Havelock School Newsletter V154 N3 12 March 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 #04 published Wed 26 March closes Thu 20 March. WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH 2014 ~ TERM 1 WEEK 06 ~ VOLUME 154 NUMBER 03 QUOTE If you are not willing to learn, No one can help you. If you are determined to learn, No one can stop you. http://www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar Click on item for status and/or further info. CALENDAR Tue 11 Mar Fri 14 Mar Sat 15 Mar Tue 18 Mar Mon 24 Mar Mon 24 Mar Tue 25 Mar Kids Can Cook with Chris Fortune Marlborough Schools’ Swim Champs Havelock Mussel Festival * Initial triangular learning conferences underway * Mobile Oral Health Clinic on site * Yr7/8 students at Tech Centre (1/6) - note change of day Parent-Teacher Consultation ~ Great Expectations Student Behaviour * * Denotes further information elsewhere in the newsletter or web calendar. HAVELOCK COMMUNITY LIBRARY SCRATCHIES RAFFLE WINNERS Raffles 1 and 2 winners were Sarah Gatjens (Number 38) and Rose Young (Number 30) – drawn under Police supervision on 3 March 2014. Raffles 3 and 4 were drawn under Police supervision on 5 March 2014 and the winners were Jason Clark (Number 15) and Wendy Waghorn (Number 5). Congratulations to you all. Thanks to all who took a punt. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 1


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KIWI CAN TAKES OFF The weather gods were smiling for the Kiwi Can launch held on Wednesday 25th February at Havelock School. Sunhats were definitely the order of the day, as students from Linkwater School arrived and joined those at Havelock for a sizzled sausage prior to the main event. Havelock and Linkwater principals Ernie Buutveld and Deb Leov provided a warm welcome before Mayor Sowman spoke to the gathering of students, parents and local supporters. He congratulated the principals and staff for being the first in the region to commit to the Kiwi Can programme and get behind introducing it to the top of the south. Local multi-sporting identities (and fantastic role models), Dan Moore and Jeremy McKenzie then gave an entertaining and motivating presentation on their preparations for their upcoming 4-6 day ‘Godzone’ event beginning in Kaikoura on March 7th. Get active, enjoy the incredible local surroundings and be good to each other were key messages. The lycra-clad duo demonstrated how they would use bungy cords to help pull each other along on the running and biking sections of the 500km challenge and emphasised how important this Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 2


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teamwork, support and encouragement was to them completing the course. This linked in well with the Positive Relationships theme the students were learning about and practising in their Kiwi Can sessions this term. All the best for the Godzone – Dan, Jeremy and the rest of Team Absolute Wilderness NZ!! “IF ANYONE CAN, A KIWI CAN!!” was the catchphrase that echoed from the surrounding hills, as Kiwi Can leaders Di and Renee tested the memories, and vocal cords, of the 100 students from both schools. They went on to give an overview of just what the Kiwi Can programme is all about and the positive contributions they hope to bring to the two school communities. There are few things more guaranteed to bring a smile to young (and old) faces than a six- foot fluffy Kiwi!! Kandoo Kiwi made his inaugural appearance at a Marlborough school and was an instant hit!! Grappling through the hugs, Kandoo followed the children to the field and joined in on the activities of ‘Ship Shark Shore’, ‘Peg Tag’ and ‘Obstacle Course’ for the kids to practice their teamwork, honesty and cooperation. Many thanks to all those that helped breathe life into bringing Kiwi Can to Havelock and Linkwater Schools. Thanks on the day, to Linkwater parents for providing transport, Sport Tasman for games equipment, and to Blenheim New World for the sausage sizzle!! I am Louella Perkin and I work at the preschool in Havelock. I am shaving for a cure this year. If you would like to support me you can make donations at http://my.leukaemia.net.nz/Louella I am doing this to support all children who are fighting Leukaemia and the research for a cure. Please help me to raise funds to support those children and their families. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 3


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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 Maurice.Horne@police.govt.nz or Nigel Young at dyj399@police.govt.nz SPCA OPEN DAY ~ SUN 16 MAR 10:00 - 14:00 This is a great fun filled family day with games, stalls, activities, prizes, barbeque and more. We are encouraging the public to adopt their new family pet from their local SPCA. We are a charity that relies on the generosity of the community to help us care for all types of animals that come visit us. We are successful in re-homing our animals and want to keep the success rate up and we need the public’s support to help make this happen. Our aim for the Open Day is to raise awareness about how many animals we take care of every year and just what that costs. We are also asking if there is anything anyone would like to donate for one of our stalls and inviting everyone to come and have a day of fun with us. If you would like to hold a stall phone SPCA Marlborough 572 9156. Grab a mate and get muddy! Ages 5+ (5 - 10yrs to be accompanied by an adult). Run in teams of 2 or more. Meet on the Mole from 12:30pm. Race briefing 14:15 for the 14:30 start. Fancy dress highly encouraged. Great spot prizes! Shoes compulsory. Register using the url at right. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 4


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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. A number of volunteers have already put their hands up but we are seeking just another two or three to enable some respite through the eight hour fesitval. If you can complete our team then please contact Tracey Clark on 574 1036. Lemons and/or Parsley 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 5


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ST PETER’S COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY Due to the generosity of the Havelock and surrounding communities, the St Peter’s Community Food Pantry is now operating and providing assistance to individuals and families who find themselves in stressful situations. This is a confidential service to the community. If you would like some assistance, or know of someone in the community who may need assistance please phone Val Seatter, St Peter’s Community Worker, on 574 1121. If you would like to donate non perishable food items to the Food Pantry, you can drop these off either in the St Peter’s church foyer or at the Treasure Chest (Pelorus Health Trust shop) in the village. BLENHEIM COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH MOBILE DENTAL CLINIC The mobile Dental Clinic will start operating again in Havelock on Monday March 24, 2014 until Friday April 11, 2014. The dental bus will service the Havelock area twice a year, so not all children will be seen during this visit. Nowadays parents are 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 or if you have any queries please phone on 03 520 9922 or 0800 833 849. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 6


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Hi Everyone I am excited to be bringing Zumba into the community. I have been going to Zumba for two years now but have only recently become an instructor. I look forward to everything Zumba has to offer and getting to know everyone who attends. Classes will start on Monday 17 March at the Havelock Town Hall. Weekly Timetable Monday Morning class 10:00am - 11:00am Monday Evening class 6:00pm - 7:00pm Wednesday classes 9:30am - 10:30am Thursday classes 6:00pm - 7:00pm Friday classes 9:30am - 10:30am First week is gold coin introductory (as we will go over steps etc). Thereafter the cost will be $5 per class. If you come more than once a week there will be a discount. Children are welcome to come along to dance (under 10 years free) 10 - 18years $2 per class. Please wear comfortable gear and shoes and remember to bring a drink of water. Feel free to contact me at any stage for questions. Pam Elvy 574 1046 or txt 021 263 2431 Let's party, feel the music and exercise in disguise! TRIANGULAR LEARNING CONFERENCES With assessments completed, March is the perfect time for korero about setting goals around learning for the remainder of the semester. Teachers have gathered valuable information that will help define the next steps to be pursued by them, by the pupils and also parents as their first teachers. When all parties in the learning tirangle are in partnership, progress and achievement are almost assured. An invitation with appointment times will be coming home soon to book a twenty minute slot. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 7


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2014 UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FAMILY FARMING 30TH MARCH – 10AM CARLUKE DOMAIN RAI VALLEY Supported by Rural Women New Zealand Celebrating NZ family farming past, present and future. $5 entry fee. Children up to 16 free. 11am Marlborough Mayor Mr Alistair Sowman and Liz Evans past president of RWNZ to open the event. Five informative sessions available. Two learning courses provided by R.E.A.P. Marlborough as well. Great Day for both urban and rural communities This is a day for everyone to attend and enjoy whether you are a farmer or not Entertainment for the whole family including a bouncy castle, storytelling by Emily Fredrickson, Marlborough’s Assistant Children’s Librarian, live music as well as food, craft and business stalls, butter making, historical photos and vintage machinery. Bring your amazing stall to showcase your original and individual creations, or fundraise for your community project. Contact us now to secure a stall site. Poster Competition All primary school children in Nelson and Marlborough have been invited to create a poster that “Celebrates N.Z. Family Farming, past, present and future”. These will be on display. Cool Prizes. Sponsored by R.D.1 Rai Valley in association with Fonterra and Subway Sandwiches. Evening Performance “Bitches Box” Comedy. A show about farm dogs, starring actors Amelia Guild and Emma Newborn. This sell-out hit show toured major woolsheds around NZ in 2012 and got rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Also Mel Parsons - successful NZ singer/guitarist and songwriter. Debut album – “Over my Shoulder” was a finalist in NZ Music Awards for Folk Album of the Year 2009. Hall opens at 5:30pm and performance starts at 6pm. Tickets $20pp. Book your tickets now. Bring your own seating if you wish, but arrive a bit earlier. A few tables will be available. BYO. Do come to this fabulous show. It has been described as “Fall off the chair funny and so brilliantly written.” Contact Diane Payton 03 574 1029, Jenny Archer 03 576 5081, Faye Leov 03 571 6149 or email raifamilyfarming@gmail.com Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 8


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CONGRATULATIONS One can’t let the eve of the tenth anniversary of the Havelock Mussel Festival go past without public acknowledgment of the superb work done over those years by both a core group of individuals and many willing corporate supporters. This event has always been wider than just Havelock and really celebrates what the mussel and associated industries contribute to Marlborough and indeed the Top of the South. Apart from creating an opportunity for the industry to have its special day in the sun, many local entities have of course been the lucky beneficiaries of this event. Each year the standard just seems to get that much better. The best way to acknowledge this enterprise is to join the thousands this Saturday down on the domain and indulge yourself, at least a little. One of this year’s innovations is the phone app which enables all the essential info to be at your fingertips. Scan the code to download your Havelock Festival App here and have instant, convenient access to the programme, map, alerts and live feeds. Congratulations to all who have brought this festival together over the last decade - a wonderful achievement. Thank you! 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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KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST Almost daily the home page of the school’s website is updated with info and links so you can stay connected and informed. Items posted at the time of printing included - MEASELS, PEDICULOSIS, KAITUNA BLOG, FREE APP, MUDDY BUDDY, ATTENDANCE. DID YOU KNOW? It is recommended that children brush their teeth twice a day – after breakfast and before bedtime. The March ‘Oral Health’ message aims to raise awareness about the importance of brushing teeth twice a day after breakfast and before bedtime using a small, soft toothbrush and a smear of adult strength fluoride toothpaste for children under 3 years of age and a pea sized amount for children over 3 years of age. Establishing routines from an early age benefits children throughout their life and learning to brush and value teeth is an important one of these. Remembering to spit, not rinse is important as the fluoride left behind will continue to protect their teeth. 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 11


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SITUATION VACANT Relief Office Administrator Pelorus Community Preschool We are currently looking for a customer focused, organised and efficient office administrator to relieve for our office manager. This role is pivotal to the smooth running of the school and involves ensuring that all office duties are carried out efficiently and effectively to a high standard so that our teachers can focus on the children at the school. The successful candidate would predominantly work during the school holidays commencing in the April break with some training days previous to starting. Hours of work would be on call, preferably starting at 8:30 am and a maximum of 20 hours a week. Please contact the preschool for a copy of the job description if you are interested. Applications should comprise a covering letter with CV and references attached. Applications should be posted or emailed to the preschool with the subject: Relief Office Administrator Attention: Genevieve Lasenby by the 20 March. Pelorus Community Preschool 574 2096 PO Box 96, Havelock 7150 peloruscommunitypreschool@xtra.co.nz PELORUS CLUSTER SWIMMING The last day of February saw the Year 4 - 8 students from around the Pelorus gather at Stadium 2000 for their annual splash to experience the larger aquatic environment and test their overall skills against each other. Children are divided into either Fish or Dolphins by way of confidence and ability. In effect two meetings are held simultaneously with the points gained adding to the overall result. Relays are always close but add no points be they the serious race or where socks are worn on the hands/arms and swapped as in a real relay. All good fun and efficiantly run. Behaviour across all schools was exemplary and a credit to schools and their communities alike. As is not unusual the smaller schools seem to have the advantage with Waitaria Bay pulling off another win with Canvastown and Linkwater second equal, Havelock third and Rai Valley fourth. A small Pelorus contingent is looking to participate in the Marlborough School Champs this week - just to see… At left: Lucrezia touches during the Dolphin relay. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 12


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At right: Dave Patterson marshalls the troops ensuring participanting Fish know how things work. Below: Phoebe and Ella scull their way to the other side in good time. 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 mussel1@xtra.co.nz for an entrance form - gold coin entry. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 13


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We are also looking for entertainers through out the day. Can you …..read 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 http://www.peloruspeople.org.nz/canvastownset Committee: Pauline & Les Douglas 5742056 Nanette Buchanan-Brown 5741228 Dianne Dixon TonyCarter574 1470 Rosemary McCallum574 2496 Susan Foster 574 1443 Karen Kellaway 574 2103 RENWICK RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB Renwick Rugby Football Club are holding their annual MUSTER DAY for the 2014 Season. Come on down to the Renwick Rugby Grounds at 10am Sunday 16 March to register and grab your freebies. Age Grades from U6 through to U16. We want you to come along with your JAB rugby stars, register with their grade and meet the Coaches/Managers for this season as we prepare a strong club for the 2014 season. As a bonus for paying your subs ($50 per child or $120 for 3 or more from the same family) on or before Muster Day your child will get their RRFC socks FREE as well as a mouth guard to protect those precious fangs. Pre-registrations available to ensure you don't miss out on the socks and mouth guards. Feel free to email brenna.nation@gmail.com for any info and/or questions you may have. See you there! RELIABLE COLLEGE STUDENT FOR MOWING LAWN Gaz is looking for a reliable and diligent college student for regular work mowing lawns. Attention to detail is important. If this sounds like you then make contact on 574 1362. “GREAT EXPECTATIONS” ~ 25 March School Hall At the Parent/Teacher meeting on 20 February an invitation was extended to the community to become involved in due course in the review of the school’s Choices policy relating to the behaviour of members of the school’s learning community. Needless to say we all have great expectations but it takes a whole village to raise a child and if all are on the same page it makes it so much easier for our children. To this end you are invited on Tuesday 25 March at 19:00 to join parents, trustees and teachers in the hall to look at the underlying principles, beliefs and values which form the cornerstones of our policy and practice. From this common ground, trustees, teachers and perhaps others too, will draft a framework for further consideration in Term 2. In the meantime you may wish to view the current Choices Policy which can be found under Documents on the school’s website. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 14


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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. Oil Painting Course – intermediate Tutor: Mieke Hilhorst For those who have done the Oil Painting for Beginners course. Students will start on a new project of their own choice and tutor will teach to individual needs. Students are to bring all their own paints and brushes and canvases. Course dates are 17th, 18th & 24th March 2014 from 12pm - 3pm. Course fee $60. Venue: Community Classroom - Havelock School Oil Painting Course - beginners Tutor: Mieke Hilhorst This is a great course for both beginners and experienced oil painters who want to learn about how oil paint works and the techniques that can be achieved. Students will learn four different techniques including old masters, impressionist and contemporary styles. Good drawing skills are helpful but certainly not necessary as the focus is on technique and application of paint. Always guaranteed fun, challenging and inspirational learning! 15 ½ hours, over 3 days. 17th 18th & 24th May. Course fee $120 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 You will never buy pasta again once Piero shows you how easy and tasty it is to make. Course date yet to be arranged. Course fee $40 Mosaics Made Easy Tutor: Joan Clark Learn the basics of Mosaics with simple projects on offer. All equipment supplied. Date to be arranged for next term. Courses in the pipeline Facebook & Skype; Pasta Making; Photoshop Introductory; Day Skipper’s Course. Other requests have been Upholstery; Felting; Tufa Pots. 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 or email ritacollet@clear.net.nz for further information. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 15



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