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VOLUME 157 NUMBER 05 ~ TERM 1 WEEK 10 WEDNESDAY 5 APRIL 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 157:06 published Wednesday 10 May 2017 closes Thursday 4 May 2017.

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” Teddy Roosevelt.

CALENDAR Thu 6 Apr Fri 7 Apr Sun 9 Apr Mon 10 Apr Tue

11 Apr

Wed 12 Apr Thu 13 Apr Fri Sun Mon Mon Tue Mon Tue Tue

14 Apr 16 Apr 17 Apr 24 Apr 25 Apr 1 May 2 May 9 May

* Further information elsewhere in the newsletter.

Vicki Parker Acrylic Wkshp pm - Wakamarina Vicki Parker Acrylic Wkshp pm – Wakamarina Playground Working Bee * Tech Y7/8 Y5/6 ANZAC Crosses at Cenotaph Vicki Parker Acrylic Wkshp pm – Kenepuru Jon Lawrence Friends Art Scheme - Pelorus Vicki Parker Acrylic Wkshp pm – Kenepuru Jon Lawrence Friends Art Scheme - Pelorus Assembly 14:15 – Hall Jon Lawrence Friends Art Scheme - Pelorus Term 1 ends Good Friday Easter Easter Monday ANZAC Day observed ANZAC Day Pelorus Cluster Teacher Only Day Term 2 begins

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TIME FLIES This is often stated which bears testimony to the fact that for many people, if not most, life is busy, full and is quite fastpaced. Even some of our students have been heard to make


this observation. Perhaps when coupled with the changing seasons, the end of daylight saving or even just the end of the term as it draws near, makes one reflect how quickly 2017 is moving along. Term 1 has 11 weeks and the remaining three terms all have 10 albeit some of course are not the full five days. Term 2 opens on Tuesday 2 May as the Pelorus Cluster teachers spend May 1 at Havelock looking primarily at writing moderation and learner agency. Trips beyond the school in Term 2 include the Maud Island overnighter, National Youth Leaders Day (Chch) and the Math/Tech Challenge at Waitaria Bay. A marae visit is also being finalised. The Life Education mobile classroom will be visiting mid-term and towards the end of the term, mid-year reports and conferencing will take place. No doubt individual classes will also be adding in other activities. Years 5 – 8 will be learning 18 songs for the combined schools’ Music Festival for Term 3. Should you add in winter sports code practices, games and travel, then the reality probably is that TIME FLIES. With the fortnight term break coming up, it is timely to wish all a safe and recreational couple of weeks. HAERE RA Monday 10 April sees the Munro girls Tayla and Molly have their last day before heading south to new adventures in Ranfurly. Our collective best wishes to Shelley, Regan and the girls. Thank you for all the support given over the last seven or so years. No doubt some strong ties will remain intact despite the distance. Happy travels. THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING!! To the many parents and members of our community for their help in the planning, preparation, set up, delivery, and clean-up of the Havelock School food stall at the Mussel and Seafood Festival, Saturday 18 March. You guys and gals’ rock! Or should I say mussel? Thank you for giving up your precious time to help support the school and help raise funds for the school playground. Leigh and James Higgins, they had the idea of the mussel chowder and saw it through - start to finish, and it was a big hit! My very sincere thanks to you both. Jo McPhee Sarah Gatjens Viv Forrester Rik Stewart Katrina Steele Sarah Aitken Amanda and Jim Baillie Michelle Grenfell Bianca Lawrence Mark Solomon Ben Roborgh (who said he didn't even volunteer!)

Asha McKay Ayumi Urakawa Murdoch Melissa Skehan Rachel Hackett Karina Tyson Ernie Buutveld

Students… Jessie Gatjens and Hannah Roborgh for their help on the day. Members of our community for their help before and on the day… Peter Furman Aubrey Tai Lyndon Daymond Gary Thorpe


To the community for the donations of lemons and parsley and… Our Amazing Sponsors… Sanford Pak’nSave Brian Clark David at the Pelorus Lodge Havelock Bowling Club Lance and Bronny at Havelock Service Station Thank you to you all for showing your community spirit, being part of a team and helping with the food stall. Cheers Rachel

The Term 1 theme for Kiwi Can is Positive Relationships which has been broken into three major components – Fairness & Fairplay, Leadership, & Conflict Resolution The following were recently recognised with a DOUBLE DOLPHIN Award relating especially to the Leadership aspect of Positive Relationships.

Congratulations to: Azzazel Powell Bailey McLean-Waltho Jack McKay Mia Higgins Isla Baillie Maryanne Rimene-Solomon Jessie Gatjens Tyla-Rose Illsley-Slape André Mueggenburg-Swanston KAITUNA Reminiscent of Dad’s Army but definitely too bright for camouflage! Check out the amazing sunhats Kaituna have created, duly paraded at assembly last week.

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READING NIGHTS (to 29 March) 25 nights Georgia Illsley-Slape, Lauree Foote, Curtis McKay, Abbey Lawrence, Ollie Foote, Chloe Hackett, Alfie Foote, Skye Gatjens, Liddy Horton-Smith, Tane Ward, Kaytie Mulholland, Phynix Lagden, Ayla McPhee, Reef Casey, Tyrani Stewart 50 nights Falcon Pope, Emily Lawrence, Emma McCauley, Jack McKay, Courtney Brownlee, Ayla McPhee, Mia Higgins, Conor Clark, Isla Baillie, Molly Jo Munro, Towa Urakawa-Murdoch, Hannah Roborgh, Alex Steele, Sakura Urakawa-Murdoch, Jessie Gatjens, Ashelyn Horton-Smith, Tayla Munro.

CONGRATULATIONS FIN You might recall Fin travelled with Matua B to Europe, the Middle East and Australia last year and recently just returned from down south to some special wetlands. Hmm… wonder where you will go exploring next! If you’re going places and would like to take Fin with you so he can report back from time to time, please contact the school so pupils can take a peek over the horizon. Speaking of being out and about… check out some of the other adventures the students have been up to on site and beyond. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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BEING PRECISE AND ACCURATE Wakamarina have been out and about learning about the importance of accuracy when measuring, folding and recording the results of the flight path of their paper planes. Looks like far too much fun! Amy Goldthorpe has been working alongside the Wakamarina pupils but sadly has to head north again next week as her practicum comes to a finish. It has been rather neat having a former pupil at the beginning of their career join the professional staff albeit only for a short while. Best wishes for the remainder of your training Amy and thanks for joining in so easily. PELORUS CLUSTER TOP TEAM EVENT Despite a cool start everyone had a fabulous time at the Top Team event held at Rai Valley Area School. Indeed the day warmed considerably and togs, water and soap made it so much fun. Water, detergent, nets, gumboots, buckets with holes, balancing ramps, mussel floats were just some of the equipment that when combined with children, resulted in a day packed full of fun activities designed to develop team building and plenty of opportunities for developing leadership and sportsmanship skills. Conrad shows excellent balance and concentration as he makes his way across the seesaw ramp. LINK PATHWAY WALK

Wakamarina and Pelorus were able to take advantage of the break in the weather and get a bird’s eye view of some of the local landmarks to further develop their understanding of ‘Our Place’ Te Hoiere, that are an integral part of our community and heritage. It was great to be able to use the walkway – thankyou to everyone who has made this accessible to all. Hopefully the weather will cooperate so Kaituna and Kenepuru will be able to complete the walk before the end of term.

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HI-VIS VESTS Thanks to Fonterra Grass Roots Fund and DoC Living Water, we’re all a bunch of fluro oranges and lemons! All students (including bus students) have a Hi-Vis vest to wear to and from school so they can definitely be seen and not hurt! It does take a bit of getting used to but the message about the vest being either “on” or in the front of the school bag is becoming the new norm. Please encourage this to become the default behaviour as well. POOL CLOSING THURSDAY 13 APRIL As you would expect, the swim season is drawing to a close and so with Thursday 13 April being the last day of the term, it also heralds the close of the pool for this season. Keys should be returned asap in Term 2 – indeed some have already returned home and triggered the $20 refund. Thanks again to Mr Barsanti who has been ever watchful and patient in doing the maintenance every day. It will be winterised in due course and hopefully a start will be made on rebuilding the frame for the shade sail. Last week the seniors had a math test of sorts, but not as we might know them. This was set up by Matua B and done in a very competitive but fun way all online. Everyone had a device and worked hard to recall the best answer based on the work completed around number systems. The lead changed a few times and being fast with your finger helped but only if you picked the right answer. This was the second time the class had run through this Kahoot so no real surprises but it helped if close attention had been paid during class math lessons. After 20 questions Sakura came through but only after being pushed hard by Alex and Taylor, 2nd and 3rd respectively. Alex proving that age is no barrier to skill and understanding. Competition was hot for 4th but Tayla pipped Olivia 5th and Jessie 6th. Eva, George and Ashelyn rounded out the top nine places. Overall the results were very good and of course now the class can move on to fractions and measurement. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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PLAYGROUND WORKING BEE This working bee is to start installing the edging, look at repairs that need doing on the fort and the ramp to the fort, also to plan starting the ship’s bow and how to install the slide. Any builders or handymen in the school community that might enjoy a project, or landscapers who have installed Cirtex edging before, would be most welcome. 9am Sunday April 9 at the school Contact Rachel 027 608 3103. TWO-BEDROOM HOUSE WANTED TO RENT Needed as soon as possible, a twobedroom house for a family with pets. If you know of one or perhaps have such a house becoming available, please make contact with Rik on 021 0250 5643. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Calling all year 7’s and 8’s! Project 78 is a Youth group designed for those in Year 7 & 8. We meet for one hour, and that hour is filled with heaps of high octane games, and more action packed fun than you can shake a stick at. It’s FREE, and we always have some kind of supper. Project 78 is on every Wednesday night (during school terms) 6:00pm – 7:00pm at Elim Church, 26 Burleigh Road, Blenheim. For more information about Project 78 you can contact Sarah on 03 578 9053 or at sarah@theelimcentre.com We’d love to see you there! The Project 78 team. The results of the Havelock Community Library Scratchie raffles 19th March drawn under Police supervision are: Draw 1: Draw 2: Draw 3: Draw 4:

Sarah Gatjens L. Hadden Mark Patterson Loraine Barsanti

The result of the raffle of 7 children’s books by Brett Avison Winner: Dean Steele Thanks to all who contributed and to Brett and Lorain for arranging this fundraiser.

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Keen to have a go at competitive swimming? Come and experience what a swim meet is all about. You can enter 25m and/or 50m races and a freestyle relay. Entries will be taken on the night. Bring your goggles and a swim cap. Have a Go Blenheim Swimming Club Sunday 9 April 4-5pm Stadium 2000 Sports Pool $3 pool entry Enquiries to Natalie nants@xtra.co.nz www.blenheim.swimming.org.nz Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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HAVELOCK LIONS – LAST OF THE SUMMER MARKETS Our last outdoor market before October was held outside the Town Hall on Saturday 25th March. Although a number of the Blenheim stallholders cancelled their bookings (it was obviously wetter in Blenheim than it was here!) there was still a good number of people who stopped to browse and buy a good bargain, and eat a hot sausage. The Lions raised $320 towards funding youth projects in the community and it is pleasing that the Club have again raised sufficient funds to sponsor six children in the Pelorus cluster to attend Kiwi Ranch camps again this year. In addition, the sponsored candidate who will be benefitting from his Outward Bound course will be starting there on 3rd July. The Lions enjoyed sharing their space with the Sounds SeniorNet photographic group. It was good to hear the enthusiastic comments from people who had viewed the various categories of the completion, including the restoration of old photographs. The winner of the stallholder’s draw for a $50 Mussel Pot voucher was Yvonne Blakey. Home wanted The following three children’s books were bought at the Market but left behind. Unfortunately, we don’t know the identity of the purchaser but they can be collected from Ian Cameron (phone 574 2558). The Incredible Journey - Sheila Burnford Nobody’s Dog - Lynn Hall Understanding Cats (Usborne) Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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HAVELOCK THEATRE “THE PELORUS JACK-UP” Our next show will be a full-length comedy based in the Marlborough Sounds. Written and directed by Rick Edmonds, it will have its World Premiere on Wednesday 13th September 2017. The season will run until 23rd September (8 performances including one matinee). There are parts for a full age range. If you are interested in being involved, please contact Ian ianc.cameron@xtra.co.nz or phone 574 2558 by 8th April. MAINLY MUSIC 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.

HAVELOCK THEATRE INCORPORATED Secretary: Ian Cameron 5 Inglis Street HAVELOCK 7100 Ph: (03) 574 2558 Email: ianc.cameron@xtra.co.nz 30th March 2017

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the Havelock Theatre Incorporated to be held on 7:30 pm SUNDAY 30th APRIL 2017 Supper Room, Havelock Town Hall AGENDA: • • • • • • •

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Welcome by President Apologies Minutes of previous AGM Matters Arising President’s Annual Report Presentation of Annual Accounts Election of Officers: President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Committee General Business Supper to follow All welcome

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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. First Aid Workplace Certificate: Tutor: Triple One Care. Date: 29th April, 2017. Time: 9am – 4pm. Full course workplace certificate as well as revalidation. Both are on one day. Course Cost: $105 for full course $65 for revalidation. 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 or email: ritacollet@clear.net.nz for further information.

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Notes from the Havelock Museum

We have talked before in these notes about turning the building adjacent to the Museum into a second Museum which can specialise in acknowledging the history of Maori who settled in this region prior to the arrival of Europeans, exhibiting stories of local identities and businesses in the Havelock area, and providing a more extensive display of our photographic collection. Although this vision is a long way off from becoming a reality (we are only in year two of a five- year plan!) the end of this stage became closer this week when we received a generous donation of $15,000 from Rata Foundation towards the provision of a toilet which will be situated at the rear of the building which we know as the Jack Shand building, as it was donated by Mr Shand. The year has been a good one for the Museum with more than 4,500 visitors through our doors since January 1st . The survey forms, which visitors have the opportunity of filling out, are very complimentary about our displays, although a frequent comment is that there needs to be more for the children to do. This will be addressed in the new part of the Museum, where there will be more space. Another “high” for us was the success of Historic Cruise of the Pelorus. The success was due both to the generosity of Bruce and Susanne Chamberlain in giving the full complement of passengers on board the “Foxy Lady “a very enjoyable day and making sure that we were able to see as much of the Sounds as was possible; as well as to the informal and informed commentary that Robin Cox provided. At Robin’s request, the Museum made a donation to the Link Pathway from the proceeds of the day. The remainder of money made went to the Jack Shand building project. We are also very grateful to Janet Brownson of “Eyes on Nature” who volunteered her time as our ticketing agent. It was very gratifying to be stopped on a street in Blenheim by a stranger. Turned out that he and his wife were visiting from the United States, heard about the cruise and enjoyed it so much that they said it remained as one of the highlights of their trip to New Zealand. Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Can stay onsite in mobile home! Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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