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Nor'West News: April 17, 2018

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22 Tuesday April 17 2018 Latest Christchurch news at 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. NOR’WEST NEWS advertising feature 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 | 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 or go to our website

NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday April 17 2018 23 School open DayS Christchurch Girls’ High School/ Te Kura O Hine Waiora advertising feature 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 Fax (03)348-8121