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TUESDAY, APRIL <strong>16</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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• By Matt Slaughter<br />

MURRAY Wright remembers<br />

walking into a staff room full<br />

of smoke and wearing shorts<br />

on his first day 45 years ago as a<br />

teacher at Shirley Boys’ High.<br />

Security<br />

problems at<br />

Avebury House<br />

Page 3 Page 4<br />

The 68-year-old said he had<br />

grown a beard to differentiate<br />

himself from his students.<br />

His attire and teaching<br />

style have changed a lot since<br />

then.<br />

“You only had three noncontact<br />

hours a week, I think<br />

my starting pay was $8000 a<br />

year,” he said.<br />

“Teaching in the classroom<br />

was pretty basic with<br />

blackboard and chalk.”<br />

Mr Wright retired on Friday<br />

Signs aim to keep<br />

motor-cyclists<br />

out of red zone<br />

Calling time after 45 years in the classroom<br />

and estimates he would have<br />

taught about 10,000 students<br />

geography, social studies and<br />

english over the course of his<br />

career.<br />

•Turn to page 6<br />

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State of<br />

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cracks in<br />

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residents<br />

• By Matt Slaughter<br />

FRUSTRATED Parklands<br />

residents are still waiting for<br />

Mairehau Rd to be fixed.<br />

Mairehau Rd resident Grant<br />

Donnell believes the trucks and<br />

large vehicles bouncing through<br />

potholes on the earthquakedamaged<br />

stretch of road have<br />

caused cracks in the walls of his<br />

house.<br />

Mr Donnell said the city<br />

council is yet to repair the section<br />

of road near Inwoods Rd, in spite<br />

of his requests over the last four<br />

years.<br />

City council road maintenance<br />

manager Mark Pinner said<br />

staff had visited the site<br />

“numerous times” but had not<br />

witnessed any shaking caused by<br />

large vehicles.<br />

“There was no notable vibration<br />

felt at the site, which included<br />

waiting for larger vehicles, such as<br />

buses, to pass.”<br />

However, Coastal Ward city<br />

councillor Glenn Livingstone<br />

believes there is an issue.<br />

He has visited the site and<br />

realises why Mr Donnell and his<br />

neighbour Terry Marsh are so<br />

concerned.<br />

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Tuesday <strong>April</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

from the editor’s desk<br />

A GREAT innings has come to end for one<br />

of the area’s school teachers (page 1).<br />

Murray Wright finished up at Shirley<br />

Boys’ High on Friday after 45 years there –<br />

his one and only teaching stint.<br />

That is rare feat these days, if not unique.<br />

I could be wrong, but I suspect there are very few high school<br />

teachers still around who have been at the one school all of their<br />

career.<br />

Murray told reporter Matt Slaughter when he started at<br />

Shirley BHS, he grew a beard so he looked different to the<br />

students.<br />

He’s taught around 10,000 students over the years including<br />

cricketer Nathan Astle, All Black Chris Jack and Shirley BHS<br />

current deputy principal Tim Grocott.<br />

Enjoy your retirement Murray.<br />

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Tuesday <strong>April</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2019</strong> 3<br />

News<br />

Avebury House security inadequate<br />

• By Matt Slaughter<br />

INADEQUATE security<br />

measures have meant Avebury<br />

House continues to be a target<br />

for crime.<br />

Avebury House Trust say the<br />

security cameras the city council<br />

has in place are ineffective.<br />

City council head of parks<br />

Andrew Rutledge said it has<br />

been broken into six times in the<br />

last year.<br />

Trust treasurer Hayley<br />

Guglietta said the last break-in<br />

happened last week.<br />

Mr Rutledge said the city<br />

council had an alarm system<br />

and two security cameras installed<br />

around the property and<br />

had plans to install two more<br />

soon.<br />

However, Mrs Guglietta said<br />

those currently in place were<br />

too far away from the house and<br />

easily reached by burglars.<br />

She said it was crucial the new<br />

cameras were installed as close<br />

to the house as possible and the<br />

existing cameras moved.<br />

“The cameras are attached<br />

to the public toilets and I can<br />

reach up and grab them easily.<br />

The day that they were installed<br />

they were pulled off and with<br />

this incident that happened this<br />

week, they were pushed down so<br />

they faced the wall.<br />

“They put cameras on the<br />

public toilets not even facing the<br />

house. They’re not even covering<br />

where people normally break in<br />

. . . they’re not covering any of<br />

the doors.”<br />

Mrs Guglietta had spent $1500<br />

to loan and install two security<br />

cameras, one in the entranceway<br />

and one in the trees overlooking<br />

the garden.<br />

She couldn’t afford to fund<br />

this forever and as a result, had<br />

taken the cameras down.<br />

The most recent break-in hap-<br />

OUT OF POCKET: Hayley<br />

Guglietta says the two<br />

cameras the council has put<br />

in place at Avebury House<br />

are ineffective.<br />

PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER<br />

pened two weeks after this and<br />

she has since put the cameras<br />

back up.<br />

The front of Avebury House<br />

had also been used for drug use<br />

and other anti-social activities,<br />

Mrs Guglietta said.<br />

“We really feel like it’s only a<br />

matter of time before someone<br />

sets it alight and we don’t want<br />

that because it’s a very valuable<br />

asset to our community.”<br />

Mrs Guglietta and fellow<br />

trust member Beth Rouse asked<br />

the Linwood-Central-Heathcote<br />

Community Board for information<br />

on how security cameras<br />

could be purchased as soon as<br />

possible. The board resolved<br />

that this information would be<br />

returned by August.<br />

Local<br />

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In Brief<br />

Fire rages, homes at risk<br />

GARDEN COMPETITION<br />

Richmond’s Andrew Powell has<br />

won a competition to design a<br />

sculpture using <strong>16</strong> letterboxes for<br />

the Richmond Community Garden<br />

entrance on Eveleyn Couzins Ave.<br />

Mr Powell’s design, called Letterbox<br />

Love, will see each box turned<br />

upside down and used as flower<br />

pots.<br />

WAR MEMORIAL REPAIRS<br />

The earthquake-damaged New<br />

Brighton War Memorial steps may<br />

be repaired. The Coastal-Burwood<br />

Community Board has made a<br />

submission to the city council’s<br />

<strong>2019</strong>-20 Annual Plan, asking for<br />

part of the $2 million saved during<br />

the New Brighton Pier repairs and<br />

the $286,000 saved during the<br />

construction of the Taiora QE II<br />

Recreation and Sport Centre to go<br />

towards the memorial.<br />

YOUTH GRANTS<br />

Promising young Burwood Park<br />

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been granted $500 from the Coastal-<br />

Burwood Community Board’s<br />

youth development fund. It will go<br />

towards the cost of his flights to two<br />

International Tennis Federation<br />

junior tournaments in Malaysia,<br />

which run from today until <strong>April</strong><br />

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McMaster & Heap<br />

Veterinary practice<br />

Bilateral anal Gland SurGery<br />

Anal gland issues are<br />

common problems<br />

we see in our canine<br />

patients today. The<br />

anal gland has no<br />

real function except<br />

it’s the dogs “special<br />

scent” or parfum.<br />

This secretion has a<br />

distinctive fish smell<br />

to it making it very<br />

unpleasant for us,<br />

plus its heaving with<br />

bacteria! Not a good<br />

look or smell on the<br />

new sofa.<br />

Dogs present<br />

because of pain and anal irritation leading<br />

to scooting, licking or biting of the area.<br />

Often it’s too painful for these dogs to toilet<br />

so they become constipated. Severe cases<br />

become infected and the anal sacs swell and<br />

can eventually burst, discharging pus either<br />

outwardly or inwardly around the perineum.<br />

Occasionally anal sac fistulas develop which<br />

persist for ages. Impaction of anal sacs can<br />

lead to toxaemia and dermatitis. Some dogs<br />

present because they leak anal gland fluid<br />

constantly which becomes very difficult to live<br />

with if your dog is an indoor pet.<br />

No one really knows why anal glands become<br />

a problem. Some cases present due to<br />

diarrhoea, constipation or anal sphincter<br />

laxity. Some cases are related to anal duct<br />

obstruction which leads to infection,<br />

abscessation and sometimes rupture of the<br />

sac. Other cases are due to hypersecretion<br />

which can happen with food allergies, thyroid<br />

diseases and infectious skin disease.<br />

Whatever the cause, my job is to rectally<br />

express them which isn’t particularly nice for<br />

the patient as often by this stage they are<br />

painful. It is a procedure mostly I can perform<br />

awake.<br />

If the anal sacs are infected I either prescribe<br />

antibiotics systemically or I instill an antibiotic/<br />

anti-inflammatory ointment into the sacs for<br />

2-3 treatments. Sometimes a prescription food<br />

is recommended ( either for food allergies or<br />

a diet high in fiber) and revisits are advised to<br />

check the sacs.<br />

In chronic, recurring and difficult cases that<br />

don’t respond to<br />

medical therapy,<br />

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option is bilateral<br />

surgical removal.<br />

This option can<br />

completely eliminate<br />

the disease and<br />

make the owners<br />

and dogs’ life far<br />

more bearable. Dogs<br />

can live without<br />

these anal sacs – it’s<br />

just a fiddley surgery<br />

and great care has<br />

to be taken when<br />

working around the<br />

anus to avoid incontinence issues.<br />

I have had lots of practice removing anal<br />

glands over the past 30 years – so much so<br />

that I get referrals from other clinics.<br />

Juno, a young Labrador cross is having<br />

bilateral anal gland surgery. Juno presents<br />

every 2-3 months with anal glands that just<br />

leak and wreek everywhere. They are not<br />

infected nor painful to squeeze. She has<br />

received various medical treatments and is on<br />

a Royal Canin hypoallergenic diet, but nothing<br />

seems to help.<br />

The surgery takes roughly 60-90 minutes,<br />

because I am very careful around this delicate<br />

area. Juno is maintained throughout the<br />

surgery on intravenous fluids and Megan<br />

my surgical nurse is monitoring all her vitals<br />

(heart rate, temperature, respiratory rate, body<br />

temperature and oxygen saturation) to ensure<br />

a safe anaesthetic and quick recovery.<br />

Juno was a star patient and the two anal<br />

glands were removed. She was discharged<br />

on antibiotics, pain medications and local<br />

anaesthetic cream to apply to the surgical<br />

area. I recommended an E collar to wear<br />

initially to stop her worrying her surgical site<br />

and a soft diet 5 days post surgery.<br />

My advice is – don’t struggle with this<br />

problem in your family cat or dog as it’s<br />

not going away. These glands have no vital<br />

function and can be removed safely and<br />

effectively in the right surgical hands, leading<br />

to a better quality life without the nasty<br />

smells!!<br />

Dr Michele McMaster<br />

News<br />

Sign to keep motor-cyclists<br />

out of Southshore red zone<br />

• By Matt Slaughter<br />

CONCERNS over<br />

motor-cyclists using the<br />

Southshore red zone have<br />

led to increased measures<br />

to ban them from the area.<br />

Coastal-Burwood Community<br />

Board deputy<br />

chairman Tim Sintes spoke<br />

to the <strong>Pegasus</strong> <strong>Post</strong> after discussing<br />

the issue at a board<br />

meeting last month.<br />

Mr Sintes said the behaviour<br />

of some riders was putting<br />

lives in danger.<br />

Land Information New<br />

Zealand staff members<br />

attended an <strong>April</strong> 1 board<br />

meeting, where these concerns<br />

were again raised.<br />

The next day, LINZ<br />

installed a new sign,<br />

which reads “authorised<br />

vehicles only”<br />

in the Plover St red<br />

zone, which was<br />

raised as the main<br />

area of concern for<br />

Southshore residents.<br />

LINZ Christchurch<br />

land property<br />

group manager Jeremy<br />

Barr said LINZ had not<br />

received any complaints<br />

about motor-cyclists in<br />

Southshore since.<br />

Mr Sintes said this was<br />

• By Matt Slaughter<br />

NEW, UPDATED dog<br />

control signs will be<br />

installed in some beach<br />

areas before the start of<br />

next summer.<br />

The areas currently<br />

being considered for the<br />

signs are Waimairi Beach,<br />

North Beach and New<br />

Brighton Beach.<br />

It was decided at a<br />

meeting between dog<br />

control representatives<br />

and the Coastal-Burwood<br />

a great result at this stage,<br />

but there were no guarantees<br />

the sign would stop all<br />

motor-cyclists from riding<br />

through the area.<br />

“No matter what signs<br />

you have, people<br />

will still do it.”<br />

Mr Barr said<br />

LINZ’s only option<br />

if it wanted to stop<br />

motor-cyclists using<br />

the Southshore<br />

red zone completely<br />

would be to<br />

install stiles all the<br />

way across it.<br />

He said this was not the<br />

best option.<br />

“To balance the desire<br />

by the local community to<br />

continue to use this area,<br />

Tim Sintes<br />

Community Board<br />

last month that better<br />

signage was needed to<br />

remind dog owners not<br />

to let their pets engage in<br />

dangerous or anti-social<br />

behaviour.<br />

“Following discussion<br />

with the board and staff,<br />

we want to improve people’s<br />

behaviour with dogs,”<br />

a city council spokesperson<br />

said.<br />

In the last year, 24<br />

complaints were received,<br />

SAFE: A<br />

new sign<br />

has been<br />

installed in<br />

the Plover St<br />

red zone in<br />

Southshore<br />

to stop<br />

motorcyclists<br />

riding<br />

through the<br />

area.<br />

we feel that signage is the<br />

best option to address the<br />

motor-cyclists’ illegal use of<br />

the footpaths.<br />

This is because signs do<br />

not restrict access to people<br />

with bicycles, buggies or<br />

those who are less mobile,<br />

which would be the case if<br />

styles were installed.”<br />

Mr Sintes said he was ultimately<br />

happy with LINZ’s<br />

decision.<br />

“The proof in the pudding<br />

is going to be if it<br />

works, but at least now if we<br />

catch people . . . when they<br />

say to us there’s no sign,<br />

we’ll be able to say to them<br />

well look, there’s one right<br />

there, so it gives us a lot of<br />

credibility.”<br />

Bid to improve behaviour of dogs<br />

either relating to uncontrolled<br />

dogs attacking<br />

other dogs or other uncontrolled<br />

dog behaviour on<br />

the Coastal Ward beach<br />

areas.<br />

“What has been<br />

proposed now is to review<br />

what the current issues are<br />

and look at how people’s<br />

behaviour with dogs can<br />

be improved through<br />

education and some minor<br />

improvements to signage,<br />

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Tuesday <strong>April</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2019</strong> 5<br />

FED UP: Terry Marsh (above) and his neighbour Grant Donnell want Mairehau Rd fixed.<br />

(Inset) – Mr Donnell says cracks have formed on the outside wall of his house due to the<br />

vibrations caused by trucks using the quake-damaged road. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER<br />

Call to fix Mairehau Rd<br />

•From page 1<br />

“When you observe heavy<br />

vehicles particularly driving over<br />

it, there are quite discernible<br />

humps in the road that shake the<br />

houses,” Cr Livingstone said.<br />

He said he was planning to<br />

raise the issue at the Coastal-<br />

Burwood Community Board<br />

meeting which was scheduled for<br />

yesterday.<br />

Mr Donnell said he has spent<br />

between $10,000 and $15,000<br />

repairing cracks in his house<br />

because they are not covered by<br />

his insurance.<br />

“We’ve written letters to the<br />

city council, we’ve talked to the<br />

city council. “We’re absolutely at<br />

wit’s end and we’re still nowhere<br />

four years later. I want the road<br />

fixed,” Mr Donnell said.<br />

Mr Pinner said the city council<br />

plans to repair the section<br />

of Mairehau Rd in the 2021<br />

financial year.<br />

But Mr Donnell said the<br />

damage to his house is getting<br />

worse, so it is crucial the repairs<br />

happen sooner.<br />

Mr Marsh said the cracks in<br />

his house, which have appeared<br />

over the last nine years since<br />

the road was first damaged, are<br />

worse than they have ever been.<br />

“The house is actually more<br />

damaged now than it was after<br />

the earthquakes,” Mr Donnell<br />

said.<br />

We asked readers for<br />

their views on what the<br />

planned beachside hot<br />

pools should be named –<br />

New Brighton Hot Pools,<br />

Christchurch Hot Pools or<br />

something else?<br />

Ellen Robinson – I lived in<br />

New Brighton from when I was<br />

10-years-old until I was married<br />

with two children. However,<br />

Brighton will always be my bit<br />

of home, even though it is very<br />

unlike what it used to be. Keep<br />

it for New Brighton alone as<br />

they have worked and<br />

fought hard to get to<br />

where it is. The city has<br />

never been much help.<br />

When New Brighton<br />

was on its own, we<br />

used to have galas and<br />

the like on the beach front at<br />

all possible times and it was<br />

lovely and the people came and<br />

enjoyed themselves. After New<br />

Brighton and the city became<br />

one, nothing much seemed to<br />

happen. Anyway, I must not<br />

start walking down memory<br />

lane here as I do enough of that<br />

now I am in a rest home. I would<br />

like to suggest that ‘Rawhiti’<br />

is mentioned in the name<br />

somehow or just ‘New Brighton<br />

Salt Pools’. I am afraid that we<br />

all have to go modern now and<br />

leave the old New Brighton to<br />

Local<br />

News<br />

Now<br />

Fire rages, homes at risk<br />

NAME<br />

DEBATE:<br />

People have<br />

started to<br />

voice their<br />

opinions on the<br />

name options<br />

suggested for<br />

the planned<br />

hot pools in<br />

New Brighton.<br />

the oldies to remember like me.<br />

I will be 89 later this year but<br />

the memories are mostly happy<br />

ones.<br />

Wayne Guckert – My<br />

suggestion for the naming of the<br />

new hot pools at New Brighton<br />

is ‘<strong>Pegasus</strong> Bay Hot Pools’.<br />

Elisabeth Mitchell – I<br />

endorse that the name includes<br />

New Brighton. New Brighton<br />

is where the pools are and New<br />

Brighton needs to be recognised<br />

in this venture. It will hopefully<br />

bring the community<br />

benefit, as well as the city<br />

of Christchurch.<br />

Jimmy Glasgow –<br />

Both of the names sound<br />

good, ‘Christchurch Hot<br />

Pools’ and ‘New Brighton Hot<br />

Pools’. As we have been living<br />

here in North New Brighton for<br />

some years now, I think ‘New<br />

Brighton Hot Pools’ is the best<br />

option. But if the city council<br />

wants to advertise it as part of<br />

the city, that is okay by me, but it<br />

must state that the ‘Christchurch<br />

Hot Pools’ are the ‘New<br />

Brighton Hot Pools’ so visitors<br />

do not get confused.<br />

Andrew Johnson – I<br />

reckon ‘<strong>Pegasus</strong> Bay Hot Pools’<br />

is the way to go.<br />

New app to share your red zone stories<br />

FORMER RED zone residents<br />

can share their stories of special<br />

places and outline their hopes<br />

for the Ōtākaro Avon River<br />

Corridor via a new app.<br />

Red Zone Stories, developed<br />

by the Canterbury University<br />

Arts Digital Lab, enables<br />

people to record and upload<br />

videos to share impressions<br />

and memories about their<br />

important red zone places.<br />

It aims to share the personal<br />

histories of the area and also<br />

provide an opportunity for<br />

people to learn about them.<br />

The app and associated<br />

website present the stories on a<br />

map-based platform.<br />

It was launched at Tūranga<br />

by Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Avon-<br />

Ōtākaro Network co-chairman<br />

Evan Smith, Coastal-Burwood<br />

Community Board member<br />

Linda Stewart and UC school<br />

of humanities head and creative<br />

arts professor Paul Millar.<br />

UC Arts Digital Lab codirector,<br />

associate professor,<br />

Donald Matheson said the<br />

storytelling project is both an<br />

archive of what the red zone<br />

means to people and a resource<br />

for decision-makers.<br />

“The red zone is not empty<br />

space, but full of history, stories<br />

and personal connections,” he<br />

said.<br />

“As we get further from<br />

the time of the quakes and<br />

the physical traces of the<br />

homes, schools and other<br />

places fade, it’s important we<br />

record what this land means to<br />

people.”<br />

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Women<br />

golfers<br />

successful<br />

• By Matt Slaughter<br />

WAITAKIRI AND Waimari<br />

Beach golfers have dominated the<br />

New Zealand women’s masters<br />

tournament at Nelson Golf Club.<br />

A four-strong Canterbury team<br />

made up entirely of players from the<br />

two clubs won the tournament by<br />

three shots last Sunday.<br />

They finished ahead of Bay of<br />

Plenty, Northland and 11 other<br />

teams to secure the title.<br />

The team of Kim Moggach, Naomi<br />

Wallace and Suzette Eastmond<br />

(Waitakiri), and Waimairi’s Kate<br />

Turner performed well throughout<br />

the four-round tournament.<br />

Heading into the final round they<br />

were in second behind Bay of Plenty<br />

but saved their best combined<br />

round total for the final round with<br />

101 gross stablefords.<br />

The winner of the tournament<br />

was the team with the best three<br />

gross stableford scores for each<br />

round.<br />

The Canterbury team had<br />

team scores of 96, 92, 98 and 101<br />

gross stableford points to win the<br />

tournament by a three-shot margin.<br />

Team manager Debbie Scott<br />

said the team’s performance was<br />

remarkable, given Canterbury had<br />

finished 13th out of 14 teams at last<br />

year’s tournament and had not won<br />

it for 19 years.<br />

“We had a new-look team . . . they<br />

were on low handicaps.<br />

“Other teams were saying, watch<br />

out Canterbury’s coming . . . we<br />

were the team to be feared.”<br />

Cricket and rugby stars<br />

among teacher’s students<br />

•From page 1<br />

Mr Wright has taught notable<br />

names, such as Canterbury and<br />

New Zealand cricketer Nathan<br />

Astle, Crusaders and All Blacks<br />

lock Chris Jack and SBHS’s<br />

current deputy principal Tim<br />

Grocott.<br />

Mr Wright’s retirement also<br />

marks the end of an era for<br />

SBHS, as it gets ready to move to<br />

its new shared site at QE II Park<br />

next month with Avonside Girls’<br />

High School.<br />

“It seems fitting that I’ll<br />

actually leave as this chapter for<br />

the school is closing.”<br />

Mr Wright also played a role<br />

in the school’s recovery after the<br />

2011 earthquake.<br />

Its library was damaged<br />

beyond repair so he helped<br />

pick up liquefaction-soaked<br />

books and set up the make-shift<br />

library.<br />

Mr Wright worked hard<br />

to ensure students had an<br />

environment in which they<br />

could keep learning after the<br />

quakes.<br />

“It’s not a good teaching<br />

environment at all. There are<br />

puddles everywhere and you get<br />

wet moving around.”<br />

He said it will be a relief to see<br />

students get a fresh start when<br />

the school shifts.<br />

“I’ve walked through the<br />

new school and it will be lovely<br />

to be warm all the time and<br />

not getting wet. It’s very well<br />

designed with lots of facilities.”<br />

OLD BOYS: Canterbury and New Zealand cricketer Nathan Astle and Crusaders and All Blacks<br />

lock Chris Jack were both students of Murray Wright’s.<br />

Mr Wright has taught a lot of<br />

lessons over the years, and said<br />

he has learnt a few too.<br />

The key to his students’<br />

success has been bringing<br />

a smile to their faces, being<br />

organised and valuing every one<br />

of them.<br />

“I’ve learnt that in the<br />

relationship you have with kids,<br />

they enjoy a sense of humour,<br />

they like seeing the teacher as a<br />

person,” he said.<br />

“I think treating students<br />

as individuals and not just a<br />

number in a book is another<br />

important thing . . . a lot of kids<br />

these days have huge problems<br />

and we have to be aware of<br />

them.”<br />

Mr Wright plans to spend<br />

his retirement with his<br />

grandchildren, Oscar, Albie,<br />

Ashton and Elliot, and his wife<br />

Rosemary.<br />

He said he won’t forget SBHS,<br />

but his hobbies will now come<br />

first.<br />

“I’m intending to come back<br />

relieving occasionally, but I’ve<br />

got a bit of redecorating to do<br />

at home and I play a little bit of<br />

golf and bridge . . . and I’ll keep<br />

reading.”<br />

Mr Wright said he values what<br />

he has achieved at SBHS and the<br />

staff and students he has worked<br />

with.<br />

“I can’t think of a different<br />

career I would have been<br />

happier in.”<br />

JP Clinic at Shirley Library<br />

Tuesday, 10am-1pm<br />

A justice of the peace will be<br />

available to members of the community<br />

to witness signatures and<br />

documents, certify document<br />

copies, hear oaths, declarations,<br />

affidavits or affirmations as well<br />

as sign citizenship, sponsorship<br />

or rates rebates applications. No<br />

charge.<br />

Shirley Library<br />

Easter Fun<br />

Tuesday, 10.30am-12pm<br />

Go along for an Easter-themed<br />

morning. Share stories, create<br />

crafts and have an Easter egg<br />

hunt.<br />

Shirley Library<br />

Reading to Dogs<br />

Tuesday, 3.30pm-4.30pm<br />

Go along and for a relaxed,<br />

non-threatening atmosphere<br />

which encourages children to<br />

practice their reading skills in<br />

front of dogs.<br />

Shirley Library<br />

Email matt.slaughter@starmedia.kiwi by<br />

5pm each Wednesday<br />

SAYGo Steady As You Go falls<br />

prevention exercise Class<br />

Tuesday, 10am<br />

This is a specially-designed<br />

class to help you not to fall. There<br />

will be a $2 koha entry. There is<br />

no booking fee required, those<br />

interested are invited to just turn<br />

up on the day and see what the<br />

class can do for them.<br />

Parklands Community<br />

Centre (opposite the shops<br />

in Queenspark Drive)<br />

Ascot Sit and Be Fit<br />

Wednesday, 1-2pm and on<br />

Thursday, 9.30am-10.30am<br />

Go along and complete a<br />

class, which lets you complete<br />

a number of exercises without<br />

even leaving your chair. The<br />

cost of the class is $4 and with<br />

this, you’ll get a cup of tea or<br />

coffee.<br />

Ascot Community Centre on<br />

Ascot Ave in Parklands.<br />

Scrabble Club<br />

Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm<br />

Go along to the Scrabble<br />

Club. No obligation, just go<br />

along when you can and join the<br />

friendly group. All materials are<br />

supplied. No fee.<br />

Shirley Library<br />

Technology help drop-in<br />

sessions<br />

Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm<br />

Go along to a drop-in<br />

session for help with email,<br />

searching the internet,<br />

using the library catalogue,<br />

eBooks, and general computer<br />

queries.<br />

Shirley Library<br />

Mahjong Group<br />

Saturday, 2-4pm<br />

Learn to play Mahjong at<br />

Shirley Library. For beginners<br />

and advanced players alike. If you<br />

have your own set, please take<br />

it along, otherwise go along and<br />

join in a friendly game.<br />

Shirley Library<br />

Golden oldies movie<br />

screening – The Foreman went<br />

to France<br />

Monday, 1.30pm<br />

Tommy Trinder and Constance<br />

Cummings star in this 1942<br />

drama where Melbourne Johns,<br />

an aircraft factory foreman is<br />

The New Brighton<br />

Seaside Market<br />

will take place on<br />

Saturday between<br />

10am-2pm at New<br />

Brighton Pedestrian<br />

Mall. Go and enjoy<br />

a warm and fun<br />

atmosphere beside<br />

the seaside. Live<br />

entertainment, food,<br />

free face-painting<br />

and a great variety<br />

of stalls.<br />

sent to France to prevent the<br />

Nazis getting hold of some vital<br />

equipment. $2 donation, arrive<br />

early for a cuppa and a chat.<br />

New Brighton Museum, 8<br />

Hardy St<br />

Activity Zone<br />

Monday, 3.45-4.45pm<br />

Go and have fun at Activity<br />

Zone, the Shirley Library after<br />

school club. There will be technology,<br />

games, crafts and books.<br />

Suitable for ages 6-10. Caregivers,<br />

please remain in the library during<br />

the session.​ Free, no bookings<br />

required.<br />

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Catholic Cathedral College<br />

To Live By Faith<br />

Catholic Cathedral College is first and<br />

foremost a Catholic school and for 150<br />

years Catholic children of Christchurch<br />

have been educated on this site. We aim<br />

to produce graduates who are confident,<br />

compassionate, connected citizens, willing<br />

to make a positive contribution to our<br />

society with a focus on faith, justice and<br />

equity.<br />

As the only co-ed Catholic College in<br />

Christchurch, with a vibrant mix of<br />

ethnicities, we offer excellent preparation<br />

for life. We have a strong focus on our<br />

bicultural heritage and all students from<br />

Year 7 to 10 learn Te Reo Maori.<br />

We encourage our students to strive<br />

for excellence and have had sustained<br />

excellent academic results over recent<br />

years for all students, across all levels of<br />

NCEA. We recently won the<br />

highly coveted Bishop Lyons’<br />

Shield, a public speaking and<br />

debating competition for the<br />

seven Catholic secondary<br />

schools in the Diocese.<br />

Our Vocational Pathways<br />

programme offers individualised<br />

programmes giving students<br />

access to a range of tertiary<br />

providers.<br />

If you are looking for a Catholic<br />

faith-based education, please<br />

visit us on our Open Evening<br />

on Thursday 23 May, 6.30-8pm<br />

and experience the special<br />

atmosphere and sense of family<br />

that is so evident.<br />

Open Evening Thursday 23rd May, 6.30-8.00pm<br />

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All New for Avonside<br />

at Ōrua Paeroa<br />

A new school, a<br />

new location, and a<br />

new uniform! What<br />

a fabulous year for<br />

Avonside Girls’ High<br />

school as a new chapter<br />

in the school’s 90 plus<br />

year history is written<br />

this year. As Avonside<br />

Girls’ High School moves into its new<br />

home on Travis Road at the beginning of<br />

term 2, it will take with it its traditions,<br />

culture, history and values and its focus<br />

on working with every student to help<br />

her identify her strengths and develop<br />

her talents so that she can flourish in her<br />

future.<br />

Just over 1000 girls will move onto the<br />

new site in Travis Road and experience<br />

learning in New Zealand’s newest<br />

secondary school buildings. The campus<br />

which also includes a satellite unit of<br />

Ferndale School, is New Zealand’s first<br />

ever co-location of a state girls’ school and<br />

a state boys’ school sharing the same site<br />

and some key facilities and yet delivering<br />

teaching and learning within their own<br />

single-sex learning environments.<br />

One look inside the impressive entrance<br />

foyer reveals an exciting campus with<br />

fabulous facilities to enhance learning for<br />

students.<br />

In the front section of the school lie the<br />

shared facilities, boasting the reception<br />

and administrative centre for both<br />

schools, a spacious library, a cultural<br />

space, two theatres, a cafeteria with indoor<br />

and outdoor seating, and student kitchen<br />

facilities alongside a commercial kitchen<br />

for teaching senior Hospitality courses.<br />

The design of the school then separates<br />

into two separate schools each designed<br />

around its own courtyard. The school<br />

is organised by learning areas, denoting<br />

the school’s support of subject discipline<br />

knowledge and skills, yet with adjacencies<br />

that provide opportunities for learning<br />

to be connected across learning areas for<br />

students.<br />

Avonside supports the development<br />

of the whole student with a strong<br />

ako programme delivered within a<br />

vertical form structure and wonderful<br />

opportunities for involvement beyond<br />

classroom learning time. The superb<br />

facilities in the new campus certainly<br />

enhance those opportunities for our<br />

students.<br />

Avonside Girls’ High School has<br />

embraced this opportunity to provide this<br />

exciting new brand of 21st century style<br />

single-sex education – the best of both<br />

worlds!<br />

Shirley Boys’ High School<br />

at Ōrua Paeroa<br />

Finally after 8 years<br />

of unstinting effort,<br />

Shirley Boys’ is in its<br />

new home, one that<br />

features state of the art<br />

facilities for teaching<br />

and learning in the 21st<br />

Century.<br />

The new<br />

campus features a<br />

Performing Arts Centre, full size all<br />

weather turf, sports fields, the largest<br />

school gymnasium in the city as well<br />

as traditional classrooms and modern<br />

flexible spaces designed to meet the needs<br />

of all of its 1250 young Shirley men.<br />

Shirley Boys’ High School,<br />

Kiwi Soul Global Vision<br />

At Shirley Boys’ High School, students<br />

are encouraged to participate in a vast<br />

array of sporting and cultural activities<br />

and in all of these areas they are expected<br />

to prepare themselves for action and<br />

success on the world stage, while also<br />

being encouraged to retain and strengthen<br />

their own cultural roots.<br />

Shirley Boys’ High School encourages<br />

students to strive for personal excellence.<br />

Learning occurs both inside and outside<br />

the classroom, reflecting the desire of the<br />

school to focus on teaching the whole<br />

person to ensure a lifelong desire for<br />

self-improvement. At Shirley Boys’ this<br />

is known as “BTB – Better than Before”.<br />

BTB leads to achievement, which can<br />

be as modest as getting fit for a sport or<br />

improving a test score or learning to sing<br />

in a choir. BTB can also be as spectacular<br />

as achieving a Premier New Zealand<br />

Academic Scholar Award (awarded to the<br />

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Christchurch Girls’ High School<br />

Te Kura o Hine Waiora<br />

Founded in 1877, Christchurch<br />

Girls’ High School - Te Kura o<br />

Hine Waiora benefits greatly<br />

from 140 years of proud<br />

educational achievement. It is<br />

a learning environment that<br />

values its rich tradition while<br />

embracing innovation and<br />

adapting to the modern world.<br />

It is a place where each girl is<br />

challenged to be a discerning<br />

thinker, who is comfortable with<br />

the concept of hard work and is<br />

open to possibility.<br />

All the programmes at<br />

Christchurch Girls’ High School<br />

are designed with girls in mind.<br />

We want our students to explore<br />

the possibilities that are on offer so that<br />

when they leave school they will have<br />

choices and can determine their own<br />

future and not have it predetermined by<br />

others.<br />

We prepare our students by asking<br />

them to embrace tradition, innovation<br />

and excellence and to appreciate the<br />

importance of each in shaping the future.<br />

The school values, developed by the<br />

students themselves, are an integral part<br />

of the education we offer:<br />

Compassion Aroha A Christchurch<br />

Girls’ High School girl will show empathy<br />

and concern for others. She will have an<br />

understanding of the world and people<br />

beyond her own circumstances, giving<br />

service and acting with decency.<br />

Gratitude Whai Whakaaro A Te Kura<br />

o Hine Waiora student is thankful for the<br />

support of her family and whanau. She is<br />

appreciative of the opportunities she has<br />

been able to explore at school.<br />

Honesty Pono A Christchurch Girls’<br />

High School girl will act with integrity.<br />

She will be known for her honesty,<br />

courtesy, reliability and trustworthiness.<br />

Strength Kaha A Te Kura o Hine<br />

Waiora girl will stand tall and proud.<br />

She will have the have the courage and<br />

strength of character to do what is<br />

right, facing challenge and change with<br />

confidence.<br />

We warmly invite you to come and see<br />

what Christchurch Girls’ High School - Te<br />

Kura o Hine Waiora has to offer you and<br />

your daughter.<br />

Catholic Cathedral College<br />

- To Live By Faith<br />

Catholic Cathedral College is first and<br />

foremost a Catholic school and for 150<br />

years Catholic children of Christchurch<br />

have been educated on this site. We aim<br />

to produce graduates who are confident,<br />

compassionate, connected citizens,<br />

willing to make a positive contribution to<br />

our society with a focus on faith, justice<br />

and equity.<br />

As the only co-ed Catholic College<br />

in Christchurch, with a vibrant mix of<br />

ethnicities, we offer excellent preparation<br />

for life. We have a strong focus on our<br />

bicultural heritage and all students from<br />

Year 7 to 10 learn Te Reo Maori.<br />

We encourage our students to strive<br />

for excellence and have had sustained<br />

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excellent academic results over recent<br />

years for all students, across all levels<br />

of NCEA. We recently won the highly<br />

coveted Bishop Lyons’ Shield, a public<br />

speaking and debating competition for<br />

the seven Catholic secondary schools in<br />

the Diocese.<br />

Our Vocational Pathways programme<br />

offers individualised programmes giving<br />

students access to a range of tertiary<br />

providers.<br />

If you are looking for a Catholic faithbased<br />

education, please visit us on our<br />

Open Evening on Thursday 23 May,<br />

6.30-8pm and experience the special<br />

atmosphere and sense of family that is so<br />

evident.<br />

Christchurch Girls’<br />

High School<br />

Te Kura o<br />

Hine Waiora<br />

Embrace Tradition. Embrace Innovation. Embrace Excellence.<br />

Open Day<br />

Tuesday 21 May <strong>2019</strong>, 10am - 2pm<br />

Guided tours start with a brief information talk<br />

Please visit our website to book a tour<br />

www.cghs.school.nz<br />

Bookings open May<br />

Open Evening Thursday 24th May, 6.30-8.00pm<br />

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Medbury School: Preparing boys for life in the 21st century<br />

Medbury School is the only independent<br />

boys’ school in Christchurch, offering an<br />

education for both dayboys<br />

and boarders from Years 1 to<br />

8. Medbury offers a traditional<br />

education, encompassing the<br />

Medbury values of manners<br />

and respect, and its vision is<br />

to provide an education which<br />

prepares boys for life in the<br />

21st Century.<br />

Whilst placing a high<br />

value on Literacy and<br />

Numeracy in a ‘boys-only’<br />

learning environment, Medbury also<br />

believes in helping boys develop as<br />

Choosing the<br />

right school for<br />

your Tamariki<br />

When choosing the right school for our<br />

tamariki we often go by the ‘feeling’ we have<br />

when we visit, as much as by the programmes<br />

that schools have on offer. The world demands<br />

fewer people who can do repetitive tasks and<br />

more people who can think creatively and<br />

critically. That’s why our vision, our aspiration,<br />

as a school is to be ‘A centre of creative<br />

excellence’ in everything that we do, whether<br />

visual arts or chemistry, volleyball or music,<br />

management or curriculum organisation. In<br />

doing this we haven’t forgotten the importance<br />

of the strong relationships that we build with<br />

all of our students, and the importance of<br />

individualising learning pathways so that<br />

we come as close as we can to meeting every<br />

individual student’s needs. Hornby High<br />

School’s feeling is one of positive relationships<br />

that support learning. Students often comment<br />

that we feel like whānau, like family. This all<br />

takes place within our amazing new facilities,<br />

some of the most modern in the country.<br />

These facilities are allowing us to develop a<br />

curriculum that caters for individual needs,<br />

that supports student passions, and helps<br />

our students to grow their heart for their<br />

community, while emphasising our values<br />

and promoting the ethos of kindness, of<br />

manaaki. We are also committed to engaging<br />

with whānau in any and every way we can. I<br />

personally invite you to come along and meet<br />

with our skilled staff, and the amazing young<br />

people who make Hornby High School such a<br />

wonderful place to be.<br />

Robin Sutton - Principal<br />

confident individuals, and developing<br />

personal attributes, such as organisation,<br />

confidence, relationships with others,<br />

and independence.<br />

At Medbury, the focus is<br />

on the ‘whole boy’, and small<br />

class sizes enable teachers to<br />

deliver a personalised learning<br />

programme, ensuring that every<br />

boy has the support, extension and<br />

encouragement he needs to discover<br />

and develop his particular strengths.<br />

The learning programmes are all<br />

focused on a boy’s way of learning,<br />

providing them with a structured<br />

environment, with competition,<br />

A New Marian<br />

College<br />

for 2023<br />

Marian College is inviting its school<br />

community to share ideas on what the<br />

new school in Papanui could look like.<br />

High on the list is celebrating Marian’s<br />

Catholic special character and heritage,<br />

tradition of service and cultural<br />

representation.<br />

Marian College leadership is expecting<br />

excellent facilities which will continue to<br />

enable flexible and responsive teaching<br />

and learning, catering to students’<br />

individual learning needs, strengths,<br />

passions and interests.<br />

Conveniently located on main arterial<br />

Marian College<br />

students respond to the<br />

wonderful news<br />

(QEII Drive, Main North Road) and<br />

Orbiter bus routes, the new site connects<br />

with key cycleways and is down the road<br />

from brother school, St Bede’s College.<br />

New and prospective families are<br />

invited to join the conversation – at<br />

Marian College Open Night, Tuesday 14<br />

May from 4-7pm (Principal’s welcome<br />

at 4:15pm and 5:30pm), and Open Day,<br />

Thursday 30 May from 1-3pm (starting<br />

with Principal’s welcome).<br />

Open Afternoon<br />

Tuesday 14 May<br />

1.30 - 2.30pm in the junior block<br />

Information Evening<br />

Wednesday 15 May<br />

6pm in the auditorium<br />

For details of our enrolment zone, please refer to our website.<br />

180 Waterloo Road, Hornby - Ph 03 349 5396 www.hornby.school.nz<br />

boundaries and an opportunity to<br />

succeed.<br />

Medbury’s partnership with Swinburne<br />

University of Technology is a new and<br />

exciting initiative aimed at development<br />

of emotional intelligence (EI) via the<br />

Aristotle-EI programme.<br />

Medbury’s Headmaster, Ian<br />

Macpherson, states, “Our passion at<br />

Medbury is to unlock the potential<br />

of every boy. It is why we exist – to<br />

understand each boy’s opportunities and<br />

challenges, then personalise an education<br />

which encourages him to strive to be the<br />

very best he can be.<br />

Friendships, values and a quiet selfconfidence<br />

that comes with sound<br />

preparation, will provide an invaluable<br />

foundation for the<br />

boys’ educational<br />

journeys ahead.”<br />

For more<br />

information<br />

please contact<br />

the Registrar<br />

on 03 351 6<strong>16</strong>9,<br />

email registrar@<br />

medbury.school.<br />

nz or visit www.<br />

medbury.school.<br />

nz.<br />

Unlocking every<br />

boy’s potential<br />

You are invited to attend the Medbury<br />

School Open Day to discover what<br />

makes a Medbury education unique.<br />

The Open Day is on Tuesday 7 May<br />

<strong>2019</strong> from 9.00am to 10.45am. The<br />

Headmaster will speak at 10.15am.<br />

Scholarships are available for 2020.<br />

To register online visit Enrolment at<br />

medbury.school.nz<br />

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Christian Integrated Schools in<br />

Christchurch working together<br />

Working together for the good of students<br />

and families has been a successful recipe<br />

for Christian Integrated Schools in<br />

Christchurch.<br />

The Christian School Network has been<br />

in existence for over ten years. Aidanfield<br />

Christian School, Emmanuel Christian<br />

School, Hillview Christian School and<br />

Middleton Grange School decided in<br />

2005 that there was much to be gained<br />

by working together cooperatively.<br />

They recognised opportunities to share<br />

successful teaching practice, curriculum<br />

development initiatives across a wide<br />

spectrum of school operations as well as<br />

cooperatively strengthening their special<br />

Christian Character. They recognised that<br />

their ability to serve students and families<br />

was greatly enhanced by working together<br />

in a close and trusting relationship.<br />

The success of the network has seen<br />

other schools wanting to join in. Early<br />

Middleton Grange School<br />

Character, Excellence, Service for the Glory of God<br />

OPEN DAYS<br />

Tuesday, 21 & Thursday, 23 May <strong>2019</strong><br />

am & pm<br />

BOOKINGS<br />

ESSENTIAL<br />

Bookings Open<br />

Term 2<br />

in the piece Rangiora New Life School<br />

became part of the network. The schools<br />

joined together to support the genesis<br />

of Ashburton Christian School and also<br />

culminated in the start up of a brand new<br />

school in Rolleston in 2015.<br />

The schools have developed<br />

interlocking enrolment schools which<br />

assists in providing transparent pathways<br />

in Christian education from new entrant<br />

through to Year 13.<br />

First rate general<br />

education and<br />

biblically based<br />

teaching<br />

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A further strength has been a<br />

cooperative engagement with the Ministry<br />

of Education who have been pivotal<br />

in assisting the networks successful<br />

development.<br />

Primary School : Years 1-6<br />

Middle School : Years 7-10<br />

Senior College : Years 11-13<br />

Places available particularly at Years 1, 4, 7, 9, 11-13<br />

2020 Enrolments Close<br />

Friday 14 June <strong>2019</strong> (Y7-13)<br />

Friday 23 August <strong>2019</strong> (Y1-6)<br />

If your child turns 5 and will start school in 2020, you must apply this year.<br />

We are known for<br />

our quality education as a compassionate community<br />

in which the God-given gifts and talents of pupils are nurtured and celebrated<br />

A Year 1-13 non-denominational co-educational Christian School<br />

High quality affordable Christian education in a State Integrated School setting<br />

Highly qualified teachers who are committed Christians<br />

High expectations for academic achievement and behaviour<br />

New Zealand Curriculum delivered from a Biblical perspective<br />

Strong partnership and shared vision between home and school<br />

for God’s calling on the life of the child<br />

Christian values modelled and encouraged<br />

office@middleton.school.nz<br />

30 Acacia Ave, Riccarton<br />

+64 3 348 9826 www.middleton.school.nz Christchurch, New Zealand<br />

Middleton Grange School was<br />

established in 1964 with the aim of<br />

providing a first rate general education<br />

and biblically based teaching in the<br />

Christian faith. We see learning not<br />

as an end in itself but something that<br />

happens alongside the development of<br />

character and a desire to serve God by<br />

serving others.<br />

We look forward to seeing our young<br />

people excelling in academic, sporting,<br />

cultural and service activities with a<br />

sense of personal achievement. We also<br />

want them to identify the strengths,<br />

skills, talents and abilities that God has<br />

put within each one of them, not just<br />

for their personal benefit, but for the<br />

benefit of the communities that they<br />

live in. Serving others with compassion<br />

and kindness is part of the ‘DNA’ of<br />

Middleton Grange School. We want our<br />

young people to engage in the society<br />

and culture that they live in, to be a<br />

positive influence and to point others to<br />

God by their example.<br />

We appreciate the hard work that<br />

staff and students put into producing<br />

top academic results, but what we value<br />

even more highly is wisdom, character,<br />

integrity and a willingness to help and<br />

encourage others.<br />

This is summed up in our school<br />

motto ‘Character, Excellence, Service for<br />

the Glory of God.<br />

Rod Thompson, Interim Principal<br />

Hillview Christian School<br />

Yr 1–10<br />

Middleton Grange School<br />

Yr 1–13<br />

Emmanuel Christian School<br />

Yr 1–10<br />

Aidanfield Christian School<br />

Yr 1–10 Yr 1–8<br />

Open Days: 15 & 17 May<br />

Contact<br />

school<br />

for details<br />

p: 332 6923<br />

e: office@hillview.school.nz<br />

w: www.hillview.school.nz<br />

Open Days: 22 & 24 May<br />

Contact<br />

school<br />

for details<br />

• High quality affordable Christian education<br />

• Qualified teachers who are committed Christians<br />

• High standards of academic achievement and behaviour<br />

p: 348 9826<br />

e: office@middleton.school.nz<br />

w: www.middleton.school.nz<br />

Open days: Viewing by appointment<br />

Contact<br />

school<br />

for details<br />

p: 359 3595<br />

e: office@emmanuelchristian.school.nz<br />

w: www.emmanuelchristian.school.nz<br />

p: 338 8153<br />

e: enrol@aidanfield.school.nz<br />

w: www.aidanfield.school.nz<br />

A network of non denominational Christian Schools offering limited places in <strong>2019</strong><br />

• Co-educational and State Integrated<br />

• New Zealand Curriculum delivered from a Biblical perspective<br />

• Christian virtues modelled and encouraged<br />

Open days: Viewing by appointment<br />

Contact<br />

school<br />

for details<br />

Open days: Viewing by appointment<br />

Contact<br />

school<br />

for details<br />

p: 550 2653<br />

e: office@rcs.school.nz<br />

w: www.rollestonchristian.school.nz<br />

• Strong partnership and shared vision between home and school for God’s calling<br />

on the life of the child<br />

• Pathways for pupils from Aidanfield, Emmanuel, Hillview and Rolleston to<br />

Middleton Grange School at Senior College level


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St Thomas believe<br />

the best preparation<br />

for life is an<br />

education in a caring<br />

diverse environment<br />

At St Thomas’ we believe that the best<br />

preparation for life is an education which<br />

fosters excellence in a caring, diverse<br />

environment. Our staff are committed<br />

to guiding our students through a broad<br />

range of spiritual, learning, culture,<br />

sporting and service opportunities<br />

in order to develop young men with<br />

“educated hearts and educated minds”.<br />

We are a state integrated Catholic<br />

school for a maximum of 615 students<br />

from Years 7 to 13. Our size enables us to<br />

provide individual attention and develop<br />

close relationships with our students in<br />

order for them to develop a healthy selfimage,<br />

relaxed but confident personal<br />

skills, and a positive outlook on life.<br />

We are a high performing academic<br />

boys’ school and as such, maintain a clear<br />

focus on boys’ needs and the pathway<br />

from boyhood to manhood. We will<br />

provide your son with adventure, testing<br />

of courage and strong, good male role<br />

models.<br />

We want the young men who graduate<br />

from our College to be men of justice and<br />

compassion, who believe they have much<br />

to offer the world in order for it to be a<br />

better place.<br />

Steve Hart, Principal<br />

St Thomas of Canterbury College<br />

Giving boys the<br />

opportunity to be great<br />

St Bede’s is a Catholic College for boys<br />

founded by the Society of Mary in 1911<br />

and it is also the only Catholic boarding<br />

school for boys in the South Island.<br />

Catholic, Marist and Bedean principles<br />

and values form the basis of a holistic<br />

education at the College. We aim not<br />

to make the College great but to ensure<br />

every boy has the opportunity to be great,<br />

and we endeavour to develop young men<br />

of Catholic hearts and minds through the<br />

experiences the boys have in their time<br />

here at the College.<br />

St Bede’s is a College for all…a place<br />

where gospel values are practised to<br />

help form principled men; a learning<br />

environment where everyone achieves;<br />

a place that teachers want to come<br />

to because of the strength of the<br />

community; a place also, where boys can<br />

embrace spiritual, sporting, cultural and<br />

community activities, which all combined<br />

shape boys into men. That’s the priority<br />

and that is in our DNA.<br />

We welcome parents and boys to the<br />

College’s Open Day on Wednesday 8 May<br />

between 9.00am – noon, where you will<br />

have the opportunity to tour the College<br />

and meet staff and students.<br />

Parents are also invited to attend the<br />

Information Evening, commencing at<br />

7.00pm, where Senior Management and<br />

students will provide further information<br />

about the College.


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SCHOOL OPEN DAYS<br />

Nurturing and educating<br />

children for <strong>16</strong>8 years<br />

Is your child one of 15 or 50? Is their<br />

classroom a calm, productive learning<br />

space or a tension of noise and<br />

movement? How much teacher attention<br />

does your child really receive?<br />

St Michael’s has been nurturing<br />

and educating children for <strong>16</strong>8 years.<br />

Our small co-ed classes and specialist<br />

teachers ensure your child is an<br />

individual, well known by staff and<br />

fellow pupils alike. For at the heart of<br />

St Michael’s are the essential values of<br />

Christian faith and good citizenship:<br />

respect, integrity, faith, hope and love.<br />

St Michael’s is a prep school so<br />

your child is assured of a traditional<br />

foundation in English and Mathematics.<br />

This academic rigour then underpins our<br />

wider curriculums in Science, History,<br />

Geography and Spanish. IT literacy<br />

is taught, not assumed, and computer<br />

use is measured. We like teaching and<br />

talking to our pupils!<br />

Cultural and sports’ programmes<br />

develop your child’s foundation further,<br />

as creativity and problem-solving come<br />

in many forms. Specialist art and music<br />

classes are enjoyed weekly; and most<br />

pupils play at least one instrument.<br />

There are two choirs, and drama lessons.<br />

Our new Y7&8 Programme ranges<br />

from financial literacy to outdoor ed,<br />

leadership challenges to new sports, art<br />

and technologies.<br />

✓ Co-educational, Years 1-8<br />

✓ Small classes<br />

✓ Specialist teachers<br />

✓ Traditional classrooms;<br />

academic rigour<br />

✓ Musical excellence<br />

✓ Christian values<br />

✓ Before & after school care:<br />

7.30am - 5.30pm<br />

✓ Cental city location,<br />

easy access<br />

And our extended campus is<br />

spectacular: today, the Gardens;<br />

tomorrow, the Art Gallery; next week…<br />

Our pupils come from city-wide,<br />

arriving via the bus exchange only a<br />

block away or with parents who work in<br />

the thriving centre.<br />

You are warmly welcome to explore<br />

our purposeful, wholehearted and<br />

inclusive prep school. Our next Open<br />

Day is Tuesday 14 May or please contact<br />

our registrar, Bec Hitchcock, for a<br />

personal tour: 03.379.9790.<br />

St Michael’s<br />

Your school at the heart<br />

of the city since 1851<br />

Open Day: Tuesday 14 May<br />

www.saintmichaels.school.nz 249 Durham Street 379 9790<br />

Papanui<br />

High School<br />

- Preparing<br />

students for<br />

their future<br />

“Our aim is simple... to<br />

provide the best education<br />

possible for every student”<br />

Giving students the<br />

opportunity to study from<br />

an innovative and broad<br />

curriculum is critical to<br />

providing each student a<br />

pathway that meets their<br />

individual needs. We allow<br />

for a greater range and<br />

flexibility in subject choice<br />

including the utilization<br />

of the secondary/tertiary<br />

interface. This reinforces the<br />

philosophy underpinning<br />

personalised learning and<br />

is strongly supported by<br />

understanding our students’<br />

interests, passions, talents,<br />

and ultimately their career<br />

aspirations.<br />

We understand that for effective<br />

learning to take place, it has to be<br />

implemented in such a way that students<br />

will be highly engaged. The school<br />

does this in a ‘forward thinking’ way by<br />

creating learning environments that allow<br />

our students to see value in what they do<br />

and achieve. Papanui “PRIDE” is what<br />

we represent and we demonstrate this by<br />

having young adults leave our school as<br />

confident learners who have gained the<br />

appropriate qualifications and social skills<br />

to become valued contributing members<br />

of society.<br />

All that we do here is reinforced by<br />

positive relationships, an ethos of caring,<br />

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cultural responsiveness, inclusion, and<br />

high expectations – what we call “Our<br />

Full service Model”. The school highly<br />

values the connectedness of curricular<br />

and co-curricular learning. We have a<br />

philosophical understanding that the<br />

holistic development of the student is<br />

critical to their individual success.<br />

The school has worked hard to<br />

consolidate recent initiatives to ensure<br />

sustained and continuous improvement.<br />

You are invited to view our website,<br />

school charter, ERO report, and/or<br />

contact the school for more information.<br />

We look forward to welcoming all<br />

prospective students and their families/<br />

whanau to visit our school.<br />

PAPANUI HIGH SCHOOL<br />

Our aim is simple….to provide the best education possible for every student<br />

OPEN NIGHT<br />

Tuesday 21st May 6.30pm<br />

The evening will consist of an address from the principal and student<br />

representatives, followed by guided tours of the school’s facilities.<br />

Phone: 03 352 6119<br />

30 Langdons Road<br />

PO Box 5220<br />

www.papanui.school.nz<br />

Applications for enrolment are due by<br />

Friday 26th July<br />

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Selwyn House offers a<br />

world class education<br />

Selwyn House School offers a world-class<br />

education with a talented teaching staff<br />

and small class sizes which are set within<br />

a future-focused, nurturing environment.<br />

An extensive range of educational,<br />

sporting and cultural opportunities are<br />

offered for girls in Years 1 - 8.<br />

A supportive all-girl learning<br />

environment encourages girls to take risks<br />

without fear of failure and develops their<br />

love of learning. They become confident,<br />

compassionate, articulate and determined<br />

young women who have the values, skills,<br />

and attributes needed to not only achieve<br />

their goals but to make a difference in<br />

their communities. Our teachers ensure<br />

girls are inspired and committed to<br />

learning as they develop their unique<br />

way of learning and achieving. The focus<br />

across Years 1 - 8 is on the growth of the<br />

developing girl encompassing intellectual,<br />

social, physical, emotional, and cultural<br />

needs.<br />

Selwyn House is committed to<br />

providing a continuum of international<br />

education. The combination of the<br />

International Baccalaureate Primary<br />

Years Programme (PYP) and our futurefocused<br />

STEAM and Mechatronics<br />

curriculum ensures girls are equipped to<br />

face a continually changing world with<br />

confidence and enthusiasm.<br />

We focus on instilling<br />

strong foundations which<br />

can be successfully built<br />

upon. Core learning in<br />

reading, writing and<br />

mathematics is a priority.<br />

Specialist programmes<br />

in Art, Creative Writing,<br />

Leadership, Mechatronics,<br />

Music, Performing Arts,<br />

Physical Education,<br />

Science, Spanish and<br />

Swimming play key roles to<br />

further enhancing learning.<br />

Selwyn House<br />

provides each girl with<br />

a personalised learning<br />

experience. Each classroom<br />

and specialist teacher<br />

has the time to foster<br />

meaningful relationships<br />

with each student. Due<br />

to our comprehensive<br />

learning environment,<br />

our girls are highly skilled, stand out<br />

among their peers and are prepared for a<br />

successful transition to secondary school.<br />

Selwyn House’s nurturing environment<br />

is apparent in all aspects of the school.<br />

In our modern and safe, family-oriented<br />

Boarding House, girls are supported by<br />

dedicated staff and tutors. Girls from<br />

across New Zealand and internationally<br />

fondly call the Boarding House, their<br />

‘home away from home’ and easily form a<br />

sisterhood with others.<br />

We believe in the strength of tradition,<br />

the promise of the future and the power<br />

of education. For more information on<br />

the benefits of Selwyn House School,<br />

scholarship information or to schedule<br />

your personal tour, please contact<br />

Charlotte Johnson 03 355 7299.<br />

SELWYN HOUSE SCHOOL<br />

Open Day<br />

MONDAY 13 MAY<br />

9AM TO NOON<br />

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR 2020<br />

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 4PM, 17 MAY <strong>2019</strong><br />

phone (03) 355 7299 email office@selhouse.school.nz<br />

122 Merivale Lane, Merivale, Christchurch 8014<br />

WWW.SELWYNHOUSE.SCHOOL.NZ<br />

Selwyn House School is a leading girls’ school for Years 1–8, with boarding<br />

options available. We provide exceptional educational opportunities for girls,<br />

in a stimulating and nurturing environment. Our focus is on developing globally<br />

minded learners and leaders who will become confident and capable women.<br />

Please join us at our Open Day on Monday 13 May and experience all that Selwyn House has to offer.<br />

If you are unable to attend our Open Day, a personal tour can be arranged by appointment.<br />

To register your interest for our Open Day phone: (03) 355 7299<br />

or email: office@selhouse.school.nz<br />

An International<br />

Baccalaureate School<br />

SCHOLARSHIPS<br />

AVAILABLE<br />

FOR 2020


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Transforming lives<br />

through the<br />

St Mark’s Story<br />

Grounded in tradition,<br />

enlivened by innovation and<br />

inspired by God.<br />

St Mark’s is an Anglican<br />

full primary state-integrated<br />

school – the only one in the<br />

South Island.<br />

We are a Christian School.<br />

A school with strong<br />

connections to the local<br />

community. A school which<br />

celebrates the gifts and<br />

talents of everyone in the<br />

community. And a school<br />

that strives to live every<br />

aspect of school life by the<br />

values of Grace (Huatau),<br />

Excellence (Hiranga),<br />

Courage (Māiatanga)<br />

and Faithfulness<br />

(Piriponotanga).<br />

A brand new campus with<br />

excellent facilities including<br />

science room, music rooms,<br />

all weather turf and hall<br />

with stage supports the delivery of a full<br />

curriculum with specialist programs.<br />

With the school marking it’s centennial<br />

in 2021 tradition remains important to<br />

us, as we partner with all whanau to bring<br />

innovative teaching and learning to all<br />

Ākonga.<br />

Even with limited spaces in 2020 you<br />

are always welcome at St Mark’s School.<br />

Villa Maria<br />

offers<br />

education for<br />

girls years 7-13<br />

Villa Maria College is a state integrated<br />

Catholic secondary school for girls<br />

in Years 7 – 13. The foundation for<br />

everything we do is our Catholic faith,<br />

which we express through our Mercy<br />

charism. Villa Maria College offers<br />

spiritual formation and pastoral care<br />

in the tradition of Catherine McAuley,<br />

the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, who<br />

established the College in 1918.<br />

Our Mission is to: “Empower each<br />

young woman to determine her potential,<br />

live Gospel values, confidently embrace<br />

life-long learning and as a Mercy woman<br />

be inspired to make a difference”.<br />

We have a proud academic history,<br />

annually achieving academic results,<br />

which are among the best in the<br />

country. Girls are encouraged to stretch<br />

themselves and work towards individual<br />

goals, so they fulfil their potential. A<br />

good education has balance, and our<br />

strong academic programme is combined<br />

with varied co-curricular activities,<br />

encompassing sport, cultural and musical<br />

programmes.<br />

We invite you to visit Villa Maria<br />

College and experience our special<br />

character for yourself. You will also find<br />

a wealth of information on our website<br />

–www.villa.school.nz<br />

• Grounded in tradition, enlivened by innovation<br />

and inspired by God<br />

• Year 0 - 8 Anglican State - Integrated<br />

• Holistic education inspired by the Gospel through<br />

Grace/Huatau, Excellence/Hiranga, Courage/<br />

Maiatanga and Faithfulness/Piriponotanga.<br />

• Caring family atmosphere<br />

• Specialist programmes<br />

• Exciting new campus<br />

• Transforming lives<br />

• Limited places available in 2020<br />

St Mark’s School<br />

Open Day - Wednesday 22nd May, 9am - 2pm<br />

Cholmondeley Avenue, Christchurch | Phone: 03 332 7339<br />

Email: office@saintmarks.school.nz | www.saintmarks.school.nz<br />

T E W H A R E O M E R I<br />

Tuesday 21 May <strong>2019</strong>, 9:00am - 3:00pm<br />

Villa Maria College is a state integrated Catholic secondary school for girls in years 7 - 13.<br />

We extend a warm invitation to prospective parents and students to join us throughout the day<br />

and see our College in action.<br />

Meet our staff and students and find out what makes Villa Maria College such a special place.<br />

Principal Deborah Brosnahan and our student leaders will address visitors in the Auditorium at<br />

the following times: 9am and 1pm for Year 9 intake, and 11am for Year 7 intake. Visitors are then<br />

invited to take a guided tour of the College.<br />

We look forward to seeing you.<br />

<strong>2019</strong> Student Leaders<br />

21 Peer St, Christchurch • Ph: 348 4<strong>16</strong>5 • www.villa.school.nz


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FOCUS ON HEALTH<br />

1 in 2 people<br />

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as many as 25% of younger adults are deficient in vitamin B12.<br />

Scientists at Rush University Medical<br />

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in vitamin B12 to have the smallest<br />

brain mass and the lowest scores on<br />

tests measuring short-term memory,<br />

concentration and brain performance.<br />

Another study showed that older people<br />

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have bigger, healthier brains and score<br />

higher on cognitive tests than those with<br />

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B12 is essential for energy production, cell<br />

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of homocysteine a serious cardiovascular<br />

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subjects in their 60’s who were low in B12.<br />

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continuing education<br />

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christchurch<br />

School of Music<br />

As<br />

Did you know that musical training<br />

can change brain structure and function<br />

for the better? It can also improve longterm<br />

memory and lead to better brain<br />

development, particularly for those<br />

who start at a young age. So why wait<br />

any longer?? Come and join us at the<br />

Christchurch School of Music!<br />

CSM is a not-for-profit organisation with<br />

a strong focus on community. From ages 2<br />

to 92 we have something for everyone. On<br />

a Saturday morning the whole family can<br />

find something to suit.<br />

For the young ones there are pre-school<br />

and junior school classes, “Take Off with<br />

Music”, 41/2 year olds can start on Suzuki<br />

strings and at 6 the recorder is a great<br />

instrument to learn. In <strong>2019</strong> we have a<br />

fantastic deal for beginner recorder players<br />

– just $52 for a year of tuition and this<br />

includes a recorder and a book!!<br />

Older children and adults may opt for<br />

group or individual lessons on a specific<br />

instrument (including voice). With six<br />

orchestras, two concert bands, a Big Band,<br />

a jazz combo, six wind ensembles, rock<br />

bands, two choirs, chamber groups, a<br />

samba band and a guitar ensemble there is<br />

an ensemble to suit all levels and all ages.<br />

If affordability is an issue, CSM may be<br />

able to offer a discount through funding<br />

provided by the Rata Foundation.<br />

Find out more about us or enrol any<br />

time at www.csm.org.nz<br />

Try something new<br />

daylight saving ends<br />

and the evenings become<br />

longer why not take the<br />

opportunity to take up a<br />

new hobby, learn a new<br />

skill, meet some new<br />

people and have fun at<br />

the same time then join<br />

one of Papanui High<br />

School’s exciting range of<br />

Adult and Community<br />

Education Courses for<br />

Term 2 beginning from 6<br />

May. We have a wide range<br />

of courses to choose from and guarantee you<br />

will find something to appeal regardless of<br />

your age or interests.<br />

One of new classes for Term 2 is a Belly<br />

Dancing for Beginners Workshop on<br />

Saturday 25 May between 3-4.30 pm. This<br />

one off workshop taught by Nicola Rooney<br />

is ideal for those who have always wanted to<br />

try Belly Dancing and is the idea opportunity<br />

to see if it is for you. All new dancers are<br />

welcome as no previous dance experience is<br />

needed. The workshop will cover a dancers’s<br />

warm-up, posture and how to dance safely,<br />

torso and arm movements, and common<br />

belly-dance steps and terminology. This<br />

class promotes creativity and self-expression,<br />

strength, confidence and body awareness all<br />

through the art of moving to music.<br />

We also offer classes in Languages,<br />

Woodwork, Dressmaking, Art, Cooking,<br />

Cake Design, Yoga, Pilates,<br />

Bee Keeping, Ukulele,<br />

English for Speakers<br />

of other languages,<br />

Photography and more.<br />

For further information<br />

and enrolment in these<br />

or any of our courses<br />

please visit our website<br />

www.papanui.school.nz<br />

or email rpb@papanui.<br />

school.nz or telephone<br />

our office on 3520701.<br />

40 + COURSES<br />

AND TALKS<br />

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COntinuing eduCAtiOn<br />

Adult and community<br />

education at Risingholme<br />

Community Centre<br />

There are exciting times ahead for<br />

Risingholme Community Centre,<br />

as we prepare to re occupy the<br />

Risingholme Homestead, situated<br />

in the Risingholme Park in Opawa.<br />

This occasion will be marked with a<br />

Mayoral Opening on Wednesday 5th<br />

June and a Community Open Day<br />

will take place on Saturday 8th June<br />

when members of the community<br />

are welcome to come and have a<br />

look at the refurbished facilities.<br />

Risingholme Community Centre<br />

continues to offer a wide range of<br />

exciting learning opportunities across the<br />

city. With the start of term 2 on Monday<br />

6th May and winter approaching why not<br />

enrol in one of our exciting classes – www.<br />

risingholme.org.nz<br />

Risingholme’s strong focus on language<br />

development continues with a wide range<br />

of languages courses at a variety of levels<br />

– ESOL, German, Italian, Russian, Sign<br />

Language, Spanish and Te Reo Maori.<br />

Risingholme’s traditional base of art and<br />

craft courses continues to flourish with a<br />

full range available at a number of venues.<br />

They include fabrics, woodwork skills, cake<br />

decorating, health & fitness and well-being,<br />

Looking after each other<br />

and ourselves<br />

This Autumn the WEA is offering a<br />

range of courses with the emphasis on<br />

self and social care. We recognise that<br />

having opportunities to listen deeply to<br />

one another, and to come together around<br />

a shared activity or experience are vital<br />

parts of building a safe and connected<br />

community. It is also true that to look after<br />

others we must first look after ourselves. It<br />

can be as simple as building time into our<br />

busy lives for things that feed us: perhaps an<br />

artistic or musical pursuit, learning a new<br />

language, or practicing meditation. With<br />

a range of over 40 courses from Middle<br />

Eastern Dance to Understanding the Treaty<br />

in <strong>2019</strong>, Foraging to Rethinking Mental<br />

Health and a welcoming and enthusiastic<br />

community of learners, there is lots to gain<br />

from a course at the WEA and we would<br />

love to see you there.<br />

computing, guitar and photography, as well<br />

as many others.<br />

For more information on classes at<br />

Risingholme, Riccarton High School,<br />

Christchurch Girls’ High School, Shirley<br />

Boys’ High School, Hillmorton High<br />

School and Hornby High School, contact<br />

the Risingholme Community Centre at<br />

332 7359 or e-mail info@risingholme.org.<br />

nz<br />

The full programme for Term 2 is<br />

available on our website at http://www.<br />

risingholme.org.nz/courses<br />

Brochures are available at the Risingholme<br />

office and public libraries.<br />

Visit www.cwea.org.nz to find out more<br />

or pop in and chat to us at 59 Gloucester<br />

street (between 9.30 and 3pm week days).<br />

Hearts created by students of<br />

Japanese Origami<br />

Learn business and<br />

computing for free<br />

Vision College’s free 20-week Certificate in<br />

Business (Administration and Technology)<br />

is a level 3 course that offers computer skills<br />

within a business focus for those wanting to<br />

retrain for modern office systems.<br />

The course is designed for those wanting<br />

to run the admin side of their own business,<br />

work in an administration role, or upskill.<br />

While covering computer applications<br />

like Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher,<br />

it includes business report writing,<br />

communication skills and creating business<br />

documents.<br />

Vision College’s self-paced course allows<br />

students to work through a series of<br />

computer-based skills with tutor support,<br />

at times that suit their lifestyle. “Classes are<br />

held during normal working hours, but we<br />

can be flexible with hours that best suit our<br />

Adult and Community<br />

Education Term 2, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Come learn with us<br />

Risingholme Community Centre<br />

offers a wide range of short courses,<br />

each term, at a range of venues.<br />

Risingholme Community Centre<br />

Art (Create with Pastels & Paints, Mixed Media, Watercolour,<br />

Painting with Acrylics), Mindfulness, Cake Decorating,<br />

Drawing & Sketching, Embroidery, ESOL, Fabric & Craft<br />

Skills, Guitar, Pottery, Sewing Skills, Upholstery, Using your<br />

Overlocker, Weekend Sewing classes, Yoga, Wood Sculpture,<br />

Woodwork, Woodwork for Women, Zentangle, Printmaking,<br />

Fermented Foods, Plastics Free, Waiata.<br />

Christchurch Girls’ High School<br />

Dressmaking, Embroidery, Te Reo Maori, Watercolour Painting,<br />

Drawing & Sketching, Preserving Fruit, Vegetables & Herbs.<br />

Riccarton High School<br />

Calligraphy, ESOL Business English Intermediate, Indian<br />

Cooking, Italian Language, NZ Sign Language, Russian<br />

Language, Sewing Skills, Spanish Language, Te Reo Maori,<br />

Arabic, A Taste of Egyptian Cooking, Picture Framing.<br />

student’s lifestyle.” says Gary Taylor, Vision<br />

College Campus Manager.<br />

“So, the learning is delivered by way of a<br />

workbook, along with organised tutorials<br />

where tutors are on hand to offer one-on-one<br />

tuition when required. While some theory<br />

is included, the course is very practical and<br />

students are at a computer from the first<br />

lesson.” Added Taylor.<br />

This course is available for domestic<br />

students aged <strong>16</strong>+. Students do not need<br />

their own computer, as the classroom is<br />

fitted out with the required technology, but<br />

may bring their own.<br />

Vision College are enrolling now for<br />

their <strong>April</strong> intake. For more information<br />

call 0800 834 834, txt ‘OFFICE’ to 027 557<br />

8839, or visit the website www.vision.ac.nz<br />

to enrol online.<br />

Hornby High School<br />

Sewing Skills, Thai Cooking, Te Reo.<br />

Shirley Boys’ High School<br />

Painting with Acrylics, German Language, Photoshop, Reiki<br />

Level 1, Spanish Language Level 3, Te Reo Maori, Thai<br />

Cooking, Woodwork, Yoga (range of classes), Art of Creativity<br />

& Expression, Sign Language.<br />

Full details available on www.risingholme.org.nz<br />

Risingholme office at 99 Hawford Road<br />

Phone 332 7359 | Email info@risingholme.org.nz<br />

www.risingholme.org.nz<br />

Learn<br />

Computer Skills<br />

0800 834 834<br />

vision.ac.nz<br />

50 Hazeldean Road, Addington<br />

Are you looking to get back into the work force, but<br />

don’t have up-to-date computer skills?<br />

This FEES FREE* 20 week course will give you the skills to<br />

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Hours of study are flexible and tutors are<br />

available for one-on-one support.<br />

For more info txt 'OFFICE' to 027 557 8839<br />

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Annual Report<br />

labour.org.nz<br />

I’m proudly standing up for Christchurch East and Backing the Kiwi Dream.<br />

This overview of my work and activities in Government shows what I'm doing to<br />

support you and the needs of our community.<br />

<strong>2019</strong> is our Government’s Year of Delivery.<br />

Now we are seeing the results of the plans we made, and promises<br />

we’ve delivered on from when our government term began. Families<br />

are moving into newly constructed state homes in Richmond, elders in<br />

the community will soon receive their next Winter Energy Payments, and<br />

new parents are benefiting from our extended Paid Parental Leave,<br />

Families Package and Best Start tax credit.<br />

One achievement I’m very proud of is Mana Ake, and how many<br />

organisations have come together to deliver better mental health<br />

services for our young people. After only one year, teachers, parents<br />

and caregivers are noticing improvements around mental health and<br />

wellbeing in their children. Issues are being noticed and acted on earlier,<br />

which is better for our schools, whanau, and wider communities.<br />

Of course there is more to be done. We’ve received results from the tax<br />

working group, and will start healthy conversations around much<br />

needed changes to our tax system.<br />

So I can deliver better services for you, and more effectively represent<br />

everyone in Christchurch East, we will be moving my Electorate Office to<br />

The Loft in Eastgate Mall. We believe that being more centrally located<br />

for the Eastern suburbs, with better parking, and access to more bus<br />

services will make it easier for you to reach me when you need to.<br />

It wasn’t an easy decision to make. My predecessor, Mayor Lianne<br />

Dalziel represented Christchurch East from New Brighton for many<br />

years, and I moved into her office when I became your MP in 2013. Of<br />

course, I still live in New Brighton, and I’ll continue to jog along the beach<br />

every morning. I know that moving to The Loft will mean better access,<br />

better services, and better representation for everyone in Christchurch<br />

East.


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Mental<br />

Health<br />

Mana Ake<br />

Improving access to mental health services has always been a priority<br />

for this government. In February 2018, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern<br />

launched an initiative – Mana Ake – to support and promote positive<br />

mental health and wellbeing for all children aged 5 to 12 years old<br />

across Canterbury.<br />

“Mana Ake is bringing together people with skills that naturally overlap<br />

like teachers, social workers, youth workers, psychologists and<br />

counsellors, but sharing information and resources in a way that hasn’t<br />

been done before to provide the best support possible,” says kaiarahi<br />

(team leader) Joel Brittenden.<br />

Each school has a liaison kamahi (worker) who acts as the key contact for<br />

the Mana Ake team. If teachers recognise a wellbeing concern in a child<br />

such as anxiety or difficulty managing emotions, they will discuss the<br />

child’s needs with their whānau.<br />

Youth Alive Trust is one of thirteen non-government organisations within<br />

Mana Ake.<br />

“When we heard the government was rolling out mental health support<br />

workers into local schools we thought, ‘We’re already doing this, we<br />

need to be part of it,’” says Trust Manager James Ridpath.<br />

Mana Ake is reducing wait times for specialist services, nipping issues in<br />

the bud before they can escalate.<br />

Over 500 children have received individual support and 120 in groups.<br />

Children in <strong>16</strong>5 schools currently have access to Mana Ake kaimahi,<br />

with a final roll out to 57 schools due next term (29 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2019</strong>).<br />

“Through Mana Ake, we are delivering on our policy to fund better, more<br />

comprehensive mental health services for our community,” says Poto<br />

Williams. “It’s a fantastic service that can only improve as it spreads<br />

throughout Canterbury.”<br />

Greater Christchurch<br />

Claims Resolution Service<br />

Michael Dodge<br />

Mike has been struggling with his insurer for eight years. After multiple<br />

engineering reports, property inspections, and thousands of dollars<br />

spent on legal fees, he just wants his claim resolved.<br />

“Every time it seemed like my claim was close to resolved, my insurer<br />

assigned me a new case manager, new assessors and I had to start the<br />

claims process over again,” says Mike. “No one was holding insurance<br />

companies accountable and it felt like they could just move the<br />

goalposts to avoid paying out.”<br />

Now working with GCCRS, Mike is feeling cautiously optimistic.<br />

“We’re working on an updated engineering report, and using mediation<br />

to get my insurer to a point where they honour their agreement,” he<br />

says.<br />

“After eight years battling my insurer, two and a half years in court, I’ve<br />

got nothing left to lose now. I can’t fight this battle alone. I’m feeling<br />

cautious because it’s taken so long, with so many not acting in good faith<br />

to even reach this point. But, I’m hopeful for the process, and the GCCRS<br />

providing independent insurance experts who can assist with<br />

mediation, and deadlines to get things done.”<br />

“What Mike and so many families have endured since 2011 is terrible,”<br />

says Poto Williams. “People just want to move on with their lives, and we<br />

created the GCCRS to help people like Mike do that.”<br />

The GCCRS is free to access, fully independent, and here to support you<br />

with your outstanding or remedial EQC or insurance claim.<br />

- Online portal information sharing currently available for EQC and<br />

Southern response clients.<br />

- If you have an outstanding claim with anybody, the GCCRS can help<br />

you settle your claim. Just give them a call, 0508 624 327.


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Families<br />

Package<br />

Stephanie Poole<br />

Stephanie and her husband Matt love their boy Logan.<br />

Logan was born at the end of July 2018, making them eligible for the<br />

Families Package and Best Start tax credit. Stephanie and Logan are<br />

enjoying 22 weeks paid parental leave, plus $60 per week.<br />

“Our groceries bill is around $80 per week, so that $60 Best Start<br />

payment really goes a long way,” says Stephanie. “Logan’s getting<br />

interested in solids, so we have the money to experiment with different<br />

foods to see what he likes.”<br />

Her paid parental leave plus the Best Start tax credit have given<br />

Stephanie more time to invest in Logan, and taken the pressure off<br />

around returning to work.<br />

“While I was pregnant and studying I worked one day a week to bring in<br />

a little extra money,” says Stephanie.<br />

“We worked out that if we weren’t getting the Best Start payments, I’d<br />

have to go back to work three days a week to pay for childcare and earn<br />

the same money as I did before. It’s just not worth it. This way we aren’t<br />

worried about me going back to work, and I can spend more time with<br />

Logan. This is really the best start for us” she says.<br />

“Especially at Pregnancy Help we’ve talked about the Families Package<br />

and Best Start a few times and the difference it makes in each of our lives.<br />

It’s huge, especially for those with multiple kids,” says Stephanie.<br />

You can get the Best Start tax credit of $60 a week for each child born<br />

after 1 July 2018 until they turn one. Then from the age of one until three,<br />

if your family’s income is:<br />

- under $79,000 a year before tax, you can<br />

continue to get $60 a week.<br />

- over $79,000 a year before tax, your Best Start tax<br />

credit will reduce by 21 cents for every $1 you earn<br />

over $79,000.<br />

Warmer Kiwi<br />

Homes<br />

Community Energy Action<br />

Good health starts in the home. We knew that if we could make homes<br />

warmer and drier, people would spend less time and money visiting<br />

their GP and Emergency Rooms.<br />

On 1 July 2018, our Warmer Kiwi Homes programme started providing<br />

insulation for homeowners on low incomes, making it easier to stay<br />

warm and dry through winter.<br />

“Insulation is one of the most important, effective ways to keep your<br />

home and your family healthy,” says Community Energy Action<br />

Charitable Trust CEO Caroline Shone.<br />

CEA is the only government approved provider from Ashburton through<br />

to Kaikoura and across the West Coast.<br />

“We have studies to show that getting insulated means fewer health<br />

problems, less time in hospital, and lower energy bills,” says Caroline.<br />

“That’s better for families, better for the CDHB and better for our<br />

community.”<br />

Under our Warmer Kiwi Homes programme, eligible homeowners can<br />

have the cost of installing insulation subsidized by up to 92%.<br />

“While the cost of insulation and heating is a one off, the benefits last<br />

many years,” says Caroline.<br />

To be eligible for the Warmer Kiwi Homes insulation grant, you need to:<br />

- be the homeowner (owner-occupier) of a home built before 2008<br />

AND<br />

- have a valid Community Services Card or SuperGold combo card,<br />

OR<br />

- own and be living in a home in an area identified as lower-income<br />

- contact us to find out if your address qualifies,<br />

OR<br />

- be referred by the Healthy Homes Initiative.<br />

Call CEA on 0800 438 9276 or 0800 GET WARM to find out if you are<br />

eligible.


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Electorate Office<br />

Activity<br />

We have seen a dramatic shift in the type of inquiries people have.<br />

The biggest change is around EQC and earthquake repairs. Now, we<br />

are able to refer people to the Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution<br />

Service as they have more power to hold EQC and private insurers<br />

accountable. By bringing them to the table, and making all information<br />

about your case available to you, they are making headway into some<br />

of the most complicated claims.<br />

Whether your claim is ongoing, or you think it wasn’t repaired right the<br />

first time, contact the GCCRS on 0508 624 327.<br />

This year, I’m making it easier for you to find solutions and resolve<br />

issues. By moving to The Loft in Eastgate Mall, we’ll be surrounded by<br />

the agencies working hard for you. Instead of making more calls or<br />

driving across town, we’ll be able to walk across the room and<br />

introduce you to the relevant people and agencies who can help you.<br />

Agencies like Community Law Canterbury, Citizens Advice Bureau,<br />

Christchurch Resettlement Services, Aviva, and Pathways are also<br />

based in The Loft. By being closer to them, our team will be able to<br />

recommend and deliver better, more efficient solutions to you.<br />

As a major bus hub in Christchurch East, being based in Eastgate Mall<br />

will make it easier for more people to see me and my electorate team.<br />

Of course, we’ll still run our mobile clinics visiting all areas of<br />

Christchurch East. If you want to visit us, we hope you’ll find it easier and<br />

more convenient to find your way to Eastgate Mall.<br />

You’ll still find me jogging along New Brighton beach most mornings.<br />

My hope for this move is to make me more effective for everyone in<br />

Christchurch East.<br />

Other<br />

Activity<br />

This has already been a year of many highs and lows. I loved<br />

welcoming the Cook Islands High Commissioner, HE Elizabath<br />

Wright-Koteka on her recent trip to New Zealand, with other members<br />

of the Cook Islands community. Thank you for encouraging and<br />

mentoring women in our two countries, and for shaping our corner of<br />

the Pacific.<br />

In the wake of the tragic events on Friday 15th March, it has been a<br />

privilege following in Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s example as she<br />

led our city and our nation in responding to hate with love.<br />

I personally knew a number of the people who fell at both the Al Noor<br />

and Linwood Mosques, including Haji Daoud Nabi, whose final words<br />

were “Hello Brother,” as he opened the door to the gunman.<br />

While I never thought I would have to represent the people of<br />

Christchurch East through vigils and memorial services for such a tragic<br />

loss of life, I’m encouraged by how our community has responded.<br />

So much money has been raised, food donated, and care packages<br />

put together to support the victims and their families. Conversations<br />

have started between people and communities who may not have had<br />

much to do with each other before.<br />

My hope is for these conversations to continue, so we see more of the<br />

humanity that binds us together, instead of the barriers that used to<br />

drive us apart.<br />

There is still a long road ahead of us as our city recovers, and tragedies<br />

like this sometimes feel like a setback. I know we can do this, because<br />

we’ve done it before. We will keep moving forward, if we move forward<br />

together.<br />

03 382 0288<br />

poto.williams.mp@parliament.govt.nz<br />

133 Brighton Mall<br />

www.labour.org.nz/potowilliams<br />

PO Box 18898, Christchurch, 8641<br />

133 Brighton Mall<br />

Authorised by Poto Williams, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.

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