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Selwyn Times: May 02, 2018

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18 Wednesday May 2 2018 Latest Christchurch news at Darfield High School Community News - Term 1, 2018 SELWYN TIMES Page 4 Seasprite Visit Darfield High School was lucky enough to have a visit from the Royal New Zealand Navy in their Seasprite helicopter. A large audience of students and staff were able to get up close to the machine and ask the crew members questions. We found out about their roles on the Seasprite and within the Defence Force, and exactly what prerequisites and grades are required to be able to apply for careers within the New Zealand Defence Force. Field Trips A busy start to the year for students heading outside the classroom to study. Some of the Field trips so far this year have included Geography trip to Mount Cook to study different terrain and geographical features; History trip to Akaroa, learning about the history of Ngai Tahu and Ngati Toa and also to Arrowtown to study the Otago Gold Rush. The Social Studies classes spent a day at the school’s established plot on Creyke Road, bird feeding, weeding, possum trapping and watering the plants. House Colours Mufti Day 2018, the start of the new year, means new students, and new House captains and deputies. The first of the House competitions was a "House Colours Mufti Day". This day always generates a fun and exciting atmostphere at school, and once again, there were some awesome costumes and bright colours on the school turf for the judges to choose the winning Houses from each year level. This year's placings for Mufti Day are: FIRST: Kikorangi SECOND: Rawhiti THIRD: Tawera FOURTH: Waimakariri You can follow the House points on our website at: Rural College The Rural College Year 11 classes held their first Practical Day for the year. Correct active riding techniques on the Quad Bike, hi-tensile fence knot tying and Fence Battening and Electric fence layouts were all part of the day. Term 2 Events May 1 Rugby 1st XV and U15 Trip to Westport (to 2 May) 3 Year 11 Geography Trip to Kaikoura (to 5 May) Year 12 Commerce Market Day 4 Year 12 AGR Day Out 8 Careers Expo, School Hall ICAS DTG Board of Trustees Meeting (6.30 pm) 9 Rugby 1st XV Trip to Greymouth Canterbury SS Road Race Championship Lincoln University Presentation 10 Year 11 Commerce Market Day 11 Year 8 Social Studies Trip 14 Year 7 and 8 Stem Mania 15 School Photos PTSA Meeting (7.45 pm) 16 Rugby 1st XV vs Westland at Darfield 17 Year 12 Commerce Market Day 18 Year 13 AGR Day Out 21 Year 12 Science Trip to Antarctic Centre 22 Year 10 Art Trip Dispatch Newsletter 23 Rugby 1st XV vs Geraldine at Darfield Electoral Enrolment Presentations 24 Year 13 OED Tramp (to 26 May) Year 10 Cookie Market 25 Cultural Diversity Day 29 Canterbury SS Cross Country Championship ICAS Science 30 Rugby 1st XV College Day at Burnside 31 Junior Quad Tournament (PP Day: 7 June) June 4 Queens Birthday 6 Rugby 1st XV vs Ellesmere at Darfield Year 7 and 8 EPro8 Science Challenge 7 Senior Japanese UC Day 10 Year 12 OED Tramp (to 13 June) 11 Year 7 and 8 Life Education Bus (to 20 June) Canterbury PS Artistic Competitive Gymnastics 12 Dispatch Newsletter Board of Trustees Meeting (6.30 pm) 13 Canterbury PS Artistic Recreation Gymnastics ICAS Spelling Senior Progress Reports 14 ICAS Writing Senior Quad Tournament (PP Day: 21 June) 15 Year 9 EPro8 Science Challenge 17 Mud Run 18 Canterbury PS Rhythmic Competitive Gymnastics Year 12 Physics Trip 19 PTSA Meeting (7.45 pm) 20 Year 11 PE Trip to Lincoln University Canterbury PS Cross Country Championship 21 Year 13 Trip to Queenstown (to 24 June) Year 13 AGR Get Ahead Careers Day 25 Year 13 Commence Trip to Fonterra Junior Full Reports 26 Rugby 1st XV Northern Tour Blenheim/Kaikoura (to 28 June) Year 12 Physics Radioactivity Trip Canterbury SS Gymnastics Championship 27 Year 13 Physics Practical (Pds 3-5) 28 Senior Oral Tapestries 29 International Mid Winter Party July 3 Year 12 Emerging Leaders Conference Dispatch Newsletter Board of Trustees Meeting (6.30 pm) 5 Junior Oral Tapestries 6 House Singing Competition Last Day Term 2 Darfield High School •McLaughlins Road, Darfield •Telephone: 03 318 8411 •Email: •Website:

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday May 2 2018 19 Town and Country Until May 13 Justine de Spa and Sara-Jane Ludeman and Mary Latimer. Where urban meets rural to celebrate Nature. Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1 James St, Lincoln Patchwork Plus Mondays 10am-3pm. Take along any craft you wish and have a chat. Phone Jill Percy 03 324 2331 Leeston Library Beyond the Syllabus Runs until Thursday, May 3 As secondary and tertiary teachers, these artists have encouraged their students to develop their skills farther than the curriculum requires –beyond the syllabus – and inspired them to embark on careers as artists. Featuring work by Brent Firkin, Simon Ogden, Kate Rivers, Jan Robertson and Fiona Van Oyen. Free event. 17 South Tce, Darfield Alpha Starts Tuesday, 7-9.15pm, and runs weekly until Tuesday, June 5 Do you have questions around the meaning of life? Join the Lincoln Union Church to explore life and faith in a relaxed atmosphere over coffee. Event is free. To find out more information go to or phone 027 352 7886 or 325 2257. The Old Manse, 126 East Belt, Lincoln Markets: West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Church. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Darfield Market: Saturday, 9am-1pm, opposite Challenge Darfield, South Tce. Edendale Car Boot Sale: Sunday, noon-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton. Email by 5pm each Wednesday Once a month go and have some fun with Lego, led by experts from the house of bricks.Term time, free event, drop-in only, with limited spaces. Ask at your local library for details. Recommended for primary school-aged children. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult. For more information see First Wednesday of the month, 3.30-4.30pm ​ Running groups: Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.30pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts at Lincoln University. Malvern Road Runners: Tuesday registration begins at 6.10pm and the first of the 6km runners leave at 6.30pm. 3km or 6km. Starts from Malvern Netball Centre. Ellesmere Road Runners: Wednesday registration from 5.45pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Leeston Physiotherapy. LINCOLN A has no desire to relinquish their stranglehold on the Selwyn premier netball title in 2018 after starting with a dominant win in the competition’s opening round on Saturday. The defending champions were dominant against Greenpark B to win 76-34. Other results saw Broadfield defeat West Melton 67-23 and Southbridge got past Greenpark A 54-37. Lincoln has won the title five years in a row and have been undefeated for the past three seasons. Player/coach Vannessa Robinson said such an imposing record is never talked about within squad. “We’d hate to put any added pressure onto the team but we are certainly looking to maintain our standards and want title number six,” she said. Robinson says with team morale high, player retention has been easy. She said goal shoot Hannah Wilson, who shot 89 per cent in Proud supporters of Rugby & Netball in Selwyn SPORTS No sign of Lincoln easing the pressure the final last year would be a focal point once again. “I think she’s come back stronger, she’s so accurate and will be one to watch. Centre Char Porima, who has 50 international caps for Singapore will be crucial in ensuring the team gels early. Last year’s runners-up Broadfield have recruited some new players but have retained a good core of the 2017 squad. Goal shoot Maia Hill will be one to watch and her partnership with ex-Burnham player Tiare Davis will be key. 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