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VOLUME 157 NUMBER 11 ~ TERM 3 WEEK 2 WEDNESDAY 2 AUGUST 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 157:12 published Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 closes Thursday 10 Aug 2017.

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Franklin Delano ROOSEVELT

32nd President of the USA

CALENDAR * Further information elsewhere in the newsletter. 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 Assembly 14:15 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 Thu 31 Aug Parent Teacher Health Hui (KoS/Puberty/Cons)* 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.

NAU MAI HAERE MAI HAERE RA KA KITE ANO The end of Term 2 saw Kaytie and Ashley Mulholland move to the Wakamarina. Best wishes. The first day of Term 3 saw Levi Gilbert join Kaituna and just this week Kayleigh Lawrence joins Kaituna as well. Welcome and enjoy all that’s coming.

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KIA ORA TATOU, NGA MIHI NUI Great to see everyone back safe and sound. It has been noted that more than a few have added some height in those two weeks. Welcome to Term 3 or the second semester depending on how you want to put it. As you can see from the front-page calendar, much is already planned and indeed underway. We have entitled the unit… The Term 3 theme is centred around music that can be made in the garage from all sorts of objects. Investigating noise, exploring sound, designing sound and soundscapes and making “instruments” to make music, is what it’s all about. It might be a stretch to call the result music but sound often sets a theme or mood and so we’re collectively looking forward to the results. If you see or hear junior out in the garage or shed knocking something together (or something apart) it may be for a good reason. Also listed on the front page is the Pelorus Cluster’s Interschool Cross Country event being run in Canvastown on Friday 25 Aug. Needless to say the time has come for all of us to find our trainers and be ready each day from here on to do some running. Our usual practice run involves the lower segment of the waterfall track. Another area we may look to use is the Motu Weka Pathway. Please ensure junior has sensible running shoes. By and large both the runners and junior should stay dry and not attract too much mud. A small group is preparing for the Marlborough Cross Country Champs on Wed 9 Aug staged on the Wither Hills. This term sees the school collectively work through the Keeping Ourselves Safe unit and information specific about this will come home in mid-August with students. This safety unit is run in conjunction with the Police. The school has already met with Josh Reidie the newly appointed School Community Officer. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Likewise, seniors will be working through their Pubertal Change unit. Prep material should have come home before you read this newsletter. As always, should there be something staff can help with, please make contact with the appropriate person.

MatuaB

YOUNG LEADER AWARD Sir Peter Blake believed in the incredible potential of young kiwis to achieve great things. He knew that inspiring leaders of any age could be found in every corner of New Zealand. Sir Peter showed all of us there are leaders and there are dreamers. Leaders make things happen. Dreamers have a vision. The truly special people do both. In that spirit, and in partnership with Westpac, the Sir Peter Blake Trust’s Young Leader Awards celebrate young people whose outstanding leadership uplifts their school community. Each year, one award is open to a Year 5 – 8 student in every NZ Primary and Intermediate school during Leadership Week. At a special assembly to end the term, Shane Neal of Westpac Picton, presented to Aroha Ward this award. You may have seen it in the weekend papers not long afterwards. The award citation read, This young wahine has, right through her primary years, been a quiet leader without needing to be. Aroha is able to work alongside peers, younger students and adults alike, relationships being relaxed and productive. Although slight in stature, there lies within Aroha a strength of character and strong work ethic which is applied doing good things in her school, home, and community. Being thoughtful and considerate of others and willing to take on extra duties doing them well, makes her an exemplary role model. Aroha does all the above with an infectious smile and just the right mix of humour - she is indeed WAHINE TAUIRA. Congratulations Aroha and also to your mum and dad. Well deserved. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Wed 12 July was dry but very cool but that didn’t deter over half a dozen school and communtiy volunteers who met the call to help plant a variety of plants in and around our new playground. In just under two hours the job was done. Given the temperature a picnic lunch would have been a step too far. Thanks to all who lent a hand and Thanks to Rachel for pulling it together.

PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN After an introductory period through February this year, the school has moved to the new norm of all students wearing a Hi-Vis vest to and from school. Notwithstanding the human element which allows for the odd time when temporarily lost etc, this initiative has received the “thumbs-up” from virtually every quarter including our bus driver, police and parents. Thanks for helping. In discussion with a parent recently, the point was raised about what other schools are doing as regards protecting children’s heads and brains. More than a few schools around the country require any/all pupils biking or scootering to or from school to wear an approved (bike) helmet and wear it correctly. This is even the rule when scootering during school breaks… skateboards, skates???? Given the nature of our local roads and the traffic that uses them, it may be time for a wider debate. The right habits when crossing roads are reinforced at school with particular routines helps our pupils. But it is enough? The Police recommend that students cycling to school without supervision should be 10 years old. Students need to be aware and trained in the road rules before riding their bike on the road. Younger students biking is fine as long as they are supervised by a parent. kenepuru were recently looking at Nursery Rhymes… and what happens next

Miss Polly had a Dolly. I’ll be back in the morning with the bill, bill, bill… The doctor came with two pill, pill, pills. He gave them to the dolls to fix their chill, chill, chills. The dolls got better and had a tea party, with jelly, cakes and some vegetables. Ellie

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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.

HAVE YOUR SAY… ABOUT HAVELOCK SPEED LIMITS.

Thursday 10 August Havelock Town Hall, Main Road, Havelock 9am - 12pm This is our chance to have our say about the speed limit in Havelock. If you would like the 50kph speed limit pushed out so it is safer for our children to walk to school then now is the time to have your say. If you are unable to make it then please could you write a letter and I will drop it off - hand in at the Havelock Motels reception or email to katrinahodel@gmail.com Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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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. Term 3 sees these three parents again “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 usual precautions and care should continue.

CLUSTER TECH CHALLENGE – WAITARIA BAY This challenge is held annually and hosted by Waitaria Bay School. Comprising a math and technology challenge, teams of three work to solve problems with their acumen and engineering skills. Rai Valley took out the top score with both Linkwater teams claiming runner-up status. Thanks to Ben for driving our two teams and the Rai Valley crew out to the Kenepuru. Jessie, André, Taylor, George, Hannah, Kaytie and Conor enjoyed their day but were unable to mass enough points from their two challenges, the latter being designing and building puppets and a script to present. Overall they were placed somewhere in the middle of the ten teams. Thanks from Waitaria Bay to all the school parent helpers, a great team of parents, and also for the enthusiasm and focus from all the participants. A great day was had and the kids really did everyone proud. 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 Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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The Electoral Commission is looking for a large number of staff to help deliver the 2017 General Election in the Kaikouira 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 you then please apply online here… http://www.elections.org.nz/events/2017-general-election/working-2017-general-election Simon Caley, Returning Officer 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

SOUTHERN KATIPO 2017

PUBLIC MEETING + EXERCISE BRIEFING HAVELOCK TOWN HALL SUPPER ROOM 7pm 17 August 2017

This year more than 2000 military personnel will be in the Marlborough, Kaikoura, Tasman, Nelson and Buller Regions over the month of October and November 2017. MORE INFORMATION HERE https://www.facebook.com/SouthernKatipo/ We are still looking for Role Players. If you would like to get involved and play a part in this year’s exercise, please contact Barbara or Chris Faulls to register your interest and find out more. cbfaulls@xtra.co.nz or (03)574 2806. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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IF YOU WANT YOUR SHEEP SHORN… GIVE ROGER A CALL 03 571 6326

Are you registered for LOOP the easiest way to order and pay online for your child’s Book Club order? For the rest of the school year you will be offered a Bonus Book choice on every consecutive order from now to Christmas 2017. To register head to… http://www.scholastic.co.nz/parents/lucky-book-club/.

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HAIRY MUSSEL CO PACK HOUSE LIFTER The Hairy Team are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic individual to join their Pack House team. The successful applicant must be physically fit, reliable and honest with an eye for detail. An ability to work well in a team environment is important. A full Drivers’ License is essential and a Fork Lift License would be an advantage. Compliance to Health & Safety and Food Safety policies is imperative. The Hairy Mussel Co has a strict alcohol and drug policy. Duties will include: * Stacking orders on pallets involving heavy lifting * Driving Forklift to load trucks and move stock * Pick up Mussel harvests and prepare Pack House for daily processing of orders Email CV and cover letter to hmco@hairymussel.co.nz Junior Badminton Junior Badminton (for 7-15 year olds) is on Mondays from 5:306:30pm at St Mary's Hall, cnr Hodson & Francis Streets. Come along to learn about badminton and have fun. $30 per term or $5 a night. Please wear non-marking shoes and bring a drink bottle. For more info ph Anna or Mike 579-1954 or see our website at: w ww.sporty.co.nz/blenheimbadminton

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REAP COURSES REAP's aim is to give the Rural Community support, the opportunity to partake in activities in their area and to provide a tutor for the activities chosen by those interested. These courses are being organised by Havelock Community Education Service with REAP support. Festive Bread Making Course ~ 7 Sep 11:00 – 3:00pm ~ Tutor Annette Michna-Konigstorfer $45 The Tutor will make a Christmas bread with cherries and chocolate and bring it pre-prepared and also have a masterclass to show you what to do. At this course you will make an easy version of Croissant dough ready to take home and finish in your own ovens. We can also make tortillas, crumpets, steamed, filled buns called "bao", bagels or English muffins. And perhaps, if time allows, (depending on the number attending) another masterclass in making yummy one hour buns starting with a cold oven. All things that are easy and can be shared with family and friends for Christmas lunch or any day, frozen for school lunches and we can make it all on one household stove. First Aid Course ~ Oct ~ Tutor Triple One Care. Both Certificated workplace full course and revalidation. TBA 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, for further information - 574 2176 ritacollet@clear.net.nz www.peloruspeople.org.nz/hces Over the holidays two technicians from Metrotest spent a day working carefully through the school checking every electrical device they could find. It was a timely exercise and the school is set to have its next check in 2022. This servicing was courtesy of the Mark and Sheila Goldthorpe whose children all at some stage passed through our classrooms. Thank you very much.

BYOD? BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE… but which one and when? Increasingly both primary and secondary schools are not only allowing students to bring their one devices but actively encouraging them. At this time of year parents of Y8 students will be starting to wonder what this device might look like. Here at Havelock, with the growing use of online resources, similar thinking for seniors might also be up for debate. There is always pressure for the school to have on hand enough devices for students. Questions like when, what, cost, being safe, travel, security etc are all in the mix. Should you be thinking about a purchase the guide below is very useful. The link will give some insight into BYOD at the Marlborough colleges http://www.mgc.school.nz/enrolment/byod-at-mgc Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Captain’s Daughter Bar & Bistro

72 Main Rd Havelock Ph 574 2440

Bookings Recommended

August Events at the Captain’s Daughter Friday 5 Aug “Brian Sloan” 7:00pm Back by popular demand – a great Neil Young fan Friday 11 Aug “Quiz Night” 7:00pm This is a fundraiser for the Green Party $5– max 6 pax/team Friday 18 Aug “With Strings Attached” 7:00pm American & Irish folk music Wednesday 23 Aug “Wine Night” 6:30pm Red Stag wines – 5 wines, 5 courses $60 – pp bookings essential Friday 25 Aug “Riverwood” 7:00pm A new trio for us - country, blues and old favourites

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