Havelock School Newsletter V153 N11 7 August 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 #12 published wed 21 august closes thu 15 august 2013 wednesday 07 august 2013 term 3 week 02 volume 153 number 11 quote if you try to fail and succeed which have you done george carlin calendar mon 29 jul thu 1 aug thu 8 aug thu 8 aug fri 9 aug thu 15 aug fri 16 aug mon 19 aug wed 21 aug thu 22 aug wed 28 aug http www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar click on item for status and/or further info day 1 term 3 y7/8 technology 2:3 y7/8 technology 2:4 nzsta trustee training school hall pelorus cluster winter sports at rai y7/8 technology 2:5 farewell assembly for mr chris duckworth board meeting tbc y8 and parent intro evening mgc 19:00 y7/8 technology 2:6 reading rocks at rai denotes further information elsewhere in the newsletter or web calendar haere mai this week we welcome jayden wilson-steele and andrew neal to the school as new kaituna kids best wishes for a great start with new friends and experiences mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 1


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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 with no voters on the school roll expressing a wish by 25 july to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy the board will move under section 105 of the education act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection like to become a trustee if you were are or might be encouraged to consider contributing as a trustee on the board of trustees of the school please make contact with our chairperson james donald 574 2323 or donalds@farmside.co.nz thank you many thanks to lorraine day and harper collins who kindly donated eleven new mainly children s books to the school and community library also from all readers using the great stock of books on the shelves to those who have donated tomes in the past thanks if you are a local and haven t been in lately or ever come in and browse you ll be amazed at what s on offer the library is open 2:00pm ­ 3:30pm on both tuesday and thursday afternoons mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 2


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haere ra noho ora mai ra firstly of course congratulations and best wishes are in order as chris duckworth takes over a year 5/6 class in a full time position at redwoodtown school however given the way the holidays fell in relation to chris news that he had won the new position only a week before the end of term 2 meant that little time was available to adjust and allow for farewells etc chris was working in perth when he responded to an ad the school placed for a teacher in october 2006 following an interview online telephone that is chris got the nod and started at havelock in january 2007 a marlborough lad coming home since then of course chris has been a key player in the school as dp in the intervening six and a half years and during 2009/10 was acting principal myriad relationships are established over the years and so rather than simply expressing the community s gratitude for his contribution to the lives of local pupils on paper the school is hosting an assembly at 14:00 on friday 16 august in the school hall in this more personal way pupils and the community can express their thanks for his care and efforts during his time at havelock school it is envisaged that following the assembly parents and pupils will have an opportunity to mix and mingle over a cuppa and some finger food before the school dimisses at 15:00 there is a catch of course a plate would be appreciated should you be able to come and join chris and the rest of us mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 3


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swimming lessons january 2014 parents or caregivers would you be keen for your children to participate in a week of swimming lessons at the havelock school pool sometime in january 2014 if so we need a minimum of 20 children for this to go ahead if you re interested email or phone me with the names and ages of your children or if you would like more information email ajm74@hotmail.com or ph jeanette 574 2076 potatoes for sale 10kg bags of potatoes for sale at $8 delivered in havelock please contact 574 2379 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 4


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haere mai naumai it follows naturally that with mr d heading to redwoodtown school that another teacher would need to join the team at havelock being already week 2 many of you will have met kirsten cowie who was appointed as a long term reliever for terms 3 and 4 this year those of you keeping in touch with the school via facebook or the school website will have known on 22 july that kirsten had been successful and that our seniors were able to look forward to a new relationship a very warm welcome is extended to kirsten as she gets to know who we all are how we work and relate to each other the passion compassion and enthusiasm are very evident and with a strong work ethic kirsten will add much over the next few months we trust mrs c that you will enjoy our company kirsten comes to havelock from richmond view school and has her feet firmly on the ground and the class well underway the planned wellington trip in november remains viable with planning bookings etc on track kirsten s email is kirsten@havelock.school.nz should you wish to make contact fundraising dance wellington trip the original date of saturday 10 august was in conflict with other local events so has been postponed until later this term perhaps even as late as the first saturday of the holidays on 28 september georgie mccauley is managing this event which is looking to generate some fun as well as funds tickets will be limited to only 100 and cost $15 the theme is music from the 50 s 60 s and 70 s and the function is byo keep an eye out for the date the event dance will be in the school hall and tickets available from the school office mid year learning conferences thank you to every family for making the effort and taking the time to sit down and review progress and learning goals with all students with the new term underway it may be timely to have another look so all partners in the learning triangle are pulling in the same direction mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 5


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2012 annual report this has been available for some time and provides a very comprehensive commentary on progress and achievement a copy can be viewed/downloaded from the website pelorus cluster winter sports at rai friday 9 august a special flyer went out last week with salient info etc and also requesting help with transport etc thank you to all those who have responded confirmation etc will be coming home thursday with your child should the weather raise a question about cancellation please check on friday morning on the school calendar on the specific item for the event status if in doubt send your child prepared and perhaps with a raincoat as well just in case there is no postponement date so if off the event is effectively cancelled full information can be found here http www.havelock.school.nz/images/documents/winter sports info 2013.pdf mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 6


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nzcer national primary and intermediate survey 2013 this term our school is being included as part of this national data gathering exercise which will provide some valuable insight and help plan for the future the questionnaire for parents or caregivers will need to be returned by 27 august and sometime in later october a comprehensive data set will be available for use keep an eye out for this exercise which is quite comprehensive and in-depth thank you in anticipation did you know that the new community oral health service is open 8am-5pm monday-friday for 50 weeks a year so all the clinics will be operating over the mid-winter school holidays for any urgent dental care or relief of pain during that time parents should not hesitate to contact the clinic at which their family is registered regular updates from the nelson marlborough community oral health service blenheim marlborough mobile clinic 520 9922 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 7


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new fence you can t but have helped notice driving past the school recently that it has a brand new and very smart fence running right along the eastern boundary with state highway 6 this item has been on the property plan for some time and only with the help of some generous funding canterbury community and redwood trusts and friends of havelock school as well as some big volunteer hours has it become a reality following the removal of the old wire fence and broken poles construction started in the second week of the holidays and despite some dismal weather on the tuesday the serious ground work was completed with posts and a new footing boxed up ready for concreting and the fitting of the rails and bars david field james donald and family lyndon and harvey brownlee even had his own child-sized wheelbarrow provided the expertise and muscle to complete the job almost before the term opened work was completed with the gates hung last week and now only some landscaping needs to be done to complete this project the gate has a child-proof lock and the 1.57m height means leaping over the fence to retrieve small balls is no longer an option thanks to the board and all who helped complete this great new feature for the school pool keys thanks for tracking down your keys the following however 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 walker 13 mckay 35 luscombe 50 baker 54 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 8


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term 3 s theme holds huge potential and can quickly swamp even a brief brainstorm about what it might mean what implications there are and whether scenarios micro or macro are being explored our school values and how they are lived will come under scrutiny as will understandings about how conflict is met by individuals suffice it to say juniors will be looking at the ripples closest to them caused by conflict who the players are how they respond and what our culture expects to happen seniors will look a little further afield and include how others meet or create conflict this largely social studies theme will prove to provide rich material and one that might well provoke some interesting discussion at home the links with term 2 s theme are quite clear and will provide a solid context for learning pelorus judo tuesday term starts 6 august and runs through to 24 september 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm tumble and play for pre-schoolers up to 7 year olds 30 family term 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm juniors primary school age children 60 person term 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm senior class college age and adults 60 person term casual attendance $8 per class venue havelock school hall contact jeanette 574 2555 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 www.intelligentrewards.co.nz 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 marlborough fronts up to prostate cancer 3000 men in nz are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and you are invited to a quiz night fundraising event to help tuesday 20 august 2013 at 6pm at clubs of marlborough cost is $30pp which includes a 2-course roast meal doors open 6pm with dinner at 6:30pm quiz night starts at 7:30pm glen kirby is the quiz master for the evening raffles silent auction and spot prizes rsvp to pam tomlinson 574 2380 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 9


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marlborough schools combined music festival havelock s senior class effectively is its choir and has already started learning the repertoire of songs for this event different schools perform on different nights havelock in combination with spring creek springlands and mayfield 217 children will perform on wednesday 25 from 7pm through to about 9pm with a 10min break tickets will cost the same as last year at $14 adult aged 17 and child $10 to avoid disappointment go online at ticket direct http www.ticketdirect.co.nz as these should be onsale by about now students from havelock will be expected to wear their blue school shirts and black/dark long trousers a massed practice on 11 sept is to be confirmed at springlands as is also one at the venue on the morning of the performance child restraint law changes effective 1 november 2013 on 28 july associate minister for transport michael woodhouse signed the road user amendment rule which makes changes to the child restraint laws from 1 november this year now that there is some certainty about this new regulation new responsibilities will exist and school trips in private vehicles for those under seven will pose a new requirement to ensure that clear and consistent messages about the changes are delivered throughout the country nzta has created a change leaflet that will be available soon and distributed by nzta visit the nzta website to read a q&a document or the overview of the changes 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 $100.00 a few positions still available date yet to be arranged pasta making tutor piero rocco the course held last week went so well that we are having another for those who could not make it this time 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 a date has not yet been set course cost $40 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 10


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first aid work certificate and revalidation tutor nine scott ­ triple one care date 31st august a one-day course full course $100 9am ­ 5pm revalidation $55 9am ­ 3pm courses in the pipeline photoshop introduction to digital photography day skipper s course 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 ritacollet@clear.net.nz for further information the havelock community education service is holding the agm on 13th august at 2pm at havelock school community classroom all welcome mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 11


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