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Southern View: August 30, 2016

Southern View: August 30,

FREE TUESDAY AUgUST 30 2016 379 7100 Southern Make your GP team your first call 24/7. 12 9 3 6 View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) cdhb.health.nz/carearoundtheclock Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston New scheme to improve road safety at school Halswell School senior pupil Simran Bath walks (from left) with Jed Hooper, Ava Woolford and Ming Xuan Teo to class, as part of a new road safety programme which sees parents drop off their children at the school gate, with a senior pupil taking youngsters to class. •Read more on page 8. New $15m school • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding HALSWELL WILL be getting a new $15 million primary school to address the rapidly growing population. The Ministry of Education has confirmed the land on Tongariro St will be the new location for the school in western Halswell and it is expected to open in 2020. This is scheduled to be two years earlier than what was planned in the MoE’s Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme. It is not yet known what year range it would have but there is some support for it to cater for years 7 and 8. Over the past few weeks the MoE has been holding workshops to gather opinions from the community to determine what year group the school will cater for and what facilities it will need. Halswell Community Project spokeswoman Chrys Horn, who attended one of the meetings said the consensus was there needs to be a full-scale year 1-8 school. Consultations have been held at Halswell School, Aidanfield Christian School, Hillmorton School and Rowley Avenue School and were facilitated by Dr Gabrielle Wall. Hillmorton High School principal Ann Brokenshire said if schools are full then new primary schools are needed. She said she had various views on the year group structure of the school due to Hillmorton High School and Hornby High School catering for the area’s intermediate pupils. As for a high school in Halswell Ms Brokenshire said there is more than enough capacity in the existing high school network. The final public workshop will be held at Oaklands School on September 6, 7-8pm. Dr Wall will collate the ideas generated into an online survey which will be live from September 12-30 on the MoE website. •HAVE YOU SAY: What do you think about Halswell getting a new primary school? Would you like to see a high school in Halswell? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi Chrys Horn BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... House of Hearing 100% NZ Owned & Operated CLINIC PHONE Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 Papanui 0800 333 606 Ashburton 03 307 8949 Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 www.blindcare.co.nz Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm