Newsletter V154 N8 11 June 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 #09 Published Wed 25 June closes Thu 19 June. WEDNESDAY 11 JUNR 2014 ~ TERM 2 WEEK 06 ~ VOLUME 154 NUMBER 08 QUOTE Incompetence: When you earnestly believe you can make up for a lack of skill by doubling your effort, there's no end to what you can't do. Anon Anon Anon Anon… CALENDAR Tue 10 Jun Wed 11 Jun Thu 12 Jun Fri 13 Jun Mon 16 Jun Tue 17 Jun Wed 18 Fri Tue Wed Thu 20 Jun 24 Jun 25 Jun 26 Jun Click on item for status and/or further info School photos Kiwi Can Life Education Mobile classroom ~ Positive Relationships - all classes Cluster Cross Country at Canvastown - fingers crossed Board workshop overnight at Te Mahia Board of Trustees meeting 19:00 Community Classroom - attendance welcome Letter to families re Interim Student Reporting & Triangular Learning Conferences Kiwi Can Cluster Principals’ meeting Interim Student Reports distributed Triangular Learning Conferences Triangular Learning Conferences Triangular Learning Conferences * Further information elsewhere in the newsletter or web calendar. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 1


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WINTER WARMERS READING PROGRAMME AT BLENHEIM LIBRARY 2014! Winter Warmers is a fun programme for children aged 5 to 12 years old that runs over a four week period, starting two weeks before the school holidays and ending the last Friday of the holidays with a certificate prize-giving. The programme involves participants drawing or writing in their Winter Warmer booklets about the books they read over this period, visiting the library to tell us about the books and receiving some incentive prizes along the way. It’s a great way for children to get enthusiastic about books! Please visit the library to register. Registrations for the programme open 16 June and are limited to 100 participants – so get in early! Contact: Tracey or Emily on 520 7470. CLUSTER CROSS COUNTRY AT CANVASTOWN FRIDAY 13 JUNE Full event information was distributed some weeks ago and can be found by following the url Parent letter 2014.pdf which includes full course colour maps. Where: Canvastown Hall and Adjacent Farm When: Time: Cuppa in Hall 10:15 for tchrs/helpers Depart School: First race 11:00 (11 & 12+ Yrs) Depart Canvastown: Friday 13 June 09:45 14:30 latest Transport is not needed as students are heading to and from Canvastown on the bus but of course everyone is most welcome to come for any / all of the day. Indeed the Open is an event that simply begs parents to participate along with their children and other Pelorus pupils - it’s only 2km. Children need  Refillable water bottles, plenty of food particularly healthy snacks for between races.  Students are required to wear their blue school shirt, black shorts and suitable footwear (older rather than newer) for cross-country running. Warm outer clothing clearly will also be required.  A towel and spare pair of socks might also be useful following the events. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 3


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Please note  No food and drink may be bought from the Trout Hotel  Available for purchase at the Canvastown Hall will be… BBQ sausages $2.00, Creamed lamingtons $1.50 and Ribena drinks $1.50  Tea and coffee is available for adults at the hall. Help yourself.  Water available at the hall - own water bottle required.  There is no concrete area to sit on so it would be advisable to bring a ground sheets and camp chair/s.  Toilets are in the hall and there are also public toilets beside the hall. Timetable - times are approximate but the aim is to be on time as much as possible 10:15 Briefing/cuppa in the hall for teachers and helpers (Cuppa available for adults throughout day - self-help) 10:35 All marshals report to Mrs Kellaway at Start Line All Junior Teachers report to Mrs Rodger 10:45 Children assemble in age groups (boys & girls run separately) Welcome and briefing of day’s schedule and reading of the Fair Play Agreement 11:00 11 & 12+ Year-old Race (3000m ~ Orange course/arrows) 5 & 6 Year-olds Games and Activities (Junior Teachers supervising) 11:25 9 & 10 Year-old Race (2000m ~ Blue course/arrows) 11:40 7 & 8 Year-old Race (1000m ~ Yellow course/arrows) 11:45 Food served continuously from outside the hall 12:15 5 & 6 Year-old Race (600m ~ Red course/arrows) 13:00 Canvastown Open (2000m ~ Blue course/arrows) The Canvastown Open is for any capable runner or walker to enter in an open race that is the same course as the 9 & 10 year (Blue) course. Adults are encouraged to enter. All start and run together - first three girls and first three boys awarded certificates - no points. 13:40 Presentation of certificates. Overall school winners will be decided on points awarded for age/gender group races only. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 4


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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. 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 Evening class 6:00pm - 7:00pm Friday Morning class 9:30am - 10:30am ZUMBA FOR CHILDREN - SCHOOL HALL Tuesday Afternoon class 3:15 - 4:00pm $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 It's fun, it's fitness, it's exercise in disguise! Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 5


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GET YOUR BEST BOOT ON SHORTEST DAY MARKET 21 JUNE Thanks to the generosity of Sanfords, we will be judging a gumboot decorating competition at the Shortest Day Market which will be held at Havelock Town Hall on 21 June between 9:00am and 1:00pm. Prizes of cinema tickets will be given to the gumboot judged to be best decorated in the 5 -8 and the 8-12 age groups. Children can decorate their own gumboot or they can pick one up from Havelock Café and Takeaways any time after school on Tuesday 17 June (one gumboot per child). Gumboots should be brought to the market at the Town Hall before 11 o’clock on the Saturday 21 June and judging will take place at 12 o’clock. Entry is free. There will be plenty for adults to see at the Market and the Lions are making a special effort to include stalls with arts and crafts for sale, as well as the usual stalls. Stalls featuring food (pork, preserves, and cakes); plants and seedlings; painted silk scarves, bone and stone jewellery, and many other items will be on show. We will have the usual sausage sizzle outside the hall and inside we will be featuring Devonshire teas with scones, cream and the inevitable raspberry jam. The tea will be served in bone china cups! There are still some sites available. If you would like one the cost is only $5. Please contact Ian Cameron on or ring 574 2558. The site costs and money raised from the Devonshire Teas and sausage sizzle will go towards sending a young person from the Pelorus area to Outward Bound this year. Wood raffle: The raffle for a trailer load of wood was drawn under Police supervision (thanks Todd) and the winner was Jean Healy. The raffle raised $200 which will be put towards youth projects in the Pelorus area. Thanks to Morris Horne for arranging the delivery of the wood to us. There will be a further raffle for a trailer load of wood on sale at the Market Day. 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. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 6


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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  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. 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: for further information. Local Business FOR SALE Pelorus Projects aka Pelorus Business Solutions Going Concern All Genuine Enquiries Welcome Telephone Wendy 021 867 447 or email Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 7


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TIME TO RETURN POOL KEYS Only five to come in now. Thanks for all those that have already returned theirs. Refunds for keys will be processed asap following their arrival back at the school office. NETBALL RAFFLE RESULTS  Pelorus TCB netball grocery raffle  Winner : A. Alison number 148. SURVEY PARTICIPATION The Board of Pelorus Community Preschool is endeavouring to canvas the under 2 population in the Pelorus District via survey after reducing operation of the Under 2 (Pipi) room to two days per week (Tuesday and Thursday) to make it financially viable. The Board is carrying out a 6 monthly review of the numbers in the Pipi room to ensure this room is fulfilling the needs of parents and is economic. If you are interested in taking part in this survey please contact Leigh Higgins at the preschool office for a copy. 49 Main Rd Havelock Telephone (03) 574 2096 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 8


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MUSICIANS WANTED Musicians are wanted for a non-competitive traditional English folkdancing group who entertain, socialise and just have fun, but they need live music to which to dance. Interested then phone 577 5098 or 578 2177. NOTES FROM THE RE-OPENING OF THE REFURBISHED MUSEUM Over seventy museum members, friends of the museum and contractors met on Saturday 24 May 2014 at the Havelock Museum to see the results of Sally Papp’s re-design. Sally is a contract exhibition designer and curator at Isel House, Nelson. The common comments made were, “What a stunning transformation. How light and airy it is now.” Planning for the refurbishment was initiated in 2007 and the guests braved the strong winds and heavy rain of Saturday afternoon to gather in the hall and hear from Sally and how she went about achieving the change. She spoke of how she planned for the museum itself (the first Methodist Church in the Pelorus area) to be a feature and how the windows which she said, “Were almost in the way of everything” and which have now became photograph light boxes showcasing some of the museum’s photographic collection. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 9


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Sally paid tribute to her fellow worker Jeff Julian whose “skills, patience and attention to detail” transformed the refurbishment from paper to the exhibition space. Dr Mike Johnston, a geologist and historian from Nelson, treated guests to a fascinating sketch of Havelock’s history from pre-European days to recent times. Afternoon tea was provided by Queen Charlotte College students who used the occasion as a fundraising exercise for a pending visit to Japan. Since the re-opening, numbers of visitors have doubled with an average of 40 visitors a day. We invite you to visit and leave us your comments on the survey forms attached. World War One Commemorative Exhibition The Museum has been planning on holding a commemorative exhibition around the time anniversary of New Zealand’s entry into the war. We have now been offered an exhibition put together by Nelson Provincial Museum for display. However, this will not be available until October. We believe that this generous offer will add an additional dimension to our display and so will defer the exhibition until mid October (around the time of the battle of Ypres). Tricia at Lagoons 60 Main Road Havelock would like to take this opportunity to thank all her loyal customers for their support over the last 3½ years. I have now made the decision, that was not so easy, to close Lagoons’ doors from Friday 27 June 2014. I will still have a presence at The Slip Inn Havelock so will probably see you there. Thank you and au revour. Regards Tricia. RELOCATION CLEARANCE SALE ON NOW! Ph/Fx (03) 574 1071 Email: Hours: Monday – Friday 9:45 – 4:30; Saturday 10:00 – 4:00; Sunday 11:00 – 3:00 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 10


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Open every Wednesday 10:00am -1pm at Shed 67 Havelock Marina WORKBENCH DESIGNED, BUILT AND DELIVERED The students of Wakamarina were very chuffed to have delivered last week a light-weight yet very sturdy workbench with wheels and handles for easy moving. A vice, saw and mitre box was also included. All this from a request by Mrs Eden on behalf of the Wakamarina Whizz Kids. All they need now are some nails, smaller off-cuts of wood and a hammer - not to mention ice, a first aid kit etc etc… just kidding. Thanks Russell and the volunteers form the MENZSHED. Community Drop-in centre Thursday afternoons 1:30 - 3:30 St Peter’S Hall Lawrence Street Havelock All welcome Afternoon tea provided Activities such as Board Games, Cards, Jigsaws Or just come and enjoy a cuppa and a chat (Commencing Thursday 19 June 2014) Contact Val on 574 1121 or Kathy on 574 1448 COMPLAINT, CONCERN OR ISSUE? Please be advised that a recently revised policy outlining how one should go about any of the above is available via the documents page on the school website. The school’s charter is also available there and will be very shortly joined by the 2013 Annual Report. The work associated with the review of the school’s behaviour mangement policy is well on its way thanks to a small group following up on the direction set at the community meeting last term. HAVELOCK SOCIAL TENNIS Neil Street Starting Monday 9 June See you there from 7:00 to 9:00pm Contact Glynnis Paton 027 646 2889 Email Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 11


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