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The Star: April 20, 2017

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4 Thursday [Edition datE] April 20 2017 42 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SCHOOL OPEN DAYS The Star Middleton Grange School Middleton Grange School Character, Excellence, Service for the Glory of God OPEN DAYS Tue 23 & Thur 25 May 2017 am & pm BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Bookings Open Term 2 Primary School : Years 1-6 Middle School : Years 7-10 Senior College : Years 11-13 Places available particularly at Years 1, 4, 7, 9, 11-13 2018 Enrolments Close Friday 23 June 2017 (Y7-13) Friday 25 August 2017 (Y1-6) If your child turns 5 next year, you must apply this year. We are known for our quality education as a compassionate community in which the God-given gifts and talents of pupils are nurtured and celebrated A Year 1-13 non-denominational co-educational Christian School High quality affordable Christian education in a State Integrated School setting Highly qualified teachers who are committed Christians High expectations for academic achievement and behaviour New Zealand Curriculum delivered from a Biblical perspective Strong partnership and shared vision between home and school for God’s calling on the life of the child Christian values modelled and encouraged office@middleton.school.nz 30 Acacia Ave, Riccarton +64 3 348 9826 www.middleton.school.nz Christchurch, New Zealand Formation is at the heart of the education Middleton Grange School provides – a whole of life formation. We see learning as holistic; it aims to instruct the mind, shape the heart and equip the hand. The root of formation is faith and so Middleton Grange not only provides a first rate general education but also biblically based teaching in the Christian faith. Formation of the mind is not primarily intellectual contemplation or conceptual mastery but a learning that nurtures wisdom and discernment. It is a learning that challenges the mind to think, discern and critique the ideas and theories pupils are exposed to from a Christian perspective. Middleton Grange’s learning culture allows the formation of the heart so that it shapes Christian Integrated Schools Working together for the good of students and families has been a successful recipe for Christian Integrated Schools in Christchurch. The Christian School Network has been in existence for over ten years. Aidanfield Christian School, Emmanuel Christian School, Hillview Christian School and Middleton Grange School decided in 2005 that there was much to be gained by working together cooperatively. They recognised opportunities to share successful teaching practice, curriculum development initiatives across a wide spectrum of school operations as well as cooperatively strengthening their special the character of each pupil to develop habits of righteousness, compassion and integrity. This formation of the mind and heart generates responsiveness. We want our pupils to engage in the society they live in, to be of benefit and blessing in a practical way. For Middleton Grange School, while our academic results are of the highest level, what is highly prized, is that our pupils exercise wisdom, serve the community and promote the well-being of others. It is about forming the pupil to be the person God created them to be. All of this is summed up in the school motto: Character, Excellence, Service for the Glory of God. Christian Character. They recognised that their ability to serve students and families was greatly enhanced by working together in a close and trusting relationship. The success of the network has seen other schools wanting to join in. Early in the piece Rangiora New Life School became part of the network. The schools joined together to support the genesis of Ashburton Christian School and also culminated in the start up of a brand new school in Rolleston in 2015. The schools have developed interlocking enrolment schools which assists in providing transparent pathways in Christian education from new entrant through to Year 13. A further strength has been a cooperative engagement with the Ministry of Education who have been pivotal in assisting the networks successful development. Hillview Christian School Yr 1–10 Middleton Grange School Yr 1–13 Emmanuel Christian School Yr 1–10 Aidanfield Christian School Yr 1–10 Yr 1–8 Open Days: 16 & 18 May Contact school for details p: 332 6923 e: office@hillview.school.nz w: www.hillview.school.nz • High quality affordable Christian education • Qualified teachers who are committed Christians Open Days: 23 & 25 May Contact school for details • High standards of academic achievement and behaviour p: 348 9826 e: office@middleton.school.nz w: www.middleton.school.nz Open days: Viewing by appointment Contact school for details p: 359 3595 e: office@emmanuelchristian.school.nz w: www.emmanuelchristian.school.nz p: 338 8153 e: enrol@aidanfield.school.nz w: www.aidanfield.school.nz A network of non denominational Christian Schools offering limited places in 2018 • Co-educational and State Integrated • New Zealand Curriculum delivered from a Biblical perspective • Christian virtues modelled and encouraged Open days: Viewing by appointment Contact school for details Open days: Viewing by appointment Contact school for details p: 550 2653 e: office@rcs.school.nz w: www.rollestonchristian.school.nz • Strong partnership and shared vision between home and school for God’s calling on the life of the child • Pathways for pupils from Aidanfield, Emmanuel, Hillview and Rolleston to Middleton Grange School at Senior College level

The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday [Edition April 20 datE] 2017 43 5 SCHOOL OPEN DAYS Selwyn House School A Selwyn House School education is one of the greatest gifts you can give your daughter. We focus on putting the foundations in place to ensure all our girls receive a remarkable education that will prepare them for the global society they will live and lead in. Proudly, authorised to deliver the Primary Years Programme (PYP), we are committed to providing a continuum of international education to our girls. The focus from Early Childhood to Year 8 is on the total growth of the developing girl, encompassing intellectual, social, physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs. The International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP is an international, transdisciplinary programme. Parents want the best for their daughters and, together with you, our teachers work to ensure we inspire all our girls to love and to be committed to learning as they develop their unique way of being ‘remarkable.’ To achieve this, we actively encourage the girls to think about what sort of person they want to be, what life they want to lead and what they are prepared to stand up and fight for. We believe in the strength of tradition, the promise of the future and the power of education and inspiration to equip our girls to face our continually-changing world with confidence and enthusiasm. Our girls stand out among their peers. They are confident, articulate and determined young women who have the values, skills, and attributes needed to not only achieve their goals but to make a difference in their communities. Selwyn House School’s nurturing environment, small class sizes and comprehensive approach to learning not only enhances the capabilities of each year group but provides a smooth transition to secondary school. For more information on the benefits of a Selwyn House School education for your daughter, please contact Sheila Paisey 03 355 7299. Mairehau vs Wild The annual ‘Mairehau vs Wild’ Year 12 Physical Education camp was recently. After days of torrential rain, the team was blessed with gorgeous weather, with the sun shining down on our epic adventures! Day 1 included raft building, kayaking and paddle-boarding at Lake Rua. The girls easily beat the boys in the raft building task, much to the boys’ dismay! Next stop was the Birch Hill Cemetery to see a tribute to the horses who served and died in World War 1. We were humbled by this impressive memorial, and its stunning and poignant location. Day 2 we scaled Mt Oxford. This lofty beast took us about 7 hours to climb, but we were treated to breathtaking panoramic views. That evening, we visited the Oxford Observatory. This was a real highlight. We got to see Jupiter, its ‘rings’ and four of its moons. We also got to see our closest star, a supernova and a ‘black hole’, and we found out where all our star signs live in the sky. On Day 3, we mountain-biked from base to Kowhai Riding School, where we got to learn to ride and trot horses, before taking them on a trek. A delicious fish and chip lunch followed, before making the journey back. This was a wonderful trip. We made new friends, and learned and experienced many new things. Mairehau High School prides itself on all the many amazing opportunities we can offer our students. Come along to our Open Evening and find out more! MAIREHAU HIGH SCHOOL For all students to value themselves and others, to know they can excel and to reach their full potential. OPEN NIGHT 5pm to 7pm Tuesday 23rd May 2017 Come and join your community school, catering for the individual needs of your child. The Principal will give a welcoming address in the Assembly Hall at 5.00pm and again at 6.00pm. You are then invited to join a guided tour of the school and to meet our staff and students. Come and find out about our smaller school where every student has the chance to shine. We pride ourselves on our innovative and caring staff, and value individuality and difference. Selwyn House School Open Day Be Our Guest Monday 15 May, 9am - Noon 122 Merivale Lane, Merivale For inFormation regarding enrolment please contact: sheila paisey on 03 355 7299 or s.paisey@selwynhouse.school.nz PH: +64 3 385 3145 FX: +64 3 385 3143 EM: admin@mairehau.school.nz WB: www.mairehau.school.nz 440 Hills Rd, Mairehau Christchurch 8052 NEW ZEALAND Download our school app now PAPANUI HIGH SCHOOL Our aim is simple….to provide the best education possible for every student OPEN NIGHT Tuesday 23rd May 6.30pm The evening will consist of an address from the principal and student representatives, followed by guided tours of the school’s facilities. Phone: 03 352 6119 30 Langdons Road PO Box 5220 www.papanui.school.nz Applications for enrolment are due by Friday 28th July My School, My Success, My Responsibility - Tōku Kura, Tōku Tiketike, Tōku Haepapa