Havelock School Newsletter V154 N6 14 May 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 #07 published Wed 28 May closes Thu 22 May. WEDNESDAY 14 MAY 2014 ~ TERM 2 WEEK 02 ~ VOLUME 154 NUMBER 06 BREAKING NEWS CALENDAR http://www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar Click on item for status and/or further info Mon 5 May Fri 9 May Mon 12 May Wed 14 May Thu Mon Wed Wed Thu Fri Mon 15 May 19 May 21 May 28 May 29 May 30 May 2 Jun First day Term 2 Yr7/8 at Tech Centre (5/6) Pelorus Challenge Challenge Trophy Yr7/8 at Tech Centre (6/6) Board of Trustees Meeting Overnight Leadership Camp Y7/8 Te Hora Pa Kiwi Can Ukulele Tuition Parent Teacher Workshop ~ Literacy * Havelock Community Meeting * Kiwi Can Kiwi Can Cluster X-Country at Canvastown Cluster Teacher Only Day - Teachers’ PD in Nelson schools Queen’s Birthday * Further information elsewhere in the newsletter or web calendar. HAERE RĀ Recently we farewelled Cody Mitchell who with his family have moved to Taranaki. Last week we also wished Jayden Wilson-Steele well as he moves south to Christchurch with his family. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 1


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The recent trip to Maud Island was fun because we got to see all sorts of native creatures. We also saw Sirocco the famous kākāpō who was let out and visited us at the lodge. We had a night time trip on which we were fortunate to see some glow worms, giant weta, slugs that look like leaves, geckos, and little blue penguins. The bunker was amazing to see as the gun was larger than any of us and could shoot all the way to the Chetwode Islands. As a nice surprise we sighted a school of squid and an eagle ray. A neat trip and unique experience only for children from our local Pelorus Cluster of schools. Thanks to Bec Hough, Piers Throssell and especially to DoC staff and Richard de Hamil. VACANCY At this time the school is looking for a local who can fulfil the role and tasks of Groundsperson/Caretaker. This is a part-time job of 7½ hours per week. The successful applicant will be able to work within the school environment (Police vetted), function within a glide-time framework, have a sense of humour, be of a positive disposition, be a problemsolver and able to work without supervision. A Job Description is available by contacting the school. Should you want to apply please submit your application nominating three referees with whom contact may be made. Contact and applications would be welcomed in any format to: The Principal, Main Road, Havelock, Marlborough 7100 Ph 03 574 2106, Fx 03 574 2123 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 2


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Email principal@havelock.school.nz. Johnston Associates South Chartered Accountants Masterminding brighter tomorrows Annual Financial Accounting Accounting Services Evaluation and Implementation (Xero a nd the Cloud Training) Dean Steele CA, B.Mgmt (Hons) Business Advisory (Development and Structure) 021 249 1191 dsteele@jacal.co.nz Corporate Advisory (Cash Flows, Budgets, Projections) Ben Douglas CA, B.Com, Dip Grad Debt Structure and Management Due Diligence Management Reporting/Interim Reporting New Company Setup Strategic and business planning Succession Planning Taxation Tax Compliance and Advice Trans-Tasman Accounting 021 249 1195 bdouglas@jacal.co.nz Brad McNeill CA, BCA, BSc 021 0206 7526 bmcneill@jacal.co.nz Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 3


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RECOGNISED RECENTLY Reading acknowledging recent achievement, effort and commensurate reward 25 nights ~ Tyla-Rose Illsley-Slape, Zoe Luscombe 50 nights ~ Liddy Horton-Smith, Max Skehan, Kaya Luscombe, Hazley Hrstich, Ollie Foote, Cody Mitchell, Jack McKay, Ben Robbins, Emma McCauley, Mia Higgins, Caleb Bailey-Gatchell, André Mueggenburg-Swanston, Elliot Swanston, Jessie Gatjens, Molly Jo Munro, Tane Ward, Towa Urakawa Murdoch, Hannah Roborgh, Rico Scott, Conor Clark, Alex Steele, Olivia Johnson 75 nights ~ Skye Gatjens Leadership Award Lucrezia Bradley WATERFORCE TRAMP THE NED Sunday 18 May 2014 - Get your walking shoes on and check out the fantastic views not normally open to the public. Tramping time is about 3-5 hours. Cash registrations on the day from 8:30am to 9:45am at Taylor Pass Road, just before the saddle. $15 adult, $10 school age child, $30 family (not recommended for children under 9). Postponement day Sunday 25 May. All proceeds to Fairhall School. For full details visit www.trampthened.co.nz Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 4


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PYJAMA DAY As part of raising some fun and funds for a senior snow trip later in the year students were invited to come to school on Wednesday of the last week of Term 1 and donate a gold coin. We posted these pictures on Facebook just so others could enjoy the fun as well. About $70 was raised not to mention all the smiles. For some reason a lot of visitors seemed to arrive that day and looked a little askance at the various pjs modelled. Thanks to our senior girls who made it all happen. Some of these outfits could even be modelled on the slopes later in the year. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 5


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SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT If you follow/visit the link below will you actually perpetuate it message. Worth thinking about. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7dLU6fk9QY HAVELOCK POLICE The Havelock Police would like to thank the locals who have provided so much very useful information over the last few weeks. Information provided has helped in the identification and arrest of two burglars who were responsible for eight burglaries and thefts from the Okiwi Bay area. Information also helped in locating a stolen Motocross bike from a burglary in the Collins Valley area and the successful prosecution of a male for receiving that stolen property. Further information has also given a very positive lead into thefts from the honesty boxes in the Conservation Department camping grounds. This is an on-going problem so please report any suspicious activity in any DoC camping ground. The cannabis information received has identified several persons of interest and police are now following up on this information. Of note Havelock Police wish to know the whereabouts of a white Toyota Hiace type van with a bright red rear door. Please keep the information coming in and all information is treated in the strictest confidence. Thank you very much again. Senior Constable Maurice Horne and Constable Nigel Young. Havelock Police Ph 574 2011 GETTING FIT Children need their running shoes and appropriate clothing daily as preparations are underway to compete at Canvastown on the 29th. NB: School polo shirt and black shorts etc required for 29 May. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 6


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Hi Everyone Winter is approaching and Zumba will continue through the cold months. Keep up your fitness (or come and get fit) and enjoy the benefits of a warm hall while getting a great workout. WEEKLY TIMETABLE - HAVELOCK TOWN HALL Monday Morning class 10:00 - 11:00 Monday Evening class 6:00 - 7:00 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. Concession cards are available. Please wear comfortable gear and shoes. Remember to bring a drink of water. Pam Elvy 574 1046 or txt 021 263 2431 Let's party, Feel the music and exercise in disguise! JUNIOR TABLE TENNIS The Marlborough Table Tennis Association is again running junior table tennis starting Tuesday 6th May 2014 which will run during Terms 2 and 3. Beginners and Developing Players 4:00pm - 5:00pm Two Player Teams Competition, any gender, A and B grades. 5:00pm Blenheim Indoor Sports Centre 50 Batty’s Road. To register phone Debbie 578 6822 or e-mail deb_e_j@hotmail.com Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 7


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AN INVITATION The Lions club of Havelock invite representatives of all Clubs, Societies and groups in Linkwater, Havelock, Canvastown and Rai Valley to a COMMUNITY ORGANISATION MEETING “We serve” to be held in the Havelock Town Hall on Thursday 5th June 2014 from 11am to 3pm. Purpose of the meeting is to organise an annual get together of community and voluntary groups as a way to strengthen ties, improve community identity and prevent double ups. Programme:  11am Each group given the opportunity to talk about their purpose and aims.  1pm Lunch and a chance to network.  2pm Actions arising from the meeting and implementation steps. Evaluation of benefit of this meeting. RSVP to Havelock Lions Club c/- Secretary Ian Cameron, 5 Inglis Street, Havelock 7100 ianc.cameron@xtra.co.nz by 30 May for catering purposes. Each group is welcome to bring material they would like to display or hand out. The 40 Hour Famine is New Zealand’s largest youth fundraising event and this year we’re raising the bar even higher! Join us in celebrating our 40th year of the 40 Hour Famine and support the children of Malawi who are in urgent need of our help. This year the event starts on Friday evening 23 May and goes through to Sunday 25 May. Packs have arrived at school in anticipation. The school is making the hall available for those who wish to endure the famine as a group. A local parent is being sought to co-ordinate and chaperone these children over night. If this sounds like you then please contact the school and details can be finalised. Students will be invited to pick up packs this week. Should parents and older siblings wish to join in then they are most welcome. Don’t leave it too late. Sponsors need to be found before the event so be in quick. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 8


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Term 2 sees focus being brought to bear on writing across all classes. Writing is often underestimated. Its complexities and degrees of difficulty should not be underestimated. Consider first what you want to say. Having that as a thought and then converting that into a sentence in your head so that others can make sense of it. Now comes the hard part, how to write it down. Should the author not remember how to spell the first word let alone remember the leading sound and the letter which makes it, how to form it at the tip of the pencil let alone how to hold the pencil… well it’s no wonder that the original sentence is long gone. This of course presumes that the writer knows that groups of letters have meaning and that it all works from left to right. And so on it goes. Imagine you were learning to write Mandarin. Without a very rich aural and verbal set of experiences that you had enjoyed in the recent past, you would feel somewhat inadequate to say the least. Every time you picked up a stylus you would be taking a risk and exposing your inadequacy. Every day we ask our children to do just this. Even with early years packed full with rich language experiences, the nascent writer needs incredible support as each small understanding is practised until it becomes automatic. Adults generally also don’t find writing something they really do for enjoyment. It requires effort, complex skills, endurance, understanding, knowledge and care. In contrast many enjoy the fruits of someone else’s endeavour. We like being entertained how often is the book “better” than the movie. That’s because the writer is able to engage the reader and the reader becomes immersed in the script, context and character/s - a complex interplay between one mind and another. Imagine then what happens when reading material is written by authors from times past. At whatever level you look at literacy, you have to agree it is hugely complex. Imagine adding in a hearing or visual impairment, no early experiences of being read to and with, or no adult models who read and are seen enjoying the printed word. And yet the brain in these early years is superbly designed to act like a sponge, Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 9


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sucking up every scrap of language it can hear, see and experience. As first educators parents are in a hugely powerful place to put in place the linguistic foundations. Want to hear more about what we often take too much for granted? PARENT TEACHER WORKSHOP ~ LITERACY Tomorrow evening teachers are hosting a 90 minute session to help support parents in understanding how the home can, in collaboration with the classroom, enhance youngsters’ future chances through a better understanding of some of the critical steps and stages of writing. We are meeting in Kaituna at 19:00 and finish with a cuppa at 20:30. HAVELOCK MENZSHED OFFICIAL OPENING On Wednesday 6th May, about 25 people enjoyed the official opening of the Havelock Menzshed, at Storage Shed 67 on the Havelock Marina. Representatives from the Richmond, Picton and Blenheim sheds, plus others from Havelock and district enjoyed the morning smoko and discussion. A donation of a First Aid Kit from the Pelorus Area Health Trust was made to the Havelock Shed. From now on, the Havelock Menzshed at Shed 67 will be open every Wednesday from 10am till approx midday and any person interested in the Menzshed and what it does can call for a chat at these times. The Havelock Menzshed will be working towards having a fully equipped workshop where skilled and unskilled men can share time with each other, swap yarns, tinker with their own projects, or contribute to community-good work efforts for Havelock. Community support by way of donations of gear for the Havelock Shed has been very welcome, and something we encourage to continue. If you have surplus woodwork or metalwork gear in good working order ... or reasonably easily repaired, then we would like to hear from you. Please contact David Mayes, phone 574 2771. At the moment Dave is especially interested in sourcing a small portable electric stick welder for the Havelock Shed. We do have a welding table for this. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 10


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Menzshed is a NZ wide organization aimed at giving retired men a place to meet socially, and as it suits each person, enjoy re-applying skills they may have used all their working life. In retirement older but skilled trades people ... be they ex plumbers, electricians, engineers, gardeners or anything else ... they often don’t know what to do with themselves. That’s where the Menzshed fits in. It gives these retired, but often very experienced and highly skilled folk, a place to meet and socialize, and maybe start using again gear that’s been familiar during their working careers, and which they know how to use so well. On the other hand, there are folk who may have had quite different careers, but who have yearned to ‘have a go’ making or restoring things, using their own hands. The Menzshed is a place they can do this, working in a safe environment with skilled ‘other blokes’ on the spot to guide them. The other important aspect of Menzshed’s, is a caring attitude towards men’s health. If you haven’t been feeling well; if you’ve maybe just been diagnosed with a serious illness or there’s been a bereavement in your family circle, then at Menzshed offers a place where, in your own time, you can come-out and discuss the problem. Amongst us older folk, someone to talk to and a positive mind can often be the best medicine. So there you go. The Havelock Menzshed is open. There’s always people to thank for this, so sincerely, an overall ‘thank-you’ to the Havelock community. In particular though, Gary Lawrence and builder Allan Hydes, along with committe members HAVELOCK SOCIAL TENNIS Dave Mayes and Brett Avison deserve special mention. We also Neil Street acknowledge generous assistance from Port Marlborough and their staff at the Havelock Marina. Signed: Mike Harbord, Mondays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Chairman, Havelock Menzshed June, July, August Committee. Come along & join us over the winter months… (General enquiries about Havelock Tennis…it’s fun, it’s social, it’s a great way to a fit Menzshed, can be made to Mike & healthy lifestyle Harbord, ph 574 2524, or our Contact: Glynnis Paton 027 6462889 secretary, Ian Cameron ph 574 Email: havelocksocialtennis@gmail.com 2558). Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 11


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THANK YOU Thank you to ITM Priority Partners and the community members who nominate the school as a beneficiary for the donation of funds recently received. These funds are greatly appreciated and go towards reading programmes. Also thank you to Southfuels who have also made a donation to the school from their Fuel for Schools programme. Should you purchase goods from either of these company’s it would be appreciated if you could nominate Havelock School as a beneficiary. WOULD YOU LIKE TO HOST AN OVERSEAS EXCHANGE STUDENT Learn about another culture, learn a new language or perhaps improve your culinary skills. Hosting - An Experience for Life Student Exchange is looking for host families across New Zealand to welcome overseas students into their home visit www.studentexchange.org.nz/host-a-student or call 0800 440 079 for more information PELORUS TCB NETBALL TEAM EASTER RAFFLE Winner : Dave Farrent No: 168 Drawn under police supervision. RENWICK MEDICAL CENTRE Firstly a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. Enrolments are coming in nicely, but we are still open for enrolments. I am at the surgery Mondays to Thursdays. We also have Dr Kirsten Tucker who has post graduate qualifications in women’s health as well as general practice who works at the practise on Fridays. I won’t offend your intelligence by talking about the flu jab. Measles however is worth talking about. The debate as to the safety of measles vaccines versus the risks of the disease is over. The risk of autism was proved to be a fake and the doctor who wrote about it was thankfully struck off. Who knows how many thousands of deaths he caused by scare-mongering people into not having vaccinations. As a result, measles has appeared around the country. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 12


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According to the Ministry of Health web site, between December 2013 and 27 March 2014, there have been 108 measles cases reported in New Zealand. 87 are in Auckland, 15 in Bay of Plenty/Lakes, 4 in Wellington and 2 in Hawke’s Bay. Measles can be life- threatening: about 1 in 10 people with measles will need hospital treatment. Measles can also lead to other complications, including ear infections (which can cause permanent hearing loss); diarrhoea; pneumonia; seizures; swelling of the brain – this is rare, but can cause permanent brain damage or death. Up to 30 percent of people with measles will develop complications – usually children under five and adults over the age of 20. Measles during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, premature labour and low birth-weight babies. Our nurses our specifically trained in immunisation, and will answer any questions you have. We’ve been asked a few questions about after hours, enrolments, and tests. Even though we are based in Renwick, after hours, our patients are eligible to go to the Blenheim After Hours Clinic at Wairau Hospital, unless it requires 111 or ED. Phoning our surgery will connect you with our after-hours triage nurse service who are awesome. Anybody is allowed to enrol with our practice. We’ve already happily taken enrolments from Christchurch, Wellington, and the West Coast. It’s tempting to give a prize to the furthest away address but there are ethical and professional issues around this. Blood test results are usually available the day after we’ve taken the blood etc. Please feel free to phone if you’re worried. They get checked and signed off the day they arrive here – really worrying results are faxed to us, and we will call you. We are new, and growing, and keen to do some things differently – please let us know if there are ways we can do things better or if you have any grizzles. It’s wonderful to be here offering primary health care to the area. I intend to write the occasional newsletter – any suggestions on what you would like me to research and write up would be great. Thank you again, and we look forwards to seeing you. Buzz Burrell ASB SUPPORTING SUCCESS The bank has extended its $500 offer to the 30 June 2014 when someone in the school community takes out a new Home Loan of $150k or more with ASB. To qualify the client needs to have seen the offer via the school website or newsletter and tell them proactively about the offer by downloading the voucher from the link it’s that easy and they do all the rest. !!!!! Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 13


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TIME TO RETURN POOL KEYS Thanks for all those that have already returned theirs. Refunds for keys will be processed assap following their arrival back at the school office. SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING 7:00PM MONDAY 19 MAY SUPPER ROOM HAVELOCK TOWN HALL AGENDA 1. CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT 2. CHANGES TO CONSTITUTION 3. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS Full agenda details and copies of the constitution are available from Janet Brownson at the Pelorus Projects Office next door to the Town Hall and also on the Pelorus People website. Membership Forms and Committee Nomination Forms are available on the website and from the Pelorus Projects Office. Everyone welcome NEARLY ALL GONE 1kg Frozen Squid Rings $12.50 ea (one left) 2kg Frozen Scallops $45 ea (three left) 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. Facebook, Skype & Twitter. Tutor Sim Schmidt A one day course covering account creation, everyday use & safety. Course date 18th June 2014. Course cost: $50. Course Goals are: An improvement in overall social media literacy; 1. Develop practical skills in communication applications 2. Develop awareness of conventions and implications of using these applications such as, private message vs writing on wall for Facebook. Oil Painting Course 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 & 31st 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. Date yet to be set. Course fee $45 Mosaics Made Easy: Tutor Joan Clark. Learn the basics of Mosaics with simple projects on offer. All equipment supplied. Date yet to be arranged. REAP has two workshops that are being held in Havelock on Friday 16 May as part of the Rural Women's conference? Artisan Breadmaking - St Peter's Church Hall, 2-3pm, Fri 16 May, $20, tutor Annette MichnaKonigstorfer Ricotta Cheese Making - St Peter's Hall, 3.30pm-4.30pm, Fri 16 May, $20, tutor Diane Payton Cost is $30 if people want to go to both sessions. There will be afternoon tea with Annette's bread and Diane's cheese at 3pm. Courses in the Pipeline Photoshop - Introductory - Day Skipper’s Course 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, 5742176 email: ritacollet@clear.net.nz for further information Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 15



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