16 Tuesday August 6 2019 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SCHOOL OPTIONS - early & middle years 2020 Heartfelt learning at St Michael’s For 168 years, St Michael’s has been at the steps that support their shared holistic heart of our city, educating and nurturing goals. Small class sizes enable teachers the visionaries and dreamers who continue to effectively monitor and manage these to shape our city and the world beyond. interactions.’ We have the joy of inspiring every child, In preparation for secondary school, encouraging them to flourish, in mind, our specialised Y7&8 Programme offers body and spirit. education outside the box, from financial At the heart of St Michael’s are the literacy to leadership challenges, new essential values of Christian faith and good technologies to a wide range of sports and citizenship: respect, integrity, faith, hope outdoor education. and love. Building on this foundation, Located on the banks of the Avon, our our rigorous curriculums in English, extended campus is spectacular: today, the Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Art Gallery; tomorrow, Tūranga; anyone Spanish, Music and Art teach good for tennis in Hagley Park? citizenship in a global context. Like the heart of our city, our school As ERO reported in June, our pupils ‘are family is flourishing. We’d love you to join engaged in their learning, show respect for us. Walk-up on Wednesday 21 August, or staff and each other, and take responsibility you can arrange a personal tour to suit: for aspects for their own progress and contact our registrar, Bec Hitchcock, development… Teachers give students firstname.lastname@example.org or phone useful, personalised feedback with next 379-979 Developing citizens that have the skills and attitudes to succeed in a cultural diverse and global environment is a key focus for year 7-8 at St Joseph's School Papanui. In 2018 the school joined the Global Youth Ambassador Programme which provides students the opportunity to travel to China and learn along side Chinese students. This opportunity was reciprocated this year with Full and satisfying lives Shirley Intermediate School Mission Statement Educating locally for lifelong connection Do you remember the days of knowing your neighbours? In this digital age, building local connections creates lifelong anchors for our children. Whether it’s bringing the community into the classroom, or making classroom learning relevant for the real world, Shirley Intermediate has - since 1934 - been a core part of the wider Shirley, Richmond and Dallington communities. With a major building programme coming, and the move (to next door) of Banks Avenue School , the local educational pathways are increasingly compelling. Know local, go local - Put a stake in the ground and put your hand up for the wellbeing and connectedness of your children within your community. • Social cohesion and individual growth • Learning through inquiry and direct teaching • Learning in the classroom and in the community • Academia and creativity Rachel and Azif share with assembly their learning about dry ice Growing global citizens at St Joseph’s youth ambassadors from China visiting the school. Principal Aaron Richards explains that the strength of the programme lies in immersing students in a culture that is different than their own. This enables students to develop an understanding that cultural diversity is not limited to just doing things differently, it is more about thinking differently. Learning this concept SOUTHERN VIEW early enhances attitudes such as tolerance, open-mindedness and inclusion. It also strengthens students abilities to engage with and communicate with people from different cultural backgrounds. It is my hope that this experience will be a catalyst for the students who in the future could be leaders in New Zealand's international trade Industry. St Michael’s Accepting enrollments for 2020 ✓ 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 Your school at the heart of the city since 1851 ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL PAPANUI Te Kura o Hato Hohepa Catholic Primary School for girls and boys, Primary and Intermediate. Phone: 352 8779 www.stjopapa.school.nz 2020 enrolments close on Friday 27th of September 2019 37 Cunningham Place, Halswell 8025 Phone: 03 322 8735 Email: email@example.com www.oaklands.school.nz Community • Active thinking • Respect • Excellence NEW SCHOOL COMING! Things are happening. Be part of the future. ENROL NOW! Walk-up Wednesday, 21 August www.saintmichaels.school.nz 249 Durham Street 379 9790 For More Information Please Contact: Geoff Siave - Principal • Phone 385 2229 60 Shirley Road | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.sis.school.nz Serving Our Community Since 1934
SOUTHERN VIEW Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday August 6 2019 17 SCHOOL OPTIONS - early & middle years 2020 A world-class education and supportive learning environment Every parent wants to ensure their child is receiving the best foundation for their academic future. Selwyn House School offers this through small class sizes, deep core learning, talented teaching staff all set within a nurturing environment and an extensive range of opportunities. Selwyn House offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is proud to be a leading STEAM focused school. We not only encourage our girls to work in advanced STEAM fields, we want our girls to lead them. Our STEAM Hub provides every student from Year 1 to 8 access to stateof-the-art equipment. In Mechatronics, girls learn the foundations of mechanical and electrical knowledge. Robotics is introduced as an interdisciplinary, inquiry based learning programme drawing mostly on mathematics, science and technology. Learning is also enhanced by additional opportunities including Future Problem Solving and the 2020 Space Camp trip where 24 girls will travel to the United States to attend a week long Space Camp. A supportive all-girl learning environment encourages girls to take risks without fear of failure. As the girls progress they are confident in their abilities, understanding that perseverance helps them grow. A school-wide buddy programme provides each girl with support and mentoring. Learning is personalised and each teacher has the time to foster authentic and meaningful relationships. Strong relationships between the class teacher and family ensure each girl’s learning journey is nurtured by a partnership of support. Teachers construct learning activities to help each girl identify their personal strengths. Selwyn House believes these strengths can be applied to academic tasks and become more powerful with the acquisition of skills and knowledge, aiding intellectual development and academic achievement. For this reason core learning in reading, writing and mathematics is a priority. Specialist teachers in Spanish, Mechatronics, Art, Science, Physical Education, Swimming, Performing Arts and Music work with classroom teachers to help identify the strengths of every girl. The environment at Selwyn House empowers each girl to embrace their future and develop a love of learning. A Selwyn House girl will learn to define herself, accept responsibility, form opinions, and have compassion for the world. This combination of achievement, confidence, and character makes a Selwyn House education a powerful and transformative experience. For more information about Selwyn House or to schedule a personal tour please contact c.johnson@selhouse. school.nz or 03 355 7299.