Newsletter V154 N5 9 April 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 #06 published Wed 14 May closes Thu 08 May. WEDNESDAY 09 APRIL 2014 ~ TERM 1 WEEK 10 ~ VOLUME 154 NUMBER 05 QUOTE The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Henry Ward Beecher CALENDAR Click on item for status and/or further info. Thu 10 Apr Maud Is overnighter - 10 seniors Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Marlborough * Fri 11 April Last day Mobile Oral Health Clinic Mon 14 Apr Yr7/8 at Tech Centre (4/6) Wed 16 Apr Pyjama Day * 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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DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE VISIT MARLBOROUGH The Duke Prince William and Duchess Kate will be in Blenheim tomorrow 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 - a flying day. RECOGNISED RECENTLY Reading acknowledging recent achievement, effort and commensurate reward 25 nights ~ Ruby May Illsley-Slape, Sara Aston-Butterfield, Jordan Lawrence, Shianne Gatchell-Bailey, George Robbins 50 nights ~ Jayden Wilson-Steele, Tayla Munro, Sakura Urakawa-Murdoch, Drew O’Donnell, Ayla McPhee, Skye Gatjens, Jessie Gatjens Spelling Essential List 1 Mia Higgins, Max Skehan, Emma McCauley Home Learning George Robbins 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. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 2


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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 Visit: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY 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 EASTER CHURCH SERVICES Sacred Heart Catholic Church Lawrence St Havelock Good Friday 10am Stations of the Cross (with St Peter’s Anglican Church) followed by hot cross buns and refreshments at St Peter’s Easter Sunday 11am Mass Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 5


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Hi Everyone Zumba classes are going great and people who come are enjoying it. WEEKLY TIMETABLE - HAVELOCK TOWN HALL Monday Morning class 9:30am - 10:30am Monday Evening class 6:00pm - 7:00pm Wednesday class 9:30am - 10:30am Thursday class 6:00pm - 7:00pm Friday class 9:30am - 10:30am $5 per class. (under 10yrs free) 10-18yrs $2 per class. If you come more than twice a week there will be a discount. Please wear comfortable gear and shoes and remember to bring a drink of water. Pam Elvy 574 1046 or txt 021 2632 431 Let's party, Feel the music and exercise in disguise! Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 6


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PJ DAY WEDNESDAY 16 APRIL The pupils in Pelorus are anticpating a camp later in the year based around Mt Lyford’s slopes, staying at the lodge brushing up on ski, snowboard, cooking, cleaning, social and organisational skills. Their fundraising skills are already pretty sharp. As you can see they have engaged an agency to promote a Pyjama Day during the last week of the term as a bit of fun and thereby also raising a bit of cash - some small prizes too have been organised. If you wish, please support their enterprise. Given the cooling weather winter pj’s would seem a good option. Thanks. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 7


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SMILE!! No, there’s no candid camera hiding in the nearby recesses, but there are children doing random acts of kindness in the community. Pupils at Havelock, Linkwater, Kaikoura and Picton schools have been learning about ‘positive relationships’ throughout Term 1 as part of their Kiwi Can lessons. To round off this theme and help transfer their learnings (as well as “keep it real”), students will be initiating a ‘smile’ campaign. In the second last week of term, each student will receive a ‘smile card’ and be encouraged to carry out a ‘random act of kindness’ - essentially a good deed - which can be anything from washing a car to opening a door for someone (we’re encouraging a trusted adult to be present if carried out beyond the family unit). The smile card is then passed to the recipient of the kind act, along with the challenge to continue the process, do something nice for someone else and pass the smile card on. The intention is for the kids to develop a greater sense of community spirit and a positive awareness around doing something unexpected for someone else. Random acts of kindness will be reviewed and reflected on in a later Kiwi Can session. Additionally, we’re hoping members of the community will get behind the initiative, and upon receiving a smile card, take the opportunity to do something good for someone else and maximise the impact throughout the community. An email contact is included so that good deeds can be collated and these will be fed-back to the kids so they get a real sense of what they started - the ripple effect that a few good deeds can create!! In the spirit of ‘paying it forward’ we encourage everyone to get behind the smile campaign and keep the smile cards moving!! Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 8


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NOTES FROM THE COMMUNITY GARDEN Summer has been a busy time in the Community Garden with up to six volunteers working there every Tuesday morning harvesting the vegetables (for Cathy Ruffell to collect and distribute) and then spending a pleasant hour or so weeding or planting in preparation for the winter seasons. Best crops this year have been the tomatoes, zucchinis, cucumbers and beans. Our tomato plants were all donated to us and it has been interesting to compare the success of the different varieties. You may remember that we were disappointed with our experiment of growing pumpkins in mussel floats last year. This year we learnt from the experience and dedicated one of our raised beds for their growth. We first heavily mulched the bed with Muff and Paul Newton’s supercharged compost and are very pleased with the results. We are also very pleased that the fruit trees donated to us have done well for their first year especially with the fruiting of the Golden Queen and Black Boy peaches. We were also very grateful for the donations of fruit and grapes passed onto us. Silver beet is always a popular vegetable. Quite a lot of ours bolted in February and so we have been grateful for some generous donations we have received. This has helped us out while our replacement plants have reached maturity. We were also envious of the beautiful leaves we have been given, but we will eventually get to the same standard! More silver beet, as well as leeks, red cabbages, carrots have all been planted and as we clear out the summer plants, they will be replaced by beetroot, onions, brassicas (now the White Butterfly attacks are lessening) and of course further planting of carrots. We have also planted mizuna plants donated by Beth and Russell Fairbairn via Havelock Lions Club for summer salads. However, the volunteers cannot take all the credit for the way the garden looks at the moment as we have had some very useful assistance. Stewart Sargent donated his time and expertise in building an irrigation system for the garden to supplement the system donated by Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 9


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Bunnings. Stewart’s work is the first stage of installing the rain water harvesting and irrigation system. We are also thankful to Ken Paget who most conscientiously looks after the watering. The Community workers, under the guidance of Chris Knowles, did a great job over a couple of Saturdays in replacing the carpet spread over the garden paths as a weed suppressant and covering with a thick layer of crushed Mussel shell. We are also very grateful to Bill Brownlee for his most generous donation of this shell. Finally, our sweet corn plants came out the ground last Tuesday. They did very well and produced well filled and delicious cobs (or so we are told!). Opportunely two students from the Marlborough Boys College elected to work at our Community Garden on the following day. The young students were a credit to their college-they worked with a passion weeding this bed, digging it over, turning over our compost bin and putting a thick mulch over the bed, ready for its next crop which will be Broad Beans, with seeds donated by a regular friend of the garden, Carole. Our success is certainly the result of community support. A reminder that if you know of someone who is in need of our vegetables, or you would like to volunteer to work in the garden on a Tuesday morning, please contact Ian Cameron on 574 2558 or email HAVELOCK SOCIAL TENNIS Neil Street Mondays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm June, July, August Come along & join us over the winter months… Tennis…it’s fun, it’s social, it’s a great way to a fit & healthy lifestyle Contact: Glynnis Paton 027 6462889 Email: MINI MAKOS HOLIDAY CLINIC Farmlands Mini Makos School Holiday Rugby Clinic is to be held from Monday 28th April to Wednesday 30th April at Lansdowne Park from 9:00am to 12:30pm daily. Cost is $40 per child or $30 per child (2 or more from the same family) or if you have to travel 30km or more. Contact Chris Goodman Tasman Rugby 578 4070 or on email Page 10 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861


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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 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 11


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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. 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 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  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  PLEASE register your team entries on the form via the website and return to Marlborough Hockey by emailto NO LATER than Friday 11th April. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 14


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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 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 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) BLENHEIM INDOOR SPORTS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME All week days during the holiday periods, including afternoon sessions on ANZAC day. This is a sports based programme that caters for ages 5-14years. Your options are: 9am-noon @ $10 9am-4pm @ $25 1pm-4pm @ $10 If these times don’t suit give our friendly staff a call to organise times that work best for you. Book by calling 5784851 or online at Remember to bring your lunch and a drink bottle. CURIOUS COVE APRIL JUNIOR SPECIAL CAMP ( 8 – 11 yrs) Mon 28 April – Fri 2 May. Enrolments are now open for this camp at $180 due by 21 April. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 15



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