Newsletter V153 N5 10 April 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 #06 published wed 15 may closes thu 9 may 2013 wednesday 10 april 2013 term 1 week 10 volume 153 number 05 quote wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it right is right even if no one is doing it william penn calendar http wed 10 apr pelorus community preschool schools joint parents evening thu 11 apr y7/8 at marlborough technology centre thu 18 apr y7/8 at marlborough technology centre fri 19 apr pelorus learning area to the marlborough museum anzac fri 19 apr last day term 1 wed 25 apr anzac day mon 6 may first day term 2 thu 9 may y7/8 at marlborough technology centre mon 13 may bot meeting #4 pelorus 19:00 thu 16 may trustee nominations close at noon thu 30 may voting closes 1 for event info/status click on the item denotes further information elsewhere in the newsletter mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 1


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haere ra last week we farewelled zoe and fletcher fairweather who are off to queenstown pat and wendy both served as trustees on the board and played major roles in fundraising and various projects for the school we wish the fairweather s the very best for their move to south 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 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 or jason clark who is convening this project the scoping and overall design is the next step and as you are aware the substantial funding required is already well underway 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 for more details and enrolment form mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 2


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pelorus challenge trophy now friday 14 june waitaria bay this has had to be moved to mid june which gives a bit more 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 yrs 6-8 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 pool keys the 2012/13 swimming season closed last week and your community key should be back at school in return for the $20 key bond so things are accounted for and ready for use again towards the end of this year if you have one of these keys at your place with the big yellow key-float attached then please get it to school asap pool operator for 2013/14 season needed we need a local who is willing to make time available daily to maintain the school/community pool next summer if this sounds like you please make contact with the office the required training can be organised for a smooth start this is voluntary work that enables the community to have use of the pool over the summer thank you for your consideration mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 3


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recognised recently reading acknowledges recent achievement effort and commensurate reward 25 nights kupe bradley kea bradley christian perkin toby godsiff ashelyn horton-smith 50 nights elisha godsiif damon sykes-mccauley finn drabsch riki drabsch christian perkin huna hough sara aston butterfield acknowledging actions that reflect our havelock values manaakitanga caring kayla aston-butterfield was nominated by a parent for showing appreciation to a parent for helping with their group at whites bay kayla was well organized and hard working she made the effort to find the parent on their return to school blues awards website and blogspot if you haven t yet it s time you did visit and http mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 5


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triennial trustee elections the school s returning officer is now 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 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 voting closes count votes board takes office action 2 may 16 may 21 may 30 may 5 june 6 june havelock school board of trustees triennial election nominations are invited for the election of three parent representatives to the board of trustees a nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office nominations close at noon on 16 may 2013 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 30 may 2013 mandy mcquarrie returning officer mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 6


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te moana with a long hot summer and nzdt coming to an end the school made the most of the opportunity to visit the sites of the associated planned field trips relating to term 1 s theme of te moana whites bay on 27 march as forecast was just a stunner of day and as the photo below shows that a swim after the work was done was always a certainty needless to say we ran out of time trying to complete every activity planned but the important data was gathered from both the rock and sand substrates for further work back in the classroom ten groups had their own quadrats 500 x 500mm to examine and record the flora and fauna found living there some locations/habitats were relatively barren and others had huge numbers of organisms once collated the data will start to pose questions for further discussion especially when similar data from havelock s estuary is added rubbish was also collected posing more questions about plastics its journey longevity and impact again a comparison with rubbish from the estuary will pose further questions about how it gets there who puts it there and beg the biggest question why one of the challenges at whites bay was that of making a sculpture from any dead natural material mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 7


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lying about on the beach ten very different results were judged by the students who voted with their feet the very realistic koura at right coming in just ahead finn wendy andré phoebe and anika stand behind their artwork there was no time for building sandcastles so that was added to our activity list for the estuary field trip a week later thanks again to the eleven parents and caregivers who helped provide the wheels and support during the day with the activities having picked another perfect day for a midday low tide the weather responded with clear skies the short walk from the school through the cemetery and along the walkway to the estuary had us ready to start activities at 10:30 the first was for groups to sculpt a sandcastle which was duly renamed more aptly mudcastle but even this label proved ambitious as gravity inevitably sucked the viscous mud down despite the challenge some reasonable results eventuated with the winner at right [renae aroha finn having this gentle initiation out of the way the time came for getting closer and trying to ascertain what tries valiantly to make a living in the glutinous ooze quadrats were used again but recording was difficult results have yet to be analysed and should provide a clear comparison but beg questions about what surviving and adaptation means a hundred-metre sweep from high to low tide resulted in more rubbish collected than first thought once collected it was taken to school and has been recorded ready to compare with that collected at whites bay the same questions will follow what how who and why further artworks were completed with ten collages made with stones twigs shells but interestingly no mud at right the stingray of tryrani huna harvey mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 8


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and ella caught the judge s eye but other efforts were similarly well finished as shown in the weka collage of kea gareth and elisha of course inevitably with no water to swim in the mud proved too strong and after lunch the environmental impact was somewhat bigger than intended the photo below gives some impression of the rare enjoyment of wrestling in mud kupe finn damon jacob and riki below pause briefly before another round in the gelatinous pool getting the worst of the mud off before heading back was problematic as the water in the shallow channel soon discoloured the warm sun baked on the leftovers until the fire hose back at school did the trick before heading home apologies to those at home who had to deal with the rest of the cleanup what a great way to finish of the summer mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 9


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guess who the nuptials last weekend of these two could not go unmarked and so the decoration sitting atop the cake should be just enough of a clue best wishes for all the adventure yet to come may the mistletoe indeed weave its magic as you head into your future together thanks also for all you contributed during your time in havelock guidelines for hirers the car boot sale will run from 9:00 am 1:00 pm you are welcome to start setting up your site from 8:00 am entrance to the domain is through the gate off neil street please be mindful of children playing on the domain as you cross the site provided will be 4m x 4m cost of sites under the verandah of the pavilion trestle table provided $12.00 in the courtyard and on grass $10 no trestle provided but you are welcome to bring your own umbrella or gazebo cold havelock water will be available for people working on sites mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 10


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thanks mrs wearing the kaituna kids have become very used to having mrs wearing around and working on some exciting activities unfortunately tracey has come to the end of her practicum with the school and needs to continue her studies towards completing her teaching degree this year during her five-weeks apart from the core literacy and numeracy curriculum the class has enjoyed sharing their learning experiences by publishing them in various formats on the new class blog tracey s interest and expertise with a camera and in the field of it has allowed some new areas to be explored by both students and teachers it is hoped class activities can continue to be published in this new format we wish tracey every success as her studies draw to a conclusion and that some lucky kids somewhere get her attention soon 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 caseworkers 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 23 april 7 may and 21 may mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 12


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havelock community meeting tuesday 16 april 2013 1:30 pm at the havelock sports pavillion neil street havelock sue foster of the havelock community hub and grey power marlborough president and committee are hosting a meeting to talk about · grey power national and local activities · the marlborough district council rates rebate scheme · good homes project · health issues after the discussion there will be an opportunity to meet the grey power committee over a cup of tea if you wish to attend please phone the grey power office at 578 4950 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 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 junior table tennis the marlborough table tennis assoc is again running junior table tennis starting tues 7 may 2013 which will run during terms 2 and 3 4pm ­ 5pm beginners and developing players 5pm two player teams competition any gender a and b grades blenheim indoor sports centre 50 batty s road to register phone debbie 578 6822 e-mail mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 13


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notes from havelock museum another busy and satisfying month is behind us at the museum you may have seen painting activity taking place in the new covered area of the museum yesterday there are now only a few odds and ends like completing the safety ramps before we can begin the eagerly anticipated task of bringing the implements that are stored outside in undercover we were very pleased by the interest that people took in our display at the mussel festival and the questions we were asked the old fashioned boiled sweets that we gave away were very popular and people were interested in the photo of the machine that was used to make them the display of old-style kitchen implements was popular as well rose young donated a cutting that she had stored on sally our iconic engine outside and it was good to be able to display that and see people catching up on the engine s interesting past of course the icing on the cake for us was being award best community stall and we were grateful for the favourable comments we received we were also very pleased to hear the comments on people at the domain who looked up at the museum and said how attractive it looks with the picket fence in place a week later we enjoyed hosting the waikawa probus club for the afternoon one of our members linden armstrong gave a talk titled significant dates in the pelorus which engendered quite a bit of interest and of course we were able to share the boiled sweets that were left with them our new brochure entitled breaking free was launched at the mussel festival if you didn t pick one up there please pop into the museum and take one from the foyer desk the other exciting news of march is that katrina hodel of slip inn has offered to host a vintage themed fund-raising auction for the museum this year the proceeds going toward the upgrade of our displays the date is not yet finalised but it will probably be in september meanwhile hunt out your vintage clothes for the event ­ there will be a prize for the best outfit the murder in the pelorus part four 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 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 15



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