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Selwyn Times: June 21, 2016

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28 Tuesday June 21 2016 SELWYN TIMES Kirkwood Intermediate Sports and Technology Update Sports Sport is an important part of our school life and students are given many opportunities to participate in the large variety of sports we offer. Mastering the ability to work as a team and being a great sportsperson is a significant part of being a Kirkwood student. A few highlights this term have been the Cross Country, Inter Intermediate School’s Duathlon and the start of our winter sports programme which includes: Netball; Football; Rugby; Hockey; Table Tennis; and Squash. As well as these we participate in Athletics, Swimming, Water Polo and Basketball. Technology Technology education at Kirkwood explores how, beginning with a need or opportunity, new products are developed and how new developments impact on our world. Students gain knowledge and skills essential for all kinds of careers and for everyday life. As well as experiencing a variety of technology classes, our students are able to choose special interest technology extension classes including coding arduino microchips, robotics, 3D printing, special engineering projects and Māori carving. These students are working on a 3D printing programme design Hard Materials Students work with wood, metal and plastics to develop a range of handson skills. Foods Room At work designing and refining recipes in one of our two Foods rooms. Soft Materials Students follow a design process to create original projects. Electronics To learn the technological process students work with electronic components. Remember, you are welcome to our Open Day & Night Tuesday 5 July, 9.00am – 12 noon or 7.00pm – 8.30pm Come and have a look at what our children are doing. Kirkwood Intermediate is an inclusive school with professional leadership. We are situated near numerous bus routes. There are still limited spaces for Year 7 students for 2016. If you would like to find out more about us, please contact us on 348 7718. Phil Tappenden Principal Kirkwood INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Please visit our website www.kirkwood.school.nz for information and to download an enrolment form or ring the office on 348 7718

2 SELWYN TIMES [Edition datE] Tuesday June 21 2016 29 News Foreign student boom worth $1b ONE OF Canterbury’s most valuable economic earners – international education – is set to double, bringing close to a billion dollars to the region. Last year, almost 10,000 international students came to study in Christchurch, and by 2025 that figure is set to increase to 25,000, according to the Canterbury International Education Destination 2025 Strategy. International education is Canterbury’s fifth largest export earner, and the change will be positive for the economy, Christchurch Educated regional co-ordinator Bree Loverich (left) said. “This is going to increase the economic value to $1 billion a year. But there are so many other benefits.” Ms Loverich said other benefits included flow-on effect to the tourism, accommodation, telecommunication and entertainment industries, as well as a benefit for Kiwi students. “They also provide an incredible value to the region in terms of cultural and social benefits with the diversity that they bring.” She said Christchurch students can greatly benefit from the diversity, especially those that do not have the opportunity to travel overseas in their school years. “In a global world and the 21st-century, this is absolutely essential for their future.” Ara nurses remain in demand ExcEllEnt EmploymEnt prospects and a variety of career options continues to attract talented students to the world of nursing. At Ara Institute of canterbury (formerly cpIt), the institute’s nursing programme is highly-regarded. In fact, 90% of nursing graduates find employment after graduation – that’s new Zealand’s highest nursing graduate employment rate. Ara prides itself on consistently reaching the top place. So what makes Ara nursing graduates so employable? years of experience in delivering nursing training, along with great facilities and expert tutors, is the first key to success. Secondly, the institute works closely with the health sector to ensure that the training aligns with what is needed on the ground in the region’s hospital wards, community health centres and aged care facilities. Ara continues to develop innovative work-based training that help prepare graduate nurses for the real world of work. Executive Director of nursing at canterbury District Health Board (cDHB) mary Gordon says the sector is closely involved with nursing training at Ara providing clinical placements for nursing students, employing new graduate nurses across the canterbury health system, supporting nurses to undertake graduate and post graduate education. nurses within the canterbury health system are very committed to supporting the training and development of Ara nursing students. “These students are our future nursing workforce. They will be our future nursing educators and leaders who will be shaping the health system for the future.” Head of nursing at Ara, cathy Andrew, says nursing training is aligned to industry conditions and the demands of modern nursing. “We have excellent relationships with clinical agencies and work closely together to provide learning experiences that are positive for students. We are seen as national leaders in innovative clinical models of learning and regularly receive feedback that our graduates are actively recruited by employers throughout new Zealand.” march 2016 graduates of the Ara Bachelor of nursing programme achieved a 90.3% employment rate. They are out there working in the sector in a variety of roles across the spectrum of nursing including hospital wards, mental health, community health, aged care and emergency units. Trial the world’s first tiny hearing aid that outperforms normal hearing* A new almost invisible German engineered hearing aid enables wearers to understand speech in difficult listening situations even better than those with normal hearing.* This world first advancement is a complete revolution in audiological engineering and delivers a perfect balance of rich, natural sound quality and audibility. Completely disappears WANTED: 15 people to trial new hearing aid technology. Call 356 2324 to book now. Please hurry – appointments are filling up fast. *Clinically proven - for full details visit www.siemens.com.au/hearing *Special conditions apply Merivale Hearing Clinic 24b Church Lane, Merivale. Call: 356 2324 Greg Foote, MNZAS Audiologist