Havelock School Newsletter V154 N12 27 August 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 #13 Published Wed 10 Sep closes Thu 04 Sep. WEDNESDAY 27 AUGUST 2014 ~ TERM 3 WEEK 06 ~ VOLUME 154 NUMBER 12 QUOTE I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good. Martin Luther King, Jr CALENDAR Mon 25 Aug Wed 27 Aug Thu 28 Aug Fri 29 Aug Tue 2 Sep Fri 5 Sep Mon 8 Sep Wed 10 Sep Tue 16 Sep Fri 19 Sep Fri 26 Sep Mon 13 Oct Tue 28 Oct Y7/8 at Marlborough Technology Centre Kiwi Can Dress as your Hero * Teacher Only Day - school is closed Cricket Coaching School Science Fair - Hall 13:00 Board of Trustees Mtg Kiwi Can Community Project ~ tree planting Marlborough Lines Science & Technology Fair Pelorus Cross Country - Canvastown Last day Term 3 Day 1 Term 4 Spring Festival - Pet Day [Group Day -Tuamarina 30 Oct] http://www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar Click on item for status and/or further info See also our PTC app for smart phones. * Further information elsewhere in the newsletter. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 1


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HAERE RA ~ TALOFA LAVA This week we are saying Haere ra to Rico Scott and his family even though they are not moving that far. We hope to catch up with Rico at Pelorus Cluster events and wish him well in the adventures ahead. Lafai King and his family have moved and join us this week. We hope your time with us is both a successful and happy time. Wakamarina gains and loses this week. SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL THROUGH FUEL FOR SCHOOLS Southfuels donates 50 cents to the school for every 100 litres of bulk fuel that you have delivered. The school can then redeem these funds for a technology package or sports equipment package. It’s that easy! Phone 0800 999 989 www.southfuels.co.nz CLASS PHOTOS There was a wee mix up with the title of the class photos this year with Pelorus and Wakamarina year groups being exchanged. This has been rectified and replacement photos are now available from the office. If you wish to replace your faulty photo then please return it and we will replace it with the corrected one. Open every Wednesday 10:00 -13:00 at Shed 67 Havelock Marina NOTICE OF MENZSHED AGM The Havelock Menzshed will hold its AGM at the Havelock Town Hall Supper Room on Monday 15th September at 7:30pm. Come and celebrate our first year of operation with us. The Menzshed now has eighteen signed-up members. Our Shed (No 67 at the Marina) is set up and we have already completed projects for Havelock School, the Pelorus Community Preschool and others. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 2


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AGENDA • Welcome by Michael Harbord (Chairman) • Apologies • Minutes of previous AGM • Matters arising • Chairman’s report • Matters arising • Correspondence • Presentation of audited accounts • Matters arising • Setting annual subscriptions • Election of officers: o Chairman o Deputy Chairman o Secretary o Treasurer Committee Supper to follow MARLBOROUGH COMMUNITY LAW COMES TO HAVELOCK For the first time in many years the new Manager of Community Law Marlborough, Stephanie Moses, and a senior Case worker, Marion Elvy held an education session in Havelock on Thursday 14th August. In the introduction to a day which covered neighbour disputes, tree and fencing issues, making wills, family trusts and what an enduring power of attorney means, Stephanie reminded the audience that the Community Law Centre exists to provide free legal service and to meet unmet legal needs. Stephanie was very pleased with the attendances at this inaugural meeting and felt encouraged to programme further visits. She is considering holding education sessions in the morning and holding private clinics in the afternoon. At this stage financial and staffing constraints would limit these visits to four a year but Stephanie reminds people wanting to use the service that they have a Skyping arrangement whereby clients can have face to face interviews from the privacy of the meeting room at Havelock Community Association rooms (next to Town Hall) . Ring Janet at 574 2555 to arrange this. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 3


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Stephanie would also like to hear about topics that the Pelorus/Kenepuru communities would like discussed at future education sessions. The contact for Community Law Marlborough is reception@commlawmarlb.org.nz and the phone number is 577 9919. SWIMMING LESSONS 19 - 23 JANUARY 2015 Parents or caregivers would you be keen for your children to participate in a week of swimming lessons at the solar heated Havelock School Pool sometime in January 2015. We need a minimum of 20 children for this to go ahead. The cost per child will be determined by the numbers. If interested email or phone me with the names and ages of your children or if you would like more information. Email ajm74@hotmail.com or ph Jeanette 574 2076. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 4


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KIWI CAN & PB4L This term the Kiwi Can theme of Integrity/Taparenga has been front and centre. Already Double Dolphin awards for exhibiting honesty/pono (even when no one is watching) have been awarded. Kaituna students nominated Liddy Horton-Smith; Wakamarina students nominated Demi O’Donnell and Pelorus students nominated Tayla Munro. Congratulations for living the values. Over these two weeks students are on the hunt to identify a peer who, through their behaviour, exemplifies responsibility/takohanga. This is one of our three R’s and so students should be spoilt for choice. Three families will also be receiving a post card in the mail sharing a congratulatory message. A fourth R, reliability/whirinaki, rounds off the theme of integrity/taparenga for the term and further Double Dolphin recipients will be identified. If you get the chance have some dialogue with your child/ren about the word integrity please do so. We have found it to be very powerful and a successful pricker of the conscience. Virtually every child knows what’s right and what’s not - doing the right thing even when no one’s watching is the challenge. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 5


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DANCE CLASSES Interested in Dance? Jess from Momentum Dance Company has offered to teach dance to Havelock children aged from 4 to 8 years. Classes would be available in Havelock during Term 4 on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. The minimum needed is 15 children to run the class. If your child is interested, even if Saturday afternoon doesn’t suit, please contact Janet at Havelock Vision 2020, phone 574 2555 or email janet@eyesonnature.co.nz Did you know? It is recommended that children develop the habit early of brushing their teeth twice a day – after breakfast and before bedtime using a smear of adult strength fluoride toothpaste on a small, soft toothbrush. Remembering to spit, not rinse is important for us all to be reminded about as the fluoride left behind gives the toothpaste more time to work on protecting our teeth. REGULAR UPDATES FROM THE NELSON MARLBOROUGH COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH SERVICE BLENHEIM & MARLBOROUGH MOBILE CLINIC 5209922 AN AFTERNOON WITH NOEL LEEMING Noel Leeming are coming to the Linkwater Learning Centre at 915 Kenepuru Road (attached to the Church) on Saturday 23rd September (1pm) and bringing the latest equiptment they have with them. They will also be available to answer your questions, especially relating to iPad, tablets and phones. Come and enjoy the luxury of one-on-one discussions with an expert and without customer interruptions. SeniorNet is open to all people over the age of 50. The objective of SeniorNet is to provide learning opportunities to enable people aged 50 plus living in the Marlborough Sounds rural community to make use of the latest information technology and in particular to develop skills using computers, cellphone and digital cameras. Our aim is to ensure these skills are learned in a relaxed and supportive environment. REQUIRE A FREE BLOOD TEST? MedLab attends the Havelock Medical Centre each Wednesday morning from 08:45 - 09:45. Appointment and lab form is necessary. Ph 574 2233 for an appointment. Inserted by Pelorus Area Health Trust Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 7


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Johnston Associates South Chartered Accountants Masterminding brighter tomorrows Annual Financial Accounting Accounting Services Evaluation and Implementation Business Advisory Corporate Advisory Dean Steele (Xero a nd the Cloud Training) (Development and Structure) 021 249 1191 dsteele@jacal.co.nz CA, B.Mgmt (Hons) 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 (Cash Flows, Budgets, Projections) 021 249 1195 bdouglas@jacal.co.nz CA, B.Com, Dip Grad Ben Douglas Brad McNeill 021 0206 7526 bmcneill@jacal.co.nz CA, BCA, BSc Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 8


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RECOGNISED RECENTLY Reading acknowledging recent achievement, effort and commensurate reward 150 nights ~ Emma McCauley, Ben Robbins, Mia Higgins, Max Skehan, Caleb Bailey, Ashelyn Horton-Smith 175 nights ~ Drew O’Donnell, Ayla McPhee, Molly-Jo Munro, Jessie Gatjens, Towa Urakawa Murdoch HAVELOCK HEALTHCARE The pharmacy depot Havelock Healthcare has two delivery times from Blenheim to Havelock. The first leaves Poswillo’s Pharmacy at 9:30am to arrive before 11:45am usually 11:30am depending on traffic and number of drops the courier has to make. The second courier collects from Poswillo’s at 12:50am and delivers before 2:00pm usually 1:45pm again depending on traffic and number of drops the courier has to make. There is a $2 delivery fee for this service. If there is more than one family member then the cost is still just $2 for the family group. If there is anything that you need from the pharmacy such as an over the counter product or pharmacist only medicine then the pharmacist can discuss this over the phone with you and have the item sent out to Havelock for your collection. There is no delivery charge on this. The only fax fees that are charged are for prescriptions from outside Marlborough eg Christchurch or Wellington Hospital or a GP in Christchurch. RAI VALLEY ~ For those living in the Rai Valley there is the possibility of having the parcel sent to the Brick Oven for collection and payment via internet banking. There is an additional cost for this service. Phone Debbie at Havelock to enquire or Brian at Poswillo’s Pharmacy. DELIVERIES DOWN THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS ~ For people who have access to the Mail Boat it is possible to have the parcels sent out to your Private Bag number or directly delivered by the Mail Boat. Charges will vary for this service. (Poswillo’s just passes on the costs of this service to them.) RURAL DELIVERY ~ It is possible to deliver the prescriptions via the mail system directly to your home address but there is a postage charge for this service. The team at Poswillo’s Pharmacy, Brian and Rachel Powell NZ reg Pharm. Poswillo’s Pharmacy Phone:03 578 9022 Fax: 03 578 9492 Cellphone:027 609 2072 Email : poswillopharmacy@clear.net.nz Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 9


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NEW PARENTS’ WEBSITE The MoE have set up a central resource www.parents.education.govt.nz to give parents information and answers to their commonly asked questions in plain language. They also have redeveloped their main portal now at www.education.govt.nz ZUMBA IN HAVELOCK Hi Everyone. New venue as of Monday 25 August . All classes will be at Havelock School Hall (car park off Lawrence Street). On Monday 1 September 6 - 7pm I will be taking a Beginners’ Class. If you want to learn steps or brush up, come along. WEEKLY TIMETABLE - HAVELOCK SCHOOL 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 is a Latin-inspired, dancefitness class. The class format combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. It is cardio based but also has a balance of resistance and toning to maximize calorie output which makes it effective. 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 Let's party! Feel the music and exercise in disguise! Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 10


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MARLBOROUGH PRINCIPAL RECOGNISED At a recent awards dinner in Wellington the New Zealand Principals' Federation recognised Havelock Principal Ernie Buutveld as an Associate Member for services to education and the Federation. Life Membership was conferred on retired past NZPF Presidents Kelvin Squire (Stratford) and Geoff Lovegrove (Feilding). Associate Membership was also awarded to Marion Fitchett (MoE) and Peter Simpson (Belfast). Marion was an executive member and magazine editor for many years and Peter, like Ernie, served with distinction on the executive and also as national president. Ernie was first elected to the national executive in 2002 and remained an elected member till 2008 when he became vice president. As president in 2009 he was instrumental in initiating the Taumata Whanonga (striving to reach the pinnacle) leading to the successful programme in over 500 of New Zealand's schools and communities of PB4L - Positive Behaviour for Learning. Re-elected in 2010 Ernie continued as national president and served another three years in various roles finishing at the end of 2013 having served 12 years representing the voice of New Zealand's school leaders. During his terms as president Ernie represented New Zealand’s voice as a council member of the International Confederation of Principals and travelled extensively including Australia, Qatar, the UK and Singapore. Ernie continues to make an outstanding contribution to the profession, his school community and the NZPF. His special expertise and qualities have enabled the Federation to mature and grow as an influential professional body. He achieved much in his unassuming, calm and sensitive manner. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 11


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The New Zealand Principals’ Federation represents around 90% of school leaders. Its charter and goals give a very clear insight into the work Ernie led and continues to promote at Havelock where he leads a small and successful rural primary school. VISION The most respected and influential advocate for New Zealand’s school principals MISSION To provide a professional voice and support for principals as they lead New Zealand schools VALUES Adherence to the following values • Professionalism - leadership, integrity, loyalty, honesty, knowledge, trust, wisdom • Manaakitanga - care, respect, aroha, altruism • Kotahitanga - accord, coalition, solidarity, unity, togetherness, inclusiveness • Whanaungatanga - relationships, kinship, humour PRINCIPLES • A successful publicly funded education system will influence and contribute to a prosperous country • Schools have a social responsibility to foster and support local communities to provide a safe, nurturing environment that maximises educational opportunities • Collaborative and constructive working relationships between the education sector and government are critical to the successful implementation of education policy • Schools will receive fair, equitable and adequate resourcing to enable them to achieve agreed educational aims and outcomes • Responsibility for the public investment in education should be transparent and trustworthy • Children should be equipped with appropriate lifelong competencies • New Zealanders can expect teachers to provide a high quality relevant curriculum and inclusive public education system • The governance and management of schools should be vested within local communities and Boards of Trustees • Schools will honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi • Schools will be led by effective principals GOALS • Ethics - Promote high professional standards and ethics • Social Responsibility - Advocate for children to be provided with the social conditions that optimise their educational potential • Teacher Capability - Advocate for New Zealand schools to be staffed by highly skilled, quality trained teachers who meet all the registration requirements and the professional standards set by the New Zealand Teachers’ Council and are committed to student learning, on-going professional development and educational achievement • Curriculum - Protect and enhance a rich curriculum • Achievement - Support lifting the achievement of all New Zealand children • Professional Development - Provide and support high quality professional development for principals • Resourcing - Advocate for schools to receive fair, equitable and adequate resourcing • Advocacy - Work collaboratively with all stake holders to influence and enhance education • Te Tiriti o Waitangi - Provide leadership to support and strengthen biculturalism in New Zealand schools Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 12


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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. If you are interested in any of the courses below 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 Guitar for Beginners Tutor: Janice Thompsett Starting 2nd September. Time: 6:30pm – 8pm. The course is for six sessions (six Tuesday evenings). 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. The venue is Havelock’s school & community classroom. A few positions are still available. 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 arranged. Course fee $45. A few positions still available. In the Pipeline… Day Skipper’s Course Proposed dates: 25th & 26th October An introductory course for all members of the family or crew, including those new to boating. Applies to a wide range of vessels including yachts, launches, powerboats, PWCs, sea kayaks, and waka. Aim: To gain essential boating knowledge and safety. Duration: 15 Hours. Qualification: NZ Day Skipper Certificate. Unit Standard 26542 available. Modules 1. The Boat Parts of a boat, Boating equipment, Boat handling 2. Navigation The chart, Compass, Tides & weather, Buoys & beacons 3. Rules & Regulations Rules of the road at sea, Lights & sound signals, Navigation safety rules, Skipper responsibility 4. Emergencies Distress signals, Emergency situations, Hypothermia 5. Knots Knots, bends & hitches Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 13


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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 Contact Val on 574 1121 or Kathy on 574 1448 BOOSTER IS BEST... COMMUNITY SERVICES CARD? ONLY $50 If you are a CSC holder you can purchase a subsidised booster seat for only $50 from Blenheim Plunket Car Seat Services in Henry Street. Please call Maureen on 579 4215 for further details. Open to all 6 - 18 year olds Duathlon 2014 Brancott Vineyard 180 Brancott Road - same venue as the Marlborough Wine Festival. $16.00 entry fee – $12.00 for the collectors t-shirt - Great spot prizes including a mountain bike! Choice of courses to suit everyone. Entry forms online at www.kidsdu.co.nz or from Avantiplus Queen St Blenheim. Entries close 26th September 2014. AvantiPlus are organising a training day Sunday 7th September 10:00am – 12pm at Athletic Park. Register your interest www.bikemarborough.co.nz or call 03 578 0433 Sunday 19th October 2014 MARLBOROUGH TECHNOLOGY CENTRE OPEN WEEK 22 - 26 SEPTEMBER 2014 Parent/Caregiver Visits Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - classes open to parents/caregivers to come and observe students at work. Student ushers will be available to inform and guide visitors around the centre. Community Evening Tuesday 6pm - 8pm. Students will be working in the centre and parents/caregivers as well as the general community are invited to come and visit. There will be displays and examples of student work. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 15



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