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Captain’s Daughter VOLUME 158 NUMBER 4 ~ TERM 1 WEEK 8 ~ WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH, 2018

Bar & Bistro 72 Main Rd Havelock

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 158:3 published Wednesday 11 April, 2018 closes Thursday 29 March, 2018.

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Bookings Recommended

8 April — Mimosa Duo — A Gypsy Jazz classical and some treats in between.

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For upcoming events In December

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CALENDAR

47 Main Road Havelock Marlborough 7100 NZ Vehicle Entrance Lawrence St Ph: +64 3 574 2106 Fax: +64 3 574 2123 Dental Service: 520 9922 Principal: +64 2111 44910 E: admin@havelock.school.nz W: www.havelock.school.nz

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* Further information elsewhere in the newsletter. Parent Interviews Parent Interviews TEACHER ONLY DAY - No school for the students Board of Trustees Meeting Easter Break Easter Break Easter Break End of Term 1 School resumes for Term 2

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

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Dear Everyone, There is ongoing debate as to when Autumn starts. The media says that it starts on the 1st March and Astronomers choose the equinox around 21st March. Nobody seems to have made an official rule about this so I guess it all depends on your personal preference. My preference is the 21st March because it is around this time when the leaves begin to turn orange and the nights are a bit cooler; and, I guess I don’t want to rush out of those hazy, lazy days of Summer! We have decided to keep the pool operating until the end of the term. It is still getting regular use and the children say that the water is still lovely and warm. We are really fortunate that Graeme Barsanti has yet again taken care of the pool over the summer months. Each morning he checks the chlorine and PH levels and makes adjustments as necessary. He vacuums the pool and keeps it in pristine condition. Rumour has it that he fell in last week. I believe there was only one witness. Thank you Graeme, for all you do for our school. The big event of the season was the wedding of Toni Gamble and Chris Johnson. Their big day was Saturday 10th March. It was sunny and warm and by all accounts the day unfolded flawlessly. Now we have an interesting situation where there are two Tony / Toni’s and two Johnstone/ Johnson’s! Welcome back, Mrs Toni Johnson!

The school has been buzzing this week as we gear up for the Havelock Mussel Festival. Children have done lots of work around the Mussel theme. There was a cooking session and sampling in our hall and a fantastic fancy dress parade on Friday morning. There were mussel buoys and mussel boys and sea creatures of every size and description. Mrs Wearing sported a nautical hair style and Mrs Johnstone (Sue, not Toni) was decked out with an innovative costume. Mrs Robbins floated around as a jellyfish, an umbrella with streamers providing a great effect. Some of us “forgot” to dress up! We admittedly felt out of place amongst so many great costumes. It is going to be a busy end to Term One. Only four weeks to go and in that time we have a Teacher only Day on the 29th March, and the Easter break starting on 30th March. A reminder that all schools are closed on the Tuesday after Easter , as well as the Monday. The School Term ends on the 13th April and opens again on Monday 30th April with your new Principal, Ian Quilter!! Warm regards to you all, Tony

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COMMUNICATION SURVEY RESULTS Thank you to the 30 people who responded to the Communication Survey, which went home last month. All results have been put into Survey Monkey online and analysed in a graph format for you to see in the office if you are interested. Overall your responses highlighted that there have been gaps in our communication in the past and improvements noted in recent times. We will continually review communication as needs change and more options become available. Unfortunately, our communication to you can never be a ‘one-size fits all’ approach. So, we will continue to use the boomerang books as the main form, with secondary information being available by Facebook, See-Saw, and the website. Txts and email will ideally be used for 1:1 communication. Facebook will continue to be a place for us to conveniently share daily activities from the classroom and at times reminders of what has already been put into the boomerang books. Once properly set-up, See-Saw will be used as a safe place for students to share evidence of their learning, in the form of photos and reflections, with parents and designated family only.

The website is currently under review. We endeavour to make it more user friendly for you, as well as us, so that it can be a ‘go to’ for upcoming events and be updated more regularly. The website should also be where you go to for special announcements, such as unplanned school closures due to weather etc. You provided us with lots of great constructive criticism about the current newsletter, thank you. We will review and make changes in due course. The list of email recipients will need updating, so please contact the office if you would like your copy emailed to you. We have taken on board your requests to have more notice for upcoming events to enable you to plan to be more involved in your child’s schooling. Each student has a Term Planner glued into their boomerang book, which is relevant to their own class. Regards, Tracey Wearing Mauri Ora nā Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Havelock Community Library Scratchie raffle results held at Mussel & Seafood Festival Raffle No. 1: # 7 Raffle No. 2: # 33 Raffle No. 3: # 45 Raffle No. 4: # 21 Raffle No. 5: # 27

Charmaine Bowring Sam McLung Bev Mair Noel Cordy Charmaine Charles

Many thanks for all the support for this fundraiser.

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We are seeking motivated passionate people to join our team at the Mills Bay Mussel Shop to work in customer service/ hospitality and marketing. Hours of work 10:00am – 4:00 pm Wed – Sun Any interested parties please contact Maegen on 0220121017 or email maegen@millsbaymussels.co.nz

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Mums busy preparing Mussels wrapped in Bacon for their stall at the Mussel Fest!

Road patrol volunteers Needed Urgently! In case you missed this notice in our last Newsletter, we are seeking parent volunteers. Every morning our children have to cross the very busy and dangerous highway and we are seeking parent volunteers to be at the crossing from 8:30— 9:00am. If we had 10 volunteers, each one would only have to be on duty once per fortnight. Please consider volunteering for this small job.

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HAVELOCK COMMUNITY LIBRARY Havelock has many great features and services. For those of you new to our great town, are you aware that there is a community library? The library is a great asset to our community. Please visit and enjoy what is available with little travel. There are over 2000 books for loan. A number of adult fiction and non-fiction books of a great variety on loan from Marlborough District Library (Blenheim) every three months keeps the library a place of interest for readers. Large print books as requested by borrowers has increased. There is no charge to become a borrower and also no borrowing fees. Become a borrower before the winter sets in for reading during the cold days and nights. Books can also be requested should we not have your favourite author’s books on the shelves. The library has a number of volunteers who assist on the open days of Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 3.30pm. If you have time stay and have a cup of tea or coffee after choosing your books especially as the weather gets colder (there is not charge for this of course) You will find the library in the school grounds – entrance from Main Road or to the carpark from Lawrence Street. For more information contact Rita on phone number 574 2176 or email ritacolletjacobson@gmail.com

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Havelock Newsletter 04 - 21 march 2018  
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