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VOLUME 157 NUMBER 10 ~ TERM 2 WEEK 10 WEDNESDAY 5 JULY 2017

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 157:11 published Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 closes Thursday 27 Jul 2017.

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Margaret Mead

CALENDAR * Further information elsewhere in the newsletter. Wed 5 Jul PT Workshop – Thinking & Learner Agency * Fri 7 Jul End of Term 2 Mon 24 Jul Term 3 opens Tech Y7/8 (2.1) Marlborough Tech Centre Mon 31 Jul Tech Y7/8 (2.2) Marlborough Tech Centre Tue 1 Aug Reading Together Prog 4/4 Mon 7 Aug Tech Y7/8 (2.3) Marlborough Tech Centre Wed 9 Aug Marlborough X-Country Champs Mon 14 Aug Tech Y7/8 (2.4) Marlborough Tech Centre Aug Board of Trustees Meeting Tue 15 Aug MGC Intro Evening Fri 18 Aug Country Schools Tech Challenge – MTC Mon 21 Aug Tech Y7/8 (2.5) Marlborough Tech Centre Fri 25 Aug Pelorus Cluster X-Country – Canvastown Mon 28 Aug Tech Y7/8 (2.6) Marlborough Tech Centre Fri 1 Sep Teacher-Only Day

www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar Click item for status and/or info. See also our smart phone PTC app.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy July Holiday Break! Do stuff, have fun, look after someone, do something new, say thanks, visit a museum, do some running, make memories. Come back safe and happy. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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KIA ORA TATOU, NGA MIHI NUI Thanks to all those who arranged a time to meet with their children’s classroom teachers. The exchange of information is always of benefit to all three of the learning partners. We will be making contact with those who have so far been unable to meet. These learning conferences will likely take place early in Term 3. You will note that the Pelorus X-Country hosted by Canvastown is marked on the calendar for Friday 25 August. This has been moved a fortnight later than originally scheduled as the school will be hosting ERO that week. Perhaps a small advantage for us is that it allows a little more time for training which all classes will be doing from Term 3. As most of our training and of course the event itself, involves mud, water and soft going, please provide junior with an old pair of joggers that can perhaps be left at school for the duration. We don’t encourage running in bare feet and want all children to participate. The Marlborough Schools’ X-Country has also been rescheduled and brought forward due to other sports exchanges and inter-provincials. It is now in the middle of Week 3 of Term 3 – Wednesday 9 August. This event usually involves the Wither Hills and although our school will not yet have had its event, we are keen for some of our students to participate. Fairhall School is the host. Our teachers will be discussing with students who might look likely to represent our school at this event. Anyone who is keen I guess will be out getting a little muddy over the holidays. Another item in terms of looking ahead is a TeacherOnly Day on Friday 1 Sept – worth marking on your calendar at home. Technology for our Year 7/8 students kicks off again on the first Monday of the term and runs for 9 of the 10 weeks. The bus leaves at 08:50 and returns at 15:00. Students are reminded to wear closed-in shoes and have long hair tied back. Next term sees the school collectively work through the Keeping Ourselves Safe unit and information specific about this will come home prior with students. Likewise, seniors will be working through their Pubertal Change unit and material will come home in preparation prior to that getting underway. In anticipation then, a busy term ahead and we have not even quite finished this one. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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This week we welcome Frith Chamberlain who takes over the Grounds and Caretaking duties from Chris Johnson who has been doing them for us for the last few months. Chris has now moved to other employment and we thank him for his time and efforts around the school. Thankfully we only have a battle with the leaves once a year – great in summer but a problem in winter. Best wishes to Chris and a warm welcome to Frith. Recently we farewelled Summer Packer and also Sean Wilbore-Gore. We wish them well, both back in familiar territory. Next newsletter we hope to report on the Cluster Tech/Math Challenge hosted last week by Waitaria Bay School. Two teams entered from Havelock enduring the drive there and back.

Anyone even casually observing the above will note that the tunnels and mounds have been formed thanks to Gary, Jamie and the team from Lawrences. One lunch time last week students were allowed to explore the developing area for a few minutes, having been patient for so long. Work will be continuing and it is planned to have it operational by Christmas, if not before. Some larger items have been ordered and will need to be installed as the final shape etc starts to emerge. The poor weather on Sunday effectively delayed the planned working bee to plant the mounds on the new playground. A new date is being planned for some time during the fortnight holiday. This will be communicated via Facebook and also via text to all those who have installed the PT Calendar app on their phone and opting to receive General texts. Wishing students, staff, trustees, parents and the wider school community a safe and restful break.

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SWEET ENOUGH According to the Ministries of Health and Education sugary drinks are a significant cause of poor oral health and contribute greatly to childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes. The Ministries also note sugary drink consumption is associated with problem behaviours and lowered academic achievement. Nelson Marlborough Health is encouraging schools and sports organisations to join the Sweet Enough Water Only programme and adopt water and plain milk only guidelines. By joining, they are making a commitment to create healthy drink environments for our kids. Havelock School has recently joined the growing list of organisations. Follow this link to see which other schools and organisations have already got on board and are doing their best to create healthy drink environments for our kids: https://www.nmdhb.govt.nz/campaigns/tap-into-water/sweet-enough-water-only/ Essentially the guidelines seek to ensure students and parents receive clear and consistent messages about the importance of healthy choices and the impact of sugary drinks by: • continuing to educate students about the importance of healthy drink choices and the benefits of consuming water • actively promoting water as the best option in school publications • ensuring staff commitment to model healthy drinking habits • creating an enabling environment by: • actively discouraging sugary drinks being brought to school by students • providing water (and plain reduced fat milk) as the only drink option for students • allowing students access to water during class time • ensuring school lunch options don’t include sugary drinks • ensuring sports teams will use water as their preferred source of hydration Friday lunch order forms do not list any drink options. Water from the filtered school supply and/or plain reduced fat milk courtesy of Fonterra are provided free every day.

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100 nights 125 nights 150 nights

READING NIGHTS

Falcon Pope, Ollie Foote, William King, Manawa Ward Emily Lawrence, Curtis Mckay, Cushla Brownlee, Mia Higgins, Max Skehan, Ashelyn Horton-Smith Hannah Roborgh

MORNING CROSSING Thanks to Rik, Asha and Ayumi the last couple of weeks has seen a parent covering the five days during the week from 08:30 to 08:55. The consensus amongst this group is for the trial to become the new norm. It will be some time yet before traffic volumes might diminish and even then it only takes one error to create a catastrophe. So next term these three parents will again be “on patrol.” Six or seven adults would make an ideal number, each covering a day and leaving a reserve just in case. If you can help, then please make contact through the office. Please be aware the school cannot guarantee that an adult will be on station everyday so current precautions and care should continue.

DOUBLE DOLPHIN AWARDS The Term 2 theme for Kiwi Can is Respect and the following students were recently recognised with a DOUBLE DOLPHIN Award relating especially to Respect for school, class or others.

Congratulations to…

Aroha Ward Skye Gatjens Courtney Brownlee Stevie Tompson

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FIRST COMPETITION

By Tyla-Rose Illsley-Slape

Tyla-Rose woke up on Sunday morning with butterflies in her tummy. Today was the day she got to go riding in her first ever competitive trail ride.

At 7:20am, just on light, and in the freezing cold, she was dropped off a couple of

kilometres down the Wakamarina Road at Spud’s house. Spud is an experienced

horse rider, someone who Tyla-Rose would like to be like one day. The trained

horses took literally seconds to get on the horse float and before long they were on their way.

After a good hour of driving with the occasional stops to let cars go past and to check

the horses, they were looking for 88 Valley Road, the venue for the last trail ride

of the season for the Nelson Bays Trail Riding. They didn’t need to look too hard for ride base because it was pretty obvious which paddock was filling up with various shapes and colours of horse floats.

Spud went and registered both horses and riders, while Tyla-Rose brushed down

and saddled up Meko and Holly. The group they were riding in included Billie, Charlie, Leah and Mrs. Wearing.

Tyla-Rose’s heart began to beat hard and fast as she waited in anticipation at the start line. This

being her first time riding Meko, she was unsure how he would behave.

After a few dark green

grassy cow paddocks, that Tyla-Rose was not used to seeing at this time of year up her valley, they came across this massive hill.

The other riders

wanted to canter up there to burn some energy off their hyped-up horses. Tyla-Rose was concerned. She asked, “How do I control Meko?”

“You just need to push the right buttons at the right times,” replied Mrs. Wearing. “So, what happens if I press this button asked Tyla-Rose?”

Before Mrs. Wearing

could reply Meko took off like a lightning bolt. Tyla-Rose’s eyes were watering, she knew he was fast, but not that fast.

They rode through big mobs of sheep and a few deer paddocks, the views were

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hills in between. A few photos were

taken and shared on Facebook later that night for everyone to see.

They carried on riding down the hill and at the bottom there was a

farm worker cutting down some trees with a chainsaw.

He did stop but

Billie’s horse got spooked quite a lot

and when next cantering she got bucked off, but it took at least four bucks to get Billie on to the ground.

Like any good friend, Spud swapped horses to help Billie out. Before they got

to

the

finish

line

everyone

walked, not because they were tired but to lower the horses’ heart beats,

because in a competitive trail ride there are vets who check these at the

end of the race, as a horse can be disqualified if the heart beat is too high.

Sadly, Spud and Billie were eliminated from the competition because they’d

switched horses. During the prize giving Tyla-Rose realized her name hadn’t been

called out, so she went up with Mrs. Wearing to get it sorted. The reason she hadn’t been given an award was because Spud hadn’t completed the registration form

correctly but, luckily, the mistake was easily fixed and she got fifth place, even though it was her first competition and was given a purple ribbon. massive smile all the way home.

She had a

The above gives an example of how writing is progressing amongst some of the seniors. Congratulations to those giving it their all. Like all good things, it takes effort, perseverance and guidance to grow the skills and polish a piece of work. Looking forward to more. Here’s another from Wakamarina.

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Kaytie Mulholland’s Version A very fierce and colourful bird tiptoed out of his cave. He was looking for something new to add to his special collection. He liked shiny things. He liked delicious food. He liked fancy stuff. In fact, he liked all sorts of stuff especially other people's shiny stuff. One day the sneaky bird saw another bird playing with food and juggling it. The sneaky bird decided to take the food off the other bird. First the sneaky bird pushed and stood on the other bird and then he took the grape, blueberries and flowers back to his cave. Another day he went out of his cave and saw a small blue bird watching bugs. He saw a red ladybug and the sneaky bird wanted to take it so he did and then the little bird did not have anything to play with. When the little blue bird found a caterpillar, again the sneaky bird got it and took it back to his cave. The next day he saw a lovely bird that had a nest and three eggs. He pecked the bird and grabbed the nest with his beak and pulled it back to his cave. Then he went back and stole her three eggs and took them back to his collection. A few days later he saw a sunflower and as he was looking up he saw the sun. He decided to fly all the way up onto a cloud right next to the sun. He took the red spikes off the sun. The sun started to throw spikes at him. He dodged all of them except two. Then the sun was all gone apart from its face. The bird grabbed it and flew all the way home in the dark. He went into his cave and put it in his collection along with the ladybug, caterpillar, three eggs, grape, flowers and blueberries. All of the plants started to die. The sneaky bird felt miserable. It was very cold. Suddenly the little blue bird came out of nowhere and ran around picking up bits of the sun. He was trying to create the sun and it was going good. He was very capable at building things. The little blue bird carefully got the pieces of sun next to the sneaky bird and took them to carry on building the sun. Suddenly the sneaky bird woke up and grabbed the rest of the sun bits. Then they both got along and built the rest of the sun together. The sun started to glow and the two birds did a little dance but... they needed the sun’s face. So the sneaky bird went to go get the sun’s face. They put it together and they returned everything to the other birds. The sun rose up and everything was right in the world. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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THE ROBOTS ARE COMING, BUT WE’RE READY That’s not entirely true. Really, if we looked around, the robots aren’t coming, they’re already here! Automation is everywhere; driverless cars really are a thing, there’s the self-service checkouts that we don’t even think about anymore, the self-service check-ins before we board, and the range and scale of automation in our businesses is incredible. I watched the recent ‘What Next’ series on TV, hosted by John Campbell, Nigel Latta and their crew of ‘futurists’. Although the format wasn’t for everyone, I watched and was both intrigued and inspired. I was inspired because something close to my heart (in my work, but also as a parent) is playing out in Marlborough that has implications not only for our kids’ future prospects, but also for our region’s. I have 3 daughters all under 7. We’ve all heard, and it’s becoming increasingly clearer, that the majority of jobs that will be available to them when it’s time for them to leave school, probably don’t even exist yet. Technology advances are changing our industries and employment markets rapidly. The challenge for our teachers and schools is to teach our children the skills they need for jobs that we can’t even imagine. The key skill sets of the workforce of the future are different. To achieve results, it will be less important for my children to be able to recite a lot of factual knowledge. Much more important will be the ability to bring the right people with the right ideas together to complete a project or achieve a common goal. Our kids will need to work together with others who have diverse ideas and backgrounds, they’ll need to collaborate and share their knowledge. Key social skills such as the ability to build rapport, develop trust and show respect, are the skills that our kids need to learn today to be successful in the workforce of the future. Not only that, but our kids will go through several jobs and potentially several careers as technology quickly develops new industries and others fall to the side. Workers of the future need to have the resilience to push through these changes and take the ups with the downs and bounce back. So, why am I inspired by these prospects for the future? Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Simply because I have been involved with developing the Kiwi Can values programme in Marlborough primary schools over recent years – and the changes that I’ve outlined reinforce how entirely relevant and important programmes like this are. Our weekly Kiwi Can lessons (the four key themes are; positive relationships, respect, integrity and resilience) match the key skillsets needed for our workforce of the future. What is really encouraging, is that Marlborough has the biggest percentage uptake of Kiwi Can of any region in the country. Currently 40% of the region’s primary school kids are learning these key skills for the future in Kiwi Can (with more schools interested for 2018). Kiwi Can reinforces to our kids that - learning strategies to resolve conflict, the importance of taking on challenges, building resilience to bounce back when things don’t go as planned - are key skills to develop and not just add-ons to the 3 R’s! This can only be a positive for the prospects of our children, and the prospects of our region’s workforce (and community!). I recall a conversation four years ago with a new entrant teacher, just one term in from the introduction of Kiwi Can at her school. “Look at the changes in the kids already” she said, “just imagine once they are leaving here after having these positive messages reinforced every week through their entire schooling – think of the incredible culture that will result in the future”. That future isn’t far away and Marlborough is on track. ‘Future Marlborough – Skills for a New Generation’ is a function being held on Wednesday 5th July by the Graeme Dingle Foundation. If you would like to be part of the conversation about the skills our kids need for the Marlborough of tomorrow – please contact kelvin.watt@dinglefoundation.org.nz for more details of how to attend. A range of guest speakers will be in attendance, including Sir Graeme Dingle himself. Contributed by Kelvin Watt, Regional Manager, Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough P: 03 577 9323 M: 021 420 962 kelvin.watt@dinglefoundation.org.nz www.dinglefoundation.org.nz

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HAVELOCK COMMUNITY LIBRARY RAFFLE The Havelock Community Library would like to thank all who contributed to Scratchie raffle No. 5. And the winner is… No. 5. Ian Cameron.

MOVE’n’GROOVE

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. Check out our Facebook page. PEA STRAW Spray-free Pea Straw for sale at just $10 per bale. Phone 574 2323

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The Electoral Commission is looking for a large number of staff to help deliver the 2017 General Election in the KAIKOURA Electorate which covers Marlborough, Kaikoura, Hurunui and northern Canterbury/Waimakariri. Here’s what we’re looking for: BEFORE ELECTION DAY We’re looking for people to work both in Electorate Headquarters in BLENHEIM and our 6 Advance Voting Places in BLENHEIM, PICTON, KAIKOURA, CHEVIOT, AMBERLEY & HANMER SPRINGS. We’re looking for over 70 people to work in Electorate Headquarters and 70 in our 6 Advance Voting Places. ELECTION DAY We are looking for mobile managers, voting place managers, enquiry officers and issuing officers. We’ll have 64 Election Day Voting Places around the country and are looking for over 230 people to run them. All staff are trained and paid for the work, and it’s a great opportunity to be part of New Zealand’s biggest community event. If this sounds like then please apply online here… http://www.elections.org.nz/events/2017-general-election/working-2017-general-election Simon Caley, Returning Officer, Electoral Commission/Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri Headquarters Kaikoura Electorate, PO Box 844, 1 Grove Road, Blenheim 7240 Mobile 027 889 1620, Phone 03 578 6310, Fax 03 578 6312. http://www.elections.org.nz

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Captain’s Daughter Bar & Bistro

72 Main Rd Havelock Ph 574 2440

Bookings Recommended

July Events at the Captain’s Daughter Saturday 6 July “Mimosa” 7:00pm Gypsy folk duo from Aussie Friday 14 July “Denny Jude” 7:00pm Bluesman Wednesday 19 July “Wine Night” with FROMM WINES 6:30pm A popular night featuring… five wines matched with five course $60pp Bookings essential Friday 21 July “Sara Brown” 7:00pm Our very own Marlborough success story Friday 28 July “Steve Mitchell” 7:00pm Acoustic blues Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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