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VOLUME 156 NUMBER 06 ~ TERM 2 WEEK 02 WEDNESDAY 11 MAY 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 #07 published Wed 25 May 2016 closes Thu 19 May.

QUOTE CONTENTED? Socrates probably described it saying, “He who is not content with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” Hmmm… Wikipedia

CALENDAR * Further information elsewhere in the newsletter. Mon 2 May Term 2 underway Yr 7/8 Technology Mon 9 May Yr 7/8 Technology BoT Meeting # 3 Pelorus 19:00 Mon 16 May Yr 7/8 Technology Mon 23 May Yr 7/8 Technology Tue 24 May Maud Island overnighter Thu 2 Jun 60 Degrees ~ trying the right angle * www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar Click item for status and/or info. See also our smart phone PTC app.

HARERE MAI NAUMAI Recently the school welcomed Jayden and Hamiora WilsonSteele, respectively joining Wakamarina and Kaituna. Ella Prosser has also just joined Kaituna. Wishing you all many successes.

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HAVELOCK SCHOOL PARENT ELECTION NOTICE Nominations are invited for the election of three parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations has been posted to all eligible voters who may nominate either themselves (make sure you sign both parts of the form) or another person to stand as a candidate. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on 20th May 2016 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and may be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting papers will be sent by 25 May with voting closing at noon 3 June. Votes will be counted on 9 June with the new board taking office on 10 June. Amanda McQuarrie Returning Officer PEOPLE URGED TO BECOME SCHOOL TRUSTEES Marlborough Sun ~ 27 April 2016

Marlborough man Alec McNeil had no pre-conceived notions of what serving on a board would be like, he simply rolled up his sleeves and concentrated on understanding the roles and responsibilities of the board. Alec McNeil, board of trustees member and Marlborough District Council solid waste manager.

Boards have the important responsibility of working with principals and school staff, for the combined interests of students and the community. Alec says this is his most rewarding experience.

Alec has now served on several school boards. He was elected to the board of Tua Marina School, where he became board chair at his first meeting six years ago, and has since been coopted onto the boards of two other local schools, Blenheim School and Marlborough Boys’ College. ‘’I just wanted to contribute to the educational experience of the school community.’’ Alec says one of the biggest challenges in the role is ensuring the board stays focused on strategic matters rather the operational ones. ‘’The core values of self-governance have not altered since their inception in 1989 under Tomorrow’s Schools. A board that can develop a safe, inclusive and supportive Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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atmosphere around the table will grow a school from strength to strength, regardless of the filters from the government of the day.’’ He is not standing for election to Tua Marina School this year, the time being right to move on to fresh challenges, he says. ‘’We are in the middle of our succession plan for a new trustee to grow into the role of chair.’’ But for the other boards he sits on such as Marlborough Boys’ College and Blenheim School, he will be standing for election. His message to anyone thinking about trusteeship is, ‘trustees make a difference. You can do it!’. Election Project Manager (NZSTA) Janet Kelly says schools need informed people with a balance of skills and experiences to stand for election as trustees. Parent, caregivers and people from the wider community can be nominated for election to a school board. It is important that the board reflects its community. ‘’We need people who can make a positive difference for their local school. A well run school board has the power to lift student achievement, which will then benefit the whole community’’, she says. The call for nominations for school trustees will be happening for most schools by the 6th of May and close on the 20th of May.

http://www.trustee-election.co.nz/becoming-a-trustee/ Use this link to view a three-minute video which briefly outlines what trusteeship is all about. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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BIKE RIDE Down Taylor River - for Climate Change Sunday May 15 at 11am. Meet Burleigh Bridge Car Park. Bring a picnic to enjoy in Pollard Park at the finish. Postponed if weather is unsuitable until 22/5/16 Organised by Climate Karanga Marlborough. http://climatekaranga.org.nz/

The Havelock Museum AGM will be held on 28 June at 10am at the Havelock Pavilion. Everyone welcome.

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DRY FIREWOOD Gum, Douglas Fir, Lawson mix $240 (COD) for 3.6m3 load. Phone Rose 574 2954 or Tish 574 1416 MAINLY MUSIC Mainly Music is STARTING UP AGAIN. 10am - 11am every Friday at St Peter's Church Hall, 30 Lawrence Street. Music and movement for pre-schoolers. $2 donation per family. Morning tea provided.

HAVELOCK COMMUNITY LIBRARY The winner of the third scratchie raffle was the holder of ticket number 21 – Lynette Kiddey. We would like to thank everyone who took part in this fundraiser. “RECYCLE FOR SIGHT” MONTH May is “Recycle for Sight Month” in the Lion calendar and reminds us to ask our communities to hunt out any spectacles that are of no further use to the wearer but which could be very useful to people in developing nations. Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions in developing nations lack access to basic eye care services. Please give your support to the Lions Recycle for Sight Programme. There is a box for depositing glasses in the box at the Havelock Medical Centre, Lawrence Street.

Did you know? There are 40 teaspoons of sugar in a 1.5 litre bottle of Coke? Fizzy drinks, fruit juices, sports and energy drinks and many ice blocks also have large amounts of sugar in them. Water and milk are the best drinks for all the family and over the next few months we will be sharing ways you can assist your family to ‘Tap into Water’. REGULAR UPDATES FROM THE NELSON MARLBOROUGH COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH SERVICE BLENHEIM & MARLBOROUGH MOBILE CLINIC 520 9922

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Alzheimers Marlborough assists people with Alzheimers or a related Dementia and their families. Living with dementia can be very stressful but you need not struggle on alone. Alzheimers Marlborough is now available in Havelock to provide practical information, support and education to anyone in the local community whose life is being affected by dementia. Confidentiality is guaranteed. Alzheimers Marlborough will be in Havelock monthly on a Wednesday on the following dates: May 25th, June 29th, July 27th, Aug 31st, Sept 28th, Oct 26th and Nov 30th. Venue: St Peters Church Hall, 30 Lawrence Street. 10am-12pm for existing clients. 1pm-3pm for a Drop In Centre for all Havelock/Marlborough Sounds residents. Alzheimers Marlborough – 8 Wither Road, Blenheim Ph 03-577-6172 Facsimile 03-577-6174 Email alzheimersmarlb@xtra.co.nz Web www.alzheimers.org.nz Facebook www.facebook.com/alzheimersmarlborough

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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)/ $45 per term (lessons and instrument hire). Open to Primary School children (year 4 - 8). No experience needed. Limited number of vacancies. Lessons held in Blenheim. Contact Christine Holdaway on 570 2273 or email trombone@xtra.co.nz (Marlborough School of Instrumental Music) AFTER-SCHOOL HOCKEY Anne Boddy and Tracey Wearing (both Hockey Coaches) are keen to run after school hockey training on Wednesdays after school. The first hockey session will be at 3:15 on Wednesday 18 May – put it on your calendar! The focus initially will be on fun and hand-eye coordination with the aim of taking it further with a team later on. If you have questions please contact Anne on 574 2394 or 027 440 9965 or ask Tracey at school. All kids welcome and any enthusiastic parent helpers too. Hi Everyone, Zumba took a short break over the school holidays but classes have resumed to normal now. You are welcome to come to a class to get an idea of what Zumba is all about. Take the class at your own pace and you will be surprised at how fit you get. 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!

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60 DEGREES ~ trying the right angle This is the theme for Term II’s Parent-Teacher Forum on Thursday 2 June from 15:45 – 17:00. Dare we mention the word ‘homework?’ There is substantive research essentially saying it is a waste of time. Some of us are not convinced. It depends to a very large degree on varied intentions versus myriad realities. This 75 min session explores how the three angles making up the triangle might best total 180o. Of course at different times and days the degrees can and should vary but, they still need to add up to 180. Should the three partners, each trying their best angle, get the balance right, then a nicely balanced equilateral triangle is formed. At times scalene, isosceles or right-angled triangles might be the order of the day. Come and take part in the dialogue – bring your burning question. CANDIDATES FOR OUTWARD BOUND Every year the Havelock Lions Club arranges sponsorship for a young person aged between 18 and 25 to attend a classic Outward Bound course. Funding for this comes from the Lions Club and from First Light Trust so that any young person who lives in the Pelorus area can be selected. The course runs for 21 days and during this time our candidate will experience all outdoor elements and activities Outward Bound has to offer including sailing, kayaking, bushcraft and navigation. However, the most important aspect of the course will be the realisation that our candidate can rise to the challenge realising his or her potential and learning that, with perseverance, dreams can be achieved. Our candidate will: 1. Challenge him/her self and push limits 2. Reflect, discover what is important to them and determine their future direction 3. Learn about themselves from both success and failure to take their confidence and motivation to the next level 4. Discover what it takes to create effective relationships and be part of a successful team 5. Develop a stronger sense of personal responsibility in responses to real and challenging situations. If you know of someone who will benefit from this course, please get them to contact Debbie Healy. Her phone number is DDI 520 6262, mobile 021 284 2424 and her email address is greenprescription@marlboroughpho.org.nz Applications close on Friday 10th June 2016. Candidates will be interviewed and all candidates will be advised who the successful person is by 24th June. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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HAVELOCK MUSSEL & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL- REFLECTING ON THE DAY Great to see Havelock School again winning the Best Community Stall. This competition was judged by celebrity Chef Michael Van de Elzen and, looking at the long queue at their stall throughout the day, this was a popular decision. Over 3500 people attended this year’s festival and thoroughly enjoyed the songs and entertainment provided by Anika Moa, Avidiva and A Minor Thing plus the hilarious commentaries from MulletMan. The crowd also thoroughly enjoyed, and envied, the energy of Havelock’s own Zumba group and the skill of Marlborough Fayre Morris dancers. This was the first time both groups had entertained at the Festival and, from the reaction of the audience, they will be invited back. This was just one of the changes in the festival, the main one being the move to incorporate more seafood elements. This year there were clams, oysters, salmon, scampi as well as the hero of the event those delicious mussels! It was great watching the celebrity chefs, Michael Van de Elzen and Mark Southon displaying their talents. All in all, a fantastic showcase of Marlborough produce, seafood, wine and beer matches. Another “first” that also proved very popular with the crowd was the Pilsner Urquell Container Bar. This year’s contribution is yet to be determined. However, there are many groups that have received donations towards their support on the day. These include Blenheim Table Round Table, Barnardos, Havelock Bowling Club, Rai Valley LEO Club, Pelorus Garden Club, Pelorus Community Pre-school, Havelock Zumba Group, Marlborough Morris Dancers, Havelock Lions Club and Probus Rugby Club. All of whom we would like to thank for their assistance on the day of the event. There were also three fundraisers that our sponsors Sanfords, Ngai Tahu Seafood and New Zealand King Salmon kindly donated product for – with the groups each raising over $1000 for their projects. Thanks also to the Marine Farming Association, NIWA, Aquaculture New Zealand, New Zealand King Salmon, the Emergency Services and the Marlborough Vintage Car Club for their displays. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Competition Results Best Mussel Outfit Competition: Alec Swann. Alec sewed his whole outfit himself. Kono NZ Mussel Opening completion: Angela Fredricks who broke her own Guinness World Record time in the “Fastest 100 Mussel Opening” completion by 1 second, in a time of 1min 56 seconds. Mussel Pot Mussel Hustle: (12 and under category) The Smashers. (Adult category) fastest adult team. Sanfords Mussel Munch: Karl Buchland. Best Stalls: Best Community Stall - Havelock School; Best Seafood Stall - Kono NZ; Best Commercial Stall - Top Tarts. The Annual General Meeting of the Mussel Festival Committee will be held on Monday 1st August at 7pm at the Bowling Club rooms. We are hoping for a good attendance so that new ideas can be shared which will improve the festival and enable the committee to return more money to our community. Remember that all profits are returned to community groups in the Pelorus area.

Friends Art is a scheme whereby school children in the UK present a gift to their counterparts in other parts of the world. Just after Easter, in the case of our Yr 3 – 5 students, Jon Lawrence (ceamsuk@gmail.com) brought them all the way from pupils at Gayton School in Norfolk and then spent three days working with the class creating a pack to take back to the same pupils. Jon himself is an ethnomusicologist, musician and published author (ie Under the Havelock House). The scheme is flexible enough to fit in with the all aspects of the curriculum and encourages staff and pupils to develop long-term friendships with peers in other parts of the world, reestablishing the fun of having a pen-pal. Each FAP includes a letter telling them about their lives (hobbies, interests, hopes, dreams). The Friends Art Rep acts as a very special courier handing the packs over to children in person! S/He also delivers lessons and workshops to children in both countries. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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The project can involve music, history, geography, drama, dance, art and more but the focal point is the arts. It is an exciting cultural exchange and a neat opportunity to make potentially life-long friends around the world. The Goals •

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To give all children an understanding and appreciation of the world beyond their own doorstep and to establish a curiosity for the world through the arts. To gain an understanding of different cultures to see, not only how different they may be, but also to establish how children around the world are very similar as well. To inspire children’s appreciation of the arts from around the world. To start friendships with children in other parts of the world. To bring children together!

In September Matua B will visit these schools as they start off their new academic year and perhaps teach them some waiata from Aotearoa. By then also perhaps, pupils will be exchanging further material and communications. This initiative reflects the school’s first Local Curriculum Goal Students will have a better understanding of, and be able to make confident and safe use of both our local environment and those further afield and gain some perspective of life beyond Havelock School. Photo 1 – pupils opening their packs Photo 2 – Yrs 3 – 5 singing the song they composed with Jon at assembly Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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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. Bonsai workshop: Tutors: Rod Wegener & John Simpson. Date: 28 May. Limited to 10 people. Cost: $50 Each participant will be given a plant & pot and shown all the processes and techniques from choosing suitable plants, soil, fertilising, repotting, styling, shaping, wiring, nursery & pruning skills and ongoing care. Participants will work on their own plant. Worksheets will be handed out and books will be on display along with many bonsai plants. Cheese Making: Tutor: Simon Lamb Date and details: Yet to be arranged. Pasta Making: Tutor: Piero Rocco. Date and details: Yet to be arranged. First Aid course: Tutor: Triple One Care. Date: Saturday 4th June, 2016. Time: 9am – 4pm. Full course workplace certificate as well as revalidation. Both are on one day. Course Cost: $105 for full course $65 for revalidation. Growsafe/agrochemicals course: 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.

HARERE MAI NAUMAI As well as welcoming two new pupils this term we also welcome Betty Dillon as our new cleaner. It is an opportune time as of course the cleaning regimen is now quite different than previously with new toilets operating and new carpet throughout all classes. Although only on the job one week, Betty fits very easily into the school and we look forward to her contribution in an area that is often forgotten but so very necessary. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Can stay onsite in mobile home!

PEA STRAW Spray-free Pea Straw for sale at just $10 per bale. Phone 574 2323.

THANKS At the end of last term these senior lads helped prep some firewood for a worthy cause. Nice one guys, you’re legends. GRUNTS AND EYE ROLLS FINDING A BETTER WAY TO COMMUNICATE By Angie Wilcock

Sometimes it can be very frustrating communicating with an adolescent. The old saying “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it” is particularly relevant when dealing with adolescents. Not only are they undergoing huge personal physical, social, psychological and emotional change, but communication patterns are also undergoing a transformation. This is NOT the time to throw your hands up and say “My house (class), my rules”. This is a time to think about how we can communicate more effectively to build on what is hopefully a positive relationship. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Consider these strategies: I. Talk less and listen more! 

Adolescents are not children – they often want to talk less, and we need to be better at either picking up the right cues to open a conversation, or when to simply listen and not talk (or offer unsolicited advice!) at all.

Read the full article on the Generation Next blog

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POOL KEYS Thanks to all who have handed their key back in to date for the $20 bond. The following remain outstanding: 6, 11, 16, 29, 33, 36, 37, 38, 49, 59 and 60. Please check your key storage areas so we can tidy up this for the winter. It is hoped the pool will be open around Labour Weekend for the next summer season. NEARLY COMPLETE The list of items remaining outstanding before our renovations are complete is diminishing with the items getting finer and finer. The photo gives an idea of how it looks in the new area adjacent to the toilet and classrooms.

Students are remaining clear of the southern side as there is still some external work to be completed but the toilets are in operation and likewise the storage areas. The Autex wall linings are due to go up on Monday 23 May. Hand rails, sliding doors, bag hooks, the last of the painting and concrete work are yet to be done. By the end of that same week it is envisaged that all will be complete. This project started before Christmas last year and everyone is looking forward to its completion. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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