Newsletter V153 N09 26 June 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 #10 published wednesday 10 july closes thursday 04 july 2013 wednesday 26 june 2013 term 2 week 08 volume 153 number 09 quote it s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top henry ward beecher mon tue thu thu thu fri mon calendar 24 jun 25 jun 27 jun 4 jul 11 jul 12 jul 29 jul denotes further information elsewhere in the newsletter or web calendar board of trustees meeting learning conferences also 26 jun 1 and 2 jul playground committee mtg 17:30 staffroom y7/8 technology 2:1 y7/8 technology 2:2 last day term 2 bus normal time day 1 term 3 http click on item for status and/or further info after only a few months with us from christchurch halym peters and his family have moved up the waihopai we wish them every success in the transition sadly we also farewell aleeze tombs our teacher aide best wishes we hope your time with us was memorable this week we officially welcome ben robbins hazley hrstich and tyla-rose illsley-slape all as new kaituna kids we hope your time with us at havelock is fun friendly and fruitful haere ra haere mai mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 1


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as notified in newsletter 153:07 vaughan warburton our board chairperson of 2012-13 resigned at the conclusion of the recent triennial trustee election as a consequence a casual vacancy has occurred on the board of trustees for an elected parent representative from july 13 through to oct 14 the board has resolved under section 105 of the education act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection however should ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board within 28 days of this notice first being published to hold a byelection to fill the vacancy then a by-election will be held any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to hold a by-election should write to the chairperson havelock school board of trustees 47 main road havelock 7100 by 25 july congratulations to james donald who was elected board chairperson on monday night and a warm welcome to lyndon brownlee joining the board for the first time school board of trustees casual vacancy 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 business advisory corporate advisory dean steele ca b.mgmt hons xero a nd the cloud training development and structure 021 249 1191 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 ca dip grad ben douglas brad mcneill 021 0206 7526 ca bca bsc mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 3


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on behalf of the trust i would like to say thank you and farewell to sonia one of our treasure chest volunteers sonia has sold her house in moenui and has settled in blenheim like all our volunteers sonia was a dedicated worker and was always willing to fill in and relieve for any of the other volunteers as well as her own thursday duty we wish her well and i believe she will again take up voluntary help in one of the other charity shops in blenheim also taking leave during the winter months is our wednesday volunteer lena many thanks to both lena and les for their contribution to the shop and hopefully they will be back on board when it is warmer wednesdays will be shared by dave and kelly whom we welcome on board as a new volunteer also welcome back lesley who will be working on thursdays the mussel barn next to our shop is our furniture and discount store with a number of household items starting from $1 good quality metal tube bunks and mattresses for $40 a set computer tables from $5 bargains for everyone dave is in charge of this shop and can be contacted on 574 2667 for any good quality household furniture to be donated we regret that we no longer accept tvs as they cost us $15 per set to dispose of at the transfer centre also we would appreciate that any donated electrical goods are in good clean saleable condition thank you our medical aids are being well utilised with four sets of crutches on loan to the medical centre to assist patients who need them two of the three wheel chairs are in use as well as shower stools commodes and walkers if anyone in the community has any other surplus medical aids we would really appreciate them assisting with our on-going project for the benefit of our pelorus communities as we have had a number of requests for short term hire items for babies we have purchased the following items which may be hired on a daily 3 or weekly 10 basis from the trust available for hire are the following · good quality push chair · wooden port­a-cot and mattress with removable base which can be used as a play pen mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 4 paht news


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· a sturdy high-chair the winners of our raffle to support a rai valley pupil for their japan visit was 1st joan huddleston 2nd jenny winners have been notified thank you to everyone who supported the kenepuru rural women s in association with rural women nz are fund raising from the months of july to november to raise awareness to the issue of prostate cancer titled y front up we will be running a donation box at the shop and also hope to have a raffle to support this cause sharyn smith paht chairperson local solutions for local problems school house tenancy three bedrooms the school house is currently undergoing some maintenance but will soon be available for rent as it is not currently required for a teacher or employee of the school should you be interested in renting this house please forward a letter of interest with contact details and references to the principal mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 5


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several paul jennings books are missing from the library if you know where any of these are please return them to the havelock school library paul jennings books can you help heads up for kids appeal for old and foreign money havelock was one of the communities across the country that has cleared out drawers and searched its sofas to collectively donate more than two tonnes of obsolete cash for lion clubs project heads up for kids collection points in our region were the havelock healthcare pharmacy depot and linkwater services local lion club president harold kiddey was delighted with the number of notes donated these included hong kong and american money the two tonnes of cash made up of old new zealand and foreign currency was dug out and donated following the project s national awareness week in april lion club member and heads up for kids currency processor roy peterson expressed delight with the totals collected although the coins and banknotes collected are still being processed he estimated the value to be close to $50 000 in legal tender some of the coins collected dated back to 1700s funds collected are used to support young new zealanders to attend programmes such as outward bound and spirit of adventure that help them to build confidence and develop new skills it s important our young people are recognised and given opportunities that boost their confidence and provide a springboard for them to grow into great new zealanders of the future says mr peterson mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 6


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havelock s two student and one adult teams joined teams from other cluster schools at 08:30 on friday 14 june and embarked on the southern pursuit and headed out to waitaria bay for the annual challenge teams comprised three students one student each from years 6 8 with a gender mix the event takes place in the community hall and kicks off with a general knowledge math quiz following a break the technology challenge gets underway and eventually concludes with the testing this year s challenge was to design and construct from limited resources a backpack capable of holding books and lunch of a certain weight and dimension when the final tallies were known waitaria had won the trophy with havelock coming third congratulations to kea jacob huna ella damon finn and elisha as well as georgie james and bec a great day out at left kea shows off her team s backpack with huna and finn pelorus challenge trophy mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 7


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pool keys thanks to all those who tracked down their key over the last month or so the following keys remain at large please return even if you have one of these keys at your place with a number not listed but with the big yellow key-float attached please get it to school asap still looking for bryant 7 day 9 60 douglas 11 walker 13 wallace 21 mckay 35 luscombe 50 baker 54 thanks a number of puzzles and board games have been dropped off at the school for wet days and general use by students sincerely appreciated thanks thank you to virtually every parent/family who got their initial booking back for the learning conferences last wednesday the reports that came home last friday will have the confirmed time circled although some have run already should you need to make a change please contact the teacher concerned asap every student/family has a booking ka pai mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 8


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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 guitar for beginners tutor janice thompsett you will learn chord formation strumming and linking chords together fluently students will be able to play some tunes at the end of the course course cost $100 a few positions still available date yet to be arranged pasta making tutor piero rocco 11am sunday 21 july a two-hour course during which you will be shown how to make your own pasta during this time piero will also have some pre-made pasta which will be cooked with two different sauces to eat as we go a number of recipes will be handed out first aid work certificate and revalidation tutor nine scott ­ triple one care 27 july 9am 5pm revalidation 9am 3pm cost $100 revalidation $55 courses in the pipeline photoshop introduction to digital photography day skipper s course other requests include upholstery mosaics felting tufa pots a great number of tutors are available for a range of courses 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 for further information mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 10


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ninety-five of the ballet students from the marlborough dance centre aged between 4 and 30 years will perform this classical ballet with a guest appearance from joshua guillemotrodgerson who is a blenheim dancer who has been dancing in the usa and who has been accepted in the juilliard school the black swan will be danced by kelly webster and the white swan will be performed by gabrielle mark this is a show not to be missed marlborough dance studio presents friday 5th saturday 6th july 6.30pm matinee sunday 7th july 2.00pm venue floor pride civic theatre bookings http adult $22 child u18 $14 swan lake did you know the nelson/marlborough water supply is not fluoridated fluoride toothpaste helps to strengthen our teeth and reduce early decay a number of toothpastes marketed for children do not contain sufficient levels of fluoride to do that this means the whole family can use the same adult strength fluoride toothpaste right from when a baby s first tooth appears if you have any questions talk to your dental therapist at your family s next visit regular updates from the nelson marlborough community oral health service blenheim marlborough mobile clinic 520 9922 havelock museum agm is being held on 24th july at the havelock school and community library at 2pm on 24 july all welcome the havelock school year 7 8 wellington camp raffle was won by andre smith congratulations andre thanks all who took a punt raffle results mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 11


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marlborough football is running a holiday programme in the july school holidays the programme offers skills-based training in a fun environment for your child spaces are limited date venue ages tuesday 23rd thursday 25th july a&p park blenheim 7-11 year olds boys and girls new to experienced are welcome nz football has introduced asb holiday fun football programmes as part of the whole of football programme launched this year · please see the info below for the specific details of the asb holiday fun football programme to be run in blenheim · the programme is aimed at 7-11 year olds ­ boys and girls · an information sheet is also attached with more generic info on the programme · a specific curriculum has been developed for the asb holiday fun football programmes to ensure that the sessions are well structured and children receive the maximum benefit from the training register for part or full days on any individual day or all days whole day session 9am 3pm lunchtime supervision and activities provided $30 per child per day morning session only 9am 12noon $25 per child per day afternoon session only 1pm 3pm $15 per child per day if you wish to register your child to participate then please go to the marlborough football website for a registration form ­ select skill programmes tab and then asb holiday fun football from the drop down menu that appears alternatively please phone marlborough football 579 2387 for further information mondays 1:30 ­ 2:15 pm during the school term in the havelock pavilion $5.00 per person contact susan foster 574 1443 modified tai chi the renwick string band from vanuatu are back again this year and are performing at the renwick community hall on saturday 3 august 7-9pm entry is the same as last year $2 child $5 adult and $10 family but we are asking attendees if they would be kind enough to bring along a small plate of food to help with the supper that is at 9pm funds raised this year are going to a pre-school back in vanuatu these don t have government funding please come along and support this great event and encourage any neighbours friends as well there will not be any ticket sales door sales only we look forward to seeing you all there enquiries to liz cromarty 572 8505 or 572 9809 renwick presbyterian mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 12 concert


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louise thompson from the blenheim red cross joined our seniors last friday and put them through a full people savers first aid course at right elisha s injury is the subject of whether to remove an object from a wound or not bandaging scenarios practice and theory all made for a full day with certificates presented at the conclusion of the day thanks louise all part of the term s theme hauora well-being mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 14 seniors become people savers


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the it s my turn to cook tonight bosch school holiday program is free online fun and unique with great prizes it is available anywhere there is internet coverage this means no travelling no pick ups or drop offs ­ kids get food savvy and learn to cook in their own home using their food cooking their dinner find out more it s my turn to cook tonight bosch school holiday program ­ july 15 17 home wanted for four bantam chickens pen and run available if required phone violet on 572 9992 bantam chickens to give away saxaphone lessons anyone able to give saxophone lessons please phone trudi on 574 1202 table tennis tournament marlborough primary/intermediate schools table tennis tournament sunday 14th july 1pm start simcox stadium open to all children up to and including year 8 you do not have to belong to a club to enter separate boys and girls events lots of prizes entries available at mitchell sports power or phone debbie 578 6822 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 15



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