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Selwyn Times: May 17, 2016

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12 Tuesday May 17 2016 your LOCAL Schools Tell us what’s happening at your school. Email caitlin.miles@ or phone 364 7442 SELWYN TIMES Darfield High School students held their year 12 market day, which is a course component for the NCEA commerce class. A total of 27 students formed eight different companies. The students had to write a business plan documenting their operations, production, finance and marketing and also donate a percentage of their profits to charity. This is part of a nine credit unit where students must plan and carry out a business activity. They will now review their activity and make changes before running it again in a second market day later in the year. Warriors descend on Clearview Primary Clearview Primary School pupils were treated to a visit from two past and present Warriors players last Thursday. Jerome Ropati and Ben Henry shared the benefits of getting enough sleep, hydration and being part of a team and community as well as answering questions from the audience. The Warriors and Penrith Panthers spent the day visiting schools around Canterbury. FUTURE PLAYERS: The year 5/6 and year 7/8 rugby league tournament teams got their photo taken with Ben Henry. SALE: Jewellery was popular at the market. PITCHES: The students made their products more appealing by talking to MAKING MONEY: Devin Benbow, Kayla Croy, Tane Nikora and Chris Moffat sold phone cases. EXCITEMENT: The pupils listened to advice from the past and present Warriors players. ORGANISING: The students organised events and displays of how their products worked. DEVICES: Georgia Shinn and Tessa Mitchell sold lenses that changed the way a photograph looks. Build your next home with Artisan Homes $314,900 including GST Your local registered Master Builder Anzio Design Features • 182m 2 • 4 Bedrooms • Open plan living • 2 Bathrooms • Double Garage Plans are viewable in high resolution digital at Let Rob and his team work with you to produce your own unique plan. Office & Show Home- 5 Broomleigh Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston Phone - 03 374 9172 or Rob 021 324 876 E-mail - Builders of superior homes.

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday May 17 2016 13 New entrants Email photos to caitlin. helloworld Rolleston Travel Advice Column Tegan Steeves-Wright started at West Melton School last week. Prebbleton School welcomed 11 new pupils last week. Tate, Caleb, Jendi, William, Isabella, James, Ayrton, Eliana, Braydon, Aaron and William. CHALLENGE: West Melton School pupils Daisy, Jody, Isla, Molly and Stacy took part in the Canterbury Duathlon held at Ruapuna Raceway last week. More than 45 primary and intermediate schools participated on the day, with 100- plus pupils in each age group. The year 9 and 10 pupils ran 2km, cycled 6km, ran 1km, and the over 11 and 12 year age group ran 2km, cycled 9km, ran 1km. Stacey finished 11 out of 95 for the year 9 girls, Isla finished 14 out of 100 for the year 10 girls and Daisy was 15 in the same age group. BURNHAM auto services Keep your motor running smoothly this summer • WOF • Challenge Service Station • Vehicle Servicing WARM STEAM VAPORIZER * Suitable for children under two years • Tyres/Puncture • Repairs • Courtesy car Natural Steam Relieves Cold & Flu Symptoms SPECIAL PRICE $109.99 BARRINGTON PHARMACY NEXT TO COUPLANDS, 256 BARRINGTON ST PH 332 3156 Travel Talk with Sue Avoid the Stress of Travel Having just returned from a family trip to Hawaii, the importance of having the right attitude and preparation to the sometimes stressful situations in travelling is critical. Long waits at airports, flight delays and baggage issues are all quite common occurrences, so it’s worth the time to adopt a few strategies to start the trip off in the right direction especially if you have kids. Give yourself additional time to get to airports for a start as usually there’s a mad panic to get out the door. Check in as soon as permitted and allow yourself some breathing space to allow for traffic and any final issues. Pack your carry-on baggage to the correct weight as most airlines are strict on this. Pack some light snacks that are able to be taken on board (must be sealed) as some airline foods are not exactly appealing. Liquids in carry-on bags are not permitted unless you buy them after clearing customs and I can tell you that there is little tolerance in some regions especially in the USA! Random testing for drugs is common (as my 11 year olds bags were checked in Hawaii!). With kids it’s worth the added few dollars to have the on board entertainment. Long flights can be pretty boring, so with their carry-on make sure that there’s lots to do. Also check on the cost of an upgrade in your seating to say Premium Economy for long flights as the added room is priceless especially if you’re tall. We’ve found telling the kids in advance that the travel days can be long, everyone is tired and the queues for customs can be overwhelming. This has meant no one moans and everyone knows what to expect. Take some Medi for kids in case they feel sick and with little ones the air pressure on descent can be debilitating. Whilst airline crew can assist, it’s best to try and self-manage with some eucalyptus nasal sprays that help keep nasal passages open and clear. Lollipops are also a great option for kids too which assist with the clearing of pressure on the ears from regular swallowing. Whilst you may be heading to a warm overseas destination in our Winter and turn up in Hawaiian shirts all set for the beach, just remember the on board temperature can be really cold, so maybe your carry-on could have a change of clothes for when you get there. Those horseshoe shaped neck pillows might look a little funny but a long flight at night can see those things being quite comfortable and avoid you falling asleep against your fellow passengers! Overall just keep a good attitude and remember all these checks are for your safety. The more time you give yourself at airports, the less stressed you’ll be and you’ll start your holiday in a better frame of mind. Oh last piece of advice…make sure you know the Duty Free allowance if you bring alcohol to or from your destination as the variance between countries differs greatly across the world. Happy Travels. Ask about Paying with Q Card Brought to you by Sue Robinson We are now open from 7am-7pm Mon to Fri 36 Russell Road, Ph: 03 347 6607 • Txt: 021 522 150 Email: helloworld Travel Rolleston Rolleston Square (next to The Warehouse) Phone 03 974 2010