Havelock School Newsletter V154 N13 10 September 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 #14 Published Wed 24 Sep closes Thu 18 Sep. WEDNESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2014 ~ TERM 3 WEEK 08 ~ VOLUME 154 NUMBER 13 QUOTE No child ever remembers that great day they spent in front of the television. Chanelle O’Sullivan Dairy Focus ~ Ashburton Guardian CALENDAR Tue 2 Sep Cricket Coaching * Fri 5 Sep School Science Fair - Hall 13:00 Mon 8 Sep Oral Health Mobile Clinic on site * Board of Trustees Meeting Wed 10 Sep Kiwi Can Community Project ~ Tree planting Tue 16 Sep Marlborough Lines Science & Technology Fair Wed 17 Sep Sheena Cameron PD for teachers - in Blenheim Fri 19 Sep Pelorus Cross Country - Canvastown * Fri 26 Sep Last day Term 3 Mon 13 Oct First day Term 4 Tue 28 Oct 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. HAERE MAI A special welcome to Ellie Gatjens who joined Kaituna this week. We hope you’ll spend some happy times with friends exploring and discovering some neat things about yourself, others and the world. RUNNING GEAR Students are running virtually everyday for half an hour or so… gym shoes please. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 1


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RECOGNISED RECENTLY Reading acknowledging recent achievement, effort and commensurate reward 50 nights ~ Josh Steele 75 nights ~ Maryanne Rimene-Solomon 100 nights ~ Boyd Elvy, Kane Elvy 150 nights ~ Ollie Foote, Hazley Hrstich, Conor Clark, Tane Ward, Kelan Bailey Jordan Lawrence 175 nights ~ Liddy Horton-Smith, Ashelyn Horton-Smith, Sakura Urakawa Murdoch 200 nights ~ Molly-Jo Munro, Jessie Gatjens, Tayla Munro Homework Gold Award ~ Tayla Munro DOUBLE DOLPHIN AWARD ~ Responsibility (even when no one is looking) You will recall the Kiwi Can Integrity theme running this term. Every fortnight students look for and nominate a peer who exemplifies an aspect of the sub-theme and this time Sara Aston-Butterfield, Jessie Gatjens and Ayla McPee received the accolades for their consistency in this regard. Kiwi Can leaders Di and Sophia were at assembly to award the awards. Congratulations! Parents too would have received a postcard recognising them for the fundamental part they play. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 2


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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 3


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DROP YOUR BOSS It had to happen but there is a price, namely $500. If you want to see Mr B get ‘dropped’ over the edge on 19 Oct then use the link below to contribute to the worthy cause. You can go there directly via the school’s website under Latest News & Events. https://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/dropernie CLUSTER CROSS COUNTRY AT CANVASTOWN FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER Full event information was distributed some months ago and can be found by following the url www.havelock.school.nz/images/documents/X-Country 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: 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. 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. Friday 13 June 09:45 14:30 latest Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 5


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 There is no concrete area to sit on so it would be advisable to bring a ground sheet 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. MID-TERM BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTIONS The mid-term election option for school trustees was introduced through the Education Amendment Act 2000. This provision enables a board to have half the number of its parent representatives elected in a triennial election year and the remainder at a mid-term election. (The greater number of trustees always go out of office in a triennial election year. For boards with five trustees, three go out of office in an election year and two go out of office at a mid-term election.) The inaugural mid-term election was held on 13 September 2002, the second on 28 October 2005, the third on 12 September 2008, the fourth on 18 November 2011. (These were the suggested common dates.) 2014 MID-TERM ELECTIONS The suggested common date for this year’s mid-term election is Friday 14 November 2014. NZSTA in partnership with the Ministry of Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 6


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Education is assisting boards which participate in mid-term elections. The key dates are in the table below. Further information and forms etc will be published in due course. In the meantime please consider whether you would like to be a member of the team comprising Havelock School Board of Trustees. Two positions are looking to be filled. 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. 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. 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 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 7


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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ERO’S PARENT BOOKLETS? The Education Review Office publishes a series of five booklets for parents and caregivers. Reference copies only get sent to schools but are available on line. ERO wants to find out how useful the information is to parents, how the booklets might be improved and if parents would prefer to receive the information in a different way. The first survey is about How is my child doing? To view any one of the five publications and/or complete survey go to http://www.ero.govt.nz/Review-Process/For-Parents/EROGuides-for-Parents/Asking-the-right-questions-at-school. The survey runs until the end of September and only takes a few minutes to complete. The booklet How is my child doing? can also be found on the school’s website under documents. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 8


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MOBILE COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH CLINIC IS VISITING AGAIN As in the past it will be sited at Havelock School from September 8 – 26 2014. The brightly decorated Mobile COHC houses two fully equipped clinics each staffed by a dental therapist and a dental assistant supported on board by modern x-ray, computer and sterilisation facilities. The Community Oral Health Service operates from 8 am to 5 pm five days per week and fifty weeks per year giving parents more choice as to when they can accompany their children. Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Oral Health Educator Esme Palliser said, “Parents have also enjoyed the ability to group book all their children to be seen at the same visit, and talking directly to the dental therapist about good oral health care for their family.” The Mobile clinic makes two visits a year to our area and parents will be contacted by telephone to arrange appointments for their children. If families need to change these appointments or they have recently shifted or changed their phone number they should phone 0800 833 849 [Marlborough]. 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 RENWICK CRICKET CLUB MUSTER FOR UPCOMING SEASON When: 10am – 12pm Saturday 20th September Where: Renwick Sports Centre at the Renwick Domain What to bring: Just yourself! Open to all intending players for the upcoming cricket season for all grades from 5 years of age upwards. Even if you are not sure then just come along and we can answer any queries. Contacts : Andrew Marshall 021 115 6317 or John Baker 027 515 7481 Page 10 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861


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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 Tue 23 Sep 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. Cuddon Ltd Marlborough Technology Challenge Wed 24 Sep - Regional Technology Challenge Day - competing for the Cuddon Trophy. Open to all Marlborough schools. Community Technology Challenge Thu 25 Sep 7 - 9pm. All client schools are invited to enter an adult/teacher team in the inaugural community challenge. This will be a fun night and a chance for parents/teachers to try some of the students’ technology challenges. If you feel up to it contact Piers Throssell or the office and we’ll enter a team. STUDENT TOILETS & CLOAKBAYS TO BE UPGRADED Concept drawings are being finalised by the board as part of the school’s next five yearly property programme. It has been some years since any modernisation has been done to this important but largely unseen area of the school. The three toilet areas are to be consolidated in the centre with adjacent spaces for bags etc as well as art storage. A connecting space will link all together so the area is best used and elements can be included into modified classroom areas. Although there are still some final calls to be made, the fourth concept seems to tick almost all the boxes. At this stage there are still some significant steps to be taken and although no timeline has been mooted, the board is pursuing this significant work with due haste. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 11


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CRICKET & SMALL BALL SKILLS Marlborough Cricket’s Coaching & Development Manager Andrew Cavill spent a few hours with students and classes last Tuesday running through some skills sessions and reminding everyone of the skill set required in any small ball sport. Although the focus was on cricket the skills are almost universal. Along with the sessions came some posters and an invitation to consider whether to play club cricket or a kids version there of. A more local “competition” may get enough support to set up a modified version during the week on our top field. Please see Andrew’s message below. Demi scores some runs whilst the fielders decide who should get the ball. PLAY CRICKET THIS SUMMER! Coaches from Marlborough Cricket are currently visiting schools and handing out information on the options available to children who want to play Cricket this summer. Registration forms need to be returned to school office ASAP. Have A Go Cricket is a great option for 6 - 8 year olds who are new to cricket and takes place on Tuesday evenings at Horton Park starting 28 October or on Wednesday evenings at Renwick School starting 29 October. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 12


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For older children there is Kiwi Cricket on Saturday mornings, beginning 1 November, with the yellow ball (Year 3 - 7) and for Year 5 - 8, more skilled cricket players, Hardball Cricket starts mid-October with 5th grade (Year 5 - 6) played Friday evenings this year while 4th grade (Year 7 - 8) remains on Saturday mornings. (Note - age ranges are provided as guide only). Those interested should return registration forms asap to the school office or call Andrew Cavill on 577 9050 or 021 704 776 for more information. MILLENNIUM ART GALLERY Coming up we have two fun and interesting exhibitions with lots of content for children and young people. 13 September – 19 October Sounds Like Us An exhibition celebrating 100 years of public radio in New Zealand. Radio New Zealand is our public radio broadcaster with a primary purpose of reflecting New Zealand and supporting our cultures. The Sounds Like Us exhibition uses quirky kiwiana style model radios made by Weta studios to demonstrate what it can mean to be a Kiwi. Along with the radios, audio stations with 100 audio clips from the sound archives tell stories of kiwi life. Visit here for a taste… www.radionz.co.nz/collections/kiwianaradios 21 September – 19 October Board Art 2014 Is a Top of the South youth art initiative. Blank skateboard decks provided the ‘canvases’ for the 2014 youth art exhibition which features board art by both Nelson and Marlborough youth. The artists and exhibition Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 13


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team will be celebrating this year’s amazing art by launching the Board Art 2014 Youth Art Exhibition at the Millennium Art Gallery at 1pm on Sunday 21 September – all welcome. Exhibitions are on during the school holidays (free entry). Opening hours: 10:30 - 4:30 weekdays and 1 - 4pm weekends. Please contact us if you’d like more information Did you know? ‘Rotting teeth’ continues to be a reality for 40% of children starting school in the Nelson Marlborough region. In New Zealand our sugar consumption is third in the world behind Mexico and the USA. Sugar – How much is too much? is the focus of Oral Health Week. Pick up a flyer at your School, Early Childhood or Oral Health Centre to see the daily sugar intake guidelines and become a ‘sugar detective’ and find out how much sugar your family is consuming in their food and drink. REGULAR UPDATES FROM THE NELSON MARLBOROUGH COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH SERVICE BLENHEIM & MARLBOROUGH MOBILE CLINIC 520 9922 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 14


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ZUMBA IN HAVELOCK Hi Everyone. All classes at Havelock School Hall (carpark off Lawrence Street). The beginners’ class I held brought a few new people which is awesome. I welcome new people to come anytime. Summer is on the way and what better time to get fit and in shape. It's so great to see so many people wearing wrist weights, it definitely adds to the workout. WEEKLY TIMETABLE Monday Morning Class Monday Evening Class Wednesday Class Thursday Class Friday Class 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. 10:00am - 11:00am 6:00pm - 7:00pm 9:30am - 10:30am 6:00pm - 7:00pm 9:30am - 10:30am $5 per class (under 10 yrs free) 10-18 yrs $2 per class. Concession cards are available. Children’s Zumba 3:15 - 3:45 Tuesdays Havelock School Hall $2 per child. Please wear comfortable gear and shoes. Remember to bring a drink of water. Pam Elvy 574 1046 / 021 2632 431 Let's party! Feel the music and exercise in disguise! RENWICK RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB CENTENARY 2015 is going to be a BIG year for the Renwick Rugby Football Club. We look forward to celebrating 100 years of rugby with our centenary to be held Queens Birthday weekend (Friday 29th May - Sunday 31st May 2015) Check us out on Facebook - http://goo.gl/tGdWqg Registration Packs are now available with all the information you need, so please email renwick100years@gmail.com to register to get your pack sent out today! 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 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 15



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