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Selwyn Times: February 07, 2017

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18 Tuesday February 7 2017 Your Local Views SELWYN TIMES In Brief GARDEN COMPETITION Entries for the Rolleston residents’ annual garden ews competition will officially close on Thursday, although late entries will be accepted up until February 20. To enter phone Brenda Dunlop on 347 3073. ROLLESTON LIONS The Lions Club of Rolleston and Districts is holding a meet and greet night on Monday, from 7.30pm, with guest speaker Paul O’Connor MBE. This will be held WITH THE holiday break now at an end, I am sure many parents around Selwyn will be relieved to see their children getting back into the routines of school once again. Many Selwyn children have started at brand new schools this year, including the first year 9 students at the newly-opened Rolleston College. When I attended the school’s official ashion at the Rolleston Rugby Clubrooms opening with my colleague, in the reserve off Moore St. The Education Minister Hekia club is seeking new members. For Parata last week I was impressed further information, phone vicepresident Shirley McNicholl by the college’s facilities including the theatre and on 347 9475. technology workshops. Also opening its doors to Gardening NEW PROFESSORS its first students last week was Former associate professors Selwyn’s newest primary school, Ravi Gooneratne and Brett Lemonwood Grove School, Robinson have been recognised which will cater for years 1 to 8. for their work and have risen to become professor of toxicology and professor of environmental chemistry respectively. Professor Gooneratne studies toxicology of food contaminants in relation to a diverse range of life forms from sheep to earthworms, as well as otoring looking at environmental effects of pesticides, spray drift and heavy metals. Professor Robinson’s research at Lincoln involves creating economic and environmental value from bio-waste. Schools in good shape Meanwhile, a number of other schools around Selwyn have had new buildings completed over the holiday period including Broadfield School and Lincoln Primary School. Construction of more classrooms will be ongoing at Lincoln Primary to cater for the sizeable growth in the area’s school-aged population. With the information technology sector one of the Amy Adams Selwyn MP BIG OCCASION: Rolleston College is one of two new Selwyn schools which opened last week. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN fastest growing sectors in New Zealand, it is essential that Kiwi students are prepared to learn and work in a modern, hightech world. We want our schools ready and able to support young people to develop skills, confidence, and an interest in digital technologies to set them up for successful futures. To help achieve this, in 2018 digital technology will be formally integrated into the New Zealand curriculum. This change to the school curriculum reflects the Government’s commitment to championing 21st century practice in teaching and learning. Delivering better education services, which meet the needs of every child, is a top priority for the Government. That is why last year’s Budget provided a $15.3 million funding increase to ensure students with a range of learning difficulties can receive support tailored to their individual learning needs. As a result, an extra 1250 Kiwi children will receive help from teacher aides. This funding increase, combined with the increased funding from Budget 2015, mean that the Government is now funding an extra 550,000 hours of classroom support for students with additional learning needs. All parents want to see their children lead happy, successful lives and we believe that giving every child the best education possible will help achieve that. asty Bites DESIGNER FASHION AT OUTLET PRICES oney SMART BRANDS SMARTER PRICES HORNBY 409 Main South Road | Open 10am–5pm, 7 days

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday February 7 2017 19 ACHIEVERS • By Tom Doudney THE LINCOLN Event Centre will host Mainland’s opening round Beko Netball League game against Southern on March 25. The league, which is entering its second year, is an amateur development competition for up and coming players and the next tier down from the ANZ Premiership. Most of Mainland’s beko netball games are played back to back with ANZ Premiership games at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch, however, the opening round will be a stand alone game. Netball Mainland event and business relationships manager Sally Hayes said it being a stand alone game had provided the chance to host it outside of the city. “Last year they did have a Beko SPORTS BUSINESSES ACHIEVERS SPORTS BACK IN ACTION: Bella James returns to this year’s Mainland squad for the Beko Netball League. PHOTO: MICHAEL BRADLEY​ Beko netball returns Involved in the flower industry for over 24 years. Netball League game in Selwyn and bringing one back again this year is exciting,” she said. The Mainland squad, named last week, features four Lincoln University players, Bella James, Kate Lloyd, Ellie Bird and Lily Fletcher. All four featured in last year’s campaign. Netball Mainland chief executive Bridget Hearn said netball was well supported in Selwyn BUSINESSES and the organisation was looking forward to hosting another game at Lincoln. “Many of those games will be live broadcast on Sky so there is the opportunity for players to be seen but also to develop their skills and be part of the performance pathway that will hopefully take them through to the ANZ Premiership and then some of them on to the Silver Ferns beyond that,” she said. Valentine’s Day broadfieldflowers florist | gifts | jewellery P 325 2621 | 1094 Shands Road www.broadfieldflowersflorist.co.nz Just 5 minutes from Lincoln Kim’s Fashion Quarterly from Kim Taylor —Viva La Moda New Season Arrivals SCHOOL in fashion terms the next season has begun and so too, the arrival of new season’s goodies! Navy is remaining strong and is very prevalent in the new Ketz-Ke range which has just arrived into stores. Ketz-Ke is known for their casual and very wearable everyday pieces, but are always quirky and stylish. They SCHOOLS also have some dressier pieces such as the spotty navy and white maldives top which has been ultra popular. its cut-out shoulders give it a lovely point of difference ($145). in the same cute spot fabric is the Venice dress which falls beautifully and is very stylish with the one shoulder look ($145). A casual piece which has also arrived SPORTS from Ketz Ke and is photographed in the grey colourway is the select tee ($98). These tops also come in navy and are a great basic to wear back with jeans or with new season relaxed fit pants such as photographed ($139). Another new arrival, once again in a spot fabric, is the pink and navy ‘Entranced shift dress’ ($149) by Elm .This is another popular lifestyle label with many easy comfortable everyday pieces. it is a great straight through fit which flatters most shapes and is very comfortable. The first of the new seasons knits have even started to arrive. Ponchos and capes are very strong again. The OBR range is 100 % merino and there are different shapes on offer. We have pictured the stunning tangerine poncho which can be worn in a variety of ways and comes in other colours too ($165). All of the styles pictured are available now at Viva La moda. more stock is arriving daily so come on in and check out the new arrivals! -Kim Taylor All of the fashion featured in the images is available from Viva La Moda Rolleston Shop 12, Rolleston Square, Rolleston. Phone 347 1151 SCHOOL SCHOOLS SPORTS