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Western News: September 11, 2018

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6 Tuesday September 11 2018 Latest Christchurch news at WESTERN NEWS CatholiC Cathedral College To Live By FaiTh With no geographic zone, Catholic and non-preference students come from all over the city to learn in an inclusive environment. From the PrinciPal Catholic Cathedral College is a hidden treasure. We provide Catholic faith-based learning to girls and boys from Year 7 to Year 13. Visitors are welcome to experience the strong family atmosphere where we celebrate our cultural diversity. Effective, caring teachers ensure our students are confident and achieve excellent academic results. Having no zone enables our school to accept students from all areas of the city. Being only a 10-minute walk from the central city bus exchange makes the school accessible. a rich learning environment Our students love the atmosphere at Catholic Cathedral College because • Diversity and uniqueness is celebrated • A wide range of sporting, performing arts and cultural activities are available • Every student has a teacher mentor to guide them • The supportive, family atmosphere • Well-being and mental health are prioritised • We are culturally inclusive • All students learn about Aotearoa New Zealand history, language and culture academic success NCEA results are excellent with students at all levels achieving well above the National Average. Qualification academic results 2017 catholic cathedral college national average NCEA (Level 1) 92.2% 85.7% NCEA (Level 2) 95.2% 89.4% NCEA (Level 3) 93.1% 82.6% We work closely with our students to ensure they achieve outstanding academic results. This is enabled by: • Teachers who are responsive to individual goals and learning styles • Small class sizes • English language programmes which provide a strong foundation of vocabulary and grammar • Flexible and individualised learning programmes • Dedicated team of highly qualified, caring and experienced staff What Parents say: “Thank you for providing a platform for my son to achieve and have the courage to improve. Catholic Cathedral College has inspired him greatly.” “My daughter is so much happier now that she has enrolled at this school. The culture here is so positive and affirming.” “Thanks and appreciation for the wonderful education that you have given my son and bringing forth his potential. Thank you.” “We really appreciate the effort and great communication about our child’s progress.” 2019 enrolments – limited spaces still available. An enrolment pack is available from the main office or can be downloaded from our website - Please return to 62 Ferry Road, Christchurch 8145 or email to / 62 Ferry rd / Po Box 10-255, chch 8145 / ph 982 1690 / email:

WESTERN NEWS Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday September 11 2018 7 News IMPORTERS CLEARANCE CLOSE SHAVE: Summerset Wigram resident Liz Johnston gets her head shaved by Manscape owner Kaisa Pruler. ​ Wigram 72 year old loses locks SUMMERSET at Wigram resident Liz Johnston took a stand for cancer when she shaved her head for a Daffodil Day fundraiser. Mrs Johnston, 72, said this is the third head shave she has done she convinced village manager Russell Walters to join in and shave his beard. It’s an important cause for Mrs Johnston, who believes that all families are affected by cancer at some point. “Someone at church asked me if I’d shave my head for cancer, and I told her I would before I was 80. “Unfortunately she passed away, so I decided I needed to do it to honour • By Ashleigh Monk A CHINESE tea ceremony, calligraphy and martial arts are on the cards for the Christchurch Boys’ High School Chinese Immersion Day. The event is in its fifth year and gives students and their families across the city the chance to experience Chinese culture first-hand. Christchurch Boys’ High School head of Chinese Huili Feng said the day had attracted hundreds of visitors in previous years. “The aim is to create more opportunities for students from other schools who do not have Chinese language courses to get some experience in Chinese culture,” she said. “The event has become popular with around 500 participants last year.” the promise I made her,” she said. Mrs Johnston wanted to raise as much money as possible and was confident she would have support. “I’m sure one day they will find an answer to cancer. This is just another way I can give back,” she said. She had her head shaved in the lounge of Wigram’s Summerset retirement village, in front of a crowd of more than 100 residents and friends. She helped raise $4000 for the cause. Village manager Russell Walters said that he was glad to be of help and very relieved to get rid of his overgrown beard. Staff from hair salon Activities on the day include Chinese painting, paper cutting, knots, traditional games, folk dance, a culture quiz and the opportunity to learn Chinese characters and numbers. Ms Feng said she aimed to encourage people to take part in as many activities as possible and even had an incentive. “Each participant is Manscape offered to give Mrs Johnston her buzzcut. Said Summerset Wigram activities co-ordinator Nicki Singer: “It was a fantastic event and such a fun way to raise money. “Liz, Russell, the residents at Summerset Wigram and the wider community that supported them, should be really proud of their achievement.” Mrs Johnston said she felt “really good” after the shave. “It doesn’t take long to grow back. People tell me, ‘you’re brave’, but I’m not because I get to choose to do it. “There is no hero in that. The real heroes are those who have no choice.” Experience Chinese culture KNOT MESSING AROUND: Students have a go at making Chinese knots at last year’s Chinese Immersion Day. given a booklet with the list of activities. The participants are required to collect a sticker or stamp for the completion of each activity,” she said. •The free Chinese Immersion Day will be held on September 15 from 1.30-4.30pm in the Christchurch Boys’ High School hall. LIMITED STOCK AND LOW PRICES CRAZY DISCOUNTS ON QUALITY SUITES JEM LEATHER 2 SEATER (Chocolate) $ 1297 APRIL FABRIC 2 SEATER (Brown) $ 757 OUTLET STORE 99 FERRY RD, CHRISTCHURCH 03 3798249 | Limited Stock. Outlet Store items are over stocked, end of line, scratch & dent, ex display, ex repair items & more. Barbadoes St THAMES FABRIC CORNER SUITE (Black) Ferry Rd $ 1797 St Asaph St JEM LEATHER 3 SEATER (Chocolate) OUTLET STORE $ 1577 Fitzgerald Ave