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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 #19 Published Wed 17 Dec closes Thu 11 Dec. WEDNESDAY 03 DECEMBER 2014 ~ TERM 4 WEEK 08 ~ VOLUME 154 NUMBER 18

QUOTE

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill

CALENDAR * Further information elsewhere in the newsletter. Mon 1 Dec Yrs 7/8 Tech (5/6) at MTC Lynton Downs School calls in Tue 2 Dec Board of Trustees Meeting Mon 8 Dec Yrs 7/8 Tech (6/6) at MTC Thu 11 Dec Yrs 7/8 Paintball/Dinner Fri 12 Dec Student Reports Issued Senior Graduation Mon 15 Dec Yr 6 Technology Centre Orientation Wed 17 Dec End of Year Assembly 18:30 – 20:00 Final newsletter published Fri 19 Dec Academic Year closes noon http://www.havelock.school.nz/index.php/calendar Click on item for status and/or info. See also our smart phone PTC app.

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THIS IS THE PENULTIMATE 2015 NEWSLETTER With the school shutting down on Friday 19 December the last newsletter for 2014 will be published on the Wednesday 17th. If you have material that needs to be out and about heralding activities in later December, January and early February, then please be advised that copy for issue 154:19 will close Thursday 11 December. PELORUS STUDENTS GET IN TOUCH WITH WW100 elorus Students’ Marlborough Museum and Omaka Heritage Centre Field Trip ~ Thursday 20 November 2014 As some of you will be aware the students from the senior class have, since late last term, been getting their heads around the Inquiry Lest We Forget - centred around the lives and times of the fallen of World War 1 whose names are engraved on the cenotaph in Havelock. Students are working in groups to collectively do the research and ultimately tell the stories of these young men. The unit will culminate on 25 April 2015 but without our current Year 8 students who are acting as leaders and supporting their teams in trying to find, collect and then collate the pieces of jigsaw into a cohesive result. John Orchard who has worked with us before has a superb range of resources and knowledge at his disposal and so spent a full day with us starting at the Marlborough Museum at Brayshaw Park and following lunch, a session at the Omaka Heritage Centre. It took some time to secure a date as he is extremely busy with Marlborough schools and other projects within which he features prominently. At the Marlborough Museum the first session covered Life in Marlborough 100 Years Ago and featured many photos from early Havelock. It shocked a few to see the artifacts actually in daily use 100 years ago – a bit like Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

Jessie, Anika, Ashelyn (front), Brooke and Phoebe (back) show just how serious school might have been 100 years ago. Much more fun nowadays.

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using some of today’s less fancy camping gear. Washing was not what it is today… cold water! no taps! in that! how often??? The second session looked at how NZ, then only recently a dominion (1907), responded and how WWI triggered the massive social change that reached across the globe and even into little places like Havelock - the scale of operation, cost and devastation not to mention loss of life, really made an impact on our youngsters - the expectations placed on young men, women, families, industry, institutions and the economy. Things changed, never to go back and everything was affected. At the Omaka Heritage Centre the nascent technology and its adaption to warfare in 1914 proved very popular with barely enough time to take in the real and graphic displays – a truly world class museum that would comfortably sit alongside the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Parents were of course invited to help with transport with the invitation to get up close and personal with the centenary of New Zealand's participation in the First World War being marked from 2014-2019. The “adventure” of World War One had catastrophic consequences for those closest to it and wrought social change on a scale never before experienced, setting in place the world we have inherited. A world in which change continues apace and on a global scale with technology and geopolitical change happening in front of our very eyes. Half the jobs we currently have will no longer exist in 2025 – our children will be living in a different world again, one for which we are trying to prepare them. Come 25 April 2015 students will be sharing some of their work as we all try to remember – Lest we forget. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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- HCA stuff - DD self-control... Lochlan, Aroha, Demi http://i.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/63623108/Winners-and-losers-after-decile-changes

TROPHIES Could all trophies please be returned to the school office in preparation for this year’s prize giving.

Perhaps one of the better known displays in the Omaka Heritage Centre showing the vestiges of the fast disappearing “camaraderie” of war. John Orchard points out the finer detail to students.

Thanks to those parents able to join us on the day and make this important period in history a little more real for our senior students.

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HAVELOCK COMMUNITY LIBRARY The Havelock Community Library will be closed for the Christmas – New Year period from 18th Dec through to 6th Jan 2015. We wish you all a joyous festive season and happy reading during the holidays”.

NEWS FROM THE HAVELOCK MUSSEL FESTIVAL At the time of writing this article there are only 108 days until the Festival is all on once again. The Havelock Mussel Festival Committee is pulling out all stops to make the 14th March a day that will appeal to all. Take the music for instance. There is music for all tastes - Benny Tipene who came to our attention after his X Factor success in 2013. He was also nominated for the Best Pop Album in this year’s New Zealand Music Awards. He is sure to keep you entertained with smooth renditions of his own as well as other songs. Others will be pleased to hear that Superminx are also playing giving an excellent opportunity to hear some of Blenheim’s best talents including Mitch Alderlieste and Hayden Lawrence. Onestep will give the crowd their original combination of Kiwi reggae, R & B and Hip Hop. Finally the Committee has been very lucky to have secured the sassy and fun-filled Avidiva. Their beautiful harmonies and spectacular choreography make the band in great demand around New Zealand. Their costumes are worth a glance or two as well. Other forms of entertainment are on offer as well. Chris Fortune is back. His inclusive cooking style engages children and adults alike. Chelsea Winter, author of the bestselling “At My Table” is bound to be a hit with her fresh approach and her sense of fun. She describes herself as an all-round food obsessed kiwi. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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When these attractions are added to other entertainment around the Domain, the “Early Bird” prices make a ticket to the Festival an ideal Christmas present. At $30 an adult, $15 a child and $65 for a family, this is one of the “best value for money” festivals around. Tickets can be purchased locally at Have-a-look Café (opposite the Hotel) or you can secure your ticket online. Take a look at the website http://www.havelockmusselfestival.co.nz/ for further information. The Committee was saddened to receive the resignation of Wayne MacDonald from its team. Wayne has been on the Committee and the Chair for many years and has been a stalwart of the festival. We are very grateful to him for all the work and enthusiasm he has put into making the festival a permanent fixture on Havelock’s calendar and wish him every success for his future in Blenheim. We are delighted to announce that Havelock School was the winner of the “Early Bird” stall competition. Your stall fees are making their way back to you, congratulations! A reminder that committee members Carol Caley, Graeme Barsanti, Maurice Coffey and Ian Cameron would value your suggestions and comments on the festival while there is still time to implement them.

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NEW MAIN ROAD LAYOUT The pedestrian refuge is now virtually complete with only a street light needing to be installed. Parents and members of the public used to the convenience of parking just outside the school or pre-school are met with yellow lines prohibiting parking. This is clearly necessary as the margins of the road are now used for traffic as it negotiates the refuge/island. As a consequence the school bus too has to stop just beyond the St John’s driveway. This spot has been deemed as the safest by the boffins for students to dis/embark the bus. Having a car parked there forces the bus to find another park further down the Main Road or not at all should other vehicles be parked beyond Lawrence St. Should you be collecting your child/ren after school or visiting the Community Library, please use the Lawrence St car park. A time-limited BUS STOP marked by yellow lines is anticipated but to date this has not been completed. We have already had the problem of the bus being unable to board children in the best spot after school. Please leave this space free from 08:30 till 09:30 and again from 14:30 till 15:30. Thanks for spreading the word. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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CEILIDH THANKS What a great night was had by all on Saturday night (22 Nov) at the “1st” Annual Scottish Ceilidh Dance. It was a huge surprise and a real shame that we reached the hall capacity and had to turn a few people away at the door – book your tickets early next year! A true mixture of folk too, from Havelock locals to the wider Marlborough area and even a few tourists who heard about it and stayed on in Havelock an extra day so they could attend. Fantastic to see all ages there too with young and old dancing and having a lot of fun. A lot of those that came had no idea what a Ceilidh (pronounced “kay-lay”) was let alone know how to dance the steps but they all left with a huge smile on their faces vowing to come to the next one! It was as near to a Scottish village Ceilidh as you’ll get outside of Scotland. Huge thanks must go to Colin and Kerry Ritchie for their help, support and of course the "Stovies." Also the following: Craig, Yanyan and the team from the Havelock Café and Info Centre for the curry and rice; "Slocken" the band for putting on a great night and teaching so many novices; to the Havelock Lions Club for running the raffle, serving dinner, keeping order at the door and the morning clean up; to Peter and Jenny Johnson from Johnson Barge Services for helping with the tables and the hall; to Janet Brownson from the Havelock Community Office for keeping me right with all the questions; to Ben, Rachel and Hannah for setting up the hall and the tidy up on the night; to Grant and Christine from Havelock 4 Square for help with supplies and the lights; to Barry and Nicole for coming over from Blenheim to play the bagpipes; to the Scottish Country Dance Club for showing us how it should be done and showing us some steps; and of course to all those from near and far who came along to make the night such fun. Thank you all. Jim, Amanda Baillie & Family Pelorus Mail Boat Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Johnston Associates South Chartered Accountants Masterminding brighter tomorrows Annual Financial Accounting Accounting Services Evaluation and Implementation

(Xero a nd the Cloud Training)

Business Advisory

(Development and Structure)

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Debt Structure and Management Due Diligence Management Reporting/Interim Reporting New Company Setup Strategic and business planning Succession Planning Taxation Tax Compliance and Advice Trans-Tasman Accounting

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COMMUNITY STALL The team at the Marlborough Artisan Market have kindly offered a stall to local community groups to use throughout the summer on a weekly bookings basis. The stall could be used to raise your organisation’s profile, to fund raise or to promote an upcoming event etc. They will provide a gazebo and table so you will just need to take along signage and resources for your organisation. If you are interested in having a stall please email marlboroughartisanmarket@gmail.com with your contact details and they will get in touch to discuss a date etc. This is a generous offer from the Market and it would be great to see some of our local community groups there on Saturday mornings throughout summer.

Nicola Corbishley Volunteer Services Coordinator Marlborough House 21 Henry Street, Blenheim 7201 Ph: 03 577 9388 Email: vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz Web: www.volunteermarlborough.org.nz

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MARLBOROUGH GIRLS' COLLEGE UNIFORM SHOP December Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm However, we are closed Wednesday 10th December Last day in December is Wednesday 17th January Monday 19th January 12:00 – 6:00 pm Tuesday 20th – Thursday 22nd 3:00 – 6:00 pm Monday 26th – Thursday 29th 3:00 – 6:00 pm February Monday 2nd – Wednesday 4th 12:00 – 4:00 pm COMMUNITY DROP-IN CENTRE Thursdays 13:30 - 15:30 St Peter’s Hall Lawrence St. All welcome. Afternoon tea provided. Board Games, Cards, Jigsaws or just come and enjoy a cuppa and a chat. Contact Val on 574 1121 or Kathy on 574 1448 SUMMER – READING – CAMPING Marlborough District Libraries Summer Reading Programme Join the Summer Reading Programme and be a reading champion these holidays! We have great prizes and activities for children registered on the programme. Be quick – places are limited!!! Enrolments start Monday 1st December 3pm at the Children’s Library. A parent or caregiver must be present for registration. This programme is for children aged 5-12 years. We will also be running a Teen Summer Reading Club for children aged 13+ years! Read books and get involved in some fun activities at the Blenheim library. Teens must register to take part in this programme. Goto the online version of this newsletter for the url TREASURE CHEST CHARITY SHOP We need your support to keep the shop open to maintain ongoing local community projects. On call volunteers needed. Please ring Sharyn for further details on 574 2117 or 027 530 5600.

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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. Thanks for Reap funding support for all the courses during the year. These courses are being proposed by Havelock Community Education Service for the 2015 year. Day Skippers Course. Tutor: Frank Chesterman Successfully just completed. An introductory course for those new to boating. Applies to a wide range of vessels including yachts, launches, powerboats, PWCs, sea kayaks, and waka. Another is planned for next year followed by a Boat Masters course. First Aid Work Certificate and Revalidation: Tutor: Nine Scott – Triple One Care. A one day course. Full course cost $100. Time: 9am – 5pm. Revalidation cost $55. Time: 9am – 3pm. Check to see if your certificate is near expiring. Pasta Making: Tutor Piero Rocco. Course Date: To be advised. You will never buy pasta again once Piero shows you how easy and tasty it is to make. Date yet to be arranged. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Mosaics Made Easy: Tutor Joan Clark. Course Date: To be advised. This is to be over two days to allow for drying. Learn the basics of Mosaics with simple projects on offer. All equipment supplied. These course have been requested and can be organised. Lead lighting Sushi making Cheese making Digital Photography Flax weaving Jewellery Making Permaculture NZ Native Plants Winter Pruning Stone Carving Upholstery Watercolour Painting

Chainsaw maintenance & safety Computer for beginners Landscaping Oil Painting for beginners Tufa Pots Winemaking

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, 574 2176 email: ritacollet@clear.net.nz for further information

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RECOGNISED RECENTLY Reading acknowledging recent achievement, effort and commensurate reward 100 nights ~ Ellie Gatjens, Lafai King 125 nights ~ Josh Steele, Lochlan Slater 250 nights ~ Liddy Horton-Smith, Ben Robbins, Drew O’Donnell, Tane Ward 275 nights ~ Ayla McPhee 300 nights ~ Jessie Gatjens DOUBLE DOLPHIN AWARDS

The parents of Aroha Ward, Demi O’Donnell and Lochlan Slater 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 last Wednesday at assembly acknowledging that these three students had been recognised as consistently showing selfcontrol. Congratulations are also in order to the three students themselves. Self-control is often easily stated but much harder to practice. Nice one!

MORE RECOGNITION Among the thirteen recent recipients in Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui (Top of the South) recognised by Kiwibank were eight Marlburians one of whom is our own Rita Jacobson. Although cited for her work as Havelock Museum Secretary we know of course Rita serves in quite an array of charities and service work within our community. Congratulations Rita – well deserved. In case you missed it Rick Edmonds, local artist, playwright and director was also recognised by Kiwibank as a local hero. Like Rita, Rick has a finger in many pies and in terms one of his current projects a blister or two as well. You can read about that further below. Congratulations and thanks for what you bring to our local communities. END OF YEAR ASSEMBLY It’s that time again when the programme begins to firm up for the school’s EoY Assembly – Breakup. Keep the following slot free on the calendar… the evening of Wednesday 17 December from 18:30 – 20:00 in the school hall. 2013 CUPS AND TROPHIES The cups and trophies presented in December 2013 need to be returned ready for the 2014 recipients. If you have one or more of these please get these back to the office by 10 Dec. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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SENIOR GRADUATION This function takes place on Friday 12 December in the hall from 17:30 through to 19:00 and will close with a supper for senior students and guests. PELORUS AREA HEALTH TRUST The Pelorus Area Health Trust offer various services to the community. We may be able to help you with more of the following: EMERGENCY MEALS ON WHEELS – We provide subsidised meals to residents who have a health related emergency i.e. illness, surgery etc. and require meals to help during the recovery period. MEDICAL AIDS – We have a great range of medical aids available for use in the community i.e. wheelchairs, walkers, walking sticks, toilet accessories etc. Please ask us if we have what you need. Visit the Treasure Chest shop for more information. BABY EQUIPMENT HIRE – Grandkids coming to visit? Come and see us. We have a great range of Baby/Toddler gear for hire. Visit the Treasure Chest shop for more information. If you need a blood test don’t forget that Med Lab attend the Havelock Medical Centre every Wednesday from 8:45 – 9:45. A Lab Form and an appointment are necessary. Please phone Yvonne on 574 2233 for an appointment.

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. The World Health Organisation recommends children consume a maximum of 3 teaspoons of sugar/day. Water and milk are the best drinks for children. REGULAR UPDATES FROM THE NELSON MARLBOROUGH COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH SERVICE BLENHEIM & MARLBOROUGH MOBILE CLINIC 520 9922

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SWIMMING & SEASON POOL KEYS With the pool water temp now climbing to 25o and with longer sunshine hours the time has come for the issuing of Season Pool Keys. Students have been swimming on an ad hoc basis and are working on water safety understandings, knowledge and skills. Please check the wardrobe for togs as from the beginning of November the swimming programme will become part of the more formal curriculum and students expected to have them at school with a towel of course. Checking some the attendant skills may be in order before the summer swim season ie keeping clothes in a tidy pile or on the hook, drying before trying to pull on clothes, inside v outside, front v back, the tying of shoe laces, doing buttons and a swimming bag for the damp stuff. Named clothing id always good too – on togs as well. Much appreciated. The 2014-15 Season Pool Key-holder’s Application/Agreement is available from the school office or may be downloaded from the website in pdf format. The application form may be lodged with the school along with $65. As is usual at the close of season $20 will be refunded only if the key is returned on or before the date stated in the agreement. HAVELOCK FOOD BANK APPEAL Food bank appeal evening is one that our voluntary fire brigade members and Havelock Lions look forward to each year. Not only is it pretty special to see the generosity of the people of Havelock and to go round the streets saying “Hello” to people we may not have seen for a while but the icing on the cake is seeing the children’s excitement as the siren of the fire engine comes closer and Cathy Cocker’s running commentary get louder – it is great to watch. Of course often the children’s contributions are swapped for wrapped sweets and lolly-pops (the firemen seem to produce them from nowhere) but their attention is focused on seeing the fire engine up close. Even the duelling sirens concert from the engine and the tender didn’t faze them. [Memo to Graeme, more practice before next year please.] This year was a little different from previous ones in that the Blenheim Foodbank management agreed that items collected in Havelock could go to the Havelock Foodbank. When Val Seatter, the Community Worker who looks after the Havelock Foodbank saw the tables groaning under the weight of the donations she said, “Wow!!! What a fantastic amount of food collected for the Sounds Anglican Food Pantry. Thank you so much to the community of Havelock for their generosity.” If you know someone who could do with a visit to the Foodbank, please ring Val on 574 1121. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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SO YOU’VE UPGRADED TO A NEW MOBILE… What then to do with your old one? If it is still internet capable and has the charger then the school would love to receive it as a kind donation. Firstly though reset it so any data is removed etc including passwords and contacts. These machines can quickly be set up and use the school’s wireless network to become a BYOD allowing for larger groups to have an individual device for accessing the internet. ZUMBA IN HAVELOCK WEEKLY TIMETABLE - Havelock School Hall (off Lawrence Street) Monday Morning class 10 am – 11 am Monday Evening class 6 pm – 7 pm Wednesday class 9:30 am - 10:30 am Thursday class 6 pm – 7 pm Friday class 9:30 am - 10:30 am $5 per class (under 10 yrs free) 10 – 18 yrs $2 per class. Concession cards are available. Children’s' Zumba will take a break until further notice due to family commitments. However children are still welcome to come with parents to other classes. Please wear comfortable gear and shoes. Remember to bring a drink of water. Pam Elvy 5741046 / 021 2632 431

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

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IN LOVING MEMORY

She touched our hearts and made us smile She only visited for a while In 12 short years while she was here She travelled wide without a care She greeted campers at the gate And made them think she was their mate She followed them to all their vans Exchanging purrs from loving hands She crossed the road without a care As if the traffic wasn’t there She sat in shops and slept on chairs And posed for photos everywhere She was unique in every way We miss her more and more each day Her love was ours but for a while She had character, personality and a bucketful of style!!! Rest in peace our beautiful CC (Camp Cat) 25/10/2014

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY & PASTORAL CARE POLICY Under the terms of the school’s policy relating to the above as a good employer it is required to draw attention to how it meets these obligations. Accordingly you are directed to the documents section on the school website to view the document. Comments happily received. Staff were recently surveyed. 2015 LOOMS Some might have noted that the 2015 school calendar is already populated with virtually all the dates for the 2015 school year – NB Tuesday 28 April as a Teacher Only Day being run across the whole Pelorus Cluster of schools – Monday 27 April is the first occurrence of a Mondayised ANZAC Day. In fact 2015 does not look that much different in terms of timing and dates from 2014 except that the Pelorus Cluster’s Winter Sports and Cross Country are exchanging places with the Cross Country moving into Term 3 and the Winter Sports into Term 2. Classes are also shaping up much as they did this year. Year groups are likely to spread across learning areas also in much the same way as they have this year. Students starting later in 2014 may remain a little longer in Kaituna. Enrolments suggest around thirteen in Kaituna in February, twenty-three in Wakamarina and twenty-one in Pelorus. Staffing again looks virtually the same as in 2014 with Ministry entitlement up slightly. Sometime in 2015 the board anticipates work to begin in upgrading the toilets in the main block. Remodelling is perhaps a more accurate term given that the whole area incorporating the cloak bays is being reconfigured with new washrooms and toilets installed. Classrooms will also see some changes as spaces are better used and more reflective of modern learning areas. The Ministry is funding the work via the school’s 5 Year Property plan. Final plans are being drawn in preparation for tendering. Towards the end of the first term the Education Review Office will join us onsite for a closer look at how our school delivers the national curriculum and works with the community in lifting student achievement. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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SCHOOLS AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR Schools in 1914 The Education Act 1877 provided free and secular education for children aged between five and 15. It was compulsory to attend school between the ages of 7 and 14. Free secondary schooling was available for those who passed Proficiency examinations in the Sixth Standard, but most children left school when they turned 14. Many parents questioned the relevance of academic pursuits to the vocational necessities of life after school. In 1914 180,000 children attended public schools in New Zealand, which had a total population of about one million. It was not uncommon for 40 or more children to be crammed in rows in classrooms that were hot in summer and cold in winter. Because of medical beliefs about the benefits of fresh air, teachers were encouraged to keep the windows open year-round. In winter children helped gather wood to burn in the classroom’s stove. For many warming up meant flapping their arms about or running around the building before the lesson. Most children learned to write on slates made of smooth rock before moving on to paper and pencil and then ink. Widespread use of the strap and the cane ensured children followed the rules, held their pencils correctly and did their homework. Healthy bodies and healthy minds … In 1913 a Physical Education section was set up to help train teachers in the instruction of physical training. From the following year physical exercise was compulsory for all schoolchildren. Medical inspectors checked and reported on their general health. The most common problem was ‘decayed and neglected teeth’. Healthy children were essential to the survival and strength of the nation. This was never more important than during the war, when medical examinations raised concerns about the physical fitness and health of recruits. Schools became the scene of a different kind of war – one targeting tooth decay – following the appointment in 1920 of Colonel Thomas A. Hunter as Chief Dental Officer of the Education Department. Formerly Director of the New Zealand Army Dental Service, Hunter proposed that some of the ambulances children had raised funds to purchase during the war be used as mobile dental clinics. Biting for Empire In 1914 one-third of ‘otherwise fit’ recruits arriving at Featherston Camp were rejected on account of ‘dental defects’. This situation could not continue if the war effort was to be maintained. The authorities responded by stating that no recruit should ‘be rejected purely on these [grounds]’. Between November 1915 and 1918, the New Zealand Army Dental Service carried out nearly 100,000 extractions and filled nearly 250,000 cavities in the mouths of men in the Expeditionary Force. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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COMMUNITY OFFICE 61 Main Road Havelock [Old Post Office] Open Tuesday - Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm Phone 574 2555 Urgent community concerns outside these times please phone 027 695 5530 or 027 693 0220. From the HCA Committee’s November Meeting… • The plans for the Havelock Boardwalk are progressing well. Everything has been surveyed and stage one is due to be presented to the Havelock community in February 2015. Proposed funds for this project will be two fold; half from Council and half from grants. • The Cullen point walkway has taken huge steps over recent months and Rick Edmonds will be putting up signs showing how to access the track. We have walked it a couple of times already and it is fantastic. • The DIA funded appointment for Havelock’s Community Development Advisor is still progressing well and we hope to make an announcement soon. • New signage is being worked on for both within and without the Havelock boundaries. Clearer signage from Rapaura Rd is due to be up before Christmas. • Anyone who wishes to read the audited 2014 Financial Report for the HCA is very welcome to pop into the office at any time. • The HCA office will be closed between Christmas and New Year. Have a great Christmas and New Year. HAVELOCK TO CULLEN POINT PATHWAY Rick Edmonds, Ross Brownson, local volunteers and Outward Bound volunteers have been working hard on the Havelock to Cullen Point pathway. The top section is now cleared, surveyed and benched from the bridle path to Cullen Point. This now means the top three quarters of the hillside is benched (to about ½ metre width) and very walkable/rideable. The bottom quarter is cleared and also fairly accessible all the way to the corner by the Refuse Station. Over the last three months volunteers have put in 1300 hours of work on this section of pathway. A Marlborough District Council planner and also an engineer from Marlborough Roads have both walked the line and both are happy with our route and see no issues. The Link Pathway Trust (LPT) have lodged resource consent applications for the entire Link Pathway from the Havelock Marina to the Lookout above Picton. This includes consents for vegetation clearance, land disturbance, culverts, and benched fords. LPT have also signalled that consents are pending for boardwalks and bridges in various sections including the Kaituna Estuary. LPT have received support from local iwi, Marlborough Roads, Port Marlborough and DOC and will soon have an authority from Heritage NZ for the bridle path. LPT aim to have the last bottom section of hillside benched prior to Christmas and other than one rather tricky creek crossing. The pathway from the Havelock Causeway up to Cullen Point will be usable for locals and visitors over summer. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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