Havelock School Newsletter V154 N4 26 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 #05 published Wed 09 April closes Thu 03 April. WEDNESDAY 26 MARCH 2014 ~ TERM 1 WEEK 08 ~ VOLUME 154 NUMBER 04 QUOTE Dear Math, please grow up and solve your own problems, I'm tired of solving them for you. Anonymous CALENDAR http://www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar Click on item for status and/or further info. Mon 24 Mar Mobile Oral Health Clinic on site - till 11 April * Mon 24 Mar Yr7/8 at Tech Centre (1/6) - now Mondays Board of Trustees Meeting Tue 25 Mar Initial Triangular Learning Conferences continue Tue/Wed/Thu Great Expectations ~ Community Consultation Wed 26 Mar Immunisation Y7/8 Mon 31 Mar Yr7/8 at Tech Centre (2/6) Mon 7 Apr Yr7/8 at Tech Centre (3/6) Tue 8 Apr Havelock Community Meeting * Thu 10 Apr Maud Is overnighter - 10 seniors Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Marlborough * Mon 14 Apr Yr7/8 at Tech Centre (4/6) Thu 17 Apr Basketball coaching Last day Term 1 Fri 18 Apr Good Friday Sun 20 Apr Easter Fri 25 Apr ANZAC Day Mon 5 May First day Term 2 Yr7/8 at Tech Centre (5/6) Fri 9 May Cluster Technology Challenge Mon 12 May Yr7/8 at Tech Centre (6/6) Board of Trustees Meeting * Further information elsewhere in the newsletter or web calendar. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 1


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SPORT TASMAN MUDDY BUDDY ADVENTURE MUD RUN Do you love mud? Enter the Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy Adventure Mud Run on 30 March. Grab a mate or an entire team, break out and wear your fancy dress and join the filthy fun! There's heaps of great spot prizes up for grabs. It's muddy good fun. Tickets: $10 pp Min 2 per team Check in: 12:30 - 14:00 Race briefing: 14:15 The Fun begins… 14:30 Venue: Havelock Estuary Contact: Jane Miles 03 923 2317 or 021 079 6733 Email jane.m@sporttasman.org.nz Visit: www.sporttasman.org.nz/havelock_mud MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP ENDS Once signalled by Microsoft the time was always right to start looking at both the operating systems of our computers and whether the current hardware and footprint would in fact be able to accommodate an upgrade to Windows 7 or even 8. The terminals in the Library proved able to be upgraded and so are currently in that process. Sadly others are unable to cope with an upgrade and so help was sought from a number of charities. CHECKLEY TRUST The local Checkley Trust started the ball rolling late last year and generously granted the school $3000. The Redwood Trust confirmed earlier this year that it would add $2500 for the upgrading of the school’s ICT gear and only last week The Pelorus Trust contributed $2000. The school acknowledges the huge contributions from these trusts making modern ICT a reality for students rather than just a dream. These generous amounts have allowed the school to split purchases evenly between Apple iPads and Toshiba Sattelite laptops. After some extensive research on pricing Noel Leeming could not be beaten on price and orders are underway. At some stage the school’s server may need attention as it is now ageing and with the recent fibre connection providing UFB and multiple wi-fi devices coming on stream, it will soon become the weak link. Some of this generous funding may well allow this to happen sooner than later. An internal network cabling upgrade was completed in January 2012 anticipating these developments. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 2


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After setting up these new ICT resources, they will quickly become the new norm in classrooms with easy access to the huge resources in the cloud via the internet. With iOS 7.1, Win 7.601 and 8.1 as well as XP, students will be exposed to a variety of operating systems reflecting the reality of being connected beyond the classroom. All this brings to mind the discussion relating to BYODs or Bring Your Own Device. Secondary schools have these days fairly clear guides relating to the specifications required should pupils wish to take and use their own device at school. Whilst still perhaps a little way for many, the day will come when primary students will be doing this as well. In fact this has already occurred at Havelock. Should you wish to explore this a little further then use the link below http://www.mgc.school.nz/academic/byod/device-specifications This 15 April community session on digital technology by Mark Osborne is for trustees, parents and the wider community. Mark will explain the rationale for the increasing use of digital technologies and the opportunities of the digital environment and give an overview of the current developments in modern learning environments. No time or venue has been posted as yet but keep an eye open here http://www.mgc.school.nz PELORUS RUGBY CLUB Pelorus Rugby Club are holding their Junior Muster Day for the 2014 Season at the Havelock Domain Sunday 30 March 10.00am. Contact – James Cory 571 6201 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 3


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BLENHEIM COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH MOBILE DENTAL CLINIC The mobile Dental Clinic started operating again in Havelock on Monday March 24 and will do so until Friday April 11. The dental bus services 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 4


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TRIANGULAR LEARNING CONFERENCES Thanks for the effort made by all in getting these important discussions attended to. It has been great to see students young and older attend these with parents. The message is loud and clear and of course goals are clarified as is the support from all parties in achieving them. Every pupil will have had their conference by the end of this week. June will see the follow-up and interim reporting. 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. 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 5


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A BIG THUMBS UP AND THANKS Parents of both current and former students, grandparents as well as community minded folk from Havelock all chipped in to help make the school’s seafood platters a successful venture at the Mussel Festival. A very slick team did the prep prior to the day and many hands made the load during the day flow smoothly. Thanks to all those who donated lemons and parsley and Lance Delaney from the Havelock Service Station for filling the gas bottles. The sauces that really make the platters such a success came once again from Dave Peterson from Pelorus Lodge. Altogether the combination of experience, planning, preparation, muscle, talent, team work and will power made for another very successful result despite the cooler weather keeping the big crowds away. Thanks Tracey and Jason for their special contributions. MISS WORLD NZ One of Mr B’s former students, Sarah Anderson, is currently competing in the Miss World New Zealand 2014 Beauty Pageant. The final show is being held at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel in Auckland City on 26 April 2014. This year the Miss World New Zealand (and the Rotary Club of New Lynn/ROMAC) Humanitarian Charity Project is raising funds towards helping a 5 year-old girl called Loren who comes from Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 6


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one of the regions in the Philippines hit by super typhoon Yolanda. Loren will be flown to New Zealand to undergo over ten operations (facial and cranial surgeries) in Auckland’s Starship Hospital. As well as raising funds by seeking donations from the public, Sarah has been doing raffles and visits. If anyone would like to make a donation they are welcome to deposit funds into the following account. Every little bit helps! All proceeds go directly towards helping Loren’s operations and recovery. Account Name Loren G Miss World NZ ANZ Bank Account Another part of the Miss World NZ journey is that each 01-1825-0057049-48 contestant has a Facebook page where the public can “like” their pages. Every “like” equals a vote. This is a platform to show the public what's been happening in the lead up to the final show, posts about each workshop and photos. Search for "Sarah Anderson Miss World NZ Contestant 2014" or click on this link https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Anderson-Miss-World-NZContestant-2014/646327758739337 Best wishes from all of us here at Havelock Sarah. Weekly Timetable Monday Morning class Monday Evening class Wednesday Morning class Thursday class Friday class 10:00am - 11:00am 6:00pm - 7:00pm 9:30am - 10:30am 6:00pm - 7:00pm 9:30am - 10:30am Cost is $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 - 18 years $2 per class. Please wear comfortable gear and shoes and remember to bring a drink of water. Feel free to contact Pam at any stage on 574 1046 or txt 021 263 2431. Let's party, feel the music and exercise in disguise! Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 7


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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 mussel1@xtra.co.nz for an entrance form - gold coin entry. 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 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 8


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HAVELOCK COMMUNITY LIBRARY SCRATCHIE RAFFLE RESULTS Raffle No. 5. Drawn 14th March Winner: Ticket No. 5. Mary Michat th Raffle No. 6. Drawn 14 March Winner: Ticket No. 33: Pete Mitchell th Raffle No. 7. Drawn 15 March Winner: Ticket No. 9. Vince Taylor th Raffle No. 8. Drawn 15 March Winner: Ticket No. 36. Graeme Barsanti th Raffle No. 10. Drawn 15 March Winner: Ticket No. 11. Kevin Parkes All raffles have been drawn under Police supervision. Many thanks to all who contributed to the library in this way. 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 REAP learning courses 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 9


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FUN STICK (Y1/2) REGISTRATION DAY This takes place on Saturday 10 May at 09:00 at the Hockey Turf on Stephenson St. FLATMATE WANTED Semi-rural four bedroom house to share with one other - must be pet friendly. $140 per week plus expenses. Phone 027 5138 983 or evenings 574 2046 2014 JUNIOR HOCKEY COMP 1. FUN STICKS – Starts Sat 10 May  For years 1 & 2  Registration - see above  To start 9:30am – 11:30am  Manager Rosie Lamain HAVELOCK COMMUNITY MTG Town Hall 7pm Tuesday 8 April As many of you may know Havelock was chosen as the pilot community for MDC's Smart and Connected Programme and steady progress has been made. A key focus of this initiative has been to activate a significant local project that is good for the community as a whole. A boardwalk connecting the Motuweka Walkway with Mahakipawa Road has been clearly identified as the most valuable initiative not only for the local community but to improve the visitor experience in Havelock. event on 8 April to hear full details of this project and to have input into how we as a community can work with local partners to make this project happen. 2. YEARS 3 & 4 COMPETITION  Starts Mon 5 May  Manager Annette Kennedy  6 aside on quarter of the field  Teams supply to own match ball You are invited to attend our Smart and Connected community  Coaches of each team to umpire 3. YEARS 5 & 6 COMPETITION  Starts Tue 6 May  Manager Annette  8 aside on half the turf  Teams to supply own match ball  Junior Umpires control matches 4. JUNIOR 11 ASIDE COMPETITION  Starts Wed 7 May  Teams supply own match balls  Umpires appointed Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 You will also hear other insights gained through the work we have been doing; in particular an approach for restructuring how the community is represented in Havelock and an application to the Department of Internal Affairs that could well mean resources for employing someone to drive a single community organisation. The SCP is all about building a strong voice for communities so they can work more effectively in delivering value for a community. Havelock has an exciting opportunity now to build on all the good work that currently goes on within our community. Please join us on for this community meeting. Page 10


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PLEASE register your team entries on the form via the website and return to Marlborough Hockey by emailto marlboroughhockey@hotmail.com NO LATER than Friday 11th April. PRESEASON BASIC SKILLS COACHING PROGRAMME  This will run for 6 weeks prior to hockey commencing  Monday 31st March through to Monday 28th April  At the Turf Venue 4:30pm – 5:30pm  Cost - $5.00 per session or ring the Hockey Office to register and pay $25.00 on line Jenny Hair Competitions Committee LOCHMARA FUN FESTIVAL Sunday 30 March! Music, face-painting, kids’ treasure hunts, games, tug-of-of-war championship, or win a night for two at Lochmara with the Lochmara Big Swim, 750m across the bay. Entry to the day is free, return water taxi from Picton $25 return, under 5s free. Book on 573 4554 or enquiries@lochmaralodge.co.nz. ASB HOLIDAY FUN FOOTBALL – APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS New Zealand Football has put together an action packed holiday programme for kids. It’s a great way for young players to have fun and develop their local football skills.  Available over three days – any combination of sessions – register for individual sessions or the full programme  Suitable for children aged 7 to 11, boys and girls.  Each session includes skill-based training, so kids can learn the tricks and techniques to become better players. Date: Tuesday 29th – Thursday 31st April 2014 Venue: A&P Park, Blenheim Whole Day Session 9am - 3pm (lunchtime supervision and activities provided) - $30 per child per day Morning Session ONLY - 9am - 12noon - $25 per child per day Afternoon Session ONLY - 1pm - 3pm - $15 per child per day Go to www.marlboroughfootball.co.nz for a registration form and further information. Shortcut on the home page or access via the ‘Skills Programme’ heading, ASB Holiday Programmes option. Contact: Giuseppe Vassalini, Mainland Football Dev Officer (Marl) g.vassalini@gmail.com Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 11


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WHAT Fantastic bike/walk around the ridgeline of the scenic Kaituna Ridges farm at the base of the Pelorus Sounds. The track will take you through large areas of native bush and along steep hillsides clothes in pasture which offer extensive views of both the Pelorus and Queen Charlotte sounds. Great food available at the end! WHEN 12th April 2014 Register on the day Mountain bikers registration 7:30am - 8:15 am (start 8:30) Walkewrs/runners registration 8:00 - 8:45 (start 9:00) This is not a race. WHERE Kaituna Ridges 76 Readers Road Havelock ENTRY FEE $25 Adult $10 Child $50 Family Marlborough Ridges Ramble is a community fundraiser for the Pelorus Community Preschool www.kaitunaridgesramble.kiwi.nz Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 12


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DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE VISIT You will soon if not already be aware that the Duke Prince William and Duchess Kate will be in Blenheim on Thursday 10 April. It is not unlikely that a considerable number of families will want to take the opportunity to see royalty a little closer up. Should this be the case then please advise the school via a signed note to that effect. Students will not be marked absent but rather as attending an educational activity. In what is the one-hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War, the tour will include several opportunities to recognise the sacrifice of members of the Australian and New Zealand armed forces. A wreath laying ceremony will take place at Seymour Square and be followed by a visit to the Omaka Heritage Centre. Further detail and times will no doubt be published in the media. CURIOUS COVE APRIL JUNIOR SPECIAL CAMP ( 8 – 11 yrs) Mon 28 April – Fri 2 May. Enrolments are now open for this camp at www.curiouscove.org Early bird discount $160 if paid in full by 28 March, or Full cost $180 due by 21 April. THANKS… Thanks to the connection Jacqui Swnaston has with Marlborough Tennis she was able to secure a donation of some forty retired tennis balls. These are of course in pretty good nick and will be well used over time by students. Before the recent rain a strange white powder stuck to pupils’ feet and footwear - no cause for concern… Lyndon Brownlee had top-dressed the field with lime. Thanks Lyndon for seeing to this necessary maintenance of one of our most precious resources. Few schools have grounds such as Havelock does. We do have a broadleaf (dandylion) problem with odd patches of paspallum as well. If you know of a cure please make contact. QUESTION FOR YOU… students entering secondary school should be able to answer this question… try it! To be done in your head without a calculator. 69.9 x 60.08 is closest to A. 4 000; B. 4 200; C. 4 400; D. 4 600 Page 13 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861


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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. Oil Painting for 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. Proposed date Thursday 17th April 7pm. Course fee $40 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 14


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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 & Twitter 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 email: ritacollet@clear.net.nz for further information. PELORUS CLUSTER TECHNOLOGY & MATH CHALLENGE If this sounds like you then please make contact with the office as our school needs a team of three adults (mixed gender) to compete at this inter-school event at Waitaria Bay on Friday 9 May. Travel is by launch and with the adult team we will of course have two teams with sharp minds, skills and able at problem-solving. RECOGNISED RECENTLY Reading acknowledging recent achievement, effort and commensurate reward 25 nights ~ Skye Gatjens, Harvey Brownlee, Elliot Swanston, Tane Ward, Anika McPhee, Towa Urakawa-Murdoch, Molly-Jo Munro, Ashelyn Horton-Smith, Alex Steele, Jessie Gatjens, Conor Clark, Rico Scott, Hannah Roborgh, Andrew Neal, Olivia Johnson, Kelan Gatchell, Demi O’Donnell, Caleb Bailey, Oliie Foote, Mia Higgins, Liddy HortonSmith, Hazley Hrstich, Kaya Luscombe, André Swanston-Mueggenburg, Emma McCauley, Jack McKay, Ayla McPhee, Cody Mitchell, Drew O’Donnell, Ben Robbins, Max Skehan, Jayden Wilson-Steele Math acknowledging recent achievement, effort and commensurate reward Basic Facts ~ Marcus Rimene-Solomon, Towa Ward, Molly-Jo Munro, Olivia Johnson,Demi O’Donnell, Anika McPhee Blues Awards acknowledging and liviing our values Manaakitanga-Caring ~ Ella King, Liddy Horton-Smith, Tyrani Stewart, Skye Gatjens KIDS CAN COOK A few days before the Mussel Festival Chris Fortune brought his mobile kitchen to school and completed two cooking demonstrations with enough for students to taste and a free recipe to take home. He travels NZ as a kids’ version of Master Chef… you never know who will be inspired. Thanks again. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 15



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