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Selwyn Times: August 29, 2017

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18 Tuesday August 29 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES Kirkwood Intermediate Technology, ‘Opportunities’ ‘ Schooling for the Whole Child’ The focus of a successful school is the pupil. The growth of our children at Kirkwood is supported by the many extension opportunities we offer over and above our classroom activities. We work on extending learning opportunities in a number of areas. Some of the highlights in our technology area include: • Food competitions • Robotics • 3D Printing • EPro8 Challenge • Online Cookbook • Maori Carving • Upcycling Technology is a favourite area for many students due to the ‘hands-on’ problem solving approach to learning. Technology Sports Apart from the regular physical education programmes within the classrooms there are many other sports offered at Kirkwood. Some the sports played this year are Netball, Football, Cross Country, Skiing, Swimming, Rugby, Basketball, Waterpolo and Touch Rugby. Extension Groups, Competitions and Events Our students have many opportunities to participate in various competitions and events offered at Kirkwood. These include: • University of Canterbury Academic Competitions • Cantamath • Canterbury-Westland Science Fair • Science Badges • Blue Light PCT competition • Otago Problem Solving • Publishing of a school magazine • Art Cup • Kids’Lit Quiz • Orchestra • Choir • Leadership Opportunities • House Captains • School Production • Physical Activities Leaders • School Council Awards We value and encourage personal excellence which is recognised with our ‘Blues’ Awards system. Music Is taught as part of the performing arts curriculum in all classrooms however, extra opportunities are available for students to learn a wide variety of music. This year, our students have been learning the Guitar, Piano, Violin, Drums, Flute, singing in the Choir and playing in the Orchestra. We also have a Rock Band which performs in assemblies during the year. Don’t forget, there are still some places available for Year 7 and Year 8 for 2018. Please visit our website www.kirkwood.school.nz for information and to download an enrolment form or ring the office on 348 7718. Phil Tappenden, Principal Kirkwood INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 260 Riccarton Road, Christchurch Email: school.information@kirkwood.school.nz Phone 03 348 7718 Fax 03 348 1085 www.kirkwood.school.nz

2 SELWYN TIMES [Edition datE] Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday August 29 2017 19 PETS & PAWS Giving cats total care If you are heading away for a holiday or needing your cat or cats taken care of for a little while, then look no further than Cozy Cats on Ellesmere Cattery. Your cat will love staying at Cozy Cats on Ellesmere Cattery, where extra special care will be taken of them by owners, Jan and Tony. Jan and Tony are experts in caring for cats, having operated their small boutique cattery in Ladbrooks for over 13 years. Their handy location is a short drive from the townships of Lincoln, Prebbleton, Tai Tapu, Halswell, Greenpark, Springston and Rolleston, taking away the stress and hassle of transporting your loved cat to its home away from home. It will be a simple five to ten minute drive for drop off and pick up. Jan and Tony pride themselves on ensuring that Cozy Cats on Ellesmere Cattery offers a cosy, safe and pleasant environment for all their feline guests. With a motto of: quality not quantity, this small intimate cattery is perfect for sensitive and nervous cats that would otherwise feel overwhelmed by a larger establishment where there were numerous animals. Cozy Cats on Ellesmere Cattery has seven large units, nine feet long by three feet wide in size. All are fully insulated so wonderfully warm in winter while also maintaining a nice cool yet comfortable temperature in summer. There is also a generous outdoor enclosure where your loved cat will feel content to explore and enjoy the fresh country air. This is a cattery that offers that little bit extra in the accommodation offered to its feline guests, and in the loving care they receive. It is for this reason that many people who need their cats cared for, whether for a short or extended period of time, look no further than Cozy Cats on Ellesmere Cattery. You can head off on holiday or take care of other matters, assured in the knowledge that your cat is being looked after in a safe, secure and stress free environment, where it will also receive lots of individual care, attention, cuddles and moggy pampering. Tony and Jan are also pleased to announce they are extending their business. ”We are now offering another service to clients to help them out when we are fully booked. We will come to your house, feed your cat, collect your mail and even water your gardens. Just give us a call and we can discuss your needs.” Cozy Cats on Ellesmere Cattery is open seven days a week. Bookings & viewing is by appointment, simply phone: Jan or Tony on 03 322 6245 or 021 203 4710. COZY CATS ON ELLESMERE Cattery • Small cattery, quality not quantity • Large warm spacious individual units • Outdoor enclosures • Lots of cuddles • Located 5 minutes from Lincoln, Prebbleton, Halswell, Tai Tapu and Greenpark Please contact Jan or Tony 322 6245 or 021 203 4710 Email: ton.jan@xtra.co.nz Ellesmere Rd Ladbrooks, Chch Going on holiday? Give your pets the comfort of staying at home as you enjoy the break. For both daytime pet feeding and property care, our team will ensure your treasured pets are taken care of. Jenny - Ph. 021 430 016 www.homesitselwyn.co.nz Pet Boarding dog grooming doggy daycare Dogs, Cats Rabbits, Guinea Pigs & Birds. 554 Jones Rd, Templeton P: 03 347 8835 E: bunnylodge@xtra.co.nz www.bunnylodge.co.nz Manufacturers of Fine Natural Pet Food 10kg Beef Mince Free flow portion cut $50 a box 10kg Musters Mix Free flow portion cut $40 a box Full range of meat products for cats & dogs. Phone (03) 347 0626 Shop 4, 855 Jones Road, Rolleston (opposite Redpaths) Hours: Mon-Tue 9am-5pm, Wed-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm Your local vet right here in the heart of Selwyn! Selwyn Vet Centre is a modern, purpose-built totally independent veterinary practice. Nick and Yolande Howell have a total of 43 years veterinary experience between them. How can we help your precious pet? Call us today! Phone: 03 347 7419 - Visit: 829 Jones Rd, Rolleston Email: info@selwynvet.com - Web: www.selwynvet.com