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VOLUME 156 NUMBER 07 ~ TERM 2 WEEK 04 WEDNESDAY 25 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 #08 published Wed 8 June closes Thu 2 June.

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Dance like nobody is watching because they’re not – they are all checking their phones. CALENDAR Mon 23 May Tue 24 May Wed 25 May Thu 26 May Mon 30 May Thu 2 Jun Fri 3 Jun Mon 6 Jun Thu 9 Jun Fri 10 Jun

* Further information elsewhere in the newsletter.

Tech Y7/8 Maud Island overnighter – Mrs Wearing School & Community Library Meeting 15:30 Reading Recovery Workshop - Mrs Eden Tech Y7/8 60 Degrees ~ trying the right angle * Young Leaders Day Nelson – Mr B Queen’s Birthday holiday Marlborough principals Kaikoura Pelorus Disco * New board takes office Mon 13 Jun Tech Y7/8 Life Education Thu 16 Jun EOTC Workshop Nelson – Mrs Eden Board of Trustees Hautū Hui 18:00

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 Azzazel Powell and Milla Boardman who have just joined Kaituna. Wishing you all many successes. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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HAVELOCK SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES DECLARATION OF PARENT ELECTION RESULTZS At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was equal to the number of vacancies required to be filled, I hereby declare the following duly elected: Spencer Kingi Dean Steele Ben Roborgh Accordingly, no election will need to take place. The new board will take office on Friday 10 June 2016. Amanda McQuarrie Returning Officer

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 preschoolers. $2 donation per family. Morning tea provided.

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RECOGNISED RECENTLY acknowledging recent achievement, effort and commensurate reward Reading 25 nights Sara Aston-Butterfield, Hazley Hrstich 50 nights Zoe Luscombe, Ari Tremain, Shianne Bailey-Gatchell, Andre Meuggenburg-Swanston, Kimberley Pulham, Jack Mulholland, Ashley Mulholland, Dakota Tyson, Kaedyn Pulham, Kaleb Lawrence 75 nights Maryanne Rimene-Solomon, Lucas Skipper, Sakura UrakawaMurdoch, Anika McPhee, Tyrani Stewart, Aroha Ward, Olivia Johnson, Boyd Elvy, Kane Elvy, George Robbins, Alex Steele, Ashelyn Horton-Smith, Tyla-Rose Illsley-Slape, Chloe Hackett, Alfie Foote, Manawa Ward, Hunter Elvy, Abbey Lawrence, Josh Steele, William King, Ellie Gatjens, Curtis McKay, Bailey McLean-Waltho, Ayla McPhee, Phynix Lagden, Alex Garland, Emma McCauley, Tane Ward, Molly-Jo Munro, Ben Robbins, Courtney Brownlee, Drew O’Donnell, Max Skehan, Conor Clark, Kelan Bailey, Caleb Bailey-Gatchell, Isla Baillie, Hannah Roborgh 100 nights Jordan Lawrence, Tayla Munro, Ashelyn Horton-Smith, Jessie Gatjens, Josh Steele, Skye Gatjens, Liddy Horton-Smith 150 nights Tiabeina Obetaia

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

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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.

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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)

Annual General Meeting of Havelock Museum Society Inc. 10:00 am Thursday 28th July 2016 Havelock Pavilion Agenda  Adoption of Chairperson’s Annual Report  Adoption of financial accounts  Election of Committee Representatives & Reviewer  Any other Business All members and any intending members are invited to attend. R. Jacobson Secretary Note: Apologies for the incorrect month in the last newsletter Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS COMMUNITY VEHICLE TRUST Do you need to go to Nelson for a medical appointment? Is the driving difficult or even impossible and the family and friends reluctant to take you there? There is now a Marlborough Sounds Community Vehicle Trust. The object of the Trust is to carry persons who cannot drive, for whatever reason, to Medical appointments in Nelson. Membership of the Trust will cost $15 per annum. There will be a small charge for the journey and any member who lives in the Picton/Waikawa area or anywhere along Queen Charlotte Drive or State Highway 6 from Havelock to Rai Valley is eligible. It would be impracticable to divert from those roads but a pick up anywhere along those roads will be done. If you would like to know more contact:- 03 574 1311 or soundsvehicle@gmail.com

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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! DRY FIREWOOD Gum, Douglas Fir, Lawson mix $240 (COD) for 3.6m3 load. Phone Rose 574 2954 or Tish 574 1416. RECENT TECH CHALLENGES Coming to grips with software, firmware and hardware and then making them work together continues to challenge senior students at the Marlborough Technology Centre. Having made all the parts handshake, arranging the instructions to perform

the desired pattern stretched both mind and spirit. Whilst very obedient, machines’ binary code is very dumb, it’s the programmer that is clever… well perhaps only after a few more year’s practice. Students enjoyed the making followed by engineering the instructions. To date… mixed results. More fine-tuning next week. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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“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

AUDITIONS Marlborough Children’s and Youth Theatre and Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust, are producing Oliver! The Musical. Please enquire at school office for audition packs which have all the information you need. Audition packs and song sheets, and character descriptions are available at the box office at the old theatre in Arthur Street. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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MARLBOROUGH CAREERS EVENING When: Time: Where:

Monday 20 June 7– 9pm Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 Kinross Street Blenheim

Come and find out about careers that you are interested in or don’t even know about, yet! Talk to providers from:  Armed Forces  Universities  Polytechnics/Institutes of Technology  Private Tertiary Providers  Industry Training Organisations  Service Careers  Local Businesses

All students and parents are welcome

SENIOR EXPERIENCED PRODUCTION WORKER REQUIRED Dry Food NZ Ltd is focused on the development and manufacturing of superior quality powders and oils sourced from the biodiversity of New Zealand. Dry Food NZ has recently invested to significantly increase its production capacity with expanded chiller space, a new powder production room area, and enhanced drying capabilities. Based in Havelock, we require a production worker who enjoys working in a team, has a good level of fitness and has a flexible approach to their work environment. If you are a switched on hard worker please email your CV to sillsley@dfnz.co with a handwritten cover letter (pdf). Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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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

A dementia-friendly New Zealand / Aotearoa

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. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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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. BLENHEIM ROLLER SKATING CLUB DISCO When Friday June 3, 2016 Time 5 - 8pm Where Skating Rink on Stephenson Street next to the hockey turf Cost $2.00 with your own skates $5.00 hire some of our skates Bring

Warm jacket, gloves, your helmet (decorate it if you want) and your socks.

Sausage sizzle available or bring your own food. Drinks and goodies available for purchase. Games and music. Spot prizes. Come and have a boogie. If wet will be the following Friday. For more information, phone 027 765 3522 POOL KEYS Thanks to all who have handed their key back in to date for the $20 bond. The following remain outstanding: 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. Mauri Ora nā 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. Bonsai Workshop: Tutors: Rod Wegener & John Simpson. Date: 28th July. Time: 10am Cost: $50. Each participant will be given a plant & pot and be 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 own plant. Worksheets will be handed out and books will be on display along with many bonsai plants. Limited to 10 people. . 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 18th 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. Butchery: Have had some requests for this. Have found a tutor and just need to do the costings. Need just three more students and it can be arranged. NOTE! Some dates have changed. Hoping for some more participants to fill those courses which I have not yet set dates for. 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 on 574 2176 or email at ritacollet@clear.net.nz Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Can stay onsite in mobile home!

READING TOGETHER PROGRAMME Keep an eye out for the invitation to join this popular and worthwhile series of workshops which help strengthen the learning triangle. INTERVIEW TIMES Teachers are currently drafting mid-year reports on students’ progress and achievement. The learning conferences are set up online and will start on Tuesday 21 June. Goto https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code and enter saxpk You can pick days, times and teachers etc… first in. By adding your email you can generate an automatic reminder. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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POTENTIAL CHANGES TO LEARNING AREAS From the first newsletter of the year… 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. Enrolments have continued largely as predicted albeit in a slightly delayed timeframe. Our roll today stands at 75 students, one short of a tipping point relating to MoE entitlement staffing. A further five known enrolments are anticipated before Term 4 and so the Community Classroom will need to revert to a learning area for the largest cohort in the school, namely our Year 3 students. Already staff are referring to the former Room 1 as Kenepuru in keeping with the school’s analogous links with the water ways of Te Hoiere. A teacher new to the school is being finalised to fill the limited tenure position. The foreseeable start date for the position and learning area seems to be 20 June, assuming anticipated roll numbers eventuate. Year Gps 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 2 1 0

May-16 Pel Wak Kai 4 12 7 7 9 19 1 10 6

Pel 4 12 7

Jul-16 Wak Ken Kai

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The table gives as accurate a picture as can be predicted at this stage. Clearly there will be a point (20 June) when the actual transition from three to four classes will take place. Given the cohort profile of the school, it is the Year 3 and 5 students who will move to different learning areas.

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An extra twist to the above is the timing of our principal’s sabbatical 10 leave from July through to the 6 beginning of Term 4. This leave means 2 that Mrs Eden will be Acting Principal 30 29 16 23 16 21 18 and Mrs Wearing Acting Deputy for Total 75 78 the duration. With the exception of the Feuerstein and Reading Recovery programmes, Mrs Eden will be released from teaching duties and Wakamarina will have another teacher new to the school from 4 July to 23 Sep (end Term 3). It is more than likely that whilst two new teachers will be part of the staff shortly, they are not likely to be entirely unknown to students. Although anticipated early in the year, the reality will remain exciting as the time draws nearer with a better balance of numbers, ages and stages across the school.

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FROM GUM TREES TO CASH As with most fairy tales there is a twist. So too with this story. DoC, you may have noticed is dropping the large gum trees that have formed an increasingly impressive backdrop to the port at the bottom of Lawrence St, Havelock Quay and Outram St. It has offered the school the opportunity to convert them into funds. With no magic wand at hand the school will need to muster chainsaws, splitters, trailers and muscle, not to mention the scones, tea, coffee and other liquid replacement therapy so the wish can be turned into reality. At some stage in the not too distant future the call will go out to circle a date on the calendar so the conversion process can begin. Thanks for your help in anticipation.

Once the reading certificates were given out there were not very many students left to give the well-deserved applause. Great to see reading being done regularly beyond the classroom. As a parent, don’t forget to ask the reader a couple of questions about what they have read. After all, reading is done for the sole purpose of gaining meaning, without it there is literally no point.

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ONE HUNDRED PLUS NIGHTS… AND COUNTING Tayla, Ashelyn, Skye, Jordan, Skye, Tiabiena, Josh and Liddy proudly showing their certificates. Well done! Reading remains of course the fundamental skill on which almost all other learning is reliant. Daily practice is so crucial as it aids fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, imagination, thinking, empathy, writing, spelling, dialogue, research/inquiry, discernment… need more be said. Thanks to all the mums and dads who put all these things ahead of other stuff that needs doing every day.

Friday the 10th of June in the School Hall Years 1 – 4 from 4:00pm to 5:30 pm Years 5 – 8 from 5:45pm to 7:30 pm The theme is… Come in a costume that’s ready to glow! Small inexpensive (<$5) neon lights will be on sale but feel free to bring your own. Gold coin entry – proceeds to the Pelorus Wellington trip in Term 4

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Beverages and snacks will also be on sale Fruit juice - $1  Slice $1  Cookies (2) $1.50  Chips s/v $1.50 

Muffins $1 Chips ch $1.50

Music, dancing and games/activities with small prizes Supervised by school staff and parents Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Captain’s Daughter 72 Main Rd Havelock Ph 574 2440

Coming Events June 4th ~ Quiz Night Kicks off at 6:30 pm Bookings essential June 10th ~ Ian Chapman Rock Guitarist Plus, plus, plus 7:00 pm June 18th ~ Mid-Winter Christmas Dinner Dance with local band “Vintage Vibes” Turkey with all the trimmings Plus Xmas pud $40.00pp Bookings essential 6:30 pm

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