Havelock School Newsletter V153 N1 13 February 2013


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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 #02 published wed 27 february closes thu 21 february 2013 wednesday 13 january 2013 term 1 week 02 volume 153 number 01 quote education is our passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today malcolm x calendar http www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar1 mon 4 feb 2013 school year opens swim4life years 3 6 mon 11 feb board of trustees meeting fri 15 feb junior swimming/aquatics at linkwater refer spec flyer wed 20 feb meet-the-teacher evening swim/byo picnic/bbq fri 22 feb senior swimming sports at stadium 2000 refer spec flyer tue 5 mar hui te whare kura o te hoiere 1 accessible via top menu of website event info and its status can be found by clicking on the item itself make a shortcut for your browser on your deskt op or smartphone denotes further information elsewhere in the newsletter haere mai naumai a very special and warm welcome to our new students and their families tyrani stewart y4 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 1


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skye gatjens y1 tane ward y1 and jacob lawton y6 we hope your time at havelock will be a great springboard for your future kill the speed not the child as schools go back rural women new zealand would like to remind rural school communities of the 20km/h speed limit in both directions when passing a school bus that has stopped to let pupils on or off the bus in the 23 years from 1987 · 23 children were killed in nz when crossing the road to or from school buses · 47 were seriously injured · 92 received minor injuries if drivers observed the 20km/h speed limit these lives would have been saved and the injuries much less severe please slow down senior net agm 19 february 2013 seniornet marlborough sounds will be holding their agm at 7pm on tuesday 19 feb 2013 in the linkwater hall not the learning centre the evening is shaping up to be an informative event the guest speaker is the assistant manager of dick smith blenheim who will talk about the latest toys available following on from the recent popular workshop on windows 8 in addition duncan fuller the top of the south representative of seniornet federation will attend and speak on how he sees the future development of seniornet duncan has recently completed visits to twelve north island seniornet centres so will speak with insight on what makes a successful seniornet centre both speakers will be available during the light supper following the meeting so those attending the meeting will be able to informally discuss issues of interest then as well there are 84 seniornet centres in new zealand with an incredible 28 395 enrolments in seniornet activities in 2010/11 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 2


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marlborough mud is best ever wanted to wallow around in your local estuary ever wanted to take it out on the boss ever wanted to modify/mudify your mate here s the ideal opportunity right in your own backyard well estuary are you up for the challenge sport tasman in conjunction with marlborough district council and more fm are giving every citizen the opportunity to have a heap of fun in the mud 1:45pm mud run briefing 2:00pm mud run start time on the mole ­ off the end of rangitane drive $10 per person must be in teams of at least 2 people $20 per family 2 adults 2 kids register online www.sporttasman.org.nz/havelock_mud check in on the day from 12:00 noon until 1:30pm the slippery slide tug `o mud fire brigade washdown spot prizes open to all abilities and ages ­ but 5 10 year-olds must have an adult as their buddy compulsory aspects having fun getting muddy getting your buddy even muddier wearing shoes advisable aspects fancy dress bring tape to tape your shoes on bring a change of clothes and a towel lap options 1 2 or 3 lap 1 muddy good fun ­ just getting a taste of the mud lap 2 the pig out ­ a therapeautic mud experience lap 3 mudaholics ­ wallowing in it and who cares mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 3


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pool update the pool has been heavily and generally well used but some very few people have tried to spoil it for others on two occasions since christmas the toilet roll from the female toilet has been thrown into the pool clearly this creates a great deal of work as it is not easy to extricate and causes the filter trouble as well on several occasions smokers and drinkers have also forgotten the school is a children s playground where these activities are not permitted for obvious reasons perhaps not that obvious but there are penalties involved for those who haven t got the message yet key-holders it is your responsibility to ensure your families and guests respect others by following the rules and honour those who make it available hygienic crystal clear warm shaded etc etc imagine this summer without it commercial key-holders especially please reiterate with guests what the rules are thanks to all the people and families that have enjoyed the pool over the holidays and helped keep it clean it is great watching families enjoy this much lauded and valued facility the school has had quite a number of bouquets orally and some written expressing gratitude for the use of the glorious pool and the quality of this community asset it does not happen by chance thanks graeme and the board of trustees can you keep an eye out for a pool key which has been misplaced between the pool and the havelock motels if located could it please be returned to the school mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 4


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this year s mussel festival will be held on 16 march and is fast approaching we are looking for volunteers to come on board to help with the organisation and running of the school s fast food seafood stall this is a great fundraiser for both the school and community if you can help in any way before the day on the day or even part of the day please contact the office on 574 2106 info at your fingertips free if you re connected and needing some information about school transport expectations or term dates then go to http www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/info-central and use the index links to access the information if there is a piece of information missing then use the link to let us know and we ll add it in we now have a mini internet café set up in the foyer where those that are unconnected as yet can access the www check their web mail access their banking and even do a little surfing mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 5


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gain a national qualification enhance your employment opportunities local tutor in havelock morning or evening sessions contact ginny russell phone after hours 574 1119 ginny@skillsupdate.co.nz muddy buddy slides into havelock mud glorious mud get ready marlborough as sport tasman brings the region s muddiest fun run to havelock this summer the muddy buddy a family and team orientated `mudified adventure run will take place in the ooze of havelock s kaituna river estuary on sunday march 24 sport tasman with support from the marlborough district council is very pleased to be able to stage this exciting event and hopes that the people of marlborough will dare to take up the challenge of the muddy buddy a similar event of the same name has been running very successfully in nelson for the past three years and attracted over 1000 kids and adults slipping and sliding their way across a kilometre of prime mariri mud last year sport tasman s event manager rita merriman is expecting at least 200 people to enter the inaugural marlborough event and hopes that numbers will steadily grow in future years the havelock community is very excited about this event coming to town and the support from organizations such as the ports of marlborough fire brigade doc and vision 20/20 has been brilliant in helping us get this event off the ground say merriman teams of 2 to 20 can enter the muddy buddy to complete one or several laps of a deliciously muddy course shoes are compulsory and fancy dress is encouraged nmit/skills update computing 4 free rita merriman events manager sport tasman ph 03 923 2311 or 029 770 3158 email rita.m@sporttasman.org.nz mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 7 for further information please contact:


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please consider attending the agm and joining this small volunteer committee if you a user and interested in seeing the community library continue to explore how it can meet the needs of locals apart from the usual menu on the agenda the constitution has had a little surgery in relation to auditing requirements and will be put up for adoption these changes can be viewed here prior to the meeting http www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/documents did you know that there are two computers available for use during opening hours apart from searching the entire stock in the community library the wider marlborough libraries stock can be accessed and requested as well as the www email and internet banking etc you can have a surf come in and have a spin mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 8


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574 2772 · walking stick · walker · commode · high toilet chair · wheelchair · other item/s that may be useful pelorus area health trust the pelorus area health trust is interested in setting up a pool of health rehabilitation equipment for the use of the havelock community the equipment would be loaned out to individuals recouperating after surgery accident or other illness if you have any of the following items that you no longer need and would be willing to donate to the trust please phone hazel on laurie duckworth remembered marlborough celebrating 150 years this book was presented to chris duckworth at the senior graduation in december last year by mayor alistair sowman in recognition of the work chris s father laurie had contributed in his time with the marlborough district council and beyond laurie was an old boy of havelock school and the association very close especially with chris being on the staff chis has donated marlborough celebrating 150 years to the havelock community library a fitting place to read about how today was made yesterday thanks laurie alistair and chris laurie duckworth was prominent in the mori community as a leader with ngati apa and the omaka marae as well as in the wider marlborough community he was chief executive of top of the south iwi ngati apa ki waipounamu trust from 1992 until 2006 the role included promoting the iwi s cause in a waitangi tribunal case which successfully argued ngati apa s customary rights resulting in a recommendation to the ministry of mori affairs that the iwi be compensated for its loss he voluntarily carried out research personally funded legal expenses and spearheaded the iwi s claims mr duckworth worked towards acquiring fishing quota for ngati apa and helped to establish early-childhood centre te kupenga as omaka marae trust chairman from 1983 to 2006 one of his greatest achievements was helping to build the trust s bank accounts from $167 to an equity value of more than $2 million mr duckworth was also recognised for service to the wider community including 12 years on the blenheim borough council with three years as deputy mayor he served on the board of marlborough electric and on national and local power trustees bodies for seven years travelling to wellington to sit on the government s s energy committee as one of two south island representatives he was founding trustee of the marlborough theatre trust and has contributed to the marlborough arts council the good samaritan society the marlborough historical society and the outward bound trust in 1986 mr duckworth was awarded a queen s service medal and in 2010 he received a new zealand order of merit onzm for services to mori and the community www.stuff.co.nz mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 9


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nigel latta some language may offend the politically incorrect guide to raising boys and girls when thursday 28 february 2013 7:30pm where the floor pride civic theatre price phone book adult $25 group 6 $22 2.5 credit card fee 520 8558 to book your tickets www.ticketdirect.co.nz canvastown 150th celebrations [proposed date for celebrations easter sat 19 april 2014 meetings 1st tuesday of the month funding applications for the making and erecting of signage at mining sites up the wakamarina have been lodged with m.d.c and canterbury community trust.work has begun on the main highway signs advertising the celebrations in 2014 remember to work on ideas for the creation of permanent canvastown signs we need your memoirs if you have been contacted for memories please try and scribble something down or talk with rosemary mccallum 574 2496 or linden armstrong 574 2150 they are happy to do the writing for you we hope to create a fantastic display for the day showing histories of families farms and institutions of the area old photos etc will be treated with great care and returned once copied committee pauline les douglas 574 2056 tony carter 574 1470 rosemary mccallum 574 2496 susan foster 574 1443 karen kellaway 574 2103 nanette buchanan-brown 574 1228 in our column we were celebrating having sufficient funds to realize our vision of having a covered way between the two buildings so that we could provide protection from the elements for our collection of farm implements this work is almost completed and the shelter looks very smart all that remains once the area is handed back to us is to decide where the items are to be placed and then shift them into position mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 11


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already we have been offered a lathe from the brownlee blackball mill thanks to the generosity of bill and jane brownlee to be placed in our new area it also seems that we will have a small early lawnmower display thanks to brian clark and val tabb perhaps we will have to construct a mezzanine floor in the new area ­ but on second thoughts that is probably a step too far you may be surprised to learn that since 2005 museum committees have spent in the vicinity of $135 000 on work designed to strengthen and refurbish the building with the aim of keeping our exhibits secure and safe from deterioration as noted in the november newsletter our next challenge is to raise the funds required to bring the interior display up to present-day standards this means removal of the wire cage appearance while maintaining the security of the artefacts and providing a fuller description of the items and telling more local stories around the exhibits the cost of this work is approximately $69 000 so we are back on the fundraising trail again we are very pleased with the success of our monthly combined flea market and sausage sizzle as well as helping with the fundraising the combined event brings more people into the museum on 27 december the first time we ran this combined event we had a record of 108 visitors to the museum on waitangi day we had 53 visitors our next combined event will be on 23 march come and visit us then buy some bargains re-visit the museum and then refresh yourself with a well-cooked sausage with onions on bread murder in the pelorus part two you may remember that a museum member pauleen wilkinson nee wells has sent us this story which we are serialising in these notes pauleen is transcribing the murder in the pelorus valley from the nelson examiner 17th may 1863 her great great grandfather thomas wells was on the jury and his wife jane and one of their sons david were called as witnesses along with other prominent members of the village at the time it is the story of william grant who lived near havelock and was found dead on his property pauleen is transcribing the murder in the pelorus valley from the nelson examiner 17th may 1863 her great great grandfather thomas wells was on the jury and his wife jane and one of their sons david were called as witnesses along with other prominent members of the village at the time in the last instalment we read that james mackay the assistant native secretary had come over from nelson gone to the pa at takapauwharaunga and arrested john pokiki at the conclusion of that episode sidney brooks who discovered the body was giving his evidence mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 12


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to the coroner s court in episode two this episode the jury are putting their questions to mr brooks by the jury where did you remain during relay for life the day ­ at the point near the bay 2-3 march 2013 inhabited by mr grant not seeing him about renwick sports his place i concluded he was on a visit to events centre some neighbour i did not go to his house till register your team now the evening by the foreman did you discover the cause to find out more of his death when you first saw the body of www.relayforlife.org.nz the deceased ­ no hilaryg@cancersoc.org.nz by mr matthews did you see traces of a boat or canoe on the beach when you went to mr grant s garden ­ no david wells being sworn said on sunday the 17th of may my brother and i were on our way about 10 o clock from mahakipawa to our father s bay just above mr grant s bay i saw sidney brooks going into mr grant s bay about dusk we were returning to mahakipawa intending to call at mr grant s for some onions on landing at mr grant s bay i coo-eed in reply i heard a strange coo-ee and someone asking who was there i answered wells the reply was mr grant is dead i asked who he was and he answered brooks from havelock we went together and saw the body of the deceased lying in the garden it was covered on lifting the covering i saw something like a wound on the side of the head but it being too dark to examine further i re-covered the body and went to give information at havelock on the following morning i went with some of my neighbours messrs corkill yarker brooks and my brother william wells to grant s bay on examining the body i saw a deep cut in the head an axe was lying near the wound appeared as if given by an axe i also discovered footmarks made by bare feet we then took a quilt from the house and covered the body laying some earth round it to keep off the flies we then left the place by the jury did you examine the axe ­ yes and replaced it exactly as i found it there were marks of blood on the handle on the side next the ground did you examine the house ­ yes i saw that it had been disturbed the door was open there was a gun and watch in the house my brother william wells and i then went to my father s to get a coffin made and on our way back we called at grant s bay for some things we had left the day before thinking it a proper course we took the gun and watch with us with a view to deliver them to the police authorities in episode three next month other witnesses give their evidence to the coroner s court book fair week 7 17 march jeannette our book club volunteer who co-ordinates and distributes orders etc is preparing to put this fair together for the seventh week of this term although not hugely onerous she would love to have another volunteer to lend a hand closer to the event if you mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 13


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can spare an hour or two prior to the fair and during it your help would be much appreciated please make contact with the school if this sounds like you junior indoor netball and soccer term one just 6 players are needed per team soccer mondays netball tuesdays $4 per player per week or $40 the term no uniforms or gear required just turn up and enjoy get your team together and email it to info@blenheimindoorsports co.nz asap blenheim indoor sports and ten pin bowling simcox stadium 5 battys rd blenheim office hours reduced 2013 sees our office hours reduced from 8:30 to 3:00 five days a week to only four days a week but retaining the same hours we are generally looking to fridays as the day the office will be unattended but given the various timeframes and priorities over a year it could in fact be any day during the week in consequence there will be greater waiting time for the phone to be answered or indeed not answered and voicemail requested if urgent then please follow the voice prompts or simply ring or text the principal s mobile 027 448 4789 the above is compounded in that the teaching load for mr b in 2013 will be about 11½ hrs per week and so he will be in classrooms and not able to attend calls either email is another option and of course these can easily be directed straight to the desired recipient -addresses can be found on the website meet-the-teacher evening wed 20 february this event has been placed on the calendar in week 3 so that communication can take place early in the school year with teachers about classes programmes and expectations etc the format will follow that of previous years and be relatively informal but generally adhering to the following times 17:00 swim 17:30 byo picnic/bbq 18:30 collective discussion in the hall 19:00 meet teachers in classes sunsmart we encourage the children to be sunsmart by wearing sunhats and appropriate clothing that ensures shoulders backs etc are covered to protect their tender skin from the sun all the encouragement you can give is appreciated slip slop slap and wrap triennial trustee elections the school s returning officer will soon be seeking nominations to fill three of the five parent representative trustee positions the seats currently held by vaughan warburton gary brown and james donald will be vacant the remaining two held by louella perkin and jason clark will fall due mid-term the board has adopted the following timetable should you be mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 14


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interested in supporting the school as a trustee then please make contact with a trustee or visit the nz schools trustees website http www.trustee-election.co.nz to find out more date fix election date select ro by call for nominations by nominations close voting papers sent by election day count votes board takes office action completed 23 april 2 may 16 may 21 may 30 may 5 june 6 june volunteers needed for muddy buddy here s a chance hot on the heals of the mussel festival to put your hand up and help with this new event on havelock s calendar you ve read the ads earlier in the newsletter and thought nope this is not for me even one lap but wait you might get some vicarious fun from watching others getting more than their footwear muddy if you can support this fun event with a couple of hours on sunday 24 march marshalling car parking or helping run a fundraising bbq supplying much-needed victuals to the hungry and grubby hoards and their supporters then please contact susan at vision 2020 574 2555 or susan@havelock.co.nz all up about fifteen volunteers are needed plus the chefs schluter-brown `tauira role models awards at the final assembly of 2012 leadership awards were presented well done rosie buchananbrown sara aston-butterfield and ashelyn horton-smith you lived the school s values congratulations for the consistency over time for the way you have shown leadership when it is easier often to give in and go with the flow the awards below were presented at the senior graduation after the final newsletter went to press congratulations to the worthy recipients zoe fairweather rosie buchanan-brown nikayla aston-butterfield will skinner ayla hough jack warburton joel goldthorpe elisha godsiff eltré oaariki tyler montgomery ayla hough rosie buchanan-brown rosie buchanan-brown ayla hough arts award sport pe award marl tech centre award science technology award literacy numeracy award most consistent award most improved award quiet achiever award diligence award citizenship award tauira leadership award excellence award holland trophy new zealand curriculum page 15 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861



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