Havelock School Newsletter V154 N15 22 October 2014


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Published every even week during school terms. Posted to school families, the wider community, on the web and emailed by request. Copy and casual advertising for #16 Published Wed 05 Nov closes Thu 30 Oct. WEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2014 ~ TERM 4 WEEK 02 ~ VOLUME 154 NUMBER 15 QUOTE For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them. Saint Sir Thomas More, Utopia CALENDAR Mon 27 Oct Tue 28 Oct Wed 29 Oct Thu 30 Oct Fri 31 Oct Mon 3 Nov Wed 5 Nov Fri 7 Nov * Further information elsewhere in the newsletter. Labour Day Spring Festival & Pet Day – Schedule out 23 Sep Playground Com Meeting 17:30 – Com Classroom Group Day [Tuamarina] Trustee Nominations close Marlborough Anniversary Y7/8 Tech (1/6) at MTC Marlborough Colleges’ Y9 Orientation http://www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar Click on item for status and/or info. See also our smart phone PTC app. PTC APP - ABSENCES The PTC app for your smart phone now has a link so you can quickly send an email detailing an absence. Remember to include child’s name, date/s absent and the reason. Leaving voicemail on the school phone does just as well but again remember to detail the three key pieces of info – by 09:15 please and earlier of course at your convenience. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 1


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DOUBLE DOLPHIN AWARDS Integrity (Term 3’s KiwiCan Theme) Term 3 wrapped up the Integrity work Kiwi Can had been promoting and three recipients were identified as worthy of Double Dolphin Awards for their integrity – even when no one is looking. Mia Higgins (Y1), Ashelyn HortonSmith (Y4) and Jacob Lawton (Y7) received the awards during the last week of the term. Congratulations to all of you and also their parents and teachers for their obvious influence. KiwiCan will be focussing on resilience during Term 4 so pupils will be learning to recognise the signs of stress for them, find ways to respond appropriately and bounce back, working through the issues for better outcomes. OUTWARD BOUND APPLICATIONS Havelock Lions are inviting young people to apply for sponsorship to attend a 21-day Outward Bound course this year. The age of applicants can be 16 - 18 (Youth Course) or 18 - 26 to attend the Classic Course. Application close Sunday 2 November. Forms can be obtained from… Debbie Healy greenprescription@marlboroughpho.org.nz Siobhan Skinner siobhanskinner7@gmail.com Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 2


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Johnston Associates South Chartered Accountants Masterminding brighter tomorrows Annual Financial Accounting Accounting Services Evaluation and Implementation (Xero a nd the Cloud Training) Dean Steele CA, B.Mgmt (Hons) Business Advisory (Development and Structure) 021 249 1191 dsteele@jacal.co.nz Corporate Advisory (Cash Flows, Budgets, Projections) Ben Douglas CA, B.Com, Dip Grad Debt Structure and Management Due Diligence Management Reporting/Interim Reporting New Company Setup Strategic and business planning Succession Planning Taxation Tax Compliance and Advice Trans-Tasman Accounting 021 249 1195 bdouglas@jacal.co.nz Brad McNeill CA, BCA, BSc 021 0206 7526 bmcneill@jacal.co.nz Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 3


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2014 MID-TERM BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTIONS The mid-term election option for school trustees was introduced through the Education Amendment Act 2000. This provision enables a board to have half the number of its parent representatives elected in a triennial election year and the remainder at a mid-term election. (The greater number of trustees always go out of office in a triennial election year. For boards with five trustees, three go out of office in an election year and two go out of office at a mid-term election.) Havelock School ~ Board of Trustees Mid-term Election 2014 Nominations are invited for the election of two parent representatives to the Board of Trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations has been posted to all eligible voters. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on 31 October 2014 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on 14 November 2014. Mandy McQuarrie Returning Officer Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 4


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NEWS FROM THE HAVELOCK MUSSEL FESTIVAL Next year’s festival will be on 14 March 2015 (less than five months away). The Festival Committee has put last year’s bad weather and consequential lower than usual attendance behind them and are looking forward to 2015. As always the Committee are dedicated to making next year’s Festival a success once again and to return to the tradition of being able to give grants to the local community. To date the Festival has given out a whopping $200 000 to community groups over the past 10 years. Havelock will be buzzing on 14 March 2015 with a mountain bike event in the region on the same weekend. The Committee is hoping that some of the supporters of this event will be attracted to the festival. The Festival is still in the planning stages but there may be an increase in the amount of entertainment. With the possibility of the return of the hugely popular “Mussel Hustle.” Of course the festival would not be the same without the “Mussel Munch” and that is firmly on the agenda. Stallholders can book their sites now. Some Community groups are already planning their stalls. We are having a stallholder early-bird draw this year for stalls registered by 10 November 2014. So make sure you get in early to go into the draw to have your site fee refunded. For further information and to book a site visit the Havelock Mussel Festival website http://www.havelockmusselfestival.co.nz/stallholders The Committee also has heard that there are local residents with lots of ideas to make the festival even more of a success. The Committee welcomes thoughts and suggestions. Contact one of the local members of the Committee; Carol Caley, Graeme Barsanti, Maurice Coffey, Wayne MacDonald or Ian Cameron and we will present your ideas to the Committee. The Committee will keep you updated on progress with regular reports in this newsletter. Mussel Festival 2013 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 5


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ZUMBA IN HAVELOCK Hi Everyone. I will be holding a Beginners' Class on Wednesday 29 October at 9:30am and Thursday 30 October at 6pm (regulars still able to attend). New people, when you bring a friend, you both only pay $3.00. No Zumba 27 October (Labour Day) or 3 November (Marlborough Anniversary). WEEKLY TIMETABLE - Havelock School Hall (off Lawrence Street) Monday Morning class 10 am – 11 am Monday Evening class 6 pm – 7 pm Wednesday class 9:30 am - 10:30 am Thursday class 6 pm – 7 pm Friday class 9:30 am - 10:30 am $5 per class (under 10 yrs free) 10 – 18 yrs $2 per class. Concession cards are available. Children’s' Zumba will take a break until further notice due to family commitments. However children are still welcome to come with parents to other classes. Please wear comfortable gear and shoes. Remember to bring a drink of water. Pam Elvy 5741046 / 021 2632 431 Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 6


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LABOUR SATURDAY MARKET 25 OCTOBER The Havelock Lions are again holding their Market Day in the Town Hall on the Saturday of Labour Weekend. The Market will be open from 9:00 am 1:00 pm and the Hall will be open to stallholders to set up from 8:00 am. As usual there will be a sausage sizzle outside the Hall and the “Devonshire Teas” that proved so popular at our June Market, will once more feature on the stage. Sites are still available. They only cost the hirers $5 for a space that is the equivalent of a trestle table. To book a site please contact ianc.cameron@xtra.co.nz or phone 574 2558. Stall holders already booked include Pine Ridge Piggeries, craft workers from Rai among a variety of others. The LIONS have been very fortunate to have been donated a large collection of books by Mr John Brownlee and these will also be for sale at the Market. To mark World Literacy Day the Havelock LIONS are collecting children’s books which can be donated to Plunket and Project Vanuatu. If you have children’s books that are no longer needed please bring them to the Market and give them to Siobhan. Civil Defence will have a caravan parked outside the Hall. They will have staff there to answer your questions and to show how they respond to any emergency. Money received by the LIONS from site rental, teas, sausage sizzle and its own stall will go toward the fund for sponsoring a young person from this area to attend an Outward Bound 21 day course before the end of this year. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 7


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PETS DAY & SPRING FESTIVAL TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER Caf Brownlee is the Event Manager so any communications you might need around this event should be directed to her on 574 1339. Always there is a need for people to help with setting up, marshalling and judging. If you would like to be involved in some way please let Caf know – many hands… Although entries are now closed the schedule and programme are online under Latest NEWS & INFO on the school’s homepage. The lunch menu and prices are also included. Pupils will preorder. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 8


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COMMUNITY DROP-IN CENTRE Thursday afternoons 1:30 - 3:30. St Peter’s Hall Lawrence Street Havelock. All welcome Afternoon tea provided. Activities such as Board Games, Cards, Jigsaws or just come and enjoy a cuppa and a chat. Contact Val on 574 1121 or Kathy on 574 1448 SUN HATS DURING TERMS 4 AND 1 It is that time of year again where we should all be sun smart and wearing our sun hats every day. Bearing this in mind we also have to be aware that we do not share hats with the risk of spreading head lice. We are told these little critters are about and as always, are constantly looking for a new home… be vigilant. PLAY CRICKET THIS SUMMER! With the cricket season about to commence there are still places available in the various options available for your child/children. Have a Go Cricket is a great option for 6 - 8 year olds who are new to cricket and takes place on Tuesday evenings at Horton Park starting 28 October or on Wednesday evenings at Renwick School starting 29 October. For older children there is Kiwi Cricket on Saturday mornings, beginning 1 November, with the yellow ball (Year 3 - 7) and for Year 5 - 8 more skilled cricket players, Hardball Cricket starts midOctober with 5th grade (year 5 - 6) played Friday evenings this year while 4th grade (Year 7 - 8) remains on Saturday mornings. (Note - age ranges are provided as guide only). Those interested should call Andrew Cavill on 577 9050 or 021 704 776 for more information or drop him an email at development@marlboroughcricket.co.nz for a registration form. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 9


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PELORUS BRIDGE BAT RECOVERY PROJECT Forest & Bird has been involved in a project for the past 5 years to identify, and now protect the habitat of long tailed bats at Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve. This has involved trapping and a number of community volunteers (including families from your area). This year we face the assault of a beech mast year, and are having to take further action to prevent the localised extinction of long tailed bats. With the support of the Department of Conservation we are undertaking a toxin baiting programme in addition to our trapping work. For information detailing the work we will be doing in the coming months on our work about bats please see our website: http://www.forestandbird.org.nz/what-we-do/projects/batrecovery-project We will be commencing the toxin operation at Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve as of 10 October 2014. Signs have been installed advising caregivers to watch children and not to interfere with bait stations (nor with the existing traps). If you have any questions, please email me or phone me on the number below. Please note that I am frequently out of the office in the field, so leave a message and I will return your call when I can. Debs Martin Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of NZ Inc 03-989-3355 www.forestandbird.org.nz NEW SCHOOL PEDESTRIAN REFUGE You will be aware that this new safety feature outside the school is now virtually finished and once operational, will affect how pedestrians and vehicles will interact differently than formerly. Already the bus can only stop and park adjacent to St Johns and parking outside the school has been altered. Remember that broken yellow lines means No Stopping or Parking at any time. We will be checking whether a Bus Stop can be defined from 08:30 – 10:30 and again 14:00 – 16:00 Mon- Fri. As always should you be collecting children or dropping them off by vehicle, please use Lawrence St so as to minimise the likelihood of an accident, injury or death. The gate will again be open on or by 28 October. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 10


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An improved road layout and pedestrian refuge does not guarantee greater safety, drivers and pedestrians alike will need to remain vigilant and use with a defensive mind set. Senior Constable Sue Bush will be working with the school to ensure all know how best to make use of this overdue road safety improvement. DO YOU ENJOY READING? Would you like to discuss a book you have enjoyed with others? There has been interest expressed in having a book group in Havelock to do just this. If you are interested and have an hour to spare, come along to the Havelock Community Library – at Havelock School – on Thursday 31 October at 2:00 pm. Enquiries phone Janet 574 2262. SWIMMING & SEASON POOL KEYS With the pool water temp now climbing to 23o and with longer sunshine hours the time is rapidly approaching for the issuing of Season Pool Keys. Students will be swimming on an ad hoc basis from this week on and be working on water safety understandings, knowledge and skills. Please check the wardrobe for togs as from the beginning of November the swimming programme will become part of the more formal curriculum and students expected to have them at school with a towel of course. Checking some the attendant skills may be in order before the summer swim season ie keeping clothes in a tidy pile or on the hook, drying before trying to pull on clothes, inside v outside, front v back, the tying of shoe laces, doing buttons and a swimming bag for the damp stuff. Named clothing id always good too – on togs as well. Much appreciated. The 2014-15 Season Pool Key-holder’s Application/Agreement is available from the school office or may be downloaded from the website in pdf format. The application form may be lodged with the school along with $65 from Thursday 30 October. As is usual at the close of season $20 will be refunded only if the key is returned on or before the date stated in the agreement. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 11


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MINIBALL TERM 4 2014 Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 Wednesday 29 October – 3 December 3:45pm – 4:30pm Registration to the office prior or on the day Cost - $30.00 Miniball is a basketball skills program for 5 – 8 year olds. The programme’s focus is on skill development for new players, and will be divided into groups based on age and ability. A lower hoop, smaller ball and smaller court are used to teach the basics of basketball. Basketball games are only played at the end of the program Registration forms will be emailed out… make contact on 577 8300 extn 3 or email info@marlboroughbasketball.org.nz Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 12


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BOJACKS get ready for the 2015 season!! On 30th of November 2014 I want to get together with ALL committed senior players. Come along and let’s get started for a successful 2015 season!! Ring me for further details – Chris Cherry / Seniors Coach 2015 on 03 574 2618. Canvastown School Senior Camp Fundraiser Teams of 4: $40.00 per team Where: The Trout Hotel, Canvastown When: Saturday, 8 November at 7:00 pm Supper provided – Spot Prizes and Raffles Tickets available at School Office Phone 574 2103 FAMILY HISTORY COURSE After the recent article on “Roots Magic”, there was sufficient interest shown for Sounds SeniorNet to assist in holding a course on searching the Internet for family history. The course will be held … Wednesday 29th October between 2 and 4 pm in the Community Classroom at Havelock School Bryan Strong, one of the tutors of the course, says Essentially Roots Magic is a program, available as a download for about $US30, designed to keep your family tree in order. That sounds somewhat simple but the program has many facets designed to make the keeping of records easy. Bryan’s opinion is that there are many programs available which will do this but on all the forums and blogs that he has seen, Roots Magic comes out either as the best or equal best available. Anybody interested in taking the course should call Bryan on 03 574 1311 beforehand. He will explain what the course is about and what you will need to do before the course starts. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 13


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Did you know? Research has found that it is the number of times each day we consume sugary drinks or eat foods high in sugar that increases the rate of decay in our teeth. It is therefore helpful for children to learn which are sugar free ‘anytime’ foods and drinks. Cheese, fruit, raw vegetables, nuts, unsweetened popcorn, milk and water are good examples. Foods and drinks which contain sugar are referred to as ‘sometimes’ foods as they can rot our teeth if they are consumed often. REGULAR UPDATES FROM THE NELSON MARLBOROUGH COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH SERVICE BLENHEIM & MARLBOROUGH MOBILE CLINIC 5209922 AS PROMISED… Mr B did get roped up and go down the eastern wall of the Alfred St Car Park last Sunday. In fact he was the first down right on 1 o’clock. There may be scant evidence locally but you can be assured it was captured on a number of cameras. Having helped “push” literally hundreds of kids down on school camps over the years it was the least he could do to help raise the profile and some dosh for the Marlborough Youth Development Trust who of course are the folk behind Kiwi Can at Havelock School and two others currently in Marlborough. Each “Boss” through a dedicated Givealittle page online, had a target of $500. A flurry initially and a late one last week saw sponsors go to www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/dropernie and click donate. Whilst not reaching $500 we are very close so you could still help get us over the line with a few donations of $5 $10. If going online is not an option for you then ask at reception and make a donation on the sign-up sheet. Havelock children are the beneficiaries of this great Kiwi Can programme and by giving just a little you will be helping four schools in Marlborough participate in the programme for 2015. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 14


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"Take note" is this term's theme and it’s all about music so we’ll be getting out the instruments and the seniors will be looking at the history of music and how it has changed over time. Collectively we will be aiming to put on a performance of what we have learnt at the end of the year. Five Elements SkinCare manufactures an all-natural range of products free from harmful chemical additives and crafted to enhance the well-being of skin. All products are New Zealand made and contain botanicals that are locally grown. Five Elements Natural Sunscreen Promotion Benefits of using the product:           Natural base of cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil produced in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough Contains 20% Zinc Oxide – one of the most effective sun protection barriers on the market Not only protects but also nourishes Hypo-sensitive; ideal for sensitive skin No harmful chemical additives Broad-spectrum SPF 30 Waterproof Locally made in Marlborough 10% of profit from sales is donated to NZ conservation Competitively priced No cost to the school For every 10 tubs sold, a complimentary tub will be donated to the school for individual classroom use Every tub of Sunscreen sold for $18 will generate $2.50 for the school eg 50 tubs sold will raise $125 in funds. Benefits to the school:    KIDS’ DUATHLON They are all still smiling but we know some of them were a bit “squeaky” the day after. Boyd, Tayla, Kane, Taylor, Molly-Jo, Hannah and Conor successfully participated in the Marlborough Kids’ Duathlon last Sunday morning at Brancott Estate. Over two-hundred children ran, biked and ran again in a two-tier event. Keep an eye on these youngsters as they are already laying the foundations for future success. Great to see them having a go. Ka pai! Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 15



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