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Selwyn Times: April 11, 2018

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12 Wednesday April 11 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES Kirkwood Intermediate School of Choice Year 7 camp at Purau Bay This is a great way for the children to get to know each other. From the left: Seth, Kaitlyn, Katie, Angus, Ethan, Emma, Aria and Ben Celebrating Kirkwood House Captains for 2018 House Captains for Mansfield/Hillary Ben - Ex Springston School I enjoy Kirkwood because everyone is friendly and the learning environment is great. I would like to be a good role model for the Year 7’s and 8’s as well as make Kirkwood enjoyable for everyone. Camp was a blast! We developed friendships, experienced Canadian canoeing, abseiling, camping and enjoyed yummy food. When we were at camp, we learnt to cooperate with each other. We had the most amazing parent helpers which we really enjoyed. We had to work things out when things were not right and we had to listen to instructions when the parents and teacher said so. Most of all we had fun. Manthan (Room 10) Aria - Ex Springston School Kirkwood has a friendly environment that embraces everyone. The school provides many opportunities and the technology is amazing. I want to make the school a better place by embracing everyone’s culture and to be a good role model. House Captains for Sheppard/Freyberg Seth - Ex Prebbleton School I enjoy the environment and the learning at Kirkwood. I would like to motivate and support others to achieve their goals. Kaitlyn - Ex Lincoln Primary School I love the learning style, and how supportive and helpful the teachers are, all the opportunities there are and how Kirkwood will set me up for high school. This year, I want to be able to leave something for future pupils and be able to organise events to make school more exciting. House Captains for Britten/Te Kanawa Katie - Ex Clearview Primary School I love the learning style, the great opportunities that Kirkwood provides and the friendly staff and children that go to Kirkwood. I want to achieve my best at everything and take up every opportunity provided. Angus - Ex Prebbleton School I love the opportunities, chances and the friendly people at Kirkwood. I want to meet lots of new people and help make this year better for everyone. House Captains for Rutherford/Batten Ethan - Ex Oaklands School I love the fun and happy environment that Kirkwood has. I want to do my best at everything. Emma - Ex Prebbleton School I enjoy the different opportunities in sporting and academic competitions as well as the open, friendly and welcoming aura that surrounds the school. This year, I would like to make a positive impression on the future Year 8’s and to encourage others to achieve to the best of their abilities. Our second day of camp at Purau Bay we did Canadian canoeing. At first the waves and the paddles did not cooperate but we found out it is about us and the paddles. We had to work together. The person at the front had to choose what speed we were going to go, the person in the middle is like the engine of the canoe where they had to follow the momentum of the person in front. The person at the back controls the direction. Everyone must always be ready to change the direction if it is necessary. Megan (Room 10) Open Day/Night Tuesday 3 July The school swimming pool has been a great way to cool off this summer. Please visit our website 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: Phone 03 348 7718 Fax 03 348 1085

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday April 11 2018 13 Our People Cyclist’s bid for hospital helipad •From page 10 I enjoy how it is really social and being able to see improvements and your training paying off. Are you mainly a road cyclist? I don’t do mountain biking. I pretty much just do road cycling. I got taken out of track season this year because of my back and last year I got taken out because of my hip because I crashed on the track last season. That was last season at the Denton Park Velodrome and I landed on my hip. They thought I had broken my pelvis. Do you have a favourite place to cycle? Probably my favourite ride is the Forrest Graperide in Blenheim. It is very scenic and all the people are really nice. It is just a really fun bike ride. What has it been like seeing yourself on billboards as one of the faces of the ‘13 minute’ campaign? It is a bit embarrassing because my bus goes past it and the kids recognise me. But I mean it is a once in a lifetime thing. What have your friends and family said about you taking part in the campaign? SPEED: Charlotte Ball racing in the Cuddon South Island secondary schools’ two-day tour in Blenheim last year. They think it is pretty cool. They have supported me through it, seeing all the good and bad times. What are you planning to do when you leave school? I want to see where I go with cycling in under-20s and then I will see if I am good enough to ROLLESTON LAW Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace W: T: (03) 374 2547 M: 021 148 6221 Richard Gray E: Anita Molloy-Roberts E: Kate Warren E: make it to the Commonwealth Games. For a job, I want to do something in the food industry. I’m not too sure yet. I want to see where under-20s goes. You can race under-20s for school nationals. •Maia Health Foundation has until Saturday to raise $1 million. So far the organisation has raised about $467,584. The Rata Foundation will match what the community raises dollar for dollar up to $500,000. •Christchurch Hospital is one of the country’s busiest trauma centres and the WATCH REPAIRS • Replacement batteries fitted from $8 • Strap replacement JEWELLERY REPAIRS • Re-thread broken necklaces • Re-knot pearls • Magnetic clasps fitted • All jewellery repairs at any level 79 Wrights Road, Middleton. Ph: (03) 338 0171 Email: only major hospital in New Zealand without a helipad on site. The average ambulance transfer time to Christchurch Hospital after the helicopter has landed in Hagley Park is 13min. To make a donation go to Jewellery & Giftware HOURS: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm ONSITE CAR PARKING Recognising success in our community For more information visit Nominations are open! Who in Selwyn deserves to be recognised for their outstanding achievements? The gala awards evening, held at the Lincoln Event Centre Saturday 4 August, celebrates success in: Arts, Culture & Heritage Community Service Environmental Innovation Excellence Large Business Small Business Sport Tourism Young Achievers For the first time, you also get to have your say and vote for your favourite nominee for the People’s Choice Award. SPONSORED BY