Newsletter V154 N2 26 February 2014


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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 #03 published Wed 12 March closes Thu 6 March. WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2014 ~ TERM 1 WEEK 04 ~ VOLUME 154 NUMBER 02 QUOTE Be yourself - everyone else is taken. Elisha Godsiff iTunes Android CALENDAR Click on item for status and/or further info. Download the new PTC smart phone app and stay in touch with school events Wed 26 Feb Kiwi Can lunchtime launch Fri 28 Feb Pelorus Cluster Senior (Y4-8) Swimming - Stadium 2000 * Tue 11 Mar Kids Can Cook - Chris Fortune Sat 15 Mar Havelock Mussel Festival * Tue 18 Mar Initial triangular learning conferences - over three afternoons Mon 24 Mar Year 7/8 students at Tech Centre (1/6) - note change of day * Denotes further information elsewhere in the newsletter or web calendar. HAEREMAI NAUMAI Joining Kaituna recently were Cody Mitchell (Y1), Caleb Bailey-Gatchell (Y1) and Ruby-Mary Illsley-Slape (Y1) and joining Wakamarina was Kelan Bailey (Y2). Shianne Bailey-Gatchell (Y5) rejoined again with her classmates in Pelorus. A warm welcome is extended to whanau and family as these youngsters join our community of learners. May your time at Te Whare Kura o Te Hoiere be fruitful and fun. Our Mission… Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 1


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HAVELOCK POLICE REQUESTING INFORMATION Havelock Police Constables Maurice Horne and Nigel Young are requesting information on any/all thefts or burglaries in the Marlborough Sounds, Havelock and Rai Valley Areas. At present there has been an increase in dishonesty offending in these areas and it is also the time of the year when cannabis is being harvested. Police would greatly appreciate any information on suspicious movement of persons, vehicles or boats in these areas. Residents please contact the Havelock Police on 03 574 2011 or via email to or Nigel Young at Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 2


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THANK YOU Jo Douglas wishes to express her sincere thanks to the Havelock Theatre Company and the local community for their generous support for funds received toward her Paramedic Degree, especially Rick Edmonds and the Havelock Fire Brigade. HAVELOCK MUSSEL FESTIVAL 2014 The school has for a number of years operated a very successful food stall at the Havelock Mussel Festival. Clearly success has ensued because of the efforts of a team of volunteers getting busy before and on the day. Car parking on the top field is already sorted by senior students. In anticipation of this 15 March event the school is seeking willing helpers to be part of this team. If you are putting your hand up then please contact Tracey Clark on 574 1036. Thanks to those who have already - a few more will allow some well-earned breaks for everyone. Also if you have any spare lemons or parsley in your garden for our platters they would be greatly appreciated. You can either drop them off at the school office prior to the event or contact us and we can arrange for someone to pick them up. Funds raised are ear-marked for the adventure playground - a major project this year. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 3


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NOTES It was a great feeling to unlock the door of the Museum again on 24 January and hang out the red “open” sign. Since the doors closed on 2 June, a transformation has taken place, painted areas have been freshened up, the wooden floor polished (it is worth visiting the Museum just to see it) and best of all, Sally Papps and her assistants have transformed the displays. The overwhelming comments we have heard are comments like “fantastic” “I didn’t like visiting Museums because they were dark and gloomy but this is so light and airy.” A DVD about the debate on conservation v. industry which took place in late 1800s plays on a continuous loop and in the other end of the museum photos from our collection are displayed on a monitor. The number of visitors has increased dramatically. In February last year we had an average of 26 people per day visit. This February our daily average is 50 a day. Sally hasn’t yet completed her magic though. The exhibits are to be labelled with a description of what the item is and for what is was used. Sally is also preparing a pamphlet to help orientate visitors around the various sections of the museum. Once these are in place, and we expect this to be early May, we will have an official opening. The refurbished Havelock Museum - front to back. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 4


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We are delighted that Dr Mike Johnston has accepted our invitation to speak at our opening which will be open to our members and “Friends of the Museum”. Mike began working as a geologist in Nelson in 1970. Mike has written four regional histories which include “Gold in a Tin Dish” (Volume 1) and “Wakamarina Gold field”, (Volume 2) about Eastern Marlborough Gold fields. He is a former president of the Geological Society of New Zealand and also of the Nelson Historical Society. The active Museum Committee are not resting on their laurels however, they are turning their attention to the outside displays of farm machinery and other machinery. More about this in the next newsletter, meanwhile they look forward to seeing you at their display at the Mussel Festival. PELORUS SENIOR NETBALL TRIALS FOR HAVELOCK-BASED TEAMS GRADE 4 - SOCIAL 1ST Trial HAVELOCK NETBALL COURTS SUNDAY 2ND March 4:30pm 2ND Trial THURSDAY 6TH March 5:30pm JUNIOR NETBALL HAVELOCK NETBALL COURTS THURSDAY 6TH March 3:30pm All past and future players welcome. Please bring suitable footwear to take the court. For further information contact… Seniors: Sharyn 574 2117 or 027 530 5600 or Ali 021 308 996 Juniors : Simone 574 1244 or 027 953 2450 or Sarah 574 2588 SCHOOL, HEALTH CENTRE UP TO SPEED Ultrafast broadband cabling, having been rolled out to Havelock School from the exchange in mid 2013 at a cost of $100 000, is set to mutually benefit both the neighbouring health centre patients and pupils. Ultrafast fibre cables laid at the school and all but connected, received the final attention of technicians on Monday as part of a government programme to connect schools and communities to UFB. The Havelock Medical Centre, located opposite the school, will benefit from a special and specific wireless connection in return for sharing the cost. Health centre staff as well as pupils and staff at the school have been frustrated by the former slow broadband speed limitations of copper. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 5


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As a result of ultrafast fibre the school will be able to increase its data capture with hugely improved download and upload speeds, cut administration frustration, have greatly enhanced access to the world of apps, cloud storage, web-based software and government interoperability. At the health centre, doctors will be able to print out prescriptions more quickly, reducing the hours doctors spend on administration, and streamline e-health cohesion. As technology develops it is expected doctors will be able to view and share X-rays online as well as access increasingly sophisticated health applications and connectedness. Havelock School principal Ernie Buutveld said the partnership with the medical centre was cost-effective for both. "The Government made a commitment that schools would get ultrafast broadband and where possible the rest of the community should be able to make use of it," he said. "No-one in Havelock had fast fibre and with the school and health centre being so close we were a great combination to benefit." Havelock Medical Centre is the satellite medical centre of Springlands Health in Blenheim and both depend on connectivity to share patient records. In the past a slow connection meant it took staff up to four minutes to print out a prescription. Springlands Health practice manager Lis Johnston said ultrafast fibre was great news for the Havelock practice. "We thought we had missed out until Havelock School came to our rescue," she said. "It is great news, we thought it would take another 10 years for this to happen." Pupils Liddy and Ollie with John from PC Media and principal Ernie holding some of the “magic” enabling local patients and pupils the benefits of speedy connectedness to the services and resources from beyond the rual community of Havelock. FIRST PARENT/TEACHER MEETING It was great, despite the heat, to see so many parents and families make the time to enjoy a social and informative few hours at the school last Thursday evening. The pool water recorded a temperature of 30o and it would have been easy to stay loitering poolside and watch the sun slowly go down. Clearly the solar heating technology had done its job and switched off. A cooler spot was found after the picnic tea and parents were able to enjoy the climes of airconditioned classrooms - the hall proving just too hot for comfortable korero. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 6


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Following school-wide perspectives parents moved to various classrooms to continue more focussed dialogue with the teachers of their children. [Don’t forget to visit the various class web pages with relevant links under Learning Areas. There is a wealth of information available to assist with Expectations, questions and perspectives were exchanged with the view to reinforce the partnership between the home and school. communication and strengthening the partnership.] In mid-March individual learning conferences are timetabled where current assessment can suggest relevant goals for pupils prior to the mid-year reporting cycle. Dialogue is invited of course at any time should either home or school wish to initiate - the reasons can be many and varied - feel free to phone or email so issues can be addressed and students have their needs better met. Thanks again for making the time - your children saw you walk the talk. Below from the school’s charter, in case you missed it on the screen during the evening. Educational Purpose ~ Philosophy We believe that our school should be an enjoyable place in which to work, where every person is valued and is shown respect. We encourage students to become responsibly involved in the activities of the school and develop an awareness of, and show consideration for, the needs and well-being of others. Learning to think for themselves as independent learners is recognised as being vital and further, that learning is a life-long process in which Havelock School plays only a part. The partnership then between school and home seeks to support students within this triangular learning community. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Pa r Community Engagement Page 7 en t As the evening cooled, children enjoyed sharing the contents of the PE store while mums, dads and teachers shared their thoughts and goals for the coming year, welcomed new staff and introduced trustees. Invitations were extended to be involved in the wide range of school activities that occur throughout the year be they fundraising, curriculum workshopping, project working-bees, consultation or parenthelp. Pupil Fa hin g ea c Student Achievement ly mi g ga En Qu a li ty T Quality Systems t en em Evidence Based h ac Te er


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Vision The collective vision is to provide a safe and nurturing primary learning community where trustees, parents, staff and pupils work together as a team, where equal opportunities are provided and success is enjoyed by all, where individuals are valued and learning for personal development as well as academic attainment is promoted, dual heritage celebrated and learning valued as a process that is both life-long and life-giving. To be … A Quality School  optimising student success  acknowledging basic needs  addressing key competencies  espousing core values within a community of learners, helping them become self-evaluators and life-long learners who are capable, self-reliant participants in a 21st century democracy. (Carr, Borba, Frankl, Glasser, DeSeCo/OECD & Evergreen Union School Cottonwood Calif) Man agin g se lf r ag e C ou Learning Pa rtic ipa tin g& Con trib utin g Ma kin gm Thinkin g arin C ZUMBA SURVEY I am a qualified Zumba instructor new to the area and would like to bring Zumba classes to Havelock commencing on 17 March, 2014 at the Town Hall and also in the school hall and so would appreciate some feedback into suitable times and days for those interested. Possible Timetable: Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday 10:00 - 11:00am 10:00 - 11:00am 10:00 - 11:00am 6:00 - 7:00pm 6:00 - 7:00pm 6:00 - 7:00pm Town Hall morning classes and Wednesday evening class. School Hall Monday and Thursday evening classes. First class introductory gold coin thereafter adults $5.00 per class, 10-18yrs $2.00 per class. Children welcome. For more information please contact Pam Elvy 574 1046 or txt 021 263 2431. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 8 Re ing la t to er s o th g ea g nin Ho n e s ty Comm unity


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GARDENER WANTED Self-employed, one day per week long term. Mahakipawa area. Phone 027 659 5232. PELORUS AREA HEALTH TRUST PAHT has sponsored and added a Community Bulletin Board to their website. This Online Bulletin Board is for and by people of the Pelorus Area. Its purpose is to announce meetings, provide information, discussions, keep Pelorus Area communities up to date of events, initiatives, exchanging messages with other users, offer your surplus fruit and veges, swap ideas, etc etc It is a Work in Progress and at the moment there are six topics but that will progress when people use the Bulletin Board. "Local solutions for local problems" Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 9


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NEED SOME TICKETS THEN GO TO… Old Havelock Post Office Building 61 Main Road, Havelock Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 10


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PELORUS CLUSTER SENIOR (Y4-8) SWIMMING Organisation info available here. Transport request went home last Friday. Date: Friday 28 February Time: Races 11:00 to 14:00 Venue: Stadium 2000 Bnhm WEETBIX TRYATHLON This annual event comes again to the Top of the South on Sunday 16 March at Tahunanui Beach Reserve, Nelson. If anyone would like to be part of a school team please contact Matua B. The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in Nelson is located at the beautiful Tahunanui Sands Reserve. Following the race briefing near the WeetBix container, the event starts on the beach, with a short swim in the ocean. This swim runs parallel to the beach. Tryathletes are generally able to stand-up during the short ocean swim; however, we do encourage everyone to give swimming a go! The Transition Area is located up the beach, on the fields nearby, and the bike and run legs of the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon around the field and surrounding streets. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 12


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CANVASTOWN 150TH CELEBRATIONS Saturday 19 April 2014 (Easter) Meetings: 1st Tue of month Canvastown School 7pm A Programme for the day has been decided with a start time of 10:00am Morning events: Gold panning for the big nugget, vintage machinery displays and activities, children’s horse activities, stalls with an old time theme, historical talks and displays. Afternoon events: Gold panning for the big nugget, horse events for adults, historical talks and displays, stalls, vintage machinery displays. Close 5:00pm Period Costume Dance: 7:00 - 12:00pm If you would like to help with the day please contact: Karen-Dance; Nanette-Horse activities; Les-Gold Panning; Pauline-Stalls; Rosemary/Linden-displays; Tony-Vintage machinery. If you would like a stall contact Pauline 574 2056 asap. Community stalls with an old time theme for food or an activity are most welcome. Stall applications will close soon. Horse/Pony Events: Racecourse Creek is named after the horse races which used to be held at Canvastown. We are resurrecting them for the day. The children’s events will be held in the morning and will be fun activities for you and your horse/pony. Anyone from the Pelorus District or with strong ties to it is eligible to enter. Prizes will be given for different events. Adult Events will be in the afternoon and will be along similar lines with a few extras!! Please contact Nanette 574 1228 for an entrance form - gold coin entry. We are also looking for entertainers through out the day. Can you … a poem, sing, dance, play an instrument… Prizes for various events are needed: Can you donate something the committee can use as a prize. Please contact Nanette 574 1228. Remember to work on ideas for the creation of a permanent Canvastown sign. Memoirs! If you have been contacted for memories please try and scribble something down or talk with Rosemary McCallum 574 2496 or Linden Armstrong 574 2150. WEBSITE: Rita Jacobson has developed a community website which has some Canvastown settlers material on it. View on Committee: Pauline & Les Douglas 5742056 Nanette Buchanan-Brown 5741228 Dianne Dixon TonyCarter574 1470 Rosemary McCallum574 2496 Susan Foster 574 1443 Karen Kellaway 574 2103 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 13


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HONOURS BOARD The school’s honours board was updated in 2011 and already we have a number of new identities ready to be added but before this is done please ask former pupils who might have attained a Bachelors degree or higher to contact the school through the website with the relevant details. We anticipate this exercise will fill the current board and require an additional board to be made. It is great to see the names and recognise the achievements of our alumni. JUNIOR SWIMMING SPORTS “On Friday 21st February the Yr 1 - 3 kids went to Linkwater for the Junior Swimming Sports. It was really hot. We had lots of fun. We were allowed to play on the playground at lunchtime and we could buy food for lunch. There were other schools there too. Thanks to all the mums and dads who provided transport.” Kaituna Kids Top left: Demi takes a breath whilst doing the 1 length flutterboard. Left: Marcus, Harvey and Alex compete in the 1 length flutterboad. “I got 2nd in the flutterboard race.” Ben “I stayed down the longest for the starfish and I also did the relay.” Drew “It was lots of fun!” Max Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 14


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