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Selwyn Times: August 08, 2018

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16 Wednesday August 8 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News SELWYN TIMES Springston School prepares to celebrate OCTOBER WILL mark Springston School’s 150th anniversary. On May 22, 1868, a group of local landowners and householders declared themselves willing to form the Springston Education District and later that year the first school room and schoolhouse was built on Ellesmere Junction Rd, with James Gammock donating the land. The school was built in two and a half months and cost £242. The opening ceremony was held on the October 30, 1868, and the school started with a roll of 25. A playground was provided across the road in one of Gammock’s paddocks and this was where the boys were able to play while the girls had to stay in the school grounds. In the early days, attendance grew and by the 1880s there were 186 children on the roll. However, the average daily attendance was only 89 – which was less than half the roll. This was due to the children often being needed to help out at home as well as the education fees which many families could not afford to pay. CELEBRATION: Springston School almost 150 years on from when it first opened its doors. The school continued to grow and extra rooms were added in 1878 and 1886 but by 1920 the building was a little worst for wear and the school committee wrote to the education board asking them to buy a larger section because the school was old and past repair – little did they know they would have to wait another 36 years. Electricity came to Springston in 1922 but it was not until 1947 when the old school was wired up. It was at this time the school roll had dropped back to 25 and the school returned to being a single-teacher school. Finally in 1956 the construction of new buildings on the present site on Leeston Rd revitalised the school and the old school was pulled down. The community decided to mark the occasion by also building a swimming pool. The full cost was raised by donations and pool was ready for use in less than a month. The pool has been a treasured asset and over the years has been retained for the good of Springston School and community, whereas many other pools have not been so lucky. ✓ 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 St Michael’s School WINTER HEAT PUMP Combine a Ducted Central Heat Pump System with Fresh Air Ventilation for the Ultimate in Comfort. The Lossnay Fresh Air Ventilation System recovers energy from outgoing stale air to pre-heat (or cool) incoming filtered fresh air. Combined with energy efficient, whisper quiet and unobtrusive ducted whole home heating and cooling - you will experience a more comfortable, drier and healthier home... all year round. $12,999 * 11.2kW Ducted Bundle VL-220CZGV-E and PEAD-RP100JAA $13,999 * 14kW Ducted Bundle VL-220CZGV-E and PEAD-RP125JAA Open Day: Wednesday 15 August www.saintmichaels.school.nz 249 Durham Street 379 9790 a Fridge! Purchase any Mitsubishi Electric Heat Pump before 31st August 2018 and go into the draw to win a Mitsubishi Electric Multi Drawer CX Designer Fridge! * *Includes basic installation only, conditions apply. Special ends 31 August 2018. 0800 324 678 www.dcis.co.nz $14,599 * 16kW Ducted Bundle VL-220CZGV-E and PEAD-RP140JAA HEAT PUMPS • AIR CONDITIONING • ELECTRICAL

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday August 8 2018 17 Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk 150 years A long association with country life continues today with many students involved in the agriculture club. Originally called the calf club it was noted the rivalry between herds of the district for the premier award led to fierce competition and it was questioned how much the young owners had in the selection, feeding and grooming of their calves. Today the school has a roll of 237, made up of 10 classes which include collaborative learning spaces, integrated technology, well-resourced library, a community garden and a large outdoor learning centre. The focus of the school is still very much connected to the community and local families. To celebrate its jubilee, the school is having a weekend full of events on October 19 to 21. Former pupils, teachers, board of trustees, community members and current school families are welcome to attend. •Information for this article was gathered from The Centennial Book of Springston School 1868-1968. HISTORY: Swimming in the school pool in 1960 (left). Pupils using technology during class in 1958 (below right) and what the school looked like in 1965 (below left). FAST FACTS •For more information or to register for the weekend’s events online please visit www.springston.school.nz or www.facebook.com/SpringstonSchool150th. •You can also email 150thjubilee@springston.school.nz to have a form sent to you, or phone the school on 3295 724. •Any proceeds from the weekend will be donated to the school to provide sunshade, landscaping and play areas for the children. JOIN US NOW! See website for details UNDER ARMOUR Hoodies 2 for $140, were up to $199.99 each selected styles CANTERBURY OUTLET 70% Off NRL Bulldogs Merchandise & 50% Off NSW State of Origin Merchandise while stocks last STYLES MAY DIFFER TO IMAGE SHOWN BENDON OUTLET $20 Sale exclusions apply ASICS Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price 2nd item to be the same or lessor value BONDS OUTLET 40% Off All Men’s Underwear. Sign up to Smart Deals & be in the monthly draw for a $100 Dress-Smart gift card! Be one of the first to hear about the latest deals, sent straight to your inbox each week! CHRISTCHURCH 409 Main South Road, Hornby www.dress-smart.co.nz Open 10am-5pm, 7 Days 03 349 5750