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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 #18 published Wed 2 December closes Thu 26 Nov. WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2015 ~ TERM 4 WEEK 06 ~ VOLUME 155 NUMBER 17

QUOTE There are two most important rooms in a child’s life, the classroom and the living room, both require teachers. John Parsons

CALENDAR Tue 17 Nov Thu 19 Nov Mon 30 Nov Fri 4 Dec Wed 9 Dec Thu 10 Dec Fri 11 Dec Mon 14 Dec

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Charting the Future * Captain’s Daughter 19:00 Marlborough schools’ athletics BoT Meeting (8/8) 19:30 Community Classroom Colleges’ Orientation Wakamarina & Kaituna Boat Trip The Great Dunking Pelorus @ Ngakuta Bay Student Reports distributed Year 7/8 Big Day Out Year 6 Marlborough Tech Centre Orientation Wed 16 Dec EoY Final Assembly 18:30 School Hall Fri 18 Dec Last day close at noon – bus running 12:05 Click item for status and/or info. See also our smart phone PTC app.

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LOCAL LEADERS PLUMMET FOR KIWI CAN Eighteen business and community leaders from across Marlborough took the ultimate leap of faith recently jumping out a plane and hurtling thousands of feet back towards terra firma. Fortunately, it was all for a good cause – as part of the Drop Your Boss Skydive fundraiser – and perhaps more so because they were all securely strapped to one of the professionals from Abel Tasman Skydive. Raising money for the Kiwi Can values programme in local schools, this was the first Drop Your Boss event involving such significant height. “It’s amazing to see what good people will do for a good cause, especially when it involves helping local kids,” says Kelvin Watt, Coordinator of Kiwi Can in the region. “These folks have helped raise over $47 000 which is an incredible effort and a significant contribution to what we do. I know many were quite nervous beforehand, but it’s fantastic to see their smiles as they land.”

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There were some obvious butterflies mixed with a sense of anticipation as participants were lead into their pre-flight briefing. “I’m a pilot and I’ve never understood the need to jump out of a perfectly good plane,” quipped TvA accountant Geoff van Asch, “I’m about to find out.” Wineworks supervisor, DJ Daniels had just 24 hours to mentally prepare for the jump when his colleagues voted that he would take his boss’ place, who was taken overseas on business.

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Also lining up to make the jump were all three teachers from Havelock School, one of the first schools in the region to introduce Kiwi Can. Principal, Ernie Buutveld, says “It’s a great way we can show support for the Kiwi Can programme and it also role models to our students that we’re open to giving things a go. I’ve got some serious staffing issues if things go wrong today though,” he jokes. The youngest participant of the day was 12 yearold Kea Bradley, also from Havelock School. Kea didn’t hesitate to put her hand up for the opportunity when it arose. This came about when Sanford General Manager, Ted Culley, (as part of his $19 000 fundraising effort), convinced one of his supporters to sponsor a Kiwi Can student, and Kea was the lucky recipient. “I’ve never been in a plane before, but I’m looking forward to this,” Kea causally mentions as she is guided away to get into her flight suit. Nothing but broad beaming smiles greeted onlookers, as one by one they all returned to earth buzzing with excitement (and perhaps a dash of adrenaline). A video clip of the event can be viewed at Kiwi Can teaches important concepts such as respect, resilience and integrity to primary-aged students. In 2016 it will be delivered in 7 schools throughout the region, positively impacting over 630 local kids every week. Research shows that Kiwi Can builds self-confidence, reduces bullying and reinforces positive behaviour. Drop Your Boss fundraising pages will remain open until the end of November. To make a donation visit Kea’s jump, photos and a You Tube clip may be accessed from the school’s home page. DROP YOUR BOSS SKYDIVE Ted Culley DJ Daniels Stephen Leitch Bob Barnes Russ Smith Karen Jennison Geoff van Asch Libby Barnes Vinnie Redwood

Sanford Wineworks Marlborough Southern Water Engineering Nativity Church Marlborough Youth Trust / Police Curves TvA Accountants Summit Real Estate Omega Seafood

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Tracey Wearing Piers Throssell Jamiee Whitehead Ollie Davidson David Nott Guy Hernandez Lara McIntyre Vicki Eden Kea Bradley

Havelock School Havelock School Matua Wines Constellation Brands Mayfield School Wither Hills Wines St Marys School Havelock School Havelock School student

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Hi Everyone. Classes have been a bit hit and miss lately but I really appreciate the people who come and give it their all. If you are keen, come along and join in. You will meet some lovely people and get fit. New people are always welcome and children are welcome to come with a parent/guardian. Take the class at your own fitness level and build up from there. Feel free to like Havelock Zumba Pam Elvy Facebook page for updates. 2015 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 (Havelock Town Hall) Thursday class 6 pm – 7 pm Friday class 9:30 am - 10:30 am $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

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

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POOL OPEN Out of school hour access to the pool for keyholders is now operating. The Board of Trustees adopted the 2015/16 Keyholder/Casual User Agreement at its 27 Oct meeting. The revised agreement and application form are available from reception and online. Please check over the agreement carefully. The pool has been made available to the community but only if keyholders honour the agreement. Check carefully. NEWS FROM THE HAVELOCK MUSSEL & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL The iconic Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival now in its twelfth year, has been revamped for 2016 and promises to offer more seafood, more stalls and more entertainment than ever before. The first clue is in the festival’s new name. Whilst the familiar Marlborough GreenshellTM Mussel remains the hero of this event, it has been joined by a full line-up of local seafood ready to be showcased by celebrity chefs and paired with simply stunning local wines and beers. To that end the event’s name has been changed to reflect the wider culinary focus. Profits from this successful event have, since it began, been donated to numerous local community groups and associations on an annual basis. Members of the Havelock Mussel Festival Committee are confident that this year’s overhauled event has the potential to draw larger crowds, resulting in greater funds for distribution. Local event organisers, Marlborough 4 Fun, work in conjunction with the festival’s committee to deliver the Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival. Marlborough 4 Fun CEO Katrina Lange says, “There’s no doubt that the dial has been turned up a notch for this year’s event,” and continues, “Our headline musician is Kiwi icon, Anika Moa who needs no introduction and we’re currently in talks with some big name celebrity chefs. So whomever we secure, we will definitely be able to serve up a spectacular culinary event. ” Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Anika will be joined by an impressive line-up up of bands and other entertainers – all designed to ensure the festival is alive and kicking from the get go to the end of the day. 2016 will see greater levels of sponsorship for the event with Pilsner Urquell coming on board to join other major sponsors that include New Zealand King Salmon, Sanford Limited, the Marine Farming Association, MoreFM, the Marlborough Express and many other long term, industryled supporting sponsors. The day itself will include more music and more wine, beer, food and craft stalls than previous years, with competitions and kids’ entertainment on tap. Yet despite this exciting new blueprint the event’s tickets have been reduced in price to reflect the organising committee’s commitment to provide a high quality yet great value event that attracts visitors to the region and entertains the locals. To reflect the Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival’s status as a fun filled family day, kids under twelve with an accompanying adult will be admitted free. The Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival takes place on Saturday 19th March at the Havelock Domain. Early bird tickets are now on sale from For further information visit

NOTICE OF AGM Peter’s Church Hall 7:00 pm Wednesday 18 November 2015


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Welcome Michael Harbord (Chair) Apologies Minutes of previous AGM Correspondence Presentation of Audited Accounts Chairman’s Report Setting of Annual Subscriptions

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Election of Officers: o Chairman o Deputy Chairman o Secretary o Treasurer o Committee • General Business o Attendance Nat Conf 15 - 17 April 2016 (Kaiapoi) Supper to follow •

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GROUP DAY & A & P SHOW 2015 Group Day 2015 was held on Wednesday 28 October at Linkwater School. Although the weather was less than desirable the school put on a great day. A number of Havelock School pupils received certificates for their pets and indoor entries. Indoor: (Middle) Sakura Urakawa Murdoch Wooden Spoon; 3rd Pet Rock Tayla Munro George Robbins (Junior) Ben Robbins Outdoor: (Middle) George Robbins (Junior) Ben Robbins

1st Decorated 1st Pet Rock 1st Natural Material Poster 3rd Natural Material Poster; 3rd Animal Sstudy Photography 1st Ring Craft; 2nd Care & Knowledge (Calf “Bob”); 1st Chickens 3rd Chickens

All indoor entries and chickens were then taken to the Marlborough A & P Show held on 6 & 7 November where again Havelock school pupils did well. Indoor: (Senior) Sara Aston-Butterfield (Middle) Tayla Munro George Robbins (Junior) Ben Robbins Outdoor: (Junior) Ben Robbins (Middle) George Robbins

2nd Animal Study Photography 1st Natural Material Poster 3rd Natural Material Poster 2nd Animal Study Photography; 1st A & P Poster 2nd Three Best Chickens 4th Three Best Chickens

The creativity, imagination, time and effort that the children put into al their entries was amazing so well done. Thanks so much to Selena and co for helping with the logistics of these two events. COURSES

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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. Cheese Making: Tutor: Simon Lamb. Date and details: Yet to be arranged. Pasta Making: Tutor: Piero Rocco. Date: Yet to be arranged. Course cost: $50.

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 for further information.

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HAVELOCK VISION 2020 ACTIVITIES – SOMETHING FOR ALL AGES TUMBLE TOTS Designed to develop toddler’s physical skills Tuesday, Havelock Sports Pavilion Classes: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Cost: $2.00 per session

Thursday, Havelock Sports Pavilion Sessions: 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: $5.00 per session

Contact: Susan 574 1443 STAR DANCE ACADEMY Wednesday, Havelock Town Hall

Supported by:


Star Juniors (Ages 5-9) 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Star Seniors (Ages 10-13) & Leaders (14-16/17) 4:15 – 6:00 pm Cost: Juniors $50 and Seniors $61.50 for the first 30 children to register (subsidised by KiwiSport), thereafter Juniors $80.50 and Seniors $92.00 Contact: Vicki 027 748 4172

HAVELOCK TWILIGHT NETBALL Every Wednesday for 6 weeks! Commenced 4 November 2015 at 6pm at the Havelock Courts. To register a team please phone Simone 574 1244 or 027 953 2450. $20 per team to go towards the BBQ on finals evening. From ages 12 onwards - mixed teams! Will organise a game for younger kids if required! Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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HEALTHY HOMES 2015-16 The Healthy Homes programme is an opportunity to improve people’s health by reducing cold and dampness in homes. The programme offers ceiling and under floor insulation at NO COST to eligible householders. You don’t have to own your home - if you meet the eligibility criteria, your landlord will be contacted to seek permission. What are the eligibility criteria? If you have a valid Community Services Card or Super Gold Card with CSC endorsement you meet the basic criteria. In addition to this, people with a health referral from their GP or with children or older people in their household are also prioritised:  Community Services Card or Super Gold Card (with CSC endorsement)  Health referral from your doctor OR household with children under 17 years or person aged 65+ years. So, if anyone in your household has a health condition that would benefit from a warmer home e.g. health conditions or breathing difficulties like asthma, frequent colds or flu etc. please contact us for more information. Don’t wait until winter - ACT NOW as funding is limited! NOTE: The applicant must be the owner/head tenant AND holder of a Community Service Card. What next? Contact your GP or Practice Nurse for a healthy homes referral form. For any other queries, contact Felicity Spencer ph. 03 928 4173 or email

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Havelock Museum 2016 Calendar

Featuring historical photos of Havelock township and surrounds, from early settlement


Contacts: Robert King-Turner Phone 574 2425 Joan Huddleston Phone 574 2435 HAVELOCK FOODBANK Monday 23 November will be the evening when the Havelock Volunteer Fire Brigade and Havelock Lions will be making the annual collection for the Havelock Foodbank. Expect to hear the sirens and the calling over the fire engine’s loudspeaker as these volunteers go round every street in Havelock, starting at 6pm. The Foodbank particularly needs cereals, milk powder, canned foods (spaghetti, baked beans, corn and fruit) also tea coffee and Milo but, of course, any goods that will help the less fortunate members of Havelock will be gratefully received. If we are rained off on the 23rd, the collection will be on Monday 30th November. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Book Fair Our Club is delighted with the success of our Book Fair held over Labour Weekend. We were able to raise sufficient funds to be able to pay for materials for the construction of a Petanque Court down at the domain and also to top up the account we maintain for local victims of disasters. We plan on running another Book Fair in two years’ time.

BONFIRE NIGHT HV2020 trustees would like to thank Muff and Paul Newton for welcoming us to their property, the sponsors Smiths Farm Holiday Park, Lions Club, Pelorus Mail Boat and Eyes On Nature and all those who volunteered their time to help make the community bonfire night such a great success. The winner of ‘Guess the Sheep Weight’ was Jimmy Keenan. Jimmy’s guess was 176 kg and the correct weight was 175 kg. Well done Jimmy. Also, thank you to the community for joining in the fun.

With the Pelorus Cluster Athletics meeting held only last Friday, there has been insufficient time to process all the individual scores to determine champions and the winning school. Our next newsletter will have all the action including the feature event involving the NZDFs. Soldiers also met the school informally last Thursday for a collective meet and greet. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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UPDATING THE EDUCATION ACT 2 Nov 2015 Education Minister Hekia Parata announced six weeks of consultation to update the Education Act 1989. She is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on proposed changes to the education system. This online consultation is now open and closes on Mon 14 Dec at 5pm. The update raises several ideas for change; raising achievement, helping schools/kura to focus on the things that matter most, better info to family/whānau and communities and how families can help, doing more to help families and whānau understand why decisions are made about education. Make your submission on the consultation website - you’ll will find a video of the Minister talking about the proposed changes and a copy of the discussion document. The Education Act update consultation page has more info on the update to the Education Act 1989.

Did you know? Irene Van Dyk has sent us all a ‘Switch your sugary drinks to water’ challenge for November. Fizzy drinks, sports drinks and juices all contain acid and sugar that destroy teeth. Tooth decay occurs when sugar feeds the bacteria in our mouth and produces acid. Sipping for a long time Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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causes more damage due to prolonged contact time with our teeth. “Thirsty kids need water not sugar” says former Silver Fern Irene van Dyk. “To replenish your body, you need water!” So….join Irene and ‘Switch to Water’ this summer. It’s free. It’s fresh. It’s available on tap! REGULAR UPDATES FROM THE NELSON MARLBOROUGH COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH SERVICE BLENHEIM & MARLBOROUGH MOBILE CLINIC 5209922

JOHN PARSONS Last Tuesday John spent the whole day working across a number of groups from within and beyond the school. Students throughout the day had age appropriate sessions with John all based around how values should permeate the way people interact with all aspects of IT – phones, email, the internet, being empathetic, knowing how to get help, who to trust and how to protect identity etc. After school twenty-five or so teachers from local schools and early childhood centres heard John talk about how teachers in their professional and private lives need to protect themselves across all aspects of modern communications and how the employer also has responsibilities. A really good session in the evening was not well attended unfortunately, but for those who did, they enjoyed a realistic, informing and entertaining ninety minutes. Some resources will become available and cover online grooming, damaged reputations, cyber bullying, reputation management, learning to repel and report, future proofing for employment etc. Local schools are likely to work further with John in 2016. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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OPERATION SOUTHERN KATIPO At the close of the Athletics last Friday a variety of “foreign nationals” assembled at Woodbourne and following a briefing went to Bacara to be processed as tourists who needed repatriation to a safer haven (Picton). Titirangi was reinforced with troops and deemed safe. After a night under canvas and due processing, the evacuation was carried out via landing craft from the HMNZS Canterbury. Some one hundred and twenty-five were thus evacuated and spent a night on board. Disembarkation at Shakespeare Bay occurred 24 hours later. The tourists were well looked after and took the opportunity to mix and mingle with NZDF personnel from both the army and navy. Numerous tours around the ship were enjoyed and living on board was quite an eyeopener. HMNZS Canterbury is a multi-role vessel (MRV) of the Royal New Zealand She was Navy. commissioned in June 2007, and is the second ship of the Royal New Zealand Navy to carry the name, the first ship having Leander-class been a frigate. She is also New Zealand's first purposebuilt strategic sealift ship. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Newsletter 155:17 18 November 2015_  

school newsletter

Newsletter 155:17 18 November 2015_  

school newsletter