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VOLUME 157 NUMBER 16 ~ TERM 4 WEEK 2 WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER 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 157:17 published Wednesday 8 Nov 2017 closes Thursday 2 Nov 2017.

Once you stop learning you start dying. Albert Einstein

CALENDAR Mon 30 Oct Tue 31 Oct Tue 31 Oct Fri 3 Nov Sun 5 Nov Mon 6 Nov Mon 13 Nov Fri 17 Nov

* Further information elsewhere in the newsletter.

Marlborough Anniversary QCC Orientation Day Kenepuru & Wakamarina Camp Bonfire Night* Kids Duathlon* Pelorus Camp BoT Meeting Athletics Cluster Event

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

SWIMMING & SEASON POOL KEYS Students will be swimming at school as soon as the pool receives the final tick of approval (depending on weather and water temperature) so from next week they will need to be prepared with their swimming gear (togs, towel, etc). Having all items named is very much appreciated as it makes life so much easier. The 2017-18 Season Pool Key-holder’s Application/Agreement will be available from the school office or may be downloaded from the Documents section on the school website in pdf format from 21 November. The completed application form should be lodged with the school along with $70. At the close of season $20 will be refunded if the key is returned on or before the date stated in the agreement. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Dear Everyone, My first few days at Havelock School have been delightful, even though there is a steep learning curve looming! Janet contacted me late in Term 3 and asked me if I was interested in being the Relieving Principal for this term and it didn’t take much deliberation to make up my mind to do so. My one problem was that my wife Ruth and I had arranged to fly to Tauranga for the week spanning Labour Weekend! Fortunately this was not a hurdle and we flew out on Wednesday morning. My mate has his Contiki (GPS and electric reel) ready and we will spend many happy hours on Matata or Thornton Beach, chasing those juicy snapper. I have been a teacher forever. I told the children at assembly yesterday that I started school at 4 years old and am still there! (I drew the line at telling them my age!) My career started in the Bay of Plenty and I subsequently taught in Rotorua, Central Otago, Lower Hutt and finally Nelson Intermediate School. In between I also lectured at Wellington Teachers College and served 7 years on the NZPF Executive as Registrar. Unlike Ernie, I never got to be President but I did find the experience stimulating. In 1999 I established my own Independent Middle School in Nelson and ran it successfully for 10 years. I decided to ‘retire’ in 2008 and barely had time to appreciate retirement when I was invited to take care of my first school as Relieving Principal. Salisbury School with a roll of 80 students was my first and then Barrytown School on the West Coast, Mapua School, Maitai School, Rai Valley Area School, Ngatimoti School and now this great wee school in beautiful Havelock! I am looking forward to meeting folk from the local community and was disappointed that my time away meant I could not be at Spring Fest or Taiopenga. If you would like to come in to discuss any issues and /or problems, you are welcome to arrange a time with Mandy in the office. I will be back in the office on Thursday 26th October. Meanwhile, have a relaxing and enjoyable long weekend. Warm regards, Tony

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SPRING FEST ~ PET DAY Despite being a little chilly, another hugely successful day Thanks to Selena and her small band of helpers. They deserve their very own trophy and ribbon! There were so many amazing entries, it was difficult to narrow it down to just a few to showcase in this issue. I hope you enjoy this sample from the ‘Quirky Photography’ category. Some used perspective while others used software to create the quirky effects.

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Trick or Treat by Eva Probert The sun shone through the fresh green summer leaves of the big old oak trees in the front yard of Millwater Middle School. There was a water fountain by the stairs that lead to the front door and a big mosaic art piece on the pathway. The doors swung open and kids came pouring out of the building and into the courtyard. Two young girls came out first, Lydia and Cleo. Lydia had long light brown hair with a great big smile, dimples and light green sparkling eyes. Cleo had short blond hair and deep blue eyes. They were best friends and had been since their first day of school. When Lydia got home she felt a weird tension in the room. Her mother was sitting on the couch with her head in her hands looking worried, she jumped up as soon as she saw Lydia and said “I'm sorry but your dad has lost his job, so we have to move to another town”. Lydia ran up to her room and slammed the door. Six months later Lydia started at her new school. It was winter now. Lydia had lost her summer tan. She was as white as the snow beneath her. The grass was frosty and there were big clumps of snow in the dead trees above. She walked into her new school trying to be brave, but freaking out on the inside. Two girls walked up to her straight away and showed her around the dark halls of Ravenswood Intermediate. They told her to go to the Principal’s office to get her info for classes, but she took a wrong turn and found herself in the janitor’s closet. What she saw next was something that would scare her for life, something that would remain burnt in her imagination… A man was tied up on an old chair. His eyes were masked with an old oily rag. His veins were bulging out like a lemonade bottle that'd been shaken. His head slouched down like his neck had been snapped. His blue shirt was stained with blood, which due to how long he had been sitting there had turned to a violet colour. It smelt like a mix of blood and chemicals, sort of musty and old. Lydia screamed! As she turned to run she stepped on a broomstick which flicked powerfully and hit the man in the head bursting his veins and making blood splatter everywhere. Her legs were trembling at the sight she had just witnessed. In the corner of her eye she saw the two girls that she’d met earlier. She quickly wiped the blood of her cheek and picked up the pace. When she got to the girls she tried to tell them what happened, but they weren't listening. They were laughing. “Haha! We gotcha,” chuckled one of the girls. “We do this to everyone who starts here. You passed the test. Now you better wipe that tomato sauce off your cheek and join us for lunch.” Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Scratchie Raffle Results Congratulations to Yumi Ward Ticket Number 47 This was a fundraiser for the Havelock Community Library and was drawn under police supervision. 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

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AGM NOTICE NEW DATE

The Havelock Menzshed will hold its AGM at our Shed ( No 67 Havelock Marina) on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 9:00pm. Inconvenience caused by this change of date is regretted. Nominations of Committee Members Nomination of Committee members: Nominations for Committee members will now close at 5pm on Thursday 2nd November 2017. Nomination forms are available from Secretary or from the Shed. I.C.Cameron Secretary. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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HAVELOCK THEATRE Havelock Theatre are calling for expressions of interest for our summer production. " The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate production of Murder at Checkmate Manor" written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr, is one of the highly successful series of ten Farndale plays. It will be directed by Bruce Weston and there will be 8 performances in Havelock with opening night on 24th January and final show on 3rd February. Please meet upstairs at "Captain's Daughter" on Sunday 29th October at 4:30pm if you are interested in being involved as an actor, backstage, helping with costumes etc. Cast requires four females and four males. Characters are: Gordon Long suffering stage manager who steps in to act in the play. Felicity Women’s Institute stalwart who plays male roles. Audrey W.I. member who plays older women roles in the play. Mrs Reece Chairperson of W.I. Runs the show, on and off stage. Thelma Plays the younger roles in the play. Reginald An extra cast member who could play Regine, the French maid. Patrick Another extra cast member who plays a male role. The Colonel. Could also be Mr. Goodbody the lawyer if required. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Havelock Lions Sheep poo for sale Bagged dry sheep poo $5.00 per bag or $4.00 per bag if more than 6 purchased Contact Ian Cameron 574 2558.

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Festive Bread Making Course. Date: 5th November Tutor: Annette Michna-Konigstorfer Duration: 4 hours Start Time: 11am. Cost: $45 The Tutor will make a Christmas bread with cherries and chocolate and bring it preprepared, 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. 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.

Did you know that Havelock now has 6 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) located at: Havelock Four Square Havelock Holiday park Marlborough Sounds Marinas Sanford Ltd - Farming Support Services Havelock Medical Centre St John Ambulance Station There are a couple of nifty little apps that you can have on your phone that will show where these devices are held throughout NZ – could be useful! Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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The Havelock Community Association held it’s AGM on Tuesday 26th September 2017. The following list is the newly elected committee and the roles that each member will hold for the coming year: Patrick Leggett – Chair Glynnis Paton – HCA Asset Portfolio Paul Anderson – Vice Chair Graeme Barsanti – MDC Asset Portfolio Christine Fisk – Treasurer Ian Bray – MDC Asset Portfolio Michelle Phelps – Vice Treasurer Rita Collet – Projects Portfolio Vic Koller – HCA Asset Portfolio Toni Gamble – Project Portfolio If you would like more information about the Havelock Community Association please ph. 5742555 or email hcaadmin@havelock.co.nz.

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Captain’s Daughter

Bar & Bistro 72 Main Rd Havelock Ph 574 2440

Bookings Recommended

October Events at the Captain’s Daughter

Friday 27th October “The Ahern Brothers” 7pm Touring Australian Duo

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