Newsletter V153 N10 10 July 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 10 july 2013 term 2 week 10 volume 153 number 10 quote at the end of your lives you will not be judged by academic successes the degrees or diplomas earned the positions held the material wealth acquired or power and prestige but rather on the basis of what you have become as persons and what you are in conduct and character howard w hunter calendar thu 4 jul thu 11 jul fri 12 jul mon 29 jul http click on item for status and/or further info denotes further information elsewhere in the newsletter or web calendar y7/8 technology 2:1 y7/8 technology 2:2 last day term 2 bus normal time day 1 term 3 haere mai this week we welcome emma mccauley to the school as a new kaituna kid in year 1 best wishes for a great start with new friends and experiences school board of trustees casual vacancy as notified in newsletter 153:09 of 26 june 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 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 1


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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 by-election 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 like to become a trustee if you were are or might be encouraged to consider contributing as a board member of the school please make contact with our chairperson james donald 574 2323 or the board would like to resolve this vacancy at its next meeting on 12 august mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 2


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thank you thank you to itm and their priority partners programme for the recent donation of $147 remember that if you shop at the havelock itm branch you can nominate the school as a beneficiary from your purchases marlborough representatives following recent trials elisha godsiff and ella donald were included as two of marlborough netball s under 13 representatives as ga ella joined the a squad playing gd and utility elisha is a member of the b squad recent competitions around the top of the south have already netted excuse the pun two solid wins and a draw involving golden bay kaikoura and nelson respectively another warm-up last weekend at the nelson age group tournament is helping prepare the rep teams to play at the primary schools tournament in ashburton in due course congratulations to you both and the best of luck as you step up another level mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 3


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dogs school historically this has not been a significant issue however in the interests of all dogs are to be kept out of the school grounds havelock school and pelorus community preschool during operating times having dogs on school grounds during operational hours in any situation other than that sanctioned by management presents a risk proximity to dogs can also be stressful for some children but particularly younger children dogs should not to be tied up around entrances to the campus where children may have to walk past them some schools and institutions have policy and even by-laws in place locally it is preferred that commonsense prevails and that the above unwritten expectation is the rule of thumb for all we thank everyone for their understanding on this matter havelock community garden production has dropped over the last couple of weeks and we are now only able to supply silver beet leeks carrots rhubarb and radishes from the garden we have been very lucky though as barbara lancaster has responded to our call and has given us some magnificent pumpkins to distribute still the swedes white turnips broad beans broccoli and small carrots are looking healthy so we are hoping to be able to harvest these before too long we still meet at the garden every tuesday and volunteers are always welcome to help and to enjoy a coffee and often sample some home baking most of our work these days is the mulching and maintenance of the beds to increase the quality of the soil before spring we were also fortunate to have been donated vegetable plants and herbs from bunnings and these were planted out last week we are planning to bring a pruning expert out to the garden soon to demonstrate espaliering the fruit trees the garden and pruning the fruit trees which the lions planted in the domain this visit is being sponsored by the community garden and the havelock lions this will be our celebration of winter and naturally with a celebration there will be a free sausage sizzle and other goodies tea and coffee balloons for the children watch this space for further details mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 4


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havelock museum agm is being held on 24th july at the havelock school and community library at 2pm on 24 july all welcome recognised recently reading acknowledging recent achievement effort and commensurate reward 50 nights zoe luscombe jordan lawrence 100 nights skye gatjens sakura urakawa-murdoch tane ward toby godsiff jessie gatjens elliot swanston andré mueggenberg-swanston demi o donnell ella donald fabian wilson riki drabsch 125 nights sara aston-butterfield huna hough damon sykes-mccauley harvey brownlee tyrani stewart alex steele george robbins ella king tayla clark conor clark ashelyn horton-smith towa urakawa-murdoch molly-jo munro aroha ward olivia johnson 150 nights phoebe gausel blues awards acknowledging actions that reflect our havelock values manaakitanga caring olivia johnson y2 olivia was caught cheering up a younger dolphin who had tears in her eyes having firstly noticed the tears olivia made a decision to do something about it she was rewarded a few minutes later with a smile and a happy face having applied a dose of humour and tlc a good call thanks from all of us for caring mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 5


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notes from the havelock museum the much anticipated refurbishment moves up a stage on monday 15 july when sally papps the museum designer who is managing the re-designing of the exhibits and her associate spend several days carrying out the preliminary work inside the museum the work will take several months to complete and the museum will remain closed over this time meanwhile painting and varnishing have resulted in a fresh look for the interior ready for sally to work her magic we are very grateful to the canterbury community trust for its generous grant of $2000 which has been of great help in enabling us to carry out this preliminary work also we are very grateful to all those friends of the museum and associate members who came at short notice to help remove the cages shift and then re-shift the exhibits so that the painting and varnishing could take place we would also like to thank gary lawrence and his company for their generosity in their charge out rate when they did the finishing off work around the paths and grounds mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 6


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havelock museum agm the annual general meeting will be held on wednesday 24 july 2013 at 2pm in havelock s school community library we welcome your interest either just to hear what is going on or to sign up as an associate member giving us your support in one-off projects or serving on the committee the murder in the pelorus valley part seven you will recall that a museum member friends removing the last of the cages 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 in this part the prisoner john pokiki cross examines the witness wells cross examined by prisoner we were on our way home there was a watch and gun in the house which we took and delivered to the constable william corkill alias manks on being sworn said i keep an accommodation-house in havelock i knew the deceased william grant the first news that i had of the death of deceased was from brooks on the evening of sunday the 17th instant next morning i went over in company with brooks yarker and the brothers wells in their canoe to look at the body we found the body of the deceased in the garden covered up i examined it and saw that the man had been murdered why i thought he was murdered was from the nature of the wound which had cut through the right ear into the neck there was an axe lying by him i could not identify the axe but some of the others could the axe shown is the one we found on the ground the handle and blade appeared to be stained with blood there was a naked footprint close to the body which looked like the pressure of the right foot this was the only the place for further footmarks as we thought it better to come away and leave everything in the same state until the authorities came i did not go again until wednesday morning when i went over with captain kenny dr kilgour overend the constable and mr smith i discovered more footmarks which i had not previously seen off the usual path in the garden we tracked these footprints for about a chain over the cultivated ground they correspond as nearly as possible with those close to the body we did not measure them that day but they appeared to be similar footprints i subsequently pointed them out to mr mackay who measured them i have known the prisoner for the last four or five years the prisoner does not bear good character in the pelorus i did not see him about the deceased s house at the time of the murder mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 7


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cross-examined by the prisoner i know you to be a bad character because at one time you stole some potatoes from me i do not believe it was done in a joke i have other reasons for believing you to be a bad character you stole some things from smith and i have several times lost other things that i believe you have taken in part eight the assistant native secretary james mackay gives his evidence road safety gaming with names like caropoly road of life tangleland twisty track countdown rally racers road rage cones and sk8ters the board games senior students designed and built proved a hit with the kaituna kids after lunch last friday an enjoyable 40 minutes was spent on the road following the game rules built around the hazards found on our roads failing to stop at a compulsory stop sign could cost a turn or a double and in one game coins were accrued for the parking meter at the end flat tyres detours and dangerous overtaking were included in the varied scenarios bonuses for good behaviours were also included ie wearing seatbelts and letting ducks across the road mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 8


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previous page tane makes his move watched by huna one of designers along with ella elliot awaits his next turn at left phoebe shows taylor sakura and sara how her game works at right ben receives some coaching about the finer points on the cones game by elisha and nicole below waiting your turn reflects the reality at all intersections being patient is a better result than becoming a patient below riki and fabian discuss just what is supposed to happen at this position bryant 7 day 9 60 douglas 11 walker 13 wallace 21 mckay 35 luscombe 50 baker 54 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 pool keys thanks to all those who tracked down their key 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 page 9


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lions club of havelock a highlight of havelock lions change-over meeting held on the 18th of june was the acknowledgement and tributes paid to philip steel who has been a member since 2005 but who has now shifted to blenheim with his wife janette incoming president harold kiddey presented a plaque to philip noting that philip had been involved in every major project carried out by the club since he joined he said that the philip s experience in particular his time as president of the club had been of great benefit to the club philip said he was overcome by the unexpected honour bestowed on him he had thoroughly enjoyed his time with the club a highlight for him had been the club s involvement in building the library at havelock officers for the incoming year are harold kiddey president debbie healy immediate past president dean steele treasurer ian cameron secretary siobhan skinner youth director tail twister chris harvey lion tamer peter wooldridge almoner nicola farrant bulletin editor muff newton they will take up office on 1 july zone chairman malcolm williams officiated at the ceremony harold kiddey janette and philip steel with daughter cathy cocker following the ceremony mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 10


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rippa rugby despite the cold mornings recently tasman rugby in the form of gareth archer dev officer and hayden cripps of the tasman makos took various groups through some rippa rugby skills sessions with the frost gone the fog clearing and the sun finally shining through it was time to take on the tackle bags this activity proved popular as can be seen by ben s face as he gives his all in bringing down the opposition 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 11


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omaka mystery match these school holidays the july school holidays are nearly here and the omaka aviation heritage centre in blenheim has a fun holiday quiz organised for primary aged children designed for fun and learning while visiting the centre this as a great entertainment activity for parents and children children all receive a small prize and go free into the museum over the holidays local adults must bring proof of being a marlborough resident are admitted for just $12.50 usually $25 modified tai chi mondays 1:30 ­ 2:15 pm during the school term in the havelock pavilion $5.00 per person contact susan foster 574 1443 concert 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 handyperson wanted pelorus community preschool is searching for an all round handyperson willing to donate their time to help fix things around the preschool when needed would suit a retired local jack of all trades please contact the office if this is you 574 2176 it s my turn to cook tonight bosch school holiday program ­ july 15 17 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 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 with lots of prizes entries available at mitchell sports power or phone debbie 578 6822 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 12


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blenheim indoor sports holiday programme monday to friday both weeks half days 9am to noon or 1pm to 4pm $10 per session full day 9am to 4pm $25 per session bring a drink bottle and snack all sports on offer bookings essential phone 578 4851 blenheim indoor sports and ten pin bowling simcox stadium 50 battys rd blenheim 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 supporting havelock school is easy with vodafone vodafone home line customers can support havelock school easily by nominating them to earn intelligent rewardstm points our school will earn 1.5 points for every $1 spent on your vodafone home line account each month it costs you nothing and we can use the points to get fantastic rewards such as computers sports gear musical instruments school trips and more to nominate our school to earn intelligent rewardstm points visit mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 13


p. 14 go to the community access page and complete a few details it s that easy vodafone is committed to bringing its customers leading innovations and incredible value across all services so to ensure you get a great deal for yourself and havelock school receives the intelligent rewardstm points they need nominate havelock school today want to join vodafone and support havelock school simply call us on 0508 011 737 flippa ball term 3 this exciting sport has taken off suitable for 9-11yr olds enrolments are open now for new teams or individual players if you have an interest please let me know so i can register players please get this to me by 12th july 2013 junior water polo this term we are splitting this grade to encourage our younger players up into the sports pool we have created an intermediate grade for school age year 7-9 the rules are still the same as flippa ball july holiday programme dates monday 15th july to friday 26th july time 8.30am to 4pm cost $30 per day or $120 for full week ages 5-10 years morning and afternoon tea provided the children take part in a range of activities from arts and craft sports and swimming oscar subsidy also available to those who qualify holiday flippa ball drills and skills sessions date tuesday 16th and 23rd july time 11am-12noon cost $5 per session please register at stadium 2000 reception have some fun and up skill these holidays with the flippa ball skills session hannah maher stadium 2000 programme manager phone 03 577 8300 email mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 14


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saxaphone lessons anyone able to give saxophone lessons please phone trudi on 574 1202 marlborough boys and girls agricultural club chicken order form for day old chickens this is a chicken rearing project for 2013 these chickens grow into excellent laying hens day old shaver brown pullet chicks will arrive in blenheim early september date to be confirmed they can be collected from the airport arrival and pickup details will be provided closer to the time on collection of the chicks you will need to keep them in a sheltered and protected environment with a heat lamp for 4-6 weeks they will be hand reared and a diary will be provided for your child to record daily progress the cost is $22.00 per unit four chickens it is anticipated that your child will enter the chicks into the school agricultural day in october the chicks will be about six weeks old by then and will also be eligible for participation in group day on 30 october 2013 at wairau valley school please fill in the form below if you wish to purchase chicks and return to the school office by friday 12 july late orders cannot be accepted due to incubation time restrictions at bromley hatcheries thank you marlborough boys and girls agricultural club for further information please contact dawn milne 579 1311 yes i would like to order 1 unit four chicks $22.00 2 units eight chicks $44.00 please print clearly name home phone mobile number amount enclosed cash/cheque please make cheques payable to marlborough boys agricultural club mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 15



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