Havelock School Newsletter V153 N13 4 September 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 #14 published wed 18 september closes thu 12 sept 2013 wednesday 4 september 2013 term 3 week 6 volume 153 number 13 quote at google and all these places we make technology as brain-dead easy to use as possible there s no reason why kids can t figure it out when they get older alan eagle executive communications google calendar mon 2 sep wed 4 sep mon 9 sep tue 10 sep tue 10 sep fri 13 sep http www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar click on item for status and/or further info life education classroom onsite wellington camp meeting y7/8 pelorus 15:15 oral health clinic onsite massed choir practice springlands info evening y8 boys parents marl boys coll hall 19:00 y5-8 speech competition at canvastown denotes further information elsewhere in the newsletter or web calendar naumai haere mai last week we welcomed max skehan to the school as a brand new kaituna kid best wishes for a continued great start with new friends and experiences mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 1

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an interview with wendy walker havelock community association chairperson interviewer what is the hca chairperson the hca is a community organisation that represents local residents ratepayers business operators and people with an interest in havelock our primary function is to maintain and enhance community amenities on behalf of the community interviewer how does the hca do this chairperson each year at the annual general meeting agm elections are held for the five committee members who will be responsible for running the association for the next 12 months they are assisted by a paid administrator who takes minutes looks after the finances and liaises with community members interviewer what community amenities are there chairperson we look after the havelock town hall havelock sports pavilion havelock motor camp and the havelock medical centre mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 2

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interviewer what do committee members do chairperson the committee oversees the operations of the hca in a governance role it does this by holding monthly meetings usually these are scheduled for the third monday of each month at 7 pm meetings are between one and two hours long most committee members are responsible for a portfolio for example on our current committee sandra sewell is the deputy chairperson treasurer and also supervises the town hall maintenance maurice coffey looks after the medical centre and has been instrumental in reviewing our insurance and updating the lease agreement rob van lent s portfolio is the motor camp and rita jacobson looks after websites and online marketing interviewer do you need any special qualifications to be a committee member chairperson no not really in fact a good committee needs people with a range of different skills and experience the committee also needs to represent the perspectives we find in our community the most important attribute is an enthusiasm for our community and havelock and a commitment to work together interviewer what should people do if they are interested in becoming involved chairperson i encourage at least one person from each household in havelock and surrounding area to become a member so the committee can keep them up to date with what is happening in our area so 1 complete a membership form available on website or pelorus projects 61 main road havelock 2 come along to the agm and hear about the activities over the past 12 months 3 if you feel you or someone you know would make a positive contribution nominate them for the committee available on website or pelorus projects 61 main road havelock the committee may also co-opt people so if someone would like to be involved but not as a committee member i suggest they fill in the nomination form and put on it co-opt so we are aware of their interest interviewer thank you for your time wendy chairperson my pleasure see you at the agm 7pm monday 16th september at the havelock town hall supper room mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 3

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marlborough district libraries blenheim children s library come and join us for some fun events after school to celebrate this important week mon 9 sep 4pm kiwi conservation club presentation tue 10 sep 4pm falcon trust visit with fern the falcon admittance by koha wed 11 sep 4pm meet the predators presentation from andrew john kaipupu point education team leader thu 12 sep 4pm conservation stories and craft poster competition for kids get creative draw a picture showing what you love about new zealand s great outdoors maybe it s a special animal or place you like to visit with your whnau size a4 to a3 submit your poster to the blenheim children s library by monday 9 september categories 5-8 years and 9-12 years 1st prize of a conservation-themed book awarded in each category mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 5

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marlborough primary school music festival rockin round the world showcases talent from 26 marlborough primary schools from waitaria bay through to ward rockin from new zealand through the pacific islands across asia with a hop to the united states of america meandering to south america and a jet to france finally ending back down under havelock s senior class effectively is its choir has with the remainder of the school been learning the repertoire of songs for this event different schools perform on different nights havelock in combination with the other schools listed 217 children will perform on wednesday 25 september from 7pm through to about 9pm with a 10min break students from havelock will be expected to wear their blue school shirts and black/dark long trousers guest artists monday bohally kapa haka group no girls aloud marlborough boys college choir tuesday first class brass marlborough junior brass band wednesday cabaletta junior choir from girls college thursday marlborough highland dancing broadway kids monday 23rd sept bohally canvastown linkwater rai valley richmond view waitaria bay witherlea tuesday 24th sept fairhall picton rapaura seddon st josephs,tua marina waikawa ward wednesday 25th sept havelock mayfield spring creek springlands st marys whitney thursday 26th sept blenheim redwoodtown renwick riverlands wairau valley tickets cost about the same as last year at $13 adult aged 17 and child $9 to avoid disappointment go online at ticket direct http www.ticketdirect.co.nz as soon as possible mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 6

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massed practice tuesday 10 wednesday 25 september the first of two massed practices has been set down for 10 sep at 09:30 at the springlands school hall to 12:30 the second rehearsal will take place at the venue the floor pride civic theatre on the morning of the performance please consider co-ordinating your list of blenheim-based chores with one or both of these rehearsals the time for the second has not yet been confirmed but is likely to also run from 09:30 through to at least noon a transport sheet will be coming home with seniors to ascertain how we can meet this challenge only your support as always makes participation in these events possible thank you for considering and helping these twenty-five students out mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 7

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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 pelorus area health trust the health trust has a number of medical aids wheelchairs and walkers etc available at the treasure chest to be loaned out to the people of the pelorus area please contact sharyn on 574 2117 if you require any further information marlborough touch association touch skills sessions are starting on 4 september at lansdowne park it runs for four weeks and is a great way to get children started especially if they are new to the game please contact anne taylor at marlborough touch for more information marlboroughtouch@gmail.com our seniors are exploring whether a local team can take the field in the comp interm 4 library news a new selection of 250 books has arrived from blenheim library these include fiction large print and non-fiction come along and see what you can find to read thanks to all who helped sell and those who bought raffle tickets at the havelock hotel during august raising funds for the library is always an on going necessity the havelock school community library is open to the public tuesdays and thursdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm come and check out the great variety of books as well as periodicals membership is free mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 8

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recognised recently reading acknowledging recent achievement effort and commensurate reward 50 nights ben robbins 75 nights hannah roborgh 100 nights zoe luscombe 125 nights tane ward 150 nights demi o donnell harvey brownlee elliot swanston skye gatjens andre meuggenburg-swanston conor clark 175 nights molly-jo munro towa urakawa-murdoch alex steele 200 nights olivia johnson reading rocks a special to the thirteen parents and staff who made themselves and their vehicles available to transport our students to the rai for this great show adrian kirk very quickly got things moving and kept everyone enthralled many just got sore ribs from laughing so much a very clear message about reading was imparted more info may be found at http www.adriankirk.co.nz/readi ngrocks.html marlborough cricket association friday evening school cricket competition commences in october and runs through to the end of november the competition is open to all players both beginners and experienced registration form rules and schedule are available at the school office registrations close friday 20 september 2013 for further information please contact ed gilhooly at marlborough cricket association on 577 9050 or marlborough-cricket@xtra.co.nz mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 9

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marlborough marathon 27 october interested in being part of team harold please make contact with jo on 578 6902 or marlborough@lifeed.org.nz mobile dental clinic the mobile dental clinic will start operating again in havelock on monday 9 september 2013 until friday 27 september 2013 it will service the havelock area twice a year so not all children will be seen during this visit parents are now required to attend their children s appointments so that they will be better informed and more involved in their child s oral health families will be contacted for an appointment if you have a pre school child who has not yet been enrolled please phone us for an appointment if you have any queries please phone 03 5209922 or 0800 833 849 pool keys thanks for tracking down your keys the following however remain at large please return if per chance 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 35 mckay 50 luscombe and 54 baker don t give up they will be around somewhere perhaps without the big yellow float mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 10

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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 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 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 kiwi ranch ­ curious cove enrolments are now open for the following camps visit our website www.curiouscove.org to enrol now senior camp mon 30th sept ­ fri 4th oct cost $180 or only $160 if paid before 30th aug junior camp mon 7th ­ fri 11th oct cost $180 or only $160 if paid before 7th sept family camp dec 28th ­ jan 4th visit our website for further details costs and enrolment marlborough kids duathlon brancott vineyard sunday 20 october 2013 the duathlon will operate regardless of weather conditions entry fee $16 for further info http www.kidsdu.co.nz mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 11

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flippa ball flippa ball will again be played in term 4 on wednesday nights we take school teams and also individual enrolments if schools do not have enough to make a full team team and individual enrolment forms available at the school office registrations are due friday 20th september $40.00 per term get in quick to avoid missing out if you have any questions please contact hannah maher stadium 2000 programme manager phone 03 5778300 email programmemanager@stadium2000.co.nz address kinross street pobox 2000 blenheim 7201 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 for rent 4 bedroom flat at 1 neil st havelock long-term $250.00 per week not suitable for young children bond and references required no smokers or animals contact sharyn on 574 2117 or 027 530 5600 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 mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 12

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learn to sail opportunity dates are out for the upcoming seasons 3day `learn to sail courses starting in the next school holidays queen charlotte yacht club in picton welcomes you to visit the website www.qcyc.org.nz and the link `learn to sail for information registrations are open online at the above link for the first 2 courses if you are interested in the later dates please contact felicity the `learn to sail coordinator felicityloncar@gmail.com or fill out the pre registration form online and email it to her courses are limited to the first 10 registered and paid so be in quick dates of courses 1 29th/30th september /1st october 2013 open online 2 6th/7th 8th october 2013 open online th th st 3 19 20 /21 december 2014 taking pre registrations th th th 4 12 /13 /14 january 2014 taking pre-registrations msa are holding a muster day for players in all grades that are interested in playing softball in 2013/2014 where a p park on maxwell road when sunday 15 sept 2013 at 11am if you are unable to attend or require further information contact the jab coordinator nathan gill on 03 577 7883 or 027 497 8167 come along and join in mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 13

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end of free school milk free milk was given to new zealand schoolchildren from 1937 the first labour government wanted to improve the health and welfare of young new zealanders and use up surplus milk the scheme was a world first each day milk monitors supplied a half-pint 284 ml of milk to each pupil by 1940 the milk was available to over 80 of schoolchildren for a few years during the second world war pupils also received an apple a day the scheme lasted until 1967 when the government dropped it on cost grounds and because some people were starting to question the benefits of milk in the 30 years of the scheme s existence thousands of kiwi kids gulped down their daily ration of milk in the 1950s school milk bottles had cardboard tops with a small hole for the straw not everyone enjoyed it in the days before fridges and chillers nothing was worse some people remember than the taste and smell of warm milk [http www.nzhistory.net.nz/endof-free-school-milk 2012 fonterra has almost completed a nationawide roll-out of its milk in schools scheme to y1-6 children havelock students have been enjoying this regularly since may last week in response to requests from full primary schools and others they are making two changes to the current set up the packs will move from 180ml to 200ml and schools may choose to include their y7/8 students in the scheme but on the proviso that milk is available on only four out of five days each week needless to say that the modern version of free school milk is proving popular and a very welcome slurp just prior to break at 11:00 life education this week students have had the benefit for the life ed trust s mobile classroom its specialist teacher and resources juniors are working in the area of social relationships and seniors exploring the complex world of substances do check with your children what they have discussed done and learned particularly seniors will need to process much of what they have encounted with parents hopefully life s real challenges will be some distance off but the understanding and messaging need to be well grounded and reinforced making our youngsters resilient and strong is a constant of parenting and teaching mauri ora na akoranga learning for life since 1861 page 15

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