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Selwyn Times: November 21, 2017

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday November 22 2017 13 Lincoln’s head students earn role SCHOOLS • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding LINCOLN HIGH School has named its new head students for next year. Petra Campbell and Gabriel Clarke will step into the role as head girl and boy respectively, with Taylin Smith and Carlito Shalfoon as their deputies. The new student leadership team was named after the top eight applicants for the role were put through a three-month selection process. The top eight students created posters to advertise themselves around the school before they attended a “Head 2 Head” workshop to undertake problemsolving activities. They were then required to work alongside the school management team, the junior council and police to run the school’s Junior Black Light Dance. Assistant principal Kylie Wissel said it was an opportunity to observe how different applicants responded and interacted with junior students. The students then attended the Delta Community Support Trust’s disco evening, which aimed to help people experiencing personal hardship, disability, TOP OF CLASS: (Back left) – New head girl Petra Campbell, current head girl Libby Trevelyan, Fletcher Allan, Carlito Shalfoon, new head boy Gabriel Clarke and current head boy Regan Kay. (Middle) – Charlotte Hamilton, Beth Walsh, new deputy head girl Taylin Smith and Jean-Pierre Delport. (Front) – Current deputy head students Lucy Turner and Lincoln Roper. As parts of the selection process the head student applicants attended the Delta Community Support Trust’s disco evening. isolation or other disadvantages. Mrs Wissel said the environment challenged students to step out of their comfort zones and engage with a community group. “Anybody can sit and bluff their way through an interview, but they can’t bluff their way through working (with) intellectually disabled people,” she said. The top eight students then performed a speech to year 9-12 students about their vision for the school. The entire school, including students and staff, then voted for their preferred head students. Mrs Wissel said it was an eye-opening experience for the students to find out what being a head student was about and the expectations that come with it. “No selection process is ever perfect, but it does give us a very strong indication as to where our strengths are going to be,” she said. She said the students were blown away by how their perception of leadership changed through the process. CHALLENGE: The head student applicants took part in the “Head 2 Head” workshop as part of the selection process. fall in Love with your favourite furniture all over again. 30 YEARS EXCELLENT RANGE OF FABRICS EXPERIENCEFREE Recover your couches and chairs and save money! BEFORE AFTER QUOTES Somerfield Upholstery Ltd FURNITURE RECOVERY SPECIALIST 10 Calgary Place, Hornby | Ph 021 251 6200 | 349 0456 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM | QUALITY WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED Paul Tainui HEAT PUMP SALE NOW ON! Amazin’ spring Specials!! • We will offer you the best quality brands and option of heat pump for your home/business • Providing Heat Pump solutions for over 15 years to Cantabrians • We personally guarantee all our products & installs for 5 years (providing annual maintenance has been completed) Phone us today for your free consultation & quote 41A SHAKESPEARE RD, WALTHAM PHONE 03 366 0525 “A local team for local people”