Newsletter V153 N17 20 November 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 #18 published Wed 04 December, closes Thu 28 Nov, 2013. WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2013 ~ TERM 4 WEEK 6 ~ VOLUME 153 NUMBER 17 QUOTE I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan CALENDAR Mon 11 Nov Sat 16 Nov Tue 19 Nov Thu 21 Nov Mon 25 Nov Thu 28 Nov Fri 29 Nov Mon 2 Dec Thu 5 Dec Thu 12 Dec * Click on item for status and/or further info. Y7/8 Trip to the Capital Seniors return home Kātaiako Workshop - Te Hora Marae Y7/8 Tech Module 4/6 Community Consultation * Y78 Tech Module 5/6 Pelorus Cluster Athletic Sports * Athletic postponement date Y7/8 Tech Module 6/6 Y6 Tech Orientation day Denotes further information elsewhere in the newsletter or web calendar. HAERE MAI NAUMAI We extend a very warm welcome to Drew O’Donnell who has joined Kaituna and also Madison Jackson from Nelson who joins the seniors in Pelorus. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 1


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A special welcome also to Mrs Tracey Wearing who is working with students in Wakamarina. Tracey spent some weeks with Vicki Eden and the Kaituna Kids earlier this year so she already knows how the school works, some of its characters and the things we value. We wish Tracey and her students a successful run to the end of the year. PELORUS AREA HEALTH TRUST EDUCATION FUND PURPOSE ~ Pelorus Area Health Trust wishes to offer people the opportunity to extend their education or training in order to improve their level of skills. The Grant is to be used for a Health related education purpose. One of the Grants has been set aside for St John Havelock Branch applicants. VALUE ~ Four Education Grants of up to $500 each will be made. CRITERIA ~ Grants will be available to any person from 18 years of age; the applicant to reside in the Pelorus District; the applicant will need to indicate the benefit of the study to the wider community as well as to their personal development; any short or long term course offered by a recognised education provider is eligible; preference will be given to those who live in smaller centres or rural areas. APPLICATIONS ~ Must be made on the official Pelorus Area Health Trust form to the Pelorus Area Health Trust Office; are considered by the Pelorus Area Health Trust Committee at the PAHT meeting scheduled after receipt of the application; the application will be acknowledged when it is received; you will be notified of the decision which will be final and no correspondence will be entered into; the application will be treated as confidential and subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act; Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 2


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the Pelorus Area Health Trust Committee reserves the right to later check with you on the outcome of the study. The Education Grant Application Form can be downloaded from the Pelorus Area Health Trust website under "Newsletter" or phone Irma 03 573 4662. Closing date for applications is 31 December 2013 GROUP DAY RESULTS ~ CONGRATULATIONS Held on 30 October at Wairau Valley School, Group Day drew a large numberof entries from Havelock. Success was achieved by… Harvey Brownlee ~ 1st Best Pet Lamb, 1st Dairy Goat, 3rd Care & Knowledge, Champion Pet Lamb (Tiny Moore Memorial Shield), Champion Goat (Okaramio Cup), 1st Poster, 2nd Photo; Ben Robbins ~ 2nd Photo; George Robbins ~ 1st Xmas Dercoration; Huna Hough ~ 3rd Poster; Tyla-Rose Illsley-Slape ~ 2nd Xmas Decoration. Did you know? To ensure toothbrushes continue to ‘clean’ effectively Oral Health staff recommends that we replace our toothbrushes every 3 - 4 months. As bacteria can thrive on toothbrushes regular replacement will also reduce infection. It is also good to remember – “keep it rinsed, keep it dry [covers can create a moist breeding ground for bugs], keep it upright, and keep it to our self”. 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 3


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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Havelock Mussel Festival. Over this period the committee has made donations to the groups listed below. The committee is made up of local people who live and/or derive their living from working in this area. The committee would like to thank you all for your past support and look forward to your continued support into the future. See you there in 2014. Organisation 2006 Canvastown School Canvastown School BOT Canvastown Settlers Association Durville Island Havelock Bowling Club Havelock Civil Defence Havelock Community Association Havelock Community Garden Havelock Fire Service Havelock Library Havelock Mainly Music Havelock Mens Shed Society Havelock Museum Havelock School Havelock School 150th Havelock Theatre Company Havelock Vision 2020 Havelock Youth Club Linkwater Fire Brigade Linkwater Pathway Linkwater School Marlborough Hospice Marlborough Plunket Marlborough Youth Trust Pelorus Area Health Trust Pelorus Cluster Schools Pelorus Community Preschool Pelorus Netball Pelorus Rugby Football Club Queen Charlotte School Tour Rai Valley Area School Rai Valley Community Library Inc. Rai Valley Cultural & Archive Rai Valley Fire Brigade Rai Valley Indoor Bowls Rowberry Jeff - Steam St John Te Runanga o Ngati Kuia Waitaria Bay School Annual Distribitions $ Festival 2007 2008 1 000.00 $ 330.00 Sub Totals 2009 2010 $ 2011 1 000.00 $ $ 2012 700.00 2 000.00 8 000.00 $ $ 2013 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 2 330.00 700.00 4 000.00 2 000.00 14 500.00 2 300.00 2 000.00 2 530.00 30 750.00 4 900.00 650.00 2 000.00 9 381.00 23 380.00 2 500.00 6 030.00 1 000.00 3 600.00 2 000.00 1 500.00 4 392.00 1 500.00 500.00 4 815.00 7 230.00 6 550.00 8 033.99 2 285.00 3 342.00 1 500.00 1 955.00 1 500.00 1 000.00 3 292.00 750.00 2 000.00 27 500.00 2 000.00 4 395.00 202 590.99 $ 2 000.00 $ $ 2 500.00 $ 2 000.00 $ $ 4 000.00 300.00 2 000.00 $ $ 2 500.00 $ $ $ 1 000.00 $ $ $ 3 000.00 3 000.00 300.00 1 181.00 5 500.00 1 800.00 $ 5 000.00 $ $ $ $ $ 1 400.00 350.00 5 000.00 2 280.00 $ 2 500.00 1 980.00 $ $ $ 1 000.00 2 500.00 2 000.00 $ $ $ 780.00 20 000.00 500.00 $ $ 1 000.00 250.00 2 000.00 750.00 $ $ $ $ 600.00 500.00 $ $ $ 1 200.00 1 000.00 500.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 500.00 $ 4 315.00 $ $ $ 4 000.00 $ 500.00 $ 1 217.00 1 433.00 $ $ $ 1 755.00 550.00 485.00 1 059.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ 500.00 1 755.00 1 500.00 1 000.00 850.00 1 455.00 $ $ 3 292.00 $ $ $ 25 000.00 1 000.00 $ $ 11 000.00 $ 28 942.00 $ 38 767.00 $ 1 500.00 23 870.00 $ 15 000.00 500.00 $ $ $ 1 000.00 1 000.00 32 296.99 $ $ 1 000.00 25 000.00 $ $ $ $ $ 1 000.00 $ $ $ 900.00 800.00 300.00 $ 1 500.00 $ $ 500.00 1 500.00 $ $ $ 1 000.00 2 000.00 816.99 $ $ 1 000.00 1 200.00 $ $ $ 1 500.00 1 000.00 2 000.00 1 250.00 1 100.00 1 500.00 1 000.00 $ 2 000.00 12 000.00 $ 1 904.00 $ 488.00 $ 1 000.00 820.00 2 250.00 250.00 250.00 2 000.00 1 500.00 895.00 27 715.00 $ 1 000.00 MARLBOROUGH A & P SHOW RESULTS Following on from our Spring Festival/Pet Day and Group Day, the following went on to compete successfully at the Marlborough A & P Show. Congratulations. Photo Section Ben Robbins 5th Christmas Decoration George Robbins 3rd Poster Section Harvey Brownlee 4th Lamb Section Harvey Brownlee 3rd Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 4


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HAVELOCK BONFIRE NIGHT HELD FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2013 Havelock Vision 2020 would like to acknowledge and say a big thank you to…  Paul and Muff Newton for allowing the event to be on their property and also for being responsible for the bonfire  Georgie & Dion McCauley, Matt Lawrence and Brian Godsiff for organising and letting the fireworks go  Havelock Lions Club members Ian Cameron, Brian Cameron, Siobhan Skinner, Craig Usmar for judging the fancy dress, best guy competition and the lolly scramble  Havelock Healthcare & Post for donations of prizes  The Hairy Mussel Co for donations of prizes  Havelock Community Association for donations towards prizes and fireworks Havelock Vision 2020 appreciates the support it had for the event. COMMUNITY CONSULTATION ~ MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER Each year whilst charter targets respond to local and government priorities, the longer term general and local curriculum goals largely remain the same until that is, the board of trustees meets with its community to revisit them and determine their worth in the medium to longer term. Below are the charter goals that have been in place since 2008. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 5


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Following receipt of the school’s survey data from the NZCER the Havelock School Board of Trustees is keen to share it and use it to inform its goals and plans for the next five or so years. To this end it extends an invitation to the school community to attend a meeting on Monday 25 Nov in the school hall at 19:00. It is envisaged that over the 90 minutes some clarity will emerge that will help shape the board’s thinking as it begins to draft its 2014 charter. No doubt the survey will prove a useful tool in viewing Havelock against the wider New Zealand context. Conversations and discussions will of course continue over a cuppa at the conclusion of the evening. THREE - FIVE YEAR CHARTER GOALS (2008 - 13) General Goals 1 Students will benefit from an environment where trustees, parents, and staff form a positive learning triangle and team. 2 Successful opportunities will be enjoyed by all, achieving a sense of well-being (hauora). 3 Students will benefit from the promotion of personal and academic development. 4 Students will become independent and life-long learners. Local Curriculum Goals 1 Students will have a better understanding of, and be able to make confident and safe use of both our local environment and those further afield (top of the South & Wellington) and gain some perspective of life beyond Havelock School. (Education Outside the Classroom) 2 Students will gain confidence and competence in both pool and more open water environments. (Water Proof) 3 That children leaving Havelock School will have been exposed to and become familiar with modern information and communication technologies including accessing, storage and retrieval associated with information processing and presentation. (ICT) Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 6


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POOL OPERATOR NEEDED With Graeme Barsanti resigning and the summer swimming season looming the school is anxious to train a volunteer to run and maintain the school and community pool. Whilst the pool has heavy use over the summer months it does require a local who can be trained to keep this great facility running. If you are keen to help the community in this fashion please make contact with the office. MARLBOROUGH FOOD BANK APPEAL The Havelock Lions and Havelock Volunteer Fire Brigade combine again this year to collect for the Marlborough Annual Foodbank appeal. Collection Day is Monday 25 November. Please leave non-perishable food out by your gate for collection or listen for the siren. If wet, the collection will be on Monday 2 December. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 7


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PELORUS SCHOOLS’ CLUSTER ATHLETICS This event is set on the calendar for Friday 29 November and will run promptly from 09:30 through to 14:15. A postponement day is set for Monday 2 December should it be needed. Students will need their blue school shirts and black shorts as well their sunhat and something to keep them warm just in case. Togs are also a good idea as time will allow for a dip at the end of the day. Students have been having sessions on Wednesdays with Ian Carter, a specialist athletics coach who has also had significant influence on this year’s programme and standards. We look forward to a great day. The lunch break is shortened to only 30min and so only those who have pre-purchased through their school and received a chit from their teacher on the morning will be able to collect their barbecued sausage and/or can of drink. Both are $2. WEARABLE ART MATERIAL Making a costume (Wearable Art) from material more usually destined for the landfill or recycling will be a significant feature during Term 4. Practice in design and construction is already gaining momentum but students are going to need much raw material with which they can fabricate their costume. Should you have anything you might consider useful that would normally be thrown out, please make a stash and drop it into the school. Collectively we are going to need any and everything we can lay our hands on. Thanks to those who have already collected and delivered boxes of “goodies.” Wearable Arts Vacancies • Costumes/Dressers • Photographer/video • Music director • stage/runway assembly • Ushers • Gopher/Dogsbody • • • • • Advertising Make-up Lighting MC Posters • • • • • Publicity Hair Seating Choreographer Tickets Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 8


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If you think one of these sounds like you please put your name forward. The more people we have involved the easier and more enjoyable it will be for all. You don’t have to be a parent or student of Havelock School, just a member of our wonderful community, we’ll even thank you for volunteering your visitors! HAVELOCK MUSEUM FLEA MARKET Open every fine Saturday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the museum. Every conceivable item known to mankind is available at some stage. Just some of the selections available… Clothes Fabric Towels Tools Jewellery Toys Cups Glassware Bakeware Mixers Outdoor furniture quilting magazines Books Plastic ware Crockery Cutlery Radios Clocks Toasters Soft toys Hats Pictures Indoor furniture Curtains Knitting wool Light shades Clothes Ornaments Garden books Kitchen goods Shoes Bags Recipe books Electric lamps Craft and Real Bargain Prices Donations of saleable goods, books etc. welcome. PELORUS AREA HEALTH TRUST The Pelorus Area Health Trust has set up an emergency Meals on Wheels service for the Havelock area. We will be providing subsidised meals to residents with a health related emergency needing meals during a recovery period or similar situation. For more information or to receive help with meals please phone Hazel on 574 2772. PINE CONES FOR SALE These were gathered recently and are now on sale at $4 for a smaller bag and $6 for the larger ones. There are only 60 or so bags in total and the cones will be ready for the winter of 2014. If you want to “bagz” one or two, or more, then please contact the school office. Delivery might well be arranged for those in town. Funds are helping defray the costs of the seniors’ recent Wellington trip. Biblical Preaching + Inspiring Worship + Fellowship + Sunday School Midweek Bible Studies + Intercession + Eldercare + Mainly Music Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 9


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SCHOOL GROUNDSPERSON NEEDED This is a part time job averaging about 7½ hrs a week throughout the year with quieter and busier periods depending on the season. The school is looking for someone who lives locally who can tend to the various tasks that go with this job. If you are interested please make contact with the school office in the first instance. If possible the successful applicant will start 1 December and will of course be subject to a Police vet. A CAPITAL TRIP Year 7/8 students arrived back in Picton late on Saturday after six days in the capital. Those following on Facebook will have a good idea of what these seniors have been doing. Suffice it to say they had a great time doing, learning, seeing, mixing, listening etc etc. Only just enough time was had for sleep as the days were packed full. The photos give just a small hint of what was encountered. Special thanks to Georgie, Sandy, Brian, Mrs C and Mr B. To those at home who helped make it all happen with fundraising and transport etc THANKS. A great experience. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 10


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EDIBLE GARDEN Clearly we can’t compete with Canvastown as they have already won the Marlborough award but a start has been made with some small pants, seeds and gardening mix donated by the Gatjens family. Thank you very much. Over the next few weeks we hope to be able to contribute to the efforts of the community garden. ELECTRICAL TESTING Recently METROTEST were again in the school checking anything that has an electrical lead and plug. Rhys was kept busy and worked methodically through every space making sure everything checked out fine. Only one multi-board was found to be faulty. Of course it only takes one device and instant to create a tragedy so we are grateful to Metrotest for coming through and doing the annual check. FIRST AID REVALIDATION Staff at the school are again revalidated for a further two years as regards their Workplace First Aid qualification. It was made easier by the fact that it was hosted in our school hall. Some eighteen people attended and made for a useful and timely reminder of being able to assist people in the first instance when in need of medical attention. Thanks Rita for setting this up. CAR PARK GARDEN Those who use the school’s car park will perhaps have noticed that some time ago the large flax bushes were removed and have since been replaced with plantings of shrubs and landscaped with boulders and wood mulch (Marl Lines). The harakeke has been used as screening for an intersection. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of Kenny Kyle the school now has an attractive finish on the northern side of the car park. SCHOOL COMMUNITY POOL The operation of the school pool for after school and weekend swimming is under the control of the Havelock School Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees, acting in the interests of the wider Havelock community, is happy to make available for reasonable use and cost, the school's pool. It has adopted a set rules to ensure that the pool is used sensibly by all, for all. Any abuse of these rules will be followed up and the associated key-holder may be asked to forfeit their season key. The adult signing the agreement is deemed to be the key-holder and will be held responsible for the actions of any people to whom they grant admittance. Local residents who are at least 20 years of age are invited to apply to the Board as a prospective key-holder through the school office for a Season Key ($60 incl $20 key bond) from 1 Nov to 18 Dec 2013. [Allow up to a week for consideration during which further information may be requested. A completed application form with $60 does not guarantee approval as a key-holder.] Forms are available via the website under Documents goto 2013-14 SeasonCasual.pdf or via the school office. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 11


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