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Empty

paddocks

transformed

Nothing

like a winter

steak

Page 3 Page 8

Puppeteers get their magic back

• By Bea Gooding

THE ACTIONS of eagle-eyed

residents has fast-tracked the

safe return of a stolen car

containing a lifetime of work.

Veteran children’s

entertainers Kerry and Mary

McCammon (above) have

been reunited with their

Subaru Impreza and a box

full of irreplaceable puppets

after they were stolen from the

driveway at their home in New

Brighton two weeks ago. The

Natural Magic Pirates appealed

for help in Pegasus Post last

week, hoping residents could

help return the handmade

magic box and puppets to the

McCammons if found.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Their efforts led to a

tip-off to police and an

observant resident recognised

the missing box when it was

dumped in the backyard next

door to them.

•Turn to page 6

Bid to stop

another

bottle shop

opening

near school

• By Bea Gooding

RESIDENTS AND parents are

trying to stop another liquor

store from opening near a

school and kindergarten in their

neighbourhood.

Their concerns will be heard at

an upcoming hearing to decide

whether the Bottle-O store at 436

Prestons Rd in Marshland should

go ahead.

Marshland School parents are

against the plan, as the proposed

store would only be 500m away

from the school.

Said principal Leigh Fowler:

“We understand that many of

our parents and whānau have

expressed their position or lodged

an objection.

“As a school we support the

actions of our community

members.”

A date for the hearing has not

been set.

The district licencing committee

will ultimately decide if it will

approve the application made by

Progressive Retails Ltd, which

intends to operate the store on

weekdays from 9am to 10pm.

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of having a fall. Free, no bookings

Harry Potter Day, Saturday, 1-3pm, Shirley Library. To celebrate Harry

Potter’s birthday, go along to Shirley Library and make your own wand,

golden snitch bath bomb, whomping willow, or help them find Dobby’s

missing sock. Wizarding attire encouraged. For ages 10 and older. No

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required but places are limited. Phone

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Rotary Market

Sunday, 8.30am-12.30pm

Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St

A variety of stalls will be available,

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books and tools. Every fine Sunday,

with all proceeds supporting the local

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Creative Writing on Sundays

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Linwood Library

Writing group leader Jennifer will

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create and develop their own stories.

Take some pens or pencils, paper, or a

laptop. This class is free.

Marshland Table Tennis Club

Monday, 7.30pm

Ouruhia Hall, 225 Guthries Rd

The Marshland Table Tennis

Club is looking for more players

to join in on the fun each week

at its new premises in Belfast. All

abilities welcome. $5 for adults, $3

for children. For more information

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North Beach Bridge Club

Wednesday, 1-4pm

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Go along and join other friendly

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Margaret Keall at 382 0274 for more

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South Brighton Voices Choir

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Ponds being transformed

THE PADDOCKS between

Cuthberts Rd and the oxidation

ponds in Bromley are gradually

being transformed by the

addition of thousands of native

trees and plants.

“In a few years’ time this strip

of land will be thick with native

vegetation that will improve

the biodiversity of the area and

provide an important habitat for

native birds,’’ said city council

wastewater operations manager

Adam Twose.

“The mass

planting of these

paddocks will

help Christchurch

reduce its carbon

emissions and it

will also ease the

midge problem in

Adam

Twose

the area by providing

a natural

barrier between

the oxidation

ponds and nearby homes.’’

About 40,000 plants have been

planted so far, with thousands

more planned to be added over

the coming years.

“We’re currently preparing the

paddocks for further planting

by spreading a 300mm deep

layer of compost from the

nearby council-owned organics

processing plant over the

ground,” Twose said.

BIODIVERSITY: Thousands of native plants are transforming

the paddocks near the Bromley oxidation ponds.

PHOTO: NEWSLINE ​

“The compost will improve

the soil conditions for the plants,

giving them the best opportunity

to thrive.”

About 6500 tonnes of compost

from the organics processing

plant has been placed on

the paddocks in the last

few weeks.

Removing this large amount of

compost from the plant should

help to reduce the potential for

odour issues at the plant while

the city council undertakes a

$21.5 million upgrade of

the facility.

Musician’s bid for

city council

A MUSICIAN has entered the

Coastal Ward by-election race.

New Brighton resident Caleb

Isaacs, 28, launched his campaign

on Monday, joining three other

candidates who have already

declared their intentions.

Candidate nominations for the

$65,000 by-election opened this

month after former Coastal Ward

city councillor James Daniels

resigned in May in favour of a

new role at NewstalkZB.

Isaacs is standing as an

independent and owns Rattle

and Strum, an entertainment and

music company.

Much of his background has

been spent self-employed across

IT, advertising, retail, hospitality

and events.

“I’m running for council in

the by-election because I think

we need a fresh and independent

voice representing us,” he said on

his campaign Facebook page.

“The same old crowd has

done a lot of good things for our

community but progress has been

crawling, and it’s time to pass the

torch.”

The by-election date is set for

October 8.

Other candidates are Coastal-

Caleb Isaacs

Burwood Community Board

chairman Kelly Barber, New

Brighton Residents Association

chairwoman Celeste Donovan,

and former city councillor David

East.

If elected, some of Isaacs’

priorities included improving

derelict spaces, roads, empty

shops and to “hero” local business

owners.

Although he did not grow up in

the area, the east was a place he

chose to live.

“This is my home for the long

haul and I am completely focused

on the future and how much

better this great place could be.”

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Willowbank a constantly moving feast

Nick Ackroyd has been

looking after keas and

other native species

at Willowbank for the

past 12 years. He talks

to reporter Fiona Ellis

LOKI, BLOFELD, Moriarty

– these are just some of the

names of Willowbank Wildlife

Reserve’s 15 keas.

While the birds may not have

the villainous personalities of

their namesakes, their mischievousness

makes them popular

animals with native species

keeper Nick Ackroyd.

“Probably my favourite, that I

look after every day, is the group

of kea that we have here at Willowbank,”

the St Albans resident

said.

“They . . . are a bit crazy, so

that’s great fun.”

In spite of working in the role

for 12 years, the birds had never

managed to snatch any items

from him, but had been known

to pilfer pompoms, cash and

even credit cards from unwary

visitors.

Kea were as intelligent as great

apes and could solve puzzles that

stumped chimpanzees, he said.

His aim was not to domesticate

animals, but rather to keep

them as wild as possible.

“I think people assume there’s

a lot of cuddling of animals and

patting of things and playing

with stuff. When you’re a zookeeper,

you’re kind of doing the

opposite thing.

“I don’t want them to be playing

with me, I want them to be

going and socialising with the

other animals.”

Not interacting with other

animals could also make them

direct their aggression towards

humans, he said.

This was the case with a

paradise shelduck who had been

hand raised.

“He doesn’t like us and tries to

chase us away whenever we go

into his enclosure.”

Other animals were also in his

charge, from birds such as takahe,

kaka, and whio, to tuatara

and more threatening species.

“We also have a ferret and a

pig and a possum so that people

can see those animals that are

present in New Zealand as well,

and they’re the ones that are

causing issues for our native

animals.”

Conservation efforts were an

important part of Willowbank’s

role, and it was rewarding for

him to play his part in working

towards the Department of Conservation’s

Predator Free 2050

plan, he said.

Although he was concerned

about the future of New Zealand’s

wildlife, there were also

bright points to focus on.

Takahe were doing well and

their numbers increasing, he

said.

Willowbank received two new

takehe from Te Anau earlier

this month as part of a recovery

programme by DOC and Fulton

Hogan.

“Those birds are really

important, they’re genetically

quite unique and we’re hoping

to breed some young from them

this year.”

Signs they would hit it off

come breeding season were

promising, as the pair were

“hanging out” rather than fighting,

he said.

The programme aimed to

breed and release takahe, as Willowbank

had done with other

birds, such as the kaka in Abel

Tasman National Park.

It was always exciting to work

with DOC to do releases, Ackroyd

said.

People’s interest in Willowbank

and learning about native

wildlife was also encouraging,

from strangers to his own children.

“I’ve got two kids who have

both come through here heaps of

times and they love it too.”

However, his favourite aspect

SKILFUL:

Moriarty

looking for

something

to get his

beak into.

of the job was working with likeminded

people.

“We all love working with

animals and want to really make

a difference in that conservation/

native animal area.”

This made up for the less appealing

aspects of the job, such

as working through wicked early

morning frosts, chopping up

chicken to feed the ferret.

People would be surprised at

how much of his role involved

preparing food for the animals

and cleaning their dishes, he

said.

“There are lots more cleaning

and tidying jobs than you might

expect.”

As a child, he would not have

FEATHERED FRIENDS:

Willowbank Wildlife

Reserve native species

keeper Nick Ackroyd is

careful not to have any

potentially pinchable items

on him as he drops in on

his favourite charges, the

keas.

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN

expected to find himself in this

job, in spite of his interest in

animals, he said.

“My zoo keeping career started

a little bit sideways. I trained to

be a teacher and I did a zooology

degree, but I didn’t really want to

work as a teacher.”

Instead, he took on a job tour

guiding at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea

Life Aquarium, which proved

to be a foot in the door of an

animal keeping career.

He was pleased to work mostly

with birds now.

“Mammals are a bit smelly and

difficult, whereas birds are lovely.

“It’s like a constantly moving

feast, Willowbank. There’s

always something new here.”

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Stolen puppets returned

to New Brighton couple

•From page 1

The McCammons have used

the unique animal puppets to

entertain children since 1983.

“It’s a huge relief, it’s why we

publicised our loss. We never

really gave up hope that we

would find them,” said Mary.

“It happened really fast.

Within a week we had our car

and puppets back, so it’s really

fantastic.”

The grey Subaru was found

a few streets away from their

Marine Pde home on Tovey St

last Tuesday.

There was some damage and

the petrol had been siphoned

out, but there were still no

puppets in sight.

Mary said the police told

them a member of the public

called about a suspicious vehicle

that had been parked there for

several days with no license

plates.

Kerry then received a call on

Sunday from a friend who lives

on Union St to say the house

next door had been burgled.

“We were about to begin one

of our holiday shows when

Kerry got a phone call from a

local man who plays guitar with

us sometimes,” Mary said.

“It turns out he and his wife

live next door to an empty house

that was on the market, full of

furniture, to make it look nicer

for buyers.”

The thieves helped themselves

to most of the furniture inside.

But the alarm bells did not

ring for their friend until they

spoke to the real estate agents

selling the house next door

about what happened.

They said a box with

puppets was also found in the

garden.

“The newspaper (Pegasus

Post) article, which the man’s

wife had read, as well as the

buzz on social media, led to this

man knowing we had lost our

puppets.”

Mary said since the good news

broke, police have still not been

able to locate the offenders.

When the puppets were

found, she called the police

in case the incidents were

connected.

In the meantime, the

puppeteers were grateful for the

community’s support.

“Thank you so much to

everyone who shared and

commiserated with us . . .

one friend even prayed to St

Anthony,” Mary said.

“We are going to be supercareful

from now on not to leave

anything in the car overnight.”

Opposition to bottle shop

•From page 1

Coastal-Burwood Community

Board chairman Kelly Barber and

member Linda Stewart will be

speaking at the hearing because

there has been “huge” interest in

rejecting the application.

“We are

therefore looking

to add our voice to

the local residents,”

said Barber.

“The concerns

revolve around

close proximity to

Marshland School

and an abundance

of other outlets nearby.”

Kelly

Barber

The proposed site was also less

than 200m away from Prestons

Preschool on Te Rito St.

Another 1km away, there is also

Liquorland Marshland Road and

New World Prestons.

Prestons Preschool professional

development leader Kristal

Morgan was not able to elaborate

on the their concerns but

confirmed staff held a meeting

about the planned bottle store on

Tuesday.

Owner Tissa Abeykoon said he

was still weighing up the positive

and negative effects a potential

store may have, but he will “stand

with the staff.”

But since he operated a preschool,

the bottom line was he did

not want “drunken people” in the

area.

The board became aware of

the objections after a number

of residents got in touch with

members on separate occasions to

PLANNED:

Prestons Retail

Centre on

the corner of

Prestons Rd

and Prestons

Park Drive

could be

home to a new

Bottle-O.

PHOTO: GEOFF

SLOAN

voice their concerns.

Because the decision was not in

the board’s hands, the only power

members had was to add weight

to the conversation by voicing

residents’ views.

Barber understood where the

community was coming from.

With Marshland Domain, a

community centre and schools

just a short distance away, there

were a lot of young people to look

out for.

“I think people have to take

concerns of the local community

seriously, there’s a very strong

link between the proliferation of

outlets and problem-drinking,”

Barber said.

“How many more do we need?

We’re already very well served in

this area with alcohol outlets.”

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Winter salads sit well

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of sharing it with

vegetables try

our salads as

sides

Grilled beef

porterhouse steak

with mustard,

mayonnaise and

broccoli salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

800gm porterhouse or

rib eye steaks, 4 x 200gm

pieces

1 to drizzle vegetable oil

1 to taste salt and freshly

ground black pepper

3 tsp dijon mustard

4 tbsp mayonnaise

Broccoli, almond and

tomato salad

2 broccoli heads

2 tomatoes

1 clove garlic

2 tbsp tarragon

2 tbsp chives

3 tbsp extra virgin olive

oil

3 tbsp lemon juice

50gm slivered almonds

1 to taste salt and freshly

ground black pepper

Directions

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Flame grill or use a frying pan to cook your steak. Short, hard cooking

should produce tender meat.

Heat a grill, ridged grillpan

or frying pan. Use a

sharp knife to make several

cuts through the fat and

slightly into the meat as

this will stop it curling as it

cooks.

Lightly oil the steaks

before putting them onto

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medium rare steaks, cook

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per side, turning once

and seasoning with salt

and pepper once you have

done so.

Remove from the heat,

wrap loosely in foil and

leave them to rest for five

minutes.

Mix the mustard and

mayonnaise, then spread

across the upper side of the

meat.

Salad: Cook the broccoli

in boiling salted water for

about four minutes, then

drain and set aside in a

warm bowl.

Chop and seed the

tomatoes, then add to the

broccoli. Chop the garlic

and tarragon finely, then

chop the chives into 2cm

lengths.

Mix the herbs with

the oil, lemon juice and

almonds, then gently toss

through the broccoli and

season with salt and pepper.

Serve warm.

Roasted tomato,

butter bean and

watercress salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 tsp salt

8 tomatoes

2 cloves garlic

1 tbsp Olive oil

1 tsp brown sugar

2 sprigs fresh rosemary

1 freshly ground black

pepper, to season

1½ cups butter beans

4 handfuls watercress,

100gm almonds, roasted

and salted

2 tsp lemons, juice

1 tbsp fresh herbs, such

as parsley, oregano, marjoram,

finely chopped

1 cup creme fraiche

Directions

Preheat the oven to 220

deg C. Arrange the tomatoes

in a dish.

Drizzle over the oil,

sprinkle the salt, pepper

and brown sugar.

Finely slice the garlic

and add with the rosemary.

Bake for 20min then let

cool.

Combine the butter

beans with the watercress.

Arrange on a platter or

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add the tomatoes and the

almonds.

Mix together the creme

fraiche, lemon juice and

herbs. Spoon over the

salad before serving.

Roast chicken legs

with stuffed green

olives and lemons

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

4 chicken legs

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp Turmeric

1 tbsp liquid honey

1½ cups chicken stock

2 lemons, thinly sliced

3 bay leaves

1 cup stuffed green

olives

Directions

Heat oven to 190 deg C.

Separate the chicken legs

into drumsticks and

thighs.

Rub the pieces all over

with olive oil, then with

cinnamon and turmeric

and season well with salt

and pepper.

Place the chicken in an

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Arrange the lemon slices

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Surround the chicken

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Cover with foil and bake

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Test by putting a sharp

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of the thigh to the bone – if

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Golden Key at Merrin

Golden Key Canterbury offers talented

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“I enjoyed Golden Key because I learnt

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“I enjoyed working with my friends

and working with Marijke, we learnt

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I learnt what the people of the past ate;

Papanui Primary is a small school

where families and teachers work

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learning and development.

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safe and happy before they can learn, so

our terrific staff work collaboratively to

create an inclusive and welcoming place

for children to learn and grow.

We have a strong focus on our school

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Resilience - Aumangea, Learner -

Ākonga, Kindness - Atawhai.

Prospective students and whānau

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fish, vegetables and meat.

My favourite part was getting to eat

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about the evolution of food.”

Malia, Yr 6.

“Golden Key was a lot of fun, the

activities were constructive. I enjoyed

meeting the mentors and seeing what

other people had done.” Aston, Yr 6.

“The reason I enjoyed Golden Key

was because I liked working with other

students from Merrin, I learnt lots of fun

facts about the evolution of food! I also

enjoyed getting to eat some of the food

afterwards.” Loretta, Yr 6.

Papanui Primary

Merrin School is a full primary school in

Avonhead, situated in the north west of

Christchurch. We have a roll of approximately

490 children from New Entrants to Year 8.

Merrin School is a warm and vibrant school

with a supportive community at its heart. Our

vision is for all children to shine, by purposefully

providing a learning environment that nurtures

and grows every child.

Merrin School has an enrolment scheme

to manage our roll numbers and avoid

overcrowding. If you live within the zone your

child is welcome to enrol at Merrin anytime.

To discuss enrolling your child please

phone the school office 03 358 8369, or

alternatively you can email the office at

office@merrin.school.nz and we will contact

you with regards to enrolment.

www.merrin.school.nz

are invited to view our website www.

papanuiprimary.school.nz and visit the

school.

Papanui

Primary School

The Papanui Pathway

Kimihia te ara tōtika – seek the right path

Papanui Primary School caters for new entrants to

Year 6 children in the Redwood and Papanui areas.

The school has an enrolment scheme and zone but

will have places available for out of zone children

starting school in 2021/2022.

We view education as an active partnership

between home and school with parents / caregivers

and teachers working together for the benefit of

children’s learning.

We have an enthusiastic and dedicated team who

provide a supportive learning environment where

the children are engaged, challenged and supported.

If you wish to find out more about the school or

make an appointment to visit, please phone

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SCHOOL OPTIONS - early & middle years 2022

Welcome to

Casebrook

Intermediate

Year 7 & 8 students are a unique age

group that we specialise in educating.

Our staff and school resources are

all geared for this stage of personal

development and focus on providing a

diverse range of learning opportunities to

create a rounded and engaged individual.

Our learning environment is supported

by a strong focus on our school values

of Respect (Whakaute), Excellence

(Panekiretanga) and Perseverance

(Hiringa). Through these ‘REP’ values

we develop within each student a sense

of self worth to realise their importance

as a member of our Casebrook

community.

Our school environment is one where

students are safe and have the confidence

to take risks with their learning. In

this way the students at Casebrook are

supported and encouraged to become

self-motived, independent learners.

We value the partnership between

home and school. Together we can

create an environment where we foster

feelings of pride and belonging. We are

sure you will enjoy being a part of our

Ngutuawa School

10 Gould Cres, Woolston, Chch

Ngutuawa School is a beautiful,

newly built year 0-8 school

which is situated in Gould Cres,

Woolston. We have small classes

and amazing staff.

We provide opportunities and

experiences so our students:

• are enthusiastic and see

themselves as learners

• are confident, independent and motivated

• form positive relationships with diverse groups of people

• are literate and numerate

• embrace leadership roles

• are proud of themselves and others

• can connect with their cultural identity, their land and the

environment

• regularly attend and participate in school

• value learning experiences and connect this to their future

• learn about their own well-being and the well-being of others

Phone: 03 982 0206

Email: office@ngutuawa.school.nz

community and would welcome the

opportunity to meet with you to discuss

your child’s future at Casebrook.

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WhakaUte PaNekiRetaNGa hiRiNGa

Celebrating 170

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This year is an exciting one for St

Michael’s. As the country’s oldest

independent preparatory school, we are

celebrating our 170th year nurturing and

educating the children of Christchurch,

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And as the heart of our city has

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a 69% roll increase since the post-quake

low in 2017. Such is the interest in the

school, that the Board has recently

announced two new classes: a new

entrant Year 0 for Term 3; and a second

Year 7 for January.

A legacy of 170 years is not built on

fresh air. It’s built on hard work and solid

expectations.

As once again NZ’s Maths standards

come under fire – and this time from

our own Education Review Office who

report ‘slippage in expectations’ and

several years of ‘relative deterioration’ in

pupil performance* – today’s St Michael’s

families enjoy the reassurance of our

legacy of traditional foundations and

academic rigour.

We teach reading and handwriting,

spelling and grammar, and good oldfashioned

Maths. This academic rigour

then underpins our wider curriculums

in Science, History, Geography and

languages.

Our small classes offer your child

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✓ 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

✓ Central city location

Taking enrolments for 2023.

Some places available for 2022.

place at St Michael’s.

As a church school, our musical legacy

is guaranteed: everyone plays and sings.

And talking of playing, have you seen

extended campus?

You and your child are warmly

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wholehearted and inclusive prep school.

Do drop in on Open Day: Wednesday

4 August, or contact registrar, Bec

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* https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/

politics/300344123/education-reviewoffice-warns-of-slippage-of-expectationsin-maths-teaching

St Michael’s

Your school at the heart

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a new chapter

Te Aratai

College

Linwood High School 1954 – Te Aratai College 2022


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Dreams into

Reality

Te Aratai College

From Linwood High School

1954 to Te Aratai College 2022,

our school continues its proud

history.

Next year we return to Aldwins Rd and

our completely rebuilt and stunning new

school. We thank our architects, Architectus;

our construction company, Southbase;

our project managers RDT Pacific and

the Ministry of Education. Architectus and

Southbase are the designers and builders

of a number of prominent Christchurch

buildings including the Central Bus

Exchange and Tūranga, the central library.

We are fortunate to have such a team.

Te Aratai College is inspiring from the

650 seat theatre-standard auditorium

to the sunny student centre and the

student-friendly courtyards. Our design is

for community-whanaungatanga, kōreroconversation

and personalised student

success. It reflects the new name gifted

to us by Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Te Aratai College,

Pathway to the Sea.

In 2016 there was extensive community

consultation about what the community

wanted for their new school. The key

summary point from this community voice

was:

The school should nurture individual

excellence by providing varied opportunities

to meet individual needs. It should foster a

‘love to learn’ culture that returns high levels

of achievement and success at a cost that is

accessible for all.

Reflecting this, our classroom design is

based on responsiveness to the needs

of the students at that moment. Our

classrooms are the standard, time-honoured

size but with the flexibility to open up.

This is because there are occasions when

learning can be more open but equally there

are times for some students when this is a

learning disaster. Te Aratai College also has

smaller rooms for students who learn best

in reduced, very quiet environments, and

bigger spaces for larger student gatherings.

The building design has flexibility for staff

and students to respond to the many factors

that personalise success.

Of course, new buildings alone do not

necessarily improve education. The

relationship with the teacher - he tāngata, he

tāngata, he tāngata - and the personalisation

of learning are the key for this. However,

there is also no doubt that new, purposebuilt

buildings and spaces that arise from

these community values of relationships and

personalisation contribute hugely to student

success. This is Te Aratai College.

Southbase Construction is a leading construction management

company, recognised for building state-of-the-art educational

facilities where our tamariki can learn and grow.

We are proud partners delivering Te Aratai College.

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Linwood College

through the years

Science Lab

1965

Samoan

Culture Club

1989

Production

1991

New uniform

1954

Bookbinders in the library

1963

School Fire 1975

Emily Hough,

Year 10

“I’m excited to see how

the new kura is going

to look. The plans

look great and we

are looking forward to

returning to Aldwins Rd

and Te Aratai College.”

Alexsandra Laufiso,

Year 11

“Moving to Te Aratai and seeing the

new school is going to be amazing.

Te Aratai means a lot to me

because there are going to be new

students attending and the new

design is exciting. And no more

sitting on the floor for assembly!”


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Te Aratai College - A New School for our Community

When Linwood College reopens its doors in

term two, 2022 it will be known as Te Aratai

College.

Te Aratai College is the name gifted to us by Ngāi

Tūāhuriri and means Pathway to the Sea. This name

builds on Linwood College’s history of being the local

secondary school for communities from Linwood-

Woolston, the eastern hill suburbs, and out to the coast.

The 780 students and 120 staff are excited about this

wonderful opportunity.

The school’s initial fitout budget however will not stretch to

all the equipment and services identified as needed.

To help make our new school a centre of excellence

we now call upon our community, past pupils and local

businesses to support this amazing new educational

opportunity by donating to the Linwood College

Foundation. Please join with us in making the vision of a

well-resourced school for our community a reality.

Together let us create a school which will provide every

educational opportunity for all students. Let us help each

one to succeed to their potential.

It is only through education and by

supporting where there is need, that we

can transform our communities and create

exciting futures for all our students.

Items requiring funding:

• Technology and creative courses -

specialised equipment

• The new Performance Centre fit out

including retractable seating, lighting

boards, stage curtains and sound system

• Commercial kitchen specialist equipment

• Playgrounds for Year 7 and 8 students

• Furniture and equipment for the Kimihia

Parental College, the teen parent unit

• Music recording equipment

• Bouldering – a rock climbing wall

• Whakairo (carvings) for the whare

(meeting house)

• Pastoral care resourcing

• Trees, shrubs and general planting

Dick Edmundson has been Principal at Linwood College since 2016. He taught

English at Linwood in the 1990s. He was previously Principal at Hornby HS and

has taught in a variety of schools in New Zealand and overseas.

“As a current Linwood College parent, I

know how great this school is and would

love your help to make the new Te Aratai

College amazing. Let us support our young

people to become the best they can be.”

Sara Templeton,

Christchurch City Councillor –

Heathcote Ward

“I know that people are clear on how

important a strong, local school is for strong,

local communities. Donating to the new

school will be a way for many people to help

make this a reality.”

Dick Edmundson

Principal

Linwood College

Donate: Please make your gift today by going to www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/linwood-college-rebuild-fund or

direct to the Linwood College Foundation Charitable Trust bank details: SBS 031369 0312180 00 All donations

tax deductible. The Linwood College Foundation Charitable Trust www.linwoodcollegefoundation.org.nz was

established in 2018 to enable the community to support the development of the new school and its students.

Foundation enquiries: 021 2398946

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