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St Margaret’s coxed four Canterbury champions

The St Margaret’s College coxed four of Ella Wells, Olivia Hughes, Olivia Hutton, Alice Elworthy and Lucy Davidson took out the under-19 title at the Canterbury Rowing Championships over the weekend. The regatta was called off early due to high winds at Lake Ruataniwha. However, St Margaret’s still managed to capture two gold medals. •St Thomas of Canterbury College dominate, p12 PHOTO: ROWING CELEBRATION

Long wait for lower speed zones „„ By Andrew King SCHOOLS IN the west of the city face a possible two to five year wait before they will get reduced speed limits. The city council has only $120,000 a year to spend implementing school zones on roads by schools. The cost covers up to four zones across the city a year. That means many schools will face long waits – including Yaldhurst Model School, Aidanfield Christian School and Our Lady of Victories School. A school zone is an area around a school where the speed is reduced to 40km/h during times when pupils are arriving and leaving, any other time the usual speed limit applies. Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board chairman

Mike Mora said he wasn’t aware there was a delay and it needs to be addressed through the city council’s annual plan. “I think it is terrible they have got to wait. We need to do something about that,� he said. Hornby Primary School was the last school in the western area of the city to have a speed zone put in place. Based on the city council being able to install about three zones per year, Yaldhurst Model School would be completed this year, Aidanfield Christian School in 2019 and Our Lady of Victories School in 2021. Currently the Haeata Community Campus, Marshland School, Somerfield School, Yaldhurst Model School and Ouruhia School are all earmarked to have school zones installed this year.

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK THE CITY council needs to urgently boost the amount of money it has to implement 40km/h zones outside schools. We reveal today the city council has a paltry $120,000 a year to put in school zones – and at about $30k a pop that means only four schools across the city a year will get them. Not good enough. If the council spent the same amount of money on school speed zones as it did on the Gormley sculptures – $800k – there would be no waiting list. Pretty simple really. Congratulations to Geoff Harrow, who has received a New Year’s honour and also features in the Our People segment this week. From climbing with Sir Edmund Hillary to walking on his own to the South Pole, he speaks to reporter Caitlin Miles. – Barry Clarke

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Stray cat Charlie leaves pawprint By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A STRAY cat, which has left a pawprint on the hearts of a Halswell couple, has an unlikely resemblance to one of silent film’s biggest stars. Charlie Chaplin, a “scruffy” cat, has inspired a popular collection of bright feline-themed pots at the Halswell Community Market. The cat first began to make Nick Hawes, and his wife Pauline Dellow’s, house a daily pit-stop about a year ago – at a time when they were looking to pursue a creative hobby of their own. Sharing similar characteristics to a tramp, the couple of 38 years, named the stray after English comic actor Sir Charles Spencer, after they saw him play the role of The Tramp in the film of the same name. “The cat just reminded us of Charlie Chaplin and the little sad looking character that looked in the windows of shops,” Mr Hawes said. The couple, who had been working in the digital technology realm for more than 20 years, decided they missed the fulfilment of illustrating designs from hand. “We needed to do something

CREATIVE HOBBY: Halswell resident Pauline Dellow with her husband Nick Hawes have used their artistic skills to set up a popular stall at the Halswell Community Market Many of the items were inspired by cat Charlie Chaplin named after Sir Charles Spencer (left). ​

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In Brief SPARKS RD CLOSURE Sparks Rd has been closed between Sutherlands Rd and Hendersons Rd due to the installation of the South-east Halswell Wastewater Scheme. The road will be closed through to January 29 to allow for the construction of a new wastewater pump station at 270 Sparks Rd on city council-owned land set aside for stormwater treatment. The recommended detour will be via Hendersons Rd and Halswell Rd. The other detour will be via Cashmere Rd. Check the map below for details. OPPORTUNISTS Burglaries of garages and garden sheds are on the rise throughout the city, prompting police to issue a warning. Bikes, lawn mowers and tools are often the target with police saying residents should lock their sheds and garages, even when they are at home during the day. They encourage a combinationstyle lock or padlock to use on a garden shed door, which could be all it takes to put off an opportunistic thief, and to ensure bikes are put away and not left outside.


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set up their own creative hobbies Cats in Your Face, building up a popular following both within the community and on their Facebook page. Mr Hawes describes the face of their hobbies as a “grown-up not to be cuddled” and a cat who “does his own thing.” “He comes when he wants to come and thanks us by hissing at us . . . he adopted us,” he said. A year later the cat-themed pots are in demand with orders coming from places including Invercargill, Dunedin and Ashburton. With a strong love for cats, the couple regularly give part of their proceeds to the Cats Protection League Canterbury based in Linwood. Mr Hawes has been a creative director of his own advertising and marketing business Yellow Pencil for more than 34 years. “When we started everything was done by hand. We used pens and paper. Everything was an art and has developed into digital technology,” he said. But he said while he and his wife found a “mutual enjoyment” in hand-painting pots, he would not wish to go back to the technology of three decades ago. •To find out more go to www.catsinyourface.co.nz


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Geoff Harrow

Love of nature and adventure From climbing with Sir Edmund Hillary to walking on his own to the South Pole, Geoff Harrow spoke to Caitlin Miles about his achievements and receiving a Queen’s Service Medal

HONOURED: Geoff Harrow received a Maori cloak when he retired from the Shearwater Trust. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Firstly Geoff, congratulations on receiving your medal. I was quite astonished, it was quite a surprise. Really? Did you know that you had been nominated for it? I was told someone had nominated me at the end of October. I’m not sure who it is but I was a little embarrassed because, while I had worked hard for mountaineering and conservation and skiing, so have a hell of a lot of other people. There should be a couple of thousand other people that I know of that should deserve it just as much or more than me. How did you get started in conservation work? Well, I was always a bit of a wanderer. We lived in Upper Riccarton near the airport and we would go up around the countryside setting rabbit snares and collecting, dear I say it, terrible things like collecting bird eggs! I even

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collected bird eggs from the main runway at Christchurch Airport. I’ve always been interested in birds. I started off making a birds’ egg collection, which is a terrible no-no these days, but a lot of kids did when I was at Riccarton School. I’ve always looked at the Port Hills and tried to get my brothers and sisters to take me there and they rarely would but, as I got older, I went with school friends and I could see the mountains way out to the west. We had a school trip to the West Coast and we came right through Arthur’s Pass and I saw snow up on the mountains and glaciers and thought, oh, isn’t that amazing and that I’d love to get up in that country, but I was a bit small to do that at that stage. So I had an interest from a very early age, but I’ve been a member of Forest & Bird since 1938, and I’m 90 now so 79 years. You’ve also been interested in the mountains for a long time?


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I climbed Mt Oxford when I was about 12 and when I got to high school, I met up with other like-minded kids interested in tramping and one of them, his father, was a member of the mountaineering club and we went up to the Waimakariri in the third form (year 9) and we were right up there and it was quite something. We saw these back country huts so they were places to stay and the people that owned the huts said you kids should belong to the club because you’re using our facilities and very shortly after that I joined the mountaineering club, in 1945 I think it was. Did you work in the conservation sector? No. This was purely just a hobby. I worked for medical supplies’ companies. The whole of my life was spent in the marketing of research medicines to doctors and chemists. I’ve been retired for 32 years now.

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leads to New Year’s honour You were a foundation member of the Craigieburn Valley Ski Club as well? I suggested to the mountaineering club that there were quite a group of young members who had their own set up and I was working in some of the sheep stations in the high country, Flockhill in particular and Mt White. In the Craigieburn Valley, they asked if I could show them how I get through that valley. I was a director for the Mt Hutt ski field for about 12 years and involved in the development right from the beginning. I was very lucky to get a trip to the Himalayas with Ed Hillary in 1954 with the New Zealand Alpine Club. That’s incredible, how did you manage to do that? They were calling for applications and I put my name forward and got on the team. What was that experience like? It was a very big challenge. We were in the Barun Valley mapping our climb and having a look at Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world. We got pretty high up that and then Ed Hillary collapsed, he was very sick and also had broken ribs

SO CLOSE: A view of Mt Makalu, which is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas, 19 km south-east of Mt Everest. Geoff Harrow nearly conquered the mountain on a climbing expedition with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1954.

because he helped one of our team out of a crevasse. He collapsed at about 22,000ft (6705m) and we had to stop and get him off the mountain. So that was the end of climbing Makalu. But the highest peak we climbed was Baruntse, which is about 23,000ft (7010m). Have you ever gone back and tried to climb Makalu again? I went back with my wife on a tramping trip. I didn’t get a second chance to climb those, but I went down to the Antarctic on a biological expedition for four

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been working with them ever since. You’ve mentioned your wife a bit, how did you meet? We met at Craigieburn Valley Ski Club. I told her I was one of the founders of the club and she came up and we met and we’re still together almost 60 years later. We both still ski, we skied last winter at Mt Hutt and Coronet Peak. She’s joined me and encouraged me with the work and things I’ve done. Do you have children that are interested in the outdoors too? My son Paul does a lot of skiing and a lot of hunting. But he came with me on one trip and just as we were going over a very steep waterfall, a huge rockfall came through – several hundred tonne – rocks as big as pianos came smashing through us. There were five in our party, including two 12-year-olds, one of them being Paul. Not one of us got a mark on us. I was terrified and wanted to turn round. My brother-in-law was with us and he was a pretty cool customer. He said ‘look Geoff, it’s all over and you’ve got some pretty important work to do while you’re here.’ It was a near miss but we did carry on.


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Racers: Call the cops

By Georgia O’Connor-Harding FRESH BOY racer burnout marks found by a community patrol indicate speeding car problems in Halswell could be on the rise. But police are saying unless they are contacted the issue cannot be resolved. Both Senior Sergeant Pete Stills (left) and Community Constable Deborah Smalley said they have not been contacted about speeding cars in the area. Concern has been raised on the Halswell Community Group Facebook page over the number of drivers speeding through narrow roads in the suburb. Santa Rosa Ave, Wales St, Checketts Ave and Balcairn St have been identified as recent streets for speeding cars, leaving residents concerned about the safety of their children. Comments included: “They do it every day on Wales St right near the kindergarten”, “we see it in Checketts Ave . . . often thought off sitting

TROUBLE: Burnout marks recently laid in Halswell’s Ensign St.

out there with some old bricks,” and “there’s a dick driving a Nissan 4x4 that always screams past our place in Balcairn St”. But Constable Smalley said unless the residents can get the registration number and evidence the issue is ongoing, it is difficult for police to follow up effectively. “If there is a pattern to it . . . we want to know and then we can put something in place. But at this stage it doesn’t seem to have been reported,” she said. The Hornby Community

Patrol went out recently patrolling Wigram, Hornby leaving Halswell for last. The patrol’s secretary Ann Smith said the patrol found a lot of boy racer-type burnout marks where Wales St becomes Ensign St, something she had not seen in the area before. She said the markings were “relatively new” near the Balcairn St, Ensign St intersection while marks on the same street near Dunbars Rd were more faded. But Mrs Smith said other than finding burnout marks

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History of famous property developing SUCCESS: Warner and Patsy Mauger – from a North Beach garage to the captain’s table on the passenger liner QE2.

The Mauger family has owned and developed properties in the eastern suburbs for more than 60 years. Warner and Patsy Mauger bought 60 acres of land in 1990 and developed it into what is now called Northshore. And now, the Mauger family’s history has been documented in a book. By Fraser Walker-Pearce THE FAMILY responsible for many property developments in North New Brighton and Northshore can now sit down to read their own story. The Mauger family has owned property in the eastern suburbs since Ron and Jean Mauger bought a property on Rookwood Ave in 1945 for just £60. Now, Ron and Jean’s son Warner and wife Patsy own Maugers – a company with many divisions and arms including residential and commercial property and building projects across the city. Warner and Patsy were raised in North New Brighton in the 1930s and, by 1955, Warner was managing the well-known Maugers Garage on the Bower Ave and Travis Rd corner on

behalf of Ron. It was the couple’s first business venture. The garage was later sold to petroleum giants BP and a station is situated on the corner to this day. Warner’s late father Ron was a house builder and began the family’s business in 1945. He went on to purchase and build

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deal of charitable work, which is not often talked about. After Warner suffered an eye injury requiring surgery in 1964, Ron and Jean donated a set of surgical equipment, along with a supporting holder designed for infants undergoing retina surgery, to the Canterbury District Health Board’s ophthalmology department a year after Warner’s surgery. Later, Warner and Patsy donated a Kowa Fundus (retina scanning) camera and committed more than $470,000 of their own money to the Canterbury Charity Hospital for a “muchneeded” expansion. In 2011, Warner and Patsy donated Olympus Endoscopic Ultrasound equipment to the Department of Gastroenterology at Christchurch Hospital after reading a newspaper article on the subject. It allowed the hospital to test bowel and liver cancer patients on-site rather the patients having to fly to Auckland for the same test. Some of the patients who, before that, had to fly to Auckland for treatment were too sick to do so, and were forced to stay put. By June of 2012, the machine had provided the specialised investigation tools to meet the needs of 160 cancer patients in the South Island. But the Maugers’ generosity did not stop there. In 2015 they knew the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust needed more space following the earthquakes’ increased strain on the community and its health, and so injected the trust with more capital. In a charity hospital newsletter shortly after the Maugers’ donation, it stated “the Maugers’ have not only provided the hall at Innovation Park at no charge as the venue again for the Canstaff Charity Hospital Christmas Ball but have also bought a house next door to the hospital with the potential to expand the hospital’s services in the future.”

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family documented in publication The property situated on Leacroft St was bought by the Warner and Patsy Mauger Charitable Foundation for more than $470,000. Canterbury Charity Hospital chairman Philip Bagshaw said the generosity and donations of the Mauger family have assisted the hospital’s running for a number of years. He said two of the new wards at the hospital will be named in honour of the Maugers. “We’re about to name two of the new buildings in their honour. One is going to be the Patsy Mauger House where we can do endoscopy, dentistry and counselling and the new one next to that will be the Warner Mauger House. That will principally house things like dental surgery and a dental laboratory for fixing and mending dentures,” he said. In 2013, Mt Pleasant author Paul Corliss was contacted by Warner in the hopes of collating the family’s history and having it printed in a book. Corliss was “more than happy to oblige” and recently completed the three-year project. He has now published the more than 500-page book, titled Mauger Milestones: The Legacy of a North Brighton Family. “Warner and Patsy fly very much under the philanthropy radar but contribute enormous sums to charities with a deliberate lack of fanfare and little publicity,” Corliss said.

HISTORY: The Hay’s dinosaur slide was part of the Christchurch Santa Parade until it was sold to the Ferrymead Heritage Park where it was chainsawed into bits. Warner Mauger paid a contractor to fix, clean and paint the slide, but when he offered it back to the city council it was rejected.

The book details the family’s rise in success from the early 1900s all the way up to present day, when Warner and Patsy opened the Maugers Property project Innovation Park in Templeton. Prior to being Innovation Park, the site was used as a school for intellectually disabled children, known as the Templeton Farm Colony. In 1967 it was disestablished, and completely closed down in the 1990s. After both the CDHB and Ngai Tahu attempted and failed to turn the land into residential properties, it was subsequently sold to the Maugers.

BLANK CANVAS: In 1990, the Mauger’s Northshore land was a desolate area of grass and weeds. Now it is a thriving subdivision. PHOTOS: Mauger Milestones: The Legacy of a North Brighton Family

“We got advised by a land agent that the old Templeton Hospital and its site were up for sale, from the CDHB, through Ngai Tahu. No doubt others were also interested, and we literally only had the weekend to assess it and make our minds up – no time to do the usual homework. The boys will tell you, they weren’t happy with the time available to make the decision,” Warner said. Initially the idea for a business park was rejected by the city council, but in 2010 after a change of tack their case was heard by a commissioner, the decision was reversed and

the Maugers were allowed to continue with Innovation Park. “Innovation Park was built upon a belief that to achieve great things people need a great environment to work in . . . companies, collaborating on projects and establishing a powerful network of complementary business, while employees are inspired to explore new ideas and possibilities while enjoying a host of outstanding amenities,” Warner said. Following in the property development footsteps of his late father Ron, and after the sale of the family garage to BP, Warner bought 60 acres of land in North Beach, behind Waimairi Beach, for “about one million dollars” in 1991 and named the subsequent developments Northshore. “My mother thought I was absolutely mad as it was just swampy hills, tussock, broom, lupin and old man macrocarpa,” Warner said. The book states that from the

first truck loads of sand excavated from the site up until last year, about 250 houses have since been built and sold in the Northshore subdivision. Patsy and Warner also have a passion for keeping history alive, as can be seen with the resident green dinosaur in their garden. The fibreglass dinosaur childrens’ slide originally sat on the Farmers department store roof, but after it was gifted to the Ferrymead Heritage Park, it was chainsawed into pieces. Warner was on the board of directors at the park at the time, and thought the dino slide should be saved as it was part of the city’s history. “We took it around to the contracting workshop at Tahuna St and with the help of one of the Maugers’ workers Roger Westerink, fibre-glassed, painted and rebuilt it. When the restoration project was complete I rang parks and reserves at the city council and said ‘the historic dinosaur slide is all ready to go, what park do you want me to put it in?’ . . . the offer was rejected on health and safety grounds,” he said. The slide now sits next to Warner and Patsy’s home and is used by local children whenever the Maugers host street parties. About the author: •Paul Corliss has now written 13 books on New Zealand history, biographies and bibliographies. •Mauger Milestones: The Legacy of a North Brighton Family is his most recent publication. Corliss said he prefers writing about local unsung heroes as they are, in his eyes, a lot more interesting and often raise more eyebrows than the more famous names in communities. •In his spare time Corliss is also the secretary of the Heathcote Cricket Club.

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St Thomas dominate rowing champs with four medals By Gordon Findlater A NUMBER St Thomas of Canterbury College crews tasted success at the weekend’s Canterbury Rowing Championships. Josh Dent and William Topham set the tone for the school, racing clear of the field to win the under-15 boys’ double scull. The pair finished almost seven seconds ahead of their nearest rival, second-placed Christchurch Boys’ High School. High winds on Sunday meant that only 22 of the finals went ahead before white caps on the water stopped racing at Twizel’s Lake Ruataniwha. However, the four St Thomas crews that managed to take part in finals all walked away with medals in what was a very successful weekend. “I’m stoked. We had a good training week leading into the weekend so the boys were pretty tired. It makes it even more pleasing when they can back up after a tough week and still race well,” said St Thomas’ head of rowing Rob-

bie Lang. Silver went to St Thomas’ under-19 quadruple sculls of Tobi Sunter, Lachlan Sydney, Reuben Clutterbuck, Leon Barrowcliffe and cox Ben Wright, who finished behind Timaru Rowing Club. Lachlan Sydney and Logan Anderson also took out a silver medal in the under-17 double scull. St Thomas’ under-16 coxed eight of Jakiah Ineson, Logan Mehlhopt, Johvaan Renata, Liam Constable, Josh Kelly, Liam Hattrill, Jack Hurley, Josh Grosvenor and cox Sam Wright completed the set of medals for the school by taking bronze behind North End Rowing Club and St Bede’s College. St Thomas will now turn its attention to the South Island Championships on January 28 at Lake Ruataniwha.


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Canty ace under-14 tennis title RUNNER-UP: Burnside High School student Amelia Garvey, 16, finished second overall at the South Australian junior amateur golf championship. The up-and-coming talent led the field after shooting an opening round of 70 at the Kooyonga Golf Club in Adelaide last week. A second round of 75 left her four shots off the lead. Garvey then recovered with a final round score of 72 to finish three shots behind championship winner Amy Chu, of Sydney. Last year, Garvey helped Burnside win the New Zealand secondary schools golf title. She also won the Australian Federal Amateur Open title in Canberra and had her first win on the Charles Tour at the Muriwai Open.

Canterbury have been crowned national under-14 tennis champions after winning the teams event in Auckland on Sunday. The Canterbury team of Reece Falck (left), Liam Adams, Nick Schneideman, Edwin Dargue, Jade Otway, Farrah Richards, Abby Mason and Kyla Otway was coached by Andrew Falck. They completed the four-day campaign at the Scarbro Tennis Centre with a hard fought 5-4 win over Auckland the final. Falck and Adams also grabbed individual titles. Falck took out the under-14 singles title, while Adams teamed up with Queenstown’s Thomas Hartono to win the doubles. Canterbury also finished fourth in the under-12 teams event and third in the under-16 event under the guidance of coach James Meredith.



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News Sensei lives up to Jonny’s memory By Gabrielle Stuart THERE WAS something special about Sensei – Michael Pitman knew it from the minute he set eyes on the year-old colt. Three years ago, Mr Pitman’s son, Jonny, took his own life, aged 28. Something about the yearling, which he came across while visiting sales in Sydney, brought back memories of Jonny. “He reminded me of my boy when I saw him – he’s strong, dark, good-looking,” Mr Pitman (left) said. “I always wanted to have a horse good enough to name after my son.” Although Mr Pitman has raised dozens of horses, he has never given one a stable nickname. But when he goes out to work with the colt, he calls him Jonny. Last week, his faith in the horse paid off when Sensei won at the Waikouaiti New Year’s Day races. It was an emotional moment for the Pitman family, and for many others in the racing community who knew Jonny. Mr Pitman said it hit home when he heard commentator

OUT AHEAD: Sensei won his maiden race on New Year’s Day at Waikouaiti. PHOTO: WAYNE HUDDLESTON

HAPPIER TIMES: Jonny Pitman (right) at his brother Matt’s wedding.

Matt Cross, who knew Jonny, announce Sensei had reached the line “with a little help from above.” The name Sensei, which is the Japanese title for a martial arts teacher, was chosen to honour Jonny. He had represented New Zealand in judo and tae kwon do, and spent time in Japan training under martial arts masters. The first name the family considered was Pitbull, the nickname Jonny was given on the rugby league field, but that name was taken. Mr Pitman runs the Pitman Racing Stables with his son, Matt. He said they had originally

day went by without the old ‘why or what if’,” he said. “But I won’t judge what my son choose to do. I hate what it did to us, but at the end of the day it was his decision.” He said there was a big stigma around discussing suicide, but he hoped that would change. “There are so many suicides each year but it hardly gets a mention. I don’t have trouble talking about it because the more it’s spoken about hopefully the less it happens.” On Saturday, Sensei raced at Trentham, finishing a hardfought fourth, auguring well for the rest of the Wellington Cup

planned to have a three-way partnership with Jonny. “I miss my son so badly, it doesn’t matter. Not only did he live here with us, we worked together too,” he said. One of the horses he and Jonny trained together, No Emotion, also raced on New Year’s Day, finishing third in the Waikouaiti Cup. He said Jonny had been very intelligent and good at almost everything he did, but had struggled with depression. Trying to come to terms with his son’s death had been incredibly difficult, he said. “For the first six months not a

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NICE DAY OUT: Visit the popular Halswell Community Market. Set in the award-winning gardens of St John of God, Hauora Trust, the market provides a place for people to connect and support local businesses, musicians, clubs and groups. There is something for everyone at the market, including a children’s corner, live entertainment and a wide variety of food trucks, crafts, clothing, toys, books stalls and more. The market will be on Sunday, noon to 3pm, at St John of God Hospital, 26 Nash Rd. ​

Photo Fun Thursday, 10am-noon Play with fun iPad apps, dress up with props and take lots of photos. Experiment with green screening, stickers and crafts to create a photographic masterpiece. Bookings are essential and the cost will be $7. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Summer Storytimes Thursday, 11-11.30am Join the library for summer stories, rhymes and songs. The session will suit pre-schoolers and kids. There will be no charge and no bookings needed, but a caregiver will be required. Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd

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Anxiety continues to affect our most vulnerable Christchurch Methodist Mission executive director Jill Hawkey writes about the challenging time families face as the start of the school year looms Going back to school is a stressful time for some families. Just before the Christmas and New Year break the Christchurch Methodist Mission ran its annual Support a Family initiative. Support a Family meant that 150 families and 30 older people enjoyed Christmas without worrying about what they could afford. It was incredible to see both the generosity of individuals, families, businesses and churches who provided the hampers and the overwhelming joy of the families and older people who received them. For families in our community who have just

managed to get through Christmas, the start of the school year represents a very challenging time. Sending a child to a state school is not cheap. Stationery, school fees, camps, sports fees and travel all add up. With technology being such an integral part of a child’s education, a tablet or laptop is also required by many schools. These costs are significant. For families who are struggling with unemployment, redundancy, income insufficiency or illness, they can be insurmountable. CMM is working with many families that will struggle to meet these costs and will need our assistance. Looking at the year ahead, housing and anxiety are set to continue to affect our most vulnerable.

CMM is ready to respond to these critical issues. We provide warm, affordable and secure housing and on-going social support to a number of families and older people. This year we are opening an emergency house and expanding our existing community housing stock. Anxiety continues to have a huge impact in our community. CMM’s Flourish initiative, funded by the Tindall Foundation, responds to the needs of children and their parents who are struggling with low to moderate anxiety. It provides individual support for children and their families, group programmes and tailormade parenting courses. Referrals are accepted from schools, public health nurses, other social service organisations and parents can self-refer themselves and/or their children. We would gladly welcome your support this year. To donate visit www. mmsi.org.nz/donate. Your gift will make a difference.

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of Childcare that Cherishes Children In 1972, when Glennie Oborn opened her first centre, her commitment to parents was to keep each child Safe, Loved and Learning. And after 45 years, every Kindercare centre is still family owned, guided by the same family values, and still providing fun-filled care, that nurtures children through kindness. Knowing your child is Safe matters to parents, and to Kindercare. That’s why access to our centres is by keypad only, to control entry and exit. Protecting children in a secure environment is our priority. Love is at the heart of our centres because relationships matter. Our qualified, experienced team ensure your child will receive lots of cuddles and affection, which helps them settle, because they feel loved. Getting to know your child is a priority so we can respond to them quickly. Learning happens naturally, through play, once your baby, toddler or preschooler feels safe and loved. When they’re relaxed, they can have fun, and enjoy discovering their world. Your child will benefit from freedom to move in open spaces, exploring tactile environments for sensory learning, and challenging themselves at each developmental stage.

Home-made midday meals, and morning and afternoon snacks, ensure busy parents don’t have to worry about their child’s nutritional needs. With lots of fresh fruit and loads of vegges for lunch, your child will enjoy healthy variety that’s good for them too! Parents appreciate the value in preparing their child for school. At Kindercare, we know the difference a smooth transition makes for your preschooler. Our dynamic curriculum includes social/emotional development programs, Letterland (introducing the alphabet) and Cherry.bytes (a safe and fun introduction to technology as a learning tool). We’re privileged to be entrusted with your child’s care, and we’re here to work alongside your family. Pop in for a visit…we’re waiting to meet you and your child.

Entrust your child to the safe, lov ng care of our family-owned childcare centres Since 1972, we’ve provided more than full and part time care and education for babies, toddlers and preschoolers we’ve provided a Kindercare family. And we’re here for you, to keep your child safe, share their discoveries, guide their enquiry, ensure they’re ready for school and most of all, fill your child’s days with love and fun. Our Kindercare team have a warm welcome waiting at a centre near you…

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Excitement high at A fresh look for Avonside Girls’ High School Shirley Boys’ High School You won’t have to look hard to see one of the new developments at Shirley Boys’ High School in 2017 – it will be on almost every student you see.

Principal Sue Hume.

2017 will be a year of progress for the Avonside Girls’ High School whanau. Not only will the design of their state-ofthe-art new campus alongside Shirley Boys’ be revealed, their BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) scheme is being increased to include all of the Year 9 cohort, a new uniform is in the pipeline and the school is adopting a new style of form class to lend greater support to students.

Sue Hume says this is part of Avonside’s drive to increase student wellbeing and support. “Avonside’s core focus is not just on educating but empowering girls to be the best they can be. You can’t lift students to their highest levels of achievement unless you have a supportive atmosphere.”

A new uniform is being rolled out… so it’s out with the grey shorts and walk socks and in with a sleek new navy and light blue kit. Along with the new look, Shirley Boys’ is continuing to show it’s at the forefront of education with several new initiatives, including a unique new form class, the roll out of a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) system across the whole school and the introduction of a new teaching model. “All of our teachers will be given the chance to co-teach in 2017 and 2018. That will see two teachers working with two classes of students at the same time” says Headmaster John Laurenson.

“It’s a collaborative approach that we trialed in 2016. The feedback was very positive – teachers inspired each other and the students liked being able to experience a range of teaching styles.” The new form class will have a strong emphasis on tikanga and te reo Māori, embracing Maori principles such as manaakitanga (exercising compassion and empathy), thus providing a respectful environment for focused mentoring and raising student achievement. Priority for the new class will be given to students who are engaged in Māori cultural pursuits, studying te reo or who have come bilingual or immersion units. For more information see www.shirley.school.nz

Students are also looking forward to Principal Sue Hume says the new system increased access to digital technology will see each girl with the same whanau with the BYOD scheme rolling out across group teacher for her five years at school. the Year 9 cohort, with the view to having full BYOD across the school by 2019. “This model gives students the opportunity to bond with one teacher “Technological devices are just a tool and have her own family within the for learning but they do unlock a whole Avonside community. The classes will new way of engaging students with have an hour each week together – that their learning. It is also important our will be an important time to ensure that girls have the very best IT skills for each student is happy and progressing further study and future employment within our school environment.” opportunities.”

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Avonside Girls’ High School

Start of Year 2017

A warm welcome to all new and returning students Tuesday 31 January: Course Confirmation Day Year 12 and 13 students who have not confirmed their courses or who have not met subject entry requirements, will need to report to room P6 to finalise an appropriate course of study. 9.00am - 10.30am

Surnames A – L

10.30am - 12 noon

Surnames M – Z

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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL 2017 Uniform to be worn from Wednesday 1 February

Monday 16 January

School office re-opens

Tuesday 31 January

Year 11-12 Course Confirmation Day (Only those ineligible to re-enrol online required)

Wednesday 1 February

Orientation Day for Year 9 and other students new to SBHS All students - report to Sports Hall Gym 8.30am – 3.00pm Student Executive 8.00am – 3.00pm Powhiri commences at 8.40am in the Assembly Hall (parents welcome) Year 10-13 (Attendance not required)

Thursday 2 February

Bring House shirts for Tabloid Sports in the afternoon SBHS school buses commence Year 9 8.45am – 3.00pm Year 10 9.45am – 3.00pm Year 11 9.15am – 3.00pm Year 12-13 8.45am – 3.00pm All students - report to Assembly Hall

Friday 3 February

All students

8.30am – 2.05pm

Monday 6 February

Waitangi Day

School Closed

Tuesday 7 February

All students Report to Form Rooms

8.45am – 3.00pm

Students who have met requirements, but who wish to have a subject change considered, must report at 12 noon to room P6.

Wednesday 1 February: Year 9 and Year 13 meet in Gym 1 for assembly at 9.00am. Parents welcome. Students released at 3.00pm.

Thursday 2 February: All levels, Year 9 – 13, to Whanau rooms 8.30am – 3.00pm.

Enrolment enquiries at all levels, please phone the School Office, 389 7199. Office hours 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Office open from Monday 23 January 2017.


8.30am – 4.00pm

Stationery and Uniform Information available at www.shirley.school.nz/students/uniform-and-stationery www.shirley.school.nz

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Merrin School We are looking forward to an exciting year with STEM, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to the fore at Merrin School including 3D printers, robotics and a brand new maths programme for our Year 4 – 8 students.

Marian College awareness amongst our students. We want to ensure that our precious coastline is protected by all.

We will be hosting more Sci-tech challenges at all levels, whereby our parents and children enjoy the fun of working together to create and explore through science and technology. In term 1 we are off to the beach for our whole school topic: “Toiora te Moana Toiora te Tangata, Healthy Seas - Healthy People”. Our students will look at the natural environment around the coast and explore the effects people have on coastal areas. Science and Technology The photo above is of our students involved in a Sci-tech challenge is a great vehicle to develop social

Marian College is a Catholic state integrated school for girls with a maximum roll of 430 students, that combines high academic standards and a progressive approach to modern education. There is a genuine commitment to the values inherent in the traditions of the religious orders of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and the Sisters of Mercy.

have every opportunity to contribute through participation, service and leadership.

Preference for enrolment is given to Catholic girls and some places may be available for non-Catholic students.

Our school culture is based on traditional values and expectations and Marian is also focused on supporting 21st century teaching and learning. Marian College is committed to preparing students with the skills they need for the real world environment. Marian uses information technology for blended inquiry based learning and we use google applications extensively.

Marian College is fortunate in being able to remain small with a friendly, family atmosphere which comes from teachers and students knowing each other well. Every student at Marian is nurtured and her skills and talents fostered. Students

Marian staff create a positive climate, which is conducive to effective learning with the development of personal responsibility, using collaboration, problem solving and encouraging students to be critical thinkers.

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Chisnallwood Intermediate Established as a Junior High School, Chisnallwood is specifically designed to meet the needs of students in their preadolescent years. This design has been carefully developed over many years and is based on the best that has been seen in New Zealand and Internationally. By enrolling at this school you are opening doorways to opportunities that will prepare you fully for secondary school and beyond. A well-balanced mixture of specialist and home room teaching in this highly resourced

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environment will capture your interest and attention in a manner that will ensure your success. Recognised as a leader in its field, Chisnallwood is nationally renowned for its achievements particularly in the areas of music, the arts, sport and all academic endeavours. This success is brought about by the quality of the resources we have and by the commitment of the highly trained and dedicated teaching staff.

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Tuesday, January 31st at 11am.

Year 8

Students commence Wednesday, February 1st at 8.40am.

A warm invitation is extended to new families for 2017

For further information contact: The Principal Breezes Road Christchurch Phone: Fax: E.mail: Web Site:

The school is open for enrolments from Monday 30 January 2017

3884-199 3884-803 kim@chisnallwood.school.nz www.chisnallwood.school.nz

Enquiries: please contact

Merrin School

“A School proud of its academic, cultural and sporting success”

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2014 enrolments are: and our special focus ing children an excellent All pupils start 9:00am Wednesday 1st care February. Year 7–10: June 14 on personal character paration for senior college Years 1–6: August 30 development and learning. rs, andAll life beyond the Year 0 – 6 classes to report directly primary to their Key intakes at new entrant, ool gate. classrooms. middle school yearAll 7 and year 9. Limited placesYear 7 – 10 available at other levels. please refer to your start of year details.

r more information, contact us on: (03) 338 8153 or vickie.james@aidanfield.school.nz All pupils should come in full school uniform, or go to our website www.aidanfield.school.nz

and have their full set of stationery with them. School finishes for all pupils at 3:00pm.

The School Office will be open from 9:30am – 12:30pm on Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Tuesday 31st January (the office is closed on Monday 30th January). Growing in Wisdom and Stature, Stand and Be Confident.

For more information, contact us on: (03) 338 8153 or enrol@aidanfield.school.nz or go to our website www.aidanfield.school.nz


03 358 8369 www.merrin.school.nz

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Banks Avenue School

We are a continuing school looking forward to providing high quality teaching and learning programmes for many years to come. • The school office will be open and staff available from Monday 23 January 2017 (8.30am – 3.30pm daily). Call in or phone 03 385 4163. • School opens for instruction at 8.55am on Monday 30 January 2017. • Stationery packs may be purchased from school between 12.30 – 3.30pm on Thursday 26 January and from 9.00am – 12.00noon on Friday 27 January 2017. Principal: Toni Burnside For further information contact our school office: 91 Banks Avenue, Shirley • Phone: 385 4163 Email: office@banksave.school.nz Website: www.banksave.school.nz

AWAITING COPY Ad Number: FG9140 Artwork: FG9140 Size: 9x2 Description: BREENS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Welcome to new Breens students for the 2017 school Account: School year. Our staff areOpen lookingDays forward to meeting you and weFanticipate yet another ‘Brilliant’ year at Breens Colour: Intermediate School. Filename: FG9140 Welcome back to our Year 8 students. Hopefully you have all had a good holiday and are excited about your learning for this year. 2017 school year commences: Year 8 students - Monday 30th January at 8.50am Year 7 students - Tuesday 31st January at 8.50am On Tuesday 31st January – Year 7 & new Year 8 students are to assemble on the front courts as we are holding a Mihi Whakatau at 9am to welcome new students to Breens. Parents & Whanau are welcome to join us for this welcome to our school community. School office will re-open on Tuesday 24th January, 2017

37 Cunningham Place, Halswell 8025 Phone: 03 322 8735 Email: admin@oaklands.school.nz

new enROLMenTS/ PAYMenT OF FeeS Thursday 26th January, 10am-3pm Friday 27th January, 1-3pm

STATIOneRY SALeS 2017 Stationery packs are available online Please visit the school website for more information


TeRM One BeGInS Monday 30th January, 9am

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Casebrook - ʻA School of opportunity that will engage and challenge Casebrook Intermediate students will tell you they love their school and the learning. Happy students are engaged students. Engaged students succeed. At Casebrook, we constantly review our programmes to find the best possible way to excite and challenge. We provide a flexible programme that moves with the needs of the students and the learning that excites them.

our Casebrook REPs to demonstrate Respect, Excellence and Perseverance to provide a positive environment where student wellbeing is central to our school and community. We celebrate their success as Casebrook REPs through our school houses and REP badges. Our students tell us they love being part of the Casebrook REP community and are proud to display their achievements.

Beyond the classroom we look for opportunities to engage our students Our classrooms promote innovative in cultural, artistic, musical, technical, ways of learning, with all students having sporting and community programmes. access to modern digital technology, and We have expert teachers who strive to learning through researching, thinking involve as many students as possible in and acting on new understanding. All our groups. It is our aim to find the right our students are catered for by adapting extra-curricular programme for every our programmes to find the best ways one of our students. to teach our students and providing Our students leave Casebrook filled with learning support and extension where new experiences, great friendships and needed. most importantly a newfound confidence Casebrook’s school culture is driven that can be found in a supportive, learning-rich environment like ours. by our REP programme. We expect

Casbrook Intermediate Students.

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Christchurch Boys’ High School

 email: enquiries@cbhs.school.nz ☎ 03 348 5003 Enrolment enquiries:  email: larterjtl@staff.cbhs.school.nz Uniform Shop: www.cbhs.school.nz (click on new students & select PTA uniform shop) Stationery: www.myschool.co.nz eLearning Information: www.cbhs.school.nz/students/curriculum/e-learning

Monday 30 January 8:30am – 4.00pm

Staff Only Day

Staff and Department Meetings

9:00am – 3:00pm

Year 9

9:00am – 2:00pm

Years 11, 12 & 13 (Main foyer) A – G 9:00am H – N 10:00am O – Z 11:00am Year 13

Some Year 9 classes will be in for eLearning workshops. Confirmation to parents by email. (Full school uniform) Compulsory course confirmation for all Year 12 & 13 students, including hostel students. All students must attend on Tuesday or risk losing their place in a course. Year 11 students who have course selection concerns or timetable issues can also see the Dean at this time. (School uniform not required for Years 11, 12 & 13) Peer Support Training — Monitors & Peer Support Leaders. (School uniform not required)

Tuesday 31 January

10:00am – 2:00pm

Wednesday 1 February 9:00am – 3:00pm

Year 9

12:45pm – 3:00pm

All Year 9

12:45pm – 2:00pm

New Students (Years 10-13)

Remaining Year 9 classes will be in for eLearning workshops. Confirmation to parents by email. (Full school uniform) Assemble at the Te Kura St Gates for Mihi whakatau at 12:45pm, parents welcome. Assemble at the Te Kura St Gates for Mihi whakatau at 12:45pm, parents welcome. (Full school uniform)

Year 9 Year 12 Year 13

Report to Form Rooms (PE uniform — togs & towel) Report to Big Gym (Full school uniform) Report to Small Gym (Full school uniform)

9:30am – 3:00pm 9:30am – 12:30pm 9:30am – 12:30pm 1:00am – 3:00pm

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Years 10 & 11

Report to Form Rooms (PE uniform — togs & towel) Report to Big Gym (Full school uniform) Report to Big Room (Full school uniform) Drop in centre ICT help — School Library

Monday 6 February

Waitangi Day

School closed

Thursday 2 February 9:00am – 3:00pm 9:30am – 12:30pm 9:30am – 12:30pm

Friday 3 February

St Mark’s is the only anglican StateIntegrated Primary School in the South Island.

learning. These are also the skills that will propel students into their future and our ever changing world.

As a school of Special Character we focus on growing the unique gifts, talents and abilities of every student within a Christian family atmosphere. This holistic view ensures the students spiritual, academic, physical, emotional and cultural needs and potential are the heart of all we do, the way we think and the way we live.

Positive relationships between students, staff and whanau is a strength at St Mark’s.

Students who can collaborate, act adaptively, are actively involved in their own learning, and solve problems using a range of thinking skills are hallmarks St Mark’s our tradition and the future, our difference.

Years 9 – 13

Knowing every student, their strengths and abilities creates a scaffold for inquiry, curiosity, collaboration and fun! Come and visit us! Take a look at our new and innovative campus. Hear from our families. Talk to our talented students. talk to the teachers who inspire them.

But most of all see how we are all connected by faith to a place that creates a sense of belonging and worth Of the child at the centre of teaching and for everyone.

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St Marks School

Transforming Lives Through the St Marks Story

Applications are currently being accepted for 2018 new entrants. Contact the school office for further information. Limited vacancies currently exist in other year levels. Cholmondeley Avenue, Christchurch Phone: 03 332 7339 | Fax: 03: 332 4485 Email: office@saintmarks.school.nz www.saintmarks.school.nz AWAITING COPY Ad Number: FG9148 Artwork: FG9148 Size: 9x4 Description: HORNBY HIGH SCHOOL Account: School Open Days Colour: F Filename: FG9148

Te Huruhuru Ao o Horomaka

Start of year 2017

Monday 23rd January School Office Opens. New Enrolments welcome

Tuesday 31st January 2 - 3pm Years 7 & 8 Open Afternoon

Wednesday 1st February 9am - 2pm – Years 7, 8 & 9 9am – Mihi Whakatau for new students. Whanau welcome 10.30am - 11.30am – Year 10 assembly & form time 11am - 12pm – Year 11 assembly & form time 12pm - 1pm – Year 12 & 13 assembly & form time Thursday 2nd February 8.30am – Years 7 - 11 Normal Timetable all day

Tuesday 7 February 8:45am – 3:10pm

St Mark’s our tradition and the future, our difference

Friday 3rd February 8.30am – Years 7 - 13 Normal Timetable all day

Full school timetable for all year groups

NOTE: The school canteen will not be open until Tuesday 7th February. If your son is in for a full day they will need to bring lunch with them. Stationery is not required for Year 9 students from Tuesday 31st Jan – Friday 3rd Feb apart from their device and a pen.

180 Waterloo Road, Hornby - Ph 03 349 5395 www.hornby.school.nz

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Welcome to Christchurch Boys’ High School

Hagley College

Altiora Peto – I Seek Higher Things Welcome to Christchurch Boys’ High School. This is a great place to learn and we have a history of over 130 years of educating boys to be fine young men. We have high expectations of our boys and strong relationships with them. Academic success and moral strength are considered paramount, and our boys excel across academic, cultural and sporting fields. We value tradition, we honour excellence, we teach values and we celebrate success in a school environment that cares for student welfare, recognises cultural diversity and meets the learning needs of a wide range of students. Our rich history includes Old Boys, who have made their mark in the worlds of the military, the arts and culture, commerce, law, community service and sport. We have close ties with our very supportive and active community, and we are proud of our place in New Zealand education.

standing alongside our students and supporting them to high standards of performance and character. The fine young man mission of the school is supported by wide ranging cultural and sporting opportunities, and personal development is an emphasis. Christchurch Boys’ High School is a warm and energetic place with staff, students, parents and Old Boys working positively together with a strong sense of purpose and identity. Whaia te iti kahurangi. Ki te tuohu koe me maunga teitei. Nic Hill, Headmaster

Our success in academic, sporting and cultural fields is due to a desire to make a difference to all of our young men’s achievement. The staff of Christchurch Boys’ High School share a vision of

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Mairehau High School

Commencing Dates for 2017

Monday 23 January

School Office opens NOTE: Canteen opens Tuesday 2 February

Monday 30 January

First Official Day

Tuesday 31 January

Confirmation of Courses: Year 12 & 13 from 9.30am-12noon Year 11 from 1pm–3pm

Wednesday 1 February

Year 9 & International students only today 9am–2pm Students assemble in the Hall with Peer Support Leaders International students orientation, 9am

Thursday 2 February Friday 3 February Monday 6 February

All students at school (including Supported Learning Students) 8.45am – 10.00am Assembly: Years 10-13 8.45am – 10.00am Year 9 in Form Groups Timetabled classes from period 2 Canteen opens on this day Full school timetable today All students in timetabled classes Waitangi Day Observance – school not open

Over 1,000 students enrol into Hagley each year. They choose Hagley because of the great choice of subjects and the unique programmes Hagley offers. Students go to Hagley because of the way they are treated and supported. Every student at Hagley knows that it is cool to be different and they celebrate this difference in a dynamic environment.

If you are looking for a high school where you can be yourself while achieving your goals, where high standards are set and maintained, and staff will work closely with you to ensure you get the very best out of your high school years, then consider enrolling at Hagley College for 2017.

With over 150 senior subjects available, Hagley creates opportunities that you never imagined were possible at school. Imagine being able to be an animator, a dancer, a scientist, a film producer, a fashion designer, or a chef. At Hagley you

Head to one of Hagley’s Enrolment days on Monday the 30th and Tuesday the 31st January from 10am- 2:30pm to discuss your options, personalise your programme, meet their teachers and enrol into Hagley for 2017.

can live your dream.

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Monday 23 January - School Office opens Wednesday 25 January – Friday 27 January Peer Support training camp Monday 30 January Teacher Only Day Tuesday 31 January New International students report at 8.45am Year 9 students report in full uniform to Hall 9.00am – 2.30pm. Transferring students (Years 10 – 13) in full uniform to Hall 9.00am – 12.00noon Powhiri for all new students – 9.00am School Canteen open Wednesday 1 February All Year 9 students report to form classes at 8.30am – 2.30pm All Year 12 students report to hall in uniform at 9.00am – 10.30am All Year 13 students report to hall 10.00am – 11.30am School Canteen open Thursday 2 February All Year 9 students report to form classes at 8.30am – 2.30pm All Year 10 students report to hall in uniform at 9.00am – 10.30am All Year 11 students report to hall at 10.00am – 11.30am School Canteen open Friday 3 February Timetable starts Monday 6 February Waitangi Day - School closed

Tuesday 7 February

All students in timetabled classes today

Papanui High School 30 Langdons Road, Christchurch 8053

Wednesday 8 February

All students in timetabled classes today

Tel: (03) 352 6119 Email: admin@papanui.school.nz

Harry Romana - Principal

Jeff Smith - Principal


Tuesday January 17 2017

Hagley College 2017

Enrolment Days JANUARY




10am-2:30pm Hagley College Student Centre Corner of Hagley Avenue and St Asaph Street Our Enroment Centre re-opens on January 17th, please phone them on (03) 364 5156 to find out what you need to bring.

Hagley College Start Dates and Times 2017 Thursday 2 February

Friday 3 February


Year 9s at home

Year 9s at home

Year 9 Orientation 10am - 2pm BBQ lunch provided


Year 10 Orientation 10am - 12noon BBQ lunch provided

Year 10s at home

Year 10s at home


Year 11 Orientation 10am - 2:45pm

Year 11s at home

Year 11s at home

Year 12s and 13s at home

Year 12s and 13s Welcome & Orientation 9:30am - 2pm BBQ lunch provided

Year 12s and 13s at home

YEAR 12 AND 13

Monday 6 February

School closed for Waitangi Day

Wednesday 1 February

Tuesday 7 February

Normal timetabled classes from 8:40am

Normal timetabled classes from 8:40am Normal timetabled classes from 8:40am

Normal timetabled classes from 8:40am


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2017 edition

Hornby High School We will start 2017 with a bang, quite literally, as we get set for the first demolitions that precede our rebuild. First to go are the administration block, and the library building, due to come down in March. Contractors then begin the build for the first part of the brand new Hornby High School with our Hauora, administration, learning commons and specialist learning spaces that cover sciences, creative arts, and technologies. The work that goes on inside our buildings is also changing with two ongoing developments. We are asking all students to have Chromebooks available during their school day. The evidence for their significant impact on learning is growing, all of this work underpinned with our

learning methodology of ‘Learn Create Share’ (supported by the Manaiakalani Outreach Programme) which we share with our partnership schools in our Uru Manuka cluster. This pedagogy develops deeper learning and digital fluency, both essential in our modern era. We are also developing student and staff abilities to cause learning using project based learning. PBL is well known to improve student engagement and deeper learning, and following successful trials in 2016 is set to grow in use this year. This all forms a part of the backdrop to our journey towards the school’s exciting vision ‘A centre of creative excellence’. Make sure that you are a part of this exciting future focussed journey. Robin Sutton, Principal

Riccarton’s Kokiri Lodge Experience Outdoor education is an integral and compulsory part of the Riccarton High School junior programme. We own our outdoor education centre, Kokiri Lodge, situated in Westland, near Lake Brunner.

day programme. The four instructors live at the Lodge for the camps. Senior students from Year 12 and Year 13 are involved in the programme as group leaders – four per camp.

The Board of Governors bought the old Kokiri school building and some 5 acres of land in August 1973. Soon after the purchase a bunkroom was built and a dedicated education programme was developed with the emphasis on inter personal skills. The first class groups visited Kokiri in November 1974, 40 years ago.

The Year 9 and 10 programmes are different, and complement each other in developing self-confidence, team work and leadership skills in an outdoor education context facilitated by the experienced instructors.

AWAITING COPY Ad Number: FG9172 Artwork: FG9172 Size: 9x2 Description: RAWHITI SCHOOL In order to avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of Account: School Open Days overcrowding, the board of Rāwhiti School has adopted Colour: F an enrolment scheme, which has been approved by the Ministry of Education. Filename: FG9172

AWAITING COPY Ad Number: FG9188 Artwork: FG9188 Size: 9x2 Description: RICCARTON PRIMARY SCHOOL Wednesday 1st February 8.55am Account: School Open Days Colour: FAll students are to meet Filename: FG9188 in the school hall.

Students enjoy the abseiling, orienteering, confidence and ropes courses. Year 10 students also The Kokiri Experience fits in well with The experience an exciting overnight campRiccarton Way. Students get involved, work hard at the challenging tasks, show out in tents in the bush. care for others, are tolerant, and always This two year programme, unique to have to be part of team. A key factor in Riccarton, is designed to provide a facing the difficulties of Kokiri is giving it positive introduction to the outdoors their best shot. and to develop links in the class and Each year all Year 9 and Year 10 students confidence in the students when they return to Christchurch. Students travel by train to the lodge with a often refer to their time at Kokiri as a teacher accompanying them on the highlight of their school time and a truly train. A specialist Kokiri teacher and memorable experience. three instructors lead the specialist four

Robin Sutton, Principal and some students of Hornby High.

Enrolment Scheme

Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone described below: From the intersection of Anzac Dr and Frosts Rd: • North on Frosts Rd to Beach Rd • East on Beach Rd to Marine Parade • South on Marine Parade to Rodney St • West on Rodney St to Union St • North on Union St to Owles Tce • North West on Owles Tce to New Brighton Rd • North West on New Brighton Road to Anzac Dr • North on Anzac Dr to Frosts Rd The enrolment scheme may be viewed on our website www.rawhiti.school.nz or at the school office where copies of the scheme are also available.

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2017 edition

South New Brighton School’s Got Talent

Villa Maria College

Girls from Villa Maria College working on their Science project.

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. Dance Crew, from left to right: Morgan Bailey, Ella Timbrell, Molly Chalmers and Chloe Timbrell.

One of the great things about our school is that it is a full primary (Year 1-8). This means that our students can stay with the same group of friends and teachers until high school and get to take on a lot of areas of responsibility around the school. This year we had a large group of Year 8 Prefects who have buddied up with new entrants, visited our local kindergarten, led assemblies, arranged a staff vs. Year 8’s basketball tournament and worked in the office at lunchtimes to give our hardworking office staff a break. We also have so many talented students at SNBS! For the second year in a row, our school has held an SNBS’s Got Talent Show to showcase this talent. This is another one of the things that our Prefect group has helped to organise. 69 of our Year 5-8 students gave up their morning teas and lunchtimes to audition for their place in the Semi Finals. There were Solo and Group categories of Singing, Dance, Entertainment and Instrumental. All of this could not have happened without our dedicated teachers, who gave up their valuable time to judge and decide who would make it through to the finals. Leading into the final, the competition was fierce. The 8 finalists performed stunningly in front of the whole school at our Whanau Hui. It was an intensely difficult decision for our judges, Tom and Holly from Original

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of learners who Create, Achieve, Relate and Engage.

Our start date will be Wednesday 1st February Enrolments taken from Monday 30th January To contact us for further information ph 388 9426 or email: admin@snbs.school.nz

Scripts Theatre School. They decided that the overall winner was ‘Dance Crew’, dancing to “It’s the Hard Knock Life” from the musical Annie, and they won a $10 subway voucher (a special thanks to Subway Ferrymead for donating these) and Miss Gill, our Deputy Principal and organiser of SNBS’s Got Talent, took them out for lunch. Every participant was awarded a certificate at our school Whanau Hui. Written by Grace Ward, Year 8 student and SNBS Prefect

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Year 8 assemble in hall for powhiri. Note: Uniform sunhats compulsory Term1 Phone: 03 385 2229 Fax: 03 385 2335 www.sis.school.nz office@sis.school.nz AWAITING COPY Ad Number: FG9184 Artwork: FG9184 Size: 9x2 Description: WAIRAKEI SCHOOL Account: School Open Days Colour: F Filename: FG9184 At Wairakei School we aspire to be Absolutely Brilliant because: • We work hard • We think • We communicate effectively • We care • We make meaningful connections Our school year starts for children on Tuesday 31st January. The office is open for enquiries from Monday 23rd January. We look forward to seeing you and showing you around our absolutely brilliant school.

250 Wairakei Rd, Bryndwr Phone: 351-8033 www.wairakeichch.school.nz office@wairakeichch.school.nz

Our most recent NCEA results included pass rates of 98.9% at Level 1, 96.9% at Level 2 and 92.5% at Level 3.

We aim to offer spiritual formation and pastoral care in the tradition of Catherine McAuley, and the Sisters of Mercy who founded the College in 1918.

Villa Maria College offers many sporting opportunities, our Sports Director coordinates over 30 sports for girls to choose from. It’s not surprising that we have extremely high participation levels along with impressive regional and national successes!

Our Mission is to: “Empower each young woman to determine her potential, live Gospel values, confidently embrace lifelong learning and as a Mercy woman be inspired to make a difference”.

The cultural life of the College is also filled with extensive musical and choral opportunities along with bi-annual Productions and Stage Challenge entries.

We have a proud academic history, annually achieving academic results which are among the best in the country. Students set high goals and the College supports them in striving for excellence.

We invite you to visit our Open Day on 16 May, 2017 and see for yourself our special character. You will also find a wealth of information on our website – www.villa.school.nz

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Alcohol consumption is one of the biggest contributors to any accident. As people mature in many cases they acquire that, “invisible, superhero syndrome” where they feel they can do actions with the same buoyancy as when they were younger. In many instances this leads to the result of a fall, tweak or miscalculate in the action and an injury incurs.” Richard advises, “If there is severe pain, deformity or inability to bear weight seek medical help or call 111 immediately. If soft tissue pain does not improve by the order of about 50% within 48 hours, visit your GP, afterhours or your local physiotherapist.” Fun is what life is all about. Creating memories and enjoying yourself. Just remember when water-skiing, swimming, playing cricket, touch, tramping, skateboarding, running, biking, walking, or any physical activity to assess the situation, look at the potential outcome and make that choice to protect yourself and

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Anthony’s back with a new show! LOCAL performer, Anthony Easterbrook-Carter returns to the Hornby Working Men’s Club on Saturday 18th February with his latest show... Retro Rockin’ “If you love dancing and singing along to the great Rock & Rock 'n' Roll Hits of the 50's, 60's & 70's then this is for you,” said Anthony. “All the songs are hits you will know and want to dance along to. Songs from Beatles, The Beach Boys, Cliff Richard, Shadows, Elvis, Roy Orbison, The Shirelles, Gerry & Pacemakers, CCR, Doobie Brothers and many more.” Anthony, who has been singing professionally for over 25 years, has shared the stage with many esteemed artists including Frankie Stevens, Suzanne Prentice, Toni Williams, George McArdle (Little River Band bass player). A stellar lineup of top musos form his backing band, ‘Backpack’. On guitar and vocals: John Campbell was founder and frontman of popular 60's group, ‘Johnny & the Detours’. As well as performing regularly at the iconic Laredo Nitespot. They opened for The Rolling Stones Christchurch show in 1965 and had many recordings including hit single ‘My Girl’. On bass and vocals: Trevor Wright was also a member of ‘Johnny & the Detours’, as well as more recent bands ‘Remedy’, ‘Page One’, and ‘About Time’. He



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has also shared the stage both here and in Australia with many notable artists including Suzanne Prentice, and Frankie Stevens. On lead guitar and vocals: Maurice Sammons, with over 50 years experience, has been playing in well known local bands ‘Solid Gold’ and ‘Shalow’. In earlier years he played in the ‘Shoobedo’ band, and had the pleasure of opening for ‘The Shadows’ during their Australian tour. On drums and vocals: Wayne Allen, during this vast career, has been involved in many top bands. From the early days with ‘The Dynamics’ and ‘The Secrets’ through to current band ‘The Hi Rollers’. On keyboard and vocals: Paul Andrew is the youngest member of this impressive lineup. He currently plays in well known local band ‘The New Entrants’ and has played many major events and is a highly regarded and accomplished pianist. And joining them of vocals, Tracey Crichton. Pre-sale tickets $20 on $25. Show starts at 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm.

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Tuesday January 17 2017


Four Seasons Realty Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Addington 17/4 Kipling Street

Halswell 276 Kennedys Bush Road

Wainoni 1/64 Ottawa Road

Smart Buyers Look at Me!

Motivated vendors transferring - meeting market

Decorators Have Just Left

This very tidy home is the rear unit of 4 and therefore benefits from a quiet and private setting that is north facing and sunny. Brand new carpet and fresh neutral décor, three good size bedrooms with built in double wardrobes. Open plan kitchen/ dining flowing into a spacious and sunny lounge.

Large open-plan living/dining/kitchen bathes in natural light with F/D opening out to perfect entertaining areas and patios. Very spacious adjoining semi-formal lounge completes living package so well, we also have 4 double bedrooms and two bathroom areas. 1548sqm approx. section with 5 - 6 car garaging approx.

This 40’s bungalow presents quality new stainless appliances in the revamped kitchen, new paint and classy new floor coverings through all service, sleeping and living areas. Three bedrooms and fully fenced and gated area at the rear for the kids to play in with no-hassle bark gardens. Double garaging with extra space for a workshop.

For Sale: $315,000

For Sale: $880,000

For Sale: $319,000

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#FH4301

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID# FH4271

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID# FH4297

Ayliss Ripley Ph 027 447 4775

Caroline Pickett Ph 0274 336 068

Andrew Saré Ph 021 714 287

Prebbleton 18 Sterling Drive

Rolleston 17 Goldrush Lane

West Melton 4/1132 Old West Coast Road

One House Too Many

Brand New – Ready for You

So Many Options here…..

This quality spacious four bedroom home has been thoughtfully designed. 7112m2 section. Open plan kitchen/living. Separate lounge with fantastic indoor/outdoor flow to entertainment area. Tastefully decorated it has all the makings of your dream home. Don’t delay my vendors are motivated to move this home on.

This stylish four bedroom home has been built to the highest standards and will impress you. Designer kitchen with butler’s pantry. Two generous living spaces, sliders to patio areas provide privacy and shelter for entertaining. Situated in the prestigious Goldrush Lane, this 1019m2 property is a must view!

Close to West Melton and only a 15 minutes approx to Christchurch, this affordable 4 hectare lifestyle property offers great country living. Quality, newly completed one bedroom, open plan apartment, all set above a four horse concrete block stable complex. There are fabulous views from the balcony overlooking the entire property. View now! You won’t be disappointed!

Deadline Sale: All offers presented 31st January at 2pm (unless sold prior)

Price by negotiation

For sale: $690,000

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1590

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1586

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1546

Fergus Spain Ph 027 608 4768

Shona Robb Ph 027 229 3657

Fergus Spain Ph 027 608 4768

Fendalton 2/20 Stratford Street

Hornby 10 Skerten Avenue

Hornby 45 Steele Street

Who Will Be The Lucky One?...

The Search Is Over!

Steal on Steele Street

Rear unit of two, good sized living with sun room opening to a tranquil garden setting. Two genuine double bedrooms and internal access garage. Great school zones including Christchurch Girls & Boys High. Very desirable & handy location. Must sell on or before Auction day. Viewing is highly recommended!

Popular location with great street appeal, this home is now too big for my owners, who have loved living here for years, but are now downsizing. It offers 3 generous bedrooms, sun-drenched living with slider to patio and lovely modern kitchen. Updated bathroom. Delightful gardens, fruit trees. Viewing will impress!

Stunning opportunity to secure this immaculate perfect starter, or shrewd investment property. 3 bedroom Summerhill Stone home updated throughout with modern open plan kitchen, updated carpet, stylish bathroom, heatpump, gas hot water & French doors out to large patio. Large double garage with additional workshop and secure 604m2 TC1 section.

Auction: 9th February 2017 (unless sold prior)

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4405

For Sale: $399,000

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4399

Kayleen Woodgate Ph 027 434 8178

View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4397

Scott MacDonald Ph 027 273 9044

Sam Steele Ph 027 864 3254


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