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Selwyn Times: May 02, 2018

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16 Wednesday May 2 2018 Latest Christchurch news at Darfield High School Community News - Term 1, 2018 International Department 2018 has started off with a total of 23 awesome international students, and a handful more due to arrive at the start of Term 2. SELWYN TIMES Page 2 Back row from left: Rira, Hiroto, Keigoro, Saho and Miss Nicola Hely Front row from left: Chihiro, Mizuki, Hanna and Liz. They began the year with a three-day orientation programme, and enjoyed experiencing some Maori culture at the Mihi Whakatau. Although there were some nervous faces on the first day of school, everyone is settling in well. On Thursday evening 8 February, the International Dept held a ‘Picnic in the Park’ event at the Darfield Domain for all International Students and their Host Families. Holding an event at the start of the year is a great way for International Students to spend some fun time together, sharing food, playing games and getting to know one another along with their host siblings. Host parents enjoyed the chance to get to know one another as well as catch up with other host families who have been hosting for several years. Mrs Kennedy and Miss Hely cooked a BBQ for the 77 guests, and host families brought delicious desserts for everyone to enjoy. The international students enjoyed their first taste of a NZ BBQ, with meat patties being the favourite! Above: Miss Hely and Mrs Kennedy from the International Department, cooking a Kiwi BBQ for the guests. Below: A group of international students and host students enjoying the afternoon. Mayra Rodrigues Da Silva Maria Clara De Melo Our current international students are from Thailand, Germany, Japan, Brazil, Thailand and China. A big thank you to the buddies who have looked after our new students so well, and our staff, host families and the community for warmly welcoming them. Ruandherson Santa Cruz Oliveira Lira Rodrigo Eduardo Da Silva Nicolas Rodrigues Dos Santos This year we welcomed 13 new international students who started in Term 1. Business Studies The NCEA level 3 Business Studies course involves a practical business activity, in which students must form businesses and produce new, innovative products that can be put on the market. This is part of a course which is organised by the national Young Enterprise Scheme. Elyse Kerr and Bridget Leach are working in collaboration with the SPCA to produce a colouring book/story book of the tales of animals that have been rescued by the SPCA. As part of their course, the Year 13 Business Studies class travelled to the The Foundry at the University of Canterbury to attend Business partners Elyse Kerr and Kickstart | Tīmata. Bridget Leach with Connie Attending Kickstart allowed Years 12 and 13 students from all over Canterbury to learn more about the Young Enterprise Scheme programme for the year. We were given the chance to talk to a number of business people about our product ideas and also gain an insight on how to run a business. This was a great opportunity for everyone and helped us identify next steps for our products. Above: Looking after our International Thailand guests from Kiwi Centre. While at Darfield High School they are assigned a “School Buddy” who helps them within the school environment. Year 9 Camps The Year 9 camp was based at Craigieburn for three days and two nights. They got to experience many fun activities, such as bouldering, abseiling, kayaking, Cave Stream, BBTBT (also known as bring back the beech trees) and a big three hour hike up Helicopter Hill. Darfield High School •McLaughlins Road, Darfield •Telephone: 03 318 8411 •Email: •Website:

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday May 2 2018 17 Darfield High School Community News - Term 1, 2018 Sporting Events Triathlon AGE Senior Boys Senior Girls Athletics Page 3 WINNER Jackson Proud Aaliyah Van der Heyden INDIVIDUAL Years 11-13 Boys Sam King Years 11-13 Girls Caitlin Rayne Years 9 & 10 Boys Angus McPherson Years 9 & 10 Girls Lexie Sinclair Years 7 & 8 Boys Dylan Butler Years 7 & 8 Girls Holly Smith TEAMS Years 11-13 Senior Boys Cole Spinks/Xavier Holland/Harry Pooler Years 11-13 Senior Girls Paige Hunter/Saskia Jansen/Jenny Walter Years 11-13 Senior Mixed Caleb Banks/Bronte Thomas/Hunter Benbow Years 9 & 10 Intermediate Boys Johnny Millar/Izak Derik-Westaway/Angus Marsh Years 9 & 10 Intermediate Girls Issy Kennedy/Rosa Dunnlogan/Emily Waters Years 9 & 10 Intermediate Mixed Caitlin Knowles/Luke Henderson Years 7 & 8 Junior Boys Aydan Scotland/Oliver Flower/Louis Aitken Years 7 & 8 Junior Girls Sophie Hurndell/Kaitlyn Murray/Jessica Langridge Years 7 & 8 Junior Mixed Emma Cunningham/Brooke Summerfield/Austin Taylor Cross Country AGE WINNER RUNNER-UP Over 16 ½ Boys Ged Roessink Olliver Sims Over 16 ½ Girls Niamh Rayne Emma Pennells Intermediate Boys Intermediate Girls Junior Boys Junior Girls Under 14 Boys Under 14 Girls Canterbury SS Athletics TRACK Teresa Barnhill - 6th Zoe Spinks - 1st Zoe Spinks - 2nd Angelo Barrimond - 2nd Tyler Tapa-Wither - 5th Boys 4 x 100 m relay - 4th Harrison Irving - 6th Nik Hodgman - 6th FIELD Emma Wason - 2nd Brooke Winter-Reid - 4th Ashleigh Cridge - 2nd Callum Murdoch - 2nd Jackson Proud - 3rd U16 100 m U16 100 m U16 200 m U14 200 m U14 200 m U14 U16 100 m U16 200 m U14 Javelin U15 Javelin U16 High Jump U19 High Jump U19 Javelin South Island SS Athletics TRACK Emma Wason - 4th Zoe Spinks - 2nd Zoe Spinks - 2nd Ashleigh Cridge - 6th Callum Murdoch - 5th Jackson Proud - 8th Harrison Buck Zoe Spinks William Brown Teresa Barnhill Tyler Tapa-Wither Anna McKenzie U14 Javelin U16 100 metres U16 200 metres U16 High Jump O16 High Jump O16 Javelin Swimming Sports AGE WINNER RUNNER-UP Senior Boys Hunter Benbow George Brown Senior Girls Micaela Curtin Niamh Rayne Under 16 ½ Boys Ben Francis Under 16 ½ Girls Caitlin Rayne Harrison Buck Zahara Sutton Intermediate Boys Ethan Taylor Intermediate Girls Lucy Mitchell Harry Williamson Laura Ashworth Under 15 Boys Johnny Sims Reuben Boyes Under 15 Girls Caitlin Knowles Teresa Barnhill Under 14 Boys Matthew Ashworth Leif McGuinniety Under 14 Girls Emily Waters Alexis-Rose Sinclair Year 8 Boys Dylan Butler Casey Taylor Year 8 Girls Charlise Miller Zara McLean Year 7 Boys Charlie Blackburn Eddie Adams Year 7 Girls Kate Hefferon Holly Smith Junior Boys Angus Marsh Callum Summerfield Junior Girls Chloe Newbigging Isabella Kennedy 12 years – Boys Ben Smith Harrison Beresford 12 years – Girls Charlise Miller Charlotte Roberts 11 years – Boys Jack Slater Reuben Bromley 11 years – Girls Holly Smith Katie Doncliff 10 years – Boys Barnaby Maude Etienne Bourhill 10 years – Girls Kimberly Harris Kayla Holland Darfield High School •McLaughlins Road, Darfield •Telephone: 03 318 8411 •Email: •Website: