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Selwyn Times: January 17, 2017

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30 Tuesday January 17 2017 BACK TO SCHOOL 2017 SELWYN TIMES Lincoln High School Discover your potential We provide a variety of courses, opportunities and fully equipped facilities to enable you to discover your full potential. “Our Year 9 students have all been fitted out and look very proud wearing the new uniform,” says Kathy Paterson, Principal at Lincoln High School. While more formal than the previous uniform, students have more flexibility on what they wear. Girls have the option of a pinafore, skirt or shorts and boys, shorts or trouser. The blazer must be worn at all special school occasions and to and from school in terms two and three. Students, teachers and the community were consulted during the uniform selection process, which is part of the school’s increasing focus on its Community of Learning. The school colours were modified, a new logo created and their website updated. At the end of term one, a new building is also due for completion; a six classroom block with a mix of innovative and more traditional learning spaces. Learning comes naturally at Lincoln, with the right balance of academic, cultural, sporting and social opportunities Lincoln High School students have a new uniform. Let’s Learn. Let’s Play. Let’s Grow. Let’s Empower. West Rolleston Primary - School Te Kura o Te Uru Kowhai Welcome to 2017 We look forward to re-connecting with our foundation learners from 2016 and welcoming our new learners and families for 2017, including Year 5-8. Term One commences on Tuesday 31 January 2017. Please visit our website www.westrolleston.school.nz for more information Welcome to your College School opening for learners and families January 30th. Assemble at the front of the school on Springston/ Rolleston Road by 8.30 am At the completion of the opening ceremony all foundation learners will move into the theatre to commence their learning. Their day will finish at 3pm. The school office will open on the 23rd January. The pop up uniform site will also be on site from this date. Phone (03) 595 2490 Email admin@rollestoncollege.nz PO Box 86045, Rolleston West 7658 2017 start dates Wednesday February 1 Year 9 students at school. (All buses run as normal.) Friday February 3 - Full day for Years 10 and 11. - Year 12 at school from 9am to 11am. - Year 13 at school from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Tuesday February 7 All students at school for the whole day. The school office is open from Monday January 23. 25 Boundary Road, Lincoln (03) 325 2121 lincoln.school.nz

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 31 Ready to open Rolleston’s much awaited Lemonwood Grove School will open its doors to its very first students on Monday, 30 January. Much hard work has gone into setting up the new school. Lemonwood Grove’s Establishment Board members have met fortnightly since September 2015 to oversee the school’s design, establish operational systems, institute the school’s governance and appoint a Principal, teachers and support staff. To select a name for the school they worked with local Rūnanga, Taumutu who gifted the Maori name, Te Uru Tarata. This translates to grove of the Lemonwood, a tree once prevalent in the Selwyn area. This cultural history will be interwoven into learning experiences, nurturing a protective and cooperative environment within the school’s whanau, where individual interests, talents and strengths will be valued and strong bonds formed with the wider community. Lemonwood Grove is also home to a Selwyn based RTLB (Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour) team who are delighted to have a purpose-built facility there. In 2018, Waitaha School will move into their own premises at Lemonwood Grove, and while there will be separate leadership, governance and teaching/learning practices, some integration of activities will occur between the two schools. “A blank canvas allowed us to create a school where children can explore learning in wonderfully innovative ways, supported by highly skilled practitioners who share enthusiasm for our philosophical approach to teaching and learning so students are prepared for future work/life environments,” says Tracey Riley, Chair of the Establishment Board. Current research on what works best for learners in the 21st century, has guided the school’s layout and philosophy. “Our flexible learning spaces have been designed for learning indoors and outside with features Lemonwood Grove Board of Trustees: Keren Hocken, Rachel Maitland, Rebecca Scott, Drew Winter, Tracey Riley (Chairperson) & Sean Bailey (Foundation Principal). like an outdoor forest where learners can relate authentic learning contexts to their environment. We’ve also structured the school day so sustained learning periods are integrated with a number of play breaks,” explains Principal, Sean Bailey. The school’s focus this year will be on establishing teacher/learner relationships. Personalised learning programmes that motivate and engage students will help them take ownership of their learning. The school already has a close relationship with its stakeholders and the community will continue to be a part of Lemonwood Grove with initiatives such as Busy Bumbles before and after school care. Lemonwood Grove will initially cater for years 1-8 with between 70 and 80 students expected to enrol during 2017. Lemonwood Grove School, Te Uru Tarata can be contacted by emailing: office@ lemonwoodgrove.school.nz or via their website: lemonwoodgrove.school.nz Lemonwood Grove School 14 Lemonwood Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston, 7675 www.lemonwoodgrove.school.nz