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Selwyn Times: May 10, 2016

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8 Tuesday May 10 2016 SELWYN TIMES your LOCAL Schools Tell us what’s happening at your school. Email caitlin.miles@ starmedia.kiwi or phone 364 7442 Planting and nurturing native forest Rolleston Christian School pupils started a native plant forest at their school and last week they added 150 more to the collection. The whole school got involved with many of the younger pupils getting help and learning from the older ones. The children learnt gardening skills and how to interact with the other year groups. GOOD EFFORT: West Melton School held its cross-country last Tuesday at Preston Downs subdivision. Year 8 pupil Eva ran 3km and won the heat for her age group. PLANTING: With the help from teachers, pupils planted 150 plants in their native forest. LEARNING: The pupils learnt how to plant and how to look after the 350 existing plants. New entrants If your child started school recently send their photo to caitlin.miles@starmedia.kiwi Joe, Sam, Jessie, Hailey, Charlie and Rueben all started West Melton Primary School last week. Dylan Tullett started at Templeton Primary School recently. Ruby Bain had her first day at Springston School last week. Liam, April, Ethan, Izzy, Eleanor and Mckenzie started at West Rolleston Primary School last week. “I live and paint in a beautiful rural Bay on Banks Peninsula, surrounded by the ruggedness of the landscape and the constant and ever changing rhythm of the sea. Change is constant, something you can either embrace or ignore. Either way, change challenges us all. This exhibition is entitled ‘Tipping Point’, inspired by that point of change that drives us all, to try new things and to let others go, to change the way we think and act. My paintings express this excitement, the doubt and apprehension that change forces on us all, urging me to try new things and to let others go. In ‘Mad as a March Hare’, we have a lady suspended, her thoughts in the cloud, searching to find where her next step in life in will take her, while below normality exists. For the Hare, March means madness, no fear, a month of change and a new era begins and the excitement of the unknown. Like the Hare, when I am in ‘My Zone’ as an artist in my studio in Port Levy, my imagination takes me to places unknown, experiences and thoughts unheard of, and it is through my paintings that I can truly express these feelings. Where they will lead me is unknown, but just like the Hare, that is what inspires me.” Jacqui is an artist of figurative subjects with life and energy. Jacqui lives and paints on an isolated farm in Port Levy, Banks Peninsula with her husband and daughter Phoebe. While Jacqui’s subject matter is invariably the human form, it is secondary to her exploring form, structure, movement, colour and texture. In her recent body of work, there is a translucent feel which gives the paintings a whole new interest. She has been painting and exhibiting for a long time. Jacqui is also a past winner of the annual CoCa award. Red Sky at Night Breeze in Blue Sky New RollestoN FAMIlY stoRe 807 Jones Rd Open HOurs: Weekdays 9am - 4pm Saturday 11am - 2pm We accept donated goods ph 03 347 0117 other local stores: Hornby, 1 Amyes Rd sallies on wycola, 44 wycola Ave LAWyerS We have over 40 years’ experience to assist you with… • Buying and Selling Houses and Commercial Property • Wills, Trusts and Estate matters • All issues facing you and your business; • Employment Law matters; • Traffic matters; • Earthquake related issues; and • Advice regarding Retirement Villages Call John, Brendan or Andrew today on 03 366 8996 to find out how we can help you. Email. lawyers@mclegal.co.nz Airport Business Park 92 Russley Road Christchurch 8042 Leona, Mark and the team look forward to being of service for all your motoring needs. Come and have a service to make sure you’re safe on the roads this winter. Jacqui Gibbs Chamberlain TiPPING POINT 14 May – 6 June 2016 Main Rd, Little River | 03 325 1944 | art@littlerivergallery.com • WOF Safety inspections • Full mechanical repairs • Servicing and warranty servicing • Tyres • Full diagnostic equipment • Cars, 4WDs, light commercial, all cars including European vehicles • Loan cars available (conditions apply) Mark’s Automotive Ltd Hours: Mon - Fri 7.30am - 5.30pm PHONE 349 3344 | 559 Springs Rd, Prebbleton Email marksautomotive@xtra.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday May 10 2016 9 Mixed success for college in Aussie sport trip Ellesmere College students travelled to Australia to show off some rugby and netball skills against Sydney high schools. A group of 54 students and 10 teachers and parents took the Ellesmere senior netball, first 15 and junior rugby teams to Sydney over the school holidays where they competed against a number of schools. The teams had a mixed bag of wins and losses, the senior girls netball team won two and lost two, and the first 15 won two out of three games. Students enjoyed exchanging cultures and performed hakas and waiatas at the Australian schools. your LOCAL Schools CULTURE: Students performed a waiata. SUPPORT: The junior rugby team and netball team cheered on the senior players. CULTURE: Te Marino Huriwai-Briggs starts the haka at William Clarke College. GAME: Ellesmere first 15 against William Clarke College. ACTION: Roy Haffner tackling a Newington College player. 59 Hewitts Road Merivale Christchurch Day and Boarding Years 7 to 13 Funding for the arts available Applications for Creative New Zealand Creative Communities funding are now open. The fund can be used to support projects or activities that encourage community involvement, support diverse arts and cultural traditions, or enable young people to actively participate in the arts. In the past, Creative Communities grants have funded exhibitions, productions, concerts, festivals, workshops and presentations that offer opportunities for community involvement in the arts. Funding can also support artist-led projects involving local communities, materials, promotion of arts activities, or personnel costs for one-off, short term projects. The closing date for the Creative NZ Creative Communities Scheme funding applications is Friday 13 May 2016. For more information about criteria, contact the scheme administrator, Stuart Westoby, at the Selwyn District Council on 347 2708 or email creative@selwyn.govt.nz Open Day Monday 16 May 2.00-5.30pm Discover an education for your daughter that will last a lifetime. Come along to our Open Day and experience all that Rangi Ruru has to offer. Register online now. Rangi. For Life. Phone 03 983 3700 rangiruru.school.nz/openday