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Calling time after 45 years in the classroom

• By Matt Slaughter

MURRAY Wright (above)

remembers walking into a staff

room full of smoke and wearing

shorts on his first day 45 years

ago as a teacher at Shirley Boys’

High. The 68-year-old, who

lives in Cashmere, said he had

grown a beard to differentiate

himself from his students.

His attire and teaching

style have changed a lot since


“You only had three noncontact

hours a week, I think

my starting pay was $8000 a


“Teaching in the classroom

was pretty basic with blackboard

and chalk.”

Mr Wright retired on Friday,

and estimates he would have

taught about 10,000 students

geography, social studies and

english over the course of his


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by Phil Clearwater.

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A GREAT innings has come to end for

school teacher Murray Wright (page 1).

Murray, who lives in Cashmere, finished

up at Shirley Boys’ High on Friday after

45 years there – his one and only teaching


That is rare feat these days, if not unique.

I could be wrong, but I suspect there are very few high school

teachers still around who have been at the one school all of their


Murray told reporter Matt Slaughter when he started at

Shirley BHS, he grew a beard so he looked different to the


He’s taught around 10,000 students over the years including

cricketer Nathan Astle, All Black Chris Jack and Shirley BHS

current deputy principal Tim Grocott.

Enjoy your retirement Murray.

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Tuesday April 16 2019 3


Shellfish gathering rules could change

• By Louis Day

RULES AROUND shellfish

collection in the Avon-Heathcote

Estuary could change in

response to a potentially

declining population.

A Ministry for Primary

Industries spokeswoman

said their recent research

suggested there could be

declining cockle biomass in

parts of the estuary.

“We are currently assessing

what management interventions

may be necessary. This could

include increased signage,

commissioning a biomass survey

of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary

next year, or reviewing the rules

and regulations for recreational

shellfish collection in the

estuary,” she said.

“The research indicated that in

general, people were unaware of

current management practices in

the estuary.”

She indicated that overharvesting

could possibly pose a

threat to the bird population.

“There are some international

studies, conducted in areas with

very high cockle harvesting that

suggest bird populations can be

negatively impacted by shellfish


The recreational daily bag limit

for cockles is 150 per person per


The shellfish catch limit in the

CONCERNED: Stephanie Hampson’s research into the health of shellfish found that cockle

numbers had fallen dramatically between 2012 and 2017. There are concerns bird numbers

will suffer as a result.


estuary has not changed since


Last year researcher Stephanie

Hampson found that cockle

numbers had fallen dramatically

between 2012 and 2017.

Ms Hampson said the combination

of poor nutrients in

the water and pressure from

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She said the results indicated

the catch limit of 150 cockles per

person per day was too high and

needed to be reduced or even a

ban put in place.

Avon-Heathcote Estuary

Ihutai Trust chairman Kit

Doudney said they would fully

support a review of rules and


He said studies from the trust

also found that shellfish numbers

had considerably fallen.

Mr Doudney said the trust

was growing concerned with the

shellfish population.

“We have noticed that every

low tide there are up to 25 people

gathering shellfish, which is a

lot. We also see dogs at low tide

accompanying their human

gatherers,” he said.




In Brief

Fire rages, homes at risk


The front counter at the Hornby

Police Station re-opened to the

public on Wednesday. All front

counter services other than the

Christchurch Central Police

Station’s were closed as a result of

the terror attacks.


The green light has been given

for a new car park to be installed

at the south side of Halswell

Domain. The Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton Community Board

approved for the car park to go

ahead at its meeting on Tuesday.

It would be located along the

Edward Stafford Ave frontage. The

park would help alleviate parking

pressure especially on Saturday

during winter.

Coker eyes

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Bilateral anal Gland SurGery

Anal gland issues are

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we see in our canine

patients today. The

anal gland has no

real function except

it’s the dogs “special

scent” or parfum.

This secretion has a

distinctive fish smell

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unpleasant for us,

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Dogs present

because of pain and anal irritation leading

to scooting, licking or biting of the area.

Often it’s too painful for these dogs to toilet

so they become constipated. Severe cases

become infected and the anal sacs swell and

can eventually burst, discharging pus either

outwardly or inwardly around the perineum.

Occasionally anal sac fistulas develop which

persist for ages. Impaction of anal sacs can

lead to toxaemia and dermatitis. Some dogs

present because they leak anal gland fluid

constantly which becomes very difficult to live

with if your dog is an indoor pet.

No one really knows why anal glands become

a problem. Some cases present due to

diarrhoea, constipation or anal sphincter

laxity. Some cases are related to anal duct

obstruction which leads to infection,

abscessation and sometimes rupture of the

sac. Other cases are due to hypersecretion

which can happen with food allergies, thyroid

diseases and infectious skin disease.

Whatever the cause, my job is to rectally

express them which isn’t particularly nice for

the patient as often by this stage they are

painful. It is a procedure mostly I can perform


If the anal sacs are infected I either prescribe

antibiotics systemically or I instill an antibiotic/

anti-inflammatory ointment into the sacs for

2-3 treatments. Sometimes a prescription food

is recommended ( either for food allergies or

a diet high in fiber) and revisits are advised to

check the sacs.

In chronic, recurring and difficult cases that

don’t respond to

medical therapy,

often the best

option is bilateral

surgical removal.

This option can

completely eliminate

the disease and

make the owners

and dogs’ life far

more bearable. Dogs

can live without

these anal sacs – it’s

just a fiddley surgery

and great care has

to be taken when

working around the

anus to avoid incontinence issues.

I have had lots of practice removing anal

glands over the past 30 years – so much so

that I get referrals from other clinics.

Juno, a young Labrador cross is having

bilateral anal gland surgery. Juno presents

every 2-3 months with anal glands that just

leak and wreek everywhere. They are not

infected nor painful to squeeze. She has

received various medical treatments and is on

a Royal Canin hypoallergenic diet, but nothing

seems to help.

The surgery takes roughly 60-90 minutes,

because I am very careful around this delicate

area. Juno is maintained throughout the

surgery on intravenous fluids and Megan

my surgical nurse is monitoring all her vitals

(heart rate, temperature, respiratory rate, body

temperature and oxygen saturation) to ensure

a safe anaesthetic and quick recovery.

Juno was a star patient and the two anal

glands were removed. She was discharged

on antibiotics, pain medications and local

anaesthetic cream to apply to the surgical

area. I recommended an E collar to wear

initially to stop her worrying her surgical site

and a soft diet 5 days post surgery.

My advice is – don’t struggle with this

problem in your family cat or dog as it’s

not going away. These glands have no vital

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DISAPPOINTED: Our Lady Star of the Sea parish chairman Michael Hannifin is

not happy someone is stealing the flowers from the memorial garden.


Plants at memorial garden

continue to disappear

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be stolen.

Our Lady Star of the Sea’s

memorial garden was setup

in September to commemorate

former members

of the church who had

passed away.

Since then several flowers

have been dug up and

stolen overnight.

Sharyn Lane, who helped

set-up the garden, was

shocked to see someone

had stolen their 1.2m protea

only two weeks after the

mosque shootings.

“Here we have this absolute

tragedy, don’t we learn

anything from tragedy in life?

This has been horrible for

people and then some bugger

digs a flower up out of a memorial

garden,” she said.

Mrs Lane said they could

not afford to keep replacing

the stolen flowers and

was concerned the garden

might die.

“I feel sick about it because

you think they

are going to steal the rest

of plants and there are people

giving us money

in good faith to make

the garden beautiful in

memory of the loved ones

they’ve lost.”

Our Lady Star of the Sea

parish chairman Michael

Hannifin had a message for

the thief.

“Bring them back and

there won’t be any repercussions,

we want them

back. Even if they are just

left there in the garden, we

are more than happy to

replant them,” he said.

“It’s just disappointing to

see someone stealing plants

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Surfing mural has deeper meaning

• By Louis Day

A MURAL encapsulating the

strength of the local surfing

community has been painted

on the side of Joe’s Garage in


The mural was created by

United States artist and surfer

Ty Williams with the help of

Sumner surfers he called his

“surrogate family.”

Williams said the mural, which

was originally intended to accompany

the ​Single Fin Mingle

surf competition last weekend,

gained deeper meaning in the

context of the mosque shootings.

The artist from Maine said he

wanted to use his art to become

part of the heartening response

shown from New Zealand in the

wake of tragedy.

“I just thought If I had the opportunity

to bring a little bit of

light to a dark situation why not,”

he said.

Williams said he was overwhelmed

by the reaction from

New Zealand.

“Coming from the States I

think it is enormously inspiring,”

he said.

“Not only in the response of

gun legislation change but also

in the way of responding to the

individuals affected with love

rather than looking to retaliate,

a much more human response I

VILLA MARIA College has combined

with St Thomas of Canterbury College

to present the musical extravaganza –


The production will run from May


Villa Maria drama teacher and

Footloose director Shannon Peck said

more than 100 students have been

working hard for several months to

bring the show to life.

“The cast is incredibly talented and

particularly love the songs that they

get to perform, including hits like Let’s

Hear It For The Boy, Holding out for

a Hero and, of course, Footloose,” she


Ms Peck was so blown away during

UNITY: American artist Ty Williams said the mural showcased the strength of Sumner’s surfing



feel, this is how we really should

be doing it in the States.”

Williams also sold some of his

art at the Single Fin Mingle surf


He donated a large portion

of the profits made from his art

the audition process late last year

that she has cast two sets of lead

characters who will take turns each

night. ​

The students who make up the

behind-the-scenes crew have been

developing a range of skills, from

lighting and sound to front of house

and stage management.

“We like to give the students as many

opportunities as we can so that they

can truly experience what it is like to

work within a theatre environment,”

said Ms Peck.

•Footloose will be on at Villa

Maria College. Tickets can be

purchased from the school office

during school hours.

towards the victim support fund.

Joe’s Garage Sumner owner

operator Callum Brownlee said

the mural has been well received

by customers.

“Everyone is saying it looks

really cool, it brings a little bit of

a pop into the village. It is really

neat because next to us we have

got our big empty plot of land

which is a bit of an eyesore so it is

good to have something creative

there to brighten up the space,”

he said.

Villa Maria, St Thomas’ get Footloose on stage

SUNDAY SHOES: Villa Maria College and St

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• By Louis Day

Fire rages, homes at risk

PIONEERS: Marc Dupree

Plato and Murray Stewart

became the first people to

ride electric unicycles over the

newly-opened Sumner Rd.


ride repaired

Sumner Rd


have made history.

Mr Stewart and his friend Marc

Dupree Plato of Halswell became

the first people to ride electric

unicycles over the newly-opened

Sumner Rd.

The electric unicycle enthusiasts

drove halfway in one of their

cars and rode the remainder of

the road to Lyttelton on their


The two then stopped in at

Wunderbar and performed a few

stunts for patrons.

“The owner couldn’t believe it,

he was moving furniture around

so we could do loops around the

pool table,” said Mr Stewart.

The pair then unicycled

through the local supermarket.

“People were just staring and

their mouths were just hanging


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City chorus on international stage again

• By Jess Gibson


Chorus has its sights set on New


The choir of 140 women will

represent New Zealand at the Sweet

Adelines International competition

in the United States in September

after winning the national heat for

the 11th time.

It won’t be the first time the group

has performed at the competition –

the choir has previously taken the

stage in San Antonio, Hawaii and

Indianapolis in the United States, as

well as Calgary, Canada.

In its most recent trip to Las Vegas

in 2016, the choir finished fifth in

the world at the competition.

But director Virginia Humphrey

is hoping to do better at this year’s


Coaches will fly over from Los

Angeles, Sweden and Seattle to train

the choir before it heads to New


Mrs Humphrey said the group

could go every year if it wanted but

aims for every three years due to

the high cost of the trip. The choir

will showcase jazz, popular New

Zealand music, ballads and swing at

a southern-style-themed fundraiser

on April 28.

The money raised will go towards

accommodating two Swedish singing

coaches during the trip, hiring

stage equipment and flying props


The choir will donate 10 per cent

of its proceeds to the Muslim Association

of Canterbury after the

March 15 terror attack.

The group will be judged on

sound, music, expression and showmanship

at the competition.

Mrs Humphrey formed the group

in 1985 after being part of a barbershop

chorus in Canada.

“I loved it so much I came home

and started a chorus here,” she said.

The group has since won every

national competition it has entered

since 1987.

The fundraiser on April 28 will

showcase two a cappella shows at

2pm and 7pm at Harmony Church​,

220 Antigua St.

•From page 1

Mr Wright has taught notable

names, such as Canterbury and

New Zealand cricketer Nathan

Astle, Crusaders and All Blacks

lock Chris Jack and SBHS’s

current deputy principal Tim


Mr Wright’s retirement also

marks the end of an era for SBHS,

as it gets ready to move to its new

shared site at QE II Park next

month with Avonside Girls’ High


“It seems fitting that I’ll actually

leave as this chapter for the school

is closing.”

Mr Wright also played a role

in the school’s recovery after the

2011 earthquake.

Its library was damaged beyond

repair so he helped pick up

liquefaction-soaked books and set

up the make-shift library.

Mr Wright worked hard

to ensure students had an

CHAMPS: The Christchurch City Chorus, which is led by director Virginia Humphrey-Taylor,

will travel to New Orleans for the Sweet Adelines International competition in September.

Cricket and rugby stars among teacher’s students

OLD BOYS: Canterbury and

New Zealand cricketer Nathan

Astle and Crusaders and All

Blacks lock Chris Jack (right)

were both students of Murray


environment in which they could

keep learning after the quakes.

“It’s not a good teaching

environment at all. There are

puddles everywhere and you get

wet moving around.”

He said it will be a relief to see

students get a fresh start when the

school shifts.

“I’ve walked through the new

school and it will be lovely to be

warm all the time and not getting

wet. It’s very well designed with

lots of facilities.”

Mr Wright has taught a lot of

lessons over the years, and said he

has learnt a few too.

The key to his students’ success

has been bringing a smile to

their faces, being organised and

valuing every one of them.

“I’ve learnt that in the

relationship you have with kids,

they enjoy a sense of humour,

they like seeing the teacher as a

person,” he said.

“I think treating students as

individuals and not just a number

in a book is another important

thing . . . a lot of kids these days

have huge problems and we have

to be aware of them.”

Mr Wright plans to spend

his retirement with his

grandchildren, Oscar, Albie,

Ashton and Elliot, and his wife


He said he won’t forget SBHS,

but his hobbies will now come


“I’m intending to come back

relieving occasionally, but I’ve

got a bit of redecorating to do

at home and I play a little bit of

golf and bridge . . . and I’ll keep


Mr Wright said he values what

he has achieved at SBHS and the

staff and students he has worked

with. “I can’t think of a different

career I would have been happier


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Almost $4k for toy library

ALMOST $4000 was raised

to fulfil the wish list of the

Christchurch South Toy


The Freemasons at Unity

Lodge No 271 heard the library

had to move premises twice and

was under financial pressure,

member Brook Thorpe said.

“So the men at unity decided,

with charity and community

being two of our main

philosophies, they would be the

well-deserving recipients of our

help,” he said.

It held a pizza fundraising

night at Winnie Bagoes, as well

as holding raffles.

“Because of the support from

the Christchurch community,

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spoke volumes about how important

the Christchurch South

Toy Library is to the area they

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list of toys put together by the

toy library, from our own funds

to do our bit.”

The Freemasons charity also

donated $600.

After the pizza fundraising

night, the toy library was

FUNDRAISER: Brook Thorpe, Barbara Williman, Kimberly

Mclean, Jen Baen-Price and Dai Eveleigh after a fundraising

night for the toy library.

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been created in a bid to save

Hornby’s infrastructure from

having to undergo major changes

for a proposed cycleway.

Greater Hornby Residents’

Association treasurer Ross

Houliston has presented a

new route to the city council

which he believes will be

safer for cyclists to use.

His solution is to have

the Hornby section of the

cycleway run alongside the

old Little River branch railway

line to meet up with

the Christchurch Southern


Mr Houliston has suggested the

cycleway runs from Carmen Rd to

one side of Branston St – depending

on where easements could be


The cycleway would then join

onto the Springs Halswell Reserve

on the corner of Springs Rd and

Halswell Junction Rd before

joining up to the Christchurch

Southern Motorway.

His reasoning was the cycleway

would be safer, cheaper and could

link up to Halswell, Prebbleton

and Wigram.

He said the alternative route

would make it easy for Hornby

schools to join up to, few pedestrians

use Branston St and it would

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In February the city council

went out for consultation on

the cycleway which runs from

Templeton through to the central

city, which it has received a high

volume of submissions on.

For Hornby, the city

council is proposing

the cycleway run from

the Waterloo Rd/Gilberthorpes

Rd intersection

through Waterloo

Rd and Hei Hei Rd,

Buchanans Rd and

Carmen Rd.

The route will also

travel through Sockburn, Upper

Riccarton and Riccarton.

Mr Houliston has previously

criticised the city council’s

proposal with concerns changes

to Hei Hei Rd could mean losing

car parking on the east side across

from St Bernadette’s School.

He was also concerned about

the narrowing of intersections

Tirangi and Aurora St and Keri

Keri Place with Hei Hei Rd.

City council’s transport planning

and delivery manager

Lynette Ellis said the city council

has received Mr Houliston’s alternative

route but has not had the

chance to determine if it is viable.

Former city councillor Bob

Shearing said he would support

any use of the railway corridor for

the cycleway.

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by 5pm each Wednesday

JP Clinic

Today, 10am-1pm

A justice of the peace is

available to witness signatures,

certify documents, take oaths,

declarations, affidavits or

affirmations, applications for

citizenship or rates rebates.

South Library, Linwood

Library and Te

Hapua: Halswell Centre

Easter fun

Today, 10.30am-12pm

Go along for an Easter-themed

morning. Share stories, create

crafts and have an Easter egg


Te Hapua: Halswell Centre

Technology Help Drop-in


Today, 2pm-.3pm, tomorrow,


These free drop-in sessions

are available to help you with

specific issues such as using

email, searching the internet,

using the library catalogue, using

electronic resources and any

other general computer-related

queries. Go along with your

laptop, tablet, smart phone or

use one of the library’s desktop

computers if you need help with

anything digital.

Today at Te Hapua: Halswell

Centre, tomorrow at South


Citizens Advice Bureau

Today, 11am-2pm

The Citizens Advice Bureau

provides free and confidential

advice to everyone. It takes the

time to listen to you and equip

you with information, options

and support.

Linwood Library

Knit ’n’ Yarn

Wednesday, 10.30am-1pm,

Thursday, 1pm-3pm, Saturday,


Head down to Linwood Library

for the craft corner sessions. Take

your knitting, crochet or other

craft projects. Free and beginners

are welcome.

Wednesday at Linwood

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at TeHapua: Halswell Centre

Creative Writing on


Wednesday, 4pm-5.45pm

Group leaders work with

members to craft, create and

develop their own work. Take

along pens, laptops, paper and

any ideas for story-telling.

Linwood Library

On Thursday at Linwood Library from 1pm until 3pm, go along and make a wooden kōauau

(traditional Māori flute) and learn the basics of how to play it. Book your place in advance and get

involved. Suitable for ages seven and up.

Rummikub Club

Thursday, 10am-noon

Go along and join in a game

of Rummikub, a tile-based game

for two to four players, which

combines elements of the card

game rummy and Mahjong.

Linwood Library

Scrabble Club

Wednesday, 1.30pm-3.30pm

No obligation to go, just head

down to join in friendly games of


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Catholic Cathedral College

To Live By Faith

Catholic Cathedral College is first and

foremost a Catholic school and for 150

years Catholic children of Christchurch

have been educated on this site. We aim

to produce graduates who are confident,

compassionate, connected citizens, willing

to make a positive contribution to our

society with a focus on faith, justice and


As the only co-ed Catholic College in

Christchurch, with a vibrant mix of

ethnicities, we offer excellent preparation

for life. We have a strong focus on our

bicultural heritage and all students from

Year 7 to 10 learn Te Reo Maori.

We encourage our students to strive

for excellence and have had sustained

excellent academic results over recent

years for all students, across all levels of

NCEA. We recently won the

highly coveted Bishop Lyons’

Shield, a public speaking and

debating competition for the

seven Catholic secondary

schools in the Diocese.

Our Vocational Pathways

programme offers individualised

programmes giving students

access to a range of tertiary


If you are looking for a Catholic

faith-based education, please

visit us on our Open Evening

on Thursday 23 May, 6.30-8pm

and experience the special

atmosphere and sense of family

that is so evident.

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All New for Avonside

at Ōrua Paeroa

A new school, a

new location, and a

new uniform! What

a fabulous year for

Avonside Girls’ High

school as a new chapter

in the school’s 90 plus

year history is written

this year. As Avonside

Girls’ High School moves into its new

home on Travis Road at the beginning of

term 2, it will take with it its traditions,

culture, history and values and its focus

on working with every student to help

her identify her strengths and develop

her talents so that she can flourish in her


Just over 1000 girls will move onto the

new site in Travis Road and experience

learning in New Zealand’s newest

secondary school buildings. The campus

which also includes a satellite unit of

Ferndale School, is New Zealand’s first

ever co-location of a state girls’ school and

a state boys’ school sharing the same site

and some key facilities and yet delivering

teaching and learning within their own

single-sex learning environments.

One look inside the impressive entrance

foyer reveals an exciting campus with

fabulous facilities to enhance learning for


In the front section of the school lie the

shared facilities, boasting the reception

and administrative centre for both

schools, a spacious library, a cultural

space, two theatres, a cafeteria with indoor

and outdoor seating, and student kitchen

facilities alongside a commercial kitchen

for teaching senior Hospitality courses.

The design of the school then separates

into two separate schools each designed

around its own courtyard. The school

is organised by learning areas, denoting

the school’s support of subject discipline

knowledge and skills, yet with adjacencies

that provide opportunities for learning

to be connected across learning areas for


Avonside supports the development

of the whole student with a strong

ako programme delivered within a

vertical form structure and wonderful

opportunities for involvement beyond

classroom learning time. The superb

facilities in the new campus certainly

enhance those opportunities for our


Avonside Girls’ High School has

embraced this opportunity to provide this

exciting new brand of 21st century style

single-sex education – the best of both


Shirley Boys’ High School

at Ōrua Paeroa

Finally after 8 years

of unstinting effort,

Shirley Boys’ is in its

new home, one that

features state of the art

facilities for teaching

and learning in the 21st


The new

campus features a

Performing Arts Centre, full size all

weather turf, sports fields, the largest

school gymnasium in the city as well

as traditional classrooms and modern

flexible spaces designed to meet the needs

of all of its 1250 young Shirley men.

Shirley Boys’ High School,

Kiwi Soul Global Vision

At Shirley Boys’ High School, students

are encouraged to participate in a vast

array of sporting and cultural activities

and in all of these areas they are expected

to prepare themselves for action and

success on the world stage, while also

being encouraged to retain and strengthen

their own cultural roots.

Shirley Boys’ High School encourages

students to strive for personal excellence.

Learning occurs both inside and outside

the classroom, reflecting the desire of the

school to focus on teaching the whole

person to ensure a lifelong desire for

self-improvement. At Shirley Boys’ this

is known as “BTB – Better than Before”.

BTB leads to achievement, which can

be as modest as getting fit for a sport or

improving a test score or learning to sing

in a choir. BTB can also be as spectacular

as achieving a Premier New Zealand

Academic Scholar Award (awarded to the

Top 10 academic students in NZ).

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Christchurch Girls’ High School

Te Kura o Hine Waiora

Founded in 1877, Christchurch

Girls’ High School - Te Kura o

Hine Waiora benefits greatly

from 140 years of proud

educational achievement. It is

a learning environment that

values its rich tradition while

embracing innovation and

adapting to the modern world.

It is a place where each girl is

challenged to be a discerning

thinker, who is comfortable with

the concept of hard work and is

open to possibility.

All the programmes at

Christchurch Girls’ High School

are designed with girls in mind.

We want our students to explore

the possibilities that are on offer so that

when they leave school they will have

choices and can determine their own

future and not have it predetermined by


We prepare our students by asking

them to embrace tradition, innovation

and excellence and to appreciate the

importance of each in shaping the future.

The school values, developed by the

students themselves, are an integral part

of the education we offer:

Compassion Aroha A Christchurch

Girls’ High School girl will show empathy

and concern for others. She will have an

understanding of the world and people

beyond her own circumstances, giving

service and acting with decency.

Gratitude Whai Whakaaro A Te Kura

o Hine Waiora student is thankful for the

support of her family and whanau. She is

appreciative of the opportunities she has

been able to explore at school.

Honesty Pono A Christchurch Girls’

High School girl will act with integrity.

She will be known for her honesty,

courtesy, reliability and trustworthiness.

Strength Kaha A Te Kura o Hine

Waiora girl will stand tall and proud.

She will have the have the courage and

strength of character to do what is

right, facing challenge and change with


We warmly invite you to come and see

what Christchurch Girls’ High School - Te

Kura o Hine Waiora has to offer you and

your daughter.

Catholic Cathedral College

- To Live By Faith

Catholic Cathedral College is first and

foremost a Catholic school and for 150

years Catholic children of Christchurch

have been educated on this site. We aim

to produce graduates who are confident,

compassionate, connected citizens,

willing to make a positive contribution to

our society with a focus on faith, justice

and equity.

As the only co-ed Catholic College

in Christchurch, with a vibrant mix of

ethnicities, we offer excellent preparation

for life. We have a strong focus on our

bicultural heritage and all students from

Year 7 to 10 learn Te Reo Maori.

We encourage our students to strive

for excellence and have had sustained


excellent academic results over recent

years for all students, across all levels

of NCEA. We recently won the highly

coveted Bishop Lyons’ Shield, a public

speaking and debating competition for

the seven Catholic secondary schools in

the Diocese.

Our Vocational Pathways programme

offers individualised programmes giving

students access to a range of tertiary


If you are looking for a Catholic faithbased

education, please visit us on our

Open Evening on Thursday 23 May,

6.30-8pm and experience the special

atmosphere and sense of family that is so


Christchurch Girls’

High School

Te Kura o

Hine Waiora

Embrace Tradition. Embrace Innovation. Embrace Excellence.

Open Day

Tuesday 21 May 2019, 10am - 2pm

Guided tours start with a brief information talk

Please visit our website to book a tour

Bookings open May

Open Evening Thursday 24th May, 6.30-8.00pm | 62 Ferry Road | Tel: 982 1690


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Medbury School: Preparing boys for life in the 21st century

Medbury School is the only independent

boys’ school in Christchurch, offering an

education for both dayboys

and boarders from Years 1 to

8. Medbury offers a traditional

education, encompassing the

Medbury values of manners

and respect, and its vision is

to provide an education which

prepares boys for life in the

21st Century.

Whilst placing a high

value on Literacy and

Numeracy in a ‘boys-only’

learning environment, Medbury also

believes in helping boys develop as

Choosing the

right school for

your Tamariki

When choosing the right school for our

tamariki we often go by the ‘feeling’ we have

when we visit, as much as by the programmes

that schools have on offer. The world demands

fewer people who can do repetitive tasks and

more people who can think creatively and

critically. That’s why our vision, our aspiration,

as a school is to be ‘A centre of creative

excellence’ in everything that we do, whether

visual arts or chemistry, volleyball or music,

management or curriculum organisation. In

doing this we haven’t forgotten the importance

of the strong relationships that we build with

all of our students, and the importance of

individualising learning pathways so that

we come as close as we can to meeting every

individual student’s needs. Hornby High

School’s feeling is one of positive relationships

that support learning. Students often comment

that we feel like whānau, like family. This all

takes place within our amazing new facilities,

some of the most modern in the country.

These facilities are allowing us to develop a

curriculum that caters for individual needs,

that supports student passions, and helps

our students to grow their heart for their

community, while emphasising our values

and promoting the ethos of kindness, of

manaaki. We are also committed to engaging

with whānau in any and every way we can. I

personally invite you to come along and meet

with our skilled staff, and the amazing young

people who make Hornby High School such a

wonderful place to be.

Robin Sutton - Principal

confident individuals, and developing

personal attributes, such as organisation,

confidence, relationships with others,

and independence.

At Medbury, the focus is

on the ‘whole boy’, and small

class sizes enable teachers to

deliver a personalised learning

programme, ensuring that every

boy has the support, extension and

encouragement he needs to discover

and develop his particular strengths.

The learning programmes are all

focused on a boy’s way of learning,

providing them with a structured

environment, with competition,

A New Marian


for 2023

Marian College is inviting its school

community to share ideas on what the

new school in Papanui could look like.

High on the list is celebrating Marian’s

Catholic special character and heritage,

tradition of service and cultural


Marian College leadership is expecting

excellent facilities which will continue to

enable flexible and responsive teaching

and learning, catering to students’

individual learning needs, strengths,

passions and interests.

Conveniently located on main arterial

Marian College

students respond to the

wonderful news

(QEII Drive, Main North Road) and

Orbiter bus routes, the new site connects

with key cycleways and is down the road

from brother school, St Bede’s College.

New and prospective families are

invited to join the conversation – at

Marian College Open Night, Tuesday 14

May from 4-7pm (Principal’s welcome

at 4:15pm and 5:30pm), and Open Day,

Thursday 30 May from 1-3pm (starting

with Principal’s welcome).

Open Afternoon

Tuesday 14 May

1.30 - 2.30pm in the junior block

Information Evening

Wednesday 15 May

6pm in the auditorium

For details of our enrolment zone, please refer to our website.

180 Waterloo Road, Hornby - Ph 03 349 5396

boundaries and an opportunity to


Medbury’s partnership with Swinburne

University of Technology is a new and

exciting initiative aimed at development

of emotional intelligence (EI) via the

Aristotle-EI programme.

Medbury’s Headmaster, Ian

Macpherson, states, “Our passion at

Medbury is to unlock the potential

of every boy. It is why we exist – to

understand each boy’s opportunities and

challenges, then personalise an education

which encourages him to strive to be the

very best he can be.

Friendships, values and a quiet selfconfidence

that comes with sound

preparation, will provide an invaluable

foundation for the

boys’ educational

journeys ahead.”

For more


please contact

the Registrar

on 03 351 6169,

email registrar@

nz or visit www.


Unlocking every

boy’s potential

You are invited to attend the Medbury

School Open Day to discover what

makes a Medbury education unique.

The Open Day is on Tuesday 7 May

2019 from 9.00am to 10.45am. The

Headmaster will speak at 10.15am.

Scholarships are available for 2020.

To register online visit Enrolment at


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Christian Integrated Schools in

Christchurch working together

Working together for the good of students

and families has been a successful recipe

for Christian Integrated Schools in


The Christian School Network has been

in existence for over ten years. Aidanfield

Christian School, Emmanuel Christian

School, Hillview Christian School and

Middleton Grange School decided in

2005 that there was much to be gained

by working together cooperatively.

They recognised opportunities to share

successful teaching practice, curriculum

development initiatives across a wide

spectrum of school operations as well as

cooperatively strengthening their special

Christian Character. They recognised that

their ability to serve students and families

was greatly enhanced by working together

in a close and trusting relationship.

The success of the network has seen

other schools wanting to join in. Early

Middleton Grange School

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Tuesday, 21 & Thursday, 23 May 2019

am & pm



Bookings Open

Term 2

in the piece Rangiora New Life School

became part of the network. The schools

joined together to support the genesis

of Ashburton Christian School and also

culminated in the start up of a brand new

school in Rolleston in 2015.

The schools have developed

interlocking enrolment schools which

assists in providing transparent pathways

in Christian education from new entrant

through to Year 13.

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Middleton Grange School was

established in 1964 with the aim of

providing a first rate general education

and biblically based teaching in the

Christian faith. We see learning not

as an end in itself but something that

happens alongside the development of

character and a desire to serve God by

serving others.

We look forward to seeing our young

people excelling in academic, sporting,

cultural and service activities with a

sense of personal achievement. We also

want them to identify the strengths,

skills, talents and abilities that God has

put within each one of them, not just

for their personal benefit, but for the

benefit of the communities that they

live in. Serving others with compassion

and kindness is part of the ‘DNA’ of

Middleton Grange School. We want our

young people to engage in the society

and culture that they live in, to be a

positive influence and to point others to

God by their example.

We appreciate the hard work that

staff and students put into producing

top academic results, but what we value

even more highly is wisdom, character,

integrity and a willingness to help and

encourage others.

This is summed up in our school

motto ‘Character, Excellence, Service for

the Glory of God.

Rod Thompson, Interim Principal

Hillview Christian School

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St Thomas believe

the best preparation

for life is an

education in a caring

diverse environment

At St Thomas’ we believe that the best

preparation for life is an education which

fosters excellence in a caring, diverse

environment. Our staff are committed

to guiding our students through a broad

range of spiritual, learning, culture,

sporting and service opportunities

in order to develop young men with

“educated hearts and educated minds”.

We are a state integrated Catholic

school for a maximum of 615 students

from Years 7 to 13. Our size enables us to

provide individual attention and develop

close relationships with our students in

order for them to develop a healthy selfimage,

relaxed but confident personal

skills, and a positive outlook on life.

We are a high performing academic

boys’ school and as such, maintain a clear

focus on boys’ needs and the pathway

from boyhood to manhood. We will

provide your son with adventure, testing

of courage and strong, good male role


We want the young men who graduate

from our College to be men of justice and

compassion, who believe they have much

to offer the world in order for it to be a

better place.

Steve Hart, Principal

St Thomas of Canterbury College

Giving boys the

opportunity to be great

St Bede’s is a Catholic College for boys

founded by the Society of Mary in 1911

and it is also the only Catholic boarding

school for boys in the South Island.

Catholic, Marist and Bedean principles

and values form the basis of a holistic

education at the College. We aim not

to make the College great but to ensure

every boy has the opportunity to be great,

and we endeavour to develop young men

of Catholic hearts and minds through the

experiences the boys have in their time

here at the College.

St Bede’s is a College for all…a place

where gospel values are practised to

help form principled men; a learning

environment where everyone achieves;

a place that teachers want to come

to because of the strength of the

community; a place also, where boys can

embrace spiritual, sporting, cultural and

community activities, which all combined

shape boys into men. That’s the priority

and that is in our DNA.

We welcome parents and boys to the

College’s Open Day on Wednesday 8 May

between 9.00am – noon, where you will

have the opportunity to tour the College

and meet staff and students.

Parents are also invited to attend the

Information Evening, commencing at

7.00pm, where Senior Management and

students will provide further information

about the College.

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Nurturing and educating

children for 168 years

Is your child one of 15 or 50? Is their

classroom a calm, productive learning

space or a tension of noise and

movement? How much teacher attention

does your child really receive?

St Michael’s has been nurturing

and educating children for 168 years.

Our small co-ed classes and specialist

teachers ensure your child is an

individual, well known by staff and

fellow pupils alike. For at the heart of

St Michael’s are the essential values of

Christian faith and good citizenship:

respect, integrity, faith, hope and love.

St Michael’s is a prep school so

your child is assured of a traditional

foundation in English and Mathematics.

This academic rigour then underpins our

wider curriculums in Science, History,

Geography and Spanish. IT literacy

is taught, not assumed, and computer

use is measured. We like teaching and

talking to our pupils!

Cultural and sports’ programmes

develop your child’s foundation further,

as creativity and problem-solving come

in many forms. Specialist art and music

classes are enjoyed weekly; and most

pupils play at least one instrument.

There are two choirs, and drama lessons.

Our new Y7&8 Programme ranges

from financial literacy to outdoor ed,

leadership challenges to new sports, art

and technologies.

✓ Co-educational, Years 1-8

✓ Small classes

✓ Specialist teachers

✓ Traditional classrooms;

academic rigour

✓ Musical excellence

✓ Christian values

✓ Before & after school care:

7.30am - 5.30pm

✓ Cental city location,

easy access

And our extended campus is

spectacular: today, the Gardens;

tomorrow, the Art Gallery; next week…

Our pupils come from city-wide,

arriving via the bus exchange only a

block away or with parents who work in

the thriving centre.

You are warmly welcome to explore

our purposeful, wholehearted and

inclusive prep school. Our next Open

Day is Tuesday 14 May or please contact

our registrar, Bec Hitchcock, for a

personal tour: 03.379.9790.

St Michael’s

Your school at the heart

of the city since 1851

Open Day: Tuesday 14 May 249 Durham Street 379 9790


High School

- Preparing

students for

their future

“Our aim is simple... to

provide the best education

possible for every student”

Giving students the

opportunity to study from

an innovative and broad

curriculum is critical to

providing each student a

pathway that meets their

individual needs. We allow

for a greater range and

flexibility in subject choice

including the utilization

of the secondary/tertiary

interface. This reinforces the

philosophy underpinning

personalised learning and

is strongly supported by

understanding our students’

interests, passions, talents,

and ultimately their career


We understand that for effective

learning to take place, it has to be

implemented in such a way that students

will be highly engaged. The school

does this in a ‘forward thinking’ way by

creating learning environments that allow

our students to see value in what they do

and achieve. Papanui “PRIDE” is what

we represent and we demonstrate this by

having young adults leave our school as

confident learners who have gained the

appropriate qualifications and social skills

to become valued contributing members

of society.

All that we do here is reinforced by

positive relationships, an ethos of caring,


cultural responsiveness, inclusion, and

high expectations – what we call “Our

Full service Model”. The school highly

values the connectedness of curricular

and co-curricular learning. We have a

philosophical understanding that the

holistic development of the student is

critical to their individual success.

The school has worked hard to

consolidate recent initiatives to ensure

sustained and continuous improvement.

You are invited to view our website,

school charter, ERO report, and/or

contact the school for more information.

We look forward to welcoming all

prospective students and their families/

whanau to visit our school.


Our aim is simple….to provide the best education possible for every student


Tuesday 21st May 6.30pm

The evening will consist of an address from the principal and student

representatives, followed by guided tours of the school’s facilities.

Phone: 03 352 6119

30 Langdons Road

PO Box 5220

Applications for enrolment are due by

Friday 26th July

My School, My Success, My Responsibility - Tōku Kura, Tōku Tiketike, Tōku Haepapa


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Selwyn House offers a

world class education

Selwyn House School offers a world-class

education with a talented teaching staff

and small class sizes which are set within

a future-focused, nurturing environment.

An extensive range of educational,

sporting and cultural opportunities are

offered for girls in Years 1 - 8.

A supportive all-girl learning

environment encourages girls to take risks

without fear of failure and develops their

love of learning. They become confident,

compassionate, articulate and determined

young women who have the values, skills,

and attributes needed to not only achieve

their goals but to make a difference in

their communities. Our teachers ensure

girls are inspired and committed to

learning as they develop their unique

way of learning and achieving. The focus

across Years 1 - 8 is on the growth of the

developing girl encompassing intellectual,

social, physical, emotional, and cultural


Selwyn House is committed to

providing a continuum of international

education. The combination of the

International Baccalaureate Primary

Years Programme (PYP) and our futurefocused

STEAM and Mechatronics

curriculum ensures girls are equipped to

face a continually changing world with

confidence and enthusiasm.

We focus on instilling

strong foundations which

can be successfully built

upon. Core learning in

reading, writing and

mathematics is a priority.

Specialist programmes

in Art, Creative Writing,

Leadership, Mechatronics,

Music, Performing Arts,

Physical Education,

Science, Spanish and

Swimming play key roles to

further enhancing learning.

Selwyn House

provides each girl with

a personalised learning

experience. Each classroom

and specialist teacher

has the time to foster

meaningful relationships

with each student. Due

to our comprehensive

learning environment,

our girls are highly skilled, stand out

among their peers and are prepared for a

successful transition to secondary school.

Selwyn House’s nurturing environment

is apparent in all aspects of the school.

In our modern and safe, family-oriented

Boarding House, girls are supported by

dedicated staff and tutors. Girls from

across New Zealand and internationally

fondly call the Boarding House, their

‘home away from home’ and easily form a

sisterhood with others.

We believe in the strength of tradition,

the promise of the future and the power

of education. For more information on

the benefits of Selwyn House School,

scholarship information or to schedule

your personal tour, please contact

Charlotte Johnson 03 355 7299.


Open Day





phone (03) 355 7299 email

122 Merivale Lane, Merivale, Christchurch 8014


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

options available. We provide exceptional educational opportunities for girls,

in a stimulating and nurturing environment. Our focus is on developing globally

minded learners and leaders who will become confident and capable women.

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

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

To register your interest for our Open Day phone: (03) 355 7299

or email:

An International

Baccalaureate School



FOR 2020

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Transforming lives

through the

St Mark’s Story

Grounded in tradition,

enlivened by innovation and

inspired by God.

St Mark’s is an Anglican

full primary state-integrated

school – the only one in the

South Island.

We are a Christian School.

A school with strong

connections to the local

community. A school which

celebrates the gifts and

talents of everyone in the

community. And a school

that strives to live every

aspect of school life by the

values of Grace (Huatau),

Excellence (Hiranga),

Courage (Māiatanga)

and Faithfulness


A brand new campus with

excellent facilities including

science room, music rooms,

all weather turf and hall

with stage supports the delivery of a full

curriculum with specialist programs.

With the school marking it’s centennial

in 2021 tradition remains important to

us, as we partner with all whanau to bring

innovative teaching and learning to all


Even with limited spaces in 2020 you

are always welcome at St Mark’s School.

Villa Maria


education for

girls years 7-13

Villa Maria College is a state integrated

Catholic secondary school for girls

in Years 7 – 13. The foundation for

everything we do is our Catholic faith,

which we express through our Mercy

charism. Villa Maria College offers

spiritual formation and pastoral care

in the tradition of Catherine McAuley,

the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, who

established the College in 1918.

Our Mission is to: “Empower each

young woman to determine her potential,

live Gospel values, confidently embrace

life-long learning and as a Mercy woman

be inspired to make a difference”.

We have a proud academic history,

annually achieving academic results,

which are among the best in the

country. Girls are encouraged to stretch

themselves and work towards individual

goals, so they fulfil their potential. A

good education has balance, and our

strong academic programme is combined

with varied co-curricular activities,

encompassing sport, cultural and musical


We invite you to visit Villa Maria

College and experience our special

character for yourself. You will also find

a wealth of information on our website


• Grounded in tradition, enlivened by innovation

and inspired by God

• Year 0 - 8 Anglican State - Integrated

• Holistic education inspired by the Gospel through

Grace/Huatau, Excellence/Hiranga, Courage/

Maiatanga and Faithfulness/Piriponotanga.

• Caring family atmosphere

• Specialist programmes

• Exciting new campus

• Transforming lives

• Limited places available in 2020

St Mark’s School

Open Day - Wednesday 22nd May, 9am - 2pm

Cholmondeley Avenue, Christchurch | Phone: 03 332 7339

Email: |


Tuesday 21 May 2019, 9:00am - 3:00pm

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

We extend a warm invitation to prospective parents and students to join us throughout the day

and see our College in action.

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

Principal Deborah Brosnahan and our student leaders will address visitors in the Auditorium at

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

invited to take a guided tour of the College.

We look forward to seeing you.

2019 Student Leaders

21 Peer St, Christchurch • Ph: 348 4165 •

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Tuesday April 16 2019 21


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continuing education



School of Music


Did you know that musical training

can change brain structure and function

for the better? It can also improve longterm

memory and lead to better brain

development, particularly for those

who start at a young age. So why wait

any longer?? Come and join us at the

Christchurch School of Music!

CSM is a not-for-profit organisation with

a strong focus on community. From ages 2

to 92 we have something for everyone. On

a Saturday morning the whole family can

find something to suit.

For the young ones there are pre-school

and junior school classes, “Take Off with

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

strings and at 6 the recorder is a great

instrument to learn. In 2019 we have a

fantastic deal for beginner recorder players

– just $52 for a year of tuition and this

includes a recorder and a book!!

Older children and adults may opt for

group or individual lessons on a specific

instrument (including voice). With six

orchestras, two concert bands, a Big Band,

a jazz combo, six wind ensembles, rock

bands, two choirs, chamber groups, a

samba band and a guitar ensemble there is

an ensemble to suit all levels and all ages.

If affordability is an issue, CSM may be

able to offer a discount through funding

provided by the Rata Foundation.

Find out more about us or enrol any

time at

Try something new

daylight saving ends

and the evenings become

longer why not take the

opportunity to take up a

new hobby, learn a new

skill, meet some new

people and have fun at

the same time then join

one of Papanui High

School’s exciting range of

Adult and Community

Education Courses for

Term 2 beginning from 6

May. We have a wide range

of courses to choose from and guarantee you

will find something to appeal regardless of

your age or interests.

One of new classes for Term 2 is a Belly

Dancing for Beginners Workshop on

Saturday 25 May between 3-4.30 pm. This

one off workshop taught by Nicola Rooney

is ideal for those who have always wanted to

try Belly Dancing and is the idea opportunity

to see if it is for you. All new dancers are

welcome as no previous dance experience is

needed. The workshop will cover a dancers’s

warm-up, posture and how to dance safely,

torso and arm movements, and common

belly-dance steps and terminology. This

class promotes creativity and self-expression,

strength, confidence and body awareness all

through the art of moving to music.

We also offer classes in Languages,

Woodwork, Dressmaking, Art, Cooking,

Cake Design, Yoga, Pilates,

Bee Keeping, Ukulele,

English for Speakers

of other languages,

Photography and more.

For further information

and enrolment in these

or any of our courses

please visit our website

or email rpb@papanui. or telephone

our office on 3520701.



ENROLING NOW 59 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, 03 3660285

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COntinuing eduCAtiOn

Adult and community

education at Risingholme

Community Centre

There are exciting times ahead for

Risingholme Community Centre,

as we prepare to re occupy the

Risingholme Homestead, situated

in the Risingholme Park in Opawa.

This occasion will be marked with a

Mayoral Opening on Wednesday 5th

June and a Community Open Day

will take place on Saturday 8th June

when members of the community

are welcome to come and have a

look at the refurbished facilities.

Risingholme Community Centre

continues to offer a wide range of

exciting learning opportunities across the

city. With the start of term 2 on Monday

6th May and winter approaching why not

enrol in one of our exciting classes – www.

Risingholme’s strong focus on language

development continues with a wide range

of languages courses at a variety of levels

– ESOL, German, Italian, Russian, Sign

Language, Spanish and Te Reo Maori.

Risingholme’s traditional base of art and

craft courses continues to flourish with a

full range available at a number of venues.

They include fabrics, woodwork skills, cake

decorating, health & fitness and well-being,

Looking after each other

and ourselves

This Autumn the WEA is offering a

range of courses with the emphasis on

self and social care. We recognise that

having opportunities to listen deeply to

one another, and to come together around

a shared activity or experience are vital

parts of building a safe and connected

community. It is also true that to look after

others we must first look after ourselves. It

can be as simple as building time into our

busy lives for things that feed us: perhaps an

artistic or musical pursuit, learning a new

language, or practicing meditation. With

a range of over 40 courses from Middle

Eastern Dance to Understanding the Treaty

in 2019, Foraging to Rethinking Mental

Health and a welcoming and enthusiastic

community of learners, there is lots to gain

from a course at the WEA and we would

love to see you there.

computing, guitar and photography, as well

as many others.

For more information on classes at

Risingholme, Riccarton High School,

Christchurch Girls’ High School, Shirley

Boys’ High School, Hillmorton High

School and Hornby High School, contact

the Risingholme Community Centre at

332 7359 or e-mail


The full programme for Term 2 is

available on our website at http://www.

Brochures are available at the Risingholme

office and public libraries.

Visit to find out more

or pop in and chat to us at 59 Gloucester

street (between 9.30 and 3pm week days).

Hearts created by students of

Japanese Origami

Learn business and

computing for free

Vision College’s free 20-week Certificate in

Business (Administration and Technology)

is a level 3 course that offers computer skills

within a business focus for those wanting to

retrain for modern office systems.

The course is designed for those wanting

to run the admin side of their own business,

work in an administration role, or upskill.

While covering computer applications

like Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher,

it includes business report writing,

communication skills and creating business


Vision College’s self-paced course allows

students to work through a series of

computer-based skills with tutor support,

at times that suit their lifestyle. “Classes are

held during normal working hours, but we

can be flexible with hours that best suit our

Adult and Community

Education Term 2, 2019

Come learn with us

Risingholme Community Centre

offers a wide range of short courses,

each term, at a range of venues.

Risingholme Community Centre

Art (Create with Pastels & Paints, Mixed Media, Watercolour,

Painting with Acrylics), Mindfulness, Cake Decorating,

Drawing & Sketching, Embroidery, ESOL, Fabric & Craft

Skills, Guitar, Pottery, Sewing Skills, Upholstery, Using your

Overlocker, Weekend Sewing classes, Yoga, Wood Sculpture,

Woodwork, Woodwork for Women, Zentangle, Printmaking,

Fermented Foods, Plastics Free, Waiata.

Christchurch Girls’ High School

Dressmaking, Embroidery, Te Reo Maori, Watercolour Painting,

Drawing & Sketching, Preserving Fruit, Vegetables & Herbs.

Riccarton High School

Calligraphy, ESOL Business English Intermediate, Indian

Cooking, Italian Language, NZ Sign Language, Russian

Language, Sewing Skills, Spanish Language, Te Reo Maori,

Arabic, A Taste of Egyptian Cooking, Picture Framing.

student’s lifestyle.” says Gary Taylor, Vision

College Campus Manager.

“So, the learning is delivered by way of a

workbook, along with organised tutorials

where tutors are on hand to offer one-on-one

tuition when required. While some theory

is included, the course is very practical and

students are at a computer from the first

lesson.” Added Taylor.

This course is available for domestic

students aged 16+. Students do not need

their own computer, as the classroom is

fitted out with the required technology, but

may bring their own.

Vision College are enrolling now for

their April intake. For more information

call 0800 834 834, txt ‘OFFICE’ to 027 557

8839, or visit the website

to enrol online.

Hornby High School

Sewing Skills, Thai Cooking, Te Reo.

Shirley Boys’ High School

Painting with Acrylics, German Language, Photoshop, Reiki

Level 1, Spanish Language Level 3, Te Reo Maori, Thai

Cooking, Woodwork, Yoga (range of classes), Art of Creativity

& Expression, Sign Language.

Full details available on

Risingholme office at 99 Hawford Road

Phone 332 7359 | Email


Computer Skills

0800 834 834

50 Hazeldean Road, Addington

Are you looking to get back into the work force, but

don’t have up-to-date computer skills?

This FEES FREE* 20 week course will give you the skills to

work in a modern office, covering advanced use of Microsoft Word,

Excel, Publisher and other computer based business applications.

Hours of study are flexible and tutors are

available for one-on-one support.

For more info txt 'OFFICE' to 027 557 8839

*Conditions apply

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of air quality

Choosing the

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The quality of the air we breathe

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for cross ventilation, however as

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Ventilation includes both the

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well as circulation of air within

the building. It is one of the

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case of poor or insufficient air intake from

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It will also discourage them from using

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