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Southern Destinations: May 09, 2017

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34 2 Tuesday [Edition datE] May 9 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES HIGH SCHOOL OPEN DAYS Lincoln High School Lincoln High School As we head toward the mid part of the year, those parents with year 8 pupils will be looking at secondary school choices for their child in 2018. Open days are a great opportunity not only for parents to see what the school can offer but also give prospective students a chance to familiarise themselves with the surroundings and learn about the options available to them. Lincoln High School values lifelong learning, respect, pride and doing good for others. These are very evident in the classroom and around the school. The students are friendly and respectful of others. The highly trained staff work alongside students to ensure everyone seeks to be the very best they can be. The school has over 1600 students from a number of different cultures and backgrounds. Each student is valued for what they bring to the school. The school encourages individuality and excellence in academic, cultural and sporting interests. There is a highly functioning School Council, a Junior Council and a competitive House System. Lincoln High School believes participation in extra-curricular activities is an important part of every student’s growth and development. Students are encouraged to be involved in the performing arts opportunities and the many successful sporting teams. Lincoln High School seeks the highest good in all that it does and aims to see its students leave as lifelong learners as a result of having positive and rewarding experiences. The open day for Lincoln High School is on Thursday 18 May between 4pm and 6pm. Rolleston College The newest of the secondary schools, Rolleston College will be offering a new intake of year 9 students in 2018. The school is slightly different as it goes through the five years of transition until it has a full year 9-13 allocation in 2021 with next year’s roll only incorporating year 9 and 10 students. This future focused and inclusive secondary school provides a learnercentered education for the rapidly growing wider Rolleston community. Its aim is to provide a challenging and empowering learning environment, to develop the skills, knowledge and characteristics necessary to enable its learners to shape their lives, develop communities and transform their futures. Rolleston College open day is on Monday 8 May from 6pm to 7pm. It is also holding a community open day on Wednesday 31 May from 6pm to 8pm for those community members who would like to have a look at the new educational facility. Ellesmere College Ellesmere College is a year 7 to 13 high school situated in Leeston. I The Ellesmere Ethos RISE (respect, integrity, success and empathy) is instilled in all members of the school community. The school’s focus is to cater for the diversity of all learners, engaging and enabling students to excel and succeed. Ellesmere College open day is on Thursday 8 June. Darfield High School Darfield High School is a co-educational, Year 7 to Year 13 school. This is a community school providing an environment in which each student is supported to gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for successful and confident living. Darfield High School open day is on Thursday 27 July at 6.30pm. Selwyn is lucky enough to have four secondary schools which provide education opportunities for pupils in the region. Darfield High School Rolleston College Community Evening Wednesday 31 st May 6-8pm An open evening for any interested members of our community. A chance to tour the school and experience some of the learning activities that have taken place during the year. We look forward to welcoming you to our school and sharing our journey with you. Rolleston College 631 Springston Rolleston Rd phone. 03 595 2490 email. admin@rollestoncollege.nz www.rollestoncollege.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday May 9 2017 35 _ Ellesmere College Te Kareti o Waihora Ellesmere College is a friendly, familyfocused school, with a caring, inclusive culture. Our aim is to have engaged students who are enabled to excel. We enjoy a strong learning partnership between students, parents, Whanau and staff and we are proud of the great support we have from our community. Learning innovation at the College is strengthened by the strong school values of respect, integrity, success and empathy and these qualities support our high academic achievement and personal excellence. Our courses develop the skills required by our community and give students the foundation for future success in this rapidly changing world. Thirty kilometres from Christchurch, we benefit from easy access to urban facilities and from the community strengths of our rural environment. We have close links with primary and tertiary organisations, allowing positive transitions through all stages of education. Our facilities are an integral part of community life. Located in the rural township of Leeston, Ellesmere College is a co-educational state funded Decile 8 school with almost 600 students from Years 7 to 13 and our three main contributing primary schools are Leeston Consolidated School, Southbridge Primary School and Dunsandel Primary School. The College has a proud sporting and cultural history and frequently produces results that are usually associated with much larger schools including national titles. Academic results are consistently high with many students gaining Excellence and Merit Endorsements and Scholarships. In 2016 we were the top Decile 8, state co-educational school for NCEA Level 2 achievement. The College has a strong pastoral support system that is based around four Whanau groups: Rata, Rimu, Kowhai and Totara. Class sizes in Years 7 to 10 are usually in the mid-twenties while senior classes are often much smaller. Ellesmere College occupies a spacious seven hectare site that includes facilities for cricket, athletics, tennis, netball, rugby and football. The buildings consist of numerous classrooms together with specialist rooms for teaching science, agriculture, technology, art, music, drama, a full sized gymnasium, a modern library and we have currently embarked on an exciting Master Plan rebuild programme. Ellesmere College is an inclusive school and aims to meet the learning needs of all students.