Nor'West News: April 17, 2018

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Keown’s troubling signs

Councillor scolded for putting

notices on stop signs

Need a space to meet?

Avebury House offers groups

meeting space for hugs

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21 - 31

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ONE HUNDRED St Margaret’s

College students, 100 sleeping

bags and a night in the school

hall.

Students lived “under a canvas”

with rationed food and no

technology to raise money for the

school’s charity, Educating Girls’

Globally, which provides education

opportunities for students

in Africa. St Margaret’s executive

principal Gillian Simpson said it

was an “experience” for students

who had never lived without

technology or on rationed food.

“Our vision was to give our

students from year 7 to 13 an

experience of camping together

St Margaret’s do

it for Africa

RATIONS: Charity founders Gussie Cohen and Lucy Tothill with St Margaret’s College executive principal Gillian Simpson as they

spend the night at the school.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

overnight with limited food and

technology. Added to this are

guest speakers who will increase

understanding and awareness

of the challenges facing young

women around the world who

experience hardship and uncertainty

daily in their lives,” she

said.

But Mrs Simpson said it was

only a “mere glimpse” into what

girls around the world experience

who are the same age as St Margaret’s

students.

“It provides a means of increasing

understanding and compassionate

empathy in our young

women.” •Turn to page 8

Work to

bring

Papanui

Bush back

to life

starts

next week

• By Sophie Cornish

THE FIRST step in reinstating

the historic Papanui Bush is

about to start.

A planting day at Bridgestone

Reserve on Langdons Rd has

been planned by the Papanui-

Innes Community Board for

April 27.

About 150 volunteers have

been rallied to plant more than

1500 native trees in a bid to

rejuvenate the bush.

Groups involved in the

planting will include Papanui

High School, Papanui Primary

School, the Rotary Club of

Papanui, local churches and

community groups from across

the area.

“It’s going to be excellent, it’s

a really historic moment, 167

years,” said community board

member John Stringer.

The bush took up 36ha

of land in 1850, which is now

Papanui High School and

Vagues Rd.

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AS CHRISTCHURCH roads get busier

and the concrete jungle of housing

expands there’s some relief on the horizon,

in Papanui anyway.

The first step in reinstating historic

Papanui Bush starts next week.

We report on page 1 today a planting day will be held at

Bridgestone Reserve, on Langdons Rd.

About 150 volunteers have been rallied to plant more than

1500 native trees in a bid to rejuvenate the bush.

Groups involved in the planting will include Papanui High

School, Papanui Primary School, the Rotary Club of Papanui,

local churches and community groups from across the area.

Papanui Bush was originally sited where the high school now

is, before it was felled.

Good to see a shift to back to the future. – Barry Clarke

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Tuesday April 17 2018 3

News

Signs of trouble for Keown

• By Julia Evans

CITY COUNCILLOR Aaron

Keown has been rapped over

the knuckles for putting notices

on poles holding compulsory

stop signs.

Cr Keown put the notices up

at the Harewood, Breens and

Gardiners Rds

intersection,

encouraging

residents to

submit on the

city council’s

Long Term Plan

in favour of

upgrading the

Aaron

Keown

intersection to

lights.

He put the

notices at the bottom of the

stop signs, and the city council

removed them.

A New Zealand Transport

Agency spokesperson said

placing items on stop signs was

“not helpful” as they distracted

drivers who may read the notice

instead of paying attention to

the stop sign.

“You are not legally allowed to

add other signs onto road safety

signs or poles for the same

reason.”

A city council spokeswoman

said a member of the roading

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team took the notices down.

But Cr Keown told Nor’West

News he still did not consider

it a safety issue, saying it was a

“long bow” to draw.

“In no way could they be

distracting, in fact you’re more

likely to slow down and stop for

a few seconds to read them.”

“There’s actually another sign

up at the intersection that’s

covering part of a stop sign,

advertising jet skis,” he said.

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because the city council didn’t

know about it.

“We simply didn’t know about

it, now we know we’ll take it

down,” she said.

The base of Cr Keown’s

re-election campaign was to

get the Harewood intersection

upgraded to lights.

He has lobbied hard for the

signals – from hosting a community

meeting at the corner,

to offering $100 to anyone who

could name an intersection

in the city without lights that

crossed as many lanes as Harewood,

Gardiners and Breens

Rds.

“I’m trying to get people to

engage with council. Public

notices go up on a site, whether

it be road works or a new bottle

store . . . it’s the same,” he said.

Last year city councillors

voted down including the intersection

in the LTP.

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The city council has received two

expressions of interest for the use

of the building at 280 Westminster

St, Mairehau. It comes after former

Westminster Sports Inc president

Rob Smith, alongside Graeme

Spinks, of the Christchurch School

of Judo, and Giles Wood, president

of Riccarton Players, asked the

city council if the community

could use the building. Staff are

now working through what a lease

would look like.

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from 50km/h to 30km/h. The

change was approved by the city

council infrastructure, transport

and environment committee at

its meeting on Wednesday. The

plan went out to the public for

consultation, with 87 per cent

of respondents supporting the

change. Signs will be installed by

the end of the month.

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McMaster & Heap

Veterinary practice

A week of

orthopedics pAtients

Last week was a busy

orthopedic week at

the clinic. I love an

orthopedic challenge

and as a young

veterinarian I would

have loved to have

studied and specialized

in orthopedic surgery.

Steve and I went to

the UK early on in

our careers and Steve

studied Ophthalmology.

I didn’t think seriously

about doing a surgical

residency back then

as Steve and I were

desperate to get home

to our two dogs, Chief

and Tobias. Thinking

back it would have been

valuable for our Practice,

considering how fast we

have grown and how many surgical cases

we see. I know my limitations and often

we need to refer these cases to orthopedic

specialists for the best outcome, as long as

our client can financially afford this option.

First up was Pluto, an adorable 5 month

old grey

tabby who

suddenly

came

home lame

on his right hind leg. No injuries, bruising or

swellings were noted, although his stifle felt

odd. Pluto was given an anti inflammatory

injection and sent home on room rest. He

returned a few days later having shown no

improvement so I radiographed his pelvis

and right hind leg. What I saw took me by

surprise. Pluto had

completely fractured

his patella (knee cap)

in half! I tried to splint

the leg but cheeky

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off in no time. He

was cage rested for

1 week and then

rexrayed. As you

can see the gap has

widened between

the patella fragments.

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Pluto

Baghera

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Baghera, a 6 year old

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As you can see we often need to consult the

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for our patients. We

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days. Steve and I are

in the early stages

of building a large

new addition that

will join our existing Practice ( we are just

waiting for council consents). We are very

excited as this will allow us to offer more

services to our clients and to employ more

vets with specialized skills in particular areas,

and a specialized soft tissue and orthopedic

surgeon will be on that list.

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Tuesday April 17 2018 5

Work to bring Papanui Bush

back to life starts next week

•From page 1

During this time, most trees

were felled over a period of five to

six years.

The project will be split into

two phases with two planting

areas at the north and south ends

of the reserve. The city council

has offered $11,000 for the first

phase of the project.

At its meeting on Friday,

the board approved $7000 for

another planting day on June 5.

Deputy chairwoman Emma

Norrish said this would come

from its discretionary response

fund.

Once complete, it will make the

reserve the second native bush

in the city, along with Riccarton

Bush.

The trees may be sourced from

Trees for Canterbury and the

Wai-ora Trust, and may include

totara and kowhai.

City council ecologist Antony

Shadbolt said some parts of the

reserve are suitable for smaller

areas of native forest planting.

“While these areas pale in

comparison with the original

Papanui Bush, they nevertheless

provide significant sections of

native forest within the urban

area, and function as part of a

LAND: John Stringer and his dog Holly at Bridgestone Reserve

on Langdons Rd where native planting is expected to begin

next week.

PHOTO: LAURIE THIEDE

much wider bush network across

both the city and the Canterbury

Plains,” Dr Shadbolt said.

“The new plantings will play

an important role in improving

the ecological functionality of

the city, assist in the return of

bush birds, and provide a unique

opportunity for the community

to be involved in the creation

of a much treasured natural

environment.”

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social enterprise.

“Avebury House knows how

tight budgets are for community

organisations, so we are offering

meeting spaces for free to reduce

a little bit of financial stress,”

said community trust social

enterprise manager Michelle

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Richmond’s Avebury

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PUBLICAN: Dean Calvert (left) turns back the clock as he poses in

front of a photo at the Valley Inn Tavern from when he was a

22-year-old pro boxer. (Above) – Joseph Parker fighting Anthony

Joshua in Cardiff.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Former champ hooks up with Parker

• By Gordon Findlater

VALLEY INN Tavern owner

Dean Calvert got closer

than most to Joseph Parker

in the build up to his world

heavyweight title unification

fight with Anthony Joshua in

Cardiff, Wales.

The former New Zealand titleholder

travelled with his father

George and brother Bryce to

London ahead of the fight where

they spent time with Parker in

the build up.

Mr Calvert, 47, comes from a

boxing mad family.

Their love for the sport has

seen them travel to a number

of high profile fights around

the world, including the Floyd

Mayweather Jr v Manny

Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas in

2015.

However, the world title fight

between Parker and Joshua on

Easter Sunday was unlike any

the family had travelled to see

before. They were made to feel

like part of the Parker family in

the build up to his biggest fight

to date.

Mr Calvert’s main connection

to the Parker camp comes

through Parker’s trainer Kevin

Barry, who also trained Mr

Calvert in the early 1990s.

“We got made to feel like part

of the family. His mum would

come down to breakfast every

morning and say hello and give

us a hug and a kiss,” said Mr

Calvert.

“We were lucky enough to

be invited on his team walk

the morning of the fight. It’s

something he does the morning

of his fights; just goes for a 15min

walk to relax.”

Mr Calvert won four New

Zealand titles in his career as a

welterweight. He also won the

Jameson Belt in 1992. The belt is

awarded to the best boxer at the

national championships each

year.

Mr Calvert’s first boxing

trainer was his grandfather

FAMILY: Dean Calvert, Joseph Parker, Bryce Calvert and

George Calvert in the UK.

Ryan Mitchell. This was before

he worked with Barry who was

training David Tua at the same

time.

Mr Calvert had 70 amateur

fights before going on to register

a professional record of eight

wins from eight fights. He took

what was originally set to be

a short break from fighting at

24. However, Mr Calvert never

returned to training.

“I do regret it sometimes, but

then I’ve had a lot of other great

memories since doing other

things.”

After boxing, Mr Calvert

worked for his family cleaning

business for 17 years before

buying the Valley Inn Tavern in

2004.

“I like the social side. It’s a

good place to catch up with

friends and the locals.”

Although Mr Calvert was

lucky enough to be at Cardiff’s

Millennium Stadium 10 rows

back from the action, he says the

Valley Inn Tavern is as good a

place as any to watch the fight.

“We were chock-a-block for the

Parker fight. We had a couple of

hundred people here, every time

he’s fought it’s been like that.”

Outside of boxing, the tavern

owner managed to find time for

some business research.

“We organised a good pub

crawl one day.”

“I bought a few menus to have

a good look at. We’ve got a few

more vegans asking for meals at

the moment so the main thing

I looked at was a few different

options for that.”

As for the future of his

favourite boxer, Mr Calvert

believes at just 26, Parker has

the determination to bounce

back.

“He was talking to us on the

plane on the way home and

he’s just determined to get

back in there and get back to

the top.”

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QE II school rezoning angers parents

Shirley resident

Verity Verster

talks about

how several

suburbs may be

left out of the

potential new

Shirley Boys and

Avonside Girls’ High School

zone

THE RE-ZONING of Shirley

Boys and Avonside Girls’ High

School has left local residents

feeling robbed.

Families remained in the area,

decided to rebuild their homes

with the prospect of being able

to send their children to either

high school. The re-zoning has

excluded the current community

of Richmond, Dallington, Shirley

and Edgeware, leaving residents

frustrated, angry, abandoned and

robbed.

This community remained in

the area for the schools. When

the schools were facing closure

– we fought alongside them to

remain open. When the schools

announced that they would

•From page 1

During the overnight camp, the girls

listened to guest speakers, EGG cofounders

Lucy Tothill and Gussie Cohen,

who are St Margaret’s old girls. They have

had first-hand experiences in countries

such as Malawi, Tajikistan and Somalia.

The EGG charity was recently granted

charitable trust status.

Head girl Jemima Vaughan said it was

“super exciting” to see girls getting involved

and supporting the school charity.

“It gives them some perspective of

worldwide issues and sits really well with

our school theme for the year, ‘everyday

superstars’, which is centred around

service and kindness.”

NEW SCHOOLS: Several suburbs may no longer be in the

zone for the new Shirley Boys and Avonside Girls’ High School

campus being built at QE II Park.

remain open but would need to

relocate, we were assured that

we would be zoned for the new

schools. We were given assurances

that we could send our

children to a single sex high

school.

Based on those assurances,

many families decided to rebuild

their broken and damaged homes

and primary school children

continued to attend broken and

damaged primary schools. The

promise made to them was the

opportunity to attend a state-ofthe-art

campus, steeped in tradition

with a reputation second to

none. My boys would be SBHS

graduates. There was a silver

lining.

This is why we are so angry.

Why we are here today. Comments

have been made that we

have a local high school close by;

the re-zoned area doesn’t have a

school and needs one; we argued

against the inclusion of a further

area yet want to be included

ourselves etc.

This argument is not about

what we have v what other

areas don’t have. It is not a them

against us and vice versa argument.

The bottom line – the

Ministry of Education made

assurances that affected the

decisions local residents made.

Big decisions. Life changing decisions.

The MOE has gone back on

those assurances and cut us out

completely. Any resident anywhere

in Christchurch faced with

this realisation would be angry.

Would be frustrated. Would feel

robbed.

Furthermore, although the

school and the MOE have

been in communication for 18

months regarding ‘re-zoning’,

the local residents have only been

informed now and given three

weeks to rally together and fight

for inclusion. The culpability

lies at the door of the MOE yet

it is no where to be seen – no

representatives, no one to answer

the questions that residents need

answers to.

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Beach-goers highlight mental health

SPORTS

• By Sophie Cornish

SALTWATER therapy, surfing

and fluro is the ‘recipe’ a New

Brighton community group is

using to tackle mental health

issues.

Rosie Lamb, along with two

friends, founded OneWave New

Brighton, which just celebrated

its first birthday.

The group is one of several

worldwide which originally

started at Bondi Beach in

Sydney, with the goal of

getting people together to raise

awareness about mental health

through surfing, swimming,

yoga and other beach activities,

all while wearing fluro.

The group now has offshoots

spanning 80 beaches in 26

countries.

Miss Lamb said the group,

which is made up of males and

females across all ages, meet at

the New Brighton beach on the

first Saturday of every month at

8am.

“I think the beach has such a

massive impact on well-being.

We either surf, swim, go for

walks or just sit and chat. We

check in with each other to see

how everyone’s doing. It’s about

normalising talking about how

you are feeling.”

TOGETHER: OneWave New Brighton is tackling mental health through saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro clothing.

Miss Lamb said while the

group doesn’t offer surfing

lessons, there are other activities

for those who don’t surf.

So why fluro?

“It’s about making yourself

seen. It welcomes other people to

approach us and to come along.

It’s seen as a way to put yourself

out there.”

OneWave founder Grant

Trebilco originally got people

talking to him on the beach

by wearing a suit and going

out surfing. People would then

approach him out of curiosity.

Miss Lamb said the group had

greatly helped her.

“It’s given me a reason to get to

the beach early in the morning. A

lot of people don’t necessarily like

going to the beach that early in

the morning, but I think it’s the

perfect way to start your day.”

“It gives me a good group of

people to talk about stuff with.”

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Golf club merger plan fails to tee off

• By Sophie Cornish

Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

OPPONENTS OF the Rawhiti

and Avondale golf clubs land

swap plan are relieved it won’t go

ahead.

Regenerate Christchurch has

axed relocating the two golf

clubs to a combined course in

Bexley.

The decision comes after

widespread opposition. Those

against the plan

feared Rawhiti

Domain and

the golf course

would be

turned into

housing.

It sparked

a community

Ivan Iafeta

meeting, which

more than 100

people attended to express their

concerns.

Guardians of Rawhiti cofounder

Cathy Baker said the

group was relieved with the

outcome after previously saying

it “opposed the idea vehemently.”

“I think a lot of people in New

Brighton . . . opposed it.”

Rawhiti Golf Club president

Leon Zilinskas said the club

had no definite opinion on the

matter.

“We were still waiting to see

how everything rolled with

it. We were still open-minded

RELIEVED: Ruthie Emeny (left) and Cathy Baker from the Guardians of Rawhiti are relieved to

hear the land swap idea proposed by Regenerate Christchurch, which would see some of domain

lost to housing, has been axed.

about it all and happy to stay

where we are.”

However, Mr Zilinskas said

personally he was disappointed.

“I thought it was a great opportunity

to get brand new facilities

for our club but also, in my view,

I think the whole suburb needs a

bit of operation to come back.”

Avondale Golf Club president

Dave Buchanan has said

previously the club was divided

over the merger. He didn’t want

to comment on the decision to

not go ahead with the plan.

Coastal Ward city councillor

Glenn Livingstone is pleased

Regenerate Christchurch had listened

to opponents of the plan.

“This is an encouraging sign

for the future development of

the red zone; that the local host

community’s

views matter and are taken into

account.”

Said Regenerate chief

executive Ivan Iafeta: “The same

land could be used in other

ways that would provide greater

overall outcomes consistent

with the vision, objectives and

land use assessment criteria.”

Mr Iafeta said housing may still

be included in the plan for the

Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor

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City council ornithologist Andrew

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Re-inventing Shakespeare gets

students to national competition

• By Sophie Cornish

A MODERN take on

Shakespeare’s romantic love

story As You Like It will see

several St Margaret’s College

students travel and perform in a

national competition.

Directed by students Ruby

Anderson and Emily Stewart,

their version of the play won

the ‘best communication

with audience’ and ‘best

student directed piece’ at the

SGCNZ University of Otago

Sheilah Winn Shakespeare

Festival in Christchurch on April

7-8.

The students were required to

come up with a setting, interpretation

and ‘breathe new life’

into a play to make Shakespeare

relevant for a modern audience.

The cast of year 11-13 students

– Sophie McClean and Kaitlin

Burden along with dancers Polly

Forbes, Lucy Fulton, Poppy Cox,

Annalida Jaegar, Olivia Wilson

and Georgina Lange – reenacted

the scene.

The entire cast will travel to

Wellington to perform in the

national competition at the end

of next month.

The students will have the

opportunity to attend acting

workshops and will perform

their scene from As You Like It.

St Margaret’s students Izzy

van der Hoorn and Virginia

Macdonald also won ‘most effective

design’ for their piece from

Love’s Labour’s Lost.

‘Most promising student directors’

was awarded to Georgia

SCHOOLS

WINNERS: St Margaret’s College student directors Ruby

Anderson and Emily Stewart will travel to Wellington with

their cast for a Shakespeare competition.

Benton and Nadia Edmond for

their piece Comedy of Errors,

which also won best comedy

scene.

Papanui 15-year-old

seeks scholarship at

Cambridge University

THE PRESTIGIOUS Cambridge

University in the United

Kingdom may be the next stop

for Papanui’s Jessica Villegas.

But at 15, the Christchurch

Adventist School student is

younger than most people who

apply for a scholarship at 17.

But Jessica has a secret

weapon. She already has two

Canterbury University papers

under her belt which she thinks

will help her secure the spot at

Cambridge studying medicine

or engineering.

“I want to achieve a lot of

things after school,” Jessica said.

“I don’t want to stop at medicine

or engineering, I want to keep

learning.”

In year 10, Jessica had finished

year 13 maths classes with the

help of the Papanui Kumon

classes.

“I have Kumon to thank for

finishing year 13 maths early,

and it’s helped me become more

interested in pursuing engineering

or medicine,” she said.

She began studying with

Kumon before moving to New

Zealand from the Philippines.

Jessica’s mother Luannie

Villegas said the classes helped

Jessica and her siblings Justine

and Jasmine when they arrived

in their new country.

SCHOLAR: Jessica Villegas,

15, has applied for a

scholarship to study at

Cambridge University.

“My kids were initially shy but

Kumon helped them gain more

confidence,” she said.

“I think it also helped them

adjust to life in New Zealand.”

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SCHOOLS

HOME & HEATING

NOR’WEST NEWS

• By Sophie Cornish

WINNERS: Olivia

Altenburg-

Carey, Katie

Ryan, Louise

Daly, Jodie

Worthington,

Ngahiraka

Dallas, Taylor

Fasi-Fidow,

Grace Hintz,

Izzy Bloxham

(head girl),

Sarah McKenzie

and Rozyczka

Schimanski

were all part

of the Bishop

Lyons’ Shield

competition

winning team.

Marian wins public

speaking contest

MARIAN COLLEGE is “buzzing” after

proving itself to be the best Catholic

school in the Canterbury Catholic Diocese

for public speaking, said principal Mary-

Lou Davidson.

The school finished first overall out of

seven schools in the Bishop Lyons’ Shield

competition held at Villa Maria College.

The team of 10 won the debating and

senior speech sections, were first equal in

scripture reading and junior speech, and

third equal in religious questions.

Mrs Davidson said the event was highly

anticipated and celebrated the spirit of

competition and camaraderie between

participating schools.

“The result was an amazing effort by

the whole team. The Marian community

is buzzing with news of the win, we have

had past students and parents contact us

to congratulate the girls. All the hard work

that was put in leading up to the competition

from both students and coaches has

paid off.”

The competition was established by

Bishop Lyons in 1947 when he was bishop

of Christchurch.

Mrs Davidson said it was the second

year this particular Marian College debating

team had won its event.

“Some of the team had older sisters who

had competed and won in past Bishop

Lyons’ Shield events, so it is lovely to see

family traditions continuing,” she said.

This year the scripture reading event

was held in Te Reo Māori for the first

time. Students read a scripture passage

in Te Reo as well as answered questions

about what the passage means and how it

applies to young people today.

Year 12 student Ngahiraka Dallas was

awarded first equal in scripture reading

with a St Bede’s College student.

This is the fourth year Marian College

has won the shield. It previously won it in

1995, 2009 and 2015.

Lesson in practical science

TESTING:

Middleton Grange

School student

Oscar Purdie took

part in an agility

exercise under

the guidance of

Lincoln Recreation

Centre fitness

consultant

Callum Brown.

Students from

Middleton Grange

joined Haeata

Community

Campus students

in various activities

at the centre

for National

Biomechanics

Day. The day

aimed to give

high schoolers

an understanding

of the research

associated

with science,

technology,

engineering and

mathematics.

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Go along to the St Albans Tennis Club on Thursday to take part in a weekly

meditation class with Buddhist nun Kelsang Luma. Each class consists of

guided meditation and a talk based on Buddhist wisdom. The classes run

for 90min and are suitable for everyone. You can join in any week, booking is

not required. There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to

sit either in a chair or on a cushion.

JP Clinic

Tuesday, 10am-1pm

A justice of the peace will be available

to members of the community to

witness signatures and documents,

certify document copies, hear oaths,

declarations, affidavits or affirmations

as well as sign citizenship, sponsorship

or rates rebates applications. There is no

charge for this service.

Fendalton, Shirley and Papanui

libraries

GenConnect

Tuesday, 12.10-12.40pm

Connecting generations by sharing

knowledge. Do you have questions

about your iPad, smart phone or tablet?

Or maybe you want to know how to use

Skype, Facebook, or share your photos

with family or friends? Ask an expert.

Papanui High School students will be

available every Tuesday during term

time from 12.10-12.40pm to help you

find answers to all your questions.

Papanui Library, 35 Langdons Rd

Reading to Dogs

Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm

These sessions have been designed to

provide a relaxed and non-threatening

atmosphere to encourage children to

practice their reading skills and develop

a love of reading. The programme uses

dogs which are the pets of the city

council animal management team and

have been trained and tested for health,

safety and temperament. Sessions are

15min. Phone 941 7923 to book a spot.

Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd

Fendalton Library Book Talk

Wednesday, 11am-noon

For those who love reading and

want to share in discussion with

other friendly book lovers. The group

subscribes to the book discussion

scheme so there is a cost involved. Held

on the second Wednesday of the month

at 11am. Places are limited so phone

Email julia.evans@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Wednesday

941 7923 to inquire about availability

and cost.

Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys

Rd

Bishopdale Bridge Club

Wednesday, 11am-2.30pm

Go along and join in with this social

group which meets every Wednesday

for a game or two of bridge. Table

fees are $5. Phone Janet for more

information on 352 1440.

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and

Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court

Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Thursday, 2-3pm

Go along and enjoy a chat with others

as you knit. For anyone who loves to

knit or wants to learn.

Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd

Christchurch Women’s Toastmasters

Friday, 12.30-1.30pm

Want to advance your career? Have

the confidence to speak up for issues

you care about? This friendly group of

women meets weekly to help women

succeed through developing speaking

and leadership skills. See

www.cwctoastmasters.org.nz

for more information.

Behind St Pauls church in the

Tennis Pavilion, 1 Harewood

Rd

Card Club

Friday, 1.30-3.30pm

This weekly card club is on every

Friday, just go along

and join in the fun.

Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd

Super Saturday Storytimes

Saturday, 11-11.45am

Encourage learning through a love

for stories and craft. Storytimes is

an interactive programme including

stories, songs, rhymes and play. This is a

free session.

Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Papanui High School

Term 2 2018 night classes

As daylight saving ends and the evenings

become longer why not take the opportunity

to take up a new hobby, learn a new skill,

meet some new people and have fun at

the same time then join one of Papanui

High School’s exciting range of Adult and

Community Education Courses for Term 2

beginning from 7 May. We have a wide range

of courses to choose from and guarantee you

will find something to appeal regardless of

age or interests.

Two of our new classes on offer for Term

2 are Upholstery and Furniture Repolishing

Piano

Raewyn Clegg

Registered Teacher of

Piano and Theory of

Music.

29 Lancewood Drive

Halswell

Ph 322-9377

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and Restoration.

In the Upholstery course you can learn

how to repair, repad and recover your

favourite piece of furniture. This is a fun

hands on class is being taught by Steve

McDonald from McDonald Hartshorne

Upholstery. The class is being held over two

days Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 June 9 am –

4pm both days at a cost of $153.

If furniture repair is something you

are interested in but you do not want to

reupholster your favourite piece you might

like to join our Furniture Polishing and

Restoration class where you will learn the

basics of stripping, sanding and repolishing

your own item of furniture. This is a hands

on course and students will need to bring

their own chair, coffee table, tea wagon or

similar item to work on. This course is being

taught by Mike Fullen from Seatons French

Polishers and is also being held on Saturday

23 & Sunday 24 June 9 am – 4 pm at a cost

of $203. This fee includes the cost of all your

materials.

For further

information and

enrolment on

these or any of our

classes please visit

our website www.

papanui.school.nz

or email Barbara

Roper on rpb@

papanui.school.nz

or telephone our

office on 3520701.


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Tuesday [Edition April 17 datE] 2018 193

continuing education

Learning happens

at any time and a

good discussion

helps it happen

Lifelong Learning is not just about older

people learning. It is about good discussion,

taking risks and accepting new challenges

and opening your mind to new ideas. At any

age.

I sit in my office and listen to a group

discussing a wide range of issues in the next

room. Some of their viewpoints I agree with

and some I don’t and I can tell that they do

not all agree with each other. So they discuss

intently then they laugh and have lunch

together. They continue to sort out the world

and issues as far apart as Use of Technology,

Autonomous vehicles, Importance of Art,

Relevance of religion, Veganism, City

transport, Competition in sport, The moral

maze etc.

Kazuko has just completed a series of 3

sessions transforming a room into a place

to absorb Japanese culture while in another

a group discuss “Arguments, Fallacies and

Trickery”. Why can some people argue really

well and others cannot?

Our term 2 programme will is available

online now and enrolments can be made

via that at cwea.org.nz or by contacting us.

adult and community education

at Risingholme community centre

As term one draws to an end its time

to start thinking about enrolling for term

two. There are still spaces available and we

are pleased to have some new classes on

offer. Term two starts on Monday 7th May

2018 and all class information is available

via our website. www.risingholme.org.nz

Our new classes include Print

Making, Art of Motion and Dance, Art

of Creativity and Motion, Coding and

Electronics using Arduino, Zentangle

and Drawing and Sketching. We have

also developed a new series of classes

that focus on sustainability ‘Future

Living Skills’ This sustainable living

programme is a practical, fun way to

learn and use actions, which not only

reduce your environmental impacts, but

can also save you money and bring you a

heathier lifestyle. The ‘Plastics Free’ and

‘Fermented Foods’ workshops although

run separately are being offered

as part of the ‘Future Living Skills’

programme. We are continually

developing new courses based on

the information that we gather from

the community, so please check our

website regularly for updates.

Risingholme’s traditional base of

art and craft courses continues to

flourish with a full range available

at a number of venues. They

include fabrics, woodwork skills,

cake decorating, health & fitness

and well-being, computing, guitar

and photography, cooking as well as

many others.

Have you ever considered

learning a new Language we have

a number of these that will run

throughout the year including NZ

Sign, Te Reo Maori, ESOL, Russian

Italian, Arabic, German, Spanish

and Italian. Language classes run at

a variety of levels from Beginners to

more advanced.

If you can’t find what you are

looking for – “Tell us what you would

like to learn”

For more information on

classes at Risingholme, Riccarton

High School, Christchurch Girls

High School, Shirley Boys High

School and Hornby High School,

contact Risingholme Community

Centre at 332 7359 or email info@

risingholme.org.nz

The full programme for

Term 1 is on our website at

http://www.risingholme.org.nz

Adult and Community

Education Term 2, 2018

Come learn with us

Risingholme Community Centre offers

a wide range of short courses, each term,

at a range of venues.

Shirley Boys’ High School

Painting with Acrylics, German Language, Photoshop, Reiki Level 1, Spanish

Language Level 3, Te Reo Maori, Thai Cooking, Website Design, Woodwork,

Yoga (range of classes). Art of Creativity & Expression, Intro to Coding &

Electronics using Arduino, Art of Motion & Dance.

Risingholme Community Centre

Art (Create with Pastels & Paints, Mixed Media, Watercolour, Painting with

Acrylics), Mindfulness, Cake Decorating, Drawing & Sketching, Embroidery,

ESOL, Fabric & Craft Skills, Guitar, Pottery, Sewing Skills, Upholstery, Using

your Overlocker, Weekend Sewing classes, Yoga, Wood Sculpture, Woodwork,

Woodwork for Women, Zentangle, Weaving, Printmaking, Fermented Foods,

Plastics Free.

Christchurch Girls’ High School

Dressmaking, Embroidery, Te Reo Maori, Watercolour Painting, Drawing &

Sketching, Preserving Fruit, Vegetables & Herbs.

Hornby High School

Sewing Skills, Thai Cooking.

Riccarton High School

Calligraphy, Level 3 ESOL IELTS, ESOL Business English Intermediate.

Indian Cooking, Italian Language, NZ Sign Language (a range of levels),

Russian Language, Sewing Skills, Spanish Language, Te Reo Maori, Arabic, A

taste of Egyptian cooking, Picture Framing.

Full details available on www.risingholme.org.nz

Risingholme office at 99 Hawford Road

Phone 332 7359 | Email info@risingholme.org.nz

www.risingholme.org.nz


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Tuesday April 17 2018 21

School open DayS

Ultimate campus

taking shape at QEII

Park

Sue and John.

advertising feature

Construction of the new state-of-the-art campus for Avonside

Girls’ and Shirley Boys’ High Schools is progressing

rapidly with opening on track for next year.

The new campus will feature a Performing Arts Centre

with a 750-seat theatre and a 200-seat theatre, a hockey turf,

four sports fields, three indoor gymnasiums, a café, and a

large library and learning centre.

Both Avonside Girls’ Principal Sue Hume and Shirley Boys’

High School Headmaster John Laurenson are excited by the

progress.

“There are now more than 100 workers on site – that will

peak to more than 300 in coming months. The steel framing

is up and the concrete slabs are down and we can see now

just how big this campus will be – it’s simply wonderful,” says

John Laurenson.

“You can finally see all that we have been talking about and

dreaming about taking shape. We will be onsite with our

students, staff and community making the most of all of the

fantastic new facilities before we know it.”

The campus is due to open in Term Two of 2019. It will be

the first time in New Zealand’s history that two single sex

schools will be co-located.

John Laurenson says the co-location will enable the schools

to offer students more.

“Because we’re building together, we’ve been able to build

bigger and better facilities.”

Sue Hume says the co-location will also enable better educational

opportunities.

“We’ll collaborate on teaching some senior subjects, so we

can offer students wider choice and there’s also the opportunity

to work together on co-curricular opportunities – such

as productions, sports competitions and the like.”

Both principals are keen to point out that the co-location is

not a merger.

“We’ll still be Shirley and they’ll still be Avonside. We’ll

work together, but both schools will retain their own culture,

identity, staff and uniform. This is not a co-ed school,” says

John Laurenson.

“Research shows that single sex education benefits both

boys and girls,” says Sue Hume. “Boys perform better academically

and girls participate more. This new campus, has

been designed so that students will still spend most of their

time in a single sex environment.”

Both Sue and John say the campus will be an asset the east

of Christchurch will be proud of.

“We’ll be right alongside the new QE2 Sport and Recreation

Centre, the School of Gymnastics and have a satellite

unit for Ferndale School onsite. It’s going to be a great place

to learn.”

AVONSIDE GIRLS’

HIGH SCHOOL

OPEN EVENING

Thursday 24 May 2018 from 5.00pm – 7.00pm

The evening begins in the gymnasium at 5.00pm, with an

address from the Principal Mrs Sue Hume, and student

representatives. A tour of the school follows, with the

opportunity to talk to teachers and students.

We look forward to welcoming all prospective students and

families for 2019.

www.avonside.school.nz PH: 03 389 7199


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School open DayS

Catholic Cathedral

College -

To live by faith

Catholic Cathedral College is first and

foremost a Catholic school and for 150 years

Catholic children of Christchurch have been

educated on this site. We aim to produce

graduates who are confident, compassionate,

connected citizens, willing to make a positive

contribution to our society with a focus on

faith, justice and equity.

As the only co-ed Catholic College in

Christchurch, with a vibrant mix of ethnicities,

we offer excellent preparation for life.

We have a strong focus on our bicultural

heritage and all students from Year 7 to 9

learn Te Reo Maori.

We encourage our students to strive for

excellence and have had sustained excellent

academic results over recent years for all students,

including Maori and Pasifika students,

across all three levels of NCEA.

Our Vocational Pathways programme

offers individualised programmes giving students

access to a range of tertiary providers.

If you are looking for a Catholic faith-based

education, please visit us on our Open Evening

and experience the special atmosphere

and sense of family that is so evident.

Cashmere High

School – future ready

The good thing about our unpredictable

and changeable future is that it comes one

day at a time – and humans have successfully

navigated dramatic changes and shifts

in periods of our history. Schools, like other

businesses, are busy thinking and planning

to best prepare for the complex modern

and technologically focused future world.

Cashmere is a school with clear direction in

a time of uncertainty.

Here at Cashmere High School

we are future ready, thanks to

our new property works,

successful implementation

of our BYOD (Bring Your

Own Device) programme,

personalised learning

pathways and consistently

excellent educational outcomes.

Mark Wilson, Principal

We have just completed Stage

1, and are well into Stage 2, of our

Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme.

This will deliver modern vibrant facilities

that provide good conditions (e.g. acoustics

and temperature), are digitally connected

(e.g. wifi), and allow for genuinely flexible

learning (e.g. both traditional and innovative

approaches). All our students use their own

digital device (BYOD) to learn not only the

content but also digital skills (e.g. cybersafey)

to equip them for the modern world.

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Yet learning is not restricted to digital tools,

with plenty of time for physical exercise and

hands-on practical experiences. Our personalised

learning includes offering broad

curriculum choices and relevant support for

both gifted and talented and those requiring

learning support.

Our consistently outstanding NCEA results

open up personalised pathways for students

– whether this involves moving

onto higher tertiary studies

(e.g. universities) or through

into trades and apprenticeships.

Our staff recognise

and support students to

find their own individual

passions and future pathways.

As a community state school

we also offer our students a safe environment

to socially mix with a wide range

of students and develop the competencies

to live and work in a diverse global society.

We are proud of our mission statement that

means we focus on “developing both the

intellect and character of our students” – in

order to craft well balanced young people

confident in realising their potential in the

modern world.

Open Evening Thursday 24th May, 6.30-8.00pm

www.cathcollege.school.nz | 62 Ferry Road | Tel: 982 1690

WE SPECIALISE IN THE

MIDDLE YEARS (Year 7-10)

·

·

excellent preparation for

senior college years

well prepared for life beyond

the school gate

Growing in Wisdom & Stature

Application closing date

for Years 7 to 10, 2019

enrolments is:

June 22, 2018

Enrolments for Years 1–6

close on August 24, 2018

Working together with

families in the south west of

Christchurch. Our students

benefit from our specialist

teaching with emphasis on

pastoral care and our special

focus on personal character

development and learning.

For more information, contact us on: (03) 338 8153 or enrol@aidanfield.school.nz

or go to our website www.aidanfield.school.nz


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School open DayS

Christchurch Girls’ High School/

Te Kura O Hine Waiora

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Nadia Schikker - Head of Acland, Stephanie Lester – Head Prefect, June Mathenge –

Deputy Head Prefect

2017 Year 13 student recipients of the Bickerton-Widdowson scholarship

award, which recognises high achievement at NCEA Level 3 and New

Zealand Scholarship: (left to right): Sophie Marris, Emma Coultas, Marina

Vivas, Phoebe Milne and Emma Wotherspoon

Founded in 1877, Christchurch Girls’ High

School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora benefits

greatly from 140 years of proud educational

achievement. This year our Performing Arts

Centre has added a new dimension to the

education we are able to offer. Art, Drama

and Music are finding inspiration inside a

building that offers light, space and volume

with purpose built and designed facilities.

All the programmes at Christchurch Girls’

High School are designed with girls in mind.

We want our students to explore the possibilities

that are on offer so that when they

leave school they will have choices and can

determine their own future and not have it

predetermined by others.

We prepare our students by asking them to

embrace tradition, innovation and excellence

and to appreciate the importance of each

in shaping the future. The school values,

developed by the students themselves, are an

integral part of the education we offer:

Compassion Aroha - A Christchurch Girls’

High School girl will show empathy and

concern for others. She will have an understanding

of the world and people beyond her

own circumstances, giving service and acting

with decency.

Gratitude Whai Whakaaro - A Te Kura

o Hine Waiora student is thankful for the

support of her family and whanau. She is appreciative

of the opportunities she has been

able to explore at school.

Honesty Pono - A Christchurch Girls’ High

School girl will act with integrity. She will be

known for her honesty, courtesy, reliability

and trustworthiness.

Strength Kaha - A Te Kura o Hine Waiora

girl will stand tall and proud. She will have

the have the courage and strength of character

to do what is right, facing challenge and

change with confidence.

We warmly invite you to come and see

what Christchurch Girls’ High School/Te

Kura o Hine Waiora has to offer you and

your daughter.

Christchurch Boys' High School

A modern school with a rich past

OPEN NIGHT

Tuesday 22 May 4pm–7pm

There will be displays, activities, tours and a chance to

discuss the educational opportunities the school offers.

The Prospectus will be available on the night or from …

The Headmaster

P O Box 8157 Riccarton

Christchurch 8440

Tel (03)348-5003 enquiries@cbhs.school.nz

Fax (03)348-8121

www.cbhs.school.nz


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School open DayS

Middle schooling

makes a difference

Having a curriculum and learning environment

designed specifically for learners in the

“middle years” (Years 7-10) is essential to

ensure high levels of motivation and engagement

in learning during these crucial years.

At Hillmorton High School, having a

consistent approach without a transition to a

new school between Year 8 and 9, is proving

to be positive in terms of accelerating

student learning within the Middle School.

We are currently working with our architects

designing a new Middle School building

with 22 “General Learning Areas”. These

areas are flexible and can operate as single

cell classrooms or be opened up to allow

more adaptable learning spaces; the best of

both worlds. This building will not disrupt

learning as it is being built on the current

tennis courts.

This environment fits well with our broad

Middle School curriculum which allows

learners to explore and find both their

strengths and passions.

The advantage of combining the skills of

specialist Year 7 and 8 teachers, with the secondary

subject specialists gives our Middle

School learners significant advantage. Additionally,

our “Big Day Out” events and end

of year student electives allow our young

people to learn in a range of environments,

often participating in social action such as

planting, working with the elderly, along

with exploring the city, the Art Gallery and

the university.

Our Middle School is ensuring real educational

success and positive future prospects

as students move into the Senior School for

Years 11-13.

OPEN NIGHT

Thursday 24 May

6 - 8pm

Tours any day by appointment

Personal best, nothing less Whāia te iti kahurangi

Hagley Community

College

Kia ora tātou. Welcome to Hagley’s Junior

Graduating College!

What’s important at Hagley, a school with a

160 year old history which makes it nearly as

old as Christchurch itself?

Our values matter. Those values

are seen in the relationships our

teachers build with each of our students.

It’s how we treat our students

that sets Hagley apart, valuing them

as individuals – that is the Hagley

way. What does that mean for our

students? They feel that teachers are

interested in them and care about

their learning, they feel that they’re

experiencing success – and much

more.

Hornby

High

School

Hagley Junior Open Night

Looking at high school options for 2019?

Join us for our Junior College Open Evening and discover

more about what Hagley can offer you!

TUESDAY, MAY 8TH | Please join us at either 4.30pm or 5.30pm

Te Huruhuru Ao o Horomaka

Information Evening

Tuesday 15th May

7.00pm

Hornby High School Auditorium

Open Afternoon

Wednesday 16th May

12.30pm - 2.30pm

See the Junior College in action

180 Waterloo Road, Hornby

Ph 03 349 5395

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We’re often asked, what makes Hagley different?

We have a culture like no other. No one

wears a uniform and everyone’s on a first name

basis. But that’s just for starters. Students come

to Hagley because they’re treated with respect,

accepted for who they are as unique individuals.

They know it’s cool to be

different!

We love our students aiming

high and doing well. We

believe there is no single stereotype

for success. At Hagley

being successful comes in

many shapes and forms.

We want you to feel excited

about coming here. We look

forward to you being part of Hagley’s 2019

Junior Graduating College!

Mike Fowler - Principal

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When asked what they most want for their

children, the answer that comes back from

parents with resounding consistency is happiness.

One of the really important building

blocks of happiness is strong relationships,

and at Hornby High School we take great

pride in the work that we do to build and

maintain strong relationships throughout the

school. We understand that these relationships

have to be learning focussed, because it

is your child’s learning that matters, and that

these relationships have to be built within

your own cultural context, because to each of

us our culture grounds us in who we are.

These are exciting times for Hornby High

School as work on our school rebuild

proceeds. We move into the first of our new

buildings at the end of term 2 this year.

These new buildings offer a mix of public

and private spaces that match the learning

needs of individual students. They have been

designed to exploit what we call the ‘synergies

‘of different subject areas that is to allow

those logical real world connections to be

easily discovered and experienced by students.

All of this is grounded in programmes

that promote basic literacy and numeracy

skills while also allowing students to develop

the communication, creativity, thinking

and collaborative skills that our new world

demands.

Join us as we work towards our aspiration

to be “A centre of creative excellence He

puna auaha”.

Phone us on (03) 379 3090 ext 884 or visit www.hagley.school.nz

for more information about Junior Enrolments.


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Tuesday April 17 2018 25

School open DayS

Medbury School

Marian College

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Marian College 2018 student leaders Rachael Nilsson, Izzy Bloxham

(Head Girl), Olivia Altenburg-Carey and Louise Daly.

Medbury School is the only independent

boys’ school in Christchurch, offering an education

for both dayboys and boarders from

Years 1 to 8. Medbury offers a traditional

education, encompassing the Medbury values

of manners and respect, and its vision is

to provide an education which prepares boys

for life in the 21st Century.

Whilst placing a high value on Literacy and

Numeracy in a ‘boys-only’ learning environment,

Medbury also believes in helping boys

develop as confident individuals, and developing

personal attributes, such as organisation,

confidence, relationships with others,

and independence.

At Medbury, the focus is on the ‘whole

boy’, and small class sizes enable teachers to

deliver a personalised learning programme,

ensuring that every boy has the support, extension

and encouragement he needs to discover

and develop his particular strengths.

The learning programmes are all focused on

a boy’s way of learning, providing them with

a structured environment, with competition,

boundaries and an opportunity to succeed.

Medbury’s Headmaster, Ian Macpherson,

states, “Our passion at Medbury is to unlock

the potential of every boy. It is why we exist

– to understand each boy’s opportunities and

challenges, then personalise an education

which encourages him to strive to be the

very best he can be.

Friendships, values and a quiet self-confidence

that comes with sound preparation,

will provide an invaluable foundation for the

boys’ educational journeys ahead.”

For more information please contact the

Registrar on 03 351 6169, email office@

medbury.school.nz or visit www.medbury.

school.nz.

Marian College is a Catholic state integrated

school for girls with a reputation for

punching above its weight.

With a maximum roll of 430 students, Marian

College is fortunate in having a friendly,

family atmosphere which comes from teachers

and students knowing each other well.

Father of three Marian College students

and of current Head Girl, Steve Bloxham,

says his daughters have thrived academically

and received a well-rounded education with

a strong understanding of community and

service.

“Marian College provides a safe campus

with a special sense of family that combines

fun and a good work ethic and, for our girls,

has produced a group of friends for life.”

Student well-being is important at Marian

College and each individual is nurtured and

her skills and talents fostered. Students have

every opportunity to contribute through

participation, service and leadership.

Marian College has a genuine commitment

to the values inherent in the traditions of the

religious orders of the Sisters of St Joseph of

the Sacred Heart and

the Sisters of Mercy.

Marian College

open night is being

held on Tuesday 15

May from 4-7pm

(Principal’s welcome

at 4:15pm and

5:30pm) and open

day is Monday 28

May from 1-3pm

(starting with Principal’s

welcome).

Thinking Schools, Think Medbury

You are invited to attend the

MEDBURY SCHOOL OPEN DAY

Tuesday 8 May 9.00am - 10.45am

The Headmaster will speak at 10.15am

Academic, Boarding & Music Scholarships available for 2019

03 351 6169

www.medbury.school.nz

Medbury School

109 Clyde Road, Fendalton


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School open DayS

Middleton Grange School

Character, Excellence, Service for the Glory of God

OPEN DAYS

Tue 22 & Thur 24 May 2018

am & pm

BOOKINGS

ESSENTIAL

Bookings Open

Term 2

Middleton Grange

School

Formation is at the heart of the education

Middleton Grange School provides – a

whole of life formation. We see learning as

holistic; it aims to instruct the mind, shape

the heart and equip the hand. The root of

formation is faith and so Middleton Grange

not only provides a first rate general education

but also biblically based teaching in the

Christian faith.

Formation of the mind is not primarily

intellectual contemplation or conceptual

mastery but a learning that nurtures wisdom

and discernment. It is a learning that

challenges the mind to think, discern and

critique the ideas and theories pupils are

exposed to from a Christian perspective.

Middleton Grange’s learning culture allows

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the formation of the heart so that it shapes

the character of each pupil to develop habits

of righteousness, compassion and integrity.

This formation of the mind and heart generates

responsiveness. We want our pupils to

engage in the society they live in, to be of

benefit and blessing in a practical way.

For Middleton Grange School, while our

academic results are of the highest level,

what is highly prized, is that our pupils

exercise wisdom, serve the community and

promote the well-being of others. It is about

forming the pupil to be the person God created

them to be.

All of this is summed up in the school

motto: Character, Excellence, Service for the

Glory of God.

Primary School : Years 1-6

Middle School : Years 7-10

Senior College : Years 11-13

Places available particularly at Years 1, 4, 7, 9, 11-13

2019 Enrolments Close

Friday 22 June 2018 (Y7-13)

Friday 24 August 2018 (Y1-6)

If your child turns 5 next year, you must apply this year.

We are known for

our quality education as a compassionate community

in which the God-given gifts and talents of pupils are nurtured and celebrated

A Year 1-13 non-denominational co-educational Christian School

High quality affordable Christian education in a State Integrated School setting

Highly qualified teachers who are committed Christians

High expectations for academic achievement and behaviour

New Zealand Curriculum delivered from a Biblical perspective

Strong partnership and shared vision between home and school

for God’s calling on the life of the child

Christian values modelled and encouraged

office@middleton.school.nz

30 Acacia Ave, Riccarton

+64 3 348 9826 www.middleton.school.nz Christchurch, New Zealand

Christian

Integrated

Schools

Working together for the good of students

and families has been a successful recipe

for Christian Integrated Schools in Christchurch.

The Christian School Network has been

in existence for over ten years. Aidanfield

Christian School, Emmanuel Christian

School, Hillview Christian School and

Middleton Grange School decided in 2005

that there was much to be gained by working

together cooperatively. They recognised

opportunities to share successful teaching

practice, curriculum development initiatives

across a wide spectrum of school operations

as well as cooperatively strengthening their

special Christian Character. They recognised

that their ability to serve students and

families was greatly enhanced by working

together in a close and trusting relationship.

The success of the network has seen other

schools wanting to join in. Early in the piece

Rangiora New Life School became part of

the network. The schools joined together to

support the genesis of Ashburton Christian

School and also culminated in the start up of

a brand new school in Rolleston in 2015.

The schools have developed interlocking

enrolment schools which assists in providing

transparent pathways in Christian education

from new entrant through to Year 13.

A further strength has been a cooperative

engagement with the Ministry of Education

who have been pivotal in assisting the

networks successful development.

Hillview Christian School

Yr 1–10

Middleton Grange School

Yr 1–13

Emmanuel Christian School

Yr 1–10

Aidanfield Christian School

Yr 1–10 Yr 1–8

Open Days: 15 & 17 May

Contact

school

for details

p: 332 6923

e: office@hillview.school.nz

w: www.hillview.school.nz

• High quality affordable Christian education

• Qualified teachers who are committed Christians

Open Days: 22 & 24 May

Contact

school

for details

• High standards of academic achievement and behaviour

p: 348 9826

e: office@middleton.school.nz

w: www.middleton.school.nz

Open days: Viewing by appointment

Contact

school

for details

p: 359 3595

e: office@emmanuelchristian.school.nz

w: www.emmanuelchristian.school.nz

p: 338 8153

e: enrol@aidanfield.school.nz

w: www.aidanfield.school.nz

A network of non denominational Christian Schools offering limited places in 2019

• Co-educational and State Integrated

• New Zealand Curriculum delivered from a Biblical perspective

• Christian virtues modelled and encouraged

Open days: Viewing by appointment

Contact

school

for details

Open days: Viewing by appointment

Contact

school

for details

p: 550 2653

e: office@rcs.school.nz

w: www.rollestonchristian.school.nz

• Strong partnership and shared vision between home and school for God’s calling

on the life of the child

• Pathways for pupils from Aidanfield, Emmanuel, Hillview and Rolleston to

Middleton Grange School at Senior College level


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School open DayS

Opening our doors – We know girls

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The feedback we constantly hear from parents

and girls is that they feel very much at

home at Rangi; the school grounds are green

and open; the common spaces are bright and

relaxing; the classes sizes are small but fun

and challenging; and the choices are many

and varied.

At Rangi Ruru there’s a refreshing frankness,

an openness, and an encouragement to

share – achievements, problems, ideas, goals.

That can only happen where there is comfort,

confidence and happiness.

Rangi Ruru has outstanding facilities,

teaching staff, specialist tutors, 30 sporting

codes and 75 top coaches, incredibly good

exam results, a phenomenal theatre arts programme,

an outstanding choice of options

in music with high performance support

programmes available, a very proud history,

a visual arts curriculum that has to be seen

to be believed, and personalised learning in

small classes with some of the best teachers

in the country.

We continue to be one the country’s leading

girls’ schools academically too – consistently

in the top 3% for NCEA achievement

with a significant number of scholarships

awarded to Rangi students each year.

We know girls and one of the really key

things that makes us stand out from the

crowd is the importance Rangi Ruru Girls’

School places on wellbeing, being happy and

making sure every girls is the very best human

being she can be.

Open Day is on Monday 14th May 1pm –

5pm.

We Know Girls

Open Day

14 May / 1-5pm

Come along to our Open Day and experience

all that Rangi Ruru has to offer.

Year 7 – Year 13, Day and Boarding School


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School open DayS

Papanui High -

Preparing students

for their future

Giving students the opportunity to study

from an innovative and broad curriculum is

critical to providing each student a pathway

that meets their individual needs. We

allow for a greater range and flexibility in

subject choice including the utilization of

the secondary/tertiary interface.

This reinforces the philosophy

underpinning personalised

learning and is strongly

supported by understanding

our students’

interests, passions,

talents, and ultimately

their career aspirations.

We understand that

for effective learning

to take place, it has to be

implemented in such a way

that students will be highly engaged.

The school does this in a ‘forward

thinking’ way by creating learning environments

that allow our students to see value in

what they do and achieve. Papanui “PRIDE”

is what we represent and we demonstrate

this by having young adults leave our school

as confident learners who have gained the

appropriate qualifications and social skills

to become valued contributing members of

society.

All that we do here is reinforced by positive

relationships, an ethos of caring, cultural

responsiveness, inclusion, and high expectations

– what we call “Our Full service

Model”. The school highly

values the connectedness

of curricular and cocurricular

learning. We

have a philosophical

understanding that the

holistic development of

the student is critical to

their individual success.

The school has worked

hard to consolidate recent

initiatives to ensure sustained

and continuous improvement. You are

invited to view our website, school charter,

ERO report, and/or contact the school for

more information.

We look forward to welcoming all prospective

students and their families/whanau to

visit our school.

PAPANUI HIGH SCHOOL

Our aim is simple….to provide the best education possible for every student

OPEN NIGHT

Tuesday 22nd May 6.30pm

The evening will consist of an address from

the principal and student representatives,

followed by guided tours of the school’s

facilities.

Phone: 03 352 6119

30 Langdons Road

PO Box 5220

www.papanui.school.nz

Applications for enrolment are due by

Friday 27th July

My School, My Success, My Responsibility - Tōku Kura, Tōku Tiketike, Tōku Haepapa

St Bede’s College

St Bede’s is a Catholic College for boys

founded by the Society of Mary in 1911 and

it is also the only Catholic boarding school

for boys in the South Island.

Catholic, Marist and Bedean principles and

values form the basis of a holistic education

at the College, and our aim is that each boy

has the best opportunity to become the best

possible version of the person God created

them to be. We aim not to make the College

great but to ensure every boy has the

opportunity to be great, and we endeavour

to develop young men of Catholic hearts

and minds through the experiences the boys

have in their time here at the College.

St Bede’s is a College for all…a place where

gospel values are practised to help form

principled men; a learning environment

• Grounded in tradition, enlivened by innovation

and inspired by God

• Year 0 - 8 Anglican State - Integrated

• Holistic education inspired by the Gospel through

Grace/Huatau, Excellence/Hiranga, Courage/

Maiatanga and Faithfulness/Piriponotanga.

• Caring family atmosphere

• Specialist programmes

• Exciting new campus

• Transforming lives

• Limited places available in 2019

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where everyone achieves; a place that teachers

want to come to because of the strength

of the community; a place also, where boys

can embrace spiritual, sporting, cultural and

community activities, which all combined

shape boys into men. That’s the priority and

that is in our DNA.

We welcome parents and boys to the

College’s Open Day on Thursday 10 May

between 9am – noon, where you will have

the opportunity to tour the College and meet

staff and students.

Parents are also invited to attend the

Information Evening (commencing at 7pm)

where Senior Management and students

will provide further information about the

College.

St Mark’s School

Open Day - Thursday 24th May, 10am - 2.00pm

Cholmondeley Avenue, Christchurch | Phone: 03 332 7339

Email: office@saintmarks.school.nz | www.saintmarks.school.nz


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School open DayS

St Michael’s

Is your child one of 15 or 50? Is their classroom

a calm, productive learning space or

is the noise and movement unceasing? How

much of the teacher’s attention does your

child actually receive?

At St Michael’s, our small co-ed classes and

specialist teachers ensure your child is an

individual, well known by staff and fellow

pupils alike. For at the heart of St Michael’s

are the essential values of Christian faith and

good citizenship: respect, integrity, faith,

hope and love.

St Michael’s is a prep school so your child

is assured of a traditional foundation in English

and Mathematics. This academic rigour

then underpins our wider curriculums in

Science, History, Geography and Spanish. IT

literacy is taught, not assumed, and computer

use is measured. We like teaching and

talking to our pupils!

Cultural and sports’ programmes develop

your child’s foundation further, as creativity

and problem-solving come in many forms.

Specialist art and music classes are enjoyed

weekly; and most pupils play at least one

instrument, whether piano or flute, bassoon

or bongos. There are two choirs, and drama

lessons.

And our extended campus is spectacular:

today, the Art Gallery; tomorrow, the Gardens;

next week…

St Michael’s has been nurturing and educating

children for over 165 years, and our

pupils come from city-wide, arriving via

the bus exchange only a block away or with

parents who work in the thriving centre.

You and your child are warmly welcome

to discover for yourselves our purposeful,

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wholehearted and inclusive prep school.

Our next Open Day is Wednesday 9 May or

please contact our registrar, Bec Hitchcock,

for a personal tour: 03.379.9790.

St Thomas College

St Michael’s

Your school at the heart

of the city since 1851

St Thomas of Canterbury College is a year

7 to 13 Catholic integrated boys’ college of

615 students founded on an ethos of social

justice and spirituality. We encourage our

students to understand the structures which

cause social injustice and to have compassion

and action for those at the margins of

society. We are a multi-cultural school with

vibrant Maori, Pasifika and Filipino communities

with equity, diversity and inclusivity as

touchstones of all we do.

We are inaugural winners of the Prime

Minister’s National Excellence in Education

Awards in 2014 and received a 5 year ERO

review in 2015.

We have implemented a digitally infused,

real world, problem solving futures curriculum

including gamification of our junior

school curriculum, a STEM programme and

integrated project based learning. NCEA

results are highly comparable to boys decile

8 schools nationally. 100% cumulative

achievement of NCEA level 2 minimum for

leavers and 90% retention to age 17 minimum.

95% of our teachers have a post graduate

qualified through Mindlab/Unitech in

Digital and Collaborative Learning, with

a number moving on to Masters degrees.

The staff is committed to delivering excellent

education for the future world in a style

which engages boys and develops intrinsic

motivation.

A deeply embedded restorative culture

underpins our pastoral care and we focus on

high engagement for boys in extra- curricular

activities, both cultural and sport. 95%

of our students participate in sport and 75%

of our staff coach .We are involved in elite

competition across a broad range of sports,

including rugby, league, football, basketball,

rowing, cricket, softball and volleyball.

✓ Co-educational, Years 1-8

✓ Small classes

✓ Specialist teachers

✓ Traditional classrooms;

academic rigour

✓ Musical excellence

✓ Christian values

✓ Before & after school care:

7.30am - 5.30pm

✓ Cental city location,

easy access

Open Day: Wed 9 May

www.saintmichaels.school.nz

249 Durham St 379 9790

KO TE KARETI WAITAHA O HATO TAMATI


69 Middlepark Road, Upper Riccarton, Chch|Ph (03)348 7010

OPEN MORNING

Tuesday 8 May @ 8:30am—11:30am

Meet the staff and students and see the College in action

Principal and Head Boy Welcome 8:30am

Tour of the College plus activity stalls

Tea & Coffee and an opportunity to chat with the Senior Leadership Team

“An Educated Heart and an Educated Mind, providing a seamless Catholic Education for Year 7-13 boys”

Parking available on the field across the school (Sports Field)


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School open DayS

Selwyn House School

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advertising feature

Selwyn House School offers a world-class

education with a talented teaching staff and

small class sizes which are set within a futurefocused,

nurturing environment. An extensive

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are offered for girls in Years 1 - 8.

A supportive all-girl learning environment

encourages girls to take risks without fear

of failure and develops their love of learning.

They become confident, compassionate,

articulate and determined young women who

have the values, skills, and attributes needed

to not only achieve their goals but to make a

difference in their communities. Our teachers

ensure girls are inspired and committed

to learning as they develop their unique way

of learning and achieving. The focus across

Years 1 - 8 is on the growth of the developing

girl encompassing intellectual, social, physical,

emotional, and cultural needs.

Selwyn House is committed to providing a

continuum of international education. The

combination of the International Baccalaureate

Primary Years Programme (PYP) and our

future-focused STEAM and Mechatronics

curriculum ensures girls are equipped to face

a continually changing world with confidence

and enthusiasm. We focus on instilling strong

foundations which can be successfully built

upon. Core learning in reading, writing and

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play key roles to further enhancing learning.

Selwyn House provides each girl with a personalised

learning experience. Each classroom

and specialist teacher has the time to a foster

meaningful relationships with each student.

Due to our comprehensive learning environment,

our girls are highly skilled, stand out

among their peers and are prepared for a successful

transition to secondary school.

Selwyn House’s nurturing environment is

apparent in all aspects of the school. In our

modern and safe, family-oriented Boarding

House, girls are supported by dedicated staff

and tutors. Girls from across New Zealand and

internationally fondly call the Boarding House

their ‘home away from home’ and easily form a

sisterhood with others.

We believe in the strength of tradition, the

promise of the future and the power of education.

For more information on the benefits of

Selwyn House School, scholarship information

or to schedule your personal tour, please

contact Charlotte Johnson 03 355 7299 or 022

5221863.


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Tuesday April 17 2018 31

School open DayS

Empowering girls at

St Margaret’s College

Villa Maria College

advertising feature

Choosing the school that is right for your

daughter is an important decision and one

which no parent takes lightly. St Margaret’s

College Open Day offers an insight into a

unique education for girls from Years 1 to 13,

and boarding from Year 7. At all levels, the

emphasis is on learning combined with wellbeing

and pastoral care. Each year group has a

programme specifically designed to meet their

needs ensuring customised learning for every

girl. At St Margaret’s College we empower the

girls to become strong, resilient young women

who relate well to others and have confidence

and empathy to build lasting relationships.

We are proud of our girls’ achievement in the

2017 academic results with 100% pass rates

in NCEA levels 1 and 2, plus 99% at Level 3

and 99% in University Entrance. St Margaret’s

is the only girls’ school in the South Island

to offer the International Baccalaureate, an

international course with a global focus which

challenges and extends students. We also

offer many opportunities for girls to interact

with their male counterparts on an academic,

performing arts, sports and social basis while

holding on to the best daily learning environment.

We look forward to welcoming you to experience

the St Margaret’s College difference at

our Open Day Friday 11 May from 10:30am

to 1:00pm. The Principal’s address at 11:45am

will feature talks from both outgoing Executive

Principal, Gillian Simpson, and Diana Patchett,

who will start in the role at the beginning

of Term 3.

For further information visit www.stmargarets.school.nz

Villa Maria College is a Catholic school

for girls, educating Years 7 to 13. The College

was opened by the Sisters of Mercy a

hundred years ago, in 1918 and has grown to

accommodate 800 students within its beautiful

grounds. Girls are encouraged to make

a difference in the world as young Catholic

women with a strong mercy ethos.

Our Mission is to: “Empower each young

woman to determine her potential, live

Gospel values, confidently embrace life-long

learning and as a Mercy woman be inspired

to make a difference”.

We have a proud academic history, annually

achieving academic results, which are

among the best in the country. Students set

high goals and the College supports them

in striving for excellence. Our 2017 NCEA

results included pass rates of 94.6% at Level

1, 94% at Level 2 and 97.1% at Level 3. 83.2%

of our girls achieved University Entrance.

Villa Maria College offers many sporting

opportunities, our Sports Director co-ordinates

over 30 sports for girls to choose from.

It is not surprising that we have extremely

high participation levels, along with impressive

regional and national successes!

The cultural life of the College is also filled

with extensive musical and choral opportunities

along with drama productions and

Stage Challenge entries.

We invite you to visit Villa Maria College

and experience our special character for

yourself. You will also find a wealth of information

on our website –www.villa.school.nz

OPEN DAY

& SMC BOARDERS’

SLEEPOVER

Open Day –

Friday 11 May 10:30am to 1:00pm

The Principal’s address with Gillian Simpson

and Diana Patchett is at 11:45am

SMC Boarders’ Sleepover –

Friday 11 May to Saturday 12 May

Pre-register at:

www.stmargarets.school.nz/open-day-2018/

12 Winchester St • Merivale • Christchurch • (03) 379 2000

www.stmargarets.school.nz

T E W H A R E O M E R I

Tuesday 8 May 2018, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Villa Maria College is a state integrated Catholic secondary school for girls in years 7 - 13.

We extend a warm invitation to prospective parents and students to join us throughout the

day and see our College in action.

Meet our staff and students and find out what makes Villa Maria College such a special place.

Deborah Brosnahan (Principal) will address visitors in the College Auditorium at 9:00am,

11:00am and 1:00pm.

We look forward to seeing you.

Left to right: Julia Curnow (Deputy Head Girl), Emily Baker (Head Girl)

and Ruby Kate Ward (Deputy Head Girl)

21 Peer St, Christchurch • Ph: 348 4165 • www.villa.school.nz


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AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONALS

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Although it is a small suburban workshop, Hoon Hay Automotive

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Owner Grant Prior is a fully qualified

mechanic, as is his employee Wade, and

the pair service all types of vehicles, from a

basic service to a full going-over.

They also provide transmission flushes,

coolant changes, cam belt replacement,

and all electrical and mechanical repairs

using the workshop’s diagnostic tools to

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Hoon Hay Automotive also supplies and

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They supply and fit the quality Century

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WoFs for all types of vehicle as well as

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But while Grant, Wade and office

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Community Events

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competition

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© 2018 DHX Worldwide Limited. Teletubbies and a l related characters, titles and logos are trademarks of DHX Worldwide Limited. A l Rights Reserved.

© 2018 DHX Worldwide Limited. Teletubbies and a l related characters, titles and logos are trademarks of DHX Worldwide Limited. A l Rights Reserved.

© 2018 DHX Worldwide Limited. Teletubbies and a l related characters, titles and logos are trademarks of DHX Worldwide Limited. A l Rights Reserved.

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa

and Po colouring options

available - colour one in

and be in to win! See online

for more information.

Colouring in competition

Return your entry to the Customer

Service Kiosk by Thursday 26th April

and the winners will be announced

on Friday 27th April.

Visit www.thepalms.co.nz for details.

The Palms Shopping Centre

Corner Marshland & New Brighton Roads, Shirley

www.thepalms.co.nz

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