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The Star: March 23, 2017

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22 Thursday March 23 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Te Kura Tuarua o Horomaka Hillmorton High School The Star Emphasising the qualities for a positive disposition Academic success When considering what our young people need in order to be positive, successful and contributing citizens the following positive dispositions, alongside formal qualifications, are thought to be important: empathy, self-control, integrity, embracing diversity and grit. Hillmorton High School, catering for Years 7 to 13, has a diverse student population in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, prior Ann Brokenshire learning, ability and disability. We fairly well represent New Zealand society and as such, our students study alongside students from varying backgrounds. Through this alone they develop empathy, self-control, and a deep understanding of diversity which we embrace. Our students develop into young adults where they are strong in their own identity; they have integrity. We know that Hillmorton students take a broad range of pathways on leaving school including university, and understand the value of hard work and determination. We continue to work to understand how to teach in ways that help to develop “grit” and resiliency. We know to praise “effort” and I encourage all parents to do the same. Working together, our young people are developing the positive dispositions, skills and knowledge needed so that they can indeed create great futures. Ann Brokenshire PRINCIPAL Jennifer Tregurtha achieved a scholarship in NCEA Level 3 Statistics and Ethan Gall got a scholarship in Level 3 Geography. Jennifer was awarded Dux for 2016, and Ethan Gall our Proxime Accessit. Ethan is studying at Otago University and Jennifer is also pursuing her tertiary studies. Both of them have received other academic scholarships. Visiting science show popular with students The Science Roadshow is a touring exhibition of demonstrations and hands-on interactive exhibits teaching students about science and technology. It provides an exciting and stimulating blend of science-technology education and entertainment. Each year the roadshow tours with an entirely new programme of more than 60 handson exhibits, two informative and entertaining demonstrations, and various resources and activities for schools. The opportunity to get their hands on the various exhibits proved very popular with all the Year 7 to 10 students who visited. Performance enthralls combined audience The hall was packed this week with students from Our Lady of Assumption and Hoon Hay as Hillmorton hosted New Zealand Opera’s Schools’ performance of Don Pasquale. The students were enthralled and in particular loved the guest appearance of an OLA staff member! Athletes give their best To attain personal bests (PBs) or records in any sport, at any level is a great goal for any athlete. At Hillmorton High School, there are some longstanding records that have stood the test of time. Beverley Peterson, who attended Hillmorton in the 1970s, went on to compete for New Zealand. She still holds a number of track and field records at the school and at Canterbury Secondary Schools’ level: her record for the Under 19 Girls 100 metres still stands. Though the competition was tough at the recent school athletics with many students giving their best, there are still a number of records remaining from the 1970s, and the oldest from 1966! Records were set in the pool also – with para-athlete, Celyn Edwards breaking Under 16 Butterfly, 33.3 metres! Lots of students attained PBs in the pool! Perhaps we will see more records being broken next year.

2 [Edition datE] The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday March 23 2017 23 If you want to win a double movie pass – get clicking. Each week The Star will give away a double movie pass to the best photo sent in by a reader. Send your photos to geoff.sloan@ Put ‘photo competition’ in the subject line and include your name, address and phone number CONTINUING EDUCATION Farm life has plenty to offer young people WINNER: Dave Mitchell, Addington. LAKE WANAKA: Mary Shirtcliffe, Hornby. KOMBI: Jaran Parker, 12, Rolleston. From city girl to sharemilker to equity farmer, North Canterbury’s Wendy Croft has come a long way in a sector that allows young people to work hard and prosper. “I was working in a bank before I got into farming. I had never milked a cow, but we got into sharemilking to save money, and it was easier for me to manage it than to get someone else to do it.” Three years ago Wendy enrolled in Ara Institute of Canterbury’s NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management; a practical qualification for working farmers that is delivered online with face to face tutorials in Culverden. The programme is run with the Primary ITO and was rated as “excellent” by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) in a recent report. With two young children and a business to run, Wendy balanced her studies with her family and work commitments. ““I think my husband and I worked together every day for three years! It was hard, and it’s not for everyone. It’s challenging but it’s really rewarding.” Does she miss her city lifestyle? “Yes, sometimes I miss the city, but I love the lifestyle here – I have good neighbours and good staff.” WELCOME R E S T A U R A N T LUNCH TIMING: (Tue - Sun): 11:30am to 2pm DINNER TIMING: (7 Days): 5pm to 10pm New Indian restaurant in papanui fully licensed bar Lunch Special $10 (Includes Rice, Curry & Naan) Bring this AD in and receive a FREE starter of an Onion Bhaji or a Samosa. T&C Apply. Birthday Special Call us for birthday parties, catering and functions. 03-354-6593 Shop# 7, 101 Main N Road Papanui, Christchurch