she starts her retirement.

Have a great term and we look forward to seeing you around the school.

Kind regards

Paul

Tough Guys and Gals...at HNP!

2014 TOUGH GUY AND GAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS CHALLENGE

WOW what a fantastic event!! Our team of over 70 children had an absolute ball at the Tough Guy and Gal challenge, climbing, crawling, running, jumping, slogging through slime and even charging through an electric maze. Well done to everyone who competed – the smiles over the finish line said it all.

A huge thank you also to the wonderful parents who transported and supported us, you all helped contribute to a hugely enjoyable and successful day. A special mention to Hadley McDougall who blasted his way to the finish line in first place overall from the hundreds of runners in the 7-8 year age group – what a fantastic achievement! And to Guy Bayly who gave the Intermediate aged competitors a huge run for their money by coming 4th out of the hundreds of runners who contested the 9-12 year age group. Also a special mention to Tori Halstead, whose amazing fundraising efforts for the Cure Kids foundation earned her a wonderful prize and thank you from the organisers. Many other HNP students also featured in the very generous spot prizes that were awarded, and every competitor over the finish line earned a Hydrate Zero drink and sausage sizzle sponsored by Brebner Print. We will definitely be back again for the challenge next year!

Photos from the event can be viewed at www.marathon-photos.com,  follow the link to the Junior Tough Guy and Gal and enter your name to see if you were captured in action. We also had lots of parents in action with their cameras and will endeavour to have these uploaded to the school website/facebook page. Please contact Nicki at nsunley@hnps.school.nz if you have photos to share from the event.

Funrazor at HNP

On 11 March Sam Elliot bravely had his head shaved in order to raise money for Child Cancer. Tiaan Jarman (a former student of HNI) was chosen to be the one to complete this task as he has recently finished a gruelling treatment for bone cancer himself and is now in remission. Sam has successfully raised over $1600 through his efforts. We are proud of Sam and the HNP values that he has exhibited!

Term 1 Message from the Principal

Greetings everyone and a special welcome to those new to Havelock North Primary for the year 2014.  I hope you have all had a fun filled family time during the summer break.

2014 is a busy year for Havelock North Primary. We have started three blended learning classrooms. Plans are in place for the main block to be upgraded some time during the latter part of this year. 

We welcome Mrs Jo Burns who is teaching in Room 1 and Mrs Michelle Waldron who is relieving for Fiona McNeill. Fiona has been appointed as relieving principal at Kereru School.

Our school environment is looking 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.

Our school year commenced on February 3rd with all children returning to a full and rich year, with options including sport, music and drama options along with a busy classroom programme. Information on school happenings will come to you via class blogs and newsletters, team newsletters and the Tuesday Times. Year 5 and Year 6 camps will occur in the first term, with information about these camps sent home soon.

In 2014 importance is being placed on our strategic goals of maintaining high academic achievement, developing well rounded individuals and developing optimum learning environments which will ensure every child to achieve at their maximum potential.

We are looking forward to working with both you and your child on their learning journey this year. If you would like to view our school, please feel free to contact us as we welcome the opportunity to show you around.


Paul Bremer

Videos and pictures galore!

We have had so many events in the past few weeks, it is hard to keep track of them! Luckily we have captured some amazing photos and even created a spectacular video from some of them. In addition to the photos from the events that have come and gone, we have special video promoting one of our biggest events that is just around the corner - The Peak Trail Blazer. The video is from some extremely creative students (Georgia Maidens, Daisy Phillips, Ella Wright and Ruby Roberts) who have braved some very testing conditions to showcase our sponsors (we love 'em!) and win the competition that demonstrates just how amazing PTB is!

To view and even order photos from the 150th Jubilee, kindly taken by Tim Whittaker, click HERE.

For a look at our action packed whole school Athletics Day, click HERE.

The winning PTB video can be viewed HERE


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