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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 #03 published Wed 9 Mar 2016 closes Thu 3 Mar 2016. VOLUME 156 NUMBER 02 ~ TERM 1 WEEK 04 WEDNESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2016

QUOTE Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard Tim Notke

CALENDAR * Further information elsewhere in the newsletter. Fri 19 Feb Junior (Yrs 1 - 3) Swimming Sports Linkwater School pool – cancelled Wed 24 Feb School & Community Library AGM – 15:30 Fri 26 Feb Senior (Yrs 4 - 8) Swimming Sports Stadium 2000 – flyer and online Thu 3 Mar Parent Teacher Meeting * Sun 6 Mar Weet-Bix TRYathlon school team on track Mon 7 Mar Oral Health Clinic on site Mon 14 Mar Cluster Top Town Competition – Rai Valley Sat 19 Mar Mussel & Seafood Festival – Havelock Domain www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar Click item for status and/or info. See also our smart phone PTC app.

NAUMAI HAERE MAI At its first meeting of 2016 the Board of Trustees last week selected Spencer Kingi to fill the fifth parent representative position which had been vacant since around the middle of 2015. Spencer will continue till the elections in May when three of the five parent positions are again up for election for a three year term. Unfortunately his first meeting went a bit longer than usual (normally finishes around 21:30) but being the first since late November, it covered important end-of-year and start-up material. Welcome Spencer to a great wee school doing great things with great kids. Now is the time to consider whether supporting the school as a trustee like Spencer is something you might consider. We have Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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a raft of newer parents who might think it is too soon or they don’t know enough, or perhaps that it is even a bit scary. Ask any trustee and they will tell you it is all of the above but that you are well supported, training is available and there is plenty of humour. The real and valued contribution you can give is the perspective of a parent who has a child attending the school. Please consider if you could do this for a term. The board adopted the common dates for this election and has selected a Returning Officer to get the ball rolling in due course. 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 the board taking office 10 June. Keep an eye out for nomination forms. Contact a current trustee and/or visit the NZ School Trustees Association website for further useful background info. http://www.trusteeelection.co.nz/ SCHOOL BUS DRIVER WANTED Ritchies have a position available for a School Bus Driver based in the Havelock, Rai Valley or Okiwi Bay areas. A Class One license (car) and a P Endorsement is required. Anyone interested in this position can contact the Ritchies Blenheim Office for an application form on 03 578 5467 or email blenheim.depot@ritchies.co.nz 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. The Library is open Tue & Thu 2:00 – 3:30pm GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP? No this is not about you as a parent, rather it is about ensuring your child gets enough and the bonus for you is safer, happier and a more engaged family. Juggling working hours, family routines and meeting everyone’s needs has always been a balancing act for every family and a dynamic that changes over time. From the point of view of learning, classrooms Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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are often a place that sleep deprivation becomes evident. Monday mornings can be very telling especially when Sunday night is viewed at home as a non-school night. As far as a weekend goes it is best if only Friday and Saturday nights are viewed as the weekend rather than Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Sunday night the school week routine should be the norm. Parents rightly place huge expectations on schools and teachers to educate their children. In comparison with home though, teachers and classrooms come a distant second and are very much the lesser of the educators and learning spaces your child encounters. When home and school work in tandem children are in the sweet spot ready for action, on a stable springboard, engaged and willing to take the risks inherent in all learning. More about how much sleep is required and bedtimes can be found by going to… www.kiwifamilies.co.nz www.nzherald.co.nz www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/ the full links can be accessed via the online version of this newsletter. Another point worthy of remembering now that school is underway again is that of screen time and screen habits. John Parson talked about this last year when visiting students, staff and parents. A few quick points made at the time… • No screens in bedrooms (modelled by mum and dad also) • When going to bed, the screen is also tucked up in bed being charged ready for a new day – just like juniors and seniors • Use an app to monitor/limit screen time and app usage

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LEARNING TO THINK - THINKING TO LEARN Just in case you missed the article in last Friday’s Marlborough Express you can follow this link… www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/77027669/feuersteinmethod - full URL via online copy or via the school’s Facebook page. Worth a read.

FIT ’N’ FREE OUTDOOR COMMUNITY GYM SCRAP METAL COLLECTION The committee thanks the community very much for their tremendous support. It was a wonderful collection and has all now been sold or disposed. We are not collecting any more. We haven’t had final payment yet. 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 dsteele@jacal.co.nz

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021 249 1195 bdouglas@jacal.co.nz

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021 0206 7526 bmcneill@jacal.co.nz

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PARENT TEACHER MEETING The Board of Trustees discussed the format and timing of the initial gathering of parents, teachers and trustees for the year. Thursday 3 March was picked and the sequence thus; families bring their own tea to enjoy poolside following a swim from 5pm on then gathering in the hall at 6pm and at approx. 6:45 heading off to learning areas for further discussion. Whilst construction is not likely to be complete, no doubt parents will also be keen to have a look at progress. Individual learning conferences start 10 March. Bookings may be made at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz Please use ymekm as the code.

VOLUNTEERS FOR SCHOOL’S MUSSEL & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL STALL The calendar is running out of squares as this local festival draws near. The school runs a very successful seafood stall in keeping with the festival theme but of course it only happens because a crew of volunteers prior and on the day have made it happen. The school now is calling for about sixteen folk who can work a shift or two over the 8 hours of the festival. Please contact Mandy with your preferred timeframe and a schedule can be finalised. Phone the office (574 2106) with your name, number and hours. With the final drawings of the remodelled playscape by Canopy of Nelson imminent, the funds raised will supplement those in hand ready to start the ground work reshaping the area. But… we need your help.

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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 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 http://www.havelockmusselfestival.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ 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 everpopular 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 www.iticket.co.nz For further information visit www.havelockmusselfestival.co.nz Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE FOR HCA The Board of Trustees is looking for a parent or community member with reasonably close ties to the school to be its representative on the Havelock Community Association for the coming year. If you’re interested please make contact with the school for further information.

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: ritacollet@clear.net.nz for further information. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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PELORUS NETBALL JUNIOR TRIALS To be held at the HAVELOCK NETBALL COURTS 1ST TRIAL: 4:30pm Wednesday March 9th 2nd TRIAL: 4:30pm Wednesday March 16th All Players are most welcome Any inquires please phone Simone Zilwood 027 953 450 or 574 1224

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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: info@marinefarming.co.nz

Did you know? Holidays are over and our oral health team is once again looking forward to providing FREE care for your children’s teeth. If your child is not enrolled; or your contact details have changed; or you have concerns about their teeth or when their next visit is due – give your clinic a call. If the appointment times no longer suit, you have transport problems or are going to be late, please phone us ASAP so another child can be seen. All clinics are open 8-5pm Monday - Friday and are listed below. ‘Healthy Smiles’ require regular dental check-ups! REGULAR UPDATES FROM THE NELSON MARLBOROUGH COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH SERVICE BLENHEIM & MARLBOROUGH MOBILE CLINIC 520 9922

Hi Everyone. Morning classes at 9am are working out wonderfully. Feel free to come along and watch a class to get an idea of what Zumba is all about. Once you start coming more often the songs and routine become familiar. You soon let yourself work harder to burn more calories and of course you feel great after a workout. It’s amazing what your brain and body are capable of. Please 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 5741046 / 021 2632 431 Feel the music. Live, Laugh, Dance! Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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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 trombone@xtra.co.nz (Marlborough School of Instrumental Music)

RIPPA RUGBY We are putting in some teams from the Pelorus Rugby Club for the upcoming Winter Rippa Rugby Competition. The Age grades are Under 6 and Under 7's. The competition runs from 7th May - 27th August. If interested please contact Jason and Amber on 03 574 2686. PEDICULOSIS

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Please be advised that these critters are about. Better to be vigilant than surprised. There is a wealth of info online but it still requires some action – even just checking once a week.

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Mondays 9:30 – 12:00 Linkwater Hall 1353 Queen Charlotte Drive (15 minutes from Havelock) Parents are the first educators of children so Playcentre seeks to support parents and whanau as they and their children learn and grow together. For more information contact Leah – linkwaterplaycentre@gmail.com or 021 038 0751

 Loads of educational and explorative       

resources Child-led play is encouraged Meet other local families in a lovely rural environment Free coffee! Parent-run early childhood centre A wide range of play and learning experiences from birth – school Every Monday during school term $2 Koha per family

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