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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 #02 published Wed 24 Feb 2016 closes Thu 18 Feb 2016. VOLUME 156 NUMBER 01 ~ TERM 1 WEEK 01 WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2016


Learning to think – Thinking to learn Prof Reuven Feuerstein

CALENDAR * Further information elsewhere in the newsletter. Tue 2 Feb Opening Day 2016 Academic Year Sat 6 Feb Waitangi Day Mon 7 Feb Waitangi Day holiday Wed 10 Feb Kiwi Can gets underway Thu 11 Feb Des Ellery School Photos - flyer home last week Mon 15 Feb Board of Trustees - Mtg 1 Community Classroom 19:00 - All welcome Fri 19 Feb Junior (Yrs 1 - 3) Swimming Sports Linkwater School pool - special flyer coming Sat 20 Feb Muddy Buddy * Fri 26 Feb Senior (Yrs 4 - 8) Swimming Sports Stadium 2000 - special flyer in due course Sun 6 Mar Weet-Bix TRYathlon join the school team Forms to register with Mr B closes 15th Click item for status and/or info. See also our smart phone PTC app.

NAUMAI HAERE MAI No doubt with the calendar already clicking through the summer days of February, the holidays are fast fading except for those great memories and snaps already posted on Facebook. It took about 5 minutes and everyone Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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seemed to just to carry on from where they left off at the end of 2015. At our first gathering we welcomed the following to the school and wished them a happy and successful time in our learning community; Lucas Skipper (Y8), Kota Tyson (Y6), Phynix Lagden (Y3), Curtis McKay (Y1), Georgia Illsley-Slape (Y1) and Bailey McLeanWaltho (Y1). The memo sent home on 2 Feb to parents indicated that students have been placed in interim learning areas pending a roll review with the Ministry of Education as the numbers indicate a potential increase to staffing levels. Clearly these things take a wee while to work through but we are working to resolve the attendant issues as quickly as we can. Although no date is yet fixed on the calendar, we hope to gather for the first parent/teacher meeting to preview the year and look at how best the learning partnerships can be advanced during 2016. Keep an eye out for a date – a flyer will herald the event and format, the school’s Facebook page will also spread the word. Stationery and all the attendant activity seems to have largely been worked through and now it is a matter of making good use of it all. Students are welcome to bring their own digital device with parental permission of course. Teachers will help set them up on Office 365 as each student has their own account and thus entitled to download multiple versions of Office (Suite) 365. Senior students will continue to use OneNote both at home and school as their main platform. This area will be worth looking at a little later in Feb. Just in case parents might be thinking about providing a digital device for their child then perhaps they might follow this general rule of thumb… a tablet in the early years then moving over time to a device with a stylus and keyboard in later years. Notebooks/Laptops in the senior years are also fine. Hard drives do not have to be huge as cloud storage these days is proving stable enough and should larger files (ie graphics) be used in the future, an external drive can easily and cheaply be added. Graphic: Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Clearly internet access at school is monitored and quite fast over a fibre/wireless network. Access at home and when mobile will vary somewhat but over time it seems this will become like the phone, a ubiquitous necessity. Being connected (Broadband) in this way provides all those at home with the world at their fingertips. Of course the key competencies including literacy, numeracy, thinking, managing-self, relating to others etc etc still form the foundation for learning and increasingly, digital tools (wireless and mobile) support this learning. Exposure and access to an increasingly complex world of information and making both sense and use of it go hand-in-hand in the 21st Century. Parents and caregivers are very welcome to discuss these issues with members of staff. TRIEENIAL TRUSTEE ELECTIONS MAY/JUNE 2016 These come around faster than you think and the Havelock School Board of Trustees has three of its five parent representative positions involved. The common date of 3 June is likely to be the actual election date across schools and so by 27 April the current board will have appointed a Returning Officer. The Main Roll will close 4 May and nominations will be called/open from 6 May. Nominations will close 20 May with papers sent by 25 May votes counted 9 June and Board takes office 10 June. Perhaps over the summer break you have considered whether this might be a way for you to contribute to Havelock’s school. Contact a current trustee and/or visit the NZ School Trustees Association website for further useful background info. COMMUNITY LIBRARY AGM Havelock Community Library AGM is being held on Wednesday 24 February at the Library at Havelock School commencing at 3:30pm. Everyone welcome. Library open Tue & Thu 2:30 – 3:30

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TERM THEMES 2016 Each year themes help connect learning areas and the curriculum together providing a focus for all and providing a platform for integration across a number of learning areas.

TERM 1 ~ Food Chain TERM 2 ~ edible TERM 3 ~ EUREKA TERM 4 ~ Being Kiwi

Should any parent or wider community members have a particular interest or expertise in any of these, then please make contact with the school. Although the labels might seem a little general or even obscure, they relate to broad and interconnecting areas of the curriculum ie science, health, science and social studies. – in a changing world

WHAT’S ON WHEN AND OTHER INFO Anyone keeping an eye on the calendar will have noticed how quickly it fills up and how difficult it already is to find spaces without commitments. Whilst this newsletter gives a fortnightly update of the larger school events there are of course myriad smaller activities going on within and across learning areas. The following gives you an idea of how you can remain abreast of the many and varied happenings in our learning community. • Newsletter – on the website/archived along with over 600 hardcopies distributed via snail mail to the wider community • Communications/Boomerang Book (supplied free to families courtesy of local advertisers) travels between home and school every day with pupils, useful for the daily minutiae of school life • PT Calendar – app for mobiles (generously supported again by local businesses) • Texts • Phone/voice mail • Facebook – follow us • Email (computer, smart phone or via PT Calendar) • School Website/Calendar and Class Blogs There is a wealth of information available at your fingertips. The Info Central tab on the school’s website is a great point of reference for the most commonly need-to-know items. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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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)

Business Advisory

(Development and Structure)

Corporate Advisory

(Cash Flows, Budgets, Projections)

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

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Dean Steele

CA, B.Mgmt (Hons)

021 249 1191

Ben Douglas

CA, B.Com, Dip Grad

021 249 1195

Brad McNeill CA, BCA, BSc

021 0206 7526

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PELORUS NETBALL CLUB AGM 7:00 pm Thursday 11 February 2016 Havelock Hotel All interested persons and players are most welcome to attend Inquiries: Ali Millar 021 308 996 PRE-SEASON TRAINING/GAMES For Netballers from Year 7/8 up to social players – all welcome who are wanting to play this upcoming season plus anyone else that enjoys playing netball (female or male). Put your team/teams together for fun netball commencing 17 February @ 6:00 pm. Contact Simone Zilwood 574 1224 or 027 953 2450 with team name and a contact person by 12 February. ABSENCES The school community has adopted a policy which places an expectation on parents and caregivers to contact the school by 09:15 on any/every school day their child will not be attending. By 09:30 staff will have correlated this information with the morning's digital roll call. Unexplained absences in the first instance will be checked with a call to parents/caregivers. If further immediate information remains unknown local police are contacted. BEFORE 09:15 PLEASE NOTIFY THE OFFICE OF AN ABSENCE - Student Name, Date/s Absent & Reason - LEAVE A MESSAGE IF SO PROMPTED, TEXT DETAILS TO 027 448 4789 or EMAIL Absence info can also be done quickly on the mobile application PTC. Further reference info for families and MoE codes used by schools in relation to how absences are recorded goto the school website Info Central/Absences Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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MINIBALL TERM 1 2016 Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 Mondays 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm from 15 February to 11 April (8 weeks - not Easter Monday 28 March). The school has fielded teams in the past and should enough indicate interest then a parent/coach will also be needed. Transport is easy with the minibus available. Register interest asap with a teacher or the school office. Cost $30. More info via Ph 577 8300

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REAP 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. First Aid: Tutor: Triple One Care. Date: 12th March 2016. Time: 9am – 4pm. Full course certificate as well as revalidation. Both are on one day. Course Cost: $105 for full course $65 for revalidation. Cheese Making: Tutor: Date and details: Yet to be arranged. Pasta Making: Tutor: Piero Rocco. Date and details: Yet to be arranged. . GrowSafe/Agrochemicals: Tutor: Dean Bowden. Date: Mid-year yet to be arranged. 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. EoY 2015 AWARDS and CUPS As is usual by way of celebrating both collective and individual success at the last assembly of the year, those at left were recognised. Congratulations! Those who reached the amazing achievement of reading for 300 nights during the year were also recognised and received due reward and certificate in front of the school community. The real rewards are of course the skills gained and the enjoyment. Students who put in the mileage have such an advantage. The students achieving this milestone were Tayla Munro, Jordan Lawrence, Isla Baillie, Josh Steele, Molly-Jo Munro, Hannah Roborgh, Emma McCauley, Skye Gatjens, Liddy Horton-Smith, Towa Urakawa Murdoch, Mia Higgins, Max Skehan, Drew O’Donnell and Ayla McPhee. Ka pai! Families whose association with the school came to an end were also recognised and were gifted a tree to mark the occasion. Let’s hope the roots put down during the years at Havelock School grow strong and happy people. Best wishes to Halym, Kea, Jacob, Sara and Ella as they take on new adventures. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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With the first week or so already behind us it might be timely to discuss with junior the quantities and composition of the tucker bag taken to school to sustain them until they explore the fridge after school. Particularly pupils in Kaituna and Wakamarina require a small item to eat around 10 am generally referred to as brain food. Almost invariably this takes the form of bite-sized chunks of fruit or nuts that are easily handled and consumed. In addition, at lunch the Fonterra Milk for Schools (video clip) scheme gives all students the option of drinking 200 ml of cool UHT milk straight from the fridge. [Opt Out Form]. Teachers keep an eye on what pupils consume during the day and at lunchtime. Advice from the school may be found here at Info Central. Further info re school lunches is available via this url MUSIC LESSONS Music lessons and instrument hire available for Guitar, Violin, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, and Brass. $25 per term (lessons only) or $45 per term (lessons and instrument hire). Open to children aged 8 - 12 (Years 4 - 8). No experience needed. Limited number of vacancies. Please contact Christine Holdaway - phone 570 2273 or email (Marlborough School of Instrumental Music)

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Hi Everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break. Classes are back and it’s wonderful to see new faces coming along. Morning classes are at an earlier time of 9am. Feel free to come along and watch a class to get an idea of what Zumba is all about. Like Havelock Zumba Pam Elvy on Facebook for updates. 2016 WEEKLY TIMETABLE - Havelock School Hall (off Lawrence Street) Monday evening class 6pm-7pm Wednesday class 9am-10am (Havelock Town Hall) Thursday evening class 6pm-7pm Friday class 9am-10am $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 and a small towel. Pam Elvy 574 1046 / 021 2632 431

Feel the music. Live, Laugh, Dance!

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HAVELOCK MUSSEL AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL NEWS Planning for the twelfth Mussel Festival is now well under way and we are sure the public will be delighted with the changes we have made. The wider range of seafood available is just one of them and, in response to the public wish, ticket prices have been lowered. The Early Bird ticket price of adults ($25), 12-18 year olds ($15), Family ticket only costing $65 (two adults and two children) and children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) free will make this one of the lowest priced festivals around. We are also looking forward to seeing the costumes and masks that children under 16 come up with in the Mussel Outfit competition. Entry forms are available at schools or can be downloaded at Entry is free and there are good prizes to be won. There is more to do in the Kidzone this year as well and the very popular mussel shell decorating is back. The Mussel Pot Mussel Hustle was enjoyed immensely last year and will make a return. This top town-style obstacle race also attracts prizes for the winning team. While resting from this fun and hilarity, cheer on your favourite entrant in the internationally recognized Kono NZ Mussel Opening competitions culminating with the Guinness Book of Records “Fastest 100” record breaking attempt. The entertainment is top class with our headline act Anika Moa. Endearing, funny and seriously skilled Mulletman supports as our MC, along with local group A Minor Thing and the ever-popular Avidiva Girls returning. They really had the crowd up on its feet last year. We broke the excellent news in December that Michael Van de Elzen will be our celebrity Chef and it is great to welcome our own Chris Fortune back to the cooking marquee. These are just eight of the great reasons why you should be among the crowd at Havelock Mussel Festival 2016. The Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival takes place on Saturday 19th March at the Havelock Domain. Early bird tickets are now on sale from For further information visit Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Marlborough Muddy Buddy 20 February 2016 Here’s your chance to fulfil that inner wish and slither around the estuary mud like you have always wanted to! Or dunk your friend in all the mud. A guarantee no article will be left clean. Loads of fun to be had removing each other from the estuary sucking mud! This is happening Saturday 20 February 2016 in the Havelock Estuary. Try to display expert running skills as you negotiate the slippery slide, wriggle under the cargo net and race the gauntlet through the zigzag – all designed to bathe you in the mud! The only workout that can be thoroughly enjoyed! Check out the Sport Tasman website – registration opening soon. For any other information contact Jane Miles 03 923 2317

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting SeniorNet Marlborough Sounds Incorporated to be held 7:30 pm WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH 2016 Linkwater Hall Queen Charlotte Drive, Linkwater

Election of Executive The constitution allows for these positions to be decided by the AGM. Nominations need to be in the Secretary’s hands not fewer than SEVEN DAYS prior to the AGM with the signatures of the proposer, seconder and the nominee. Proposers, seonconders and nominees must be currebnt financial members. Grant Sidaway, Executive Officer, SeniorneT Federation of NZ Inc will present a talk titled “You and Your Cyber Footprint.” In today’s environment this is a very important consideration for personal security. If you are interested in learning about the emerging technologies you may want to join SeniorNet. Annual membership is $20 for a single and $30 for a couple. It can be paid on the night. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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HAVELOCK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE VACANCY – VOLUNTEER POSITION Due to the change in their employment situation one of our elected members has reluctantly resigned from our committee and we now have a vacancy to fill for a volunteer Committee Member. This vacancy is being filled under the provision of Rule 16.0(b) of the HCA Rules. These rules can be inspected at the HCA Office at 61 Main Road, Havelock. If you are interested in working with a group of motivated people working to conserve, promote and advance generally the interests and welfare of Havelock and environs, this could be a role for you. Please apply in writing stating the reasons for your application and any special interests or experience you have that would assist the Committee, in the furtherance of its aims, before the 11th of January 2016. Please seal your application in an envelope marked “Chairman, HCA Committee.” Bruce Chamberlain Chair HCA COMMITTEE MEETING The next meeting is happening 22 February at 7 pm at the Pavilion. All welcome.

HAVELOCK VISION 2020 ACTIVITIES – SOMETHING FOR ALL AGES TUMBLE TOTS Designed to develop toddler’s physical skills Tuesday, Havelock Sports Pavilion Classes: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Cost: $2.00 per session

Thursday, Havelock Sports Pavilion Sessions: 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: $5.00 per session

Contact: Susan 574 1443 STAR DANCE ACADEMY Wednesday, Havelock Town Hall

Supported by:


Star Juniors (Ages 5-9) 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Star Seniors (Ages 10-13) & Leaders (14-16/17) 4:15 – 6:00 pm Cost: Juniors $50 and Seniors $61.50 for the first 30 children to register (subsidised by KiwiSport), thereafter Juniors $80.50 and Seniors $92.00 Contact: Vicki 027 748 4172 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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EVENT MANAGEMENT CONTRACTOR Tenders are being sought for an Event Management Contractor for the annual Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival. The contractor would be responsible for sourcing entertainment, stalls, grounds layout, securing sponsors, obtaining licences, reporting to regular meetings with the Festival Committee. Initially a 12 month contract will be offered with the right of renewal for a further 2 years, if both parties are in agreement. Tenders close 5 April 2016, this would allow time for any interested parties to attend a festival prior to submitting a tender. The position would start on 1 June 2016. For any queries, an application form, a full job description and a copy of the contract. Please email:

Register with Mr B and be part of the Havelock Team

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Newsletter 156:01 10 Feb 2016  

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