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Western News: April 17, 2018

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24 Tuesday April 17 2018 Latest Christchurch news at 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 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 WESTERN NEWS advertising feature 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: |

WESTERN NEWS Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday April 17 2018 25 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, advertising feature 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 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)