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Selwyn Times: September 20, 2016

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14 Tuesday September 20 2016 News SELWYN TIMES Tickets hot for Lincoln comedy DON’T WAIT until the last minute to grab one of the final tickets for the Live in Lincoln comedy event on October 8. That was the message from promoter David Parlane who said about three quarters of the tickets had already sold. The event will feature Jeremy Corbett, who hosts TV3’s Seven Days, along with Ben Hurley, Justine Smith and Tom Furniss. With three weeks to go, there are just 250 tickets remaining and Mr Parlane said it would be risky to count on door sales being available on the night. “We have had some really good support so far he said,” he said. “It just goes to show you put something like this on in Lincoln and Selwyn people are wanting it, so I’m well pleased - it shows we should have been doing this a lot earlier.” Doors will open at 6pm, with the show starting at 7pm. Tickets can be bought from The Famous Grouse Hotel or by emailing Hot wax, head shaves for CanTeen • By Devon Bolger LINCOLN HIGH School’s first XV rugby players are used to a bit of pain, but on Wednesday it came in the form of hot wax, rather than big hits on the field. A challenge had been set for the rugby team and the first XI Football team to raise as much money as they could for the CanTeen organisation. The wining team would be rewarded with waxing the legs of the losing team. They had just over a month to fundraise and many tactics were used from sausage sizzles to Givealittle web pages. On Wednesday, the results were announced as part of a charity head-shaving event at the high school. With $570 raised, the football team were announced the winners. The rugby boys were not too far behind with $529 but they graciously accepted defeat and in front of a crown of about 500 students, they suffered the wrath of the wax strip. Rugby captain Duncan Finlayson said it was a small price to pay for a fantastic cause. “It wasn’t as painful as thought it’d be, although clearly the forwards have higher pain tolerances than the backs,” he said. “I’m just immensely proud of the first XV and first XI for their efforts. To raise almost $1000 through all of this is incredible.” Then it was time for the individual head shavers. Nine students took part and among them was head girl Elin Harris. There was an amazing feeling in the air as the first set of head-shavers held hands and the crowd cheered them on. Harris said she hoped the money raised would go a long way to helping benefit the lives of others. “To raise over $10,000 for CanTeen and the Cancer Society has to be one of the greatest things I’ve ever been involved in,” she said. LOST LOCKS: Lincoln High School head girl Elin Harris, left, and fellow students Kate Scott and Duncan Finlayson react to their new hair cuts. PHOTOS: YASHAR SHOLEPAK ​ OFF IT COMES: Elin Harris has her hair cut off by her mother Joanne at a charity head shave last week. Collectively Lincoln High School will be donating $10,634 to CanTeen which is the largest amount Lincoln has ever donated throughout the many years of the event. THE HOME OF GOOD BAKING PREMIUM BREAD White, wholemeal, grain & honey. 3 FOR $ 5 00 CARAMEL DELUXE SLICE A divine slice oozing with gooey caramel - everything about it says decadence! ONLY $ 3 49 EA FRESH FAMILY APPLE PIE NEW! INTRODUCTORY OFFER $ 4 99 EA RASPBERRY BUNS 4PK A sweet bun infused with raspberry preserve and finished off with a light raspberry icing. ONLY $ 3 49 MILK Dairy Dale 2L varieties. $ 5 98 2 FOR or $3.19 each MINI DONUTS 6PK $ 2 00 Promotional pricing available while stocks last from 19/09/16 to 25/09/16. Images are serving suggestions only. Open 7 days | 8 Convenient local locations Hornby • Barrington • Ferry Rd • Papanui • Riccarton • Upper Riccarton • New Brighton • Rangiora BAKERIES

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday September 20 2016 15 Lemonwood Grove stage one build almost complete Stage One of the Lemonwood Grove/Te Uru Tarata build is nearing completion with the latest state Primary School set to open its doors to year 1 to 8 learners on 30 January 2017. With the exponential growth in Rolleston in recent years, particularly since the earthquakes, more and more young families are choosing to live in this area, and the Ministry of Education has addressed the continual pressure for the provision for compulsory education. Situated in the Faringdon subdivision, Stage One will initially cater for up to 450 students with Stage Two accommodating a further 300 primary-aged children. The 4ha site on East Maddisons Rd will also be the home base for Waitaha School and satellite site for the RTLB Support Service (Resource Teachers for Learning and Behaviour). The name Lemonwood Grove/Te Uru Tarata is the name gifted to the school by Te Tāumutu, our local iwi. The lemonwood tree grew prolifically in the area in earlier times. Establishing a new primary school from scratch has been no mean feat. Since September 2015 an establishment board of five Ministerial appointed trustees led by chairperson Tracey Riley, supported by senior education adviser Linda Youl and designated governance facilitator Maureen Kerr, have worked tirelessly to bring the project to fruition. This month the Establishment Board of Trustees (EBoT) celebrated its first year of operation and found it rewarding to reflect back on the progress achieved during the past 12 months. The EBoT is extremely pleased to have worked with an amazing project team, led by architects Stephenson and Turner, Southbase Construction and Ministry of Education project manager Sonny Sun. “It has been an exciting task creating a high quality new school for the community,” says Linda Youl. One of the first and most important tasks for the EBoT was the appointment of the foundation principal. The board was delighted to appoint former Ladbrooks School principal Sean Bailey to this position. Sean has worked closely with the trustees to appoint his senior leaders deputy principal Nick Gunn, team leader Jenni Hodgkinson and office manager Sarah Lewell, with two more teacher appointments about to be announced. The establishment board has focused on setting a very clear strategic vision for the school. “Our collective vision has led to board cohesion and has made decision making a rewarding and streamlined process,” says EBoT member Rachel Maitland. The mission statement “The best of you as you” describes how the uniqueness of every learner will be highly fostered and valued within a nurturing safe community. “As a board and leadership team we ensure the learner is at the centre of all decision making and planning,” says Tracey Riley. The leadership team have been developing their school curriculum to reflect this expectation. The board continues to work on formalising the structures and systems required for the founding of the new organisation. Enrolments have opened with Angus being the first student on the roll. “The continual focus on providing the best environment for the children means as a parent of a future pupil, I know my child’s learning is in the best of hands,” says EBoT member Drew Winter. The EBoT will hand over its office to a parent-elected board in May 2017. If you are a potential parent of Lemonwood Grove School, you might consider standing for this important role. “Our next big step is opening day – and we cannot wait,” says EBoT member Rebecca Scott. To learn more about the new Lemonwood Grove School – Te Uru Tarata, you can view their website at:, or email Sean Bailey at Enrolments are open now. Enrolment meetings can be arranged by emailing Sean: Lemonwood Grove School 540-546 East Maddisons Road, Rolleston