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VOLUME 156 NUMBER 03 ~ TERM 1 WEEK 06 WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 2016 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 #04 published Wed 23 Mar 2016 closes Thu 17 Mar 2016.

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CALENDAR * Further information elsewhere in the newsletter. Mon 7 Mar Oral Health Clinic on site* Thu 10 Mar Learning conferences underway* Mon 14 Mar Pelorus Top Town Competition – Rai Valley* Tue 15 Mar Variety Bash calls in briefly Sat 19 Mar Mussel & Seafood Festival – Havelock Domain* Mon 21 Mar Board of Trustees Meeting #2 Fri 25 Mar Good Friday and Easter break Tue 29 Mar Easter break Wed 30 Mar Term resumes Fri 1 Apr School QUIZ NIGHT – Camp Fundraiser Mon 4 Apr Friends Art Prog with Jon Lawrence (UK)* Thu 14 Apr Last day of term for Pelorus schools’ cluster Fri 15 Apr Teacher Only Day Pelorus schools Last day T1 for remaining Marlborough schools www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar Click item for status and/or info. See also our smart phone PTC app.

SCHOOL BUS DRIVER WANTED 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 Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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MOBILE COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH CLINIC IS VISITING AGAIN! The Mobile Community Oral Health Clinic is in our area once again and is sited at Havelock Primary School from Monday 7th – Thursday 24th March 2016. The brightly decorated Mobile COHC houses two fully equipped clinics each staffed by a dental therapist and a dental assistant who are supported by modern x-ray, computer and sterilization facilities on board. 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.

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If you’re interested, see Mr B and go into the draw for a free entry pack!

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MARCH LEARNING CONFERENCES Most families already have this sorted and have booked online one or more 20 min appointments to discuss learning goals with respective teachers. Conferences start Thursday 10 March and run through to the 17th. In case you’ve still got this to finalise please click on this link or goto www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter ymekm and enter the details. If you have no internet access please use the Communications Book to secure a time.

Years 1- 4 at 3:30 pm and Years 5 – 8 at 4:30 pm. Anna Archie, Marlborough Netball Development Officer will be there to go over the Future Ferns Programme for Years 1 – 6. If you can’t make it on the day, please call Simone to register on 574 1244 or 027 953 2450.

COMMUNITY LIBRARY The Library is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 through to 3:30 pm. Volunteers generously enable locals to access a phenomenal range of material which has a remarkably comprehensive section of adult fiction which is regularly interchanged with the wider Marlborough Libraries’ collection. No fees for borrowing so be in and get in some summer reading before the lights come on. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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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. 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.

VOLUNTEERS FOR SCHOOL’S MUSSEL & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL STALL 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 to and on the day, have made it happen. A number of volunteers have put their hands up already but a few more would take the pressure off. If you can do a couple of hours then please pick up the phone and contact Rachel (574 2697 or 027 608 3103). A variety of work is available and we shouldn’t be short of mussel openers. The ink is drying on the final drawings of the remodelled playscape by Canopy of Nelson and we expect work to start before winter. The funds raised through this venture will supplement those in hand ready to start the ground work reshaping the area. But… we need your help.

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20 KPH IF A SCHOOL BUS HAS STOPPED If a school bus has stopped you must slow down and drive at 20 kph or less until you are well past (no matter which direction you are coming from) if:  

the bus displays a school bus sign on which the lights are flashing, or the bus displays a school bus sign (with or without flashing lights) and has stopped for the purpose of picking up or dropping off school children.

LEARNING AREAS 2016 At the Parent/Teacher gathering last Thursday parents and caregivers were advised that the reality of opening another classroom will not be happening, at least not in the short term. The formula used by the ministry is in place to ensure equity across all state and integrated schools. On the critical date in 2015 the school was one student short and so retained similar staffing levels into 2016. Although the school started with a higher roll count this year than that with which it finished in 2015, it will need to reach the threshold with just a few more enrolments. From the data at hand it seems that this is likely to occur at some point in Term 3 – given of course that the current roll remains stable. So while indicated earlier, that classes were initially interim, they are now for the foreseeable future, fixed. As pupils’ needs and programmes require however, students and teachers collaborate and work with a variety of compositions throughout the week. DRY FIREWOOD Gum, Douglas Fir, Lawson mix $200 for 3.6m3 Feb/March ONLY Phone Rose 574 2954 or Tish 574 1416. WANTED HOUSE TO RENT Wanted house to rent for one adult, child, dog and cat. Please phone 021 0250 5643 RETIREMENT COMMISSIONER - PUBLIC EVENT IN BLENHEIM - 31 MARCH The Commission for Financial capability is holding a free public seminar in Blenheim on Thursday 31 March at the St Marys Parish Centre, 61 Maxwell Road starting at 10:30am (tea at 10am). The seminar will be of interest to anyone thinking of living in a retirement village (and their support people, family). We cover, objectively, issues and considerations about personal, legal and financial matters in making the decision to become a village resident or not. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Full details of the event and how to register on-line or by calling 0800 268 269 are here: http://www.cffc.org.nz/retirement/retirement-villages/ 12% of people in the 75+ age bracket currently live in retirement villages and that number is expected to double over the next 20 years. Joining me at the Blenheim event will be one of Marlborough’s leading law practitioners in the RV area and an executive from the Retirement Villages Association. Tea and light refreshments will be provided before the event for registered attendees. Registration is easy but early registration is recommended as the 100 seats tend to fill quickly.

RECOGNISED RECENTLY acknowledging recent achievement, effort and commensurate reward Reading 25 nights Tayla Munro, Jessie Gatjens, Kane Elvy, Jordan Lawrence, Olivia Johnson, Boyd Elvy, Maryanne Solomon, Taylor Clark, Molly-Jo Munro, Emma McCauley, Hannah Roborgh, Liddy Horton-Smith, Skye Gatjens, Isla Baillie, Alfie Foote, Tiabeina Obetaia, Hunter Elvy, Josh Steele, Ellie Gatjens, Curtis McKay, Georgia Illsley-Slape, William King. Photo elsewhere in this newsletter. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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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

DOUBLE DOLPHIN AWARDS Last week four of these were awarded. The parents of Jack McKay, Tiabeina Obetaia, Sakura Urakawa Murdoch and Taylor Clark recently received a congratulatory card sharing the news that one of their children had received a Double Dolphin Award. Kiwi Can leaders Di and Sophia handed the awards out at assembly a fortnight ago acknowledging these four students as exemplary role models. JUNIOR SWIMMERS’ DAY Thanks to family and whānau for coming along to support the juniors with their Fun Day at the school pool on Friday 26 Feb. Thanks to Tracey Wearing this initiative took the place of the cancelled Cluster Junior Swimming Sports. The day was a huge success with lots of happy kids. Friday morning was spent building the team spirit by working together to create flags and hats in the respective team colours as the juniors had been split into three colour groups; red, yellow and blue to compete against each other in a range of pool events. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Feedback from students showed that the best part of the day for them was watching the adults competing in their pool event – running a length of the pool, and then getting to have freetime in the pool with adults afterwards.

Special thanks to Rachel, Naomi, Jeanette, Amanda and Sakura for providing extra assistance when required to help the afternoon run smoothly.

Not sure who is more pleased with their efforts! There is something about being a team member and helping achieve a great result. Thanks to all who made this another great day.

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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 / 021 263 2431 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.

Feel the music. Live, Laugh, Dance!

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 twelve-month contract will be offered with the right of renewal for a further 2 years, if both parties are in agreement. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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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 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)

RENWICK SOCCER CLUB 2016 REGISTRATIONS OPEN Players are now able to register for the 2016 Football season. Existing members will be sent a link to re-register - please use this to avoid the need to re-enter information. New players please use the link here Renwick Soccer Club Registration Form 2016 Any queries please email Ceridwen Jones on 7peaksvineyard@gmail.com or phone 027 216 4578 outside of school hours. BLENHEIM ROLLER SKATING CLUB Public sessions are Sunday 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Learn to skate on a Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. $2 if you have your own skates or only $5 to hire our skates. All you need to bring are long socks and a helmet (we have some). If you have knee or elbow pads then bring them along too. We all so have some drinks and a few other snacks. Please phone if you require any further information. Roxanne 027 765 3522. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life‌ since 1861

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SABBATICAL AWARDED If you carefully read the Marlborough Express article recently (link on home page) you may have noted this paragraph, Buutveld said the Ministry of Education was very interested in the programme. He was going on a sabbatical to Prague, in the Czech Republic, later in the year to participate in a Feuerstein summer school. Last Thursday parents were informed that this sabbatical is taking place in Term 3. Each year the Ministry of Education awards a hundred principals from across the country ten school weeks' paid leave to engage in a balance of professional learning, reflection and rejuvenation. The sabbatical covers relief costs so there is no cost incurred by the school. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life‌ since 1861

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This means that a relieving teacher for the term will need to be found and Vicki Eden will be the Acting Principal for the duration. Reading Recovery and the Feuerstein programmes will continue without disruption. Ernie will be away from 1 July until the beginning of Term 4 and will be travelling to the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Scotland (among other places) as his sabbatical will be looking at how these countries and systems are working with Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) in the wider school context. The school’s own pilot in 2016 has broadened and includes the whole school. The resulting paper will be published early in 2017. Clearly this is an exciting opportunity for Ernie and congratulations are in order. It is also exciting for the school as Havelock School is one of very few working with FIE in this critical area of developing thinking. We look forward with this initiative to pass on the benefits to our pupils. WINNERS ARE GRINNERS Reading certificate recipients with 25 Nights already achieved. Ka pai!

HAVELOCK MUSSEL AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL NEWS 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. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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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 www.iticket.co.nz For further information visit www.havelockmusselfestival.co.nz 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.

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PELORUS TOP TEAM This takes place at Rai Valley Area School on Monday 14 March. A flyer will be coming home seeking help with transport and times etc. Children will be getting wet so will need togs under their clothes and a change to get into – towel, lunch and fluids, slip, slop, slap and wrap etc are a given. Participation in the fun, multi-activity tournament continues to grow each year and has attracted record entries for 2016 summer season. Smaller schools combine their events to reach the minimum 100. Sport Tasman delivers the programme onsite at the school bringing, setting-up, packing down and taking away all ASB Top Team equipment, while also briefing students and volunteers on the rules - twelve activities lasting five minutes each, games include Chopsticks, House of Cards, Gumboot Throw and Wipeout. We need a couple of volunteers to help so if you would like, please contact the school by Friday 11th. Come and join us on this day of fun competition. CLUSTER SWIMMING SPORTS COMPETITION – STADIUM 2000 On Friday 26 February we had the senior swimming sports. It was really good how everyone worked as a team especially in the relay teams. Well done! Special THANKS to the parents who took us to the swimming sports, we really appreciated that. đ&#x;š˜đ&#x;š? Well done kids who did the 2 lengths freestyle race. Good teamwork! Havelock did really well at working as a team, encouraging everyone and using high integrity towards other schools and not letting the teachers down. Well done to the kids that came 1st, 2nd and 3rd you really helped the school. Congratulations to Ari and Tayla for getting lots of 1sts and 2nds for our school to give us a big boost to 1st place overall making us the winners. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life‌ since 1861

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Well done everyone especially those who worked really hard in practice. Thanks teachers for taking the kids across the road to have lunch outside. Good job other schools, you guys really did well to work as teams too. đ&#x;?Šđ&#x;?Šđ&#x;?†đ&#x;?Šđ&#x;?Šđ&#x;?† Reported by Aroha and Ashley RURAL POLICY NEWSLETTER The newsletter is sent out when there is enough information or when there is an issue in the rural area. So sometimes it is sent out once a month at other times long periods before being sent. We encourage feedback about the email and newsletter we send out, so we can get it tailored to your needs and ours. So let us know the good and the bad about it. If you don’t get one, just drop Mike an email – see below. If reporting crime please ring the Police Station 03 578 5279 if a non-emergency, if an emergency ring 111 as usual. Sergeant Michael Porter BLENHEIM CRIME PREVENTION GROUP | New Zealand Police P 03 578 5279 | Extn: 38837 or 38830 | E marlb.rural@police.govt.nz Blenheim Station, 8 Main Street, PO Box 342, Blenheim 7201, www.police.govt.nz

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3 March 2016 File Ref: W460-001-011-01 Record No. 1636675 Havelock Water Supply Update – March 2016 Mid last year Council commissioned Pattle Delamore Partners to complete a desk top study to bring together as much information as possible about potential sources of water to supply the Havelock community in future. The need for this has come about because in the last three summers water from the supply bores has shown elevated chloride (salinity) concentrations and to plan for the growth of this community in future. The salinity has not been at a level of health significance or detectable to taste however the trend has been increasing. Or at least it was until this summer. Over this summer salinity measurements are not detecting saltwater intrusion as was the case over the last three summers. The monitoring results are currently the same as they are normally Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life‌ since 1861

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over the winter months. This may be due to there being no prolonged periods of low flow in the Kaituna River which has helped with recharging of the aquifer over summer. The supply has met demand with a few exceptions in the last half of December and mid-February when demand exceeded the bore pump capacity for short durations. During these periods storage was enabling demand to be met. A variety of options are available for future supply, including surface water sources from the Pelorus and Kaituna Rivers as well as groundwater sources. In general, groundwater sources are preferable to surface water sources because of the reduced treatment and monitoring costs. An ideal replacement supply would comply with the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand (2005) (DWSNZ) criteria for a ‘secure source’ as well as providing enough water to replace the current consented volume (2,000 m3/day). In addition, a replacement source located close to Havelock would be preferable in order to minimise the costs of transporting water to the community. The report has identified two areas with potential to supply the Havelock Community with water from groundwater sources in future that would overcome the salinity issue. One south of the existing wells near Okaramio shows water test pumped from a well at 20 litres per second. This is approximately 14 km south of the existing wells. This is a significant distance but necessary because the area immediately south of the existing wells is subject to the salinity problem, wells drilled downstream of the Sandford shell dump are likely to be affected with increased nitrates as is beginning to show up in the environment near the shell dump. This yield is higher than we have currently but only gives an increase of about 10 to 15%. The groundwater in this location is likely to be a source of water flow to Are Are Creek. Therefore seeking resource consent to take water from a well which might affect flows in Are Are Creek might meet with objections. The other option is sourcing water from the Pelorus catchment, either surface water taken direct from the river or a bore near the river. The drawback with water from the river is that treatment costs will be high when the river is discoloured after a rainfall event. There is evidence to show that there are good volumes of water in the aquifer particularly north of Canvastown on the north side of the Pelorus River. However existing wells are shallow, this doesn’t mean there is no water at deeper depths just that those wells have been drilled to a Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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depth to provide the volume of water required. There are no known deep bores in this area, so drilling for a deeper (secure) groundwater source would be an exploratory venture. In addition, in order to avoid potential saline intrusion effects similar to those already being experienced, a bore in the Pelorus Valley would need to be located some distance up the valley. Council and the Havelock Water Group have recommended that an exploratory well is drilled in the Pelorus River valley. This will determine if a deep aquifer source of water can be found which could supply the Havelock water demand for the future and meets the criteria for a secure source as set out in the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand (2005) (DWSNZ). A secure source will significantly reduce water treatment cost. Staff are investigating options for the drilling of an exploratory well. Members of the community have suggested there could be sufficient sources of water in Douslins Gully, south of Havelock. Staff are considering this source. A meeting with local property owners and a walk over the area has been completed. An investigation to determine the catchment volumes of the two main areas in the Gully is now underway. STEPHEN ROONEY OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE ENGINEER TOILET & CLASSROOM UPGRADE Good progress is being made with a realistic completion date after the new carpet goes down during the April break. Some parents took the opportunity to have a look last Thursday evening. Meanwhile students and staff try to remain untroubled with the attendant noise and disruption with toileting in the hall and bags outside. Patience was always a virtue – plenty of practice. FRIENDS ART SCHEME After Easter Jon Lawrence (http://www.ceamsuk.com) will be spending three days in the school and likewise in Linkwater. He will be bringing art works from pupils in some Norfolk schools with a view to forging some links between children from the other side of the world and Pelorus children. Jon will be taking back work from local pupils and during Term 3 Mr B will visit these schools and introduce some NZ music to them by way of exchange. Hopefully these connections will evolve over time and provide students in both hemispheres with new perspectives and understandings about their world. Paperwork seeking authority to potentially use photos of the students will be coming home soon. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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KIWI CAN Latest newsletter www.dinglefoundation.org.nz/media/uploads/grapevine_february_2016.pdf Join us for our Mexican Fundraiser night – see ad. The foundation is also fundraising towards transport costs involved with getting our Kiwi Can leaders to their weekly lessons at our Kiwi Can schools enroute (Picton, Linkwater, Havelock). They are putting their money where their legs are so to speak and are cycling the upcoming GRAPERIDE and have set up a give-a-little page… www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/graperide4kiwican# - if you are able to… THANKS. Mr B will be joining the team for this event on his own velocipede rather than the tandem. Perhaps you could shout some encouragement as they come through Havelock on Saturday 2nd April. Now is the time to consider whether supporting the school as a trustee is something you might wish to do. We have 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 of three years. Contact a current trustee and/or visit the NZ School Trustees Association website for further info. www.nzsta.org.nz/media/324231/w_6809_sta_information-for-parents_10.pdf

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