16 Tuesday May142019 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi • By Gordon Findlater NORTH WAI boardrider Ava Henderson took on some the best groms from across the ditch when she competed at the Bede’s Grom Shootout in Queensland. Ava, 14, finished fifth in the under 14 girls category at the two-day event on North Stradbroke Island, east of Brisbane. The trip to gain valuable experience on the big Queensland waves comes on the back of a stellar SPORT 2019 in New Zealand. In January, Ava narrowly missed out on the under 14 title at the national surfing championships in Taranaki. However, since then she has competed well beyond her years winning a number of nationally ranked under 16, 18 and 20 titles. She won two of the three events on the Billabong Grom Series between January and March to be crowned the under 16 series champion. YOUNG GUN: Ava Henderson took her skills to Australia and has finished fifth in the Bede’s Grom Shootout in Queensland. Good Aussie showing for teen boardrider In March she won the under 20, 18 and 16 divisions at the Duke Festival of Surfing and gained the No 1 New Zealand ranking in her age group. Last month she claimed the under 18 and 16 divisions at the Kaikoura grom comp. Ava will be in with a very strong chance of being selected in the New Zealand team for the World Junior Surfing Championship which is due to be named in the coming weeks. OPEN DAYS A supportive all-girl learning environment 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 needs. Selwyn House is committed to providing a continuum of international education. The combination of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and our future-focused STEAM and Mechatronics curriculum ensures girls are equipped to face a continually changing world with confidence and enthusiasm. We focus on instilling strong foundations which can be successfully built upon. Core learning in reading, writing and mathematics is a priority. Specialist programmes in Art, Creative Writing, Leadership, Mechatronics, Music, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Science, Spanish and PEGASUS POST 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. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR 2020 APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON: 4PM, 17 MAY style noun elegance and sophistication. synonyms: flair, grace, poise, polish, suaveness, urbanity, chic, finesse, taste, class, comfort, luxury, affluence, wealth, opulence, lavishness. SELWYN HOUSE SCHOOL Personal tours and experience days available 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. Be our guest and schedule your personal tour or experience day. To register your interest phone: (03) 355 7299 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org MAGAZINE STYLE.KIWI An International Baccalaureate School WWW.SELWYNHOUSE.SCHOOL.NZ
PEGASUS POST Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday May142019 17 SCHOLARSHIPS & SCHOOL OPEN DAYS 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. Avonside Girls’ High School moved into its new home on Travis Road at the beginning of term 2, taking its traditions, culture, history and values along with a focus on working with every student to help her identify her strengths and develop her talents so that she can flourish in her future. Just over 1000 girls moved onto the new site in Travis Road to 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 singlesex learning environments. One look inside the impressive entrance foyer reveals an exciting campus with fabulous facilities to enhance learning for students. 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 students. 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 students. 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 worlds! We welcome interested students and their families to come and visit the campus on our Open Night. 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 Century. 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). We look forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our Open Night, Thursday 23 May at 6.30- 8.30pm.