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The Star: April 20, 2017

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6 44 Thursday [Edition datE] April 20 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SCHOOL OPEN DAYS The Star Hillmorton High Riccarton High School As 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, selfcontrol, integrity, embracing diversity and grit. Hillmorton High School, catering for Years 7 to 13, has a diverse student population in terms of socio-economic status, ethnicity, prior 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. OPEN NIGHT Thursday 25 May 6 - 8pm Tours any day by appointment School Riccarton High School approaches its 60th year of opening, the school looks forward to welcoming the Year 9 intake for 2018. ‘Our priority is on developing young men and women who constantly strive to being the very best they can be,’ said Principal Neil Haywood, ‘who are socially responsible, globally connected as digital citizens and who are both confident and competent with the skills required to be successful beyond school.’ Riccarton is often referred to as having a friendly, family-type environment with a strong focus on character building through the teaching of values embedded in ‘The Riccarton Way’ – the spirit behind the way both staff and students think, act and feel at Te Huruhuru Ao o Horomaka Open Afternoon Wednesday 2nd August 12.30pm - 2.30pm See the Junior College in action Information Evening Thursday 3rd August 7.00pm Hornby High School Auditorium school. ‘We have well-established and positive links with the local and international community which give the school a strong element of diversity which we acknowledge and celebrate,’ said Mr Haywood. ‘We encourage our parents to get involved in the education process and they are regularly consulted and informed about their children’s progress, achievement and school developments.’ ‘We proudly live to our motto, ‘Learn that you may be of service’ and every student has the opportunity to serve at school and beyond the school in their time as students to prepare themselves to be full members of the community in the years after school.’ Riccarton is offering three Peerswick Scholarships to the 2018 Year 9s – an Academic Scholarship, a Cultural Scholarship and a Sport Scholarship. The Scholarships are worth $1,000 each School Tours are being arranged and staff and students will show families around the school and share some of the academic, sporting, cultural and leadership opportunities that are available. Bookings for the School Tours can be made through the School Office – 3485 073 The Information Evening will be held in the school hall on 18 May at 7.00pm. 180 Waterloo Road, Hornby Ph 03 349 5395 www.hornby.school.nz INFORMATION EVENING Thursday 18 May 7:00pm in the school hall School Tours Monday 22 May and Tuesday 23 May Meet at the school hall at 3:30pm Book a tour at the Information Evening or phone 03 348 5073 > www.riccarton.school.nz Te Kura Tuarua o Pūtaringamotu

The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday [Edition April 20 datE] 2017 45 7 SCHOOL OPEN DAYS Hagley sets you up for life If you are looking for a high school where teachers work closely with you to ensure you get the very best out of your high school years, then Hagley’s Junior Graduating College is the right choice for you. We are often asked, what makes Hagley different? We have a culture like no other. No-one wears a uniform and everyone is on a first name basis, but that is just for starters. Students come to Hagley because they’re treated with respect and valued as individuals. Hagley’s Junior Graduating College has small classes and we take a personal approach. It is all about what we can do to help you. Classes are fun, focused and inspire you to be the very best you can. What does that mean for you? You feel that your teachers are interested in you and care about your learning, that you are experiencing success – and much more. We love our students aiming high and doing well. Students graduate into Hagley’s large Senior College where they succeed academically and in many other ways, as well as become our school leaders. This is all built on the great foundations laid in our Junior College. Hagley’s Junior Graduating College combines the best of both worlds: freedom to be yourself and enjoy school in a structured and supportive environment where achievement is celebrated. Experience the Hagley difference – it will set you up for life! Pathways at Linwood College In 2017 Linwood College is offering a range of events for prospective students and their parents. Due to a heightened demand, this year we are introducing the opportunity to meet individually with our principal, Richard Edmundson. Available times are noted on the flyer. Incoming Yr 6 and Yr 8 students will have a Taster Afternoon and then for the Open Night each family will have their own individual guide who is a present Linwood College student. Aspiration and success: learning at Linwood College is founded on personalised pathways. Learning is personalised and individual needs are recognised and met. Each individual receives the content and style of education that is appropriate for their specific stage of learning and social development. Our school’s Yr 7-13 curriculum creates aspiration and community. There is educational and social continuity, yet with the “rites of passage” that students of all ages stress are important as they grow and mature. It brings out the best in our students. Students know that what they are learning is based on their own individual pathways. They increasingly take responsibility for their own learning, knowing that with positive actions and effort they will achieve. Students learn best when who they are – language, culture, identity – is affirmed. The personalized pathways model creates whānau-school partnerships as it recognizes and nurtures the uniqueness of each one of our students and their specific capabilities. It creates multiple opportunities for leadership so students excel and develop independence. A new school is coming Make it yours OPEN NIGHT Thursday 18 May 6pm-7.30pm • Taster Open Afternoon for Year 6 & 8 students: Tuesday 16 May 1pm-3pm • Meet the Principal appointments: Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 May 5.30pm-9pm Enrolling now for 2018 office@linwoodcollege.school.nz 03 982 0100 www.linwoodcollege.school.nz