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Selwyn Times: May 31, 2016

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10 Tuesday May 31 2016 SELWYN TIMES CELEBRATE IN SELWYN SATURDAY 9 - SATURDAY 23 JULY 2016 Saturday 9 – Saturday 23 July 2016 Moviemania Saturday 9 July 6-7.30pm, Rolleston Community Centre Sunday 17 July 6-7.30pm, Lincoln Event Centre Grab your friends and family and settle in to watch a movie to remember! Each screening plays a different movie so you can catch both. Ages: 3-12 (plus family). No booking required, $2 Rogaine Rampage Monday 11 July 10am-12pm and 1-3pm Glentunnel Holiday Park Rogaining is a cross country navigation sport like orienteering. Using a GPS unit (provided, or bring your own) and a map gather points by visiting control points. Every entrant gets a prize. Ages: 8-13. Bookings essential www.kidsfest.co.nz MakerSpace LEGO ® Monday 11 July 10.30-11.30am Darfield and Leeston Libraries Wednesday 13 July 10.30-11.30am Lincoln and Rolleston Libraries Come and play with LEGO ® . Create a cool pet for yourself! Caregiver supervision essential for children under 7. Ages: 4-12. Bookings essential www.selwynlibraries.co.nz Inflatable Extravaganza Monday 11 July 1-3pm, Selwyn Aquatic Centre Test your skills on different inflatables, including obstacle course, gladiator game, zig zag and a crocodile! Ages: 6+. No booking required. Cost $3.20 Keyboard Kids Tuesday 12 July 9.30-10.30am Rolleston Community Centre Join Primary Teacher and Musician Vicky Peacock and develop your own piece of music on the keyboard! Ages 7-12. Bookings essential www.kidsfest.co.nz Bee-Bot Challenge Tuesday 12 July 10.30-11.30am, Darfield Library Friday 15 July 10.30-11.30am, Leeston Library Tuesday 19 July 10.30-11.30am, Rolleston Library Thursday 21 July 10.30-11.30am, Lincoln Library Our Bee-Bots are a perfect starting point for children interested in small programmable robots. Work to solve different challenges! Caregiver supervision recommended for children 7 and under. Ages: 5-10. Bookings essential www.selwynlibraries.co.nz Aqua Volleyball and Obstacle Course Tuesday 12 July 1-3pm, Selwyn Aquatic Centre Try your skills at volleyball or take on the obstacle course! Ages: 6+. No booking required. Cost $3.20 Introduction to Scratch Tuesday 12 July 2-3.30pm, Rolleston Library Friday 15 July 2-3.30pm, Lincoln Library Tuesday 19 July 2-3.30pm, Leeston Library Friday 22 July 2-3.30pm, Darfield Library Ever wanted to try computer animation or coding? These sessions teach you the basics. Ages: 9 -13. Bookings essential www.selwynlibraries.co.nz Landscape Art for Children Wednesday 13 July 1-3pm Rolleston Community Centre A great opportunity for budding artists to learn some skills and complete their own landscape painting with Primary Teacher and Artist, Vicky Peacock. Ages: 8-12. Bookings essential www.kidsfest.co.nz Giant Inflatables Wednesday 13 July 1-3pm, Selwyn Aquatic Centre Try out our inflatable obstacle course/slide in the main pool. For competent swimmers. Ages: 8+. No booking required. Cost $3.20 Selwyn Kids Market Thursday 14 July 10am-12pm, Lincoln Event Centre Grab any toys, books and sports gear you don’t want anymore, or create your own 'Cool Stuff', and set up a market stall. Set up to be completed by 9.45am (stadium opens at 9am). NO FOOD to be sold. Bring your own stall (table, chair, money container, items to sell) and change for customers. Caregivers must remain with children. Ages: 5-13. Bookings essential www.kidsfest.co.nz Flippa Ball Thursday 14 July 1-3pm Selwyn Aquatic Centre Learn a fun modified version of Water Polo for kids from experienced coaches. Ages: 6+. No booking required. Cost $3.20 Discomania Thursday 14 July 6-7.30pm, Lincoln Event Centre Thursday 21 July 6-7.30pm, The Station, Leeston Fun disco with groovy music, games and spot prizes. Try the limbo or join a conga line. Caregivers and older siblings are welcome to join the fun. Refreshments available. Ages: 3-10. No Booking Required, $2 Paddle Boats & Aqua Handball Friday 15 July 1-3pm, Selwyn Aquatic Centre Paddle boats are an exciting new way to enjoy water fun. Use your hands to paddle the boat, or try Aqua Handball and practice your shots at goal! For competent swimmers. Ages: 6+. No booking required. Cost $3.20 High Ropes Challenge Friday 15 July 9am-12pm and 1-4pm Rolleston Community Centre Saturday 23 July, 1-4pm, Rolleston Community Centre Challenge yourself physically and mentally by climbing different obstacles. Enjoy our giant indoor swing! Caregivers must remain with children to assist. Children, please wear three-quarter pants or comfortable long pants (no short shorts, skirts or dresses) and comfortable nonmarking athletic footwear. Ages: 8-13. Bookings essential www.kidsfest.co.nz Doggy Dayz Tuesday 19 July 10.30-11.30am Darfield and Lincoln Libraries Wednesday 20 July 10.30-11.30am Leeston Library Thursday 21 July 10.30am-11.30am Rolleston Library Meet and learn about some furry friends. Caregiver supervision essential for children 7 and under, and those unsure of animals. Ages: 5+. Bookings essential www.selwynlibraries.co.nz Play Like a DJ Wednesday 20 July 1-4pm Rolleston Community Centre Record your own radio show at Rollywood FM (88.3 FM). Read an ad, introduce a song and keep a copy of your show! Parents/caregivers, please come back after the event. Ages: 8-13. Bookings essential www.kidsfest.co.nz Sport Suzie’s Circus, Comedy and Chaos Show Friday 22 July, 1-1.45 pm, Lincoln Event Centre Suzie’s hilarious and wacky show is full of crazy stunts, magic mayhem, wicked juggling, small and tall unicycles, wacky weightlifting and hilarious audience participation. Fun for all ages. Bookings essential www.kidsfest.co.nz EVENT BOOKINGS OPEN TOMORROW! www.kidsfest.co.nz growing strong communities together

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday May 31 2016 11 News School sets up dog club LINCOLN HIGH School now has a dog club. Emily Tighe is a teacher at the high school and she started the dog club to offer students a chance to learn more about dogs and pick up some training tips. “We are the only school to have a dog club that is officially sanctioned by the New Zealand Kennel Club. It’s pretty exciting,” Miss Tighe said. Miss Tighe wanted to teach children and parents about foundation skills. This covers obedience and body awareness towards dogs. “It’s really important that we teach our young people how to interact safely and be responsible around animals, “ she said. Joanna Hussey, 13, goes to the dog club because she “likes to learn new things” and seeing what skills the dogs can learn. “It’s pretty rewarding getting to see what they can do,” she said. The club has been operating via an online platform and held its first meeting earlier this month. The club has been growing in size and currently has 16 members. Lincoln High School deputy principal Stephen Rout said the dog club is “unique” to the school. “I think it’s fantastic that we have a teacher here who has the FAB RANGES NZ & AUSTRALIAN BRANDS • Augustine • Vargo • Ivy Blu • Artstyle • Obi ...and many more! • Sabatini • Mesop • Jellicoe & Deeanne Hobbs • Fate & Sass New season instore now! New fashions arriving daily. interest and skills that she wants to share with our students,” he said. Ella Dalley is another member of the dog club and said it has been a lot of fun and she is enjoying the skills she has learned. Miss Tighe hopes to see more schools following in Lincoln High Schools footsteps and start dog clubs of their own. “We hope other schools will want to take on board what we are doing and do the same. 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