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The Star: April 20, 2017

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2 Thursday [Edition datE] April 20 2017 40 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SCHOOL OPEN DAYS Christchurch Girls’ High School Te Kura o Hine Waiora At Christchurch Girls’ High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora we believe each girl should be encouraged and guided to be all she can become. We want her to be aware of the myriad of possibilities that exist so that she can become confident, resilient and skilled; a young woman who stands proud and tall, in any context, who not only has a voice but something to say and who is able, to use the business metaphor, take a seat at any table she chooses. We believe we must educate, nurture and inspire young women. We wish to challenge our students to be discerning critical and creative thinkers, who are comfortable with the concepts of hard work and service. By providing a wide range of opportunities, both inside and National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge, Gold Medal Young Enterprise Scheme, Excellence for Financial Management, Runner-up Winners for Canterbury Regional Competition outside the classroom, we want our students to mature as individuals. The Christchurch Girls’ High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora vision ensures our young women appreciate the rich heritage of tradition, recognise the necessity of innovation and understand that excellence should be a part of all that they do. Young women who realise that “excellence is not an act but a habit.” We want a Christchurch Girls’ High graduate to remain open to possibility and seize opportunity so that her future is not predetermined by others. Instead, we want her to have the skills, qualifications and experiences that allow her the freedom to create her own destiny. Burnside High School Open Evening 2017 Burnside High School is pleased to invite members of the community to our Open Evening on Tuesday 16 May. We are well aware of the significance parents place on the transition from Primary or Intermediate to Secondary School and how important it is to make the right decision about this transition. Burnside High School is a large secondary school, a centre for academic excellence, with an outstanding record of academic, cultural and sporting success. The size of the school ensures that there is an exceptionally wide range of subjects and extra-curricular opportunities available. This provides flexibility for students to follow a pathway suited to their ability, interests and skills. The unique structure of the school retains all the benefits of a large school but with students in Divisions of approximately 700. This ensures that students are known on an individual basis and are supported and mentored by senior students, Form Teachers, Deans and Guidance Counsellors. This strong pastoral and guidance focus helps Burnside High School students strive to excel and develop into well rounded New Zealanders. Students achieve well above the level The Star of similar schools in the attainment of NCEA certificates and endorsements and perform to the highest level in a range of local, regional and national academic, cultural and sporting competitions. The school is renowned for its Specialist Music Programme, the only such programme in the country. The Open Evening offers Year 8 students and their families a chance to view the facilities and to experience some of the opportunities Burnside High School is proud to offer its students. Enrolment Year 9 Friday 28 July 2017 Closing date for all Year 9 applications Wednesday 2 August 2017 Ballot for Year 9 out-of-zone applicants Friday 4 August 2017 Letters of acceptance/decline sent NOTE: Dates above also apply to inzone applicants at all other levels Enrolment Year 10-13 Out-Of-Zone Friday 4 August 2017 Closing date for Yr 10-13 out-of-zone applications Friday 11 August 2017 Letters of acceptance/decline sent WE SPECIALISE WE IN Working together with with THE THE MIDDLE YEARS families in the in the south south west Growing in Wisdom & Stature (Year 7-10) west of Christchurch. of (Year 7-10) Application closing date Our Our students students benefit benefit from · excellent Application closing date • excellent preparation for for Years 7 to 10, 2018 from our for Years 7 to 10, 2018 our specialist specialist teaching senior for college senior years college years enrolments is enrolments is teaching with emphasis with emphasis on pastoral June 23, 2017 care and our special focus • well · prepared well prepared for life for life June 23, 2017 on pastoral care and our on personal character beyond beyond the school the school gate gate Enrolments for Years 1–6 special focus on personal close on August 25, 2017 development and learning. Enrolments for Years 1–6 character development and learning. For more information, contact us close on: on (03) August 338 25, 8153 2017 or enrol@aidanfield.school.nz or go to our website www.aidanfield.school.nz For more information, contact us on: (03) 338 8153 or enrol@aidanfield.school.nz or go to our website www.aidanfield.school.nz

The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday [Edition April 20 datE] 2017 41 3 SCHOOL OPEN DAYS The ultimate campus for Avonside and Shirley A large Performing Arts Centre, three full-sized Gyms (complete with climbing wall) and four Sportsfields are among the key facilities that will be enjoyed by Avonside Girls’ High School and Shirley Boys’ High School in the future. The two schools are being rebuilt alongside one another and next to the new QEII Sport and Recreation Centre. They will open in time for Term Two of 2019 so students who enrol to study at the schools next year, will only spend just over a year on the schools’ existing sites. The new campus’ design was created by New Zealand’s ASC Architects – part of the ShapED consortium that is building and will also maintain the new schools. Avonside Girls’ Principal Sue Hume says being able to start from scratch has enabled ASC to come up with the ‘ultimate campus’. “We are delighted. The new campus will feature better facilities than either of our schools have ever had in the past.” Shirley Boys’ Headmaster John Laurenson agrees, describing the design as modern and sympathetic to the surrounding area. “The two schools will be set back from Travis Road with numerous trees and landscaped areas. It will be a very green campus,” says John Laurenson. As well as the major facilities, each school will have a long list of specialist learning facilities. Highlights include an Electronics Lab, a 2D and 3D Printing Room, six Science Labs and an Indoor Fitness Centre (complete with exercise equipment including rowing machines, stationery bikes and treadmills). Sue Hume says the design enables the schools to offer students completely new experiences. “The facilities are just so much better than what we have now. For example, in each school’s Social Sciences and Media there is a large Editing Suite, Presentation Space, two Recording Studios and a Media Studio. It’s a big step up,” says Sue Hume. John Laurenson says the schools will continue to deliver quality single sex education. “Students will spend most of their day in a singlesex environment – that is really important to us. Single sex education benefits both boys and girls. Our students will also benefit, both educationally and socially, from being able to learn alongside and mix with students from the partner school. It is a fantastic opportunity.” Two of the gyms on the campus will feature a climbing wall and be able to be linked for major events. The schools will also share a third gym The schools will have numerous outdoor areas that will be landscaped to enable students and teachers to work outside. The front of the campus will face Travis Road but be set behind a large landcaped courtyard and plantings. Avonside Girls’ High School OPEN EVENING Thursday 25 May 2017 from 5.00pm – 7.00pm The evening begins in the gymnasium at 5.00pm, with an address from the Principal, Mrs Sue Hume, and student representatives. A tour of the school follows, with the opportunity to talk to teachers and students. We look forward to welcoming all prospective students and families for 2018. OPEN KIWI NIGHT SOUL GLOBAL VISION The schools will share a cultural space which will be used for both teaching and welcoming visitors to the campus. (03) 389 7199 | www.avonside.school.nz SHIRLEY BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL www.shirley.school.nz OPEN NIGHT • THURSDAY 25 MAY 6.30–8.30 PM COMMENCING IN THE ASSEMBLY HALL (entrance off North Parade) ALL WELCOME