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Wisdom through learning : Akona to matauranga kia mōhio 10 AUGUST 2017

A NIGHT AT THE CASINO: SENIOR FORMAL

INTERVIEW DAY

YEAR 8 PROJECT

YEAR 7S GET FINANCIAL


DHS FORMAL

A NIGHT AT THE

CASINO This year our chosen theme for the Senior Formal was A Night at the Casino. To help bring the theme to life, the Formal Committee and I spent a fair chunk of our time outside of school stapling together cards and ribbon to make bunting, covering things in glitter and choosing what other decorations we would plaster over the hall and surrounding areas. We would all like to thank everyone involved in the Formal planning process and everyone who assisted with the set up the day before, at the actual Formal and with the pack up the day after. Huge congratulations to everyone who received prizes at the Formal. Maddison Payne

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King and Queen: Vincent Li Creagh and Caitlin Soal Prince and Princess: Ged Roessink and Kate Sutton Duke and Duchess: Jackson Proud and Cassandra Aubrey Best Dressed Year 13s: Nathaniel Dysart and Hanel Blom Best Dressed Year 12s: Cameron Brunton and Niamh Rayne Best Dressed Year 11s: Ethan Taylor and Lucy Glassey

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Principal’s Comments About 80% of students at Darfield High School travel by bus to and from school. It is a shared responsibility to ensure that students are able to travel safely. The Ministry of Education is responsible for funding and setting the regulations, the Ministry of Transport for safety rules, the bus operators for running a service that complies with the rules, students for behaving appropriately, and parents to support this. Malvern School Transport is the association of schools that oversees the school bus service for most of the Malvern schools. By working together, the schools are able to provide a broader and more flexible service than would otherwise be possible. Currently, we are concerned at the number of students standing in the buses. Where there are issues of loading, we do what we can to balance loads between buses. The legal loading capacity of buses allows for a certain number to be standing and buses should not operate if this number is exceeded. At present, no buses are exceeding their legal loading. For comfort and safety reasons, we like students to be seated for as much of the trip as possible. We cannot, however, guarantee a seat, as funding does not allow for this.  Due to the high number of students on some bus routes, we are required to manage passenger numbers so that they do not exceed legal limits. The only students who may now travel on the Gainsborough, Hororata and Springfield bus routes will be those who are formally registered for the route. This means the bus will not be able to carry additional passengers not normally on the bus, such as those going to sports practices or to stay with friends. This change is effective immediately and will be in place until 6

November (when senior students begin exam leave). We are endeavouring to work with the Ministry of Education to fund additional routes to reduce bus loads across all of the bus routes. Over 700 students recently completed a student well-being survey. This survey asked students questions relating to their experiences at school to do with anxiety, support, fairness, belonging, and bullying. An initial analysis of the result has been completed and this points to some areas that will help us to better support students at school. This includes information such as although almost all students know how to report bullying, only about 30% of those who say they have been bullied in the last year chose to report it to the school, and 30% reported it to nobody. Sixty percent say they did not report it to a parent. Interestingly, the online bullying behaviours were far less prevalent than other types and places. A more detailed analysis by year level, gender and ethnicity will be completed and the findings shared. The student well-being survey also asked students to name students whom they have seen being a bully and whom they have seen being bullied. This information is very sensitive and will be seen only by deans, guidance counsellors and senior management to enable them to determine the appropriate response for students at the year level they are responsible for. The actions the school takes with this information will be educative rather than punitive. Depending on the level of reporting and the level of support that individuals are already receiving, different strategies will be used; however, parents will be contacted for some.

James Morris

AL’S AWAR NCIP DS PRI

Congratulations to the following students who have earned five Deans Awards. They are presented with a certificate in assembly and receive a $10 voucher.

Star Chalmers Rebecca Manifold Lily Payton Hailey Barker Jack Barnes Wilson Bell Harrison Beresford Melissa Duncan Bianca Duncan Daniel Holland Bailey Inwood Jonty Kupe Molly Mannering Emily Morrison Ruby Smedley Liberty Smith Matt Speechly Rozena Sutton Hamish Thornley Emma Wason Monique Webber

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Charlotte Woolley Asia-Lee Machirus 10 AUGUST 2017


Welcome to School Lynda Milner

Eve Clutterbuck

Dianne Saville

Social Studies and English: Hello. I am very pleased to be teaching for the remainder of the year at Darfield High School. I grew up on a farm in a small town called Broadwood in the far north of the North Island. I have done most of my teaching at Matamata College in the Waikato but, for the last two years, I have been teaching, and most recently working on a large crop farm, in Western Australia.

Technology Food and Nutrition: I have been involved with secondary education as a Food and Fabric Technology teacher for all of my working life. Up until last year, all of this time had been spent teaching in the Franklin and Manukau region. I have always had a passion for helping young adults develop genuine practical skills and foster a love of healthy eating and fashion sense.

Kiwi Culture for Keiai Students

Welcome to Chemistry teacher, Mr Atsushi Katagiri, and 13 students from Keiai High School in Japan. The students have been here for nearly two weeks and, during that time, they have been to Rubicon Farm for horseriding and Jetboating, attended cooking and Te Reo classes, been to the Antarctic Centre, up the Christchurch Gondola and even to Hanmer Springs—a busy programme which will come to an end with a farewell dinner on Saturday night.

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Executive Officer: I was born in Darfield and have lived in this area most of my life, attending Darfield Primary School and then Darfield High School. My family have a long association with the school; my mother was a first-day pupil and my first year here was the year the school changed to include Form One. I have previously worked in Darfield for Trustbank, then for SICON Contracting and for the last five years I have been working for Rakaia Engineering. My husband Hamish also works in Darfield and we enjoy being part of this community. We fill in our spare time fishing, gardening and walking our two dogs. We recently completed a 12 month course in beekeeping so we now have two beehives in our garden and continue to be amazed by these fascinating little creatures. I look forward to being part of the great team here at DHS.

Above left: Mr Atsushi Katagiri, a Chemistry teacher at Keiai, introduces himself in Assembly; above: our visitors from Keiai

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Congratulations Trudy!

At the SLANZA (School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) Conference, which was held in Auckland during the holidays, our librarian, Trudy McKay (left), was awarded the Award of Merit for Librarian. She was one of only three recipients of this award nationally. At the award ceremony it was said that "Trudy McKay is a committed and professional librarian whose work reflects all aspects of best practice in a busy school library. She gives considered advice, takes the initiative and is utterly reliable. She is committed to her school library, to student achievement and to her community. Trudy is an outstanding school librarian."

Congratulations: Nathan Carter is a National Chamption!

Nathan Carter received his Gold medal in Assembly this week for his outstanding accomplishment at the National Secondary Schools' Cross Country Championships held recently in Christchurch. James Morris and Karen Armstrong (Sport Co-ordinator) presented him with his medal and certificate and we were pleased we could all share in his success.

We have a new fence! It has been a messy start to the term at the front of the school as contractors have been busy installing our new fence. But this week, panels are going up and it is looking pretty smart. Thanks for your patience as you come and go.

Congratulations, Trudy, and welldeserved.

Congratulations

We would like to acknowledge and to congratulate former students graduating from Victoria University of Wellington between June 2016 and May 2017.

Pam Eaden, our Public Health Nurse, is available every

James Mantell BA—Bachelor of Arts

second Monday during lunchtime in the Counsellor's Office,

Samantha Murray BAHONS - Bachelor of Arts with Honours

confidentially any health concerns, physical, mental and

Ken Saito BA - Bachelor of Arts

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Free Health Clinic for students Public Health Nurse: Pa m Eaden commencing Monday 6 March. Pam is available to discuss sexual health. This is a drop-in service or you can make an appointment with Ms Mallinder or Mrs Townsend.

Matthew Stone GDTCPR - GDip Teaching (Primary)

Parents with concerns regarding their child's health are able

Yi Zheng BAS - Bachelor of Arch Studies

www.cdhb.health.nz/phns.

to refer to the Public Health Nursing service on

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Uniform Reminders Blazers: Blazers are to be worn on Tuesdays. Parents, please remind your students to bring their blazers on Tuesdays for Assemblies.

You need to know this information regarding uniform: •

The regulation shoes for boys and girls are black, LEATHER shoes. Boys choices are lace-up or slipon. Girls may wear lace-up, t-bar or d-bar. In terms of keeping warm, you may wear regulation DHS school jersey, DHS blazer, or a plain navy, or black, fully zipped jacket. The jacket must be shower proof.

Thermals may NOT be seen at the neck or below the sleeves of school shirts. Be aware that both short sleeved and long sleeve shirts are available for purchase at The Warehouse in Rolleston

School Ties: from Term 2 you will be required to wear the school tie with your uniform.

Coffee Time

Welding Skills at SIT During the first week of the school holidays, a group of 15 students from the Engineering Department enrolled on a welding course with SIT (Southern Institute of Technology) to gain Level 2 qualifications in MiG welding. The course lasted for four days. Lots of skills were taught—both practical and theory— from maintenance of the machine to different types of welds. The skills gained help make the work we do at school better and give us a better chance of getting a job in the industry. The facilities at SIT were amazing. It was great to get experience in a different environment out of school. We were well received at SIT and came out with lot of excellent qualifications. I would like to thank Mr Finnigan and Mrs Munro for all their help.

Students are permitted to wear a plain navy beanie or the DHS beanie with crest. This is for outdoor wear only. The only jewellery permitted is a wristwatch and one gold or silver stud in each ear. No other jewellery is to be worn. Ensure that your child is wearing the correct socks to school. For both girls and boys, knee-high black socks are required. If your student is playing a winter sport in the following codes, they will need a pair of Darfield High School socks: Rugby and Hockey. These are available from the school office only.

Supporting our Teens in their

Health and Wellbeing There has been a lot of public discussion about youth mental health recently. The Ministry of Education has asked all schools to let parents know where to find information to support the mental health and wellbeing of their children.

Marcus Burney, Year 13 (above), and Taylor Parker, Year 12, completed a Barista course at Avonmore during the July holidays.

The course involved learning the basics of preparing espresso beverages to a commercial and industry standard. We learned how to make the perfect hot drinks, such as Flat Whites, Cappuccino, Lattes and much more, including how to heat (texture) milk until it was perfect to go into the hot drinks. The three days went very fast and I learned a lot that I can now take out into the industry. Marcus Burney

Parents are encouraged to regularly check in with their child about how they are doing and the things going on in their lives. You’ll find links to organisations you can contact for help and advice if you are concerned about your child: www.parents.education.govt.nz/ mental-health/

Scholarships Scholarship or Sponsorship Elizabeth Richards Malvern Lions Club Malvern Community Health and Welfare Trust Selwyn District Council Education Fund Bursary Frews Heavy Trade Hickman Family Trust

To be used for Value Tertiary Agricultural Study at Lincoln University Variable Tertiary Education $3000 Tertiary Health Studies $1500 Tertiary Education $3000 ea Two scholarships* Class 2 Heavy Trade Driving Licence $700 plus Tertiary Education Variable

Applications are now open for this year’s Scholarships. For more information: https://darfield.school.nz/curriculum/scholarships/ All applications should be delivered to the School Office by 18 August. *Closing date to be advised

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Banking and Bidding Year 7s learn the value of money

It was auction day and the class was buzzing with excitement as they double-checked their computers to see how much money they had in the bank, working out how much they wanted to spend at the auction and some even wondering if they could buy more than one item! Each item was wrapped so they had no idea what was inside and it soon became apparent the value of hardearned money when $200 or more was spent on pens or food. It was interesting to see that most students were happy to spend about half of what was in their account but then got very cautious. It was a fun and interesting exercise for the class.

Mrs Munro has been teaching the Year 7s Financial Literacy—all things involving money, automatic payments, tax, and household budgeting. They have a website with their own bank accounts, earn a weekly income and can earn more money by doing good work. On the Banqer website, they can keep track of their incomings and outgoings, which are graphed, and they can even see who has saved the most in their class. However, they learn it is not all about saving; there are also expenses to be paid. Paying rental for their desks and equipment, the students learn valuable reallife lessons.

Got Talent?

The stage is waiting for YOU! Call in at Student Admin and collect your entry form for the DarďŹ eld High School Talent Quest. Heats will be held the week beginning Monday 18 September.

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Peace Week The theme this year is 30 Years Nuclear Free. During Peace Week, the peer Mediators organised a number of activities. There was a peace quote competition, where students could win a canteen voucher. Students made paper cranes which will be taken to the Peace Park in Japan next year. The students also created an "Importance Chain"—they wrote on paper all the things that they value and that are important to them and linked them together to show they are all linked and valued. This will hopefully be on display in the library next week. The Youth Workers came in this week and worked with Year 7 students looking at what peace is, what conflict is and it can be managed.

4th 3rd 2nd 1st

Fees and Financial Assistance for NZQF Qualifications Students must pay their fees to have their results recorded on their Record of Achievement, and to receive certificates. There are separate structures for domestic students and international students. Financial assistance is available for domestic students to help with the payment of entry fees. Financial assistance is not available to international fee-paying students. Entry fees are paid to the school. How do I apply for financial assistance? To get financial assistance, you need to fill in an Assistance form and give it to your school. You can get this form from Shona, in the school office, or by emailing ss@darfield.school.nz, or the NZQA website at www.nzqa.govt.nz/financialassistance.

Can I get help to pay? Financial assistance can be applied for if your family cannot afford to pay the fees. Who can apply for financial assistance? To be eligible to apply, you must be the fee-payer and meet at least one of the following criteria: •

be currently receiving a Work and Income or Study Link benefit, or have a current Community Services Card (benefit-based applications)

are not currently receiving a Work and Income or Study Link benefit, or do not have a current Community Services Card, but do have a joint family income that would entitle you to receive a Community Services Card (income-based application)

have two or more children who are candidates, irrespective of family income, and the total fees you would have to pay would otherwise be more than the $200 multiple candidate maximum (multiple candidate applications).

How much does it cost?

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Domestic student entry for all NCEA standards

$76.70

Domestic student entry for a Scholarship subject

$30.00

International student entry to NCEA standards

$383.30

International student entry to a Scholarship subject

$102.20

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SENIOR EXAM TIMETABLE MONDAY 28 AUGUST

9.00 am–12.00 pm

1.00 pm–4.00 pm

Level 1 English (NF, LG) Level 1 English (VR, GO)

3 hours 2 hours

Hall Hall

Level 1 Maths (BE, MI)

3 hours

Hall

Level 2 Physics Level 2 Drama Level 2 Art Level 2 Commerce Level 2 MEC

3 hours 2 hours 2 hours 1 hour 3 hours

Hall Hall C1 Hall A10

Level 2 Maths

3 hours

Hall

Level 3 Physics

3 hours

Hall

Level 3 Calculus Level 3 Drama Level 3 Health

3 hours 2 hours 1.5 hours

Hall Hall Hall

TUESDAY 29 AUGUST

9.00 am–12.00 pm

1.00 pm–4.00 pm

Level 1 Geography Level 1 Chinese

3 hours 3 hours

Hall Hall

Level 1 Science (KW, KS) Level 1 Science (SG)

3 hours 2 hours

Hall Hall

Level 2 English Level 2 Health Level 2 Accounting Level 2 Japanese

3 hours 1.5 hours 3 hours 3 hours

Hall Hall Hall Hall

Level 2 DTG Level 2 Music Level 2 Geography Level 2 Economics Level 2 Classics

2 hours 3 hours 3 hours 2 hours 3 hours

A7 H4 Hall Hall Hall

Level 3 Statistics Level 3 DVC Level 3 PP (AG)

3 hours 3 hours 3 hours

Hall C3 Hall

Level 3 English Level 3 History Level 3 MEC

3 hours 3 hours 3 Hours

Hall Hall A10

WEDNESDAY 30 AUGUST

9.00 am–12.00 pm

1.00 pm–4.00 pm

Level 1 French Level 1 Home Economics Level 1 DVC Level 1 Music Level 1 Economics Level 1 Accounting Level 1 MEC

3 hours 1 hour 2 hours 3 hours 2 hours 3 hours 3 Hours

Hall Hall C3 H4 Hall Hall A10

Level 1 Commerce

1 hour

Hall

Level 2 Biology

2.5 hours

Hall

Level 2 History Level 2 Home Ec Level 2 DVC

2 hours 2 hours 2 hours

Hall Hall C3

Level 3 Geography

3 hours

Hall

Level 3 Classics Level 3 DTG Level 3 Art Level 3 Music Level 3 Statistics NETNZ

3 hours 2 hours 2 hours 3 hours 3 hours

Hall A7 C1 H4 Hall

THURSDAY 31 AUGUST

9.00 am–12.00 pm

1.00 pm–4.00 pm

Level 1 History Level 1 DTG

3 hours 2 hours

Hall A10

Level 1 Physical ED Level 1 Soft Materials

1.5 hours 3 hours

Hall C4

Level 2 Science

1 hour

Hall

Level 2 Soft Materials Level 2 Chemistry Level 2 COP Level 2 French

3 hours 2.5 hours 2 hours 3 hours

C4 Hall A7 Hall

Level 3 Chemistry Level 3 Home Economics Level 3 Japanese Level 3 Accounting

3 hours 2 hours 3 hours 3 hours

Hall Hall Hall Hall

Level 3 Biology Level 3 Economics Level 3 Chinese

3 hours 1 hour 3 hours

Hall Hall Hall

1 hour

Hall C10

FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER Level 1 Art Level 1 Japanese Level 1 Drama Level 1 MEC

9.00 am–12.00 pm 2 hours 3 Hours 2 hours 3 hours

Level 2 Physical Ed Level 3 COP

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1.00 pm–4.00 pm C1 Hall Hall A7

Level 1 MCAT Level 1 Home Ec Resits

G3 2 hours

A10

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Interview Day! On Tuesday 1 August, Year 12 students arrived at school in their formal clothes and containing their nerves as they prepared to face their first of two work interviews for the day. Many of our district business people had given their time to interview the students as if they were attending a real interview. They had been given the students' CVs and had a list of questions ready appropriate for the

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career each student was interested in. This was a great experience for the Year 12s as it helped them to gain the confidence and skills necessary to approach future job interviews. The interviewers will give each student feedback on how they performed and suggestions to improve their CVs. Thank you to all the interviewers for giving such valuable time and to Mrs Munro and Mrs Townsend for organising this.

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Right: Interviewers: Wally Murdoch (Darfield Motel), Clare Clatworthy (Darfield Preschool), Tania McKay (Paddy's Butchery), Pauline Sewell, Janelle McIntosh, Darfield Automotive), Melissa Jebson, Nigel Clatworthy, Alastair Frizzell (Agricultural Electronics), Matt Collier (Farmlands Realestate), Rod Oliver (Farmlands), Errol Barnes (Darfield Dairy) meet with Maria Townsend (second from left) for morning tea. Below from left: Alastair Frizzell and Cole Spinks; Trish Kerr and Isaac Newbigging; Margaret McPherson and Amelia Williams; Anne Hann and Cameron Brunton; Melissa Jebson and Samantha Gordon; Pauline Sewell and Emma Anderson; Nigel Clatworthy and Andrew Coppard.

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Year 8 Project

Planting Native Trees and Selling Seeds The weather feels like it is getting warmer, there are new lambs all around us and soon the Year 8s will be even busier in their garden planting their vegetables and seeds Last week, they were busy planting out a large variety of native plants and fruit bushes and it won't take long before they look well settled in and start to grow. The native trees are from Southern Woods, Oderings have just given the group a lot of veggie seeds and some lavender plants. The PTSA are funding soil for the project. Thank you to all those who have helped! As part of the enterprise, the students are selling Kings Seeds as a fundraiser for KidsCan. Included are flower seeds: poppy, stock, sunflower, sweet pea, wildflowers; and herbs: basil, bergamot, borage, calendula, coriander, echinacea, and also a large variety of vegetable seeds. If you would like to order some of these, please email jn@darfield. school.nz for an order form. These need to be returned to the school office by Monday 21 August.

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School and Community Notices TERM THREE WEEK FOUR Tuesday 15 August • House Meetings • PTSA Meeting, 745 pm • ICAS Mathematics Competition Wednesday 16 August • Years 7 and 8 House Quiz Thursday 17 August • Years 9 and 10 House Quiz • Outdoor Ed Alpine Trip (to 19th) Friday 18 August • Years 11–13 House Quiz

Term Dates 2017

Term 3: Monday 24 July to Friday 29 September

Term 4: Monday 16 October to Thursday 14 December

Monday 23 October: Labour Day

Thursday 16 November: Staff Only Day

Friday 17 November: Canterbury Anniversary

WEEK FIVE Friday 25 August • Year 11 Rural College Practical Day Saturday 26 August • DELF Diplome d'Etudes en Langue • Canterbury Secondary Schools One Day Equestrian Event

Start-up dates for 2018

WEEK SIX

Staff Only :

Tuesday 29 August • Senior Exams Begin

Year 7:

Thursday 31 August • Newsletter • World Vision Awards Night WEEK SEVEN Monday 4 September • Secondary Schools Winter Tournament Week Friday 8 September • Year 11 Rural College Practical Day WEEK EIGHT Monday 11 September • Year 8 Camps to Mt Hutt (to 15th) Tuesday 12 September • Board of Trustees Meeting, 7.00 pm Thursday 14 September • Newsletter Friday 15 September • Year 13 Rural College Practical Day Saturday 16 September • SI Secondary Schools Ski and Snowboarding Champs • Year 10 Pre-Formal Sunday 17 September • Leadership Camp to Craigieburn (to 18th)

Office opens:

Monday 22 January (skeleton staff )

Monday 29 January Tuesday 30 January

Lost Property There is a large number of unclaimed items from last year. Please can you get your students to come and take a look if they know something has been misplaced. Parents: you are most welcome to come and check the clothing and items at Student Administration.

University Scholarships University Scholarships close in August so students should be applying now. A full list of scholarships and grants can be found on the givMe website and students can access this for free by using their Selwyn library card or going into any of the Selwyn libraries.

If you have changed addresses or phone numbers, please tell the Student Administrator, Mrs Hill. Ph 3188 411

Uniform Shop Hours for Students Monday: 11.00 –11.25 am Thursday: 11.00 –11.25 am

Payments for Activities and School Fees Bank Account: All payments to school (school fees, activity fees, NCEA fees, etc) can be made by direct credit to the following bank account. Please include the student’s name and the reason for the payment, eg Camp Fees. Darfield High School, ASB Bank Limited, Riccarton, 12-3147-0207317-00

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Visitors to the School If you are visiting our school during the school day please visit reception on arrival at our campus. Our friendly office staff will then assist you from there.

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Remember: If your student is not at school, or arrives late, please phone the school to explain the absence

Weekly Sports Draws You can find your weekly game draws on the Sports website. As well as results and news . Check it out today!

http://sport.darfield.school.nz/draws.html

Darfield Genealogy and Local History Group Irish And Scottish Research Seminar 26 and 27 August Darfield High School Come and hear the latest in genealogical research. Keynote Speakers : Two presentations each Sean Brosnahan : Curator of ToiTu Otago Early Settlers Museum. Rory Sweetman: an Irish-born New Zealander with degrees in History from Dublin and Cambridge. Dr Lyndon Fraser: from Canterbury University and comes very highly recommended. Family Search: Valerie Anderson & Cathie Matthews will take us through this site and show us just what is there and how to access the information This Seminar will also include a series of presentations on subjects allied to General & ‘Irish & Scottish research. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW: SEMINAR OPEN TO ALL Contact: Alison Price: ali-dave@xtra.co.nz or ph: 03 3184820

DHS DISPATCH welcomes any news or photographs you have from events our students have attended outside of school. We love to hear about and share successes and interesting stories.

$20 per day ($25 if registered after 19 August). $30 for both days Morning and afternoon tea provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Please email: sheryl@darfield.school.nz Black and white paper copies are available from reception or Student Administration. Colour and back copies can be ordered by emailing the above address. Please enquire for cost. Advertising: If you would like to advertise in our newsletter, please email for more information. 7 McLaughlins Road PO Box 5 Darfield 7541 New Zealand admin@darfield.school.nz www.darfield.school.nz Phone: +64 3 318 8411

PARKING OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL

Fax: +64 3 318 8543

Outside the school on McLaughlins Road, is a no stopping zone. We need parents to observe the ‘No Parking or Stopping Zone’ between the School’s front gate and bus bay. To keep students safe, we need this area clear before and after school. There are signs indicating the restrictions.

Copyright: You are welcome to reproduce material from the newsletter after gaining permission from the school. All reproduced material must be appropriately acknowledged. Photos of school events can be found on our website and may be downloaded for personal use only. There is a download icon at the right of each photo.

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Opposite Darfield High School on McLaughlins Road, car parks are marked out and broken yellow lines are painted outside residents' driveways. Please ensure you park within the allocated carparks and not in front of residents’ driveways. The carparks outside the school hall are reserved for staff and visitors coming into the school. Your co-operation in this matter is appreciated. There is usually plenty of space around the bend towards Bangor Road, or south-west on McLaughlins Road.

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Spirit of Adventure

MASTER CLASSES: Years 11-13 (Free) AUGUST 17-Aug

11 am-3 pm

17-Aug

8:30 am-4:30 pm NASDA for a day

Music Arts for a day

Christchurch Christchurch

21-Aug

9 am-12:30 pm

Animal Science

Christchurch

21-Aug

9 am-3 pm

Beauty Therapy

Timaru

24-Aug

9 am-3 pm

Beauty Therapy

Christchurch

24-Aug

8:30 am-4:30 pm NASDA for a day

Christchurch

25-Aug

9 am-4 pm

Applied Science

Christchurch

31-Aug

11 am-3 pm

Music Arts for a day

Christchurch

SEPTEMBER 6-Sep

9 am-3 pm

Hairdressing

Christchurch

12-Sep

6 pm-8 pm

Ace of Trades

Woolston

14-Sep

9 am-3 pm

Hairdressing

Timaru

14-Sep

11 am-3 pm

Music Arts for a day

Christchurch

18-Sep

9 am-3 pm

Beauty Therapy

Timaru

18-Sep

9 am-12 pm

Business in a Box

Timaru

19-Sep

6 pm-8 pm

Ace of Trades

Timaru

19-Sep

9 am-3 pm

Beauty Therapy

Christchurch

21-Sep

9 am-12 pm

Business in a Box

Christchurch

21-Sep

8:30 am-4:30 pm NASDA for a day

Christchurch

TASTERS: Years 9–11 ($50 per student per day) 14, 15 Aug 9 am-3 pm

Christchurch

15-Aug

9 am-3 pm

Students are encourage to take a look at the scholarships available and to apply. The below school leaver scholarships for Massey University have been revamped:

17-Aug

8:30 am-3:30 pm Food and Hospitality

Timaru

21-Aug

9 am-4 pm

Applied Science

Christchurch

21-Aug

9 am-12 pm

Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship

22,23 Aug 9 am-3 pm

Massey University Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship

22,23 Aug 9 am-12 pm

Business Escape Photography, Hair and Beauty Animal Science

Timaru

Massey University Vice-Chancellor's High Achiever Scholarship (Academic & Arts)

23-Aug

9 am-12 pm

Business Escape

Christchurch

24-Aug

9 am-3 pm

Trades

Timaru

Massey Business School Future Leaders Scholarship

25-Aug

8:30 am-3:30 pm Food and Hospitality Christchurch Architecture for Extreme 9.30 am-3pm Christchurch Environments

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Fashion, Photography, Hair and Beauty Trades

Woolston

Timaru Christchurch

All the below scholarships close on Sunday 20 August.

21-Sept

There are more scholarships to view on the Massey University Scholarships webpage.

See Mrs Munro (Careers Office) if you are interested in attending one of the above

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WOMENSWEAR • MENSWEAR • CHILDRENSWEAR • HOMEWARE

School Uniform If you need to buy or sell good conditioned second hand Darfield High School Uniform then let Polkadotcom make it easy for you. We can take orders and sell on behalf, taking the hassle out of school uniform. Dont hesitate to contact us.

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Winter Menu at the Canteen

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Text my Lunch is coming to Darfield High School Soon!

Feeding Hungry Learners at your school canteen

TXT-my-LUNCH is almost here! Dear Parent and Caregiver Welcome to the future! Soon, our canteen will be accepting TXT-my-LUNCH virtual meal tickets. This is a World leading game-changer for school food service and will soon be right here at Darfield High School. • Want to be sure that lunch money makes it to school and is actually spent on lunch? • Want to make sure that your hungry learner is getting a balanced and nutritional meal? • Your young adult learner wants to make their own lunch purchase choices? Or go to www.txtmylunch.co.nz – follow the instructions and have lunch literally texted to your child, who can redeem their meal ticket, device-to-device, at the school tuck shop. This eliminates the need for cash or eftpos cards and ensures that every cent designated to a nutritious payload actually reaches the tuck shop where these great meal combos are available. Our team at the Darfield High School Champion Tuckshop is looking forward to helping you keep your hungry learner fed! Kind regards Johannes Tietze Chief Executive Officer

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Big Day Out 2017 Purpose: • To celebrate and recognise students who are meeting school expectations •

To motivate students to improve.

Selection: • Five students from each year level selected by random draw from 'eligible' students •

Drawn last week of Term Three for the trip in Week Two of Term Four

To be eligible for entry to Big Day Out: • No detentions or referrals (including part-referrals) in Term Three •

Less than 5% unexplained absences for Term Three

All attitude grades in (Term Two—Senior) and (Term Three— Junior) Reports at 'usually' or 'always'.

Plus an additional entry for: • Any Principal's Award in 2017 •

School service (as recorded in Reports (Term Two—Junior, Term Three—Senior)

School representative (as recorded in Reports (Term Two— Junior, Term Three—Senior).

There is a maximum of one entry for each category above Students will get an additional entry only if eligibility criteria (above) are met

International High School Exchange

Student Travel Schools High school exchange since 1958

Contact STS: Ph: 0800 991 991 478 Dee Street, Invercargill Email: sts@stsnz.co.nz Web: sts-education.co.nz /Stsnz ISSUE 9 / DHS DISPATCH

STS now has applications open for high school exchanges with departures in January, August and December 2018. Choose from year, semester and 2 or 3 month exchanges to 16 countries. Learn a new language and a new culture with our high school exchange programmes. - First country choice - Over 50 years of experience in student exchanges - Make memories and friends that last a lifetime With our short term exchanges to Europe you can also go over the summer holidays. This is a great opportunity to have that unique experience abroad, but not miss too much school at the same time.

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Your Education High School Exchange Information Evening The Bright Awards is a celebration of secondary school students across Aotearoa in Years 11–13 who are bringing their creative craft to life.

Thursday 17 August 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Win $1000 for you and $3000 for your school!

Location Upper Riccarton Library

Categories: Graphic Design, Web and Interactive, Photography, Animation, and Games.

Learning Centre 2

https://brightawards.co.nz/

71 Main South Road Sockburn Christchurch Come and meet our team, bring your parents and learn more about our overseas high school exchange programmes.

The Secret Family Recipes Cookbook 

www.youreducation.co.nz

PTSA Meeting Tuesday 15 August

7.45 pm

All Welcome

Selwyn Environmental Video Competition As schools return to work, Lincoln Envirotown hope that within their busy schedules they will be finding time to put final touches to their entries for the Environmental Video Competition. We are aware of the excellent work that schools are doing in regards to making their students aware of environmental and sustainability issues. Entry into this competition is a great way to showcase a school’s work in this regard. It is also a way of getting pupils to express their interest and possibly concerns about our World. The competition is not only open to school entries but everyone is encouraged to do their bit to stimulate others to take care of the environment. In fact last year there were two excellent entries from independent groups. People can be as creative as they like, using any combination of animation, video or slides to carry their environmental message. Entries should be submitted by Friday 25th August. There are some excellent prizes for everybody and all videos will be shown at the Awards Ceremony which takes place on Friday 8 th September 2017. For more information go to https://videocompetition.eventbrite.co.nz or call 03 423 0445.

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In mid-August we’re holding an information session regarding the nursing programmes offered at Ara Institute of Canterbury. For students considering a career in nursing, the session is a great opportunity to get an overview of the Bachelor of Nursing and to gain an understanding of what nursing study involves. The session will also discuss the career opportunities and further study options available to nursing graduates. Nursing information session: 5.30 pm–6.30 pm, Thursday 17 August TL104, Timaru campus, Grey Road

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SIGN UP ONLINE: videocompetition.eventbrite.co.nz DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: 25 August 2017 Screening and prize giving at The Awards Night, Lincoln Event Centre 8 September 2017 P: 03 4230445 or E: projectmanagerlet@gmail.com

Address: 7 McLaughlins Road

PO Box 5

Email: admin@darfield.school.nz

Darfield 7541

Web: darfield.school.nz

New Zealand

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