Havelock School Newsletter V154 N14 24 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 #15 Published Wed 22 Oct closes Thu 16 Oct. WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2014 ~ TERM 3 WEEK 10 ~ VOLUME 154 NUMBER 14 QUOTE Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. C.S. Lewis CALENDAR Wed 24 Sep Fri 26 Sep Mon 13 Oct Wed 15 Oct Thu 16 Oct Sun 19 Oct Mon 20 Oct Wed 22 Oct Mon 27 Oct Tue 28 Oct Mon 3 Nov Pelorus to Canvastown for interchange Last day Term 3 First day Term 4 Playground Com Mtg ~ 17:30 Community Classroom Promoting Trusteeship ~ 19:00 Hall * Drop the Boss * Board of Trustees Mtg (#7) ~ 18:30 Community Classroom Newsletter 154:15 published Labour Day Spring Festival & Pet Day – Schedule out 23 Sep [Group Day -Tuamarina 30 Oct] Marlborough Anniversary 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. WISHING ALL A SAFE AND RESTIVE BREAK Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 1


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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. To date we have only $150 raised and that from folk out of town – what about the locals? https://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/dropernie DROPPING FOR KIWI CAN!! Drop Your Boss is back!! FYD Marlborough’s innovative abseil fundraiser that sees local leaders ‘step over the edge’ for the benefit of local kids is set to take place on October 19. This year we aim to get 40 courageous Marlburians to take on the challenge – we just ask that a minimum of $500 is fundraised (we set up a personalised online fundraising page to assist with this), the local Mountain Safety Council provides the ropes and harness and gravity takes care of the rest! To deliver Kiwi Can lessons every week for a year costs on average $250 per child. As the programme is almost exclusively locally funded this fundraising event is extremely important. All funds raised through Drop Your Boss will go towards programme delivery costs. In 2015 Kiwi Can is set to reach 500 kids across the region! Havelock school has been a great supporter of Kiwi Can throughout the year and the positive comments received from staff, parents and students is extremely encouraging. Principal Ernie Buutveld was one of the first to sign up for Drop Your Boss 2014 and he will be joined by Sanford managers Zane Charman and Wayne MacDonald… but we’d love to have more Havelock representatives! How can you help? Step 1: Register yourself, encourage a boss or colleague or challenge an acquaintance – email manager.marlborough@fyd.org.nz for more details. Page 2 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861


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Step 2: Encourage your workmates or friends to visit the fundraising website over the next weeks and donate! To see the list of participants and add your support, go to: www.givealittle.co.nz/event/dropyourbossFYDMarlborough (‘Fundraisers’ tab) Come along to the Alfred Street car park in Blenheim on the 19th October and cheer on those going ‘over the edge’!! Step 3: ZUMBA IN HAVELOCK Hi Everyone. All classes at Havelock School Hall (car park off Lawrence Street). Summer is coming fast and Zumba is a great way to get fit and in shape. It is amazing to see the changes in the people that have been coming more than once a week for a few weeks. WEEKLY TIMETABLE Monday Morning Class Monday Evening Class Wednesday Class Thursday Class Friday Class 10:00am - 11:00am 6:00pm - 7:00pm 9:30am - 10:30am 6:00pm - 7:00pm 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. $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! PEST CONTROL – TENNYSON INLET, MT STANLEY AREA The aerial pest control using cereal baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is planned to take place on or after 13 October 2014. Aerial application of non-toxic baits will take place prior to this. See the on line version of this newsletter for the link giving full disclosure. Frank Rosie, Ranger Conservation Services (Biodiversity) 03 520 3002 or frosie@doc.govt.nz Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 3


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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 4


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SPECIAL LADY ~ SPECIAL AWARD Already published in the media but important to acknowledge in this publication as well was the Civic Award presented to Rita Jacobson last week. It was a lovely surprise to us who work with Rita weekly and of course to others as well throughout the community who continue to work with Rita on myriad projects on a variety of fronts. In this case her work towards the Havelock Museum was acknowledged but we all know her CV reflects commitments on a wide front and long period of time. For a thumbnail have a look on our web site under introducing/staff makes you tired just reading it. Needless to say we are very proud of her and chuffed that she chooses to continue living here and making such a contribution. Whakamihi - Tino pai - Arohanui Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 5


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PETS DAY & SPRING FESTIVAL The schedule has been drafted and is awaiting final proofing. It will be coming home on Thursday 25 Sep with students. It will also be placed on line should your copy be mislaid. Students will have a generated code which can be found on the front of the schedule. The code should be used for all entries. Classes have been included for pre-schoolers and adults although the latter do centre about food. It may be that in future years items perhaps created in the MENZSHED could also be entered and the festival take on more of a village feel. Caf Brownlee is the Event Manager so any communications you might need around this event should be directed to her on 574 1339. Always there is a need for people to help with setting up, marshalling and judging. If you would like to be involved in some way please let Caf know – many hands… The holidays seems a gift in terms of trying some of the activities and animal prep before the day after Labour Weekend, namely Tuesday 28 Oct. There is an expectation that three or so indoor classes are entered by all students as well as a pet if possible. CHEF NEEDED TO DRIVE THE BBQ This year we are using the Prosper BBQ TRAILER on 28 Oct. Full notes re quantities etc are provided from previous chefs so much is already sorted so to speak, all that is needed is for three or so to roll their sleeves up and commit to this support role on the day of the Pet Day & Spring Festival. Phone Caf, she’d love to tie this one down. KIWI CAN DEVELOPS GREEN THUMBS Almost 300 native seedlings found a new home along the Link Pathway near Havelock last week thanks to the efforts of Havelock primary students. Part of the Kiwi Can programme is to undertake a community project and being involved with the Link Pathway was a great opportunity. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 6


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The Link Pathway will eventually join the Havelock, Linkwater and Picton communities, will have wider benefits for the region into the future and students will be able to appreciate their handiwork for many years to come. The latest seedlings join more mature plants that were previously planted by Havelock students. Rick Edmonds, from Link Pathways trust, shared the history behind the pathway. He noted that significant work is currently underway with the section up to Cullen Point, following the old miners’ trail that had been overgrown. It is hoped that locals will be able to make use of this section in the very near future. The native planting project ties in with the current Kiwi Can theme of integrity - doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. Students got to do something for the benefit of others without specific reward. The day was full of sunshine, smiles and worms – a fantastic combination! Many developing ‘green thumbs’ got stuck into the planting, helping each other dig holes and carefully give the plants the best chance of growing success. Many thanks to Marlborough District Council and the Marlborough Landscaping team for site preparation, and to Kenny and Orla Kyle’s nursery for donating the seedlings. Top left: Rick explaining a little about the Link PATHWAY. Mid left: Many hands made light work of the 300 or so seedlings. Bottom: Previous plantings already wellestablished provide the backdrop to both another generation of seedlings and youngsters. Ruby May helps Nicole get the seedling from its plastic pack. Teamwork also applied as Taylor and Kane sorted their seedling. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 7


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2014 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 timetable for this year’s mid-term election shows that time is of the essence and the NZ School Trustees Association in partnership with the Ministry of Education is assisting boards which participate in mid-term elections. The Havelock School Board is, with local STA support, hosting on Thu 16 Oct at 19:00 in the Hall, a presentation PROMOTING TRUSTEESHIP with Alec McNeil (Marl STA). Nominations for our school run 13 – 31 Oct. Forms will be available as will further information and discussion during the presentation. Please use the interim to consider joining Havelock’s School Board of Trustees. Two positions are looking to be filled. The confirmed date will be placed on the web site, and on Facebook. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 8


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CHARTER AT A GLANCE Although sitting in the documents section and very available on the web site, our full charter probably gets little attention. You might suspect correctly that is a weighty document. In terms of its content and length it sort of is, albeit determined largely that way by regulation. However, given this scenario, some work has been done to fine it down somewhat, down in fact to only two pages and with more graphics and pictures. The very essentials are still there about what Havelock’s school is on about in 2014. Now that we have piqued your interest you may just want to have a glance – you’ll find it under the Documents tab on the right. PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE MEETING ~ INTERESTED? Community Classroom 17:30 Wednesday 15 October Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 10


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DOUBLE DOLPHIN AWARD Reliable (even when no one is looking) You will recall the Kiwi Can Integrity theme running this term. Every fortnight students nominate a peer who exemplifies an aspect of the sub-theme. Brooke Mischeski, Tane Ward and Emma McCauley received these recently and also the accolades for their consistency in this regard. Kiwi Can leaders Di and Sophia were at assembly to make the awards. Congratulations! Parents too would have received a postcard recognising them for the fundamental part they play – it doesn’t happen by chance. MARLBOROUGH LINES’ SCITEC FAIR Although significant time and effort was afforded the recent inquiries centred about the fair, only four received the green light to go through to the event held last week at Stadium 2000. The important elements were about fair process and testing along with investigating an aspect of technology or its application. Kaituna had theirs on view for all Marlborough to see – well done! Three more senior entries progressed through and similarly were appraised against the strict criteria following our school’s fair at the end of August. Sakura Urakawa Murdoch, Aroha Ward, Tayla Munro, Huna Hough and Ella Donald all went through to discuss their work with the judges. Whilst no prizes were achieved the experience augers well for a more informed attempt in the future. Nice to see you extend yourselves. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 11


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COMMUNITY OFFICE 61 Main Road Havelock [Old Post Office] Open Tuesday - Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm Phone 574 2555 Urgent community concerns outside these times please phone 027 695 5530 or 027 693 0220. HAVELOCK SCHOOL BOARD APPOINTS LOCAL As you may know the new constitution of the HCA sees four of a committee of ten elected by members at the AGM. Six community organisations with objectives that align with those of the HCA are invited to apply for one of those six seats. The following outlines the elected representatives and also the six organisations and their appointees to the committee. The board has pleasure in announcing that John McLean has accepted appointment as its nominee to the HCA Committee and looks forward to closer relationships with our town council. Pelorus Promotions Havelock Vision 2020 Havelock Museum Havelock Lions Havelock Business Group Havelock School Elected Community Rep Elected Community Rep Elected Community Rep Elected Community Rep (Moetapu Community Assoc) Jim Baillie Ian Cameron Rita Jacobson Muff Newton Del Carrodus John McLean Dean Steele Barbara Faulls Shane McKay Sandra Sewell Vic Koller V V V V V V V V V V (Obs) STRAIGHT UP FENCING For all your fencing requirements Lyndon Brownlee 3608 STATE HIGHWAY 6 R D 1 HAVELOCK 7178 MOB – 021 139 4701 HOME – 03 574 1339 lyndonbrownlee@hotmail.com - post & rail - sheep fencing - deer fencing for all types of fencing Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861 Page 12



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