Havelock School Newsletter V154 N7 28 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 #08 published Wed 11 June closes Thu 05 June. WEDNESDAY 28 MAY 2014 ~ TERM 2 WEEK 04 ~ VOLUME 154 NUMBER 07 QUOTE A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice. Bill Cosby CALENDAR Tue 27 May Wed 28 May Thu 29 May Fri 30 May Mon 2 Jun Tue 10 Jun Thu 12 Jun Fri 13 Jun http://www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar Click on item for status and/or further info Vision/Hearing Testing Immunisations (Y8 girls #2) Cluster X-Country at Canvastown Cluster Teacher Only Day - Teachers’ PD in Nelson schools Queen’s Birthday Holiday School photos * Life Education Mobile classroom ~ Positive Relationships Board workshop * Further information elsewhere in the newsletter or web calendar. HAERE RĀ Recently we farewelled Zoe & Kaya Luscombe who with Jonah have moved to Christchurch. Best wishes for a great start to new adventures. NAUMAI HAERE MAI Skye Hooper from Richmond joined the people in Pelorus last week. A warm welcome is extended of course to your family as well. May your time at Havelock be worthwhile and fun. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 1


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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 2


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RECOGNISED RECENTLY Reading acknowledging recent achievement, effort and commensurate reward 25 nights ~ Marcus Rimene-Solomon 50 nights ~ Ruby-May & Tyla-Rose Illsley-Slape, Andrew Neal 75 nights ~ André Mueggenburg-Swanston, Kelan Bailey, Olivia Johnson, Conor Clark, Anika McPhee, Molly-Jo Munro, Rico Scott, Harvey Brownlee, Demi O’Donnell, Alex Steele, Ashelyn Horton-Smith, Hannah Roborgh, Tane Ward, Emma McCauley, Ben Robbins, Mia Higgins, Hazley Hrstich, Liddy Horton-Smith,Max Skeehan, Jack McKay, Ollie Foote,Caleb Bailey 100 nights ~ Sakura & Towa Urakawa-Murdoch, Jessie Gatjens, Drew O’Donnell, Ayla McPhee 150 nights ~ Skye Gatjens Spelling ~ Essential List 1 complete - Liddy Horton-Smith, Ben Robbins, Ruby-May Illsley-Slape, Ayla McPhee, Ollie Foote, Jack McKay Leadership Blues Awards Jessie Gatjens, Tyla-Rose Illsley-Slape Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 3


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A GLIMPSE OF THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-GXO_urMow - Watch "A Day Made of Glass 2: Unpacked," to see how Corning's highly engineered glass, with companion technologies, is helping shape our world. 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. Some of us have started wearing wrist weights for an added workout. Great for toning the arms. 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 Starting on Tuesday June 3… Zumba for children. 3:15 - 4:00pm Havelock School Hall $2 each per class It's fun, it's fitness, it's exercise in disguise! Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 4


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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 June 5 from 11am to 3pm. The 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. MUDDY BUDDY THANKS Sport Tasman would like to thank the local Havelock Community for their efforts in making the recently held Muddy Buddy a huge success. The Lion’s Club were prominent at the event cooking up the sausages and mussel patties, the local St John Cadets were great course marshals happily dragging out the many bodies that were stuck in the mud and the Volunteer Fire Brigade were present from the beginning, setting up the course and at the end washing off all the participants and providing the man-power to dismantle the course. Without all these volunteers to assist at the event on the day we could not run it. Thanks also to the many businesses in the Havelock region who supported us with spot prizes – this added to both the excitement and enthusiasm of the day and many people left with vouchers and prizes that they were thrilled with. We are currently scheduling a date for the Muddy Buddy event to be held in 2015 – we will keep you all informed when we have secured a suitable sunny day! Please view all the photos on the Sport Tasman Facebook site and observe the fun times that were had by all. https://www.facebook.com/sporttasman.nz Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 5


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HAVELOCK LIONS’ SHORTEST DAY MARKET - SITE HIRERS The Market Day will sart at 9:00 and finish at 13:00. You are welcome to start setting up your site from 8:00. The site provided will be trestle length. Cost of sites are $5. 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  Develop practical skills in communication applications  Develop awareness of conventions and implications of using these applications such as, private message vs writing on wall for Facebook 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. 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 6


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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. !!!!! Looking after our teeth isn’t only about brushing. The more often we consume sweet food and drinks the more likely we are to get holes in our teeth. Limiting any ‘sweet’ foods and drinks to meal times, drinking water and milk, and eating ‘snacks’ such as bread, cheese, raw vegetables, nuts, rice crackers, and unsweetened popcorn, is more ‘tooth friendly’. 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. Nearly all are in. THE EARLY YEARS Toolbox is a high quality, government approved parenting programme which focuses on providing parents with tools for everyday use in a practical, non-blaming, down to earth way. Toolbox courses are developed by the Parenting Place, previously Parents Inc, a Kiwi not-forprofit. As the courses are so practical, they are suitable for parents who are really struggling and also for parents who are very capable but want to provide themselves with more parenting tools. Open Home Foundation ran several groups last year in the 0-6 and 12-18 age groups, and are running one course in every age bracket this year. ‘The Early Years’ parenting group (age 0-6) Starting Mon 19th May, 1 - 3pm 71 Litchfield Street, Redwoodtown, Blenheim Participants in the groups that ran last year enjoyed getting to know other parents, problem solving with them, laughing together, and having morning tea/ supper together during the group. Age groups are flexible, for example a parent with a 10 or 11 year old is welcome to get a head start on the teen years by attending a Tweens and Teens course, and a parent with an unborn child is very welcome at an Early Years course. All courses run for 6 weeks, and we can arrange to have a staffed crèche in the next room for the Early Years group if required. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 7


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The cost of the course is $67.50 per adult or $90 for a couple. This is a heavily subsidised fee that does not cover the full cost, but it is too much for many people’s budgets, so there are additional subsidies if needed. Every participant will fill in a form at the beginning of the session where they decide what they can afford to contribute, and this will be all they are expected to contribute. We are happy for people to pay week by week, and have had participants bringing $10 a week or $2 a week, which was fine. We are also happy to help people donate to the Parenting Place, and can invoice agencies if this is relevant. 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: havelocksocialtennis@gmail.com Cawthron’s Primary Science Week Drawing Competition The course is free for whanau Theme: Out of this World caregivers, grandparents raising All entries must state name, age, school year and school. th grandchildren, and foster and Final date for entries 30 May adoptive parents, as the Open to all schools in ‘Top of the South’ (years 1-8) government fully funds the course Amazing prizes for these fantastic people. There is For more info visit Friends of Cawthron FB page or also a Toolbox resource specifically contact Cristina.armstrong@cawthron.org.nz Tel. 03 5482319 ext 357 for grandparents raising grandchildren which can be sent to their home. It includes DVDs and a full manual which they can go through in their own time. Parents who wish to attend can call Jenni Bennett-Burrows on 03 578 0807, or email Jennifer.Bennett-Burrows@ohf.org.nz to enrol, or there is an online enrolment option at the events section of the website. There is much more information and great parenting resources on the website www.theparentingplace.com or please contact us for more information. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 8


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Local Business FOR SALE Pelorus Projects aka Pelorus Business Solutions Going Concern All Genuine Enquiries Welcome Telephone Wendy 021 867 447 or email wendy@pelorusprojects.co.nz TABLETS, LAPTOPS, FIBRE & SNUP It almost sounds like a breakfast cereal but no, these are computing terms currently in use around the school. You might recall acknowledgement in a recent newsletter of generous grants from the Checkley, Redwood and Pelorus Trusts, prompted initially by the passing of Windows XP into computing history. Collectively these trusts enabled the school to almost completely update its operating systems. In doing so, the world of apps and tablet technology was also pursued. Of course every new OS requires improved architecture and so faster motherboards and more memory with 64 bit processing thus renders older machines unable to be upgraded. The grants have been well spent and now provide two platforms for students to pursue their curriculum needs. By themselves neither tablets nor laptops provide the complete answer and so depending on the task at hand students are able to access either. The myriad education apps available work very well for all students using touch screens. Depending on learning intentions laptops have an edge when it comes to integration with the network, production, storage and retrieval. Both platforms allow teachers and students to access the best features of both. The more aged laptops are still being used for a variety of uses but not accessing the internet. Thanks Checkley, Redwood and Pelorus Trusts. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 10


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Photos… Previous page: Jordan and Alec working working to find the right answer amongst the millions presented. Being literate in a digital world requires sharp reading and analytical skills. Above: Kane and Maryanne working as a team to sift the info and collect the appropriate information. Top right: Sara and Huna watch a You Tube clip about how waste and economics are treated around the world. At right: Aroha and Nicole think they have it sussed as they get to the bottom of the list. Of course the search string used is critical - silly search string = silly answer. Being able to ask good questions was advice given students many years ago by old boy Sir William Pickering on his last visit to the school - advice today’s students are told about. With fibre now connected into the school’s network speed is great and volumes are no longer a problem. The network however, although robust, is to benefit from the Ministry of Education’s SNUP (School Network Upgrade Programme) which, following an audit, looks to bring schools’ networks up to modern standards. The timing is excellent from the school’s point of view and the 80% subsidy means it is affordable and is being pursued for completion as soon possible. A new state of the art network (cabling and switches) with high spec wi-fi deployment means bottlenecks will no longer interrupt access. BYODs (Bring Your Own Device) and replacing the server will then loom as the next stages of development as we continually look to keep abreast of the changes in the world of learning and ICT. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 11


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CHANGE OF HANDS Earlier you will have read that Jonah and the girls have headed to Christchurch for ventures new. Jonah was of course the school’s valued Groundsperson and Caretaker. Although the hours paid are not great, the impact on how the school presents to one and all is enormous. On top of those hours Jonah picked up the day-today care of the pool over the summer. We thank Jonah for his efforts in keeping our school looking sharp and working to beautify smaller areas like around the entrance. Best wishes for the future. The vacancy created by Jonah’s departure has offered an opportunity to Pam Elvy who took up these hours recently. Pam, although relatively new to Havelock, is already well known through her Zumba classes and of course has two lads attending the school. Living adjacent to the school means she is readily at hand to attend the many small tasks that comprise this job. We extend Pam a warm welcome. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 12


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FINE VINES NETBALL ACADEMY about the academy… The Future Fern Netball Academy has been set up to give children the chance to have netball coaching on a regular basis throughout the year. The Academy will develop the foundation skills required by young players to assist them to progress to the top of the sport. Each session is one hour long and is taken by a coach who has received specific training in both working with children and in coaching netball. Each child receives an Academy playing top upon registration. the curriculum… The curriculum has been written using the latest knowledge of the development of skills. Using a progression model, each week of the programme reinforces the skills learned in the previous week and introduces the child to new skills or an extension of previous skill learnt. each week the curriculum covers 5 areas… In this way the children are taught a full range of skills that make up the exciting game of netball. They are given many chances to put these into practice in modified games especially designed to give children more hands-on experience than the full netball game. Movement skills & fitness / Ball Skills / Shooting / Attacking / Defending venue… The Fine Vines Academy runs in Blenheim at Horton Park Netball Courts. dates… (Every Friday between 3:30 and 4.30pm) 1st term runs from June 6th through to July 4th. 2nd term runs from 25 July through to 29th August. costs… $10 per child / per term forms… available from the school office further enquiries… Marlborough Netball Centre Ph: (03) 577 9050 Mobile: 022 202 8716 Email: ndo@marlboroughnetball.org.nz PARENT TEACHER WORKSHOP ~ LITERACY This was a useful and enjoyable discussion with about a dozen people. Following a look at the early development of the brain teachers took us through their key goals relating to literacy. Good questions with activities ensued concluding with a short moderation exercise. Clearly there is much to learn as each small step is layered onto another. Thanks to those who were able to attend. Special thanks to Leigh and Pam for their goodies which finished the evening off very sweetly. The brief paper on early human brain development and implications for parents/teachers can be found here. http://havelock.school.nz/images/documents/The Developing Brain.pdf Worth a look! Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 13


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CANVASTOWN 150th CELEBRATIONS We are celebrating our 150th this year, you may have come to the Easter weekend celebrations. Unfortunately we were unable to have any outdoor activities so the games, horses, wood chopping and the vintage machinery were cancelled that day because of the rain. We have decided to try again on Monday 2nd June (Queens Birthday). We would love to have all the children involved from our district to have lots of fun and enjoy a day of games and local history. Please find attached a programme for this day. If children are interested in the horse activities please email Spud (spudfonno@hotmail.com) with their details to register. A BIG Thank you to our Sponsors and Supporters Greg Currie Electrical; TNL GroupLtd; Talley’s Group Ltd; The Trout Hotel; Havelock Service Station; Havelock Mussel Festival; HEB Construction Ltd; Bryant Earthworks Ltd; Canvastown Primary School; Marlborough Museum; Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery Society Inc.; Sue Lucas Saddlery; Vets on Alabama; Havelock Hotel; Local Diary Farmers; Ngati Kuia Charitable Trust; Pelorus Eco Tours / Blue Moon Lodge; NL & TL Bryant Holding’s Ltd; Keith Nieper; Lindsay Jefferis; CRT Blenheim; REAP Marlborough; COGS; The Copy Press Nelson; Pub Charity; Havelock Museum; Marlborough District Council; The Canterbury Community Trust; Johnson’s Barge Service Ltd; Pelorus Projects; Redwood Trust Inc.; Hairy Mussel Co; Bow to Stern; Pak’n’Save Blenheim; Our Rural Posties (Mike & Carol, Olivia and Adam). We apologise if we have missed you off our list due to printing. But a BIG thank you to all our sponsors, supporters and volunteers!! REAP COURSES IN LINKWATER PELORUS CHALLENGE TROPHY The first Friday back saw two student teams and one adult team head out on the water taxi to Waitaria Bay to compete for the Pelorus Challenge Trophy. Despite our students winning the shelter and marble retrieval challenges the math proved to be the Archilles’ heel. Both adults and kids had a great day with some fun thrown in amongst the problem-soving. Thanks for being game. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 14


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