Havelock School Newsletter V153 N2 27 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 #03 published wed 13 march closes thu 7 march 2013 wednesday 27 february 2013 term 1 week 04 volume 153 number 02 quote peace does not mean an absence of conflicts differences will always be there peace means solving these differences through peaceful means through dialogue dalai lama xiv education knowledge and through humane ways calendar tue 26 feb mon 4 mar tue 5 mar thu 14 mar sat 16 mar mon 18 mar http www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar1 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 agm community library tracey wearing student teacher joins kaituna hui te whare kura o te hoiere maud island overnighter y6 8 havelock mussel festival scholastic book fair ukulele lessons we need a minimum of ten people for a group lesson possible lesson times are thursdays at lunchtime please phone sarah to register your interest on 972 0577 some ukuleles available to borrow mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 1

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triennial trustee elections the school s returning officer will soon be seeking nominations to fill three of the five parent representative trustee positions the three triennial seats currently filled by jason clark gary brown and james donald will become vacant the remaining two mid-term seats filled by louella perkin and vaughan warburton will fall due in october 2014 the board has adopted the following timetable should you be interested in supporting the school as a trustee and want further information please make contact with a trustee or visit the nz schools trustees website http www.trustee-election.co.nz to find out more [this statement corrects errors in printed versions of newsletters 153 nos 2 3 two names were out of sequence 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 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 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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blues award nicole bourke was recognised at assembly last week for living the values of the school in particular caring manaakitanga well done thanks to those who made the effort to come along to the picnic last week share food meet staff and preview the year havelock community garden notes over two months have gone by since our last notes and quite a lot has happened in the garden the five volunteers who meet every tuesday between 9am and 11.00am have got the garden looking tidy and productive we are very fortunate that several of these volunteers are experienced gardeners so if you would like to learn more about vegetable growing come and join us on a tuesday we have been given a puffing billy by theresa and gordon berry this is to heat water ­ it is similar to the thermette of the 60s with a barbecue plate attached so you can be assured of a cup of tea and usually someone brings a tasty morning tea to share two red letter events this month on 12nd february our first tomato was ripe enough to pick like everyone else s they are now in full flush and we are very pleased that the shed that was modified into a tomato house has been a success and the angel tomato plants that diane dwyer gave us are producing lots of mini tomatoes diane also gave us a shopping bag of great tasting tomatoes to add to those we have harvested the other major event of the month was that bunnings chose us as a community project and last tuesday eight cheerful bunnings mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 4

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volunteers turned up to install an irrigation system without expense to us the system is very effective and waters all five of the raised beds at one time we are enjoying being able to turn the taps on and have water economically distributed over the beds where it is wanted we have had several crops this year that we are very pleased with the sweet corn has grown very well and the ears are filling out beetroot cucumbers and beans dwarf and runner have all performed very well thanks to the generosity of graham cooper we have been able to keep lettuces growing and being harvested throughout the summer and have a new crop in now our most disappointing crop has been the pumpkins this year we experimented with growing them in the mussel floats among the herbs but this has not been successful next season we plan on going back to reserving a raised bed to grow them in wendy and pat fairweather have donated chilli and pepper plants to us as well as a growing frame so there will be some heat among the vegetables distributed apart from such exotics we have carrots parsnips red cabbage leeks and silver beet growing in readiness for the cooler weather let s hope we can enjoy this great summer for a while yet though a reminder that if you know of someone who is in need of our vegetables please contact ian cameron on 574 2558 or email ianc.cameron@xtra.co.nz also the havelock lions will be able to help out those who are in need of firewood and cannot afford to buy it this has been donated by good friends of the garden john and alison turner again please let ian cameron know about this help needed asap 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 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 5

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johnston associates south chartered accountants masterminding brighter tomorrows annual financial accounting accounting services evaluation and implementation business advisory corporate advisory dean steele ca b.mgmt hons xero and the cloud training development and structure 021 249 1191 dsteele@jacal.co.nz 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 cash flows budgets projections 021 249 1195 bdouglas@jacal.co.nz ca b.com dip grad ben douglas brad mcneill 021 0206 7526 bmcneill@jacal.co.nz ca bca bsc www.jacalsouthisland.co.nz johnston associates south part of johnston associates chartered accountants ltd mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 6

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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 574 2772 · walking stick · walker · commode · high toilet chair · wheelchair · other item/s that may be useful mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 7

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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 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 8

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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 adult $25 group 6 $22 2.5 credit card fee phone 520 8558 to book your tickets www.ticketdirect.co.nz book book fair week 7 17 march jeannette our book club volunteer who coordinates and distributes orders etc is preparing to put this fair together for the seventh week of this term rose has joined the fray and the venture looks to be well in hand for the week beginning 17 march keep watching this space as we get closer so you can plan some book purchases in anticipation of birthdays etc for later in the year if you can spend a little time on station during the week with jeanette rose and gillian please make contact with our office volunteers needed for 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 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 9

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children s day inviting all children their families to a free day out sunday 3 march 10am ­ 2pm brayshaw park marlborough children s day 2013 is happening this sunday up on the green at brayshaw park by the burleigh bridge off new renwick road we have a whole range of activities music rides info stalls some of the things happening during the day include kite making tractor ride fire engines tania story telling from the library singing dancing the spca bouncy castle face painting sports activities and lots more we would really like to see families bring along a delicious healthy lunch will have picnic blankets available for your family we will also be offering a 50 cent sausage sizzle as well as free corn water apple slinkies fill in a survey on the day to go in the draw to win a prize cluster swimming at stadium 2000 what a great day thanks to all those mum s and dads who helped get us there and home again some brilliant swimming was on display reflecting the confidence and skills gained over the summer warm water in the pool is a huge factor below the senior 4 x 1 length team finn riki elisha and zoe who took the event by storm congratulations to all mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 11

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