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The Star: May 18, 2017

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20 Thursday May 18 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Te Kura Tuarua o Horomaka Hillmorton High School The Star Former student sings Hillmorton’s praises On Thursday May 4, I had the pleasure of speaking to a number of Halswell Primary students about what they could expect at high school. Whichever school you decide is right for your son or daughter, the next five years will be a challenging and exciting time for them. Seven years ago, my family was in the same situation as many of you find yourselves in now. We had recently moved to Christchurch and that year, while I was in year eight, we went to many open nights, before finally deciding on Hillmorton High. Today, I could not be happier with the decision my parents made. Although I knew no-one else when I started, staff and students alike were welcoming and supportive. I quickly made friends and, over the next five years, was able to participate in everything from dragonboating to the national Shakespeare championships. Hillmorton always encourages and supports its students academically, as well. I gained an Outstanding Scholarship in Geography and the prestigious University of Auckland Scholarship in James Adams speaks of the wonderful and rounded education he received while at Hillmorton High School addition to my sterling NCEA results – and yet, I wasn’t even the best. The student who won Dux in my year had been excelling in university papers, again with the Activities enjoyed at Big Day Out Activities enjoyed at the Big Day Out at Victoria Park included geography based study (above), photography (right and below) and environmentally themed art installations (left). assistance of dedicated staff. So rumours that “Hillmorton isn’t very academic”, or “Hillmorton students don’t go to university” are absolutely untrue. I would be disappointed if anyone was making decisions about their children’s futures based on this sort of hearsay. In addition, Hillmorton’s small size and diversity means that it provides students with a sort of education that no other Christchurch school could come close to. The range of backgrounds and skills that Hillmorton students bring to the school mirrors real life, where you have to get along with your boss, visiting tradespeople and customers. New Zealand is a diverse country, and it’s in local schools like Hillmorton that we can foster a shared sense of community. Similarly, Hillmorton’s size means no student gets left behind. In essence, you know what is best for your child. I know that the decision my parents made worked for me, and I ask you to seriously consider Hillmorton. Kind regards, James Adams University of Auckland student – Law & Politics Hillmorton High student – 2011 to 2015 We had the first Big Day Out for 2017 when Year 10 students took to learning up at Victoria Park at the end of Term One. Students worked through a number of activities in the morning and in the afternoon completed a rogaining activity which was the culmination of the work that they had been doing in PE throughout the term. The day’s activities were recorded by a film crew and there was lots of learning to be filmed. We were again privileged to have the involvement of the Christchurch City Council Rangers and Education staff who worked with a group telling them about the conservation work being undertaken in the park as they seek to regenerate native bush and work to preserve native birds. A new activity this year comprised a group of students producing some art installations with strong environmental themes. What great work! A great day was had by all! Speaker inspires pupils to Dream Big, Achieve More! Cam Calkoen (above) has cerebal palsy. He also is one who has not let his disability get in his way. A paralympian and ambassador for Toyota New Zealand, Cam is an inspirational speaker. He recently shared his motivational messages YOU ARE INVITED with our Year 7 and 8 students. We also invited Halswell Year 7 and 8 students to hear his message of “Dream Big, Achieve More”. Students took away some great messages from Cam. “AWESOME!” Hillmorton High School OPEN NIGHT Thursday 25 May | 6pm - 8pm

The Star 21 News Latest Christchurch news at www. $ .kiwi Thursday May 18 2017 1 Reserve ONLINE CAR CLEARANCE AUCTION CHRISTCHURCH Approximately 90 Vehicles with $1 RESERVES entered into TURNERS CHRISTCHURCH CLEARANCE ONLINE AUCTION Auction vehicles selling from 7:30pm on Monday 22nd May. To participate & for details and photos, see Albatross numbers tracked by satellite 2004 Hyandai Santa Fe $1 RESERVE 2005 Volkswagen Touareg $1 RESERVE 2005 Nissan Fairlady $1 RESERVE • By Jamie Morton IN A world first, Christchurch and British scientists have used satellite images to calculate the number of endangered albatrosses living on remote and inaccessible islands. Researchers from Canterbury Museum and the British Antarctic Survey have shown that the highest resolution satellite imagery is capable of “seeing” these birds from space, allowing researchers to count them on remote islands without ever having to go there. • By Lincoln Tan Paul Scofield The study used the new WorldView-3 satellite, which can see objects larger than 30cm. The team developed and tested the accuracy of the satellite-method by counting individuals on a well-studied colony of wandering albatross on South Georgia, a remote island south-east of Argentina in the southern Atlantic Ocean. They then applied it to the northern royal albatross, a species that only breeds in New Zealand. “This is a major conservation concern for this globally-endangered A TEACHER who initially denied smoking weed has been brought before the Education Council after laboratory tests confirmed he had cannabis in his system. Daniel Bruce McMillan has been teaching at Kingslea School (Te Puna Wai o Tuhinapo) Youth Justice residential facility in Christchurch for six terms since 2015. The school provides education to vulnerable and at risk teens between 14 and 17. McMillan returned a positive drugs test during an Education Council competence process. He initially denied that he had consumed any cannabis and cited weight loss as a possible explanation for the result. But laboratory tests confirmed recent cannabis consumption, and that weight loss could not account for the positive results. McMillan finally admitted that he had smoked two cannabis cigarettes. The disciplinary tribunal ruled that what McMillan did amounted to serious misconduct. It was also revealed that a mandatory report filed with the council in 2013 had raised concerns around the teacher’s drugrelated impairment in the classroom. That investigation resulted in McMillan entering a rehabilitative agreement, albatross species,” said Professor Paul Scofield, Canterbury Museum’s senior curator of natural history. “This technique will be an invaluable global conservation resource that can give us near-real time information about the status of endangered species. “The ground-breaking image resolution of the newly-available satellite will provide a step change in our ability to count albatross, large birds and other wildlife directly from space without disturbance, at potentially lower cost and with minimal logistical effort.” – NZ Herald Cannabis smoking teacher disciplined which included providing negative drug tests every three months. “The tribunal noted that while smoking cannabis is not the most serious example of illegal drug use, it did occur while he was subject to his previous agreement with the council,” the decision said. The tribunal censured the teacher and put several conditions on his practising certificate, including having to provide any prospective employer with a copy of the decision, and to undergo random urine tests. 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