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Nor'West News: April 17, 2018

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24 Tuesday April 17 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi 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 www.hornby.school.nz advertising feature 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 NOR’WEST NEWS 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.

NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday April 17 2018 25 School open DayS Medbury School Marian College advertising feature 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