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Bay Harbour: September 14, 2016

Bay Harbour: September 14,

FREE Wednesday sePTeMBeR 14 2016 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Black Billed Gull YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Mark Gardner p: (03) 331 6757 m: 021 633 669 e: Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa From gold to school exams Three weeks ago Little River’s Jack Lopas (left) was winning gold at the Junior World Rowing Championships. This week he is sitting his NCEA exams. Bridget Rutherford spoke to Jack on pages 10 and 11 to find out a bit more about him. PHOTO: ROWING NEW ZEALAND Principal replacement deadline • By Annabelle Dick LYTTELTON PRIMARY School has to appoint a new principal by November 26 to replace the departing principal Diana Feary. Mrs Feary announced her resignation two weeks ago. The school is now looking for a successor by late November to take the reigns as principal in 2017. Mrs Feary’s last day is January 26 and a new principal has to be appointed at least two months before the existing principal leaves as part of the Employment Relations Act 2000. Board of Trustees chairwoman Bridget O’Brien said they’re now in the process of searching for a new principal but the role has not yet been advertised. “We’re already under way with the principal recruitment process. The board had a meeting on Monday night to start the planning for recruiting a new principal,” she said. “We’re aiming to get it in the New Zealand Education Gazette in early October and applications will close on October 17.” Vice principal Bernice Swain is also leaving the school and handed her notice in last week. The departure of two of the school’s senior management staff has left the school with a lone vice principal Jeremy Orczy leading into next year. Mrs Feary will take a gap year while Mrs Swain will go on to teach at Haeata Community Campus in Aranui next term. Mrs O’Brien said Mrs Feary had been planning on leaving after the merger between Lyttelton Main School and Lyttelton West was complete. Said Mrs O’Brien: “Now the transition is complete she feels like now is the right time to move on and somebody else take over the reigns. She’s been planning this for over a year now that she would see it through to the end of this year.” She also said the reports of bullying at the school weren’t related to her resignation. The school won’t be replacing Mrs Swain as vice principal and her management duties will be spread across other staff. “One of the reasons we had two vice principals is because we were operating across two sites until term two this year and we needed management on both sides. Now we’re on the one side we feel that one vice principal is sufficient,” Mrs O’Brien said. Mrs Swain will finish at the end of this term and a fixed-term teacher will step in to cover. Buy one get one FREE * OPEN 7 DAYS 1005 Ferry Rd, Ferrymead | Ph 366 6306 Buy any valspar 4L and get another 4L FREE *Offer available from 8 September to 18 September 2016. Free product to be of equal or lesser value. Limit of 5 can purchase per customer. While stocks last. Heathcote Valley Ph 03 384 9249 108 Port hills Rd, heathcote Valley inspiring young minds 20 Hours Free for 3 & 4 yrs old Three age specific rooms plus School prep Teaching room For full information please visit our website Come in for a visit and experience the difference Lyttelton Tunnel Ferrymead Heritage Park Port Hills Rd Tunnel Rd We are here Bridle Path Rd Martindales Rd