Western News: April 08, 2021

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Concerns raised over proposal to

close Riccarton Rd bus lounges

• By Sophie Harris

THE CITY council is currently

consulting on a proposal to close two

Metro bus lounges on Riccarton Rd.

But Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board member Andrei

Moore said the move, if approved,

would hurt “the most vulnerable

people” in the community:

Youth, the

elderly and people

with disabilities.

“It’s a backwards

step for public transport

in Christchurch

given how busy the

bus stop is,” Moore Andrei

said.

Moore

The closure was

mooted in the city council’s draft

Long Term Plan 2021-2031, in which

it is looking for savings of $329m

over the next 10 years.

A city council spokesperson said a

review found no “remaining need”

for the lounges, and the proposed

closures were part of an attempt to

reduce day-to-day running costs.

Since opening in 2015, the

Riccarton bus lounges have been

the focus of complaints about youth

loitering, anti-social behaviour and

crime that has, at times, affected

surrounding businesses.

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Fendalton, Tuesday, 10am-1pm, at

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Fendalton, Hornby, Halswell and Upper

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday,

Wednesday, 9am-5pm

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Wednesday, 11am-1pm

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Halswell playground for all users

• By Bea Gooding

NEW playground equipment

in Halswell will soon cater for

disabled children and adults.

The Halswell-Hornby Riccarton

Community Board recently

approved the landscape plan

for new accessible play equipment

to be installed at Halswell

Domain.

The majority of $45,000

required for the project has

been raised by Child and Youth

Friendly Christchurch, a collective

group of organisations that

deliver projects to improve the

lives of children.

The design, which will be

included on the existing playground,

includes an accessible

swing with a high back, a carousel

allowing the user to lie, sit

or stand, a conga drum set and

a play panel – a village shop that

encourages social interaction.

These items will be accessible

for all children and adults with

limited or reduced mobility.

An accessible rubber

pour’n’play surfacing underneath

the equipment was also

proposed, however, this requires

additional funding.

If funding allows, the surfacing

will be made of 375 recycled

rubber vehicle tyres that can be

upcycled into new playground

surfaces once it reaches the end

of its life.

CYFC originally addressed

the community board in 2019

regarding a proposal to install a

disability swing at the Halswell

Domain playground.

They noticed that the play

network across the city has

limited provision for accessibility

equipment and wanted to do

something about it.

The domain was chosen as a

suitable site to do this as it was

already a popular location for

families.

CYFC was able to source a

$20,000 grant from the Rata

Foundation and $13,742 from

the city council’s Metropolitan

Discretionary Fund. The remaining

$11,575 may be met by the

PLAN:

A

design

of the

new

play

facility.

community board, or the scope

of the project may be reduced.

Approving the plan falls in

line with the board’s priority of

the “development and improvement

of recreational spaces in

Halswell to ensure accessibility

and engagement of all users.”

Work on the playground’s new

additions is expected to start in

the middle of this year.

In Brief

em No.: 7 Page 20

Attachment A Item 7

BRANSTON PARK PLAN

The city council is seeking

feedback on a plan to renew the

play area at Branston Park as the

equipment and half basketball

court need replacing. The new

playground will remain in the

general area where it is now,

and the basketball court will be

renewed in its current location.

Other playgrounds in Hornby

had standard equipment, so there

was an opportunity for Branston

Park to be different. The city

council plan to set it up like an

obstacle course for children to

challenge themselves. It will also

include a swing set and additional

seating near the basketball court.

If approved, construction is

expected to start in the middle

of the year. Submissions close on

April 26.

SPEED REVIEW

The city council will be reducing

the speed limit on Chalmers St

from 50km/h to 30km/h to make

it safer to get around Hornby

Mall for pedestrian, vehicle and

bus interactions. Before the work

is carried out, it is seeking public

feedback. For the speed limits to

be effective, they needed to be

understood and supported by the

community. Submissions close

on April 26 on the city council’s

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Harewood School pupils took part in a colour run last week to learn more

about the Holi Festiva and the Hindu culture, organised by school parent

Maryanne Bhatnagar. Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India,

known as the Festival of Colours. The festival signifies the arrival of spring

and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.

Feedback wanted on

plans to close bus lounges

• From page 1

However, Moore said closing

them would kick the elderly and

people with disabilities into the

cold, and leave young people with

nowhere safe to wait.

“Young people need more safe

spaces, not less.”

The city council is currently

calling for public feedback on its

plans, but a visit to the bus lounges

last week revealed most people

were unaware of the proposal.

Erin Costello, a frequent user of

the bus lounge, said not enough

had been done to publicise the

proposal, which she felt was hidden

in the Long Term Plan.

“I found the proposal yesterday,

after my third look,” she said.

“It is on about page 50 of a 75-

page document. One very small

paragraph, saying they are proposing

to close the bus lounges.

“People who are going to be

affected by this are not going to

easily find that information and

give feedback.”

Moore agreed, saying the proposal

had been “tucked into the

Long Term Plan with no notice”.

“There is a real lack of visibility

on this closure,” he said.

A city council spokesperson

said the long term plan had been

communicated across a variety

of channels, including through

media releases, digital and print

advertising, and on its website.

The public can make submissions

on the Riccarton bus

lounges, and other Long Term

Plan 2021-2031 proposals, via the

city council’s website until April

18.

A final decision on the lounges

is expected in June.

To make a submission, visit:

https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/

plans-strategies-policies-and-bylaws/plans/long-term-plan-andannual-plans/long#9

HAVE YOUR SAY: Should

the city council close the

two Metro bus waiting

lounges on Riccarton Rd?

Email your views to bea.

gooding@starmedia.kiwi


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Thursday April 8 2021 5

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Life experience motivation for supporting

PRIDE: Khye

Hitchcock

wants to help

build a kinder

and more

equitable

world, not

just for the

environment,

but for

humanity too.

Khye Hitchcock is programme director of The Green

Lab – a charitable trust which creates green spaces

across Christchurch. They talk to reporter Bea Gooding

about the importance of fostering community

connection and well-being with the environment in

mind

KHYE HITCHCOCK has always

wanted to explore new ways

of supporting the well-being

of everyone, including the

environment.

The Green Lab programme

director now works closely with

residents to design and build

urban green spaces across the

city that communities can be

proud to call their own.

But helping to create a

kinder and more equitable

world went beyond her love

of all things design and the

natural world – it extended to

the LGBTQIA+ community.

Said Hitchcock: “In my

career as an artist and curator,

I have responded to things

like the degradation of our

freshwater systems, climate

change, and creating largescale

community projects.

I’ve been involved in

feminist and queer art

collectives that sought to

create a kinder and more

equitable world.

“All of these things are interlinked;

I’ve always been motivated to

explore new ways that support the

well-being of everyone.”

When Hitchcock was a teenager in

small-town New Zealand, they were

often threatened with homophobic

violence.

As someone who identifies as

non-binary, it was a push to ensure

others never went through the same

thing and to remind others of why

kindness and well-being matters.

“The world has changed a lot in

20 years, but it’s still not easy being

trans in 2021.”

Formerly known as Greening the

Rubble, Hitchcock joined The Green

Lab three years ago as project manager,

before becoming its director

early last year.

They were invited to join the team

after producing the Festival of Transitional

Architecture in 2018, involving

more than 150 participants and

17 art installations.

The trust emerged following the

September 2010 earthquake to

green rubble sites with temporary

landscaping and planting projects,

bringing people back into the central

city.

Hitchcock oversees programme

scheduling, budgeting, builds relationships

with other organisations,

manages funding applications and

does most of the graphic design and

social media content.

Like all cities, Christchurch is

home to many overlapping communities.

“I think The Green Lab’s strength

is that we don’t try to serve everyone

all once, but will spend several

months serving a particular

community, learning about their

aspirations and supporting them in

creating something that’s theirs,”

they said.

“Our community co-design process

is empowering to those engaged

in it.”

Recent projects included kotahitanga

– a gathering space created

with Phillipstown residents, Linwood

tiny shops, a tree museum in

the CBD and a wayfinding route in

Richmond.

But the newly constructed Hornby

Community Care Centre courtyard

space was what stood out for Hitchcock

the most.

Against the odds, it was completed

last year within months in spite of

Covid-19 throwing a spanner in the

works.

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well-being of everyone

“Instead of building in the

relatively settled weather of

late summer/early autumn,

the lockdown meant our team

were working with volunteers

in winter to get the project

done,” said Hitchcock.

“The project had such a

beautiful cohort of folk that

showed up week after week, in

the rain, in the cold.

“We had a grandmother who

learned how to use an angle

grinder, a woman from the

Philippines wanted photos to

send home because she’d never

been able to use power tools in

her country, and a volunteer

said the process helped him

find his voice.”

But one of the biggest challenges

of running a non-profit

was resourcing enough people,

materials and funding. Many

of the team members worked

part-time.

“The Green Lab is really

lucky; the city council has supported

our mahi from the early

days. However, the context

we’re working in has changed

dramatically since then,” they

said.

“Finding ways to sustain our

mahi, to make sure we are taking

good care of our team, the

communities we’re working

with and the environment is

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build urban green spaces with residents to foster social

connections and well-being.

sometimes a juggle.”

Prior to Covid-19, the trust

had interior greening projects

lined up in commercial spaces,

but the pinch on the economy

meant uptake on this had been

slower than expected.

“We know plants support

well-being and that kind of

work felt [like] a way to live our

values as well as provide

an income stream that supported

our community-based

work.”

Hitchcock’s family hails

from England, making the

move to New Zealand when

they were born.

Growing up in Whanganui

and following a three-year

stint in Japan and England,

they returned home to study

a Masters in Fine Arts at the

University of Auckland, graduating

in 2012.

Hitchcock found themself in

Christchurch a few years later

on a 10-month work contract

and has remained in the city

ever since.

And they have been busy,

having worked in curatorial

roles at SCAPE Public Art, the

Centre of Contemporary Art

and FESTA.

Hitchcock is currently volunteer

manager for Te Pūtahi’s

Open Christchurch event in

May, where 40 building owners

will “literally” open their

doors so that the public can

experience architecture from

the inside.

“I’m interested in the ways

we can engage with the architecture

of this place to see what

values were historically, and

how they’re changing,” they

said.

“I think the awareness of

things that have shaped our

current beliefs allows us to

imagine new possibilities.”

Hitchcock was co-chair of

Qtopia until last year, which

provides support for rainbow

youth across the region.

Along with partner, Siobhan,

they recently spoke on a panel

about queer parenting in Wellington

– a topic close to their

heart as they both raised an

11-year-old, Jamie.

“I’m non-binary – this mahi

is important to me because it’s

a huge part of who I am and

my experiences in the world.

“There’s still lots of work to

do,” they said.

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HEALTH & AWARENESS

WESTERN NEWS

Joint pain: Do I have arthritis or

could it be mainly my muscles?

The team at Physical Sense in Sydenham

sees clients with a range of symptoms but

many of their middle-aged and senior clients

visit complaining of pain in one of their joints.

Physiotherapist Ietje van Stolk suggests

that a major part of the pain could be due

to muscle pain rather than simply arthritis.

“Even if an x-ray shows arthritis, the reason

for the pain may be the muscles around

the joint,” she explains. The images show

how a muscle knot (the crosses) in a back

muscle can give hip pain (aches and pain

are the red areas in the drawings), a knot

in a muscle on the back of the shoulder

blade can give a deep pain in the front of

the shoulder and a muscle knot all the way

near the groin can give an ache in the knee

(especially at night in bed).

Ietje recalls one case where an 89 year

old client with severe arthritis who walked

with a stick, told her, “I will end up in

a wheelchair, I cannot put any weight

through my right leg due to pain in my hip

and buttock”. “Within 4 treatments, she

was walking with her stick but without the

severe pain,” says Ietje. “The arthritis was

one of the factors that made her muscles

spasm but the other was that older people

move less and the flexed position the hip

is in when we sit is particularly bad for

the hip.” Ietje is happy with the fact that

although the client was 89 and could have

been “given up on” or told to live with the

pain, she made a difference to her health

and wellbeing.

The same lack of movement can be the

reason for your knee pain or your shoulder

pain and the same few treatments could

make a huge difference for you.

At Physical Sense, hands-on techniques

(massage and triggerpoint deactivation

techniques) are used to release the muscles.

The client also gets a home exercise

program designed to mobilize and stretch

the joint, strengthen the important core

muscles and increase general strength and

SHOULDER

PAIN

KNEE PAIN

(the crosses are the areas of the muscle spasms, the red areas is where the pain is felt)

balance. They teach a movement sequence

that stretches the joint in all directions

whilst the client is able to lie safely on their

bed, perfect for older or less mobile clients.

In many cases having the muscles

released and being taught how to maintain

it, is enough to stay on top of the problem.

HIP PAIN

If severe arthritis is the underlying cause,

some maintenance therapy may be

necessary, but that is often more affordable

and, for older patients, better tolerated

than surgery. After only one treatment you

should know that it will work for you. Call

and only pay $50 on that treament.

Physical Sense Gym and Physio is located at 300 Colombo Street, Sydenham. The Blue Line Bus stops in front of the

door and there is ample parking. To enquire about joint pain treatment, phone 377-2577 or visit www.triggerpoints.co.nz


WESTERN NEWS Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Thursday April 8 2021 9

Student Leaders 2021 - Oaklands Te Kura o Ōwaka

Name:

Lanica Schnetler

Student Leader

Position:

Head Girl

Some

interesting

facts/info about

me: I’ve been

at Oaklands

since Year 7,

but it feels like 7

years, what a fun

time it’s been!

I am looking forward to this year at Oaklands,

working on a lot of ideas that I have, spending

time with friends and just enjoying our last year

of Primary School.

Oh and definitely winning the Kapa Haka

competition! Outside of school I do Drama,

Swimming,Gymnastics and Skiing and I

recently also started playing Ice hockey.

I love travelling and have been to 9 Countries. It

is my dream to see the whole world.

My motto in life is:

”There is no such thing as ‘I can’t’”.

Name:

Charlie Barnes

Student Leader

Position:

Head Boy

Some

interesting

facts/info about

me: I am very

excited to be

leading the

school as Head

Boy in 2021.

I am the middle child out of 3 boys in my

family, my older brother, Felix, was head boy

in 2019.

I enjoy working hard and being a positive role

model for the younger children at Oaklands

of which my younger brother Toby is a part

of. Some of my interests are playing Rugby

League, playing Chess and Gaming.

I have 3 goldfish, one named Bob, one named

Turbo and one named Kevin. I also have a

snail named Gary. I look forward to being

Head boy for 2021 and helping out in all the

events and opportunities when needed.

We are lifelong learners who

aspire to excellence

Term 1 2021 Update

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E. admin@oaklands.school.nz | www.oaklands.school.nz

Name:

Eden Greaves

Student Leader

Position:

Deputy Head

Girl

Some

interesting

facts/info about

me: Kia Ora,

I’m Eden. I am

the Oaklands

Deputy Head

Girl for 2021.

I have been at

Oaklands school since year 2, I am in Rata

house. Some of my interests and hobbies are

sport, space, art, and I like to spend lots of time

with family and friends. My favourite sports are

Ice Hockey, Inline Hockey, and Softball. I have

travelled to America, Canada, and Australia.

I have also just recently been on the Spirit of

New Zealand. I have come to realize that in

life lots of things are possible if you believe in

yourself. I am looking forward to another great,

fun filled year at Oaklands. I am greatly excited

to be Oaklands Deputy Head Girl for 2021,

and look forward to the opportunities and the

people I will get to work with.

Name:

Luke McIntosh

Student Leader

Position:

Deputy Head

Boy

Some

interesting

facts/info about

me: Hi, my

name is Luke,

I have been at

Oaklands since

I was five and I

am the Deputy Head Boy.

I enjoy reading books and I am currently

reading Frank Herbert’s Dune. In my spare

time I like to do swimming in my swim squad

and I am a part of a rock climbing club.

I also play video games and my favourite

game is The Legend Of Zelda. I have done a

lot of travelling in my life and I have been to

France, England and Singapore.

Anyway, I am really looking forward to being

the Deputy Head Boy for 2021 and all the

opportunities that it will give me.

Year 7 Glentui Camp 2021

Mixing together 4 crazy teachers, 7 energetic

parents, 4 motivated head students and 63

keen Year 7 students provided the recipe for

camp success at Glentui in 2021. Read all

about our camp experiences below.

The 2021 Year 7 camp was held at Glentui

Meadows from Wednesday 17 to Friday 19

March. We took a record number of students

(63) with us this year. Thanks to Sue, Nadine,

Kathryn, Scott, Sean, Andy and Joel who came

along as parent helpers. Without them, camps

like this simply could not go ahead and we are

very grateful to them for volunteering their time.

The students rotated through 5 activities on

camp. These were River Safety (including cliff

jumping and waterfall sliding), Archery Tag, Bivvy

Building, Orienteering and Damming the creek!

The first night was wet and we put our

inside time to good use with a night of

entertainment from both students and

teachers. The second night saw us playing a

giant game of spotlight under a cloudless sky.

All in all the camp was a great success with

everybody pushing themselves out of their

comfort zones.

Mihi Whakatau

At the start of the term we welcomed all our

new staff, students and parents to the school

with our Mihi Whakatau on the court area.

This is part of our bicultural development plan

agreed by staff in 2020 with support from our

outside facilitator.

Celebrating Holi at Oaklands

On Friday the 26th March Oaklands

school had its first ever ancient Hundi

Festival of Holi. The festival celebrates

good over evil; the love of Radha and

Krishna, Holi is one of the most joyful

enthusiastic festivals in the Hindu

Calendar. Most of all Holi is celebrated

as a sign of a new beginning, love and

peace. The Holi festival was organised

and run by Michelle Permal and Caleb

Hiku, the Cultural Ambassadors for

2021. The funniest part about Holi

is throwing colours at each other.

The seniors and juniors had turns at

having fun and throwing colours. Some

individual dances were performed and

a group dance was done by some very

confident Year 7/8. Overall a great day

was had by all and this celebration

looks set to become an annual event.

Year 5-8 Run Bike Run 2021

We had great afternoon down at Westlake

Park and luckily, we just avoided the rain.

SW Zone Swimming

All of our students put in a big effort and

represented us in a positive way. Students

who placed in the top 3 for individual races

have qualified for the Canterbury event later

in the term.


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RESIDENTS MOST affected by

• By Louis Day

the new Northern Motorway are

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020

Connecting Your Community

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2020

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MARCH 24, 2020

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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

the eastern suburbs start to

Northern Corridor opening has

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

been delayed by six months.

THE earthquake-damaged

aspirations for the area come to

The CNC was due to open in

former Sockburn Service Centre

fruition.

the middle of this year, but last

could finally be demolished in

During October’s local body

week the New

July – if the funding needed is

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

Zealand Transport

Agency

It comes as the

obtained.

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

as one of her main priorities for

time was needed

this term.

to complete the

Community

“We need a fully integrated

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

The original

submission to

Readers respond

Chance to the eastern alliance, which

scope of the

Delay in

Market day the city council’s

would essentially be an alliance

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended to include

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council ad-

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

the whole area bit by bit and

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

exit safer

Cashmere dresses the HS budget gap so the

done,” she said during the

a clip-on cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

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City councillors are yet to pass

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Mr Bryce at a ceremony held at tomatoes, berries, nuts make and

Christchurch city councillors to

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to the Covid-19 crisis.

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• By Louis Day

CALLS HAVE been made to

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to the Covid-19 crisis.

City councillors James Gough,

Sam MacDonald, Catherine

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

and James Daniels have sent a

letter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

asking her to lead a conversation

as to how a zero per cent rates

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The city council is proposing

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The 2018-2028 Long Term

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Said Cr MacDonald: “In

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clear business as usual is not

appropriate and the council

needs to look at how we enable

this 12-month rates increase

freeze to occur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our

city.”

Ms Dalziel said the las thing the council’s budget, which is

the city council needed was for not entirely funded by rates, and

someone to hi the panic button. the consequences that will flow

“Calm heads must and will from decisions we make.

prevail,” she said.

“The Annual Plan is not

“Our residents and businesses signed off for three months so

will be depending on us to we have time to ge this advice.

make adjustments, and we will, A the same time, the council

however, we will need advice is meeting with our economic

on the impacts on all aspects of development agency, ChristchurchNZ,

the Canterbury Employers’

Chamber of Commerce

and other key players so we are

best prepared for the economic

challenges that lie ahead.”

City council chief executive

Dawn Baxendale did not rule a

zero rates rise out.

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options in light of the extraor-

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Leaders in Learning

Tennis

Our Girls Senior Tennis Doubles pairing of Juliette

Ma and Alkmini Giannakogiorgou got the year off

to a winning start when they won the Canterbury

Secondary Schools title in the Year 12 and 13

Girls Doubles competition, held Monday 15th and

Tuesday 16th February at Wilding Park.

It has been a great start to school volleyball

year for Burnside High School. Our Senior Girls

A-team were crowned the Mainland Champions.

This event was played in Christchurch, 26th –

28th February. The team followed this success

up by winning the Canterbury Secondary Schools

Senior Volleyball Championships two weeks later

(12th – 14th March).

Golf

Juliette Ma and Alkmini Giannakogiorgou

Volleyball

The Burnside High School Golf A-team have also

had a successful start to the season winning

the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Stroke Play

Teams Championships played at the Bottle

Lake Golf Club on Monday 8th March. This win

qualifies the team to compete at the National

Secondary Schools Final on Monday 30th August,

in Auckland.

Jeff Choi, Yuki Miya, Felix Nguyen, Amy Weng

Burnside High School Disability Sports Extravaganza

On Sunday 14th March, Burnside

High School hosted the first

ever Canterbury wide Disability

Sports Extravaganza. This event

was an opportunity for students

from Canterbury, who have a

form of physical impairment to

try out new sports, with their

peers and range of experts

from Sport Canterbury, the

Halberg Foundation and Parafed

Canterbury. Twenty-nine

competitors aged between 5 and

21, and some of their whanau had

a go at six different disciplines

over the course of the day. This

inaugural event is to be the

beginning of an annual tradition,

where even more students from

across the South Island can

gather to display their sporting

prowess, enjoy fun competition,

and connect with friends.

Polyfest

This year Polyfest was

held at its regular home

in the Red Zone in

Christchurch on Saturday,

March 13 with twenty

secondary schools taking

part. This event continues

to provide students

with the opportunity to

showcase their Pasifika

culture, language and

identity through dance

and song.

This year Burnside

High School forged a

collaborative partnership

with Rangi Ruru Girls led

by Stephanie Barnett,

Deputy Principal. Senior

students from Rangi Ruru joined the Burnside

group. The entire group, the biggest so far,

numbered forty-three students from a diverse

range of Pasifika cultures and it also included

non-Pasifika students.

Burnside High School’s tutors, Greg Galovale

Senior Achievement Results 2020

NCEA – overall pass rates

Burnside High School students achieved well

above national averages in each of the three

levels of NCEA and in gaining the University

Entrance qualification.

NZQA scholarship examinations

With excellent results from Level 3 NCEA, these

results were equally impressive with the highest

number of passes we have had in a number of

years:

Scholarship: 68

Outstanding Scholarship: 12

Total: 80

and Wes Fifita, composed the original music,

lyrics and choreography. They also had help

and support from a dedicated crew, which this

year included another tutor, Ana-Marie Tulia, plus

musicians Addo, Johnny, Benny and Angus. The

communities from Rangi Ruru and Burnside High

School (whanau and teachers) proved invaluable

with their assistance and support.

Year Level

Year 11

Level 1 NCEA

Year 12

Level 2 NCEA

Year 13

Level 3 NCEA

Year 13

University Entrance

% of Burnside

High school

achieving

National

results %

88.1 70.2

90.8 79.1

88.3 71.4

74.7 51.7

Office Hours 7am-5pm weekdays. Please telephone (03) 358 8383 for all enquiries. www.burnside.school.nz

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