26 Tuesday April 17 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi School open DayS Selwyn House School WESTERN NEWS 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 range of educational, sporting and cultural opportunities 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 mathematics is a priority. Specialist programmes in Art, Creative Writing, Leadership, Mechatronics, Music, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Science, Spanish and Swimming 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.
WESTERN NEWS Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday April 17 2018 27 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