Havelock School Newsletter V153 N4 27 March 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 #05 published wed 10 april closes thu 4 april 2013 wednesday 27 march 2013 term 1 week 08 volume 153 number 04 quote wise men speak because they have something to say fools because they have to say plato something calendar wed 27 mar thu 28 mar fri 29 mar mon 1 apr tue 2 apr thu 4 apr fri 5 apr wed 10 apr thu 11 apr fri 12 apr thu 18 apr fri 19 apr fri 19 apr wed 25 apr mon 6 may http www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar1 1 for event info/status click on the item denotes further information elsewhere in the newsletter whole school field trip to whites bay y7/8 at marlborough technology centre good friday holiday easter monday holiday easter tuesday holiday y7/8 at marlborough technology centre whole school field trip to the havelock estuary joint parents evening y7/8 at marlborough technology centre pelorus tech math challenge waitaria bay y7/8 at marlborough technology centre pelorus learning area to the marlborough museum anzac last day term 1 anzac day first day term 2 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 1


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joint parents evening wed 10 april 7:00pm we invite you to a relaxed discussion involving professional educators who are parents and grandparents and are willing to share their experience insights and professional perspectives with those who are relatively new to parenting speech acquisition creating a climate and keeping cool are just starting points this ninety minute discussion would suit parents of children 0 through to 8 years and even beyond the evening is being hosted by the pcp and involves staff from pcp havelock linkwater canvastown and rai valley schools come and add your perspectives you are your child s first teacher what curriculum are you following what is your child learning join us for an informative evening with coffee and dessert haere mai naumai last week kaitlyn and gareth foote joined mrs eden mrs wearing and the gang in kaituna we hope your time with us is fruitful fun and that many new friendships are made recognised recently reading acknowledges recent achievement effort and commensurate reward 25 nights nicole bourke huna hough riki drabsch sara aston-butterfield damon sykes-mccauley finn drabsch ella donald nikayla aston-butterfield renae godsiff fabian wilson towa urakawa-murdoch anika mcphee ella king sakura urakawa-murdoch harvey brownlee taylor clark tane ward elliot swanston andré mueggenberg-swanston aroha ward demi o donnell george robbins skye gatjens tayla munro olivia johnson alex steele tyrani stewart jessie gatjens molly-jo munro conor clark a $5 book voucher for each of you tino pai acknowledging actions that reflect our havelock values manaakitanga caring kupe bradley and zoe fairweather nominated by a parent for displaying the actions of a big dolphin out-of-school time thanks from a mum well done mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 2 blues awards


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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 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 3


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maud island overnighter from the moment jena left port the trip promised much and twenty-fours later no one was disappointed ten of our senior students experienced maud island at her best in the late summer the wind just stirred the surface gently shifting patterns about in contrast to the sky and setting the scene for close encounters with some of new zealand s unique and endangered species from cave tree and giant weta to native geckos slugs weka takehe little blue penguin nz s falcon and finally sirocco the rock star kakapo much was observed even feeding morepork fluttering moths from the hand liberating weka into pastures new and fishing for plankton not to mention all the activities stories and learning activities including the digital magnifier so much to take on board but the underlying messages were clear all living things are inextricably linked and the balance very finely tuned if only we can read the signs awareness understanding plastic and regulation were all looked at with new eyes powerful lessons for those who hold the future in their hands thanks to all the adults who helped make this trip so memorable erin surrogate parent richard otago uni robin doc quarrentine checker linda chris neo maud is doc staff del boat operator mr b and the parents who helped with the logistical stuff of transporting boxes paperwork etc a truly great and unique trip thanks doc for trusting us enough above takehe captain and rangi checking out their special pellets right sirocco being sirocco a little lighter at 1.7kg with the dry weather mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 4


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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 call for nominations by nominations close voting papers sent by election day count votes board takes office action 2 may 16 may 21 may 30 may 5 june 6 june mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 5


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a word of thanks like virtually all things that turn out to be successful they just don t happen spontaneously someone has to grasp the nettle make a commitment and manage the detail so too unsurprisingly with the recent scholastic book fair held in the school hall jeanette nicholls our book club coordinator accepted the challenge and mounted with some extra help from rose thompson a very well run fair in the hall providing a comprehensive range of books for sale right on campus clearly there was great interest as the seniors struggled to tear themselves away from the nicely presented stock here s hoping birthdays and christmas are now sorted perhaps even a little gift for a special occasion again thanks to jeanette for her efforts in making this book fair such a success 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 are available to borrow mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 6


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adventure playground a very comprehensive report from blenheim s the recreation company was presented at the last board meeting and it would be fair to say that our decision to give this area of the school s assets a make-over is very timely if you would like to be involved with this special project group then please make contact with the office the scoping and overall design is the next step and as you are aware the substantial funding required is already underway 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 the school now has 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 7


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community law centre ­ easy access to legal advice a reminder that havelock and linkwater residents do not need to travel into blenheim to speak to an experienced para-legal case worker at the community law centre they can speak to the case worker via skype from the offices of pelorus projects between eyes on nature and the havelock hall all you need to do is to ring pelorus projects 574 2555 to make an appointment and then turn up with your documents at the appointment time the interview is confidential the types of matters which the case workers can deal with are employment contract family consumer immigration problems however they do not deal with commercial or conveyance matters the next appointment times are 9 april 23 april congratulations and thanks this year s mussel festival provided another opportunity for the school to have a food stall louella perkin put her hand up and with some serious help from jason and tracey clark and a raft of parents and supporters carried off a very successful venture making yummy seafood fast again the success was built on good preparation and it paid dividends with turnover exceeding last year s some of the accounts still need finalising so a definitive result is yet unknown although it appears some $5000 was raised and will be put aside to help with the renaissance of the adventure playground special thanks to sanford si for the mussels and david peterson for that tangy sauce much appreciated lynda shelley kelly gary and nan james and sandy rondy rebecca and justine ayumi chris angela viv and sarah now that some of the earning is done there is an invitation to help guide how it is spent see page 7 if you are interested mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 8


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did you know the old school dental service as many knew it has changed and one of the biggest changes is that staff are working in partnership with parents with a preventative focus to improve the oral health of their children parents/caregivers now attend their children s dental appointments so that they are more involved in their child s oral health you will be contacted to make an appointment time that suits but if you have any concerns contact your nearest community oral health clinic directly regular updates from the nelson marlborough community oral health service blenheim marlborough clinic 5209922 superkids holiday programme 22 ­ 24 april fun filled activities from bouncy castles crafts stories mini quad bikes go karts face painting bb guns music fire truck rides and lots more monday wednesday 9am 1pm ages 5 12 years old $10 per child per day morning tea provided the elim centre 26 burleigh rd blenheim to register ph 578 9053 or email tracy@theelimcentre.com mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 10


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white s bay estuary te moana special thanks to all those parents who were able to offer their time and vehicles to get all our students to and from white s bay on the 27th for the field trip relating to both the sandy and rocky shores the data gathered along with the experience yet to be coupled with a similar exercise in the havelock estuary will provide a strong base for further science math and language work all centred around the term s theme te moana wednesday 5 april sees the school do its own muddy buddy as students take a closer look beneath their feet at low tide everyone is most welcome bring the usuals lunch warm clothes drink towel etc mva 5 december 2012 ­ pelorus bridge this is a wee bit late the months seem to be flying by this is a huge thank you to all the people and services that assisted at my accident and for all the cards phone calls hospital visits and concerns for bailey also thank you to lina who let me stay with her and also to kerrin and jo for their continuing support i am recovering well in town but still unable to drive it may be a while before i get those gummies back on once again thanks heaps tash 027 721 1555 easter st peter s anglican good friday ­ 7:00pm understanding the cross easter sunday ­ 9:00am life after death 7 wednesday evenings from april 3rd after easter ­ life in the spirit seminar for more info contact the church office 03 574 2421 or visit www.soundsanglican.co.nz lunches lunchtimes the lunch break is taken between 12:50 and 13:45 students are supervised whilst eating their lunch for 15 20 minutes then released for play a reasonable but not infallible check is made to ensure that children do eat their lunches if a child brings a drink to school we ask that it be contained in a plastic bottle as a safety precaution no energy carbonated or fizzy drinks please nude food students take home all food wrapping packaging and containers etc leftovers too apart from very mucky skins and yoghurt containers which are disposed of in the recycling mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 11


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bins are also taken home waste from bought lunches is disposed of as per the recycling regime the reasons are primarily to lessen the volume of waste the school needs to handle and also to let parents monitor more closely the consumption of the daily fare provided from home our bins in the past were too often full of lunches that remained wrapped the implications for taking all the material home again are negligible if sandwiches and the like are brought a sturdy lunch box and perhaps small plastic bag may be the answer to help transport home the messier bits students take their bags with them when they are seated to have their lunch we would respectfully suggest to parents that fruit wraps burger rings cheezels rashuns noodles too often and the like do not make good alternatives for a healthy balanced lunch some schools have banished these items entirely we prefer to let good sense prevail students are able to order lunches before school on fridays throughout the school terms orders need to be placed in the box outside pelorus prior to 09:15 the current menu/pricelist is pasted below and is available from pelorus or the school office a not untypical order might cost from $4 $7 and is supplied currently by the havelock hotel mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 12


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pelorus challenge trophy friday 12 april waitaria bay the calendar shows that april is almost upon us and it is time to prepare for the 2013 edition of the pelorus cluster s technology and mathematics challenge if possible havelock would love to send two teams of students and at least one adult team each has three members who can work as a team to solve challenges as quickly and correctly as possible if you can help either as a team member or possibly with a suitable craft then please let the office know we need you kiwi ranch ­ curious cove holiday camp enrolments are now open for our april junior camp 8 ­ 10 yrs mon 22nd ­ fri 26th april cost is $180 with an early bird price of $160 if paid in full by 22nd mar see www.curiouscove.org for more details and enrolment form junior rugby sign-up saturday morning jab junior rugby in marlborough begins 13 april we have grades available for 5 and 6 year olds rippa rugby right through to 16 year olds there are 8 clubs across the region keen to welcome new players parents and supporters all clubs offer quality coaching and regular practices to help turn our small blacks into the next generation of all blacks visit www.smallblacks.com to see what s going on in new zealand rugby for contact information on a club near you call tasman rugby union on 578 4070 reap courses reap s aim is to give the rural community support the opportunity to partake in activities in their area and to provide a tutor for the activities chosen by those interested these courses are being organised by havelock community education service with reap support courses in the pipeline photoshop introduction to digital photography pasta making day skipper s course other requests have been first aid introduction to playing the guitar mosaics paper tole bread making felting tufa pots a great number of tutors are available for a range of courses so if you are interested in any of the above or have an interest in any other courses which could be arranged please contact rita jacobson 574 2176 email ritacollet@clear.net.nz for further information mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 13


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captain cashtastic visits no tights but with proud yellow cape captain cashtastic called in for a flying visit to talk financial literacy with the kaituna kids vanepale sopoaga from get wise asb gave a short and fast-paced burst about how money works and the underlying message that to spend it requires you to earn and save it first dressed down a little vane also met the seniors and repeated the salient points some follow-up work is planned for later in the year thanks asb for the stimulus and resources for netball holiday programme enrolment forms call in at reception mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 14


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